UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 3 – Spring 2024

Happy Week 3 of Spring Quarter, Honors Huskies! We hope you’ve been able to soak up some of the sunshine this week. 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.

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Honors Events and Opportunities



Honors Crafternoon Next Wednesday!

Come join Honors staff members for our first Crafternoon of Spring Quarter!

Wednesday, April 17th from 2:00-3:30 in Mary Gates Hall Room 211

Throughout the year we like to sit together, enjoy some snacks, and get creative. Stitching, drawing, painting, coloring, writing – whatever it is gets your creativity moving – please come join us!

Have a project that you’re working on? Have no crafting experience whatsoever? No problem – all are welcome!

We’ll have coloring books and card making supplies available or bring your own crafting/art/creative materials and let’s all enjoy time together. We’ll provide some treats! 

Spring 2024 Honors Peer Mentoring Program Applications

Join the Honors Peer Mentoring Program! Mentor and mentee applications for Spring 2024 are open now! The Honors Peer Mentoring Program serves to create a network of support within the Honors community by facilitating mentoring relationships every quarter. Our program aims to highlight the student perspective by encouraging mentees to be proactive during their time in the Honors Program and mentors to demonstrate leadership through sharing their academic and personal experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in open educational and social events throughout the quarter! For more details and to apply, check out our application or feel free to reach out to our committee at uwhonorsmentoring@gmail.com

Honors Peer Mentoring program

Grey Matters Journal Evening with Neuroscience

Grey Matters Journal is a student-run group that is passionate about creating accessible and entertaining neuroscience education through quarterly publications and outreach events. This year will be our 10th annual An Evening with Neuroscience (EWN), where we invite anyone and everyone to come learn about neuroscience from professionals in the field!

We would like to invite you to join us at this year’s Evening with Neuroscience on April 26th 6-9pm in UW Seattle’s Kane Hall or online via YouTube livestream. Participants will have the unique opportunity to see live human brain demonstrations; interact with neurotechnology; view neuroscience art; hear from professors, researchers, and clinicians at the forefront of the neuroscience field; and ask questions in our Q&A panel. A food truck will be provided before, during, and after the event!

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to let me know or contact thalamus@greymattersjournal.org.

EWN is a free event and is open to all members of the public. Please visit our website to RSVP here. RSVPs can be made anytime prior to the event. We can’t wait to see you there!

Careers in Humanities 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 UW alumni. The discussion will start as a moderated panel, 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 Humanities: April 17th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Come for a conversation with UW alum that majored in the humanities now working in a variety of roles and fields! This event is a chance to talk with Huskies who have walked the path before you and can provide information, resources, and advice on how you can do the same.

Moderator: Rachel Zurek, ’22, Academic Counselor, UW Humanities Academic Services


  • Bella Brown, ’21, Creative Project Manager, Seattle Art Museum
  • Lokela Minami, ’10,’12 , Associate Director of Community Engagement, Seattle Opera
  • Kylee Schmuck, ’16, Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, Delightful Communications

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

Linh Thuy Nguyen UW Campus Book Event

UW Robinson Center Teaching Aide

The Robinson Center is inviting applications for the position of Summer Program Teaching Aide. Join us for a fun and rewarding summer job! 

More information about the job description can be found here.

UPREP Workshop: A Chat with UWSOM Admissions

For this workshop, UPREP is collaborating with UW School of Medicine’s admission committee!

Time: Wednesday April 24th at 6:30-7:30pm PST

Sign up using THIS LINK and we will send you the Zoom invite

This event will consist of a presentation, panelist Q&A, and breakout session. You will have the opportunity to meet with UWSOM admission committee members as well as medical students to solicit advice on how to go about preparing for the medical school application. As of right now, the session will be recorded. We encourage you to attend in person, however, if you have specific questions for the panelists.

Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant Application

The Resilience Lab and Campus Sustainability Fund are pleased to announce that the Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant application has opened! 

CSF and the lab are in their 6th year of partnership to promote resilience, compassion, sustainability, and community at the UW. Seed grants provide financial and institutional support to students, staff, and instructors to help them hone skills, create impactful projects or applied research, and develop as leaders. 

