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Welcome to the Classics Advising Blog. We use this space to share information about opportunities available on the UW campus and beyond that may be of interest to students in the Classics Department.

December 7, 2019

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter 2020!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with about 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.
The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit!
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and...

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December 4, 2019

The  American Academy in Rome 2020 Classical Summer School, taking place June 15—July 24, is a six-week program that is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

Gretchen Meyers, associate professor of classics at Franklin & Marshall College, is the school director.

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019. Scholarships are available. The notification of acceptance into the program by end of January 2020; AAR scholarships awarded by end of March 2020....

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December 4, 2019
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Subject: International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora   International Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora


Feburary 15, 2020

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian...

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December 4, 2019

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!  

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with incoming students as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.   

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-39.5/hrs per week.   

General informational sessions will also be hosted:

    Tues, January 7 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the First Year Programs Office, MGH Room 120  Thurs, January 9 from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. in the Commuter & Transfer Commons (CTC...
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November 20, 2019
Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields


The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for a research-focused master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need.

Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

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November 20, 2019

See below for information about participating in archaeological digs through the Archeospain Program. 

Information about Classics Department support for study abroad is available here.

My name is Catalina Urquijo, I am writing to you as ArchaeoSpain director to let you know about our archaeological field opportunities for 2020.  We believe they can be of great interest to your students.
           ArchaeoSpain was created in 2001 to provide students from all over the world with the opportunity to engage in scientific research at important archaeological projects. We teach  archaeology field methods through intense field practice, lab work and presentations in sites like Hadrian's Villa in Italy, Hellenistic Aigai in Greece or the medieval castle of Zorita in Spain. Two of these sites are in the UNESCO world heritage list and a third is in the nomination. 
           We provide our participants with...

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October 23, 2019

The University Honors Program and Undergraduate Academic Affairs announce the 2020 Bonderman Travel Fellowship competition

Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? Which two continents and six countries would you visit? What experiences would you seek out? How would you be transformed?

Each year a handful of lucky University of Washington students get to make those decisions as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the support of a Bonderman Fellowship. The 2020 application is open and you may be eligible to apply for this $23,000 fellowship that supports independent exploration and travel abroad. Bonderman Fellows 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 fellows focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the...

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October 15, 2019

Robin Chang and Emily Smith of the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards and the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity write with information about five scholarship programs that may be of interest to Classics majors who might be considering future graduate studies, work for an international affairs think tank, or language study abroad:
Graduate school funding opportunities:

o   UW information session Wednesday...

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October 7, 2019

Alex Betz, a double major in Biochemistry and Classical Studies, participated this past summer in a program in Mallorca, Spain as part of the Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Project (to learn more about LEIA, click HERE).  A Jim Greenfield Travel Bursary from the Department of Classics provided Alex with financial assistance to enable his participation in this program and additional travel to Rome.  We share here his report:


 One hundred miles to the south of Barcelona lies the island of Mallorca, a Mediterranean isle that has served as a major trading hub for the region since the early iron age. Over the summer of 2019 I had the chance to visit Mallorca myself as a student with the LEIA (Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Anthropology) project. Our primary goal was to use GPS mapping and photo arrays to construct and contextualize these...

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October 4, 2019

The University of Tennessee Department of Classics invites submissions by Nov 18, 2019 for its 2020 Undergraduate Classics Conference. 

More information at the conference web site:

UW students interested in applying to the conference are encouraged to consult with one of the (UW) faculty about their plans.