Please join us for a panel discussion on
immigration reform and what it means for students, laborers, industries
and public servants. Thursday, May 2, 3:30 - 5:00 PM, William H.
Gates Hall, Room 138.
Panel discussion with local experts on immigration reform and what it
means for students, laborers, industries and public servants. Panelists
will discuss various aspects of immigration reform from their perspective
fields and engage the audience in a comprehensive discussion on
immigration policies needed to promote a thriving economy and protect
worker’s human rights.
Discussion moderated by Dr. Sutapa Basu, Executive Director of the UW
Women's Center. Panelists include:
-Jorge Baron, Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
-Mike Gempler, Executive Director of the Washington Growers League
-Rebecca Smith, Coordinator for the Immigrant Workers Justice Project,
National Employlemt Law Project
-John Urquhart, King County Sherrif
Free Registration at
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global
Studies; -UW School of Law; UW Latino/Latina Law Students Association; UW
International Law Society; UW Center for Human Rights and Justice; UW
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project; UW Asian Law Center
You are invited to attend:
Lavender Graduation 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from
Lavender Graduation 2013:
May the Fierce Be with You!
Graduate and celebrate all of you!
Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level
(undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the
2012-2013 (including fall 2013) academic year. The Q Center
and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer,
trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities
to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our
accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be
graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender
identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend
the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is
welcome and wanted!!!
Here is what graduates say about
"I felt more embraced
and supported by community than I had during the rest of my
time as a PhD student. Lav Grad was awesome!"
"Lav Grad was such a
warm and welcoming ceremony that instilled such a sense of
pride...I got to stand in front of my friends and family and
have the feeling that all parts of my life got to come
together for the first time."
The whens, wheres, whys and
June 11th, from 6-8 p.m. Graduates please arrive by
NO LATER than 5:15 p.m.
Where: THE UW
TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (yes...we are queering up the
panopticon peeps! (woot woot)
How: IF YOU ARE
GRADUATING; please register here.
Dress: You can wear
whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and
trans* folks we are often "required" by work, school, family,
culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our
tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you
want to appear in drag, do it. If you have cultural regalia
you wish to wear, please do so! If you want to dress up, go
for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night.
All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness
that is you and our UW queer communities!
"Lavender Graduation was one of
the most joyous moments of my life so far. It was wonderful to
be in a room with so many queer people and allies, celebrating
making it through 4 years. The whole event was amazing and
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Are you interested in learning more about the world of K-12
education? Thinking of teaching as a possible career?
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person?
If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars
offered by The Pipeline Project during Spring Quarter 2013. Students
receive credit for attending a seminar once a week and tutoring in
Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more per
week.There are a wide range of seminar topics.Here is a comprehensive
list of our upcoming offerings:
Details and descriptions
for each seminar may be found on our website: http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2013/spring-2013-inner-pipeline-seminars.html
All students should attend a mandatory
Pipeline orientation prior to the first class session.You may sign-up
and rsvp at:
Please contact us at
with additional questions.We look forward to working with you.
A College of
Common Book Talk:
AFFECT US AND WHAT WE CAN DO
Claude M. Steele
I. James Quillen
Dean, Stanford University
Thursday May 23rd
7:00 – 8:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 110
“ (A) vivid
first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking
conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on
American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores
to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays
out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping
This event is free and
open to the public, no rsvp required.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at
the talk from the University Bookstore.
information about the event, please contact:
I am NFFTY's Filmmaker & Outreach Coordinator and I
wanted to reach out to schools in the Seattle area that may be
interested in attending the enlightening screenings and panels at this
year's NFFTY (April 25 - 28). NFFTY is the world's largest youth film
festival, screening films from the next generation of the world's
greatest filmmakers (that are currently 22 years-old and younger),
occurring annually in Seattle. These filmmakers represent 20 countries
and 40 states, and are coming to Seattle to share their films with
You can see the full
festival schedule at www.nffty.org/schedule-2013.
We're also looking for festival volunteers, so if you or any of your
students are interested in volunteering for NFFTY 2013, please fill
out the sign-up form you can find on this page: http://www.nffty.org/volunteer.
