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Week 10 – Winter Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 10 – I hope you all are surviving finals season! It’s Thursday morning which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.



Population Health Initiative Fellowship Circulation

We are offering two summer fellowship opportunities that may be of interest to the students you serve. Would you please help us circulate these amongst your students? 

Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship: This program supports graduate fellows from across disciplines to work on a variety of projects. This year’s topics include addressing racial disparities, culturally responsive technology, exercise, technology for the malaria vaccine, and clean energy technologies.  

Applied Research Fellowship: This program supports multidisciplinary teams of students to address real-world population health challenges. This year’s project is focused on addressing migration and displacement in King County. This program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.  

If interested, students may reach out to Arti Shah at pophlth@uw.edu for any questions. Application instructions and more information can also be found at the links provided.

Fulbright UW campus visit, join us March 22!

Dear students,

We’re excited to share that Daniel Kramer, Director of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, will be visiting UW on March 22, to connect and share information about the wide range of Fulbright opportunities for students, alumni, post-docs, faculty and staff.

Please plan to join us if you can! And please share these event details with your colleagues and students who may also be interested:

Fulbright Programs UW Campus Visit with Daniel Kramer

Wednesday, 3/22, 10:00-11:30am

Mary Gates Hall room 171 or on zoom

Students, faculty and staff from all UW campuses and at all levels who are interested in international education and cultural exchange are encouraged to join us to learn more about the:

  • Fulbright US Student Program open to rising seniors, graduate/professional students, and alumni of undergraduate or graduate programs (US citizenship required),
  • Fulbright Scholar Program, which includes:
    • Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards (for recent doctoral degree recipients),
    • Fulbright Scholar & Distinguished Scholar Awards (for faculty and professionals), and
    • Fulbright International Education Administrators Award (for staff and professionals).

We’re excited to host Daniel Kramer, Director of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, who will share perspectives on these Fulbright programs helpful to anyone considering applying this year or in future years, and for those who serve (or would like to serve) on Fulbright interview and selection committees.

Light refreshments will be available for in-person attendees. We look forward to seeing you either in-person or on Zoom!

EFS India and EFS Denmark deadline extended to March 15

Apply now! Early Fall Start (EFS) India and EFS Denmark application deadlines have been extended to March 15! Find more information here: https://honors.uw.edu/study-abroad/

Recommend the Wellness and Resilience Series: EDUC 215 and 216

As you come to finalize your spring quarter registration, remember to consider EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond.

The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce!

In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their well being in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

For EDUC 215, there are two times and modalities to take this 5 credit class that also provides SSc credit. The first section will be fully in person meeting for lectures on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:20pm PST with a one hour in person quiz section on Fridays for small group activities. The second section is a fully virtual section with virtual lectures on Thursdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST and then virtual synchronous quiz sections for one hour on Fridays. Asynchronous accomodations for lecture can be easily coordinated (synchronous participation in the one hour quiz section on Fridays is required). See the attached flyers for additional information and as a tool to share with students.

For students who have already taken EDUC 215 (formerly EDUC 200 for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years), consider our new course EDUC 216: Thriving on the Path to Happiness. This new course will follow the same format as EDUC 215 and build on the skills learned in the first class to help students experience more joy, build stronger relationships, cultivate a growth mindset, and increase opportunities for success and development in personal and professional endeavors.

EDUC 216 will be offered on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST with one hour quiz sections on Fridays. As with EDUC 215, EDUC 216 is a 5 credit course that provides SSc credits. EDUC 215 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite class for EDUC 216. See the attached flyer for additional details.

EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond and EDUC 216 Thriving on the Path to Happiness allow students to work towards their best lives while earning course credit! Remember to register for these classes while there are still spaces left!