Take French or Italian courses this summer (VLPA, Study Abroad)

Take French or Italian courses this summer and earn VLPA and pre-requisite course-work to study abroad! First year language courses through 103 can count for VLPA if you have already met your FL requirement.

Summer Term A June 19-July 19
Summer Term B July 20-August 18
Full Term June 19-August 18

To make an appointment with Sabrina Tatta, the French and Italian Studies Undergraduate Adviser, go to https://frenchanditalian.calendarspots.com
FIS flier 2017 summer courses – UPDATED 1.pdf

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Hydrologist & Forester Positions at Mendocino Forest Products

Position: Forester, Fort Bragg, CA
Provides assistance to the Area Forester in the preparation and completion of the Timber Harvest Plans (THP) and the administration of the activities of those plans.

Position: Hydrologist, Scotia, CA
Provide expertise and leadership in the field of forest hydrology relative to understanding watershed trends and effects of forest management on sediment, temperature, and other aspects of water quality and aquatic habitat across 200,000 acres of privately owned and managed forest lands in Humboldt County, CA.

View the attached position descriptions for more information as well as application details

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PhD Positions – LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

2 PhD positions are open at Louisiana State University’s School of Renewable Natural Resources. Please view the attached position descriptions for more information!

PhD advertisement Texas Coastal.docx
PH D announcement Bottomland Hardwoods and Drought.docx

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Canada Field Studies June 13th – June 20th 2017

Dear UofW Students,

We need (4) more students for the Canada Field Studies trip to be a go. It will be June 13th – June 20th, 2017. You will visit Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. You can earn 3-6 credits, which can count towards I&S or URBDP or UED Minors or Electives. Professor Fritz Wagner has led this trip many times and sets up great speakers and field trips. Your lodging would be all arranged.

You would need to pay Summer tuition, but if you are already attending Summer Quarter, this would be a great start to the summer. You would miss the first two days of Summer Quarter, but I think you’d find many professors would allow this, if you discussed this with them ahead of time.

I’ve attached the itinerary and poster, with more information. I’ve also attached the LARCH Summer Quarter Course List, for SLN#s. You can register for LARCH 495A or URBDP 498C/598C. Please register ASAP, or the class will be cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Fritz Wagner at: fwagner@uw.edu
Quebec_Poster 2017 _12-14.doc

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Reading the Elwha: Camping Trip Class this Summer!


Elwha Poster.pdf

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Aquatic & Fishery Sciences/Marine Biology Info Session & Guest Faculty Speaker (5/4)


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Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Major and Marine Biology Minor

When: Thursday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203

REGISTER: tinyurl.com/UWfish2017

Please join us for an academic programs info session accompanied by a short talk by one of the faculty from the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, recently ranked as the 4th best university fisheries program in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

Faculty Speaker

Assistant Professor Chelsea Wood, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Wood Lab

Topic: Parasites in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Parasites run the world: no ecosystem exists without them, and among all of Earth’s species, parasites outnumber non-parasites. But because they are usually small and hidden within their hosts, parasites can be easy to overlook.  My work addresses the ecology of marine and freshwater parasites.  I’ll summarize the ecological importance of parasites, their effects on hosts, and talk about why parasites are important components of marine and freshwater ecosystems.



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New grant announced for grads and postdocs in environmental fields- receive up to $5,000!

A brand new funder just announced a new grant program on Instrumentl for grad students and postdocs working on advancing environmental policy or the public’s understanding of an environmental issue. Deadline is June 1st and the grants will be up to $5,000 USD (read more here).

Considering your field of expertise, I’ve also included two interviews with grant-makers. The interviews have grant application tips and common mistakes applicants make from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ) and the SNAPP Working Groups (Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Fund & NCEAS).


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Communications Intern with Sustainable Seattle

Summer internship opportunity, with a recent SAFS alum!

Sustainable Seattle is currently looking for a Communications Intern for the summer (and potentially longer if the person wants to stay on). The internship isn’t paid but can be completed for credit. The deadline for applications is May 12th. See attached flyer for more position details.

Visit the Sustainable Seattle website for more information: http://sustainableseattle.org/

Program information can be found there and if anyone has questions they can contact Nancy Huizar at nancy@sustainableseattle.org.

