2-credit, “mid-quarter” course for international students offered again for Fall quarter 2016

This quarter Academic Support Programs will again offer the 2 credit, “mid-quarter start” class “Understanding American Higher Education” for international students.

As a reminder the class is intended to help international students experiencing academic difficulty who may need to drop a class around (or before) mid-quarter but also need to stay in Visa status (12 credits). The class is open to all international students.

The course is listed as General Studies 391 G. Students will receive 2 credits for the course, which will begin Week Seven and run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:20pm. The course will be credit/no credit.

The class is titled “Understanding American Higher Education” and will combine historical and philosophical context for international students about the evolving role of the university in and beyond the United States. As importantly, the class will connect this knowledge to practical strategies for the students to succeed at a large public university and to help them reflect on their own relationship to the university experience.

We will be enrolling students directly to the class. Students will need to use their annual drop for their other course in order to enroll.

If you think a student is a good candidate (or if they would like more information) please have them e-mail me with their name and student ID number. My contact is: rburt.

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to e-mail or call me.


-Ryan Burt and the Academic Support Programs Team

Ryan Burt

Academic Support Programs

University of Washington

Box 352805

Seattle, WA 98195

office: 206-685-5347



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The Art of Chinese Tea Drinking

The Confucius Institute of the State of Washington offers Chinese Culture Salon monthly on campus to promote the understanding of Chinese culture. Our first session “The Art of Chinese Tea Drinking” will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 12:00-1:00 PM in HUB 337. Professor Lotus Perry from the University of Puget Sound will help the audience, through a comprehensive introduction and demonstration, to gain a finer appreciation of the laudable leaf as well as an understanding of the ancient art of tea drinking in China.



Assistant Director / Confucius Institute of Washington

Office of Global Affairs

Phone: 206.221.8316

Email: ahliao

22N Gerberding Hall – Box 351237

Seattle, WA 98195


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Government Career Fair- October 27th, 2-5pm, MGH, Commons

Hey Huskies,

Are you interested in gaining a full-time, part-time, or an internship opportunity with a government agency? Then you will definitely want to attend the UW Seattle campus Government Career Fair sponsored by the Career and Internship Center with support from the Evans Schools of Public Policy and Governance Career Development Office. Registered government employers are looking to HIRE HUSKIES.

Government Career Fair

Thursday, October 27th, 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall, Commons – Seattle campus

Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses

Click HERE for more details about the fair or download The Fairs App (available to download for FREE to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App store or from Google Play store for Android phones).

Questions? Please email Donna Chen at ccsevent or call the Career & Internship Center at 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you on October 27th!

Best wishes,


Donna Chen

Events Coordinator –Career & Internship Center

134 Mary Gates Hall / Box 352810 / Seattle, WA 98195

Office 206.543.0535 / Direct 206.543.9108


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UW Study Abroad Fair on November 8th

The UW Study Abroad Fair is only 3 weeks away! Join us on Tuesday, November 8thfrom 10:00-2:00 in the HUB Ballroom to learn more about the wide array of study and international internship opportunities, attend information sessions and connect with study abroad alumni. With over 500 program offerings in 75 countries, financial aid and scholarships available, and programs that occur anywhere from 10 days to a full year, there is no excuse not to study abroad. The time is now – don’t miss out!

For more information on the event, please see the event flyer below and visit www.washington.edu/studyabroad and the UW Study Abroad Fair Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1112952028766269/

UW Study Abroad Fair 2016 Poster.pdf

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FFall Quarter 2016 Groups at Hall Health – Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up; International Student Support Group; Procrastination/Perfectionism Group; Mindfulness for Anxiety Group; Relationship and Life skills group

Hall Health Mental Health

Fall Quarter Groups 2016

1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm., Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Starting September 28, September 29, 2016 and October 7, 2016 respectively. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

2. International Student Support Group: Mondays 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Starting October 24, 2016. This is a support group for international students who want to develop interpersonal skills, increase emotional awareness, and practice self-care habits in a multi-cultural context. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitator, Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

3. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo .

4. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting October 25, 2016. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or Carey DeMartini at careyd4

5. Relationship and Life Skills Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Starting October 21, 2016. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/clinics/mental-health/group-therapy-support-groups for more information about our groups.

We look forward to seeing you.


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CORO Fellowship

Do you have the ambition to be a leader? Do you have a desire to create positive change? Does the opportunity to gain advanced-level professional, personal, and leadership development resonate with you? If so, the CORO Fellowship may be the transformative experience you’re looking for!

The CORO Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that prepares early career professionals to be effective and ethical leaders able to work across differences to serve the common good. Fellows gain real job experience on project assignments in five organizations and in a variety of sectors: government, business, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations. Utilizing these urban experiences as a classroom, CORO Fellows gain hands-on experience to better understand complex public issues, organizations, and people. In weekly seminars, the twelve Fellows develop high-level skills in self-awareness, group dynamics, critical thinking and decision-making. Fellows also benefit from a national alumni network of over 10,000 whose members include influential leaders from all sectors.

The CORO fellowship is open to anyone who has completed a Bachelor’s Degree. There is no GPA requirement and diversity across all measures is highly valued. The application deadline is January 18, 2017. It requires 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. Visit recruitSF for more information.

“CORO taught me what it takes to be a leader, helped me build valuable and long-lasting relationships, opened doors to new and exciting opportunities, and with the breadth of experiences it offered, contextualized the world like few other programs can.” – Zach Blume, Managing Partner, Portal A, Class of 2008

“It was my honor and privilege to participate in the CORO Fellows Program. It helped lay the foundation for a life in public service… Now, as Mayor of San Diego, I regularly tap the well of experience I gained in the program.” – Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego, Class of 1992

CORO Northern California

233 Sansome Street, Ste. #400

San Francisco, CA 94104

Email: recruitSF@coronorcal.org
Phone 415-986-0521 x700


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Yale School of Management PhD Program in Quantitative Marketing- Call for Application

We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this call for application to the PhD program in quantitative marketing to undergraduate seniors and/or masters students in your department. We believe the program would be an ideal fit to academically top performing students in your department with a strong interest in applied business problems.

Best regards,

K. Sudhir

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