We invite applications for a lecturer (term appointment) to be involved in the teaching, coordination, and development of graduate courses in the new course-based Master of International Forest program (MIF). The Master of International Forestry (MIF) Program is a new one year course-based program for both domestic and international students that have at least Bachelor degrees but desire further training. The lecturer will develop, coordinate and lead instruction in a new course on forests and livelihoods, and contribute to the instruction of courses in social, community and indigenous forestry (FRST 522), forest business enterprise (FRST 560), and natural resource planning ...

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I hope that the first day of April finds you all well. As we move into the second quarter to 2014, think about resharpening the saw and your involvement with SWST. There are lots of oppurtunities, just check out SWST.org.

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Position Overview: The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative (SFEC) was created as part of the Minnesota Sustainable Forest Resources Act of 1995 to provide continuing professional education opportunities to natural resource managers in the state of Minnesota. The SFEC continues as the primary professional outreach program for natural resource managers within the state, with recent program expansion regionally, nationally and internationally. The SFEC is a public-private partnership, and a program of the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) and the Department of Forest Resources (DFR) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN). This ...

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Please note that the early bird pricing for the 2014 SWST Convention in Zvolen, Slovakia ends on April 1. Pricing before April 1 is: SWST Full Member: $275.00 SWST Student Member: $100.00 Non-SWST Full Member: $350.00 Non-SWST Student Member: $125.00 Non-SWST Member Emerging Country: $115.00 SWST Member Emerging Country : $100.00 Pricing after April 1 is: SWST Full Member: $325.00 SWST Student Member: $150.00 Non-SWST Full Member: $400.00 Non-SWST Student Member: $175.00 Non-SWST Member Emerging Country: $165.00 SWST Member Emerging Country : $150.00 So REGISTER NOW and SAVE! https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1260272 I look forward to seeing you in Zvolen! Victoria L. Herian ...

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Dr. Junyong (J.Y.) Zhu, Fellow of 2012, a scientific team leader at the US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, recently honored with US Forest Service R&D Deputy Chief’s Distinguished Science Award. The award was given annually by the Deputy Chief for R&D to a US Forest Service scientist for his sustained research productivity and excellence and the impact of his research. Dr. Junyong (often called JY) Zhu joined the US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, WI, in Feb 2003 as a project Leader. Prior to US Forest Service, Dr. Zhu had worked at the Institute of ...

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J.M. Huber Corporation provides a broad range of industries with innovative products and services. We are experiencing continued growth within our Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) Division which provides value-added specialty products that help the performance of consumer and industrial products. Our HEW Division currently has an excellent opportunity for an entry level Quality Assurance Technician position at our Commerce Georgia facility located about 25 minutes from Athens Georgia. The Quality Assurance Technician position focus includes, but is not limited to: training in all aspects of the manufacturing operation, training in management development, leadership, exposure to R&D, Engineering, Product Development, with ...

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The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based bio-refineries for production of biofuels and co-products in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.nararenewables.org/2014conference/

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This year’s Symposium offers an industry-driven forum for wood composite customers, producers, suppliers, and researchers to focus on competing demands and opportunities. Industry leaders will discuss global regulatory changes, fiber supply issues, and the latest product and process improvements for our industry. Symposium topics will include: Fiber, particle, and strand composites Plywood, veneer, and engineered wood products Overlays and resins Customer expectations Listen to resource managers, regulators, harvesters, and primary and secondary manufacturers in wood and wood-based composite products industries discuss the latest developments in their fields. For more information visit: http://woodsymposium.wsu.edu/

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