You are invited to two free COSEE Ocean Learning Community events on Friday Nov 30th

We hope you will join us for one or both of our events this coming Friday. Registration is required for the evening program.
Please forward this message to faculty, post-docs, staff and students. Thank you!
My Place in Puget Sound High School Poster Session
Friday November 30, 11:30am – 12:15pm
Location: Husky Union Building – North Ballroom, University of Washington
Local high school students present their projects about science, community and action to protect Puget Sound. 

FINS Merchandise Orders

Dear SAFS,
We are ready to take t-shirt and sweatshirt orders! We are using Paypal to process are the orders, and as a result shirts and sweatshirts are $1 more than they were last year. We will take orders until Thursday, November 29th. We should have the shirts and sweatshirts by the holiday party. Thanks to Chris Monson for creating the design. 

Two New C Lit Courses accessible to everyone, no prerequisites!

C LIT 357: Literature and Film VLPA
SLN 20828 5 Cr, T/F 3:30-5:20 SAV 155
Instructor: Yizhong Gu
This course focuses on the correlation between literature and film in reflecting and constructing the Chinese social ideologies during the 20th century. The narrative of sacrifice and martyrdom is one of the prominent ideologies to build up the new China as a nation-state. 

UW EIC Prototype Funding Application – Due December 16!

Prototype funding Application:
DUE December 16, 2012

If you have a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your background to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge can provide just the platform (and the funding!) you’ve been looking for.
Interdisciplinary student teams define a cleantech problem, design and develop a solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (proof of concept or computer simulation) and a 5 to 7-page business summary that outlines the market opportunity. 

oSTEM Speaker Panel — November 29th

Please forward to your students if appropriate.
oSTEM is a new student group for LBGT students in the STEM disciplines. We are hosting a speakers panel next Thursday that we thought might be of interest to more than just STEM majors. The panel includes out STEM professionals and a transgender activist that has worked to include gender identity in the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). 

Honors Program Study Abroad in 2013

Please spread the word about the range of opportunities for study abroad and direct exchanges through the Honors Program! During 2013-2014 Honors will offer programs in Italy, Berlin, Spain, Sierra Leone, Bangalore, Argentina, Netherlands, and Tokyo (Direct Exchanges).
Credit available includes Honors core credit (areas of knowledge designated) as well as departmental credits (program specific, please see individual program websites below):

Italy: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Tivoli, and Bomarzo. 

Public Lecture – Climate change and scientists’ social contract

Monday, November 26, 2012, 4:00-5:00 PM “Climate change and scientists’ social contract”
Public lecture by Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA
Introduction by Lisa Graumlich, Dean, UW College of the Environment
Location: Foege Auditorium (GNOMS060)
As the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification become increasingly obvious, the public and policy makers seek information to understand what is happening, what is likely down the road and what the options are for dealing with the problems. 

ENGL 285: Writers on Writing – Great VLPA Course for Non English Majors!

Writers on Writing
T 12:30-1:50 p.m., TH 12:30-1:20 p.m.
In this class the collective UW Creative Writing faculty, along with
other visiting artists, will remember in public why they do what
they do. On ten sequential Tuesdays, they will speak in depth about
what interests them most, including the ways and means of poetry,
fiction, nonfiction, and the joys and vagaries of inspiration,
education, artistic practice, and the writing life. 

Grad Course on Communicating Science to the Public Effectively – Winter 2013

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)
Winter 2013
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Tuesdays 9:30-12:20 in Fish 203
This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle. 

Pipeline Project–Winter Quarter Seminars

Are you interested in learning more about the world of K-12 education?
Thinking of teaching as a possible career?
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person?
If so, check out the Inner Pipeline seminars offered by the Pipeline Project during Winter Quarter. Students attend a seminar and tutor in Seattle schools or community organizations for 2.5 hours or more (per week) for academic credit. 

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