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Sept. 26th 2:00 PM–4:30 PM Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Odegaard Library, Room 220

2:00 PM–4:30 PM Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Odegaard Library, Room 220

Come to Odegaard Library and experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. Enjoy award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures. Snacks and drinks provided.

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FREE workshop on science writing, July 29th!

Want to communicate your science to the public, but are not sure where to start? Looking to gain experience in writing about your research to non-experts? The People’s Science is hosting a free workshop on science writing for scientists of all career stages, including graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and research scientists.

The event will be held on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30pm in Naked City Brewery & Taphouse. The afternoon will include a workshop on science communication as well as an opportunity to practice writing for a lay audience.

Register with a ~500 word summary of a research article you would like to communicate to a broader audience. For more details and to register, go to: http://www.shareyourscience.org/seattle.

Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on July 20, 11:59pm.

We hope to see you there! Let’s spread the science!

TPS poster 2018.pdf

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Black Womxn’s health and wellness fair

The Black Womxn’s Health Fair date and time at Tacoma Urban League is Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 12-4pm. Vendors can arrive as early as 10am. This is a free event for the community. Participation is also free for vendors but there is limited spots. Spots will be first come first served. Submit request to vend by August 27th 2018.

This is the “kick-off” event to generate interest and participation for a larger Black Womxn’s Health and Wellness Conference and Expo event being planned with members of our community (including interest from a couple of Universities to possibly host) next summer here in Tacoma.

If you as a vendor & want your logo to be included in any marketing online (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Google etc.), community posters, and/or landing pages etc. a $50.00-$100 fee is required from for-profit businesses (ask for details) and is $0.00 (free) for non-profits.

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All excess funds will be donated to Tacoma Urban League.

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EarthCorps’ 25th Anniversary Gala!

Celebrate a world where people and nature thrive together!

Save the date for EarthCorps’ 25th Anniversary Gala and celebrate all you’ve helped us accomplish over the past 25 years!

October 13, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 | Program at 7:30
Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
6310 NE 74th Street
Seattle, Washington

Join us for a great night of local food, live music, craft cocktails and good company, and help support the next generation of environmental leaders and strong communities.

Tickets will be available beginning July 18th. 

 

Rounded Rectangle: Learn more

 

Can’t wait for the party to start? Relive the memories from Revive 2017 here.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Table Captain or Sponsor?

Email Beth Cohen or call 206.322.9296 x210.

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TGP Info Session 6/14 & Scholarships Available: Sustainable Development Abroad

Join The GREEN Program on Thursday, June 14 at 5 PM EST to learn about our upcoming adventures, itinerary sneak peeks, tips & tricks for funding your GREEN program, and more. We’ll even have two Alumni on the call to share their experiences, too!

Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad – driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost. Our program attracts students and young leaders who are curious about the world, seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones, and stand out among their peers as global citizens.

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Reminder: Two Spirit/QTPI Panel on June 5 (new location)

Please join us for……

Community Healing and Resilience: Two Spirit and Queer/Trans Pacific Islander perspectives (QTPI)

with special guest panelists: Hiram Calflooking Sr (Blackfeet) and Taffy Lei Johnson (Fa’afafine) of the NW Two Spirit Society and United Territories of Pacific Islander Alliance Seattle! Two spirit people are aboriginal/First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Metis/Inuit AND identify as LGBTQ2spirit. Learn more about two spirit and
queer/trans Pacific Islander people, the importance of culture as protective factor, what healing and resilience (and resistance) looks like for leaders of these communities and the work these two organizations are doing to support the health and wellbeing of Native American/Alaska Native and Pacific Islander peoples in Seattle and beyond.

When: Tuesday June 5 2018 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Where: South Campus Center 221 (Learning Lab) – this is a new room!

Why: Because..…it’s PRIDE y’all!

RSVP: here

Contact: Victoria Gardner vg@uw.edu

This event is free and open to faculty, students and staff! Light refreshments will be available.
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Senior Capstone Poster Event

REMINDER:

The Senior Capstone Poster event is this Thursday, May 31st, from 2-4PM in the Forest Club Room (AND 207)

Come support your SEFS peers and learn about some cool research!

See the attached flyer for a list of poster presenters and their topics.

FINALCapstone Poster Spring2018 05.31.2018

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Diversity Listening Lab TOMORROW 10:30am-12pm

The first of at least two “Listening Labs” around diversity, equity and inclusion, with the first one focused on student issues will be held tomorrow. Please stop in if you can from 10:30-12 in Anderson 107A.

