UW News

October 12, 2011

Official Notices, Oct. 13

Board of Regents

The Regents will hold a Regular Meeting Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. at UW Medicine South Lake Union.

English language courses offered

The UW International & English Language Programs (UW IELP) offers quarterly online and on-site courses designed primarily for non-native speakers of English.

Convenient online courses are available for UW employees who want to improve their sentence-level grammar and vocabulary in academic, business or technical writing.  All of the courses have online interactive exercises and short assignments to be completed each week.  Instructors respond to assignments within two business days, giving detailed one-on-one feedback.

Evening on-site courses focus on improving conversational skills and preparation for the iBT TOEFL and IELTS.  There are also daytime courses in reading, writing, grammar, speaking, listening, and vocabulary and idioms.

UW IELP customizes courses in English for the workplace. Depending on the needs of your group, courses can be designed for such areas as pronunciation and fluency, assisting clients by telephone, presentation skills and the language of meetings, e-mail communication, and job-specific vocabulary and idioms.

For more information, call 543-6242 or e-mail uwelp@u.washington.edu .

Applicants sought for UW-University of Bergen exchange

Faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to apply to be in residence at our partner university in Norway, the University of Bergen. Scholars are asked to complete the form available on the Department of Scandinavian Studies website, “Bergen Exchange.” The academic project and proposed period of residence (minimum stay is one academic quarter), should be provided as well as the contact/host department at the University of Bergen. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not required, and scholars from all fields are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Dec. 15, submitted to Department of Scandinavian Studies, Box 353420.

Scholars receive round-trip airfare and continue to receive their UW salary. Assistance with access to university housing near campus is provided.

The Bergen Exchange Program was established by faculty at both universities in 1979 and is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost of Global Affairs and the 100 Vikings Friends of Bergen Development Program. In the 30 years since the program’s founding, 69 UW faculty members have been visiting faculty at the University of Bergen and University of Trondheim and 89 faculty members from the University of Bergen and the University of Trondheim have been visiting faculty at the University of Washington.

For questions concerning the application process, please feel to contact members of the Faculty Exchange Committee:

Christine Ingebritsen, Chair, (Scandinavian Studies)

David Olson (Political Science)

Ronald Dear (Social Work)

Bruce Hevly (History)

Tom Andrews (Law)

Norman McCormick (Engineering)

Terje Leiren (Scandinavian Studies)

David Pitts (Endodontics)

Alcohol and drug abuse research grants available

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington researchers for its Small Grants research awards. Proposed research must be in alcohol or drug abuse-related fields. The maximum amount considered for funding is $30,000 for faculty and research scientists. The funding limit for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows is $20,000.

The next application deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 17, 2011. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI website at http://depts.washington.edu/adai or by calling ADAI at 543-0937.

Blood Drives

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 4:20 p.m., Bus parked by George Washington statue