11 news posts from April 2022

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Four students from UW Environment honored in 2022 Husky 100

Congrats to UW's Husky 100!

Congratulations to four College of the Environment students recognized in the 2022 Husky 100! The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their passion, leadership and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience. 

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Spring Celebration 2022 honors 2021-22 UW Environment award winners

Spring Celebration 2022

Each year, the College of the Environment recognizes the outstanding achievements of our community at Spring Celebration. Chosen through a College-wide nomination process, awardees are recognized by their colleagues for making unique, inspiring and meaningful contributions to our community during the academic year. All College faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and their guests are invited to attend this year’s hybrid event, where Dean Maya Tolstoy will present the awards. 

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"The stars have moved": how climate change is impacting the planet at multiple scales

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Situated on an Arctic barrier island along the northwest coast of Alaska is the village of Kivalina, an Iñupiaq community of about 500 people. Colleen Swan, city administrator and coordinator of its volunteer Search and Rescue organization, is an advocate for her community and has always taken concerns about Indigenous health, environment and identity seriously, and works to seek out solutions. 

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Joel Thornton named new Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences

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The UW College of the Environment is pleased to announce that Professor Joel Thornton has agreed to serve for a five-year term as director of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, effective July 1, 2022. Thornton is an atmospheric scientist who studies the impacts of human activities on air quality and climate through changes to the atmosphere’s composition and chemistry. His focus is on the processes which regulate the formation and removal of short-lived greenhouse gasses such as methane and ozone, and the formation and growth of airborne particulate matter. 

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From the Amplify archives: revisiting recent SciComm conversations 

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Science touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Over the past several years, we have invited esteemed guests — both inside and outside of academia — to share a wide variety of perspectives on where science meets society, and the role communication plays. Through these discussions, we have explored new pathways for scientists to think about their own work, and considered ways to strengthen our collective impact. 

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