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King County Rural Forest Commission

The King County Rural Forest Commission is currently accepting applications to fill 3 openings on the Commission. One of the openings is for an academic or professional. The applicant should be a resident of and knowledgeable about forestry in King County. Further details about the Commission positions and the application can be found here: https://kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/forestry/ruralforestcommission.aspx. We are accepting applications through July 15.

Thank you in advance. Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide.

Best wishes,

Kathleen

Kathleen Farley Wolf

Forestry Program│King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks

201 S Jackson Street, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104

206.477.4363│kfarleywolf@kingcounty.gov

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Students Go Nocturnal in Peru

Somehow, students on our programs find the energy to take their curiosity late into the night. They simply love learning in the field!

Here’s a short video of a small group of adventurous naturalists continuing their studies with a night hike in the Amazon rainforest. We still have a three spots this fall in Peru.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h2DzbJNBxg&t=2s

Find out how to apply to one of 14 programs (e.g. Cuba, Chile, and Australia) at https://www.wildlandsstudies.com/

Gabe Andrews
Field Studies Advisor
Wildlands Studies
gabe@wildlandsstudies.com
937-243-7891

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VC Consultation Appointments: Osage University Partners

From: Advisers <advisers-bounces@mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Karen R Leikin
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 2:09 PM
To: advisers@uw.edu; gpaa@uw.edu
Subject: Re: [Advisers] VC Consultation Appointments: Osage University Partners

I apologize the date I sent before is wrong. This is for June 6, 2018. I have updated below.

From: Karen R Leikin
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 2:06 PM
To: ‘advisers@uw.edu’ <advisers>; ‘gpaa@uw.edu’ <gpaa>
Subject: VC Consultation Appointments: Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners, a VC fund which works closely with UW CoMotion and invests exclusively in startups coming out of universities and research institutes is offering consultation appointments to UW teams who have formed startups or interested in forming startups to commercialize the results of their research to share their experiences from working with startups based on technologies from university research.

Wednesday, June 6, at CoMotion Labs @ Fluke Hall – 3rd floor

Time slots are for 30 minutes between 9:00AM – 1:00PM

To request a 30-minute time slot, sign-up here

KAREN LEIKIN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

CoMotion at University of Washington

CoMotion Innovation Center, Box 354950
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98105
206.616.9540 | fax 206.543.0586
krleikin | comotion.uw.edu

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Summer classes available to students

Soc W 573: Child Welfare and Permanency with Gerilyn Myers

Class meets: Mondays, 6-8:50 pm full-term

SLN: 13462

All grad students, undergrad juniors and seniors can register.

Description: Focus on social work interventions within the public child welfare system for children who have been abused and neglected. Includes practice models to ensure
safety and permanency for children, federal and state mandates for permanency, cultural determinants, Juvenile Court dependency system, and research findings pertaining to permanency planning outcomes.

Soc W 598B: DSM V and Public Child Welfare Services with Gerilyn Myers

Classes meets: Fridays, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, & 8/17 between 9:40am-4:30pm

SLN:13463

All grad students, undergrad juniors and seniors can register.

Description: This course will focus on understanding the use of DSM V as a diagnostic tool in mental health status and parenting evaluations in Child Welfare cases. These evaluations are generally sought

or court ordered in dependency cases where there is a question as to the parent or custodial guardian’s capacity to parent children who have been subject to child abuse or
neglect. Intended course outcomes include: refining critical thinking and understanding of all elements of diagnostic assessment and diagnosis as it relates to child welfare
and custody decisions in dependency cases. Examine and expand understanding of the definition of Culture in Diagnosis as defined in the DSM-V and related implications in
parenting and mental health status evaluations. Explore the methodological challenges in this work across gender and ethnic communities. Group exercises, case studies,
literature reviews, presentations, and, if appropriate, film will be used to compliment class instruction. This course does not replace the Soc W 571 requirement, nor do you need to have taken that course before, but it’s helpful.

Soc W 598E: SBIRT/Motivational interviewing with Elizabeth Wierman

Class meets: Thursdays, 6-8:50pm, full term

SLN: 14516

All grad students, undergrad juniors and seniors can register.

Description: This class will provide students with a thorough understanding of the evidence base supporting SBIRT and the steps involved in conducting screening, assessments,
brief interventions, and referrals to treatment for problematic substance use. Students will develop familiarity with commonly used screening and assessment instruments, gain
experience conducting brief interventions, and learn about the process of making effective referrals to treatment. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing competency in using of motivational interviewing in brief interventions.

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Check out this amazing summer course!

