Tonight (2/24): Forester’s Ball in the Forest Club Room!

Tonight’s the night for the Forester’s Ball in the Forest Club Room from 8 to 11 p.m.! The theme is “forest formal,” and you will find plenty of beer, wine and dancing (and possibly live music). Bring your friends, lab mates and anyone who loves a good outdoor-themed party, and feel free to dress for the theme—or however makes you feel comfortable for a Friday night shindig!
The Forester’s Ball is the culmination of the Canadian-American Regional Meeting, hosted by the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) here at SEFS. Students from other IFSA groups around the United States and Canada will be here for the ball, and we hope you’ll come join in the fun.
You can buy tickets in advance for $8, or $10 at the door, and each ticket comes with two complimentary drinks if you are over 21. (Advance tickets are available for sale in Anderson 107B—my office—or Anderson 116.)

 

Everyone is welcome, so come one, come all—let’s have a ball!

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February 24, 2017 · 10:55 am

Drop by ESRM Peer Perspective Fridays: 12-2 pm in Anderson (every Friday!)

Stop by Anderson Hall 116 anytime from 12:00 – 2:00 pm to hear about the Environmental Science major from the student perspective!

Come hear the student experience from a current ESRM senior on topics such as:

-Courses

-Capstone projects

-Extracurricular opportunities

-General ESRM student experience

Interested in speaking to a peer mentor but can’t make drop-in hours? Email us at sefsadv@uw.edu

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Spring course – Canoe Culture, Traditional Foods, and the Montlake Cut: Engaging with UW’s Campus Ecology

This course is open to all students!

Canoe Culture, Traditional Foods, and the Montlake Cut: Engaging with UW’s Campus Ecology

AIS 275 B

Cynthia Updegrave

I&S – NW available by emailing elissaw@uw.edu

5 credits

TuTh 3:30 – 5:20

These waterways have been home to Coast Salish people since time immemorial. Settlers engineered the watershed-altering Montlake Cut and celebrated the opening of the Ship Canal in 1917. In carving out and cementing this passage, sacred places were blasted through with dynamite, and others filled in with debris. Rivers, forests, wetlands, and salmon runs were lost, villages destroyed, and Native people displaced and excluded. How do we engage with the significance this land has held since time immemorial?

The many types of cultural activities taking place at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ provide an opportunity to re-imagine the campus, and frame ecocultural restoration and wealth in terms of relationships. Students will engage in learning experiences with Native communities, elders, activists, and Canoe Families. Coast Salish art, language,and stories provide a context for collaborating with campus resources including the UW Farm and the student-led Society for Ecological Restoration. Students will participate in the hosting of “”The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium”, and envision actions that decolonize the environs of the campus.

 

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Meet UW Environment Students Next Week – Webinar and On-Campus Sessions

Check out upcoming opportunities for prospective students to meet with current UW Environment students with your lists as appropriate. We are offering both an online webinar event and a live in-person session next week. Both events are free! Advance registration is required for the webinar and encouraged for the session in Kane Hall.

 

Meet College of the Environment Students Next Week!

There are two opportunities next week to meet current College of the Environment Students via an on-campus session or an online webinar!

Ask a UW Environment Student – WEBINAR
Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP for web link
Join College of the Environment students for an open discussion about majors, courses, research, internships, and student clubs.

Featuring:

  • Alexis Harper, Oceanography major
  • Kearstin Williams, Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management major

UW Environment Insider: The Student Experience
Thursday, March 2, 3-4 p.m., Kane Hall, room 234/ RSVP
Meet current College of the Environment students and learn about their experiences. Content includes: Choosing a college, selecting a major, undergraduate research, & advice for prospective students
Featuring:

  • Daaniya Iyaz, Bioresource Science and Engineering major
  • Ryan McMullin, Oceanography Major, Materials Science & Engineering minor
  • Tyler Myers, Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management major, Landscape Ecology and Conservation track

Questions? Email coenvadv@uw.edu

To learn more about other upcoming opportunities for prospective College of the Environment students please visit our Future Undergrads page.

Best wishes,

Christen

Christen Foehring
Pre-Major Academic Adviser
College of the Environment
University of Washington

Copyright © 2017 University of Washington, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
UW College of the Environment, Box 355355, Seattle, WA 98195

 

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Spring Quarter Highlights from the Department of History

 


depts.washington.edu/history

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URBDP 200: Introduction to Urbanization

URBDP 200: Intro to Urbanization

Spring 2017, MWF 10:30-11:20 SAV 260

5 credits, I & S

PurcellPoster-2.pdf

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JBLM Research Position (recent graduates)

Field technician position at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Desired start date: 4/3/2017

Applications due: 3/5/2017

The Field Technician (Research Associate I, Temporary) will be tasked with a varying tasks supporting the efforts of the JBLM Fish and Wildlife Program by providing support to staff biologists with their work. Duties may include data collection, monitoring, conducting surveys, providing technical expertise and field support to natural resource biologists, and assisting with habitat improvement and weed management.

Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • A BA/BS degree with courses in field biology, field ecology, wildlife biology, or related areas.
  • The successful candidate must have two or more years’ work experience in Washington South Sound Prairie ecosystem.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team in a structured organization and to work under harsh weather conditions and in uneven terrain.
  • A successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

 

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42376

 

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Volunteers for Restoration Project this Saturday! 10am – 2pm

WorkParty2.pdf

FEB. 25, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SALTWATER PARK RESTORATION

UW-REN Restoration Work Party UW-REN students are restoring an area in Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and they need your help! Come help us remove invasive species and stabilize the slope between the middle parking lot and the road!

See flyer for more details.

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Field Experience Volunteering Opportunity March 10th, application due March 1st

Freeman announcement.pdf

FIELD EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Date of volunteering: Friday, March 10

Due date for application: March 1st

The disturbance ecology lab is seeking one undergraduate volunteer to assist graduate student Michael Freeman in deployment of Douglas-fir bark beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae) traps in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and in good physical condition. Transportation will be provided.

Project work and skill development will include:

 Setup & hanging of pheromone-baited funnel traps

 GPS data recording

 Western Cascades tree ID

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CONFORWest 2017 Second Call for Abstracts closing Mar. 1 (fwd)

Dear graduate students and senior undergrads,

 

The second call for abstracts for CONFORWest 2017 is closing March 1, 2017! We have received many great abstracts but there are still a few spots left- secure your spot today!

 

CONFORWest is an annual students who are studying environmental sciences, ecology, and other natural resource management fields (including social sciences and humanities). This conference will expose graduate students to varying perspectives on environmental research from outside their disciplines and encourage meaningful dialogue between students of different research backgrounds.

 

Abstracts must be submitted by March 1, 2017 at midnight! Please see the attached poster and www.conforwest.ca for more details.

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February 24, 2017 · 10:40 am

Wild Rockies Field Institute course announcement

Greetings from the Wild Rockies Field Institute:

Hopefully the winter quarter is treating you well so far!  If you’re familiar with WRFI, terrific.  If you need a refresher or more background:

The Wild Rockies Field Institute is an off-campus study opportunity; WRFI offers academic field-based courses through the University of Montana.  Our courses take place in the “Wild Rockies” of North America and combine rigorous academic inquiry with cultural immersion and extended backcountry expeditions.  Students join us from colleges and universities across North America and from a wide variety of majors; we currently offer courses in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources & Science Management, Native American Studies, Geography, Science, and Philosophy.  WRFI’s small group size and interdisciplinary curriculum offer students an exceptional opportunity to complement their coursework on campus with experiential education in the field.


Here are a few exciting opportunities for that WRFI has coming down the pipe for 2017!

 

The first opportunity is time sensitive:

Due to an injury, one of the students enrolled on our upcoming spring course in the Colorado Plateau has had to withdraw.  The dates for this course coincides with most quarter-system schedules and will run from March 20-May 20 this year.  Recognizing the short turn-around time, we would still love to offer this vacancy up to a student interested in spending their spring quarter in the American Southwest on an incredible field course!  I have pasted an announcement below to share with your students who may be interested in this exciting (albeit last minute!) opportunity.  This course is also offered again in the fall (September 18- November 18, 2017) in case it catches a student’s eye, but isn’t possible for the spring.


Do you need a change next quarter?  Think sunshine and red-rock canyons!

The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students, accredited through the University of Montana and transferable to other universities and colleges. 

WRFI’s spring term course, “Colorado Plateau: Desert Canyons and Cultures” will take you backpacking and canoeing through the American Southwest while you explore ancient and contemporary indigenous cultures, hone your naturalist skills, and learn about current land management strategies and challenges.  Learn more on our website: http://www.wrfi.net/courses/colorado-plateau.html.

DATES: March 20 – May 20, 2017 |  Southern Utah & Northern Arizona  | 22.5 credits in 9 weeks  | Scholarships Available!

APPLY HERE: http://www.wrfi.net/enroll/index.html


EARN CREDIT LIVING IN YOUR TENT NEXT QUARTER.  SERIOUSLY!

Please Contact Bethany Swanson (WRFI Outreach Manager) with questions at bethany@wrfi.net or 406-549-4336.

