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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, December 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, December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

BS in Human Centered Design & Engineering Information Session

Join us for an information session for students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering. Details about the program can be found at https://www.hcde.washington.edu/bs. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG). Campus room: 233. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087794054721464/. Monday, December 10, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Introduction to Physical Computing with Arduino

Physical computing is generally thought of creating interactive physical systems through software and hardware that can sense and respond the the world. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Arduino, an open electronics platform that makes it easy to prototype physical computing projects (see: www.arduino.cc). We will go over basic electronics and programming in the Arduino environment. Participants do not need any prior experience in programming or electronics. Please use your UW NetID to register for this workshop. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: OUGL 102. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Learning Technologies. Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Livestream-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. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 8:40 AM – 12:00 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. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 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, December 11, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Designing and supporting streamlined and contextually-appropriate innovations in behavioral health

DESCRIPTION At their core, evidence-based psychosocial interventions (EBPIs) should be considered products intended for a range of different types of users. The user could be anyone who interacts with a complex psychosocial intervention, such as clinicians and patients. Usability is the extent to which a product can be utilized by certain users to achieve specific goals. When looking at usability, effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction are crucial determinants for implementation and service outcomes. Usability is an important factor for implementing an EBPI relevant to health service professionals, implementation systems, and researchers. Drawing from the field of user-centered design, this session will discuss common usability issues encountered for EBPIs in behavioral health, how these issues impact implementation outcomes, and the application of user-centered design methodologies to assess and improve the usability and implementation of complex psychosocial interventions in behavioral health. S… Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Health Sciences Building, T-639 Auditorium. For more info visit www.iths.org.

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

Join us 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 talk 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, December 11, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Executive MPA Online Info Session

Connect with EMPA Admissions staff to learn more about the Executive Master of Public Administration in this online webinar.  Webinar will be hosted through ZOOM:  https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/a7a486814412890d4ac87b605f06faf5. Campus room: Online Webinar. Event types: Information Sessions. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit washington.zoom.us.

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. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

Application Workshop - Master of Science in Information Systems

Join us for an online Application Workshop to learn how to submit your strongest application to the MSIS program. Hear about admissions requirements, application timeline, and more, and get your questions answered before the application deadline. Register Here. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSIS Program Foster School of Business 206-543-4587 msis@uw.edu. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Online Application Workshop - Master of Supply Chain Management

Do you have questions about the MSCM application process? In this workshop, you will learn about the admissions requirements, application components, and what we’re looking for in your application. Join us and learn how to submit your strongest application to the Master of Supply Chain Management program. Register Here. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

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, December 12, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

HCDE Course Showcase: User Experience Design for Kids (HCDE 418)

User Experience Design for Kids (HCDE 418) Instructor: Julie Kientz, associate professor Each quarter, select HCDE courses host an end-of-quarter event to showcase student work from the quarter. All members of the HCDE and UW community are welcome to attend. Light refreshmets will be provided. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK). Campus room: 215. Event types: Exhibits. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

UW Study Abroad Closed

UW Study Abroad will be closed 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: 459. Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Master of Science in Business Analytics Information Session

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Business Analytics 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: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSBA Program Foster School of Business fostermsba@uw.edu. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Livestream- 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  . Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits office. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:40 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

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, December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Accessible Web Content Creation

Skill Level: Intermediate, must have a working knowledge of basic HTML Washington State’s Policy 188 requires all technology, including websites, used in our State agencies to be accessible to people with disabilities.  In this workshop we’ll simulate what the web experience is like for screen reader users and we’ll cover the basics of accessible web content creation including structure, images, links, color, and forms. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: OUGL 102. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW-IT Accessible Technology Services & UW Learning Technologies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huskybytes. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

"Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and anemia" Janis L. Abkowitz, MD Clement A. Finch Professor of Medicine Head, Division of Hematology Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences University of Washington School of Medicine. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Department of Medicine. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Magnuson Health Sciences Center T 625. For more info visit medicine.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, December 13, 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, December 13, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Accessible Document Creation

Skill Level: Beginner All document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure the documents they create and disseminate are accessible to individuals who use Assistive Technology (AT). In this workshop, we will go over what it is like for someone who uses AT to interact with a document that is NOT accessible and we will briefly talk about the requirements and responsibilities of document creators in regards to document accessibility. We will cover the basics of creating accessible MS Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, how to use the built-in accessibility checker, and how to export these documents to create accessible PDF documents. We will briefly cover the process of PDF document remediation and what is required. Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: OUGL 102. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW-IT Accessible Technology Services & UW Learning Technologies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huskybytes. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Executive MBA Online Application Workshop

The Foster EMBA Application Workshop is designed for potential applicants who have attended an information session or met with an EMBA admission representative. The session will focus specifically on the application and admission process. You are invited to attend this informative 30-45 minute session to learn how to prepare the strongest application possible. All sessions are Pacific Time. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit register.gotowebinar.com.

MDes Thesis Process Show

This annual event allows Master of Design students to share their in-progress theses projects through the poster format. Attendees are encouraged to give feedback to students in an informal, one-on-one / small group setting. Prospective students are welcome. People may arrive at any time during the two-hour period and stay as long as they wish. Designers presenting posters are: Kelsey Aschenbeck , Heidi Biggs , Derek Burkhardsmeier , Coreen Callister , Phillip Carpenter , Matt Imus , Magdalena Nilges , Joo Yeon Oh , Clare Ortblad , Angela Piccolo , Franklin Vandiver Learn more at the link below. Campus location: Art Building (ART). Campus room: Room 229. Event types: Special Events. Student Activities. Event sponsors: Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/767446770293579/. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit art.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. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Application Workshop (online) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an online application workshop to receive a comprehensive overview of the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship admissions process and receive recommendations on how to submit your best application.  Register Here If you do not see an application workshop 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 talk one on one! Campus room: Online. Event types: Information Sessions. Workshops. Event sponsors: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program Foster School of Business msentre@uw.edu. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Online. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Information Session: Master of Science in Technology Innovation

