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From Dean Graumlich

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With ever more ways of creating, storing and analyzing signals about the state of our environment, we are squarely in an age of “big data”, where the amount of information we have about the world meets, or even exceeds, our capacity to explore it. Yet the ability to understand the complex system in which we live requires the ability to ask questions using these big data sets.

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News

UW Continues to be a Global Powerhouse for Research and Academics

The new Academic Rankings of World Universities is out, and UW ranked 16th among the top 100 universities globally, and 14th in the United States alone! 

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Visits UW

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The University of Washington recently hosted Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the EPA, on campus to talk about the economy and the environment with business leaders and students. 

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Faculty and Alumni Selected for Forest Health Group

Two faculty members and three alums from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences have been appointed to a Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Health Technical Advisory Group, convened by the WA Commissioner of Public Lands.

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Winter “Conversations on Defining Diversity” Features Graduate Students  

Defining Diversity

The College of the Environment continued its new series of open panels on diversity with the Conversations on Defining Diversity event, focused on Recruitment and Retention in the Graduate Community.



New Name! School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

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What was formerly named the School of Forest Resources is now officially the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, a change that reflects the expanded scope of curricular and research initiatives underway in the School.

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Save the Date

NOAA Fishery Science Symposium

Northwest Fisheries Science Center Symposium

Save the date!  NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center is hosting its 3rd Science Symposium on March 14-15 at NOAA's Sand Point facility. 

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Lecture on New Conservation Approaches

Check out the upcoming lecture featuring Eric Dinerstein – the World Wildlife Fund’s Chief Scientist and Vice President of Conservation Science – on March 1, entitled All Together Now: linking ecosystem services, endangered species conservation, and local livelihood. 

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Microsoft Tools Workshop for the Environmental Research Community

Microsoft Research’s “Earth, Energy, and Environment” group is hosting a workshop in Redmond on April 4-6 to showcase and provide tutorials in the latest Microsoft technologies for sharing, analyzing, and presenting environmental research data.

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Dawg Days in the Desert

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If you will you be in the Palm Springs area on March 7th, join us for Lunch and Learn in the Desert presentation “Off the Menu:  How Prey Animals Avoid Becoming a Predator’s Lunch”, featuring faculty member Aaron Wirsing (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences). 

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CoEnv Events Calendar

Don’t forget the many on-going series of seminars happening throughout the College and elsewhere, including the Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries, The Water Seminar, The Engage Science Series Speaker, and The Beyond the Ivory Tower science communication series, to name a few. You can stay current through our events calendar or by subscribing to our weekly events bulletin here.

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For & About Students


GRE Prep and Basic Math Refresher Courses

The University of Washington Women's Center Lifelong Learning program is offering a great opportunity for GRE Prep and Basic Math Refresher Courses on campus. 

 

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Winter “Meet, Greet, Teach” Event Tackles Environmental Pessimism 

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On Monday, December 5, faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff attended Meet, Greet, Teach: Get it Write! in the Program on the Environment Commons (Wallace Hall).

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UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

If you have a passion for clean technology, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is your opportunity... and chance to win $10,000!  The Challenge is on March 29, 2012.

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UW Business Plan Competition

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Do you have the next big idea for a successful green business?  If so, be sure to check out the UW Business Plan Competition!

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Making a  Difference - Private Support

Private gifts and grants make all the difference in the lives of our students, faculty, and programs. The College is grateful to be the recipient of several recent outstanding gifts.

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Career


Opportunity: Global Marine Intern - Conservation International

The Global Marine division of Conservation International is looking for 3 part-time graduate student interns to assist in an Ocean Health Index project through research. 

 

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College Hosts UW Environmental Career Fair 2012 

Over 600 students attended the 2012 UW Environmental Career Fair sponsored by the College of the Environment on February 15, which attracts employers to campus to promote potential positions and internships to UW students and alumni.

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Private Funding Opportunities

This month brings several grant opportunities associated with private foundations. Read more to see present opportunities, listed in order of application deadline.

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Kudos

Congratulations to Bob Houze (Atmospheric Sciences), who has just been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2012!

David Stahl (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has recently being elected to the National Academy of Engineering!

Robert Winglee (Earth and Space Sciences) is featured in Success Magazine’s "Big Ideas for 2012" for his ideas on space travel – congratulations!

Congratulations to Kiki Jenkins (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) on her essays being selected within the top 50 of Science Magazine’s call to answer "how will the practice of science change in your lifetime"!

   
Award of Excellence

Since 1997, the University of Washington has been recognizing extraordinary staff accomplishments with the Distinguished Staff Award.  Congratulations to staff members affiliated with the College of the Environment on being nominated this year!    

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Jan/Feb 2012

From Dean Graumlich

News

Save the Date

For & About Students

Making a Difference - Private Support

Career

Funding Opportunities

Kudos

Check It Out

Listen: Shark research in the Pacific Northwest

Listen: The microbes among us

A FarmVille for wetlands? Students create Facebook game with proceeds going to wetland restoration

Can economy bear what oil prices have in store?

Slide Show: If a tree falls in the forest, UW Botanic Garden arborists hear

Alumni Spotlight: Christy McDevitt, Mary Gates Research Scholar

The Music of Trees: A public art project

UW Botanic Gardens sow seeds for the future

 



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