Low-Cost LSAT Prep Course at UW!

Are you interested in going to Law School, but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for  LSAT prep classes?

There will be another low-cost, high quality, LSAT prep course offered at UW*


You can apply for the course (and see testimonials, etc.) at campusprep.org

The course will start in April and prepares you for the June test date. The comprehensive 30-hour live course includes 3 practice exams and only costs $328!

The instructor for the course has taught with Campus Prep for several years. He scored in the top 3 percent on the test, and is one of our top-rated teachers nationally.

SCHEDULE (let us know if this schedule does not work for you!)

  • Wednesdays, 6-9pm: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
  • Proctored (practice) exams: Sat 4/15 11-2pm, Sat 5/6, 11-2pm, Sat 5/20, 11-2pm

The same caliber as traditional prep courses, but it comes at a cheaper cost” – Kristine Jackson, Dean of Admissions at CU Boulder Law

You have until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason.

Apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to admin@campusprep.org 

*Open to non-UW students as well

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Happy (almost) Spring Break!

We hope all of your finals are going well and that you have a relaxing Spring Break! See you back on campus on March 27! 



Have friends applying to Sociology?
The deadline to apply is 4pm on Friday, March 31st 
Transferring outside credit into UW in order to graduate WINTER 2017? 
The deadline for all of your transcripts to be received, processed, AND evaluated by the UW Registrar is April 5th, So send them as soon as grades are posted and check back if they aren’t showing up on your UW transcript.
Transferring outside credit into UW in order to graduate SPRING 2017?
The deadline for all of your transcripts to be received, processed, AND evaluated by the UW Registrar is June 28th. So send them as soon as grades are posted and check back if they aren’t showing up on your UW transcript.
Planning to graduate in June? 
Be sure to schedule an advising appointment with asksoc@uw.edu to file a Graduation Application immediately! The deadline to apply is April 14th!
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CME Book Talk Series ft. UW Professor Charles Hirschman

The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington cordially invites you and your colleagues to the 20th Book Talk in its Book Talk Series…

From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity

Charles Hirschman, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and the Department of Sociology, UW

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Friday, April 7th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Yukon Pacific Room at the UW Club. Book Signing to Follow.

Please RSVP by March 31st by email: centerme@uw.edu or phone: 206-543-3386

Today, over 75 percent of high school seniors aspire to graduate from college. However, only one-third of Americans hold a bachelor’s degree, and college graduation rates vary significantly by race/ethnicity and parental socioeconomic status. If most young adults aspire to obtain a college degree, why are these disparities so great? Charles Hirschman in From High School to College: Gender, Immigration Generation, and Race-Ethnicity illuminates how gender, immigration, and ethnicity influence the path to college graduation. He analyzes the period between leaving high school and completing college for nearly 10,000 public and private school students across the Pacific Northwest. Hirschman finds that although there are few gender, racial, or immigration-related disparities in students’ aspirations to attend and complete college, certain groups succeed at the highest rates. With a growing number of young adults seeking college degrees, understanding the barriers that different students encounter provides vital information for social scientists and educators.

charles1Charles Hirschman is the Boeing International Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance at the University of Washington. In addition to his long-standing interests on social and demographic change in Southeast Asia, he has published extensively on immigration, ethnic inequality, and education. He has been elected President of the Population Association of America (2005), Chair of Section K (Social, Economic, and Political Sciences) of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (2004-04), and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has been a visiting fellow at the center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (1993-4), the Russel Sage Foundation (1998-99), and a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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[SOC in the News] Ft. a UW Sociology Professor & a UW Sociology Grad Student

Sociology in the News

Town Square Video: What Would a 21st-Century Immigration Policy Look Like?

Click here to watch the video featuring Professor Charles Hirschman, UW Sociology, and Ph.D. Student Thiago Marques, UW Sociology.

Immigrants have made countless contributions to American society. They have generated economic growth, enriched our culture, and contributed to our collective civic life. However, immigration policies have at times generated uncertainty and anxiety. How can we separate legitimate concerns about immigration from irrational worry? How might federal policies be changed to harness the benefits of immigration for all Americans while mitigating legitimate concerns?

