LSJ Fall Course on Climate Change, Justice, and the Law

Autumn 15 Course LSJ 490C Climate Change, Justice, & the Law

Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in any major

Grad students by permission, email lsjadv

No pre-requisites

SLN 17061
Tues/Thurs 1:30-3:20

I&S + Optional Writing Credit
Instructor: Brandon Derman

Recent insights from the physical and social sciences make clear that climate change poses novel issues of environmental and social justice. It is also clear that, together with the economic implications of mitigation, these issues lie at the heart of the stalemate in international and domestic efforts for climate regulation.This course will examine efforts for "climate justice" that mobilize law and rights. We will use these efforts to better understand key aspects of legality, rights consciousness, and struggles for justice in light of the increasingly apparent connections between nature and society, and between humans across the globe.

Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Gilman International Scholarship application is now open for students who are studying abroad in Winter or Spring 2016. Please encourage eligible students to apply. The application deadline is October 6, 2015. Read more about the scholarship and apply online at http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Eligibility

· U.S. Citizen Undergraduate

· Pell Eligible

· Studying abroad for at least 28 days in the same country

· Studying abroad for credit

· Studying in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warning list.

Learn more about the scholarship, including eligibility, the application process and tips for writing a competitive personal statement.

Gilman Application Workshop

August 26, 2015

11:00-12:00pm

MGH 173

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Healthy and Hunger-Free AmeriCorps Position

Position Description

Commit to a year of service with the Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools Campaign!

United Way of King County is seeking 20 entrepreneurial, energetic, problem solvers to commit to a year of service with our Healthy and Hunger-Free AmeriCorps team. This team will help launch our new, innovative Nutrition Hubs in high-need schools in Seattle and South King County. This unique AmeriCorps opportunity is the perfect fit for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment, is goal-oriented, and is willing to go above and beyond to serve the community and help end childhood hunger.

Background

United Way is committed to ending childhood hunger by helping low income children access nutritious food where they live, learn, and play. Schools play a critical role in getting children the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. In school year 15/16 we will begin establishing Healthy & Hunger Free Nutrition Hubs at King County schools. Hunger Free Schools will leverage partnerships with schools, AmeriCorps members, and community based organizations, to make sure no kid is hungry. We will increase participation in federal nutrition programs, connect families with income supports, expand access to emergency services, and provide nutrition education to low income kids and families. Building on the model of our successful One Million Meals Campaign, we will launch the program at 10 schools and plan to replicate the model in the most high-needs King County schools.

Goals and Responsibilities

  • Help launch and establish a Nutrition Hub in a high-need school in King County
  • Increase food security within schools by engaging stakeholders within the school and community
  • Increase participation in federal nutrition programs, including school breakfast, at-risk afterschool meals, and summer meals
  • Develop and execute programming, events, and activities to engage students, parents, and school staff around federal nutrition programs
  • Promote school breakfast and support schools in establishing a Breakfast After the Bell program.
  • Support or establish an Afterschool Meals program in collaboration with community partners
  • Host a Summer Meals program, including relevant programming
  • Create and manage at least three events dedicated to increasing student food security
  • Promote and deliver nutrition education to students
  • Build relationships with parents and school community
  • Collect data and support the evaluation of the Nutrition Hub model

Qualifications

  • Available to work full-time from September 15st, 2015 to July 30th, 2016
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of contexts with diverse groups of people
  • High level of energy for off-site work and the ability to carry equipment up to 25 pounds
  • Reliable, with good time management and organizational skills
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Warm, friendly, and approachable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • AA Degree or two years of equivalent educational background/experience
  • Live in or have strong ties to Seattle, South King County community
  • Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, Amharic or Tagalog
  • Comprehensive understanding of systemic causes of poverty, racial inequities, and hunger
  • Experience working with schools or school districts
  • Experience working with children or teens
  • Experience or understanding of federal child nutrition programs
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Access to a car

Benefits to Joining the Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools AmeriCorps Team

  • AmeriCorps members serve at United Way for 10.5 months and receive a living stipend of $1,195 a month
  • At the end of the service year, members are eligible to receive a $5,730 education award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans.
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • Chance to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Opportunity to launch a completely new model to end childhood hunger
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Chance to help solve the community’s toughest problems
  • Basic health insurance
  • Forbearance of qualified student loans during service term and payment of interest on qualified student loans that are accrued during service term.
  • Plus many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

To Apply

  • Complete the application at this link: http://bit.ly/nutritionhubapp
    • Submit resume and cover letter addressing the following:
      • Why you are interested in this position
      • A description of your experience working with diverse populations or developing strategies to reduce inequities
      • Why you would be successful at the following:
        • Problem solving
        • Setting and achieving goals
        • Going above and beyond to achieve a goal
        • Working as part of a team

If You Have Questions About the Position

  • Email Tiffany Anderson at tanderson

AUT 2015 Course B H 460

B H 460

Reflections on Responsibility, Research & Society

ethical and policy issues emerging from conduct of research

Autumn quarter undergrad seminar course

Tues & Thurs

2:30-3:50

RR134 HSB

no add code required

This course: Explores ethical and policy issues that emerge from conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and biomedical research. Topics include: research misconduct, welfare of laboratory animals, human subjects research, conflicts of interest, collaborative research, data collection and management, mentorship and training, publication, authorship, and peer review. Through a combination of lecture, small group discussion and activities, and assigned case studies this course provides historical perspectives and presents the current ethical, institutional issues, and debates that arise during all phases of the conduct of research: (1) design and planning, (2) implementation, and (3) dissemination.

