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American Association for Geographers, Chicago, IL
April 21-25, 2015
More information about the Friends of the Beaver event at AAG coming soon.
Geological Society of America, Baltimore, MD
November 1-4, 2015
More information about the Friends of the Beaver event at GSA coming soon.
American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
December 14-18, 2015
More information about the Friends of the Beaver event at AGU coming soon.
Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA
February 21-26, 2016
More information about the Friends of the Beaver event at Ocean Sciences coming soon.
Geology 100th anniversary celebrations, June 2014
See the Geology at One Hundred page for more information.
History of Geology at OSU
A Brief History of Geology at Oregon State University, 1913-2014 by Anita Grunder, Jenda Johnson, Mike DiCianna, Henri Sanville, and John Dilles is available at Scholar's Archive.
Also see The first 50 years (3.5MB PDF) and The second 50 years (2.4MB PDF) timelines.
Multi-platform "Flip Book" Published
View the winter 2015 edition of the CEOAS alumni magazine Elements.
This year's Research Highlights describes a selection of faculty and student projects across the college. Stories are divided into coastal oceanography, climate change, water resources, solid earth geology, elemental cycles and food webs, natural hazards such as earthquakes, GIScience, and ocean/air flows. Eleven new faculty members are introduced.
Last year's Highlights
- Debbie Colbert, the deputy director for administration of the Oregon Department of Fish and Widlife, has been named the new secretary of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees. Colbert has a doctorate in oceanography from OSU. She worked for the Oregon Water Resources Department before moving to the Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2010.
- The White House announced in May that Rick Spinrad, '78, '82, the university's vice president for research since July 2010, had been named chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He will help drive NOAA's policy and program direction for science and technology priorities and will advise NOAA Administrator Kathy Sullivan and agency program leaders on research matters.
- Jeremy Childress (MS, Marine Resource Management, 2011) received the Ocean News and Technology Award from the Marine Technology Society. Jeremy works at the Sexton Company, where he provides engineering and design services in the development of custom underwater enclosures used in marine research applications.
- The new buildings of the Institute of Oceanographic Investigations at Autonomous University of Baja California (http://www.uabc.mx/) were dedicated at the Ensenada campus to the memory of Dr. Katuso Nishikawa-Kinomura, (PhD, Marine Chemistry, 1978).
- Margaret Leinen has been elected to President of the Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union. She has an MS in geological oceanography from OSU in 1975.
- Oregon Public Broadcasting aired “Night with Warren Washington,” a look at the life and career of one of the nation’s leading atmospheric scientists, on November 4. Washington has a bachelor’s degree in physics (1958) and a master’s degree in meteorology (1960) from OSU. He served as chairman of the National Science Board and received the National Medal of Science from President Obama in 2010.
- Tracy Vallier, Geoscience PhD from OSU, has been cited in the U.S. House of Representatives for his lifelong commitment to the geology of Hells Canyon.
- Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop was honored at the 2012 Homecoming weekend by the OSU Alumni Association for her work as scientist, teacher, public educator, and journalist. She has written several books, including In Search of Ancient Oregon (Oregon Book Award for non-fiction) and Field Guide to Pacific Northwest Geology, which has been accepted by OSU Press.