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Forest Bathing Walk

Join UW Botanic Gardens and Cascadia Forest Therapy for a unique forest bathing opportunity in the Washington Park Arboretum. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you more resilient to diseases and illness. These walks are slow-paced and generally cover less than a mile of trail. During this time the guide, in partnership with the forest, will offer an evolving series of invitations crafted to help participants slow down and open their senses. The opening of one’s senses encourages mindfulness, which readies the heart and mind to be fully present in the natural world. Cost: $25 Register online or by phone (206-685-8033) Additional dates (all Saturdays): August 18 September 15. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Forest-Bathing-Walk-P1723C270.aspx. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Online Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit! Summer Tree Identification

Are you stumped by the differences between one kind of oak and another? How to distinguish one conifer from another? Want to sharpen your ability for quick tree recognition in the field? This is the class for you, whether you simply need a refresher on tree identification or want to improve your existing skills. This session will cover a similar group of trees as reviewed in the Winter Tree Identification workshop we held last March, with an emphasis of those traits most visible during the summer months. We will begin in the classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture to review the basics of tree identification techniques, the use of taxonomic keys, and to discuss the common landscape tree species and varieties used in the Pacific Northwest. This will be followed by an outdoor field session where you will practice tree identification techniques on a walk to the main campus of the University of Washington. Taught by Bess Bronstein and Christina Pfeiffer Cost: $125 Register Online or by… Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Bess Bronstein and Christina Pfeiffer. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Foliage-Flowers-and-Fruit-Summer-Tree-Identification-P1724C268.aspx. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Raise the Bar and try a Pure Barre class!

Raise the Bar with a fun pure barre class! With its small isometric movements set to fantastic music, pure barre is a total body workout that tones your glutes, thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in record- breaking time. Enjoy this fun 60-minute workout with instructors Jenny Wyeth and Hannah Dingle. Wear workout clothes and bring water, a yoga mat and a towel. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum Room. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

FILM | Syria - The Impossible Revolution with award-winning filmmaker

Join us for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary 'Syria: The Impossible Revolution' followed by a Q&A with award-winning filmmakers Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan. “An incredible film on the history of the Syrian conflict” -Legendary war photographer Paul Conroy speaking at a film premiere at the London School of Economics, Syria: The Impossible Revolution Powerful and compelling, ‘Syria – The Impossible Revolution’ produced by award-winning filmmakers Anne Daly and Ronan Tynan, is a documentary that unravels the complexity of what is happening in Syria and what the United Nations has described as ‘the greatest human catastrophe of the 21st century’. The first feature length film to attempt that challenge in showing the historical roots of the peaceful uprising in 2011 and how and why it quickly turned into a revolution as the Syrian people found themselves consumed by a violent response that is still reverberating.  And the first Irish-made feature-length documentary on the Syria crisis that… Campus location: Thomson Hall (THO). Campus room: 101. Event types: Screenings. Event sponsors: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM.

Strategies to Support Adolescents w/ ASD (STAS Symposium)

The UW Autism Center and St. John's Masonic Lodge are excited to present the 4th annual STAS Autism Symposium to educators interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  STAS is FREE for educators in Washington state.  This workshop will cover topics including Autism, Adolescence, and Puberty, Teaching Activities of Daily Living to Teens and Young Adults, and Transitioning Skills to Adulthood. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/stas/. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Landscape

Basic pruning and creative solutions for the overgrown or overplanted landscape. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesday in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Keith Dekker. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Rose Pruning

Learn the right way to prune roses: hybrid teas, climbers, & landscape roses. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Keith Dekker. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Information Session (online) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the and admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here If you do not see an information session on the schedule that fits well with your schedule, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one! Campus room: Webinar. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Online. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Birds: What Are They Up To Now?

Time's a-wastin' - it's summer and our local birds are very busy with the kids, but they're also getting ready for the big push south in the fall. Join master birder, author, and Seattle Audubon Conservation Chair Constance Sidles to find out exactly what our avian neighbors are doing this summer. Cost: $20 Register Online or by phone (206-685-8033). Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Constance Sidles, master birder, author and Seattle Audubon Conservation Chair. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Birds-What-Are-They-Up-To-Now-P1715C265.aspx. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Wednesday Evenings at the Genome

The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed. To share these advances with the public the Department of Genome Sciences hosts a 'Wednesday Evenings at the Genome' public lecture series each summer. These exciting discussions assume no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects and provide opportunities to chat with our presenters. Admission is free. Presentations begin at 7:00 pm in Foege Auditorium and will be followed by refreshments at 8:00 pm just outside the auditorium. Campus location: William H. Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM). Campus room: Foege Auditorium (S060). Event types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.gs.washington.edu.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors: 1 Day Workshop

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school.  Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important. In this workshop, participants will learn: •How to determine the function of a behavior •To understand challenging behaviors in students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) •Common motivations or functions of engaging in challenging behaviors •How to identify and teach replacement behaviors •Strategies to prevent and react to behaviors Who should attend? Parents, providers and educators of individuals with ASD of all grade levels Content level:  Beginner to intermediate For more information and to register, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/challenging-behaviors/#1day. Event types: Workshops. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Autism Center - Seattle. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Retirement Workshop

Who should attend: Employees currently participating in a PERS, TRS, SERS or LEOFF Retirement Plan and who expect to retire within the next 12 months. Please contact the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) at 1-800-547-6657 to request your retirement estimate and application or visit www.drs.wa.gov. This 3-hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the DRS and UW retirement applications , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. BRING YOUR HUSKY ID CARD FOR BUILDING ENTRY. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least… Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Preview: Prospective Student Information Session

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. These hour-long info sessions, led by professional academic advisers, are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the School of Art + Art History + Design including degree options, scholarships, classroom to career connections, and more. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for Preview by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, and Design on this website. If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow links here to read about our graduate programs. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 120. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Academic Advising + Student Services, School of Art + Art History + Design. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

Executive MBA Online Information Session

Meet Foster EMBA Online gives you an opportunity to participate in a live information session from your desk at work or at home. The session includes a general overview of the Foster EMBA Program. The session is about 30 minutes in duration and is led by the associate director, Randell Hernandez. Register today for this Meet Foster EMBA Online session. You will receive a confirmation message and reminder e-mails with the link to access the session. All sessions are Pacific Time. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

Exhibition – Kerry Tribe: Standardized Patient

Reception: Friday, Jul. 27, 5–8pm Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tue–Fri, 10am–5pm, and Sat, 1–5pm. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Kerry Tribe, including Standardized Patient, her recent work commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA). Standardized Patient offers insight into the work of Standardized Patients or "SPs," professional actors trained to portray medical patients in simulated clinical encounters. When working with medical students, SPs remain in character and manifest specific symptoms while simultaneously evaluating their doctors-in-training for constructive feedback and grading.  Developed in close collaboration with professional clinicians, communication experts, and SPs working at Stanford Medical School and the University of Southern California, Standardized Patient continues Tribe's ongoing inquiry into the life sciences and medicine while raising questions around performance, communication, and empathy. As with… Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Event types: Exhibits. Friday, July 27, 2018 – Saturday, August 25, 2018. For more info visit www.kerrytribe.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Information Session - Master of Supply Chain Management

Join us for an Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Supply Chain Management Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Guests are always welcome. Register Here. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM). Campus room: 333. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

MSW Information Session

Please register for this event (via the "Sign-up" button). Interested in pursuing your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Washington School of Social Work?  Join us for an information session! This on-campus information session will be facilitated by members of our Admissions team, and provides more information about the MSW Program and the admissions process.  We will provide an overview of the MSW application and timeline, funding, concentration areas, field placements, and what to expect from our MSW Programs (1 year Advanced Standing program, 2 year Day program, or 3 year Extended Degree program).  There will also be  time to answer your questions. Campus room: Room 306 (School of Social Work Building, third floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Friday, July 27, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Exhibition Reception – Kerry Tribe: Standardized Patient

Free and open to all; please RSVP using the Sign Up button above. Exhibition runs from Friday, Jul. 27, through Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tue–Fri, 10am–5pm, and Sat, 1–5pm. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Kerry Tribe, including Standardized Patient, her recent work commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA). Standardized Patient offers insight into the work of Standardized Patients or "SPs," professional actors trained to portray medical patients in simulated clinical encounters. When working with medical students, SPs remain in character and manifest specific symptoms while simultaneously evaluating their doctors-in-training for constructive feedback and grading.  Developed in close collaboration with professional clinicians, communication experts, and SPs working at Stanford Medical School and the University of Southern California, Standardized Patient continues Tribe's ongoing inquiry into the life… Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Event types: Exhibits. Special Events. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/268528000585994/. Friday, July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.kerrytribe.com.

