Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health Webinar at Drexel University

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Health

Sunit Jariwala, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

David Hewitt, Ph.D., Evidential Planning and Management, LLC

Skip Wiener, Urban Tree Connection

Wednesday, April 1st at 4pm (EST)

Hill Seminar Room – Drexel University – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

RSVP links (webinar option also available): (web attendance)

For more information please visit

Dr. Sunit Jariwala is the Director of Allergy/Immunology Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is one of the founding physicians of the Montefiore Asthma Center. His clinical practice covers all aspects of allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases in children and adults. Dr. Jariwala’s research interests include: 1) environmental factors contributing to asthma in the Bronx; and 2) risk factor identification and outcomes analysis in severe, uncontrolled asthma patients in the Bronx. Dr. Jariwala earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

David Hewitt, PhD has been working with plants, animals, soils and water for over twenty years, beginning with his work on farms in upstate New York. His current work focuses on urban land management and infectious disease. He is principal of Evidential Planning and Management LLC, and is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, a research associate of the Department of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and is affiliated with a variety of other institutions. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University.

Skip Wiener has a master’s degree from Temple University in Plant Physiology (1967) and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the National Park Service, the Montgomery County Planning Commission, and John Rahenkamp Consultants as a landscape architect/regional planner. In 1989 he started the Urban Tree Connection (UTC), which developed community-based environmental programs in Chester, PA and did extensive work with the Philadelphia School District creating neighborhood service-learning projects with students. UTC became a nonprofit in 1997 at which time a community-driven open-space revitalization model was initiated and now is flourishing.

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CLUE Is Hiring

Are you passionate about your subject area?

Do you enjoy discussing theories or concepts in your field?

Do you enjoy teaching and supporting others?

Are you looking for a way to give back to UW and your fellow Huskies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to apply to be a CLUE tutor. We are hiring for many different positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Check out the ‘working with us tab’ on the website for more information, qualifications, and needed application materials.

We are hiring

~Chemistry tutors

~Writing tutors

~Math tutors

~Physics tutors

~A French tutor

~A Japanese tutor

~A Korean tutor

~A CSE tutor

Applications are due April 10, 2015.

Webinar and Open House about Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at leading Medical School

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, offers both an outstanding stand-alone program as well as dual-degree programs with: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Business, Social Work, Anthropology, Bioethics, Nutrition(new for 2015-16). Applications are still being accepted with our Bioethics and Nutrition dual-degree partners, and until June 30 for the MPH.

Nationally accredited (CEPH) program with affiliations at leading hospitals (University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic), working closely with all Cleveland area health departments, safety-net providers, community organizations and leading research centers.

Our graduates have an excellent record of getting jobs and being accepted to medical school and other highly competitive professional and graduate programs. Whether you want to help fill the projected shortage of public health professionals, or you want public health to complement your chosen field or profession, the CWRU MPH program is a great choice.

Majors: Global Health, Health Policy and Administration, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and new for Fall ’15 (pending CEPH approval): Health Informatics.

Apply by June 30 for Fall admission.

More info:

Next WEBINAR about program on Tuesday March 31 at 9pm Eastern Time, 8pm Central Time).

To register for webinar:

Open House June 1 – come visit, meet with faculty, staff and students – and attend student Capstone project presentations!

For questions, to register for the open house, or to set up a campus visit and meeting with faculty, staff and students, email info, or call 216-368-3725.

Food Exploration Living Learning Community

Food Exploration Living Learning Community- Lander Hall

Looking for a place to live next year? Check out the Food Exploration Living Learning Community in the brand new Lander Hall! This unique living learning community is hosted through a partnership between UW Housing & Food Services, the College of the Environment, and the School of Public Health. It’s the perfect place for SPH students to call home in 2015-2016!

Space is available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors! Current students should apply for housing between April 7 and April 15 (Priority I).

Does the word food pique your palate and your interest? Are you structured and follow recipes or do you dare to wander and experiment with flavors, textures and tasty possibilities? Do you enjoy growing your own vegetables, nurturing a garden from soil to snack? Are you curious about the story of your meal from farm, field or sea to table? Are Chopped and Celebrity Chef your TV shows of choice? Do you want to join a community of UW food aficionados with similar culinary interests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might find your Husky home in the Food Exploration Community.

Situated in the rich culinary world of Seattle where community gardens abound and farmers markets are a destination, HFS offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in a vibrant, themed community centered around food—the Food Exploration Theme Community. Whether your interests focus on breaking bread with friends and community, cultivating your culinary prowess, getting your hands dirty with urban farming, promoting public health through nutrition, or striving to find innovative solutions to global hunger, the Food Exploration Theme Community may be the community for you.