Volunteers receive a free day pass to NFFTY after completion of a
two-hour volunteer shift. They also receive a free t-shirt after
completing three two-hour shifts.
There are many schools
that plan trips to NFFTY and find it to be a wonderful experience. I
am happy to help answer any questions you have about group rates and
about how the festival works in general.
Kaleigh Ward | Filmmaker
& Outreach Coordinator
NFFTY | National Film Festival for
1319 Dexter Ave. N Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98109
is now in the daytime in the HUB!!! Please spread the word.
CLUE & FYP are offering
upper division Drop-in Tutoring in the HUB's Commuter Commons for
Chem, Math, and Physics from 11am-2pm Mon-Thurs.
be one tutor per subject there available for drop-in tutoring with the
schedule below. Please pass the message on to all your commuting
students. If you have any commuting students who are in lower division
courses feel free to send them over to get help as well. Anyone is
Chemistry: Wednesdays and Thursdays from
Math: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm
Physics: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am-2pm
CERTIFICATE: Get your EDGE in the competitive job market!
Career Center has just rolled out its brand new Career Success
Certificate program, offering undergraduate students a
flexible yet structured plan for getting an edge in the job market.
Students who complete
all requirements by mid-May will be eligible to participate in a
special Employer Networking Event exclusively for CS
"What's in it
for me?" you may wonder:
1. Learn about yourself
2. Learn about career options
3. Explore careers that may be a good fit for you
4. Understand the nuts and bolts of the career search
5. Refine your resume, expand your job search skills, improve your
6. Apply these newfound skills when you meet and talk with real
Check out our
Career Success Certificate website for details!
Career Center Workshops and Events (Spring 2013)
NOTE: All sessions
are in 134 Mary Gates
Hall unless otherwise indicated. Dates and times are
subject to change due to unexpected circumstances. Please check
the online Workshop and Events Calendar for the most
CV’s & Cover Letters:
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday, May 1, 2:30 – 3:30
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 – 4:30
Monday, May 13, 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday, May 22, 3:30 – 4:30
Friday, May 31, 1:30 – 2:30
to Grad School:
Wednesday, May 15, 12:30 – 1:30
Internships – What, Where & Why:
Friday, May 3, 12:30 – 1:30
Jobs & Internships:
Thursday, May 2, 3:30 – 4:30
Tuesday, May 28, 3:00 – 4:00
Jobs – Find & Apply:
Friday, April 26, 1:30 – 2:30
Media – Find Jobs & Explore Careers:
Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday, May 23, 3:00 – 4:00
Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!):
Thursday, April 25, 3:30 – 4:30
Tuesday, May 7, 3:00 – 4:00
Wednesday, May 29, 3:30– 4:30
Search for International Students:
Thursday, May 16, 3:00 – 4:00
Friday, May 24, 1:30 – 2:30
Your Strengths ß
Tuesday, May 14, 2:30 – 4:00
Monday, April 29, 3:00 – 4:00
Friday, May 10, 1:30 – 2:30
Thursday, May 30, 3:30 – 4:30
& Salary Negotiations:
Friday, May 17, 1:30 – 2:30
CAREER CENTER EVENTS
Various dates and locations on campus
Conversations: Successful Interviews
May 2, 4:30 – 6:30 PM,
May 8, 2:00 – 5:00,
Graduate School Fair
May 15, 2:00 – 5:00, MGH Commons
June 27, 2:00 – 6:00, HUB North Ballroom
OTHER CAMPUS EVENTS
Bothell Spring Career & Internship Fairs
April 24, 2:00 – 6:00,
Bus. & Comm.
, N Creek
April 25, 2:00 – 6:00, Science
, N Creek Events Ctr.
GRAD STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Careers at Teaching-Focused UniversitiesThursday, April 25, 3:30 – 5:00, Bagley 260
The Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health
mindfulness meditation groups for those looking to establish or
maintain a meditation practice. Groups are open to anyone and may be
covered by one’s health insurance plan. Groups open for enrollment:
for Beginners is an 8-session series with two sections:
Wednesdays from 11:00 – 12:30 pm starting April 10th
and Thursdays from 4-5:30 pm, starting on April 11th.
