Paid Research Opportunity on Mass Movements

Stephen Kosack, a political science professor at UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs, seeks research assistance from advanced undergraduates interested in comparative politics and sociology, particularly popular struggles by disempowered or disenfranchised groups seeking to improve their lives or their government.  You will work with a team to develop a database of mass movements around the world, such as movements of workers, peasants, or religious or ethnic groups.  You must be comfortable working in a team, have strong research skills including attention to detail, and be interested in the challenge of seeking out and synthesizing large amounts of information, often from obscure sources in libraries and online, and then defending your judgments and evidence at meetings with other members of the team who may have reached different conclusions.  You should also have excellent writing skills and familiarity with Word and Excel.  A background in political science, economics, or sociology is a plus, as are reading skills in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and other Asian languages, but I will consider any student with a strong interest in politics and social science research.  Positions will pay $13.39/hour and are available starting in September for 10-15 hours/week.  All research assistants will participate in a one-month training program and a three-month trial period.  To apply, send a resume or CV and a cover letter outlining relevant interests, skills, and experience to massmovementproject@gmail.com

Exciting Autumn Courses!

Looking for another course for Autumn? Still not happy with your schedule? Take a look at the three courses listed below! All three include a challenging, engaging lecture course meeting multiple UW requirements, linked with a composition course that can be used toward either C or W. All three of these offerings include at least one linked composition course taught by senior faculty in IWP (the Interdisciplinary Writing Program), all of whom have received awards for undergraduate teaching.

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Honors 397 B: Leadership Towards a Caring Community

Check out this new seminar we’re offering in Autumn, "Honors 397 B: Leadership Towards a Caring Community—Omoiyari no aru kokusai shakai ni mukete no ridashippu”. While this seminar is only 1 credit, and thus doesn’t fulfill any Honors requirements, it’s a great way to learn more about the relationship between the US and Japan and, if you’re interested, a fabulous way to prepare for the Waseda Global Leadership Program! Sound interesting? Take a look at the course description below or here on our website.

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The Borgen Project Seeking Interns

The Borgen Project, a nonprofit, national campaign that works to fight global poverty by making it a focus of US foreign policy, is currently looking for interns for Fall! They’re currently recruiting…

Political Intern

Graphic Design Intern

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Human Resources Intern

Development and Fundraising Intern

Donor Relations Intern

Recruiter Intern

Editor Intern

Web Developer Intern

Journalism Intern

For more information on these opportunities, take a look at the internships page on their website.

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.