Winter 2010

Moira Harrington (Photo: University Communications/Bryce Richter) and Omar Poler (Photo: UW Sea Grant/Rich Dellinger)

Program and People News

The Aquatic Sciences Center is pleased to introduce Moira Harrington as the center’s new communications manager. Harrington most recently served as the communications director for the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She has a background in journalism and political science, having previously worked as a reporter at the State Capitol and as state director for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. “I am so pleased to be joining the UW Aquatic Sciences Center,” Harrington said. “I am fortunate that in my past positions I have been able to contribute to positive initiatives, whether it be enacting progressive public policies through my political work or influencing healthy behaviors through my most recent public health role. This opportunity, too, will be a meaningful and important experience for me. I look forward to meeting and learning from all of the dedicated folks who already are a part of this effort to provide research, outreach and education on groundwater and the Great Lakes.”

Wisconsin’s Water Library welcomes new student assistant Omar Poler, a second-year graduate student in the School of Library and Information Studies. Poler brings a wide range of experience and a keen interest in outreach to Wisconsin’s American Indian communities.

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University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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