Poll: Interested in Taking ESS 420 in Summer B Term?

Introduction to GIS for the Earth Sciences, ESS 420, is currently offered twice a year, in autumn and spring. It is one of the pre-requisites for the 3 week GIS/3 week field version of ESS’s summer Field Camp (i.e., ESS 400B). However, due to increasing interest combined with occasional if not frequent course conflicts during the regular quarters, the ESS Department is considering adding a third quarter offering during summer B term (i.e., late September/early August).

Please do let us know if you think you’d be interested in such a course if it were to be scheduled by filling out the poll
at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/swalt826/344828; your response is VERY IMPORTANT to help us determine if there’s sufficient potential interest. Please complete the poll no later than Fri., 01/05/18. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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job announcement for SEFs undergraduates

Job opening at the Neumann Research Group in Civil Engineering. This position will assist in general lab and greenhouse work.

The job would be suitable for any undergraduate with basic laboratory skills; our group will provide all specialized training. The project is looking at methylmercury cycling in a the rice-soil ecosystem, so it might be of some interest to students who are interested in environmental toxicology, heavy metal contamination, stable isotope ecology, or tropic bioaccumulation of contaminants.

For any questions please contact:

Rachel Strickman

Research Associate

Hydro-Biogeochemistry Research Group

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Washington

http://faculty.washington.edu/rbneum/

[t] 425 426 9031

[e] rachel.strickman@gmail.com

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Summer Jobs Soon Advertised & Perm Jobs Too

Summer jobs in North Idaho, Montana, and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands to be advertised starting
January 3rd, 2018

Individuals interested in these positions are encouraged to create an applicant profile and build their resume in http://www.usajobs.gov as soon as practical in advance of the opening date and open period.

Get specific information on the summer jobs available by using the outreach database where positions are being listed daily at: http://tiny.cc/jobsoutreach You will still need to apply for jobs using http://www.usajobs.gov during the open periods listed below.

PHASE 1 JANUARY 3 – 9, 2018: INCLUDES ALL FIRE FIGHTER, FIRE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AS WELL AS WILDERNESS TECHNICIANS, TRAIL, AND RECREATION TECHNICIANS

PHASE 2 JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 9, 2018: ENGINEERING & SURVEYING TECHNICIANS, FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, HYDROLOGIC TECHNICIANS, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS, ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS, EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS, LABORERS, MAINTENANCE WORKERS, VISITOR INFORMATION/GUIDES, OFFICE SERVICES, RECREATION, & YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS AIDS/LEADERS

Here are a few PERMANENT Jobs Currently Being Outreached

Click on the links to learn more…
Student Trainee in Budget GS-3/4/5/7/9: Two Positions To Fill. A successful trainee may be converted to a permanent Budget Analyst position at the GS-9 grade level. Training locations will be Missoula, MT, Bozeman, MT, Dillon, MT, Coeur d’Alene, ID or Bismarck, ND. Permanent placement can be on any unit in the Northern Region (North Idaho, Montana, & the Dakota Prairie Grasslands).

District Ranger GS-12/13 in Kalispell, Montana

Forest Supervisor GS-15 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Hydrological Technician GS-10/11 in Missoula, Montana

Watershed Program Manager GS-12 in Bismarck, North Dakota
Want Help With Your Resume or Applying? No Problem…

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Schedule time to visit with me to visit with 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 time frames using: https://calendly.com/region1jobs/book

If you have a resume, please email it to akamps@fs.fed.us prior to your scheduled appointment. I will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking. More Resources:

To begin with, please visit our website to learn more about the jobs we have and the process. In particular, see our “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” on our website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r1/jobs on the right hand side in the Quick Links box.
Here are a few more links for helpful information:
* Tips for Applicants is a guide to understanding and completing the Forest Service application process.
* Watch this How to Apply video (link is external) by the Office of Personnel Management about finding and applying for jobs within the US government.
* To determine if you qualify for jobs and grades, please follow this link by clicking here. Copyright © 2017 USDA Forest Service, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you requested to be on our email list to received job outreaches & information from the Northern Region of the USDA Forest Service.

