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Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell named Fritzky Chair in Leadership at UW’s Foster School of Business

In addition to her success in business, Jewell’s leadership and service has benefitted numerous non-profit and civic organizations, including her alma mater where she served for 12 years as a Regent of the University of Washington and currently acts as chair of the advisory council for EarthLab, a university-wide institute that connects scholars with community partners to solve our most difficult environmental problems.

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Burning Embers: Synthesis of the Health Risks of Climate Change

There is growing evidence that climate change is already causing illnesses and deaths from high ambient temperature, exposure to high levels of ozone, dengue fever, and Lyme disease. Additional climate change is projected to increase for heat-related morbidity and mortality, ozone-related mortality, dengue and Lyme disease from undetectable to severe risks as the planet continues to warm, according to new research published by the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) at the University of Washington.

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Project to Create Anti-Racism Education Wins Mellon Grant

Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, faculty advisor for EarthLab member organization Future Rivers and assistant professor in the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, is part of a team of academics that was recently awarded $5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an interdisciplinary, multi-year project to advance anti-racist practices and pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

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Innovative New Prizes Add to Competition Experience

EarthLab is proud to sponsor a prize at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, presented by Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. The Community Impact Prize recognizes innovation in developing a product, solution, or demonstrated business model that mitigates or makes communities more resilient in the face of climate change while prioritizing equity and justice.

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