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February 2006

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, 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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 27 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR 114A 3:30-5 PM
"How Invasive Barred Owls are Confounding our Conservation of Northern Spotted Owls," Kent Livezey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Olympia, WA.

TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Water, the Most Important Forest Product: Some 21st century challenges," Jerry Franklin, UW College of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA,GRAHAM 9 AM-12 PM
"Sustainable Turf Management throughout the Year," Gwen Stahnke, WSU Extension turfgrass specialist. Fee: $50; preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY MS DEFENSE CUH, DOUGLAS 9:30 AM
"Prairie Restoration in American Camp, San Juan Island National Historical Park: Fire and herbicide effects on community composition and native plant growth," Amy Lambert; committee chair, Kern Ewing.

TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY WATER SEMINAR KANE 225 3-5 PM
"Water for the Next 100 Years," co-sponsored by the WSU-UW Policy Consensus Center at Evans School of Public Affairs, The Water Center, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. See http://evans.washington.edu/about/events/event-details.php?eventID=495.

WEDNESDAY, 1 MARCH BC FORUM VANCOUVER, BC 8 AM-2:45 PM
"A Wealth of Opportunities: Value focused forestry in British Columbia," sponsored by BC Forum and Forest Products Association of Candada. For agenda and registration see http://www.bc-forum.org/symposium0603.htm.

THURSDAY, 2 MARCH NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM-12:30 PM
"Satellite Tracking of Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes): Oceanographic and conservation implications," K. David Hyrenbach, Duke University. See http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ...
"Polar Science Weekend," March 2-5, 2006, a partnership between the Pacific Science Center and UW's Applied Physics Laboratory. Appealing to all ages, but primarily aimed at families, teachers, and students, the event will include hands-on discovery exhibits such as igloo building, snuggling into hooded cold-weather parkas and peeking into tents used in research camps stationed on the ice. Talks, films, and posters will describe the widespread changes in the Arctic and Antarctica during the late 20th Century. See http://psc.apl.washington.edu/psw/ for information about the event and see http://www.pacsci.org/info.html#location for hours and ticket prices.
ONRC's first annual review of research, April 18th,10 am-3 pm in HUB 106B. Eight funded ONRC research projects will be presented. For information, contact Ellen Matheny at (206) 685-9477 Ext 228 or via e-mail at ematheny@u.washington.edu.

NEW FACULTY HIRES
Dr. Monika Moskal has accepted the offer to join CFR as Assistant Professor starting June 16, 2006, contingent on satisfaction of all necessary visa requirements. Monika will work closely with the Precision Forestry Cooperative, allocating 75% of her time to research and outreach and 25% to classroom teaching, graduate student mentoring, and serving on graduate student guiding committees. She is filling the Remote Sensing and Biospatial Analysis faculty position and will bring her knowledge of remote sensing and analysis to bear on natural resource problems in the PNW region and beyond.
Dr. Greg Ettl has accepted the offer to join CFR as Associate Professor (WOT) and Director, Center for Sustainable Forestry - Pack Forest starting August 1, 2006. Greg has 10 years of experience in teaching a variety of subjects such as silviculture, forest ecology, forest biology, and forest management plus an extensive research background in forest ecosystems analysis. His leadership skills honed in managing a school forest in North Carolina are well recognized and will provide a solid basis to assume the directorship of the CSF-PF.
Both appointments will be forwarded to the Board of Regents for final approval.

MFR FOREST MANAGEMENT OPTION APPROVED
The UW Graduate School has just approved the College's proposal to offer a new program option in Forest Management within theexisting MFR degree. Students who fulfill all degree requirements for this option will be granted an MFR in Forest Management. This degree will serve as the professionally accredited forestry program for the College and is structured as a 4-1 program of study. Students who follow the Sustainable Forest Management pathway of the BSF ESRM major are expected to complete the MFR with one additional year of study. Course work in the senior year is blended into that of the MFR degree program. The final step of the process will occur in April when an accreditation study team from SAF will visit to review the new MFR option.

