UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 10 – Autumn 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are ready for the final weeks of Autumn Quarter! It’s Thursday afternoon, which means it’s time for our weekly announcements. Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.


Honors Events


Group Advising: Study Abroad 101 + preview summer/EFS programs

Join experts from UW Study Abroad and the Honors Program for a special information session to learn more about studying abroad (or on a domestic, study-away program) while at UW, and to get a preview of the Honors Summer 2024 study abroad programs. You’ll learn about program types, timelines, credits, funding & scholarships, as well as the locations and topics of upcoming Honors offerings.

Thursday, 11/30/23, 3:30-4:30pm, in the Honors suite, 211 Mary Gates Hall.

Honors’ Study Abroad/Study Away page for 2024 is under construction, but you can take a sneak peek at the offerings: https://honors.uw.edu/study-abroad/

Study abroad 101

It’s Just…Coffee and Donuts

Join us for a refreshing interlude amidst the demands of dead and finals week! On 12/5/2023, at Mary Gates Hall 211, experience the delightful synergy of coffee and donuts starting at 9 AM. Indulge in the complimentary offerings as we provide a respite from your academic pursuits. No need to RSVP—simply drop by, enjoy the moment, and fortify yourself for the challenges ahead. Let’s foster a supportive study environment together.

It's Just Coffee and Donuts

Student Digital Media Producer

Undergraduate Academic Affairs seeks a digital media producer (undergraduate or graduate student) to join the communications team in the Dean’s Office and help tell the story of the UW undergraduate academic experience, particularly as it connects to UAA programs and initiatives. This work brings the digital media producer deeper insight into the opportunities available to undergrads at the UW, a robust digital storytelling portfolio, experience as a creative communicator and generator of stories that interest and inspire others.

The primary responsibility of the digital media producer is to develop and produce video, audio and photography projects for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) that align with UAA priorities and the University’s brand. Video and audio projects could include short stories about individual students’ academic experiences, interviews, promotion for or recording of flagship events and experiences, or stories for live events. Photography assignments will include portraits; active, photo journalistic-style photo shoots; events; campus shots; as well as others.

Full job description and how students can apply is available here: https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/8446930

Deadline: Dec. 10, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

The Citizens Foundation USA, Street Food Night

With less than a week to go, we’re excited to extend an invitation to TCF’s annual Street Food Night at the UW HUB Lyceum on Saturday, December 2nd from 6 PM to 8 PM, in collaboration with the Pakistani Student Association of UW and UW Bothell!

Join us for a flavorful evening and indulge in an endless feast of South Asian delights – it’s all you can eat! Tickets are available for just $20 for students, $25 for the rest of the community, and kids 8 and under are free! Parking is also free at the Padelford Garage (details on parking will be sent out).

Your ticket purchase plays a crucial role in supporting our mission of providing education to underprivileged children in Pakistan. Secure your spot by purchasing tickets [Click here for tickets/donation]. If you prefer a different payment method, have any questions, or need assistance, please feel free to reply to this email or message us @tcfudub on Instagram.

Street Food Night

Event Support Intern for Spring CELEbration

The CELE Center has an exciting new intern opportunity as event support for the 2024 Spring CELEbration! Please share with your networks and any students you think might be interested!

The Event Support Intern for Spring CELEbration will serve as a member of the CELE Center Spring CELEbration working group, supporting in planning and logistics for the department-wide, end-of-year presentations of learning event in May 2024. This role will focus primarily on projects regarding event logistics, such as: reservations and confirmations of event vendors, student registrations, webpage maintenance, communications/marketing, and presenter prep sessions. The intern will have an opportunity to collaborate with CELE staff on other projects and activities depending on experience and interests. ( View Job Description here, UW NetID log in required)

Other Details –

  • 10 hours/week, $19.97/hour
  • January 2024 – June 2024  (Start Date: January 16, 2023) 

Application Link: https://forms.office.com/r/6bQgxhtVUS 

Application Priority Deadline:  December 10, 2023 

Any questions can be directed to egbp@uw.edu.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The NIH UGSP Scholarship is a dedicated program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Scholarships of up to $20,000 per academic year to cover tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living costs. Scholarships renewed for up to 4 consecutive years. For every year of scholarships funding, students commit to two NIH service obligations, which provide unparalleled research training and experiences at NIH.

Application Opens: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024. Apply, for more information visit. 

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Webinars:

For a comprehensive overview, eligibility criteria, and other details, click NIH UGSP Official Website. When opening the link to register note to change the webinar applicable to you.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023| 2:00pm-3pm ET | In-person | Register here >  

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024| 2:00pm-3:00pm ET | In-person | Register here >  

Blakemore Foundation Fellowships

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study and the new Blakemore Kingfisher Art History Language Fellowships, both programs provide full tuition and a stipend for living, travel and study expenses in Asia for an academic year of full-time intensive language study. Blakemore Freeman applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that involves regular use of specific East or Southeast Asian languages. Blakemore Kingfisher applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and be pursuing an academic career in Chinese or Korean art history. 

Deadline: Saturday, December 30th, 2023. Apply, for more information visit. 

Save our Salmon Honors Action Group Webinar

Honors 392A student action group project,  Save Our Wild Salmon, is hosting an informational and action-based webinar coming up Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm. This event will focus on the discussion of the complex and nuanced issue of Salmon restoration, Native Rights, and ecological justice within the Pacific Northwest. 

We would love to see a robust involvement and response from the UW student body, and we believe this program has a great influence on alerting involved students of these kinds of calls to action!

