UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

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UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer



The University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all in our UW and greater Seattle community.  The GRE classes are $375 and offered at the UW-Seattle campus.


Option I


July 14-15, 21-22 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)


Location: UW Campus- Communications Building (CMU) Room 228


Cost: $375


Facebook LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/380110395807641/



Option II


September 8-9, 15-16 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)



Summer GRDSCH 200 Course – Preparing for Graduate Education

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!


This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.


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Autumn Quarter Undergraduate Public Policy Courses

Attention all students!

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has three undergraduate courses coming up in Autumn quarter: PUBPOL 201: Introduction to Public Policy and Governance, PUBPOL 355: Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Innovation, and PUBPOL 499: Decision-Making, Behavior, and Policy Design. 


These courses are open to all undergraduate students. A bit more about each:


  • PUBPOL 201: Introduction to Public Policy and Governance

This introduction to the field of policy analysis, governance, and public service teaches students how to analyze and evaluate policy and actions, as well as how individuals organize for common purposes. Learn how institutional problems are solved for the betterment of society, how policies can be analyzed and measured for impact, and how public policies are designed and implemented in order to respond to complex challenges related to climate change, urban planning, social justice, city planning, and more.

Satisfies the Individuals & Society (I&S) requirement.

WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30-2:20 pm



  • PUBPOL 355: Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Innovation

How can nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations most effectively produce positive social change? In this course, you will uncover the key issues facing social sector organizations and investigate the operational, managerial, and policy approaches that social sector leaders can take to advance their mission and increase their impact.

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:20 am



  • PUBPOL 499: Decision-Making, Behavior, and Policy Design

In this new class, we will apply Behavioral Science research and frameworks, which lay at the intersection of economics and psychology, to public policy design. This is an emerging field that all levels of public sector organizations—from the federal level to local government and nonprofits—are exploring to design policy for how people behave. This class will bring you to the forefront of this noteworthy shift. You’ll gain a foundation in the application of microeconomic theory, social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, judgment and decision-making, to study public policy problems. You will learn how cognition, heuristics, biases, emotion, and social dynamics interact in decision-making, and how context and framing shape decisions and behavior. All experience levels and majors are welcome!

-WHEN: Mondays from 11:30 am-2:20 pm


More information can be found on our new Evans School undergraduate webpage: Undergrad @ Evans. Please contact us at evansreg@uw.edu with any questions.


Introduction to Transgender studies – GWSS 374


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Summer 2018


Instructor: Mediha P. Sorma

Email: medihasorma@gmail.com

Class Schedule: TTH 10:50-1:00 pm GLD 117

Office Hours: T 1:30pm-2:30pm and by appointment

Meets in: Padelford Hall, room B 111



Course Description: This course offers a selective introduction to transgender studies as an emerging field of inquiry and ‘transgender’ both as a gender identity category and as an analytic. The main objective of this class is to complicate the definitions of sex and gender by blurring the pre-scripted distinctions between “woman” and “man”. We will engage with movies, videos, ethnographic work, autobiographical writing to expose and challenge binary understanding of gender. Trans identity will be complicated with sexuality, race, class, ability, history, and location, which entails an intersectional and decolonial lens. Some of the questions we will be elaborating on are: How did ‘trans’ emerge as a historical subject? What is the impact of medicine on the construction of trans identity? Why did transgender studies emerged as a field of inquiry while Queer studies was supposed to address the issues related to LGBTQ community as an umbrella field? In what ways does it make an intervention to feminism and queer theory? What are the limitations and benefits of ‘trans’ as an umbrella category for gender-nonconforming people?


Do you want to learn how to bring innovative ideas to healthcare?

Health Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Thursdays 5:00 – 6:50PM | ENTRE 490 A / 579 A/B

Do you want to learn how to bring innovative ideas to healthcare? Come hear from awesome leaders who have done just that and who can coach you through the process in this team-based interdisciplinary course. Excellent preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Terri Butler at TLButler@uw.edu

Open career events on diplomacy, think tank research,and private sector intelligence


  • Ask a Diplomat: State Department Careers (Tuesday, 5/15)
  • Thomson Hall Room 317, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Our Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter will be here to answer all your questions about jobs, internships, and the application process for careers with the U.S. Department of State. Perfect for students looking to get a job or internship in diplomacy, and State welcomes students from all backgrounds, not just international affairs.



  • Meet the Recruiter: The National Bureau of Asian Research (Wednesday, 5/16)
  • Thomson Hall Room 317, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Ever wonder what it’s like working at a research think tank? NBR’s VP of Human Resources Kailani Cordell will be hosting an info session to talk about their current job and internship openings. The National Bureau of Asian Research has offices in both Seattle and Washington DC.



  • Global Security Careers Panel with Microsoft (Next Thursday, 5/24)
  • Odegaard Library Room 220, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Interested in a tech career that doesn’t involve software engineering? Representatives from the Microsoft Global Security Center of Intelligence will be visiting to talk about topics on information operations, the Microsoft Global Security Research Fellowship, and the career path from academia to private sector intelligence. Doors open at 3:30, event starts at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments served. Register today: bit.ly/Microsoft18