Drop-in Volunteer Day at the UW Farm

Come join us on the farm as we trellis tomatoes, weed beds, direct seed beans or perhaps pick plums or apples from the farm fruit trees. Learn from the UW Farm Manager how to grow food for yourself as well!  Remember to bring a water bottle and wear close-toed shoes. Campus location: Center for Urban Horticulture. Campus room: UW Farm at CUH. Event types: Not Specified. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Family Weekend Walks - Dig This: Living Fossils at the Arboretum!

Just like a modern-day Seattleite, Dinosaurs could race through or just waddle around green forests of ferns and towering conifers. Discover "living fossil" plants unchanged since Stegosaurus munched 'em and journey back in time to see the forest how the Dinosaurs did! Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk. During this free public tour, we will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children (2-12 years old) and their caregivers. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center at 1:00pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays February-September. Free Family Weekend Walks are provided to families on a first come first served basis; the first 30 people to check in with the instructor between 12:45-1pm the day of the walk will join us! Free, no preregistration necessary. Campus room: Graham Visitors Center. Age Range: Children. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Staff. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit botanicgardens.uw.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, July 30, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

UW Tableau User Group

UW”s Tableau User Group (TUG) is made up of Tableau Desktop users from around the University. Our goal is to facilitate learning and knowledge-sharing about Tableau Desktop and the UW Tableau Server.  We host monthly meetings and an online collaboration space. Join the UW TUG http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/work/data/training/community/ Information about acquiring Tableau Desktop http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/work/data/use-data/visualization-menu/tableau-data-visualization/ Target Audience UW faculty and staff who use Tableau Desktop Cost Free. Campus location: University Of Washington Tower Building T (UWTT). Event types: Information Sessions. Meetings. Workshops. Event sponsors: UW-IT Enterprise Information, Integration & Analytics Contact: eda-training@uw.edu. Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Strategies for Students w/ ASD in the General Education Classroom (STAS Symposium)

The UW Autism Center and St. John's Masonic Lodge are excited to present the 4th annual STAS Autism Symposium to educators interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  STAS is FREE for educators in Washington state.  Increasingly, students with ASD are being included in general education classrooms and classroom teachers and support personnel would benefit from additional information and support for this population. This workshop focuses on how to help individuals with ASD be successful in general education classrooms. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/stas/. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Whole U Speaker Series: Cultivating a Loving Heart with Bonnie Duran

Join us for the Whole U Speaker Series: Cultivating a Loving Heart, with Bonnie Duran, Dr. P.H, associate professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health. In this seminar, Dr. Duran will introduce us to systematic trainings of loving-kindness practice to cultivate love in our hearts, both towards ourselves and all other beings. These trainings will strengthen our capacity for love, compassion, joy and peace through the combination of repeated thoughts, visualizations, and feelings. A loving-kindness practice leads to greater acceptance of ourselves and others, revealing our fundamental connectedness to all life. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Husky Union Building (HUB), room 332. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

HUB Lost & Found Sale

The HUB Lost & Found Sale, similar to a garage sale, is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 8a-4:30p. Items vary every month and are highly discounted. Past Items have included; iPods, jewelry, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks, calculators, usb drives, and much, much more. Stop by the next sale and see what treasures you might find! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: HUB 117/Main Desk. Event types: Special Events. Event sponsors: The HUB. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435703443417235/. Twitter: #HUBatUW. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

HUB Lost & Found Sale

The HUB Lost & Found Sale, similar to a garage sale, is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Items vary every month and are highly discounted. Past Items have included; iPods, jewelry, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks, calculators, usb drives, and much, much more. Stop by the next sale and see what treasures you might find! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: HUB main desk. Event types: Special Events. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Strategies for Students w/ ASD in the General Education Classroom (STAS Symposium)

The UW Autism Center and St. John's Masonic Lodge are excited to present the 4th annual STAS Autism Symposium to educators interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  STAS is FREE for educators in Washington state.  Increasingly, students with ASD are being included in general education classrooms and classroom teachers and support personnel would benefit from additional information and support for this population. This workshop focuses on how to help individuals with ASD be successful in general education classrooms. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/stas/. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Japanese Garden Pruning

Specialized pruning techniques for Japanese maples, bamboo, cloud pruning of pines, and tamamono shearing will be covered. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesday in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: TBD. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Invest Confidently for Your Future

In this workshop, you will learn how to: Evaluate if you have the right mix of investments , Assess what factors impact portfolio performance , Identify different investment vehicles to help reduce taxes Presented by Fidelity Investments and sponsored by UW Benefits. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Bothell UW1. Campus room: UWB UW1 370. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office Presented by Fidelity Investments. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Fruit Tree Pruning

This class takes the confusion out of pruning common fruit trees. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Ingela Wanerstrand. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

UW Autism Center Tour

The UW Autism Center offers free public tours the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. Tours include an overview of our clinical and research areas with a walk through of our Clinic. Tours are offered to adults only; please do not bring children. Advance reservations are required, as the group size is limited to 15 participants. Please email uwautism@uw.edu to register. Please note that tours are informational in nature and do not provide individual clinical advice. To request an appointment for clinical services, please visit our intake page. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability Clinic (CHCL). Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Wednesday Evenings at the Genome

The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed. To share these advances with the public the Department of Genome Sciences hosts a 'Wednesday Evenings at the Genome' public lecture series each summer. These exciting discussions assume no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects and provide opportunities to chat with our presenters. Admission is free. Presentations begin at 7:00 pm in Foege Auditorium and will be followed by refreshments at 8:00 pm just outside the auditorium. Campus location: William H. Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM). Campus room: Foege Auditorium (S060). Event types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.gs.washington.edu.

Art Exhibit: Learning the Flowers: Watercolors by Linda Andrews

Artist and landscape designer Linda Andrews expresses her delight in flowers and nature through painting, primarily with watercolors. Along with flowers, this exhibit explores bees, butterflies, and conservation. Exhibit open during Miller Library open hours. Event types: Exhibits. Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Thursday, August 30, 2018. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA, 98105. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future

Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future, In this seminar the key topics reviewed are: • Help recognize the importance of managing debt • Learn how to track expenses and create a budget • See what goes into your credit score and how to improve it • Steps for maintaining healthy financial fitness to help employees reach their future financial goals. Presented by Fidelity and sponsored by the UW Total  Benefits Office. Campus location: Harborview MC. Campus room: HMC R&T 121. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

First Thursday Center for Urban Horticulture Tour

The Center for Urban Horticulture, opened in 1984, is part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. It includes a 16-acre landscaped site with buildings and gardens, the UW Farm, and the 74-acre Union Bay Natural Area, which provides publicly accessible wildlife habitat (more than 200 bird species have been sighted there) and an outdoor laboratory for UW research. The UW Botanic Gardens’ administrative offices are housed in Merrill Hall, along with associated faculty and research laboratories and greenhouses. Come with us and take a casual walk with a knowledgeable guide that will show you the seasonal highlights of the season, as well as different parts of the Center for Urban Horticulture. No registration necessary, just meet at the Soest Garden at 1:30pm. Cost: Free! Campus room: Soest Garden. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: 206-685-8033; urbhort@uw.edu. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Soest Garden, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Health Security in a Disordered World

