5-min research survey: green games at UW

UW students, staff, faculty – got 5 minutes for a survey about “green games”?

We are seeking responses from anyone in the UW community – students, staff, postdocs, and faculty at all three campuses – regardless of your gaming or environmental background. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and is intended to evaluate interest in environmentally-themed games (“green games”) at UW. All respondents that complete the survey by Feb 28th can be entered into a drawing for one of five $25 gift cards (must provide a UW email address).

Link to survey: https://tinyurl.com/uwgreengamesurvey

And please help our research by sharing this survey link with anyone at UW!

Lauren Kuehne

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

*For more information about this project (a UW Campus Sustainability Fund project) you can check out the CSF project page lkuehne with any questions.


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Recommended Reads for Equity

Dear students,

Please join in Odegaard Library’s new project: Recommended Reads for Equity.

Recommended Reads for Equity engages the UW community in critical conversations, reading, critical thinking and community building; all of which are essential to lifelong learning and engaged citizenship. Guided by the UW community, Odegaard Library will collect recommendations for books about equity, diversity, and inclusion and create opportunities to share recommendations and hold conversations and discussions as a whole campus community. The community’s recommendations will be used to build a new book collection in Odegaard Library, ultimately creating a lasting legacy of UW’s commitment to equity.

We are currently accepting recommendations through our online form. We’d love to hear your reading recommendations! Submit online at .

Please feel free to share the form with colleagues and students within your networks. If you have questions or comments, please contact Odegaard staff members Emilie Vrbancic at vrbancic or Steve Weber at seweber. This project is sponsored by a UW Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant and the University of Washington Libraries.


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Semester In Development – Study, Intern, Travel

articipate in the Semester in Development and gain career-relevant erience, travel abroad, and experience living in a developing country

Participate in the Semester in Development and gain career-relevant experience, travel abroad, and experience living in a developing country without delaying your graduation. Over the course of 12 weeks, program participants will explore a wide variety of global and local issues, while interning with changemakers in Uganda, Fiji or Ecuador. Learn more…

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Earn transferable university credits, while learning from engaging, local professors.
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Gain meaningful career-relevant, real-world experience, working with a local organization.
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Use your weekends to go exploring; from going on safari to rafting down a river.
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Got Questions? Need more information?
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 15, 2018
For more information, visit our website or contact Jared Lim at
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Internship: Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Summer 2018 Internship

Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Who We Are

WSIPP’s mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research at the direction of the legislature or board of directors. WSIPP works closely with legislators, legislative and executive staff, and external experts to ensure that studies answer relevant policy questions. WSIPP studies come from a variety of perspectives. They may examine “what works?” in various policy areas, estimate the relative benefits and costs of specific strategies, or assess how policies in Washington compare to those in other states.

What We Provide

Interns assist WSIPP researchers and staff on a variety of projects, including those assigned by the legislature. Interns provide research assistance and administrative support for multiple projects throughout their internship, working both independently and with other researchers. One of the primary tasks for an intern is to conduct literature reviews, which involves critically evaluating studies for methodological rigor and determining if they can be included in WSIPP analyses.


Undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Persons applying for internships must have an interest in public policy. Interns must be detail-oriented, highly motivated, and have the ability to self-manage. WSIPP expects interns to be engaged and ask questions, report to researchers on the status of projects, and prioritize and balance work assignments from multiple researchers. Interns should be familiar with conducting literature reviews and analyzing and summarizing research articles. Interns are expected to work diplomatically, professionally, and in a non-partisan manner.

Interns must possess the following minimum qualifications:

 Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

 Analytical: Experience conducting literature reviews and analyzing and summarizing academic research articles

 Communication: Strong writing and oral communication skills

 Education: Two years of college credit and pursuing a relevant major (e.g., public policy, economics, political science, criminal justice, public health)

The following are desirable qualifications. Internship candidates ideally have taken coursework or have an interest in one or more of the following:

 Research methods

 Public policy

 Statistics

Logistics and Compensation

Our office is located in Olympia, Washington. Interns not currently based in Olympia are responsible for finding housing and arranging transportation. We offer flexible schedules within usual business hours. If you are actively attending classes during your internship, you may not work more than 19 hours per week. Compensation is based on qualifications (approximately $12-$19/hour).

How to Apply

WSIPP offers an annual summer internship and occasional internships throughout the year. Applicants interested in the summer position should submit their materials by our priority deadline on March 7, 2018. Following a review of applications, we will conduct interviews with selected candidates. We will notify all summer applicants of our decision in April.

Ongoing internships may be offered throughout the year depending on staff time, assignments, and project funding. If you cannot apply for the summer position, but you would like us to consider your application at another time of the year, please specify so in your cover letter.

To apply, please submit the following:

ü Cover letter (address how you meet the qualifications)

ü Resume

ü Questionnaire (see instructions below)

ü One letter of recommendation (faculty or professional)

Application packets should be sent to institute@wsipp.wa.gov or mailed to the following address:

Washington State Institute for Public Policy

ATTN: Casey Hicks

110 Fifth Ave. SE, Suite 214

Olympia, WA 98504


Answer the following questions. Submit your written response in no more than two typed pages.

1) What is/was your major or program and why did you choose it?

2) Describe your interests and explain why WSIPP would be helpful in achieving your career goals.

3) What is an academic or professional achievement that you are most proud of?

4) When are you available to start the internship and how many hours per week can you work?

Casey Hicks | Research Aide & Administrative Assistant | Washington State Institute for Public Policy | office: (360) 664-9801 | casey.hicks

Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330

phone 206.543.5794 / fax 206.685.7477
econadv / econ.washington.edu

Summer 2018 Internship.pdf

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REMINDER: 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application open! (due Feb.13)

Dear Students,

The application for the 21st Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open! The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 18, 2018 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 13, 2018.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact urp.

P.S. You need not have results of your research by the February application deadline – In fact, most students will not have results until May. Come to an Abstract Writing Workshop to learn more about how you can write a compelling abstract for your in-process project!


URP Staff

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UNR Graduate Programs

University of Nevada, Reno

Strong undergraduates should consider applying to our terminal Masters and PhD programs. We are pleased with the continued success of our program. By my count, we now have 6 of our 11 PhD graduates in tenure track academic jobs, and we have a student on the market this year who is doing quite well. Our masters students have gone on to pursue a variety of careers in government and in the private sector.

More information can be found about our programs at https://www.unr.edu/degrees/economics

Todd Sorensen

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of Nevada, Reno


Research Fellow, IZA
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Ohio State Journal of Politics and International Affairs Call for Papers


I am the Editor in Chief of The Ohio State University’s Journal of Politics & International Affairs. We are currently looking for submissions for our upcoming journal. I’ve provided below some information on the process:

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2018 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.

The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website athttp://u.osu.edu/jpia/submit-manuscript/. The deadline is March 2, 2018, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here:http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submission-guidelines/, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Thank you,

Wesley Swanson

Editor in Chief, OSU Journal of Politics and International Affairs

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