17 news posts from February 2014

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Do Washington State students have what it takes to tackle ocean acidification?

2014 champions ORCA team 'A' after the awards ceremony at the Seattle Aquarium.

On March 1, Washington Sea Grant and other programs and schools from the University of Washington College of the Environment hosted the 2014 Orca Bowl on the UW campus. More than 100 students from 13 Washington state high schools competed at the event, focused this year on ocean acidification. This year, Everett’s ORCA high school team took top honors, and newcomer Redmond High placed second. 

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Tom Leschine to leave director post at School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Longtime School of Marine and Environmental Affairs director Tom Leschine will be stepping down in his directorship role on September 1, before the start of the next school year. An expert in marine policy, risk management and policy, and coastal environmental restoration, Leschine has helped position the multidisciplinary research and educational school as a top destination for graduate students since assuming the helm in 2003. 

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Seeking nominations for College of the Environment Awards

Do you have a colleague or student that deserves recognition for their work at the College of the Environment? Of course you do! Through a College-wide nomination process, this program honors students, staff and faculty who make exceptional and meaningful contributions to our College community. Award nominations are one of a small handful of ways we can recognize the exceptional talent we have amongst us. 

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Private Funding Opportunities

Seeking private funding for your project or program? Below are recent corporate and foundation opportunities. If your project fits the criteria or you have other thoughts on how to engage corporate and foundation funders please contact Chris Thompson, Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 206-221-6372 or csthomp@uw.edu or Lauren Honaker, Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations at 206-685-4423 or lhonaker@uw.edu. 

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Quaternary Research Center gets new director

Ben Fitzhugh, associate professor of Anthropology, has been appointed by Dean Graumlich as the new director of the Quaternary Research Center. The Center fosters interdisciplinary environmental research focused on the Quaternary geologic period—the last 2½ million years of Earth’s history—a time encompassing massive and abrupt changes of climate, sea level, global biology, and ice cover, as well the evolution of humans and the advent of civilization. 

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