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Conservation Magazine
June 23, 2015

The University of Washington’s Conservation magazine has won a gold award in the national 2015 Circle of Excellence communications competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Conservation magazine shares the top honor for special constituency magazine with Stanford Medicine. Past gold award winners include Harvard Law Bulletin, Harvard Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Findings.

Based in the Department of Biology within UW's College of Arts and Sciences, Conservation magazine focuses on science-based solutions to the big environmental problems of our time. “The objective to present themselves on par with The Atlantic or New Yorker is achieved,” the judges said. “Stories are of the highest caliber and the look is outstanding.”

In fall 2015, with seed funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Conservation will re-launch as the Environmental Media Lab (EML). From interactive digital stories and a daily science blog to live events and beautiful print editions, the new EML will take worldwide audiences to the leading edge of green science and technology. The goal is to connect engineers, architects, conservationists, ecologists, and business leaders across campus and around the world—and to position the University of Washington in the vanguard of environmental innovation.

Walker Professor of Natural History Joshua Tewksbury will be taking over from Dee Boersma, Wadsworth Professor in Conservation Science, as Executive Editor. Tewksbury will work with editors Kathryn Kohm and Lindsey Doermann to develop the Environmental Media Lab as part of a new institute for environmental solutions at UW.