Student Announcements

Postings from Student Services newsletter on opportunities for students.

To sign up for the SPH Insider, contact sphsas@uw.edu.

Looking for fellowships, internships, funding, RA/TA or volunteer opportunities? Check the student opportunities listings.

The UW School of Public Health ranks No. 4 in the world on the Global Rankings of Academic Subjects lists for 2022.

This widely used ranking was conducted by researchers at the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation.

View of Hans Rosling Lobby, Text overlay in white: #4 for public health in the World - Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
2022 Global Ranking

More than 5,000 universities were ranked in 54 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

More Rankings

Getting the flu shot is as important as ever this year, and it remains the most effective way to prevent influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone get vaccinated against the flu by the end of October. If you have questions about the 2022 flu season, please visit the CDC website or ask your UW Medicine care team.

Visit an urgent care clinic

Flu shots are available at UW Medicine Urgent Care seven days a week. Simply get in line online for a same-day visit. New patients are welcome.

Visit a pharmacy

Go to any local pharmacy near you that offers the flu shot. 

How to get your flu shot

 

Summer quarter classes, experiences and services are being offered largely in person as we continue to stay vigilant to the continued presence of COVID-19.

The University strongly recommends wearing a high-quality mask, due to higher case rates in the region.

We remain committed to providing a high-quality Husky Experience for every student, supporting the University of Washington’s vital research and service missions, and continuing to provide the outstanding medical care that keeps our community healthy.

If you are sick with any illness, you must stay home, even if you are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Updates

Summer Courses Now Open!
Earn credits toward your degree this summer! Communication has a number of courses
available in Summer Quarter, in topic areas such as Communication and Difference, Rhetoric,
Public Speaking, Family Communication, Journalism and Mass Media, and more. You do not
need to be a Communication major to register for most COM Summer courses, so grab your
spot while they’re still available! Visit UW Summer 2022 time schedule or MyPlan to learn more!

Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation?

Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting students for their Winter 2023 program!

 

Grand Challenges (GCs) are the big problems facing humanity - things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address GCs. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of 4 students are placed in a local organization with experience with a GC and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation. 

Watch examples of past student projects here: 

 

Well Connected

Parikrma mulam

Hasiru Mane

 

Dates

Applications are open now with a priority deadline of May 15th. Applications are available here.  

GCIL study abroad includes a 1 credit Autumn-quarter course at UW Seattle, and a 15 credit Winter-quarter course (approximately January 3, 2023 - March 11, 2023) in Bangalore, India. 

 

Eligibility

GCIL is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline. We are excited to help you create solutions that can make a difference and hope you will consider applying!

 

Interested?

Join our virtual info sessions on zoom https://washington.zoom.us/j/5653906544:

 

May 6, 1:00pm

May 11, 3:00pm

 

Sign up for our interest email list to receive notifications about upcoming information sessions and application deadlines. 

 

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter, or read blog posts to learn more about student experiences! 

You can also email questions to: gcil@uw.edu

We are looking for volunteers to support the Seattle Health and Wellness Fair. This is a collaborative event that seeks to increase patient engagement and “improve engagement, one patient at a time”. For more information, click here.

 

Date: Saturday, May 14th 2022

Place: Sea Mar Cultural and Community Center (9635 Des Moines Memorial Dr. S Seattle, WA 98108)

 

Role Descriptions:

  • CHILDCARE volunteers will be stationed inside. There will be a table and chairs with coloring supplies. If you love kids and can keep them corralled up and safe, this role is for you!
  • PARKING ATTENDANT volunteers will work as a team to help keep parking lot traffic flowing smoothly. You should expect to be standing for your entire shift and should be prepared for it to rain on you. If you are calm and communicate well on teams, this role is for you!

 

For more information and sign-up here: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/rvfry

 

This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers like you. This event is open to all. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

Pavithra Prabhu

UDSM Volunteer Coordinator

UW Virtual 3MT 2022
Thursday, May 5, 4 - 5:30 pm (PST), Online
Register via Zoom: http://bit.ly/uw3mt22r

UW calendar entry: https://www.washington.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D159490923

All are invited to this free virtual event.

 Want to learn about graduate student projects that will have a positive impact on our world? Interested in hearing Master’s and PhD students explain their capstone and research projects in 3 min–for cash prizes? Attend virtual UW 3MT® -- a professional development competition that celebrates the exciting capstone and research experiences of master’s and doctoral students at the University of Washington from all three campuses. The theme for this year’s event is Impact.

The competition supports graduate students’ capacity to effectively explain their research or capstone project in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a public audience. This event is a partnership between Core Programs — Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons. Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia.

Competition day prize awards total $5,000! Many thanks to Bruce and Joanne Montgomery for their generous sponsorship. Send questions to uw3mt@uw.edu

 

Developing Effective Networking Skills: A Workshop for International Graduate Students

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 12 - 1:30 pm

HUB 332, Seattle Campus

Lunch is provided. Registration is required. 

Registration link: https://forms.gle/1JnDeFmdfDcQaTfSA 

 

International graduate students are invited to join this workshop with career coaches to develop effective networking skills for academic and professional settings. 

