UW Epidemiology is excited to offer the following undergraduate courses for Autumn 2016.
EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences
Who gets STIs and why? How do you prevent and treat STIs? What new STIs have recently emerged? In this course, you will:
• Identify populations at risk for STIs
• Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
• Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
• Evaluate STI prevention interventions
No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for the public health major. A basic understanding of biology is required. Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.
SLN: 14671; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m. in the HSB; Quiz meets: F 11:30–12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the HSB; Instructor: Lisa Manhart
EPI 221 – Maternal & Child Health – A Population Health Approach
This course will provide a public health perspective of maternal and child health. In this course, you will:
• Describe indicators of maternal, infant, and child health
• Explore causes of pregnancy complications and poor infant and child health outcomes
• Discuss the impact of maternal and child health over the life course
No prerequisites. All majors are encouraged to enroll. This is a great course for students preparing for the public health major. Areas of Knowledge: NW.
SLN: 22554; 5 credits; Lecture meets T/Th 9:00-10:20 a.m. in the HSB; Quiz meets F 2:30-3:20 p.m. in the HSB; Instructors: Daniel Enquobahrie & Victoria Holt
Here’s some links to some upcoming events at the D Center! Please come out, help spread the word and tell your folks.
Being Beloved: A Writing Workshop on Disability and Desirability
Wednesday, April 27
D Center, 024 MGH (Mary Gates Hall)
I have a button on my sweatshirt with a wheelchair symbol on it that reads "Lame is Sexy". I love that button, but no one else seems to get it. Despite our best efforts at defining ourselves, society often tell us that sexy, desirable and disabled (or "crazy", chronically ill or "unhealthy") are on the opposite ends of the spectrum.
How do these messages show up in our lives? From relationships to work to self-image and beyond? Too often we’re told that if we are desirable it’s in spite of our illness or disabilities, because we hide them so well, or because our other qualities outshine them. We’re told that we’re lucky to find partners who want to be with us or jobs that will pay us. This workshop says a metaphorical "fuck you!" to all that.
Using the premise of storytelling as medicine, as an act of resistance and radical re-imagination, we’ll explore the connections between desirability and disability in the existing world, then tear it apart and build gorgeous new worlds where disability IS desirable and where we are ALL deeply beloved. Together we will gently loosen the tight knots of ableism and other oppressions that bind us, taking a few more steps on our individual and collective paths towards liberation.
Presenter Bio: Amber Vora is a fantasy and speculative fiction writer, a parent, a community educator and a long-time anti-violence activist working for disability justice. She co-founded the Seattle Disability Justice Collective in 2011 to build community with and highlight the brilliance and wisdom of people of color and queer/trans folks with disabilities. Amber is a bi-queer, mixed race (Gujarati Indian and European-American "white") woman who lives with multiple, invisible disabilities. She believes that art, spirit and storytelling hold the power to bring about individual and collective healing and the joyful, liberated worlds we long for.
Brilliant Imperfection: A Reading with Eli Clare
Friday, April 29
Husky Union Building 332
The D Center is proud to welcome noted queer and trans disabled writer and activist EliClare to Seattle for a reading and discussion of his new book. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure! This is our keynote event for D Month. Books will be for sale by Left Bank Books!
Join queer disabled writer and activist Eli Clare for an exploration of cure and diagnosis. Using memoir, history, and critical analysis, Eli uncovers how cure as an ideology serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, prioritizes lives, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. He grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we all have with our bodies and minds. He tells stories and histories from disability communities, people of color communities, fat activist communities, and queer and transgender communities, always drawing upon interlocking experiences of race, disability, sexuality, class, and gender.
Access info: The HUB building is wheelchair accessible, and adjacent to parking lot N22, which is reserved for disability parking. There are all-genders bathrooms that are wheelchair accessible on the same floor as the event. Arm-free chair seating and wheelchair/ accoter seating is available. This event will be CART and ASL interpreted. We ask that everyone come fragrance free, and will have air purifiers on site. We will also livestream the talk for folks who can’t physically be present.
About Eli: White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare happily lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written a book of essays Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation and a collection of poetry The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. His newest work, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, will be released early next year. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference
Information Sessions for 2017 Washington State Legislative Internship Program
The coordinators for the Washington State Legislative Internship Program are going to be visiting the UW- Seattle campus on Monday, April
25th and Tuesday April 26th. They have arranged several information sessions on each day for any student interested in applying for the Winter 2017 internship. Paula Rehwaldt and Emily McCartan will hold info sessions in Gowen Hall, room 1A at the following times:
Monday, April 25th
Tuesday, April 26th
This internship is open to all undergraduates who will be juniors or seniors in Winter 2017. Students in any and all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. This program provides practical experience in the legislative process, allowing students to gain work experience and to learn about active citizenship in the state and local communities.
Intern’s duties can range from doing necessary research for constituents and tracking legislation, attending committee meetings, answering mail and the telephone hot line, and doing general office duties. There is a lot of possibility for skill development, networking and exploration of careers in state and local government.
Please bring your questions to the information sessions to ask the coordinators and former interns. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can find information on their website:
You can email the coordinators (Paula Rehwaldt and Emily McCartan) directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The contact/liaison for this internship at UW-Seattle is Mark Weitzenkamp, in the Political Science Advising Office: email@example.com, or appointments at: http://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php
WSLIP Information Session flyer SPR 2016.docx
We are seeking 100 exceptional Fuel Your Future Summer Corps members to join a team of dynamic change agents working to end childhood hunger in King County. Corps members are assigned to one or more Summer Meals sites, and their job is to make a fun, safe and engaging environment for kids. Members will plan and lead activities for kids and families and ensure that all rules for the Summer Meals program are being followed. This is the ideal opportunity to work with a cohort of 100 other Fuel Your Future Summer Corps, engage with parents, kids, nonprofit leaders and community members on a daily basis, and end childhood hunger. Applications (which can be found here) will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. The requirements for this position include:
Some of our most successful Corps members have been undergraduate students from the University of Washington, so we would greatly appreciate if you could help us get the word out about this amazing opportunity.
Applications now open: Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship
In 2016, we are piloting a summer intensive Jackson Munro experience with students funded to engage in a public service project betweenJune 20-August 19th. Award amounts range from $3,000-$4,000 during summer quarter, depending on the number of Fellows selected. In addition to a monetary award, Jackson Munro Fellows are also supported through workshops and individualized coaching and mentoring throughout the summer.
Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected for a summer intensive experience based on three primary factors:
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.
The application deadline for the 2016 summer intensive Jackson Munro Fellowship is May 9, 2016. Students can learn more, and access the on line application, by visiting, http://www.washington.edu/carlson/public-service-fellowships-and-awards/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/
Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage.
Gould Hall Court
This interactive event brings representatives from the non-profit, local business and government sectors with a focus on sustainability. These representatives will present on their career paths and job options in the fields, then will facilitate conversations in small breakout groups for students to talk with the speakers and discuss real world careers. Bring your questions and join us for this fabulous event. This event is open to any student in any major – learn more about how to make a difference for sustainability in your career!
The representatives who will present include: Sue Long, environmental impact manager on the Global Responsibility and Public Policy (GRPP) team at Starbucks; Katelyn Kinn, staff attorney for Puget Soundkeeper Alliance; and Viccy Salazar, the Senior Sustainability Advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency in Seattle.
More info: green.uw.edu/earth-careers