Join us to learn more about the 15-month Master of Science in Technology Innovation. You will also have the opportunity to meet GIX faculty, staff, and prospective/current students. Register now This program immerses you in a project-based curriculum developed around three key disciplines: design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship. Learn more at https://gixnetwork.org/programs/. Campus room: 103. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: Global Innovation Exchange, msti@uw.edu. Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. UW Continuum College Downtown Seattle. For more info visit gixnetwork.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. Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

CIWA-Whole U Yang Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ideal aerobic exercise for any age and can be practiced for a lifetime. Tai Chi helps maintain spine health and increase bone density. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems, while also improving balance and the circulation of chi, an energy force that underlies traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The Whole U has partnered with the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) to offer a free Yang Style Tai Chi class series for the 2018 Fall Quarter. These class sessions will cover authentic Yang Style Tai Chi, giving in-depth, step-by-step instruction on the 24 form movements and Qigong warm-ups. These classes will help improve skills of self-centering, body relaxation, and slow breathing while practicing form movements. Increased flexibility, leg strength, coordination, and balance can be expected along with learning relaxation skills in an energetic way. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: room 145. Event types: Workshops. Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

CIWA-Whole U Chen Style Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ideal aerobic exercise for any age and can be practiced for a lifetime. Tai Chi helps maintain spine health and increase bone density. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems, while also improving balance and the circulation of chi, an energy force that underlies traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The Whole U has partnered with the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA) to offer a free Chen Style Tai Chi class series during the 2018 Fall Quarter. The class sessions will cover authentic Chen Style Tai Chi Silk Reeling and Qigong warm-ups, emphasizing self-centering, body relaxation, and slow breathing techniques as you practice form movements. Increased flexibility, leg strength, coordination, and balance can be expected along with learning relaxation skills in an energetic way. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: room 145. Event types: Workshops. Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM. For more info visit wholeu.admin.washington.edu.

Snowfall Story Time

PENGUIN AND PINECONE by Salina Yoon LIFE IN THE BOREAL FOREST by Brenda Z. Guiberson WHEN WINTER COMES by Nancy Van Laan Will it snow in Seattle this December? We're not sure, but even if it doesn't, kids can hear three stories featuring wintry weather and then join us in the program room for a snowflake activity. 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. Saturday, December 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.

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, December 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, December 17, 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. Tuesday, December 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, December 18, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.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 Benefits Office. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Graduate Student Advising (Business Analysis CoP Meeting)

Graduate Student Advising Presenter: Christine Noyes, Business Analyst in the Graduate School , Christine will share context she has gathered on graduate student advising, including document management and related systems , Join us to collaborate with your peers to provide input on Christine's project! 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, December 18, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit wiki.cac.washington.edu.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Info Session @ Boeing Lunch & Learn

Program representatives will present an overview of the MSCM program to Boeing employees. Boeing alumna of the program will be present to share their student experience and answer questions. Attendance is restricted to Boeing employees only. Contact MSCM for more information, at mscm@uw.edu, 206-543-6849. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Boeing Everett.

Master of Science in Business Analytics Information Session

Join us for an online Information Session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Business Analytics 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: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSBA Program Foster School of Business fostermsba@uw.edu. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 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. Thursday, December 20, 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, December 20, 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, December 21, 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 3EC-24. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.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, December 24, 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, December 24, 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. Tuesday, December 25, 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, December 25, 2018, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Wednesday, December 26, 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. Thursday, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 27, 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, December 28, 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, December 31, 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, December 31, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

New Year's Day (no classes)

Holidays Year: 2019. Quarter: Winter. Event types: Academics. Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Call for Abstracts: 1st annual Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline January 19, 2019 https://is.gd/uwLGBTQhealthconference2019 The University of Washington 1st Annual Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference is a community-organized and led event promoting the exploration of the health care needs of LGBTQ communities. The conference will provide a forum to share knowledge and research across disciplines, invite cross-disciplinary critique and conversation, and collaborate with community partners. Through discussions around institutionalized racism in health care, addressing LGBTQ erasure in health care curriculum, engaging clinicians and researchers in social justice and advocacy, establishing an interdisciplinary network of LGBTQ health professionals, and educating current and future health care providers, this event aims to promote the advancement of LGBTQ health. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9am-4pm. Campus location: South Campus Center (SOCC). Event types: Conferences. Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Performances. Special Events. Student Activities. Event sponsors: Q Center, School of Public Health, Queerx Pharmacy LGBTQ+ and Ally Association. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – Saturday, January 19, 2019.

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, January 1, 2019, 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, January 1, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.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, January 2, 2019, 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, January 2, 2019, 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, January 2, 2019, 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, January 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

UW Autism Center Journal Club

join our mailing list at http://tinyurl.com/uwacjc all are welcome to come hear about and discuss the autism research publication du jour! Event types: Student Activities. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. South campus location TBA. For more info visit tinyurl.com.

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, January 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D-209. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit dental.washington.edu.

Art Exhibit: Botanizing Hope by Lou Cabeen

Artist Lou Cabeen explores phytoremediation as a "potential site of problematic hope in the face of pervasive toxicity." She works with a range of media including textiles, stitching and artist books. Meet the artist at a reception Friday, 4 January from 5 to 7pm. Exhibit open during Miller Library open hours. Event types: Exhibits. Thursday, January 3, 2019 – Wednesday, January 30, 2019. 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, January 3, 2019, 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, January 3, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.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, January 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

Online 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: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Information Session (online) - Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Join us to learn about the one-year 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 talk 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, January 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, January 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Instruction Begins for Winter Quarter 2019

Dates of Instruction Year: 2019. Quarter: Winter. Event types: Academics. Monday, January 7, 2019.