WPPF SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
WPPF Director John Hanby notes the recent surprise announcement of the Robert and Louise Harris Endowed Scholarship. The endowment, established by the Harris Group, was presented by John Logsdon and Amy Walker during Bob's retirement as founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Harris Group. The scholarship recognizes Bob's remarkable leadership and contributions to the pulp and paper industry during a career that spans nearly 50 years plus the essential support provided by Louise. "Their passion for students and education are represented in this endowment," said John Logsdon, Senior Vice President of the Harris Group. Distributions will provide merit scholarships to students majoring in PSE. In other WPPF scholarship news, the new scholarship endowment in honor of Bill McKean has grown to nearly $120,000 in just four months. To participate, contact WPPF for further information: wppf@u.washington.edu or 206-543-7554

NEED TO CLEAN OUT YOUR BOOKSHELVES?
"If you've been through the main entrance in Anderson Hall recently," says Sally Morgan, "You may have noticed the cart by the door loaded with books. These are textbooks and reference books that have been surplused or donated and the students are having a great time filling out their own collections with them. If you have any volumes that you would like to clear off your shelves and know that they are being put to good use, just leave them on the cart. Any that aren't claimed after a reasonable length of time will be donated to a book sale or recycled."

BENEFIT FOR SEATTLE YOUTH GARDEN WORKS
Becky Johnson says, "Join Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) at Cirque du Soleil on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at Marymoor Park. One hundred percent of the ticket price proceeds will go to SYGW. The tickets are great for a special occasion, plus there is the added benefit of supporting a local non-profit dedicated to making a difference in the future of homeless and under-served Seattle youth. To purchase tickets or for more information see www.sygw.org, call Yelena Vusataya 206-632-0352, XT 10 or let me know you want tickets and I'll get them for you. All tickets must be sold by April 12th." See http://www.sygw.org/udistrict.shtml for information on SYGW's garden on the UW campus.

OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO TRAVEL AND STUDY IN TAIWAN
Interested in traveling abroad to learning more about the cultural history of Taiwan this summer? CFR is planning to nominate up to two students to participate in a Chinese Language and Culture program with sister university National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). Two CFR students have participated in the program during the past two summers. The dates are August 3-16, 2006, the location is Taichung, Taiwan, airfare costs will be covered by CFR, while accommodation, tuition, insurance, and field trip costs will be covered by NCHU. Applicants should have an interest in learning more about Taiwan, consider themselves a representative of the UW and CFR, and be able to travel internationally. Only students continuing on in CFR for Autumn 2006 should apply. Applications are available in Anderson 116. Application deadline is May 1st. For more information, see http://www.nchu.edu.tw/~add/english/international%20programs/summer%20programs.htm.

CFR LECTURES AVAILABLE ON RESEARCHCHANNEL
In addition to their availability on streaming video and regular program scheduling on UWTV, the Denman Forestry Issues Series and the Sustaining our Northwest World series are now available online through the ResearchChannel's video library at http://www.researchchannel.org/program/. ResearchChannel is a consortium of research universities and corporate research divisions dedicated to broadening the access to and appreciation of individual and collective activities, ideas, and opportunities in basic and applied research.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
As proclaimed by Governor Christine Gregoire and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, March 6-10, 2006 is Graduate and Professional Education Week in the State of Washington. The UW has organized a week of events designed to celebrate and promote the accomplishments of outstanding students. See www.grad.washington.edu/gpeweek for the schedule of activities.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For stories about wolverines in Washington State featuring Affiliate Associate Professor Keith Aubry of the USFS PNW Lab in Olympia, see "Forest Service eager to learn more about elusive wolverine,"
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=webwolverine20&date=20060220&query=wolverines and "State researchers to track elusive wolverine's secrets,"
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=wolverine21m&date=20060221&query=wolverines

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KUDOS

Kudos to Jim Agee and Steve West, who helped design the recently approved MFR Forest Management option and shepherd it
through the review process.

Kudos to the GSA and all of the participating graduate students for making the graduate research symposium held on Friday,
February 24, a resounding success!

Send in those kudos!
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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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
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/events.cgi

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 7

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17-18 HELLEBORES KINGSTON,WA 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
9th Annual Heronswood Nursery, Hellebores and More, a benefit for the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; $7.50 admission fee. For information contact Elisabeth C. Miller Library at 206.543.0415 or Heronswood Nursery at 360.297.4172

TUESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Soil Strategies for Creating Sustainable Landscapes and Restoring Watershed Functions," David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilitiess.

