Wildlife in the modern world
ESRM150 – Summer 2013 (Full term)
T-Th 2.20 – 4.30pm | SLN 11450 | 5 credits | I&S/NW
Through a combination of lectures, special guest lectures, and time outside the classroom (yeah!), we will engage in the ecology of wildlife populations and understand why species face the threat of extinction and review the main threats to species conservation (e.g. habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, pollution, overharvesting, climate change, among others).
Come and learn about the natural world!
ESRM150 – summer 2013.pdf
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UWAB Faculty Member Eric Agol Discovers Smallest Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Yet!
Last week, NASA’s Kepler space telescope team announced the discovery of three “super-Earth” sized planets in the habitable zone, or the area surrounding a star where liquid water may potentially be found. One of these planets, Kepler-62f, was discovered by UWAB’s very own Eric Agol—an associate professor in the UW astronomy department—with help from postdoctoral researcher, Brian Lee. With its relatively small size, 1.4 times the Earth’s radius, and its position squarely within the habitable zone of its star, Kepler 62f is arguably the most potentially habitable planet yet discovered. The paper documenting the discovery was published on April 18th, 2013 in Science Express, the online version of the journal Science.
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|Announcing the 10thth annual
Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)!
|Students: Do you have a world-changing idea?
The Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is a social venture plan competition open to enrolled university students in any discipline around the world. Applicants submit an executive summary of a business idea that both addresses an issue related to global poverty and will be implemented in the developing world.
The deadline for this year’s competition is Tuesday November 12, 2013 at midnight Pacific Time. Semi-finalist teams (about 15-20) will be notified in early December, and will be invited to compete at the week-long competition held at the University of Washington in Seattle February 24-28, 2014, where they will receive coaching, network with hundreds of local health, development and business professionals, attend an event with the Seattle Rotary, and finally, compete for cash and in-kind prizes, including a grand prize of $12,500, a $10,000 Global Health prize, a $10,000 ICT prize, and other prizes from the Rotary and NCIIA, detailed along with their criteria here.
Applications will open in August, 2013. Learn more about GSEC at our website.
Assistant Director, Global Outreach Programs
Global Business Center, Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington