StudentOrgs: iEquity seeks co-chairs and representatives for 2018-19

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iEquity is currently looking for interested online and residential students in the iSchool to be our new co-chairs! Additionally, we are looking for representatives from each of the iSchool’s programs: Informatics, MSIM, MLIS, and PhD.

It is the mission of iEquity to provide a safe space for students from ALL identities to engage in dialogue, events, and action around intersectional issues of oppression, as they relate to the UW iSchool. If you would like to learn more about the positions or have any questions, please email Sam Buechler, Logistics Officer, at buechs@uw.edu!

Volunteer: ALISS Spring Book Sale–Volunteers needed!

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This Thursday and Friday is the ALISS Spring Book Sale! We are so excited for this event, but in order for it to be as successful as possible we could use some of your help!

We will be on Red Square from 10am-4pm, with set up beginning at 9:30am. All MLIS students are invited to help with this fundraising event. Volunteers can help with set up, making change, and/or tearing down. Sign up for an hour shift here: http://signup.com/go/bVQERzm

If you are unable to volunteer, we would still love to see you! Stop by and buy and book or two to support ALISS.

Student Orgs: UW High Performance Computing Club resources

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The High Performance Computing Club (HPCC) at the University of Washington is dedicated to helping students get free access to computing resources. There are three main avenues in which we facilitate this:

  1. On-Campus Resources – HPCC has purchases several hundred thousand dollars worth of computing equipment on behalf of all students. These compute nodes are part of the university wide compute cluster call Hyak. We train students on the basics of how to use this system, and grant access to our allocation of the cluster.
  2. Cloud Resources – HPCC is also the steward of a substantial grant of funding cloud computing projects. If you are interested in using the major cloud providers in your research, we have quarterly grant cycles to provide funding for these projects. Our current cycle is open, please visit (http://students.wa shington.edu/hpcc/cloud-credits/)
  3. Mentorship Program – We have a quarterly mentorship program which pairs graduate students with undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing computational research. (http://students.washington.edu/hpcc/mentorship-program/)

More information about to get access to these great resources is available on our website. (http://students.washington.edu/hpcc/)

Events: Explore the world at CulturalFest 2/8-10

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FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) is very excited to welcome you at the annual FIUTS CulturalFest! CulturalFest is the biggest celebration of the diversity and talent of the international community on our campus and region. CulturalFest features two parts:

CulturalFest International Expo | Thursday, February 8 | 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | HUB Ballrooms | FREE
Join UW students presenting aspects of their culture through music, dance, snacks, conversation, and interactive activities at 35+ cultural booths! Invite your students, friends, and family (this is a great event for kids), and be sure to stop by yourself.

CulturalFest Performance Showcase | Saturday, February 10 | 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) | Meany Hall | $15 general admission, $10 students in advance, children 10 and under free; tickets available online and in the FIUTS office (HUB 206)
Join us as we bring together the best University of Washington artists, musicians, singers, dancers, and choreographers from around the world together onto the stage for exciting performances.

Events: Register Now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference

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Registration is open now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community.

This *FREE* half-day conference is open to all undergraduate students, and provides an opportunity for skill-building, connection with staff and community facilitators, and exploration of current and relevant leadership topics and concepts.

Students can elect to participate in the Leadership Workshop Track (rotating workshops, all levels and class years) or can apply to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track (a more intensive 3-hour training led by UW staff, juniors and seniors preferred). More information on the workshops and conference can be found on the Husky Leadership Initiative website.  The event will close with a networking reception featuring recent UW alumni (appetizers provided).

Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community
Friday, February 9, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Register now!