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August 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 10

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 28: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 28 AUGUST VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 9 AM-3 PM
Help with Issaquah Creek invasive plant removal. The plants that grow along the bank of the creek play a critical role in determining the quality of the water for spawning salmon. Volunteers will remove aggressive invasive plants along several different urban stretches of Issaquah Creek to allow beneficial native plants to thrive. Sponsored by Mountans to Sound Greenway; register to volunteer at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm

SATURDAY, 28 AUGUST ALDER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP MT. VERNON, WA
WSU Extension Summer Forestry Education Series, "Managing Red Alder: ecology, stand management, prices, and processing. For more information see http://skagit.wsu.edu/forestry/images/aldermgtbroch.pdf

SATURDAY, 28 AUGUST-THURSDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER JAPANESE GARDEN SYMPOSIUM CUH The Fourth International Symposium on Japanese Gardens, "Evolution of Japanese Gardens through Adaptation to Place." For more information:
Email: koichik@qwest.net; http://www.users.qwest.net/~kobayashi/jg01.htm

FRIDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER MS DEFENSE 10 AM CUH
" Effects of harvest method and stratification on germination of California beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta var. californica)", Jina Chan's, environmental horticulture and urban forestry

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

PACK FOREST NEWS
The Center For Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest is donating materials and staff time for the Lower Mashel Enhancement Project managed by the South Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SSSEG). The habitat enhancement project, funded by a $113,000 Salmon Recovery Fund Board grant and in-kind support from Pack Forest, will place large woody debris in a major tributary of the Nisqually River to provide habitat improvements for endangered salmon. Another aspect of the project is the abandonment of a road on State Park property and the restoration of a slide area caused by the neglected maintenance of this road. Pack Forest has donated the large blowdowns and salvaged logs needed for the project and will provide access to the river and work with the contractors hired by the SSSEG to coordinate their activities on the forest. The project is a cooperative endeavor by the SSSEG, the Center For Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest, the Nisqually Tribe, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, the Nisqually River Council, the WA Department of Ecology, and Washington State Parks.

ONRC STAFF PRESENT WORK AT WETLAND SCIENTISTS ANNUAL MEETING ONRC's Teresa Alcock and Keven Bennett presented work on tidal exposure mapping in Willapa Bay to the International Society of Wetland Scientists 25th annual meeting in July. The presentation, co-authored by Miranda Wecker, along with Teresa and Keven, reports on an ongoing ONRC project to produce maps showing predicted tidal exposure durations. This will help resource managers and stakeholders better plan herbicide applications to control Spartina alternifora in Willapa Bay. The presentation can be viewed on ONRC's website at http://www.willapabay.org/~coastal/nospartina/mapping_modeling/presents/SWS_Conf_july21_2004.pdf

COLLEGE BIDS FAREWELL TO ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
The College wishes Cara Mathison the best as she takes on new challenges as the Director of Development with the UW Women's Center starting August 30, 2004. Thank you, Cara, for your many efforts and contributions on behalf of the College!

GRADUATE STUDENT VISITS CFR'S SISTER UNIVERSITY IN TAIWAN Alicia Robbins, studying forest economics in the College's business, economics, and quantitative methods graduate program just returned from a trip to National Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan. The trip provided a great opportunity to participate in an international business management course, learn about Taiwan, and meet students from Taiwan and several other countries, including Japan, Thailand, and Germany. Says Alicia, "Most of our time was spent in Taichung city, located in the center of Taiwan. Over the course of the program, we visited factories for companies like Giant Bycycles and Toyota as well as several semi-conductor facilities. We also heard lectures by executives from Prudential Financial, Pouchen (manufacturer of Nike shoes in Asia), and several professors from NCHU's Business School. If the CFR-NCHU program continues in, it will be a good opportunity to further the UW's relationship with NCHU and to provide American students with the opportunity to visit Taiwan and learn about the island's history and culture." Alicia's travel was sponsored by the Dean's Office through the generous donor support of the Alice and Byron Lockwood Endowment.