During this interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

- Learn about different types of networks, networking tools, and ways to build a network

- Discuss ways to maintain your network for long-term professional goals

- Leverage your networks for career exploration and growth

- Practice networking skills with peers and career coaches

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) and the Career and Internship Center. Send questions to uwcircle@uw.edu

Back for the second time! Inviting first-year Ph.D. students and faculty for the Spring Fling! Join us on Thursday, May 19 for another chance to get together with your peers across departments in the School of Public Health. Come to network, expand your connections, and have fun! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Spring Fling! First-Year Ph.D. Student & Faculty Mixer

Thursday, May 19

5:00–8:00 pm

HRC Rooftop

Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/PhDSpringFling

 

Contact with Questions:

 

Tina Mensa-Kwao, MPH, CHES

amensak@uw.edu

The School of Public Health (SPH) is joining a centralized application system called SOPHAS. We are currently in testing mode and would like the student/applicant perspective and input. Will you help us? There are two times scheduled the week of May 9. If you don’t have class at one of these times, please consider joining this student-only testing session:  

  • Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-5:20 pm
  • Friday, May 13, 9:30-11:20 am 

 

These sessions are in-person only. Due to room size, seating is limited, per session, to the first 20 students who sign up. Those able to join will receive a $10 gift card to Starbucks as a thank you. Register for a testing session. While UW is joining SOPHAS for its MPH degrees, all SPH students are welcome in our testing sessions. Your feedback is important. We hope you can join us! Registration closes Tuesday, May 10. Room and other details will be shared with those registered close to each testing date.

 

Get a Starbucks gift card when you join us to test a new SPH application tool!

 

contact name/email address. 

Kimberly Hay

kfs3903@uw.edu

 

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

 

The Black Graduation committee is excitedly preparing to host the 26th Annual Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony in-person on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Meany Hall. The time of the ceremony has not yet been determined but will be communicated via our website, social media pages, and various listservs soon. Based on the capacity of Meany Hall, we are only able to accommodate Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022 graduates. 



Please join us for...

  • Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2022
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Meany Center


Learn more about  Black Graduation and past ceremonies.

If  you have any questions, please feel free to email the committee at uwblackg@uw.edu.

Register NOW!

This is a reminder that your graduate students in all degree programs are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship program. This will be relevant for any students graduating this year or in 2023, who may be interested in employment with the federal government (in any agency, and any discipline!) The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is coordinating this session, and is excited to invite graduate students from all programs at UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and UW Bothell to join.

 See more information about the PMF program, as well as the registration link to the Zoom session here and in the attached flyers: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApf-qupjotGNNzURTnopPNZPopZHLSgjA-

 Contact: evansjob@uw.edu

Please help me in spreading the word to your graduate students, doctoral candidates and post-docs looking for professional guidance as they pursue their careers about our FREE Spring Career Development Workshop series!

 Participants may still be enrolled in their professional programs or be recent graduates.

 The virtual workshops will take place over the course of four half-day sessions, beginning May 23 and includes various virtual networking receptions with representatives from sponsor companies including Sana, Seagen, BMS, AGC Biologics, Omeros and Adaptive.

 Registration: The $100 registration fee for this workshop is waived due to the generous support of Bristol Myers Squibb, but registration is required to receive course materials. As part of registration, attendees will also receive access to Flamingo, the virtual career coach, to help guide them through the job search process.

 More information and registration link: https://www.lswinstitute.org/career-development-workshop/

We are a new formally registered RSO at the University of Washington.
Our mission is to aid and empower advanced degree candidates (PhDs / MDs / JDs and non-MBA Masters) in their transition from academia to management and strategy consulting.
We are now recruiting our inaugural team and setting up the infrastructure!

 

We're excited to take on new members! Any interested folks should fill out the following form so we can add them to our Slack channel and mailing list. We have a steady stream of info sessions and recruitment chats lined up for the next couple of weeks: 

https://forms.gle/3uB3pLEXXnb48r9E7

You are invited to attend UWNURF Diversity Lecture Series:

 

Topic:  Climate change and Social Justice:  How Heat Inequity Leads to Health Inequity

Date/Time:  Monday, May 2 7:00-8:00 PM PST

Register at: https://forms.office.com/r/tawucNykE2 or through the attached QR code

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

 

 

 

 

UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) Kick-Off Event

Join the UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) for our first in-person event! We will celebrate our new Center with brief remarks followed by reception.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00pm PDT
Where: Hans Rosling Center, Room 101
3980 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98195
RSVP by April 29, 2022
 

 

RSVP HERE

  


Featuring Brief Remarks by:

 

 

Ana Mari Cauce
President, University of Washington

 

 

Jürgen Unützer
Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

 

(in)Visibility

Photo Exhibition

April 18 - June 10, 2022

Health Sciences Building*
|
T-Wing, 4th Floor
(hallway adjacent to Overpass Espresso stand)

*valid Husky card needed to enter building

Featuring photographs taken Sept. to Oct. 2020 by 16 UW custodians who sharedstories about the health impacts of their workplace, neighborhoods, and homes.
While often overlooked and underappreciated, custodians are the protectors of our shared spaces.

To learn more about the UW Custodian Project, please visit: www.uwcustodianproject.com 

The HHSAB is conducting a community survey, along with the Office of Student Health Relations (OSHR) and Student Disability Commission (SDC), to gain student input on how to improve accessibility to Hall Health services. The survey is anonymous, unless students would like to enter for a chance to win prize(s) like a free Hall Health tour!

Survey link: https://forms.gle/Uw4EgPAXgArsvnWa7

We also encourage students to follow our Instagram for more recruitment updates: @hhsab.uw

 

Use the link above to fill out thissurvey, which will be used to gain student input onhow to improve the accessibility of Hall Health services and resources. Email aengmann@uw.edu for questions.

