Hiring OWRC Writing Center Tutors for 2018-2019

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring new writing consultants for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please refer to the following link if interested. (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/hiring) and can also apply on HuskyJobs (#124090).


The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.


This year, we are doing a targeted recruitment for new tutors for our HSL satellite site, and are interested in recruiting qualified candidates with a background in science writing.


Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative. The OWRC is a vibrant learning community that provides tutors with ongoing training, varied professional experiences, and a welcoming work environment.


Complete application instructions are posted on our website; the priority deadline is Monday, April 2. We also encourage applicants to to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by.


Upcoming Student Tax Classes

Student Tax class for International Students



  • Friday, March 16, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:30pm -1:30pm
  • All classes are held in Odegaard Library, room 220



As an International student you may receive forms from the UW listing US source income that may need to be reported to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). The information contained in these forms can be confusing. Student Fiscal Services sponsors tax classes with student tax information for UW International students who will be filing US taxes as Non-residents. The session focuses on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. This class is co-sponsored by International Student Services Office and the UW Payroll Office. The class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional International students and is offered free of charge. You do not have to register to attend.



Student Tax Student for Graduate and Professional Students



  • Friday, March 23, 2018 1:30pm -2:30pm
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:30pm – 12:30pm
  • All classes are held in Odegaard Library, room 220


Join us to learn about student taxes information on the 1098-T form. This workshop is jointly presented by the UW Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and UW Student Fiscal Services. This class will go over the 1098T tax form and explain what is consider taxable scholarship income.  The class is free of charge and you do not have to register to attend.



Student Tax class for US Citizen/Resident Students


  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 2:30pm -3:30pm
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 1:30pm – 12:30pm
  • All classes are held in Odegaard Library, room 220


You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits and tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. This class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The class is free of charge and you do not have to register to attend.






You’re Invited! Health Equity Circle Event


Are you interested in making positive change to improve the health of our community? Would you like to work on health focused social justice campaigns in the Seattle area? If so join us for a Health Equity Circle Information Session to learn how to get involved!


WHEN: Thursday March 29th 5:30-6:30PM

WHERE: South Campus Center Room 303


Health Equity Circle is a multidisciplinary group of health sciences students committed to improving health equity in our region through focused campaigns targeting systems of structural oppression and health inequity in our community. We have a variety of campaigns currently tackling issues of homelessness, affordable health insurance and political advocacy and are in the processes of recruiting new leaders for our core leadership team!

Please RSVP so we can estimate food at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/mwnrc

Questions? Contact Ariell at ari727@uw.edu


THINK Symposium – Registration & Program

Life Support: The Role of Family, Friends and Community in Health and Healthcare

A Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics

Date: Friday April 13, 2018, 9.45am-5.00pm

Location: Waterfront Activities Center of the University of Washington, Great Room



Medical Ethics has often focused on the relationships between patients and healthcare workers. And yet much healthcare and social support comes from, or is expected from, family, friends and the community. Additionally, treatment decision-making does not fall to patients alone – e.g. guardians may make decisions about continuing or halting treatment. How should we understand the roles of these groups in providing care and support? Which communities or forms of support are most meaningful? What role should the state and citizens play in comparison to families and friends? Who should be included in medical decision-making? Who counts as ‘family’ and should ‘family’ really count?


This one-day interdisciplinary symposium poses and aims to answer questions of these kind, focusing particularly on patients or care-givers who are vulnerable, marginalized or oppressed.


To register, please click on this link: Registration. Or email ponvins@uw.edu for access to the link.   



09.45-10.15am: Welcome

10.15am-12.15pm: Who Cares? Images and Realities of Family Caregiving


  • ‘Decision-Making in Neonatal Intensive Care: Determinants of Parental Preferences’, Elliott Weiss (Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute)


  • ‘The Myth of the Omnipresent Informal Dementia Caregiver’, Elena Portacolone (University of California, San Francisco)


  • ‘Friendship, Citizenship, and Abandonment: Older Adults with Dementia without Family Caregivers’, Janelle Taylor (University of Washington)


1.15-3.15pm: Support and its Lack: Race, Gender, Diversities


  • ‘Race-Related Stress and Hopelessness: Social Support a Protective Mechanism?’, Mary Odafe and Rheeda Walker (University of Houston)


  • ‘Gendering Capacity: The Two-Sided Vulnerability of Survivors of Abuse’, Gina Campelia (University of Washington)


  • ‘Meaningfulness within Voice-Hearing Communities’, Laura Guidry-Grimes (University of Arkansas for Medical Science)


3.30-5.00pm: Keynote Speech, Spring Philosophy Colloquium and Charles W. Bodemer Lecture:


            ‘Why Families Matter’, Hilde Lindemann (Professor Emerita, Michigan State University)



Organized by: Carina Fourie, Gina Campelia and Blake Hereth (University of Washington), in conjunction with THINK – The Health and Inequality Network

The generous sponsors of the Symposium are: the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics, the Program on Values in Society, the Charles W. Bodemer Fund at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, and the Department of Philosophy, all at the University of Washington.


Nadine Strossen- Mignon Distinguished Lecture

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Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture with Nadine Strossen

HATE:  Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship

Monday April 2, 2018

HUB South Ballroom

4:30 pm Lecture

5:30 pm Reception

Free and open to the public



Join us as we greet Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties, including through frequent media interviews. From 1991 through 2008, she served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization.


In her book, “Hate:  Why We should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship”, she argues that our political and campus discourse are increasingly filled with charges and counter-charges of “hate speech” to stigmatize and suppress seemingly any speech whose ideas are viewed as hated and hateful.  Speech as disparate – and important in our democracy – as campaigning for Donald Trump and advocating for Black Lives Matter, has been denounced as “hate speech.”  Moreover, too many political and other leaders make erroneous statements about the legal status of such speech, declaring either that “hate speech is not free speech” or that it is absolutely protected.  To the contrary, U.S. law appropriately takes a more nuanced approach, protecting some, but not all, speech that conveys hateful or discriminatory messages.


This lecture will explain why the U.S. approach not only is consistent with core principles of liberty and democracy, but also is the most effective strategy for advancing equality, societal harmony, and individual dignity and psychic well-being.  It cites the many past and present social justice advocates, both in the U.S. and worldwide, who concur that these essential goals are thwarted by censorship, but effectively promoted through non-censorial strategies, including counter-speech.

nite UW spring application available till 3/14!

Unite UW Spring 2018 application is open now! It is that time of the year to smell the tulips at Skagit Tulip Town, lie on the beach at Golden Gardens at our annual BBQ, and enjoy Seattle’s nature by hiking up Rattlesnake. Unite UW is great opportunity to find a tight-knit community with caring friends from diverse cultural backgrounds and rich life experiences. This quarterly program is complimentary and offers food plus 2-night retreat at Pack Forest.


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Join Us for the UW School of Public Health Open House on April 5th, 11am at HUB 250

The University of Washington School of Public Health invites you to join us for the SPH Open House on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Husky Union Building (HUB) 250. Learn more about the 62+ undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the UW School of Public Health. This event is open to all! That said, all current UW students, prospective students from all over Washington State, and anyone interested in learning about the different pathways to public health at the UW are welcome!


This is a free event. Please RSVP here

Refreshments will be served.


For more information, please see attached flyer, or email us at sphosa@uw.edu.


UW SPH Open House 2018