March 2002

The Straight Grain
Volume 9, Issue 4
03.22.2002

Table of Contents
Calendar
Kudos
CUH

*****Calendar*****
March 14, 2002
Dr. David E. Salt (Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University): Towards a molecular understanding of nickel hyperaccumulation in Thlaspi goesingense. 3:30pm in 201 Winkenwerder.

March 15, 2002
Event title Dr. David E. Salt (Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University): High and low throughput approaches to investigating mineral nutrient uptake, accumulation and biotransformation in plants. 12:30pm in 546 Hitchcock Hall.

March 5th through March 31st, 2002
Don't forget that the latest (January 16, 2002) programs in the Denman Foresty Series will air all this month on UWTV. Air times and more can be found on this UWTV webpage: http://www.washington.edu/uwtv/denman/

April 9th, 2002
BROWN-BAG ON CONSENSUS IN DECISION-MAKING The Workplace Quality Committee encourages all faculty, staff and students to consider these key questions: What is consensus? How do we reach consensus? When is consensus appropriate?
A brown-bag seminar to explore these questions will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from noon-1PM in the Forest Club room. The panel will feature Martha Bean, Jim Agee and Clare Ryan. The topic is timely and relevant to so much that is going on in our College at this time. Please mark your calendars! For more information or input contact Cecilia Paul cece@u.washington.edu.

*****Kudos*****
KUDOs to LESLIE WALL for her management of the latest Center for Streamside Studies Annual Review, which hosted *453* interested parties, its biggest crowd ever! -Lynn Catlett

Kudos to Luke Rogers, for presenting a fine update on various roads projects, at the recently held Private Forest Forum meeting. -Don Hanley

Kudos to Patricia Gomez, for providing logistical support at the recently held Private Forest Form meeting. -Don Hanley

*****CUH*****
The New CUH Website is Live! Yes, it's March 1st already. Please have a look. http://www.urbanhort.org.

ADDENDUM

*****KUDOS*****
Kudos to Kelly O’Brian, Goldie Pontrelli and Patricia Gomez for their work in December of 2001. They managed 3 conferences in three weeks that served 322 attendees and 63 speakers. The events were spread between Seatac, Bellevue, and San Juan Island. All of this was carried off during the hectic holiday season. Thanks folks – good job!

*****ARBOR DAY FAIR NEEDS YOU!*****
Arbor Day Fair is just around the corner, May 1-3, 2002. Each year staff and faculty, from throughout the college, contribute a couple of hours of their time to making 2100+ children more aware of forestry, forest products and the University of Washington. The CFR Arbor Day Fair has received a national awards and special recognition in 1999 and 2001. This kind of service to the public is something we are all proud of each year. If you have not participated in a couple of years or are a new employee, contact Don Theoe for a fun volunteer assignment.


The Straight Grain
Volume 10, Issue 1
03.15.2002

Table of Contents

Calendar
Kudos
Outreach
*New Reservation Policy for Anderson 22*

*****Calendar*****
March 5th through March 31st, 2002
Don't forget that the latest (January 16, 2002) programs in the Denman Foresty Series will air all this month on UWTV. Air times and more can be found on this UWTV webpage: http://www.washington.edu/uwtv/denman/ March 25th through March 27th, 2002

Excavation will begin outside Bloedel Hall to repair a leak in the College of Forest Resources Library.

!!!NEW DATE!!!
April 2nd, 2002 BROWN-BAG ON CONSENSUS IN DECISION-MAKING
The Workplace Quality Committee encourages all faculty, staff and students to consider these key questions: What is consensus? How do we reach consensus? When is consensus appropriate? A brown-bag seminar to explore these questions will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from noon-1PM in the Forest Club room. The panel will feature Martha Bean, Jim Agee and Clare Ryan. The topic is timely and relevant to so much that is going on in our College at this time. Please mark your calendars! For more information or input contact Cecilia Paul cece@u.washington.edu.

