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Ecosia the Search Engine that Plants Trees as you search

10 Questions and Answers about Ecosia from the founder


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Summer Reading: Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success


John C. Maxwell

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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

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Book Recommendation: Deep Work

I have not read this yet, but it is on my list for this summer…

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

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Wildlife Computers, interesting stuff right in Redmond Washington

Wildlife Computers is the leading provider of advanced wildlife telemetry solutions. But we don’t just sell tags. Our consultation team—which includes on-staff biologists—works to understand your project goals including what data you need, what animal you are researching, environment, and more.

The team uses knowledge gathered over the last 30 years on best practices, techniques, and procedures to make recommendations for getting the data you need to meet your objectives. Data from our tags appears in more than 2,300 peer-reviewed publications and plays a key role in many management decisions, policy changes, outreach and education initiatives worldwide.

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Brotherhood Initiative (BI) at UW

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.

But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S. undergraduates who study abroad each year, an overwhelming majority are white women.

For students at the University of Washington, the Brotherhood Initiative (BI) wants to help level the field.

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BioPots-High-ResBioPots, fresh off its grand prize finish at the EIC, earned the $5,000 Fenwick & West Fourth Place Prize. The UW team hopes to disrupt the garden industry with their biodegradable planter pots made from biomass waste like spent beer grains. BioPots also won the $2,500 Smukowski Family “Best Sustainable Advantage” Prize, which goes to a venture that has incorporated best practices toward resource reduction while bolstering profitability and cost containment.

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Space Plants!

Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity

“In order to grow crops for astronauts at the space station or who are lunar- or Mars-based, we can’t ship potting mix or fertilizer to these locations,” said Sharon Doty, a UW professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and a plant microbiologist who isolated and characterized the microbes used in this experiment. “We have to be able to get plants to grow in what is available with the most minimum inputs possible.”

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Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

Without the help of a vaccine, doctors save a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who contracted rabies when a bat bit her at church. The treatment involved putting her into a coma; now conscious, she appears to have no signs of the virus. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Iceland, Renewable Energy & Sustainability | Summer & Winter 2018-19

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Join The GREEN Program in Iceland this summer & winter 2018-2019 breaks!

With a sustainability foundation, Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming atmosphere,
Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.

For more information & how to apply, please visit:


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Northwest Youth Corps – Field Leader positions

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is now actively recruiting field leaders to lead our Summer Youth Community Programs! This 5 week community program is a great way for youth and young adults to gain experience in outdoor leadership and conservation careers, as well as build highly generalizable skills such as conflict resolution and interviewing, all while earning a stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

More details of this position and our Tacoma Sound to Summit crew in general are attached to this message.

Please contact us at (541) 349-5055 or hannahb with any questions!

Youth Corps Community – Tacoma Sound to Summit Programs

Session 1: June 18 – July 20

Session 2: July 30 – August 31

Location: City of Tacoma, Mt. Rainier National Park

Stipend: Leaders receive a living allowance of $4,500 prorated through their term of service, along with earning a $2,200.00 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

Other Benefits: Comprehensive trainings, including USDA Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance; conservation job experience; federal hiring preference for 1 year after completion

APPLY HERE: or call to request a paper application


2018_Field Leader YCC.pdf

Sound to Summit Flyer.pdf

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SeaDawgs Officer Elections

The SeaDawgs are seeking nominations for officer positions (descriptions below) for 2018-2019, and we need your help!

SeaDawgs at the University of Washington works to connect marine biology lovers from all backgrounds. We hope to provide connections in the university community for people that love all things water as well as create events for you to express your love of the aquatic environment.

Becoming a member of the executive committee is a great way to get more involved in the College of the Environment community in addition to networking with people in the field. With the finalization of the Marine Biology major we hope to become an even stronger presence in the College of the Environment.

If you would like to nominate anyone, including yourself, or if you have questions, please reply to or contact either Bailey Gilbert ( or Jonathan Huie ( with any specific questions.

Please submit nominations by May 18th as elections will be held the end of May!

Position Descriptions:


Responsible for delegation, timeline management and overseeing all projects.

Vice President

Assists President in delegation and management, responsible for overseeing project leads and ensuring that deadlines are met in a timely manner. Manages miscellaneous tasks.


Responsible for announcing/recording/distributing details of meetings, communication within the leadership team regarding logistics/planning


Responsible for managing funds and regularly checking the Venmo account. Responsible for organizing fundraisers and applying for grants.

Volunteer Chair

In charge of maintaining databases, contacting organization, researchers, etc. for events both on and off campus. Works closely with Event Chair to plan and manage event logistics.

Social Chair

In charge of communication inside the club, maintenance of the facebook and other social media pages, as well as the advertising of events.

Event Chair

Responsible for planning/managing event logistics as well as brainstorming new event ideas. Works closely with the social chair to advertise the events.


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Need Student Health Insurance? Share your experience!

