UW News Highlights: 3 Things to Know Now

1. Early Fall Start registration deadline approaches

All incoming first-year UW Seattle students are eligible for Early Fall Start. Simply register for your course by the August 17 deadline! The program is specially designed to help first-year students ease the transition to the college environment, while also allowing them to complete 5 academic credits that apply to fall quarter.

If this sounds like a good fit for you or your student, choose from a variety of Discovery Seminars covering a wide breadth of subjects, or enroll in an English language or writing course to help sharpen your skills at the college level. This is also a great opportunity for international students. Class begins August 22 and ends September 15, just before the start of autumn quarter on September 27. Optional campus housing is available. Find more information or register today at the UW Early Fall Start page.

2. 2017-2018 Fulbright scholarship recipients announced

Eleven UW students and alumni will be part of the approximately 1,900 nationwide students and recent graduates to participate in the 2017-2018 Fulbright program. In addition to the 11 students awarded the scholarship, 4 additional students were named as alternates. Scholarship recipients will have the chance to pursue international graduate studies, advanced research, and teaching assistantships abroad. The selected undergraduates and graduates specialize in fields from computer science and bioengineering to Scandinavian studies. UW is a recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars, and this academic year is no exception.

3. UW hosts new U.S. Department of Interior Northwest Climate Science Center

The UW has joined a consortium of Northwest Climate Science Center hosts that also includes Boise State University, University of Montana, Washington State University, and Western Washington University. The center operates thanks to partnerships between regional universities and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and its northwest chapter is one of eight nationwide centers. The Climate Science Center mission is to “deliver science that helps wildlife, water, land and people adapt to a changing climate” and to “provide services to regional resource managers in the form of climate adaptation science, syntheses, tools development, outreach efforts and training.” Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group in the UW College of the Environment, will be taking charge of the center.

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