January 31, 2012

News digest: Corbally professorship, eText pilot, slugs and snails, flags at half-staff

News and Information

J. Patrick Dobel

J. Patrick Dobel

Dobel named to Corbally professorship in public service
J. Patrick Dobel, professor of public affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs, became the next John and Marguerite Walker Corbally Professorship in Public Service on Jan. 26.

The Corbally professorship, established in 1988, is chosen by the UW president and awarded to a UW faculty member, in any field,  “whose professional achievements are recognized as making significant contributions to public service either regionally or nationally.” Recipients receive $20,000 a year for five years for travel and research support.

Dobel will use the support to complete a planned book to be titled “Value-Driven Leading: A Management Approach.” He said his other work will continue, in the classroom and as UW Faculty Athletic Representative and participant in Pac-12 and NCAA conferences. Dobel said he is in talks to write teaching cases about the two organizations. He also continues writing his personal blog about sports, The Point of the Game.

Dobel is the third Evans School faculty member to receive the professorship, the others being Hubert Locke and Paul Hill.

Additional eText info session Feb. 1
Because of snow, the Jan. 20 information session for those interested in learning more about the electronic text – or eText – pilot project has been rescheduled. It will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Room 241 at UW Seattle.

UW Information Technology is conducting the pilot each quarter through spring quarter 2013. Students will receive eTexts at no cost during the pilot. Questions may be sent to help@uw.edu.

Art ‘in the very slow lane
During the month of February the Miller Library, at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture,  will show an exhibit of original pen and ink drawings and oil paintings by Seattle artist Karen Luke Fildes.  The drawings are from the book “The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane,” written by Northwest naturalist David G. Gordon, who also is a science writer for Washington Sea Grant, which is based at the UW.

“Art in the Very Slow Lane” depicts an array of Northwest garden habitats and wilderness tableaus from the Nisqually and Thornton Creek watersheds.

Join the free reception for the artist and hear the author read from his book Feb. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library.

Flags at half-mast? Check Faculty & Staff Insider
Now you can find out who is being honored when campus flags are flown at half-mast by visiting the UWs Faculty & Staff  Insider page, in addition to the UW Information & Visitors Center page, which regularly runs such notices. Today, Gov. Chris Gregoire directed flags at all Washington state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of U. S. Marine Corp. Capt. Daniel Bartle, of Ferndale, who died of injuries suffered in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.