The application period closes on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 pm PST. Funded projects will be awarded grants from $500 to $5,000

The seed grant webpage provides more information about the application process and proposal guidelines. If you have questions, please contact Tatiana Brown (csfcoord@uw.edu) and Rudy Gallardo (rodrig5@uw.edu0

LSJ 332: Disability & Society Experiential Learning Opportunity

LSJ 332 B: Disability & Society Special Topics is a summer full-term 5-credit course that will count towards General Education Social Science requirements and has an outdoors Experiential Learning component.

Apply learning from the field of Disability Studies in the community with people with disability. In-person class meetings will be organized around service learning in the community. The course requires you to be at parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in Seattle for 5-7 days spread between June 20th-August 18th. You will choose from a range of instructional and support roles across a variety of summer recreational activities. Days and times of service-learning will depend on the recreational activities you choose to support. Online seminar meetings will happen between 12pm-2pm on 6/23, 7/21, and 8/4.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

In partnership with the NextGen Civic Leader Corps project, the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our summer fellowship program for students interested in exploring careers in nonprofit or government organizations. 

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship will support students in identifying a public service internship and/or developing a work plan with their community-based partner organization. We welcome applications from students with ongoing work with community-based organizations and/or those working in local, state, or federal government internships–as well as applications from students who are interested in these positions and need support in identifying or securing a position.  

Students selected into the fellowship will work with program staff to develop internships in the late spring, then complete their community-based work and participate in cohort activities during the summer months. Fellows receive a $5000 stipend for completing an internship of 200 hours (or more) between May and September. Ongoing participation in the NextGen Civic Leader Corps is encouraged, but not required. 

The application is open now and due on Tuesday, April 23.

Eligibility requirements and the application process are detailed on the CELE Center website. Interested students can also attend our information sessions (dates, times, and locations listed online) or meet with Dahn Bi (NextGen Civic Leader Corps staff) for one-on-one advising.

Pup Support Merch Launch

Pup Support is excited to bring back merch! Our team is grateful for the continuous support from the amazing community, and we hope we can convey our thanks and love through our merch. 

We will be selling:

  • Hoodies / Crewnecks 
  • New Mugs
  • New Tote Bags Designs
  • Keychains
  • New Enamel Pins
  • And more!

Our pre-order form has already launched and will close on Monday, April 15th at 11:59 PM, so make sure to place your orders as soon as possible! Be on the lookout for a special limited edition sticker designed for graduating students! You can check out our merch at https://tinyurl.com/pupsupportmerch24. If you have any questions about our merch, please feel free to DM us on Instagram or contact us via other platforms. Please spread the word with your friends and loved ones!

UPREP Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program

UPREP is excited to announce that signups for the 2024-2025 Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program are now OPEN! If you are interested in being connected with a current UW medical student to help look over your primary/secondary application, please fill out the form below! We hope that these medical student mentors will be a wonderful resource for you during the application process, whether it involves looking over your essays a single time or communicating throughout the summer as you prepare to go through interviews! 

Sign up HERE!

Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers and Moderators

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking volunteers and moderators for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 17, 2024 (but opportunities exist before this date too!). Our volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium and as such we thank you for sharing this opportunity with others and your potential participation. 

This year’s event will take place in-person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the volunteer webpage. We welcome you to sign up for as many as you wish, as long as times do not overlap.

Sign up to volunteer: VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Volunteer roles include:

Pre-Event Prep // Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Pre-registration 
  • Pre-event Set Up
  • Material Preparation

Day of Event // Friday, May 17, 2024

  • General Assistants (poster/room setup, signage, greeters, traffic directors, engaging with poster presenters, poster handling, etc.)
  • Oral Presentation Session Assistants 
  • Performing Arts & Visual Arts and Design Session Assistants 
  • Tear Down 

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session

In the search for the next generation of leaders from around the world, the Schwarzman Scholars Program invites the UW community to information sessions to learn about this one-year, fully-funded Master of Global Affairs degree program at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Wyatt Burton, Associate Director of Global Admissions for Schwarzman Scholars, will be visiting UW to share information and talk with students, faculty, and staff about the program, curriculum, funding, application process, and more.

When and Where: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 12:30 PM Pacific Time, Paccar Hall room 393

Attend In-Person: Register Here

After the Info Session, Wyatt will also be hosting drop-in Office Hours from 2:00-3:00 PM in Thomson Hall, room 403 for anyone who would like to speak further about the program.

