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Please join us for CLUE Conversation Groups at MGH 284 every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8pm or 8-9pm! Topics for each session can be found on CLUE website

Run by former English 131 instructors, this is a home for international students to practice English speaking skills, learn about academic specifics, explore American culture, bridge cultures between your home country and the U.S. and other countries, AND make friends!

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Linda Steg, Environmental Psychologist, Scholar, Author, and Professor from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Dr. Steg will speak about how to foster sustainable pro-enviornmental behavior in the built environment.

Tuesday, May 26th | Reception at 5:00 pm | Lecture at 6:00 pm 

Alder Hall Auditorium, 1310 NE 40th Street, University of Washington

Easing the Sophomore Slump: The Effect of Family, Ethnic Identity, and Campus Climate on Filipino American Students’ Experiences During Their Second Year of College
Leah Panganiban, Ph.C.

Date:  Wed., May 20, 2015
Time:  12:00-1:30PM
Location:  MGH 171E

Please RSVP at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/aepinfo/269530

The purpose of this qualitative research study is to examine how family, ethnic identity, and campus climate affect Filipino American second-year college students’ academic and social challenges. Widely termed as the ‘sophomore slump’, second-year students typically find themselves anxious, depressed, and confused. Internal and external pressures on major and career selection, financial independence, interpersonal relationships, and academic success combine to cause sophomores to disengage from their studies, be dissatisfied with their college experience, transfer to other institutions, and/or completely withdraw from school. For Filipino American students, these issues are intensified due to additional cultural barriers, family obligations, and parental expectations.  As Filipino Americans comprise the second largest Asian ethnic group in the United States with the majority being immigrants or children of immigrants, the experiences of this population in higher education becomes an increasing concern. In this study, interviews were conducted with eight Filipino American college students followed by a focus group, and related document review. Implications for research and student affairs practitioners are provided.

Leah is an Academic Counselor – Lead in Undergraduate Academic Affairs. She is a Doctoral student in Education (Education, Leadership & Policy Studies).

The 52nd Annual Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Reading on Thur. 5/28 at 8pm in Kane 130 (the Roethke Auditorium) and will feature poet David Ferry.  This event is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you and other members of the UW student, staff, and faculty community there.

David Ferry is the author of eight books of poetry, including Bewilderment, winner of the 2012 National Book Award and praised in The New Yorker as “one of the great books of poetry of this young century.” His many honors include the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and the Ruth Lily Life Prize for lifetime achievement.
In addition to—and inextricable from—his work as a poet, Ferry is perhaps the most acclaimed and lauded translator of classical poetry alive today. His translations of Gilgamesh, The Odes of Horace and The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil have received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and the William Arrowsmith Translation Prize from AGNI magazine. He is currently at work on a translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, sections of which have appeared in Poetry and other journals.
David Ferry is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College and a visiting lecturer in creative writing at Boston University. In 1998 he was elected a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Join us in this special day focused on building an inclusive university!
May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day events
Thursday May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. There's more information about this annual tradition on the GAAD website at globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org.
The following GAAD events and activities are planned. They are open to all members of the University of Washington (UW) community:
Web Council, 9:00-10:20am, Odegaard 220.Web Council is the largest regular meeting of web professionals on campus. They meet monthly, and this month's meeting will focus in part on digital accessibility, including the unveiling of the new University of Washington IT Accessibility Guidelines, a quick introduction to accessible web design, and a discussion about PDF accessibility. You will also be able to find out how accessible your site is.
Drupal User Group, 10:30am, Odegaard 220 (immediately following Web Council). Topics will include an announcement of the results of a recent survey on Drupal at the UW, and Terrill Thompson will describe efforts to evaluate and improve accessibility of modules commonly used on UW Drupal sites.
Website Accessibility Tune-Up, 11:30am – 1pm, UW Tower 4th floor café. Your local accessibility enthusiasts and experts will be available to chat with you personally about the accessibility of websites of your choosing! Receive valuable advice and meet people who are excited to join you on your road to accessible IT.
Access Technology Center (ATC) Open House. 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Mary Gates Hall 064. Drop by to learn about the ATC, meet the staff, and help celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The ATC provides consultations on website/web application accessibility and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software, and furniture for users with disabilities. Bring your whole team or just come by yourself! Come with questions from accessibility policy, student services, staff/faculty accommodations, access technology, website accessibility and related topics. Members of DRS (Disability Resources for Students), DSO (Disability Services Office), and ORM (Office of Risk Management) along with ATS (Accessible Technology Services) will be at this open house to answer your questions.
Can't Attend Any Of These Events? You can still participate by taking the #NoMouse challenge! Try your department or unit's website without a mouse, using the keyboard alone. Try the following keystrokes on a website:

  • Press Tab to move to the next link, form element, or button.
  • Press Shift+Tab to move to the previous link, form element, or button.
  • Press Enter or space bar to activate the current link or button.
  • Use Arrow keys, Escape key, and any other keys to determine their function.

