[Econmaj] Various Announcements
econadv at u.washington.edu
Wed Nov 18 11:38:08 PST 2009
This email contains information on the following:
*College of Education Open House tonight
*Q Center's Queer Documentary Film Series tonight
*Student Environmental Health Association seminar tonight
*PB AF 599B Competing for Prosperity: Applying Theory & Best Practices to Overcome the Crisis
*Global Fair Trade Marketplace, tomorrow
*Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Sumer Institutes
Please tell your students about the College of Education's upcoming Open House! We will be highlighting information and application procedures for:
the undergraduate major in Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS)
the undergraduate minor in Education, Learning, and Society (ELS)
graduate programs in:
Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)
Leadership & Policy Studies (EDLPS)
Educational Psychology (EDPSY)
Special Education (EDSPE)
Teacher Education Program (TEP)
If you have students who may be thinking about a degree in Education, this is an evening they do not want to miss! Come and check out our nationally recognized programs! They can RSVP at: http://education.washington.edu
Office of Student Services/Advising & Outreach
College of Education, 206 Miller Hall
University of Washington, Box 353600
Seattle, WA 98195-3600
lmurakam at u.washington.edu
Interested in undergrad or graduate programs at the UW's College of
Education? Tell us more about yourself here:
Please Join the Q Center for a Queer Documentary Film Screening today
Allen Auditorium at 6 p.m.
November 18th, come see "All Aboard: Rosie's Family Cruise"*
The UW Student Environmental Health Association presents
Environmental Health Career Seminar with Guest Speaker Geoffrey Crofoot
Wednesday, November 18
Health Sciences T-639
Mr. Crofoot is an Environmental Health specialist in the Solid Waste and
Toxics Section in the Snohomish Health District and is also the
president-elect of Washington State Environmental Health Association.
Want to understand what Environmental Health Specialists do? Want to
know about career opportunities in EH field? Want to learn about solid
and toxic waste? If you do, you should come to this seminar!
If you have any questions about this seminar and future SEHA activities,
please email Andy Leung at andy638 at uw.edu.
My name is Blake Cooper and I work over in the School of Public Affairs. The professor in one of our courses-PBAF 599B (SLN: 16750)-has requested that I contact you in hopes of advertising his course; he thinks your students might be very interested: Special Topics- Competing for Prosperity: Applying Theory and Best Practice to Overcome the Crisis:
Special Topics- Competing for Prosperity: Applying Theory and Best Practice to Overcome the Crisis
The current worldwide economic, socia,l and environmental crisis calls for schools of public affairs to nurture creative and innovative approaches to solve this problem by producing new intellectual capital - human and social. Attempts to use old approaches to resolve the crises delay resolution, exacerbate the crisis, and waste public resources by defending the past instead of investing in the future.
To overcome the crisis, there is a need to assess and mobilize local resources and create value propositions that can attract investors. This approach is taught by the Microeconomics of Competition (MOC) program adapted from M. Porter (Harvard Business School), which is used by more than 90 universities world-wide including the University of Washington since fall 2008. Implementation of MOC requires partnership of academic, governmental, business, and nonprofit organizations. It enriches curricula of competitiveness and cluster concepts, builds new human and social capital, and helps turning the crisis into development opportunity.
Although Washington state was an early adopter of the cluster concept, the background studies conducted for identifying priority clusters the state strategy are already five to eight years old. They need to be updated and the policies designed to support cluster development analyzed at the present stage. Particularly, there is need to verify whether the cluster-based strategy was fully supported by appropriate policy measures and funding, and available local resources identified and allocated for cluster development and upgrading.
We invite you and your students to attend this event tomorrow. It's part of our week long celebration of Global Biz Week:
Please forward this message to your students:
Global Fair Trade Marketplace
Want a shopping experience that makes a positive impact in the lives of people half a world away? Three UW Student Clubs - Social Entrepreneurship Club, HBSA, and MUSH - will bring 15 fair trade and community development retailers to campus to sell their goods in the Global Fair Trade Marketplace. Browse products from all over the world, including textiles, art, coffee, chocolate, and accessories. Some of the best holiday shopping in Seattle will be on UW's campus.
The following organizations have already confirmed their attendance: Krochet Kids, Beads for LIfe, Ten Thousand Villages, Theo Chocolate, Far East Handicrafts, El Quetzal Project, SOL Fair Trade, Karisma Ltd., Baskets of Cambodia, Market Street Traders, and Trabant Coffee and Chai.
Thursday, November 19
11:30 -2:00 pm
HUB 1st Floor Lounge.
Just a quick message to let you know that student applications for the Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS) are now available at the program's much improved website: http://www.caorc.org/cls/index.html. Deadline for applications is Dec. 18, 2009 (Friday of finals week for our students). Please share this information with interested students.
CLS provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students. Levels available for each language are:
a.. Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
b.. Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
c.. Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.
2010 CLS Program Eligibility Requirements:
a.. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.*
b.. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.**
c.. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
d.. Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's Statement.
e.. Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2010 CLS Program.
f.. Please see 2010 CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
*Although the CLS Program will work with awarded students to secure a visa for the CLS institute host country, the program cannot be held responsible for other countries' visa requirements and/or the denial of a student's application for a visa. CLS awards are contingent upon the participant securing a host-country visa, and all awardees must meet deadlines and host country requirements set for obtaining a visa.
**Only current graduate students or graduating seniors are eligible to apply to the summer 2010 Persian institute.
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning
University of Washington
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206-543-2603 FAX: 206-616-4389
Academic Counselor, Lead
Department of Economics
University of Washington
314 Savery Hall, Box 353330
Seattle, WA 98195-3330
econadv at u.washington.edu
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