SEFS 501: Forest Community Ecology

SEFS 501: Forest Community Ecology

Forest Community Ecology (SEFS 501) is a 5-credit graduate course designed to provide students with a foundation in ecological theory as well as a deep understanding of current topics in the field of forest ecology. Topics include (but are not limited to) disturbance, succession, stand development, ecophysiology, and ecosystem management in forests in western North America, with particular focus on the Pacific Northwest. The course’s exploration of forests will span scales from trees to stands to landscapes to regions. The class will take two weekend field trips early in the semester where students explore forest ecosystems in Washington and collect data to be analyzed throughout the quarter. Upon completion of the course, students should be well-prepared to develop their own research and contribute to advances in ecology. Contact Professor Brian Harvey (bjharvey@uw.edu) with any inquiries.
SEFS_501_Harvey_Fall2017.pdf

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Autumn 2017: New ATMS Class: Ecological Climatology

“Ecological Climatology”

This course will investigate the connection between ecosystems and climate including physical, chemical, and biological interactions. Students will investigating global scale implications and the expected response of a coupled Earth system under past and future climate change.

Textbook: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/earth-and-environmental-science/climatology-and-climate-change/ecological-climatology-concepts-and-applications-3rd-edition?format=PB

Link to the time-schedule: http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/AUT2017/atmos.html

Please contact Professor Swann if you have questions about the course: Abigail L. Swann, aswann@uw.edu

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LAST 2 WEEKS for Abstract Submission Deadline of WMESS 2017

The 3rd annual “World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium” WMESS 2017 will be held in in Prague (Czech Republic) during 11-15 September 2017. http://www.mess-earth.org

The LAST 2 WEEKS to Abstract Submission Deadline – 26 May, 2017. Register now and upload your abstract(s) via given link below:

http://www.mess-earth.org/module.html

All accepted and published papers will be indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, etc.

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UW Student Health and Health Insurance Survey

A group of students is working in conjunction with Hall Health to collect information about student health care and health insurance at UW. In response to the introduction of state health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the University of Washington discontinued the Student Health Insurance Plan option. But with the ACA currently under threat, our group is interested in assessing student health needs that could inform policy-making decisions for future planning. Please note that this survey and any information derived from it is not representative of the University of Washington administration.

Answers will remain anonymous and confidential. At the end of the survey, everyone will have a chance to provide their email address to be entered to win from multiple drawings. They will be raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card (x1), $50 Amazon Gift Cards (x4), and $20 UW Bookstore Gift Cards (x2). Email address and survey data will not be connected. This survey will be open until the end of May.

To access the survey, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/studenthealthsurvey2017

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact student.health2017@gmail.com.

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Space Available in Field Studies Course!

New spaces have opened up in a field studies course this summer, B term!

HONORS 220A Natural and Cultural History of the Northwest
https://honors.uw.edu/field-studies/

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BS in Environmental Engineering – Info Session

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is launching a new degree, the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS EnvE) for autumn quarter. Students may complete the online form to declare the major and to register for autumn quarter classes.

Are you interested in Environmental Engineering?
Attend an information session to learn about the new Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS EnvE) degree program.

BS Environmental Engineering Information Session
May 17, Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm (LOW 105)

This faculty-led session will cover the BS EnvE program, preparation for major, admission, and registration for autumn quarter courses.

BS EnvE is a minimum requirement admission major, so anyone who has completed all of the prerequisite courses will be eligible to declare the major and start taking 300-level BS EnvE courses in the fall. (These courses will be CEE 349, CEE 350, and CEE 352.)

Students interested in declaring the major and registering for classes should complete this online form.
The CEE Website will soon be updated with BS EnvE degree information in the coming days!

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NSF GRFP Info Session Webinar Coming Soon!

Please note that the UW Graduate School and Undergraduate Academic Affairs will be co-hosting a webinar information session on applying for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) geared at seniors and early grad students.

This webinar is slated for Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30-8pm. Students can register with this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8978297874645340419

Also, according to the Graduate School, newly admitted graduate students (those who will start classes in Autumn 2017) can be invited, as well. For information, click here: http://grad.uw.edu/about-the-graduate-school/calendar-of-events/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D123550643%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D

 

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Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program in Nepal

Introducing a new interdisciplinary study abroad program the CBE will be running in Nepal
during Winter and Spring quarters in 2018! See attached flyer and brochure for more information.

