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childhood educationThis is a reminder that registration will be closing on April 30, 2014 for the Oxford Round Table’s 22nd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education and Issues during the dates of July 27 – July 31, 2014 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Round Table. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.

Twenty-two years ago, a highly successful Round Table was specifically designed to explore childhood education.  From this session several papers were selected that later formed the highly regarded book, The Education of Young Children: Research and Public Policy, Linton Atlantic Books. You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.

Should you accept this invitation you will be joined on the programme by Hugh Benjamin (MEd in Drama and Education, Newcastle University, D.Phil, York University) is former Deputy Director of Stantonbury School Campus in Milton Keynes.  Most recently he has been involved in the national initiatives concerning the introduction of Vocational Diplomas and the Specialist Schools movement. He has been involved in educational consultancy work in Poland, Czech. Republic, Belgium and India. Dr. Benjamin returns to the Oxford Round Table for his fourteenth year.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

Topics of discussion will include:

Children’s Literature

·        The Culture of Literacy

·        Religion in Children’s Literature

·        Magical Worlds

·        Slam Poetry

·        African-American Children’s Literature

·        Children’s Literature Innovations

·        Fantasy and Dreams

Reading 1st

·        Using Assessment Date to Improve Comprehension

·        Energizing Instructional Methods with Reading and Writing Resources

·        Exploring Content Area Reading Strategies

·        Developing Reading Proficiency in K-3 Children

·        Utilizing Proven Strategies for English Language Learners

·        Screening and Diagnosis in Fluency Based on Assessments

Children’s Speech

·        Comprehension Instruction in the New Literary Age

·        Oral Language

·        The Teaching of a Second Language to Deaf Children

·        Improving Amplification Outcomes

·        Wordless Books

Religion and the Public School

·        Assessing the Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools

·        Re-examining the Concept and Role of Public Schools in Society

·        The Extent and Methods of Government Funding of Parochial Schools

·        Emerging Concepts of the Free Exercise of Religion

·        Re-examining the Rationale for Separation of Church and State

Early Childhood Education

·        Early STEM Learning

·        Reading First

·        The Creative Child

·        Children’s Speech

·        At Risk Children

·        Preventive Health for Children

·        Planning the PreK-3 Programs

·        Technology and the Young Child

At Risk Children

·        Demographics of Federal and State Child Poverty

·        Government Financial Initiatives of Education Programs

·        Curricular Innovations

·        Addressing Educational Needs

·        Dynamics of Income Disparity among Households

·        Human Rights of the Child

·        Parental Prerogative and Abuse

·        Child Care and the Law

·        Education and Family Values

Early Childhood Literacy

·        Modern Literacy Strategies

·        Understanding the Pedagogy of Reading and Writing

·        Children’s Language Production

·        Reading Interventions and Outcomes

·        Effective Methods: Evidence from Research

·        Preparing for an Early Literacy Foundation

·        Connection Instruction and Assessment

·        Implementing National and State Standards for Early Literacy

·        National and State Strategies for Early Learning

·        Literacy Development from Birth

·        Literacy Skills: Speaking, Writing, Listening

The conference will run from Sunday night through Thursday morning.  We will have reception and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights where the Oxford professors and students dine when university is in session.  Lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting.  You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Brasnose College where students stay during term time.  More detailed information concerning the schedule of events and the registration fee can be found on our web site.

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website at Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, we are also hosting a few other sessions in 2014 that may be of interest to you instead:

Health, Nursing, Aging and Nutrition, August 3 –August 7, 2014

Environment Sustainability and Climate Control, August 3 –August 7, 2014

Critical Public Issues, August 3 – August 7, 2014

Please direct all inquiries to:





Oxford Round Table


6216 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 230


Long Beach, California 90803


Fax:        866-244-8833




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Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.  Submit your story & photo of choice by April 25th, Friday as part of AAPI Heritage Month in May

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May!

Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.

The purpose of this project is to bring about awareness by highlighting the diversity amongst the AAPI communities in the Pacific Northwest. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.  AAPI Heritage month commemorates people of AAPI descent in the U.S.

In the spirit of honoring the many contributions of the AAPI communities, we invite you to join us in our journey to learn about the richness of diversity in language, religion, culture, and traditions that make up the AAPI communities.  Within our diverse communities, there is a united voice that connects us all.

To submit your story, please answer what you feel comfortable in sharing.  Reply either in essay format or answer each question:

1) What is your full name?
2)  How do you identify ethnically and/or culturally?
3)  If you are a student, what is your major, class standing/year, and/or activities/involvement?
4)  What traditions, culture and/or history would you like to share?
5)  What are your favorite foods, games, songs, celebrations, movies, literature?
6)  What languages do you speak and any regional dialects?
7)  What is your family history/migration to the United States?
8)  Why is it IMPORTANT for you or the AAPI community to be VISIBLE?
9)  How do you answer “WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?” Share any experiences or advice on how to answer  this question.
10) What is your personal vision for AAPI communities or yourself?

Please also submit a JPEG photo of yourself or a photo representing your identity. 

