UW News

August 18, 2005



ADAI grants

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington faculty for its Small Grants Research Awards. Proposed research must be in alcohol or drug abuse-related fields. The maximum amount considered for funding is $20,000. The next application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 206-543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI Web site at http://depts.washington.edu/adai or by calling ADAI at 206-543-0937.



PROJECT NAME: Golf Driving Range Improvement Project

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The project description has been revised since the original Scoping Notice issued in February of 2002. The proposed project includes the following actions: Demolish the existing tee line structure and construct a new footing supported 1-story tee line structure, increase the number of tee stations from 43 to 47 and increase the tee line coverage from approximately 5700 to 11,000 gsf. Demolish the existing 1,320-gsf teaching structure and construct a 2,900-gsf pile-supported wood frame teaching center. Demolish assorted sheds and replace with a new 670-sf ancillary building containing a maintenance shop, ball handling facilities, general storage and dumpster space. Install new poles and safety netting along the northern perimeter to a height of 72 feet at each corner and 65 feet in the middle without intermediate columns. Replace the existing 37-foot high safety netting along the east and west perimeter with new netting fabric, to remain at a height of 37 feet. Replace the existing lighting with a new state of the art, energy efficient shielded system, which would confine illumination primarily to the landing area target greens and minimize trespass of light outside the range. Install a methane venting and monitoring system at the clubhouse. Reconstruct the existing two natural turf practice greens and possibly construct one new artificial practice green. Install permeable artificial turf for the golf ball landing area. Install a new underground drainage system for the greens and landing area. Regrade the golf ball landing area to enable users to observe where the balls they hit come to rest.

PROPONENT: University of Washington

LOCATION: 2501 NE 45th Street. The project site is located in the East Campus of the University of Washington bounded on the west by Walla Walla Road and the E-1 parking lot, on the south by Clark Road and Recreational Sports Field #1 and on the north by NE 45th Street and the University Village Shopping Center.

LEAD AGENCY: University of Washington

COPIES AVAILABLE at the University of Washington Capital Projects Office, University Facilities Building, Box 352205, Seattle, Washington, 98195-2205, Jan Arntz, Environmental/Land Use Compliance, 206 221-4319. Cost for a copy of the document will be $5.00 following distribution of a limited number of complimentary copies. Documents will be available for copying at the Capital Projects Office and at the Visitor’s Information Center, 4041 University Way NE. Copies of the document are also available in local and University libraries.

PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing has been scheduled. The provisions of WAC 197-11-535 shall apply.

FINAL ACTION: Final approval by the Board of Regents or its delegates of design development plans, authorization to prepare construction documents and/or bid award.

RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Richard K. Chapman, Associate Vice President for Capital Projects, University of Washington, Box 352205, Seattle, WA 98195-2205

CONTACT PERSON: Jan Arntz, Environmental/Land Use Compliance, University of Washington, Capital Projects Office, Box 352205, Seattle, WA 98195, (206) 543-5200

DATE OF ISSUE: August 18, 2005

COMMENTS DUE: September 16, 2005

*Supplements the University of Washington Campus Master Plan


RAID 2005 – Eighth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection

September 7–9, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. This symposium brings together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, government and industry to discuss intrusion detection technologies and issues from the research and commercial perspectives. The symposium is intended to further advances in intrusion defense by promoting the exchange of ideas in a broad range of topics, such as risk assessment and risk management, intrusion tolerance, deception systems and honeypots, vulnerability analysis and management, IDS assessment, IDS survivability, privacy aspects, data mining techniques, visualization techniques, cognitive approaches, biological approaches, self-learning, case studies, legal issues, critical infrastructure protection (CIP). For more information, including registration and abstract submission, visit http://www.conjungi.com/RAID/cfp.htm.

Blood drives

Friday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Lobby, 3rd Floor C-Wing.

Friday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Lobby, 3rd Floor C-Wing.

Friday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5:30 p.m. in Schmitz Hall.

