New Marine Governance Book Features Chapter by Professor Christie

SMEA Professor Patrick Christie is the co-author of a book chapter in a new, exciting book titled, “Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution,” edited by Serge Garcia, Jake Rice, and Anthony Charles and published by Wiley.
Christe and co-authors L.M. Campbell and Nigel Armada contributed a chapter titled, “Stewardship in tropical small-scale fisheries: Community and national perspectives.” SMEA Assoc. 

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SMEA student Brit Sojka published in Arctic Yearbook

Congratulations to SMEA student Brit Sojka on her recently published chapter in the Arctic Yearbook 2014 (pp. 342 – 354). Sojka is also an Arctic Research Fellow and Canandian Studies FLAS Fellow at the UW. Her chapter,  “The New Insecurities of Canadian Integrated Ocean Management”, is an “attempt to identify and address some of the emerging insecurities and tensions that exist between current federal resource management policies and their ultimate impact on both the people and environment of the Canadian Arctic.” Congratulations, Brit! 

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Dr. Terrie Klinger named new Director of SMEA

Dr. Terrie Klinger, Stan and Alta Barer Professor of Sustainability Science, was named by Dean Lisa Graumlich on July 7, 2014 to be the new Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs effective September 1, 2014, for a term of five years. This appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. The current Director, Dr. Thomas Leschine, will step down from his 11-year tenure as Director on August 31, and will enjoy a one-year, well-deserved sabbatical focused on Arctic energy research before returning in 2015 to full-time teaching. 

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Superhuman Dimensions: innertube basketball champions!

SMEA’s intramural innertube basketball team, Superhuman Dimensions, went undefeated in the 2014 season, going 3-0 in the Tuesday night pool, and then 4-0 in the single elimination playoffs. They averaged 22.67 points while their opponents were held to just 9.33 points per game. Their final game against the Accounting Masters’ team, Voluntary Conversions, resulted in a 26-18 victory for Superhuman Dimensions, giving them the champion title! 

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Brosnan speaks with NPR Marketplace about illegal fishing

SMEA Alumna Megahn Brosnan ’09 was featured on a June 13, 2014 NPR Marketplace piece about the impacts of illegal fishing on fish stocks and fisherpeople. Brosnan works as the manager of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Ending Illegal Fishing project. Congrats and keep up the good work, Megahn! 

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Terrie Klinger

Dr. Terrie Klinger profiled in UW Columns Magazine

Associate Professor Terrie Klinger was featured in the June 2014 issue of Columns, the UW Alumni magazine, for the issue’s Faculty Profile. The article highlights Dr. Klinger’s work on ocean acidification, including the new Washington Ocean Acidification Center, of which she is co-Director with SMEA Affiliate Assistant Professor Jan Newton. For the entire Columns issue, please click here.
Congratulations, Terrie! 

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US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Fagan visits SMEA

On May 19th, SMEA hosted Rear Admiral Linda Fagan, MMA 2000, who is now one of the highest ranking UW alumni in the Coast Guard and also one of the highest ranking female members of the Coast Guard ever. We were honored to have Rear Admiral Fagan join us to share a few words about her professional experience and how her degree from SMEA has impacted her career. 

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Congrats to SMEA Scholarship Recipients

SMEA is pleased to announce that four of our students have received scholarships from the UW College of the Environment. Congratulations!
Annika Saltman and Devon Thorsell: recipients of the Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship
Clarence H. Campbell established this scholarship in memory of Lauren “Doc” Donaldson to support students in the Schools of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Marine and Environmental Affairs, and Oceanography.  

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Professor Tom Leschine Stepping Down from the Directorship

SMEA’s longtime Director, Tom Leschine, is stepping down from his post effective September 1, 2014 and will spend the following year on a well-earned sabbatical focusing on energy development in the Arctic. Director Leschine, a Ben Rabinowitz Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment, has helmed the School since 2003. He is an expert in marine policy, risk management and policy, and coastal environmental restoration, and had taught hundreds of students in his nearly 30 years on the faculty at SMEA. 

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