Sociology Honors Program Information Session – Friday, May 22

Are you highly motivated and interested in working closely with Sociology faculty to conduct your own research? Do you have a minimum cumulative UW GPA of 3.30 (or close to it) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in all UW sociology courses (or close to it)?

If so, we invite you to attend our Sociology Honors Program information session and pizza lunch on Friday, May 22 in Savery Hall 245, from 12:30-2:00pm.

We will talk about some of the reasons why students choose to pursue honors and what some of the many benefits of the honors experience can be for you–academically and personally. We will give you an overview of the admission requirements, and you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Professor Hedy Lee, who is our Faculty Honors Director, as well as talking to current honors students about why they chose to pursue honors and what their experiences in the program have been like.


The Sociology Honors Program is an academically rigorous senior year to complement the major, designed for students who would like closer intellectual contact with faculty, as well as students interested in graduate work in sociology or in related professional fields. Honors curriculum trains students to design and execute their own research for senior theses through small seminars, independent study with faculty, and an honors statistics course. Successful graduates of the Honors Program are awarded the bachelor’s degree “With Honors.”

Sociology Honors students also have access to all the resources of the University Honors Program. For more information about the program and admission requirements, click here:

Applications are due on Friday, July 17th.  If you are considering applying but are not sure whether the program is a good fit for you, please come to the information session on Friday, May 22.

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Department of Sociology Graduation 2015

The UW Department of Sociology wishes to honor its graduating students with a Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, June 10th at 7pm in Meany Hall.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE:  All undergraduate and graduate students who graduated in Autumn 2014 or Winter 2015 are invited to participate.  Students who applied by the April 17 deadline to graduate in Spring or Summer 2015 are also invited to participate.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration for the Sociology Graduation Celebration will open May 6 and close May 24.  The online registration form can be found here.

HOW MANY GUESTS: Our event is intended for graduates and their immediate family/friends.  We will try our best to give each student the number of tickets requested on our online registration form. However, if evenly distributed, each graduate would receive 5-6 tickets, so please request only what you will actually need. If some graduates do not take their full allotment of tickets, we will make the extras available to students who want additional tickets. All guests need tickets, except infants. Toddlers are NOT infants; they should have their own seat.

CAP AND GOWN: The Sociology Graduation Celebration is a formal event, and you will need to wear a cap and gown.  Order your cap and gown on the UW Commencement website (  Even if you are not attending UW Commencement you still need to purchase your cap and gown for the Graduation Celebration from that website between May 6 and May 24.

For more information about the Department of Sociology Graduation Celebration:

We look forward to sharing this very special evening with you!

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College-to-Career Summer Job Prep Program

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UW College of Arts & Sciences and KORU, a college-to-career program, will help you translate what you’ve learned in college to real professional experience.


Want all the benefits of a summer internship – in 2 short weeks? UW and KORU are hosting a summer job prep program for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll work on real projects for real companies and walk away with hands-on job experience. You’ll also expand your network for future summer job or internship opportunities. It’s a win-win. Join us!

For more information, see:

To apply to the program and save your place, go here:



  • Skills
  • Experience
  • Mentorship
  • Network


Wednesday                 May 20th, 2-3pm

Thursday                     May 21st, 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday                 May 27th, 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday                     May 28th, 12:30-1:30pm


  • Who can sign up? The program is for continuing students (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) in the College of Arts & Sciences. Pre-majors who intend to declare an A&S major are also eligible. Students graduating in spring or summer 2015 are NOT eligible.
  • What is the program? The KORU@UW A&S program begins with an assessment of your skills which will prepare you to engage in the professional world. It will help you think proactively about all the opportunities you have, and reinforce the value of our majors and the skills associated with them. It will culminate in an employer challenge that lets you put your strengths to task with a local organization.
  • Why should students do the KORU@UW A&S program? We believe there are benefits to getting more students thinking about post-graduation plans earlier. We also hear students say “what am I going to do with a SOCIOLOGY degree?” and we know they worry about choosing a major they love that isn’t necessarily deemed “valuable” in terms of career prospects. This program is the first of a number of new initiatives the College of Arts & Sciences will embark upon with a variety of partners. KORU@UW A&S is particularly well-suited for students wanting to grow and develop professional skills and networks quickly. It is also a perfect place to develop a better understanding of how the next steps could unfold before and after graduation for students concerned about professional opportunities.
  • How much does it cost? It is $795, and there is financial aid available.
  • When and where is it? There are two sessions and both will take place on the UW campus. Housing is available for those who don’t live in the Seattle area.
  • Session 1: Aug 17-28, 2015
  • Session 2: September 8-18, 2015.

Do you earn credit for the program? No, this is not an academic course.