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, January 7, 2019, 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, January 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.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. Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Livestream-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. Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Benefits Conference Center. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 8:40 AM – 12:00 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. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

ADOS-2 Advanced Research Workshop (Day 1)

This is a two-day workshop for professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who want to further their clinical competence with the ADOS-2 diagnostic tool and/or work towards establishing research levels of reliability on the administration and coding standards. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/ados-2-workshops/. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB207. Event types: Workshops. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 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, January 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

BIOC seminar, Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center K (HSK). Campus room: K069. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, January 8, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Taco Tuesday

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area.  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, January 8, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Online Application Workshop - Master of Supply Chain Management

Do you have questions about the MSCM application process? In this workshop, you will learn about the admissions requirements, application components, and what we’re looking for in your application. Join us and learn how to submit your strongest application to the Master of Supply Chain Management program. Register Here. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: MSCM Program Foster School of Business 206-543-6849 mscm@uw.edu. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

MammoVan

To catch breast cancer in its early stages, the American Cancer Society recommends that women over 40 have an annual mammogram. As part of your UW benefits, you can get those screenings at no cost through a partnership with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). With different convenient stops on campus regularly scheduled, the MammoVan makes it easy for you to get screened and get back to your day no matter where you are at UW Call SCCA at 206-288-7800 to schedule your 15-minute appointment. (Please double check your plan’s coverage before scheduling). Event types: Screenings. Event sponsors: UW Benefits and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. South side of UW Tower at 12th Ave NE and 43rd St. For more info visit hr.uw.edu.

ADOS-2 Advanced Research Workshop (Day 2)

This is a two-day workshop for professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who want to further their clinical competence with the ADOS-2 diagnostic tool and/or work towards establishing research levels of reliability on the administration and coding standards. For more information and to register, visit: https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/ados-2-workshops/. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB207. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Executive MPA Online Info Session

Connect with EMPA Admissions staff to learn more about the Executive Master of Public Administration in this online webinar.  Webinar will be hosted through ZOOM:  https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/3b79c7e7106b86dfd746f627e8486654. Campus room: Online Webinar. Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit washington.zoom.us.

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, January 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Data Science for the Social Good Information Session

The University of Washington eScience Institute runs an annual Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, the eScience DSSG brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit. Previous projects (4 in each year) have involved data analysis and visualization on topics such as transportation, public health, sustainable urban planning, homelessness, and social justice. DSSG projects are executed by a team consisting of: an external Project Lead, two Data Scientists from the eScience Institute, and four Student Fellows (graduate and advanced undergraduate) who apply through a competitive, national call. Project Leads submit the project proposals and bear primary responsibility for project design and execution. The Data Scientists provide guidance on methods, technologies, and best pra… Campus location: Allen Library (ALB). Campus room: Research Commons: Green A. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: eScience Institute UW Libraries. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.lib.washington.edu.

CSSS Seminar: Adrian Raftery, Probabilistic Projection of Carbon Emissions

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published climate change projections to 2100, giving likely ranges of global temperature increase for each of four possible scenarios for population, economic growth and carbon use. We develop a probabilistic forecast of carbon emissions to 2100, using a country-specific version of Kaya’s identity, which expresses carbon emissions as a product of population, GDP per capita and carbon intensity (carbon per unit of GDP). We use the UN’s probabilistic population projections for all countries, based on methods from our group, and develop a joint Bayesian hierarchical model for GDP per capita and carbon intensity in most countries. In contrast with opinion-based scenarios, our findings are statistically based using data for 1960–2010. We find that our likely range (90% interval) for cumulative carbon emissions to 2100 includes the IPCC’s two middle scenarios but not the lowest or highest ones. We combine our results with the ensemble of climate models u… Campus location: Savery Hall (SAV). Campus room: 409. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit www.csss.washington.edu.

Livestream- 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  . Campus location: UW Tower. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits office. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:40 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

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, January 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

LabMed Research Conference

Laboratory Medicine Research Conference is held most Wednesdays during term at 2:30 PM, and provides a forum for students, residents and fellows to present their ongoing research and development work. Topics can include method development and instrument evaluation, clinical research, or basic laboratory research. Campus location: UW Medical Center. Campus room: RR134. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

ISCRM Public Forum - "Repairing the Failing Brain"

Stem cell science and the potential for new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases FEATURED PANELISTS Lorenz Studer, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Jessica Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Washington C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Washington Eric Larson, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, UW School of Public Health Brad Rolf, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor at the Genetic Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center Moderated by Suman (Sumie) Jayadev, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Washington Reception to follow. Campus location: South Lake Union Administration (Slu Building C) (SLC). Campus room: Orin Smith Auditorium. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Special Events. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit iscrm.uw.edu.

LabMed Grand Rounds

Live streamed via Zoom*: https://www.zoom.us/j/414978331, Online sign-in and evaluation form*: https://tinyurl.com/signin-gr Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds runs most Wednesdays during term in fall, winter and spring quarters from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Health Sciences room D209. *The live streaming and sign-in/evaluation form URLs remain the same from week to week. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D209 (Turner Auditorium). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Executive MBA Online Application Workshop

The Foster EMBA Application Workshop is designed for potential applicants who have attended an information session or met with an EMBA admission representative. The session will focus specifically on the application and admission process. You are invited to attend this informative 30-45 minute session to learn how to prepare the strongest application possible. All sessions are Pacific Time. Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

CMiST Microbiome Club, a work-in-progress meeting

Microbiome Club, a work-in-progress meeting, is 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 affiliated and neighboring institutions. 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, as well presenting new and unpublished data from your lab. As the microbiome touches so many disciplines, we are welcoming of labs who may not have begun working on commensal microbiota yet have experience or interest in nutrition, mucosal immunology, ecology, neuroscience, and many more. Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation! Join our email list here.  2019 Microbiome Club Schedule Health… Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center J (HSJ). Event types: Meetings. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit cmistuw.org.

Master Pruner Series - Tree Pruning I

The science and biology behind tree pruning with minimal injury to the tree. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on alternating Thursdays in 2019.  Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Cost: $35/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Bess Bronstein. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2019-Winter-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 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. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

MAAIS Online Q&A Session

Still have questions about the program before submitting your application? Just discovered the program and want to learn more? Connect with our Graduate Advisor to get any questions you may have answered.  We'll have a meeting set up and will be on Facebook. Pop in anytime during the session to chat. https://washington.zoom.us/j/3750565127. Event types: Information Sessions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maaisuw. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

UW 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, January 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Master Pruner Series - Tree Pruning II

The “how-to’s” for making good cuts, structural pruning for trees of any age, pruning standards, and crown restoration. This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Classes last two hours and are held on alternating Thursdays in 2019.  Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Cost: $35/class. Discounts available for PlantAmnesty Members and full series registrations Register online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Bess Bronstein. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2019-Winter-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 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.

