Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 25, 2012


Fri., 25 May, 10 A.M., WLKN 203. Carto Talk. Tom Patterson, US National Park Service: “Creating Natural Earth Map Data.”

Tue., 29 May, Noon, Burt 193. Geology & Geophysics Seminar. Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera, Barcelona, Spain: “Tectonic and Erosion Competing at the Gate of the Mediterranean: Mechanics of the Messinian Salinity Crisis.”

Tue., 29 May, 2:30 P.M., ALS 4001. Ecological & Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series. Peter Kennedy, Biology, Lewis & Clark College: “A Fresh Look at the Specificity Paradigm of Alnus-Associated ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities.”

Tue., 29 May, 4 P.M., Wilk. 231. Geography, Environmental Sciences, and MRM Seminar. Julie Elkins Watson, GEM, CEOAS: “A River Loved: Facilitating Cooperative Negotiation of Transboundary Water Resource Management in the Columbia River Basin through Documentary Film.”

Thur., 31 May, 10:30 A.M., Burt 193. Special Seminar High Latitude Studies. Charles Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: “Permafrost Carbon Dynamics and Climate Change.”

Thur., 31 May, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry Seminar. Rick Colwell, CEOAS: “The Subseafloor Biosphere: Biogeochemistry and Interactions with Surface Oceans.”

Thur., 31 May, 4 P.M., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. John Nabelek, CEOAS: “Title TBA.”

Student Seminars and Defense

Fri., 25 May, 4 P.M., Burt 193. OC 407/507/607 Student Seminar Series. Students presenting: Sarah Strano, MG&G: “Working towards an Improved Understanding of Deep-Sea Sediment Chronologies”; Aurelie Moulin, Phys. Oc.: “Heat Transport across the Sea Surface into the Top 100 Meters of the Equatorial Indian Ocean”; and Dongwha Sohn, Biol. Oc.: “Characterizing the Interannual Variability of Settlement Success in Slope-Spawning Flatfish in the Eastern Bering Sea.”

Fri., 1 June, 10 A.M., Burt 193. Cameron Carter, graduate student in Marine Resource Management, will present his M.S. Project Defense: “A Rapid Survey Method for Native Blue Mud Shrimp (Upogebia pugettensis) and its Associated Parasitic Isopod, Orthione griffenis, in Alsea Bay, Oregon and Altrnative Applications of this Survey Methodology.”

Mon., 4 June, 10 A.M., 115 Richardson. Lisa Prendergast, graduate student in Marine Resource Management, will present her M.S. Defense: “Developing a Strategic Conservation Project for the Oregon Coast Aquarium.”

Last Cayuse Training Session: 6/1

Fri., 1 June, 9 – 10:30 A.M. in the Wecoma Room there will be a final Cayuse Training Session of the academic year with Pat Hawk, Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. This session for CEOAS faculty will cover information and instructions on using this web-based proposal submission system. Anyone who will be working on writing/submitting proposals is encouraged to attend.

Promotion & Tenure

Congratulations go to the following faculty members whose promotions will be effective 1 July 2012:

  • To Professor with Tenure:  Burke Hales
  • Professor receiving Tenure:  Phil Mote
  • To Professor (already has Tenure):  Anne Nolin
  • To Senior Faculty Research Asst.:  Chad Waluk

Welcome New CEOAS Personnel

Donna Stevenson is a new OS2 providing undergraduate support for CEOAS. Donna will be working in Wilkinson 102 at 7-2404 and her e-mail is donna.stevenson@oregonstate.edu. 

5/31: CEOAS Business Office Closure

All of the staff in our CEOAS Business Office will be attending Professional Development on Thur., 31 May from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. so the office will be closed during that time.

Dates for Your June Calendar

Everyone is invited to join us on Wed., 13 June at 2 p.m. in the Wecoma and Yaquina Rooms (formerly known as the CEOAS Admin Seminar Room and lounge). CEOAS is having a special reception to honor our 2011/2012 emeritus faculty members (Jim Coakley, Bob Duncan and Barry Sherr) and also to thank Bob Duncan for serving 9 years as Assoc. Dean; Aaron Wolf for being Chair of Geosciences, Pat Muir for being Director of ESUP.

On Sunday, 17 June from 10 A.M. to Noon CEOAS will be having a Graduation Reception for its first-ever graduates of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. All graduates in Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Sciences, CEOAS graduate programs and their families are welcome to attend, along with faculty and staff. The Reception will be held in the large courtyard west of Burt Hall. Please stop by for refreshments and an opportunity to visit with our graduates, their families, faculty and staff.

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