2014 Commencement information and deadline for Spring 2014 graduates

– Students who graduated Summer 2013, Autumn 2013, or Winter 2014 are eligible to walk in commencement and their names will appear in the Commencement bulletin.

– Students who plan to graduate Spring 2014 are eligible to walk in commencement and have their names appear in the Commencement Bulletin; however, they must submit their master’s requests or doctoral final exam requests to the Graduate School no later than Friday, April 18, 5 pm (PST).

– Students who plan to graduate Summer 2014 are eligible to walk in commencement; however, their names will appear in next year’s Commencement Bulletin

**Please Note: There will be no exceptions to this deadline. We apologize for the inflexibility but are required by the Office of Ceremonies to adhere to this deadline so publication deadlines can be met.

All questions should be directed to the Office of Ceremonies at commence

For information regarding commencement please refer to one of the pages below:

Commencement – UW Bothell: http://www.bothell.washington.edu/commencement

Commencement – UW Seattle: http://www.washington.edu/graduation/

Commencement – UW Tacoma: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/commencement

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SMEA 514 – Oil in the Arctic SPRING 2014

Spring 2014 – SMEA 514 – Marine Pollution Management – Special Theme (3 credits)
Oil in the Arctic – Decision Making Under Conflict and Uncertainty: Exploring the Environmental and Human Dimensions of Risk from Oil in a Changing Arctic.

The course will examine risks from marine transportation and oil development in the Arctic in the face of changing physical environments, ecosystems, and the human communities that depend upon them. Graduate students from programs across campus will study threats from oil in the context of conflicting values and human-induced changes in the Arctic, with a focus on decision-making affecting the future of the Arctic region and beyond. Understanding these problems in a global context will be enhanced by guest lectures from NGOs, industry, and academia.

The course provides understanding of theory and practice for environmental policy decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, social, and political conflict, in the context of Arctic development. Continuing retreat of Arctic sea ice has opened the continental margin to increasing marine shipping and new oil exploration in an area that could hold 10% of the world’s remaining petroleum. Arctic shipping is increasing with commercial sea routes opening for both cargo and passenger traffic with associated pollution risks. Taught in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, students gain experience in addressing problems in the context of the real world requirements of an ocean management agency.

Offered by the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs through the Future of Ice initiative of the Colleges of the Environment and Arts and Sciences.

SMA 514 Flier 2014.pdf

Masters in Applied Geocience — applications still open!

It’s not too late to apply to the Masters in ESS, Applied Geosciences (MESSAGe)!

MESSAGe is an intensive 15-18th month graduate program for students who intend to work in geotechnical or environmental geology. The program combines graduate coursework in key areas with a focus on professional development. MESSAGe is unique in the nation, drawing applicants from across the country — and it is right here in ESS! For more info, see the attached flyer, or contact Professor Juliet Crider (juliet.crider)

UW_MESSAGe_flyer2014.pdf