UW Master of Jurisprudence Information Sessions

The University of Washington School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program

is hosting two Admissions Information Sessions at William H. Gates Hall on February 26 and April 2.

During these sessions, we will be providing information about this innovative Master’s degree program and inform candidates about the application process.

If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Our upcoming session is Thursday, February 26, 6:00-7:30PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 116.

Please RSVP at http://www.law.washington.edu/MJ/Admissions.aspx if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

Join the Dream Project

Join the Dream Project – Be a mentor and earn 2 credits!


The Dream Project is a student-led organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas around King County on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

The Details

· Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!

· You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.

· Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.

· High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays 4:30-5:20pm

· Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!

· Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends!

· Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.

· Schools that especially need more mentors include Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q) and Renton (EDUC 369 F).

Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on the Dream Project.

If you have questions, email us at dreamproject

VISTA positions in Oregon

Join Oregon’s VISTA team to build healthy communities and your career.

Recruiting now for 17 positions starting in April 2015 throughout Oregon


Positions are now open for the April 2014 team in the Oregon Health Authority/VISTA Partnership Project. Please forward this announcement widely to reach new professionals interested in public health, fighting poverty and career development through a year of national service.




Candidates are hired as applications are received – so apply as soon as possible. Most positions will be filled by February 15th.


During a challenging year of national service as AmeriCorps VISTA service members, our team members lead public health initiatives in the areas of healthcare reform, community wellness programs, chronic disease prevention, public health department accreditation, quality improvement processes, health equity, oral health, women’s and children’s health, obesity reduction, environmental justice, and disaster healthcare volunteer management. We are a statewide sponsoring organization for almost 30 VISTA positions.


• A $5,730 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or $1,500 post-service stipend

• $11,676 living allowance for the year

• Healthcare benefits

• Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service for qualified federal loans

• One year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job

• Moving cost support before and after your year of service


• Team building with your cohort

• Kick off retreat orienting you to Oregon and public health

• Team meetings throughout the year for conferences, customized training and professional development

• Sponsored travel to conferences and trainings you choose

• Constant support from our team at the state Public Health Division

• Support for your job hunting, career exploration, resume-building, networking for you next career moves


Positions are available throughout the state, both in urban centers and scenic rural areas. Oregon’s unique healthcare reform makes it a wonderful place to start your career in public health.

• Clatsop County Wellness: Communicate, collaborate and connect with stakeholders in Clatsop County to drive wellness at work and reduce health inequality.

• Curry County Accreditation: Lead agency certification in this position in Gold Beach, along Oregon’s beautiful southern coast.

• Doula Workforce Development: Reduce infant mortality in communities of color because healthy babies are everyone’s business.

• Jackson Care Connect Perinatal Health: Build support for expecting moms and new families in southern Oregon’s region of natural wonders.

• Lincoln County Wellness: Promote health equity on Oregon’s coast by increasing access to affordable housing and social services.

• Multnomah County Community Wellness: In Portland, drive change for healthy food, active living, and tobacco free spaces for everyone.

• Oral Health Coalition: Improve oral health and reduce the burden of dental disease – from Portland to the entire state.

• Polk County Wellness: Impact health disparities, building capacity and assess community health in the lush Willamette Valley.

• SNACK Childhood and Family Obesity: Enable healthy, active lives for overweight/obese kids and families in the Yamhill Valley near Portland.

• State Public Health Division WIC Community Engagement Specialist: Grow services for women, infants and children – from Portland to the entire state.

• Umatilla County Accreditation: Drive public health change and ensure quality healthcare in Oregon’s high desert city of Pendleton.

• Umatilla County Wellness: Lead community health improvement planning in Oregon’s high desert city of Pendleton.

• Washington County Women, Infant & Children: Help Washington County Public Health grow services for women, infant and children in the Portland area.

• Harney County Accreditation & Wellness: Build the public health system of the future for Harney County in Oregon’s beautiful high desert.

• Yamhill County Health Futures: Grow public health nutrition and behavioral health programs in wine country outside Portland.

• Emergency Medical Services: Improve pediatric emergency care systems while serving in the state public health department in Portland.

• Spring Team VISTA Leader: After completing one year of VISTA service already, help lead and run this team.


This is the largest AmeriCorps VISTA program in Oregon with an established six-year history. While placed in local ground-level agencies, our state-level program supports VISTA team members with trainings in professional development, information technology and public health. Leveraging our proven track record and taking advantage of Oregon’s cutting edge public health work, we place VISTAs in exciting positions to better the health of people living in poverty.


January 26 – February 27: Active recruitment and interviewing. Candidates hired on a rolling basis. Most will be hired by February 15 – so apply soon!

April 28-May 1: Primary AmeriCorps orientation in Los Angeles (all travel is covered)

May 2, 2015 – May 1, 2016: Your year of national service on our team


The next team starts in August! Contact us to be notified of openings.



PIH ENGAGE Presents: “The Plague Fighters” Film Screening on Tues, February 24

Interested in the current Ebola epidemic and global health?

