The Allegheny National Forest is outreaching 2 (TWO) 18 and 8 Permanent Part Time GS-0462-04/05/06 Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Preparation) positions with one position located at the Bradford District office in Bradford, PA and the other position located at the Marienville District office in Marienville, PA.
Here is an outreach notice for National Program Leader for Economics Research with the USDA Forest Service Research and Development located in Washington DC.
Come join us this Saturday for our first planting party in Yesler Swamp!
We are part of the UW Restoration Ecology Network and we’re working to restore part of Yesler Swamp. After weeks of removing invasive plants, we are excited to plant our new native plants! See the attached pdf for more details and directions.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 10 am to 3 pm
Email volunteer coordinator, Amy Stephens (aamys6), for more information.
We hope to see you there!
> http://larchwp.be.washington.edu/features/designbuild/croatia-2014/ >
> Landscape Architecture Croatia: Design/Build
> Location: Rab, Croatia
> Department: Landscape Architecture
> Program Dates: September 14 – November 24, 2014 Estimated Program Fee: > $5,600
> Credits: 12
> Program Director: Daniel Winterbottom (Landscape Architecture) UW > Study Abroad Program Manager: Karleigh Koster email@example.com > Application Deadline: April 13 2014 Information Session(s): February > 18th 12 pm and March 7 12pm, Gould Hall Room 142
> Program Description
> The Fall Croatia Design/Build 2014 Program offers students a unique service learning opportunity on the spectacular island of Rab, on the north Adriatic coast of Croatia. Students will collaborate with our partners, Rab Psychiatric Hospital and their staff, administrators, and patients to expand the design of a dementia garden as part of a master plan for a therapeutic campus initiated in 2012. Gathering areas, planting beds, rehabilitation elements, wandering gardens, seating and viewing areas, and sensory gardens will be included in the project. The process will be formed around the collaborative model of inclusive design, which will be informed through time spent with staff, doctors, therapists, and the director of the Rab hospital. Each student will take on individual responsibilities during the various phases of the project. The rapid pace of both the design and construction will require a deep level of commitment and responsibility, resulting in tremendous individual and communal rewards. Students will have classes in graphics, site design, and construction documentation, and will experience how the community design process informs a successful and responsive design solution. In the building phase, students will be taught the principles and methodologies of construction, how to use tools, calculate materials, and estimate costs. While many parts of Croatia remain traumatized by recent ethnic conflict, this part of Croatia was not directly affected. The hospital, however, treats many patients suffering from PTSD, violence, and depression resulting from the conflict. >
> Rab is located close to the great Croatian cities of Zadar, Rijeka, and Split, as well as the natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes and the Adriatic coast. It is easily accessible from Zagreb, the capital of the Croatia, by ferry and bus. These accessible places, many of which are world heritage sites, offer unique opportunities to explore site building styles and techniques including vernacular stone building, wood carving, and stone paving. These are just a few of the highly developed crafts found throughout Croatia that the participants will explore. Croatia has rich and varied geographical features, extensive rocky coast, pine forests, and arid mountain ranges. The most spectacular natural wonders in the country are the cascading limestone pools at Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of two world heritage sites we will visit. Plitvice Lakes is also where the first fatality of the recent genocide occurred in the mid 1990′s. This is some of the background through which we will explore the culture and history of Croatia. There will be a field trip to Zadar, a walled city that hosts a major glass museum and internationally recognized public art works, including the Water Organ. We will also visit Split, the site of Dioclidies Place and a second world heritage site. We will explore Eastern Croatia and Slavonia through trips to Vukovar, the site of the first genocide of the recent war, and Osijek, a city with renowned secessionist architecture and design. >
> By living and working in and with the host community of Rab Hospital, traveling through Croatia and meeting local academics, professionals, and students, participants will gain a deep and profound understanding of the beauty, complexity, and challenges faced by this part of the world. Our guides will offer insights into the local culture and its history and we will participate in local cultural celebrations and events. By working inside this unique psychiatric hospital, students will witness and experience how open spaces and nature are used to achieve therapeutic benefits and increase the well-being of the patients. >
> Rab, Croatia
> The housing will be in buildings supplied by the hospital. Housing during the field trips will be in hostels and apartments. >
> Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements
> Advanced undergraduate, graduate and non-matriculated students in landscape architecture, architecture, anthropology, fine arts, and other fields may apply. Program emphasis is on (but not limited to) students who are preparing for professional careers in environmental design and construction disciplines, international non-profit activism, social justice, and public health, with an emphasis on community development. Participants are selected on the basis of high scholarship, academic preparation, motivation, and emotional maturity. Students will work with the client and faculty to build an “interactive landscape.” Students will learn the skills of small site design and construction detailing, management, and community participation. >
