Annual Nobel Prize Lecture feat. Elaina Rose: 5/4/16, 6:30p, UW HUB Room 250

Annual Nobel Prize Lecture Will Explore Work of 2015 Laureate Angus Deaton

Submitted by Nicole Johns on March 16, 2016 – 3:43pm

Angus Deaton. Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2015 Photo: Pi Frisk

In the annual Nobel Prize in Economics lecture, Associate Professor Elaina Rose will discuss the work of 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Laureate Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare".

Nobel Prize in Economics Lecture: "The Contributions of Nobel-Prize Winning Economist Angus Deaton"
Dr. Elaina Rose
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., HUB 250
RSVP Here

About the Laureate

Angus Deaton has been the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University since 1983. His primary research area is in health and well-being and economic development, with recent research looking at determinants of health in rich and poor countries and measurement of poverty. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Econometric Society, was President of the American Economic Association in 2009, and became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. A dual citizen in both the U.S. and the U.K., Professor Deaton has previously taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol. He completed his BA (1967), MA (1971), and Ph.D. (1974) in economics at Cambridge.

The Nobel committee describes the impact of Deaton’s work as follows: "Consumption of goods and services plays a critical role in human welfare. The understanding of these relationships is crucial for designing economic policy. Angus Deaton has examined how the consumption of individuals relates to economic development in society at large. Angus Deaton’s research deals with how consumption depends on prices, puts consumption in relation to savings and incomes, and shows how data on consumption can be used to analyze welfare, poverty, and economic development."

"Angus Deaton – Facts". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 16 Mar 2016. <>

About the Speaker

Elaina Rose joined the department in 1993 and has been Associate Professor since 2001. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, Associate Faculty Member with the Department of South Asia Studies, and Faculty Affiliate with the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences. Her research fields include applied microeconomics, labor economics, and development economics. Prof. Rose teaches a graduate course in Applied Microeconometrics and Labor Econometrics as well as undergraduate courses in Economics of Gender, Labor Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomics. Prof. Rose recently completed service on the faculty senate at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

About the Nobel Lecture

Due to a generous donation from alumna Olga Yang, BA ’82, there is no charge for this lecture. This lecture has historically been supported by our alumni outreach organization members, formerly known as the UWEAO (UW Economics Alumni Organization).

The 2015 Nobel Prize lecture was delivered by Professor Jacques Lawarree about Laureate Jean Tirole.

The 2014 Nobel Prize lecture was delivered by assistant professor Mu-Jeung Yang, who presented "The Empirical Revolution in Finance: Understanding How Financial Markets Process Information, Reward Risk-taking, and Follow Fads and Fashions," exploring the work of 2013 Laureates Eugene Fama, Lars Hansen, and Robert Shiller.

The 2013 Nobel Prize lecture was delivered by assistant professor Mu-Jeung Yang, who presented "From Inception to Implementation: Market Design from Labor Markets to Kidney Exchanges," exploring the work of 2012 Laureates Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapely.

Questions regarding the event? Email econdept@uw.edu.

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Reminder: “Graduate Studies Abroad and the Scholarships that can Support You” session Tuesday, 3:30pm, MGH 258

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is hosting several sessions this week open to all students and alumni interested in scholarships that can support various international experiences. Join us on Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30pm in MGH 258 to hear from students who have engaged in graduate studies in the UK funded by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship, as well as students heading off for graduate studies this fall in the UK, China and Germany! The panelists will share their experiences weighing the pros and cons as they considered graduate studies abroad, their journey in applying for scholarship support and will share tips for future applicants.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Graduate Studies Abroad and the Scholarships that can Support You

3:30-5pm, MGH 258

Considering graduate schools abroad? Join us to hear from fellow students who have earned graduate degrees in the UK and Ireland, and those who are starting graduate programs this fall in Germany, China, the UK and other locations with scholarship support from programs like the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Study Scholarship, Yenching Academy. RSVP to attend.

Explore more sessions offered during International Scholarships Focus Week at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/events/workshops/international-scholarships-focus-week-may-2-5-2016.html.

Thank you,

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

University of Washington

171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195

206-543-2603

http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships

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Seattle MESA – Autumn Tutoring Opportunity

ATTENTION UW STUDENTS

This is an invitation to the University of Washington student body from Seattle MESA.

Wouldn’t you like to start the autumn quarter participating in a worthwhile service to our community? Seattle MESA would like to offer you that opportunity. We are looking for UW students that would like to spend a few hours per week tutoring high school and middle school students in math and/or science. You don’t have to be in a STEM field to volunteer, you just need to be as dynamic as you want to be!!! Service is the key and Seattle MESA will prepare you to be effective. This is a phenomenal opportunity to learn, to grow and to serve.

If you are interested, email mtutoruw for information or simply register for C ENV 420 and select a tutoring session (QZ section).

We look forward to working with you.

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The Pipeline Project is Hiring!

Are You a Graduating Senior or UW Alumni?

