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Spring 2018 – TRUMP IN THE WORLD – Jackson School Lecture Series – Tuesdays 4:30-6 pm, Kane 220


The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries.

The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018.

These lectures are free and open to all students and the public.

In this 2-credit...

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W alumni provide scholarships to current UW students through many different scholarship programs. Four of these alumni scholarship programs are open for application now with deadlines in April! Eligibility requirements do vary among them, but all four are open to undergraduate students in all fields, and US citizenship is not required for any of them! The Mortar Board Alumni Scholarship is also open to graduate students. For the Class of 1954, 1957 and 1962 Scholarships, award amounts range from $1,000-$2,000. Attached are flyers for posting where possible.

  • UW Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to current undergraduate students at UW (all years; graduating seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as full-time students in at least summer or fall quarter 2018). Students eligible to receive support from this endowment must be Washington State residents with demonstrated academic merit, leadership and service. The...
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Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

If you have an idea that enhances the UW student experience, we’ve got the funds to make it happen. The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. At the same time, you will develop your leadership and project management skills with support from the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC). Examples of previous projects have included the The Vulnerability Collective and ...

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The Q Center is seeking volunteers to be part of the 2018 Lavender Graduation Planning Committee!  We hope you will share your ideas and energy with us in order to make June 5th a special day for our graduates. 

If you are interested, please complete this poll to indicate your meeting availability by March 15th. 

Feel free to email me at or call me at ...

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Did Ken Burns’ Viet Nam War documentary, with its US-centric narrative, leave you intrigued but also feel wanting? “The Viet Nam Wars,” JSIS A 265, will provide multiple perspectives, particularly Vietnamese ones, to give you a much richer sense of the most important international flash point of the later 20th century.  Beyond Viet Nam, you’ll learn so much more about the world: the Cold War, imperialism and communism, decolonization, Great Power diplomacy and grassroots movements.  Beware that this very popular course will not be taught again until Autumn 2019!

For more information, please click here.

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KEXP is recruiting for seven part-time, paid internships. Internships are between 10-15 hours/week and pay $15/hr. Internships include:

  • Video production
  • Audio post-production
  • Development
  • Creative Production
  • Morning Show Producer
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • ...
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The 10th Everybody Every Body Fashion Show is returning on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. If you still want to become a model, fill out the form (which is the model sign-up with all the measurements). We are starting fresh, so we wiped everything. Just fill it out if you’re still interested. If not, thanks for reading this. Please fill out this form by Friday, March 30th, 2018 to be a part of this.


Old business:

We also wanted to let you all know that in addition to the Fashion Show, there will be activities before including an art gallery. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends! If they aren't students, let us know and we can...

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Anqi Peng, ChinaTongue, video installation, 2016

GWSS 490 A GWSS 590 D
Ethnographic Studio

Sasha Welland
Spring 2018

WF 1:30-3:20
5 credits


This craft-based workshop supports advanced undergraduate and graduate students to develop ethnographic research within creative formats alternative to the predominant practice of analytic, propositional prose. It provides a collaborative environment for students to explore the relationship between ethnographic content and form, or put another way, the relationship between cultural aesthetics/poetics and ethnographic representation. As a GWSS offering, the studio centers critical feminist praxis in terms of research ethics, knowledge production, and questions of...

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URBDP 200: Introduction to Urbanization
5 credits | I&S
MWF 11:30 - 12:20
CMU Rm. 120

URBDP 200 is an introductory general education course for a wide range of undergraduates. It is for anyone curious about cities. It explores why the world is urbanizing and what consequences that has for people’s lives. It examines why cities take on different character — dense or sprawling, segregated or integrated, thriving or stagnant, car or transit oriented, democratic or authoritarian. It is a 5-credit course is open to all majors, satisfies the I&S requirement, and counts toward the Urban Planning minor. It a great choice for students considering Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Comparative History of Ideas, Program on the Environment, or Community Environment, and Planning.

The professor, Mark Purcell, has twice been nominated for the UW's Distinguished Teaching Award. Moreover, he has extensive experience and success teaching in...

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