The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security is proud to host a public event on U.S. leadership in meeting the burgeoning health needs of vulnerable populations living in the midst of conflict and disorder. The event is held in collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Global Health, PATH, the Washington Global Health Alliance, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  In today’s world, chronic wars and unstable and fragile states have proliferated, giving rise to over 65 million refugees and displaced persons. This has brought forward ever more urgent needs to detect and control disease outbreaks, ensure reproductive, maternal, and child health services, sustain immunizations, and protect against violence. How is the United States to lead in meeting these critical health security needs? Senator Patty Murray, senior Democratic senator from the state of Washington, and a member of the CSIS Commission, will provide the opening keynote address, followed by an expert… Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE). Campus room: Room 210. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Special Events. Event sponsors: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, PATH, Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UW Department of Global Health. Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

MSW Information Session

Please register for this event (via the "Sign-up" button). Interested in pursuing your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Washington School of Social Work?  Join us for an information session! This on-campus information session will be facilitated by members of our Admissions team, and provides more information about the MSW Program and the admissions process.  We will provide an overview of the MSW application and timeline, funding, concentration areas, field placements, and what to expect from our MSW Programs (1 year Advanced Standing program, 2 year Day program, or 3 year Extended Degree program).  There will also be  time to answer your questions. Campus room: Room 306 (School of Social Work Building, third floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, August 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

UW Farm Talk & Tour

The UW Farm is a campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability. It is an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes. The Farm has vermicomposting bins, a hoophouse, a pizza oven, and, of course, grows a wide variety of vegetables and fruits for the use in University and in the community. Take this free class and learn about the farm, who works there, and what they produce, including a tour of the farm site at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Tour is free, but pre-registration is required. RSVP Online. Age Range: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/UW-Farm-Talk-Tour-P1750C270.aspx. Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

TACO TUESDAY

Join us for a yummy Taco Bar lunch and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Bring a friend and make some connections over a delicious lunch! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, don't miss out! The event is for the Seattle startup community. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK). Campus room: 3rd floor, Idea Lab. Event types: Special Events. Event sponsors: UPS. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Intro to Laser Cutting

Fun laser cutter coaster workshop!  This workshop will teach you how to turn images into a vector file, prepare the files for laser cutting, and use of the laser cutter.  You must be a current MakerSpace member and have a 2017-2018 MakerSpace Safety Training/User Agreement before you are allowed to attend this workshop. $5 fee. Credit cards only. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK). Campus room: Fluke Hall 215. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: CoMotion MakerSpace. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Information Session (in-person) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.  Guests are always welcome. Register Here If you do not see an information session on the schedule that fits well with your schedule, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one! Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM). Campus room: 333. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Raise the Bar - Beat the Heat Cycle Class with Jessica Norman

Beat the heat with this indoor stationary bike workout that will simulate an actual outdoor bike ride. Through tension adjustments and pedaling technique, you will encounter straight-aways, steep hills and rolling terrains that correspond to the difficulty of the perceived ride. In addition to the terrain, this class will also feature fun music and motivating instruction. All participants will be led through a custom bike fit and for those participants that have cycling shoes, our bike pedals are SPD compatible. Please bring a water bottle. Sweat towels are provided. All fitness levels welcome. IMA membership NOT required. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 5:20 PM – 6:10 PM. IMA. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Native Plants 101: Summer Identification and Gardening

Come to UW Botanic Gardens’ Union Bay Natural Area to learn how to identify some of our native Washington plants!  We'll cover several of our common native plants as well as their growth preferences and how to best incorporate them into your garden at home.  This class will include a walk around the Union Bay Natural Area to look at examples of native plants. Children are welcome, but class content will be geared towards an adult audience. Cost: $20 Register online or by phone (206-685-8033). Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Mary-Margaret Green and Anna Carragee. Contact Information: 206-685-8033, urbhort@uw.edu. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/-Native-Plants-101-Summer-Identification-and-Gardening-P1725C265.aspx. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Strategies for Students w/ ASD in the Special Education Classroom (STAS Symposium)

The UW Autism Center and St. John's Masonic Lodge are excited to present the 4th annual STAS Autism Symposium to educators interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  STAS is FREE for educators in Washington state.  This workshop will cover topics including Using ABA Strategies in Your Special Education Classroom and Teaching Language through AAC in the Classroom. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/stas/. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability School (CHSC). Campus room: CD150. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Five Easy Plants to Prune

This talk will focus on how to prune nandina, evergreen azalea, lilac, camellia, and yew. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesday in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Drew Foster. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Whole U Series: Learning Happiness with Tabitha Kirkland, Ph.D.

Did you know that we all have the ability to increase our own happiness if we put in the work? Join the Whole U & the UW Resilience Lab for the Learning Happiness seminar with Tabitha Kirkland, Ph.D, lecturer in the Department of Psychology, and explore how our lives can be more fulfilling, joyful, and meaningful. In this seminar, you will discover three key things that contribute to happiness: mindful awareness, social connections, and contributions to something larger than oneself. You will also have the opportunity to practice happiness activities. After this seminar, you will walk away with practical strategies to continue the nurturing of your own happiness. Thank you to the UW Resilience Lab for awarding the Whole U grant funding! Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. UW Tower Auditorium. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Difficult Plants to Prune

Basic pruning techniques, common mistakes, and corrective pruning for Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa, Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Annie Bilotta. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Retiring from the UWRP: An Overview

Who should attend: Faculty, librarians and professional staff who are participating in the UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) and expect to retire within the next 12 months. This 3 hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the UW retirement application , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. Remember to bring your husky ID card for building entry. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the seminar to receive materials, and obtain directions to the room. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Intro to 3D Printing

Learn the basics of 3D printing: What makes a good print What each setting does (e.g. layer height, infill, etc.) How to set up your file correctly How to operate the machines $5.00 Fee includes material for printing. Please make payments with credit cards only. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK). Campus room: Fluke Hall 215. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: CoMotion MakerSpace. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Online Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

ABA for SLPs Workshop

Speech-language pathologists implement their clinical practice by writing goals, targeting a variety of clinical behaviors, and measuring progress. There is much overlap in theory and practice between SLPs (speech-language pathologists) and ABAs (applied behavior analysts), but the similarities are not always clear across professions. The purpose of this workshop is to de-mystify jargon between the two disciplines by describing the overlapping and complementary practices in these fields in order to optimize clinical outcomes. Who should attend? New and “seasoned” SLPs and aides in schools, private clinics, and in-home practices, students pursuing either SLP or ABA careers, and therapists wanting to expand their interdisciplinary knowledge.  Content presented is applicable to all grade levels. Content Level: Beginner For more information and to register, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/aba/#slps. Event types: Workshops. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Autism Center - Seattle. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Raise the Bar with IanFitness Bootcamp Class!

