UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 2 – Winter 2024

Hi Honors Huskies!

We hope you have managed to stay warm during this chilly week and are preparing for the possible snow this weekend! 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 and Opportunities


Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMFSA) and Honors Program Scholarship Search Party

Scholarship season is among us! Join the Honors Program and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA) as we team-up to share scholarship search strategies, info on Honors scholarships, and ways to bring your strengths into your application materials. You’ll even hear from recent scholarship recipients as they share their experiences and tips for applying. We’ll also dedicate time to searching for scholarships together and answer questions as they pop-up.

This is a low-stress opportunity to get motivated and to encourage one another – let’s work in community and get ready for application season! Bring your laptop, water bottle and detective skills to this Scholarship Search Party!

Date/Time: Thursday January 18, 2024, 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: Honors suite, MGH 211

American Red Cross On-campus Blood Drive

The January drive will take place 1/22-1/23 in HUB 145 from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. 

The February drive will take place 2/22-2/24 in HUB 145 from 10 AM to 4 PM each day.

Students are able to sign up for donation appointments HERE

Career Readiness Partner Sessions

Winter quarter is time when many students start thinking more seriously about summer internships and life after graduation.  Below are some action items and resources..

Register for Career Readiness Partner Sessions:

Helping Students Build Professional Connections – Resources, Programs, & Tips.  Thurs, Jan 25, 3:30-4:00.

Supporting the Career Development of Students with Diverse Identities. 
Wed, March 6, 3:30-4:00.

You are encouraged to:

Fully complete their Handshake profile because they are 5 times more likely to be contacted by employers.

Two additional notes:

If you’d like tri-fold brochures about the Career & Internship Center to display or give to students, please email me at brianakr@uw.edu

Peru: Exploring Human Rights in Practice Study Abroad Info Session

January 18th, 4:00-5:00 PM

Explore the Amazon while engaged in a grassroots approach to human rights in this three-week study abroad program in Peru. Students will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and students in the Department of Law at Catolica University in Lima as well as Peace and Hope International, to learn about the current enviro/economic challenges Peruvians face and to support projects to help to advance work by partner organizations. Students will examine the role of international advocates and volunteers and potential risks associated with volun-tourism while supporting those working in the field to advance human rights —  learning first-hand how projects are designed and implemented and how marginalized groups of peoples experience discrimination and exercise agency in asserting and defending their rights.   

Beinecke Scholarship

Beinecke Scholarship for Juniors in Arts, Humanities, and Social Science fields

  • The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable initiative-taking students to pursue graduate study.
  • The Scholarship provides $35,000 for a research-focused master’s degree or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to juniors with financial need.
  • U.S. citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands & UW nominations required.

UW Campus Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024. Questions? Contact Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

  • This Opportunity is for current sophomores in NOAA-related disciplines (including social sciences and science education)
  • NOAA provides research experiences through a 10-week summer internship.
  • Financial support for conference attendance, & professional development.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024. For more information on how to apply, visit

2024 Humanity in Action Fellowship Program Info Webinar

2024 Humanity in Action Fellowship Program Info Webinar

  • This online event is an opportunity to gain experience more about the 2024 Humanity in Action Fellowship from current Fellows and staff. Please bring all your questions! If you are interested in attending, please register in advance using the button below.

Monday, January 17th, 2024| 9:00 a.m.| Online | Register here >  

Environmental Career Fair

We’re thrilled to let you in on an exciting career opportunity –

The Environmental Career Fair!

Event Details: 

  • Date: Thursday, February 15th
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
  • Location: The HUB – North Ballroom

Connect with employers hiring for jobs and internships in environmental fields!

Register Here

How You Can Prepare:  Update your resume and be prepared to talk about your interests and career goals.  Dress to impress – this is your chance to make a positive first impression. While there is no formal dress code, dress in something that makes you feel confident and ready to talk with employers. Research the attending companies on Handshake to make the most of your interactions.  Prepare questions about employers’ organizations and available opportunities.    For more information on what to expect at the Fair, check out this resource from the Career & Internship Center.    Don’t miss out on this chance to kickstart your future career! Mark your calendar for February 15th in the HUB North Ballroom.    Questions? Please email envjobs@uw.edu  

Boren Awards Writing Workshop

The Boren Awards fund language study abroad, providing funds to U.S. citizen students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” to U.S. interests. Open to undergraduate and graduate students! We encourage first-generation students, students of color, and students who identify as underrepresented within the university to attend.

