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Nominations for 2016 College of the Environment Awards open through Mar. 9

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Do you know a student, faculty, or staff member who deserves recognition for their work at the College of the Environment? Nominations for the 2016 College of the Environment Awards are open now though Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Submit your nominations in any or all of these categories: Distinguished Staff Member Exceptional Mentoring of Undergraduates Award Graduate Dean’s Medalist Outstanding Community Impact: Staff or Faculty Outstanding Community Impact: Student Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award Outstanding Researcher Outstanding Teaching Faculty Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Nominations can come from within the College, as well as from outside of the College or the University of Washington. 

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Atmospheric Sciences' Qiang Fu named AAAS fellow

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Four University of Washington researchers, including the Department of Atmospheric Sciences‘ Qiang Fu, are among 347 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Fu, a professor of atmospheric sciences, was elected for his outstanding contributions to measuring and understanding how radiative heat is transferred through the Earth’s atmosphere, and how this relates to climate and climate change. 

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Sierra Club ranks UW one of the greenest universities in the U.S.

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The University of Washington was recently named one of the country’s greenest universities by the Sierra Club. Sierra magazine, the group’s official publication, put UW at No. 8 in its 2015 “Cool Schools” rankings—marking the sixth time in nine years UW has been included in the top 10. The publication ranked more than 150 schools based on an extensive survey covering campus sustainability practices, including the availability of organic, local foods, waste systems that divert trash from landfills, transportation options that keep students and staff out of cars, and more. 

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Atmospheric Sciences’ Cecilia Bitz to be inducted into WA State Academy of Sciences

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In recognition of her outstanding record of scientific achievement, Cecilia M. Bitz from the College’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences will be inducted into the Washington State Academy of Sciences this fall. A physicist who studies the role that Arctic sea ice plays in shaping the climate, Bitz is interested in both our planet’s climate history and its future. Bitz and 11 other inductees from across the University of Washington will be honored for their “willingness to work on behalf of the academy” to bring top-quality scientific methods to research issues pertaining to the state of Washington. 

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College of the Environment researchers elected as AGU fellows

Greenland ice canyon filled with melt water in summer 2010 (photo: Ian Joughin, UW APL Polar Science Center)

Two University of Washington scientists from the College of the Environment have been elected as follows of the American Geophysical Union. The Earth sciences group recognizes one in 1,000 members each year for their scientific work and sustained impact. The College’s honorees—Department of Atmospheric Sciences’ Christopher Bretherton and Department of Earth & Space Sciences’ Ian Joughin—are among 60 new fellows. Bretherton studies how clouds form and change over time and how to better represent this in climate and weather-forecasting models. 

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