THURSDAY, 23 FEBRUARY UWAA-CFR LECTURE KANE 110 7 PM
"Sustaining our NW World," UW Alumni Association and CFR Lecture Series, "Tales from the Forest, Of Insects and Ecosystems," Professor Robert Gara, Free, but advance registration is requested at https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=221&Private=N.

FRIDAY, 24 FEBRUARY GRAD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM 207 ANDERSON 8 AM-6 PM
The third annual CFR Graduate Student Symposium will be held Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Lockwood Forest Club Room. The symposium features posters and presentations by CFR grad students; in conjunction with the Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series (see below) the keynote speaker will be Kenton Miller.

FRIDAY 24, FEBRUARY ALUMNI SEMINAR 207 ANDERSON 3:30 PM
Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series Seminar featuring Kenton Miller, http://newsroom.wri.org/newsrelease_text.cfm?NewsReleaseID=343, former Director, World Conservation Union and former Vice President for Conservation, World Resources Institute. Followed by reception. RSVP at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/Alumni/distalumseminarseries.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEWS FROM ONRC
ONRC is planning a review of research for April 18, 2006, beginning at 9 a.m. in HUB 106B. The review will feature poster displays and research presentations from the center's terrestrial and marine programs. In other ONRC news, a ten year research program review has been initiated by ONRC Director John Calhoun to review the effectiveness of the past program, assess the relevance of research priorities adopted 10 years ago, and suggest a research focus for the next 10 years. ONRC involves both CFR and the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences (COFS) and was established in 1991. It has been fully functional since 1995. In the past 10 years strategic research priorities have focussed on: Terrestrial program - active management of riparian areas and watersheds threatened and endangered species stand and landscape management for biodiversity long term soil and site productivity; and Marine program - understanding estuaries marine-terrestrial interactions shellfish enhancement partnerships with Grays Harbor and Peninsula Colleges. An ONRC research review conducted by Jamie Barbour, Keith Blatner (WSU), Robert Heald (UC Berkeley), and Hamish Kimmins (UBC) in August 2005 suggested that ONRC needs to explore new research directions.

PACK FOREST CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY
January 2006 marked the 80th anniversary of C.L. Pack Experimental Forest. Over the years, the forest has provided an outdoor classroom for CFR students, faculty, and affiliates. For more than 70 years, Pack hosted students who lived in residence as they completed the field component of their CFR education. Pack has hosted a variety of pioneering research projects, ranging from tree breeding and improvement, to biosolids, to Landscape Management System software application. The forest has also served in other capacities. In the 1930s, Pack Forest hosted a Civilian Conservation Corps work relief program. Now home to the College's Center for Sustainable Forestry, Pack is planning a series of celebratory events. For a more complete timeline of Pack's history, see www.packforest.org/about/timeline.htm.

UW SCIENCE FORUM COLLOQUIUM
UW Vice Provost for Research Mary Lidstrom extends an invitation to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to the monthly Science Forum Colloquium for 2005-2006. For the past six years, faculty have been invited to share their research with colleagues outside their discipline. The monthly talks are pitched at an interdisciplinary technical level, accessible to faculty and graduate students in all fields. To many who attend, learning about state-of-the-art research directly from creative, eloquent colleagues is one of the most thrilling aspects of being at the UW. For graduate students, the talks also present new ways of thinking about research and various career paths. This year's organizers, Gail Jarvik of Medical Genetics and Ron Irving of Mathematics, have assembled a program of exceptional quality. The full schedule is at http://www.washington.edu/research/scienceforum/schedule.html.

PRESIDENT EMMERT APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
UW President Mark Emmert has appointed Scott Woodward Vice President for External Affairs, effective immediately, subject to approval by the Board of Regents. Reporting to Woodward will be all of the UW's government relations activities (federal, state, and local), media relations and communications office and the units that comprise it, and a new office of University marketing, with a director to be appointed soon.

