Make a Video, Win Cash
We already know you spend most of your time in the classroom or the lab or the library. But what do you do with the rest of your time?
What inspires you? How has the UW changed you? What have you discovered about yourself, Seattle and the world?
Make a video that tells your story. Then enter it in the My Husky Story video contest to win up to $1,500, $1,000 or $500. A panel of judges will award $1,500 to the first place winner and $1,000 to the runner up. The student video with the most likes on Facebook will win $500.
Videos must be submitted by May 14. The semi-finalists will be posted by May 21. And the winners will be announced on May 28. Details are at facebook.com/MyHuskyStory
Winning and selected videos will appear on UW websites and UWTV to promote student life at the UW. The contest, sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office, is open to UW undergrads and grad students from all three campuses.
Power Hour: The Power of Mentoring – Kelly Edwards & Gino Aisenberg
Tuesday, April 30, noon–1:30 p.m., HUB 332
Getting the mentoring you need, and becoming the mentor you want to be is the focus of this interactive presentation. Whether you will be working in an academic position in your future, in industry, or in community-based work, we all become mentors and thrive within healthy mentoring relationships. Mentoring is what helps us become the best people we can be, academically, professionally and personally. Register now →
Workshop Your Presentation
Tuesday, April 30, noon–1 p.m., Research Commons
We’ve heard from graduate students who are looking for opportunities to present informally and get feedback on their presentation design, style and content. Are you preparing for a conference or an interview? Do you need feedback on your final presentation? Our drop-in presentation support will be your chance to practice and workshop your presentation, at any stage.
Podcasts? Screencasts? SlideShares? Oh my! A Walkthrough of Options for Presenting Online
Wednesday, May 8 11:30–12:30 p.m., Research Commons
Do you need to give a presentation virtually? Or make your presentation content available online? In this session, we will discuss techniques and tools for presenting online and consider options for content delivery to help you make informed and effective decisions about presenting online.
Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Successful Project Management
Monday, April 29, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Research Commons
This one-hour workshop will discuss tips and tricks for effective and successful project management— whether you’re working with a team to complete a class project or managing your research. You’ll also learn about a few free, web-based project management tools that will save you time and headaches in managing your projects.
Showing (Off) Your Research: Data Visualization Tools
Wednesday, May 1, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Research Commons
How can you use data to tell a compelling visual story? What tools exist for graduate students to present research data in a way that intrigues and inspires an audience? Whether you are just curious about data visualization or are currently tackling a visualization challenge in your work, this presentation will provide a helpful overview of products and tips to make your data talk.
BE More: A Symposium on Interdisciplinarity + the Built Environment
Friday, May 3, 9 a.m.–noon, Gould Hall Court
A series of panels with students and faculty from across the College of Built Environments will explore issues of interdisciplinary thinking, creativity and collaboration—both within CBE and beyond. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Annual Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship at the UW
Friday, May 3, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
Indigenous scholars will present work relating to the theme of “Reminds Me of Home: The Cultural Shaping of Our Senses.”
Social Media and Branding Your Research
Tuesday, May 7, 4–5 p.m., Research Commons
This workshop will look at the most commonly used social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and will review the best practices for using social media for branding your research. You’ll be able to make a plan for social media and asses its relevancy for your research goals.
Finding Opportunities to Teach and Practice Teaching
Friday, May 3, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Gerberding Hall Suite 100
Are you interested in teaching? Come discover how you can find opportunities to get teaching experience during graduate school. We will explore opportunities on and off campus with a multi-disciplinary panel of graduate students who will share their experiences and campus resources.
Funding Webinar for New UW Graduate Students
Thursday, May 9, 11:00–11:40 a.m.
What types of graduate funding are available outside the UW and how do you find these opportunities? Join us for this 40-minute webinar in which the Graduate Funding Information Manager will give you an overview of resources and simple search strategies. Q&A to follow. Please check the website for webinar login details.
Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and American Studies, Yale University
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Kane Hall, 120
Professor Hayden will speak about “Green Fields and Growth Machines: Building American Suburbs, 1820-2000.” Free, registration required →
GO-MAP’s Staying Connected
Friday, May 3, 5–7 p.m., Hotel Deca
Join GO-MAP every first Friday of the month for a night of relaxed conversation, music, networking, and fun with fellow UW students from all disciplines interested in fostering a diverse campus.
UW Graduate Student Apartments
Need an apartment? Like the convenience of campus living? Apply now for the fall quarter! Single student apartments starting at $812 per person.
Free Videoconferencing for Student Use
Appointments available 24/7, Kane Hall 035
Do you need to collaborate with colleagues at other institutions? Interview for an internship or job in another city? Just talk with farway family or friends? Classroom Support Services offers a videoconferencing service for student use. For more information →
Graduate Student Writing Drop-In Consultations
Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Allen Library South, Research Commons
The Odegaard Writing and Research Center offers consultations for grad students in the Research Commons. Tutors staffing these consulting hours are experienced in supporting graduate level research and writing at all stages for a wide range of academic and professional purposes (e.g., conference proposals, seminar papers, articles for publication, thesis or dissertation work). Unlike traditional OWRC sessions, these consultations may last up to 1.5 hours to better accommodate larger projects.
Certificate in Public Scholarship Program
Info sessions Thursday, March 7, 3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 13, 4 p.m., CMU 206
The Certificate in Public Scholarship brings together a crossdisciplinary cohort of UW graduate students and faculty interested in public scholarship that engages in cultural practice and inquiry and digital and multimedia publication. Graduate students of good standing in any program are eligible to apply. Upon admission, students become Simpson Center Public Scholarship Fellows. Register for an info session →
Prospective Student Days Reception*
Thursday, March 7, 6-8 p.m., HUB 334
Prospective graduate students visiting the UW campus will attend this special reception for an opportunity to meet and network with current graduate students of color and graduate students interested in promoting diversity in graduate education. Please help us welcome these students to the UW campus and demonstrate the community of support that awaits if they choose the UW. RSVP now →
*While many of GO-MAP’s events are geared toward minority and underrepresented students, they are open to all UW graduate students, faculty and staff, especially those interested in maintaining and increasing a racially diverse graduate student population and wishing to network with graduate students of color.
Findings of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2010
Monday, March 11, 4 p.m., Health Sciences, Hogness Auditorium, Rm A-420
This study, led by the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is the largest epidemiological analysis of levels and trends in health ever conducted. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of IHME, will talk through some of the study’s major findings. Q&A and reception to follow. RSVP now →
Computing for Social Justice and Sustainability by Ron Eglash, cyberneticist
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Kane Hall 120
Computers are more powerful than ever, and technology is improving every day. Ron Eglash acknowledges that their power is used to serve the military and industry, but what if it was used more often to advance the visions of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.? Register now →
Mercer Court Pre-Leasing Available Now
Mercer Court, UW apartments specifically designed for graduate students, will open Autumn 2013. Hurry and apply now! You can get one-month free rentwhen you pre-lease an apartment at Mercer Court. Apply before March 21 and you can choose your own room!
UW students to explore far reaches of the globe by means of unusual fellowship.
SEATTLE—Fourteen University of Washington students were recently awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowships that will enable them to embark on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions and six countries of the world.
UW Bonderman Travel Fellows 2012
These fellowships, established in 1995 and worth $20,000 each, aim to expose students to the intrinsic, often life-changing, benefits of international travel. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects or research. UW graduate students and undergraduate students in the UW Honors Program and in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program are eligible to apply.
Collectively, the 2012 Bonderman Fellows will travel to the Balkans, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Egypt, Fiji, Gabon, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, Sicily, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and many other countries and regions. Their interests include exploring how people educate their children, how they cook and eat together, how they interact with their natural environments, how they grapple with intergenerational tensions and how they preserve local customs and traditions.
