Wednesday (4/1): SEFS Seminar Series, 3:30-4:20 p.m.!

Dear SEFS students, staff and faculty,

For Week 1 of the SEFS Seminar Series this spring, we are excited to welcome Professor Kristie Ebi from the UW Department of Global Health and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences!

Professor Ebi conducts research on the health risks of climate change, including from extreme events, thermal stress, foodborne and waterborne safety and security, and vectorborne diseases. She has worked on understanding vulnerability and designing adaptation options to increase resilience in multi-stressor environments in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the United States. She holds an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and MPH in epidemiology, and we are very pleased to have her give the first talk of the quarter. We hope you’ll stick around afterward, as well, for a casual reception in the Forest Club Room!

What: “Where on Earth are we going: health risks of climate change”
When: Wednesday, April 1, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Where: Anderson 223

Mark your calendars for the rest of the seminars this quarter, and we’ll see you there tomorrow!

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Guest Invitation-Environmental Innovation Challenge April 2

WHAT: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC)

WHERE: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall – (On Mercer Street next to McCaw Hall, underneath the Pacific NW Ballet, across the street from the parking garage between Roy and Mercer.)

WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2015

RSVP by Tuesday, March 24.

SCHEDULE:
2:00-2:30 Welcome Remarks, Michael Bragg, UW College of Engineering 2:30-3:00 Team pitches
3:00-5:00 Team demos
5:00-6:30 Reception and awards presentations

The EIC challenges multidisciplinary student teams to tackle some of our most pressing environmental problems and come up with working solutions that have an entrepreneurial application. The goal of the EIC is to spark new product designs that capitalize on emerging markets and have the potential to make a positive impact on our environment.

On April 2, 22 teams from the University of Washington and other Washington colleges and universities will present their concepts and prototypes to 150+ judges— Seattle-area technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors.

We invite you to join us at the Environmental Innovation Challenge and meet this terrific group of motivated, talented, and passionate student teams.

Learn more about the 2015 Environmental Innovation Challenge: EIC website: eic.washington.edu
EIC on Facebook: facebook.com/UWEIC

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GS-404-06/07 Natural Resources

The Three Rivers Ranger District in the Colville National Forest is looking to hire a motivated individual that may be interested in a full time seasonal position with opportunity to be involved with hands-on, complex and critical Forest systems. This could easily be a dream job for the right person!

Description for Outreach of GS-0404-06/07 (Natural Resources)

– Support for Soils and Hydrology Program of Work

This is a permanent, full-time seasonal position (PSE-18/8) working from the Three Rivers Ranger District of the Colville National Forest (Forest). The position would support soils and other related work in the natural and physical sciences across all districts of the Forest and across a variety of vegetation management and restoration projects.

Please contact Jason Jimenez at Jjimenez for additional information

Outreach Bio SCI Tech_.docx

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Position announcement Oregon State University

Description:

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in Forest Harvesting and appointment as the Lematta Professor of Forest Engineering. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Incumbent is encouraged to increase his/her base salary by seeking supplemental funding during the summer through other activities outside of the approved position description. The Lematta Professorship entails a salary stipend and research support.

The incumbent will complement and enhance the Department’s reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and public education and outreach. As a critical member of the forest engineering and forest management faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering quality instruction and helping to maintain the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certifications for the forest engineering degree. The incumbent’s research will contribute to the Department’s focal areas of forest management, engineering, and watershed management. The incumbent will initially be assigned to teach three courses per year in the fields of timber harvesting systems, management and mechanics, including one graduate-level course covering foundational methods of engineering and their application to timber harvesting and transportation, and other areas of the incumbent’s interest. Subsequent teaching assignments may be adjusted as the department’s needs evolve. Participation in Forestry Field School, a two week experiential learning course for students in the professional Forestry and Forest Engineering Programs, is anticipated. Minimal requirements include a PhD in forestry, forest engineering, or other related engineering or natural resources filed completed prior to the position start date. For Associate or Full Professor, the incumbent must have sufficient experience to qualify for the higher rank appointment, according to University guidelines. Positon is 45% Instruction, 45% Research, and 10% Service. Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Position Available:

Within the 2015-2016 academic calendar year.

Application Deadline:

For full consideration, apply by April 15, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the final closing date of May 15, 2015.

Application:

To view posting and instructions to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and search for Posting 0014131. For full consideration, apply by April 15, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the final closing date of May 15, 2015. Address application materials to Dr. Woodam Chung.