> There are no prerequisites for the course. However, there is a competitive application process to apply for the program. Students should be comfortable working and studying in a different country and with those from other cultures. They should be self-confident, self-motivated, and comfortable working in groups and individually. >
> 12 Credits
> LARC 503: Community Design Studio (6 credits)
> Design as social and community action. Service-learning studio with emphasis on the role of design in community building and place making in urban neighborhoods. Exploration of the social, economic, political, and physical dimensions of urban design. Application of methods and approaches in citizen participation, community actions and political process. >
> LARC 403: Cultural Studio (6 credits)
> Studies of the landscape at various scales and in diversified contexts. Offers better understanding of visual components of landscapes, designer’s capacity to evaluate and change these components, and resultant interaction with and effect on the landscape user. The focus of this course is to design with sensitivity for unique cultures and how to incorporate their values and views into the end product. Students will learn participatory design and collaborative design techniques and methods and develop observational and documentation skills. >
> LARC 322: Landscape Materials (4 credits)
> This introductory course, the second of three in the construction sequence, will focus on the traditional and innovative use of materials, many of which offer more sustainable options. Students will learn construction methodologies and material properties and layout, detail development, construction administration, cost estimating, and specifications. >
> LARC 411: Landscape Graphics (3 credits)
> The course introduces fundamental hand-drawn graphic conventions, drawing techniques, and media used in environmental design. The emphasis is on building drawing and media skills that support design ability development. The course is taught with a variety of techniques including lectures, demonstrations, display of examples, drawing from slides, and in-class workshops. >
> Program Directors & Staff
> Daniel Winterbottom, Department of Landscape Architecture
> Program Expenses
> Estimated Program Fee of $5,600, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($300), airfare, food (about 20 $ day on non work days), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($40/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money. > Average Airplane Ticket Price:
> $1,700-$2,000* roundtrip
> *Subject to when & where you buy your ticket Payment Schedule >
> Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. >
> Payment Type
> Payment Amount
> Payment Due Date
> Non-Refundable UW Study Abroad Fee
> Program Fee
> TOTAL FEES CHARGED
> To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the UW Study Abroad Office. (student’s from non U of WA Universities can do an on line orientation) You are also required to attend all program-specific orientations offered by your Program Directors. >
> You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend a scheduled session. You can visit the orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule. >
> Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad. >
> Financial Aid and Scholarships
> Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office. >
> Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans. >
> Revision Request:
> In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office: >
> 1. Revision Request Form
> 2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. >
> Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships. >
> Application Process
> The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, two faculty recommendations, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email. >
> Disability Accommodations
> The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at Disability Resources for Students. >
> $350 of the total program fee and the $300 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps: >
> 1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot. >
> 2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall. >
> Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information. >
They were unable to be here, please check out their website for more info about the program.
Thursday, March 6th, 9am in Anderson 22.
Committee: Rick Gustafson (chair), Renata Bura, Fernando Resende, Daniel Smith, Brad Holt (GSR).
Title: Advanced process control for fermentation systems.
NC State’s Department Head, Forestry and Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources job search.
The Angeles National Forest is seeking to fill the position of Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-06; GS-1316-07, located in Arcadia, CA. This position will be for temporary, full-time employment, and will be filled at either grade level identified. The incumbent is expected to work on weekends as needed with a start date of approximately May 2014, and an end date of approximately May 2015. This outreach/announcement is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this employment opportunity.
This position is currently open for applying under temporary vacancy announcements: TEMP-R5-GS1316-6-HYDRO-DTA and TEMP-R5-GS1316-7-HYDRO-DT, so qualified individuals may apply now.
Please see the attached Outreach/Announcement Notice for additional information and clickable links to the announcements.
For information related to the technical aspects of this position, please contact Nathan Sill via email at NSill, or via telephone at (626) 574-5328. For information on how to apply, please review the vacancy announcement, or contact the ASC HRM Contact Center at 877-372-7248 or fsjobs.
The San Gabriel River Ranger District of the Angeles National Forest is seeking to fill up to 5 Forestry Technician (Recreation), GS-0462-04; GS-0462-05, positions located in Glendora, CA. These positions will be for temporary, full-time employment, and will be filled at either grade level identified. The incumbent is expected to work on weekends with a start date of approximately May 2014, and an end date of approximately September 2014. This outreach/announcement is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this employment opportunity.