Since 1995, 179 UW students—113 undergraduate and 66 graduate students—have been named Bonderman Fellows, including the 2012 fellows. The application process includes an essay and an interview with a selection committee, composed of University faculty and staff and former Bonderman Fellows. Brook Kelly, Honors Program adviser and 2003 Bonderman Fellow who chairs the selection committee, said the process is designed to select students who are open to the transformative potential of their journeys and capable of succeeding at what is an often challenging experience: “The 2012 fellows are a diverse group, but they share a curiosity about how the world might change them, as well as the tenacity to keep moving, even when the journey is hard.”
The 2012 undergraduate Bonderman Fellows are Blake Barnett, Holly Candage, Kevin Fernando, Alaska McGann, Katherine McKeon, Hunter Phillips and Francis Ramoin. The graduate student fellows are Easton Branam, Shawn Connolly, Michael Light, Smita Pednekar, Aaron Olson, Sally Warner and Rocky White.
2012 Undergraduate Bonderman Fellows
Blake Barnett, senior
Major: Comparative History of Ideas
Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington
UW Honors Program student
Barnett plans to travel through Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Peru and Mexico as he follows the global spice trade to see the evolution of the modern food system. He wants to gain a deeper understanding of his roles both as a global consumer and a local food activist by experiencing street food and cooking with people of diverse backgrounds.
Holly Candage, senior
Major: Human Geography; Comparative History of Ideas
Hometown: Litchfield, New Hampshire
UW Honors Program student
Candage plans to travel to Mexico, Central America, Spain, Morocco, Sicily, Lebanon, Greece, the Balkans, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and India. She is interested in the role of spirituality in people’s everyday lives, including how they cook and eat together, communicate and commune with each other, and experience the environment and other species.
Kevin Fernando, senior
Major: Neurobiology; English
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
UW Honors Program student
Fernando plans to travel throughout Africa and Asia, with intended stops in South Africa, Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China and Tibet, Myanmar and Indonesia. He hopes to explore how different cultures handle intergenerational tensions – and, in particular, how youth worldwide react to concepts like heritage, tradition and filial expectation.
Alaska McGann, senior
Hometown: Renton, Washington
UW Honors Program student
McGann plans to start her journey in Puerto Rico and make her way down to Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Chile. Then she plans to fly to Southeast Asia, visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, before ending her travels in India. McGann is interested in unpacking notions of global feminism and grappling with what it means to be feminist in diverse, postcolonial places.
Katherine McKeon, senior
Major: International Studies; Communications (Journalism)
Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
UW Honors Program student
McKeon plans to head first to Southeast Asia, then to East Africa, and then to northern South America and the Caribbean. She hopes to visit places with unique storytelling traditions that are sometimes portrayed negatively in western media, with the goal of complicating and challenging her preconceptions of the cultures she passes through.
Hunter Phillips, senior
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
UW Honors Program student
Phillips plans to travel to a number of national parks and conservation areas in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia, with the hope of seeing the great diversity of flora and fauna in some of the world’s richest ecosystems. His goal is to bear witness to the ways in which local ecosystems sustain human communities and, in turn, how recent human activities are shaping those ecosystems.
Francis Ramoin, senior
Major: French; International Studies
Hometown: San Francisco, California
UW Honors Program student
Ramoin plans to travel from India and Nepal, Southeast Asia and Latin America. He is excited to immerse himself in indigenous societies by participating in their traditional pastimes, games and sporting events, while exploring how the preservation of their heritage works to strengthen local organizations.
2012 Graduate Bonderman Fellows
Easton Branam, Master of Landscape Architecture (graduating in June 2012)
Area of study: Landscape Architecture
Hometown: Bigfork, Montana
Branam plans to explore seven distinct cultures through travels to Mongolia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Sweden, The United Republic of Tanzania and Iceland. She will use drawings and sketches to document the everyday realities and individual adaptations that occur as rural landscapes become more urban.
Shawn Connolly, Master in Teaching (graduating in June 2012)
Area of study: Teaching
Hometown: Woodinville, Washington
Connolly plans to travel to Mongolia, western China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville. His goal is to explore the people, land and culture off the beaten travelers’ track. He is interested in seeing how local residents educate their children so that he can bring a greater understanding of and confidence in himself to his own classroom upon his return.