Raise the Bar with an IanFitness bootcamp class! These inspiring workouts are designed to help you burn fat, build muscle, and feel energized. Join the Whole U from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the HUB in the Lyceum and experience a challenging and fun workout with Chief Motivating Officer Ian Weinberg and instructor Steph Morey from IanFitness. All fitness levels are welcome! Dress comfortably and wear running shoes. Bring water and a towel. To learn more about UW discounts available with IanFitness, visit: https://www.washington.edu/wholeu/discounts/ian-fitness/ Steph has been involved in team and individual sports for over 10 years. She has been with IanFitness as a bootcamp coach for over a year and also works as the Director of Operations and Marketing. Steph is a fellow Husky and graduated from the UW with the same passion for purple and gold! Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lyceum Room, HUB. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Preview: Prospective Student Information Session

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. These hour-long info sessions, led by professional academic advisers, are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the School of Art + Art History + Design including degree options, scholarships, classroom to career connections, and more. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for Preview by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, and Design on this website. If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow links here to read about our graduate programs. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 120. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Academic Advising + Student Services, School of Art + Art History + Design. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

Information Session - Master of Supply Chain Management

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Supply Chain Management Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this short session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Free Family Weekend Walks - Blazing A Trail

Ignite your scientific imagination! Fires have existed as long as there have been forests, but wildfires are changing. Can our forests change fast enough to keep up? Join us to discover how and why wildfires occur and learn about what happens to a forest after it has burned. Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk. During this free public tour, we will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children (2-12 years old) and their caregivers. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center at 1:00pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays February-September. Free Family Weekend Walks are provided to families on a first come first served basis; the first 30 people to check in with the instructor between 12:45-1pm the day of the walk will join us! Free, no preregistration necessary. Campus room: Graham Visitors Center. Age Range: Children. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Staff. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit botanicgardens.uw.edu.

CANCELED - Arboretum Running Tour

Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Arboretum-Running-Tour-P1716C265.aspx. Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:15 AM.

UW Photo Day 2018!

Strike a pose for some of Seattle’s top portrait photographers from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. Bring your family, friends, and pets to the Seattle campus for UW Photo Day. Dress up, represent Husky gear, or come as you are: These high-resolution portraits are perfect for holiday cards, fireplace mantels, and Facebook timelines. This year’s locations include iconic areas like Drumheller Fountain, Suzallo Library, and the trees on Memorial Way, with a total of 8 picturesque locations around campus. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! A map will be emailed to all participants beforehand to help you plan for the day. After the event, you will receive links to all photographer galleries, where you can view and download your pictures for free. Register now and add your guests to secure your spot! Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Seattle Campus. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

WaterWorks Program: Teacher Workshop

UW CEE hosts a free hands-on summer program in water science and engineering education, which teaches Seattle-area students and teachers about the water supply and treatment process. The program consists of two separate week-long workshops, one for teachers and a second for students. Led by CEE Associate Professor Michael Dodd, the workshops are supported by a National Science Foundation grant. 2018 workshop dates: -Teacher workshop will be held from August 13-17, 2018 - Student workshop will be held from August 20-24, 2018. Event types: Workshops. Monday, August 13, 2018 – Friday, August 17, 2018. For more info visit faculty.washington.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Retirement Workshop

Who should attend: Employees currently participating in a PERS, TRS, SERS or LEOFF Retirement Plan and who expect to retire within the next 12 months. Please contact the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) at 1-800-547-6657 to request your retirement estimate and application or visit www.drs.wa.gov. This 3-hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the DRS and UW retirement applications , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. BRING YOUR HUSKY ID CARD FOR BUILDING ENTRY. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least… Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

ABA Boot Camp (Day 1)

In this 3 day workshop, participants will learn to work effectively with children with autism spectrum disorder using evidence-based strategies from principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Opportunities for hands-on practice and coaching/feedback will be offered. Space is limited! Participants will learn: •How the characteristics of ASD impact learning •What is ABA •How to teach children with ASD using fundamental behavioral strategies •The components of a teaching loop •How to collect and analyze data •Strategies for promoting communication, •Strategies for implementing DTT, •Strategies for implementing naturalistic ABA approaches •About resources available for those working with children with ASD For more information and to register, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/aba/#bootcamp. Event types: Workshops. Target Audience: Educators, providers and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Autism Center - Seattle. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Social Security: A Foundation for Planning Your Future

Do you know what benefits to expect from Social Security and when they will be available to you and your family members? Attend this seminar to gain a better understanding of how the Social Security and Medicare systems work, including: What are the eligibility requirements for Social Security and retirement? , When do Social Security and Medicare benefits begin? , What are the criteria for receiving family benefits? , What programs are administered under the Social Security Act? , How does early retirement affect your benefits? , How to use your "my Social Security" Online Account and other online services. Presented by a representative from the Social Security Administration (SSA); sponsored by UW Human Resources - Benefits Office. Spouses/partners are welcome to attend with you. Pre-Requisite: SSA requires that you bring a printed copy of your Social Security Benefit Statement with you to this workshop as this important tool will be referenced during the workshop. To download a copy, please… Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center A (HSA). Campus room: HS Hogness Auditorium (A420). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office, Presented by a representative from the Social Security Administration. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

SafeCampus Violence Prevention and Response Training

THIS SESSION IS FULL - PLEASE REGISTER FOR A FUTURE DATE.  Preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at UW plays a part. Come to a 90 minute SafeCampus training session to learn about behaviors of concern, UW prohibited behavior and response options. The training will include a discussion of relationship violence, stalking, suicide and a brief portion on responding to an active shooter. Click hyperlinked training title to register. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST). Campus room: T 747 (Note: only one elevator goes to the 7th floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Academic Personnel - Interfolio Refresher Training

Please join us for this 90-minute discussion about Interfolio’s Faculty Search. Training agenda will include: A review of key elements of the create/manage position functionality covered during the June 2018 training , Update/introduction of new functionality rolled out by Interfolio on July 31 , Q&A to address user questions, concerns, and best practices. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. The HUB, Room 250.

Beginning Canvas LMS: Part 1

This workshop provides an overview of the Canvas learning management system and introduces you to its robust features. The workshop is the first of two parts, Canvas 1 includes topics to get you started such as navigation, syllabus creation, online assignment submission, and more. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: OUGL 102. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Learning Technologies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huskybytes. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

CMiST Microbiome Club Meeting

Our last Microbiome Club meeting until after our inaugural symposium in October!  8:00-9:00  |  Dr. Anne Stevens, Rheumatology Seattle Children's Hospital Oral and fecal microbiome in junvenile arthritis, 9:00-10:00  |  Dr. David Suskind, Gastroenterology Seattle Children's Hospital The evolving paradigm of inflammatory bowel disease: diet in disease As always, come for the coffee and bagels, stay for the conversation! About CMiST Microbiome Club Microbiome Club will be a forum for University of Washington and affiliated students, postdocs, staff and principle investigators working with, or interested in, the microbiome to come together and share their work, initiate collaborations, promote microbiome research at UW and to Inspire Discovery. Our goal is to draw faculty, staff and students from as many disciplines as possible to assure that the presenters get the best and most well rounded comments on their work. Everyone who attends is expected to participate both by giving meaningful feedback,… Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center K (HSK). Campus room: K350. Event types: Meetings. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit cmistuw.org.

NEW LOCATION: Morning Mingle (formerly Waffle Wednesday)

Waffle Wednesday is trying a new look - bagels, lox, and cream cheese. Our popular, free breakfast event for the Seattle startup community only comes around on the third Wednesday of each month, so set the alarm and join us! Also note our new location: CoMotion HQ at 4545 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd floor, Seattle, WA 98105. Event types: Special Events. Event sponsors: UPS Connect Starbucks. Twitter: #WaffleUPS. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. CoMotion Innovation Center 4545 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd floor Seattle, WA 98105.

ABA Boot Camp (Day 2)

In this 3 day workshop, participants will learn to work effectively with children with autism spectrum disorder using evidence-based strategies from principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Opportunities for hands-on practice and coaching/feedback will be offered. Space is limited! Participants will learn: •How the characteristics of ASD impact learning •What is ABA •How to teach children with ASD using fundamental behavioral strategies •The components of a teaching loop •How to collect and analyze data •Strategies for promoting communication, •Strategies for implementing DTT, •Strategies for implementing naturalistic ABA approaches •About resources available for those working with children with ASD For more information and to register, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/aba/#bootcamp. Event types: Workshops. Target Audience: Educators, providers and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Autism Center - Seattle. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Vine Pruning

Take control! This lecture covers pruning of common ornamental vines: wisteria, clematis, Boston ivy, Virginia creeper, honeysuckle, and trumpet vine This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesday in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Annie Bilotta. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Pruning Art or Atrocity?