There will be cookies to share, and please consider it to be a ‘safe space’ to share any thoughts or experiences you have had in SEFS. We are especially interested in hearing from graduating students.

Can’t make it? Please email, call, or make an appointment with Michelle Trudeau. (206) 616-1533 michtru@uw.edu

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THIS FRIDAY | Resilience & Compassion: An Educational Forum with Dr. Anne Browning

FRIDAY, May 25TH

9 – 10:30 AM | ALDER AUDITORIUM
FREE & OPEN TO ALL UW STAFF, FACULTY AND STUDENTS

Why is it that some people respond to life’s challenges with resilience while others fall apart? How can contemplative practices like meditation and mindfulness help us become healthier and happier – as individuals and as a community?
How does compassion for ourselves and others affect our neurobiology? What does all this mean for our work with UW students?

Tackle these timely and intriguing topics, and get answers to your questions in this interactive presentation by Dr. Anne Browning of the UW Resilience Lab.

This is the second in a series of educational forums open to all UW staff, faculty and students, and brought to you by the Student Wellbeing Collaborative. Coffee will be provided.

No RSVP is needed – we hope to see you there!

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER | DR. ANNE BROWNING

Anne Browning

Dr. Browning’s research focuses on the intersections of athletics and academics and student pathways in and through higher education. As Special Assistant to the Dean, she works to connect and integrate academic support with broader campus initiatives, and is currently developing and implementing resilience, compassion, and vulnerability programming and the curricula for the UW community. A two-sport athlete at Harvard University in soccer and rowing, she trained with the US Rowing National Team for several years before hanging up her oars to pursue a career in higher education. She received her master’s in education from UC Berkeley and doctorate in leadership and policy
studies from UW’s College of Education.

The Student Wellbeing Collaborative (SWBC) is a group of interdisciplinary staff that meets to discuss how to better meet students’ wellness needs. In an effort to develop relationships with students and to learn from each other’s expertise, the SWBC is presenting a series of educational forums to the UW community, with the goal of engaging students and staff in conversations around health and well-being.

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SEFS Year-End Celebration Today

Dear students, staff, faculty, and friends,

Today is the day! We can’t wait to see you this afternoon for the SEFS Year-End Celebration, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the sun-speckled Anderson Hall courtyard!
We’ll kick off the program at 3:00 p.m. by recognizing the careers and retirements of SEFS Professors Kern Ewing and Jerry Franklin, and then we’ll present our annual awards. So come early to help give Kern and Jerry a memorable send-off, and see your friends and colleagues—and maybe yourself?!—recognized. Many thanks again for all of your heartfelt nominations for the SEFS Awards.

 

Oh, and of course we’ll have delicious catered snacks, beer, and wine.

Friends and family are welcome! Hope to see you all there!

 

Sarah Thomas

Communications and Events Specialist

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

College of the Environment
University of Washington
107G Anderson Hall, Box 352100

Seattle, WA 98195-2100

206.616.4942

www.sefs.washington.edu

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Friday Harbor Labs info session Friday, May 25 1:30-2:20, FSH 203

Friday Harbor Labs Info Session

Friday, May 25, 1:30-2:20
Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203

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Learn more about how you can spend autumn quarter studying marine biology at our marine field station Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates study in residence at the labs for the entire quarter with courses ranging from introductory marine biology to advanced undergraduate research apprenticeships. These sessions are hosted by UW Marine Biology, and the MB Adviser Joe Kobayashi will be present at all sessions to cover basic information about ‘FHL’: what it is, what it means to study there for a quarter, how much it costs, and how to apply. Students interested in learning more about this are invited to attend any of the info sessions.

Please see the attached flyers for more information about course offerings for autumn 2018.

At this session, faculty from the ‘Pelagic Ecosystem Function of the San Juan Archipelago’ research apprenticeship will be present to talk more in detail about the ‘PEF’ apprenticeship.

More about the PEF Research Apprenticeship

Now in its 15th year, this very successful apprenticeship, Pelagic Ecosystem Function (PEF), uses the natural laboratory of the waters in the San Juan Archipelago to investigate the workings of a unique pelagic (open water) ecosystem. Friday Harbor is an ideal place for pelagic ecosystem studies because here, inputs from oceanic realms and major river systems are mixed by powerful tidal currents, creating an oceanographically complex habitat that supports a diverse community of plankton, fishes, seabirds, and marine mammals.

