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Dates of Events Nutrition and health Conference Monday-Wednesday, May 13th – 15th   Welcome reception & events with Zaenele Muholi Monday, January 28th Urban Teacher Center Webinar Friday, February 1st AAMN Meeting Friday, February 1st Huskies on the Hill Lobby Day Friday, February 15th 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 17th Want to know minute to minute updates about MAPS? Like it. Share it.!/pages/Minority-Association-of-Pre-Health-Students-UW/208566905883654  Third MAPS Meeting of the Quarter!! Join us for another fun and informative MAPS meeting this Thursday, January 31st from 5 – 6 pm in the ECC black room (room 306)!! Others:   *Check these websites for the latest opportunities: Events 1.     Nutrition and health Conference 2.     Welcome reception & events with Zaenele Muholi 3.     Urban Teacher Center Webinar 4.     AAMN Meeting 5.     Huskies on the Hill Lobby Day 6.     16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteer/Involvement 7.     Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) 8.     Global Impact Volunteer!! 9.     Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine 2013 10.  Mentor Connect 11.  Camp Korey Volunteering Opportunity 12.  Gap Medics Pre-health International Shadowing Opportunities 13.  Seattle Children’s shadowing for UW Students 14.  Student opportunities with United Way 15.  Summer 2013 volunteer opportunity in Tanzania 16.  Everybody, Every Body Fashion Show 17.  CHAP Health Mentoring 18.  Apply to be an orientation leader!!  Jobs/Internship/Fellowship 19.   UCLA Programs 20.   University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program 21.   The Cannon Summer Scholars Program 22.  Summer Research Positions 23.  Stanford Programs 24.  Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity at UW Scholarship 25.   ECC 2013 Scholarship   1. Nutrition and Health Conference We’re writing to student organizations in Washington getting the word out that this year our annual Health & Nutrition Conference will be held in Seattle!  If you are interested in the health care field, this conference is a great opportunity to hear from practicing physicians. It’s a great chance to explore the fast growing field of integrative medicine and learn about the links between nutrition and health.  Doctors that will be speaking at the conference include Andrew Weil, Fredi Kronenburg, Dr. Victoria Maizes, and many more.  These doctors do not speak at many conferences; it is a great chance to learn from the leaders in integrative medicine. Almost forgetting the best part, this is a nutrition conference.  Nutrition Conference means great food! You will get to sample a multitude of delicious and healthy meals.  All of these meals are based on healthy eating habits and anti-inflammatorycontent.  In other words, the food is not only good but good for you! If any of your club members are interested in attending this amazing conference, the link to the conference website can be found below. See attached NHC brochure. 2. Welcome reception & events with Zaenele Muholi The Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies invites you to a Welcome Reception for Feminist Stice Scholar of Justice ZANELE MUHOLI on Monday, 28th January 2013 from 2:30-4:00 pm at Communication 202 (Simpson Center for Humanities). Join us for a Conversation with her, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Kane Hall 225 and a Film Screening, “Difficult Love”, 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Allen Auditorium in Allen Library Zanele Muholi is a visual activist born in Umlazi, Durban who earned a MFA from Ryerson University in Toronto and has published three books of her photographic work. In concert with her journeys into black female sexualities and genders in Africa, she works with members of her community, addressing pressing issues facing black lesbians living in South Africa today, including sexual violence, HIV, and brutal murders. In 2009, she founded Inkanyiso Productions, an organization that deals with Visual Arts/ Activism, Media & Advocacy. A flyer is attached.   3. Urban Teacher Center Webinar My name is Kerry Swarr.  I am the Director of Human Capital for the Urban Teacher Center (UTC).  Please share information about UTC with individuals you know are interested in starting their career in urban education reform by being an effective teacher!  Our next application deadline is ONE WEEK AWAY on February 1, 2013.   Anyone interested in our Chicago or Oakland, CA Final Interview locations needs to complete an application by this deadline.    To help you as referring partner to know more about who we are looking for, I am hosting a webinar for career center staff, professors, AmeriCorp program staff, etc. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10AM EST.  In 30 min, you will learn who UTC is looking for and how we are different in the field of teacher preparation.  Please register online through this link:    Topic: Urban Teacher Center Overview for Referring Partners Date and Time: Friday, February 1, 2013 10:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Event number: 808 657 885 Event password: teacher Panelist password: The Event has no Panelist Password Host key: 616881 (Use this to reclaim host privileges.) Event address for attendees:   Below is an overview of our program that describes the unique aspects of our program.  