Application materials:

(1) A cover letter describing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position

(2) A statement of research intent (maximum two pages)

(3) A statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages)

(4) Curriculum vitae

(5) Transcripts (unofficial) of all higher education coursework

(6) Name and contact information for three references

Forest Harvesting FINAL Long Ad.pdf

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We’re hiring! WSU Extension Forestry position now opening

Title: Temporary WSU Extension Forestry Program Coordinator

Application Screening Date: 3/29/2015

Effective Dates: 30 hours/week Begin: 04/15/2015 End: 12/31/2016

Organization and Location:  WSU King County Extension, Renton, WA. Travel required and reimbursed.

Reports to:  Regional Extension Forestry Faculty

Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Set-up, coordinate, and evaluate public forestry education programs in south King County and Vashon Island in partnership with Extension faculty.
  • Arranging program logistics, including booking speakers and facilities, preparing materials, and registering participants.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on program evaluation data.
  • Develop budgets for workshops and trainings.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships, collaborations and networks that support the successful delivery of Coached Planning and other Forest Stewardship workshops and future programming in the region.
  • Develop project reports, newsletter, public presentations, training modules, educational materials, marketing materials, grant applications, public workshops, news releases, web pages and other communication pieces as needed. Be accessible for questions from the public and news media.
  • Maintain working knowledge of forest stewardship topics and general natural resource management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Application Procedures:

 

Please visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/17403

Questions:

Please contact Kevin Zobrist at 425-357-6017 or kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu

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Sludge Talk

Sewage sludge in our food? … Let’s talk!

WHERE: Research Commons at Allen Library – Green Room A
-the first room on the left, as you enter from the breezeway between Suzallo and Allen Libraries .

WHEN: April 8th 1:00 to 3:00 PM

WHY: Community Right-to-Know is a key component of scientific information sharing for wellness, health and science resources

WHO: Any one interested!! Students are encouraged to join, to share and to learn

WHAT: This presentation by Darlene Schanfald from the Olympic Environmental Council focuses on sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants and industry that is allowed to be spread on farmlands, in forests and sold as compost/fertilizer. Excerpts of the film Sludge Diet will be shown. The audience will learn about current standards approved by US EPA and the Washington State Department of Ecology and be provided research references and resources.

Organic snacks are provided
All are welcome
Please join us for this presentation and discussion!


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Anthony Castelli Veteran’s College Scholarship

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship is giving away an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

We would be honored if you would list our scholarship on your website: http://www.sefs.uw.edu/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/jun2007.htm

The full details of the scholarship we are giving away are here: http://www.castellilaw.com/anthony-castelli-attorneys-veterans-college-scho…

The applicant must submit a 750 – 1000 word essay. The essay topic is: “The American Military’s Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States”

Deadline For Submission: The deadline for submission is Memorial Day of this year ( the last Monday in May) and each succeeding Memorial Day.

Submission may be made by mail to the Law Office of Anthony D Castelli 8170 Corporate Park Drive #220 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 or emailed to tony@castellilaw.com

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Indigenous Sustainability Science and Tribal Communities, Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services – Spring American Indian Studies courses

AIS 475C: Indigenous Sustainability Science and Tribal Communities
Spring 2015
Friday​s from​ 9:30-11:20am and 3 full-day field trips

SLN:10211/ 5 CR

Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

Class website: http://claritalb.org/edu/2015/spring/ais475C/

Course Description:
This newly offered class will have an interdisciplinary focus on how tribes are managing human-environmental systems, and incorporating indigenous knowledge and western science into their stewardship practices. We will also explore some of the most pressing environmental issues faced by tribes in the Pacific Northwest. This course will provide several 2-hour seminar style classes where students will examine reading assignments, and participate in discussions. The remaining class meetings will consist of 3 full-days of fieldwork with 3 Washington State tribes to help carry out ecological restoration projects developed by their Natural Resource Departments. Students will better understand definitions of sustainability, have a greater appreciation for human connections with ecosystems, be able to identify indigenous stewardship methods, and understand how some tribes are addressing environmental and climate change concerns. Please contact clarita@uw.edu with any questions.

​Flyer: http://claritalb.org/edu/2015/spring/ais475C/files/AIS_475C_SPRING.pdf

AIS 475D: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services
Spring 2015
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:20 PM
SLN:10212/ 5 CR I&S

Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay


Course Description: At the completion of this class, you will understand water security, ecosystem services, and connections between water, culture and health disparities within indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include tribal health disparities, water policies, fish consumption rates, water scarcity, ocean acidification, dam removal, and self-determination, which you will learn via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and delivering brief PowerPoint and poster presentations.

Please contact clarita@uw.edu with any questions.