* Spend autumn quarter at Friday Harbor Labs immersed in a single, fifteen-credit research apprenticeship with a cohort of up to 12 other students.
* Be mentored by three faculty with expertise in oceanography, aquatic and fishery sciences, and marine birds and mammals.
* Apply for a Mary Gates Research Scholarship and earn up to $3,000 to support your tuition.

Read more about the PEF apprenticeship, and see examples of student work here

Joe Kobayashi

Marine Biology Academic Adviser
University of Washington
Fisheries Sciences Building, Room 114 Box: 355020
206-543-7426
marinebiology.uw.edu
2018AutumnMBQ_UWstudents.pdf
2018AutumnMSP_UWstudents.pdf
2018AutumnPEF_UWstudents.pdf

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Invitation to Marine Biology Director applicant public talks

 

Marine Biology Director Chalk Talks

The College of the Environment is hiring an Inaugural Director for the new Marine Biology major. As part of the interview process, three of the applicants have been asked to give short, ‘chalk talks’ open to all UW students, staff and faculty. Each applicant will give a short (10-15 min) introduction on their vision for the marine biology program, followed by a discussion with the audience. There will be an opportunity to give input and feedback to the search committee about the applicants. You can review the position description for the Director position in the attached document.

Please join us this Wednesday, 5/23 in Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) Room 203 (campus map location of FSH)

Weds, 5/23, 2:00 PM, Robert M. Morris, Associate Professor, UW School of Oceanography

Weds, 5/23, 3:30 PM, Kristina M. Straus, Lecturer and Assistant Director, UW Program on the Environment

A third chalk talk time and date are still pending (early June)

TBD, Kerry-Ann Naish, Professor, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

To help the committee plan for space needs, an RSVP is requested through the following link:

RSVP, Wednesday, 5/23 Marine Bio Director Chalk Talks

Joe Kobayashi

Marine Biology Academic Adviser
University of Washington
Fisheries Sciences Building, Room 114 Box: 355020
206-543-7426
marinebiology.uw.edu

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An Evening In Yellowstone, May 23 730pm AND 207

An Evening In Yellowstone

After our annual SEFS Celebration, please join your fellow students and colleagues—Wednesday, May 23 at
7:30pm—in Anderson Hall, Forest Club Room to enjoy the findings from their recent ESRM 458 field trip to
Yellowstone National Park. Three student teams will present their assessments of 1) Characteristics of Prey
Taken by Wolves and Cougars; 2) The Influence of Snowfall on Wolf Hunting Behavior; and 3) Ranging Behavior
and Habitat Use by Moose. Scavenger Dynamics at Wolf and Cougar Kill Sites. In addition to lively discussion, a hearty buffet of granola bars will be served.

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Biology Book Club – Today

=Biology Book Club will meet in Hitchcock 312 today at 4:30 p.m. to discuss The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. If you haven’t read, or finished, the book, you may want to check out this piece in The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/science/david-haskell-finds-biology-zen-in-a-patch-of-nature.html. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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PEERS/IBBC: Poster Abstract Deadline Extended

Abstracts Due by June 30, 2018

IBBC 2018

PEERS/IBBC
Student Poster Session and Competition
Abstract Deadline Extended
Gain valuable industry input and increase exposure for your project or research in pulp, paper, bioenergy, or bioproducts by participating in the Student Poster Session and Competition.
The deadline to submit your abstract has been extended to June 30, 2018.
Don’t miss your chance to be involved in this unique opportunity!
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PEERS Requested Poster Topics* Include:

  • Process Improvements in Consumption of Energy, Water, and Raw Materials
  • Creation of New Sustainable Products

IBBC Requested Poster Topics* Include:

  • Supply and Demand of Woody and Non-Woody Biomass
  • Collecting, Harvesting, and Preparation of Biomass
  • Torrefaction and Wood Pellets
  • Thermochemical and Biochemical Conversion Pathways
  • Production of High-Value Biochemicals and Bioproducts from Biomass
  • Pilot Plant/Technology Demonstration Case Studies
  • Techno-Economic and Lifecycle Assessments of Biorefinery Pathways
  • Policies & Initiatives for Advancing Biorefinery Projects
*Example topics; poster submissions are not limited to these topics only.
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Rapid Fire Showcase
Poster presenters will get 5 minutes to present 5 slides summarizing the research they are currently working on. Attendees interested in the subjects presented can visit the accompanying poster to have a more in-depth conversation. This format offers greater exposure to presenters and gives attendees a snapshot of the wide variety of research being conducted.