Michael Light, Master of Social Work (graduating in June 2013)
Area of study: Social Work with a certificate in Global Health
Hometown: Bellingham, Washington
Light’s journey will honor national days of independence and remembrance in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Brazil, India, South Africa and Rwanda, which share a history of colonialism that has oppressed people and claimed lives. His goal along the way is to develop a deeper appreciation for the power of human resiliency in resisting oppression so that he can become a more effective and principled actor in his work toward global health and justice.
Aaron Olson, Master of Public Administration (graduating in June 2012)
Area of study: Public Administration
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Olson plans to embark on a spiritual and cultural pilgrimage that mirrors the journey of Santigo in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, one of his favorite books, and to visit Central and South America to improve his fluency in Spanish. He knew the time had come for him to realize his dreams of traveling the world after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer during graduate school.
Smita Pednekar, Master of Social Work (graduating in June 2013)
Area of study: Social Work
Hometown: Richland, Washington
Pednekar will begin her journey in Morocco and continue to Norway, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Brazil. Inspired by a quote by Jean Brillat-Savarin, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are,” she plans to explore the development of culture and traditions around a relationship to food. She hopes to gain a better understanding of how access and abundance in certain nations contrasts with the limitations and lack of resources in others, and how those constraints define how people relate to each other and to their communities.
Sally Warner, Doctor of Philosophy (graduating in August 2012)
Area of study: Oceanography
Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey
As an oceanographer, Warner studies how water flows in and out of estuaries; now she is interested in going beyond the science and making connections with people who live near major water bodies. She plans to visit China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Egypt, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the major rivers that run through them.
Rocky White, Juris Doctor (graduating in June 2013)
Area of study: Law
Hometown: Auburn, Washington
White, whose passion is cycling, plans to bike through the Western Himalayas and the remote tropical islands of the South Pacific, making stops in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. He sought regions of the world least touched by modern industrialization and consumer culture, and he hopes to explore how these cultures regard the idea of urgency, leisure and productivity.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery on Capitol Hill was almost turned into:
a) a bigger cemetery
b) an amphitheater
c) an off-leash dog park
Students taking the class “Fact or Fiction: Historical Monuments of the Pacific Northwest” know the answer. They explore local monuments like statues and cemeteries, digging up dirt and learning histories most of us are completely unaware of. They will present their findings Tuesday, June 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Allen Auditorium of Suzzallo-Allen Library. The event is free and the public is invited. More information here.
The UW Graduate School needs a video intern – it could be you!
So, it won’t be as quite as exciting as interviewing Snooki on the red carpet or being embedded with an Army unit in Afghanistan. But working as a video intern in the UW Graduate School means you will get to interview UW researchers working on robots and stem cells and graduate students who study urban ecology and create software that will save the planet.
You will get to play with a really cool DSLR and audio equipment and use it to gather and create video content. You will learn how to edit – or expand your already awesome editing skills – and, best of all, build your portfolio, make great contacts and tell the world how important graduate degrees are.
Your video projects will include shooting and editing:
- Graduate student, faculty and alumni profiles.
- Instructional videos.
- Short features on graduate programs, research and projects.
The ideal candidate is someone interested in a future career in communications, video production, journalism or web media.
What you have:
- Video and editing skills with Audacity and Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro – and the desire to expand them.
- Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and still photography.
- Demonstrated writing ability and experience.
- A wicked sense of humor.
- Organizational skills and an obsession with meeting deadlines
- Experience using social media from Facebook to Pinterest to YouTube and beyond.
- High level of energy and passion for all things media.
What we offer:
- A video internship for summer and/or autumn 2012
- Credit (looks great on your transcript!) or a small stipend (enough to buy a few pizzas and your next tat!)
- A great learning experience.
- The chance to build your portfolio.
- A reference for when you go out into the real world.
- The opportunity to share your vast knowledge of pop culture with older colleagues who are trying to relate to today’s students.
Submit resume and three examples of your work (links are preferred) to Elizabeth Lowry, UW Graduate School communications director, (email@example.com). We will start our review for summer quarter on May 15. Questions? Just ask!
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