Events, Opportunities, Internships, Classes

 

Please see information below and attached on the Girls Who Code Club hosted by the Women in Science and Engineering Program at the University of Arizona. This club provides FREE weekly coding classes for middle and high school girls.  Volunteer opportunities for university level students interested in sharing their knowledge of coding are also available.  Fall 2017 meetings will start Sept. 9th.  Please pre-register to save a spot! 

Click here for relevant Forms!

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FIND AN ON-CAMPUS JOB. YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU.
www.career.arizona.edu/jobs/find-campus-job

If you want to make money working part-time while a full-time student, now’s the time.
The Wildcat Student Employment Fair on Wednesday, August 23 has hundreds of job opportunities available for students who want:

- to earn money
- to work a flexible schedule
- to work on or near campus

Does this sound like you? Bring your resume, your best elevator pitch and your fall schedule to the SUMC Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, August 23 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Here are some of the UA departments signed up for this year’s fair: Engineering Design Program, Arizona Public Media, Tucson Village Farm, UA Residence Life, UA Campus Recreation, and The THINK TANK. Local business looking to fill positions include: DeMont Family Swim School, American Woodmark, Casa de los Ninos, MaaXCloud, and SMG-Tucson Convention Center. View the complete list of participating employers when you RVSP on Handshake. We’ll see you there!

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LAR 150B: American Design on the Land is a fully-online INDV 102, 3-credit course being offered as a Fall 2017 course.  The class is based around weekly video content, discussion prompts, weekly quizzes, and a research paper.  American Design on the Land explores the history of American landscape design and covers topics such as Why we Enjoy Outdoor Spaces, Native American Sacred Spaces, the Genesis of National Parks, and Eco-Conscious Modern Design to name a few.

Click Here for the Flyer!

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New Course: Information Privacy with Applications

Course Description: In this age of hacks and leaks, information privacy is a top concern and debate. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of information privacy, with applications developing privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).Topics include: formal and informal conceptions of privacy; best practices for PET development/privacy by design; anonymous communication; obfuscation; database privacy; privacy in authentication; biometric privacy.The course treats privacy technology as tied to social issues, and invokes a variety of disciplinary perspectives---legal, political, economic, and ethical, among others---however, no background in these areas is presupposed; relevant material is introduced as needed.
-Time: M/W 2 - 3:15    -​Instructor: Sidi     -Location: Chavez 109
Pre-req: ISTA 130 or similar basic Python programming knowledge (CSC 110 or CSC 127A/B or equivalent experience).
Contact  
lauraowen@email.arizona.edu for further information

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Applications are now being accepted for the STEM Pipeline Mentorship Program.  This program is open for young women in high school through graduate school and provides participants with monthly workshops where they learn concrete skills for academic and personal success and have an opportunity to build relationships with other women dedicated to fostering more inclusive STEM communities.  More information on the program and a link to the application can be found HERE and info on the monthly workshop topics and dates can be found HERE.  Email Allison Dumka at ajdumka@email.arizona.edu with questions. 

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Below please find flyers for a couple of classes which will be taught this Fall by our exceptional instructor Dr. David Soren.  Not only is Dr. Soren a world renown Roman archaeologists, but he performed in Vaudeville as a child.  His knowledge and talents make him a uniquely interesting and entertaining professor.   ANTH/ARH/CLAS 300 is a Tier 2 Humanities class as well as an elective or towards an Anthropology, Classics or Art History major/minor, while CLAS 484 counts as an elective or as a course towards Anthropology, Classics or Art History majors/minors.

Class Number:  ANTH/Class 300, Tier 2 Humanities Class
Instructor:  The Classical Ideal in 1930s Art
Day/Time:  T/TH 9:30-10:45
Location:  Gallagher Theatre
Description:  This course highlights art movements which dominated the American culture scene throughout the 1930s, focusing on classical influences from ancient Greece and Rome. (see attached flyer).

Class Number:  CLAS/ARH 484
Instructor:  Roman Art and Architecture
Day/Time:  MWF 9:00-9:50
Location:  Modern Languages, Room 202
Description:  The origin and development of Italian art and architecture from Etruscan beginnings through the Republic to the late Empire (see attached flyer). 

Let Ann Samuelson: anns@email.arizona.edu or Dr Soren (soren@email.arizona.edu) know if you have any questions. 

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DO YOU HAVE A GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENT TO FULFILL?

The Art and Visual Culture Education division has openings in the following Fall 2017 classes.

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1 unit seminar for UGD and GRD students: Frontiers in Life Science Research Seminar

Click Here for the Flyer!

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Here are a few English Department courses that still have available seats! 

Check them out and fill that last spot in your Fall 2017 schedule today!!!

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Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!  This course is a Tier 2 Gen Ed and qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.
Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors:  https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR/videos/1253855057988942/

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Tucson Jewish Community Center Elder Rehab

Elder Rehab is a research-tested physical, mental, and social stimulation program, developed by psychologist, Sharon Arkin. A senior, memory-impaired participant will be partnered with a U of A volunteer “Personal Trainer” who will supervise the participant in physical fitness workouts and engage in memory and language stimulation.