This position is currently open for applying under temporary vacancy announcements: TEMP-R5-GS462-4-REC-DT and TEMP-R5-GS462-5-REC-DT, so qualified individuals may apply now. Please see the attached outreach/announcement for additional information and clickable links to the announcements.
For information related to the technical aspects of this position, please contact Michael Hansen via email at Mhansen02, or via telephone at (626) 335-1251 x249. For information on how to apply, please review the vacancy announcement, or contact the ASC HRM Contact Center at 877-372-7248 or fsjobs.
The Allegheny National Forest is outreaching a GS-462-07 Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Preparation) position located at the Marienville District office in Marienville, PA.
This position will be outreached and advertised concurrently, not ending before March 28, 2014.
Please share with potential applicants, and encourage them to reply to the outreach.
The Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership is a yearly event that allows students to showcase their work and learning related to service and leadership experiences. This year, the event is on May 20, 2014 at the Husky Union Building. Students across the UW Seattle campus will display and speak about their work. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to dialogue with these students to learn more about their projects and the experiences gained during the year. Apply online to be part of the Gallery of Student Projects!
The Spring Celebration is co-hosted by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Jumpstart, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, the Pipeline Project, The Husky Leadership Initiative and The HUB. While many students who are active in these programs participate in this event, students engaged in service and leadership across campus are also invited to present their work.
This year the Spring Celebration will be held in the HUB. The afternoon will feature a Gallery of Student Projects where students will present their work during a poster session. Additionally, participants are invited to join breakout sessions featuring presentations on a variety of service-focused themes. We will finish evening with the Leadership Celebration honoring student leadership and service award winners.
For more information visit: http://expd.washington.edu/springcelebration
First Year Programs is currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming event “A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor” on Monday, March 10th. All volunteers will be provided with a ticket to this sold out event. Volunteer positions will be filled based on availability on a first come first serve basis.
To register as a volunteer please visit: http://fyp.washington.edu/volunteer
You will be contacted by close of business on Thursday, March 6th to notify you whether or not you have been selected and where you can check in for your shift on Monday, March 10th.
Please pass this email on to any UW faculty, staff, or students you think may be interested in volunteering for this event.
For more event details visit: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/news/justice-sotomayor/
FRENCH 499: Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods – Open to all majors! No prereqs! Taught in English!
Have you ever been in the library working on a research paper and wondered what it would be like to collect data in the real world? Have you ever thought it would be interesting to interview real live human beings to get their insight on research questions you have? Have you ever wished you could devote a whole quarter to one research project instead of frantically cramming all your research and writing into the last two weeks? If so, this class is for you. If you are interested in finding out about the types of projects students are working on, come to our research panel on Wed Mar 12 from 3:30 to 5pm in Thompson 234.
French 499 B, SLN 14265
Maya Smith, Asst. Professor
Conducted in English
Both theoretical and practical, this course covers the fundamentals of qualitative research methods. Throughout the course, we will discuss different forms of qualitative data (field notes, interviews, participant observation), explore various types of data analysis (thematic, content, discourse analysis), and learn how to code our data. With the tools acquired in this course, students will design and implement a small-scale qualitative study as well as analyze some of the data collected. The primary goal of this course is to train students in developing research questions, conducting fieldwork, and analyzing qualitative data. This course is taught in English and requires no background in French. No prerequisites.
The class is open to majors and non-majors alike. Please note that the typical prereqs for 400-level courses are listed on the schedule, but we can override that. If you would like to sign up, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and student number, and we’ll get you enrolled.
*This is not a French language course!
The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to host two more Leadership Firesides this winter quarter! Leadership Firesides aim to provide an opportunity for UW students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders and hear their personal stories of leadership in an informal setting. Wednesday March 6 | Leadership Fireside with Peter Chiarelli
General Peter Chiarelli, United States Army (retired), serves as the chief executive at the non-profit organization One Mind Research and brings powerful forces together to focus on mental illness and brain injury. Leadership skills like strategy development, collaboration, influence, and innovation span many fields and careers—students are invited to learn more about Chiarelli’s own tour of leadership through an accomplished career in the service to now leading a national effort to raise awareness of and funding for some of the biggest issues facing health care.
Meet Chiarelli fireside and discover another leadership perspective.
3/6/14 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB First floor lounge
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for the UW Sea-Going Research and Discovery course (OCEAN 411), which will include a sea-going component from July to October 2014. The VISIONS ’14 expedition will take place aboard the 274-foot global-class Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson and will utilize the state-of-the-art underwater robotic vehicle called ROPOS. We will be working at an active submarine volcano and reaching depths of 9000 ft beneath the ocean’s surface.