*****Kudos*****
Kudos to Marc Morrison!!! As the Dean announced on 3/14, Marc prepared and submitted a successful proposal to the Student Technology Fee program. Marc's proposal was funded in the amount of $97,141 to purchase and install new computing equipment in BLD 311. GO MARC!!!

*****OUTREACH*****
“FOREST FACT & FIGURES” AVAILABLE ON THE WEB!
The Washington Forest Protection Association has put its very popular little guide on the web as a PDF file! http://www.forestsandfish.com/newsmedia/pdfs/WFPA%20Facts%20%20Figures.pdf

It is revised for December 2001 and it is still the best quick reference guide to forestry in Washington. Hard copies from the WFPA are available by calling 360-352-1500.

GREAT STUFF FROM STUDENT CHAPTER OF SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS
Cool mugs and picture frames are in stock in the Student Services Office from the SAF store. Purchase these items and you’ll be supporting SAF students in their effort to raise funds to attend regional and national meetings. To see photos of the new items, Magic Mug and Timber Frame go to: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/outreach/saf/saf@uw.html

RESEARCH NEWS
Summer chum return to Big Beef Creek in numbers not seen since '70s The juvenile salmon released Monday from the University of Washington's Big Beef Creek Fish Research Station are offspring of summer chum that returned 900-strong last year to the stream. Located near the town of Seabeck on Hood Canal, Big Beef Creek's original run of summer chum went extinct in 1984 after years of dwindling populations. For the first time in decades hundreds of summer chum returned to Big Beef last fall. This follows five years of work to re-establish the run, an effort involving the UW, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the citizens of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. http://www.washington.edu/newsroom/news/

*****NEW RESERVATION POLICY FOR ANDERSON 22*****
ANDERSON 22 RESERVATION SYSTEM CHANGES
Greg Brazil, the CFR Facilities Manager will be overseeing the use and reservations for Anderson 22. The web page for reservations has a new address: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/Internal/Facilities/Anderson22/index.htm
Please bookmark this URL for future use of the room. Many thanks to Patricia Gomez for covering this responsibility for the past 6 months.


The Straight Grain
Volume 9, Issue 4
03.08.2002

Table of Contents

Calendar
Kudos
CUH

*****Calendar*****
March 14, 2002
Dr. David E. Salt (Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University): Towards a molecular understanding of nickel hyperaccumulation in Thlaspi goesingense.
3:30pm in 201 Winkenwerder.

March 15, 2002
Event title Dr. David E. Salt (Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University): High and low throughput approaches to investigating mineral nutrient uptake, accumulation and biotransformation in plants. 12:30pm in 546 Hitchcock Hall.

March 5th through March 31st, 2002
Don't forget that the latest (January 16, 2002) programs in the Denman Foresty Series will air all this month on UWTV. Air times and more can be found on this UWTV webpage: http://www.washington.edu/uwtv/denman/

April 9th, 2002
BROWN-BAG ON CONSENSUS IN DECISION-MAKING
The Workplace Quality Committee encourages all faculty, staff and students to consider these key questions: What is consensus? How do we reach consensus? When is consensus appropriate? A brown-bag seminar to explore these questions will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from noon-1PM in the Forest Club room. The panel will feature Martha Bean, Jim Agee and Clare Ryan. The topic is timely and relevant to so much that is going on in our College at this time. Please mark your calendars! For more information or input contact Cecilia Paul cece@u.washington.edu.

*****Kudos*****
KUDOs to LESLIE WALL for her management of the latest Center for Streamside Studies Annual Review, which hosted *453* interested parties, its biggest crowd ever! -Lynn Catlett

Kudos to Luke Rogers, for presenting a fine update on various roads projects, at the recently held Private Forest Forum meeting. -Don Hanley

Kudos to Patricia Gomez, for providing logistical support at the recently held Private Forest Form meeting. -Don Hanley

*****CUH*****
The New CUH Website is Live! Yes, it's March 1st already. Please have a look. http://www.urbanhort.org.


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