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July 2006

The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 4

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 July 30. 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.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a
different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

SATURDAY, 5 AUGUTS MAMMALS ON EARTH BURKE MUSEUM 10 AM-4 PM
"Meet the Mammals," -- from the teeniest shrew to the largest whale, learn about the amazing world of mammals. Meet scientists and discuss the many adaptations that produced the rich diversity of mammals on Earth. See http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/mammals/.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

COLLEGE WELCOMES NEW FACULTY DEAN GLAWE AND JONATHAN BAKKER
A warm welcome to Dean Glawe, Professor of Plant Pathology, who is the College's newest shared WSU faculty member. The Memorandum of Understanding between the UW and WSU appointing Dean Professor WOT at the College was recently finalized. Watch for another "office warming" next Wednesday afternoon, in which Dean will be welcoming folks to Bloedel 234. The College also welcomes Jonathan Bakker, who has accepted our offer to join us as a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor starting September 1, 2006. We will forward this recommendation to the Regents for final approval. Jon will work closely with the restoration and management program allocating his time between teaching, research, and outreach activities. His hiring follows a national search to fill the Natural Resource Restoration and Management faculty position.

THE FUTURE OF WASHINGTON FORESTS STUDY RELEASES PROGRESS REPORT
The study on the Future of Washington Forests and Forestry Industries, requested by the 2005 State Legislature, has released its second progress report dated July 2006. The study is examining the impact of different management influences and alternatives, providing a rich array of information from which the WA Department of Natural Resources and the College will collaboratively develop policy recommendations for the Legislature. The report is intended to provide preliminary information that will be used in later stages of the project but may have value now for identifying issues that will be important for policy consideration. See http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Research/WAForestFutures.htm.

FREE PUBLICATIONS!
As you pass the front entrance in Anderson Hall, help yourself to the treasures on the book cart. Or if all the office moving has inspired you to do some house-cleaning of your own, please put any books or publications that you would like to pass along to others on the cart.

BENEFITS AND WORKLIFE UPDATES
Learn more about the array of benefits available to UW employees and register for upcoming events and seminars in this week's edition of the Benefits and WorkLife Update available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/events/notices/email-0725.pdf. The new web-friendly pdf format allows you to easily print and share information on upcoming events, seminars, and special offers with coworkers and family members. If your web browser does not launch this link automatically please copy the link into your browser to view.

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KUDOS
Kudos to Darlene Zabowski who has been promoted to Professor, effective September 16, 2006, and John Perez-Garcia who has been promoted to Professor (WOT), effective July 1, 2006.

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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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 3

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 July 22. 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.

SATURDAY, 22 JULY-WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY SOIL/WATER CONFERENCE KEYSTONE,CO
Soil and Water Conservation Sociey Annual Meeting, "Environmental Management." Click for agenda and registration information.

SATURDAY, 22 JULY WILDLIFE LECTURE BURKE MUSEUM 10:30 AM
Slide-illustrated lecture," The Living Wild," with photographer Art Wolfe. For information and to purchase tickets, see
http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/lectures.php.

22 APRIL- 3 SEPTEMBER LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT HENRY ART GALLERY
"Systematic Landscapes," an art exhibit by Maya Lin, focuses on a trio of large-scale sculptural installations that offer a
different means for viewers to encounter and comprehend the landscape. Exhibit complements the Confluence Project, a collaboration between Lin, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Committee of Vancouver/Clark County, and the Friends of Lewis and Clark of Pacific County. The models and designs on view mark sites of contact along the Columbia River between Native Americans and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See http://www.henryart.org/ex/mayalin.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CHANGE IN URL FOR WINNING PACK ESSAYS
See http://www.packforest.org/research/papers.html for winning essays from the Pack Essay Competition.

COLLEGE WELCOMES TOM WOLFORD
A warm welcome to Tom Wolford, the new Executive Director of the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation. Tom replaces the retiring John Hanby. While we will greatly miss John, we are excited to be able to attract such a high caliber replacement. Please stop by Tom's office in Bloedel 170 and say hello.