FACULTY RETREAT SCHEDULED
The Dean's Office will sponsor a faculty retreat focused on CFR research. The retreat will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2004, 8:30 am-1 pm, at CUH, NHS Hall. Input on where the College's research program should be going and in what areas new faculty should be hired will be the major focus of the meeting. A retreat agenda is being developed and will be provided shortly.

NEW VIDEO CONFERENCING EQUIPMENT ON ORDER
New video conferencing equipment is being purchased that will allow College faculty and researchers to communicate with College field sites such as ONRC and Pack Forest. The equipment can also be used to connect to WSU's facilities which cover the state.

TEMPORARY ACTING DIRECTOR AT CUH
While Dr John Wott is away from campus August 30-September 10, Associate Dean Edmonds will serve as Acting Director of CUH and WPA. If he is unavailable, please contact Associate Dean West for assistance.

FRL COLLECTION IN PLACE in NATURAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
The Forest Resources collection is now in place and ready for use in its new home. Carol Green says, " When you visit the NSL, stop by the Reference Desk for a brief overview of how to find things. I'll be conducting orientations and tours early in Autumn Quarter. Watch for announcements."

REMINDER RE: HIRING OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES
Temporary employees at the UW are now limited to working 950 hours within any 12 consecutive month period, measured from the original date of temporary employment. Upon reaching 950 hours, it is expected that the temporary appointment will end and that this will be noted appropriately in OPUS. If you wish to have a temporary employee work more than 950 hours, obtain written approval from your appointment authority and provide a copy to Jean Swarm/Human Resources Assistant and your payroll coordinator. However, a temporary employee may never work more than 1050 hours within the year of their anniversary date of hire. Each time an hourly employee is hired or rehired, the employee must complete the "Temporary Employment Form, which will be updated to reflect the new 950 hour maximum. The form is available on the CFR website at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/pol.proc/temp_empl/temp_notice.doc

IS YOUR CLASS WEBSITE READY FOR FALL QUARTER?
Fall quarter is near and it will be time to get course materials on the web. Contact Marianne Elliott (melliott@u.washington.edu) for assistance or if you are interested in other technologies such as wiki (a collaborative website anybody can edit), online quizzes, databases, and so forth. First come, first served. Also, check your website for filenames with the following characters: .., ./, \, :, %, and &. Links to files containing these characters in the filename (such as x&y.htm) will not work for security reasons. More information about websites can be found at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrnet.techta/

AND FOR FOR THE INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
see article on Jiquan Chen (PhD '91): http://web00.utad.utoledo.edu/news/artman/publish/printer_1447.shtml

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KUDOS!
Kudos to Professor Kern Ewing and Adjunct Associate Professor Warren Gold upon receipt of the 2004 John Rieger Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration International (SERI), for recognition of their work with the UW Restoration Ecology Network. Given annually, this award acknowledges its debt to those who have dedicated their time and skills to the advancement of ecological restoration and/or to the development of the Society. The awards were conferred at at the SERI conference in Victoria, BC, this week.


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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 9

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 21: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

SATURDAY, 21 AUGUST PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 9:30AM-NOON MEET AT WAC
" Exploring the Arboretum by Canoe," Visit up close the wildlife and plant life near our shores. Naturalist Shawna Zuege leads this canoe trip along the shorelines of Foster and Marsh Islands where great blue herons, turtles and beavers reside. Meet at and pick up canoes at the Waterfront Activities Center near Husky Stadium and leisurely paddle to these nearby islands in Union Bay. Along with the multitude of birds that call this area their home, you'll see eagle nests, evidence of beavers and muskrats, and learn about the unique plants that comprise this wetland habitat Canoe rental included in class fee. Register at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html

SATURDAY, 21 AUGUST VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 9 AM-2:30 PM
Volunteer to spend a summer day removing weeds and nurturing native plants along Issaquah's streams. Help improve water quality and wildlife habitat. For directions or to sign up, contact Cara Ianni at rco@ci.issaquah.wa.us or (425) 837-3408. Sponsored by City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office.