Schwarzman Scholars is open to applicants up to 28 years of age who are fully proficient in English and have completed an undergraduate degree by August 1, 2025. Visit schwarzmanscholars.org to learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and the Schwarzman Scholars experience. Virtual information sessions are also available.

What is Disability Justice? A Conversation with Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha

Join Equity Across the Curriculum for a Zoom webinar designed to help faculty, staff, students, and other campus members understand disability justice and how it plays out in university settings. There’s also an optional Zoom discussion/debrief on May 1 (2-4pm) for anyone who participates in the webinar. More information and registration details below!

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (they/she), disability and transformative justice activist and author of Care Work: Dreaming of Disability Justice, The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs, and many other books will lead a rich conversation followed by a Q&A. Topics will range from how access centers can be both strong allies and gatekeepers to access for disabled students, police violence against disabled students, ideas for staff and professors on creating inclusive classrooms and campus spaces, and how campus organizing intersects with disability justice, physical and cognitive and language justice.

When and Where for Zoom Webinar: Online Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2-4pm PST

Advance Registration requested by 4/15 at https://forms.gle/DeN2aYZ69HzHNYdj8. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on the day of the event.

ASL Interpretation & CART services provided. Please let us know during registration if additional accommodations are needed.

When and Where for Zoom Discussion/Debrief: Online Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 2-4pm.

An automatic invite will be sent to you if you register for the speaking event.

UW Counseling Center Spring Wellbeing offerings

1. **Psychoeducation Workshops**: Throughout this quarter, we’re hosting various workshops facilitated by our clinicians on various topics. These sessions will cover various techniques on healthy communication, stress management, intuitive eating, enhance focus, and many others. Or seeking to deepen your practice, these workshops offer valuable tools for self-care. Other workshops around relaxation and tarot for intuition to come later. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

2. **Group Therapy** Sometimes one of the most effective ways to engage in therapy is in community, especially when loneliness is so prevalent. Group therapy can be an opportunity for students to work on a similar goal or take on a challenge, alongside a facilitating mental health therapist. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

3. **Let’s Talk** Students may not be sure whether they want to seek out counseling or may not need counseling. There are times that students just want to connect and talk with someone. The UW Counseling Center is here to provide drop-in support for students from a therapist to talk about resources, or provide some insights. Students can drop in for in person Let’s Talk or a scheduled drop-in time. Learn more about Let’s Talk.

4.**Individual Counseling**: Our counseling center remains available to provide confidential support for students. Whether individuals are facing academic stress, personal challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, our licensed counselors are here to help. Encourage anyone in need of support to utilize this valuable resource at One to One Mental Health Support Webpage. Students can also schedule online on the UWCC Student Portal.

5.**Husky HelpLine – Urgent Support** There are times that things get hard, frustrating, or overwhelming and you need to talk to someone. Know that same-day support (operates 24/7) is available for our students through Husky HelpLine at 206.616.7777.  Another option is to call 988 for 24/7 access when in distress and for American Sign Language (ASL) support.

We Lead Mentoring

WE Lead has many upcoming opportunities for students seeking mentorship, connections with local leaders, and more! This quarter includes events taking place virtually as well as on UW Bothell campus, and on April 26th, WE Lead is hosting a film screening open to students (email wrennick@uw.edu for student discount code) and the general public.

  • 4/15: WE Lead Workshop: The Empowered Entrepreneur 3:30-5pm (VIRTUAL – Zoom Link to be provided)
    In this workshop, led by facilitator Zovig Garboushian, students will explore their relationship with money and the impact of that relationship on their financial aspirations and outcomes. Through some exploration and exercises, attendees will establish a fresh set of beliefs so you can step into the next phase of their professional life knowing your value – and never questioning their worth.
  • 4/18: WE Lead the Way: Navigating Leadership Paths 4-6pm (UW Bothell Founders Hall, UW1-020)
    Whether starting a career, or with many years of experience, there are many ways to formally and informally gain leadership experience and grow as a leader. Students interested in developing leadership skills and growing into leadership roles are invited to come learn from women who’ve forged their own leadership path! WE Lead is excited to host this event in person on UW Bothell campus in partnership with UW Bothell’s Women in Business (WiB).