If you are a student at UW Seattle who is uninsured or underinsured and would like to share your experience navigating the healthcare system through a 30-minute interview, 60-minute focus group, video clip, OR written story, please contact us at uwship2.

We are a group of MPH students advocating for the reinstitution of a UW health insurance plan. Your stories will help us inform UW policy makers of the need for a student health insurance plan. Participants can earn up to $50.

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Fun on a Friday Night: UW Seattle General Catalog Archive!

Ever wonder what they taught at UW Pre-1900, now you can know (if you can read the handwriting)

UW Seattle General Catalog Archive

The history of the University of Washington exists in many forms, but its General Catalog provides one of the best records of its curricula, degrees, and policies. This page contains an archive of searchable, printable General Catalogs and Bulletins.

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Offshore windfarms and suction buckets

First floating wind farm, built by offshore oil company, delivers electricity

Anchored, floating turbines allow offshore wind installations in deep waters.

Megan Geuss – 10/18/2017, 11:13 AM

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid today.

Further Reading

Governments fund research into floating wind turbines

The 30MW installation, situated 25km (15.5mi) from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will demonstrate that offshore wind energy can be harvested in deep waters, miles away from land, where installing giant turbines was once impractical or impossible. At peak capacity, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 20,000 Scottish homes.

The installation, called Hywind Scotland, is also interesting because it was built by Statoil, a Norwegian mega-corporation known for offshore oil drilling. Statoil has pursued offshore wind projects in recent years, using the company’s experience building and managing infrastructure in difficult open sea conditions to its advantage.

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Ocean in Our Blood; a Pacific Poetry Reading

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March 21, 2018 · 10:36 am

Need a little study break, this is kind of interesting: Check out “WholeTrees” from WholeTrees

Check out “WholeTrees” from WholeTrees Architecture on Vimeo.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at

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Video Release: Blue Carbon

EarthCorps is proud to present: Blue Carbon

Blue Carbon tells the story of how coastal wetlands mitigate climate change and reduce carbon pollution to benefit all people.

This compelling video takes a look at wetland restoration in the Snohomish Estuary and the blue carbon research conducted at Western Washington University.

EarthCorps and Restore America’s Estuaries produced the video with funding from Wildlife Forever Fund and Laird Norton Family Foundation.

Watch Now

Featuring in order of appearance: Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribe; John Rybczyk, Western Washington University; Stefanie Simpson, Restore America’s Estuaries; Katrina Poppe, Western Washington University; Mariska Kecskes, EarthCorps; Mike Rustay, Snohomish County.


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Announcing the Student Leadership Advisers


The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to helping other students navigate leadership opportunities and experiences at the UW. This idea was born out of a year of conversations with students, and we are excited about sharing this with the UW community at large.

Subject: Student Leadership Advisers

Are you eager to get involved at the UW, but aren’t sure where to begin? Overwhelmed with the idea of developing your leadership potential? Ready to make a plan?

The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of current students who are eager to support others in navigating the many opportunities at the University of Washington. These advisers are deeply engaged in various parts of this campus community, and have been trained to provide guidance to students who are looking to get connected.

Current students can request an individual appointment with one of the advisers starting now !

Visit the Husky Leadership Initiative website for details.


Undergraduate Academic Affairs/University of Washington

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Global Health Business Case Competition 2018 || Coming soon!

The Global Business Center, along with the Jackson School’s Center for Global Studies and UW’s Department of Global Health, would like to announce the 2018 edition of the Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC). As in years past, the competition will involve solving a critical global health challenge. Graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines, from UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, are invited to participate. Teams must be interdisciplinary with at least two majors represented per team.

Registration opens December 1st. The competition will begin with a kick-off event on Thursday, January 25th, followed by 24-hours of case analysis. Students will present their solutions to a panel of judges on Saturday, January 27th. Winning teams from each track (graduate and undergraduate) will receive $500; second place teams will receive $200.

Best regards,

Program Manager, Global Business Center
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200, Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-4109 / angelajs /

GHBCC One Page Flyer 2018 – UPDATED Promo.pdf

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ASP’s new Student Success Coach starts this Thursday!!!

Hello community,

We wanted to let you all know that our new Student Success Coach, Madison, will be available to start seeing students this Thursday evening. Students can make an appointment online to meet one on one with her or drop-in if they are here at CLUE. I have attached a flyer for you to post or send out to students. The website below also has all the information.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources


Hours/Location: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm in Mary Gates Hall room 171

Make an appointment here:

Please share with all your students and leaders. Thanks for spreading the word!


Academic Support Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

University of Washington-Seattle

Mary Gates Hall Box 352805

161A Mary Gates Hall Seattle, WA 98195-2805



Pronouns: She/Her

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

We acknowledge the people – past, present, and future – of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh, the Duwamish Tribe, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and other tribes on whose traditional lands we study and work.

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