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The University of Washington Women’s Center is offering GRE Prep and Basic Math refresher courses this winter.

For more information please see the following:


Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

  • Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bioscience courses?
  • Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
  • Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
  • Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Winter Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps learners define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited.



GEOG 295 – Borderlands: Gender, Race & Place

Prof. Megan Ybarra

Winter 2015 | SLN 14817 | MWF 10:30-11:20 | Gould 322 Quiz sections on Tuesday

This class will direct scholarly inquiry towards a broad array of sources to think through living in the borderlands. We will pull out key themes from a classic feminist Chicanx text, Borderlands / La Frontera, to direct our analysis towards a relational understanding of place and identity. While the class will start with the case of the making of the US-Mexico border, we will also draw from other cases around the world in articles, movies, and podcasts. Themes include: settler colonialism and ethnic identities, bilingualism and belonging, transnationalism and diaspora, and how people make claims on gendered, raced and place identities.

For more course information visit:

The Dream Project is a student-run organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas in Seattle on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

The details:

  • Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
  • You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.
  • Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.
  • High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays 4:30-5:20pm
  • Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!
  • Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends!
  • Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.
  • Writing credit available (see for details)
  • Schools that especially need more mentors include ACE (EDUC 369 A), Auburn (EDUC 369 G), and Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q)

Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on Dream Project. If you have questions, email us at

FIT (Foster Instructional Tutoring) will open on Oct 13th and will offer tutoring in ACCTG 215, ACCTG 225, B ECON 300, FIN 350, and OPMGT 301.  FIT will be open to all UW students on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-815pm in Dempsey Hall room 126.

Room and times will probably change for the winter and spring quarters, so watch for future updates.

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The Integrated Sciences degree is designed to meet the needs of undergraduates planning careers in secondary science teaching, informal science education at museums or other science institutions, science writing, or science policy and technology law, as well as students whose intellectual interests incline them toward a rigorous program of study across all the sciences.

Students can download instructions for completing our application and the application itself from the Integrated Sciences Program website.  Applications are submitted online.

All application materials must be submitted by April 18th for entrance in Autumn 2014.

Still working on completing our admission requirements?  See our website for information on future application deadlines.


Questions about the Integrated Sciences major application?  Contact Meghan Oxley, the Integrated Sciences adviser, at

Interested in going to law school but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT prep classes? We’ve got you covered. There will be another low-cost, high quality, LSAT prep course at UW. You can apply for the course (and see testimonials, etc.) at

*Please Note: You cannot currently apply using your smart phone.

The course will start in April and prepare you for the June test date. The entire 30 hour course, with 3 practice exams, costs $165-$195, if you qualify for need-based aid; it is $295, if you just want to save $1000 on your prep.

The instructor for the course has tutored for several years and taught the LSAT with one of the major prep companies.  He scored in the top 3 percentile on the exam.  He received his Masters in philosophy at UW and teaches at Seattle University.

You can try the course for free by having until before the second class session to receive a full refund for any reason. Apply at

Schedule (***please let us know if this schedule does not work for you):

Tuesday 6-9pm

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

 Proctored (practice) exams:

Sat. 4/25 11-2pm, Sat. 5/24 11-2pm

(make-up classes available)

Apply ASAP, as there will be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to

New Course for SPR 2014

TTh 1:30-2:40, Health Sciences T-473
SLN: 20804
Text: Goodwin, Linacre, and Hadi (2010) “An Introduction to Forensic Genetics.”

• The FBI now has over 10 million DNA profiles in the National DNA Index.
• There have been over 300 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States.
• The “Grim Sleeper” was identified because of his son’s conviction on a felony weapons charge.
• Many of the remains of victims of the World Trade Center bombing were identified with the help of DNA results.
• A database of 65,000 DNA profiles in Arizona had a pair of matching profiles, but the profile frequency was estimated to be one in 700 million.
• In March 2013, the CITES Conference of the Parties decided to require DNA profiling for seized ivory. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is implementing this decision. DNA typing will be conducted by UW Professor Sam Wasser.
• A Nevada forensic scientist testified that there was a 99.9967 percent chance that the DNA found in the victim’s underwear was the from defendant’s blood. This statement contributed to an Appeals Court overturning the defendant’s conviction.

Biostatistics Professor Bruce Weir, an advisor to the Scientific Working Group on DNA Methods and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, will cover the genetic and statistical issues raised by these events.

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