EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar

In this seminar, we will be addressing community informatics issues around literacy and digital access. The class will be project-based and explore concerns such as how to promote digital literacy and early literacy. It will investigate themes around access to information and technology in partnership with Casa Latina, a local non-profit. Topics and potential projects would engage students in multiple phases of a large-scale community project centered on literacy and inclusion, grant administration and reporting, and curriculum development and implementation for adults, children and families.

Our learning objectives will span individual, team, community and project while bringing in students’ rich experiences and education. Additionally, projects and readings will guide students through areas of racial and cultural awareness, consciousness and positionality through engagement with different socio-economic and cultural communities.

Inner Pipeline Seminar EDUC 401 F

Autumn 2014 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:50 PM

For more information email:

For add code, complete survey:

The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of service learning hours completed as well as attendance at a weekly seminar. Credit and service learning requirements are as follows:

• 1 credit: 2.5 hours service learning/week (at least 20 hours service learning/quarter)*

• 2 credits: 2.5 hours service learning/week (at least 20 hours service learning /quarter)

• 3 credits: 5 hours service learning/week (at least 40 hours service learning /quarter)

• 4 credits: 7.5 hours service learning/week (at least 60 hours service learning /quarter)

• 5 credits: 10 hours service learning/week (at least 80 hours service learning /quarter)

Peer Health Education Program is Hiring!

The Peer Health Education Program (PHE) in Health & Wellness is hiring four student positions for the next academic year. We are hiring a PHE Director, PHE Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drugs, PHE Coordinator for Mental Health and PHE Coordinator for Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence education.

Please send your resume and cover letter (clearly identifying the position(s) you are applying for) to Melissa Tumas (tumasm) by Friday August 8th. We will hold interviews the week of August 11th and 18th. If you are not in the Seattle area during this time, we will interview you by Skype.

The position descriptions are attached and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks and good luck!

Melissa and H&W staff

Melissa Tumas, MPH

Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Specialist

SARIS | Health & Wellness

109 Elm Hall | Box 355600


PHE – AOD.docx


PHE Director.docx

PHE Mental Health.docx

Volunteer For Duwamish River Festival


We are in need of volunteers for the Duwamish River Festival on Saturday, August 23rd and have created a website that makes it easy for folks to sign up.

Shifts are short, 1.5-3 hours long.

Take a look at the different volunteer opportunities and read the job descriptions.

There will be special prize for all of our volunteers!

Read more about the festival here:

Sign up to volunteer here:

DRCC.postcard4.pdf Bilingual.pdf

Training Opportunity with HRSA/Office of Minority Health-Special Populations

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the Office of Minority Health Resource Center present:


Becoming Empowered Africans Through Improved Treatment of

Diabetes, Hepatitis B, & HIV

Effective Strategies to Improve Patient-Provider Communication and Adherence to Treatment


Healthcare providers who work with African clients

Provider Education on Tuesday & Wednesday August 19th, 20th

African Client Education on Thursday August 21st

Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma Intl. Airport

15920 W Valley Highway

Seattle, WA 98188

Registration begins at 9:30 am, and training is from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day


Annamore Matambanadzo, PhD

Executive Director Advanced African Development Inc.

Emmanuel Koku, PhD

Director of Africana Studies, Drexel University

Margaret Korto,

Senior Program Analyst Office of Minority Health Resource Center


ATTENDANCE IS FREE: but space is limited. Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to Gary Gant by August 5th 2014, at 206.615.2318 or ggant

BEAT IT Flyer.pdf

Levinson & WRF Advanced Undergrad Research Funding Opportunities (due Aug. 18)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline Extended to August 18 for Levinson Emerging Scholar & Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 18 with funding starting next academic year. Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here:
Deadline: August 18

Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here:
Deadline: August 18

Questions? Contact URP Staff at urp.

NEW Online Global Health 101 Offering, Fall 2014

Interested in Global Health? The UW Department of Global Health will begin offering G H 101: Introduction to Global Health as an online course AUT Quarter 2014. The course provides an introduction to global health, including the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; the determinants of global health disparities; the making of global health policies; and the outcomes of global health interventions. The course is entirely online with a proctored mid-term and final exam. This offering is open to all majors at all UW Campuses.

The course is listed online at ghminor.