NOIS Meeting this Friday (Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars)

The Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars cordially invites you to join our first meeting of the the 2016-17 school year!!!

The meeting will take place this Friday October 28th at the Intellectual House’s conference room. 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Please join us as we elect our new leadership board and discuss our plans to hold an event in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux #NODAPL.


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**NOIS aims to increase awareness of research, work, and achievement through building a supportive community for Indigenous scholars at University of WA.

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Communicating Science to the Public Seminar – Apply Now (Grad Students)


Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)

Winter 2017
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Wednesdays 1:30-4:20 in Fish 203

This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 20 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2017 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

In this course, students will:
– Develop and practice several analogies to distill their research – Create a variety of concise research-promoting statements
– Practice story-telling and audience consideration
– Use improvisation as a public speaking tool
– Engage in weekly readings and discussions
– Hear from guest speakers on science communication

Space is limited to 15 students, and the course fills quickly, often with an extensive waiting list. Thus, we have an application process and an expectation agreement which must be completed for a student to be enrolled. The student application is available at (, and must be submitted by October 31.

General information about Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar can be found at:

What others have written:

Science Students Learn to Tell Stories- The Seattle Times
Crafting the Story Behind the Science- A&S Perspectives Newsletter
Designing a Practical Science Communication Curriculum- The Intersection at Discover Blogs Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling- UW Today

If you have any questions, please email Arjun Khakhar (

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Computational Linguistics Career Panel/Q&A Session: 10/28, 3:30-5-pm, Miller 301

Computational Linguistics Career Panel/Q&A Session

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Miller 301

The Department of Linguistics Advising office is hosting an interactive session for undergraduates interested in jobs in computational linguistics.

A panel of computational linguists who work at a wide variety of tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Nuance, etc.) will answer your questions about what jobs in comp ling are like.

If you have ever thought that you might be interested in the interaction between technology and linguistics, this is the panel for you! If you are thinking about jobs after you graduate and have heard of computational linguistics but do not know what it is, this panel is for you!

Please join us for an informal panel followed by refreshments.

For more information, please contact Amie DeJong at or 206-685-4846.


Check out the Linguistics Advising blog!

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Friday: Writers in Rome Info Session

From: Advisers [] On Behalf Of Bridget Norquist
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:38 AM
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Dear advisers,

Please share widely!

Thank you,

Bridget Norquist
Academic Adviser

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Winter Online course | VLPA | Writing credit | No additional fee

New online course offered for the first time in Winter Quarter, “Introduction to the Humanities.” Note that the course satisfies VLPA and optional Writing credits. There is no additional fee for taking this online course.

The course is an experimental online version of a HUMANITIES 201, Introduction to the Humanities offered in WINTER QUARTER 2017. This course, which is being co-taught by myself and Frances McCue, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, is designed to expose undergraduate students to a cross-sampling of subject areas in the humanities. The course does not presuppose any prior college-level exposure to the humanities and is targeted to lower-division (i.e., first- and second-year) students in departments and majors throughout the University.

The humanities hold many different subject areas and this course will explore five of them: language, literature, history, visual culture, and musical culture. We will utilize “artifacts” of cultures past and present to provide students with substantive content in these areas within the humanities. The artifacts provide us the opportunity to collaborate, research, present, and articulate different points of view as we explore their significance. We will use critical reading of texts, dialogue, and reflective writing as the means to understand how to form knowledge across disciplinary fields. In the end, students will be able to take this artifact-centered method of inquiry and apply it to new encounters in any field. Whether they are confronting a visual representation of big data, a computer model, a musical composition, a painting or a sonnet, students will ask provocative, inspiring questions and be offered a range of perspectives.

At the core of this course are filmed presentations by exceptional faculty selected from a range of disciplines in the humanities. Each faculty member will present a sample artifact from his/her field of study. The lectures will represent these subject areas and following these lectures are a series of discussion groups, small and low-stakes dialogues and writing exercises, research puzzles, collaborative activities, and a final project.






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CEP Open House & CEP 200: Introduction to Community, Environment, and Planning

CEP 200 is a great class for Freshman and Sophomores looking for a small learning community and I&S credits.

CEP 200: Introduction to Community, Environment, and Planning Christopher Campbell
5 credits, I &S
Tu/Th 1:30-3:50, GLD 435

There is also a CEP Open House coming up on Friday, November 4th, from 2-4 pm in the Gould Pavilion. Check out the attached flyer for more info!


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UW Climate Change Conversation: Deep Thinkers Needed!


Climate change is the kind of problem that keeps us up at night. No matter where you live or what you do, you will be impacted by human-made changes to our atmosphere. It’s something that no single discipline can hope to solve—we know that we must collaborate to innovate on this complex issue.

