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Brian Tracey receives Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award

Brian Tracey

Brian Tracey, a graduate student at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, was recently chosen to receive the College of the Environment’s first-ever Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award. Nearly 30 faculty members, staff, and students from the College were nominated, but Tracey nabbed the top prize for his dedication and leadership in working toward a more diverse and inclusive program, College, and University. 

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Washington Sea Grant’s Ed Melvin wins presidential award for seabird-saving streamer lines

Streamer lines in use.

A Washington Sea Grant staff scientist is sharing top honors for developing gear that nearly eliminates seabird bycatch in long-line fisheries from the West Coast to South Africa. Twenty years of work on sea and land to save threatened seabirds from becoming fishing bycatch have won national recognition for senior fisheries scientist, Ed Melvin, also an affiliate associate professor in the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. 

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2014-2015 award recipients honored at the College’s Spring Celebration

Dean Lisa Graumlich with the 2014-2015 College award winners

The festive vibe at the College of the Environment’s 1st Annual Spring Celebration provided a perfect backdrop in which to bid adieu to the academic school year and congratulate the College’s 2014-2015 award winners. Focused on College faculty, students, and staff, the event was an opportunity for friends and colleagues across all departments to gather and celebrate. As attendees mingled, members of the College’s Executive Committee served up ice cream sundaes. 

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Climate Impact Group's director recognized as White House Champion of Change

Amy Snover

Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group at the College of the Environment, has been named a White House Champion of Change. The Champions of Change program celebrates Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their community, and for Snover it focuses on her work to enhance climate education and literacy in classrooms and communities across the country. She traveled to the White House for a ceremony on February 9th, and wrote a blog post for the honor titled Building Climate Resilience through Action Today. 

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Three UW conservation scientists awarded new Wilburforce Fellowship

Waves along the Pacific northwest coast

Three members of the UW College of the Environment — Jonathan Bakker, Meade Krosby, and Lauren Urgenson — are among the first 20 recipients of a Wilburforce Fellowship, a new year-long training for conservation scientists in Western North America. The year-long program provides communication and leadership training to help build a community of conservation scientists and encourage them to reach beyond the scientific audiences. 

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