This group is intended for those interested in starting a meditation
practice and no prior experience is necessary. Please see
description below for more information about the benefits of a
mindfulness meditation practice. To enroll in this group, please
schedule an initial visit with the group leader, Meghann Gerber, by
calling the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030.
*The beginning groups tend to fill up and
close – sign up early if interested!*
Meditation is a group intended for those who have completed the
beginning meditation series and are interested in continuing their
practice in a group setting. This group consists primarily of a
guided sitting practices that lasts approximately 45 minutes with some
time for questions and discussion. This group is currently
offered on Mondays from 12:00-1:00 pm. This is an
ongoing group that can be joined at any time. If you would like
to enroll in this group, contact the group leader, Meghann Gerber,
directly at (206) 221-7941 or
All groups are held in the Mental Health Clinic on the 3rd
floor of Hall Health Center
All are welcome: Students, staff, faculty and interested individuals
from the community
$49 per session for self-pay participants; if your insurance benefits
include mental health services you may be able to get all or part of
this service covered. You can check your insurance coverage by calling
your plan and asking about the coverage provided for CPT code 90853,
which is "group psychotherapy" billed by Hall Health.
Benefits of Mindfulness
Do you struggle with repetitive, ruminative or
Are you undermined by an inability to concentrate or focus?
Are you looking for a way to manage or cope with difficult emotions?
Mindfulness meditation is a
practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in
a nonjudgmental manner. Over time this practice creates an
internal awareness that allows us to be with ourselves and others with
a gentle, open attitude that is particularly helpful for disengaging
from tendencies to criticize, ruminate, react or avoid.
The benefits of mindfulness
meditation have been widely studied and there is substantial empirical
evidence suggesting that regular practice is effective for:
Alleviating symptoms of
depression and anxiety
Increasing capacity for
attention and concentration
Enhancing resilience to
The beginning meditation course provides participants with materials,
instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation
practice. There is an at-home practice component that is essential
for deriving maximum benefits from the series.
Do you believe people have the power to make a difference for the environment? Do you want to learn the skills of social change from a global organization and get experience for a career in advocacy? If so, check out Greenpeace’s environmental training program called the Greenpeace Semester. The Greenpeace Semester, located in Washington D.C., is a great opportunity for you to work on environmental issues you care about, side-by-side with environmental advocates, and get hands-on experience and training in environmental activism, creative and strategic campaigning, and grassroots organizing – and applications are now being accepted for summer and fall 2013.
During the program, participants learn about some of the most pressing environmental problems and how to have a greater impact in the local and global community. Workshops include campaign strategy, working with the media, how to recruit and train volunteers, using social media for a cause, and organizing successful events. There are also lots of discussions and in-depth briefings from experts on global environmental issues.
Whether you're new to sustainability or activism or you are already involved, the Greenpeace Semester is a great way to learn from one of the largest global environmental organizations and work on issues that you really care about. It’s also a great experience to have under your belt if you’re interested in pursuing environmental work or social change as a profession.
Scholarships are available and many students receive course credit for the program. Check out the application here.
Summer 1 (program dates 6/20 - 6/21) - Deadline is 4/19
Summer 2 (program dates 7/8 - 8/9) - Deadline is 6/7
Fall (program dates 9/16 - 12/13) - Deadline is 8/7
For the planet,
INVITATION TO CONSIDER A SUMMER QUARTER CERTIFICATE
UW is offering Certificate Programs in several topics that UW undergraduates can take as part of their normal credit load this summer. These Certificates consist of two to four courses and will give a good foundation in the various subjects listed below. This certificate will complement your degree and better prepare you for your career.
If you plan on working in an organization such as a business or nonprofit, you’ll need to know how they actually work by learning the three pillars—marketing, management, and accounting and finance.
Marketing Essentials, MKTG 275, Management Essentials, MGMT 275, Essential Accounting and Financial Management, ACCTG 275, and Business Plan Capstone, MGMT 490
Learn to help organizations capture, store, retrieve and analyze information in meaningful ways in two courses that present the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development and administration.