ALUMNI UPDATE
Liz Stevens ('01) and Perry Gayaldo ('02) write in: "Just an update on two alums .. we got married in 2002, had a daughter in 2003. and moved to the east coast in 2003 where Perry, who got his doctorate in restoration, got a chief scientist position within NOAA's restoration program running their restoration research program in Silver Springs, Maryland. He was just promoted to deputy director for the restoration program" http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/restoration/projects_programs/research/index.html. Says Liz, "I'm a "momus maximus" right now considering a return to the workforce in some urban forestry capacity. Thought it might be nice to post Perry's acheivements since leaving the UW community. Hope all's well out there. We sure miss Seattle!"

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KUDOS

Kudos to Kevin Hodgson, for his recent joint appointment as Professor of Forest Resources and Professor of Chemical
Engineering.

Kudos to The Water Center for another successful Annual Review of Research on Thursday, February 16th!

Send in those kudos!

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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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
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/events.cgi

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 6

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 12. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 8-12 FEBRUARY NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW SEATTLE,WA
Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Washington State Convention Center, 7th &Pike. See http://gardenshownw.com/.

MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR 114A 3:30-5 PM
"Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina richardsii) Haul-out Site Use in Central and Lower Cook Inlet, Alaska," Robert Montgomery, Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA.

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Back to the Future: Views of the restored Elwha River Valley, Ross Freeman, American Rivers.

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY CFR FACULTY MEETING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY UW STAFF CELEBRATION HUB EAST BALLROOM 2:15 PM
The campus community is cordially invited to attend a reception honoring nominees for the 2006 Distinguished Staff Award. See http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/awards.html.

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Whale Tales: The dlversification of whales as seen in the fossil record," Mark Uhen,Museum of Paleontology Cranbrook Institute, Michigan.

THURSDAY, 16 FEBRUARY TWC ANNUAL REVIEW HUB W BALLROOM 8 AM-5 PM
Annual review of research will focus on stream restoration, salmon and salmon habitat, droughts and water shortages, dam removal, new technologies, sustainability, and climate variability and change. Open to all at no charge. CFR participation by Clare Ryan and graduate students Tobey Clarkin and Adam Mouton. Also many great student posters! See http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/AR2006.html for agenda.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17-18 HELLEBORES KINGSTON,WA 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
9th Annual Heronswood Nursery, Hellebores and More, a benefit for the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; $7.50 admission fee. For information contact Elisabeth C. Miller Library at 206.543.0415 or Heronswood Nursery at 360.297.4172

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SILVER-LEED WINNING MERRILL HALL EXAMPLE OF UW CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Smart lighting choices and a solar panel provided by Seattle City Light are among the reasons the U.S. Green Building Council gave a silver LEED rating to the UW Botanic Gardens' Merrill Hall, site of announcement by Seattle City Light that the UW is Seattle's largest Green Up partner. The announcement that the UW will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy was made by Mayor Greg Nickels, UW President Mark Emmert, and City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco. It was appropriate that they were standing in the lobby of the first building on the Seattle campus to earn a LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, rating. See http://www.uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=22414.

CHECK CFR WEBSITE FOR NEWSLETTERS AND NEW FACT SHEET
See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/CFRNL/06-winter.pdf for the Winter 2006 CFR News; the latest issue of ONRC's newsletter at http://www.onrc.washington.edu/facility/ArchiveNewsletters/2006/JanFeb2006.pdf, and The Water Center's newsletter at http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Publications/WatershedReview/watershedreviewv3n2.pdf. TWC's newsletter, The Watershed Review, has an interesting profile of current research on West Nile Virus mosquitos in Puget Sound stormwater systems by Sergo Camacho, CFR MS student in entomology. And for a new fact sheet in the CFR fact sheet series, see "University of Washington Botanic Gardens" at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/fact%20sheets/fact_sheets/39-UWBG1.pdf.

GRADUATE SCHOOL COMPILING DATABASE ON GRAD STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Graduate School wants to hear about the accomplishments of UW graduate students and graduate alumni. To share success stories that will help communicate to constituents the importance of a graduate education and its benefits to society at large, a database of accomplishments is being created. A web form that can be used to convey this information to the Graduate School is now available to UW graduate students and graduate alumni, faculty, Graduate Program Coordinators, and Graduate Program Assistants at http://www.grad.washington.edu/supporting/survey/.

