Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment Coordinator Position

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking applicants for a project coordinator for the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE; www.heeforeststudy.org), a large multidisciplinary research project examining the relationship of silvicultural practices to changes in plant and animal species within forests across Indiana. This individual will coordinate all research, extension and teaching activities related to the HEE.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will facilitate collaboration between researchers from Purdue, Indiana State, Ball State and other universities, and local land managers for the State of Indiana. Regular communication via emails, meetings and/or biannual newsletters is expected to update investigators and managers on progress and success of field work; to make judgments as to the suitability of the particular field sites for research activities; and to coordinate field activities with land managers on state forests properties. The incumbent will be expected to hire and remotely supervise field technicians and a field research coordinator, oversee implementation of field protocols for sampling of forest vegetation and fauna, and provide oversight for quality analysis/control associated with collection of field data. This position is also responsible for coordinating field crew logistics, including hiring, housing and transportation. The incumbent will work closely with researchers in organizing and archiving tabular and geospatial data into searchable geodatabases. The Project Coordinator will also assist in analysis of data to create annual progress and outreach materials, organize and/or participate in department-sponsored extension activities, and assist researchers by assembling results into publishable manuscripts.

The position will be based at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, while the HEE field sites are located near Bloomington, Indiana. Therefore, the position will require travel between campus and the field throughout the year; the amount of travel substantially depending on field needs. The individual will occasionally be expected to collect field data in adverse environmental conditions typical of southern Indiana.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. in Forestry or a closely related field, plus two years of work experience similar to the described position, is required; an M.S. in Forestry or a closely related field with supervisory experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have working knowledge of general silvicultural operations, forest inventory techniques and wildlife sampling techniques. Strong knowledge of computer data programs for organizing data (e.g., Excel, Access, ArcGIS) and analyzing field data (e.g., SAS, R) is expected. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills is required. Demonstrated technical and scientific writing skills, such as management plans or manuscripts, are preferred.

SALARY: Salary range is $40,000 – $45,000 per year, commensurate with experience and training.

CLOSING DATE: January 19, 2015, or until filled with a qualified candidate.

STARTING DATE: February 16, 2015 is preferred, although it may be delayed for an exceptional candidate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: This position is listed at Purdue’s Careers (msaunder).

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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Croatia Summer Design/Build

Please see attached poster for Design/Build with the Landscape Architecture Dept. in Croatia Summer Quarter 2015. Applications are due February 6th, 2015. For more information, contact Prof. Daniel Winterbottom, nina@uw.edu, 206-612-1146.
2015 poster2.pdf

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Forestry Coordinator position Univ of TN

The recruiting link is:


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Upcoming Scholarship Deadline: Research Internship in Germany/deadline on January 15, 2015

I’m emailing to remind you about the upcoming DAAD RISE deadline on January 15, 2015. Undergraduates students who have completed at least two years of their degree program in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering are eligible to apply for the DAAD Rise. The program offers opportunities to students to work in research groups at top research institutions in Germany during the summer. The scholarship covers the program cost as well as a stipend to help cover student living expenses. Students do not need to speak German. I have attached a flyer that can email to you or to interested students. Students with questions should email me directly. As always, I’m also happy to come to any department events to talk with students about this and other scholarship opportunities


Emily Smith

Global Opportunities Adviser

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Seattle, WA 98195

Emilys42 / http://expd.uw.edu/globalopportunities/global-opportunities

DAAD Rise flyer.pdf

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Courses on Asian Religions Winter 2015 – still have space!

Check out these courses on Asian Religions this Winter!

JSIS C 202 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions (5)
History of religions, concentrating on religions that have developed in South Asia and East Asia. Primary attention to Hinduism and Buddhism; other important Asian religions are discussed in relation to them, with emphasis on basic conceptual and symbolic structures.

15826 A 5 TTh 130-320 SMI 120 TOKUNO,KYOKO

See sections Th or F

JSIS C 490 A Special Topics: New Religions of East Asia (5)

Restr 15852 A 5 MW 330-520 MEB 245 TOKUNO,KYOKO Open 8/ 10 J



JSIS C 490 C Special Topics: Trans-Pacific Christianities, American Religion & Asian America (5)

21592 C 5 MW 130-320 DEN 315 TSE,JUSTIN K Open 7/ 30



JSIS 485 A/ASIAN 498 Special Topics: Hindu-Muslim Literary Encounters (5)
15716 A 5 TTh 1230-220 SWS 032 PAUWELS,HEIDI R. Open 2/ 10 J


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Grand Canyon NP Fire Ecology and Fuel Management Internship

Please help us spread the word about this excellent opportunity for a student internship.

Grand Canyon National Park is recruiting for a student intern to work with the Fire Ecology and Fuel Management professional staff. The goal of the internship program is to provide on-the-job training to students so they can gain an understanding of how science is incorporated into fire management decisions. Interns will be considered for the federal Student Trainee (Forestry Technician – Fuels Technician) (0499) series at the GS-5 grade level.

