UW News

September 23, 2013

News Digest: Flu clinics this fall, help with new K-12 standards, public events about Middle East

Sketch of little girl blowing her noseFlu clinics in October, November
The University of Washington again is offering flu vaccines at Hall Health and flu shot clinics at various campus locations in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma.

Faculty, staff and dependents with Public Employees Benefits Board medical plan coverage, as well as students with Graduate Appointee Insurance Program or Student Health Insurance Plan, are eligible to participate at no charge, provided they bring photo identification, health insurance card and a completed claim form.

No appointment is necessary. Students and faculty, etc can walk in and check in at the front desk to get on the immunization clinic schedule.September 30th is when flu vaccine will be offered on a walk in basis.

Hall Health is open 8 to 5 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 to 5 on Tuesdays.


UW helping with new science, engineering standards for K-12
A group of UW engineering and education professors, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students recently participated in a skills workshop for elementary and middle school teachers in Seattle Public Schools and the Renton School District who will pilot the teaching of new national science and engineering standards in their classrooms. The UW participants offered context into how science subjects are applied in current engineering jobs and research.

This summer’s workshop was the kickoff to the three-year, state-funded Partnership for Science & Engineering Practices project that seeks to help public school teachers adapt their existing science curriculum to the new standards. The professors will be involved as needed this school year when teachers have questions as they try out new concepts and methods in teaching science and engineering, said James Riley, a professor of mechanical engineering who is involved with the project.

The goal is to work with teachers in these two school districts to develop tools and strategies for implementing the new standards that ultimately can be expanded to the rest of the state, Riley said.

Jackson School to hold public events about Middle East
The Middle East Center at the Jackson School of International Studies will hold presentations about Middle East issues in October, the first being a discussion among UW faculty. All are free and open to the public.

The presentions are:

  • “The Middle East: A Roundtable Discussion,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct, 1, in 101 Thomson Hall. Discussing current events will be Resat Kasaba, professor of international studies and Jackson School director; Ellis Goldberg, professor of political science; Joel Migdal and Stanley Golub, professors of international studies; and Arbella Shlimon, assistant professor of history.
  • Giora Eliraz, research associate, Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, talking about “Looking at Post-Mubarak Egypt through a Comparative Glance at Post-Suharto Indonesia,” 12:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, in 119 William H. Gates Hall.
  • Heba Sharobeem of Egypt’s Alexandria University speaking on “The Arab Spring with a Focus on the Two Waves of the Egyptian Revolution” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in 317 Thomson Hall.
  • Cengiz Cadnar, a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse and columnist for Radikal in Istanbul, talking about “Turkey and the Changing Middle East” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 220 Kane Hall.