TRUMP IN THE WORLD – Jackson School lecture series in Spring – JSIS 478 G – 2 credits

Need a few more credits? Check out this lecture series featuring Sociologist Nathalie Williams on 4/17!

Spring 2018 – TRUMP IN THE WORLD – Jackson School Lecture Series – Tuesdays 4:30-6 pm, Kane 220


The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries.

The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018.

These lectures are free and open to all students and the public.

In this 2-credit lecture series, faculty at the Jackson School and Human Centered Design & Engineering will explore perspectives ranging from both Koreas to Kurds to the European Union to migration and more.

Regular attendance is required if you are taking the class for credit. Interested students are also welcome to attend any or all of the lectures without registering for the class.


  • JSIS 478 G – Trump in the World (SLN 21517) – 2 cr CR/NC
  • Every Tuesday starting March 27; from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Kane HallRoom 220.
  • ModeratorProfessor Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School

Trump in the World topics and speakers: 

3/27: Robert Pekkanen – Japan

4/3: Clark Sorensen – Two Koreas

4/10: Anand Yang – Indo-Pacific Strategy Challenges

4/17: Nathalie Williams – Migration

4/24: Scott Montgomery – Global Energy Challenges

5/1: Kate Starbird – Online Disinformation

5/8: Liora Halperin – Israel/Palestine

5/15: Sabine Lang – European Union

5/22: Scott Radnitz – Putin and Russia

5/29: Reşat Kasaba– Kurds and General Discussion

Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or

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KEXP Internships

KEXP is recruiting for seven part-time, paid internships. Internships are between 10-15 hours/week and pay $15/hr. Internships include:

  • Video production
  • Audio post-production
  • Development
  • Creative Production
  • Morning Show Producer
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Software Development

Full job descriptions here:

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Interesting Classes for Spring 2018 that have come across our desk

Career Strategy & Job Search – GEN ST 391F
(SLN 14620) meets Wednesdays from 10:30-12:20 and still has a few spaces open

The Viet Nam Wars – JSIS A 265
Did Ken Burns’ Viet Nam War documentary, with its US-centric narrative, leave you intrigued but also feel wanting?  “The Viet Nam Wars,” JSIS A 265, will provide multiple perspectives, particularly Vietnamese ones, to give you a much richer sense of the most important international flash point of the later 20th century.  Beyond Viet Nam, you’ll learn so much more about the world: the Cold War, imperialism and communism, decolonization, Great Power diplomacy and grassroots movements.  Beware that this very popular course will not be taught again until Autumn 2019!

Global History of the Built Environment II – B E 211 A 
(SLN 10848) 5 credits – VLPA, I&S – no prerequisites
MWF 8:30‐9:50am — AND 223
Instructor: Vikramāditya Prakāsh

This course encourages a closer look at the emergence of architectural commonalities and differences within the span of a “time cut.” By discussing examples of architectural innovations representing different parts of the world c.1000 CE, for example, we hope to better understand how social, cultural, and economic interactions on a global scale are essential pieces that form our global history and thus explore the relationship between architecture and culture around the globe, placing peoples from disparate continents in relationship with each other.

Advancing an Eastside Food Innovation District in Tacoma — URBDP 598 N,
SLN 21676 (Seattle campus students) (3 credits)

This course is part of the UW Livable City Year: Tacoma and aims to engage Seattle and Tacoma campus students.

Healthy food. Longer lives. Jobs and business opportunities.

Studies have shown that a child raised on the Eastside of Tacoma is likely to live 7–12 years less than one raised in other parts of the city, and access to healthy food has been identified as a strong contributor to this disparity. Creating a local food economy will stimulate better access to healthy food as well as jobs and business opportunities. As part of UW Livable City Year: Tacoma, this course will engage students from both Seattle and Tacoma campuses and will identify a set of recommendations for advancing the objective of an Eastside Food Innovation District in Tacoma. The City has begun work on this project, but needs help understanding how to incentivize and recruit the types of businesses that make a difference in this area and how to ensure that a Food Innovation District can become self-sustaining and will improve the lives of people in this community. In this course, we will work directly with the City of Tacoma and spend significant time in the field. Please email for more information.

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Interested in using Statistics in your career?

UW Biostatistics Department is hosting an event in April for students from historically and currently under-served groups potentially interested in pursing careers and/or graduate work in statistics and biostatistics

At the event, they will show the opportunities that a degree in STAT/BIOSTAT affords (to work in academia, biotech, at places like Amazon or Google, etc.). There will be a diverse panel of statistics professionals/faculty talking about what they do; a diverse panel of graduate students from the biostatistics department talking about their experience and work, and food/networking opportunities for attendees!

In addition, they will have a discussion of how to prepare for graduate work in stats/biostats, and a poster session/reception showing some of the work their graduate students have done.

The event is called StatNorthwest and will be on April 14, 2018, 12:30pm-5:00pm

Check out the flyer to learn more: statNW

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Unite UW spring application available till 3/14!

Unite UW application for spring quarter is open now! We would really appreciate your help to spread the word, so our students get to distress in spring while making some close friends. We are accepting graduate student applications too!  

 Unite UW Spring 2018 application is open now! It is that time of the year to smell the tulips at Skagit Tulip Town, lie on the beach at Golden Gardens at our annual BBQ, and enjoy Seattle’s nature by hiking up Rattlesnake. Unite UW is great opportunity to find a tight-knit community with caring friends from diverse cultural backgrounds and rich life experiences. This quarterly program is complimentary and offers food plus 2-night retreat at Pack Forest.

·         Apply by March 14th at: (Spring schedule is included in this application form)

·         Learn more at

Unite UW_Sp18

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“Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?” 5/3/18 Event

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?

The Department of Health Services invites you to attend “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?”

Which Degree Flyer_Spring 2018

What: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, MHIHIM, and Online Executive MPH programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

When: Thursday May 3, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm

Where: UW Seattle campus, South Campus Center, Room 303

Please RSVP here by Sunday April 29 to reserve your spot!

Facebook event page here.

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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 a low-cost, high quality, LSAT prep course offered at UW (open to non-students as well).

You can apply for the course (and see testimonials, etc.) At


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 costs $325. (some students who qualify for financial need-based aid will pay about $225.)

The course is taught by a high-scoring, qualified instructor who has been trained by our national trainer. All instructors for Campus Prep must meet certain requirements (including having a high LSAT score), and must undergo a rigorous training program by top experts.

LSAT PREP COURSE SCHEDULE: (please let us know if this schedule doesn’t work for you)
Tuesdays 6-9pm
4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 4/21 11-2pm, Sat. 5/5 11-2pm, Sat. 5/19 11-2pm

You can try the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason.
Apply ASAP at, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to

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

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