Qualification and application information:

Online applications must be completed by January 9, 2015.

Applicants are highly encouraged to call or email me for further information — see attached flyer.


Grand Canyon Fire Intern 2015.pdf

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this made me think about degree paths….

A to B, like getting a degree?


First, let’s talk about structure and agency, one of the frameworks we in sociology use to explore how individuals act in society and how society acts on individuals. Imagine that I need to get from point A to point B:

Now, there are any number of ways that we could get there, as evidenced by my bright-colored squiggly lines a la Microsoft Paint:

I have the agency to get from A to B in whichever way that I choose. But of course, this isn’t how real life works. We live in a society that is in many ways constricted by laws and norms of behavior, one that gives us boundaries and structure:

While I can still get from A to B in a path of my own choosing (my agency), I am forced to go through socially constructed channels to get there (structure). As a result, sociologists often question how much agency individuals truly have in deciding their own social situations.

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Up to $22,500 Scholarship for STEM & Health Care Majors – Opens January 2015

Note: In the past ESRM and BSE are included (I am assuming this is still true)

Also: The CIP code you will need comes from the Registrar’s Office at UW (not the bse/esrm advising office)

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For Up to $22,500!
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The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

  • Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing
  • Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
  • Approximately 750 applicants selected.

The application for 2015-16 will be available on the WSOS website on January 5, 2015, with a deadline of March 2, 2015.

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new VLPA and “W” for winter, 2015– “C. Lit 302, Post Modern Theory and Media

If you still have students that need either a VLPA or a "W," or both,
see the attached flyer for more information on a great new course for 
winter quarter.
Nancy Sisko 


Stephen Groening
Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Studies
Department of Comparative Literature
University of Washington


New from British Film Institute Publications: Cinema Beyond Territory: Inflight Entertainment and Atmospheres of Globalization

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FLAS Fellowship Web Chat, Wed, Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 PM PST

Applying for the FLAS Fellowship over break? Have questions? Join the FLAS Web Chat on Wed Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 PM PST!

Sign in as a guest here: https://uofw.adobeconnect.com/jsis/

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai-Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

Questions? Email rldavis@uw.edu

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Coenv_advisers Nosh on Nature – Jan 15, 2015

Please see the attachment for Nosh on Nature on January 15th.

Here is the link for the RSVP.

Nost on nature. coffee (6).pdf

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Ivan Owen Gives the World a (3D-Printed) Hand


When Ivan Owen posted a video of his homebuilt mechanical hand on Youtube in 2011, he never could have predicted how far it would reach.

A South African man who was missing fingers saw the video, contacted Ivan and they collaborated to develop a style of prosthesis that was cheap and customizable. Following this success, a mother of a boy born without fingers on his right hand contacted Ivan to make a full prosthetic hand.

This grew into the e-NABLE Community, founded by R.I.T.’s Jon Schull, which provides downloadable plans online for affordable 3-D Printed Mechanical Prosthetics that anyone can try building on their own.


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Communities work with nature to reduce flood risks


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Applications now being accepted for 2015 Young Leaders in Climate Change internship program


The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service (NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs. General topic areas include resource conservation and adaptation; climate effects monitoring; park facilities adaptation; policy development; sustainable operations & mitigation; and communication, interpretation, or education.

Interns in 2015 will work on a wide variety of projects available, including: monitoring ocean acidification and intertidal biological communities; supporting a multidisciplinary science team working to respond to and mitigate the impacts of climate change to archaeological resources; developing a predictive model of snow patches likely to contain significant archaeological and/or paleoecological materials; conducting field surveys to determine plant community shifts and diversity changes in response to soil moisture change; developing strategies for how to incorporate climate change adaptation and storm preparedness options into the rehabilitation of historic structures; and creating a web-based template for communicating climate change information to the public.

Internship positions run full-time (40 hours/week) for 11-12 weeks, generally during the summer months. They pay $14/hour plus benefits. Interns are employees of the University of Washington. Most positions come with free or subsidized housing in dormitories or other shared accommodations in parks. They are all rigorous and challenging projects that demand high-level academic knowledge and skills and that afford interns with considerable autonomy and opportunity for leadership under an effective mentor.

For more information and to apply to the 2015 YLCC internship program, please visit parksclimateinterns.org

The application deadline for the 2015 YLCC Internship Program is 12:01 pm PST, Friday, January 30, 2015.

For questions about the overall internship program or a specific internship opportunity, contact:

Timothy Watkins

Science and Education Coordinator, NPS Climate Change Response Program

Email: climate_change (Please include the word internship in the subject line of your email.)

For technical questions or comments about the application process or the website, please contact:

Adrienne Karpov

YLCC Program Manager

Email: ylcc

The George Melendez Wright Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) internship program is funded and sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Response Program and managed by the University of Washington College of the Environment.

