Minor in Nutritional Sciences

Feed Your Interest in Nutrition: Pursue a Minor in Nutritional Sciences

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food studies and public health? The Minor in Nutritional Sciences is a strong addition for students interested in health fields. It provides a foundation of knowledge in the study of nutritional sciences, with a unique focus on the intersection of food, food systems, and population health. Students pursuing the minor are presented with a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of nutritional sciences, including its metabolic/biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects. Minor requirements can be viewed online at http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/minor.html . Please contact ugnutr@uw.edu with any questions.

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Scholarship Fair, Oct. 30, from 10am-2pm in the MGH Commons!

The Scholarship Fair on Oct. 30, from 10am-2pm in the MGH Commons!

The 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni (grad students are welcome too!) to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

We have a fantastic range of scholarship programs attending this year, including representatives from the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships to the Washington Bus and Pride Foundation programs, along with many UAA & UW colleagues. It will be a diverse and exciting day of scholarship information sharing!


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Medical schools recruiting on campus (and in downtown Seattle) next week!


The UAA pre-health advising team is pleased to announce two medical school recruiting events sponsored by the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

Event flyer: UW Seattle Multi-COM 2014


1. Meet and Greet for current and future members of Pre-SOMA, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association:

When: Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Washington Sate Convention Center, Conference Center Rooms LL 4 and LL 5

2. Meet the Med School Admissions Officers, co-sponsored by AACOM, SOMA, and the UW pre-health advising team.

When:  Tuesday, October 28th 6:30-8:30 PM

Where:  Mary Gates Hall Rooms 241 and 251



American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine & ATSU-SOMA
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Yakima)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine & Georgia Campus
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California
Touro University Nevada – College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, Carolinas & Auburn campuses)
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Pre-health drop-in advising TOMORROW! All welcome.

Tomorrow:  2-3 PM in MGH 171E

The UAA pre-health advisers will hold weekly, drop-in, group advising sessions for ANY UW Seattle student with pre-health questions.  These sessions will be held in a classroom setting and will allow students to collectively ask questions of the pre-health advising team and to learn from their pre-health peers.  All are welcome, especially first-year students!

Pre-health Quick Questions (PHQQ) schedule here: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/at-the-uw/pre-health-advising/pre-health-quick-question-drop-in-group-advising/ 

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Last 2 Free Webinars from Berkeley School of Optometry Coming Up

1. Interview Skills & Professional Etiquette

Tuesday October 21

2:00 – 3:30pm PDT


2. Essay Writing

Wednesday, October 29

1:30 – 2:30pm PDT


Registration and details can be found here:


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Blanket making event in support of breast cancer patients

Breast cancer has affected the lives of millions of families around the world. With it, it brings pain and hardship. Here at Golden Key we would like to reduce that pain, if even for a moment. That is why we are hosting this event.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UW Golden Key International Honour Society is holding its 2nd annual blanket making event. Join us Thursday, Oct. 30th in HUB 340 from 6-8 PM to make blankets, scarves, and cards for breast cancer patients at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Whether you personally know someone afflicted by breast cancer, or just want to brighten up a breast cancer patient’s day, come out and help us. RSVP at the Facebook link below:


This event is for UW students only. Unfortunately due to HUB regulations we are not able to open it up to the general public. If you have any question or concerns feel free to email goldkey@uw.edu, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Upcoming lecture/seminar at Seattle Children’s Hospital

8th Annual Treuman Katz Lectureship:

“The Ethics of Early-Phase Trials in Children with Cancer” 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00am – 9:00am

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Wright Auditorium


Bioethics Seminar:  “Involving Children in Decisions About Research” 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Seattle Children’s Research Institute

MacDonald Building (9th Ave at Stewart St.)

1900 Ninth Ave, Soundgarden Room

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Huskies for Kids

Huskies for Kids is a service group dedicated to raising awareness of the kids living in poverty or with life-threatening medical conditions in our own community. Our goal is to become active community members through education, fundraising, and service projects and make a difference in the lives of a child in need.

Our first general meeting is October 29th from 5:30-6:30 pm. The room location is TBD. You can email us at huskids@uw.edu, or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HuskiesForKids/, where we will post updates. Come learn more about what our club is about and what events we have planned for this year! There will be free food!

Please RSVP here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hongmi/250740

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Health Care Alternative Spring Break

Hi all,

This is a friendly reminder that there are only 3 weeks until both the Health Care Alternative Spring Break Team Leader and the Committee applications close.

The Scholarship and the Participant applications will remain open for another 9 weeks from now.

