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DACA Support

As you know, Mayor Murray announced $150,000 in new city funds to support DACA recipients. We’re moving quickly and working with community partners to get the word out about free workshops throughout September to help eligible DACA recipients renew their status before the October 5 deadline announced by the Trump Administration. Can you help us get the word out? Please see the attached flyer we put together “5 Things You Need to Know”. The flyer is available in 10 languages. We also have an infograph for social media in English and Spanish.

List of workshops providing free legal assistance and information can be found here:

Also, we got confirmation last night that the Mexican consulate is offering to pay the $495 DACA renewal fee for Mexican nationals. This is huge because a super majority of DACA recipients are from Mexico.

Univision is giving us and the consulate air time next Wednesday to talk about the free workshops and the scholarship support.

Cuc Vu

Director, Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
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For more information about renewing your DACA status before the October 5, 2017, deadline, go here:

2017 DACA Flyer Color-EN-FINAL.pdf


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Registration is Open For EPA’s Sixth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition that is open to colleges and universities across the country. EPA seeks to engage with students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices.

Registration for the 2017 Challenge is open from September 1st through the 30th. Student teams must register in order to submit their entries by December 15th. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2018. Each first-place team will earn a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among student team members and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. Second-place teams will win $1,000 for student teams and a $2,000 faculty prize.

Water pollution associated with stormwater runoff requires infrastructure solutions that are innovative, resilient, and affordable. Today’s scholars are tomorrow’s design professionals. The Campus RainWorks Challenge will harness their creativity and knowledge to jointly advance the agency’s mission to protect public health and water quality.

Learn more at:

Matt King


Office of Water

Green Infrastructure Program


2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge.pdf

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UW Music Ensembles 2017-18

To Whom It May Concern

My name is Lorenzo Guggenheim, graduate TA for the UW School of Music Orchestras.
I am reaching out to you because I would very much like to spread the word about the many opportunities for students to participate in orchestras, bands, choruses here at UW.
These ensembles are open to all students/faculty/staff members across campus, regardless of major. We would sincerely like all incoming and returning students to be aware of these opportunities.

If possible, I kindly ask if you could you please forward this email to both new and returning students in your department, as it includes PDFs with all the information needed for the coming academic year.

We greatly appreciate your help spreading the word!


Lorenzo Guggenheim

M.M. Pre-Candidate, University of Washington 2018

Conductor, UW Campus Philharmonia Orchestras

Assistant Conductor, UW Symphony Orchestra

(206) 409-6757 – Lgpg

String Announcement 2017-18.pdf

Music Ensemble Auditions 2018-17.pdf

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MS in Entrepreneurship

Samantha Ogle

Associate Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Foster School of Business, University of Washington

(206) 616-8687
samogle @SeattleSamOgle

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MS ENTRE prospect flyer.pdf

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Summer Quarter 2017 Groups at Hall Health – Beginning Mindfulness Group; Mindfulness Follow-up; Procrastination/Perfectionism Group

Hall Health Mental Health

Summer Quarter Groups 2017

1. BeginningMindfulness Meditation Group: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Begins on 6/28/2017. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4 and and ask for Karin Rogers to schedule a screening appointment.

2. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm., Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. (Wed & Thu) and Carey DeMartini (Fri). Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

3. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to for more information about our groups.

We look forward to seeing you.


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

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

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


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


Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management

Michigan State University, Entirely Online Graduate Courses

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

The Program offers three online courses:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, or to discuss partnership programming and additional opportunities visit or contact

MSU Graduate Cert_Forest Carbon_Flyer 2017.pdf

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The Q Center is Hiring Student Staff for 2017-2018!

Join the Q Crew!

The Q Center is hiring enrolled undergraduate and graduate students for three positions beginning in fall 2017, and one Web Master position that we hope to fill immediately.

Available positions include:

· 1 Education & Safer Zone Coordinator

· 2 Program Coordinators

· 1 Web Master (needed ASAP)

If you have questions or are interested, contact or 206-897-1430.




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AUTUMN 2017 Time Schedule is Out!

Start planning your schedules now, the time schedule for Autumn quarter 2017 is online!

Check it out:

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Tree Inventory Management Summer Internship Opportunity with SDOT

Over the summer SDOT is seeking to hire up to four undergraduate or graduate interns to collect updated information on SDOT and privately maintained street trees, and report on inventory updates. Intern will also work with iTree software to report on the social and economic benefits of Seattle’s street trees. The position will help the student understand how their coursework translates into the daily operations of a city urban forestry division, in particular, the collection of data and entry into the tree inventory, and analysis of GIS data to determine planting potential throughout the city.