YLCC Program Brief for Students.pdf

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The CAMBIO program

USDA-NIFA- Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant
Graduate Research Assistant Positions in Natural Resources
at Humboldt State University

As a part of the Climate change Adaptation and Management for Biodiversity to promote Inclusion and Opportunities for Hispanic students (CAMBIO) program, the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources at Humboldt State University seeks applications from highly-motivated students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Resources (http://www2.humboldt.edu/fwr/program/graduate_degrees). The CAMBIO program aims to increase the representation of Hispanic students in HSU’s Forestry and Wildland Resources graduate program, and ultimately in the Natural Resource professions.
CAMBIO GRA announcement Final.docx

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Organic Farm School accepting applications (fwd)

Interested in becoming an organic farmer? Become a student at the Organic Farm School! Applications currently being accepted.

Located on scenic Whidbey Island in Washington State, the Organic Farm School (OFS) at Greenbank Farm trains aspiring farmers to run successful small-scale organic farms. During the full-time, 7.5-month program, students spend a third of their time participating in weekly classes and field trainings, going on bi-weekly field trips to other farms, and engaging in the writing of a personal farm business plan. Students spend the balance of their time co-managing the eight-acre OFS student farm, which focuses on market-scale production of organic vegetables, seed crops, and cover crops with berries, poultry, lambs, and bees incorporated as well. Through this balance of academic and experiential studies, students experience all aspects of starting and running a small-scale organic farm, from goal setting and business planning to planting, harvesting, and marketing. With this skill and knowledge base, graduates are able to minimize their risk and maximize their success as they enter the growing field of sustainable farming.

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at http://greenbankfarm.biz/ofs/


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Paid climate change internships in national parks (fwd)

The NPS Climate Change Response Program and the University of Washington are pleased to announce paid summer internship positions related to climate change in national parks. Eligible students are highly accomplished graduate students and upper-level undergraduates (juniors and seniors). Interns must be US citizens or nationals, and be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program.

Twelve positions are offered in parks and program offices around the country for the summer of 2015. Applications will be accepted until late January.

For further information, list of available positions, and application directions please see the attached announcement and visit the program website: parksclimateinterns.org
YLCC Program Brief for Students.pdf

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Opportunity in Global Health – IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program
Meeting Global Health’s Greatest Challenges Through Education and Innovation

Dear Colleague,

We are contacting you with an excellent job opportunity for graduating seniors! Please share this message with your students and anyone who would be interested in this opportunity.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from renowned group of professors. This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue for a fully-funded Master of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Further information about the Post-Bachelor Fellowship program and how to apply can also be found at on the IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship page. There will also be an information session on January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Pacific Time).

If there is anything else we can do to provide you or your students with more information about this opportunity, please let us know.

Best Regards,


Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2014 Job Announcement.pdf

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Year in Tokyo –Direct Exchange, Waseda University/ application extended to jan 9th

Dear Students,

Applications are still being accepted for the Waseda Global Leadership Program. We welcome applicants from all majors.

This year-long exchange puts you in the heart of Tokyo, housing costs covered. Students will attend classes at Waseda University and experience Japanese culture with a small cohort of students from across the nation (Columbia, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown). For more information, please visit our website.

About Waseda

This interdisciplinary leadership program runs autumn 2015-spring 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Students will receive UW credit (Honors or other credits per pre-approval). Housing costs are covered through the program; however, students will need to cover tuition (cost of UW tuition), airfare, food, and spending money. Students accepted to this "integrated study abroad" program will enroll in a preparatory seminar during spring quarter and engage with a small cohort of GLP Waseda exchange students who are spending the current academic year at the UW. In addition, during the year long program at Waseda University, UW students will engage with a cohort of students from US universities who are part of the GLP cohort (at present UW, Columbia, Georgetown, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania).

Current sophomores and juniors from all majors are encouraged to apply (to see a list of course offerings visit: http://www.cie-waseda.jp/glp/us/curriculum/disciplinary-courses)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 9, 2015

Fast Facts for Waseda

  • Most Waseda classes are taught in English.
  • Most classes are 2 credits and meet once per week for 1.5 hours.
  • Most students take eight to ten courses per semester.
  • 45-54 credits per year is an average course load. Most students take up to five classes per semester, and some take up to seven.
  • The Waseda academic structure is based on the "Zemi" model. A Zemi is a unique Japanese academic experience that is a cross between a seminar, lab, and social network/club.
  • Academic calendar:
  • Autumn semester: September 21 – February 5
  • Spring semester: April 1 – August 2

Contact Info

Associate Director and Honors International lead, Julie Villegas, villegas, 206-543-7172

GLP Flyer

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winter 2015/ Website for ESS-421 Remote Sensing

ESS 421 Intro to Remote Sensing (see attached flyer). This class has no prerequistes and is great for students with a science background.


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