2014 College of Arts & Sciences Green Laboratory Competition

Check out the 2014 College of Arts & Sciences Green Laboratory Competition!

Faculty, staff, and students who work in UW-affiliated laboratories in the College of Arts & Sciences are eligible for the contest. To participate, a lab simply needs to have one representative fill out the Green Laboratory Certification Application here by December 5, 2014. At the end of Fall Quarter, the members of the highest-scoring lab may choose one of the following prizes:

1) A wine, cheese, and chocolate party
2) Bike gear and compost supplies
3) Tickets to the SAM Remix
4) A prize of their choice, proposed in the comments section at the end of their application.

To find out about 2nd and 3rd place prizes, and for more information about the contest, please visit green.uw.edu/GreenLabComp.

Thank you for doing your part to support the University of Washington’s sustainability initiatives!

Undergraduate internship opportunity with Entre Hermanos

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Women’s Program Coordinator, the Entre Hermanos Outreach and Education Intern will be responsible for conducting outreach, promoting our services and providing education to the Latino LGBTQ Community at community events, health fairs, conferences, program gatherings and other events as appropriate.

For more information and/or to apply to this exciting and unique internship opportunity, read the full description below and please send your resume and cover letter to christie@entrehermanos.org. Latinos and LGBTQIA2-S folks encouraged to apply. For more information about Entre Hermanos, please visit www.entrehermanos.org.

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Global Health 101 now offered online

Interested in Global Health? The UW Department of Global Health will begin offering G H 101: Introduction to Global Health as an online course Fall Quarter 2014.  The course provides an introduction to global health, including the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions.  The course is entirely online with a proctored mid-term and final exam. This offering is open to non-majors at all UW Campuses.

The course is listed online at http://globalhealth.washington.edu/academics/all-courses/undergraduate-courses. Enrollment is limited, add codes can be requested by emailing ghminor@uw.edu.

ARCTIC 200 Course

Looking for an interesting 3-credit I&S course for fall? Interested in the Arctic Studies minor? Take a look at the course description for ARCTIC 200, listed below! 

ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic

3 credits | I&S Credit | 2014 Fall Quater | MWF 3:30-4:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 22642 | Instructor: Nadine Fabbi (nfabbi@uw.edu) *Core Requirement for the UW Minor in Arctic Studies

The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts. For arguably the first time in history, indigenous peoples are engaged in foreign policy and international politics on almost equal par with nation‐states. For example, six Arctic indigenous organizations have claimed Permanent Participant status on the Arctic Council, a high‐level intergovernmental body formed in 1996. This status gives Arctic peoples a legitimate voice in decision shaping and policy making for the region.

Indigenous self‐determination is typically achieved as part of a decolonization process in which a particular group wins increased autonomy at the domestic level. However, what is occurring in the Arctic encompasses both domestic and international political engagement. This emerging phenomenon has not been given much attention nor is it well understood. Yet, Arctic indigenous peoples are shaping future international policies that have implications for the circumpolar world and beyond. Scholars now argue that the Arctic is a unique region where reform can take place. The Arctic is viewed by some as a potential laboratory for international collaboration and the site for meaningful engagement between nation‐states and Arctic indigenous peoples.

This course will examine the characteristics of the Arctic as an emerging region in the world including the Arctic Council, the international and national Inuit associations, Arctic foreign policy, climate change, and issues of sovereignty and security from both nation‐state and indigenous perspectives. The course will draw in policy studies, spatial analysis and customary international law to understand how Arctic indigenous peoples are furthering their voice and interests in the Arctic.

Students will gain insight into these developments by reading the speeches of Arctic leaders and scholars, analyzing the declarations and policies of nation‐states and indigenous organizations, reading articles from major U.N. declarations, and via listening to key leaders and scholars on video recordings.

The goal of the course is to provide each student with an understanding of the Arctic as a distinct global region and with a foundation in the emerging developments in Arctic indigenous mobilization and sovereignty. The course will utilize Arctic indigenous maps, films, video clips, art and music to enhance understanding of the course content and to bring the Arctic indigenous voice, culture, sensibilities and philosophies to the classroom.

SAT course instructors wanted!

Mazor Test Prep is still looking for a few more dynamic individuals who are interested in rewarding part-time work helping students prepare for the SAT. Teaching will begin late August, with flexible training between now and then.
Bonus points for a great sense of humor and public speaking, teaching, or drama experience.

Please note that transportation is necessary for this position.

Come join our terrific staff of much appreciated and well-
compensated test prep experts!
To apply, please contact us now at:  awesomejob@mazor.org

UW Transportation Services Seeks U-PASS Liason

Hey Honors! UW Transportation Services is looking for a new student assistant to serve as their U-PASS Liason. The position starts this summer and extends throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. They are looking for someone to start as soon as possible! It is a paid position asking for a commitment of around 15 hours a week. If you would like to apply please send your cover letter and resume to Celeste Gilman at cgilman@uw.edu.

Check out this fundraising effort by fellow Honors student Sundeep Rai, who is raising money for earthquake relief while studying abroad on exchange in New Zealand. Sundeep will be skiing mountains across New Zealand and working with a local organization to help rebuild the beautiful city of Christchuch. Follow along on his journey, and help his efforts if you can!