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The Pol S / JSIS / LSJ Writing Center is now accepting Writing Tutor applicants for the 2018-19 academic year. We invite all advanced undergraduate students majoring in Pol S, JSIS, and/or LSJ to apply for the positions via the following application:   Tutors work one-on-one with students to help them improve their writing, make announcements about the Center to classes, and carry out other administrative tasks. Tutors are required to attend workshops to learn how to teach writing, and must be available to work at least six... Read more
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The Philosophy department has spaces in several awesome “w” classes this summer.   Details and brief descriptions of each class below:

PHIL 267: Philosophy of Religion (I&S); A term (sln: 13049); Daily 9:40-11:50

Does God exist?

Is God is queer or disabled?

Do animals survive death?

Can religious belief be rational?

PHIL 102: Contemporary Moral Problems (VLPA/I&S); A & B term options; Daily 9:40-11:50

PHIL 102 A term (...

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ENGL 200 B, "Immigrant/Transnational Fictions," is a VLPA and W course offered summer A-term, M-Th, noon-2:10, SLN 11347.

This course is dedicated to reading and writing about works of fiction that explore the global movement of people in a time when migratory flows are increasingly met with resistance and persecution. Reading, discussion and writing in this class will engage this process of movement, what sacrifices are required, what restrictions are imposed, and what transformations might occur. We will explore the ways in which these fictional works engage the challenges of daily life to enrich our understanding of the struggles encountered by others who seek to preserve a sense of self in the absence of familiar frames of reference or forms of support. While being recognized is a powerful desire, it often conflicts with the fear of exposure, just as the pull of nostalgia competes with the embrace of new possibilities. Texts: Signs Preceding the End of the World,...

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May 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Chinese Buddhist Canon in Formation

Fei Zhao, Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literature

Location: HUB 337, University of Washington

This talk will introduce how Buddhist texts were transmitted to early Medieval China via the Silk Road and how these texts were translated into Chinese. We will discuss the pioneer translators, their works and translation methods. Their texts formed the core of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, which in turn became the foundation of East Asian Buddhism. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 

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This past year has made it clear: we cannot trust our political leaders to stop us from going to nuclear war. Whether he’s tweeting “fire and fury” or proposing increasing our arsenal tenfold, the President’s threats and actions have placed our communities and our world in more danger.


We need a movement of trained leaders who will demand their politicians bring us back from the brink of nuclear war, and who will demand an end to weapons that can destroy whole cities.

Each year, we bring together activists from across the country ready to take action in their community to ensure we never...

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Take Italian 101 in Term A of Summer ! 5 credits

June 18th-July 18th from 9:30-11:50 M-F


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UAA Advising has an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, energetic, and student-centered individual to join our team as an Academic Adviser. This is a one-year position that is a great opportunity for a new or recent grad who is interested in advising.  Priority Deadline is May 18. Please share with anyone who you think might be interested.

Applicants should apply to Requisition #155767.


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*NEW SUMMER COURSE*   JSIS a 434/POL S 434:International Relations of South Asia Summer A Term (June 18-July 18 2018)
MTWTh, 1:10-3:20pm 
5 Credits Sieg Hall 229   Instructor: Deep Pal   Registration for Summer Quarter is now open! Click here for more information.     The course offers an introduction to International Relations in the dynamic and complex region of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India... Read more
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Every Spring ASUW hires our 55+ paid positions for the next academic year.  As an Association we provide an unparalleled experience for students to serve others and collaborate with different parts of the campus community. As employees, students gain real-world experiences and learn the necessary skills to function in a collaborative and professional work environment.


We are currently hiring for the ASUW Middle Eastern Student Commission. The Middle Eastern Student Commission strives to be a bridge between the Middle Eastern community on and off-campus and the rest of the University by enhancing and sharing cultural pride in celebrations of the Middle Eastern community.Commission. 


Middle Eastern Student Commission Director acts as the liaison to the Middle Eastern community serving the interests of all peoples addressing issues, cultural needs, and events.


The Director application close this Sunday (05/04) at midnight!


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