Our team is hosting a campus event on May 19th at The HUB Lyceum called Grooving for Good focusing on providing a safe space for UW students to connect with their mental health journey through creativity and art. For this event, we are also fundraising and wanted to give back to the UW community at the same time by selling merch that showed UW spirit and pride. You can check out the merch pre-order form more at tinyurl.com/pupmerch. The form will be closing next week, on April 28 at 11:59 PM.

We would appreciate it if you shared this information and post with your audience and community! Please feel free to contact us via any of our platforms for more information. 

Thank you for your time and we appreciate your support. 

 

JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR
JOB SEEKER INFORMATION

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP IN THE LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY? ATTEND THE LSINW JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Join Life Science Washington at Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) on April 21, 2022 for our annual job & internship fair. The Job & Internship Fair allows talented job seekers and students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with top local life science companies in a well-organized setting. Job seekers will have five minutes to speak to every participating company. After the event, job and internship seekers will be able to connect informally and follow up individually.

 


PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

Absci

•AGC Biologics
•AltaSciences
•Bristol Myers Squibb
•Just-Evotec Biologics
•nanoString Technologies
•OncoResponse
•Parse Biosciences
•Seagen
•Twinstrand Biosciences
•Umoja Biopharma
Note: this list is constantly being updated. For the most current list, check our website.

WHEN
Thursday, April 21 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

WHERE
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

COST
This event is free to students and job seekers.
Pre-registration is required. There will be no
on-site registration for the Job & Internship Fair.

KEY DETAILS
WASHINGTON LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES RAISED OVER $5B IN 2021!
WOMEN MAKE UP 44% OF LIFE SCIENCE WORKFORCE
23.5% LIFE SCIENCE EMPLOYMENT GROWTH FROM 2015-2019

 

REGISTER HERE: https://lsw.users.membersuite.com/events/16a92b2f-0078-cef3-5091-0b43b0ace9fc/details 

The Community  Health Action Team at UW (CHAT-UW) is so excited to announce that our spring application is now open.  We are an interdisciplinary team of volunteers from across WWAMI, composed of UW undergraduate and graduate students passionate about promoting public health.  CHAT-UW is a UW RSO and a UW School of Medicine community service organization.  We have two fabulous projects, our newest one is a public health policy advocacy project, and our original project is the COVID-19 Fact of the Day project.  Currently we are so excited to be recruiting new teammates to join our incredible family.  Check out our position descriptions to learn more about our open positions, from leadership roles to artists, translators, content creators, videographer, web designer, and many more, there is a position for you on our team.  Most roles can be done remotely at this time.  Applications  are due by Sunday, 04/24/2022, at 11:59pm PDT.

Application: https://bit.ly/CHAT-App

Position  Descriptions: https://bit.ly/CHAT-positions

Questions: chat-uw@uw.edu

Learn more about our COVID-19 Fact of the Day project by checking out our social media pages:

- Website: https://sites.google.com/uw.edu/chat-uw

- Facebook: COVID-19 Fact of the Day

- Instagram: UWCHAT

- Twitter: @uw_chatfotd

- TikTok - chat_uw

Looking for a summer job? Enjoy working with youth? Check out the Summer Jobs with Youth website! There, you’ll find a listing of employers from both UW and the great Puget Sound community, all not-for-profit organizations, who are recruiting for paid and volunteer positions for this summer. Follow the links to job descriptions and application processes, and get ready for a great summer working with young people! Questions? Email uwminors@uw.edu

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY STARTING APRIL 21 , MAY 19, ETC.

HANS ROSLING CENTER (HRC) SECOND FLOOR LOBBY

1130 AM TO 1 PM

OPEN TO ALL SPH STAFF STUDENTS & FACULTY

Beads and supplies will be provided.

Hosted by the SPH Dean's Office
For questions contact Victoria Gardner, vg@uw.edu

Hello Friends of the Resilience Lab! 

 

We at the Resilience Lab are excited to announce the opening of our fifth annual cycle for our Resilience and Compassion Seed Grants! In partnership with the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), the Resilience Lab awards seed grants up to $5,000 to students, staff, and instructors to support the beginning stages of projects that cultivate resilience, compassion, and sustainability.  

Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant funds can be used for workshops, retreats, activities, applied research, projects, etc. that support the combined goals of the Resilience Lab and CSF: 

  • to foster connectedness, belonging, and community;
  • to embrace both commonalities and diversity within the human experience;
  • to cultivate kindness, compassion, and gratitude toward each other and ourselves;
  • to highlight connections between personal identities and sustainability in the UW community;
  • to spark dialogue about environmental and social issues that have a disproportionately negative impact on communities of color;
  • and to provide opportunities for applied and project-based learning for the UW community. 

If you have a project that you think works towards our goals of a more compassionate and sustainable campus, we encourage you to apply! All members of the university — students, staff, and faculty — are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 in seed grant funds; however, preference will be given to teams that include students.

 

Applications for the 2022-2023 Resilience and Compassion seed grant cycle are open April 1, 2022 and close May 1, 2022. Please visit our website for application instructions, proposal recommendations, reporting/funding guidelines, and office hours.  

 

If you have any questions about the proposal process, you can contact our Seed Grant Coordinators Chloe Jiang (uwrlcoordinator@uw.edu) and Tatiana Brown (csfcoord@uw.edu).  

Please remember to mark your calendar for the Spring Interprofessional Service Learning Fair on Friday, April 22 from 11:15am-1:15pm at South Campus Center 316!

 

To order a free lunch and sign up for a van tour please RSVP here by Monday, April 18  https://forms.gle/GAR3D7girSNCSuHw8

  • Learn more about service learning projects
  • Take part in interprofessional conversation tables
  • Sign up for a Mobile Health Outreach Van Tour
  • Enjoy a free lunch!

