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The Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major (HIHIM) http://depts.washington.edu/hihim of the University of Washington invites prospective degree students to our open house.

 Date: October 15, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Building: UW Tower

Room: 14th Floor (Sign-in at front desk/HIHIM staff will guide)

RSVP to hihim@uw.edu with the following:

First Name

Last Name

Email

 

 

Minor in Nutritional Sciences – Information Session

Thursday, 10/16

3pm-4pm

Raitt 229

Economics will be holding two application information sessions for those interested in applying to the major.  More information is on our website: http://econ.washington.edu/undergrad/.

English Minor

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Introducing….. The English Minor

Who is this minor for?  Pre-med, pre-law, and other pre-professional students, students applying to competitive majors where writing is an important part of the admission process, students planning for graduate study who want to enhance their writing ability, students planning for careers — and for anyone who enjoys writing and literature.

What will the minor do for me?
  Employers across nearly all fields rate writing and communication at the top of their lists of the skills they seek when hiring new college graduates.  Some of the UW’s most competitive majors have writing requirements or writing examinations as part of their admission process.  Medical/dental schools ask applicants to complete at least a year of English before they apply.  Pre-law students must have strong writing skills to survive law school.  And, someday, you might just write the great American novel!

What are the requirements? 
30 credits in English courses at the 200 level or above (20 of which must be taken at the 300 or 400 level).  More details can be found here:  http://depts.washington.edu/engl/ugrad/minor.php

How do I declare the minor? 
Check with your adviser in your major department closer to the end of autumn quarter to file a Change of Major/Minor form.

What is covered in the courses?  We post detailed quarterly course descriptions on our website at http://depts.washington.edu/engl/ugrad/offering.php.  For example, we offer many sections of ENGL 200-W, but each has its own theme — from “Vampire Romance” to “Freedom, Race, and Slavery in the 19th c.” to “Kitchen Poets” (see fall course descriptions for more details).

Where can I get more information? 
Please come by the English Advising Office if you’d like to talk about the minor or would like assistance in choosing classes that would be of interest to you.  We are located in A-2-B Padelford Hall, and we can be reached at (206) 543-2634 or engladv@uw.edu.

This new school year the School of Public Health will be opening a brand new space on UPPER CAMPUS! That’s right! Watch out! We’re expanding beyond Health Sciences and north of Pacific! This new space will be our primary drop-in advising space for all undergraduate programs in the School. So, Raitt Hall 229 is home the School of Public Health Student Center: http://sph.washington.edu/students/center/.

Additionally, as a part of Dawg Daze, on Friday the 26th from 1-3PM we’ll have a formal Grand Opening with light refreshments. Please join us and check out the new space.

Also we’ll be hosting the first annual School of Public Health Field Day on the Quad this Monday (9/22) from 11AM-2PM. We’ve missed all of you over the summer so please join us on Monday as well for some carnival games, public health prizes and general adviser reunion fun times!

 

 

The Evans School of Public Affairs invites you to an information session to learn more about our Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management degree programs. The session will include information on curricula, the admissions process, career trajectories, and financial awards. The event will be on Thursday, May 15th from 2:30 to 3:30 and it will be held in the Forum (3rd floor) in Parrington HallRSVPs are helpful, but not necessary. I hope to see you there!

Barry Wall
Director of Admissions
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington

“OMA&D & iSchool – INFORMATICS APPLICATION PREP Workshop”

 Friday, May 9, 2013

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Native/Chicano Room

Presenters: Dowell Eugenio (Informatics Adviser), Informatics Graduate & Undergraduate Students & Linda Ando, EOP Adviser

ATTENTION: OMA&D STUDENTS Applying to INFORMATICS Major by June 15th 2014

Objectives:

  • Get help on how to start and write a strong personal statement for Informatics Application – an early start makes a difference!
  • Learn Tips on Improving your application to Informatics major
  • Meet Informatics Undergraduate & Graduate Students and INFORMATICS Advising Team – your support team!
  • Not required but highly recommended to be familiar with Informatics pre-requisite requirements and admissions or attend Informatics General Information session before the Application Prep Workshop. http://ischool.uw.edu/events/recruitment/informaticsPriority Registration: RSVP to EOP Adviser, Linda Ando at riziki@uw.edu by Tuesday, May 6, 2014 with your Full Name, Student ID # and Cell Number. (Limited Space, Register Early!)
  • Note: After you register, you will receive an e-confirmation and workshop materials.

Any questions: Linda Ando at 206-221-2836

We look forward to working with you and preparing you for the June 15th application deadline.

 

Hand2Hand Pre-health Service Club is proud to announce this year’s

5th Annual Health Career Banquet 

to be coming up on April 19th in the HUB Lyceum!

You can reserve your spot and buy a ticket at the link below.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/h2h/227670

 

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 what@uw.edu.

New Course for SPR 2014

PHG 302: FORENSIC GENETICS
TTh 1:30-2:40, Health Sciences T-473
SLN: 20804
I&S / NW, QSR
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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