    Jennifer An | CEO, Best Beauty & Founder, Eggie Lashes
    Angela Byers | Senior Director, SMB Copilot & Growth Marketing, Microsoft
    Deanna Lanier | Chief Strategy Officer, Icertis
    Maria Oyama Leininger | Founder, Strategist, & Recruiter, Overton Political Solutions

  • 4/24: WE Lead Wednesday 12-1:30pm (Founders Hall 490)
    If you’ve ever wanted to get more involved with WE Lead, meet others in the campus WE Lead community, or connect with others interested in entrepreneurship, this is the space for you. Hosted by the WE Lead Student Board, WE Lead Wednesdays are a monthly informal community gathering for creatives, innovators, and the entre-curious.
  • 4/26: WE Lead Film Screening: Show Her The Money (KNE 120) – Open to Students & Community Members (buy tickets here)
    Screening of 2023 documentary film, Show Her The Money, followed by a panel featuring Seattle area founders, investors, and film producer Catherine Gray. The film follows four visionary founders as they endure uphill battles to turn their ideas into reality, as well as rock-star female investors who invest in diverse women entrepreneurs with innovations that will change the world.
    Tickets are now on sale with special student pricing ($15), and some free tickets available – contact Winona Kantamaneni (wrennick@uw.edu) for a discount code.

Summer term 2024 at Friday Harbor Labs

Come spend five weeks on beautiful San Juan Island exploring the tide pools, learning in a hands-on lab environment, and “diving” into lectures about the diverse life found in our ocean. Friday Harbor Labs offers a unique classroom setting for marine science course work and allows students to learn research techniques and field skills. We host research focused courses where students can actively participate in projects to explore the subjects they are passionate about and grow as early career scientists.  

We welcome students from everywhere; price of the term is the same no matter where you are coming from AND we offer scholarships!

This summer we are offering advanced courses open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Check out the University of Washington credited courses we are offering this summer.

APPLY NOW through our Summer course applications.

The African Studies Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund

Call for Applications: The African Studies Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund
Application deadline: April 14, 2024 11:59pm


The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship Fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington and to the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and advanced scholarship on Africa. Recipients of this fellowship commemorate their legacy.


Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For African students visiting or studying at UW, funds can be used to support same expenses as well as costs related to attending the UW. Fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts between $250 and $750.

Instructions for submitting application materials:

A) Submit the following materials to africa1@uw.edu:
1. Most current resume or CV
2. An ‘unofficial’ UW transcript

3. A statement of purpose of not more than two single-spaced pages in which you decribe a) the nature and purpose of the research project you are proposing; b) the relevance of the project for the field of African studies; c) the institutional support you have for the project; d) your qualifications for the project, including the project’s significance to your academic career goals and past experience that prepares you for this project e) timeline for travel and completion of project

B) One letter of reference from an academic advisor who will support you in supervising the project, emailed directly to africa1@uw.edu

C) The subject of your email should include: your last name – O-W 2023 (for example: Smith – O-W 2023)

Awarded students will be asked to submit a photo and a short description of the project to be featured on our African Studies website.

More information here

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to africa1@uw.edu.

Earthlab Visual Arts Contest

EarthLab is excited to announce our first-ever UW Undergraduate Art Competition! This is your opportunity to participate in one of the original forms of human expression through art by creating an original piece of art that answers the question: What does environmental and/or climate justice mean to you and your community? Undoubtedly, each of our unique cultures, identities and historical experiences ensure there is no singular answer to this question.

We believe in the authority and co-existence of both research and diverse knowledge and storytelling systems which exist – including shared and lived experiences, oral histories, art, culture, in any setting within and outside academia. Diverse voices must be heard to truly understand just what environmental and climate justice means to not only us as individuals, but the very communities we belong to and steward.

Whether you express your perspective through a painting, digital art, sketch, or drawing, we invite you to submit your art and start a dialogue connected to your interpretation of one or both of the following definitions:

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: All people and communities have the right to equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions. Source: Columbia University. Definition attributed to Robert Bullard.

CLIMATE JUSTICE: To ensure communities, individuals and governments have substantive legal and procedural rights relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the means to take or cause measures to be taken within their national legislative and judicial systems, where necessary, at regional and international levels, to mitigate sources of climate change and provide for adaptation to its effects in a manner that respects human rights. Source: International Bar Association

The winning art piece will be featured in tandem with an upcoming data visualization (known as the EarthLab Network Snapshot Project) in 2024. Together, they will support efforts to share EarthLab’s impact in engaging diverse communities in environmental and climate change research and training.

