Campus events for Thurs., Feb. 18: Time-saving techniques, China’s “Left-Behind” Children, and more!

These are the events happening around campus Thurs., Feb. 18.

Intramural Zumba
Athletics building, room 3025, 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Take time out from your busy day to dance your way fit. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Tools, Tips, Tricks, and Technology: Part 2 of the Time Management Series
PUB 9208, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Technology has made thousands of apps available to us in order to help with scheduling and organization. Come learn about some of the most popular apps used by students. In addition, we will be exploring Google Calendar (which you have for FREE with your Shoreline e-mail address) and its features to set you up for success. Bring a laptop if you want!

*This session will be recorded and posted online. To view go to our

UW Dentistry Info Session
Room 2812, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
This is a presentation by Memory Brock, Assistant Director of Admissions at the U of Washington School of Dentistry. Learn how to  prepare and apply to dental school! Everyone is welcome.

UW Foster School of Business Transfer Information Session
PUB 9208, 3-4 p.m.

Adam Shinn, Associate Director at the UW Foster School of Business, will be here on campus to give an information session on transferring to Foster. He will answer students’ questions regarding prerequisites, how to apply, how to take the Writing Skills Assessment (WSA), and what makes an application competitive. Open to all students.

Intramural Personal Training
Athletics bldg. room 3007, 6-6:50 p.m.
Come get free, hands-on training to help you reach your fitness goals.

The GAC Presents: China’s Urbanization and the “Left-behind” Children
PUB 9208, 7-8:30 p.m.
In China, a new generation of children is growing up in the countryside with only one or no parent around during most of the time of the year. They are called “left-behind children.” Their population has grown to more than 60 million; half of them are between age 6 and 14. They are left behind because their parents have gone to work in the city, often hundreds of miles away from home.  They are part of China’s gargantuan army of migrant workers, estimated at about 170 million in 2014.  These laborers power China’s economic machine and turn it into the “world’s factory’.  While they work in the city, their children often cannot be with them. Lacking day-to-day parental care and close guidance, the “left-behind” children face many problems and many of them get into trouble.  Some develop psychological problems; others fall victims to bullying, physical or sexual abuse, or even serious accidents.

This presentation explains how China’s special, “incomplete” urbanization policy and thehukou (household registration) system function in concert to produce a generation of “left-behind” children and “migrant children,” and their implications.

Join us, together with Kam Wing Chan, Geography Department, University of Washington, discuss about the difficulties the “left-behind children” of China faces. To learn more about our speaker. visit our biographies page.

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