Communcations Intern 2017.pdf

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JOB: Regional Biomass and Wood Innovation Program Manager

OUTREACH INTEREST Regional Biomass and Wood Innovation Program Manager
Portland, OR

State and Private Forestry in the Pacific Northwest Region will soon be advertising an exciting job opportunity. This position is located in a Regional Office in Portland Oregon, and manages the Biomass/Bioenergy and Wood Innovation Programs for the Region. The incumbent serves as a regionally recognized expert in promoting and facilitating woody biomass utilization, other bioenergy, and wood innovation technologies that can provide efficient energy and economic development options to rural communities. The position provides specialized and professional guidance, leadership, coordination, and program direction, while working with a diversity of partners and stakeholders and communicating regularly with counterparts throughout the Region and country. In addition, the position formulates Regional program policies and guidance, develops materials that communicate the intent and importance of the biomass/bioenergy and wood innovation programs, and contributes to the ongoing development and integrated delivery of all State and Private Forestry programs.

 Serves as a regionally recognized expert in identifying and supporting biomass demand development through program investments in facilities, communities and Forest collaboratives.

 Provides technical advice and assistance to communities, tribes, the Forest Service and other federal and state agencies to identify, research, and develop potential solutions to community energy needs, including opportunities for conversion of facilities to bioenergy sources.

 Develops and maintains a business and marketing perspective to link woody biomass utilization and wood innovation concepts with economic development opportunities.

 Works closely with the National Forests, tribes, states, and private forest land owners to address issues related to the supply of small diameter timber for biomass and bioenergy efforts that create family waged jobs in rural areas.

 Promotes studies and the development of data, and works with other Forest Service staff groups to identify high potential program delivery areas and better focus program investments.

 Leads the development and adoption of performance measures that capture program outcomes for reports to congress and the administration.

For further information please contact Karl R. Dalla Rosa (kdallarosa@fs.fed.us) at 503-808-2913 or Ron Saranich (rsaranich@fs.fed.us) at 503-808-2346.  Please indicate your interest in this position by filling out and returning the attached form by May 26, 2017.
Outreach_R6_FS_Biomass-Wood Innovation (002).docx

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Hiring Student Interns – Seattle Public Utilities – Internship and Work Study Opportunities

Check out this Interns hiring announcement (link below) for Seattle Public Utilities!


Internship and Work Study Opportunities

Job Title:

Student Engr Intern*

Job Number:



$19.53 – $21.99 Hourly


Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington

Job Type:

College Intern




Seattle Public Utilities

Bargaining Unit:

Not represented

Closing Date/Time:

Tue. 05/09/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time

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EVENT: Need help developing your minimal viable product? We can help!

Are you an entrepreneur or startup working on a cool product, but don’t know quite when it’ll be ready to launch? Are you worried that your product doesn’t have enough legs to stand on its own quite yet, but need to show something to an investor ASAP? Learn all about the best strategies on developing your minimal viable product THIS FRIDAY!

On behalf of CoMotion Labs, you are invited to join us this Friday, April 28th from 12:00-2:00pm in Fluke Hall for our Fundamentals for Startups series focusing on Minimal Viable Product with Jack Knellinger. Our Fundamentals for Startups series aims to provide our CoMotion Labs Community and UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) Community with access to leading experts that can close the gap in startup knowledge. These startup sessions will give startups, teams, students and community a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

Jack Knellinger is an entrepreneur with a lifelong commitment to impact. He currently serves as Principal & Co-Founder of Capria. He has over a decade of experience as a social innovator launching and leading new ventures across multiple sectors and geographies. In 2014, Jack was selected to join Social Enterprise Alliance’s inaugural nationwide “50 under 40″ cohort sponsored by American Express supporting emerging leaders

Capria is a global investment firm accelerating the flow of impact capital by advancing the next generation of impact fund managers. Capria provides fund managers with acceleration and advisory services, funding, and access to a growing network of leading fund managers around the world. Investors and catalytic supporters include Bill Gates (in a personal capacity), the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ceniarth, Crystal Springs Foundation, Sorenson Impact Foundation, Unitus Labs, Lemelson Foundation, Mohandas Pai, and other leading impact investors.

Light refreshments will be served at this presentation. To RSVP to attend this session, please email mluna@uw.edu



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Trachette Jackson– Boeing Colloquium 4/27 (tomorrow) SMI 120

Dear all,

I am pleased to invite you to the Applied Math Department’s Boeing Distinguished Colloquium delivered by Prof. Trachette Jackson from Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. The title and abstract are given below.

