Call for Applications: Husky Seed Fund

Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund

Pair your ideas with funds to shape the Husky Experience!

The Husky Seed Fund, created by students for students, is accepting proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the student experience for all. Your idea could become reality with a seed funding award of up to $5000, with average awards in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. 

Applications Open for Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) Major at UW-Seattle

Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017. CEP is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree offered through the College of Built Environments at UW-Seattle. This unique undergraduate major is the only student-governed major on campus. If you are interested in people and their relationship to the built and/or natural environments (e.g. community development, sustainability, transportation, food justice, etc.), this is the major for you! 

Grad student job: Q SCI 483 Teaching Assistant & Lab Assistant position

Center for Quantitative Science
Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant Positions
The Center for Quantitative Science is accepting part-time (50% FTE) Teaching Assistant and Lab Assistant applications for spring 2017.  Applications are being accepted for the following courses:
Q Sci 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II, Professor John Skalski

Teaching Assistant (1)

Lab Assistant (1)


Spring course – AIS 275B Canoe Culture, Traditional Foods, and the Montlake Cut: Engaging with UW’s Campus Ecology

Please share with any students who might be interested. This course is open to all students.
Canoe Culture, Traditional Foods, and the Montlake Cut: Engaging with UW’s Campus Ecology
AIS 275 B
Cynthia Updegrave
I&S – NW available by emailing
5 credits
TuTh 3:30 – 5:20

These waterways have been home to Coast Salish people since time immemorial. Settlers engineered the watershed-altering Montlake Cut and celebrated the opening of the Ship Canal in 1917. 

SAFS in the News: UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears

SAFS professor Kristin Laidre is featured in UW Today:
‘Polar bears depend on sea ice for essential tasks like hunting and breeding. As Arctic sea ice disappears due to climate change, bears across the species’ 19 subpopulations are feeling the strain.
But even as scientists try to quantify just how much melting sea ice is affecting polar bears, another group that depends on the iconic mammal for subsistence also is at risk of losing an important nutritional and economic resource. 

Unite UW Spring Applications are open!

Please help distribute the blurb below for Unit UW program, an official cultural exchange program housed at the Division of Student Life. We are recruiting 30 domestic and 30 international/exchange students for spring. Thank you so much.
Unite UW, Portal to the World
 Find your community, broaden your horizon! Unite UW is now accepting applications for spring quarter. Student Life’s Unite UW is an on campus cultural and personal exchange program that connects domestic students with exchange/international students. 

SAFS in the News: Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

SAFS professor Julian Olden is featured in UW Today:
‘As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ― but not always in the ways one might expect.
A new study by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University finds that some fish lose out while others benefit as urban and agricultural development encroaches on streams and rivers across the United States. 

SAFS in the News: Faculty Friday with Tim Essington

The Whole U Faculty Friday series features SAFS professor Tim Essington:
‘To deliver the perfect presentation, prepare to embrace your mistakes.
That’s the philosophy Tim Essington brings to Applied Improvisation for Science Communication, a course the professor of aquatic and fishery sciences developed to help scientists more confidently and effectively communicate their research.
“Giving a good talk isn’t just what you put on your slides, it’s conveying a story about your research,” Essington says. 

Student resources: Let’s Talk Counselor at the Q Center

Want a drop-in appointment to speak with a counselor? Our Let’s Talk Counselor, Kate Fredenberg LICSW, is here now (and every Wednesday) from 2-4PM at the Q Center (HUB 315)!
What is Let’s Talk?
Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center without an appointment. Counselors hold walk-in hours at two sites on campus – The Q Center and the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. 

New Course in Spring: ESS 307 Diversity Outreach Program

ESS307 (3 or 5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences
TTh 10:30-12:20
Prerequisites:  One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (some exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)
Instructor: Isabel Carrera,
Students will be exposed to the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM and will learn how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities. 

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