HONORS 220 B

Summer B Term

Th 8:30-1:30pm

Dr. Ursula Valdez (uvaldez@uw.edu)

It’s open to all, and can give students both NW and W credit! Students can get in touch with me directly if they have any problem registering.

Field trips to Alki Beach, Burke Museum, Discovery Park, the Washington Arboretum, Shi Shi Beach on the Pacific Coast, and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island – now THAT’s a summer well spent!

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The value of an ESRM degree at the UW

It’s no secret that the climate has always been important for our health and sustainability as a planet. However, the problems arising as an effect of climate change have only increased over the years. Effects such as loss of sea ice, wildfires, higher sea levels, and intensifying heat waves are still a recurring problem, and will only become worse over the years.

With that being said, it’s important to not only recognize these problems, but further learn about where they stem from.

The UW offers 180 majors, from 79 different departments, that cater to a variety of interests and goals for undergraduate students. While students may be inclined to study something in the Foster School of Business or the College of Engineering, they may overlook majors such as environmental science and resource management (ESRM).

http://www.dailyuw.com/special_sections/article_413dcdb8-498b-11e8-b6f7-3772c06a8258.html

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Canadian Studies Center May 2018 Newsletter

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Year-long project in Neah Bay

 

Do you want to be part of the Neah Bay cohort for 2018 – 2019?

Would you like to travel to Neah Bay twice during the year and work with a class of 5th grade Makah students on a project entitled:

Telling Our Stories: Imagining Our Futures?

Deadline has been extended to May 24th.

For more information and a link to the application. Look here.

Any questions? Contact: Christine Stickler at castick

 

Christine Stickler

Director

The Pipeline Project

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195

castick

(Phone) 206-616-9564

http://exp.washington.edu/pipeline

..She who laughs, lasts…

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UW Pipeline and Dream Project are Hiring!

The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are hiring 4 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2018-2019. Applications due May 7th.

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support UW students involved in K-12 tutoring, college access mentoring, and promoting equity in education. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist in programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2018-July 15th, 2019.

The Pipeline Project is hiring for two positions:
Educational Equity Coordinator position description here
Equity in STEM Coordinator position description here

The Dream Project is hiring for two positions:

Student Services Coordinator

Curriculum Development Coordinator

Position descriptions are available here.

Applications can be submitted here.

The application deadline is Monday, May 7th, 2018 by 11:59 PM.

For more information, you are welcome to attend an information session on Thursday May 3rd from 3-4pm in MGH 224

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Sarah at srbishop
Dream Project: Nesley at nbravo

You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline in MGH 171 or Dream Project in MGH 274.

 

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CIWA Chinese Culture Talk Series: Chinese Buddhist Cannon in Formation – The Transmission of Indian Buddhist Texts in Early Medieval China

Dear CIWA friends:

I am writing to annouce our upcoming culture talk show on Friday, May 18th(3:30-4:30pm) in the UW HUB 337. (Event-link Here)

It is our great honor this time to invite Fei Zhao,Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literature,to give a talk on how Buddhist texts were transmitted to early Medieval China via the Silk Road and how these texts were translated into Chinese.

Please help us forward this event to your friends or anyone who might be interested! Thanks a lot!

Attached below is our event flyer

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Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

University of Washington
Office of Global Affairs
Box 351237
Seattle, WA 98195

Web: confucius.washington.edu

Email: ciwa@washington.edu

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Become LEED Accredited – Seattle – May 5

Subject: Become LEED Accredited! – Invitation to the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences – for distribution

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: May 5th 2018 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM

Where: UW Seattle – Loew Hall – Room 112

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/uwseattle

Want to show employers you have knowledge in the field of sustainability?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified, as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass the exam with a 100% success rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time compared to the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam, which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/uwseattle

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

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Credit Internship Opportunity Working with Children with Special Needs

Unique Volunteer OR Independent Study Opportunity – EDSPE 499 (5-9 Credits) ● Summer 2018

Description

This volunteer experience OR independent study provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for people interested in working with young children with and without disabilities. Students will serve as interns for an inclusive summer camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community led by experts in the field. This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

Learning Objectives

· Review strategies for supporting learners with and without disabilities

· Learn and practice effective classroom management techniques

· Identify strategies for facilitating social skills, through positive behavior support

· Learn and practice prevention and de-escalation techniques for challenging behaviors

Additional Details

This course requires participation in up to seven weeks of summer camp, in addition to three-days of staff training, tentatively scheduled for June 27-29th, 2018 and some online work, which can be completed at your own pace.