What: Trachette Jackson, Boeing Distinguished Colloquium
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 PM
Where: Smith Hall 120

The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.

Title: Turning Cancer Discoveries into Effective Targeted Treatments with the Aid of Mathematical Modeling

Abstract: As a group of genetic diseases, cancer presents some of the most challenging problems for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and practitioners. A critical challenge of experimental therapeutics for cancer is to decide which drugs are the best candidates for clinical trials. In order to design novel treatments that are able to effectively and selectively target pathways involved in tumorigenesis, it becoming increasingly necessary to make use of cross-disciplinary, systems science approaches, in which innovative theoretical and computational cancer models play a central role. The goal of this talk is to demonstrate how combining mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, and carefully designed experiments can provide a predictive framework for better understanding tumor development and for improving cancer treatment. In particular, mathematical models designed to predict the effect of novel anti-cancer therapies aimed at biomolecular and biomechanical events associated with vascular tumor growth will be presented and recent advances will be highlighted.

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Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management at Michigan State University


Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management

Michigan State University, Entirely Online Graduate Courses

Michigan State University Forestry Department is pleased to offer the online Graduate Coursework in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management for the 2017 Fall Semester. Available completely online, and supplementing a wide range of vocations, the courses are ideal for recent graduate, working professionals, and those pursuing advanced degrees. Individuals can take just one course, or earn a Graduate Certificate upon completion of all three required courses in the program.

The Program offers three online courses:

•       Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management (FOR 833) – Spring, 2018

•       Forest Carbon Policy, Economics, and Finance (FOR 835) – Fall, 2017

•       Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon (FOR 837) – Spring, 2017

The program is designed for participation from anywhere in the world, with a highly practical focus on the science, methodologies, and practices used in the field today.  Applicants from a broad range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Participants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

A Forest Carbon specialization equips participants with the interdisciplinary tools to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate forestry-based climate change mitigation activities. Certification provides professionals a competitive edge when applying for opportunities in forest carbon project development, REDD+ policy, and carbon offset investment advising for corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

Participants in the Certificate program learn scientific foundations of climate change and forest-climate interactions, how forest management effects forest carbon balance, the role of forests in carbon markets, social context of forest carbon sequestration, and tools for measuring, monitoring, and accounting for forest carbon – including satellite imagery, remote sensing, and integrated carbon sequestration models.

Participants also have access to MSU resources such as remote library materials, GIS training, and journal access. Additionally, all participants maintain access to the program alumni network, which tracks and distributes news on policies and methodologies, facilitates internal networking, and shares research and work opportunities.

For more information, or to discuss partnership programming and additional opportunities visit www.for.msu.edu/forestcarbon or contact forestc@msu.edu.

MSU Graduate Cert_Forest Carbon_Flyer 2017.pdf

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ENV H 305 (3 credits, Autumn 2017)



Explore How Toxicology Protects the Health of Communities


What chemical and physical hazards exist in the environment? Where do they come from, where do they go, and how

do we come in contact with them or avoid them? What health effects can they cause, and how can we minimize their

negative impacts? Through an exploration of five case-based modules, this course will help you critically evaluate media

reports about environmental hazards to human health by applying the core principles of toxicology, the science of poisons.


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MWF 12:30 – 1:20

HSB T747 | 3 credits, graded

Open to all majors. Fulfills I&S and NW requirements


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Fall quarter Community Literacy Program–English 498 + 491

English 498B + English 491B = the Community Literacy Program that serves as a bridge between undergraduate and Teacher Education Program curriculum, and includes an internship working with public school students and teachers as you complete your undergraduate degree.

In English 498B (5 credits) students meet twice weekly on campus (TuTh 10:30-12:20) in a writing-intensive capstone seminar focused on building community, understanding equity and difference, working effectively with each other and with K-12 students, exploring central challenges and opportunities for transformative public education, and examining the role of mindfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence in learning.  Students gain skill and confidence in using writing, discussion and presentation to develop and share their thinking, and to relate class and internship experience to their academic, personal, civic and career goals.   All major writing assignments are discussed in conferences with the instructor, training in relevant research methods is provided by UW Education librarians, and a final career-related assignment is taught in partnership with the UW Career Center.