Course flyer: https://ais.washington.edu/sites/ais/files/course-flyers/spr2015_475d.pdf

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Clemson Jobs

See attached documents for more information
Position Announcement – Clemson Assistant Professor – Forest Operations.doc
Position Announcement – Clemson Assistant Professor – Forestry Extension.docx
Ph.D. in Forest Resources Graduate Position Announcement – Clemson.docx

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GS-5 Frontliner Position open on USAJOBS (Coconino NF)

Internal candidates, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398343700 (Job Announcement # 15-0304-112939G-CM). This announcement is open until April 1.

External candidates, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398344600 (Job Announcement # 15-0304-112939DP-CM). This announcement is open until March 27.

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UW Master of Jurisprudence Information Session – April 2

The University of Washington School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program is hosting an Admissions Information Session at William H. Gates Hall on April 2.

During this session, we will be providing information about this innovative Master’s degree program and inform candidates about the application process.

If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Our upcoming session is Thursday, April 2 6:00-7:00 PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 119.

Please RSVP at https://www.law.washington.edu/calendar/EventDetails.aspx?id=42021&date=4/2/2015 if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

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Sustainability Internship in Panama for Students‏

My name is Matthew Stice. I’m the Director of Admissions for the Kalu Yala Research Institute. Since the Summer of 2010 we have had students from 20 countries, 45 states, and 160 universities produce more than 400 individual research projects and reports in sustainability.

Please see program details or apply by clicking here: http://www.kaluyala.com/education/, and I hope you will pass this information on to your students. With exceptional ratings from our 500+ alumni and support from professors around the world, we’re quickly becoming a leader in our field.

Along with sharing our information with students, please consider marking your calender for our free University Appreciation Weekend, June 11-14, 2015. Due to limited capacity, please email me for a detailed itinerary if you would like more information and visit http://www.kaluyala.com/appreciation-signup/ to register.

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Second Year Admission to UW Honors

We are currently in search of curious, motivated and open-minded first year students to join the Interdisciplinary Honors Program!

Never heard of the Honors Program? Check out our website! You will find lots of information about our community including degree tracks and requirements, the Honors curriculum and our students and staff.

What is Interdisciplinary Honors?

Interdisciplinary Honors students complete an Honors general education core curriculum comprised of Honors Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Interdisciplinary coursework. These courses overlap with the UW Areas of Knowledge requirements. Honors students also engage in experiential learning opportunities and integrate those opportunities into their UW experience through active reflection, documented in an online portfolio. Students have the chance to work with top faculty from all over the university in their Honors classes as well as participate in a vibrant student community.

Who is an ideal Second Year admission candidate?

Second Year admission to Interdisciplinary Honors is competitive. First year UW students who have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA from their first two quarters are eligible to apply. In addition, ideal applicants are motivated individuals who are interested in enhancing their curriculum via interdisciplinary inquiry and their experience at UW through the opportunities the Honors Program offers.

Sound interesting?

Submit your application online by Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m. to be considered for admission.

We strongly encourage you to attend one of our information sessions prior to this deadline to get all of your questions answered about UW Honors:

· TODAY Thursday, March 12 from noon-1 p.m., MGH 211 E (Honors Library)

· Tuesday, March 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., MGH 211 E (Honors Library)

At these sessions, you’ll have a chance to ask questions of the Honors staff and get all the information you’ll need about pursuing a UW degree with Interdisciplinary or College Honors.

http://honors.uw.edu/apply/second-year

We hope you will consider incorporating the Honors Program into your UW experience!

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Student Leadership Award

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award. Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and provided outstanding leadership in the community.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.

For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our engage, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.

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Public Health Major Application Deadline Approaching

The Public Health Major application deadline is Friday, April 17

To learn more, attend an upcoming information session. All sessions will be held in Raitt Hall, Room 229

THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 9:30 AM

MONDAY, APRIL 13th @ 3:30 PM

SPR 2015 PHM Info Session Flyer.pdf

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Space available in EDPSY 581 D: Connecting Learning and Teaching with Neuroscience

Spring Quarter 2015

EDPSY 581 D

Connecting Learning and Teaching with Neuroscience:

“A seminar to collaboratively build a cross-disciplinary seminar that connects classic and current research in behavioral studies with emerging findings in neuroscience that are applicable for courses for teachers to help learners in the classroom—including themselves.”

