Gifts, greens for sale at Arboretum – UW Today

The Arboretum Foundation’s holiday sale, “Gifts and Greens Galore“, returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.  Get more details here, including volunteering information! 

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UW scientist and team call for a new way to classify planets

Thousands of planets will likely be discovered in the next few years, and a new system is needed to better classify the ability of those worlds to support life. In a paper to be published in the December 2011 issue of Astrobiology, co-author David Catling from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and colleagues propose a new system that classifies some planets as either similar to Earth or not similar but capable of harboring life.  

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JISAO video will be featured at AGU this year

The episode, titled “Undersea Volcanos: West Mata Eruption”, is one of ten videos chosen to be critiqued by a panel of three Hollywood filmmakers during “The S Factor” workshop on December 6, 2011. Joe Resing’s work is featured in the video.  Congratulations! 

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