Three forms of mal-pruning will be explained and compared with bona-fide examples of pruning art such as pleaching, pollarding, and coppicing. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Christina Pfeiffer. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness

Description How prepared would you consider yourself to be in an emergency? Many of us don’t like to think about what can go wrong, but having basic response skills and an understanding of possible risks can help alleviate many fears we have regarding emergencies. That’s why this year we’re partnering with Stacie Louviere, UW’s Seismic Resilience Program manager for an Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness seminar. At this event, Louviere will give us all an overview of UW Emergency Management, earthquake risks specific to the Puget Sound, personal preparedness basics, and what an earthquake response should look like at the UW. Join us and become empowered to take emergency readiness into your own hands and to become educated as to what resources are available to you in an emergency. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Allen Auditorium. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Beginning Canvas LMS: Part 2

This workshop provides an overview of the Canvas learning management system, and introduces you to its robust features. It is the continuation of Canvas 1 and includes topics such as communication, the calendar, gradebook and course settings, and more. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: OUGL 102. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Learning Technologies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huskybytes. Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Academic Personnel - Interfolio Refresher Training

Please join us for this 90-minute discussion about Interfolio’s Faculty Search. Training agenda will include: A review of key elements of the create/manage position functionality covered during the June 2018 training , Update/introduction of new functionality rolled out by Interfolio on July 31 , Q&A to address user questions, concerns, and best practices. Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. The HUB, Room 250.

Raise the Bar with a Bollywood Fitness Class!

Join the Whole U for a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness workout!  This class is 55 minutes in length and follows the HIIT format: starting with a warm-up, moving through lower and higher intensity pieces, and ending with a cool-down. This class is sure to be full of fun, high-energy, and will leave participants feeling fabulous! All fitness levels are welcome to join. No prior dance experience is needed. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and sweat towel. Dancing since childhood, Soumya has a passion for dance and fitness which has spurred her to grow into the dance and fitness instructor she is today. Soumya grew up choreographing and performing Bollywood dances with friends and family at community events. She was part of a dance team and has competed at intercollegiate competitions across the nation. Training for these competitions was challenging and was more than dance -- it was a lot about fitness. She learned that in order to be a better dancer on-stage, she needed to be a fi… Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Lyceum Room, HUB. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Last Day of Instruction for Summer Full and B-term 2018

Dates of Instruction Year: 2018. Quarter: Summer. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 17, 2018.

UW Environment Future Student Visit Day

If you are passionate about discovering how our world works, you belong at the College of the Environment! At UW Environment’s Future Student Visit Day, high school juniors, seniors, and prospective transfer students are invited to explore College of the Environment majors, meet faculty, and hear from current students. When Friday, August 17, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (optional sessions/tours to 5:30 p.m.) Where University of Washington – Seattle Campus Who Future Student Visit Day is perfect for high school students entering their junior or senior year and prospective transfer students from community colleges and other universities. This event is free to attend, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Guests are welcome, but are limited to one adult family member or guest per student registrant. The University of Washington expects parents or guardians to provide supervision for their minor children while attending University of Washington events that are open to… Campus location: Fishery Sciences (FSH). Category: College Events. Food. Other Events. UW Events. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Special Events. Student Activities. Event sponsors: College of the Environment environment.edu.edu Barbara Owens, coenvadv@uw.edu, 206-543-3141. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/518549771874953/. Friday, August 17, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit environment.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Twilight Tram Tour

Twilight is that time when people-activity in the Arboretum quiets down and we get to view this enchanting place in another light. Our open-air tram offers the ability to glide through the early evening hours in ease and explore the changes that start to occur as the sun goes down. Dr. John Wott, Director Emeritus, will lead this journey through the many plants in the Arboretum’s world-class collection, while sharing the history of the park. Dr. Wott served as Arboretum Director from 1991 to 2004 and continues to serve as a passionate leader, teacher, and advocate for our programs and collections. With any luck, along the way on this special tour of the plant collections, you may have an opportunity to get acquainted with our resident nocturnal fauna, including bats, raccoons, and owls. Come along to relax & enjoy this adventure with us! Cost: $30/person Register Online or by phone (206-685-8033) The tram is equipped with lap-only seat belts, which all passengers are required to use… Presenter: John Wott, Director Emeritus. Contact Information: 206-685-8033, urbhort@uw.edu. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Twilight-Tram-Tour-August-17-P1745C270.aspx. Friday, August 17, 2018, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Forest Bathing Walk

Join UW Botanic Gardens and Cascadia Forest Therapy for a unique forest bathing opportunity in the Washington Park Arboretum. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you more resilient to diseases and illness. These walks are slow-paced and generally cover less than a mile of trail. During this time the guide, in partnership with the forest, will offer an evolving series of invitations crafted to help participants slow down and open their senses. The opening of one’s senses encourages mindfulness, which readies the heart and mind to be fully present in the natural world. Cost: $25 Register online or by phone (206-685-8033) Additional date: Saturday, September 15. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Forest-Bathing-Walk-P1723C270.aspx. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

WaterWorks Program: Student Workshop

UW CEE hosts a free hands-on summer program in water science and engineering education, which teaches Seattle-area students and teachers about the water supply and treatment process. The program consists of two separate week-long workshops, one for teachers and a second for students. Led by CEE Associate Professor Michael Dodd, the workshops are supported by a National Science Foundation grant. 2018 workshop dates: -Teacher workshop will be held from August 13-17, 2018 - Student workshop will be held from August 20-24, 2018. Event types: Workshops. Monday, August 20, 2018 – Friday, August 24, 2018. For more info visit faculty.washington.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drupal Users Coworking/Networking

Join with other members of the UW Drupal community to celebrate completion of another academic year and share our plans for the next one. Event types: Meetings. Special Events. Monday, August 20, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Big Time Brewery. For more info visit wiki.cac.washington.edu.

Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. UW Medical Center - South Lake Union. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Site Visit: Restoring a Native Forest

The Duwamish Greenbelts Management Plan identified primary management issues for the Duwamish Greenbelts Reforestation Project, some of which include lack of forest complexity, low forest age and density, and low native plant diversity/high invasive plant occurrence. Several prescriptions outlined tasks for managing the vegetation of the Duwamish, which include managing hazard trees, thin dense forest stands, and identifying/creating canopy gaps. The prescription area is a 24-acre hardwood-dominated forest site to be treated by creating canopy gaps in combination with other restoration practices in order to promote site conditions conducive to conifer establishment and increased native forest diversity. Attendees will understand the reasoning behind, use of, and lessons learned in thinning and other techniques used on this urban forest restoration project. This foot tour will primarily be held on uneven terrain with some steep elevation changes. Please wear appropriate footwear. We will meet in nor… Presenter: Michael Yadrick, Plant Ecologist, Seattle Parks and Recreation. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Site-Visit-Restoring-a-Native-Forest-P1752C268.aspx. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. South Seattle College, 5649 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Buying a Home

Whether you're buying your first home or just need a refresher, this seminar is for you. In it you will learn: Today's real estate market , Role of the real estate agent , Pre-approvals vs. pre-qualifications , Mortgage applications, home inspections, and appraisals REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Bothell UW1. Campus room: UW1 370. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Business Analysis CoP Meeting

Meeting topic TBD. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Floor C-3 room 341. Event types: Meetings. Event sponsors: Business Analysis Community of Practice https://wiki.cac.washington.edu/display/BAC/. Target Audience: Staff. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit wiki.cac.washington.edu.

Raise the Bar with a Bollywood Fitness Class at South Campus Center!

