Upcoming Events: Marriage Equality, Travel Funding, Food Law

Attend Open House Marriage Equality Event on Monday, December 3

Marriage_equalityThe QLaw Foundation, the GSBA, Pride Foundation, ACLU of Washington, Legal Voice, Lambda Legal, Equal Rights Washington, the Human Rights Campaign, and SGN are co-sponsoring a public open house, “Marriage Equality Explained,” from 6:00–9:00 PM at Town Hall (1119 8th Avenue, Seattle) on Monday, December 3.

This event will host an educational panel on passage of Referendum 74 and its impact on gay and lesbian couples, particularly on the issues of marriage, registered domestic partnerships, and the interplay of state and Federal law.

See the QLaw Foundation website for more information. Please RSVP yourself and any guests to events@pridefoundation.org.

Need Travel Funding? Attend Info Session Friday, December 7

UW_Health_DeptWant to know how to Secure Travel Funding for Health Research? Join Daren Wade from the Global Health Resource Center on Friday, December 7th at 2PM in E 216 (around the corner from the Seminar Room D-209) for a 20-minute  information session about the GO HEALTH and THOMAS FRANCIS fellowships! Applications are not due until Winter quarter. But it is never too early to learn about what you will need to prepare for a competitive application.

The GO (Global Opportunities) Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.

The Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate or professional students across disciplines at UW to do problem-solving practice in other cultures, usually developing countries. The endowment was established in memory of Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., a notable physician, virologist, and epidemiologist. He was instrumental in teaching Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development, which ultimately led to the polio vaccine. Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.

SAVE THE DATE, Jan 16: 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship Info Session

cambodian tuk tuk

Photo: Jen Marlow, Cambodia

The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available. Graduate and professional students at UW are eligible for this opportunity.

David Bonderman—the donor—wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2013. Each fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend an information session on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall room 206.

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, after having reviewed the FAQ.

SAVE THE DATE, Feb. 8: Towards Global Food Law: Transatlantic Competition and Collaboration

foodFriday, February 8, 2013
8:45 AM–5:30 PM
William H. Gates Hall Room 117

The European Union Center of Excellence and UW School of Lawpresent an all-day workshop featuring leading experts from the US and Europe discussing emerging policy and legal issues in transatlantic food regulation. The workshop is free and open to the public. Register online. (Photo: Jen Marlow.)

Keynote speaker: Food lawyer William Marler, Marler Clark LLP.

Presenters include: Alberto Alemanno (École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris), Aaron Bobrow-Strain (Whitman College), Ryan Calo (UW School of Law), Daniel Ho (Stanford Law School), Caoimhin Macmaolain (Trinity College, Dublin), Barbara Rasco (WSU School of Food Science), Ijaz Sabzwari (Sabzwari Law Associates, Islamabad), Denis Stearns (Seattle University Law School),  Jane Winn (UW School of Law).

Upcoming Federal Honors and Internship Program Deadlines

Attention 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls! Many federal internships have deadlines coming up in the next couple weeks. Review the list of opportunities here.