The Student Group, MEDIC, to Lead Discussion Tonight on Distrust in the Healthcare Field

On Monday, November 3 from 5:30 to 7, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room 498.

James will be leading a discussion on distrust in healthcare field. If you want to get a head start check out some links below:

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St), turn right right before you get to the Overpass Cafe. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and be sure to like us on Facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

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Life after College and Internships – presented by local employers

Employer-Led Workshops

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!  Coming up next?  Northwestern Mutual sharing tips on how to transition into life after UW.

Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual)   Wednesday, November 5th , 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Starting to think about life after college? Northwestern Mutual wants to help! Come to this presentation to hear about dealing with finances, looking at benefits & plans through your employer, adjusting to a new social sphere, updates to your wardrobe for entering the working world, and more.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops; space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Email .



Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual)

Wednesday, November 19th

12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

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Scientific Rhetoric course for winter quarter (VLPA, W)

ENGL 206: EVERYDAY RHETORIC (Everyday Scientific Rhetoric) (VLPA, W-Writing) Campbell
MW 2:30-4:20
SLN 13921

We don’t usually think of “Rhetoric” and “Science” as two words that belong in the same sentence. “Rhetoric” is often used to describe language practices that are showy but intentionally deceptive (as in “empty rhetoric”). Meanwhile, scientific argument is all about the transparent communication of facts. So, there’s no rhetoric in science… right? Right? This course will introduce you to a scholarly field that believes otherwise: the “Rhetoric of Science.” We will learn some basics about rhetoric, which we will define as any strategic use of language and symbols to get things done in the world. Then each week, we will use a different rhetorical strategy to look at a contemporary scientific issue, including topics such as genetics and global warming.

Class projects will require students to identify, explore, and respond to the rhetorical aspects of a scientific topic of their choosing. We will consider both the consequences of scientific rhetoric, as well as how rhetoric might be deployed as a tool for social action and intervention. This course meets the University’s W-credit requirement and will include an in-class presentation, a 7-10 page final paper, and informal weekly writing.

No background in rhetoric or in science is necessary to take this course. This course will be particularly beneficial to individuals interested in professions in the sciences as well as law, education, business, public relations, and journalism.

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Health Care Alternative Spring Break

Hello from HCASB !

This is a friendly reminder from your friendly HCASB webmaster that there is only one week until both the Team Leader and the Committee Interest applications close on November 9th at 11:59PM. Do your best!

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

Thank you! Hope midterms are going well!

Cam Scotland

HCASB Webmaster

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Attention Juniors & Seniors – Be A Tutor-Mentor!

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference – Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F & G

UW’s Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Winter Quarter 2015. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

  • Seminar begins the 1stweek of Winter Quarter,  January 5th, 2015
  • Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PMor from 6:00-7:20 PM
  • Tutoring takes place on campus
  • Receive 2 creditsfor working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at:

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Winter courses exploring leadership and service!

How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community (General Studies 344; SLN 14716)

Many UW students are interested in exploring service and volunteer opportunities in Seattle; however, it can be difficult to know where to get involved, how to find a good fit, and how to most effectively work in a community-based setting.  How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is a three-credit service-learning course that will offer a basic foundation on community service for students in their first or second year at the UW.

Through participating in a quarter-long service-learning commitment, visiting local non-profit organizations, and participating in in-class discussions, readings, and activities students will gain a deeper understanding of the wide array of ways they can most effectively partner with their local community and integrate a commitment to service into their academic and professional futures.

This three-credit seminar course is offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:20PM.  Request an add code by emailing


Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement (General Studies 348A; SLN 14718)

Are you committed to giving back? Trying to make a difference? Want to get more out of your volunteer experience?  During Winter Quarter, we invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good”.

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement.  Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of academic theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders.  The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

The course has a required service-learning component; students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.  This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit.  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.

Those interested in the course should email with questions and/or to request an add code.

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Idealist Grad Fair for Students Looking for Service-Oriented Graduate Programs for Their Gap Year(s)

Seattle Idealist Grad Fair

  • Host: Seattle University Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Leadership Programs
  • When:Monday, November 3, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Where: Seattle University, Campion Hall – 914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122
  • What: FREE graduate school fair that is open to the public, where individuals can meet representatives from 80 social and civic minded grad programs such as public health, public policy, social work, international relations, nonprofit management, and more.

Complete details are on our website, and outreach materials can be found here.

