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$16 million grant awarded to Jackson School centers

The U.S. Department of Education will fund all eight of the Jackson School of International Studies‘ Title VI centers with grants of more than $16 million.

The Department of Education’s Title VI awards were introduced to ensure sufficient foreign language training for U.S. security. Grants are awarded to institutions of higher education every four years to establish and strengthen language and area-studies centers for foreign language instruction, research in international studies and world affairs and community outreach and consultation.

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UW Bothell offers grants supporting international course collaborations

UW Bothell is spearheading a UW-wide effort to deepen global engagement of students in the classroom by supporting online collaborations with international partners. These collaborations support the development of leading-edge, globally-focused student experiences without requiring students to travel abroad.

The new COIL International Fellows program is designed to support UW faculty and staff from all UW campuses to develop Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses.  The initiative is overseen by Global Initiatives and funded by a Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Initiative grant.

Visit the COIL International Fellows webpage for more information… 


The message at Entrepreneur Week? Dare to do.

Entrepreneur Week is an annual window into the world of entrepreneurship, around the corner and across the globe.

This year, from October 13-17, the Buerk Center will host events featuring Seattle’s high-profile thinkers, dreamers, innovators and doers. There’s something for everyone: die-hard entrepreneurs, students interested in working for a startup and those who just want to learn more. 

Read more and see a Schedule of Events…

In fall classes, students question the answer to global problems

This autumn quarter, UW students are engaging with global issues through courses in a wide variety of fields.

One course, Information Assurance and Cyber Security, is a tri-campus, multi-disciplinary effort involving UW Bothell’s Computing and Software Systems Program, the Information School and UW Tacoma’s Institute of Technology. The Criminalization of Immigration course at UW Tacoma digs into global issues from a social science perspective. The School of Environmental and Marine Affairs will take students out of the classroom for a new field course that studies the challenges of governing coastal and marine areas in the 21st century.

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Where were UW students this summer? Explore our interactive global map!

Almost 1000 University of Washington undergraduates studied abroad this summer. Together with fellow students and UW faculty, they asked daring questions and discovered new answers, engaging the world through study, research and community engagement.

Explore this map for a peek at UW’s study abroad programs across the globe, and hear straight from students about their most memorable experiences.

Carnegie Corp. funds Jackson School’s work tying international research to policy

The Jackson School of International Studies will split a five million dollar award aimed addressing the disconnect between global research with policymaking. Resat Kesaba, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, says the award furthers the school’s current work. “We have worked with the companies and nonprofit organizations of the globally connected Pacific Northwest to address critical international challenges, and brought the results of this work to policy makers,” he says.

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UW Tacoma launches Institute for Global Engagement

UW Tacoma will launch the Institute for Global Engagement October 3rd. The new campus center, grown from the Global Honors program, will increase student access to Global Honors coursework, foster increased campus engagement with the Tacoma community and create additional undergraduate research opportunities. The institute’s first initiatives will include study abroad presentations during International Education Week in November and a lecture series.

Read more from UW Tacoma News & Information…