Both participants and family members leave having a better mood and clearer mind. This program allows memory impaired elders the chance to interact with young, vibrant college students while improving their physical and mental capabilities.

For information and an application, contact: Sharon Arkin: arkinaz@earthlink.net or 520-603-2912

Click Here for the Flyer and Application!

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In the School of Anthropology, we have an organization entitle the “Bureau for Applied Anthropology” which offers year-long internships starting the fall. There are a variety of areas these internships available:  https://bara.arizona.edu/internship-opportunities  Students work with various community organizations, such as Investigating and Addressing Food Insecurity in Southern Arizona and Assessing and Assisting Community Youth Programs in Tucson.  While helping these important and interesting organization, these students learn Anthropological methods of research, such as participant-observation, interviewing technics, etc. 

This year we have a special opportunity is for our male students to do ethnographic research with a Tucson-based organization that serves teen boys. 
Click Here for the Flyer

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If you are interested, please contact either Dr Diane Austin (daustin@email.arizona.edu) or Kevin Bullets at:  bulletts@email.arizona.edu

Looking for a Tier 2 Individuals & Societies??
LAR 350: Parks and Urban Public Spaces -- Fully Online
Click Here for the Flyer

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Introduction to Retailing (RCSC 214) has some open seats this fall.  Great opportunity to learn about the business of retailing and fashion-related fields.  To be eligible to enroll for RCSC 214 you must have completed MIS 111, ACCT 200 and College Algebra.  If you have completed those courses then please go to this link and fill out the application form: https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/rcsc/advising/forms

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An internship helping with the memorial being built in the wake of the tragedy on January 8, 2011 at Congresswoman Gifford's Congress on Your Corner Event. The focus is on grant writing, fundraising and public relations. This is for Fall 2017, and interested students should email Stephany Haack with a resume and letter of interest (stephany@tucsonsmemorial.org). Students may apply for internship credit through SBS 393 if unable to receive internship credit in their major for this opportunity.

Click Here for the PDF Flyer!

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MCB 396I, Career Exploration and Professional Development
Mondays, 2 - 3:50 pm, Life Sciences South, room 340 (2 units)

This course was developed to encourage students to study science, to prepare to enter the scientific and health care workforce, and to take advantage of mentoring opportunities that will assist them to advance to positions of scientific and medical leadership.  The premise is that through developing a broad understanding of issues related to science and through professional development, both women and men will gain access to information and to the formal and informal networks needed to progress to successful careers in science and health care. Part of the course is devoted to interactions with those in science related fields who can share experiences and provide guidance.  During the course of the semester students will prepare a personal statement and a resume as well as a plan for moving towards their intended career goal.

Sign up today on UAccess Student!

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NEW PERSIAN COURSE!!!

PRS 496A/596A: Poetry for the Prince: Medieval Persian Literature and the Royal Court
T/Th 3:30-4:45 Taught by Dr. Austin O'Malley

This course examines how medieval Persian court culture intersects with the Persian lit-erary tradition. Students will be introduced to classic poetic works in translation, includ-ing Ferdowsi’s Shah-nama, Nezami’s Haft Paykar, the ghazals of Hafez, and the pane-gyres of the Ghaznavid period. We will examine how these works represent kingship and courtly practice, and how they encode royal ideology. We will also investigate how poetry was produced, performed, and transmitted in the medieval Persian royal context and the social functions that it served.

See HERE for the course flyer!

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No matter what your major is, mastering new technologies like graphic design and video editing software is essential for all professions as all industries become more digital. Knowing how to use them will not only set you apart, but will highlight your creative thinking skills as well.

STARTS JULY 10 - $499 ($400 scholarships available) Space is limited. Register by July 7.

LEARN MORE

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Mindful Ambassadors of Campus Health/CAPS is recruiting students for 2017-18!

Mindful Ambassadors are UA graduate and undergraduate students who study mindful practice and give brief presentations around campus – sharing mindfulness with their peers. The training program includes:​

  • Intensive introduction (Fri 9/8, 7-9 pm; Sat 9/9, 9 am - 4 pm)
  • Ongoing training sessions, Fridays 4-6 pm (weekly in early fall, then twice-monthly)
  • A practical manual with exercises and guidelines for effective presentations

To learn more, review the FLYER and sign up for one of the following one-hour Information Sessions:

​Fri, June 23, 3 pm
|Thu, June 29, 4 pm
Wed, July 12, 3 pm
Fri, July 21, 4 pm
Fri, Aug 25, 4 pm
Tue, Aug 29, 3 pm

Reservations:  StuartMoody@email.Arizona.edu

"I feel grateful every day to be a part of the program for my own self-care, and to be trained to share these practices with others. It could not have come at a better time in my medical training!"  - LW, medical student​

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Dear Wildcats!

Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!  This course is a Tier-2 Gen Ed and qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.

Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors:  https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR/videos/1253855057988942/

Higher Education 350: STUDENT OUTREACH, ACCESS, & RESILIENCY IN EDUCATION - Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:15pm

This course will introduce students to the role of individual, cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education in the United States. Students will be exposed to literature and discussions that will allow them to analyze the major theories and research conducted in the areas of college access, outreach, academic achievement, and resiliency. The Service-Learning component of this course (known as Project SOAR) exposes students to these various factors first-hand as they serve as mentors to students at middle schools in Tucson. Students will bring their experience back to the classroom to enhance and refine their understanding of the course topics, and provide a local angle on the theories and literature discussed in-class.

Project SOAR mentors said:

Best part about mentoring:

            ...working with my buddy who didn’t speak English. Breaking the language barrier was a great experience.

            ...seeing the smiles and joy from the mentees when we arrived on campus.

            ...being able to make a difference in their lives.

            ...each of my mentees now has college aspirations and a brighter view of what college has to offer them.

            ...I truly believe that this program has helped me just as much—if not more—than helping the students that I worked with.

“My relationship with my mentee is the most important thing I gained from this experience...it is incredible to feel that you can make a difference.”

“My dream career is still to be a teacher. This class has only reinforced my want to be a teacher that makes a difference and advocates for the students. As a future teacher, I hope to incorporate my students’ lives into the classroom and

provide ways for them to connect and get excited about learning.”

Mentees said:

“Thank you for helping me with my homework and just talking to me.”

“Thank you for helping me pick a school.”

“Thank you for mentoring me and talking to me about college.”

https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR              http://uaprojectsoar.wix.com/projectsoar

If you have any questions please email me at mairwin@arizona.edu Looking forward to meeting you next semester!

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The University of Arizona Choral Program

The University of Arizona Choral Program offers EIGHT curricular choral ensembles for all university students, faculty, and staff. Get your fine arts credit by singing in one of our outstanding choirs! All choirs are open to ALL students. We are now accepting registration for Fall 2017 – simply sign up for a stress-free five-minute choral placement, taking place in the Fred Fox School of Music on August 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2017.

Follow this link to register for your choral placement and to join one of our choirs! http://www.tinyurl.com/choralplacement

For a description of all choirs offered, please visit http://choral.music.arizona.edu/ensembles/

Choral ensembles offered for the 2017-1028 academic year are: Mus200J/400J, MUS 200S/400S, MUS 200I/400I, MUS 400L/500L, MUS 402/502, MUS 400Q/500Q, and MUS 200K/400K/500K (all one credit hour)

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Erin Plisco at uachoirs@gmail.com

See the flyer HERE for more info!

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Still looking for that perfect class to fill the last spot on your fall 2017 schedule?

Look no further than:

ENGL 488b: American Modernist Poetry
TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm
Professor Nathanson

American poets were instrumental in shaping the movement known as modernism. Stressing experiment and innovation, their work challenged conventional conceptions of poetry, creating a hyper-textual space in which competing idioms, discourses, and models of social and political action could jostle freely. (Contemporary poetry, especially so-called “composition by field,” is very much an outgrowth of modernist practice.) We will focus on the work of such major American modernist poets as Eliot, Pound, Williams, H.D., Stevens, Moore, and Crane.  We will stress close reading of individual poems but will also explore modernism as a program of literary and cultural innovation. 

Requirements: three short papers (3-5 pp. each), or two short papers plus a journal of imitations; a final exam.

Not an English major? Not a problem! If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please contact one of our academic advisors for assistance.

Last Names A-K: contact Sandra Holm at sholm@email.arizona.edu Last Names L-Z: contact Racheal Shertzer at rshertzer@email.arizona.edu

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SPAN 150B2 (Tier 1, Individuals and Societies) The Politics of Language: U.S. Latinos, Language, and Society

Dr. Lillian Gorman
MWF 12-­12:50pm
Fall 2017

Did you know the U.S. is the world’s 2nd largest Spanish speaking country? Did you know Latinxs/Hispanics are the largest ethnic minority in the country?

Learn about the connections between Latinxs, language, politics, and identity in Tucson and throughout the U.S.

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Do you want to experience the taste of medieval Muslim courts as if you lived those days? Do you want to know more about cultural aspects of the first Muslim dynasties? How did the father kings treat their sons?, and how the sons did reply?

Take MENA 277 A (History of Middle East) and earn credits for your General Education (Tier II) from where you are, in the state or abroad! It is an easy and relaxing course for summer, recharging you for a new start in fall. There is no need to buy a book! All teaching materials will be uploaded on D2L.

MENA 277 A  provides a historical overview of the first nine centuries of Islamic civilization. It focuses primarily on the major political dynasties in the Middle East, as well as global events, such as the Crusader and Mongol invasions. You will read short narratives of historical events from primary sources in English, along with analytical secondary sources. After this course, you are familiar with the spiritual and intellectual life of the classical Islamic world and you have familiarity with the world of Persian literature, the iconic poets and historians of time, and in general the Islamic material culture.

For more info, view the flyer HERE

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