 

Questions: Christina Tran, ctran17@uw.edu or Karissa Yamaguchi, kyama8@uw.edu

Greetings! We are honored to have A Guided Conversation with Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 5:00PM (PDT).

Over the past several months, a small group of UW faculty and staff (including SPH colleagues) have been reading this powerful book together to deepen our understanding of racial trauma and healing. We culminate this time by inviting Resmaa Menakem to engage with the UW community.  

Please join us by registering for our virtual conversation here. Please share this opportunity with your community!

If you are interested in reading the book, e-books are available via UW Library.

If you have registration or event questions, please contact Taylor Jolliffe at tjoll10@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. To make a request connected to a disability or health condition contact Arti Shah artishah@uw.edu by April 22, 2022.

This webinar will introduce university students to NCEH/ATSDR and discuss different career path opportunities. What's Next? Careers in Public Health, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 11am - 12:30pm

Click here to join the Zoom meeting: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1612167303?pwd=QjV1WVFSQWxxaXE5bE9YL0JOaUNEQT09 

During this webinar, we are planning provide background of the work that we do at our agency with a short presentation, followed by a panel discussion. This email serves an invitation to your students across multiple disciplines, including biology, chemistry, communications, epidemiology, environmental science, public health, and many others. We will also discuss current and future opportunities for internships, fellowships, and employment that may also be of interest to students. We would love for your students to join and participate in this upcoming webinar. 

 My contact information is listed below, I am happy to discuss any questions that you may have regarding this upcoming webinar or any future opportunities within NCEH/ATSDR for your students.

 

Kambria Haire, PhD, MPH (she/her)

Environmental Health Scientist

Office of Innovation and Analytics (OIA)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

nni9@cdc.gov | 770.488.1550 office

 

 

Application for the 2022 - 2023 UW
Student Regent
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.
Submit this application as well as its supporting materials as PDFs by emailing them to
gpsspres@uw.edu
Description of the Position
The Board of Regents consists of ten citizens appointed by the Governor. The Regents, in
whom authority rests as a collective body, and not as individuals, govern the University of
Washington, and select and evaluate its President. The administration of the University is
delegated, with certain exceptions, to the University President and the faculty, of which the
President is a member. As guardians of the public trust, and as a body, the Regents set
institutional missions, establish policies, and ensure the financial stability and academic
quality of the University. Since 1998 the tenth seat on the Board has been filled by a student,
chosen by the Governor from among three students nominated by a committee made up of
student leaders across all three UW campuses.
The Student Regent is not a student representative, a function filled by representatives of the
various student governments to the Board, but an independent guardian of the public trust
responsible to the citizens of the State of Washington. The Student Regent brings the
perspective of students past, present, and future to difficult decisions that may involve
balancing the interests of current and future students, and of students and the faculty or staff.
By custom, the Student Regent helps to plan agendas of the Academic and Student Affairs
Committee; helps to ensure the integration of all campuses of the University by regularly
convening student leaders to discuss issues before the Board and issues of particular and
common concern to students on the different campuses; and, each year, the is invited to
present a student-focused information item to the Board in May or June.
In compensation for their time and service, the Student Regent receives a scholarship for
tuition costs during his or her regency. Duties performed as Regent are reimbursed at the
applicable per diem rate, in accordance with Board policy. The time commitment required of
the Student Regent is considerable. They may, but need not necessarily, accept additional UW
employment, in any case not to exceed 100 percent time, as their schedule and coursework
permit, but must decline any tuition or fee waiver associated with that employment.
Please feel free to contact the GPSS President (gpsspres@uw.edu) with any questions or
concerns about the application process. Additionally, the current Student Regent, Djelli
Berisha, may be reached at stureg@uw.edu for questions about the position.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The most qualified candidates will be interviewed for the position. Following the interview
process, 3-5 finalists will be selected by the end of April and sent to the Governor's Office who
appoints the Student Regent.
You must be available for an interview in the last week of April. Applicants
will be notified of their interview timeframe.
Requirements:
a. To apply to be Student Regent you must be a full-time UW student in good standing at
the time of appointment and currently enrolled in at least 12 credits for
undergraduate and professional students or 10 credits for graduate students, or on
leave (as defined by UW Employment and Administrative Policies, University
Employment, Chapter 104, Student Employees).
b. During the 2022-23 academic year you must be a full-time student in good standing and
enrolled at UW for at least 12 credits for undergraduate and professional students or 10
credits for graduate students, or on leave as defined by UW Policy, Chapter 104.
c. Must be available to serve from July 2022 to June 2023 (summer internships and
travel acceptable, duties during the summer can be remote and are predominantly
over email)
d. If you are selected as one of the finalists sent to the Governor for consideration, you
cannot run as a candidate in the ASUW Seattle, ASUW Bothell, ASUW Tacoma, or
GPSS elections.
Note that your application may be released to the public if requested.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS, please contact
GPSS President Aaron Yared at gpsspres@uw.edu.

COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS OF THE APPLICATION.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name:
Student Number:
Preferred Pronouns:
Local Address:
City: State: Zip Code:
Phone:
E-mail Address:
EDUCATION
Major(s)/Degree:
Expected Date of Graduation:
*REFERENCES - (Optional)
Name Position Relation Phone
Please send ALL the following as PDFs by emailing gpsspres@uw.edu.
All materials are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.
1. Please attach a resume (no longer than two pages maximum).
2. Please attach the Essay questions as described below.
3. Please select one or two activities or engagement experiences that
demonstrate your leadership (as described in your resume) that you have done
and elaborate upon them. Please provide as much detail as possible, but no more than
two pages maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font and 1-inch margins.
4. Please include an unofficial transcript.
5. Letters of reference are optional but no more than two letters of reference
pertaining to volunteer, academic, school or work-related activities (written on January
1, 2022 or later) that can be submitted to gpsspres@uw.edu.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
ESSAY QUESTIONS
Please answer ALL the following questions. Limit your entire response to the five
questions to a total of 3-5 pages maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font and 1-inch
margins. Please label each page with your name and page number.
1. Why are you interested in serving as the Student Regent?
2. Please explain your position on one or two important issues you believe are pertinent to
UW students, faculty, and staff.
3. Consider the following scenario and answer the question: Imagine that you are now a
member of the UW Board of Regents and the majority of the Board disagrees with you
on a particular issue. What would be your approach to addressing and influencing the
Board on this issue?
4. What is your knowledge of issues affecting minoritized students and communities?
What are some strategies you would use to address these issues?
5. What steps would you take to engage with and educate yourself about the issues
affecting communities different from your own? (i.e. the three campuses, people from
different racial/ethnic backgrounds, people from different socioeconomic statuses,
etc.)

The following information can be found online and is necessary to
know for the position:
Student Regent Duties and Powers
The Student Regent is a full member of the University of Washington Board of Regents, with two main
exceptions that are outlined below. Below are selected state of Washington statutes concerning the
structure and role of the Board of Regents. Please feel free to contact the GPSS President
(gpsspres@uw.edu) with any questions or concerns about the application process. Additionally, the
current Student Regent, Djelli Berisha, may be reached at stureg@uw.edu for questions about the
position.
RCW 28B.20.100 Regents — Appointment — Terms — Vacancies — Quorum. (1) The
governance of the University of Washington shall be vested in a board of regents to consist of ten
members, one of whom shall be a student. The governor shall select the student member from a list
of candidates, of at least three and not more than five, submitted by the governing body of the
associated students. They shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate, and,
except for the student member, shall hold their offices for a term of six years from the first day of
October and until their successors shall be appointed and qualified. The student member shall hold
his or her office for a term of one year from the first day of July until the first day of July of the
following year or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, whichever is later. The student
member shall be a full-time student in good standing at the university at the time of appointment.
(2) Six members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the
case of a vacancy, or when an appointment is made after the date of the expiration of a term, the
governor shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of the regent whose office has become
vacant or expired.
(3) Except for the term of the student member, no more than the terms of two members will
expire simultaneously on the last day of September in any one year.
(4) A student appointed under this section shall excuse himself or herself from participation or
voting on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel.
RCW 28B.20.130 Powers and duties of regents — General. General powers and duties of the
board of regents are as follows:
(1) To have full control of the university and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise
provided by law.
(2) To employ the president of the university, his or her assistants, members of the faculty, and
employees of the institution, who except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions
during the pleasure of said board of regents.
(3) Establish entrance requirements for students seeking admission to the university which meet or
exceed the standards specified under RCW 28B.77.020. Completion of examinations satisfactory to
the university may be a prerequisite for entrance by any applicant at the university's discretion.
Evidence of completion of public high schools and other educational institutions whose courses of
study meet the approval of the university may be acceptable for entrance.
(4) Establish such colleges, schools, or departments necessary to carry out the purpose of the
university and not otherwise prescribed by law.
(5) With the assistance of the faculty of the university, prescribe the course of study in the
various colleges, schools, and departments of the institution and publish the necessary
catalogues thereof.
(6) Grant to students such certificates or degrees as recommended for such students by the faculty.
The board, upon recommendation of the faculty, may also confer honorary degrees upon persons
other than graduates of this university in recognition of their learning or devotion to literature, art,
or science: PROVIDED, that no degree shall ever be conferred in consideration of the payment of
money or the giving of property of whatsoever kind.
(7) Accept such gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises, whether real or personal property,
or both, in trust or otherwise, for the use or benefit of the university, its colleges, schools,
departments, or agencies; and sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds,
rents, profits, and income thereof except as limited by the terms of said gifts, grants, conveyances,
bequests, and devises. The board shall adopt proper rules to govern and protect the receipt and
expenditure of the proceeds of all fees, and the proceeds, rents, profits, and income of all gifts, grants,
conveyances, bequests, and devises above-mentioned.
(8) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the regents deem essential to
university purposes.
(9) To submit upon request such reports as will be helpful to the governor and to the
legislature in providing for the institution.
(10) To offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or
centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus
facilities in accordance with RCW 28B.77.080.
(11) To confer honorary degrees upon persons who request an honorary degree if they were students
at the university in 1942 and did not graduate because they were ordered into an internment camp.
The honorary degree may also be requested by a representative of deceased persons who meet these
requirements. For the purposes of this subsection, "internment camp" means a relocation center to
which persons were ordered evacuated by Presidential Executive Order 9066, signed February 19,
1942.

EarthLab and the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) are pleased to offer 10 University of Washington students the opportunity to collaborate with a global team of students from 18 Association for Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in a mock UN Climate Change Conference. A total of 180 students will participate from 18 universities in 13 economies.

All current UW students (as of Spring 2022) are invited to apply, both undergraduate and postgraduate, across disciplines and the tri-campus community. No prior knowledge of climate change or international UN negotiations is required, though you should be able to articulate why this program is of interest to you.


What you’ll experience

• A role-playing exercise in which you’ll form multi-country, multi-disciplinary teams to play the role of delegates to the UN Climate Change Negotiations. Students will be assigned to international teams (students from various universities) of 10 members each.