UW BOTHELL CHANCELLOR FINALISTS WILL VISIT CAMPUS
Bruce Bare and Mary Baroni (Director, UW Bothell Nursing Program), co-Chairs of the UW Bothell Chancellor Search Committee are pleased to report that the committee has identified four finalists for the UWB Chancellorship. They will visit the UW campus in late February and March for a two day visit. For information on the finalists and the time and date of the public presentations given by each finalist see www.uwb.edu/chancellor/search/.

NEW GRANT AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR ASSIGNED TO CFR
Arietta Becnel is the new Grant and Contract Administrator at Grant and Contract Accounting assigned to CFR. Ariett says, "Just to tell you a little bit about myself; my background in Research Administration began at the University of New Orleans's Office of Research and Sponsored Program where I worked for over five years. My area of expertise was subcontract and database administration. I also have experience in compliance and grant management. I look forward to working with the College and cultivating my skills at the UW." Arietta can be reached at 3-2194.

UW PROVOST'S OFFICE SEEKING FEEDBACK ON UNIVERSITY'S VISION STATEMENT
The UW is in the process of crafting that a new UW mission and vision, and is seeking feedback and comments on the work done so far. See https://catalysttools.washington.edu/tools/survey/?sid=17860&owner=cauce to provide your input.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See quotes by John Marzluff in "Good month for frogs,"
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=rain02m&date=20060202&query=Marzluff; a story featuring research by CFR alum Marianne Elliott ('05)"Mayhem among the madrones,"
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=pacificpmadrone05&date=20060203&query=Elliott; and news coverage of UW's green-up partnership with the City of Seattle, "UW joins Seattle City Light to Green Up," http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=22435.

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KUDOS

Kudos to Megan O'Shea who was nominated for a UW Distinguished Staff Award for 2006. The Distinguished Staff Awards are presented at the UW's Annual Recognition Ceremony, along with the faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Outstanding Public Service Award, and other awards recognizing distinguished service to the University of Washington. See http://www.washington.edu/president/evp/dsa/nominees.html.

Send in those kudos!

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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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
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/events.cgi

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 5

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 6. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 6 FEBRUARY WILDLIFE SCIENCE SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR 114A 3:30-5 PM
"Ecology of Black Bear in the North Cascades of Washington, Bill Gaines, U.S. Forest Service, Wenatchee, WA.

TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Climatic Variability and Natural Resources in the Northwest: Or what do trees and geoducks have in common?" Dave Peterson, Professor, CFR.

THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM
"Genetic Issues in Listing Species Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act," Susan M. Haig, USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science, OSU. If you would like to view this seminar from a location other than Montlake, please contact Tony Yang at (206).
860-3415 to discuss options.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 8-12 FEBRARY NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW SEATTLE,WA
Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike. See http://gardenshownw.com/.

THURSDAY, 9 FEBRUARY UWAA-CFR LECTURE KANE 110 7 PM
"A Warmer Pacific Northwest: Lessons from the Past," Linda Brubaker, CFR, https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=221&Private=N.

FRIDAY, 10 FEBRUARY SAF GRAD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM 207 ANDERSON 8 AM-5PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Graduate Student Symposium. See http://www.fish.washington.edu/gss/index.html.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR WELCOMES TIM KNIGHT
A warm welcome to Tim Knight, new Information Specialist working for Karen Dvornich. Tim will be working on website projects.

IN MEMORIAM, GRANT SHARPE
A reminder that a memorial service will be held Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m. at the Beach Club in Port Ludlow, WA for Emeritus Professor and CFR alum Grant Sharpe, who died January 17 in Port Ludlow. He had just turned 80. He was almost singularly responsible for legitimizing interpretation as a profession as well as a field of study in higher education. After earning his PhD at CFR in 1955, Grant was offered a position at the University of Michigan teaching dendrology and fire management. For the next 13 years, during summer break, he worked as a seasonal ranger- naturalist, initiating and upgrading interpretative programs in Glacier, Olympic, Shenandoah, Crater Lake, Acadia, and Mount Rainier National Parks. In 1967 he returned to a teaching position at CFR, where he continued to mentor scores of graduate students, many of whom worked in interpretive or managerial positions in parks and forests in North America and beyond. For a tribute by a former colleage, see http://www.interpnet.com/news/grantsharpe.html. Also see memorial in Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/sited/story/html/228250.