Database Management Fundamentals I, INFO 240, and Database Management Fundamentals II, INFO 245 (pending final approval)
Localization: Language and Technology in the Global Market,
Participate in a large and growing industry helping a business expand from one country to the global market. This field offers new opportunities for those interested in foreign cultures and in taking translation to a whole new level, beyond language to usability.
Introduction to Localization & Project Management, JSIS XXX and Localization Technology and Tools, JSIS XXX (pending final approval)
Discover what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of nonprofits using nuances of leadership, fundraising, communications and financial management.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations, PB AF 355 A, Program and Implementation Tools for Nonprofit Organizations, PB AF 355 B and, Budget, Financial Management and Fundraising Tools for Nonprofit Organizations PB AF 355 C (pending final approval)
Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance,
If you love statistics, computation and math, you can prepare now for a career in the financial or investment industries.
Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance, AMATH 460, Probability and Statistics for Computational Finance, AMATH 461, and Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics, AMATH 462/ECON 424 (pending final approval)
Come to an information meeting Tuesday, April 9, 3:30-5pm, Paccar Hall, Room 490, and meet the instructors and program managers for all programs. Find out which series of courses is the right fit for your educational goals and career aspirations.
Find web information here: Summer Quarter Certificate Programs
AIS 475: IMAGES OF POCAHONTAS
SUMMER QUARTER 2013: B-TERM
Department: American Indian Studies
Instructor: Elissa Washuta (firstname.lastname@example.org
MTWTh 1:30 - 3:20 pm
Since the making of Disney's Pocahontas
in 1995, the historical figure has chiefly become associated in American minds with the image of a buxom, statuesque Barbie who communicates with animals and speaks to her blonde lover, John Smith, in the language of love. However, Disney’s portrayal of Pocahontas was far from the first. The idea of Pocahontas as a player in a tragic romance has been cultivated over centuries, since her birth in 1595. In this class, we will examine the ways in which accounts of Pocahontas’s story stray from the historical record, and we will discuss the significance of these deviations. What happens to the Pocahontas story when it becomes a romance? Can we access a "real story"? How does the image of Pocahontas as quivering lass in the arms of a strapping Englishman continue to leave its mark?
No prerequisites. All are welcome.
AIS 377/ENGL 359: Contemporary American Indian Literature
Cannibals, Vampires, Colonizers, and Other Fearsome Figures
Instructor: Carol Warrior
5 cr, VLPA
MTWTh 12:40 - 2:40
Depictions of human
interactions with other beings can be a window to another world or
worldview—and also a potential mirror—especially designed to help
readers see the world and ourselves in a new way. Popular values and
genre expectations help most readers identify with the protagonist and
vilify the antagonist, yet when contemporary American Indian writers
re-imagine the vampire or post-apocalyptic landscapes, villains are
almost universally formed though colonialist beliefs, practices, or
influences. That is, in American Indian fiction, monstrosity emerges
from social and environmental transgressions against Indigenous values
In reading for this course,
we’ll examine depictions of villains, dystopias, monstrous
technologies, the undead and otherwise voracious beings; the
relationships that “evil” attempts to disrupt; and the means by which
protagonists fight their demons. Through short stories, novels, and a
film or two, this course will examine how American Indian authors
continue a long-established practice of social and environmental
intervention through storytelling and story-writing.
Some of the works under consideration for this
“Distances” and “The Sin
Eaters,” both short stories by Sherman Alexie
The Dreams of Jesse Brown by Joseph Bruchac
Eye Killers by A.A. Carr
Tracks by Louise Erdrich
Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation,
Imperialism, and Terrorism (excerpts) by Jack Forbes
Mending Skins by Eric Gansworth
Solar Storms by Linda Hogan
Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe
Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones
Kynship by Daniel Heath Justice
Tambien la lluvia, a film written by Paul Laverty and directed
by Icíar Bollain
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor
AIS 110: Musical Traditions of Native North
Instructor: Chad Uran
Summer 2013 b-term
5 credits, VLPA
MTWTh 9:40 - 12:30
This course will
introduce students to the politics, practices, aesthetics, and
purposes of North American Indigenous music. Students will learn
about socio-historical contexts of colonization and sovereignty, and
how they influence the production and reception of North American
Indigenous musical expressions. Other topics of focus will include
issues of representation, cultural property ownership, and ethical
concerns. Our readings, as well as the music we listen to and see
performed in film, will be organized according to overlapping themes
and genres such as “welcoming, asking permission and thanksgiving,” to
“revitalization and resistance,” and more. Students will learn that as
with many Indigenous art forms, music exists in a means to express
cultural continuity, and is embedded in and reflective of all aspects
of Native American social life.