Submit your story to Linda Ando, or Chanira Reang Sperry, by Friday, April 25th.

Your story and other stories will be featured in the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project throughout the month of May.

This project is a collaboration between the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Asian Student Commission, and the Asian Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association.

We thank you for your generosity in sharing your time and your story with us.  We look forward to your participation in this important project.

Linda Ando and Chanira Reang Sperry


The University of Washington is home to many distinguished faculty and staff members.  As a students’ best resource, these community members reflect the University of Washington’s core values of innovation, discovery, and diversity inside the classroom and out.  The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center encourages students to join us for exclusive conversations with some of UW’s distinguished professors during our Faculty Spotlights.

Please come join the Kelly ECC in welcoming Dr. Charlotte Cotè for our Faculty Spotlight on April 21st at 12:00 pm.  This will be an intimate luncheon that will allow Dr. Cote to present on her past and present work and allow students to ask questions and engage in dialogue.

Monday, April 21st, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Unity Ballroom at the Kelly ECC

Lunch is Provided but space is limited
Dr. Charlotte Coté is associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Coté is a member of the Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Coté holds a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Her publications, teaching and research interests examine indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian law and policy, treaty rights and whaling traditions, and food sovereignty and environmental justice

ROCK the MIC for Black History – A UW Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted event.

Date: Wednesday, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM

When: Vista Cafe (Foege Building)

Please register at:

Description of Event:

Please join us (SNMA) for an evening of empowering and thought-provoking Spoken Word & Poetry. We are thrilled to have 3 local artists perform their original pieces for this event.

There will also be an ‘Open Mic’ period to allow the audience a chance to share their talents or read a piece of poetry that they find inspiring. We invite ALL of you who attend to participate if you’d like! Or just come for a fun and relaxing evening!

Also, Black History Month Raffle ticket winners will be drawn!

Dinner will be provided so please RSVP using our Wejoinin so that we can plan accordingly for food & beverages.


After the “ROCK the MIC for Black History” event, we will be hosting a post-event gathering (21 and older) at Lucid Lounge. Address is 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. We anticipate getting to Lucid Lounge around 9pm.

**Dinner sponsored by OMA&D Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program; with additional support from Graduate & Professional Student Senate.

Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.


Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe

-Durham University Summer Institute

-King’s College London Summer Institute

-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute

-University of Bristol Summer Institute

-University of Exeter Summer Institute

-Queen’s University Belfast

-Scotland Summer Institute

-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E |@FulbrightAwards

V Monologues

The ASUW Women’s Action Commission presents the production of

The ___________ Monologues
previously known as The Vagina Monologues

The ___________ Monologues is an entirely student written and organized production featuring eleven UW students. Cast members will share personal stories of survival, identity, and resistance through a range of performances. As a challenge to the widely-known Vagina Monologues, The ___________ Monologues asserts that people can tell their own stories in their own voices. Please join us for a powerful evening of truth telling.

WHERE: Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum
4001 NE Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195

WHEN: Doors @ 6:30pm, Show @ 7pm
Thursday, February 13th
Friday, February 14th
Saturday, February 15th

$8 General Public
(There is an additional $2 service charge)

You can buy tickets online at the link above or at the HUB!
***For any folks unable to pay, free tickets are available, email to reserve one. No questions, no class shaming, and no proof required. ♥

Co-sponsored by: The Q Center and The Women’s Center

Directions and detailed accessibility info here:

**The HUB’s front entrance is wheelchair accessible and the Lyceum is on the first floor, to the right of the main desk, at the end of the hallway.

**We ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the day of the event in order to make the event accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.

UDS Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm in Dempsey 202. I’d love to see students take advantage of this new resource, since it’s quick and easy, with no appointment necessary! This takes place at the same time as our general advising drop-in hours, so it’s very convenient. As always, students can make appointments with me, this is just an additional resource for students!


Vicky Yan, M.Ed.
Community Initiatives Program Manager
Undergraduate Diversity Services
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
T: 206.221.5190

Nursing BHM

The Experiment in International Living is looking for exceptional educators to lead our immersive summer programs for high school students in 2014. These individuals will lead groups of typically 15 students on programs in over 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intercultural and experiential learning, in-depth experience living abroad, competency in the language of the host culture, and experience working with young people. We are currently accepting applications through February 15, 2014.  For more information on becoming a group leader and instructions on how to apply, please visit

Though our eyes

Ethnic Cultural Theater

Wednesday, January 29th 5:30-7PM


ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists, ASUW Asian Student Commission, ASUW Women’s Action Commission, South Asian Student Association, Indian Student Association, and Sigma Psi Zeta presents “Through Our Eyes”. This event will address specifically from the perspectives of the Asian community and shed light on the issues that Asians face, the barriers and challenges facing Asian communities in addressing help regarding forms of violence and how we move forward as a community.

The event will be comprised of keynote speaker Judy Chen [co-founder of Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center now API Chaya] and performances by local artists featuring spoken word, interpretive dancing, and more.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or


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