• A kick-off event (2.5 hours) to welcome and orient students through short talks by high-level speakers.

• Two 2.5 hour sessions (two weeks apart) of an online simulation activity using materials from the World Climate Interactive and the EN-ROADS simulation model developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

• Live sessions, short lectures and resources developed and curated by the APRU experts, which will be available on a shared Canvas website.

• Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion following the event.


Schedule

The total course time of 15 hours includes 7 hours of online live sessions, combined with approximately 3 hours of self-paced online homework and approximately 5 hours of group work.

• KICK-OFF: May 31 from 6-8:30pm PT

 DAY 1: June 14 from 6-8:30pm PT

• DAY 2: June 28 from 6-8:30pm PT


Learning objectives

• Describe what contributes to climate change

• Explain global climate change efforts, such as the Paris Agreement, the UNCCC and the COP

• Identify adaptation and mitigation strategies and which will have the most impact on global temperatures

• Explain how/why climate change affects the most vulnerable populations and why it is an issue of social justice

• Practice global team-work and cross-cultural collaboration and communication skills

• Discuss the complexity involved in countries’ decisions, including consideration of factors such as economic impact, negotiating power, etc.

• Describe the challenges of negotiations among countries on issues such as climate change and the importance of global collaboration


Cost

The registration cost is free for the student, paid for by EarthLab.


Application deadline

All applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. PT. We will notify students by April 18, 2022. Selected students must then officially register for the program by April 22, 2022.

APPLY HERE


Participating universities

• University of Melbourne (Australia)
• University of Sydney (Australia)
• Peking University (China)
• Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
• Universidad de San Francisco Quito (Ecuador)
• Fiji National University (Fiji)
• Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
• Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
• Tohoku University (Japan)
• Korea University (Korea)
• University of Malaya (Malaysia)
• University of Auckland (New Zealand)
• Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
• National University of Singapore (Singapore)
• National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
• University of Oregon (US)
• University of Southern California (US)
• University of Washington (US)


Questions?

Contact Marci Burden at mburden@uw.edu.

Are you a faculty member interested in participating in a facilitator or expert role? Contact Mellissa Withers at mwithers@usc.edu.

Review webpage here: https://earthlab.uw.edu/students/2022-apru-uw-climate-change-simulation/ 

Hello Pre-Meds! Project Medicine is excited to announce a new event for those gearing up for the application cycle: our Medical School Application Seminar! Our event will host members of Project Medicine’s team (many of whom are currently working on their applications) as well as past applicants as we outline AMCAS, AACOMAS, and the TMDSAS. The event will begin with a brief overview of the many components of the application before splitting into smaller workshops targeted to the Activities Section, Personal Statement, and General Questions.

 

The event will also introduce a 1:1 editing service with past applicants for our members. 

 

Medical School Application Seminar: Get personalized feedback from past applicants,m learn about the application process and more!

April 14, 6-7pm PST

Zoom ID: 990 4278 0608

 

Questions? Contact: projectmedicine@uw.edu

 

Hello, we are Pup Support, an RSO focusing on mental health advocacy through creative outlets. We are in search of UW talent, to showcase their work at our event on May 19th at the HUB Lyceum. If you or someone you know is interested, please submit your work below. 

 

Pup Support has partnered with Grooving for Good, NAMI Seattle (The National Alliance on Mental Illness), and SPIN to help create an immersive, colorful experience that makes a safe space for us to explore our mental health, but more importantly, to amplify positivity and improve our mental wellbeing. 

 

Event Details: Thursday, May 19th 2022 --> HUB Lyceum (3:00PM - 8:00PM)

 

The Dahlia Experience will be photographed and live-streamed to a national audience.

This is your chance to share your story, based on one of the four prompts (Hope, Resilience, Empowerment, Support! 

  • Hope: The belief that positive change is possible. What gives you hope? 
  • Resilience: the process of finding healthy ways to adapt and cope with adversity and distress. The ability to overcome. What allows you to be resilient? 
  • Empowerment: Becoming stronger, more confident - strength in your mental health journey. What gives you the power to be your own advocate? What gives you strength? 
  • Support: What does support of your mental well-being look like to you? Support can be family, friends, your school, treatment team, or your pet - what supports you? 

________________________________________________________________________

We are accepting:

- One digital art installation (6x6 foot space)

- One first artist/collection (6x6 foot space) 

- Three Poets (5 minutes read time max)

- Three Music Acts (IE - Vocalist, Guitar, Hand Drums, Keyboard)* (Note, we will not be accepting submissions for full bands due to set up/tear down time) (Maximum performance time 5 minutes)

- Three Dance Acts (5 minutes max per performance) 

-  One Student DJ (30-minute mix)

 

Creator Submission Form: https://forms.gle/i7oVs7mvndmgsM2Z8

 

Important Dates:

[4/04/2022] Application open

[4/20/2022] Application closes

[4/27 - 4/29] Results Announced 

 

Sincerely,

Pup Support 

LEARN GREEK THIS SUMMER QUARTER

SLN 11943 --- JSIS E 134 - ELEM MODERN GREEK

Learn how to speak and write Modern Greek. 

Have a full Greek experience at the University of Washington       

An awesome online course through the Hellenic studies program at the Jackson School of International Studies.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Heracles Panagiotides, PhD: hercp@uw.edu

STUDENT COMMENTS

  • “BEST TEACHER EVER! His class was so much fun! Super easy and overall an awesome class!"
  • "Sweetest teacher ever! Cares about students, very lenient. Fun class!   Same for first or second year Greek."
  • "Best professor I've ever had. Makes it really easy to learn the material."
  • "I just want to let you know that in my four years at the University of Washington, I can't think of a better class than the one you offered this quarter. I can't believe how much I learned and how much fun I had while learning. You created such a stress-free environment for learning and I really have to thank you for that. I hope that you have a wonderful break and that next quarter runs as smoothly as this one!"

