Job Opening at SCC: Sustainability Coordinator – Graduate Student Intern

Seattle Community Colleges
Sustainability Coordinator – Graduate Student Intern
Job Description
Position Summary
This is a part-time temporary internship opportunity in support of the Seattle Community College
District’s Sustainability Initiative, (see The intern
will serve as lead coordinator for the development of a District-wide sustainability plan. To prepare
the plan, the intern will first assist and coordinate efforts on each campus to develop baseline
information on existing sustainability activities, using the AASHE STARS assessment system (see https:// 

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500) – Winter 2013

This is a *fantastic* course created by and for graduate students, with strong leadership from CoEnv grad students (most recently Rachel Mitchell from SEFS and Jessica Rohde from SAFS). They have run this course successfully for two years and we’re now sponsoring it as a C ENV course. Participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle. 

Volunteer opportunities with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Madrona Woods, Seattle
Saturday, Dec 8 ~ 10am – 2pm
Madrona Woods is a 9-acre urban forest across the street from the west shore of Lake Washington, home to bald eagles, hummingbirds, and salamanders. FCRW is teaming up with Friends of Madrona Woods in a partnership to restore this beautiful neighborhood resource to a more natural and sustainable state! Two streams have been daylighted, acres of blackberry and other invasive plants have been removed, and now volunteers can help continue the progress by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs. 

SpaceScout app helps find study space

UW-IT introduces SpaceScout, a Web and iPhone app that helps you find what you need in a study space. Check it out at on your
browser or smartphone. Once you’re familiar with the app, take UW-IT’s survey about possible new features, and enter to win one of ten $25 gift
credits on your Husky card:

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013
Are you interested in:

The dynamics of human communities’ relationship with their environment?
Interactions between ecological and social systems and processes?
Interdisciplinary approaches to complex questions?

Then this weekly seminar on coupled human-natural systems is right for you!

Weekly discussion of 1-3 journal articles
Course content flexible based on participant interest


Nominations for Distinguished Teaching Awards

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Undergraduate Academic Affairs invites you to take part in recognizing the many dedicated and inspiring faculty and graduate students at the University of Washington. Nominate your instructor for one of the following: Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation, Excellence in Teaching Award, or the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award. Providing an enriching undergraduate and graduate learning experience is what connects are recipients. 

Winter Pol S Courses Open to Non-Majors

Pol S courses are now open to students in all majors, including the only Pol S course that counts for VLPA credit, Pol S 281/Engl 251, and Pol S 334 taught by Associate Vice Provost Luis Fraga. Scroll down to see descriptions about the following courses which have the most room. See the Time Schedule for SLNS and additional detail, including learning goals and grading,
Pol S 249, Introduction to Labor Studies
Pol S 270, Introduction to Political Economy
Pol S 281/Engl 251, Literature and American Political Culture
Pol S 310, Modern Political Thought
Pol S 334, Topics in American Politics
Pol S/LSJ 361, US Courts & Civil Liberty
Pol S/LSJ 363, Law in Society
Pol S 448, Politics of the European Union
Pol S 249/Hist 249/Soc 266, Introduction to Labor Studies
Instructor: Professor Margaret Levi
Lecture: MW 12-120, Quizzes TTh
5 cr., I&S
This interdisciplinary course focuses on workers–employed and unemployed, legal and illegal–and their strategies to improve their employment and political conditions, especially through unions. 

Save the Date: 2013 UW Water Symposium

Hi all,
Mark your calendars for the Annual UW Water Symposium.
Date: April 30, 2013
Location: the newly-renovated HUB!
More details, as they become available, can be found here:
(Please excuse over-enthusiastic cross postings.) 

M.Sc. PhD. positions at Cornell University

Dear Colleagues,
I took advantage of Thomas’ list to spread the word of 3 graduate position at Cornell University Department of Natural Resources and the Cornell Biological Field Station working with zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions in the deep chlorophyll layer of Lake Ontario, comparative mysid ecology across the Great Lakes, and rehabilitation of endangered native coregonid in Lake Ontario. The two more limnological positions comes supported for 5 years and are most suitable for doctoral students, the coregonid project is supported for 2 years (MSc). 

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