Activities and opportunities will draw on the rich food resources of the area including the robust Resident Dining Program offered by HFS, which features locally grown products, Fair Trade Certified coffee, creative culinary teams, and environmentally conscious food production and delivery. Students will also have opportunities to explore the UW Farm, local gardens, urban farming and the thriving Seattle food culture. The Food Exploration Theme Community is offered in collaboration with the College of the Environment and the School of Public Health, which will help students explore academic pathways that can bridge a personal passion for food and a possible career trajectory.

More about theme living learning communities at UW:

Whether a student has a clearly defined career trajectory that has been dreamt about since childhood or is looking to discover their career path by exploring every possibility, Theme Communities provide students a bridge from interest to focused exploration in a vibrant and dynamic residential community. Theme Communities support a diverse array of students who have a shared desire to dive into their Husky Experience with focus and intention. Through the guidance of our thoughtfully selected and strategically trained Residential Life staff, students in Theme Communities are encouraged and challenged to explore how their unique interests influence, contribute to and intersect with their identity, relationships, choices and trajectory. From unique opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders to intentional experiential learning activities, Theme Communities offer students a broad spectrum of events and activities tailored to the exploration of their unique interests.

To learn more, visit:

Questions? Contact the HFS student services office: 206-543-4059,

Ending The Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) People’s Tribunal

"There is a state of emergency for our youth of color in the United States. Ending the Prison Industrial Complex [EPIC] is responding to this state of emergency by organizing a People’s Tribunal on the US Juvenile Justice System. A people’s tribunal is a people’s court. Folks most impacted by the Prison Industrial Complex and EPIC are planning to hold the King County juvenile justice system accountable for its crimes against youth and families of color, and for its crimes against humanity.

The People’s Tribunal will be a one-day event that is intended to speak truth-to-power, to educate our community about how the Prison Industrial Complex [PIC] operates in Seattle-King County, to allow those most impacted by the PIC to hold this system accountable, and to help organize our community to be part of an anti-racist movement that is determined to make the PIC obsolete.

This one-day event is led by youth who have been working to stop the building of a new King County Children and Family Justice Center (i.e., youth jail). The People’s Tribunal will convene those most impacted by this system, their families, jurists, special guests, artists, policy makers, community organizers, educators, and activists from around the world. The People’s Tribunal will lift-up testimonials from those most impacted by the system and their families. It will involve popular education, artistic performances, workshops, and networking sessions that are designed to strengthen our local No New Youth Jail Movement and the international movements to end the PIC.

You will also have an opportunity to hear directly from politicians, developers, law enforcement, judges, and other folks who support investing $210 million dollars into building a King County Children and Family Justice Center (i.e., youth jail). We have "subpoenaed" these key stakeholders so that those most impacted, their families, and the community can hold them accountable.

This is a national call of conscience to all who seek a new day for youth. Those who have ears, let them hear! Those who have eyes, let them see! Childcare provided!


Saturday, March 28th 9:30am – 6:00pm

Seattle University Campion Hall

901 12th Ave, Seattle Wa 98122

SPR 2015 Course: Indigenous Sustainability Science and Tribal Communities

AIS 475C: Indigenous Sustainability Science and Tribal Communities
Spring 2015
Friday 9:30-11:20am and 3 full-day field trips

SLN:10211/ 5 CR
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

Class website:

Course Description:
This newly offered class will have an interdisciplinary focus on how tribes are managing human-environmental systems, and incorporating indigenous knowledge and western science into their stewardship practices. We will also explore some of the most pressing environmental issues faced by tribes in the Pacific Northwest.

This course will provide several 2-hour seminar style classes where students will examine reading assignments, and participate in discussions. The remaining class meetings will consist of 3 full-days of fieldwork with 3 Washington State tribes to help carry out ecological restoration projects developed by their Natural Resource Departments. Students will better understand definitions of sustainability, have a greater appreciation for human connections with ecosystems, be able to identify indigenous stewardship methods, and understand how some tribes are addressing environmental and climate change concerns. Please contact clarita with any questions.


Student Poster Presentation-WWHEA Conference

Washington Wellness Higher Education Alliance (WWHEA) Spring Conference

April 30 – May 1, 2015

Summit Inn in Snoqualmie Pass

Students are encouraged to prepare for a poster presentation on a myriad of health and wellness topics.

Chosen students will present their posters from 5-6:00 PM on Thursday, April 30 at the WWHEA Conference.

The application deadline is April 15.

We are particularly interested in areas related to the use and effectiveness of new technology such as fitness/nutrition apps, fitness tracking devices, or other related technologies that support adoption of healthy behaviors. Other areas of interest include best practices for employee wellness programs and sharing current research in the areas of exercise science or health/wellness.

Guidelines for WWHEA Poster Presentation.pdf

Undergraduate Poster Proposal Application.pdf