2012 Alaska Salmon Program Science Symposium

Hello SAFS:
Please join the Alaska Salmon Program for our 2012 Science Symposium
Friday, November 30, 2012
1:30 ~ 5:30 pm
Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) – 1122 NE Boat St.
Room 102 (auditorium)
This annual symposium showcases the research of the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Alaska Salmon Program undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and visiting scientists. Our program focuses on all aspects of the ecology of Pacific salmon in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and watersheds of Southwest Alaska. 

Career Launch Workshop – January 10, 2013

On January 10th, the Career Center will be hosting our Career Launch Workshop, a 5-hour workshop that covers three of our most popular skill-building workshops and is aimed at helping soon-to-be grads and recent alumni get a jumpstart on their job search.
Details are included below, and we’d appreciate your help in spreading the word about this opportunity, as you are willing and able. 

Space available in CHID courses – VLPA, I&S and 2cr classes!

CHID 250C: Utopias Gone Awry: Conflict & Paradise in the Black Sea Region- 10 spaces left!
SLN 12222 (I&S)
Many of the countries surrounding the Black Sea have seen themselves as utopias, but these seeming havens have all been caught in the turbulent geo-political history of the region. Beginning with a historical overview for background, we will then focus on literature and films from Bulgaria, Romania, the Crimea, the Republic of Georgia, and Turkey, to explore the dynamics of power and history that have affected the area. 

You are invited to two free COSEE Ocean Learning Community events on Friday Nov 30th

We hope you will join us for one or both of our events this coming Friday. Registration is required for the evening program.
Please forward this message to faculty, post-docs, staff and students. Thank you!
My Place in Puget Sound High School Poster Session
Friday November 30, 11:30am – 12:15pm
Location: Husky Union Building – North Ballroom, University of Washington
Local high school students present their projects about science, community and action to protect Puget Sound. 

FINS Merchandise Orders

Dear SAFS,
We are ready to take t-shirt and sweatshirt orders! We are using Paypal to process are the orders, and as a result shirts and sweatshirts are $1 more than they were last year. We will take orders until Thursday, November 29th. We should have the shirts and sweatshirts by the holiday party. Thanks to Chris Monson for creating the design. 

Two New C Lit Courses accessible to everyone, no prerequisites!

C LIT 357: Literature and Film VLPA
SLN 20828 5 Cr, T/F 3:30-5:20 SAV 155
Instructor: Yizhong Gu
This course focuses on the correlation between literature and film in reflecting and constructing the Chinese social ideologies during the 20th century. The narrative of sacrifice and martyrdom is one of the prominent ideologies to build up the new China as a nation-state. 

UW EIC Prototype Funding Application – Due December 16!

Prototype funding Application: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwcie/185034
DUE December 16, 2012

If you have a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your background to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge can provide just the platform (and the funding!) you’ve been looking for.
Interdisciplinary student teams define a cleantech problem, design and develop a solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (proof of concept or computer simulation) and a 5 to 7-page business summary that outlines the market opportunity. 

oSTEM Speaker Panel — November 29th

Please forward to your students if appropriate.
oSTEM is a new student group for LBGT students in the STEM disciplines. We are hosting a speakers panel next Thursday that we thought might be of interest to more than just STEM majors. The panel includes out STEM professionals and a transgender activist that has worked to include gender identity in the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). 

Honors Program Study Abroad in 2013

Please spread the word about the range of opportunities for study abroad and direct exchanges through the Honors Program! During 2013-2014 Honors will offer programs in Italy, Berlin, Spain, Sierra Leone, Bangalore, Argentina, Netherlands, and Tokyo (Direct Exchanges).
Credit available includes Honors core credit (areas of knowledge designated) as well as departmental credits (program specific, please see individual program websites below):

Italy: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Tivoli, and Bomarzo. 

Public Lecture – Climate change and scientists’ social contract

Monday, November 26, 2012, 4:00-5:00 PM “Climate change and scientists’ social contract”
Public lecture by Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA
Introduction by Lisa Graumlich, Dean, UW College of the Environment
Location: Foege Auditorium (GNOMS060)
As the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification become increasingly obvious, the public and policy makers seek information to understand what is happening, what is likely down the road and what the options are for dealing with the problems. 

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