 

Take a look at a sample lesson:

https://sites.google.com/uw.edu/ugreek/home

 Awards of Excellence

 

The School of Public Health recognizes outstanding students, faculty, staff and community partners at the School’s annual Awards of Excellence. As part of this ceremony, SPH seeks student nominations for five awards categories: Outstanding Student Community Service, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Outstanding Faculty Teaching, Outstanding Community Partner. Please take a moment to nominate someone who stewards excellence in education or an organization that demonstrates service to the community by filling out this nomination form. Nominations close Friday, April 15, 2022.

Nomination form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWwBGXPZVgcMf8olo4HTVpVYiW-JxzSS7GtynKSefvh_EO6g/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions, please email rukie hartman at mrht@uw.edu 

Apply to compete in the 2022 UW Virtual Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®), where you'll have the opportunity to present your project in just three minutes for cash prizes totaling $5,000. The competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses. This event is a partnership between the Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons.

Many thanks to Bruce and Joanne Montgomery for their generous sponsorship of the prizes.

 The theme for this year’s competition is Impact. Impact can be defined as the positive outcome of a critical intervention, social policy, service provision model, legal framework, or technological innovation. How does your graduate research demonstrate impact for the public good? We’re excited to celebrate the influence our graduate students have on the world. 

 Timeline:

  • Submit a proposal for the preliminary rounds. Proposal deadline is April 14, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. 
  • Online preliminary rounds to be held on April 25 - 26, 2022.
  • Successful presenters from the preliminary rounds will move forward to compete in the virtual 3MT competition on May 5, 2022, 4 - 5:30 p.m.


Participating in 3MT is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn to talk about your research without using jargon
  • Prepare for job interviews
  • Practice public speaking skills
  • Build your network and resume
  • Compete for cash prizes!


3MT is intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to consider participating in Scholars' Studio.

Send questions to uw3mt@uw.edu

Happy Spring Quarter!  The Counseling Center is offering several workshops and groups.  We are hearing from students that social anxiety and isolation is one of the common struggles, and we are gearing our offerings to help address that in multiple ways.

 

 

CONNECTING MINDFULLY WITH NATURE

Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing is the Japanese practice of seeking a deep and meditative connection with nature. There are many well-researched mental and physical health benefits to getting outside and immersing in nature, and our campus offers many beautiful and tranquil outdoor spaces for mindful relaxation! Please join us for an experiential workshop that will teach you a little about mindful connection to nature, and an opportunity to engage in this practice and connect with others in the process. 

 

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.  
Location: Wooded locations on campus
Dates: 4/19, 5/10 and 5/31
Facilitators: Sashya Clark, MSW, LICSW and Jon Weber, Psy.D.

To register: Call 206-543-1240 to learn more

 

TABLETOP ROLE PLAYING GAME GROUP

This group is built on a tradition of tabletop gaming as therapy. This alternative format group therapy will allow participants to build a tabletop character with their individual presenting concerns in mind. Participants will role play their characters in a fantasy setting to develop strategies to cope with social anxiety, practice using social skills, and address other mental health concerns brought to the table by the group. No previous gaming experience necessary.

 

Time: Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  
Location: Online 
Start date: 4/5
Facilitators: Jamie Welch, PhD and Dottie Gill, MS

To register: Call 206.543.1240 to learn more 

 

BETWEEN CULTURES: HEALING FROM NOT BELONGING

For those who live in the borderlands between two or more cultures, being of both while also experiencing a sense of not belonging to either or any of them. 

Time: Mondays, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online 
Duration: Ongoing 
Focus: Students who are multiracial and/or multicultural 
Facilitator: Ricardo Hildago, LMHC and Sashya Clark, MSW, LICSW

To register: Call 206.543.1240 to learn more 

 

INTERNATIONAL PRIDE

International Pride is a confidential, safe space that centers queer, questioning, trans, bi, non-binary, and gender non-conforming (self-defined) international student experiences. This supportive space emphasizes community and connection as we process everything and anything related to culture, nationality, sexuality, and gender. Ask questions, find support, and grow.

 

Time: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Online
Start Date: 3/31
Focus: Students who are from outside the US  
Facilitator: Tomomi Ito, LMHC

To register: Email intpride@uw.edu

 

 

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

Understanding Self and Others (USO) group will provide a safe space to learn and practice effective interpersonal skills, to become more comfortable having conversations and social interactions with others, to learn how to develop more satisfying relationships, and to practice introspection and acceptance of self. We will seek to develop insights about personal patterns through giving and receiving support and honest feedback, and by discussing and exploring interpersonal challenges and concerns.

 

Time: Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  
Location: Online 
Start date: 4/14
Facilitators: Sashya Clark, MSW, LICSW

To register: Call 206.543.1240 to learn more 

 

 

BEGINNING MINDFULNESS (Mindfulness 101)

An 8 week practice and discussion oriented group that helps people calm and soothe their nervous systems, looking at different aspects of mindfulness, and sharing thoughts about the practice. We look at groundedness, loving kindness, self compassion, gratitude, and dealing with difficult emotions.