This second opportunity is brand new and THRILLING for WRFI (and we think for students too!):

TREK Bikes is sponsoring WRFI’s 2017 “Cycle the Rockies” course!  With TREK’s help, WRFI will now be able to offer students the option to rent a touring bike and associated bike touring equipment at a very low cost.  In addition, TREK plans to send two photojournalists out to Montana to ride with the course for a stint to document the experience.  It’s a VERY exciting year to be involved with the cycling course!  Students do not need any prior bike touring experience to join the course.  Can you please share the following course announcement with folks who may find this opportunity exciting?


Are you interested in studying climate change?  Bike tour across Montana this summer learning about climate change and earning credit along the way!

The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students, accredited through the University of Montana and transferable to other universities and colleges. 

WRFI’s cycling course, “Cycle the Rockies: Energy & Climate Change in Montana”, takes students on a bike tour across Montana to learn where our energy comes from and how climate change is effecting Montana’s people and landscapes.

WRFI is thrilled to partner with TREK Bikes this year!  With TREK’s sponsorship, WRFI will have a number of bikes available as rentals for students at a low cost!  NO BIKE TOURING EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

Learn more on our website: http://www.wrfi.net/courses/cyclemontana.html

DATES: June 15- July 12, 2017 |  Montana  | 9 credits in 3 weeks  | Scholarships Available!

APPLY HERE: http://www.wrfi.net/enroll/index.html                                                                                                

EARN CREDIT LIVING IN YOUR TENT NEXT QUARTER.  SERIOUSLY!

Please Contact Bethany Swanson (WRFI Outreach Manager) with questions at bethany@wrfi.net or 406-549-4336.

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February 23, 2017 · 1:59 pm

“London in Times of Crisis and Change” – Exploration Seminar Info Session – Friday February 24th

Information Session:

What: “London in Times of Crisis and Change”

When: Friday 24 February 3:30

Where: B13 (Grad Lounge, lower level) Padelford

Details:

ENGL 259, Literature and Social Difference,
VLPA, DIV, W credit available byarrangement,
5 cr. Peter Buckroyd, William Streitberger

Great Britain, like many of its European neighbors, has had
its fair share of crisis and change. Reading about it is one thing. Visiting the sites where the change took place is an
invaluable addition to understanding the past and, in part,
the present. We’ll begin with Shakespeare’s age and end with Brexit. In each of the four weeks there will be a discussion of the week’s reading in the classroom before our site visits which are designed to complement and bring the readings to
life. The goal of this course is to help students becomes more informed about the great crises in London’s culture and their effect in shaping modern London.

Program fee of $3,500 includes room, breakfast and dinner,
London transport pass, fees and admissions to course
related sites. It do not include airfare or lunches. For futher inormation visit the Study Abroad website: 2017 Exploration
Seminars under ‘England.’ Or contact William Streitberger
(streitwr@uw/edu).
English Dept London flyer for emails.pdf

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SPRING 2017: ESRM 323 – Silviculture

ESRM 323: Silviculture

M W F 8:00 – 9:20 A.M. / Lab Fr 12:30 – 3:20 P.M.

Learn about how trees grow, reproduce, and respond to their environment; about silviculture techniques including site classification, species selection, regeneration methods, nursery practices; silvicultural systems such as single-tree selection, group selection, shelterwood, seed tree, and single-cohort; site preparation, intermediate thinning and stand tending, and the regional silviculture of western forest complexes.

See the attached flyer for more information on Eric Turnblom’s Silviculture course!
esrm323ad2017.pdf

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Forestry/Silviculture Position at Iowa State University

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in forestry/silviculture at the assistant professor level. The position is a 9-month appointment and has responsibilities in teaching, research, and service (a standard appointment is 45%, 45%, and 10%, respectively).

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses that contribute to departmental academic priorities, including silviculture, assisting in dendrology, and other courses in the undergraduate natural resources curricula. Teaching also includes developing a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Responsibilities will include mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students and participation in a 3-week fall camp.

Required: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. by start date in forestry, or a closely related forestry field and research experience related to siliviculture and/or forest management.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Publication record
– Post-doctoral experience
– Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment
– Grant writing experience and the ability to obtain external funding support for research activities
– Demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching in forestry/silviculture courses

Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/23946

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English Courses for Students Interested in Science and Technology

If you are a student interested in science and technology and need or want to take an English class, view the attached document for a list of classes that may be of some help!
lit and tech spr 2017.docx

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SPRING 2017: ESS 307 – Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences

From: Coenv_advisers [mailto:coenv_advisers-bounces@mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Meghan A. Oxley
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:14 AM
To: coenv_advisers@uw.edu; envirolink@uw.edu
Subject: [Coenv_advisers] New SPR 2017 Course: Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences (ESS 307)

Dear CoEnv/EnviroLink advisers,

Please share the announcement below with your students. We’re hoping to get some enthusiastic participants in our first offering of this brand new course!