Environmental Health Seminar: "Mitochondrial Systems Toxicology in Risk Assessment" - Maxwell Leung, PhD

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center T (HST). Campus room: HSB T435. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Twitter: #EHSeminar. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM.

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, January 10, 2019, 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, January 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

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

Join us 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 talk 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. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

SEA x SEA Film Festival

Conceived just last year, the SEAxSEA Film Festival is back in 2019. The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future. We are screening fifteen films from Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian America. Please drop by for some free popcorn, drinks, and most of all, great films! For more information, please visit our website: https://jsis.washington.edu/seac/seaxsea-filmfest/. Campus location: Thomson Hall (THO). Campus room: THO 101. Event types: Screenings. Event sponsors: Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/482328235507588/. Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit jsis.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, January 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

Topic to come Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there! Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s YouTube Channel. Check out our Fundamentals for Startups playlist. Campus room: Idea Lab. Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. UW Fluke Hall 4000 Mason Road Seattle, WA 98195. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Winter Colloquium Series - Alisa Bierria, “Black Action & Criminal Intent: A Challenge for Agency Theory”

Location: TBA Title: “Black Action & Criminal Intent: A Challenge for Agency Theory” Alisa Bierria Assistant Professor Ethnic Studies UC Riverside Abstract: What does the systematic criminalization of black action reveal about the theorization of human agency? In this discussion, I explore various examples of intimate state violence against black women to consider how the social construction of black women’s agency is maneuvered by others to conform to powerful social and epistemic conditions that conflate black action with criminal action. In light of the relationship between the construction of intention and the politics of meaning, I contend that we must not only ask “how much” agency are subjects granted in conditions of oppression, but also “what kind” of agencies are projected onto subjects so that these conditions of oppression are rendered legitimate? I recommend a qualitative mapping methodology to better highlight and theorize the complex social and political context of human agency. Th… Campus location: Savery Hall (SAV). Campus room: TBA. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: Department of Philosophy Program on Ethics University of Washington. Friday, January 11, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

SEA x SEA Film Festival

Conceived just last year, the SEAxSEA Film Festival is back in 2019. The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future. We are screening fifteen films from Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian America. Please drop by for some free popcorn, drinks, and most of all, great films! For more information, please visit our website: https://jsis.washington.edu/seac/seaxsea-filmfest/. Campus location: Thomson Hall (THO). Campus room: THO 101. Event types: Screenings. Event sponsors: Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/482328235507588/. Friday, January 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit jsis.washington.edu.

Experience EMBA

Experience EMBA The decision to commit to an MBA program, given all of your responsibilities (a more than full-time job, family, etc.) is one that requires careful consideration. Our "Experience EMBA” events provide an opportunity for you to meet with both the Executive Director and the Admission Director to learn more about the Executive MBA Program. The day also includes a class visit, an opportunity to observe an Executive MBA class in action.  You will be paired with a student host and experience first-hand the classroom environment and hear discussions of how experienced managers and leaders leverage their professional experiences within the framework of a formal business education. Campus location: Bank of America Executive Education Center (EXED). Campus room: Seminar Room. Event types: Information Sessions. Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe

This NHK documentary film centers on how Floyd Schmoe, a Quaker and lifelong pacifist, organized a diverse interracial/interfaith team of American and Japanese volunteers on a mission of peace to build houses for families who survived the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Immediately following the screening, Jean Walkinshaw, one of the volunteers who built houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the program’s directors, Ms.Jun YOTSUMOTO and Ms.Kumiko OGOSHI TAKAI of NHK WORLD-JAPAN will discuss the documentary and take questions from the audience. The screening is free and open to the public. View a short trailer / preview of the film (0:32 on YouTube) For more information, contact UW American Ethnic Studies aes@uw.edu. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE). Campus room: Kane Hall 120. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Screenings. Special Events. Event sponsors: NHK , UW American Ethnic Studies , University Libraries , Consulate General of Japan , Nisei Veterans Committee / Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation , Hiroshima Club of Seattle , JACL Seattle Chapter , Japan-America Society of the State of Washington , Holocaust Center for Humanity. Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Littlefield Organ Series: Kola Owolabi

Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan, Kola Owolabi performs a guest recital on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. Tickets: FREE. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE). Campus room: Walker-Ames Room. Event types: Performances. Event sponsors: UW School of Music; www.music.washington.edu; ArtsUW Ticket Office: 206.543.4880. Facebook: http://facebook.com/UWMusic. Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3:00 PM. For more info visit music.washington.edu.

Indigo Mist with Special Guest Bill Frisell

Renowned guitarist (and affiliate UW Music faculty member) Bill Frisell and UW Music faculty band Indigo Mist (Cuong Vu, trumpet; Richard Karpen, piano; Ted Poor, drums; and Juan Pampin, live electronics) present a program of all-new, original music. Tickets: $20/$10 students, seniors. Campus location: Meany Hall (MNY). Campus room: Meany Studio Theater. Event types: Performances. Event sponsors: University of Washington School of Music; www.music.washington.edu; ArtsUW Ticket Office: 206. 543.4880. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UWMusic. Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit music.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, January 14, 2019, 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, January 14, 2019, 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. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

BIOC Seminar, Brian Shoichet, UCSF

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center K (HSK). Campus room: K069. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, January 15, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Executive MPA Info Session - downtown

Connect with EMPA Admissions staff to learn more about the Executive Master of Public Administration in this in-person information session downtown. Campus room: In-Person Event. Event types: Information Sessions. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Puget Sound Plaza 1325 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

MA in Policy Studies Virtual Information Session

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program is a community of people who believe policy can make a difference. As a policy studies student, you will learn to apply social science theories to real-world concerns. You will use research to define and measure policy problems and to develop, evaluate, and implement solutions. You will become a policy actor, equipped for professional policy work in public, private, and non-profit sectors, and will know how to pursue your craft with integrity. This information session will provide prospective students the chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) degree program.  Discussion will cover program design, curriculum, faculty, the application process, potential funding opportunities, and more. REGISTER ONLINE. UW Bothell Event types: Information Sessions. Event types: Information Sessions. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Zoom (Participant url will be provided upon registration.).

