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Did you know?

  • A 15-year-old girl in Sri Lanka has a better chance of living to age 60 than a 15-year-old girl living in the US.
  • The US, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, ranks just 51st in life expectancy and infant mortality?
  • That 47 babies die every day in the US that wouldn’t if we had Sweden’s infant mortality rate.

If you’re surprised– even incredulous –  HSERV 482 / G H 490 is the course for you.

Population Health HSERV 482/G H 490 explores what makes a country more or less healthy in comparison to others.  Why do Japanese women enjoy increasingly better health status in comparison to all other nations?  Why is length of life declining for US women? In almost a third of counties?  Why are there no pockets of exceptional health status in the US even though we spend about $2.8 trillion dollars a year for medical care, almost half of the world’s total?

The course gets rave student reviews:

  • “This is the best class I have ever taken”
  • “This is one of those amazing classes that can change not only your way of approaching life but how you can view our society and our world”
  • “I’ve never thought of health this way.  Stephen always presented complex ideas that I’m still thinking about….”
  • “Everyone should take this course.  In fact it should be a university requirement.  Totally revolutionary way to look at health.”

Utilizing the active learning classroom at Odegaard, we grapple with novel concepts through lecture and small group interactive exercises complemented by lively section meetings with outstanding TAs.  Students use their creativity to share the concepts learned with a community or communities of their choosing.

No prerequisites except an open mind. 

Class meets M/F 9 to 10:20 plus an hour’s section meeting.  4 credits, qualifies for I&S as well as well as GH Minor or PH Major.

MCAT’s revisions include material on social determinants of health covered here.

SLN  14726 (HSERV 482) or 14277 (G H 490)

If any questions contact instructor:  Stephen Bezruchka


FISH 260 Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management, and Policy (3/5) I&S/NW, Prof. Chris Grue (
FISH 260A (5cr, lecture and lab) TTh 10:30-12:20 and T 5:00-7:00
FISH 260B (3cr, lecture only) TTh 10:30-12:20

“Hook, Line and Sinker”
Learn about scientific, societal, and political contexts within which recreational fisheries are managed and opportunities and issues facing recreational anglers. Optional lab focuses on science and technology behind tactics, tackle and equipment; ways to minimize environmental impacts and enhance conservation of target and non-target species; challenges associated with regulation enforcement and more.

Open to anyone at the UW; appropriate for students without a strong science background
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements
No pre-reqs but students should be of sophomore standing or higher

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences  |  Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116  |  206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:30
Website  |  Student Services Blog  |  Facebook


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

The assumption is that you need a business degree to succeed in the business world, right? Not necessarily.

The Career Center along with a moderated panel of Employers (looking to hire UW interns) will be busting the business major myth at this event next Thursday.

This Employer Conversation will feature a variety of companies that offer internship possibilities such as management and leadership training, event planning, finance, and more. Learn what kind of skills employers are seeking, and what kinds of experience you stand to gain from a business internship.

Time & Location

February 6th, 2014

4:30-6:30 PM

HUB 250

More information can be found online. No RSVP or pre-registration necessary. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to or (206) 543-0535.


BASW Open House

Wednesday, February 12, 12:30-2pm

(School of Social Work, Room 305)

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others?  If so, drop by the School of Social Work any time from 12:30-2pm on February 12th. Our Open House will provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet current BASW students, faculty and admission advisors. You will also have the opportunity to learn about our BASW program, the admissions process, ask questions, and hear from other students that are committed to making a difference in our world.

A light lunch will be available. Register here for the Open House.

The deadline for admission to the BASW Program is April 1, 2014.

For copies of our Viewbook or questions about admissions, please contact our Admissions Office at 206-543-5676. We offer admission advising every Thursday from 10 – 12 p.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. Students may also send an email to set up an in-person or telephone appointment. Find out more at or on our Facebook page.


Directions & Parking

The School of Social Work is located at 4101 15th Ave. NE. The main office for the School is located on the second floor in Room 220A. The Admissions Office is located on the ground floor.