The Pipeline Project is hiring an AmeriCorps member to serve from September 1st 2016-July 15th 2017


About the AmeriCorps Position with Pipeline:

The full time Pipeline Project Ameri­Corps Mem­ber will recruit­, train­ and sup­port­ UW stu­dent vol­un­teers to tutor with K-12 schools in Seattle. As an AmeriCorps member you will also oversee a group of Pipeline interns and serve as an organizer and team leader for Pipeline’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break project. You’ll get to work closely with K-12 children, UW students and partner schools.
Join our dynamic Pipeline Project team and develop your skills as a community organizer and leader!!

Check out the Pipeline Project Position Description.
You can apply here. The application deadline is Monday, May 9th, 2016 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email our current Americorps member: Shontia

The UW Pipeline Project is com­mit­ted to build­ing a cul­tur­ally diverse, broadly trained fac­ulty and staff. Women, minori­ties, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, and vet­er­ans are encour­aged to apply.

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2016-2017 Economics Undergraduate Board Recruitment!

The Economics Undergraduate Board is recruiting for members for the next school year! We are looking for students who have a passion to help other ECON students enhance their undergraduate experience by working alongside economics faculty and staff. Students must be available to aid with EUB related projects throughout the quarter while maintaining tutoring hours one hour each week. Must have good communication/time management skills, and a willingness to make a difference.

Join us! See the attached flyer and application for details.

Economics Undergraduate Board

eub@uw.edu

EUB-2017-Application.docx

Economics Undergraduate Board.pdf

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Application Now Open: Student Trustee on University Book Store Board

Interested in business, books, or student leadership?
Apply to serve on the University Book Store Board of Trustees!

Posted April 25, 2016

Applications due May 9, 2016 at 11:45 PM

Available Position

ASUW Representative

Apply online | Due May 9, 2016 at 11:45 PM

Did you know the U Book Store was started by students?

The University Book Store is an independent business corporation founded by U.W. students to serve and benefit University of Washington students, faculty and staff. In addition to being one of the oldest and largest of the college stores in the U.S., it is among the very few whose management is overseen by a student, faculty and staff board. The Book Store operates according to the provisions of a Trust Agreement adopted in 1964 by the U.W. Board of Regents, the A.S.U.W. Board of Directors and the University Book Store Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is comprised of five U.W. students, four faculty members, one U.W. administrative officer and the Chief Executive Officer of the University Book Store.

What do student trustees do?
While the board is concerned with all aspects of Book Store operations, its primary responsibilities include:

  • the strategic direction of the Book Store
  • UW Customer Rebate distributions
  • UW student scholarship programs
  • approval of major capital expenditures, real estate transactions, employee benefit program
  • direction of high level operating and merchandising policies
  • the employment, supervision and evaluation of the Store’s chief executive

Time Commitment

Meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM

Average of 4-5 hours per month for a 2-3 year term (ideally, Sept 2016-June 2019)

Learn More & Apply

tinyurl.com/UBookstoreApp2016

Contact

Leigh Friedman

Director of Campus Partnerships, ASUW

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Leigh Friedman | Director of Campus Partnerships

Associated Students of the University of Washington

Email | Office Hours | Website

HUB 121 | (206) 543-1780

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International Scholarships Focus Week: Learn about scholarships that support undergraduate students to study, research, teach, and engage abroad

The Office Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is hosting International Scholarship Focus Week next Monday, May 2-Thursday, May 5. Undergraduate students, alumni and others are welcome to attend and discover how international scholarship opportunities might deepen their academic work, professional goals and engagement, both during and after undergraduate studies. Details on the various sessions are below and on our website.

Dare to Do…International Scholarships Focus Week

May 2-5, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities for Undergrads

3:30-5pm, ECC Room 306

If you’re thinking about studying abroad and you’re not sure where to start, attend this info session! We’ll discuss planning for study abroad and finding scholarships to support your study. RSVP to attend.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Graduate Studies Abroad and the Scholarships that can Support You

3:30-5pm, MGH 258

Considering graduate schools abroad? Join us to hear from fellow students who have earned graduate degrees in the UK and Ireland, and those who are starting graduate programs this fall in Germany, China, the UK and other locations with scholarship support from programs like the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Study Scholarship, Yenching Academy. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fulbright US Student Program Information Session

4:30-6pm, MGH 171

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give students, artists, and other early professionals opportunities to pursue graduate study, independent research, creative projects or teach English in over 155 nations. Attend an information session to learn more about the program and application process. RSVP to attend.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Plan2GO Scholarship Information Session

3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Join us to learn more about the Plan2GO scholarship. The Plan2Go is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students who plan to study abroad on an exchange program. Students awarded a Plan2GO will have up to 3 years to use their scholarship toward a qualified UW exchange program. As a Plan2GO scholar, you will join a cohort of students who will engage in study abroad advising and scholarship activities leading up to your exchange program. RSVP to attend.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

International Opportunities After Graduation

5:00-6:30pm, MGH 171

Funded research, English teaching, community engagement opportunities internationally after undergrad: Join us to hear from fellow students and alumni who have already, or are planning to, conduct international research, teach English, and engage with communities abroad through various scholarship programs like the Fulbright US Student Program, Whitaker International Fellowship, Princeton in Asia, Peace Corps, etc. RSVP to attend.

Sincerely,

Robin Chang

Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

University of Washington

171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195

206-543-2603

http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships

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