CFR PRESENTATIONS AT FOREST PRODUCST SOCIETY CONVENTION
Recent presentations by RTI faculty and staff to the 60th International Convention of the Forest Products Society (FPS) include: a paper by Bruce Lippke on "Impacts of Thinning Intensity and Implementation Schedules on Fire, Carbon Storage, and Economics," co-authors Jeff Comnick and Larry Mason and a presentation by Larry Mason on "Forest Fuels Reductions and Biomass-to-Energy; Cost-Avoidance and Non-Market Value Analysis Indicates Public Benefits are Underestimated," co-authors Bruce Lippke and Kevin Zobrist. Both papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Bruce and Larry also presented a poster entitled "Potential Impacts of Non-Market Values and Avoided Costs," co-authored by Alicia Robbins. Bruce Lippke presided over the 11th annual Board meeting for the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) held in conjunction with the FPS meeting. CORRIM is organizing a Phase 3 research and education program on the life cycle environmental impacts related to the use of renewable industrial materials. CINTRAFOR faculty and graduate students also presented three papers to the marketing technical interest group. Ivan Eastin presented "Builders' Use and Perceptions of Decking Material," co-authored by Indroneil Ganguly; Jeff Cao presented "Distribution Systems for Value-Added Wood Products in China," co-authored by Ivan Eastin and Rose Braden; and Indroneil Ganguly presented "New Product Repeat Purchase Diffusion Model for Forest Products," co-authored by Doug MacLachlan and Ivan Eastin. CINTRAFOR faculty and graduate students also presented the results of three projects during the Management, Marketing, and Economics Technical Forum poster session. Indroneil Ganguly and Ivan Eastin presented a poster summarizing their research on Material Substitution in the US Residential Construction Industry: 1995-2005; Joe Roos, Indroneil Ganguly, and Al Brackley (Team Leader at the PNW Research Station, Sitka AK) presented "Adoption Rates of Engineered Wood Products in Alaska"; and Mihyun Seol and Jeff Cao presented "Case Study: Outsourcing Strategies for a U.S. Paper Packaging Company to China and South Korea.

SAF ANNUAL REPORT, 2005
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has posted their 2005 Annual Report at http://www.safnet.org/who/SAFar.pdf.

NEW CRIT HELP LINE
CFRIT is happy to announce the new CFRIT Help Line -- 206.616.7365 (6-7365 from UW phones). You can call this number for all of your CFR computing problems and questions.

BLOEDEL HALL PAINTING PROJECT
The exterior of Bloedel Hall is being painted this summer. The work is still several weeks out, but when it starts, there will be some minor disruption to parking for cars (a few spaces blocked off) and more major disruption to bicycle parking. Some of the bike racks (on the west end) can be relocated temporarily, but the ones facing the courtyard will be blocked off. Depending on the weather (and the contractor delivering the scaffolding on schedule), the job will start the 3rd week of July. The first step will be powerwashing, then erection of the scaffolding, and then the painting. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Sally Morgan at slm@u.washington.edu.

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KUDOS

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 19, Number 2

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 July 2. 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.

SUNDAY, 2 JULY FREE ARBORETUM TOURS GRAHAM VISITORS CTR 1 PM
Free Arboretum Tours on First and Third Sundays -- guided walks highlight the arboretum's plant collections, seasonal beauty, and history . The 60- to 90-minute walks are led by trained volunteers and are free of charge. Walks begin at the Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, in Seattle. Call ahead to ensure availability, at 206-543-8800 or email: uwbgeduc@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 6 JULY DENICE DENTON MEMORIAL PAUL ALLEN CTR 1 PM
A memorial will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Denice Dee Denton, Dean of the UW College of Engineering from 1996 to 2005 and beloved colleague and friend to so many of us. In keeping with Denice's style and spirit, the event will be informal, with those who were close to her sharing stories and anecdotes in commemoration of all that she gave to our community. A more formal memorial for Denice will be held in the Fall. For UW Statement on former Dean Denton see
http://www.uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=25234.

THURSDAY, 6 JULY MAGNIFICATION EXHIBIT BURKE MUSEUM 2:30 PM
Free First Thursday, "The Power of Magnification," for an up-close look at some of the museum's amazing collection. What does a hawk feather look like through a microscope? What does a walrus tusk look like through a magnifying lens? Looking closely is an important part of being a scientist and here's your chance to practice! Join a museum educator in the Biodiversity lab for a rare opportunity to see skulls, fur, leaves, shells, insects, and more. The Biodiversity Lab is in the Present Times gallery of the Life and Times of Washington State exhibit.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

STRAIGHT GRAIN TAKES A BREAK
The Straight Grain will take a short summer break; next issue will be July 21. Have a happy July 4th holiday!

NEW ONRC NEWSLETTER ON LINE
For current issue (May/June) of the Olympic Natural Resources Center's newsletter, see http://www.onrc.washington.edu/facility/ArchivesNewsletters/2006/MayJune2006.pdf.

DATE SET FOR NEXT PROGRAM IN DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES SERIES
The next Denman Forestry Issues Series, "Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Human dimensions and management of urban ecosystems," has been scheduled for November 9, 2006. Watch http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Outreach/Denman/INDEX.htm for details on speakers and topics.

