December 2003

The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 30
In this Issue:
- Events
- Seminars
- Announcements -- IT'S ABOUT YOUR PAYCHECK, PLEASE READ THIS

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.


FRIDAY, 9 JANUARY
SEMINAR
" Achieving the Forest, Wood and Paper Industry Technology Agenda in the United States," Dr. Delmar R. Raymond, Director - Strategic Energy Alternatives, Weyerhaeuser Company. Winkenwerder 201, 2:30 p.m. A new, aggressive technology agenda for the forest, wood and paper industry is intent on re-inventing the industry through implementation of breakthrough technologies. Funding has grown to substantially over $50,000,000 per year. The potential additional annual cash flow to the industry is over $30 billion of which $9 billion is clearly attainable. Research will play crucial roles in achieving the potential. This exciting, "must attend" seminar will include breakthrough opportunities in the critically important field of biomass-based energy, chemicals and fuels.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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******** PAY DAY IS A DAY EARLY DUE TO CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ********
Normally the U of W second payday of the month is on the 25th. For December 2003, payday is going to be on Wednesday, December 24th, because Thursday December 25th is a university holiday and Friday, December 26th, the Financial office will be closed. Please pick up your pay check on 12/24, and if possible, by lunch time.

If you have direct deposit, remember your pay history can be viewed in your Employee Self Service Screen.

Please pass along this message to all of your Hourly employees and Graduate Students

******* CFR HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR 2003-2005 *******
The elected members are Mark Lewis, Charlie Halpern, David Zuckerman, and Bill Smith. The appointed members are Greg Brazil, Steve West, and Bill McKean.

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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 29
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
THESIS DEFENSE
" Creation of a superabsorbent inside the micropores of wood pulp fibers," Amit Saxena. Anderson 22 at 2:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
DISCUSSION
" Washington DNR and Eco-Certification of State Forests."
The UW student chapter of the Society of American Foresters has invited Craig Partridge, Policy Director at the Washington Department of Natural Resources to come and speak on the subject of eco-certification. He will be coming to CFR to discuss issues related to the DNR eco-certifying Westside forests. He will present a background to the certification dialogue and present the pros and cons to obtaining eco-certification of these state lands. The discussion will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the Forest Club Room. For more information on this issue, see: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/htdocs/adm/comm/nr03_143.htm

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
CFR HOLIDAY PARTY
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their family and are asked to bring a dish to share (dessert or appetizer -- whatever your favorite specialty is.) Additionally, the College is hosting a toy drive for the Salvation Army again; please participate if you can by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the party. The Salvation Army Toy 'n Joy shop allows parents that are having a hard time to select a gift for their children. (If you aren't sure what to buy, just ask any kid in the toy department -- you'll get plenty of ideas! For older children and teens, Fred Meyer or Target gift cards are great.)


FRIDAY, 9 JANUARY
SEMINAR
" Achieving the Forest, Wood and Paper Industry Technology Agenda in the United States," Dr. Delmar R. Raymond, Director - Strategic Energy Alternatives, Weyerhaeuser Company. Winkenwerder 201, 2:30 p.m.

A new, aggressive technology agenda for the forest, wood and paper industry is intent on re-inventing the industry through implementation of breakthrough technologies. Funding has grown to substantially over $50,000,000 per year. The potential additional annual cash flow to the industry is over $30 billion of which $9 billion is clearly attainable.
Research will play crucial roles in achieving the potential. This
exciting, "must attend" seminar will include breakthrough opportunities in the critically important field of biomass-based energy, chemicals and fuels.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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***** FORESTRY CLUB MAKES RECORD SALES ON CHRISTMAS TREES *********
CONGRATULATIONS to the Forest Club for selling a record 140 trees in this year's Christmas Tree sale! Thanks also to Jeff Aken for collecting the forms and money, and to Christian Batterman for providing great leadership as Forest Club President. GREAT JOB!

****** SAVE YOURSELF THE MISERY OF THE FLU: GET A LOW-COST FLU SHOT******
Want to reduce the chance of the 'FLU BUG' getting you or your children? Here's your opportunity to get your Flu Shot! Hall Health Immunization Clinic is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Hall Health Center Room #101
Cost: $20, cash or check. More information can be acquired through Hall Health Primary Care Center, (206) 685-1018 or http://64.27.161.82/default.asp?clinic=14
Flu shots are also available at regular doctors' offices and clinics and at your nearest Public Health clinic. For information about Public Health clinic sites and hours, call the Public Health Hotline at (206) 296-4949 www.metrokc.gov/health/immunization/fluseason.htm.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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****** BIG TREE HUNTER, BOB VAN PELT FEATURED ON NPR *************
This week, NPR featured the College's Bob Van Pelt and the big tree program. Read and/or hear all about it at http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_1539095.html

