CEP Challenges Public Health to Ride in the Rain

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Hello Public Health!

The students of Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) are participating in UW Transportation Service’s annual Ride in the Rain event held during the month of November. The purpose of this event is to encourage bicyclists (students and faculty) to commute to work and school throughout the month, rain or shine and promote urban cycling. Participants log their miles and compete for prizes and free swag throughout the month. The event also provides opportunities for bicyclists to take classes in bike maintenance and bike safety that help earn teams more points.

In an attempt to get more students involved and participating in this event we, the students of CEP, challenge you all, students of Public Health, to form teams and ride in the rain to promote green commuting practices in Seattle. The real challenge here is to recruit as many students as possible to lead teams as captains. Team captain commitments are minimal. Captains recruit a team of 4-10 people, register their teams online, encourage team members to cycle and record miles and trips on the Ride in the Rain website, and of course, bicycle throughout November. Captains are rewarded with free t-shirts, lots of free bicycle swag and accessories, and if more than 20 trips are taken during the month, an invitation to a free luncheon/ celebration.

If you don’t have a bike, or are in the process of getting one, the Pronto! bikes on campus and around the city are a great resource for exploring Seattle’s and UW’s bikability.

Even if you don’t ride everyday, a few trips throughout the month is better than none, and it’s all about the participation. Plus, we’ll be competing for bragging rights and a heightened sense of good stewardship, to see which major can recruit the most teams captains within the majors and bike the most miles/ trips throughout November!

The bar has been set. May the best biking major win!

Cheers


Matt Wildey
Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) | Geography
University of Washington ’15
509-942-9540 | mwildey@uw.edu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwildey

FREE SPH WORKSHOP: Writing an Effective Research Proposal

Knowing how to write an effective research proposal contributes to your development as a scientist and is vital to your career as a research science professional. Learn what it takes to manage this process effectively! THIS SPH WORKSHOP IS FREE AND IS ONLY OFFERED ONCE A YEAR – so register now!

Writing an Effective Research Proposal: Grant Writing Basics, Tips for NIH Proposals, and the Student Trainee Experience

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30-2pm
SOCC 316

12:30-12:55pm: Grant Writing Basics (Odegaard Writing and Research Center)
12:55-1pm: BREAK
1-1:25pm: NIH Proposals (Kelly Edwards, Faculty, Department of Bioethics)
1:25-1:30pm: BREAK
1:30-2pm: The Student Trainee Experience (Anjuli Wagner & Griff Bell, PhD Candidates, Epidemiology)

REGISTER AT: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/britbele/220864#sthash.PjrgtD72.dpuf

Upcoming Workshops and Campus Application Scholarship Deadlines

The following are Upcoming Workshops, Information Sessions and Campus Scholarship Deadlines scheduled in the next two weeks. These sessions and scholarships are open to all UW students studying at all three campuses. If there are any questions, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, 171 Mary Gates Hall, scholarq . Additional information about the following can be found at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

WORKHOP SESSIONS

INFORMATION SESSIONS

SCHOLARSHIP 101: GETTING STARTED IN THE SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIP

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

TRUMAN & UDALL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

Tues., Oct 28, 2014, 1:00 – 1:50pm, 173Q MGH

Campus Application Deadline Thursday, NOV 6, 11:45pm

CURRICULUM VITAE/SCHOLARSHIP RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

GO! & FRITZ SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

Wed., October 29, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30pm, MGH171E

Application Deadline Thursday, NOV 6, 5:00pm

GETTING GREAT RECOMMENDATION LETTERS’ WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

2:30 – 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 MGH 173Q

Campus Application Deadline Friday, NOV 7, 11:45pm

PERSONAL STATEMENT WRITING WORKSHOP

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

HUMANITY IN ACTION INFORMATION SESSION

Thurs., November 6, 2014, 2:00 – 2:50pm, 173Q MGH

Application Deadline Thursday, JAN 8, 2015

EVENT: STUDY ABROAD MEET & GREET

Wed, 10/29/2014 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm, MGH171

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Interested in study abroad? Come meet students who have done it!

Farmworker Justice

Sakuma Farmworkers Stand Up

7pm Wednesday, October 29th
Smith 205, UW Campus Quad

https://www.facebook.com/events/781417781896908/

Stand in solidarity with Familias Unidas por la Justicia farm workers as they fight against labor violations and for a union contract at the Sakuma Bros. Farms. Meet the farmworkers behind the movement and kick off a UW Sakuma/Driscoll Boycott Committee.

Info: www.boycottsakumaberries.com.

Contact: uwboycottcommittee@lists.riseup.net

*free & open to the public*

WIN 2015 course: Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

Instructor: Dr. Lee Huntsman

Course Description:

This graduate course provides an introduction to the changes underway in American healthcare, the forces at work, and the implications for participants in the healthcare ecosystem. Utilizing a text, literature, lecture and guest experts, the first two thirds of the class will consider the history of healthcare, the current realities, the pressures for change and the likely directions. The final third will consist of mini case studies, conducted by student teams, of contemporary attempts at healthcare innovation through policy changes, new technology and revised business models.

The course requires active participation in both class discussion and case study teams.

Instructor: Lee Huntsman

A long time faculty member in Bioengineering, Professor Huntsman has held a number of administrative positions. He was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2004. From 2005 to 2012, he served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state.

Registration:

BIOEN 599I (SLN: ), OR BIOEN 498H (SLN: 11270),

2 credits

Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20 p.m., HST T359

Limited to 24 students.

Enrollment by instructor permission

The course will be limited to 24 students to allow for active discussion and case study teams. If you are interested, please fill out this Catalyst survey https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/dratner/249615 by November 23, 2014. You will be notified shortly thereafter and enrolled in the course.

Class discussion will be enhanced by a mix of students from a variety of disciplines such as bioengineering, life sciences, public health, engineering, business, and public affairs. If enrollment is oversubscribed, students will be selected to achieve such a mix.