Please share with others that might be interested in being one of the nation’s most expert and accountable teachers.  Please follow us on Twitter @UrbanTeacherCtr and like us at Facebook/UrbanTeacherCenter.  We are going to be at career events all over the country over the next!  few months!  Thanks! Kerry   Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD   Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD (and soon in additional cities).  Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school.  UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a FREE dual Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher.    All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance:  only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program.  Over time, UTC teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation.   For more information, visit us on the web at  Our upcoming application deadlines for the 2013-14 school year are:   February 1, 2013, and March 15, 2013.  The program for the 2013-2014 school year will begin on or around mid-June 2013.  The application is available online at UTC’s website at!  Please also sign up for the next webinar–February 20, 2013 through the Events Section of the UTC website.  4. AAMN Meeting It’s that time again!! Let’s start Black History Month off right with an AAMN meeting. Come and get reacquainted with other members during our “Speed Meet & Greet” Session – Make sure you bring your business cards! In addition, we would like you to contribute ideas for meeting topics that students would find beneficial on their journey through medical school. The meeting will be held on Friday February 1st, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Agenda: 6:30 – 6:45 Arrival, get dinner, get settled 6:45 – 7PM SNMA updates/Medical Student & CEDI check-in 7 – 7:30PM Discuss new vision of having planned topics at each meeting and have a group brainstorm/get feedback on topics 7:30 – 8:30PM “Speed Meet & Greet” Please contact Mary Walls, MPH, CHES with questions and to RSVP.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Abena B. Knight, MD Chair African American Mentor Network Mary Walls, MPH, CHES III Research Advisor, PreMat Program and African American Health/Health Care Disparities Course Coordinator, UW Chapter SNMA Advisor UW School of Medicine Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) Box 357430, Room T-559 Health Sciences Building 206/616-3047 voicemail; email Web site:   5. Huskies on the Hill Lobby Day ASUW Huskies on the Hill Lobby Day will be on Friday, February 15th. Click here: to register! On Friday, February 15th, hundreds of UW students will travel to Olympia to meet with legislators and advocate for the future of higher education in Washington State.  Students are facing higher tuition, cuts to financial aid, the elimination of programs, and bigger classes with fewer TAs. It is time for legislators to find new sources of revenue to increase state funding. Students deserve a seat at the table. We need to be active participants in the governance of our university. We deserve a high quality education at an affordable cost.  Students can make a difference! It is time to speak up for higher education and BARK against budget cuts. We need you, your roommate, your study partner, your best friend, and even your parents to join us. If higher education is not a priority for our legislators, we need to make it a priority.  Use your student voice and participate in Huskies on the Hill 2013. Sign up now! Fill out the survey to reserve your spot by February 8th! Food and transportation provided. fb event page:   6. 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Dear UW Undergraduate, You are invited to share your work at the UW’s 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Mary Gates Hall. To present your work you must submit an application by Friday, February 25, 2013.  Application forms and information about the Symposium may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program website: The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines, including the performing arts.  You may present your research either in a poster, an oral presentation session, or in a performing arts session.  Last year, over 920 undergraduates participated in this exciting event and we expect this year’s celebration to be our biggest yet. For more information or help on presenting your work, contact us at  You may wish to sign up for a Symposium information session, abstract writing workshop, poster design workshop, or a presentation practice session available at: If you have not yet begun a research experience, attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about ways you can get involved, identify potential projects and mentors, and to support your fellow students. I hope you will consider participating in this year’s celebration of undergraduate research! Sincerely, Janice DeCosmo Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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