Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 16, 2012


Tue., 20 March, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry Seminar. Lorenzo Ciannelli, CEOAS: "Where Do Fish Like to Spawn?"

Thur., 22 March, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmosphere Seminar. Çiğdem Akan, Univ. of South Florida (Joint POA/Nearshore Processes Seminar; Tuba Ozkan-Haller, host): "Mass Transfer in Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Langmuir Turbulence."

Student Seminars

Fri., 16 March, 4 p.m., Burt 193. OC 407/507/607 Student Seminar. The following students will be presenting:
Martin Hoecker-Martinez, Phys. Oc.: "Kelvin-Helmholtz Overturn Boundary in Viscous Flows"; and
Fabian Gomez, Biol. Oc.: "Examining the Dynamics of Recruitment Variability of Two Small Pelagic Fish, Common Sardine (Strangomera bentincki) and Anchovy (Engraulis ringens), in the Southern Part of the Humboldt Current System."


Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR) is pleased to announce several opportunities. For more information on any of their programs and initiatives, visit www.mpowir.org.

Apply for the NASA MPOWIR Speaker Series: Explore career opportunities at NASA, tour the Jet Propulsion Laboratory or Goddard Space Flight Center, and present your research to NASA scientists. Applications must be received on or before April 20, 2012. http://mpowir.org/get-involved/nasa-speaker-series/.

Take the 2010-2011 Graduate Student Survey: The survey takes less than 20 minutes and all respondents will be entered in a drawing for a $50 amazon.com gift card. http://mpowir.org/get-involved/graduate-student-survey/.

Show your support for MPOWIR: Distribute MPOWIR materials to your colleagues (http://mpowir.org/get-involved/promote-mpowir/) or visit the MPOWIR shop for MPOWIR merchandise (http://mpowir.org/shop/).

Selected Faculty Award Nominations

OSU honors outstanding contributions and performance by OSU faculty through several major awards. The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the following awards campus-wide:

  • Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
  • International Service Award
  • D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
  • OSU Academic Advising Award
  • OSU Alumni Assoc. Distinguished Professor Award
  • OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • OSU Outreach and Engagement Award
  • OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
  • Promising Scholar Award
  • Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
  • Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
  • Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award
Criteria for each award, as well as required nomination forms, can be found on the Nomination Awards page. All nomination materials must be submitted by 4/6/12 to: Faculty Recognition & Awards Comm., c/o OSU Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey.

Staff Fee Privileges Forms

As a reminder, please note the deadlines below, for submission of Spring Term 2012 Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms.
3/19/12 - Deadline for OSU dependents enrolling at another OUS University.
3/28/12 - Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University.
4/27/12 - Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU.
The link to the Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, information and instructions:
Please return completed forms to: Forestry & Oceanic Business Center (FOBC), 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Susan Ullstad.
If the form is submitted after the deadlines noted above, you will be responsible for accrued billing and interest charges and late registration fees, or you may be denied staff fee rates at the discretion of the institution. If you miss the deadline, please contact Susan Ullstad, FOBC, susan.ullstad@oregonstate.edu, for appeal process information and instructions.

No More HMSC Campus Mail Shuttle

There is no longer a shuttle carrying campus mail to or from the OSU Campus and HMSC. All items will need to be sent by regular U.S. Mail from now on:

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport OR 97365-5229

OSU Ship Operations
2020 SE OSU Drive
Newport OR 97365-5275

Wecoma Retirement - Oceanus Welcome - 3/23/12

Everyone is invited to a special ceremony for R/V Wecoma's retirement and a welcome for R/V Oceanus. The event will be held in Newport on the Ship Ops pier Friday afternoon, 23 March 2012 at 2 p.m. Following the ceremony and speeches, there will be a reception and opportunities to tour both ships. There will be a couple of vans going over to Newport (and back) from CEOAS Admin, leaving here about 12:30 p.m., returning between 5 and 6 p.m. If you would like to ride in one of the vans, please reserve your spot by letting Beth Magee know (bmagee@coas.oregonstate.edu).

R/V Wecoma

01 Jan. - 23 Mar., Newport, Patiently waiting

R/V Oceanus

23 Feb. - 25 Mar., Newport, maintenance
27 Mar. - 31 Mar., Newport, Levine, OSU/CMOP-Renewal
16 Apr. - 18 Apr., Newport, McManus, OSU/Nd in Sediments

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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