Reel to Real: Cities, Health and Environment film – How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

The third film of Reel to Real: Cities, Health and Environment, is How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? on Tuesday, November 23rd at 2:30 in Allen Auditorium.

This is an informal film series to encourage dialogue and debate.

All events are open to the community.

Location: Allen Auditorium, Allen Library

Date: Tuesday, January 4th

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

A synopsis of the film follows:

In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis.

In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion. He reflects on the profound effects of this rapid growth, both on humans and the environment.

While much of the projected growth in human population is likely to come from the developing world, it is the lifestyle enjoyed by many in the West that has the most impact on the planet. Some experts claim that in the UK consumers use as much as two and a half times their fair share of Earth’s resources.

Sir David examines whether it is the duty of individuals to commit not only to smaller families, but to change the way they live for the sake of humanity and planet Earth.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Withers: swithers at u dot washington dot edu

http://depts.washington.edu/geograph/r2r.htm

UW International Education Outreach is hiring a student Immigration and Activities Assistant

UW International Educational Outreach is looking for a student Immigration and Activities Assistant. The primary unit to be served is the English Language Programs, assisting and reporting to the Student Services and Immigration Advisors. We are a busy office, serving over 600 international students per quarter. We’re looking for someone who: has an interest in working with international students; is able to work both independently and as part of a team; and is able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please e-mail or fax your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson by 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2010.
E-mail: dinajo! hn@u.washington.edu Fax #: (206) 685-9572

Position responsibilities:
• Help plan and implement student activities and events; independently serve as contact and facilitator for events
• Help plan and assist at orientations and other ceremonies
• Reserve event/reception space
• Coordinate up-dates and distribution of student newsletter “Essential News”
• Update all student contact information changes with registration office and in immigration database
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of international student immigration files
• Maintain e-mail correspondence with students
• General administrative support, including: making copies, files, printing file labels, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence,   information packets, certificates, data compilation, data entry
• Assist the Student Services and Immigration Advisors as needed

Dates: Start as soon as possible; continue at ! least 1 year
Hours: Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, sp! read over four or five days a week
During breaks could be 40 hours/week (full-time)
Rate: $10.00 per hour

Position qualifications and requirements:
• An outgoing personality and a strong interest in student services
• Able to think on feet, ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up
• Event planning experience
• Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
• Interest in cross-cultural communication
• Highly developed organizational skills
• Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Fluent English speaker
• Citizen or Resident Immigrant of the U.S. Required for working with government immigration database
• Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copying machines in a business setting
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
• Able! to follow directions and clarify procedures, perform tasks with accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks assigned
• Work on occasional evenings or weekends to lead student activities
• Currently enrolled as a UW student
• Possess valid drivers license and good driving record

Undergraduate Research Position Available with Cape Krusenstern Project

The Cape Krusenstern project is looking for an undergraduate student hourly employee with GIS and Adobe Illustrator experience to help us out with some projects Winter Quarter.

Undergraduate Research Assistant: GIS/Adobe Illustrator Specialist
Cape Krusenstern Human-Environmental Dynamics Project

Salary/position type: $12/hour, part time UW student position
Appointment period: Winter Quarter 2011
Application due: Dec 15, 2010

The Cape Krusenstern Human-Environmental Dynamics Project is a multi-year interdisciplinary cooperative research project the focus of which is the investigation of human-environmental interactions recorded in archaeological and paleoenvironmental data sets spanning the mid-to-late Holocene in Northwest Alaska. More information about the project can be found at:
http://students.washington.edu/shelbya/Cape_Krusenstern.html

We are currently seeking a UW student with GIS and Adobe Illustrator skills to assist in project GIS tasks and technical illustration.  The student’s primary tasks will be to assist the project GIS expert in writing metadata for archaeological spatial data generated during four years of fieldwork and creating maps for resource management purposes.  In addition, the student will be scanning and digitizing technical drawings using Adobe Illustrator. Some document scanning may also be required.  The student will work half time during winter quarter under the supervision of project leaders.

Required skills include:
* Experienced in the use of ESRI ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator software
* Ability to write and edit metadata for GPS/GIS data
* Skilled at designing and creating ArcMap map layouts
* Familiarity with MS Office (including Word, Excel, and Access)
* Ability to take direction, to work independently, and to meet project
deadlines

Preference will be given to applicants who have prior GIS and digital cartography/illustration experience.

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following as a single Adobe pdf file:
* A one page letter of interest detailing skills and previous experience pertinent to the job description
* An example of your previous work using ArcGIS software
* An example of your previous work using Adobe Illustrator
* A resume
* A list of three references and their contact information

Submit application electronically to Adam Freeburg (freebs@u.washington.edu) by Dec 15. Please contact Adam for additional information.

Multiple Internships Abailable with Climate Change Relocation Center of Seattle

The Climate Change Relocation Center of Seattle is seeking bright, engaged individuals interested in earning university credit for an internship.  We are dedicated to helping victims of climate change in their relocation to the pacific northwest, bringing together diaspora communities in one of the most progressive, environmentally sustainable, and politically aware cities in the nation.  Currently, we are addressing the needs of the Gulf Coast residents following the largest oil crime in our history. As the effects on human life accumulate, it is crucial that we reach out to our neighbors and families in times of great despair.

Positions Available:

Employment Coordinators (help our families find jobs in the area)
Public Relations Coordinators (assist in preparing press kits, press releases, and public information)
Social Networkers (help maintain our vast presence on the internet)
Donation Coordinators (fundraising and donations)
Grant writers and researchers
Case Managers
Network Technology

Ideal candidates will have outstanding communication skills, international cultural sensitivity, will be good working with other people, and will have a desire to make a direct and immediate impact on the lives of others.

For more information, or to apply, please contact amelia@ccrcseattle.org. Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work with us, and what you hope to gain from this experience.