Seattle: 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 training to learn about campus resources, warning signs of violence and response options when you are concerned for your safety or someone else's safety. The training will include a discussion of relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, suicide and a brief portion on bystander intervention strategies.  Click hyperlinked catalyst survey below to register. . Campus location: UW Tower. Campus room: Auditorium (Mezzanine Level). Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Workshops. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit catalyst.uw.edu.

Frontiers in Higher Education Research Seminar: Giovanna Scalone, Michael Mack

Two presentations: Calling Attention to Unequal Educational Outcomes in STEM Higher Education, Michael Mack, research associate, UW Department of Chemistry Unequal education outcomes for historically underrepresented student groups is one of the most urgent and intractable problems in higher education. Where does this problem reside, with the students or with the institution? And who should be responsible for improving student outcomes? Drawing on organizational learning theory, Dr. Mack examines the “deficit” and “equity” interpretive frameworks for making sense of outcomes in higher education, and shows how these frames oblige us to perceive unequal outcomes across student subpopulations in different ways. Participants in this session will engage with the frameworks to: 1) make sense of ethnicity-based disparities in introductory chemistry course grades at the University of Washington, and 2) construct possible strategies for addressing unequal outcomes. Recommendations for how this type of… Campus location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG). Campus room: 220. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: Center for Teaching and Learning. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Zionism and Emotion: Love, Fear and Hatred

In this talk, Professor Derek Penslar of Harvard University will consider Zionism, and by extension all forms of modern nationalism, as expressions of emotion. Like emotions, nationalisms vary, and Zionism has, in different times and places, conformed to erotic, spiritual, parental, and companionate forms of human feeling and attachment. The talk will span the history of the Zionist project, demonstrating the positive effects of emotions as a source of strength and sacrifice, but also showing how and when nationalistic emotions have catalyzed the hatred of others. The talk draws on Professor Penslar's research for his current book project,"Zionism: An Emotional State" (for Rutgers University Press’ “Keywords in Jewish Studies” series). Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE). Campus room: Kane Hall 110. Event types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit jewishstudies.washington.edu.

CoMotion's Carbs & Coffee

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking!  Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event. 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: @UWCoMotion. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. CoMotion Innovation Center 4545 Roosevelt Way NE, 3rd floor Seattle, WA 98105.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics Virtual Information Session

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) is dedicated to helping each student develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery. This information session will provide prospective students the chance to learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics degree.  Discussion will cover program design, curriculum, faculty, the application process, potential funding opportunities, and more. REGISTER ONLINE. UW Bothell Event types: Information Sessions. Event types: Information Sessions. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Zoom (Participant url will be provided upon registration.).

LabMed Research Conference

Laboratory Medicine Research Conference is held most Wednesdays during term at 2:30 PM, and provides a forum for students, residents and fellows to present their ongoing research and development work. Topics can include method development and instrument evaluation, clinical research, or basic laboratory research. Campus location: UW Medical Center. Campus room: RR134. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

LabMed Grand Rounds

Live streamed via Zoom*: https://www.zoom.us/j/414978331, Online sign-in and evaluation form*: https://tinyurl.com/signin-gr Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds runs most Wednesdays during term in fall, winter and spring quarters from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Health Sciences room D209. *The live streaming and sign-in/evaluation form URLs remain the same from week to week. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D209 (Turner Auditorium). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

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. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.com.

Voice Master Class; Tony Cho, piano

Oberlin Conservatory pianist Tony Cho, (’03 DMA), a former student of UW professor Craig Sheppard, leads a master class with UW voice students on Italian and Spanish songs. FREE. Campus location: Music Building (MUS). Campus room: Brechemin Auditorium. Event types: Workshops. Event sponsors: UW School of Music; www.music.washington.edu; 206.685.8384. Facebook: http://facebook.com/UWMusic. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:30 PM. For more info visit music.washington.edu.

Family Nature Class: What's Happening In Winter

Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Class Details WHO: Children ages 2-5. The group maximum is 12 children. WHEN: Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30-11:30am WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle) COST: $19/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9.50/class (children must be… Campus room: the white tent behind the greenhouse at the Graham Visitors Center. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Family-Nature-Classes-C266.aspx. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. 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, January 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Science in Medicine Lecture with Dr. Thomas Grabowski: "Imaging the Organization of the Brain in Health and Disease"

Dr. Thomas Grabowski is a Professor of Radiology and Joint Professor of Neurology in the UW School of Medicine.  He is a behavioral neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist, and uses functional brain imaging to study cortical systems supporting cognition and behavior, with applications in neurological disease. He directs the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center, the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D-209. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: The Office of Research and Graduate Education. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

MA in Cultural Studies Virtual Information Session

The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington Bothell offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations. Designed for a small cohort, Cultural Studies prepares students for careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences. This information session will provide prospective students the chance to learn more about the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) degree program. Discussion will cover program design, curriculum, faculty, the application process, potential funding opportunities, and more. REGISTER ONLINE. UW Bothell Event types: Information Sessions. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Zoom (Participant url will be provided upon registration.).

QUAL Speaker Series | Paula Holmes-Eber on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Ethnographic Research

Not Mutually Exclusive: Combining Quantitative with Qualitative Methods in Ethnographic Research Details TBA. Campus location: Thomson Hall (THO). Campus room: 317. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: This talk is presented by the Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL) Speaker Series with support from the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professorship, Center for Korea Studies, Center for Global Studies, Comparative Religion Program, Isaac Alhadeff Professorship in Sephardic Studies, Jackson School Ph.D. Program, JSIS Japan Studies Program, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professorship, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Law, and South Asia Center. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit depts.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, January 17, 2019, 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, January 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

UW Study Abroad: Financial Planning Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of how to financially plan for study abroad. It will cover financial aid basics, budgeting, scholarships, money saving strategies and tips on generating extra cash before you go abroad. Campus location: Schmitz Hall (SMZ). Campus room: SMZ 450. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

"Education and Individuality (kosei) in Meiji Japan: Promises and Problems" with W. Puck Brecher, Washington State University

