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SMEA December Faculty Meeting

The School of Marine & Environmental Affairs will hold its faculty meeting Thursday, December 3, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Please see below for details on how to join;
Zoom Online Meeting
https://washington.zoom.us/j/99251450003?pwd=QkNab0hreWp5bVZNVnBma2xBU2luZz09 
Phone In
1-206-337-9723
Meeting ID: 992 5145 0003
Passcode: 969357

 A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here. 

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SMEA November Faculty Meeting

The School of Marine & Environmental Affairs will hold its faculty meeting Thursday, November 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Please see below for details on how to join;
Zoom Online Meeting
https://washington.zoom.us/j/92136156172
Phone In
+1-206-337-9723
Meeting ID: 921 3615 6172
A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here. 

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SMEA Faculty Meeting, October 1, 2020

The School of Marine & Environmental Affairs will hold its faculty meeting Thursday, October 1, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Please see below for details on how to join;
Zoom Online Meeting
https://washington.zoom.us/j/96715942365?pwd=K3JxOXI0cDVCU1Y2SFYyYnFVZDFYdz09
Phone In
1-206-337-9723
Meeting ID: 967 1594 2365
Passcode: 802367
A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here. 

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Building Community: A Writing Group for Trans Scholars

SMEA Professor Cleo Woelfle-Erskine is part of a Simpson Center initiative for trans students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. The tri-campus online writing group for trans faculty, staff, and graduate students who work across the University of Washington system is part of the Imagining Trans Futures crossdisciplinary research group, funded by the Simpson Center. Whether working on a book, journal article, dissertation, or a creative project, this group will provide community and accountability for trans scholars in the UW system. 

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SMEA to Sponsor Graduate Climate Conference

This Fall’s Graduate Climate Conference is being sponsored in part by the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. The event, which is organized by graduate students for graduate students, is an interdisciplinary opportunity to examine climate change research and collaborate around various approaches to mitigation.
The conference is in its 14th year, and graduate students from hundreds of academic institutions are represented among the attendees. 

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Sea Grant Announces the 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Finalists

Congratulations to recent SMEA graduate Katy Dalton and soon to graduate Megan McKeown who were selected as Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows for 2021. The 2021 finalists will become the 42nd class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 74 finalists represent 27 of the 34 Sea Grant programs.
Knauss finalists are chosen through a competitive process that includes several rounds of review at both the state Sea Grant program and national levels. 

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UW EarthLab and The Nippon Foundation launch Ocean Nexus Center

The University of Washington and The Nippon Foundation today announced the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, an interdisciplinary research group at the UW that studies changes, responses and solutions to societal issues that emerge in relationship with the oceans. The Center will bring uncompromised, critical voices to policy and public conversations to enable research and studies equaling $32.5 million spread over 10 years. 

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SMEA Student awarded FLAS Fellowship

Congratulations to Lindsey Popken, 1 of 10 UW graduate students who were awarded FLAS Fellowships to study French, Nuu-chah-nulth and Tsek’ene in 2020-21. These 10 students represent UW’s School of Law, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, School of Public Health, Department of Linguistics, and the Applied Masters in International Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
Lindsey is interested in sea otter conservation and is developing a project with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in British Columbia (B.C.) that she hopes will help shape relations between the Tribal Council and Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 

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SMEA response to COVID-19

Leadership at the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs (SMEA) is closely monitoring the local outbreak of the novel coronavirus and is making every effort to address the changing needs of the school community, wherever possible.
SMEA continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page. 

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Online advising & support information for SMEA students: Who to contact

Considering the best interest of our students and taking social-distancing steps to support the region’s efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak, SMEA staff is offering online advising options. Please e-mail our staff to schedule an online appointment.
For issues related to current student advising, course registration, and graduation requirements, as well as application to our program and prospective student information, please e-mail Tiffany Dion at tlcdion@uw.edu or call 206-543-0106. 

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