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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 28
In this Issue:
- Events
- Conferences
- Seminars
- Announcements
- Forestry in the News

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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EVENTS
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6 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER
MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY
The UW College of Forest Resources is proud to sponsor the UW showing of the multimedia exhibit, The Vanishing Logger, and an accompanying public lecture series on the changing nature and future promise of forest resources. Produced by the Easter sisters, photographer Cheryle and writer Char, the work documents in their words "where the logger stands after a century of attitudes and landscapes in flux and explores what they face today. Told in their images and words, this is a testimonial to the iconic saw men and women of the timber industry the loggers story." The Easters were raised in a small logging community in south-western Washington and want to bring together urban and rural communities through art and storytelling. Their work presents a community culturally distinct from much of the Northwest's population. Through photographs, texts, and audio, it documents a profession "that today offers fewer and fewer opportunities for employment, despite once nourishing communities and families for generations." The Vanishing Logger is presented in affiliation with The Polson Museum, Allied Arts Foundation, Seattle, and by a grant from the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

TUESDAY, 9 DECEMBER
ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Anderson 22.
A vote for a new chair of the faculty will take place. All faculty are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

WEDNESDAY, 10 DECEMBER
SEMINAR
3 p.m.
" Phylogenetic constraint, absent life forms, and pre-adapted alien plants: a prescription for biological invasions," Dr. Richard Mack, Washington State University, Dept. of Biology. Douglas Conservatory Classroom (CUH). Dr. Mack will be available to talk some time Wednesday afternoon following the lecture and Thursday morning. Contact Sarah Reichard for more information at reichard@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 11 DECEMBER
MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE
" Culvert Placement to Reduce Sediment Impacts from Forest Roads," Flo Damian. The defense will take place in Anderson 22 at 10:00 a.m.

FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
DISCUSSION
" Washington DNR and Eco-Certification of State Forests."
The UW student chapter of the Society of American Foresters has invited Craig Partridge, Policy Director at the Washington Department of Natural Resources to come and speak on the subject of eco-certification. He will be coming to CFR to discuss issues related to the DNR eco-certifying Westside forests. He will present a background to the certification dialogue and present the pros and cons to obtaining eco-certification of these state lands. The discussion will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the Forest Club Room. For more information on this issue, see: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/htdocs/adm/comm/nr03_143.htm

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, 12 DECEMBER
CFR HOLIDAY PARTY
3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their family and are asked to bring a dish to share (dessert or appetizer -- whatever your favorite specialty is.)

Additionally, the College is hosting a toy drive for the Salvation Army again; please participate if you can by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the party. The Salvation Army Toy 'n Joy shop allows parents that are having a hard time to select a gift for their children. (If you aren't sure what to buy, just ask any kid in the toy department -- you'll get plenty of ideas! For older children and teens, Fred Meyer or Target gift cards are great.)

TUESDAY, 16 DECEMBER
ALL COLLEGE FACULTY MEETING
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Anderson 22.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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*******THE PERFECT GIFT AND A GOOD CAUSE - UW STUDENT TAPPI STATIONARY FOR SALE**********
TAPPI students are selling Holiday Paper in Anderson & Winkenwerder Halls on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 8 & 9) from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. The paper packets sell for $10.00 per pack. The packs are offered in the following sets: 10 sheets & 5 cards; 10 cards; or 15 sheets. All packages are wrapped in decorative natural paper. The packs are also available in Bloedel 292 and Wink 104. The paper was made by the PSE students in the Papermaking Lab in Bloedel.

**** DENMAN FORESTRY ISSUES LATEST PROGRAM HITS THE AIRWAVES *******
Federal Land Management Policy, Part 1:
Tuesday, December 9, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 14, 3 p.m.
Federal Land Management Policy, Part 2:
Tuesday, December 16, 9 a.m.
Wed, December 17, 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 18, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 3 p.m.

For future airdates and to access the STREAMING VIDEO, see this page of the UWTV website -- the two new programs are not posted there yet, but should be soon (as soon as final edits made and air tapes dubbed): http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayseries.asp?collid=233

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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*********M&E PROFESSOR JAY JOHNSON 'LAKE WOBEGON' PAST FEATURED IN UNIVERSITY WEEK ******
University Week features a great article on Jay and UW employees that grew up in the same wee town in Minnesota. Read the whole story at: http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uweek/archives/issue/uweek_story_small.asp? id=1521

*******FOREST THINNING BILL SIGNED BY BUSH*********** http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~11676~1807809,00.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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