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2014 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities provides a unique opportunity for selected undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit through immersion in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers. Bringing together four faculty and twenty students in plenary, seminar and tutorial-style sessions, the Institute encourages mutual learning as well as independent thought.

This year’s theme is Native Modernities: Histories, Politics, and Arts of Indigeneity. See below for a further description of SIAH then visit exp.washington.edu/urp/sinst/ for more information and to start an application.


Bricolage: Call for Submissions

Bricolage, the Literary and Visual Arts Journal at the UW, needs submissions for their 32nd issue! The journal accepts poetry, prose, and visual art from UW students, staff, faculty and alumni. All guidelines can be found at their website: http://bricolageuw.wordpress.com/submissions/

Submissions are due by midnight on February 21, 2014.
If you have any questions, please email bricouw[at]gmail.com.

Research Opportunity: Project on Human Rights

Con­tact Name: Dr. Amos Nascimento

Con­tact Email: anascim[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


This project is part of a larger program on “Human Rights and Cosmopolitanism” that has received support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the UW and other external sources. It involves cooperation with the Exzellenzcluster on “Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), program on “Pasado y Presente de los Derechos Humanos” at the University of Salamanca (Spain), and the program on “Direitos Humanos” at the Federal University of Matos Grosso do Sul (Brazil). Research opportunities are open for motivated undergraduate students interested in research on Human Rights (HR).

Students’ roles and activities:
a) participate in study groups working on HR themes;
b) search online databases and prepare literature reviews;
c) design/develop HR newsletter and social media content;
d) interact with international guest students and faculty;
e) support/participate in events organized by the program.

a) In-depth research and direct faculty interaction;
b) Two (2) to five (5) credits of “Directed Research”;
c) Opportunities for graduate study/academic networking;
d) Possibility to develop own research and class papers;
e) Eligibility to participate in international programs at partner institutions.

a) 5 hours per week (including online work)
b) Reliability


Minimum Requirements:
a) Commitment to Human Rights and to academic excellence;
b) Ability to dedicate 5 hours per week to the project (flexible time/includes online work + meetings)

Other preferred criteria:
a) Preference given to Freshman and Sophomore students (Junior and Senior may be accepted)
b) Students with international interests;
c) Students with knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, German or Chinese, etc)

View this post­ing in the database

New Fall Research Opportunities

Every fall we get many new research opportunity postings all the time. Below are the postings from the last week or so. Follow the links for more details. As always, you can browse all postings here.

  • James Lawson, Nonviolent Revolutionary
  • Sharecroppers’ Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and the African American song tradition
  • A Novel Process for Water Purification
  • Development of point-of-care diagnostic devices for the developed and developing worlds
  • Effect of requirement for prior insurance clearance on accrual of patients onto clinical trials for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Closed Ecological Systems–Aquatic
  • Diversity and Teamwork Study
  • Stem cells as drug discovery agents
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Regulation of Macrophage Activation
  • Web-based Adolescent Health Screening and Risk Prevention
  • Medical Tricorder Project
  • Echocardiographic assessment of the structure and function of the normal and abnormal heart
  • Foster Business School Laboratory – 2 Research Assistants Needed
  • Manipulations of host cells by Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Local anesthesia in dentistry; techniques
  • Ultrasound imaging in dentistry
  • Human Immunology of Tuberculosis
  • Marketing/Social Media Research for Computer Experts
  • Sequencing Treatments for Mothers with ADHD and Their At-Risk Children
  • Myogenic stem cells: basic biology and applicability to muscle wasting disorders (muscular dystrophy) and age-associated muscle deterioration (sarcopenia)
  • Maternity, neonatal, Women’s health
  • Human Prostate Cancer Progression, Fred Hutch
  • Zebrafish models of heart and muscle disease
  • Oceanography research cruise
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in Traumatic Brain Injury Lab
  • Learning in Biology
  • Platelet hyper-reactivity Cross talks between inflammation and hemostatic signals
  • Oral health and disease
  • Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of Heart Disease
  • Controlled fusion research in the HIT program
  • Blood-brain barrier in disease
  • Mouse genetics, cognition and Parkinson’s disease
  • Social Development in Childhood