The session on Wednesday will focus on how to develop competitive applications.

Join the Boren Awards-focusedUW Writing Workshop where we will cover the nuts and bolts of the Boren essays. While we will review the selection criteria and share award details, this is a working session, and we’ll have time for applicants to work on their written materials. 

Writing workshop: Wednesday, January 10th | 4:00 p.m. | Zoom | Register here > 

Application Deadlines – Graduate Students: Wednesday, January 24, 2 p.m. (Pacific); Undergraduate Students: Wednesday, January 31, 2 p.m. (Pacific)

CHID Film Screening and Zoom Panel

Film Screening: El Houb (The Love)

Tuesday,January 23rd, 4:00-6:00 PM, Thomson Hall 101 

Note: current UW community members can also stream the film through the UW Language Learning Center (login required).

A set of introductory materials is available in this folder.

Zoom Panel: Queerness Beyond Whiteness in Europe: A Conversation onEl Houb (The Love)

Wednesday, January 24th, 9:30-11:00 AM PST

In “‘Gays who cannot properly be gay’: Queer Muslims in the neoliberal European city” (2013), Black queer studies scholar Fatima El-Tayeb shows how dominant white European narratives of “coming out” normatively frame queer freedom in contradistinction to racialized Others–particularly Muslim men, who are rendered threatening, if straight, and inadequately liberated, if queer without abandoning Islam. How is this narrative being challenged by queer Muslims themselves while grappling with the challenges of being queer within ethnic communities that are already minoritized in Europe? This virtual panel about the award-winning Dutch film El Houb(The Love, 2022) will feature Moroccan-Dutch author and screenwriter Tofik Dibi and lead actor Fahd Larhzaoui in conversation with Nicolaas P. Barr and Louisa Mackenzie(Comparative History of Ideas). 

Zoom registration requiredhttps://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOGtpz0sGNx0xO8uRQOP8dQgtgT_Ti3E

Fahd Larhzaoui is a Dutch dramatist and actor who has starred in plays, films, and television series in Europe and beyond. He played the protagonist Karim in El Houb, receiving nominations for Best Male Lead in several Dutch and international film festivals.

Tofik Dibi is a former Member of Parliament (2006-2012) in the Netherlands. He is the author of the coming-out memoir Djinn (Uitgeverij Prometheus, 2015; SUNY Press, 2021), translated by Nicolaas P. Barr, and the novel Het Monster van Wokeness (The Woke Ness Monster, Uitgeverij Prometheus, 2020). He is one of the screenwriters for El Houb.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities Information Session

Tuesday, January 23 at 2-3pm
Open Scholarship Commons, Suzzallo Library

Calender event | Directions to the OSC

Interested in

  1. exploring the history, present and future of reading and writing; publication; copyright; archives, libraries and databases?
  2. working hands-on with historical artifacts and primary sources such as medieval manuscripts, early printed books, artists books, archival documents, and other cultural objects?
  3. exploring the impacts of the digitization of cultural and textual archives, including the profound influence of massive text databases like Google Books, search engines, and now AI?
  4. learning techniques and best practices for the digitization and digital preservation of cultural artifacts and historical texts; the creation and publishing of digital editions and exhibits; and for building and using databases of textual and cultural materials?

Thinking about a career in libraries and archives, publishing and editing, or in a field dedicated to preserving and making accessible cultural materials and documents, both physical and digital?

Learn about the minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities from faculty, students, librarians, and advisors involved with the program. Hear about current student work, current and upcoming courses as well as about resources in the libraries and other sites on campus for studying the history, present, and future of how we write, read, archive, store, access, and analyze cultural texts, historical documents, and other materials.

Coursework and capstones in the minor offer a range of possibilities for hands-on, projected-oriented work exploring the impacts of changing technologies and media forms on our writing, reading, research, and preservation practices from ancient scrolls to AI.