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Soc Wf 200: Intro to Social Welfare Practice – Space available to all interested undergrads

SOC WF 200 Introduction to Social Welfare Practice (5) I&S

SLN: 20210
Instructor: Nancy Farwell

Winter 2018

Interested in social work and social justice? Social Welfare 200 (SocWf 200) provides an introduction to the profession of social work and the social welfare system. The course is intended for students who would like a better understanding of the many dimensions of the social work profession, and for those who are considering social welfare or other related professions as a major. We will explore a variety of social work fields of practice, contextualized within an overview of the history of the profession, its rich
knowledge base, and the social and political milieus that contribute to the development of policy, administration and direct practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. By delving into a number of social issues, we will view various approaches to these, for which social workers advocate. Throughout the course, we will highlight the ethics and core values underlying the profession of social work, its commitments to cultural diversity and social justice, and to building a more social and economically just society. No prerequisites; U/G students from all majors and premajors welcome!

Best,

Kelly Hoeft, M.Ed. | Academic Adviser

Office of Student Services

School of Social Work | University of Washington

EDP Drop-in Hours (Aut 2017): Tues & Wed 5-6pm, Fr 12:30-1:20 (EDP weekend dates)

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Spring Break Guangzhou Healing Garden Design Program in China, March 14th – 25th, 2018

The Guangzhou Healing Garden Design Program, held from March 14th March 25th, 2018, is now available and registration is available on line http://hive.be.uw.edu/china-2018-registration/

The cost is $1,000, including room and board but not including airfare or personal spending money. You will receive LArch 495 (3 credits) for the program. The program is administered through the College of the Built Environmen (CBE), but you purchase insurance through the International Programs and Exchange (IPE) for a minimal price.
Registration is now open until January 19th, 2018, when it will close at 5pm. The program is a collaboration between the South China Agricultural University Landscape Architecture Program and the University of Washington. We will work with their students in inter- collegiate teams. The site for the garden is in the South China Botanical Garden (SCBG). The program will kick off with a series of lectures on therapeutic garden design, followed by a site orientation at the SCBG, after which design teams will create design proposals for the final presentation.

Learning objectives:

Develop a basic understanding of therapeutic garden design principle.

Explore and develop a rudimentary understanding of materials and construction detailing.

Develop skills for quick design and basic illustrative drawing.

Contact Professor Daniel Winterbottom at nina@u.washington.edu with questions.

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December study abroad news

UW STUDY ABROAD NEWS
DECEMBER 2017

Text Box: UW STUDY ABROAD Winter break is a great time to work on study abroad applications! Exchange applications are due January 15 and many summer program applications are due in January and February. APPLY NOW

STUDY ABROAD FAIR JANUARY 2018

Come one, come all to our annual UW Study Abroad Fair! We will be hosting various program advisers and study abroad alumni to talk about over 500 abroad programs that are available to UW students. Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 11 from 10am to 2pm at the HUB Ballroom.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

From exquisite food to new friendships, Erica Benedicto’s story from Italy has it all. Learn about the student perspective of studying abroad through her unique experiences in the Business Rome: Foster School Rome Program!

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in studying in Denmark or Canada? Check out the Scan|Design Foundation Fellowship Program and the Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund to help pay for your study abroad.

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: CHID ARGENTINA

Join the CHID department in Argentina for their Political Landscapes of Buenos Aires program. Through a combination of classroom and field-based learning, students will examine the relation between changes in the materiality of the city and the contestations taking place across time, as well as the different actors involved.

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Faculty of Environmental Sciences – Czech University of Life Sciences

 

Greetings!

I am actively recruiting students who would enjoy coming to Prague to study in one of our four international Masters of Science and Ph.D. degree programs taught in English.

1. Landscape Planning (LPA)

2. Nature Conservation (NCO)

3. Environmental Modeling (ENVA)

4. Environmental Geosciences (EGS)

Please refer to the attached PDF files for a complete description of each program.

Tuition is approximately 200 Euro per year. This low fee is made possible by high subsidies from the Czech government, which is a significant advantage for students from North America and other countries where they would typically incur significant debt for graduate studies. The cost for applying is approximately $20 Euro. Application for these programs may be completed on-line. Refer to our web page at https://www.fzp.czu.cz/en/

I would very much appreciate it if you would actively mention and advertise these opportunities for international study abroad to your students who will be graduating shortly or who have graduated in recent years and would enjoy the excitement and challenge of attending graduate school here in Prague.