Disability, Culture, & Society
Summer 2013 Term A
Instructor: Prof. Brinda Jegatheesan
Quarter: Summer Term A Credits:
3 Mon/Wed: 9:10- 11:50
What are the local and global cultural processes that
shape aspects of disability and illness? How do we examine and respond
to the study of human’s relationship to these areas in specific
contexts? This course examines the socio-cultural construction of
disability and illness in different societies, their consequences for
the experience of disability and illness, and implications for
cultural competence in disability and illness related practice.
Disability and illness are not viewed as
opposing conditions, because disabilities in one area of a person’s
life may co-exist with substantial well-being in other areas of
health. The primary objective of this course is to think about
disability and illness outside the framework of standard biomedical
concepts, that is, as ecological, evolutionary, and cultural systems
rather than as merely products of disability and illness dynamics. A
second objective is to compare patterns of various societies, their
ecological systems, and their beliefs about (and management) of
disability and illness, and to think about how changes in health and
rehabilitative practices and services must incorporate local/native
concepts of disability and illness.
Both these classes are (I&S/NW) in Summer qtr. and online
(no additional fee). Only 30 spaces in each!
BSE 190A: “Renewable Energy and
Prof. Renata Bura
Summer Quarter 2013 (5 credits)
A term only, SLN 10601
BSE 190B: “Renewable Energy and
Prof. Kevin Hodgson
Summer Quarter 2013 (5 credits)
B term only, SLN 10602
English 474A: Special Topics in English for Teachers -- a
Service-Learning Seminar for Future Teachers
VLPA; optional W available; may be used toward field work or
elective requirements for Education, Learning and Society minors
A term, M-Th 9:40-11:50, June 24-July 24
This service-learning course will combine on-campus seminar meetings
with work in a summer school literacy program ! at Olympic Hills
Elementary, a "high needs" public school in the Lake City neighborhood
in north seattle. Required volunteer work at Olympic Hills will take
place during class meeting times, with the option of additional
volunteer work outside of class time for those who would like more
experience or additional credit. Our work on campus will include
consideration of some reasons students struggle with reading and
writing, strategies and skills for understanding and supporting
students' development as readers and writers, and focused attention on
both the literacy curriculum at Olympic Hills, and on ourselves as
teachers, community members and writers. We will work closely with
Olympic HIlls staff and Seattle Public Schools literacy staff to
support both our own learning and our ability to work effectively with
elementary school students.
Requirements met: English 474 is a VLPA course, with optional W
available. Students in the Education, Learning and Society Minor may
use English 474 toward the field work or elective requirements.
Questions? Contact the instructor, Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill,
email@example.com (no add codes
A few comments from last summer's English 474 students:
"Loved the class, learned a lot, grew personally and as a future
"By far one of the best classes I took at UW."
"The service learning is an integral part of the class.... The
tutoring led to insights, and helped me realize where I need to
"Class discussions were effective and engaging. They gave
everyone a chance to share and learn from each other's ideas and
"The final projects were awesome, diverse, helpful, informative."
"I am now much more interested in and passionate about working
with immigrant students and understanding education and problems in
education from their point of view."
"I'll be a better teacher because of the self-evaluation I have
learned to do with my teaching methods."
Special Topics: The Geographies of
Climate Change (GEOG 495)
Offered Term A, Summer Quarter 2013. Daily, 9:40-11:50.
Instructor: Craig ZumBrunnen. SLN 11664
What does science tell us
about climate change? How are we to evaluate various degrees of
ominousness in differing climate forecast? How is the media reporting
the issue? How does climate change play out politically and
economically, globally and locally? What can we do about it?
