REMINDER: Due to planned maintenance, power will be shut off in Bloedel Hall tomorrow evening, Feb. 11, from 6-10 p.m. No other buildings will lose power, but all services provided out of the Bloedel Hall Server Room will be unavailable, which may affect you if you plan to work on campus, or from home or other remote locations and access server room resources. Please take a look at a full list of systems that will be offline during the shutdown, and also which websites will be unaffected.
Please note, as well, that the Forest Club Room will be getting a major carpet facelift from February 18 to March 1. During this time, we will not be able to host any events in the Forest Room, and the space will be closed off for normal student use. We apologize for the inconvenience right in the middle of winter quarter, but we didn’t get to choose the dates—and boy is that room overdue for a new carpet!
In more celebratory news, the UW Botanic Gardens is excited to announce the launch of its new look and logo. Read more about the evolution of this design concept!
Also, coming up on Thursday, Feb. 13, you’re invited to attend a lunchtime presentation and conversation with Tom O’Keefe, Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director of American Whitewater. The talk, “Conservation and Recreation on Washington's Rivers,” is hosted by GreenEvans and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Parrington Commons. O’Keefe will be sharing an overview of his work advocating for the interests of fish, wildlife and people in the management and conservation of Washington's rivers. Pizza will be served and space is limited, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
Don’t forget to send in word of new publications involving you or your students!
Sandra Hines at UW News and Information put together a great story highlighting the success of Tom DeLuca’s lab in the Green Laboratory Certification Program, “Forestry lab ups bar for green labs at UW.” Nice work!
Karen Ripley, who earned a master’s from SEFS in 1993, was featured in a January 28 article from The Spokesman-Review, “Root rot to become bigger problem for Douglas-firs, study suggests.” Ripley now works as the forest health program manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Also, the SEFS Alumni Group will be meeting on Tuesday, February 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Anderson 22. Contact the Alumni Group if you have any questions, or just come out and take part!