In English 491 Internship (3 credits) students gain K-12 classroom experience and mentoring, and put what they learn on campus into action in a partner “high needs” public school setting (4 hours a week, on a flexible schedule you arrange). Placements are available in elementary, middle and high school classrooms. English 491 may be used toward the field work or elective requirement for the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) Minor, and as documentation of school-based work for applying toTeacher Education Programs.

For add codes and with questions: contact instructor Elizabeth
Simmons-O’Neill, esoneill@uw.edu

Community Literacy Program flyer .pdf

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Autumn Courses: Sexually Transmitted Infections; Maternal & Child Health

UW Epidemiology is excited to offer the following undergraduate courses for Autumn 2017.


EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences


Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:


•        Identify populations at risk for STIs

•        Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology

•        Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection

•        Evaluate STI prevention interventions


No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.


SLN: 14900; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.; Quiz meets: F 11:30–12:20 p.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Lisa Manhart


Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.


EPI 221 – Maternal & Child Health – A Population Health Approach


This course will provide an overview of:


•        Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health

•        Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes

•        Life course approach to maternal and child health


No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  Areas of Knowledge: NW.


SLN: 14904; 5 credits; Lecture meets MW 1:00-2:20 p.m.; Quiz meets F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie


Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.



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Become LEED Accredited! Workshop on May 4

Become LEED Accredited! – Invitation to the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences – for distribution

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: May 4 2017 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: UW Seattle – Loew Hall – Room 112 – https://goo.gl/maps/dfrMl

Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/uwseattle

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name and it never expires!

Also, a new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced this year and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system to ensure your knowledge is up to date! This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.ca/uwseattle

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


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Summer 2017: ASTRO 101 and 150


Looking for a great way to earn Natural World (NW) or Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) credits this summer? Consider taking an astronomy class from one of our award-winning instructors! Both classes are for the full Summer Quarter.

ASTR 101 – Introduction to Astronomy

Astronomy 101 will give you an introduction to stars, galaxies and the universe, with more emphasis on conceptual than on mathematical comprehension. The course covers modern theories, observations; ideas concerning nature, evolution of galaxies; quasars, stars, black holes, planets, and the solar system. Not open for credit to students who have taken ASTR 102 or ASTR 301; not open to upper-division students majoring in physical sciences or engineering.

5 credits (NW, QSR)

ASTR 150 – The Planets

Astronomy 150 is for liberal arts and beginning science students. Survey of the planets of the solar system, with emphases on recent space exploration of the planets and on the comparative evolution of the Earth and the other planets.

5 credits (NW only)





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Undergrads: Last Week to Nominate Your Professor!


Short nomination form: bit.ly/MBTeaching2017

Who inspires you?

The UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites all undergraduates to nominate an outstanding professor who has inspired and made exceptional contributions toward the education of UW and undergraduates. This is a great way to show appreciation to your professor and bring recognition to your department.

Mortar Board’s Excellence in Teaching Award annually recognizes an extraordinary professor who has proven to be particularly dedicated to the intellectual success of undergraduates. Over the years, selected professor have represented a diversity of academic departments. Nominated faculty must hold an academic appointment of Lecturer or above for this award (so no TA’s unfortunately).

All nominations for the 14th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award must be received by Sunday April 30, 2017.
Please download this quick form at bit.ly/MBTeaching2017 and email the application to mortarbd@uw.edu. Thanks for helping to recognize our outstanding faculty!

The oldest continuing national honor society at the University of Washington, Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board was founded at the University of Washington in 1909 and is the oldest continuing honor society on campus.

For more information on Mortar Board Tolo Chapter, visit http://uwmortarboard.dreamhosters.com/ or email mortarbd@uw.edu.

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Interested in Nature Preschools, Forest Kindergartens, and/or Outdoor Environmental Education for Young Children?

Are you interested in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, and/or outdoor environmental education for young children?

Join us for a guest lecture featuring faculty from Queen Maud University, Norway to learn more.

ECFS 499*: PlayScapes for Learning, Health, and Relationships in Early Childhood Development & Education Thursday, May 4th, 4:30-5:30 (refreshments served)
RSVP https://tinyurl.com/lg4t6d6
Outdoor Education Event & Course.pdf

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