Carlson Center invites students to apply: Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (due May 7)

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to invite students to apply for the 2018 Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship. Applications are due on May 7, 2018 @ 11:59 pm and may be emailed directly to rvaughn@uw.edu.

 

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to deepen their commitment to service and leadership in the context of community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Selection of Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows serve in the summer, building on experiences and partnerships they have forged in the previous academic year.  Students are funded to engage in a public service project between June 18-August 17, 2018. 

 

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected for a summer intensive experience based on three primary factors:

  • An established partnership with a non-profit or public sector organization
  • A collaboratively thought out plan for a summer intensive project that will benefit the partnering organization while increasing student skills and learning
  • An articulation of how the work of the Fellow will contribute to their development as a public servant and leader

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration.

Selection Timeline

  • Applications for the Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship are due on Monday, May 7 @ 11:59 pm
  • Interviews for the Fellowship will be held no later than May 30
  • Projects should occur between June 18-August 17, 2018.

 

We encourage students to review the web site and to email rvaughn@uw.edu directly if they have questions.

 

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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 ghrc@uw.edu for an appointment or drop-in during the above-mentioned hours in Raitt Hall, 229-D.

 

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Apply Now! Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN19 Study Abroad

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Collaborate on INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING

 

Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.

 

Attend an information session to learn more: 

  • Thursday, April 26 at 3:30-4:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30-4:30pm, in Raitt Hall 229
  • Friday, May 4 at 12:30-1:30pm, in More Hall 110

 

Apply now!  Application Deadline is May 15.

Receive updates and event reminder by adding your name to our mailing list.

For more information about GCIL India, visit www.courses.washington.edu/gcil/

Fake News & Misinformation: Mini Lecture Series sponsored by the provost’s office and open to the UW community.

 

Muddied waters: Online disinformation during crisis events

April 18 | 5:00-6:15 | Bagley 131

Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

 

Cleaning up our polluted information environments

April 24 | 5:00-6:15 | Gowen 301

Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

 

The new global politics of weaponized AI propaganda

April 30 | 5:00-6:15 | HUB Lyceum

Berit Anderson, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Scout.ai, a media company covering the future of technology, its risks and rewards through investigative reporting, analysis, and science fiction

 

More information about the talks is available here: Fake News & Misinformation: Mini Lecture Series

Attached is a poster you are welcome to forward or post.

 

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UW Resilience Lab event: A World of Strength

You are cordially invited to attend a UW Resilience Lab event – “A World of Strength” – about cultural understandings of resilience on Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Great Room at Maple Hall (UW Seattle campus). International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. This event will also feature opportunities for participants to reflect and discuss what resilience means within their own story and contexts. Join us to learn about cultural strategies for success and expand your understanding of resilience. The event flyer is attached.

This event is free and open to the UW community (with appetizers, coffee, and tea available); it is co-sponsored by the UW Resilience Lab, International & English Language Programs, Housing and Food Services, and FIUTS. We invite and encourage all UW students (international and domestic) to come and share their perspectives. Faculty and staff are also welcome to join.

RSVP for this event at http://www.tinyurl.com/uwworldstrength

 

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Superheroes, Breadwinners, and Everyone Else: Medical Crowdfunding in the Context of Inequities

“Superheroes, Breadwinners, and Everyone Else: Medical Crowdfunding in the Context of Inequities”


WCPC Seminar Series on Poverty and Public Policy


 

LAUREN BERLINER & NORA KENWORTHY

UW Bothell

Monday, April 23rd
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Q&A until 2:00 pm

Social Work Building
Room 305A

 


 

ABSTRACT: In recent years, Americans experiencing chronic and acute illness have turned to online crowdfunding to cover the extraordinary costs of their healthcare, medication, and related expenses. As competition increases for funds, campaigners are obliged to produce compelling and sophisticated appeals, that closely link success to the marketization of identity and the mobilization of networks. This talk will present recent and ongoing research showing how crowdfunding reinforces social and health inequities, exacerbating, rather than ameliorating, the impact of a disappearing social safety net. Using a conceptual model of how inequities shape, and are reproduced by, the medical crowdfunding process, we will highlight how numerous and even unexpected social and personal dynamics intersect to impact crowdfunding experiences and success. Drawing on examples from our recently published study of 200 randomly-sampled GoFundMe.com medical campaigns, we illustrate how crowdfunding is simultaneously shaped by one’s ability to navigate not only the structural conditions that impact health, but a host of media literacy skills needed to produce an appealing campaign that appropriately aligns with dominant discourses of deservingness. Finally, we will discuss how the findings from this pilot study are informing our current ethnographic research, which examines questions of crowdfunding and inequity from the perspectives of crowdfunders, patients, and industry experts.

 

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 dso@uw.edu

 


 

The WCPC is a member of the US Collaborative of Poverty Centers, led by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. In addition to core funding from the UW School of Social Work, WCPC activities have also been supported by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Seattle Foundation, WSECU, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, United Way of King County, and the Housing Development Consortium.

Pre-Med Expo this Sunday, April 22nd!

Join Alpha Epsilon Delta at our annual Pre-Med Expo this Sunday, April 22nd! We’ll be kicking it off at promptly 10:30am in Guggenheim Hall with our keynote speaker, Dr. Carol Teitz, Associate Dean of Admissions for the UW School of Medicine. Please arrive prior to 10:30am so that we can begin the keynote speech promptly. Next, we’ll move to Mary Gates Hall from 11:30am – 3pm for a catered lunch followed by some amazing breakout sessions geared toward anyone on their pre-med path! Whether you’re just starting the process or already writing your application, we hope to see you this Sunday! More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/aeduw/ !

 

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