Modern Japan is hardly known for its appreciation of human difference. Its education system even less so. For over fifty years, however, educators, ideologues, and Japan’s government itself fervently advanced respect for individuality (kosei sonchô) as the cornerstone of modern education. This talk will explain how the Meiji era’s (1868-1912) educational establishment conceptualized and devised tools to assess individuality. It then considers how Japanese authorities reformulated this tenet of Western enlightenment thought as a means of state-building. W. Puck Brecher researches early modern and modern Japanese cultural history. His past projects have focused on early modern Japanese thought, aesthetics, and urban history, as well as modern race relations and environmental issues. He is the author of Honored and Dishonored Guests: Westerners in Wartime Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2017), The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan (University of Hawaii Press,… Campus location: Communications Building (CMU). Campus room: 202. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Japan Studies Program. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

EVCC (Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club) and Buerk Center: Business Case in 60 Seconds

Have an idea for a business? Want to connect to students, alumni and professional entrepreneurs that have the resources to help turn your idea into reality? Sign up to pitch your idea in 60 seconds to the EVCC’s and Buerk Center’s panel of judges. Good ideas will win cash prizes! There will be an opportunity to meet MBA, SEBA, Medical, Environmental students. Pitches can range from early product concepts to well-established business plans. Judging criteria and pitch resources will be distributed to those interested in pitching. RSVP: coming soon! Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM). Campus room: Anthony's Forum. Event types: Academics. Exhibits. Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Meetings. Special Events. Student Activities. Workshops. Not Specified. Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship EVCC Foster Alumni Association. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit foster.uw.edu.

Guest Artist Recital: Tony Cho, piano and David Bowlin, violin

Oberlin Conservatory colleagues Tony Cho, piano, and David Bowlin, violin, perform duo arrangements of chamber music repertoire. Cho, a former piano student of UW professor Craig Sheppard, completed a DMA in piano performance at the UW in 2003. Admission is FREE. Campus location: Music Building (MUS). Campus room: Brechemin Auditorium. Event types: Performances. Facebook: http://facebook.com/UWMusic. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:30 PM. For more info visit music.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, January 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

Topic to come Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there! Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s YouTube Channel. Check out our Fundamentals for Startups playlist. Campus room: Idea Lab. Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. UW Fluke Hall 4000 Mason Road Seattle, WA 98195. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Guest Artist Master Class: David Bowlin, violin

Oberlin Conservatory violinist David Bowlin delivers a presentation on contemporary violin music. Admission is free. Campus location: Music Building (MUS). Campus room: Brechemin Auditorium. Event types: Workshops. Facebook: http://facebook.com/UWMusic. Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:30 PM. For more info visit music.washington.edu.

Family Nature Class: What's Happening In Winter

Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Class Details WHO: Children ages 2-5. The group maximum is 12 children. WHEN: Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30-11:30am WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle) COST: $19/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9.50/class (children must be… Campus room: the white tent behind the greenhouse at the Graham Visitors Center. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Family-Nature-Classes-C266.aspx. Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

Holidays Year: 2019. Quarter: Winter. Event types: Academics. Monday, January 21, 2019.

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, January 21, 2019, 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, January 22, 2019, 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, January 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

BIOC Seminar, Matthew Pecot, Harvard

Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center K (HSK). Campus room: K069. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, January 22, 2019, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Chemistry Colloquium: Prof. Catherine Murphy

Winter 2019 Chemistry Colloquium "TBA" Professor Catherine Murphy – Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign Hosted by the Graduate Student Colloquium Committee (chemcoll@uw.edu). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit chemistry.illinois.edu.

"Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life" by Annmaria Shimabuku, New York University

Today, Okinawa is neither a colony of the U.S. or Japan, nor is it an equal part of the Japanese state. It hangs ambiguously in a liminal space between sovereignty’s absence and presence. Is there an alternate path to giving equal (political) voice to Okinawa that doesn’t force intelligibility through the channels of the nation-state system? Shimabuku explores how life and language, in the liminal space before sovereign power, can perhaps re-define our notion of the political itself. Annmaria Shimabuku works at the crossroads of Okinawan literature, postcolonial Japanese studies, and literary/political theory. She is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at New York University. Prior to NYU, she was Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Riverside. She finished the Ph.D. program in Sociology ABD at the University of Tokyo and earned her Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from Cornell University. She is active in forming connections between the Okinawan community in the U.S. Okinawa, and globally… Campus location: Thomson Hall (THO). Campus room: 317. Event types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Japan Studies Program. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

UW Study Abroad: Financial Planning Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of how to financially plan for study abroad. It will cover financial aid basics, budgeting, scholarships, money saving strategies and tips on generating extra cash before you go abroad. Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR). Campus room: PCAR 394. Event types: Information Sessions. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Botanical Watercolor

7 Tuesday evenings, January 22-March 5, 2019, 7-9:30pm Learn the basics of classical botanical watercolor painting, which will include techniques in measurement, drawing, and understanding how light reveals form, along with practice in color mixing. The application of controlled washes and dry-brush technique will c contribute further, producing an image that is three-dimensional, accurate, and aesthetically appealing--the goal of botanical painting--and equally effective in painting other subjects realistically. Beginners are welcome, and students with previous instruction can take on new subjects under supervision.  It is recommended that you take Botanical Drawing as a prerequisite. A list of supplies will be provided with the confirmation email. Cost: $295 Register Online or call 206-685-8033. Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Kathleen McKeehen, Botanical Artist and Instructor. Contact Information: urbhort@uw.edu; 206.685.8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Botanical-Watercolor-P1779C265.aspx. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Infant/Toddler Clinic Parent Coaching Group

In this small group format, parents will receive coaching and feedback from instructors while practicing strategies to support their child's development. Parents will attend with their child with autism or children for whom there may be concerns about autism. They will receive information about tweaks they can make while playing or interaction with their child that can lead to increases in four main goal areas for very young children with autism. For more information and to register, please visit https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/training/uwac-workshops/parentfamily/#coachinggroup. Campus location: Portage Bay Building (PBB). Campus room: PB233. Event types: Workshops. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 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. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.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: Harborview MC. Campus room: HMC NJB 707. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Physical Chemistry Seminar: Prof. Jahan Dawlaty

“TBA” Associate Professor Jahan Dawlaty – Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California Host: Cody Schlenker. Campus location: Chemistry Building (CHB). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit chem.usc.edu.