Through readings, lectures, films, class discussions, fieldtrips to
alternative energy sites, and interactive class “games and
experiential” processes, we’ll explore the science, history,
controversies, and forecasts surrounding climate change.
John Houghton’s 4th edition of Global Warming
will be used to provide an overall briefing on climate change. To
aid us in “understanding the forecast” we will make use David Archer’s
Global Warming, 2nd edition. The Global
Warming Reader, edited by Bill McKibben, will serve as a guide
for a historical, scientific and political perspective on climate
change and global warming. Andrew Dessler and Edward Parson’s
paperback will serve as a guide to the debate over The Science
and Politics of Global Climate Change. Maxwell T.
Boykoff’s Who Speaks for the Climate?, will be used to
help make sense of media reporting on climate change. Questions
of the interactions of oil, water and climate will be explored.
Brian Stone, Jr.’s The City and the Coming Climate will
serve as an entry to discussions of climate change in the places we
The course grade will be based on two take-home essay exams, both
providing students with optional choices of questions to address.
URBANIZATION AND THE SOUTH ASIAN CITY
credits Term A MW 9:10-12:20
Description: Since 2009, for the first time in the
known history of the human race, the global urban population has
overtaken rural population, and this trend is likely to continue for
at least the next four decades. Further, this growth is mainly
happening in the developing world, especially in countries like India
and China, which have a high growth rate both in terms of their GDP
and population. Some scholars have hailed this to be the century of
the Asian city. With one-fifth of the world’s population, South Asia
and its cities today play a vital role in global economic processes
that result in far-reaching fundamental changes within both the
subcontinent and the world. Aspiring to be ‘global cities’, cities in
South Asia are home to some of the richest businessmen in the world,
as well as a rapidly growing middle class. At the same time, the very
same cities are notorious for their vast slums or informal settlements
with large numbers of people living in deplorable conditions without
access to basic sanitations and services.
This interdisciplinary course will examine key topics and themes, in
the study of urbanization in South Asia in the context of rapid
historical change and incorporate research drawn from urban studies,
architecture, geography, political science, and history. Topics will
include but not be limited to, the history of urbanization and the
city in South Asia; population growth, demographic shifts, changes in
the built environment; informal settlements and urbanism;
globalization and the new socio-economic dynamics in South Asia; the
rise of the new urban middle class; and everyday life and differences
in South Asia's urban environments. This is an introductory level
course appropriate for students with no background in South Asia or
for those seeking to better understand South Asia's urban environments
in the context of recent globalization and rapid historical changes.
Wildlife in the modern world
ESRM150 – Summer 2013 (Full term)
T-Th 2.20 – 4.30pm | SLN 11450 | 5 credits | I&S/NW
Through a combination of
lectures, special guest lectures, and time outside the classroom
(yeah!), we will engage in the ecology of wildlife populations and
understand why species face the threat of extinction and review the
main threats to species conservation (e.g. habitat loss and
fragmentation, invasive species, pollution, overharvesting, climate
change, among others). Come and learn about the natural world!
NEW Summer Courses
from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity:
GEN ST 344: Creating an Experiential
Term A: TTh, 3:30pm-5:40pm,
SLN#11630 (2 credits),
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,
Term B: TTh 11:30am-1:30pm, SLN#11631 (2
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,
Today’s employers want college students
who can highlight their learning in connection with real-world
experiences. This course will guide you through the process of
building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process
will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your
experiences, and your lifegoals. Engage in hands-on activities
exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your
accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative
and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will
conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework
necessary to maintain a personal eportfolio that will help you to stay
focused on your goal, give you a place to store your significant
learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to
students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no former
experience with technology is necessary).