Target audience: Students with a broad range of exposure to research environments would benefit from this course. The course will be of interest to students considering team science and interdisciplinary research approaches.

Student comments: The guest speakers were excellent. Greatly appreciated how an effort was made to bring in speakers relevant to our interests! Very good class! The various topics & categories the course was divided into was very helpful. Also, discussion after each topic helped with better understanding of the topic being discussed.

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Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools AmeriCorps Position

Commit to a year of service with the Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools Campaign!

United Way of King County is seeking 20 entrepreneurial, energetic, problem solvers to commit to a year of service with our Healthy and Hunger-Free AmeriCorps team. This team will help launch our new, innovative Nutrition Hubs in high-need schools in Seattle and South King County. This unique AmeriCorps opportunity is the perfect fit for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment, is goal-oriented, and is willing to go above and beyond to serve the community and help end childhood hunger. Learn more and apply today: http://bit.ly/1IJYR2I

United Way is committed to ending childhood hunger by helping low income children access nutritious food where they live, learn, and play. Schools play a critical role in getting children the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. In school year 15/16 we will begin establishing Healthy & Hunger Free Nutrition Hubs at King County schools. Hunger Free Schools will leverage partnerships with schools, AmeriCorps members, and community based organizations, to make sure no kid is hungry. We will increase participation in federal nutrition programs, connect families with income supports, expand access to emergency services, and provide nutrition education to low income kids and families. Building on the model of our successful One Million Meals Campaign, we will launch the program at 10 schools and plan to replicate the model in the most high-needs King County schools.

Crisis Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

Crisis Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

Crisis Clinic is at the heart of the Seattle-King County safety net providing a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services. For many people in emotional distress or needing community services assistance, we are their “first call for help.” Our mission and passion is caring and listening; empowering people to make positive life changes. We do this through connections between people and critical resources.

http://www.crisisclinic.org/

Opportunity Title: 24-Hour Crisis line Phone Worker

Opportunity Description: Crisis Clinic offers emotional support and information & referrals to the community and relies on the service of skilled volunteers and interns. Crisis Line Phone Workers are provided with 60 hours of specialized training covering a broad range of Crisis topics; Crisis and Suicide intervention, Addictive Behavior, Intimate Partner and Relationship Abuse, Greif and Loss and the Principals of Recovery among others. Phone Workers work under the direct supervision of a LMHP (Licensed Mental Health Professional) and also receive on-going support from a well-established Volunteer Services program.

Start Date: None specified, contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices for more information.

End Date: None specified, contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices for more information.

Time Commitment: All Crisis Line Phone Workers are asked to make a 12 month commitment to service to a minimum of a once weekly 4.5 hour shift. Additionally Phone Workers commit to (1) ‘holiday shift’ during the 12 month commitment and to signing up for (1) on-call shift per calendar month. Incoming Volunteers and Interns for the Crisis Line Phone Worker position must also be available to attend all dates of a full training session (offered 5 times per calendar year.)

TransportationRequirements: Site location is very nearby a large public transit center.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of a LMHP (Licensed Mental Health Professional) a Crisis Line Phone Worker is responsible for:

· Emotional Support: using active listening skills and tools to build a connection with the caller, offering direct feedback through these skills and tools to the client that they are heard and understood no matter what their feelings, experience or situation.

· Crisis intervention; helping callers identify and clarify issues and feelings, gather information and empowering the caller in assisting in identifying resources and developing action plans.

· Psychiatric Emergency Services: assess and refer emergent situations to appropriate crisis intervention services.

Desired Skills: Demonstration of a compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and the ability to put aside personal opinions and biases while serving as a Phone Worker, strong commitment to client confidentiality, punctuality, clear communication and the willingness to work as a part of a team.

Available Learning Opportunities: 60 hours of specialized training on a wide range of Crisis topics is required for Crisis Phone Workers prior to active service as a Crisis Phone Worker. Once an active Phone Worker, on-going ‘on the job’ training takes place while a part of the Crisis Phone Room Team through the direct supervision of a LMHP(Licensed Mental Health Professional.) Additionally a robust ‘continuing education’ program is offered by Volunteer Services covering additional Mental Health and Social services topics relevant to Crisis Services work on a frequent basis.

Name & Title of Supervisor: Letha Myers, Volunteer Services Manager, lmyers

2015-2016 Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group is pleased to announce this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in the 2015-2016 Health Sciences Common Book Series. The Common Book Series will include workshops and lectures that invite Health Sciences community members to dialogue about the book and the issues it raises and to build skills to address the challenges and opportunities that exist when managing the health of individuals and populations. The Common Book Series provides a shared framework for inter-professional dialogue with the goal of creating collaborative health professionals. The New Jim Crow will spark thoughtful discussion across the departments and programs of the UW Health Sciences, bringing to light a range of issues touching health disparities, mass incarceration and racial oppression

In the wake of the Charleston massacre, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the United States, it is imperative that future health professionals understand how this country’s legacy of racial violence and white supremacy contributes to and produces the racialized health disparities that can be observed in and beyond clinical and social work settings. By using The New Jim Crow as a jumping off point, the Health Sciences Common Book Series will prime students from across the health professions to understand and act to undo the institutional racism that is woven into the fabric of the U.S. criminal justice system, the educational system, the health care system, and more.

Visit our website or facebook page and sign up for the Common Book Listserv to stay-up-to-date on the schedule for the series.