Join the Whole U for a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness workout!  This class is 55 minutes in length and that follow the HIIT format, starting with a warm-up, moving through lower and higher intensity pieces, and ending with a cool-down. This class is sure to be full of fun, high-energy, and will leave participants feeling fabulous! All fitness levels are welcome to join. No prior dance experience is needed. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and sweat towel. Join the Whole U for a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness workout!  This class is 55 minutes in length and follows the HIIT format: starting with a warm-up, moving through lower and higher intensity pieces, and ending with a cool-down. This class is sure to be full of fun, high-energy, and will leave participants feeling fabulous! All fitness levels are welcome to join. No prior dance experience is needed. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and sweat towel. Dancing since childhood, Soumya has a passio… Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. South Campus Center Room 316. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Shearables, Hackables, Untouchables

Find out which plants are which, and how to correctly shear. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesday in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Christina Pfeiffer. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future

Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future, In this seminar the key topics reviewed are: • Help recognize the importance of managing debt • Learn how to track expenses and create a budget • See what goes into your credit score and how to improve it • Steps for maintaining healthy financial fitness to help employees reach their future financial goals. Presented by Fidelity and sponsored by the UW Total  Benefits Office. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center E (HSE). Campus room: HS E-212. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Rehabilitative Pruning

This advanced class will discuss how to restore mal-pruned trees and shrubs. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on Wednesdays in 2018. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Cost: $33/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Christina Pfeiffer. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2018-Summer-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom (3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics

Location: Communications Building, Room 204 Talks will take place in Communications Room 202. Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics Conference Metaethics is one of the most exciting, rapidly growing, and interdisciplinary parts of contemporary philosophy. Though this area draws heavily from the usual canon of European philosophers (in particular, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant), it has paid almost no attention to less canonical philosophers and other intellectual traditions. The aim of the “Lost Voices” project is to bring more voices into the conversation. This conference, and resulting volume from Routledge Press,  will include a collection of original papers on non-mainstream thinkers from five continents. These thinkers range from the communities of ancient Egypt and China to members of the Muskogee nation and Susan Sontag, and the talks focus on metaethical issues ranging from moral discovery and moral perception to ‘quasi-realism’ and moral essences. The project therefore promises to be a… Campus location: Communications Building (CMU). Campus room: CMU 202/204. Event types: Conferences. Event sponsors: Department of Philosophy University of Washington. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit sites.google.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Invest Confidently for Your Future

In this workshop, you will learn how to: Evaluate if you have the right mix of investments , Assess what factors impact portfolio performance , Identify different investment vehicles to help reduce taxes Presented by Fidelity Investments and sponsored by UW Benefits. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Tacoma Carlton Center (CAR). Campus room: UWT Carlton 401. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office Presented by Fidelity Investments. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Retirement Workshop

Who should attend: Employees currently participating in a PERS, TRS, SERS or LEOFF Retirement Plan and who expect to retire within the next 12 months. Please contact the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) at 1-800-547-6657 to request your retirement estimate and application or visit www.drs.wa.gov. This 3-hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the DRS and UW retirement applications , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. BRING YOUR HUSKY ID CARD FOR BUILDING ENTRY. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least… Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Preview: Prospective Student Information Session

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. These hour-long info sessions, led by professional academic advisers, are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the School of Art + Art History + Design including degree options, scholarships, classroom to career connections, and more. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for Preview by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, and Design on this website. If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow links here to read about our graduate programs. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 120. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Academic Advising + Student Services, School of Art + Art History + Design. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

Executive MBA Online Information Session

Meet Foster EMBA Online gives you an opportunity to participate in a live information session from your desk at work or at home. The session includes a general overview of the Foster EMBA Program. The session is about 30 minutes in duration and is led by the associate director, Randell Hernandez. Register today for this Meet Foster EMBA Online session. You will receive a confirmation message and reminder e-mails with the link to access the session. All sessions are Pacific Time. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

Information Session - Master of Supply Chain Management

Join us for an Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Supply Chain Management Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Guests are always welcome. Register Here. Campus room: C123A in Building C. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. UW Medicine - South Lake Union. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics

Location: Communications Building, Room 204 Talks will take place in Communications Room 202. Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics Conference Metaethics is one of the most exciting, rapidly growing, and interdisciplinary parts of contemporary philosophy. Though this area draws heavily from the usual canon of European philosophers (in particular, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant), it has paid almost no attention to less canonical philosophers and other intellectual traditions. The aim of the “Lost Voices” project is to bring more voices into the conversation. This conference, and resulting volume from Routledge Press,  will include a collection of original papers on non-mainstream thinkers from five continents. These thinkers range from the communities of ancient Egypt and China to members of the Muskogee nation and Susan Sontag, and the talks focus on metaethical issues ranging from moral discovery and moral perception to ‘quasi-realism’ and moral essences. The project therefore promises to be a… Campus location: Communications Building (CMU). Campus room: CMU 202/204. Event types: Conferences. Event sponsors: Department of Philosophy University of Washington. Friday, August 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 6:15 PM. For more info visit sites.google.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

UW Tableau User Group

UW”s Tableau User Group (TUG) is made up of Tableau Desktop users from around the University. Our goal is to facilitate learning and knowledge-sharing about Tableau Desktop and the UW Tableau Server.  We host monthly meetings and an online collaboration space. Join the UW TUG http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/work/data/training/community/ Information about acquiring Tableau Desktop http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/work/data/use-data/visualization-menu/tableau-data-visualization/ Target Audience UW faculty and staff who use Tableau Desktop Cost Free. Campus location: University Of Washington Tower Building T (UWTT). Event types: Information Sessions. Meetings. Workshops. Event sponsors: UW-IT Enterprise Information, Integration & Analytics Contact: eda-training@uw.edu. Monday, August 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Retiring from the UWRP: An Overview

Who should attend: Faculty, librarians and professional staff who are participating in the UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) and expect to retire within the next 12 months. This 3 hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the UW retirement application , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. Remember to bring your husky ID card for building entry. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the seminar to receive materials, and obtain directions to the room. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Raise the Bar with a Bollywood Fitness Class at UW Tower!

Join the Whole U for a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness workout!  This class is 55 minutes in length and follows the HIIT format: starting with a warm-up, moving through lower and higher intensity pieces, and ending with a cool-down. This class is sure to be full of fun, high-energy, and will leave participants feeling fabulous! All fitness levels are welcome to join. No prior dance experience is needed. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and sweat towel. Dancing since childhood, Soumya has a passion for dance and fitness which has spurred her to grow into the dance and fitness instructor she is today. Soumya grew up choreographing and performing Bollywood dances with friends and family at community events. She was part of a dance team and has competed at intercollegiate competitions across the nation. Training for these competitions was challenging and was more than dance -- it was a lot about fitness. She learned that in order to be a better dancer on-stage, she needed to be a fi… Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. UW Tower - South Cafeteria. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Credit Reporting 101

Worried if your credit is good enough to refinance your home, or get that RV, boat or new car? Learn how the credit bureaus develop your credit score and come away with valuable tips to help you get the most from your creditworthiness. Get to know what affects your credit, learn why your credit scores may differ, find out how to get a free credit report and learn five easy steps to a better score. Presented by the Washington State Employees Credit Union, and sponsored by the UW Benefits Office. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: South Lake Union Administration (Slu Building C) (SLC). Campus room: SLU C 123-A. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office, Presented by WSECU. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Take the First Step to Investing

Take the First Step to Investing In this workshop, you will learn how to determine an appropriate investment mix and your investment style. You’ll select options that fit your investment approach and learn how to manage your investment strategy to help meet your long-term goals. Presented by Fidelity Investments and sponsored by UW Benefits. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

MSW Information Session

Please register for this event (via the "Sign-up" button). Interested in pursuing your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Washington School of Social Work?  Join us for an information session! This on-campus information session will be facilitated by members of our Admissions team, and provides more information about the MSW Program and the admissions process.  We will provide an overview of the MSW application and timeline, funding, concentration areas, field placements, and what to expect from our MSW Programs (1 year Advanced Standing program, 2 year Day program, or 3 year Extended Degree program).  There will also be  time to answer your questions. Campus room: Room 306 (School of Social Work Building, third floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Information Session (online) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the student experience, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here If you do not see an information session on the schedule that fits well with your schedule, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one! Campus room: Webinar. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Online. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, September 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

