SAFS in the News: UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears

SAFS professor Kristin Laidre is featured in UW Today:
‘Polar bears depend on sea ice for essential tasks like hunting and breeding. As Arctic sea ice disappears due to climate change, bears across the species’ 19 subpopulations are feeling the strain.
But even as scientists try to quantify just how much melting sea ice is affecting polar bears, another group that depends on the iconic mammal for subsistence also is at risk of losing an important nutritional and economic resource. 

Unite UW Spring Applications are open!

Please help distribute the blurb below for Unit UW program, an official cultural exchange program housed at the Division of Student Life. We are recruiting 30 domestic and 30 international/exchange students for spring. Thank you so much.
Unite UW, Portal to the World
 Find your community, broaden your horizon! Unite UW is now accepting applications for spring quarter. Student Life’s Unite UW is an on campus cultural and personal exchange program that connects domestic students with exchange/international students. 

SAFS in the News: Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

SAFS professor Julian Olden is featured in UW Today:
‘As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ― but not always in the ways one might expect.
A new study by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University finds that some fish lose out while others benefit as urban and agricultural development encroaches on streams and rivers across the United States. 

SAFS in the News: Faculty Friday with Tim Essington

The Whole U Faculty Friday series features SAFS professor Tim Essington:
‘To deliver the perfect presentation, prepare to embrace your mistakes.
That’s the philosophy Tim Essington brings to Applied Improvisation for Science Communication, a course the professor of aquatic and fishery sciences developed to help scientists more confidently and effectively communicate their research.
“Giving a good talk isn’t just what you put on your slides, it’s conveying a story about your research,” Essington says. 

Student resources: Let’s Talk Counselor at the Q Center

Want a drop-in appointment to speak with a counselor? Our Let’s Talk Counselor, Kate Fredenberg LICSW, is here now (and every Wednesday) from 2-4PM at the Q Center (HUB 315)!
What is Let’s Talk?
Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center without an appointment. Counselors hold walk-in hours at two sites on campus – The Q Center and the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. 

New Course in Spring: ESS 307 Diversity Outreach Program

ESS307 (3 or 5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences
TTh 10:30-12:20
DIV/NW or I&S
Prerequisites:  One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (some exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)
Instructor: Isabel Carrera, micz@uw.edu
Students will be exposed to the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM and will learn how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities. 

Study abroad in Summer: Surrealist Paris

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FRANCE:  SURREALIST PARIS
For Early Fall Quarter 2017 (August 16 to September 12), the UW Department of Comparative Literature will offer again its Exploration Seminar on Surrealism in Paris. This program offers students a unique opportunity to earn 5 UW credits while exploring one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. 
The program fee is $2,580 (includes housing). 

Diversity Leadership Conference, Brittany Packnett

Dear Student Leader,
The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly ECC) has taken an active role in creating meaningful programs and inviting prominent speakers to further our core values surrounding Leadership, Education, Advising, Diversity and creating Inclusive Space on campus. In order to host and provide these great programs, we recognize that our success is contingent on the support from our campus partnerships, community collaborations, and student community engagement. 

Spring course: Arctic 401 Introduction to Arctic Climate System

Below is a course some of your students may be interested in. Our incoming UW 2016-17 Canada Visiting Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies, Kent Moore, will be teaching the core course for the Arctic Studies Minor, ARCTIC 401: Introduction to Arctic Climate System. Please share this course with your students! See below and the attached flyer for more information.

CANADIAN STUDIES CENTER
Henry M. 

Spring course: AIS 475B Decolonizing the Environmental Discourse

I hope this emails finds you in good spirits. I wanted to send information about my upcoming course in the Department of American Indian Studies—Decolonizing the Environmental Discourse.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the concept of environmental justice through a decolonization lens—giving a voice to those who have been silenced in the official environmental discourse. Through guest presentations, group work, facilitated discussions, readings, and inclusive teaching strategies students will examine & explore current and past environmental (in)justice cases. 

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