Call for nominations: 2012 CoEnv Awards

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce that we are seeking nominations for awards to honor members of our College community who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication.  For the 2011-12 year, the College seeks nominations for the following awards: Distinguished Staff Member Criteria:                Nominees should provide extraordinary service beyond the basic job description and demonstrate the University of Washington values of integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect. 

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UW-developed Greenroads Foundation presents first certification for Bellingham roadway of toilets - UW News

The Greenroads Foundation, which facilitates a rating system to provide LEED-like certifications for roadways, made its first award last month, to the Meador/Kansas/Ellis Trail project. The project was recognized at the silver level for its sustainable practices, including the incorporation of around 5 tons of crushed up, recycled toilets as part of the asphalt for a widened sidewalk. Greenroads was developed at University of Washington by faculty and students in Civil and Environmental Engineering and launched with the help of the Center for Commercialization. 

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Burrowing worm skulls, new measurement tools & coupled human-natural systems - This week’s CoEnv published research

Each week we share the latest publications coming from the College of the Environment. This week, five new articles published by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science or published online:   1. Title: Is solid always best? Cranial performance in solid and fenestrated caecilian skulls (abstract; subscription required for full article) Authors: Kleinteich, Thomas1,2; Maddin, Hillary C.3; Herzen, Julia4; Beckmann, Felix4; Summers, Adam P.2 1. 

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