Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves June 1, 2012


Mon., 4 June, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Special Seminar High Latitude Studies. Bryon Crump, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science: “Can Microbial Communities Serve as Indicators of Climate Change in High Latitude Ecosystems?”

Tue., 5 June, 4 p.m., Wilk. 231. Geography, Environmental Sciences, and MRM Seminar. Roy Haggerty, Hollis M. Dole Professor of Environmental Geology, CEOAS: “Swedish Nuclear Waste Disposal: Environmental Planning for 100,000 Years.”

Thur., 7 June, 10 a.m., Burt 193. Special Seminar High Latitude Studies. Kim Bernard, Virginia Institute of Marine Science: “Zooplankton in Antarctic Food Webs: Grazing Rates, Distribution Patterns, and Potential Effects of Climate Change.”

Thur., 7 June, Noon, Burt 193. Ocean Ecology & Biogeochemistry Seminar. George Waldbusser, CEOAS: “Ocean Acidification Impacts on Bivalve Population Dynamics: From Larval Life History Strategies to Shell Cycling Dynamics.”

Thur., 7 June, 3 p.m., Burt 193. Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar. Steve Henderson, Washington State University-Vancouver: Title TBA.

Thur., 7 June, 4 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium. Peter Ruggiero, CEOAS: “Incorporating Uncertainty Associated with Climate Change and Variability into Coastal Vulnerability Assessments.”

Student Seminars & Defenses

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 Alternative Applications of this Survey Methodology.”

Fri., 1 June, Noon, StAg 348. Alexander Smoot, graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences, will present his M.S. Thesis Defense: “Linking Near-Surface Flows to Deeper Boundary Layer Forcing in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer.”

Fri., 1 June, 4 p.m., Burt 193. OC 407/507/607 Student Seminar Series. Students presenting: Thomas Bauska, Geology: “A New High-Precision Record of δ13C of CO2 during the Last Millennium from the WAIS Divide Ice Core”; Jason Patton, MG&G: “Stratigraphic Correlation of Sedimentary Packages in the Deep Sea Offshore Sumatera”; and Rodrigo Duran, Phys. Oc.: “A Modeling Study of the Eulerian and Lagrangian Kinematics of the California Poleward Undercurrent from 41 to 48 N.”

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.

Open Access for Articles with Federal Co-Authors

We now have 1,974 articles under CEOAS faculty research collections in ScholarsArchive. The OSU Library will archive new articles as they are eligible.

If one of an article’s first three authors is a federal employee, the OSU Library can archive that article regardless of other publisher rules, bypassing, e.g., the four-year embargo for Inter Research journals or the prohibition on archiving a final pdf for Elsevier journals.

Going forward, OSU Library will be checking the first three authors on your new articles, to see if any have a federal affiliation. If you have past articles co-authored by federal employees and would like to have those archived, please send a listing of those publications to Publishing (pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu).

New Book in Pattullo Study

Charlie Miller’s and Pat Wheeler’s Second Edition of the textbook Biological Oceanography has been published and a copy is available in the Reserve section of Pattullo Study.

Editing Your CEOAS Profile Page

If you have a COAS LDAP logon, you may now edit selected fields on your CEOAS People profile page (http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/people/). Go to your People page, scroll down to the bottom, and click the “Log In to Edit” link at the lower right. If you do not have a COAS logon (e.g. former Geosciences people), please email any corrections or changes to Kay Yates (kyates@coas.oregonstate.edu).

Welcome New CEOAS Personnel (please add this information to your directory)

Stacy Moore has joined the undergraduate advising staff in CEOAS. She will work at 0.5 FTE advising Environmental Sciences majors who are working toward the degree through OSU’s Ecampus. Stop by to say “Hello” to Stacy in Wilkinson 102 (temporary phone and e-mail: 7-2404; gaylorst@onid.orst.edu.

Two new Research Associate Postdocs working with Tuba Özkan-Haller in Geology & Geophysics: Çiğdem Akan and Saeed Moghimi. Both will be working in Burt 104 at 7-3402 and their e-mails are: cakan@coas.oregonstate.edu and moghimi@coas.oregonstate.edu.

25 Year Club Honorees

Congratulations to John Dilles, Anita Grunder, Ray Kreth and Kay Yates who were recently inducted into the OSU 25 Year Club. Congratulations also to Bob Duncan for receiving his 35 Year pin!

Upcoming Special Events in June

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 for 9 years as Assoc. Dean; Aaron Wolf for being Chair of Geosciences, and 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.

Congratulations CEOAS “Try”-Athlon Team!

Last Friday, 5/25, the CEOAS “Earth-Wind-Water” Try-Athlon team competed in the 2nd Annual Faculty Staff Fitness “Try”-Athlon. – and they came in FIRST! Congratulations to the team captain, Lorenzo Ciannelli, and all the participants. Swimmers: Maria Kavanaugh, Italo Efrain Bravo Tapia, Alix Gitelman, Kim Ogren, Pat Wheeler, and Lorenzo; Walkers: Anita Balleby, Andy Mason, Doug Brusa, Jim Dickson, Laurie Kunert, and Sarah Haluzak; and Runners: Ricardo Letelier, Mary Rose Gradoville, Lori Hartline, Katy Serafin, Kathie Dello, and Morgan Erhardt.

R/V Oceanus

07 June – 04 July, Newport, Carbotte, LDEO/Ridge to Trench
05 July – 14 July, Newport, Carbotte & Carton, LDEO/Ridge to Trench; Cascade
17 July – 23 July, Newport, Feely, NOAA-PMEL/Ocean Acidification
26 July – 10 Aug., Newport, Benoit-Bird, OSU/Squid/Hake Acoustics

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