Peter Kumble, MLA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of International Programs

Czech University of Life Sciences

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Department of Land Use and Improvement

Kamycka 129

Prague, Czech Republic 165 00

https://www.fzp.czu.cz/en/

kumblep

pkumble

+420 722 215 170 mobile

+420 224 382 114 office

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ENTRE DIGEST: Holiday Fair TODAY, MS Entre Info Session, and more!

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS!

ATTEND: TODAY! Pop-Up Holiday Fair

Monday, December 11 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | PACCAR 299 (Deloitte Commons)

Looking for that unusual gift? Look no more! The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting its 2nd Annual Pop-Up Holiday Fair on Monday, December 11th for select teams in the Creating a Company class. Cozy up by the fireplace, get in the holiday cheer, and find cool gifts while supporting undergraduate entrepreneurs at the same time!

A sampling of the student-created products you could purchase:

SoHot

No fire, no electricity, with only one bottle of water, enjoy hot food with your self-heating lunchboxes!

Coffee Crunch

A caffeinated trail mix. It comes in three flavors, Mocha, Traditional Coffee, and Matcha.

Evergreen Tea

Yaupon is the only richly caffeinated plant in North America. Through brewing the plant as a tea, Evergreen Tea plans to provide the Greater Seattle area with an easily accessible local product that tastes delicious and has deep roots in American history.

The Dough Boys

The Dough Boys have created a product that will safely cure any cookie dough fans cravings. We developed two incredibly delicious edible cookie dough recipes constructed in a unique process that begins with omitting eggs from the recipe and further involves heat treating flour. Our dough is never meant to be baked, rather devoured straight from the container.

Revitabite

Revitabite is a vitamin infused protein snack, that satisfies your daily vitamin needs in one tasty bite.

Costello Caramel

Costello Caramel is a 5th generation homemade caramel sauce! Our caramel comes in two flavors: original and burnt caramel. Costello Caramel is a perfect treat to use on all your favorite desserts and makes for a great gift over the holiday season!

AfterGlow Sparkling

Afterglow Sparkling is a handcrafted sparkling drink full of probiotics that refreshes the mind, body and soul with all the delicious flavor of a soda but only a fraction of the sugar.

Delica

Our product is a stevia simple syrup that provides a natural way to sweeten your drinks without added calories. Unlike other no-calorie sweeteners, Delica is made from the stevia plant and has no artificial chemicals or additives, truly making it sweetness you can trust.

ATTEND: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Information Session

Tuesday, December 12 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Dempsey Hall | Register Here

Join the MS in Entrepreneurship team for an information session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have. Guests are always welcome.

REGISTER FOR A COURSE: [ENTRE 440/540] Business Plan Practicum

Registration for the Business Plan Practicum this winter quarter is currently at capacity, but space may become available at the first class session. This class is also available as drop-in.

Why not learn what it takes to start your own business?All students are eligible to enroll in the 2-credit ENTRE 440/540 courseon Tuesday’s from 6 to 7:50 pm. The course features guest lectures from top entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business professionals. Excellent preparation for the EIC, HIC, and UW Business Plan Competition!

Questions? Email Amy Sallin.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES!

APPLY: Prototype Funding!

Whether you are working in a technical, medical, consumer, environmental, digital, or another space, awards are available between $500 and $3,000! Some restrictions apply.

Fill out the application now and if you have questions, please contact the Buerk Center for more details.

The final deadline to apply for funding is Friday, January 12th.

APPLY: Entrepreneurship Certificate (non-MBA graduate students)

Open to all non-MBA graduate and PhD students.

The Buerk Center’s certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of start-ups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you’ll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Working together, students bring ideas to life. Rolling admissions.

Learn more: startup.uw.edu/entrepreneurship-certificate/

FIND YOUR PEOPLE! Team Formation Opportunities

Have an idea? Great! Meet other students who want to join your team.

The 2018 Student Entrepreneur Team Formation website is launched!

Looking for a team member to enter a competition or work on a startup project? Do you have skills and want to join an existing team? Check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile, then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members. Please note, this is for current students only!