Budgeting Essentials

Wishing more money would stay in your wallet? In this seminar you will learn: How to manage your income to meet expenses , Ways of setting aside money to save for financial goals , Setting realistic financial goals , Creating a money management action plan. Campus room: TPS 110. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Benefits Office. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. UW Tacoma, TPS. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

LabMed Research Conference

Laboratory Medicine Research Conference is held most Wednesdays during term at 2:30 PM, and provides a forum for students, residents and fellows to present their ongoing research and development work. Topics can include method development and instrument evaluation, clinical research, or basic laboratory research. Campus location: UW Medical Center. Campus room: RR134. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

LabMed Grand Rounds

Live streamed via Zoom*: https://www.zoom.us/j/414978331, Online sign-in and evaluation form*: https://tinyurl.com/signin-gr Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds runs most Wednesdays during term in fall, winter and spring quarters from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in Health Sciences room D209. *The live streaming and sign-in/evaluation form URLs remain the same from week to week. Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center D (HSD). Campus room: D209 (Turner Auditorium). Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Labor Studies Social

Wednesday, January 23: 6th Annual University of Washington Labor Studies Social 4:00pm-6:00pm. UW HUB, Room 334, UW Seattle. RSVP requested. Join the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies for our sixth annual meet-and-greet dedicated to networking faculty and students at the University of Washington. Meet other faculty and students interested in Labor Studies from departments across campus , Learn more about scholarships and research grants opportunities , Learn about internship opportunities with local labor organizations , Meet Seattle area labor leaders , Enjoy drinks and refreshments! Founded in 1992, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies supports research, teaching and community outreach at the University of Washington in order to promote the study of labor in all of its facets - locally, nationally, and worldwide. RSVPs are not required, but are requested. To RSVP, contact the Bridges Center at 206-543-7946, or e-mail hbcls@uw.edu . Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB). Campus room: Room 334. Event types: Information Sessions. Special Events. Event sponsors: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit labor.washington.edu.

Master of Jurisprudence Information Session

The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program is designed for non-lawyers who seek a deeper knowledge of law and regulations. In one year, students build useful, marketable skills and learn to recognize and respond to legal issues in their professional lives. Learn how the M.J. program can enhance your knowledge and résumé at an information session. Campus location: William H. Gates Hall (LAW). Campus room: 118. Event types: Information Sessions. Event sponsors: UW GRADUATE LAW PROGRAMS University of Washington School of Law William H. Gates Hall  /  Box 353020  /  Room 443 4293 Memorial Way,  Seattle, WA 98195-3020 gradlaw@uw.edu www.law.uw.edu. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gardening with the Seasons: Winter

Though it seems there isn't much to do in the garden over winter, dormant season tasks can set the stage for a good gardening year.  When weather keeps us indoors, we can plan ahead for tasks and garden changes to be done in the months ahead. When the weather is nice enough to spend time outdoors, it can be amazing how much we can actually take care of now. This session will cover dormant season pruning and transplanting for specific plant types, winter weeding and garden care, best tools and practices, and planning ahead for the new growing season. Cost: $28 Register online, or by phone (206-685-8033) About this series: Plants and gardens don't live by the written calendar, but by the seasonal cycles and cues of changes in daylight, temperature, and moisture.  When gardeners become acquainted with the seasonal rhythms and life cycles in the garden, and learn to work in sync with nature, caring for the garden becomes more of a process and less of a battle with potential garden enemies. This series… Campus room: Douglas Classroom. Presenter: Christina Pfeiffer, Horticultural Consultant and Instructor, ISA Certified Arborist. Contact Information: 206-685-8033, urbhort@uw.edu. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Gardening-with-the-Seasons-Winter-P1784C265.aspx. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 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.

CMiST Microbiome Club, a work-in-progress meeting

CMiST Microbiome Club, a work-in-progress meeting, is 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 affiliated and neighboring institutions. 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, as well presenting new and unpublished data from your lab. As the microbiome touches so many disciplines, we are welcoming of labs who may not have begun working on commensal microbiota yet have experience or interest in nutrition, mucosal immunology, ecology, neuroscience, and many more. Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation! Join our email list here. 2019 Microbiome Club Schedule… Campus location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center J (HSJ). Event types: Meetings. Event sponsors: CMiST Microbiome Club is supported by Illumina and Einstein Bagels. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more info visit cmistuw.org.

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 alternating Thursdays in 2019.  Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Cost: $35/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/2019-Winter-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 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.

Family Nature Class: Rain, Water, Mud

Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Class Details WHO: Children ages 2-5. The group maximum is 12 children. WHEN: Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30-11:30am WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle) COST: $19/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9.50/class (children must be… Campus room: the white tent behind the greenhouse at the Graham Visitors Center. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Family-Nature-Classes-C266.aspx. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. 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, January 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.edu.

Executive MPA Online Info Session

Connect with EMPA Admissions staff to learn more about the Executive Master of Public Administration in this online webinar.  Webinar will be hosted through ZOOM:  https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/16b5139cfdb7a5a27510d14dfea9e911. Campus room: Online Webinar. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit washington.zoom.us.

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: Harborview Medical Center. Campus room: HMC NJB 1107. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Human Resources Total Benefits Office, Presented by WSECU. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 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 alternating Thursdays in 2019.  Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction. Classes held in partnership with PlantAmnesty. Cost: $35/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; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/2019-Winter-Master-Pruner-Series-C277.aspx. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 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.

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, January 24, 2019, 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, January 24, 2019, 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, January 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit art.washington.edu.

CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Quyen Nguyen, University of California Santa Barbara

Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. NanoES 181.