TACO TUESDAY

Join us for a yummy Taco Bar lunch and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Bring a friend and make some connections over a delicious lunch! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, don't miss out! The event is for the Seattle startup community. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK). Campus room: 3rd floor, Idea Lab. Event types: Special Events. Event sponsors: UPS. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Understanding: 4 Muses-4 Materials, APLDWA Group Show

Members of the American Professional Landscape Designers Washington chapter celebrate the beauty of gardens in unique and inspiring ways. For the month of September four members will share their art work at the Miller Library.  On September 6th from 5 to 7pm meet artists Lisa Bauer, Christie Coxley, Sue Goetz, and Daniel Lowery and other members of the APLDWA at a reception. Exhibit open during Miller Library open hours. Event types: Exhibits. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA, 98105. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

HUB Lost & Found Sale

The HUB Lost & Found Sale, similar to a garage sale, is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 8a-4:30p. Items vary every month and are highly discounted. Past Items have included; iPods, jewelry, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks, calculators, usb drives, and much, much more. Stop by the next sale and see what treasures you might find! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: HUB 117/Main Desk. Event types: Special Events. Event sponsors: The HUB. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435703443417235/. Twitter: #HUBatUW. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

HUB Lost & Found Sale

The HUB Lost & Found Sale, similar to a garage sale, is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Items vary every month and are highly discounted. Past Items have included; iPods, jewelry, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks, calculators, usb drives, and much, much more. Stop by the next sale and see what treasures you might find! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: HUB main desk. Event types: Special Events. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Online Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

UW Autism Center Tour

The UW Autism Center offers free public tours the first Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. Tours include an overview of our clinical and research areas with a walk through of our Clinic. Tours are offered to adults only; please do not bring children. Advance reservations are required, as the group size is limited to 15 participants. Please email uwautism@uw.edu to register. Please note that tours are informational in nature and do not provide individual clinical advice. To request an appointment for clinical services, please visit our intake page. Campus location: Center On Human Development And Disability Clinic (CHCL). Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

MSW Information Session

Please register for this event (via the "Sign-up" button). Interested in pursuing your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Washington School of Social Work?  Join us for an information session! This on-campus information session will be facilitated by members of our Admissions team, and provides more information about the MSW Program and the admissions process.  We will provide an overview of the MSW application and timeline, funding, concentration areas, field placements, and what to expect from our MSW Programs (10 month Advanced Standing program, 2 year Day program, or 3 year Extended Degree program).  There will also be  time to answer your questions. For a map and campus directions/parking/public transportation information, please see: http://socialwork.uw.edu/about/visit-us. Campus room: Room 305 A (School of Social Work Building, third floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D-209. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit dental.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drupal Users Group

Share knowledge and best practices about using Drupal, a web content management system. All are welcome! Content editors, designers, developers, site administrators. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: 220. Event types: Meetings. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit wiki.cac.washington.edu.

First Thursday Center for Urban Horticulture Tour

The Center for Urban Horticulture, opened in 1984, is part of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. It includes a 16-acre landscaped site with buildings and gardens, the UW Farm, and the 74-acre Union Bay Natural Area, which provides publicly accessible wildlife habitat (more than 200 bird species have been sighted there) and an outdoor laboratory for UW research. The UW Botanic Gardens’ administrative offices are housed in Merrill Hall, along with associated faculty and research laboratories and greenhouses. Come with us and take a casual walk with a knowledgeable guide that will show you the seasonal highlights of the season, as well as different parts of the Center for Urban Horticulture. No registration necessary, just meet at the Soest Garden at 1:30pm. Cost: Free! Campus room: Soest Garden. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: 206-685-8033; urbhort@uw.edu. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Soest Garden, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Preview: Prospective Student Information Session

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. These hour-long info sessions, led by professional academic advisers, are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the School of Art + Art History + Design including degree options, scholarships, classroom to career connections, and more. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for Preview by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, and Design on this website. If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow links here to read about our graduate programs. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 120. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Academic Advising + Student Services, School of Art + Art History + Design. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Twilight Tram Tour

Twilight is that time when people-activity in the Arboretum quiets down and we get to view this enchanting place in another light. Our open-air tram offers the ability to glide through the early evening hours in ease and explore the changes that start to occur as the sun goes down. Dr. John Wott, Director Emeritus, will lead this journey through the many plants in the Arboretum’s world-class collection, while sharing the history of the park. Dr. Wott served as Arboretum Director from 1991 to 2004 and continues to serve as a passionate leader, teacher, and advocate for our programs and collections. With any luck, along the way on this special tour of the plant collections, you may have an opportunity to get acquainted with our resident nocturnal fauna, including bats, raccoons, and owls. Come along to relax & enjoy this adventure with us! Cost: $30/person Register Online or by phone (206-685-8033) The tram is equipped with lap-only seat belts, which all passengers are required to use… Presenter: John Wott, Director Emeritus. Contact Information: 206-685-8033, urbhort@uw.edu. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Twilight-Tram-Tour-September-7-P1746C270.aspx. Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center (2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Free Family Weekend Walks

Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk. During this free public tour, we will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children (2-12 years old) and their caregivers. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center at 1:00pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays February-September. Free Family Weekend Walks are provided to families on a first come first served basis; the first 30 people to check in with the instructor between 12:45-1pm the day of the walk will join us! Free, no preregistration necessary. Campus room: Graham Visitors Center. Age Range: Children. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Staff. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit botanicgardens.uw.edu.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, September 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Retirees' Resource Fair

UW retirees, current employees, their spouses/partners and friends are invited to drop by this one-stop information source for UW retirees. Explore the privileges, special access, discounts and volunteer opportunities offered by units all across the UW. This event is free. Please register so we'll know how many people to expect. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: HUB South Ballroom. Event types: Exhibits. Event sponsors: UWRA. Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Retirement Workshop

Who should attend: Employees currently participating in a PERS, TRS, SERS or LEOFF Retirement Plan and who expect to retire within the next 12 months. Please contact the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) at 1-800-547-6657 to request your retirement estimate and application or visit www.drs.wa.gov. This 3-hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the DRS and UW retirement applications , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. BRING YOUR HUSKY ID CARD FOR BUILDING ENTRY. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least… Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Botanical Sketching In Ink and Watercolor

5 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, September 11-October 9, 2018 Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 5-part class with simple quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen layering watercolor washes and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching.  A simple supply list will be provided with your confirmation email. All levels welcome. Cost: $125 Register Online, or by phone: 206-685-8033 Instructor: Lisa Snow Lady, BFA in painting from University of Washington and Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community College . Presenter: Lisa Snow Lady, BFA in painting from University of Washington and Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community Colleg. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu or 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Botanical-Sketching-in-Ink-and-Watercolor-Fall-P1729C265.aspx. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Isaacson Hall (3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105). For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Fundraising 101 with Silicon Valley Bank

Early stage entrepreneurs are crucially focused on creating and growing their business, but often don’t have prior exposure to the fundraising ecosystem. Without a plan or guidance, the task of finding the right investor, at the right time, with the right terms is incredibly daunting. In seeing this dynamic play out time and again, Matt Rubright pulled together this presentation to help frame the fundraising process, critical considerations and investors in the local market. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: Startups. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. CoMotion Innovation Center 4545 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd floor Seattle, WA 98105.