JILL PIMENTEL
Assistant Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs | Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Michael G. Foster School of Business | University of Washington
Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223
206.685.5669 | jpiment

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Louisiana State University Gilbert Foundation Assistantship – 2017

Gilbert Foundation Research Assistantships

School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University

The School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking M.S. and Ph.D. applicants for Gilbert Foundation Graduate Research Assistantships. These assistantships are available to students concentrating in the study of forestry and closely related areas. Research areas could include forest management and economics, wood science and technology, forest biometrics, silviculture, forest hydrology, wetland forests, hardwood regeneration, ecophysiology, forest genetics, and forestry-related wildlife and fisheries management and conservation.

Annual stipends are generous and include a full tuition waiver and student fees. Master’s degree applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.25 for last two years. Ph.D. applicants must a have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.6. Verbal and quantitative scores of the GRE should be at least 310 with at least 153 and 144 on the verbal and quantitative sections, respectively. The writing score must be at least a 4.0. Performance on the GRE will be evaluated in combination with GPA, letters of reference, and other evidence of the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a graduate degree and representation of the Gilbert Foundation ideals.

Louisiana State University is a comprehensive Research I institution enrolling more than 28,000 students. The campus is located in south Louisiana, 60 minutes from New Orleans, close to Louisiana’s Cajun country, and in the heart of the state’s abundant forestry, wildlife, and fisheries resources.

The School of Renewable Natural Resources has a teaching, research, and extension faculty of 30, which includes adjunct professors of the US Geological Survey’s Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. The faculty in the School is committed to innovative teaching, state-of-the-art research, and quality extension programs designed to train well-rounded natural resource professionals. Graduates of the School are employed in private industry, and state and federal natural resource agencies, but many choose to continue their graduate education.

For more information about graduate studies in the School of Renewable Natural Resources you are encouraged to visit the School’s web page (http://www.rnr.lsu.edu) and the Graduate School web page (http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/). Interested applicants should send a letter of interest summarizing your credential that includes a statement of possible research interest commensurate with level of graduate study. Also include names and email address for at least two references and copies of academic transcripts. The committee
will meet February 15, 2018 to evaluate applicants. Awardees will then apply for admission for the Fall 2018 semester with a separate application to the Graduate School.

Send application materials via email or United States Postal Service to

Dr. Thomas Dean

Professor and Gilbert Committee Chair

227 Renewable Natural Resources Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

fwdean@lsu.edu

(225) 578-4216

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Forest Industry Business Development Manager at University of Maine

We are looking for a good candidate for an exciting new job opportunity at the University of Maine – Forest Industry Business Development Manager (12-month, non-tenure track).

Summary: The Forest Industry Business Development Manager is responsible for developing relationships with current and potential industry partners in the forestry sector in Maine. This position provides market analysis and technical assistance to the forest products industry to identify business and economic development opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:

* Knowledge of the forest products industry.
* Experience in sales, business development, or research and development desired.
* Ability to think creatively and strategically to develop and implement initiatives to support the forest products sector.
* Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with business people, local, state and national government officials, as well as University faculty, staff and administration.
* Knowledge of grant writing principles and substantial experience successfully developing grant proposals. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Knowledge of land-grant institutions university systems and business development highly desirable.
* Bachelor’s degree required in forestry, economics, business or a related field. * Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Ability to travel, requiring a valid driver’s license.

For more information: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=43371&job=forest-industry-business-development-manager

Stephen Shaler, Ph.D.

Professor & Director // School of Forest Resources

Associate Director // Advanced Structures & Composites Center

University of Maine // 5755 Nutting Hall // Orono, ME 04469-5755

Phone: (207)581-4737 // Cell: (207)991-0840 // FAX: (207) 581-2875

http://www.forest.umaine.edu

http://composites.umaine.edu

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Accepting Applications: Middlebury School of the Environment

The 2018 Middlebury School of the Environment program application is now available online: http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/apply. Please inform your students about this opportunity to earn nine Middlebury College credits doing environmental science and studies course work during summer 2018 in Yunnan China.

What is the Middlebury School of the Environment?

A six-week environmental studies program for college undergraduates. In 2018 the program will be based in Yunnan Province, China, with dual sites in Kunming and Dali.

The equivalent of three college courses (nine semester-hours of credit) offered within a specially designed immersive curriculum that includes core course work, electives, leadership training, and field experiences.