The Honors Community at UW generates interdisciplinary conversations where sciences and humanities join forces on contemporary global challenges like climate change. Our next event brings together David Battisti (Atmospheric Sciences), Jean Dennison (Anthropology), Hanson Hosein (Communication Leadership), and Vicky Lawson (Honors Program/Geography).

We hope you’ll bring your passion for learning into our public conversation this November. Let’s think bigger by thinking together about the future of our planet.

Global Challenges—Interdisciplinary Answers
Climate Change
Tuesday, Nov 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. HUB North Ballroom
The event is open to all, the post-event reception is 21+


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Winter 2017: Plant-Microbe Interaction Seminars

SEFS 522: Plant-Microbe Interaction Seminars
Wednesdays 10:30-11:20 in WFS 105

Students will learn about the current research in plant-microbe interactions. Microbes are often essential for plant growth, providing fixed nitrogen, pathogen resistance, and increased tolerance to stress. Other microbes can cause plant diseases. The students will learn about this important field of research from those currently doing the research. The educational goals of this course are to increase awareness of the variety of symbiotic relationships between plants and microbes. Another goal of the course is to encourage interaction between graduate students in the Departments of Microbiology, Biology, and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. This course is graded (C/NC) based on a short paper about a specific aspect of plant-microbe interactions (topic chosen by the student and approved by Dr. Doty). In addition, students will be expected to participate in the seminar discussions and be prepared for class by completing weekly related readings.

Seminar Speaker Schedule

Jan 4: “N fixation in non-legumes: Implications for agriculture & bioenergy” – Prof. Doty

Jan 11: “Interactions between plant associated bacteria”- Dr. Brook Peterson

Jan 18: No class today (Doty away at a conference)

Jan 25: “Epiphytic N2 Fixation in Mosses of the PNW and the Boreal Forest”- Amanda Bidwell

Feb 1: “Agrobacterium”- Prof. Emeritus Gene Nester Feb 8: “Co-option of bacterial quorum sensing for interkingdom signaling”- Dr. Bruna Coutinho

Feb 15: “Forest Phytophthoras – From root nibblers to tree killers”- Dr. Marianne Elliot (WSU-Puyallup)

Feb 22: “Endophyte-assisted phytoremediation”- Robert Tournay Mar 1: “Microbial Interactions inside the Olive Knot”- Dr. Daniel Passos da Silva

Mar 8: “Impacts of endophytes on the physiology of maize and rice”- Tony Rho
SEFS 522 syllabus2017_Ad.pdf

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Weekly Jobs Update from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Please see below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to the Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

Check out the new blog/website at: This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job”, “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest
Service Jobs” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view our webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps. You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else. Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using: If you have a resume, please email it to prior to your scheduled appointment.

Purchasing Agent GS-5/6/7 in Missoula, Montana

Planning Coordinator GS 9/11 in Dickinson & Watford City, North Dakota – 2 positions

Deputy Regional Fleet Manager GS-11/12 in Missoula, Montana

Fleet & Equipment Specialist GS-11 in Helena or Great Falls, Montana

Engineering Technician GS-9 in Helena, Montana

Tractor Operator WG-6 in Sandpoint, Idaho

Rangeland Management Specialist GS-12 in Great Falls, Montana

Customer Service Representative GS-4 in Eureka, Montana

Being Advertised on NOW:

Maintenance Worker WG-6 in Huson, Montana – closes Friday the 28th

Biological Sciences Technician GS-7 in Missoula, Montana – closes Friday the 28th

Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist GS-11/12 in Watford City & Dickinson, North Dakota – closes Monday the 31st

Upcoming Webinar!
New Job Opportunities with Region 1 Forest Service
Monday, October 31st at 10 – 11:30 a.m. MST.

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Ochoco Fisheries Biologist Opportunity

Excellent opportunity for a GS-11 fisheries biologist on the Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco NF. There is an up and coming aquatic restoration program with some excellent opportunity for cutting edge restoration work. A big focus here is channel cut and fill and meadow restoration – a big goal is to raise water tables. Nice and sunny location, really excellent group of folks to work with too!

See the attached outreach document for information.

Forest Service

Ochoco National Forest, Paulina Ranger District

3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754
Caring for the land and serving people


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EE Graduate Programs Info Session – Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 pm

Are you an Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences student interested in graduate school in Electrical Engineering? If so, please join the Department of Electrical Engineering to learn more about the daytime MSEE and PhD in EE programs. Current EE graduate students and advisors will be available to answer questions!

Electrical Engineering Grad Programs Information Session: MSEE and PhD Graduate Programs

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 5:30pm

Electrical Engineering Building, Room EEB 303

Learn about:

• Preparation and Admissions
• Master’s vs. Ph.D. programs
• Degree Requirements
• Research Groups
• And more!