Video Features: 

  • Congressman Adam Smith, 9th District
  • Professor Charles Hirschman, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW
  • Professor Christine Cimini, University of Washington School of Law
  • Mozhdeh Oskouian, Directing Attorney, Seattle Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Thiago Marques, Ph.D. student, School of Sociology, University of Washington
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Upcoming Spring Lectures

Be Informed | Be Inspired | Be Ignited

Spring 2017 Public Lectures 

Cherry blossoms on the UW Quad. Katherine B. Turner/ UW

The University of Washington’s public lectures bring you timely topics, innovative research and engaging storytelling from the best of UW and experts around the world.

Registration is now open. Please click each heading to learn more and register.

**BIG DATA** Accelerating Social Change Through Innovation

  • May 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave, Seattle WA 98101)
  • $5.00

The UW School of Social Work is using new technologies, big data and surprising partnerships to lift up the lives of vulnerable populations living at the intersection of poverty and inequality. Join us and discover how innovative approaches to pressing social issues can create real and lasting change.

Presented by Dr. Eddie Uehara, Dean in Social Work, Ben de Haan, Executive Director for Partners for Our Children, and Dr. Susan Kemp, Social Work

People, Place, Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity in Changing Communities

  • May 9 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Free
  • UW -Tacoma, William Philip Hall

As communities face economic and demographic changes – and new forms of work and education, and policies that don’t always consider all of us – they seek positive reforms and to understand the impact of advancing equity and greater inclusion.  What successes and struggles can we learn from? How are communities addressing new levels of prosperity that are widening inequality and impeding upward mobility?  The San Francsico Foundation, under Bell’s leadership, sees equity as both a “moral imperactive, and an economic necessity.”

Presented by Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation

Black Lives Matter: A Conversation

  • May 3 at 7:30 PM
  • Pantages Theater, Tacoma
  • $24

With a vision of justice for all, the Black Lives Matter founders engage audiences in discussion about race relations in America and how their activism from the fringes became the national movement it is today, galvanizing individuals to stand up and together against the state violence, police brutality and social injustice plaguing our country.

Presented by Patrisse Culoors, Black Live Matters founder and Jamelle Bouie, Chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine,

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SOC in the News: Using Data for Social Good in the Cascade Region

Sociology in the News!

Universities Establish Joint Center to use Data for Social Good in the Cascadia Region


Below is a selection from the article posted on UW Today

In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness. The largest industry-funded research partnership between UBC and the UW, the collaborative will bring faculty, students and community stakeholders together to solve problems, and is made possible thanks to a $1-million gift from Microsoft.

“Thanks to this generous gift from Microsoft, our two universities are poised to help transform the Cascadia region into a technological hub comparable to Silicon Valley and Boston,” said Professor Santa J. Ono, President of the University of British Columbia. “This new partnership transcends borders and strives to unleash our collective brain power, to bring about economic growth that enriches the lives of Canadians and Americans as well as urban communities throughout the world.”

“We have an unprecedented opportunity to use data to help our communities make decisions, and as a result improve people’s lives and well-being. That commitment to the public good is at the core of the mission of our two universities, and we’re grateful to Microsoft for making a community-minded contribution that will spark a range of collaborations,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce.

Continue reading on UW Today here…

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Data Science: Upcoming Lecture

The Simpson Center for the Humanities presents…

Lorraine Daston

Algorithms Before Computers: Patterns, Recipes and Rules 

April 19th at 7pm 
UW Kane Hall Rm 210
Free & Open to the Public
There are no cultures without rules. Rules–in the form of everything from traffic regulations so computer algorithms–structure almost every human interaction. These are rigid, precise, explicit rules that minimize interpretation. But the long history of rules before the modern era reveals an alternative and more supple kind of rule: the rule as pattern or paradigm, which requires the exercise of judgment, even in mathematics. How did we get from there to here, and what are the implications of this transformation for the way we live now?
Lorraine Daston is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor of SOcial Thought and History at the University of Chicago. A widely respected historian of science, she has published on the history of probability and statistics and wonders in early modern science. Her recent books include How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality (co-editor, 2014) and Objectivity (with Peter Galison, 2010).
Daston is a fewllow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the recipient of the Pfizer Prize and Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society and many other wawards. She earned a BA and PhD in the history of science from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 
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