Art submissions are due by 05/01/24. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2024.

Submit today

UW Lopez Island Study Away Early Fall 2024

As you start planning your summer, consider the following early fall program, alongside the regular Honors offerings. Program Director Professor Kerry W. Reding is happy to work with Interdisciplinary Honors students to develop an ad hoc Honors project and to have it count towards Honors Experiential Learning (leadership or service). Please note Interdisciplinary Honors students will need to apply for the ad hoc Honors project for this course, and for Experiential Learning – it is not automatic.

Lopez Island Reconnecting Food Roots:

Through this program, students will experience the inspiring food network of Lopez Island. The program aims to empower students by connecting them to the people, places, and practices involved in growing food sustainably. We will connect to the rich island life through our eating, living, learning, and working within this island-contained local food system. The program focuses on reconnecting the roots of a food system to a specific locality, creating and navigating community, and supporting multifaceted well-being in a local food system.  Students will spend time learning from local farmers and food makers at the center of the food system and learn to trace the webs of relationship and food security as they interconnect. They will be supported to think creatively and critically about what it takes to be in reciprocity with these systems and how to seek out and work with local food systems wherever they are. There will be experiential education and exploration of food and climate systems through air, land, and sea.

The program will include local land-based foods learning, storytelling, local farm tours and workshops, yoga classes, a Labyrinth walk, herbal medicine classes, community building, practical food harvesting, preparation and preservation skill sharing, education on climate health, and tangible actions for students to implement that can support a healthy climate and a resilient food system. There will be a component of service work to give back to the community at the end of the program in the spirit of good reciprocity.

Find out more and apply here!

Lopez Study Away

Partners in the Parks Projects

This program is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. For over 15 years, PITP has led over 100 projects in more than 50 different national parks.

Register Today 


  • Mammoth Cave National Park
    • May 13-19  
  • Appalachian Trail
    • May 20-27
  • Crater Lake National Park: Directors Retreat
    • July 28-Aug 3 
  • Glacier National Park
    • August 4-10 

NCHC’s Partners in the Parks Committee offers two support scholarship options for qualifying students interested in attending a Partners in the Parks event, based on financial need.

Full Project Scholarship:

The Partners in the Parks Committee provides one full project scholarship for each excursion planned in the current year. Students demonstrating financial need and not receiving additional assistance for this event may qualify for a full project scholarship, to include event registration fee and airfare. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

Project Discount:

If a qualifying student is receiving partial project funding assistance from another source (such as a regional honors council or their home institution), they may apply for a discount code to provide an additional reduction to the cost of their registration fee. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

More Scholarship Details 

Please feel free to contact aleym@uw.edu with any questions about the program and scholarship opportunities.

Careers in Social Work and BA in Social Welfare Information Session

BASW application for Fall 2024 admission is open NOW through April 15th! Feel free to share the below information with any prospective students you may have.


(Click to view application instructions, eligibility, prerequisites, and access the application portal)

At a glance:

  • Our BASW program is a major for students interested in furthering social, racial, and economic justice. We’re looking for students passionate about social change and who are interested in careers committed to furthering social justice and helping others. Learn about our program, mission and goals here.

What is Social Work?

Social work is concerned with helping people overcome challenges, providing support, and facilitating access to resources and services.

What’s on our application? See full instructions online.

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Social Service Experience Form (experience recommended but NOT required!)
  • Essay (1-2 pages)
  • Short Answer Question (1500 characters)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)

FAST FACTS (from 2023 admissions cycle):

  • 75% acceptance rate
  • 69% students of color
  • Cohort of 52 students
  • Average GPA of 3.48
  • 51% transfer students

Prerequisites include:

  • A 2.0 cumulative minimum GPA.
    • 65 college level credits by start of program.
    • Completed one introductory Psychology course and one introductory Sociology course with a 2.0 or higher before starting the program in September.
    • *Statistics is NOT required for admission but must be completed before students enter their second year of the program. We recommend students complete this requirement as soon as possible to accommodate for the full-time schedule they’ll have once in the program.

Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is coming to Seattle on May 16th!

Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovation in just three minutes, showcasing an idea that could positively impact science and society.

This pitch-your-idea event is open to all students. All participants will pitch their idea (3 minutes) on Thursday, May 16 at CoMotion.  And the winning individual/team will receive a fully paid trip to Berlin to meet with industry leaders and innovators.

The deadline for the submission is Wednesday, May 1. For more details and application instructions go to https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/seattle/.

Fall Walls Criteria

Partnership in an Unequal World – Spring Workshops

UW faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a virtual spring workshop series sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs that will explore what it means to have mindful teaching, collaboration and program building in an unequal world. The workshops will engage participants in hands-on-activities and lively discussions about how to navigate issues of reciprocity and structural inequality and how to meaningfully collaborate with international partners. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops, though any level of participation is welcome! 

Tuesday, April 9 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 1 will focus on Globally Engaged Pedagogy and will address the prompt, “How to teach and learn across inequity.”

Friday, April 26 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 2 will focus on Building Partnerships between University and Non-University Collaborators and will address the prompt, “What does it mean to build relationships in an unequal world?”

Tuesday, May 14 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 3 will focus on Institutional Transformation and will address the prompt, “How do you leverage the resources and navigate the structures of the University in building more equitable partnerships.”



  • Ben Gardner, Associate Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Chair, African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Anu Taranath, Teaching Professor, Department of English and Comparative History of Ideas
  • Ron Krabill, Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Director, Master of Arts in Culture Studies; Co-Director, UWB Global Scholars

Study and Research in the UK via the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships: Panel discussion with UW scholars

Thursday April 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Via Zoom RSVP here Join us for this panel discussion featuring Abby Burtner (2024 Churchill Scholar), Daniel Chen (2023 Marshall Scholar), Sonia Fereidooni (2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar) and Dr. Brian Reed, UW Divisional Dean of Humanities (Rhodes Scholar and Oxford alum). These four will share information, tips, and strategies for students considering graduate studies and research at Cambridge, Oxford and other UK universities in the future. Join us to learn from their experience researching degree programs, finding mentors, and applying for competitive scholarships to support their goals.

Opportunities in Japan: Information Session

Tuesday, April  23, 4 – 5 PM

MGH 171 RSVP here Did you know that you can engage in graduate study, cutting-edge research or serve as an English language teacher in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan? Join members of the Consulate General of Japan as well as current awardees, Zoe Chau and Amanda Nguyen (both are MEXT scholars, Zooming in from Japan!), to learn more about living and working overseas. In addition to hearing about the application process and funding opportunities, hear about living in Japan and representing the US as a citizen ambassador while there.

Take On College Summer Fellowship Program

Take on College is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free college application mentorship services to high school students. This summer, we are hosting our 2nd virtual Summer Fellowship Program (SFP). This is a free 8-week program that focuses on enriching low-income and first-generation high school students who are applying to college through workshops and one-on-one mentorship. We will also be providing a $100 stipend to each student, and any necessary technology (WiFi hotspots, laptops). Students will walk away with a completed personal statement, knowledge on creating a college list, and an understanding of paying for college through financial aid and scholarships.

The link to apply is: tinyurl.com/Apply-SFP-2024

Odegaard Writing & Research Center Peer Writing Tutor

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly Peer Writing Tutor and Student Assistant positions beginning the Fall Quarter 2024 and continuing through Spring Quarter 2025. If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for work as a student employee at the OWRC, please share or follow the following link to our application information (https://depts.washington.edu/owrcweb/wordpress/about/jobs/). 

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs. Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from student employees that their work here is challenging and transformative.

Applications are due on Sunday, April 14th at 11:59 pm PDT. We encourage applicants to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by. Students who have applied in the past are welcome to apply again. Please email owrc@uw.edu if you have any questions!

Exam Skills Writing Workshop

Workshop led by the Director of the GWSS, JSIS, LSJ, Poli Sci Writing Center, Rutger Ceballos!

When: Wed, April 17th from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Tho 317

Why: To improve your exam-taking skill set

Bring: appetite (for info, for pizza), a lap top, a friend!

Pizza generously provided by LSJ 

You can book 1:1 appts with social science writing tutors if you are in a GWSS, JSIS, LSJ, Poli Sci course here:https://www.polisci.washington.edu/pol-sjsislsjgwss-writing-center