DENMAN STORMWATER PROGRAM NOW ON UWTV
The UWTV viewing schedule in February for "Water Supply and Storm Water Issues," the November 2005 Denman Forestry Issues Series is:
Part 1: February 6 at 11:30 am
Part 2: February 8 at 6 pm; February 9 at midnight; Febrruary 10 at 10 pm; February 11 at 4 pm
You can also view these programs on your computer via streaming video, available on the UWTV website. You can access them at: http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=3033
http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=3034

NATURAL SCIENCES LIBRARY BOOK DISPLAY FEATURES UWAA-CFR LECTURE SERIES
To complement the CFR Lecture Series, Sustaining our Northwest World, https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=221&Private=N, CFR Librarian Carol Green has organized a display of books and articles at the Natural Sciences Library. The display is located just inside the glass doors of the library and focuses on both the subject areas of the lectures and the participants, Linda Brubaker, Robert Gara, and Tom Hinckley. Carol says, "Come see the display when you are in the area. Look for the green and gold poster."

DATES FOR 2006 ARBOR DAY FAIR ANNOUNCED
Save The Date! The Arbor Day Fair sponsored by the CFR and the CFRAA is scheduled for April 19th - 21st, 2006. This award winning event will allow school groups to experience the hands-on exhibits that have made the Fair an award winning experience for over a decade. Volunteer alumni, students, faculty, and staff and the many school teachers and children who have attended over the years are the backbone of the Fair. The event's ten successful years could not have happened without their participation as well as the financial support of our sponsors. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/Alumni/ADF/Index.html for ways that you can volunteer or donate to this event.

CFR VISITING COMMITTEE TO MEET AS PART OF UW VISITING COMMITTEE DAY
The College's Visiting Committee will meet as part of the UW Visiting Committee day events on February 10. The agenda for the meeting will include: update on CFR faculty searches; SAF Accreditation for Master of Forest Resources in Forest Management; Washington Forest Futures studies; Northwest Forest Technology Program; ESRM Recruitment Committee update; and NW Environmental Forum update.

NEW GRANTS FUNDED IN JANUARY 2006
Total new grants funded = $291,5118
"Characterization of Fuelbeds and Fire Potentials in Forest Landscape Using the FCCS"; sponsor: U.S. Forest Service; PI: Jim Agee
"Colorado Mountain College Agreement"; sponsor: Colorado Mountain College; PI: Sally Brown.
"The Economics and Ecology of the Risk of Invasive Plant Establishment from the Horticultural Trade in North America"; Sponsor: University of Wyoming; PI: Sarah Reichard.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For CFR in the news this week see NY Times article briefly referencing Kathy Wolf's research on trees in urban retail districts,
http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=0&did=977979481&SrchMode=1&sid=2&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=113865981
3&clientId=8991
and further media coverage of arson indictments re: arson attack against CUH, http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/06/01/30/100edi_editorial001.cfm

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KUDOS

Kudos to all in Student Services for coordinating a successful UW Environmental Career Fair. Andrea Cuccaro from exhibitor Conservation Northwest wrote to say, "I have tabled many career fairs, but that was by far the best one ever. I had many good conversations with so many interested students, and truly, I think it was the career focus that made it a success."

Kudos to the CFR Ride in the Rain team! Tom Hinckley, Rick Gustafson, Kevin Ceder, Luke Rogers, Jeff Aken, Molly Mathias, Sam Sprenger, Carson Sprenger, Toru Nakamura, and Ara Erickson logged 1511.5 miles, 342 one-way trips, and 168 rides in the rain this month. Battling fierce rain and winds, the team placed 13th (out of 90 teams) for total team miles, 7th for total team trips, and 17th for total team rides in the rain. Also, according to statistics provided by the Ride in the Rain organizers, the team burned approximately 93,750 calories and could fit all of their bikes (plus 20 more) in one parking stall in the C-10 lot. "Nice job team! Keep up the rain-soaked and pollution-saving biking efforts!" says team member Ara Erickson. For information on UPASS's Ride in the Rain project, see http://www.washington.edu/upass/ride_rain/.

Send in those kudos!

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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

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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/events/monster.cfm
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/events.cgi