These opportunities include working in UW Special Collections with historical materials such as handprinted books and manuscripts, archival sources and artists’ books; using digitization tools to create and publish digital editions and exhibits; exploring the technologies that enhance and shape creative expression from letterpress printing to Large Language Models; and developing skills to build, analyze and understand text-oriented databases like Google Books, applying data science techniques to historical and humanistic text corpuses.

Check out our courses and the minor requirements at the program website.

For more information about the courses, the minor or the information session, contact Geoffrey Turnovsky or write to text (at) uw.edu.

Peer Advisor Positions for UAA Advising

UAA Peer Advisers are experienced undergraduate students who receive extensive training and work alongside professional staff advisers to serve thousands of UW Seattle undergraduate pre-major students each year. Peer Advisers see students for 10-15 minute drop-in advising sessions that commonly involve discussing: course selection, major selection and declaration, satisfactory progress policies, registration, academic difficulty, and referrals to campus resources. Peer Advisers also answer emails submitted to the main general advising account of the university.

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more and to hear from current UAA Peer Advisers!

The application and detailed job description can be found here: https://advising.uw.edu/peers

The application deadline is Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM PST.

Please send any questions to ajplant6@uw.edu.

Peer Advisor Poster

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is 6-week summer enrichment program for college freshmen and sophomores interested in the health professions.  Scholars learn about the application process for medicine, dentistry and public health at the UW site and participate in shadowing and hands-on experiences such as Stop the Bleed and other simulation labs. The program is free to students and they are paid a $1000 stipend. The application closes February 5 and can be found at www.shpep.org

There are 2 more webinars open to students, advisers or anyone interested in learning more about the program. 

  1. January 9 5:00 pm
  2. January 18 3:00 pm

Zoom link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/3117825083


Entrepreneurial Women Athletes WE Lead Event

1/24: Entrepreneurial Women Athletes (Conibear Shellhouse, Rose Auditorium, 5-7pm)
Panel event featuring 4 panelists who were collegiate athletes and have since gone on to entre/intrapreneurial careers. Our guest speakers will share the highs and lows of their careers, share advice, and more. Dinner will be served. Panelists: Laura Clise | Founder & CEO, Intentionalist (Carleton College Women’s Soccer & Tennis); Bailey Gordon | Photographer; Strength & Softball Coach (UW Softball); Sara Mosiman | Partner, Global Sports & Events (UW Women’s Basketball); Ingrid Russell-Narcisse | Senior Director, Partnership Strategy & Activation, Seattle Mariners (UW Women’s Basketball). Moderator:Falesha Johnson | Senior Director of Development, University of Washington; Founder, Felite Performance (UW Women’s Track & Field)

Careers in UX/UI Alumni Panel

The Career & Internship Center and the UW Alumni Association are excited to offer the following alumni panel next week, where students will be able to hear tips, experiences, insights, and recommendations from 2-4 UW alumni. The panel will start as a moderated discussion, and then move into an open Q&A with the audience. Most of our sessions throughout the year will not be recorded, so we look forward to “seeing” our participants virtually, in real-time.

Careers in UX/UI: January 17th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Come for a conversation with UW alumni working in UX design and research roles! You’ll hear tips and insight on how to break into and succeed in the industry based on their experiences in the field.
  • Moderator:
    • Shelby Shumacher, ’19, User Experience Specialist, University of Washington
  • Panelists:
    • Alex Gherman, ’22, UX Research Assistant, Meta
    • Christopher Sim, ’20, ’22, Product Designer, Arc
    • Justin McKissick, ’19, Product Designer, Able

For questions or more information, please email cicevents@uw.edu.

OSHR Winter Health Consortium Research and Leadership Symposium

The Office of Student Health Relations (OSHR) Winter Health Consortium Research and Leadership Symposium will take place on February 13th in the Health Sciences Education Building. We encourage any students or student group with in-progress or completed research, personal leadership, or RSO leadership projects to apply to present. 

Students have the opportunity to do either a poster presentation or an oral presentation. For students who are invited to do a poster presentation, they will submit a poster PowerPoint slide and their posters will be displayed on a screen during the in-person symposium.
Once your abstract is accepted, you will have until February 5th to submit your poster slide or oral presentation slide deck for approval.

