Events: International Threats 4/3/19 (Cybersecurity and Technology Futures series)

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Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:00-4:30 pm Petersen Room, Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485 for the fourth event of the series, International Threats!

Join us for engaging discussions with leaders from business, government, and academia on the latest developments in cybersecurity and technology, including privacy, systemic risk, artificial intelligence, international threats, state and homeland security, and crisis management and informatics.  Enjoy an opportunity to network with speakers and colleagues at the conclusion of each lecture. All are welcome!

Events: Crafting Effective Diversity Statements & Cover Letters”

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CRAFTING EFFECTIVE DIVERSITY STATEMENTS & COVER LETTERS

A panel and workshop for postdocs and graduate students.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Suite

What is a diversity statement? Why is it important? How do I describe my potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion and equity in academia and industry?

Panelists:

  • Rickey Hall, Vice President and University Diversity Officer, UW
  • Evangelina Shreeve, Director, STEM Education and Outreach, PNNL
  • Butch de Castro, Professor and Associate Dean, Nursing, UW
  • Cynthia del Rosario, Diversity, Equity and Access Officer, Information School, UW

Hear panelists talk about what they look for in a diversity statement when they are hiring; discuss expectations for a diversity statement in your job application; and begin writing one as part of the workshop.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/diversityStatement 

In celebration of 2019 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, this event is generously co-hosted by:

  • UW Postdoc Diversity Alliance
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
  • Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Core Programs, Graduate School

Events: iYouth Conference 2019, March 9: Departures & Disruptions

departures FBInterested in youth services? Come on out to the 2019 iYouth Conference: Departures & Disruptions!

This year, the iYouth Conference will highlight the incredible work of local librarians and LIS students who are making meaningful change in their communities. Whether by departing from traditional methods/ideas of librarianship or disrupting current systems that aren’t working for the communities they serve, there are incredible change-makers in our libraries working to make them better for children, youth, and teens.

Hear from local public librarians, school librarians, students, and a local author! Enjoy free food at an afternoon reception and take home advance reading copies of upcoming titles!

REGISTRATION IS FREE AND NOW OPEN: bit.ly/iyouth2019registration

If you have questions about the conference, contact iYouth at iyouth.info@gmail.com.

Event page: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/2019/03/iyouth-conference-2019-departures-disruptions

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2505797202770544/

Events: Online and residential information sessions for the iSchool / Honors Netherlands 2019 study abroad program

The application for the iSchool / Honors Netherlands study abroad program is up and running. You can access it via the program description page on the Study Abroad website here:

https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11567. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Apply Now” button.

You can also listen to a presentation on the program at https://youtu.be/aG_1eVyv0q4 . Continue reading

Events: National First Generation College Celebration, 11/8/19

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A message from Rickey Hall, University Diversity Officer: 

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As a university community that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we know that all student experiences in their various forms contribute to the vibrancy and excellence of our three campuses.

On Thursday, November 8, we will lift up the experiences of our first-generation students when UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma join the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success and universities across the country to participate in the National First-Generation College Celebration. Continue reading

Events: Recommended Reads for Equity Celebration, Nov 13th 1-2:30pm

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We are excited to invite you to take part in the Recommended Reads for Equity Celebration. Help us celebrate the newly created Equity Reads Collection and over 120 book recommendations submitted by UW students, faculty, and staff. Explore the collection, listen to book talks, and enjoy food and conversation!

When: Tuesday November 13th from 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons Green A

Have a book recommendation? We’re still accepting submissions!