A program featuring nationally recognized faculty and environmental leaders from the US and China.

Why study in Yunnan, China?

We have twin bases in Dali, a small city in the western reaches of western Yunnan province and the foothills of the Himalayas, and Kunming, the province’s capital and largest city. It gives us the ability to move between and explore social-ecological systems along the wilderness, rural, urban interface. The landscapes and unique conservation areas nearby become our classroom as we seek to understand place. The students will get hands on experience with environmental leadership and cultural diversity. As the world pivots
to China, the country and its people illustrate the complexities of environmental problem solving in the 21st century.

Is there financial aid?

Yes, we offer need-based financial aid.

How can I apply?

The application process has a few simple steps, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full or until visas can no longer be obtained. You will be notified of a decision within six weeks of submitting your application.

Course Descriptions and Learning Outcomes

The MSoE pedagogy is problem-based. We tackle significant environmental problems from various angles, bringing the knowledge of many disciplines together to investigate the causes of environmental challenges, and generate creative, sustainable solutions by dissolving traditional disciplinary boundaries.

MSoE in Yunnan will offer three required courses: Understanding Place, Sustainability Leadership Seminar and Environmental Analysis.

Understanding Place

Manifesting solutions to environmental challenges requires a deep understanding of “place,” by which we mean a sense of the history, culture, economy, and ecology of a location. Facing environmental challenges cannot be divorced from understanding either the people or the ecological realities of the location where the challenge is situated
or from where the solution is to emerge. This is best understood by focusing first on a single place, and then examining that place in its global context. This course will explore a specific place through both ecological and cultural narratives (in other words, through geography, history, biology, literature, geology, and political science) to
understand how this place came to be in the condition it is today; its global connections on multiple temporal and spatial scales; and how to improve conditions for both itself and the human communities associated with it. 1 Unit (3 semester-hours).

Sustainability Leadership Seminar

Governance and administration in China. Wicked problems. Sustainable communities. Spatial and systems thinking. Structured decision making. Persuasive communication. These are just a few of the topics this course will cover. Through a series of field-based exercises intended to hone your observational and analytical skills, and workshops from environmental leaders and practitioners based in the US and China, such as The Nature Conservancy, this course will enhance, amplify and elevate your sustainability leadership skills. 1 Unit (3 semester-hours).

Environmental Analysis

Using a case study method, students in this course will use an interdisciplinary lens to explore critical environmental issues from both scientific and humanitarian perspectives. The class will explore pollution monitoring and management, and biodiversity conservation in the field and in the lab. Students will also learn the art of storytelling and filmmaking, while exploring the role of the arts in communicating about environmental problems and solutions, especially in a history- and culture-rich local context. Students will come away from this course with a solid background in the physical and natural sciences, as well as appreciating the role of environmental ethics in problem solving. 1 Unit (3 semester-hours).

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Sustainable Study Abroad Opportunity

Hello, my name is Destiny Holt. I’m the Senior Admissions Officer for the Kalu Yala Institute, a study abroad program in Panama focused on sustainable living, community development, and social entrepreneurship.

Since the Summer of 2010 we have had students from 28 countries, 46 states, and 188 universities produce more than 500 individual research reports and projects in sustainability, across a variety of sectors including agriculture, biology, business, design-thinking, media arts, and public health and wellness.

We’re seeking students who are passionate about solving social and environmental issues through the discovery and application of scaleable solutions and products. If you believe your students fit the bill, I invite you to forward this email so they can learn more, either at http://www.kaluyala.com/education/ or in the attached “Quick Summary” PDF.

If you’re interested in learning more we invite you to join us in Panama for our free University Appreciation Weekend, May 23rd – May 27th, 2018. Space is limited, so please let us know if you would like more information or to make a reservation for the event.

Thanks for letting students know about us. Reach out anytime with questions,

Destiny Holt

Chief Admissions Officer

Kalu Yala Institute

Kalu Yala Institute Quick Summary.pdf

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Outreach- Malheur National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, John Day, Oregon – Open 12/8 – 1/5

The Malheur National Forest is at the center of a nationally recognized effort that is doubling the scale of restoration in Eastern Oregon. If you are looking for an opportunity to do ground-breaking, nationally recognized work please respond to this outreach. I am certain you will find a refreshing approach to leadership in natural resource management.