Bus Routes
Multiple bus routes serve the University of Washington. For more information on bus service, contact Metro Transit at 206-553-3000. For Community Transit, contact 1-800-562-1375.

Some of the major Metro bus routes that serve the University District are 9, 43, 44, 45, 48, 70, 71, 72, 73.

Driving Directions
>From I-5, north or south, take the NE 45th Street exit and head east on 45th to 15th Avenue NE (eight blocks). Turn right (south) and travel on 15th Avenue NE until reaching NE 41st Street. The School of Social Work is on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport
If you are traveling by air and require directions to and from the airport, go to the Port of Seattle website and select Maps & Directions at the top of the homepage.

University Parking
When you come to the University campus, please stop by a staffed gate house to purchase a parking permit. Faculty, staff, students, visitors and department guests may purchase parking for the day at the Central Plaza Garage located at 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street across from the School of Social Work. Complete parking information is available at UW Commuter Services.

Campus Map
For details about parking, building locations and more, refer to the UW Campus Map with the School of Social Work highlighted in red for easy reference.

The School of Social Work Undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) Program is hosting the following upcoming information sessions:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30pm

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm ( School of Social Work, Research Commons, 2nd Floor)

Register here for this evening Information Session.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm

 Sessions will allow you the opportunity to meet with a member of our Admissions team for a brief discussion of the profession of social work, our BASW curriculum and admissions application process, followed by Q&A.

Students should register for an upcoming information session by visiting the School of Social Work admissions web page at

All sessions will be held in the UW Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 307.

  The deadline for admission to the BASW Program is April 1, 2014.

For copies of our Viewbook or questions about admissions, please contact our Admissions Office at 206-543-5676. We offer admission advising every Thursday from 10 – 12 p.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. Students may also send an email to set up an in-person or telephone appointment. Find out more at or on our Facebook page.



Interested in any of the following programs?

The Public Health Major | Environmental Health Major & Minor

Health Informatics & Health Information Management Major (evening degree)

Global Health Minor | Nutritional Sciences Minor

 The School of Public Health Undergraduate Programs is hosting the following  upcoming information sessions for you to learn more:

Joint Information Session

Mary Gates Hall 258 | 2:00 – 3:00PM

On Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014

* This session will detail all SPH undergraduate program offerings.

Drop-in Advising Hours

Mary Gates Hall 274C | 1 – 4PM

Every Thursday During Winter Quarter 2014

 Program Specific Information Sessions

 The University of Washington’s School of Public Health (SPH) has several information sessions times scheduled throughout winter quarter for students interested in any SPH undergraduate programs – see below for specific details.

     Lewis Hall 103

      Riatt Hall 330D

Mary Gates Hall 258


M Jan 27 5:30-6:30

M Feb 24 5:30-6:30 M Mar 17 5:30-6:30

Nutritional Sciences Minor

W Feb 12 2:30-3:30

M Mar 3 3:30-4:30

Environmental Health Major & Minor

Th Jan 23 2:30-3:30

Th Feb 20 2:30-3:30

Th Mar 20 2:30-3:30

Public Health Major

Th Jan 9 2:30-3:30

Th Feb 6 2:30-3:30

Th Mar 6 2:30-3:30

Global Health Minor

W Jan 15 10:00-11:00

F Feb 21 11:00-12:00

M Mar 3 11:3012:30



The School of Public Health (SPH) has several information sessions and drop-in advising times scheduled throughout the quarter for students interested in any SPH undergraduate programs

In particular, on Thursday Feb. 13th there will be a Joint Information Session from 2:00-3:00pm in Mary Gates Hall, room 258. This session will detail all SPH undergraduate program offerings.

Are you interested in foreign language and business and planning to apply to the Foster School of Business?   If so, consider applying to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!  CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Attend an upcoming info session to learn more:

Thursday, January 16, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 456

Wednesday, January 22, 12:30, Dempsey 333

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30, Dempsey 333

Wednesday, February 26, 12:30, Dempsey 233

For more information, please CISB for more information at or 206-543-5985

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