Applications for Winter quarter are due by June 15th.
2018_Winter_Spring_Nepal Study Abroad Program_Brief_UW.pdf
DA Nepal Program Flyer.pdf

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ReThink Resilience Summit 2017

Want to make a difference in your future career?

ReThink is hosting their 3rd Annual Resilience Summit from 12-4pm in Area 01 (Maple Hall)! The theme for this year is “Incentives.” They’ll focus on the roles that social and environmental initiatives play within a business framework.

This free event gives attendees the opportunity to engage with other students, discuss business sustainability practices, and network with some of our event’s key speakers:

Come hear from this diverse panel, network with speakers and partnering businesses, and brainstorm with others to grow the conversation around business sustainability incentives!

**Lunch will be provided**

REGISTER HERE

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Seattle Clean Street Initiative: Join us Saturday for our biggest and best event yet!

Join us for our inaugural sponsored clean-up event on Saturday, May 20th in downtown Ballard!

We’re excited to bring you another cleanup, this time with a little twist. It will be our biggest and best cleanup yet and we have partnered with Groundswell Northwest, Grumpy D’s and other partners to clean up 5300 34th Ave Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107 in Ballard. We will also be offering a ground cover planting opportunity for those of you who are interested in that option, ask us when you arrive for more information.

 

 

Here’s what you need to know:

When :10:00 AM, May 20th, 2017
Where: The Canal parking lot

5300 34th Ave Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Some of you already know the drill, but for those of you who are joining us for the first time, we will kick off this cleanup at 10am. Coffee, donuts, and light refreshments will be provided when you arrive, as well as good company and bright-eyed faces! There may or may not be prizes involved…

Some things to remember

* Please meet at The Canal Parking Lot in Ballard
* We will provide all materials (gloves, grabbers, trash bags, etc.)
* Please arrive at 10am for a light breakfast and important announcements to follow * When you arrive, please find the sign-in sheet
* Wear appropriate clothing & comfortable shoes

A contest you say?

All cleanup attendees will get to participate in our gift card raffle! Please show up on time to ensure a spot in the drawing. There will be a prize for the volunteer who
finds the most interesting piece of trash.

Announcing our first eCycle services!

Seattle Clean Street Collective now collects used batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and toner cartridges. If you have some to recycle, please bring them in a zip lock bag and we will take them to a certified eCycle location.

A huge thank you to our event sponsors for this event: Groundswell Northwest, Grumpy D’s, and other partners.
Ask us at our next cleanup how you can get involved with our steering committee or co-host a cleanup! We are a fun bunch to hang around! If you feel you can’t volunteer your precious time, but still want to help, please feel free to donate to our endeavor to keep our streets beautiful and the trash off them. https://www.gofundme.com/seattlecleanstreet

 

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Public Speaking for students and staff – Toastmasters Open House TODAY!

Toastmasters Open House!

Feel more confident – improve how and what you present! Come and hear speaking and presenting times from a world champion public speaker. Practicing public speaking can help both in the classroom and in life! Toastmasters can help with both formal public speaking (classroom) and impromptu public speaking (job interviews).

When: Thursday, May 11 2017 (TODAY) 12pm – 1pm

Where: Husky Toastmasters Club, Schmitz Hall room 170

(1410 NE Campus Parkway)

HuskyFlier_VB[4212].pdf

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Summer 2017: Anthropology of the Modern Middle East/North Africa

ANTH 413: ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

SUMMER 2017
Monday/Wednesday 10:50-1:00

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MICHAEL PEREZ AT MVPEREZ@UW.EDU

This course offers an anthropological introduction to the people and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Ethnographically grounded, the course examines some of the most critical issues in the region including displacement, identity (gender, sexuality, ethnicity), religion and secularism, violence, capitalism and consumption, social movements, and the state.
ANTH 413 Flyer Color.pdf

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Deadline to Register for Quebec Trip: LARCH 495/URBDP 498C/URBDP 598C

If students would like to go on the Canada Field Studies trip to Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa, June 13th – June 20th, 2017, they must register by May 15th, 2017.

L ARCH 495A SLN#: 12022 or URBDP 498C SLN#: 14208 or URBDP 598C SLN#: 14216

They can register for 3-6 credits. These credits are part of Summer Quarter tuition. The credits can count as I&S; towards a Minor in Urban Ecological Design (UED) or a Minor in Urban Design & Planning; Directed Elective for Landscape Architecture students or Thesis Electives for Graduate Students.

Please see attached brochure. You can contact Prof. Fritz Wagner, fwagner@uw.edu with any questions.