 

Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Online
Start date: Beginning of each quarter
Duration: Eight weeks
Facilitator: Treg Isaacson, LMHC

To register: Call 206-543-1240 to learn more

 

As usual, we will continue offering Let’s Talk:

  • Drop-in virtually | 2p.m.-4p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays
  • If you are looking for off campus resources, drop in virtually | Mondays 1p.m. – 2:30p.m., Fridays 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
  • If the above times do not work, you can schedule a 20-minute Let’s Talk appointment via the Counseling Centerstudent portal.

Looking for a shorter program options for graduate and Ph.D. students interested in global health policy, pandemic response, medicine, and public health?  Please consider the Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva’s Intensive Course in Global Health Policy (see short overview video here). 

 

This one-week intensive course offers students an excellent opportunity to gain expertise and academic credit through a rigorous course offered by the Sanford School of Public Policy in the “world capital” of Geneva, Switzerland. The course takes place from Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2022.  

 

Participants are awarded 3.0 graduate-level credits while also partaking in the course week’s networking events with UN-affiliated professionals, professors, and program fellows. Through engaging conversations with the world's leading policy practitioners, site visits to prominent agencies and organizations, case studies and simulations, and a culminating policy memo project, this course delivers the insider-information and connections required for a successful career in a highly competitive field.

 

We are admitting students on a rolling basis and accepting applications until Wednesday, March 16, 2022-extended for SPH students. Application components include a short essay and resume upload.

 

This Intensive Course Week Option is part of our Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva.  It’s designed for those looking to quickly gain knowledge and expand their professional network through the policy track of their choice, without a summer-long internship commitment. If you or any students have questions please reach out to geneva@duke.edu or visit our website for more information at https://sanford.duke.edu/academics/special-programs/geneva-program/dgp-intensive-course-program/.

 

Best regards,

Annalisa Kristoffersen

 

Annalisa Kristoffersen

Director of International Academic Programming | Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University

201 Science Drive, Rubenstein Hall 186

(919.613.9374)

annalisa.kristoffersen@duke.edu 

Winner of the 2021-2022 Husky Seed Fund, Huskies for Neurodiversity is holding our inaugural HYBRID panel event! "Huskies for Neurodiversity: Get to Work!" will be held from April 14, 6:30-7:30PM BOTH in person in HUB250 and livestreamed via Zoom. Neurodivergent panelists from a variety of fields living with conditions such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia will discuss their lived experience navigating the transition from higher education to the workplace as a neurodivergent person. See the attached flyer (LINK) for details and panelist descriptions!

Attendees will participate in small-group discussions about disability justice in the workplace and an open Q&A session where attendees can ask panelists about their experience and the advice they have for creating a more accessible world for neurodivergent people. ALL students and faculty of ALL backgrounds and knowledge levels on disability are invited to attend. We hope you can join us!

 

RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeSXGo7hP1BVpKqD3s86Yq-RvtDZJiRPxvHHTbt510N4RHhg/viewform 

 

 Virtual attendees will receive a Zoom link upon RSVPing. Recording of the session will be made available to those who RSVP. Contact huskies4neurodiverse@uw.edu (huskies4neurodiverse [at] uw [dot] edu) or tiarast@uw.edu (tiarast [at] uw [dot] edu) with any questions, concerns, or accessibility requests (ie, CART/ASL).

Calling all graduate/PHD students! The EPI student leadership committee is interested in expanding the annual EPI Expo event, where students connect with faculty and TA/RA opportunities to include all SPH graduate students and thesis/employment opportunities outside of your department. We are looking for 2-4 representatives from each department interested in helping to organize a SPH graduate Expo for next fall. Representatives should expect to attend bimonthly meetings to coordinate event logistics and represent their departments in the decision-making process. Interested students can reach out to Muna Hassan at munah5@uw.edu with their contact information by Friday, April, 8.

University of Washington faculty and students conducting research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are invited to participate in Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

 

This program is an excellent way for faculty to extend their summer funding through WA Space Grant’s contribution of half of the selected student’s award payment.  Faculty contribution per student is $2,750 full-time and $1,375 part-time for a total student stipend of $5,500 or $2,750.

 

We will match qualified undergraduates and faculty applications but will also accept applications from faculty and students already working together. 

 

SURP seeks to increase research opportunities for undergraduates on NASA-related STEM projects, and we particularly welcome applications from students with traditionally marginalized genders and from underrepresented minoritized communities.

 

UW undergraduate students in good academic standing who are interested in research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  Students who attend schools belonging to the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium may be admitted on a space-available basis.

 

Faculty and student applications are open now and will close April 8, 2022.

https://waspacegrant.org/students/research/surp/

HEOR 510: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (2 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Will Canestaro, PhD, Managing Director, Washington Research Foundation/WRF Capital; Affiliate Assistant Professor, The CHOICE Institute, UW School of Pharmacy

 

HEOR 510 provides students an overview of best practices to conduct a systematic review of an intervention; then analyzing data through meta-analytic methods. Classroom activities solidify topics covered in lectures and readings. Collaboration with another student to complete a systematic review. Recommended: a basic understanding of statistics and a background in evidence-based medicine.

 

Meeting Time & Location: Tuesdays, 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM; Health Sciences Building RR Wing; Room RR134

SLN: 15279

MyPlan Link: https://myplan.uw.edu/course/#/courses/HEOR510

SLN: 10178
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
5 Credits   I&S
Instructor: Oliver Rollins

This course concentrates on social significance of twenty-first century racial science. What does it mean to know your ethnic ancestry through genetics, and what are the consequences for understanding race/ethnicity in such a way? What are the social and ethical costs, or benefits, to investigating racial bias via brain technologies? Contact: aes@u.washington.edu