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Faculty Profile: David Butman

Professor Butman brings a strong background in aquatic biogeochemistry and remote sensing, including the application of new sensors to monitor the environment. He studies the influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems.
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New Degree Programs Add Options as School Begins

New degree programs range from architecture with a liberal arts perspective to international affairs and teaching science and offer expanded avenues of study to traditional areas of interest.
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Biology Lecture Courses Skip the Lecture

“The most inspiring comment I’ve ever gotten on a teaching evaluation was that I made a class of 700 feel like a class of 35,” says Scott Freeman, principal lecturer in the Department of Biology.
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Students Help Build World's Largest Deep-Ocean Observatory

“It was really nice being a part of the actual science part of the cruise,” says Charles Garcia, a senior in oceanography. “Being exposed to real fieldwork is something I wouldn’t have got otherwise. It’s pretty hectic on a ship and people work in an ever-changing environment.”
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Perseverance Pays Off With Childhood Passion

“I love this program,” says Maria Gamman, who is heading into her final quarter at the School of Environmental and Forest Services. “From that first quarter, I’ve absolutely loved my classes, and it’s not that they’re easy. Most of the classes I’m required to take are pretty challenging, but I love that.”
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Jackson School Applied Research Projects Reach Around the World

“You don’t always get research opportunities when you’re not in the hard sciences,” says Rebecca Snyder, a student participant of the program. “This is great.”
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Undergraduate Researchers Stay Busy Through Summer

“It really shows how diverse the UW is, and all the stories you can find here,” says Trinh Ha, an incoming freshman who was one of the participants in the popular Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session.
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UW to Build $124 Million Underground Animal Research and Care Facility

“We have a big effort to make sure that we actually know that every facility that uses animals at the University of Washington is maintained at a certain standard of care. And we have a a very high standard of care,” says Sally Thompson-Iritani, director of the UW Office of Animal Welfare.
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Lab Class Explores Nation's Largest Dam Removal

“This is where you get to carry out a research project from start to finish, without the other time constraints of having to take other classes on top of it,” says Sarra Tekola, a UW senior in environmental science. “It’s been an amazing opportunity.”
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Eight UW Students Detail Sea-Level Changes

Undergraduate and graduate students develop models to forecast global ocean temperatures and sea-level rise. “I really liked the collaborative atmosphere,” says Harry Podschwit, graduate student in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management. “I learned a lot about policy, and that was important for developing a foundation of a scientific career.”
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