Best,

Meghan

Meghan Oxley

Academic Adviser
Earth & Space Sciences
(206) 543-8904
Johnson Hall 065
Box 351310

ESS307_flier.pdf

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Doctoral Research Assistantship in Forestry Announcement

Northern Arizona University, the School of Forestry, Flagstaff, Arizona

The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University has one 3-year Ph.D. research assistantship available to work on the economics, logistics and sustainability of woody biomass feedstock harvested from the fuels-reduction treatments in ponderosa pine and warm-dry mixed conifer forests of the southern Rocky Mountains. This student will work on projects designed to improve the viability and adoption of biomass-based energy and products production and to provide a better understanding of the economic implications of utilizing small-diameter woody biomass harvested from the treatments to generate bioenergy and bioproducts in the southwestern region.

This doctoral research assistantship comes with an annual stipend of $20,000 including university health insurance and tuition waiver. The recipient has a 20-hour per week work commitment. This Ph.D. assistantship will begin in summer 2017. The minimum qualifications are 1) an earned Master’s degree in forestry, natural resources economics, environmental economics, or a related field, conferred by start date, 2) an earned cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with a 3.25 for the last 60-64 hours of work toward undergraduate degree based on 4.00, 3) a cumulative GPA of 3.60 during the pursuit of MS, and 4) verbal and quantitative in the top 40 percentile on the GRE and an analytical writing score of 4 or greater.

Evaluation will be based on the GPA, the GRE (verbal, quantitative, and written), letters of reference, and other evidence of the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a doctoral degree. Candidates with a strong background in forest economics, forest management, natural resource/environmental economics are encouraged to apply and will be given preference for this assistantship. In addition, a background in forest bioenergy and bioeconomy is preferred.

If you are interested in applying, please:

1. Apply to the NAU graduate college at: http://www.nau.edu/gradcol.

Required materials will include 1) a statement of research interests and professional/career goals (500 words in length), 2) three (3) letters of recommendation (form available from the “Graduate Handbook” link), 3) copies of all of your university transcripts, and 4) official copy of your GRE scores and TOEFL score (if applicable).

2. Arrange to have official transcripts sent to the graduate college.

3. Submit all materials by March 21, 2017.

Other contact information: Dr. Ching-Hsun Huang, Associate Professor, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University: Ching.Huang@nau.edu; Phone: (928) 523-7502.

Doctoral Assistantship Forest Economics and Bioenergy_2017.pdf

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Let’s Talk Counselor at the Q Center

Want a drop-in appointment to speak with a counselor? Our Let’s Talk Counselor, Kate Fredenberg LICSW, is here now (and every Wednesday) from 2-4PM at the Q Center (HUB 315)!

What is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center without an appointment. Counselors hold walk-in hours at two sites on campus – The Q Center and the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. Let’s Talk offers informal consultation – it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care.

Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk drop-in visits are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • No appointment necessary

Visit the Counseling Center’s website for more information about the Let’s Talk program.

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SPRING 2017: LING 233 Introduction to Language and Society

LING 233 Introduction to Language and Society (5) VLPA, DIV

Introduces the study of sociolects, the varieties of language that arise from differences in cultural and societal groups, often reflective of power inequalities. Raises awareness of the role that society and the individual play in shaping sociolects via the systematic observation and critical discussion of linguistic phenomena. Offered: jointly with ANTH 233/COM 233; A.

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SPRING 2017: L ARCH 454 Urban Environmental Histories – How do place + people shape city?

L ARCH 454 Urban Environmental Histories:

How do place + people shape a city? Spring 2017, 5 credits, offered through the College of the Built Environment/ Landscape Architecture, Dr. Thaisa Way, tway@uw.edu
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:20 am, Gould Hall Room 100
LARCH 454.2017.flyer.pdf

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Fully funded Master’s degree in Beijing: Public Policy, Economics/Business or International Studies

A representative from the Schwarzman Scholars program is visiting the UW Seattle campus on Wednesday, March 8th and will be offering 2 information sessions for our students and alumni. Schwarzman is a fully-funded master’s degree modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship.

About the Scholarship:

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree focused in Public Policy, Economics & Business or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Applications this cycle will open in April of 2017.

Information Sessions: March 8, 2017

12:30-1:30, MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

4:00 PM, MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

 

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