Mary Gates Endowment for Students $5000 Scholarship Info Session–Scholarship Friday!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students will host an information sessions this week about how you can earn up to $5,000 this year if you conduct leadership, research, or innovation activities.  Not sure what each of these activities are?  Wondering if your project qualifies?  Come to an info session and find out!


Date/time: Friday, April 27 at 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall 171


All UW students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree are eligible; there are no restrictions for class year, residency status, major, or home campus.  Another round of applications will be accepted in Fall quarter 2018, but it’s good to start planning now! 


Begin the online application and learn more on our website at:


Email with any questions.


WCPC Seminar on 4/30 – Erika Blacksher, “Shrinking Poor White Lifespans: Class, Race, and Health Justice”

“Shrinking Poor White Lifespans: Race, Class, and Health Justice”


Erika Blacksher

Department of Bioethics & Humanities, UW

Monday, April 30th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Q&A until 2:00 pm

Social Work Building, Room 305A

ABSTRACT: An absolute decline in US life expectancy in whites with 11 or fewer years of education has attracted media attention and alarmed policy makers. Depending on which studies are correct, low education white women have lost between 3 and 5 years of lifespan; low education white men, between 6 months and 3 years. Press reports have described these mortality data in terms of deaths of “despair,” a response to sustained economic hardship and turmoil, while policy makers have proposed policies to address an opioid epidemic that may partly explain them. Some commentators have charged that the public alarm and response are unjustified and possibly racist. Blacks have long lived shorter, less healthy lives than whites, and poor black communities were devastated by a crack epidemic that drew a very different kind of public response. How ought we ethically to evaluate this lifespan contraction in low education whites? Should we care, or is it racist to care? Does it constitute an injustice or reflect justice being done? I argue that the lifespan contraction in low education whites violates normative criteria used to make determinations of health justice, and that these judgments do not vitiate concerns about racism. This moral complexity relates to at least two issues: (1) an empiric question about whether a diminishment in white privilege is implicated in the lifespan contraction and (2) the complicated identity of low education, poor white people in America, who embody advantage in the form of whiteness and disadvantage in the form of low education, poverty, and their sequelae.


Full Schedule


To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at:

206-543-6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Call for Liberal Arts essay submissions—$1,000 cash prizes awarded!

Call for Liberal Arts essay submissions—$1,000 cash prizes awarded!

Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) invites UW undergraduates to participate in an essay contest that explores the value of a liberal arts education. Cash prizes will be awarded to first place ($1,000) and second place ($750) winners in each category: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors.


To apply, students must submit their essays to Gretchen Ludwig ( no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 4th, 2018.  Essays must be 500 words maximum submitted in a Microsoft Word document that is double-spaced with centered title and 12 point font. Submission for school consideration should include a WaCLA cover page (included with attachment).


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“Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?” 5/3/18 Event

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?


The Department of Health Services invites you to attend “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” –


What: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, MHIHIM, and Online Executive MPH programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

When: Thursday May 3, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm

Where: UW Seattle campus, South Campus Center, Room 303


Please RSVP here by Sunday April 29 to reserve your spot!


Facebook event page here.


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Volunteer Opportunity – Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

Are you interested in being a part of the medical team?

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K is happening on Sunday, June 10, 2018, and they need you!


This is a great opportunity for students with any level of training to come out and work alongside some of Seattle’s finest medical providers. It allows them to gain hands on triage, emergency care, sports medicine, and patient care experience.  We will be setting up medical tents throughout the course with the main field hospital at our finish line.

If you would be interested, or have anyone that may be interested, please register at or share the link below.

Registration link-  


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Spring Undergraduate Global Health Career Clinic, Tuesdays beginning April 24, at Raitt Hall, 229-D

Spring Undergraduate Global Health Career Clinic, Tuesdays at Raitt Hall, 229-D


  • Are you an undergraduate student at UW enrolled in the Global Health Minor or looking to work in the field of global health?
  • Looking for a job, internship, or international experience?
  • Need assistance with editing your resume?


The Global Health Resource Center will be offering an Undergraduate Career Clinic with Daren Wade, MSW and Meskie Mize, MSWc to address these issues and more.


Dates: April 24, May 1 (morning only), May 8, May 15, May 22, and May 29

Hours: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon) or 1-4 p.m.


Please email for an appointment or drop-in during the above-mentioned hours in Raitt Hall, 229-D.


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