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Please join past White Privilege Conference presenters and attendees Thursday evening, January 24, 6-7:30 PM in the Social Work Commons, Room 305, to:

• Learn what the White Privilege Conference has to offer you

•Hear how previous attendees have acted upon what they learned at the WPC, including the formation of an SSW Anti-racism and white allyship group

The White Privilege Conference is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.

The WPC is coming to the Seattle area April 10-13, 2013 for its 14th annual conference.  The conference brings together more than 1,500 diverse attendees from more than 35 states, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, and Germany.  The conference is unique in its ability to bring together high school and college students, teachers, university faculty and higher education professionals, nonprofit staff, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of the spiritual community and corporate arena.

What is the White Privilege Conference? Adapted from their website at

1. WPC is a conference that examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.

2. It is not a conference designed to attack, degrade or beat up on white folks.

3. It is not a conference designed to rally white supremacist groups.

4. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. — the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we’re all affected by that privilege.

5. WPC is committed to a philosophy of “understanding, respecting and connecting.”

Here’s what a recent UW MSW graduate, Stephanie Jones, wrote about her experience at the WPC:

I graduated from the MSW program in 2008. For me, the White Privilege Conference has been a transformative way to connect on a deeper level on race and social justice issues (from areas like environmental justice, education, health, white privilege, race dynamics, and so much more).

I don’t think there is another conference on this scale. Dr. Moore and his team select the best of the best in terms of keynote presenters who are leaders in the work of social justice. As a graduate student, I’ve been able to sit next to Tim Wise and some of my peers and have a thought provoking discussion with him on how whites can be accountable with POC communities in their anti-racism work. Many of the break-out sessions were compelling and gave me tangible tools that I’ve taken with me both in school and in my work. The ability to connect with like-minded people and have engaging and thought-provoking discussions have helped me to form new friendships with colleagues “doing the work”.



Scan|Design @ the University of Washington is pleased to announce the opening of their 2013-14 Fellowship application cycle. Scholarships in the amounts of $2500 – $9000 are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study.

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.

To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please refer to their website, contact them via email at or attend an informational session hosted at the UW Study Abroad Office (IPE) located on the corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave NE in 459 Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus.

The informational sessions will be held at noon on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 2, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, November 16, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, January 15, 2013 (noon)

Scan Design hopes to offer fellowships to students from a wide range of UW department and programs so please consider applying.

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Lecture Series

Wednesday Evenings in November
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm)
Location: UW Seattle Campus – Kane Hall 120

Lectures are FREE but registration is required. On-line Registration is NOW open HERE.

November 7th

Presenter: Coleen Carrigan, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology & Research Associate, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
TITLE: Gender @ Work in a Dot Com World

Computer technology plays a critical role in US society and gives computer scientists and engineers unparalleled power and influence. Yet, since the mid-1980’s, women’s participation in computing began declining drastically, a trend that continues today. Anthropology can help us understand how US cultural values govern gender roles and influence women’s interest and inclusion in computing. Hear how women in computing negotiate and resist gender norms and what cultural innovations are needed to create a diverse group of computer scientists and engineers who address the most pressing challenges of our society. Excerpts from the video Miss Representation will be viewed and discussed.

November 14th

Presenter: Anna Carlin, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE
TITLE: A Brave New World: The Scientific, Economic and Social Impact of Computer Science

Computer science and computing are transforming all aspects of the modern world. In this lecture, we will take a short tour of the intellectual underpinnings, societal implications, and grand challenges in computer science and related fields. (And nowadays, everything is a related field…)

November 28th

Magdalena Balazinska, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE
TITLE: Big Data Management Promises and Challenges

Our society is generating data at an unprecedented scale and rate. The ability to manage this “Big Data” holds the promise to deliver novel services and accelerate scientific discovery. We will discuss some of the opportunities raised by Big Data and also some of the challenges associated with managing it, including exciting recent research from the computer science database group at the University of Washington.

To learn more about WiSE and our WiSE Speak Lecture Series, visit our web page HERE.

The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented under-served youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS has graduated over 25,000 talented individuals from Interns to full-time managerial jobs with over 1,000 major companies.

The President & CEO of the organization is coming to UW!

Come and speak with Mr. Harper about what it takes to be successful after college, how you can become a stronger leader, and what companies want when hiring talent. Also, learn about how you can participate in this opportunity!

Brown bag lunch with Mr Forest T. Harper, President/CEO of INROADS
Thursday, Nov. 8th 12:30-1:20pm
UW Business Hall 102
Business casual attire is requested

For additional information call 1-800-651-6411 or email Amy Loftis at

Are you interested in improving your interview skills? Then come to the Husky Toastmasters Open House to learn five key skills necessary to effectively communicate with your audience, especially when your audience is a hiring manager.

Speak with Power & Get the Job!

DATE: Thursday, OCT. 25
TIME: 12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM

The guest presenter is Leo Novsky — an award winning speaker and a gifted speech coach whose dynamic, humorous and inspirational approach is sure to help you speak with power! He has won numerous speaking competitions, taught lectures, led workshops, and helped many job seekers overcome their fear of speaking and master the art of the interview.

At the end of the hour, Leo will lead a short panel discussion to answer your questions about interview skills with local experts, so you can be prepared for your next interview and GET THAT JOB!

Campus Rape, Sexual Assault & the Victim Blame Game

Relationship violence takes many forms and is used to maintain power and control over another person. It can come at the hand of a loved one or from someone in an authority position. And it’s never okay.

Join the UW campus community for two impactful presentations about rape and sexual assault:

She Asked for It! Why We Like to Judge Rape Victims
Monday, October 15 | 5:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 120

Anne Munch will discuss commonly held beliefs about rape victims, offenders, and the meaning of consent, and the important roles these beliefs play in how rape cases are perceived and handled.

Sexual Assault: Victim Rights & Support
Wednesday, October 17 | 7:00 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 140

Jennifer Storm will speak about the complexities of victimization, developing coping mechanisms, and how to heal as a survivor. She also will discuss the need for victim-centered practices and the cultural shift toward victim support. Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by UW Police, the Women’s Center, and UW SafeCampus

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn the warning signs of relationship violence and how to get help at

CLUE & FYP are offering upper division Drop-in Tutoring in the HUB’s Commuter Commons for Chemistry, Math, and Physics from 11am-2pm Mon-Thurs.

There will be one tutor per subject available for drop-in tutoring with the schedule below.

  • Chemistry: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm
  • Math: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm
  • Physics: Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am-2pm

Anyone is welcome!

CLUE Website

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards helps University of Washington undergraduates develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. They have a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates students during fall quarter.

Please follow the link below for a listing of selected scholarship information sessions and workshops details.