2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program: Applications are now being accepted

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program.

JIRP is an experience-based educational and research program that takes senior high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level students on an 8-week, self-powered expedition from Juneau, AK, to Atlin, BC, over the Juneau Icefield. During this expedition, students receive training and experience in backcountry skiing, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue; participate in JIRP’s long-running mass balance and surface elevation surveys; receive lectures from top scientists in a range of natural sciences (including glaciology, geology, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology); and perform individual research projects, the results of which they present at public symposia in Atlin and Juneau. Students receive academic credits for participation in the program from the University of Alaska Southeast.

This year’s program will run from June 21 through August 16. The cost for the program is $4800; this includes all transportation, food, lodging, and instruction following arrival in Juneau, Alaska (but does not include transportation to and from Juneau). Some scholarships are available. Application materials and additional information are available at JuneauIcefield.com. To ensure full consideration for acceptance and scholarships, completed applications should be submitted by April 15.

Please pass this information along to interested students, colleagues, and friends. You can also visit our blog at GlacierChange.org and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juneau-Icefield-Research-Program-JIRP/185726721442334) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/JuneauIcefield) .

For further information about JIRP, please contact Director Jeff Kavanaugh at the address below.

Jeff Kavanaugh Director, Juneau Icefield Research Program Associate Professor University of Alberta Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1-26 Earth Sciences Building Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3 Canada jeff.kavanaugh

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Upcoming Events from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS)

News from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate
January 14th, 2013

1. PhD Movie Screening – January 15th
2. MLK Day of Service – January 21st
3. Speed Dating & LGBTQ Mixer – January 28th & 31st
4. Science Communication Workshops – January 29th and February 5th
5. Higher Education Lobby Day – February 15th

*1. PhD Movie Screening, this Tuesday January 15th
Join us for a FREE screening of the PhD Movie in Hogness Auditorium this
Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00pm! The PHD Movie is the
independently-produced live-action adaptation of the online comic strip,
"Piled Higher and Deeper." Filmed on location at the California Institute
of Technology, the movie follows four graduate students and their struggles
with teaching, love and getting their research to work. Find more
information about this event
here<http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/content/phd-movie-screening-0>,
and find the event on
Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/events/316831298429664/?fref=ts>
!*

2. MLK Day of Service Monday, January 21st
The GPSS and the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (
GO-MAP <http://www.grad.washington.edu/gomap/>) invite you to observe and
celebrate the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Current
students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome to join us in a community
service project organized in partnership with United Way of King County.
Information on how to register and the volunteer opportunities can be found
here <http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/content/mlk-day-service>.

*3. Speed Dating & LGBTQ Mixer, January 28th and January 31st
Join us for our annual Speed Dating event! GPSS will host two evenings of
drinks, dating, and fun. Both events will be held in Gould
Hall<http://uw.edu/maps/?gld>.
Monday, January 28th, will be Heteronormative Speed Dating only, and
Thursday, January 31st will be a split event, with an LGBTQ Mixer
andHeteronormative Speed Dating. All events start at 7pm, and require
pre-registration. You can find the event on our web
site<http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/>,
and register through our online
form<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5paDd5LU1FbkMzMEdDdTlBVXA3Z2c6MQ>.

Please email Vera Giampietro, GPSS Treasurer, with any questions or
concerns – gpsstres@uw.edu.*

4. Science Communication Workshops
Want to know how to communicate the importance of your research to
policy-makers or your grandmother? Invited to a Lobby Day but need to know
how to translate your research into accessible information that others can
understand? GPSS is offering opportunities to learn how to frame your
message! January 29th from 5-6pm in the Vista Cafe or 2-3pm on February 5th
in the HUB room 334. We had so much interest we are offering it twice.
Immediately following the February 5th workshop will also be a Lobby Day
Training from 3-4pm at the same venue. All are welcome to attend!

5. Lobby Day: Friday, February 15th
Students are facing increased debt, cuts to financial aid, the elimination
of programs, bigger classes, and fewer TA positions. It is time for
legislators to find new sources of revenue to increase state funding for
UW. On Friday, February 15th, hundreds of UW students will travel to
Olympia to meet with legislators and advocate for the future of higher
education in Washington State.

Sign up today at tinyurl.com/uwld2013

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate is the official student
government for all graduate and professional students at the University of
Washington’s Seattle campus. GPSS is here to represent your interests at
the University and with lawmakers in Olympia and Washington, D.C. We also
organize social and policy events that are free to all graduate and
professional students.

Graduate and Professional Student Senate
University of Washington
gpss
http://gpss.washington.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UWGPSS