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Course Title: A Global History of the Built Environment - I
Course Number: BE 210 Quarter: Winter 2020
When: M,W,F, 10:00 - 11:20 am Where: CDH 109 (Condon Hall 109) Credits: 5 Credits Covers Requirements: VLPA, I&S; No Prerequisites SLN: 10925 Course Description: This course critically examines built environments over time using a global perspective beginning with First Societies through 1st millennium CE. The global perspective encourages thinking about history in a transnational and trans-geographical manner. The course is broadly structured around the concept of "time cuts" that allow for comparisons across regions and cultural formations.  
  In case of any further questions regarding this course, please feel free to contact me at this email: Thank you!
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The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program is a remarkable opportunity for undergraduate students from Washington state to spend an academic year (September-April) at either the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria. Students will receive a $10,000 award to cover living and other costs. The Corbett Exchange Program is a cultural exchange that aims to improve understanding of the unique qualities of the three major cities in the Pacific Northwest cross-border region. We encourage students to explore the relationship between Canada and the United States through their studies, personal experiences, and community engagement. The... Read more
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This is a great volunteer opportunity for students with an interest in civic engagement, community development, international affairs, and/or Africa. Please share the following information and attached flyer widely; all current UW students are eligible to apply. Thank you!

**Volunteer Opportunity: Apply to be a FIUTS SUSI Ambassador**

This winter, FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) will host 20 undergraduates from Angola, Botswana, Mali, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe for the Study of the US Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement. We are recruiting 20 UW students to be SUSI Ambassadors, volunteers who will be matched one to one with SUSI participants during their time in Seattle from January 11-February 8.

Ambassadors are a critical piece of the program and act as peer mentors, cultural liaisons, friends and student leaders. SUSI Ambassadors learn new skills, build their resumes, make international...

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Through the CLA program, students gain a deeper awareness of the issues facing the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. During this nine-week paid internship, students are placed in one of three tracks of placements in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to work with the community and civic leaders of Southern California.

How you can help share this opportunity:

  • Include the attached flyer in your monthly newsletter

  • Share this flyer with individuals who are:

    • Current undergraduates or graduating high school seniors (Class of 2020)

    • Motivated to earn work experience in the public, private, or nonprofit space

    • Eager to develop their own leadership style and skillset

    • Deeply interested in civic leadership for the APA...

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Looking for that last course to complete your Winter 2020 schedule? Want to learn about the (recent) history of white supremacy and white nationalism in America? Consider registering for HSTRY 288 B/HSTAA 290 A White Supremacy, Antisemitism, and Xenophobia: Historical and Contemporary Ideologies and Movements! Taught by Dr. Susan Glenn, this course will explore the formation of such groups as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, and the various ideologies and actions of these groups across the 1900s. This course does satisfy Jewish Studies minor credit. Please see the course flyer below for more details.


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Four UW undergraduate students recently put together a zine named "Capacity Constrained Morality: A Brief History of Community Resistance and Labor Activism at the University of Washington," which, as the title suggests, reflects a history of social movements that have occurred on this campus, with a focus on labor rights activism over the past 20 years.  The zine has been in distribution since September, and some folks may have seen it appear around campus. The folks who created the zine are hosting a release party on Friday, November 22nd, 11am-2pm, in Smith 306. Food will be provided and copies of the zine will be available.  More info about the event: ... Read more
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Looking for that last course to complete your Winter 2020 schedule? Want to learn more about modern U.S. political and economic history? Consider registering for HSTAA 345: U.S. Political & Economic History, 1920 to the Present! Taught by Dr. Margaret O’Mara, author of the recently published book “The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America,” this course will explore the changing role of government, electoral and partisan change, populism and grassroots activism, markets and corporations, labor force trends, and the social and political impact of technology. Please see the course flyer below for more details.

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                Instructor: Professor Galya Diment

RUSS 340

sln: 22039

TTH 12:30-2:20

 One of the greatest "romances" ever written, Anna Karenina is judged by many to be an unprecedented masterpiece of not only Russian but world literature. We will explore the historical times during which it appeared and read Tolstoy’s wife’s diary and, among other criticism, Vladimir Nabokov’s delightful take on the novel. The course will also examine the novel's moral and ideological assumptions about family, marriage, relationship, women’s role, and how these reflected the author's (and, his wife’s!) views as well as the culture and society around him.

Required readings (all at UBookstore):

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Norton critical edition)

Sofia Tolstoy, Diaries

Jane Burbank et al., Imperial Russia: New Histories for the Empire

Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Russian Literature    


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Applications are now open for our upcoming tutoring cohort.
Apply here and begin tutoring in January!
Application Deadline: November 24th, 2019

*Are you eligible for work-study through UW financial Aid?
*Do you have experience tutoring?
*Would you like to tutor at least 6 hours per week for the remainder of the school year?
If so, join the America Reads with Pipeline team!

The America Reads with Pipeline Team:
The America Reads with Pipeline team is a program where UW students tutor weekly for the school year at target schools in Seattle. Tutors focus on reading and math skills with elementary and middle school students, and build strong relationships with kids by...

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In November 1999, a cross-border, cross-sector coalition converged on Seattle and derailed the expansion of the World Trade Organization.  

20 years later, we are partnering with the Washington Fair Trade Coalition on a commemoration event that will reignite the energy around transforming the global economy in the favor of people, workers, communities, and the planet. 

On December 7, multiple organizations, including the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW, will join in the commemoration event, and we encourage folks to come and participate!

  1. 10am Rallyat Occidental Park: please bring organizational banners and signs!
  2. 3:30pm Trade Justice Workshops at Town Hall Seattle on the cross sections of trade with environment, labor, public health, food sovereignty, Indigenous sovereignty, tech, immigration, militarism, and cross-border activism. 
  3. 7:30pm Keynotewith Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, preceded by an Action Orientation with Lori...
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