Hope to see you there!
UW EE Daytime Graduate Programs Info. Session Flyer -Oct2016.docx

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STEM Panel on Oct 26: The Martian

Bellevue College’s STEM to Stern program is hosting a panel based on the best-selling
book/movie “The Martian” on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. This panel will feature, among others, our very own Gordon Holtgrieve (Aquatic & Fishery Sciences). UW students are invited to attend the panel in person on the Bellevue campus or log in remotely!

Please see the attached flyer for more information about the event.
The Martian Panel Poster Oct 26.pdf

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Winter/Spring 2017 Capstone/ Research Opportunity

Through a partnership with the University of Washington and King County, students are needed to develop a Forest Stewardship Plan for the 600-acre Soaring Eagle Regional Park in Sammamish, WA just east of Seattle. Students develop and deliver a professional-quality plan which King County will use for forest management decisions.

The Forest Stewardship Plan will require a range of tasks with room for students to focus on a particular interest area. Students will be required to also assist in field work, analysis, and writing to complete the plan in coordination with other students, instructors, and King County foresters.

· Forest inventory and data collection

· Forest growth modeling in FVS

· Develop logging systems plans

· Develop public outreach strategies

· GIS analysis and map making

· Carbon storage

· Other resource areas related to forest management

Please see attached flyer for more details.


Derek Churchill will advise students with assistance from Paul Fischer on this Capstone/Research, in conjunction with King County foresters.

Contact Paul at pfisch5 for more info.

King County Forest Management Capstone 2016-2017 Flyer.pdf

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Wildlife Comedy Photos

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11/3: Spanish Romani Activist, Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez to speak at UW



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UW Graduate School Fair: Tues, Oct 25th, 10 am – 2 pm, Intellectual House

You’re invited to the UW Graduate School Fair on October 25th, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Intellectual House on the UW campus in Seattle.

The UW Graduate School Fair provides a forum for you to meet representatives from local and national graduate programs, representing over one hundred various graduate degrees. Graduate school is a great step towards helping you pursue your goals and passions, allowing you to immerse yourself into an area of study that will propel you into a future career. Graduate programs include both masters and doctorate degrees, and there are a multitude of programs to explore. The UW Graduate School Fair brings a wide variety of programs to you, here on the UW campus in Seattle.

Current UW students and alumni, as well as local community members, are invited to attend the UW Graduate School Fair. Registration is not required, and this event is free for participants (students, alum, etc.) There is no required dress code for the fair. Just come as you are, ready to learn more about the graduate programs represented.

Check out the Facebook invite and mark October 25th on your calendar:

Information for students:

List of participating graduate programs:

Map to the Intellectual House:

The UW Graduate School Fair is hosted by the UW Graduate and Professional Advisors Association (UW GPAA), and sponsored by the UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, UW Tacoma Institute of Technology, UW Foster School of Business, UW School of Social Work, and the UW Information School.

See you on October 25th!

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Race and Equity in Elementary School, a New Inner Pipeline Seminar!


Inner Pipeline Flyer.pdf

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Job Opening with Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Online job posting here:

Position Title: Fellow – Carbon management, incentives, and markets

Position Description: Pinchot Institute Fellows collaborate with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Pinchot Institute to identify, develop, and test
new policies and business models for solving the complex conservation challenges of the 21st century. The Pinchot Institute is currently seeking a Fellow to work with our Western
Regional Office to coordinate a regional partnership deploying technical and financial assistance to family forest owners in Western Oregon and Washington focused on facilitating access to ecosystem markets.

Roles and responsibilities of this fellowship will include:

  • Targeted outreach to family forest owners
  • Providing consultations to forest owners to complete initial assessments of forestland carbon storage and offset potential
  • Assisting Institute staff and contractors in scheduling and completing forest carbon inventories with candidate landowners
  • Working with agencies to facilitate the strategic allocation of Federal conservation funding to priority landowners
  • Assisting technical service providers consulting directly with family forest owners to complete forest management plans that incorporate carbon management
  • Planning and coordinating planning calls and meetings with partner organizations
  • Participating in regional and national policy networks focused on forest carbon management, markets, and incentives * Monitoring and reporting programmatic accomplishments

Desired Qualifications: Seeking applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational and time management skills, advanced interpersonal communication
abilities, a background in field work, and the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. Experience in providing conservation assistance to landowners is highly desired
as is an understanding of family forest management and ownership concerns. Field experience in forestry or related disciplines and a background in GIS are desired. Knowledge of cost-share programs and forest carbon offset protocols for improved forest management are a plus. Candidates should have a master’s degree in forestry, natural resources or environmental management, or a related field.

Compensation and benefits: Fellowships are a one-year appointment renewable after a year. Salary is competitive. Benefits include a collegial working environment, 10 days of
annual leave, federal holidays, family medical leave, health insurance, and other benefits.