For more information, contact Gabe Ellzey at 202-509-8102, or

Want to change the world? There’s a degree for that at the Idealist Grad Fairs this fall:

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Info Session for English Department’s Spring in London Program (All Majors Welcome)

SPRING IN LONDON Information Session:

Friday, October 31st, 3:30-4:30pm in Savery 132.

We hope to see you there!


Application deadline: November 7, 2014.

During Spring Quarter 2015, the Department of English will again offer its highly successful program of study in London. The program will consist of four courses: London’s Contemporary Theater (ENGL 440) taught by Dr. Carrie Matthews of the UW English Department, Englishes in England (ENGL 372), taught by Professor Gail Stygall of the UW English Department, Art, Architecture, and Society (ART H 399) taught by British Professor Peter Buckroyd, and Contemporary Britain (HIST 490) taught by British Professor Michael Fosdal. Professors Buckroyd and Fosdal are our London faculty, and have been teaching our students to rave reviews for more than ten years. (Three classes are considered a full-time load, but students may take all four if they wish.)

Students in the program will maintain their UW residency and any financial aid eligibility already established. Credits earned will be recorded on students’ UW transcripts and apply directly to UW graduation requirements.

Housing and board (2 meals per day) for students will be arranged with families in London. A London Transport pass, good for travel on subways and buses, will be supplied.

“Studying in London has been the highlight of my time as a UW student. Words can’t really describe how exciting the city is and how much there is to experience and learn. Sometimes I couldn’t believe how much history was at my fingertips. The faculty was great and the classes were fun and interesting. My fellow classmates also became great friends during our stay in London, a bonus which I count immeasurable!”

— Erin McKiernan, past participant

For more information, contact Bridget Norquist at 206-543-2634 or


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Info Sessions for University Exchange Programs in London

Representatives from our two exchange partners from London, King’s College London and University College London, will be visiting Seattle next Monday – November 3rd and will be hosting an info session for both undergrads and grads in the study abroad office.


Undergrad student info session

Schmitz 459 – 2PM 11/3/14


Graduate student info session

Schmitz 459 – 3PM 11/3/14

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UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Open House

Learn more about the UW’s programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and prosthetics/orthotics at their open house on Tuesday, November 4th, 5-6 pm.

For more information, see the flyer below.



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International Indigenous Health Research Summer Training Program in Hawaii and New Zealand

The Mahina program exposes UW students interested in health research careers of public health to indigenous approaches to wellness and onsite immersion and research learning opportunities with indigenous peoples.

To learn more or apply, click on the link below.

Mahina Recruitment Flyer

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Leadership Opportunity with the University Disciplinary Committee

Greetings, UW Students-

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 2015 and will complete their term at the end of December 2015. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 5-7 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.

Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held at the beginning of Winter quarter in January and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Monday, November 10th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, November 18th.

Thank you and best wishes for the end of the term.

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Lecture: Mary-Claire King, Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine (Medical Genetics)

Mary-Claire King, Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine (Medical Genetics)

From the recent UW Today article on her receipt of the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science:

King is a world leader in cancer genetics and in the application of genetics to resolution of human rights abuses. She was the first to demonstrate that a genetic predisposition for breast cancer exists, as the result of inherited mutations in the gene she named BRCA1. More recently she has devised with Tom Walsh, UW associate professor of medical genetics, a scheme to screen for all genes that predispose to breast and ovarian cancers.

She has applied her genetics expertise to aid victims of human rights violations around the world. Beginning in the 1980s, King helped to find children in Argentina taken from their families during the military regime of the late 1970s and early 1980s. She developed an approach based on mitochondrial DNA sequencing that led to the reunion of more than 100 children with their families.

Feel free to bring your lunch and join us in OUGL 220 * 12:30 – 1:20pm * tomorrow/Wed, 10/29.

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Bonderman Travel Fellowship Application is Open

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2015 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. It offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.


All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at:

The Honors Program & the Graduate School

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Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair

Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair:  Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

10am-2pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Graduate students are also welcome to attend. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day. Please stop by anytime from 10am-2pm (and beyond)!

The list of participating programs is available at

Throughout the fair, several programs will also be offering more in-depth information sessions (all held in MGH 171):

National Institutes of Health – 10:30am

Marshall Scholarship Program – 11:30am

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 12:30pm

Rhodes Scholarships – 1:00pm

USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships – 2:30pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 3:30pm

Please see for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

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