SAFS in the News: Scientists to create digital encyclopedia of 3-D vertebrate specimens

SAFS professors Luke Tornabene and Adam Summers are featured in UW Today:
‘A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will daylight thousands of specimens from their museum shelves by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available online to researchers, educators, students and the public.
The project oVert, short for openVertebrate, complements other NSF-sponsored museum digitization efforts, such as iDigBio, by adding a crucial component that has been difficult to capture — the internal anatomy of specimens. 

SAFS in the News: Faculty Friday with Luke Tornabene

SAFS professor Luke Tornabene is profiled in the Whole U’s Faculty Friday:
‘Luke Tornabene hovers above the abyss, suspended somewhere between fathomless darkness and daylight, 800 feet above. A layer of condensation has formed on the interior of the five-person submersible—the product of warm air within the cockpit interacting with increasingly cold water without as the research vessel slips ever deeper into the dusk-colored Caribbean waters somewhere off the coast of Curacao. 

SAFS in the News: Look, It’s a Dead Mole Inside a Fish’s Mouth

SAFS professors Daniel Schindler and Trevor Branch and SAFS alum Peter Lisi are featured in Motherboard:
‘Wow, cool.

Nothing on the internet shocks me anymore. But seeing a fully-formed mole inside a fish’s mouth made me think, “Hmmm, yeah. I guess that’s kind of gross.”…
“Largemouth bass [like the one Mackinney caught] are particularly well-known for eating small mammals of various types. 

SAFS in the News: The New York Times recognizes UW student policy recommendations

SAFS graduate student Eleni Petrou is featured in UW Today:
‘In 2015, a harmful algal bloom damaged ecosystems, communities and economies across the U.S. West Coast. Fisheries essential to local economies faced long-term closures to protect human health. Marine life suffered mass die-offs. Climate change makes recurrent events likely, but there is little assurance that public policy will better support our communities and environment the next time. 

Job opportunity: Biological Science Technician

The following position is being offered at the Western Fisheries Research Center-Seattle, WA.
As a Biological Science Technician (Microbiology) in the Fish Health Section of the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

Designs and completes laboratory experiments including the expression of recombinant proteins and characterizing immunological tools for freshwater fish.
Test fish immune responses by quantitative RTPCR and flow cytometric analyses. 

Perform at the UW’s 15th Annual Drag Show!

Hello!

It is my great pleasure to introduce the 2017 QSC Drag Show! This year, we have an exciting new location in the HUB North Ballroom and on May 26th from 7:30-9:30, YOU could be performing!

This year, we are looking for drag performers of any skill, style, or sort who want to get involved. Newer to drag? Check out our offerings of Drag Education Events! 

Study abroad: Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN18

Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad
*Apply Now!*
Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 
In Winter Quarter 2018, UW Study Abroad will be offering “Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India” as a 15-credit course.

Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
Collaborate on INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING 

SAFS in the News: Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

SAFS professor Chelsea Wood is featured in UW Today:
‘“There are a lot of great reasons for conservation, but control of infectious disease isn’t one of them,” said lead author and parasite ecologist Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. “We’re not going to improve public health by pushing a single button. 

Summer course: LARCH 498 Reading the Elwha

Reading the Elwha

Tracing the Dynamics of Landscape Change

LARCH 498A/598A – Summer, B term
July 24th – 28th + one pre-departure planning meeting

Reading the Elwha (LARCH 498/598) is a field course offered during the University of Washington Summer ‘B’ term. The Elwha River watershed is on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, and is the location of two recent dam removal projects. 

Undergrads: Nominate an Outstanding Professor!

Who inspires you?
The UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites all undergraduates to nominate an outstanding professor who has inspired and made exceptional contributions toward the education of UW and undergraduates.
Mortar Board’s Excellence in Teaching Award annually recognizes an extraordinary professor who has proven to be particularly dedicated to the intellectual success of undergraduates. Over the years, selected professor have represented a diversity of academic departments. 

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