Submit your Technical Poster Abstract

by June 30th

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The International Bioenergy & Bioproducts (IBBC) Conference is the premier global event focused on leveraging the renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and fuels to support the growing bioeconomy.
The Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling, and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference is the industry’s foremost technical event for pulp manufacturers.
IBBC and PEERS are co-located and will take place October 28-31, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.
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Environmental Studies Capstone Symposium: Wednesday, May 23

Program on the Environment is hosting our Spring Environmental Studies Capstone Symposium next week, Wednesday, May 23, in the Fisheries Lobby and Auditorium. All are welcome!

Schedule and abstracts available at: bit.ly/POEcap
Capstone Symposium_Spring2018.pdf

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Upcoming Events in May

Don’t miss these exciting events with UW Study Abroad!

The last Gilman info session of spring quarter is today from 3pm-4pm in the Ethnic Cultural Center, Room 206. The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. Applicants must be receiving a federal Pell grant as part of their financial aid award to be eligible. Students planning a study abroad for winter 2019, spring 2019 or summer 2019 are strongly urged to attend this session. The application deadline for these programs is October 2nd (which includes early consideration for summer), which is very soon after fall quarter begins, so it is critical that students get this information before they leave for summer break.

UW Study Abroad will also be hosting two discussions focusing on navigating identity abroad. The first examines being a woman abroad and will be on Thursday May 17th from 4pm-5:30pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall. We have assembled a fabulous student panel, so please encourage students preparing to go abroad to attend this discussion.

Our second discussion is a broader discussion on identity and features a mixed panel of both men and women and will be on Tuesday, May 22nd from 4pm-5:30 in COM 226.

Faculty and staff are also more than welcome to attend these discussions. Snacks will be provided!

 

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Call for volunteers for NESSP/NASA summit in Seattle at UW

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) will be hosting a summit focused on inclusive STEM education from July 10 to July 14. Teachers and leaders from underserved communities will attend with the goal to exchange experiences and tap into resources they can take back.

During the 2018 NESSP STEM Educator Summit teachers and community leaders will be able to participate in group discussions, workshops, and hands-on activities designed to reflect on how to integrate the background of students into STEM education to make it more inclusive.

NASA engineers and scientist from diverse backgrounds have been invited as keynote speakers to share their vision on inclusive STEM education.

We will need volunteers to:
* Support us with supporting sessions and walking with groups around campus.
* As interpreters/translators (Spanish and English) to support attendees (Latinx teachers and community leaders).
* There is also an option to participate in a special event hosted by El Centro de la Raza, on July 9, 6pm-10pm. This is a community event open to the public where you can volunteer by having a station with hands-on activities or supporting the running stations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill the following form.

If you are interested to participate formally instead of being a volunteer, you can register through our website.

For more information contact Isabel Carrera at micz@uw.edu
Flyer UW summit.pdf

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Environmental Justice Summit

The flyer is attached, and interested parties can RSVP here: https://ejsummit2018.eventbrite.com The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.

EJ.Summit.pdf

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EVENT: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs with Dr. Lisa Randall

Could dark matter have wiped out the dinosaurs? Join us on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30pm in Kane Hall as we hear from Dr. Lisa Randall and she discusses findings from her latest research “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs”

Working through the background and consequences of this proposal takes us to the latest findings—established and speculative—regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life. Above all, this lecture puts on display the process by which scientists explore new concepts — weaving together the cosmos’ history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things.

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is a Frank J. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science. Randall’s physics research connects theoretical insights to addressing puzzles in our understanding of the properties of matter, the Universe, and space. She is an exceptional thinker with the ability to connect complex science to the everyday world around us. Randall has also contributed to the arts in writing the libretto, Hypermusic Prologue: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes which premiered at Paris’s prestigious Centre Pompidou. And she is an avid rock climber, exploring terrain across the globe.

Randall was featured on Time Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People” of 2007 and her books Warped Passages (2005) and Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2011) were featured on New York Times’ lists of “100 Notable Books.” Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, is a sweeping evolution of the Universe, the Milky Way, the Solar System and of life.

Can’t make the lecture? Check back later for a link to the live stream!

For tickets, please visit: http://events.uw.edu/d/ctqcfx

For questions, please contact Mercedes Luna mluna

Mercedes E. Luna
Advancement Coordinator for Natural Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

Mail: UW Campus Box 354882, Seattle, WA 98195
phone 206.543.2235 fax 206.221.8208
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