Application details: Please send a cover letter describing your background and interest in the Fellowship, along with a current resume, writing sample, and the names of three
references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers) to

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Team Formation & Startup Opportunities for Creative Students!

From: Advisers [] On Behalf Of Leslie Mabry
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2016 3:42 PM
Subject: [Advisers] Team Formation & Startup Opportunities for Creative Students!

Advisers 2-Week Digest | October 21, 2016

Please share with your students.

1. Upcoming Events

2. Team Formation Website

3. Entrepreneurship Minor – deadline this week

Upcoming Events

Most of these events are open to all students, advisers, and professors at UW. Join us!

Build Your Own Business is a drop-in workshop for any UW undergraduate who has an idea for a business, product, or service and would like to learn the next steps to turn that idea into a reality. No registration required, just come by, share your idea, have some pizza and get feedback from serial entrepreneur John Hansen! Next BYOB is Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6pm in Paccar 394.

Straight Talk For Entrepreneurs is a speaker series hosted by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and is open to the public. This Straight Talk is the concluding event of the center’s October Entrepreneur Fest. Hearfrom Dave Parker of Code Fellows and learn the “10 Business Models That Make Money and the 3 That Could Cost You Everything.” Straight Talk will be: October 27, 5:30 to 7pm, in Douglas Forum, 4th Floor, Bank of America Executive Education Center, UW Seattle Campus.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Find Your Co-Founder! Team Formation & Networking Nights

Pitch your idea, share your skills, and meet students from disciplines across campus at these fun and casual meetup events.

Team Formation Night – Nov 2

Team Formation Night – Nov 9

Team Formation Night – Dec 1

Team Formation Website

Got an idea? Want to join a startup team or build a team around your own idea? The 2017 Team Formation Website has launched! Create your profile then check out the Showcase page. Open to all UW students.

Entrepreneurship Minor – deadline this Tuesday

Non-business majors can develop the entrepreneurial mindset and business skills needed to turn their ideas into a company or be innovative within a larger company through the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors. The deadline to apply is October 25 at 11:59 p.m. Visit: for more information

*The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship has a lot of exciting things going on! To help make it easy to digest, we’ll send you an “Advisers Digest” every other week full of opportunities for your students. Feel free to forward this digest to your students or colleagues, or copy sections of our digest into your own newsletters. Questions? Email Leslie: mabryl

Leslie Mabry | Assistant Director

Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship | University of Washington

Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223

206.685.5669 | mabryl | @LMabry4

Sign up for the Buerk Center’s Entrepreneurship Newsletter!

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LArch 353 Modern History of Landscape Architecture & LArch 361 Experience of Place – Winter 2017

Two great Landscape Architecture courses offered Winter Quarter 2017:

L ARCH 353 Modern History of Landscape Architecture, TThF 9:00-10:20, GLD 322, Prof. Thaisa Way, (5) credits, VLPA/I&S/Writing, SLN#16265

What makes a good urban landscape? A great public park? An inspiring work of landscape art? This course will explore the history of designing and creating gardens and landscapes in diverse cultures and places as the profession and practice of landscape architecture has become a leading field in the design and creation of newly imagined city spaces and places. We will begin in the 19th century with Central Park in New York City, one of the first public parks designed for the public, and work our way up to the Post-Industrial parks and landscapes of the late 20th century. We will study small gardens that inspire the poet and large nature preserves, as well as city plazas, corporate roof gardens and the neighborhood park.

L ARCH 361 Experience of Place, TTh 10:30-11:50, GWN 201, Prof. Lynne Manzo, (3) credits, VLPA/I&S, SLN#16267

This course will explore the nature and nuances of interrelationships between people and their surroundings by examining an array of critical issues in environmental psychology. Here, the environment is broadly defined to include not only our physical surroundings (both natural and built) but also the larger socio-cultural, economic and political milieu in which we live. Starting with foundational theories on place attachment and place identity, the course will also cover classic issues that help inform urban ecological design, such as relationships to nature, landscape preferences, personal space, territoriality, density and crowding. The latter part of the course will address the emerging importance of the politics of place and social justice as manifest through the appearance, meanings and uses of place. This will include issues of affordable housing, urban public space and geographies of resistance. In addressing these issues, the course will provide a critical framew!
ork for understanding the role of the environment in our everyday lives. Through this course, students develop the ability to analyze environment-and-behavior issues, think more critically about the physical environment, and better understand the ways that we exert influence on the environment. This course will also help design students to create more effective and appropriate environments that address human needs.

If interested in the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Program or the Minor in Urban Ecological Design (UED), please come to a BLA Information Meeting:
Friday, October 28th, 2016, 11:30-12:20, Gould 142
Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 11:30-12:20, Gould 142
Thursday, January 12th, 2017, 12:00-12:50, Gould 142
Friday, February 10th, 2017, 10:30-11:20, Gould 142
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 12:00-12:50, Gould 142

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