SLN: 20657, 1-3 Credits

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; EDPSY 501 or equivalent

Wednesdays, 12:30PM-2:20PM
Class meets on the Second Floor of the LIFE Center:
1100 NE 45th Street, Suite200

Taught by: T. Kieran O’Mahony, John Bransford, invited experts, and class participants

Learning Sciences Program

Class size will of necessity be limited. Please let us know ASAP if you would like to join this seminar—it will be hard work on all of our parts, but should be fun and productive too. Please join us as we work collaboratively with experts in various disciplines to find both classic and new ideas in education and neuroscience that, if combined, hold promise for increased learning and better teaching. UW has a great deal of expertise in these areas, and putting them together to create a course for teachers and others is our major goal. You do not have to already be an expert in either the learning sciences or neurosciences, but we expect you to pitch in and help us identify new findings and organize information into a course design that can help others learn.

For An Entry Code Please email edcodes@uw.edu
Neuro_Spring_Qtr_2015.docx

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Advanced Environmental Planning Class Spring 2015

SEFS grad and undergrads,

Please consider the attached course description of URBDP 498/598 – Environmental Planning offered Spring quarter.

URBDP 498A_2015.pdf

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This Thursday (4/2) Sustaining Our World Lecture!

The 2015 Sustaining Our World Lecture is already coming up this Thursday!

We hope all of you will be joining us for a great talk with Molly Steinwald, executive director of the Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach, Fla. She’ll be drawing from her experiences with youth education and engagement, and exploring some of the barriers to promoting a conservation ethic and behavior change in the broader population. She’ll be talking about how we need to re-envision environmental education and outreach programs so that human well-being and empowerment are considered as equally important to improving the state of the environment—such that caring for the environment means also caring for self and loved ones.

What: “Human[-]Nature: Care for Our World is Care for Ourselves”

When: Thursday, April 2, from 6-7 p.m.

Where: Kane Hall, Room 210

We’ll be filming the lecture in case you aren’t able to make it, but we would especially love to have you there in person. Reserve your seat today—it just takes a quick minute—and please extend the invite to anyone else who might be interested.

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Looking for 2015-2016 housing? Love food? Check this out!

Dear College of the Environment Students,

Looking for a place to live next year? Check out the Food Exploration Living Learning Community in the brand new Lander Hall! This unique living learning community is hosted through a partnership between UW Housing & Food Services, the College of the Environment, and the School of Public Health. It’s the perfect place for CoEnv students to call home in 2015-2016!

Space is available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors! Current students should apply for housing between April 7 and April 15 (Priority I).

Does the word food pique your palate and your interest? Are you structured and follow recipes or do you dare to wander and experiment with flavors, textures and tasty possibilities? Do you enjoy growing your own vegetables, nurturing a garden from soil to snack? Are you curious about the story of your meal from farm, field or sea to table? AreChopped and Celebrity Chef your TV shows of choice? Do you want to join a community of UW food aficionados with similar culinary interests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might find your Husky home in the Food Exploration Community.

Situated in the rich culinary world of Seattle where community gardens abound and farmers markets are a destination, HFS offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in a vibrant, themed community centered around food—the Food Exploration Theme Community. Whether your interests focus on breaking bread with friends and community, cultivating your culinary prowess, getting your hands dirty with urban farming, promoting public health through nutrition, or striving to find innovative solutions to global hunger, the Food Exploration Theme Community may be the community for you.

Activities and opportunities will draw on the rich food resources of the area including the robust Resident Dining Program offered by HFS, which features locally grown products, Fair Trade Certified coffee, creative culinary teams, and environmentally conscious food production and delivery. Students will also have opportunities to explore the UW Farm, local gardens, urban farming and the thriving Seattle food culture. The Food Exploration Theme Community is offered in collaboration with the College of the Environment and the School of Public Health, which will help students explore academic pathways that can bridge a personal passion for food and a possible career trajectory.

More about theme living learning communities at UW:

Whether a student has a clearly defined career trajectory that has been dreamt about since childhood or is looking to discover their career path by exploring every possibility, Theme Communities provide students a bridge from interest to focused exploration in a vibrant and dynamic residential community. Theme Communities support a diverse array of students who have a shared desire to dive into their Husky Experience with focus and intention. Through the guidance of our thoughtfully selected and strategically trained Residential Life staff, students in Theme Communities are encouraged and challenged to explore how their unique interests influence, contribute to and intersect with their identity, relationships, choices and trajectory. From unique opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders to intentional experiential learning activities, Theme Communities offer students a broad spectrum of events and activities tailored to the exploration of their unique interests.

To learn more, visit: https://www.hfs.washington.edu/LLCFood/#gsc.tab=0

Questions? Contact the HFS student services office: 206-543-4059, hfsinfo@u.washington.edu

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spring 15 course PHARM 301

Pharmacy 301 Flyer v2015.pdf

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