2 more stuents are needed for the trip to be confirmed! What a fun, fast way to earn these credits (term paper required) and what a nice way to start the Summer. Come learn about city planning issues in these three great cities and contrast to American cities.

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Info Session: Graduate Program in Environmental/Sustainability Studies at Yale University

A Masters graduate student at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Yale F&ES) will be giving a talk about the F&ES graduate program/professional school at an information session on May 16th at 5:30pm, held on Seattle University’s campus.
FES_InfoSessionFlyer Seattle May 17.pdf

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Open Position: Watershed Resource Technician

Attached is a position announcement for a temporary seasonal Watershed Resource Technician for this field season. Potential candidates can submit cover letters and resumes directly to Amy Labarge. See the attached document for application and position information.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Natural Resource Section in its Watershed Management Division is seeking a seasonal temporary employee to assist with ecosystem management and restoration in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. This position will focus on invasive plant species management, forest monitoring and thinning, and project support to improve habitat and resilience in the Cedar River and South Fork Tolt River Municipal Watersheds. The position will report to the Natural Resources Manager.
Watershed Resource Tech Announcement-Temporary.docx

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Honors Field Studies Courses this Summer

Follow the link below to find about honors field courses offered this summer, open to all students!

https://honors.uw.edu/field-studies/

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Friday Harbor Labs Research Apprenticeship Info Session

Friday Harbor Labs Autumn Course Information Session

Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago (PEF) Research Apprenticeship

When: Tuesday, May 16 11:30-12:20
Where: Ocean Sciences Building (OSB) Rm. 425
RSVP: [RSVP LINK]

Explore the ‘PEF’ research apprenticeship with this 50 minute info-session on campus. Meet one of the three faculty Dr. Jan Newton of the UW Applied Physics Laboratory to learn more about what you will learn through a full quarter of undergraduate research, and find out how to apply.

What is the PEF Research Apprenticeship?

Now in its 14th 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

 

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STEM & Social Science Majors: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Info Sessions

Together with the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards, we are offering 3 information sessions to help prepare students for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) application. This fellowship program is for undergraduates/bachelor’s level alums and first year graduate students who plan to pursue research-based Master’s and doctoral degree programs in Social Science, STEM fields or STEM Education & Learning Research. The GRFP especially encourages members of underrepresented minority groups, women, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About the program:

· Selected students benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.

· Fellows also have opportunities for international research and professional development.

· Last year, 2,000 students were offered an award, or approximately 1 out of every 6.5 applicants.

· Due to a recent eligibility change, the program now limits current graduate students to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in their first year or in the second year of graduate school.

· We expect that the program solicitation and application will be released in late summer.

NSF GRFP Info sessions- Allen Auditorium in Allen Library

Tuesday, May 23

Thursday, May 25

Webinar:

Tuesday, May 16

 

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Graduating Seniors: Pipeline and Dream Project Are Hiring!

The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2017-2018. Applications due Friday May 12th.

Are you a graduating senior? Were you involved in K-12 tutoring or mentoring at the UW? Looking for a gap year opportunity? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. 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 staff with programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from 40 hours/week from September 1st, 2017-July 15th, 2018.

Read the Position Descriptions for Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member and The Dream Project AmeriCorps Member.

If you are ready to submit your application now, you can do so here or at http://tinyurl.com/EdEquityAC

The application deadline is Friday May 12th, 2017 by 11:59 PM.
If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Dana at danaw4@uw.edu
Dream Project: Amrita at heera@uw.edu or Nicole at npg324@uw.edu. You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline or Dream Project.

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Seattle MESA Service Learning Opportunity

Undergraduate/Graduate Students:

DO SOMETHING AMAZING THIS AUTUMN QUARTER FOR A LOCAL STUDENT

It is already time for you to register for Autumn quarter. Seattle MESA would like to invite you to make a difference next quarter in a high school student’s life. They are recruiting UW students for their tutoring program. The courses are listed under the College of the Environment as follows: 1. C ENV 420 A: M 0430-620 BAG 106
2. C ENV 420 B: T 1130-120 BAG 108
3. C ENV 425 A: TBA
4. C ENV 420 and 425 AA – AF (Tutoring Sections): TBA

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for tutoring STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her math and/or science class, this program is for you. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Dr. Gregory King at mtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:
· Earn up to 10 elective credits
· Develop your teaching/training skills
· Build confidence in your STEM subject area
· Work with other great volunteers
· Positively motivate and mentor a student
· Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today!

http://www.seattlemesa.org

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