Looking for UW Intern to work on the Great Elephant Census

Are you a “data geek” who loves wildlife?

The Great Elephant Census is looking for a UW undergraduate or graduate intern.  This project is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date data about the number and distribution of African elephants by using standardized aerial surveys of tens of hundreds of thousands of square miles. Dozens of researchers flying in small planes will capture comprehensive observational data of elephants and elephant carcasses.

They are currently looking for people to process all of the data they have collected so far.  Interns should have most or all of the following qualifications.

- Knowledge of Excel  – a lot of the work will be review and manipulation of spreadsheets.
– Sufficient concern about the work to motivate a high level of attention to detail
– Familiarity with SQL databases and moving data between Excel and SQL databases.
– GIS skills – working with shapefiles, gps data, visualization with QGIS. PostGIS.

If you are interested in this research opportunity, please contact Ed Lazowska (lazowska@cs.washington.edu) or Oren Etzioni (etzioni@cs.washington.edu).



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Study abroad in Italy Spring 2015

Although the sociology department is also offering a study abroad program in Italy with guaranteed sociology credits in Spring 2015, students who have completed their sociology requirements but still wish to stay in beautiful Rome for a few weeks might be interested in the study abroad program being offered by art history and astronomy.

Held at the UW’s Rome Center, the two instructors from Astronomy/History of Science, and Art History are combining to produce an interdisciplinary experience that will provide insight into Western culture over a two-millennium span. The program’s courses have no prereqs and qualify for each of the following graduation requirements: Writing (5 to 12 credit-hrs), Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (7), and Natural World (8). Maximum Program size is 15 students.

Check the full description at:
For further information, contact Prof. Woody Sullivan at woody@astro.washington.edu or attend info sessions during the second week of Autumn quarter.

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Master of Science in Information Management — invitation for students

The iSchool would like to invite any students who might be interested to join to an online webchat about the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program next Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00pm.

The MSIM program attracts applicants from around the world, allowing students from any academic background to pursue studies in Information Management areas such as Data Science, Information Architecture, Information Security, User Experience Design, and more! MSIM is a STEM program, but there is no technical background required for admission consideration.  The program considers the the diversity of students who join the program one of their greatest strengths!

Further information, along with a link to the webchat, can be found here: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/msim-web-chat-12

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Spanish 101 evening classes

Are you a busy student who is also trying to complete a first year language sequence?  The UW Office of Professional and Continuing Education is offering an evening course for Spanish 101. For more information on course structure, registration, credits and payment, follow the link below:


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Work-study opportunity in the School of Dentistry’s Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

For any sociology majors interested in public health and/or considering careers in healthcare, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) is hiring for an Undergraduate Student Office Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities: Filing, making file labels, running errands, tracking compliance, distributing the mail, assisting the program manager process applications. Other duties as described.

Minimum Qualifications: UW Work-study; detail-oriented; self-starter; able to work independently with moderate direction

Educational Benefits: Great opportunity to work in a healthcare administrative environment.

Pay Rate: $12 – $16

Employment Period: Summer, Academic Year

Hours Per Week: 19 hrs/wk

For more information, contact Supervisor Bridget Doyle (206-543-3097, badw@uw.edu)

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Autumn Quarter Course: Reflections on Responsibility Research and Society

Reflections on Responsibility Research and Society is an undergraduate level seminar course designed to explore ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research. Topics include research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review. Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.

Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.


Course information

BH460: Reflections on Responsibility Research and Society

SLN: 10997

TTh 2:30-3:50 pm

Location: HSR RR134

Instructor: Rose James, PhD

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Luce Scholars Program – UW application deadline Sept. 10!

Graduating seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2015-16 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

  • For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications
  • For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

For more information about the program, visit: http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx

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