The position is open all students, undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled in an accredited educational program preferably studying Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management or with sufficient tree identification knowledge.

To learn more about the position, students can visit: and look at Tree Inventory Management Intern position.

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UBNA Restoration Work Party! Friday, Apr. 7th, 2:00-3:30 pm

Please join the SER Nursery and the Union Bay Natural Area staff for a day of restoration and fun!

The planting season is winding down to a close. To ensure the success of our 2017 plantings we will be mulching and cleaning blackberry and English ivy out of our site on the UBNA Loop Trail. Come learn about the many benefits of mulching and perfect your mulching technique at this scenic waterfront site.

Work Party Announcement 4_7

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UW Three Minute Thesis

Want to win $300 in 3 minutes?

If you are in the advanced stages on completing your Master’s or Doctoral degree, submit a proposal for a chance to present your capstone, research-based thesis, or dissertation project in three minutes to a panel of judges and a live audience. Your presentation could win a cash prize!

  • First prize Capstone Project: $300
  • First prize Master’s Thesis: $300
  • First prize Dissertation: $300
  • People’s Choice Award: $100

For more details see the 3MT website on the Core Programs site:

Event: Thursday, May 11, 4-6pm at UW Seattle in the Research Commons Presentation Place

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Dam Safety Paper competition Deadline Feb 1, 2017

The deadline is in February, but this might be a nice project after the Elwha class or for students with an interest in this topic

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SEFS Students Win Academic Competition Against University of British Columbia

SEFS undergrad Aoife Fae, who was part of the winning team with fellow students Paul Albertine and Timothy Seaman.

Twenty-four hours is all the students were given to assess the forest and develop a stewardship plan for a 35-acre, 100-plus-year-old forest track on King County Parks land. That was the task this past weekend at the 10th Annual International Silviculture Challenge, which pitted six students from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)—Paul Albertine, Aoife Fae, Anthony Martinez, Timothy Seaman, Chris Scelsa and Brendan Whyte—against six students from the University of British Columbia (UBC)—Devon Campbell, Alexia Constantanou, Shawna Girard, Flavie Pelletier, Codie Sundie and Cole Troughton.

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Open Courses in the Evans School

The Evans School has several Spring Quarter courses with space available!

Undergraduate (open to all UW undergraduates)

  • PUBPOL 201 Intro to Public Policy & Governance (satisfies the Individuals & Society requirement)

Graduate (open to all UW graduate students)

  • PUBPOL 565 A Municipal Management II (does not require that students have taken Municipal Management I) * PUBPOL 583 Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 599 C Regulatory Policy

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Graduate (M.S.) Assistantship at Colorado State University

Graduate (M.S.) Assistantship: Boreal Toad Recruitment and Disease Dynamics

This Ph.D. project involves investigating factors influencing boreal toad recruitment dynamics and comparing population vita rates among populations at difference stages of exposure to the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd). The project is a collaboration among Colorado State University faculty, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO) biologists. The graduate student with help coordinate long-term monitoring efforts, conduct annual field surveys, design targeted studies to explore factors contributing to reproductive failure, and analyze existing long-term monitoring data. Specific focus will be on early-stage survival probabilities (e.g. tadpoles and 1st year survival) and vital rates for populations at different phases of Bd exposure from long-term mark-recapture data.

View the attached job description for complete details.

MS Assistant_CSU_Toad & Disease.docx

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Paid Summer Internship with Heronswood Garden

Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internship Program

Summer 2017

Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internships provide candidates the opportunity to expand their horticultural and plant identification knowledge, improve their gardening skills and use of horticultural tools and equipment, and develop their professional network. Interns work under the direction of Garden Director Dan Hinkley and alongside highly experienced professional gardeners in a working botanical garden.

Internships run three months, compensation $10/hour, and include free accommodations at the Garden. We will work with a candidate’s school calendar as needed.

Applications must be submitted to the address provided in the attached flyer by March 31st, 2017.

Find more info in the attached flyer!


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Schwarzman Scholars: Competitive program in Beijing

This is a reminder that a representative from the Schwarzman Scholars program, is visiting the UW, 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


MGH 171


4:00 PM

MGH 171



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Spring Break 2017 Planting Poster

Spring Break planting opportunity at Pack Forest!

Housing and stipend provided. See attachment for details.
Spring Break 2017 Flyer_Alternate_w_quotes.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.


  • 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.


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