ZOOM LINK: https://washington.zoom.us/j/98860749150

ZOOM MEETING ID: 988 6074 9150

Save our Salmon

Health Horizons: Topics and Careers in Healthcare Panel Discussion

This Thursday 11/30 in partnership with We Work for Health and the WASCAA at UW RSO we are hosting a healthcare panel discussion entitled Health Horizons. The goal of this event is to bring industry professionals from different areas of healthcare together for an evening of discussion on U.S. healthcare and how different career paths can make change. In doing so, we hope to display healthcare-related careers beyond the world of patient facing healthcare, as well as how important incorporating all disciplines into the future of healthcare is. 

Health Horizons

Congressional Hunger Center’s Emerson Hunger Fellowships

For graduating seniors, alumni and graduate students/alumni focusing their work on anti-poverty/anti-hunger efforts and advocacy in the US and looking to gain more experience, please share with them the opportunity to apply for the Congressional Hunger Center’s Emerson Hunger Fellowships. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for this program.

Deadline to apply is Jan. 12 for the 2024-25 fellowship year. Get program information, recorded webinars, tips to apply and the application guide at https://hungercenter.org/what-we-do/emerson-fellowship/fellows/.

The Emerson Fellowship develops effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. During their year in the program fellows develop their leadership skills and gain hands-on experience through placements with host organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

  • Field Placements: For the first six months Emerson Fellows are placed with organizations across the U.S. with a local or regional focus, including food banks, anti-hunger/ anti-poverty advocacy groups, food policy councils, research institutions, and state, local, and regional government agencies.
  • Policy Placements: For the second half of the fellowship, Emerson Fellows shift their focus to national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy through placements with national advocacy groups, think tanks, and federal government agencies.

UW alum, Taylor Unoki (’22-’23 fellow), was placed with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, where she created a Landscape Assessment that gathered data on demographics and social determinants of food insecurity such as healthcare, food deserts, and housing to identify gaps where Second Harvest could focus its resources. Taylor’s policy placement was at the Food Research & Action Center in Washington, D.C. where she gathered state level data and information to identify barriers and recommendations for WIC individuals on a state basis. Read more about Taylor’s fellowship experience.

Benefits and Financial Support during and after the fellowship:

  • The Hunger Center establishes its financial packages for fellows based on their location, taking into consideration the cost of living at both the field and policy placements. Fellows typically receive financial packages of no less than $48,000 over the duration of the fellowship.
  • Graduate School Partnerships: Emerson alums pursuing masters’ degrees in public health or public policy at select institutions are eligible for significant discounts on tuition.
  • Other Benefits: membership in a dynamic learning community of fellows; connection to an extensive network of alums, partners, and experts; experience working with community and policy leaders; training, mentoring, and leadership development; and Project management experience.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency (required)
  • A commitment to ending hunger and poverty in the United States
  • An ability to adjust and adapt to new situations
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
  • An ability to solve problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Enthusiasm for learning from a wide variety of individuals with expertise in the area anti-hunger/anti-poverty space
  • A willingness to search for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
  • A lived experience with hunger and poverty
  • Experience working in low-income communities
  • Excitement about peer learning in a tightknit community of fellows

UW undergraduate students and alumni planning to apply can get support throughout the application process from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. UW graduate/professional students and alumni can get support from the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards.

Washington Directed Reading Program

The Washington Directed Reading Program (WDRP) is an initiative from the Mathematics Department which launched in Fall 2018. The WDRP is modeled after successful Directed Reading Programs (DRPs) at other universities around the country. This program pairs interested undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to embark on a quarter-long independent mathematics reading project. We expect to have around 10 projects in Winter 2024. 

Applications will be open until Monday, December 18th at 5:00 pm PDT, and applicants will be notified by January 8th at the latest. To learn more about upcoming reading projects and apply, go to sites.uw.edu/wdrp/applications.

The main components of the program are:

  • Start-of-quarter kickoff event, including an introduction to the program and time to mingle with other undergraduate and graduate students
  • One-on-one weekly meetings between undergraduate student mentees and graduate student mentors to discuss weekly readings
  • Mid-quarter social event for undergraduates only
  • End-of-quarter presentations by undergraduate students on topics selected from their readings

In addition, 1 credit (CR/NC) for Math 398 is available to undergraduate students participating in and successfully completing the program. Note that you will not be able to sign up for this credit until after you have applied for and been accepted into the program, at which time we will provide further information about enrolling.

For more information and some sample projects, please see our website sites.uw.edu/wdrp. Feel free to ask any other questions by sending an email to wdrp@uw.edu.

JSIS 478: International Negotiations: Indo-Pacific Region Policy and Simulation

SLN: 16035

MW 1:30-3:20 p.m.

Location: More Hall 225

Instructor: Dean LaRue

This course is part of the Global Connections program, a collaborative effort between the Jackson School of International Studies and International & English Language Programs (IELP). 

Course Description:

“ . . .  practicum focused on the current, real-world policy issues and international negotiations of the Indo-Pacific region.”   Includes a series of alternating lecture/discussion and negotiation simulations on five areas of current Indo-Pacific policy.  Students will be assigned countries in pairs, where they will represent assigned region countries to negotiate major policy issues in a simulated regional summit.

The course if 5 credits; there are no restrictions for registration.

New Honors Advisor, Lilian Tang, Meet and Greet

Want to get to know our new Honors adviser, Lilian Tang? Come by the Honors suite on December 7th  anytime from 11am-1pm! Lilian will be available to chat with students that would like to get to know and welcome her to the Honors community. Snacks will be available as well.

Meet Lilian tang

Honors LLC Resident Advisor

Want to be an RA in the Honors LLC? UW Housing and Food Services is currently accepting applications for Resident Advisers (RAs). More information can be found here.