Permanent Seasonal (18/8) – GS-0404-06/07 Biological Technician (Fisheries)

Outreach Dates: Opens Friday 12/07/2017, Closes Friday 1/5/2018

For additional information regarding this position please contact Ryan Monzulla, Stream Survey Coordinator by email at rmonzulla or by phone at 541-575-3064.

Ryan Monzulla
Stream Survey Coordinator
Forest Service

Malheur National Forest, Supervisors Office

p: 541-575-3064
rmonzulla
431 Patterson Bridge Road
John Day, OR 97845
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

 

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Spring Break Guangzhou Healing Garden Design Program in China, March 14th – 25th, 2018

The Guangzhou Healing Garden Design Program, held from March 14th March 25th, 2018, is now available and registration is available on line http://hive.be.uw.edu/china-2018-registration/

The cost is $1,000, including room and board but not including airfare or personal spending money. You will receive LArch 495 (3 credits) for the program. The program is administered through the College of the Built Environmen (CBE), but you purchase insurance through the International Programs and Exchange (IPE) for a minimal price.
Registration is now open until January 19th, 2018, when it will close at 5pm. The program is a collaboration between the South China Agricultural University Landscape Architecture Program and the University of Washington. We will work with their students in inter- collegiate teams. The site for the garden is in the South China Botanical
Garden (SCBG). The program will kick off with a series of lectures on therapeutic garden design, followed by a site orientation at the SCBG, after which design teams will create design proposals for the final presentation.

Learning objectives:

Develop a basic understanding of therapeutic garden design principle.

Explore and develop a rudimentary understanding of materials and construction detailing.

Develop skills for quick design and basic illustrative drawing.

Contact Professor Daniel Winterbottom at nina@u.washington.edu with questions.

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Info on new course BE 210

I am sharing info on a new course added to Winter quarter 2018 schedule BE 210 A Global history of the Built Environment I taken by Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh. It may be of interest to students of varied interests and backgrounds.

Using a global perspective, this course critically examines built environments over time beginning with First Societies through the 1st millennium CE. The global perspective encourages thinking about history in a transnational and transgeographical manner. The course is broadly structured around the concept of “time cuts,” that allow for comparison and connections across regions and cultural formations. No prerequisites.

Deepthi Bathala

TA for BE 210

MS Arch History and Theory

Department of Architecture

CBE UW

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NW course: NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition space still available

We still have space available in NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition this winter.

NUTR 406 Sports Nutrition (3) NW

Instructor: Liz Kirk, PhD, RDN

SLN: 18491

MWF 8:30-9:20

Covers the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise. Discusses the effect of disordered eating (in both male and female athletes), weight management, and sport nutrition resources.

Prerequisite: NUTR 200

* Also will accept relevant coursework in physiology (such as BIOL 118, 200, 220); students with relevant coursework can email me at ugnutr for an add code

 

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SFS News: Final Impressions of the Fall Semester

The School For Field Studies

Environmental Field Studies Abroad

December 7, 2017

History Runs Deep in Cambodia

In Cambodia, students are integrating the perspectives of local people into their research on forestry, conservation, and agriculture. As Dr. Lisa Arensen (Resident Lecturer in Ecosystems and Livelihoods) explains, “There is an urgent need for finding a balance between the human needs of the people who have lived in these forests for generations and the increasingly fragile forest ecosystem that surrounds them. Both new stories and old understandings of taking only just enough are needed now. And so the students walk, and listen, and learn.” READ MORE

+ Final Impressions of Cambodia: Anna Chahuneau (College of William & Mary) shares some final impressions of her semester with SFS in Cambodia: “There are things and places in the world that cannot be done justice with words, and Cambodia would be one of these places.” READ MORE


Time Flies When You’re Collecting Data

For Panama’s Dr. Leonor Ceballos (Resident Lecturer in Natural Resource Management) and her students, Directed Research has flown by at an astonishing pace. Students traversed muddy swamps, meandering trails, and magnificent beaches in their quest to evaluate the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park and its ecological effectiveness. READ MORE