Attached is a flier and application- deadline to apply is March 7th!
This class has no prerequisites and is open to all students. Except for tuition, there are no other associated costs. Transportation to and from the ship will also be provided.
VISIONS’14 will take place July 13 to October 3, 2014. There will be numerous 2- to 3-week legs in which you will be able to participate over the 83-day expedition. The exact dates of each leg will be posted on the website as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit: http://www.interactiveoceans.washington.edu/
Student Fiscal Services offers tax workshops to help U.W. students understand taxes, implications, tax liabilities, and tax credits!
Their next student tax workshop is located at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220 at 12:30PM – 1:30PM:
|03/06/2014||12:30PM – 1:30PM||Odegaard 220||Graduate, Professional/Law school|
The next workshop for US Citizens and Residents is below:
|03/12/2014||2:00PM – 3:00PM||Odegaard 220||Residence & Citizens|
Summer Internship Opportunity for Undergraduates
Brightwater (near Woodinville, WA) is offering several internship spots this summer for undergraduates who want to create inspiring outdoor learning experiences for children 4-12 while working in a beautiful natural setting. This is a 5-week internship with a small stipend to help with living expenses. For more information and application materials, visit islandwood.org/brightwatercamps. Deadline to apply is March 31st.
JD – BWSummerCampInternship 2014.pdf
ENV H 417 Children’s Environmental Health 3 credits
SLN: 13814 Tuesday and Thursdays 1:30 – 2:50
open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in all majors.
*Did you know…
- Each year around three million children under the age of five die due to environment-related diseases.
- Acute respiratory infections annually kill an estimated 1.6 million children under the age of five. As much as 60 percent of acute respiratory infections worldwide are related to environmental conditions.
- Diarrheal diseases claim the lives of nearly 1.5 million children every year. Eighty to 90 percent of these diarrhea cases are related to environmental conditions, in particular, contaminated water and inadequate sanitation.
- Nearly 1 million children under the age of five died of malaria in 2008. Up to 90 percent of malaria cases are attributed to environmental factors.
*From The World Health Organization
Instructor: Thomas Burbacher, Ph.D.
Discussion of environmental health issues as they pertain to children’s health. Topics include historical perspective of public health research and policies directed at protecting children’s health, and emerging scientific and public health issues such as the risks and benefits of seafood consumption during pregnancy; the use of pesticides on food and in the home; air pollution and childhood asthma, and childhood injuries and the built environment.
Next Week’s Biology Seminars
12:00 PM on Monday, March 10 in HCK 132
“Coordinating Mitosis and Morphogenesis in Proliferating Epithelia”
Dr. Matthew C. Gibson
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 12 in HCK 132
“History of Animals using Isotope Records (HAIR)”
Dr. Thure Cerling
Geology & Geophysics
University of Utah
Below are descriptions for four Inner Pipeline Seminars that still have a lot of open seats!
College Readiness: Beyond the Grade EDUC 401E
This seminar is designed as an exploration into the world of contemporary political, social, and educational issues in K-12 public schools. Students will learn about pressing educational topics, issues, and questions (such as the achievement gap, Race to the Top, and charter schools) while concurrently tutoring in a local school and experiencing how these concepts play out on the ground level.
Refugee Communities EDUC 401J
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to flee your country and arrive in a new one where you didn’t understand its language, codes, norms or values? This is the reality for millions of refugees around the world, including Seattle. Are you interested in learning more about this situation and helping some of the most vulnerable in our community? If so, sign up for this class! This is a great opportunity to learn about refugee issues, raise awareness and explore writing as well.
Philosophy For Children EDUC 401L
In this seminar, students explore various methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students. The seminar focuses on ways in which to establish “communities of philosophical inquiry” in classrooms, and students develop an understanding of how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and we will discuss such questions as: Why should I be moral? What is art? Do animals have rights? Students will facilitate philosophy sessions in local public schools. UCARs are available for transportation to and from schools.
Race, Power, and Privilege; What it Means in Seattle Public Schools EDUC 401M
At every Pipeline Orientation we examine a map of racial demographics in Seattle Public Schools. The race and class divide between North and South Seattle is pronounced. We will examine local history and the legacy of institutionalized racism. Let’s get a personal understanding of priviledge, oppression, and liberation. We will talk critically about what it means to tutor across significant differences. This seminar will be interractive, experiential, and we will tackle some challenging topics. Our goal is to open more opportunities for equitable and transformative relationships for tutors going into Pipeline target schools.