GEN ST 348: Leadership from the Inside OutMTWTh, 12:40 pm-3:20 pm, SLN#11632 (5
Instructor: Francesca Lo,
Over the past
twenty years, a revolution has occurred in the way leadership is
conceptualized across most fields and disciplines. The concept of
leadership has moved from being leader-centered, individualistic,
hierarchical, focused on universal characteristics, and highlighting
power over followers to a new vision where leadership is process
centered, collective, context bound, nonhierarchical, and focused on
mutual power and influence. This summer intensive class offers a
highly experiential opportunity to guide you in incorporating
cutting-edge leadership theories and knowledge into your own style of
working with and leading others. We will explore intrapersonal,
interpersonal, organizational andtransitional leadership skills needed
for socially responsible leadership. Grounded in revolutionary
concepts in leadership, this class focuses on developing the skills,
knowledge and attitudes needed to serve as effective change agents in
your communities and fields of work.
GEN ST 349: Digital Storytelling for
Future Leaders who want to Make a DifferenceTTh, 2:20pm-5:10pm, SLN#11633 (3 credits),
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,
Learn how to make a digital video. Learn
how to tell a good story. Explore social issues that you care about
and what effective leaders and followers are doing to make a
difference. Develop your skills and understanding of what it means to
lead and to work in a team. Students will work in teams to create a
3-5 minute digital story about an issue they share a passion around.
Stories should reflect knowledge gained from interviews with people
dedicated to working on the issue, personal understandings and
experiences from members of the storytelling team, and concepts of
service and leadership explored throughout the course. The course will
conclude with a public viewing of the Digital Stories held in a
theater on the UW campus.
EDUC 401F Education in the Justice System
Here are some powerful quotes from some
UW students who took this class:
“On a personal
level, it has expanded my perspective of the world and the people
in it. On an academic level, it merely met a final requirement for
my education minor. On a professional level, I hope to further
pursue my love of educating and inspiring others in the field of
teaching, volunteering, or advocating for those who have poor
access to education by influencing educational policy.”
“This experience really got me thinking. Education is something
one either longs for, or takes for granted. But it’s so important.
In some ways, I felt guilty tutoring these students. I never saw
myself as a better person than them, or a harder worker, or
smarter. Rather, I realized pretty quick many of them were just as
smart as me, worked just as hard and were just as capable – only
they’ve always lacked the resources to achieve a college
education. Tutoring at the jail was very humbling.”
“I feel as though this experience touched me in a way that I
hadn’t imagined it would. Working with an incarcerated student
this quarter made me see the criminal justice system from a human
aspect and helped me to humanize people who society are generally
Class description of EDUC 401F
Education in the Justice System
How does one's
educational story impact criminal behavior? Find out for yourself
with this unique opportunity to tutor in one of society's most
under-served populations. The Education department at the King
County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your
boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment.
With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General
Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL
(English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to
challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the
community by being your student's first positive educational
experience. You may find that the experience of working with
inmates has a lasting and profound impact on your personal,
social, and political frame of reference.
Our 5 seminar
series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques,
issues of adult education in our community, and the positive
outcomes of adult education. We will hear from speakers who work
in adult education, as well as adult learners, who are the product
of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you
tap into a population that acts with emotion and can touch you
with stories of their dehumanizing reality.
students can contact Pipeline at
They can also see other exciting seminars Pipeline offers at
The Pipeline Project
University of Washington
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
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in Research Exposed! Approaches to Inquiry (General Studies 391 D)
Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers the undergraduate an
opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide
variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how
faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured
in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in
the knowledge-making process.
Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics
and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute
discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions
following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1
credit/quarter, 3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.
See the course webpage for more information and the speaker lineup
Questions? Contact the staff of the
Undergraduate Research Program at email@example.com
Summer CHID offerimgs
Courses include "Theories in the Study of Religion,"
Conflict," "Hip Hop and Globalization," "Local/Global Internships
in Seattle," "The Problem of Imagination," "Animals, Ethics, and Food"
Fall CHID offerings
Fall Courses include "A History of Superheroes," "Marx and the Marxian
Tradition in Western Thought," "Introduction to Disability
Studies," "Science, Magic, and the Passage to Modernity," "Indigenous
Encounters," "Introduction to Postcolonial Literature," "Hip Hop in
the 206," "Biofutures," "The Philosophy of Vine Deloria, Jr."
EIP is sponsored by
The Office of Minority Affairs.
Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845