Executive MBA Online Application Workshop

The Foster EMBA Application Workshop is designed for potential applicants who have attended an information session or met with an EMBA admission representative. The session will focus specifically on the application and admission process. You are invited to attend this informative 30-45 minute session to learn how to prepare the strongest application possible. All sessions are Pacific Time. Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Webinar. For more info visit attendee.gotowebinar.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 (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/B (School of Social Work Building, third floor). Event types: Information Sessions. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. UW School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Friends of the University of Washington Libraries Annual Lecture

Protest on Trial: Finding the Past in the Present Keynote Speaker: Kit Bakke Join the Friends of the University of Washington Libraries for an evening with author Kit Bakke. A founding member of Seattle7Writers.org, Kit has a lifelong interest in the role of dissent and activism in a healthy democracy. She’ll discuss her writing, research and latest book, Protest on Trial, which focuses on the trial of the seven Seattle Liberation Front putative leaders and its impact on their lives. This event is free and open to the public. Join Kit after the lecture for a reception and book signing in the Walker Ames Room. Register online. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE). Campus room: 210. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Special Events. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Less Machine, More Learning: What You Need to Know Now About AI

Whether you’re a marketing executive or a community outreach director; an operations officer or a user experience designer; a curious citizen or an ambitious entrepreneur, Comm Lead Connects is for you. Every year this public conference hosted by the University of Washington Communication Leadership graduate program focuses on a big issue that’s worthy of our collective attention. This year that topic is Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI becomes more present in our daily lives and work, it may also force us to reflect on our very relevance—personally and professionally. This emerging technology promises to fundamentally alter how we communicate, make decisions, incentivize behavior, and spark change. Ultimately, will a machine's algorithms supplant human agency and community? This is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The conversation around emergent technologies such as AI is (or should be) accelerating within our organizations. What do we need to know? What questions should we be asking of t… Campus location: Husky Stadium (STD). Event types: Conferences. Target Audience: General Public. Friday, January 25, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.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, January 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.washington.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. Friday, January 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ucs.admin.uw.edu.

Fundamentals for Startups

Topic to come Format Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there! Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s YouTube Channel. Check out our Fundamentals for Startups playlist. Campus room: Idea Lab. Event types: Information Sessions. Lectures/Seminars. Target Audience: startups, entrepreneurs. Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. UW Fluke Hall 4000 Mason Road Seattle, WA 98195. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Jason Kichen will discuss the use of Artificial intelligence (AI) in national security. AI is all the rage right now, and nowhere is its application more obvious and controversial than in national security. In areas like cybersecurity and counter-terrorism, AI has the potential to revolutionize both the offense and the defense, for both the "good guys" and the "bad guys." Mr. Jason Kichen serves as the Director of Cybersecurity Services at Versive. Prior to Versive, Mr. Kichen had a nearly 15-year career in the US Intelligence Community as an expert in technical and offensive cyber operations. He was responsible for the design and execution of advanced technical operations all over the world, has extensive experience against hard targets, and interacted with the most senior levels of the United States government. He has two Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations and a National Intelligence Professional Award from the National Counter Proliferation Center, amongst many other awards and… Campus location: Communications Building (CMU). Campus room: 202. Event types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: International Policy Institute, Jackson School of International Studies, Jessica Beyer, jlbeyer@uw.edu. Friday, January 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Faculty Dance Concert: Dept. of Dance

The UW Department of Dance presents its Faculty Dance Concert on January 25-27, 2018 in Meany Theater. The  Faculty Dance Concert showcases original work by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. This year's concert will also feature a collaborative new piece for student dancers by Kawasaki Guest Artists Etienne Capko. The Faculty Dance Concert is an exciting presentation of diverse dance genres performed by advanced students in the Department of Dance. Tickets are available at: https://artsuw.org/events. More info at: https://dance.washington.edu/. Campus location: Meany Hall (MNY). Campus room: Meany Theater. Event types: Performances. Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit dance.washington.edu.

Experience EMBA

Experience EMBA The decision to commit to an MBA program, given all of your responsibilities (a more than full-time job, family, etc.) is one that requires careful consideration. Our "Experience EMBA” events provide an opportunity for you to meet with both the Executive Director and the Admission Director to learn more about the Executive MBA Program. The day also includes a class visit, an opportunity to observe an Executive MBA class in action.  You will be paired with a student host and experience first-hand the classroom environment and hear discussions of how experienced managers and leaders leverage their professional experiences within the framework of a formal business education. Campus location: Bank of America Executive Education Center (EXED). Campus room: Seminar Room. Event types: Information Sessions. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit foster.hobsonsradius.com.

Surplus Live Auction

University of Washington Surplus conducts 6 - 8 live auctions every year. Live auctions are also webcast using Proxibid. Catalogs for new auctions are posted one week before the auction begins. Live auction preview & registration takes place from 10am - 6pm the Friday before the auction, and from 8am - 10am the morning of the auction. The auction starts at 10am. Plus, the Surplus Public Store will be open 8am-3:30pm. Campus location: Plant Services Building (PSB). Campus room: Surplus Store. Event types: Special Events. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwsurplus/. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit facilities.uw.edu.

Family Nature Class: Rain, Water, Mud

Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class begins with an opportunity to explore several learning stations based on the week's theme where children can practice fine motor skills, sensory investigation, creativity, and pre-math and literacy skills. Station time is followed by an opening circle and hike where the group will play games, listen to a story and further explore the weekly theme. Family Nature Class is a great way to get outside with your preschooler, foster curiosity and explore the natural world. Class Details WHO: Children ages 2-5. The group maximum is 12 children. WHEN: Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30-11:30am WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle) COST: $19/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9.50/class (children must be… Campus room: the white tent behind the greenhouse at the Graham Visitors Center. Presenter: UW Botanic Gardens Naturalists. Contact Information: uwbgeduc@uw.edu; 206-685-8033. Ticket Link: https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Family-Nature-Classes-C266.aspx. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Faculty Dance Concert: Dept. of Dance

The UW Department of Dance presents its Faculty Dance Concert on January 25-27, 2018 in Meany Theater. The  Faculty Dance Concert showcases original work by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. This year's concert will also feature a collaborative new piece for student dancers by Kawasaki Guest Artists Etienne Capko. The Faculty Dance Concert is an exciting presentation of diverse dance genres performed by advanced students in the Department of Dance. Tickets are available at: https://artsuw.org/events. More info at: https://dance.washington.edu/. Campus location: Meany Hall (MNY). Campus room: Meany Theater. Event types: Performances. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit dance.washington.edu.