Fulbright U.S. Student Program information sessions

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW Information Sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2015-16 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014. The campus deadline for applications is September 10, 2014.

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply. Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305:

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must be:

1)      A U.S. citizen,

  • International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISORS AT UW:

·         For graduate and professional students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Marilyn Gray, megray@u.washington.edu, G-1 Communications

 

·         For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Robin Chang, robinc@u.washington.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

 

  • UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:

Natalia Dyba, NDyba@uwb.edu, UW1-186

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Summer 2014 Online Courses available

Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter.

Register for Summer 2014 online courses

Register now for summer quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this summer you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out thesummer quarter 2014 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUWOnline courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $350 fee and the group-start format:

COM 420/JSIS 419/POL S 468: Comparative Media Systems (I&S)

DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)

DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)

DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)

ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)

LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)

MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)

PHIL 115:  Practical Reasoning (I&S/QSR)

PHIL 343:  Ethics and the Environment (I&S)

POL S 321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)

STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

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Summer Course – ENVIR 495 B

Class Title:  Ecological Restoration:  Human and Social Dimensions
When:  Summer 2014, Full Term
Days and Times:  M/W - 10:00am-11:10am
Credits:  4
SLN:  11415

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Upcoming Conference on Inequality

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is hosting an upcoming conference on April 25 entitled Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality. This event will bring together students, faculty, and community members alike to explore inequality, its effects on societies, and the role of government and social movements in protecting working people.

Join us for this amazing opportunity to hear people from different departments, universities, and community organizations working to combat the increasing inequality that plagues our society. The Working Democracy conference will be held on Friday, April 25, from 1:00pm-9:00pm in HUB Room 250. It is free and open to the public. More information can be found here, or by contacting the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies via email at hbcls@u.washington.edu or via phone at (206)543-7946.

Some of our speakers will include:
 *  Stephen Bezruchka, UW Global Health
 *  Larry Brown, IAM District 751
 *  David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist
 *  Dawn Gearhart, Teamsters Local 117
 *  Michael Honey, UW Tacoma
 *  Ruth Milkman, City University of New York
 *  Teresa Mosqueda, Washington State Labor Council
 *  Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, UW American Ethnic Studies
 *  David Rolf, SEIU 775
 *  Jonathan Rosenblum, Working Washington
 *  Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project
 *  Rich Stolz, OneAmerica
 *  Kim Voss, University of California – Berkeley
 *  Daniyal Zuberi, University of Toronto

We’re very excited to see our speakers dig deeper into issues that have been in headlines recently such as rising income inequality, the minimum wage, and decline in union power(e.g. the recent Boeing/machinists conflict), plus what that means for our society. 

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UW Student Legal Services is seeking new legal assistant

UW Student Legal Services is currently seeking one new undergraduate legal assistant to help organize and operate the only on-campus law firm serving students. Freshman and sophomores with an interest and relevant experience in law are encouraged to apply for this rewarding, unforgettable pre-law experience.

The following hiring ad is posted online at HuskyJobs. Interested students are encouraged to visit the HuskyJobs website and apply directly online. The posting is entitled “Legal Assistant at Student Legal Services” and the position ID number is 78003.

For more information, visit http://www.depts.washington.edu/slsuw

Thank you!

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UW-SEATTLE FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES!  UW Student Legal Services (SLS) is the campus law office located in the HUB that provides legal assistance, education, and representation to currently enrolled UW-Seattle students who pay the Services and Activities Fee.

SLS is hiring one part-time undergraduate Legal Assistant to work c. 10 hours/wk.  This is a student hourly position on campus; work study is OK.  Training starts late spring quarter 2014. 

Applicants must have freshman or sophomore standing; incoming freshmen are encouraged to apply. 

Please submit a resume, contact info for three references, and a cover letter through HuskyJobs.  In your cover letter, identify your expected graduation date, why you want to work at SLS, and what you can offer SLS.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience as employee or volunteer in a law office, judicial setting, or confidential office environment

• Incoming freshman, current freshman, or sophomore committed to working at SLS until graduation

DESIRED SKILLS:

• Be comfortable dealing with persons ranging in age from teens to 60’s or older and who may come from many other cultures

• Be conversant in a language other than English

JOB DUTIES:

• Provide confidential support to director/staff attorney, legal interns, legal assistants, and SLS volunteers

• Interact with clients, SLS staff and other UW employees, vendors, and the public

• Train incoming legal interns and legal assistants

• Assure adherence to ethical obligations at all stages of attorney-client relationship, including intake procedures, checks for conflicts of interest, billing, opening and closing files, etc.

• Execute advertising and promotions efforts

• Manage technology and law office management software; communicate with IT units

• Handle purchasing and receivables

• Comply with state and office records management policies

• Assist with preparation for client meetings and court hearings

• Collaborate on other administrative tasks as assigned

UW Student Legal Services, www.depts.washington.edu/slsuw

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MBRP group in Hall Health

Hall Health is offering a FREE group on Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP).

The group is Thursdays, 3-4:30pm and runs from April 24- June 5.

We are seeking participants!!!!

We are interested in participants who are dealing with recovery from any addiction as well as compulsive eating or other compulsive behaviors.

If you or others are interested in the group, please contact us directly for a brief screening at206-543-5030.

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City of Seattle – Summer Internship

Summer internship with the City of Seattle are here! We have over 20 openings with a wide range of majors from Culinary intern at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, to Communications Intern, IT Intern to Student Engineering Intern. Please advise your students to apply through our online employment site www.seattle.gov/jobs under the Student Employment Opportunities tab.

 

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