Grey Matters meets today at 6pm

ANNOUNCEMENT Grey Matters, the undergraduate neuroscience journal, will have its first “Welcome Meeting” of Winter Quarter this Thursday (01/22) at 6:00 p.m. in Smith 304. Working with Grey Matters is a great opportunity to hone critical writing skills, get involved with a (really fun) science popularizing organization, and build valuable and interesting experience. Get published! Share your love of science! Eat some food! Grab some prizes! For more information, visit our website: or contact>. [cid:image001.jpg@01D03661.420A8E20] Best, Benjamin Cordy

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UW Epidemiology is offering two undergraduate courses for Spring 2015

UW Epidemiology is excited to announce two new undergraduate course offerings for Spring 2015.

EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation and Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator with Epidemiology 201: Outbreak Investigation and Response, a new course offering for spring quarter 2015.  Learn how disease outbreaks—such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu—start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  Students will look at the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media. There are no course pre-requisites for EPI 201; all majors are encouraged to enroll.  However, please be advised that basic math skills are required for this course.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR. 

SLN: 14052; 4 credits; Meets: T/Th 10:30–11:50 a.m. in HSB T-625; F 12:30–1:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; Instructor: Janet Baseman;



EPI 330 – Analyzing Epidemiologic Data: Basic Models 

This course follows up on concepts introduced in “Introduction to Epidemiology” (EPI 320), by providing students with hands-on experience using epidemiologic software to conduct basic analyses of existing epidemiologic data files. It includes further discussion of data sources, study designs and concepts such as confounding, effect modification, and adjustment. The class focuses on providing information about the steps used in developing a hypothesis through presentation of results, and experience using basic data management strategies and analytic tools.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S & QSR. 

SLN: 14054; 4 credits; Meets M 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSB D-209; W 1:30-3:20 p.m. in HSB T-639; Instructor: Beth Mueller;


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Science Job & Internship Fair on January 28th, 2015!

Hello Huskies,

The UW Career Center is Excited to announce our second annual Science Job & Internship Fair on January 28th, 2015!

Science Job & Internship Fair

January 28, 2015

2:00-5:00pm, MGH Commons

This unique min-fair is open to all majors and gives students the opportunity to directly connect with recruiters from local and national companies looking to hire UW students into science careers and internships . We will have 20 employers in attendance, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Lake Partners Strategy Consultants, the UW Undergraduate Research Program, and more.

Full details on organizations attending and how to prepare can be found here I have also attached our fair guide Science_Job__Internship_Fair_2015 Guide   which lists all the employers and what they will be recruiting for.

Questions? Contact

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Now hiring: MedBridge


MedBridge, an online educational ecosystem for physicians and clinicians to stay up-to-date with the latest research, refine their clinical skills, and to facilitate improved patient outcomes, is expanding its Seattle office! MedBridge has revolutionized how education impacts patient outcomes. We aim to do everything better than it has ever been done before. We innovate based on the needs of our clients and focus our products on solving real problems and making an impact in the healthcare community. Our people drive MedBridge’s rapid growth, and we are looking for team members who shares a passion for hiring the best and the brightest. Visit to learn more about our open positions.

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What Every Pre-Med Student Needs to Know: AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School

The AAMC Pre-Med Outreach team invites you ato learn about the AAMC’s 2015 Fee Assistance Program and options for financing medical school at our upcoming webinars and Twitter chat.

These two FREE one-hour webinars and a Twitter chat will occur this month. We will talk about:

  • The 2015 Fee Assistance Program application process, eligibility requirements, and benefits
  • Strategies for borrowing smart to minimize your educational debt
  • Actions you can take as a pre-med student to help your financial situation later
  • New financial literacy tools available via the AAMC’s FIRST program
  • Benefits of using the MedLoans Organizer and Calculator as a medical student
  • And much more!

Join us and make sure to bring your questions for the 30 minute Q&A session at the end of each webinar or just tweet at us during the Twitter chat.

Webinar: “What Every Pre-Med Student Needs to Know: AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School”

These sessions are identical, please sign up for one.

  • Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET (That is 12 noon-1 PM in Seattle)   Register here:
  • Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET  (That is 6 PM – 7 PM here in Seattle) Register here:

Twitter Chat: “#askAAMC: AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School”   Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m ET. (This is noon-1 PM in Seattle)

Join the conversation by tweeting us at @AAMCPreMed and including #askAAMC in your question. You can tune in by searching the #askAAMC hashtag if you do not have a Twitter account.

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Looking for some extra mental health support this winter?

Looking for some extra mental health support this winter? The Student Disability Commission and the D Center are hosting a peer-facilitated mental health group for students to  to come together, share experiences and solidarity, and support each other in a casual, discussion-based setting. The group is lead by two queer and trans students!

The dates are January 21st (TOMORROW), February 4th, and February 18th! We meet in the D Center, MGH 024 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

For more info check out the FB:

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8th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

The application for the 18th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 15, 2015 in Mary Gates Hall.  Last year, more than 1,000 under­grad­u­ates par­tic­i­pated.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 23, 2015.

Inter­ested stu­dents are also encour­aged to attend one of our upcom­ing Sym­po­sium Info Ses­sions. The first Information Session is Monday, January 26, 3:30-4:20 PM.
When you are ready to apply, sign up for one of our Abstract Writ­ing Work­shops.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact

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Free MCAT 2015 Practice Test Announcement

Dear Pre-Med Students, Altius Test Prep is offering a FREE PRACTICE MCAT EXAM. This will be 1/2 length and cover the MCAT 2015 material. This is a great opportunity to get a look at what the new test will be like and see questions on the new material for MCAT 2015. Altius Test Prep has created 10 FULL LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS that will match MCAT 2015 in content and question type. Altius exams were created with the help of over 40 Ph.D.’s using the same double-blind, peer reviewed, standardized development process used by the AAMC. Because they are standardized we believe our tests will be STATISTICALLY IDENTICAL to the real MCAT. When: Saturday, January 24th from 9:00am-2:00pm Where: Physics & Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A110 (Bring Laptop) Sponsored by the Physics Club Please RSVP to> to reserve your seat, and please tell me which school you are from. See our statistics and find our more at Todd McPhie 435-671-5783> **************************************************

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Presenting ASA’s first Annual Mr. and Ms. Africa Pageant!

University of Washington African Students Association is proud to present its first Annual Mr. and Ms. Africa Pageant! This is an event that will enrich the community by showcasing individuals that embody the rich and diverse cultures that populate the African continent. The event will also strive to portray Africa more positively in light of conventional stereotypes. We are looking for students of African descent that understand the day-to-day struggles of African students at UW as well as who can convey their experiences in the diaspora and are active contributors to the community.

Students- $10
$15 at the door

Proceeds of the event will go in celebrating and honoring our graduating black seniors. Black graduation is an integral part of our experience so please help us in making it happen.

If you’re interested in being contestant please sign up at

You can buy tickets from any of the ASA officers at red square from now till the event or from their advisers Adiam Tesfay/Senait Habte.

Watch the promo video here!

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Pre-Health Students: Looking for a Last-Minute Leadership/Service Opportunity?

Academic Support Programs, which runs the Gen Studies 101 classes to help struggling students, is looking for Tutor Mentors for Winter Quarter. Tutor mentors work closely with Gen Studies 101 students to help them master academic and life skills such as organization, note-taking, and study skills. Previous Tutor Mentors have found the experience to be incredibly rewarding.

The Tutor Mentor class (EDUC 401) meets for 80 minutes on Mondays – one section at 3:30 and the other at 6pm. It’s 2 credits if you work with one Gen Studies 101 student (two 90-minute sessions per week at a time and place of your choosing) or 3 credits if you work with two.

If you’re interested, please email Ahnya Redman at ASP can waive your late registration fee.

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Pre-health drop-in advising schedule for winter quarter

Pre-health drop in advising starts next week!

UAA pre-health advisers will hold weekly, drop-in, group advising sessions for students with pre-health questions.  These sessions will be held in a classroom setting and will allow students to drop in when they can and collectively ask questions of the pre-health advising team.  All are welcome!