When navigating without a mouse, can you access and operate all features on the web page? Can you tell where you are on the page? If so, the website is accessible to people who cannot operate a mouse, but rather use the keyboard alone.
Keyboard accessibility is important because some users have physical disabilities that prevent them from using a mouse. It's one of many web accessibility issues, but is a very simple issue to test. For more about web accessibility, see the UW Accessible Technology website at http://uw.edu/ accessibility. And be sure to tell others to take the #NoMouse challenge!

Workshop Series: Preparing for Graduate School Applications & Fellowships
Prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement and getting strong letters of recommendation.  Follow the links and login to RSVP.
Scholarships 201: Search & Applying for Graduate Funding

                Getting Great Recommendation Letters

  • Wednesday, May 6 – 12:30pm-1:30pm

Fulbright Information Sessions

In Person:

  • Thursday, May 7 – 4:30pm, MGH 171 RSVP
  • Wednesday, May 20 – 10:30am, MGH 171 RSVP

Luce Scholars Program Information Sessions
The Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen highly qualified young Americans each year.

  • Tuesday, May 19 – 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171, RSVP
  • Wednesday, May 27 – 1:30-2:30pm, MGH 171, RSVP

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is hiring for the 2015-2016 school year!  Many jobs available. For full detaiols, see our website:

Click here to go to our website to apply!

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) is pleased to announce Spring Quarter e-portfolio workshops for undergraduate students who are developing their e-portfolios or wanting to get started and might be interested in additional supports. Please share widely with your students:

Are you working on an e-portfolio this spring, or interested in getting started on one? Join us for any or all of these sessions to get tips, tools, feedback, and connect with other students working on e-portfolios. Need to give yourself some deadlines for completing critical pieces of your e-portfolio? These workshop dates could be helpful for that and would allow you to dedicate time toward completing those pieces. Bring your laptop!

RSVP for any session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/428

  • Presentation Practice Session: Friday, May 8, 2015, 12:30-1:50pm, MGH 171E
    • Will you be presenting your e-portfolio later this spring? Come practice with us and get critical feedback from peers and facilitators! Bring even a rough draft of your portfolio and presentation ideas to try out; it doesn’t need to be complete or polished. This is an opportunity to get feedback on your ideas while you still have time to edit before your final presentation.

    Join FIUTS for a FREE screening of the documentary "The Dialogue" - popcorn and other snacks will be provided! No sign up necessary (just show up)! The film will be followed by a short discussion for those who are interested.

    See the trailer here: http://www.cb-films.org/thedialogue

    When: Thursday, May 7th

    Who: Everyone is welcome!

    Time/Location: 5 PM in HUB 214

    About the film:

    The Dialogue is a documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Together the students explore each others' backgrounds and learn cross-cultural communication skills. Their shared travel adventures, the emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of styles of communication that are able to bridge cultural differences.



    The greatest learning happens when you push yourself to the edge of what you are capable of doing. On that edge, you will experience setbacks, struggles, and failures – all of which provide an opportunity for growth. Come learn how to take risks, face challenges in and out of the classroom, and ultimately – fail forward
    In collaboration with Stanford University’s Resilience Project, Undergraduate Academic Affairs is hosting two days of sessions focused on nurturing growth mindsets and resilient behaviors. Join us May 6 and 7 – just in time before your push towards finals! 


    Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

    Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth.
    Audience: UW students
    1:30–3:00 p.m. | HUB 145

    Reflections on Rejection: David Domke, Kate Starbird, Rachel Chapman, Vicky Lawson, & Bob Stacey

    Well-known UW faculty reflect on their accomplishments in light of the challenges, setbacks and road blocks they have faced along the way. These types of faculty presentations were originally developed at Harvard University.  Dinner included!
    Audience: Everyone
    5:00–7:00 p.m. | Intellectual House
    Dinner at 5:00 p.m., discussion at 5:30 p.m


    Resilience in Higher Education

    Resilience in higher education, research development and background of resilience work (mindset, etc.) with Q&A.
    Audience: UW campus community
    12:00–1:00 p.m. | HUB 214 (bring a lunch!)

    Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

    (Repeat of May 6 session) Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth.
    Audience: UW students
    3:30–5:00 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 206

EIP is sponsored by The Office of Minority Affairs.

Early Identification Program
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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845