COLLEGE WILL MISS JOHN HANBY
John Hanby, outgoing Executive Director of the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation sends along this message to his UW colleages: "As I walk through the retirement door, these last 4 years at UW seem to have passed in a flash. The time and experiences have been highly rewarding ? largely as a result of the many fine people with whom I have had the privilege of interfacing. I want to thank you for your friendship and support. The College and University now hold a special place with me, and I look forward to joining the ranks of volunteers who continue to participate. I also look forward to this new phase of my life. If you happen to be traveling to the north Oregon coastal area, please look me up (my u.washington e-mail address should still work). Elaine and I will be delighted to see you.I know that you will thoroughly enjoy getting to know the next Executive Director for the Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation, Tom Wolford." Best wishes, John for a happy and interesting retirement!

ELISABETH C. MILLER LIBRARY NEWS
The library will begin its summer schedule on Saturday, July 1 -- open on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in July this year. As in past years, the library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Weekday hours will remain the same throughout the summer. Upcoming holidays: Closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. The library is hosting a Lewis and Clark Book and Herbarium Voucher Display. In celebration of the bi-centennial anniversary of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, The Miller Library and the Hyde Herbarium have assembled a display of books and preserved plant specimens featuring Northwest plant exploration and ethnobotany. The library wishes to thank donors Larry Howard and Nancy Winder for their generous contribution to purchase material focusing on plants documented by Lewis and Clark. Examples of a few plants discovered by Lewis and Clark, such as Bear Grass and Western Red Cedar, are also on display from the herbarium collection.

SEATTLE MAYOR'S STATEMENT ON WEST NILE VIRUS
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels recently issued the following statement on West Nile Virus: "As summer approaches, Public Health-Seattle and King County reminds us of the threat of West Nile Virus, a disease that infected people in surrounding states last year. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that was first detected in Washington State in birds and horses in 2002. The virus also infected mosquitoes, one bird and one horse in Central Washington last year. While there has not been a human case reported in Washington, our neighboring states have reported human cases. Washington and Maine remain the only two states in the lower 48 that have not yet had human infections. Most people bitten by an infected mosquito do not get sick, but 20 percent of those infected experience mild to severe flu-like symptoms. Less than one percent of those infected develops a life-threatening illness. I urge you to protect yourself and loved ones from mosquito bites. If you choose, you can use insect repellent with DEET or an effective alternative product. All city departments have repellent for employees to use while on the job. Talk to your department's safety officer or West Nile Virus coordinator.Mosquitoes need only a small amount of standing water to breed. Identify and eliminate standing water at city facilities where possible. Report problems to your supervisor or West Nile Virus coordinator. Citizen calls asking general questions about West Nile Virus should be referred to Public Health's West Nile Virus hotline at 206.205.3883. Inquiries from citizens or employees about standing water or mosquitoes on city properties should be referred to the West Nile Virus coordinator for the city department that owns the facility/property. If you are unsure who owns the facility/property, please refer inquiries to Sheila Strehle, our citywide coordinator for West Nile Virus response at (206) 684-5846. For general information, a list of city department West Nile Virus coordinators, and for city employee Frequently Asked Questions, visit http://www.seattle.gov/util and click on "About West Nile Virus."

NEW UW PARKING AND TRANSPORATION FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1
Single Occupant Vehicle permit (daytime parking permit) - $254.76 per quarter Daily Gatehouse Permit -
$11 per day
$5 per evening beginning at 4 p.m.
(NEW: VISA and Mastercard is now accepted at all campus gatehouses)
E1 Daily Parking (located on Montlake Ave NE) -
$2.78 (Husky Card Account debit)
$5 (cash)
Student U-PASS - $44 per quarter
Faculty/Staff U-PASS/Flexpass - $61.80 per quarter
Carpool Options
Faculty/Staff Carpool Permits - $54 per quarter
Pay-Per-Use-Parking (PPUP) carpools in the West Campus Garage - 90 cents
Gatehouse carpools (must have a U-PASS) - 90 cents
E1 Daily carpools - 70 cents per carpool
For a complete list of 2006-2007 fees, see http://www.washington.edu/admin/parking/2006fees.html.

UW REMINDER ABOUT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The UW is proud to offer employees a full spectrum of traditional employer benefits, innovative worklife programs andmoney-saving discounts. Learn more and register for upcoming events and seminars. The new web-friendly pdf format allows you to easily printand share information on upcoming events, seminars, and special offers with coworkers and family members. If you have anyquestions or concerns, please contact benefits@u.washington.edu.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
See Seattle PI article "It's a different world when you see Seattle with a paddle," which features Urban Ecology graduate student Kara Whittaker, her husband Greg, and their kayak tour business. The article includes including their bios and experiences with urban wildlife.
See June 29th UW News and Information press release, "Planning for stewardship an important part of successful ecological restoration," , featuring the UW's Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN). An article on UW-REN also appears in the current issue of Science; see "Collaborative Ecological Restoration," by Warren Gold, Kern Ewing, John Banks, Martha Groom, Tom Hinckley,David Secord, and Daniela Shebitz.

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KUDOS

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://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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) lhttp://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html