Research subjects wanted

Healthy Research Subjects who are not thin needed to look at the effect of diesel exhaust on health. University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupation Health is looking for healthy 18-49 yr old non-smokers. Study takes at least 6 weeks and involves 2 screening visits and 3 full day or overnight visits. Subjects will perform lung function tests, have arm ultrasounds, provide blood and urine samples and have heart rhythm/rate measured. Volunteers receive up to $750. Call 206 616-6525 for more information.


Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend the following examinations. Chairpersons are denoted in parentheses.

General Examinations

  • Mona A. Atia, Geography, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. Smith Hall, 409. (Prof. Katharyne Mitchell).
  • Alyson M. Brooks, Astronomy, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Physics/Astronomy Bldg., 520. (Prof. Julianne Calcanton).
  • Hyun-Shik Chang, Civil And Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More Hall, 218. (Prof. Gregory Korshin).
  • Xiyong Chen, Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Benson Hall, 109. (Prof. Stuart Adler).
  • Tresha Ann Marie Dutton, Communication – Department of, Ph.D. 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Communications Bldg., 102-E. (Prof. Valerie Manusov).
  • Ryoko Hiroi, Psychology, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Harborview Research & Training Bldg., 301. (Profs. John Neumaier and Sheri Mizumori).
  • Sonia E. Isaacs, Classics, Ph.D. 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Denny Hall, 210. (Prof. Ruby Blondell).
  • Chin Kang Koh, Nursing – School of, Ph.D. 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Health Sciences Ctr., T-513. (Prof. Deborah Ward).
  • Christina J. Maranto, Biology, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Kincaid Hall, 502. (Prof. Julia Parrish).
  • Orcun Molvalioglu, Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Electrical Engineering Bldg., 1, M-406. (Prof. Zelda Zabinsky).
  • Charles M. Naumer, Information School, Ph.D. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mary Gates Hall, 360-H. (Prof. Karen Fisher).
  • Steven Schimmel, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Paul Allen Center, AE-105. (Prof. Les Atlas).
  • Juan Tu, Bioengineering, Ph.D. 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Hardesty Conference Ctr., 6th Floor APL. (Prof. Lawrence Crum).
  • Tammara Tanzy Annette Combs Turner, Information School, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Mary Gates Hall, 310-D. (Prof. Karen Fisher).
  • Wei-Choun Yu, Economics, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Savery Hall, 302-C. (Prof. Eric Zivot).

Final Examinations

  • Ioana Maria Dima, Atmospheric Sciences, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Atmospheric Sciences/Geophysics Bldg., 310-C. “An Observational Study of the Tropical Tropospheric Circulation” (Prof. John Wallace).
  • Brian David Hammer, Geography, Ph.D. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Smith Hall, 409. “Cultural Politics and New Urban Spaces in 1990s Shanghai” (Prof. Katharyne Mitchell).
  • Bonnie Kay Lind, Public Health and Community Medicine – Health Services, Ph.D. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Health Sciences Ctr., H-670. “Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Under Insurance Coverage in Washington State” (Prof. William Lafferty).
  • Jayant Madhavan, Computer Science and Engineering, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Allen Center, CSE-203. “Using Domain Schemas and Mappings to Construct New Semantic Mappings Between Data Sources” (Prof. Alon Halevy).
  • Andrew James Mhyre, Pharmacology, Ph.D. 02 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Health Sciences Ctr., T-747. “Mechanisms of Estrogen Signaling in Astrocytes” (Prof. Daniel Dorsa).
  • Mario Javier Pineda, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ph.D. 02 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. FHCRC, Pelton Auditorium. “The Role of Host Cell Factors in Entry and Post-Entry Events in the Replication Cycle of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1” (Prof. Julie Overbaugh).
  • Berna Polat, Business Administration, Ph.D. 02 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Mackenzie Hall, 367. “Failure Patterns of New Ventures: A Survival Analysis and Performance Implications” (Prof. Charles Hill).
  • Matthew Owen Schrenk, Oceanography, Ph.D. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. MSB 123. “Exploring the Diversity and Physiological Significance of Attached Microorganisms in Rock-Hosted Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Environments” (Prof. John Baross).Andrew in Rock-Hosted Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Environments” (Prof. John Baross).