Retiring from the UWRP: An Overview

Who should attend: Faculty, librarians and professional staff who are participating in the UW Retirement Plan (UWRP) and expect to retire within the next 12 months. This 3 hour workshop is designed for those retiring within the year and covers the following topics: Retirement eligibility , Completing the UW retirement application , Retiree medical plan choices and enrollment , Applying for Medicare , Leave balances and VEBA, if applicable , Notifying your department about your separation , Working after retirement MPORTANT: Spouses/partners are welcome to attend this workshop on a space-available basis only. Email totalben@uw.edu or phone 206-543-4444 to register your spouse/partner. Be sure to specify the workshop date. Remember to bring your husky ID card for building entry. You must check in at the UW Benefits Reception desk at UW Tower, Floor O-1 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the seminar to receive materials, and obtain directions to the room. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. UW Medical Center - South Lake Union. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Restoration Project Design

Class attendees will learn about the restoration project design process in order to plan and implement more successful and cost effective ecological restoration projects. They will learn how to develop a design that meets project goals with the given site conditions and how respond adaptively to unexpected changes.  Attendees will perform a field site evaluation and develop a design in teams. Project objective development, site preparation, installation, maintenance and monitoring will be discussed in the context of the design exercise and their own projects leaving attendees able to identify important considerations for successfully planning their own projects. Lunch included. Cost: $175 Register Online or by phone (206-685-8033). Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Rachael West, EarthCorps and Rodney Pond, Edmonds Community College and Sound Salmon Solutions. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Restoration-Project-Design-P1760C268.aspx. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

SafeCampus Violence Prevention and Response Training

Preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at UW plays a part. Come to a 90 minute SafeCampus training session to learn about behaviors of concern, UW prohibited behavior and response options. The training will include a discussion of relationship violence, stalking, suicide and a brief portion on responding to an active shooter. Click hyperlinked training title to register. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Mezzanine Level). Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit catalyst.uw.edu.

Prospective Transfer Student Drop-in Advising

Every Thursday, people who want to transfer to the University of Washington are invited to come to campus to meet with an adviser, find out about the admission process, learn more about the UW's academic areas of study, and attend presentations on topics such as financial aid and housing. If you are unable to come to campus on Thursdays, call our office to speak to an adviser in person. You can also email questions to advice@uw.edu. Admissions questions can be sent to askuwadm@uw.edu. If you have already decided on a major, you are also welcome to contact a department adviser. Note: Students already offered admission to the UW should sign up for an Advising & Orientation date rather than attending Transfer Thursday. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Event sponsors: Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Preview: Prospective Student Information Session

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. These hour-long info sessions, led by professional academic advisers, are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the School of Art + Art History + Design including degree options, scholarships, classroom to career connections, and more. No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for Preview by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in Art, Art History, and Design on this website. If you are a prospective graduate student, please follow links here to read about our graduate programs. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 120. Event types: Academics. Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Academic Advising + Student Services, School of Art + Art History + Design. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

Information Session (online) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the student experience, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here If you do not see an information session on the schedule that fits well with your schedule, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one! Campus room: Online. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Online. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness

Description How prepared would you consider yourself to be in an emergency? Many of us don’t like to think about what can go wrong, but having basic response skills and an understanding of possible risks can help alleviate many fears we have regarding emergencies. That’s why this year we’re partnering with Stacie Louviere, UW’s Seismic Resilience Program manager for an Earthquake Awareness and Personal Preparedness seminar. At this event, Louviere will give us all an overview of UW Emergency Management, earthquake risks specific to the Puget Sound, personal preparedness basics, and what an earthquake response should look like at the UW. Join us and become empowered to take emergency readiness into your own hands and to become educated as to what resources are available to you in an emergency. Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. UW Tower Auditorium. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Forest Bathing Walk

Join UW Botanic Gardens and Cascadia Forest Therapy for a unique forest bathing opportunity in the Washington Park Arboretum. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around you. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it lowers stress and blood pressure levels, while increasing immune system functioning, making you more resilient to diseases and illness. These walks are slow-paced and generally cover less than a mile of trail. During this time the guide, in partnership with the forest, will offer an evolving series of invitations crafted to help participants slow down and open their senses. The opening of one’s senses encourages mindfulness, which readies the heart and mind to be fully present in the natural world. Cost: $25 Register online or by phone (206-685-8033). Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Forest-Bathing-Walk-P1723C270.aspx. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens, Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Apple Story Time

THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED by Lauren Thompson APPLE by Nikki McClure BRING ME SOME APPLES AND I'LL MAKE YOU A PIE by Robbin Gourley Three books about enjoying apples will help us usher in fall today. In addition to the stories, come to the program room to make and eat applesauce. Story Time at the Miller Library Join us each month for stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants, and nature! Story time begins at 10:30 on Saturday mornings, for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. Event types: Special Events. Age Range: Children. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA, 98105. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

EXHIBIT: From Albatross to Zigzag Heron

In recognition of the centennial anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the UW Libraries celebrates the Year of the Bird in this exhibit featuring selections from the collection. Curated by Kari Anderson, Julie Cook, Teresa Jewell, Lisa Oberg and Sally Pine the exhibit will explore avian conservation, extinction, biology, exploration and travel, depictions in art, research at the UW, and more. Several public programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit. Campus location: Allen Library (ALB). Campus room: Allen Library North lobby. Event types: Exhibits. Twitter: #uwyearofthebird. Monday, September 17, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018.

WELCOME DAY – including Benefits Orientation

Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and assists employees with their benefits selections. Since most enrollment deadlines fall within 31 days of an employee’s eligibility date, you are urged to attend Welcome Day during your first few weeks of employment. At Welcome Day, you will also learn about the University mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and the amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, union-represented employees also have the opportunity to talk with union representatives from SEIU 925 and WFSE. NOTE: Academic Personnel, the medical centers, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host their own orientations; employees may attend Welcome Day in its entirety or simply attend the benefits portion starting at 10:30 (registration is still required). Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Room 403). Event types: Information Sessions. Monday, September 17, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Open House - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Register Here. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM). Campus room: 333. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Drop-In General Academic Advising

Advisers are available in our suite on the first floor of Mary Gates Hall to answer questions on a drop-in basis from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays. We try to answer your questions in less than fifteen minutes. If they cannot be answered within this time, we will schedule an appointment with you. Some topics (e.g. choosing a major, reinstatement) require deeper conversations, and are therefore better addressed via a 30-minute appointment. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH). Campus room: 141. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Weight Watchers - Upper Campus

Weight Watchers At Work Weight Watchers is a weight management program that encourages healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weight management behaviors. The program includes: Practical strategies to help you reach your goals. , Step-by-step guidance and materials. , Led by trained individuals who have lost weight with Weight Watchers—and have kept it off. , Confidential, discreet weigh-ins that help you monitor your progress. , Interactive eTools that help stay on track between meetings. , Direct access to exclusive Weight Watchers information, cookbooks, and tools. , Reimbursement for meeting costs may be available through a pre-tax flexible spending account. You will need a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary for you to attend a weight management program. Weight Watchers Schedule & Registration As a UW employee, you can join Weight Watchers campus meetings at any time for a special rate of $44.95 per month* provided that you purchase your monthly… Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 490. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: University of Washington Human Resources, Benefits Office. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Scams, Shams & Identity Theft

Identity theft is a continual threat that catches people unaware. Learn how it happens, how to prevent it from happening to you, and ways to protect yourself from scammers. For those who have been affected by fraud or identity theft, learn steps for making a full recovery and restoring your good name. Better protect yourself, your money, and your personal information! Presented by Washington State Employees Credit Union and sponsored by the UW Benefits Office. REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST). Campus room: T 474. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Business Analysis CoP Meeting

Meeting topic TBD. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Floor C-3 room 341. Event types: Meetings. Event sponsors: Business Analysis Community of Practice https://wiki.cac.washington.edu/display/BAC/. Target Audience: Staff. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit wiki.cac.washington.edu.

Information Session (in-person) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.  Guests are always welcome. Register Here If you do not see an information session on the schedule that fits well with your schedule, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one! Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM). Campus room: 233. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.