Participants will receive a Right Response certification for participating in this part of the course. In addition to these training components, participants must be available
to work in an inclusive STEM program serving preschooler age children with and without disabilities.

This program is scheduled to take place Monday-Friday, July 2-August 17th, 8am to 4pmdaily. During this time, students will serve as an intern. As an intern, your primary role
is to engage with kids during play, supporting kids during circle time and seated tasks, and supporting the group during field trips. Participants will receive ongoing professional development and training during this time.

You may also participate in this experience as a volunteer if you are unable to take it for credit. Sign up for class via this Google Form!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Tara Coffin – jumphc@uw.edu or 206.612.8697

Expectations for interns:

· Ideally, interns will be able to commit to the full camp session, and will be able to work half/full days consistently. This means a weekday commitment, starting July 2 (no camp July 4th), and going until August 17th.

· Camp runs from 9-3:30pm

o Full day would be from 8:30-4:30 (with a break for lunch)

o Half day would be from 8:30-1pm or 12pm-4:30pm

· Interns will be asked to commit until 5pm on Fridays, to allow for PLC work (detailed below)

Training Opportunities:

Three-day Training (estimated dates: June 27-29th):

· Camp logistics

· Teaching science to young learners with and without disabilities

· Building Blocks of Inclusion

· Classroom management

· Pivotal response treatment

· Social skills support

· Right Response Training

· … (still being developed)

Ongoing Professional Learning Community (on going over the course of camp, with focused sessions on Fridays; July 2-August 17

· Program fosters PLCs within individual camp classrooms. PLCs led by a Masters Level special educator or equivalent professions, and draw on experts from the community

o Working alongside specialists, including drama therapists, OT, SLPs, etc.

· Prep and Debrief time:

o Before and after camp, camp staff will participate in structures prep and debrief discussions. These discussions focus on highlighting moments of success and moments of learning throughout camp, encouraging ongoing reflection.

· Friday Breakout Sessions

o Guided readings over the course of camp; review readings on Fridays

o Experts in the field will be invited to visit Fridays to facilitate focused discussions

o All camp staff and interns will be invited to present on an area of interest to them, sharing this knowledge/passion with their team

o Friday sessions will be flexible and invite discussion about issues of emerging importance.

· Students earn one credit for every 30 hours of service

· Estimate of 5-7 hours/day for 5 days/week

· 7 weeks of camp and 3 days of volunteer training

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Vote on Your Graduation Gift!

Dear 2018 College of the Environment Graduating Students,

At the College of the Environment we’re examining our sustainability: How can we use less, learn more, and solve problems? What’s the perfect integration between personal action and organizational responsibility? Students have held us accountable for walking our talk. We wanted to show you that while you were learning in the classrooms, we were learning from you.

This year, the College of Environment, in partnership with the Student Advisory Council, has decided to fund student projects jointly with the Campus Sustainability Fund. These projects are local, environmental in nature, and give back to the Husky community. And, because we know you want information and input, the Student Advisory Council is
soliciting your voice – as the graduating class – on which project to invest in. Please cast your vote by May 4th via this quick survey: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/coenvsac/353586

Thank you and congratulations on your graduation!

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Apply now for the Student Advisory Council!

Are you interested in representing your program or group in the College of the Environment Student Advisory Council? The College of the Environment Student Advisory Council advises the Dean and Associate Deans on issues related to students. The council brings issues from the Dean’s Office to the student community and brings issues from the student
community to the Dean’s Office. The council also provides input, insight, and perspective on the student experience within the college.

More information about the Council can be found here: http://coenv.washington.edu/students/undergraduate/current-students/student-advisory-council/

Apply Now to Join!

Apply online:

https://goo.gl/forms/yb6ZGAgr7d5kaI9C2

Application due date:

11:59 pm, May 6, 2018. If you apply, please be prepared to attend a May 23rd meeting of the Student Advisory Council from 5:00-6:30pm.

Council members must be making satisfactory progress in their degree program at time of application and throughout their service on the council.

Review Process
Applications to the 2018-2019 CoEnv Student Advisory Council will be reviewed by current members of the Student Advisory Council. Unfilled seats are possible.

Benefits of serving on the Student Advisory Council

· Direct interaction with the Dean and college leadership and the opportunity to learn about and participate in campus-wide and college-wide decision-making.

· Professional development opportunities and training, including an Autumn or Winter workshop on “Equity 101,” and training focused on career development, and professional presentation for student leaders.

· Opportunity to develop a network of student leader peers from departments and schools across the college, including undergraduate and graduate students.

