Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 14, 2012

Student Defense

Monday September 17, 2012, 8:30 AM, Wilkinson 203:  M.S. Thesis Defense, Anthony M. Coleman, M.S., Water Resources Science, Advisor:  Dr. Roy D. Haggerty, "Determining the Relationship between Measured Residence Time Distributions in Lateral Surface Transient Storage Zones in Streams and Corresponding Physical Characteristics"

Blue Marvel – Ocean Mysteries Webinar

In a collaboration of the US National Science Foundation and the Group on Earth Observations, the NSF-funded Ocean Research Collaboration Network is proud to announce the first webinar in the series “Blue Marvel – Ocean Mysteries.”  The series will look at the ocean and its impact on us - from life in the ocean to human life on Earth. Whether it is food, disease, climate change or recreation, oceans affect us directly or indirectly. But we know little about the oceans. There are parts of the oceans that are more mysterious than the surface of the moon. The series will look at the mysteries and impacts of the ocean - the Blue Marvel - and how research and a broad spectrum of scientists, from engineers to chemists, microbiologists to archaeologists play a role in finding the answers. The first of these web-based seminars, “Oceans, Climate and Human Health: the cholera paradigm” will be presented by Dr. Rita Colwell on Tuesday the 16 October at 10AM EDT/14:00 UTC. For more information and access to the webinar, go to www.oceanmysteries.net after September 18.

Dr. Colwell was the 11th director of the United States’ National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004 before becoming Chief Scientist at Canon U.S. Life Sciences. Dr. Colwell is an internationally recognized authority on cholera and infectious diseases and has remarkable understanding of the complex interplay of the “Earth system.” The webinar series will continue on a monthly basis the first Tuesday of the month except December with presentations from leaders in ocean exploration and research.   


Congrats to Cody Beedlow- 2012-13 WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Congratulations to Cody (Andrew) Beedlow, has been selected as OSU’s recipient of the 2012-13 WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for the Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering.  In addition to this prestigious award, Mr. Beedlow’s thesis summary has been advanced for consideration in the regional WAGS competition.  This as a great honor and we are exceptionally pleased to be able to recognize the outstanding scholarship and creativity that Mr. Beedlow demonstrated. Cody was co-supervised by Peter Clark and Steve Hostetler.  Congratulations, Cody!

Oregon Marine Renewable Energy Environmental Science Conference- Nov. 28th

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Oregon State University are pleased to announce the Oregon Marine Renewable Energy Environmental Science Conference. The Conference will be held November 28 in Corvallis and is open to the public (registration required). The Conference will be followed by an affiliated Experts Workshop on Nov. 29.  The future of marine renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf off Oregon and the Pacific Northwest requires improved understanding of myriad issues related to siting and environmental effects. In the five years since the first workshop on this topic, new research initiatives are improving the state of knowledge in addressing environmental questions associated with wave and offshore wind energy in the Pacific Northwest. The principal goals of the conference are i) to showcase primary research that has taken place or is currently underway; ii) to synthesize new research and existing information into products that agencies and resource managers can use for decision-making; and iii) to identify gaps in our understanding of technologies or potentially affected systems to determine where to focus future research efforts. The Conference on Wednesday November 28 will involve a combination of preparatory materials, invited speakers, and posters on current research to describe the state of current scientific knowledge, outline existing marine renewable energy concerns and identify data gaps and future monitoring needs. Breakout groups during the Experts Workshop on November 29 will discuss ways to address these concerns and gaps moving forward. Conference registration and abstract submission will be available online on September 18, 2012. For further information, consult the conference website.

Research Office New Faculty Orientation

New faculty are invited to come Oct. 11 to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding, preparing and submitting proposals, technology transfer and more. The event will include a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies such as NSF and AFOSR. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register online at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php. Contact Tracy Elmshaeuser at 737-3467 for more information.