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New INTSCI (Fall 2015) Courses: Controversies in Science & Society (INTSCI 200) / Nature of Science (INTSCI 402)

Dear Student,

Are you interested in exploring controversies in science & society or examining the nature of science? Would you like to:

*  Apply evidence-based reasoning to address questions, to evaluate sources and arguments, and to inform your own perspectives on science and society?
*  Understand how scientific knowledge is created, including the importance of integrated sciences perspectives and data analysis & presentation skills?
*  Engage collaboratively in reflection and discussion with peers, helping one another to connect ideas across the sciences?

Integrated Sciences 200: Controversies in Science & Society (3 credits, I&S/NW)

In INTSCI 200, we will focus on societal controversies that emphasize intersections among science communication, education, policy, and research. For example, why do parents choose to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, their children? How should genetically-modified organisms be regulated?

INTSCI 200 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 p.m.  First-year Interest Group (FIG) students should register for section B; all other students should register for section A. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the instructor at:

Integrated Sciences 402: Nature of Science (5 credits, NW)

In INTSCI 402, we will focus on case study examinations of scientific methods and elements of scientific practice. For example, how do scientists construct models to represent and test our understanding of the natural world? How do scientists use data to support, falsify, or modify theories?

INTSCI 402 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to email:

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Considering Graduate School? Summer Course: Preparing for Graduate Education – SPACES AVAILABLE!!

Preparing for Graduate Education: GRDSCH200

This is a 8-week course (2 C/NC) for juniors and seniors from all disciplines who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education. Learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.


* Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?  Come explore and find out!

* Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!

* Not sure what program or school you want to attend?  Find your fit here!

The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:

Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school? What you need to know about the graduate school experience.

Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect? Demystify the process.  Personal statements, resumes/CVs, and letters of recommendation

Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how do you chart a course of action? Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How can you do it?

This course is designed for both students who know they want to go to graduate school, as well as those who are just in the beginning stages of the process. This quarter the course will be conducted as a hybrid course meeting at UW-Seattle and working through UW Canvas. On average students will have 1-2 page written assignments due weekly. The expected time of commitment is approximately 4-6 hours per week.  The end goal of the course is first for students to identify if they want to go to graduate school and then if so, prepare a final portfolio which will provide the primary components to any graduate application and make for a more competitive application.

Course Info:
GRDSCH200 A – Prep for Grad Ed
SLN# 11638
M 1:10 – 3:20 THO 119 (Seattle)
Course will be hybrid – half in-class and half online

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Join us at the Undergrad Research Symposium on May 15




MAY 15, 2015 MARY GATES HALL – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Celebrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Work

We are pleased to invite you to the University of Washington’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

More than 1,000 students will present their research in a wide-range of disciplines, from aerospace to philosophy, international studies to design, anthropology to computer science, and just about everything in between.


11:00 a.m.

Welcome: Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Gerald J. Baldasty and Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor


11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 1:00–2:30 p.m., 2:30–4:00 p.m., 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Poster Presentation Sessions


3:00–4:30 p.m.

Visual Arts & Design Showcase


12:30–2:15 p.m., 3:30–5:15 p.m.

Oral Presentation Sessions


12:45–2:15 p.m.

Performing Arts Session


For more information, online proceedings, or to find a presenter, visit:

The Undergraduate Research Program is a unit of Undergraduate Academic Affairs housed in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206-543-6450 (voice); 206-543-6452 (TTY); 206-685-7264 (FAX); (email).
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New Student Club Meet & Greet – Young Professionals @UW


Dear student,

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to:

–          Learn about public policy and the business climate in our state

–          Build your network

–          Engage with our region’s top business, thought and policy leaders

We encourage you to get involved with WPC Young Professionals @ UW!

This new student club on UW’s campus welcomes students throughout the Seattle area to become connected with Washington Policy Center (WPC), a nonprofit, independent public policy organization in WA state.

Please join us for a club “meet & greet” on Thursday, May 14th between noon and 1:00pm at the HUB.

Meet club members and officers and hear from WPC’s Dr. Roger Stark, Health Care Policy Analyst and Todd Myers, WPC’s Center for Environmental Policy Director!

Plus… FREE lunch!

Please register online to claim your spot/meal and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

If you have any questions, feel free to email club President Travis Strawn at travis.strawn@outlook.comSocial Media & Marketing CoordinatorHusky Union Building

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Husky Neighborhood Intern 2015-2016

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Want to work in the UW Community? Apply for this paid internship working in the North of 45th Community.

Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.


  • Compensation will be $12/ hour with a maximum of 7-10 hours per week .  Students must be able to work in the United States.

Time Commitment:

  • Must be able to attend two days of training in late September before classes start.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills.  Ability to manage projects and provide leadership.
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and take initiative.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like to work in the North of 45th area and what issues or concerns do you see facing this community to Community Standards and Student Conduct  by May 20, 2014.  Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis after we receive resumes and cover letters.

For a more detailed job description and to learn more about the HNI program check out

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