Nurtritional Sciences seminar series: Climate, Nutrition and Population Health

The UW Nutritional Sciences Program's fall seminar series explores the connections between climate change, nutrition and population health.

Lectures are held every Thursday during the fall from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Alder Commons Auditorium. Topics include the health risks of climate change, the risks climate change presents to health and food security, and what climate change means for the global food system. 

See the full schedule below (click image for PDF version):

Why deforestation affects everyone, not just neighboring communities

Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re so accustomed to being surrounded by nature that we take it for granted. We have neatly paved trails with swarms of trees on our right and left, we can drive for miles on end and be surrounded by luscious evergreens and shrubs on either side, or we can go for a hike and see a variety of wildlife before our eyes.

Restoring ecosystems with a Native perspective

A handful of students make their way to the University of Washington’s Forest Club Room as Todd Woodard stands in front, getting ready to discuss land preservation in Coast Salish country.   

Restoration projects are an integral part of Samish Native American culture  – whether it’s restoring ecosystems in the Samish river watershed or reviving landscapes in Cypress Island.

“The heart of restoration is getting things back to the way they are,” began Woodard, director of the Samish Nation Natural Resources Department.

Sean Notes | Lecture: Christof Mauch "How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past"

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Kane Hall 210
More Information: Event Webpage

Christof Mauch, Chair and Professor of American Cultural History at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), presents a Katz Distinguished Lecture.

Sean Notes | Seattle University Conference: "Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons"

Attention UW students, faculty, and staff interested in environmental justice! This is one of the best conferences around on the topic and it takes place right here in Seattle, at Seattle University! Conference planners just announced their call for papers, due January 18th, 2016.

Poop-sniffing canines are saving endangered species

Chester takes in the view of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southwest Europe before venturing out to locate brown bear poop. Photo courtesy of the Conservation Canines program

From orcas to caterpillars, a few dogs at the University of Washington can find nearly any animal you'd want to find - by looking for what they've left behind.