OAS vs. SGO indexes- Reminder

As of July 1, 2012, everyone should be using the new OAS indexes set up for replacement of the old SGO indexes. If anyone needs help finding out the new replacement OAS index please contact Barb Francisco: bfrancis@coas.oregonstate.edu, x71809


OSU Libraries update

Some reminders: Books: The library has a very limited book budget this year, but faculty and student requests are given the highest priority. Use the online form, or contact Janet Webster or Andrea Wirth to suggest titles for the collection. Fall term planning: Reserves: place materials on reserves now in order for them to be available when the term starts. Allow two weeks for processing during the beginning of the term. Library staff is available to help your students navigate, understand, and efficiently use the complex array of information sources. Let them know now if you would like to integrate information literacy concepts into your fall course assignments in either a virtual or classroom setting for fall term. Research Resource Highlight: The Research Office and the OSU Libraries provide access to the suite of Environment & Energy Publishing titles, including ClimateWire, LandLetter, and E&E Daily. E&E publications are a source for keeping current on climate, ocean, water, and land policy. Additionally, E&E includes special reports on “hot topics” such as the Keystone Pipeline, drought conditions, and nuclear energy. Contact : Janet Webster or Andrea Wirth

Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) Research Symposium - Oct. 11

The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites you to its first Research Symposium to be held at the Valley Library Willamette Seminar Room (Third Floor) on October 11th, 6-8pm. The Research Symposium will be an opportunity for you to connect with others who share similar interests regarding Latino/a issues. We would like to develop and foster research clusters focusing on issues relevant to the Latino community (e.g. education, health, economic development, immigration, etc.). The Research Symposium will consist of a poster exhibit of current (or recent) studies that OSU faculty and/or community organizations are involved in regarding Latino/a issues. If you are interested in participating, please contact: Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@oregonstate.edu before September 24th.


Staff Fee Privileges Approval Deadlines- Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that Staff Fee Privileges Approval forms are due for Fall 2012 Term, deadlines are: September 10, 2012 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University. September 19, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University. October 22, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU. The link to the form, information and instructions is: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee.html  Please submit your form to the FOBC mailbox (next to the Timesheet box) atop the mailboxes in CEOAS Admin. Bldg. For eligibility questions, contact Human Resources at 737-2805 or email employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu. For billing questions, please contact the billing office at the University of attendance. 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. All OUS universities, including Oregon State University, reserve the right to deny staff fee privileges for failure to meet submission deadlines.

Housing Available/ Car Needed

Rental:  Two story 4 bed 2 bath 1800 sf (1 shower, 1 bathtub) on two acres abutting the mac forest (and trail into the forest from the driveway), about 8 miles north of Corvallis. Recently remodeled with new wood floors, radiant heating in kitchen tile floor, newer appliances incl. dishwasher; forest views from every window, major privacy and only two nearby neighbors. There is a 20’ by 30’ garden with deer fencing (deer visit daily). 29111 Blake Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330. Google maps places the house correctly. Please call before visiting (there is still some clean up from construction and from the previous tenant, myself). The rental will be available in mid-October for $1800 a month. please email jay patton at: quakejay@gmail.com or call him at his office number 707.937.3259

Car Needed: Florian Scholz (new Research Associate Fellow OE&B) is looking for a wagon (car) to buy.  Something less than $4.5k. If anyone has something good (e.g. moving out of town?) please contact Florian: fscholz@coas.oregonstate.edu, x75224

R/V Oceanus

10 Sep/22 Sep Newport/Newport          Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
25 Sep/02 Oct Newport/Newport           Bibee, L/             7/NAVY-NRL/F
05 Oct/13 Oct Newport/Newport            Reimers, C/1061218    8/NSF-OCE-CO/F
13 Oct/15 Oct Newport/Newport            McManus, J/1147407    2/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
18 Oct/22 Oct Newport/Newport            Levine, M/1002547     4/NSF/F
25 Oct/03 Nov Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF/F
05 Nov/05 Nov Newport/Newport           
15 Dec/05 Jan Newport/Apra Harbor Transit/ 17/NSF-OCE/P

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