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Riley Smith, Shruti Parikh, Sydney Barnes-Grant and Lola Behrens with Capstone Instructor Sean Mc Donald.

Environmental Studies Capstone winners skillfully cover food security, urban waste design, fishery certification and plant-microbe partnerships.

Last week’s Capstone Symposium presenters did not disappoint. With an array of oral and poster presentations showcasing work with business, campus, nonprofit and government partners on topics ranging from global conservation to implementing sustainable practices in corporations, choosing winners was tough.
The results are in though (thanks to faculty and alumni judges), and the winning presenters have bragging rights for life. 

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| Jobs, Student Leadership

Now Hiring: FIG and Orientation Leaders! Apply by 1/21.

The Office of First Year Programs is seeking student leaders to help freshmen transition to college. Gain valuable leadership experience AND earn course credits with this opportunity!
FIG leaders and Orientations leaders develop professional-level leadership skills, give students practical resume-building experience, and increase program visibility. If you’re interested in giving back to freshmen, these opportunities are for you!
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The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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Introducing Program on the Environment’s 2017-2019 Alumni Council!

The Program on the Environment Alumni Council provides Environmental Studies alumni resources for networking and professional development, and opportunities for community building.
This year, the council has re-envisioned its purpose and onboarded new members from recent cohorts to join in efforts to connect, celebrate and support alumni and build lasting relationships. The vision of the council is to foster connections across academic and professional realms that provide the Environmental Studies community with sustained opportunities for career advancement and personal achievement. 

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Joyce LeCompte kicks off Rabinowitz Speaker Series on society and environment, Dec. 5

Examining the impact of human behavior and actions on the environment is a focus of both Program on the Environment and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW. To further highlight the interdisciplinary teaching and research of both units, we are co-hosting a monthly Rabinowitz Speaker Series: Society’s Role in a Changing Environment, featuring a different faculty member each month. 

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| News, Education

Reflections on 9 days in the wilderness with Tim Billo

For a trip of a lifetime, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs student Katie Keil rearranged her travel to join Tim Billo and his ENVIR 495C: Landscape Changes in the Pacific Northwest course as a teaching assistant. The annual summer course has deeply impacted students who have, for perhaps the first time, experienced raw wilderness and learned about what a changing landscape means for us all. 

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| News, Community

Thao Nguyen

Program on the Environment welcomes Thao Huynh

This quarter’s newest addition to the teaching team is Thao Huynh, a graduate student at School of Marine and Environmental Affairs who is teaching our popular Sustainability Studio course.
Welcome, Thao!
What brought you to Seattle and our program?

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I moved to Seattle to study marine and environmental affairs at the University of Washington. 

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Students, Rick Keil and Kyle McDermott with Leah Weiner.

Celebration of the Sustainable Learning Space: Post celebration recap and photos!

Last week, friends of Tikvah and the Program on the Environment came together to celebrate the new Sustainable Learning Space on the north end of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, to honor Tikvah’s memory and spend time in the garden.

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| News, Community, Featured

The Sustainable Learning Space

New Sustainable Learning Space celebrates place-based learning and community

This Spring, a vibrant outdoor learning space, located on the northern side of the School of Aquatic and Fisheries lawn was built.
The garden space, adorned with nature-themed quotes, hand-crafted wood benches, native plants, a bioswale and rain garden is the result of a tremendous team effort by students, faculty and staff across campus.

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| Spotlight, Profiles

Jenny in her element on a field trip to the coast.

Student Spotlight: Jenny Renee

Hard work and grit characterize Jenny Renee. No stranger to challenges, Jenny has traversed an untraditional path and become an enthusiastic advocate for ocean conservation.

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| News, Community, Research

Mysterious sword fern die-off remains a growing concern

Sword ferns in Seattle’s Seward Park are disappearing and nobody really knows why. UW’s Tim Billo, Paul Shannon and national fern experts are investigating the phenomenon.

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