Come watch a screening of Nova’s "Ebola: The Plague Fighters" hosted by UW Partners in Health Engage and participate in a discussion afterwards led by Health Alliance International executive director and UW Anthropology/Global Health professor, James Pfeiffer.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Allen Auditorium at the University of Washington

Nova’s documentary takes us back to 1995 during an Ebola outbreak in Zaire, Africa and follows medical researchers and doctors as they try to stop the virus and suggest methods for future outbreaks. We will be reflecting on the medical officials’ suggestions for prevention and treatment methods in 1995 and connect the documentary to the current devastating 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. More information on the film can be found online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/programs/2304_ebola.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/355487644635783/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Spring Inner Pipeline Seminar Courses

Pipeline has a bustling list of spring course offerings that we hope you can share with students who are interested in doing service learning as tutors. Some of our new courses this quarter include opportunities support refugee students, students with disabilities, as well as to investigate environmental justice in schools.

All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401.

For these seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

· 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)

· 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)

· 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)

· 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

For a full description of all of our spring courses, please visit our website: http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/spring-2015-seminars.html

Students With Disabilities and Transition to Higher Education

Students With Disabilities and Transition to Higher Education

Section: EDUC 401 J

SLN: 13586

Meets: Tuesdays 2-3:20pm

First Class: 04/07

Instructor: Julia Schechter (schechte)

For students considering an education career, this seminar and school-based mentoring experience is an excellent opportunity to learn about issues facing students with disabilities in their transition to postsecondary education. Whether or not you have a disability, this is a way to share your experience and strategies navigating college by tutoring students at a local high school for 2.5 hours a week (2 credits). In the seminar, you will develop or build on your knowledge of barriers and challenges facing students with disabilities as they prepare for higher education. Issues explored will include changes in law between K-12 and postsecondary, how to seek accommodations on a college campus and transition planning through the Individualized Education Plan. Seminars will include guest speakers as well as time for critical reflection on the tutoring or mentoring experience and disability specific issues in college access.

From Refugee Camp to American Campus: An Introduction to Refugee Education

Refugee Communities

SLN: 13440

Facilitator: Robyn Uhl (robyn.uhl)

· Class meets on: Tuesdays 6-7:20pm

· Start Date: 03/31

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to flee your country and arrive in a new one where you didn’t understand its language, codes, norms or values? This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. Are you interested in learning more about this situation and how to support young refugees and newcomers in America’s public schools? If so, sign up for this class! This is a great opportunity to learn about refugee issues, raise awareness and make an impact in the community.

Environmental Education for Liberation

Environmental Education for Liberation


SLN: 13587

Facilitators: Katie-Rose Taulbee (taulbee) and Ashley Young (ashyoung)

· Date/Time: Wed 3:30-4:50pm

· Location: MGH 228

· Class Start Date: 04/08

Environmental Education for Liberation

This course examines environmental education (EE) as a tool to free students and teachers of any age from the constraints of current systems. During this seminar students will dig into the research and literature supporting environmental education as vital to our development and health as humans. We will practice the skills and tools necessary to effectively teach environmental education in a various settings and dig deep into some case studies of effective environmental education that is liberating students’ minds as well as their communities.

Are you interested in leadership, public service and pizza?

Are you interested in impacting your community, but not sure how to start? Join us and learn how you can be part of the Community Engaged Leaders & Scholars (CELS) program, which promotes the development of leaders in public service and activism on the UW campus.

Designed to develop a range of knowledge, skills and aptitudes, this program guides students through focused workshops, lectures, and community events; connecting students with civic leaders, social impact organizations and a network of young people interested in community empowerment.

We will be hosting an informational orientation session for those interested in learning more and those ready to sign up on:

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

from 3pm – 4:30pm

in Mary Gates Hall 171E

A PIZZA dinner will be included!

Register to attend this session today! This leadership development program is supported by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Pipeline Project, Jumpstart, and the Dream Project – community engagement programs located within Undergraduate Affairs and the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD). Visit our website to learn more!

We Want Public Health Majors to Apply to Become Peer Health Educators!


“What do Peer Health Educators (PHEs) do?”

PHEs facilitate educational workshops that give students a space to talk about health issues, learn the facts on health, and develop the skills needed to be healthy. PHEs also host events like Sextravaganza, partner with residence halls and student groups for health events, help craft health policy, create web content, and more!

“Wait, is that a backwards way of saying you preach abstinence?”

Not at all. Our workshops focus on how health behaviors affect physiology, and, if someone makes the choice to engage in those behaviors, how to do so in a less risky way.

“What qualifications do I need to have to apply?”


  • Education/public speaking experience
  • Knowledge of drug/alcohol science, healthy relationships, safer sex, or mental health
  • Health and/or education related major
  • Social justice/activism experience


  • Passionate about making campus safer for all students
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Team player
  • People person

“What kind of time commitment is involved in being a PHE?”

Spring Quarter 2015

PHE Training

Mondays, 4:30-6 PM (all except Week 1)

PHE Retreat (on campus)

Saturday, April 11, 10 AM-4 PM

Green Dot Bystander Training (on campus)

Saturday in May, ~10 AM-4 PM (exact date & time TBA)

2015-2016 Academic Year

Minimum of 10 hours per quarter (spent facilitating presentations, sitting on a PHE committee, tabling, writing articles for PHE blog, etc.)

“How do I apply?”

Visit tinyurl.com/JOINPHE and sign up for our email list. Like our Facebook page (facebook.com/uwphe) to stay up to date with information sessions, PHE events, and more.

“I still have more questions!”

We still have more answers. Shoot us an email at uwphe any time.