+ Final Impressions of Panama: Faith Schutt (Dutchess Community College) shares her final impressions of SFS Panama: “Every day at the SFS Center there is something exciting and new. The days are full of snorkeling over and around coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds, or exploring rainforests. From seeing an octopus for the first time, or learning about golden orb weavers, there are so many experiences I’ve had that I will never forget.” READ MORE


Final Impressions of Bhutan
“Bhutan is a small country with the same human problems as most developing countries, but with a tremendously special culture and environment, and in the unique circumstance of taking an active and preventative stance toward development. That’s what makes it so precious to me.” – Finley Tevlin (Skidmore College) READ MORE
Final Impressions of Tanzania
“Tanzania is quite peaceful, as well as extremely friendly to its guests. It is also absolutely beautiful. The greens are so green, the blues so blue and the pinks so pink. The animals are even more stunning than National Geographic could ever depict.” – Michelle Latzer (College of CharlestonREAD MORE

Final Impressions of Costa Rica
“I love Costa Rica and have such a positive impression of the country. I love how easily laughter flows and how life proceeds at a calm and easy pace. I’ll miss the warm weather and the fresh fruit and the incredible natural richness of this beautiful country.” – Sarah Woody (Lawrence UniversityREAD MORE
Final Impressions of Australia
“My best memory from the semester was seeing the Daintree rainforest. Its amazing biodiversity and cultural significance were thrilling. Another highlight was the Great Barrier Reef…Overall, the best parts of Australia were the interactions with the environment that I was able to have.” – Lexi Zanger (Trinity College) READ MORE

 

 
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DXARTS 471 Winter quarter

DXARTS has a few more enrollment slots available DXARTS 471: Mecatronic Art, Design & Fabrication (Winter quarter/SLN: 13590), taught by Afroditi Psarra . The course meets Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-12:20pm at the DXARTS Fablab in Ballard (4365 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; accessible to the UW by bus 44, 30 & 31 TO 28 & 40 or by biking the Burke Gilman Trail). This class is open to non-DXARTS students who have a basic understanding of prototyping and computer programming. It does count as a VLPA credit. For an add code please contact the instructor directly at .

Here is the description of the class:

471 A: Mechatronic Art, Design & Fabrication

Part one of a two-quarter sequence exploring the world of physical computing, creative coding and digital fabrication for art and design projects. Provides hands-on prototyping with digital/analog electronics, experimenting with interface design and programming with Arduino and Processing for the creation and control of interactive objects. The students will engage with the use of smart materials and learn to create their own sensors and actuators through digital crafting tools (such as laser cutters, cnc routers and 3d printers), as well as learn to conceptualize and fabricate responsive environments. Emphasis will be made in the use of mechanics and real-time interaction for multimedia installations and performances that explore surrounding space, movement and the role of the viewer/user in the creation of immersive experiences in the physical world.

Attached is an image from Afroditi’s latest piece, Fractal Antennae.

Cheers,

Billie Grace
Administrator, DXARTS

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Spring Quarter Program in León, Spain

A great opportunity to Study Abroad in Leon Spain!
We have extended until January 15 the application deadline for the spring term 2018 León (Spain) Intermediate Spanish language program. You can find complete information and the application form here:

https://spanport.washington.edu/study-abroad/spring-quarter-program-leon-spain

Spring Quarter Program in León, Spain | Spanish and …

The program provides 16 credits (10 credits of either Spanish 201-202 or 202-203; 5 credits of Spanish 299 [Culture and History]; and 1 credit service learning). It includes a home stay with a local family and a number of excursions. Financial aid is applicable to the program.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture.

Sincerely,

Dalia A. Correa
Senior Academic Counselor I Graduate Program Advisor
University of Washington | Spanish & Portuguese Studies
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Conservation and research funding

The Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be extending the deadline for conservation funding and research grants (http://wildlife.org/washington-chapter/grants-scholarships/). Anyone interested in applying should contact Tony Fuchs as soon as possible.

Also, the Washington and Oregon chapters of TWS are offering support for students and early career professionals to attend the annual meeting in Portland in February.

Early career professionals are eligible if they received their bachelor’s degree within the last 6 years and are either working in or pursuing a career in the wildlife field.
Details can be found here: http://wildlife.org/washington-chapter/washington-chapter-annual-meeting/ (see the Early Career Funding Application link and Student Lodging Incentive Application link)

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