This is the link to the application and it’s due January 26th: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=W9229i_wGkSZoBYqxQYL0qO7T3NPy09GodjftEq__9tURERKV0E0OU9GV0JPNkVOWkRQSkJaRlZIMi4u

The Point Magazine’s Summer Workshop

Check out The Point magazine’s Summer Workshop on public thinking and writing (co-sponsored by The Point and the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse at the University of Chicago). This fully-funded, two-week program is designed for undergraduate students interested in journalism, criticism, politics, art, and nonprofit who want to learn about and practice engaging the public through dialogue and writing. This year’s workshop on “The Personal and the Political” will be taught by Point editors Jon Baskin and Becca Rothfeld and take place July 29-August 9, 2024 at UChicago. Applications are due March 5, 2024.

If you’re interested in learning more, register for one of our Zoom information sessions, which will take place Tuesday, February 6 at 3pm ET and Friday, February 9 at 11am ET, here or contact workshop coordinator Jess Swoboda with questions at publicthinking@uchicago.edu.

Jess Swoboda, a contributing editor at The Point magazine

UW Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) Funding

We have funding for undergraduate and graduate students across all three UW campuses, US citizenship or permanent resident status not required, with applications opening up February 12 – March 15, 2024. (As a side note, we also have an Speaker Honoraria Fund for instructors who want to bring human rights experts into their classes!)

We have three main funds students can apply to.. 

1) The Osheroff and Clark Fund provides financial resources for.. 

  • Undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Priority to projects focusing on promoting social change through direct action 
  • Approximately $4,600 available to distribute 

2) The Mack and Mayerfeld Fund provides financial resources for 

  • Graduate students 
  • Priority to study and/or research about human rights 
  • Approximately $10,000 available to distribute 

3) The Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Fund provides financial resources for 

  • Graduate students 
  • Priority given to research that advocates for the abolition of modern day slavery in its many forms
  • Approximately $10,000 available to distribute 

You can find more info on our website here, including registration for upcoming info sessions about the funding

UWCHR Funding

The Issue of Mr. O’Dell Film Screening & Discussion

January 12th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Please join your Husky Community for a screening of Rami Katz’s film, The Issue of Mr. O’Dell, which details the life of Civil Rights activist Jack O’Dell!

This gathering is especially for ALL undergraduate students planning to attend the UW’s 1/13 conference: Reckoning With the Black Radical Tradition: A Conference in Honor of Jack O’Dell.

The screening is at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan 12 in Mary Gates Hall room 211. We’ll view the 40-minute film, and then Honors Program Director, Prof. Stephanie Smallwood, will lead a discussion to unpack the film and the larger theme of what’s known as the “Black Radical Tradition.”

This event will be a great way for students to engage with these ideas ahead of participation in the conference on Saturday.

RSVP here.

American South Study Away: Sankofa & Leadership Info Session

January 17th, 3:00-4:00 PM

“Sankofa” is an Adinkra symbol and concept used by the Akan people of Ghana meaning “go back and get it,” which teaches us that we must return to our roots in order to know where we are going. Through a journey of place-based learning, taking us from Texas to Washington D.C., we will explore the eras of enslavement, racial terrorism, civil rights, mass incarceration, and abolition activism today as well as visiting centers of Black history, joy, resilience, craft a vision of collective liberation, and engage in our own leadership practice and everyday activism. There will be numerous opportunities to process these emotionally challenging and spiritually fulfilling experiences via self-reflection, journaling, mindfulness, one-on-one meetings along with small and large group discussions. 

UW Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, January 18, 2024 – 10 am to 2 pm –  HUB | North Ballroom

Join us forJoin us for our annual UW Study Abroad Fair. This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about UW study abroad options. At the UW Study Abroad Fair, you can: 

  • meet faculty and staff leading UW study abroad programs 
  • speak with representatives from program providers such as CIEE, SIT, etc 
  • learn more about exchange programs and meet with incoming and outgoing participants
  • attend information sessions on how to get started with study abroad 
  • attend information sessions on scholarships and how to fund your study abroad program.