Study Abroad with the Honors Program Updates

A reminder about our upcoming study abroad and exchanges information sessions. During 2013-2014 Honors will offer faculty-led programs in Italy, Berlin & Spain, Sierra Leone, and Bangalore; and direct exchanges to Argentina, Netherlands, and Tokyo.
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. 

2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative

The National Park Service and the UW College of the Environment are pleased to announce the 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative.
This program provides opportunities for young people to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. The opportunities take two forms – competitive fellowships awarded to advanced graduate students (Masters and Doctorate levels) to support their independent research, and paid internships in which undergraduate or beginning graduate students work for approximately 12 weeks on projects in research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, or other fields. 

Sharing the struggle of Pacific Lamprey

Dear fish folks, water wonks, and river people,
I’m writing to ask for your help in bringing some attention to the conservation needs of Pacific Lamprey within your circles.
As you can imagine, Pacific lamprey are as much misunderstood as they are unknown. As they become increasingly discussed in conservation and T&E contexts, there is a tendency to confuse them with Sea Lamprey, or dismiss them as parasites or ‘trash fish’… and a risk of leaving their cultural, ecological, and evolutionary values unspoken for. 

Plenty of room in FISH 101 Water and Society (NW/I&S) – Winter 2013

Still plenty of space left in FISH 101 in Winter Quarter!
Melting Glaciers Mean Double Trouble for Water Supplies
Colorado Wildfires Threaten Water Supplies
Do you read articles like these and want to know more about how human population, climate change and more affect fresh water ecosystems and supplies? Then you should take FISH 101 in Winter Quarter 2013 – it counts for NW or I&S! 

ATM S 101: Weather!

Please pass on the following information to your students or post the flyer. This is a perfect introductory course for anyone interested in atmospheric sciences or looking to satisfy a NW requirement!
ATM S 101 Weather (5) NW (SLN 10662)
Jerome Patoux (jerome)
MTWTh 10:30-11:20 KNE 220
Quiz section Th/F
An overview of the atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on weather, from Seattle weather to tornadoes, and from wind, clouds, rain and snow, to thunderstorms and hurricanes. 

WA Sea Grant Fellowships

Washington Sea Grant is currently seeking applications for the following fellowships. Please visit for more information about each fellowship, and contact Nancy Reichley at or 206-685-8302 with questions.
2014 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: This fellowship provides eligible graduate students a one-year work experience on the staff of the U.S. Congress or with a Federal agency dealing with marine issues. 

UW News story about hungry salmon

Check out the UW News article on hungry salmon, highlighting a recent PNAS article on Columbia River food webs co-authored by Profs. Robert Naiman and Dave Beauchamp (among others). 

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. 

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