August 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 16

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING FOR THE SOUL, Peggy Morgan, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $10. For information, call 206.685.8033.

SATURDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
MY GARDEN AND HOW I DO IT: VALHALLA GARDEN, Linda McDonald, 10:00 a.m. to noon, tour of the garden, followed by a lecture with slides. A map to the garden provided at registration, CUH. Admission is $30. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
POND AND WATER GARDEN BASICS, Diane Torgerson, owner of Oasis Water Gardens, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $25. For information, call 206.685.8033.

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
The Ninth Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, presented by The Pendleton and Elisabeth C. Miller Charitable Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. "The Maturing of a Garden," Francis H. Cabot, founder of the Garden Conservancy and renowned garden maker, author, and lecturer. Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, 18 August at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden at 206-362-8612 or e-mail: info@millergarden.org.
Tickets will be mailed to you in confirmation of your reservation.

SATURDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER
Student TAPPI Chapter will sponsor a Salmon BBQ before the Husky-Stanford game. Details of this event will be in next week's Straight Grain.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot. Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
The Annual CFR Salmon Barbeque will take place in the courtyard at 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/
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DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH HACKERS AND VIRUSES? READ THE STRATEGIES FROM
CFR-IT TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE LATEST ROUND OF VIRUSES AND SECURITY EXPLOITS

A large number of computers all over the world suffered serious damage from the latest major virus/worm attacks. Here are some details and suggestions that will help you protect your computer.

THE MSBlaster Worm, is one of a number of recent viruses that exploit the MS03-026 vulnerability. It targets Windows NT, 2000, XP, & 2003 systems. You can find more information at:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp. To protect your computer make sure you keep up on the operating system patches available from Windows Update (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com). Be sure you install all updates under the "Critical" section. For emergencies, the patch is also available on a local UW Web site (patch.cac.washington.edu).

The SOBIG Worm has a new variant out that affects PCs running Windows. It spreads itself by scouring an infected computer for e-mail addresses in address books and Web browser cache files, then sending itself out to the addresses it finds. SOBIG "spoofs" the sender's address, so the recipients believe the message originated from someone other than the actual sender. Because of this you may receive messages indicating your computer is infected with this virus when in fact the infected email referenced originated elsewhere. It travels as an e-mail attachment with one of the following subjects:

Re: Here is that sample
Re: Document
Re: Sample
Re: Movies Your details
Re: Approved (Ref: 38446-263)
Re: Approved (Ref: 3394-65467)
Your password
Re: My details
Screensaver
Cool screensaver
Re: Movie
Re: My application

For more information on these and current issues see the Alerts section at www.cfr.washington.edu/computing.

WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE COLLABORATES ON NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGY
On September 2, 2003, the WRCCRF will embark on the new frontier of distributed imaging and robotics application in ecology. The Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS) and Networked InfoMechanical Systems (NIMS) based at UCLA, and the canopy crane program are collaborating on a pilot installation of mobile environmental sensors (air temperature, relative humidity, etc.) and visible and infrared imaging to be deployed in a 3D array in the canopy of an old-growth Douglas-fir-western hemlock forest. These sensors and imagers are not only mobile but intelligent. They will communicate with each other and a central mobile node, which in turn will communicate with researchers.
The deployment will provide a practical application of remote transportation, micro-server, and wireless technologies as well as provide data for development of 3D database schema and statistical
modeling.

DIRECTOR OF THE ARBORETUM PRESENTS AT HORTICULTURE TRADE SHOW
John A. Wott, attended the Farwest Horticulture Show in Portland, OR, August 20-22, 2003 in the Portland Convention Center. He was a presenter in the seminar session, "The Washington Park Arboretum, a Treasure Chest of Plants". The Farwest Show is the largest trade show for the horticulture industry in the North America.

IT'S A LONG WEEKEND, LOCK YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS!!!!
Please close and lock your windows and doors before leaving at the end of the day. Thieves and transients are always on the look out for an opportunity to get into the building after hours. This will be
especially true over the long weekend.

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DNR PURSUES FOREST CERTIFICATION
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001631228_greenlumber27.html

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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 15

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY, 1 MAY FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
OLMSTED EXHIBIT, Suzzallo 102
An exhibition celebrating the local landscape designs of the Olmsted Brothers. In the spring of 1903, John Charles Olmsted, of the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, MA and stepson of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, arrived to survey the Seattle area and create a plan for open spaces in Seattle. This exhibit celebrates the Centennial of the presentation of the Olmsted Brothers Parks plan to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in October of that year. Using materials from the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives (MSCUA) Division of the Libraries, the display presents the contributions the Olmsted Brothers made to the landscape of the UW campus, and to the parks in the University Neighborhood. Included in the exhibit are Ravenna and Cowen Parks, the UW campus, and the Washington Park Arboretum.

SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS "An Expedition into the Joe Monohan/Findley Lake Natural research Area." Tom Hinckley, UW Professor and Ralph Naess, SPU Naturalist. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, August 16th. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program
catalog.


TUESDAY - THURSDAY, 7 - 9 OCTOBER
SYMPOSIUM FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN FOREST RESOURCES
STEVENSON, WA
The Pacific Northwest Research Station and Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service) are pleased to announce the 2003 Symposium in Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The conference will bring together researchers who work on topics of optimization/simulation, management science, and systems analysis applied to forestry problems. Begun in 1975, and held every few years since 1985, this symposium series is a primary international venue for decision science applications in forestry. For 2003, the conference is organized jointly with the Society of American Foresters E-1, E-4, and E-5 working groups and international colleagues. More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fia/ear/ssafr/

TUESDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING FOR THE SOUL, Peggy Morgan, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $10. For information, call 206.685.8033.

SATURDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
MY GARDEN AND HOW I DO IT: VALHALLA GARDEN, Linda McDonald, 10:00 a.m. to noon, tour of the garden, followed by a lecture with slides. A map to the garden provided at registration, CUH. Admission is $30. For information, call 206.685.8033.

TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
POND AND WATER GARDEN BASICS, Diane Torgerson, owner of Oasis Water Gardens, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Douglas Classroom, CUH. Admission is $25. For information, call 206.685.8033.

WEDNESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
The Ninth Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, presented by The Pendleton and Elisabeth C. Miller Charitable Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. "The Maturing of a Garden," Francis H. Cabot, founder of the Garden Conservancy and renowned garden maker,
author, and lecturer. Reservations will be accepted beginning Monday, 18 August at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden at 206-362-8612 or e-mail: info@millergarden.org. Tickets will be mailed to you in confirmation of your reservation.

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LECTURE
GARDENING WITH HISTORY, Glenn Withey and Charles Price, landscape designers, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., NHS Hall, CUH. Admission is $15. For information, call 206.685.8033.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
SPECIAL EVENT
TOUR THE DUNN GARDEN, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the CUH parking lot. Admission is $35. For information, call 206.685.8033.
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THIEVES ARE ALL AROUND US!
A gentle reminder to all faculty, staff and students working at CFR to close and lock your windows and doors before leaving at the end of the day. Thieves and transients are always on the look out for an
opportunity to get into the building after hours. This is especially true over the weekends when not many people are around.

Please do your part to secure the buildings. It is not the responsibility of custodial services, or anyone else, to assure the security of YOUR belongings!

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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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 14

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY, 1 MAY FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
OLMSTED EXHIBIT, Suzzallo 102
An exhibition celebrating the local landscape designs of the Olmsted Brothers. In the spring of 1903, John Charles Olmsted, of the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, MA and stepson of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, arrived to survey the Seattle area and create a plan for open spaces in Seattle. This exhibit celebrates the Centennial of the presentation of the Olmsted Brothers Parks plan to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in October of that year. Using materials from the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives (MSCUA) Division of the Libraries, the display presents the contributions the Olmsted Brothers made to the landscape of the UW campus, and to the parks in the University Neighborhood. Included in the exhibit are Ravenna and Cowen Parks, the UW campus, and the Washington Park Arboretum.

FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST
MASTERS DEFENSE
" Optimizing the use of residuals as soil amendments in ecological restoration." Sean Smukler. 1:00 p.m., AND 22.

SATURDAY, 16 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
" Connecting to Sky and Sea: Understanding Stream Systems." Brent Lackey, SPU Watershed Planner and David Beedle, SPU Watershed Hydrologist. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, July 26th. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program catalog.

TUESDAY, 19 AUGUST
DOCTORAL DEFENSE
" Spatial Organization, Position, and Source Characteristics of Large Woody Debris in Natural Systems," Martin Fox. 10 a.m., AND 22. Refreshments will be served.

TUESDAY, 19 AUGUST
MASTERS DEFENSE
" The role of logging residues in a coastal Washington Douglas-fir stand: monitoring nitrogen mineralization in two levels of retention." Christopher Licata. 1 p.m., WINK 105. Refreshments will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, 20 AUGUST
RESEARCH PRESENTATION
" An assessment of urban forest management in Washington municipalities." Noël Studer. 10:30 a.m., AND 22.

SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS "An Expedition into the Joe Monohan/Findley Lake Natural research Area." Tom Hinckley, UW Professor and Ralph Naess, SPU Naturalist. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, August 16th. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program catalog.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
The Annual CFR Salmon Barbeque will take place in the courtyard.
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WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE ACTIVITIES
Two research projects have started at WRCC this summer:
--" Axial and Radial Water Transport and Internal Water Storage in Old-Growth Coniferous Forest Trees." F. Meinzer of the PNW Research Station in Corvallis is the PI (primary investigator).

-- " Understanding Temporal Variations in Heart-rot related and Autotrophic Respiration in the Wind River Basin." Mark E. Harmon, Dept. of Forest Science at OSU, Michael G. Ryan of Rocky Mountain Experiment Station, USDAFS, Colorado are the PIs.

WRRC Featured in Journal
Volume 83, No.3, July 2003 issue of ESA (Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America), "Focus on Field Stations" features the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility and Wind River Experimental Forest. Check it out!!

Educational Visits:
Jerry Franklin hosted a group from Cedar River Watershed Council.

Mark Swanson hosted a walking tour through the forest and the crane for a group of youths, aged 9 - 12 year-olds from the Skamania County Parks & Recreation.

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NORTHWEST FOREST PLAN
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001468051_logging11m.html

SEATTLE P-I EDITORIAL SUPPORTS REBUILDING OF MERRILL HALL
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/134273_halled.html

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
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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



The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 13

In this Issue:

- Events
- Conferences
- Community and Outreach
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

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EVENTS
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FRIDAY, 1 MAY FRIDAY 29 AUGUST
OLMSTED EXHIBIT, Suzzallo 102
An exhibition celebrating the local landscape designs of the Olmsted Brothers. In the spring of 1903, John Charles Olmsted, of the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, MA and stepson of nationally known landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, arrived to survey the Seattle area and create a plan for open spaces in Seattle. This exhibit celebrates the Centennial of the presentation of the Olmsted Brothers Parks plan to the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners in October of that year. Using materials from the Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives (MSCUA) Division of the Libraries, the display presents the contributions the Olmsted Brothers made to the landscape of the UW campus, and to the parks in the University Neighborhood. Included in the exhibit are Ravenna and Cowen Parks, the UW campus, and the Washington Park Arboretum.

SATURDAY, 9 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS "Old Growth Forests of the Cedar River Watershed" - Clay Antieau, SPU Watershed Botanist. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, August 2nd. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program catalog.

MONDAY, 11 AUGUST
ARTS & HUMANITIES SUMMER INSTITUTE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Twenty students are involved in a research-intensive, 8-week, UW institute on culture and globalization. The UW community is invited to their presentations on the many forces, from the media to climate change
scientists, reshaping our lives. Noon to 5 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 231.
Details can be found at http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/sinst/

THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST
MASTERS DEFENSE
" A Foundation for a Synoptic Garden of Native Plants of Puget Sound for the Washington Park Arboretum," Stephen Van Hoven. 9:15 a.m. in NHS hall at CUH.

SATURDAY, 16 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
" Connecting to Sky and Sea: Understanding Stream Systems." Brent Lackey, SPU Watershed Planner and David Beedle, SPU Watershed Hydrologist. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, July 26th. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program catalog.

SATURDAY, 23 AUGUST
CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER EDUCATION PROGRAMS "An Expedition into the Joe Monohan/Findley Lake Natural research Area." Tom Hinckley, UW Professor and Ralph Naess, SPU Naturalist. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $5 youth and seniors. Registration ends Saturday, August 16th. Call 206.733.9421 or 425.831.6780 for a program
catalog.

FRIDAY, 3 OCTOBER
The Annual CFR Salmon Barbeque will take place in the courtyard.
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CFR STUDENT SERVICES WELCOMES NEW UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR
The new undergraduate adviser and time schedule guru is arriving on Monday, August 11th! Her name is Debra Salas-Haynes, and comes from UW Bothell. She has a M.Ed. in Student Development Administration and has also worked at Shoreline Community College, the Art Institute of Seattle, and Seattle University. She is a welcome addition to the Student and Academic Services office, and her expertise will be greatly appreciated. Please stop by next week to give her a warm welcome to CFR!

OBSERVE MARS IN AN ASTRONOMICAL RARITY
The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will
appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the East at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in
recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

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WEYERHAUESER SELLS 30,000 ACRES OF GEORGE TIMBERLAND
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0803/04woods.html

THE USFS FIRE BUDGET IS EXHUASTED
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/133706_firespending05.html

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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

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

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

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


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