Pre-health drop-in advising schedule – Winter 2015

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 20-Jan 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 27-Jan 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 3-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 10-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 17-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 24-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 3-Mar 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 10-Mar 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E


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Recruiting for First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.   For more information please attend one of our information sessions listed below or email

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-40/hrs per week.   Please email us at or come to one of the information sessions below with any questions.

Leadership in FYP Workshops:  (All workshops will be held in MGH 120)

  • Thursday 1/22 – 3:30pm
  • Monday 1/26 – 10:00am
  • Friday 1/30 – 1:30pm

Applications are available online at  The application deadline is Monday, February 2nd by 8:00am.

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2nd annual QSC Ball will be TOMORROW

ASUW | Queer Student CommissionThe 2nd annual QSC Ball will be TOMORROW at the ECC from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  We are also looking for more volunteers so if you are interested, please e-mail  Thank you so much!!



Friday, January 16th, 2015

6:00 to 8:30pm // Doors open at 5:45pm

Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Ballroom

3931 Brooklyn Ave NE





Celebrate and boogie in your gender with your queer and trans community!  Campus and local organizations will also be tabling with activities.  No dress code; don’t be afraid to be bold and daring!  Cosplay, drag, formal-wear, t-shirts, and more are all welcome.

Performance by special guest and renowned singer:  MICHAEL CAGLE!!  Ed McMahon called him: “A Powerful Vocalist who can hit notes so big and long, you could drive a truck on them.”

The Facebook event link can be found here:

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The Seattle Race Curriculum Controversy: How Exactly Did a Well-Established, Celebrated Study of Race Get Shut Down and What Can We Do to Prevent Such a Situation from Ever Repeating?

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG) ROOM 220

In 2012 the Seattle School Board passed the landmark policy, Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity, which put into ink Seattle Public Schools’ color-conscious approach to race. That same year the district supported one white family who complained and pushed for a colorblind approach to race: first, by suspending the race curriculum and then by transferring its teacher. These actions proved to be a prime display of white privilege—even in a district and city with stated commitments to equity and racial justice. What strategies were used to attack the study of race? And why was the teacher, despite positive yearly evaluations and numerous accolades, so vulnerable to this attack? Learn not just the answers to these questions, but also learn about the inspirational resistance efforts of current and former students, as well as of many in the greater Seattle community, including prominent elected officials. Though the battle reached resolution in August of 2014, the question remains: How can educators protect themselves and the classroom as a safe forum for understanding race and challenging racism?

Jon Greenberg is an award-winning public high-school teacher and writer. Creator and facilitator of the celebrated curriculum Citizenship and Social Justice, he has dedicated his career to social justice and civic engagement for nearly twenty years. Greenberg gained broader recognition for standing up for racial dialogue in the classroom—with widespread support from community—while a school district attempted to stifle it. He recently joined Everyday Feminism as a contributing writer and is currently working on a project about the Race Curriculum Controversy. He has recently launched a website.

Faculty contact is Eva Cherniavsky at



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One Night Count Youth Survey needs volunteers

Count Us In is our community’s count of homeless and unstably housed young people ages 12-25. In 2014, 779 homeless and unstably housed young people were counted at over 45 partner locations across King County. Count Us In provides supplemental data to King County’s One Night Count, a point-in-time count for homeless people all across the county. Though the One Night Count is one of the best-established in the nation, it isn’t set up to have detailed demographics. Often times, when volunteers are counting homeless people in parks, under bridges, or in doorways, it is difficult to determine sex, race, or age. As a result, the number of homeless youth counted in the One Night Count is underrepresented. Count Us In provides richer data and increased awareness around the homeless youth population. This volunteer will conduct the count at different branches of the Seattle Public Library.

You can help! We need volunteers comfortable talking to youth in transition and approaching strangers! Volunteers commit to one 2 to 4-hour shift on January 22nd, 2015. Volunteers are also required to complete a training component (one hour) covering how to conduct the survey.

This is a great opportunity for those to get involved who are not able to participate in the One Night Count.

There is a training to complete before January 22nd, the information about the training dates and times are listed in the link below.

Thank you and we look forward to you signing up!

Samantha Stork
MSW Planning & Public Policy Intern
United Way of King County


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