Open Positions:

SAFS: one grad student

ATMO S: one undergrad and one grad student

ESS: one undergrad and one grad student

SEFS: one undergrad student

SMEA: one grad student

Marine Biology: one undergrad student

OCEAN: one undergrad and one grad student

ENVIR/POE: one undergrad student

ASUW representative: one undergrad student

GPSS representavie: one grad student

RSO representative: two students from any groups

Member at Large: one undergrad or grad from any department

If you have any questions please email coenvsac@uw.edu.

 

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Student Leadership: Apply to be a Dawg Daze Leader!

Apply today to be a Dawg Daze Leader! Help welcome new students back to campus this fall, apply at http://fyp.washington.edu/ddl. Applications due May 31st, 2018!

MARTHA TRAN, M.Ed.

Sr. Program Manager & Communications Specialist / University of Washington

First Year Programs / Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Professional Staff Organization (PSO) Board Member

Box 352825

120 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-2825

206.221.7460 / siutsz / fyp.washington.edu

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Become LEED Accredited – Seattle – May 5

Subject: Become LEED Accredited! – Invitation to the College of the Environment – for distribution

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: May 5th 2018 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM

Where: UW Seattle – Loew Hall – Room 112

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/uwseattle

Want to show employers you have knowledge in the field of sustainability?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified, as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass the exam, with a 100% success rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time compared to the competition, and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course fully meets the exam’s eligibility requirements. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam, which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/uwseattle

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M

President, LeadingGreen

585-764-5423

B740 Sandford Fleming Building

10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

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ENTRE Digest: MS Entrepreneurship Info Session, Entre Minor Deadline, and More!

 

Advisers ENTREDigest | April 16, 2018

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS!

ATTEND: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Online Information Session

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 – 12:30 PM | Register Here
Join the MS in Entrepreneurship team for an online information session to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, they will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES!

APPLY: Global Innovation Fellows

Seattle is one of the largest centers for global health in the world, and the University of Washington is playing a key role. The START Center, in partnership with the Michael G. Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, is calling for applications for Global Innovation Fellows, a small group of MBAs and TECs who will research business problems/technologies of significance in global health alongside graduate students in the School of Public Health.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Learn more and apply here: https://foster.uw.edu/centers/buerk-ctr-entrepreneurship/graduate-entrepreneurship/internships-fellowships/

APPLY: Entrepreneurship Minor (non-business majors)

Open to all non-business majors. Pre-reqs: ECON 200, ACCTG 219

Entrepreneurs come from every discipline. They are adept at turning novel ideas into reality, and are not afraid of challenging the status quo or tackling the big problems in society and science. But the truth is that it takes more than an idea to be successful: it takes the knowledge, experience, and network of a smart leader. Students who pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor are creative and energetic, with a critical eye for opportunities and the passion and skill to follow through.

Application deadline: April 25

Learn more: startup.uw.edu/undergraduate-entrepreneurship-curriculum/

APPLY: Entrepreneurship Certificate (non-MBA graduate students)

Open to all non-MBA graduate and PhD students.

The Buerk Center’s certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of start-ups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you’ll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Working together, students bring ideas to life. Rolling admissions.

Learn more: startup.uw.edu/entrepreneurship-certificate/

FIND YOUR PEOPLE! Team Formation Opportunities

Have an idea? Great! Meet other students who want to join your team.

2018 Student Entrepreneur Team Formation website

Looking for a team member to enter a competition or work on a startup project? Do you have skills and want to join an existing team? Check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile, then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members. Please note, this is for current students only!

JILL PIMENTEL
Assistant Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs | Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Michael G. Foster School of Business | University of Washington
Dempsey Hall Room 227 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3223
206.685.5669 | jpiment

Sign up for the Buerk Center’s Entrepreneurship Newsletter!

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IFSA recruiting

Looking to join a club?

IFSA is a student group at UW made up of those interested in environmental stewardship and natural resource management (not just forestry). Whether you want to gain global
perspectives on environmental topics, help organize fun events, or just want some cool people to hang out with, join IFSA!

Just stop by one of our meetings (Mondays 2pm in the FCR) or email teresa96@uw.edu with questions!

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BioPots (a team with 3 BSE students) Wins Grand Prize at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

http://depts.washington.edu/foster/2018-alaska-airlines-environmental-innovation-challenge/

History Made at Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

The grand prize winners at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) proved to judges that gardening and innovation go together naturally. BioPots took home the $15,000 Wells Fargo prize with their biodegradable planter pots made from biomass waste like spent beer grains. The University of Washington team included three engineers from the Bioresource Science and Engineering program and a student from the Foster School of Business.

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April 2018 – Canadian Studies Center Newsletter

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