Thank you! We look forward to reading all of your wonderful applications,

Cam Scotland, HCASB Webmaster

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Student Web Developer position

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office (green.uw.edu) is looking for a web developer to help create new interactive online interfaces for Green Certification programs and Sustainability Snapshots, updating and building new features for the sustainability map, create features to better browse and find content on the site, integrate a new blog with the existing website, as well as general development and maintenance work on the ESS website as needed. The developer will also have opportunities to propose features to create and add to the site to improve navigation, usability or discoverability of content.

Candidates should have experience with Drupal (Drupal module development preferred); Web development experience including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and/or other development languages, computer programs and design software; strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize time accordingly.

To apply, go to HuskyJobs (careers.uw.edu/huskyjobs) and search for job #83766.

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Mary Gates Endowment for Students

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting applications for research scholarships.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status. 

Leadership  Application Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m. 

Research Application Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m. 

Access the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.

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2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship 

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.

The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

  • Entre Hermanos / LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow
  • International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow
  • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

  • Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter.
  • Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.
  • Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.

Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Questions?  Contact Talya Gillman, 206.616.2885 or engage@uw.edu. 


 2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Positions 

Entre Hermanos

LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization

The Carlson Civic Fellow will help Entre Hermanos strengthen its 2015 legislative social justice agenda, geared towards promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ community. The Fellow will participate in information-gathering discussions with various stakeholders; conduct research on community needs and interests; support the development of related Communication strategies to spark community mobilization; engage in direct advocacy activities; assist in the evaluation of the 2015 Legislative Session’s outcomes and recalibration of legislative priorities as needed; and help with early implementation of Entre Hermanos’ social justice agenda, while planning towards the sustainability of the organizations legislative efforts over time. 

International Rescue Committee

Citizenship-Preparation Program

The Carlson Civic Fellow will support the IRC in Seattle’s efforts to improve and strengthen its citizenship-preparation programming for the organization’s primary client-base, refugees resettled to the United States. Refugees are eligible for citizenship through naturalization 5 years after their arrival in this country, and IRC in Seattle believes that more refugees would apply for citizenship if they felt confident in their abilities to pass the naturalization test. The Carlson Civic Fellow will evaluate other citizenship preparation courses offered both within King County and across the country, and consult with IRC staff on which best practices could be implemented by the organization. Using this information, the Civic Fellow will design and pilot a pilot citizenship-preparation project – with an eye towards evaluation and program sustainability, and with the dedicated support of IRC staff and volunteers.

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

IDEA Space: Public Safety Program

SCIDpda works to revitalize Seattle’s Chinatown International District neighborhood through economic and community development efforts that are designed to preserve the community’s multi-ethnic culture and heritage. The Carlson Civic Fellow will aid SCIDpda in two programs, addressing issues of public safety and community engagement: 1) The organization’s twice-weekly, evening Neighborhood Block Watch program focuses on crime prevention and ownership of the streets, but has been on hiatus for over a year. The Fellow will work with SCIDpda staff to jumpstart participation in the initiative amongst neighborhood residents, employees, business owners, families and others, propelling community empowerment, efficacy and cohesion. 2) They will also provide valuable strategic, recruitment and logistical support leading up to, and during, the organization’s neighborhood Spring Clean program, taking place in April 2015.

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Many Great Study Abroad Opportunities from CHID (Comparative History of Ideas)

CHID offers innovative and exciting courses. More information can be found below:


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Volunteers Needed for Dream Project’s Admission Workshop Weekend

Calling ALL Potential Tutors of UW!

UW Dream Project is a community-based organization that aims to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. We do this by going on weekly visits to support our mentees through the college application process, and through our upcoming event: Admission Workshop Weekend (AWW).

AWW is a two-day weekend getaway for high school students to visit UW’s campus, eat delicious food, and finish personal statements and college applications. In the past we’ve had an 80% success rate of students completing at least one application during the weekend, which is hugely impactful on a mentees life.  

However, this fantastic weekend wouldn’t be possible without the help of skilled volunteers such as yourselves. We’re looking for tutors to support students through the process, whether that means helping out for four hours, or two days. Food and a fun time by all will be included, as well as a great resume-building opportunity. Of course, helping someone apply to college is pretty cool too. 

The event will take place in Mary Gates Hall, Kane and parts of Sieg Hall over both Saturday and Sunday of the event. 

If you’re able to donate a few hours of your time on the weekend of November 15th and 16th, please fill out the volunteer survey at this link.

For more info, contact Maya Monroe (mayrome@uw.edu
360.319.4913) or Gina Hansen (glhansen@gmail.com).

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Upcoming Events From UW’s OT (Occupational Therapy) Program

Open House

Focus on Career Exploration
November 4, 2014
5:00-6:00 PM

University of Washington Medical Center
Room BB-918

More Information

Information Session

Focus on applying for Fall 2015
November 13, 2014
2:00-4:00 PM

University of Washington Medical Center
Room CC-902
RSVP at ot@uw.edu

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