SEFS Seminar Series: Week 10 Preview!

Like the last bite of birthday cake, or the day after Christmas, you knew the good times had to end. Beg and plead as you might, the SEFS Seminar Series for the Spring Quarter could not go on forever. But we do have one last hurrah, one final romp through the fields of discovery, this Wednesday, June 5, at 3:30 p.m., when Michelle Trudeau takes the stage!

Trudeau, director of Student and Academic Services, will be exploring the long-term patterns and trajectory of SEFS enrollment. Are we on a rollercoaster or climbing a mountain? Why do enrollment figures change so much, especially with our undergraduate numbers? How and why have our programs evolved into what we offer today, and how do these changes relate to our enrollment? For these answers and many more, come join Trudeau and get a glimpse of where we stand in comparison to our peer institutions around the nation.

What: “SEFS Student Enrollment: Past, Future and National Trends”
When: Wednesday, June 5, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Where: Anderson Hall, Room 223
Who’s Invited: It’s open to the public, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend!

Come out and join your colleagues, and then head over to the Forest Club Room afterward for a casual reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Enrollment Report

Undergraduate Enrollment Report, 1989 to present

SEFS Seminar Series: Spring Quarter Schedule!

SEFS Seminar SeriesFeeling uninspired on Wednesday afternoons lately? Craving intellectual stimulation—that first shiver of excitement when a brave new idea courses through you? Well, crave idly no more, as the SEFS Seminar Series is back for the 2013 Spring Quarter!

Starting tomorrow, April 3, the series kicks off with a scorcher: “The Second Solution to Climate Change: Mobilizing Nature to Reach Target 350 ppm.” For this talk, we’re especially pleased to welcome Rhys Roth and Patrick Mazza from Climate Solutions, and Amanda Stanley from the Wilburforce Foundation.

Held on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:20 p.m. in Anderson 223, the seminars are open to the public, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend! (Graduate Students will get 3 credits registering SEFS 550C).

After the seminar, join your colleagues over in the Forest Club Room for a casual reception from 4:30-6 p.m. We’ll have snacks, and this spring we’ll be offering selections from the Fremont Brewing Company (for those of age)!

Check out the rest of the spring schedule below:

April 10
“Connections Between Environmental Science and Health”
Professor Susan Bolton, SEFS

April 17
“Ecological Restoration of Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand”
Mel Galbraith, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

April 24
“Connectivity for the 21st Century: Planning for Climate-Driven Shifts in Biota.”
Professor Josh Lawler, SEFS

May 1
“Forest Health in Washington”
Professor Emeritus Bob Edmonds, SEFS

May 8
“The Dynamics of Photosynthesis and its Significance for Modeling Plant Growth”
Professor David Ford, SEFS

May 15
“Conservation Biology of the Endangered Huon Tree Kangaroo in Papua New Guinea: A Community-based Approach”
Lisa Dabek, Woodland Park Zoo

May 22
“Landscape-scale Effects of Fire Severity in Yosemite National Park from LiDAR and Landsat Data”
Van Kane, SEFS

May 29
“Reconciliation—A Personal Journey of a Nez Perce Trying to Manage Nature”
Jaime Pinkham, Native Nations

June 5
“SEFS Student Enrollment: Past, Future and National Trends”
Michelle Trudeau, SEFS

2013 Distinguished Staff Awards: SEFS Nominees!

Distinguished Staff Awards

UW Awards of Excellence

This year, we are proud to have three members of our incredible staff nominated for the 2013 Distinguished Staff Awards at the University of Washington!

Anita Smith and Amanda Davis were each nominated in the individual category, and Davis and Michelle Trudeau were nominated in the team category for their work in the Office of Student and Academic Services. Congratulations to each of you!

You can come support our nominees on Tuesday, March 26, at a reception in the HUB Ballroom from 2:30 to 4 p.m.!

The Distinguished Staff Awards honor those who have exemplified innovation and excellence in their work while promoting a culture of collaboration and respect. After the reception in March, the awards committee will select up to five individuals or teams to receive the annual honor, along with $5,000. Awardees will be notified in April and are invited to the University’s Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony in June.