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Seattle PI
Comprehensive school includes many disciplines
June 15, 2010

The University of Washington's new College of the Environment is one-year-old and now has its first dean, who says the next big challenge will be to understand and improve the way that ecosystems, societies and economies interact.
The college incorporates the forestry, atmospheric sciences and oceanography departments, among others. It is designed to pull together the environmental research going on at the UW, facilitate partnerships with other departments and the outside community, make it easier for students to pursue an education and a career in the environmental field, and, importantly in this climate of state budget cuts, help UW scientists bring in money in the form of research grants and private funding.