SATURDAY, 28 AUGUST ALDER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP MT. VERNON, WA
WSU Extension Summer Forestry Education Series, "Managing Red Alder: ecology, stand management, prices, and processing. For more information see http://skagit.wsu.edu/forestry/images/aldermgtbroch.pdf

SATURDAY, 28 AUGUST-THURSDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER JAPANESE GARDEN SYMPOSIUM CUH The Fourth International Symposium on Japanese Gardens, "Evolution of Japanese Gardens through Adaptation to Place." For more information: Email: koichik@qwest.net; http://www.users.qwest.net/~kobayashi/jg01.htm
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UWTW SCHEDULE FOR THE DENMAN SERIES PROGRAM ON INVASIVE SPECIES
A reminder that these can also be viewed on streaming video at http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=2288, Part 1 and http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=2289, Part 2 Part 1: Monday 8/23 at noon, Tuesday 8/24 at 9 am, Wednesday 8/25 at 6 pm, Thursday 8/26 at 1pm, Saturday 8/28 at 8pm, and Sunday 8/29 at 3pm Part 2: Monday 8/30 noon, Tuesday 8/31 at 9am, Wednesday 9/1 at 6pm, Thursday 9/2 at 1pm, Saturday 9/4 at 8pm, and Sunday 9/5 at 3pm

FOREST RESOURCES LIBRARY CLOSING DATE
The Forest Resources Library is closing permanently at 5 p.m. August 20 and its collection will be moved to the Natural Sciences Library the following week. Please return or renew FRL materials due August 20 by August 19. You may also return them to another UW Library circulation desk. If you will need materials between August 20-27, please retrieve them before 5 pm on Friday the 20th. Forest Resources Materials should be fully available by August 27th at the Natural Sciences Library.

IS YOUR CLASS WEBSITE READY FOR FALL QUARTER?
Fall quarter is coming up soon and it will be time to get course materials on the web. Contact Marianne Elliott (melliott@u.washington.edu) for assistance or if you are interested in other technologies such as wiki (a collaborative website anybody can edit), online quizzes, databases, and so forth. First come, first served. Also, check your website for filenames with the following characters: .., ./, \, :, %, and &. Links to files containing these characters in the filename (such as x&y.htm) will not work for security reasons. More information about websites can be found at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/cfrnet.techta/
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KUDOS!
The 2004 Jos Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany was presented to David Mabberley, newly appointed Director of the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Washington Park Arboretum. The medal was awarded at the 4th Annual Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, May 8, 2004 for accomplishments in support of tropical botany. Dr. Mabberley will be arriving in Seattle later this year depending on the length of time it takes to satisfy new visa and Homeland Security requirements.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu


Note: The Straight Grain is going on vacation for one week. Next issue
-- August 20.

The Straight Grain
Volume 11, Number 8

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- Kudos
- Forestry in the News
- Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 6: (Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a more complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, and other events.)

FRIDAY, 6 AUGUST MS DEFENSE 10:30 AM NHS, CUH
" Environmental and Historical Factors Driving Vegetation Communities on Russian Island, Columbia River Estuary," Crystal Elliot. environmental horticulture and urban forestry.

SATURDAY, 7 AUGUST VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY 10 AM-2 PM
Environmental Restoration at Cheasty Greenspace. Help EarthCorps and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation restore this 43 acre south Seattle Greenspace. Volunteers will learn about the history of Cheasty Greenspace, forest structure, and invasive plants and their detrimental effect on native plant communities. The work will include creating "survival rings" around trees that have been invaded by English ivy. Sponsored by: EarthCorps, contact Chris LaPointe, (206)793-8030.

TUESDAY, 10 AUGUST MS DEFENSE 4:30 PM NHS, CUH
" Survival and growth of three native shrubs planted as unrooted cuttings across a wetland-upland gradient: Cornus sericea, Rubus spectabilis, and Symphoricarpos albus," Paul Cereghino, environmental horticulture and urban forestry. Paul would like to give special thanks to CUH, CFR, the late Alice and Byron Lockwood, NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center, and numerous volunteers, informants and benefactors.

FRIDAY, 13 AUGUST MS RESEARCH PRESENTATION 9 AM ANDERSON 22
" Incorporating Nitrogen-fixing Trees into Small-scale Agriculture in Mountainous Regions: effects on soil quality and erosion control in Southeast Guatemala," Tina Jensen, forest soils.

FRIDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 13,16,18 AUGUST LIBARY CANDIDATE RECEPTION The CFR community is invited to an informal 3:15 p.m. receptions at CUH to meet and greet the candidates for Miller Library Manager.
Aug 13: Harvey Brenneise, former Library Director of the Michigan Health Electronic Library, Michigan Public Health Institute.
Aug 16: Susan Eubanks, Librarian of the Grand Canyon Nat'l Park Libraries
Aug 18: Brian Thompson, Acting Manager of the Miller Horticulture Library
For candidate presentation and meeting schedule contact Carrie Cone at 5-2579 or cmcone@u.washington.edu

SATURDAY, 14 AUGUST WETLANDS SAFARI 9 AM DOUGLAS, CUH
Explore the Union Bay Natural Area wetlands with CFR faculty and friends.
Learn about the diverse shoreline habitat and see how restoration ecology efforts help sustain our northwest world's native flora and fauna in this unique urban environment. Bring your naturalizing optics (hand lenses, binoculars, etc.) to see a variety of wetland plants, mammals and avians.
Register: http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/cfraa/2004wetlands.html

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NINTH ANNUAL WORKSHOPS ON TEACHING AND LEARING
The workshops, which have been designed by and for UW instructional personnel with the needs of both seasoned professionals and newcomers in mind, are intended to offer an opportunity to discuss experiences and knowledge with colleagues. They are open to faculty, advanced graduate students (who have served as instructors) and to regular part-time lecturers, that is those that have taught at least two courses per year
for at least the past three years. The workshops have been created and are being facilitated by UW faculty who have received campus-wide recognition for their effectiveness in teaching, including many who have
been recipients of the UW's Distinguished Teaching Award. Seven concurrent workshops are being offered at no charge. Workshops materials and lunch will be provided to all participants. The workshops will be
held on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 from 9 am to 4 pm in Mary Gates Hall. To enroll, complete and submit the online registration form at:
http://www.washington.edu/oue/academy/facworkshops.html. Completed form must be submitted by Monday, August 16, 2004.

ASSISTANCE WITH FACULTY WEBPAGES
A reminder that Marianne has developed a template for faculty to update their web pages. Contact Marianne at melliott@u.washington.edu if you'd like to talk to her about this. The template is available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/faculty_page_form.asp

CORRIM UPDATE PUBLISHED IN FOREST PRODUCTS JOURNAL
Bruce Lippke reports that the June 2004 issue of Forest Products Journal features an article that he co-authored with John Perez-Garcia, Jim Wilson, Jim Bowyer, and Jamie Meil on progress re: the CORRIM report. CORRIM (the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials) was formed by 15 research institutions as a nonprofit entity researching the use of wood as a renewable material. The article, entitled "CORRIM: Life-Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Building Materials,"
reports on recent research and data

COLLEGE INVENTORY
Keith Schneider, student assistant, is helping Marc Morrison work on tracking College Inventory. He will be going from room to room or contacting you by email confirming that equipment purchased with state or
federal funds (including grant dollars) is in the assigned place. Please offer your full cooperation while he looks for equipment that is assigned to you and respond in a timely manner to his inquiries. If you have any
questions at all please contact Marc Morrison or Greg Brazil.

NEWS FROM THE WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Annie Hamilton reports, " Visits started off this week Sunday, August 1st with a group of forest service representatives. Dave Shaw hosted a walking tour of the crane area and talked to the visitors about research
activities. This was followed by Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday bus loads of visitors in from the ESA conference in Portland OR. This coming Saturday brings in another group USFS-PNW station representatives for a lift in the crane. And on Sunday the 8th, there will be a class from the Olympic Peninsula, that will be staying for the entire week to participate in the T.T. Munger re-measurement activities."

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KUDOS!
Congratulations to staff celebrating recent service anniversaries: 15 years: Martha Ferguson, Miller Library, since July, 1989 10 years: Terri McCauley, Pack Forest, since July, 1994.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS

For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/

Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/seminars/index.html

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html

NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html

Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi

Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/index.cgi

Urban Ecology http://www.urbanecology.washington.edu