Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 21, 2012


Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12pm. Location: Burt 193. G&G Seminar. Dr. Anthony Koppers (CEOAS). "Update on the Structure of the New Post-2013 IODP Program".

Tuesday, September 25, 3-4pm, Burt 193. Prof. Jim Moum (CEOAS). "Seasonal cycle of diapycnal mixing in the Pacific's equatorial cold tongue".

Tuesday, September 25, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Research Group Seminar. Anne Nolin (CEOAS). "Mountain Snowpack and Vegetation: Implications of Disturbance".

Thursday, 27 September, 4 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium Seminar Speaker: Prof. James P. M. Syvitski (University of Colorado) "The Anthropocene: The Geology of Humanity"

STEM Learning Seminar series

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning conducts research and development that leads to enhanced understanding of the processes that underlie how individuals become lifelong STEM learners, STEM practitioners and STEM researchers as well as the structures and mechanisms that lead to achieving these outcomes. During the 2012-2013 academic year the Center hosts a STEM Learning Seminar series on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Kidder 202. All faculty are invited to attend. Seminars include presentations and discussion on high level STEM learning issues such as national trends in research and policy. For questions please contact Julie Risien. Assistant Director, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning: 541.737.8664, julie.risien@oregonstate.edu.


Louis & Maud Hill Endowment for Coastal Marine Studies

The purpose of the Louis and Maud Hill Endowment for Coastal Marine Studies is to complete a research or pilot project and/or develop a business plan that fosters application of coastal marine research to support community and economic development. This may include application in development of new technologies, business concepts, or new product markets. Activities supported by the fund will include, but are not limited to, aquaculture, oceanography, marine biology, and marine engineering. One $12,000 grant will be awarded winter term. Available to OSU faculty (Details posted on Burt Hall bulletin board). Deadline: 11/2/12. Questions may be directed to Rick Spinrad, 7-0664 or Gil Sylvia, 7-0284.

Greetings from Hydrophiles!

Are you interested in water? Do you want to connect with other students, faculty, and professionals who are also interested in water? Are you looking for opportunities for professional or academic development? Do you want to meet great friends who like to go on water-focused field trips, hold BBQs, and debate water-related issues from dam removal and groundwater depletion to water conflict and the impacts of water on beer brewing? Then Hydrophiles is for you! Please join us at our upcoming events or check out our website for more information: groups.oregonstate.edu/hydro

Fall BBQ: September 22nd: Our annual fall BBQ starts off the year and is a great place to meet old and new Hydrophiles members while sharing burgers, sides, homebrew, etc . The BBQ will be at the Thompson Shelter at Avery Park from 5-9pm.

New Water Year Celebration: September 28th: For the second year the IWW is sponsoring a gathering at Brew Station to bring together students, staff, faculty, and professionals to celebrate the start of the new water year and the new academic year. This year Hydrophiles is planning the event, which will include free food and beverages. 4-7pm outside on the lawn at Brew Station on Monroe. For more info please contact Allison Danner: dannera@geo.oregonstate.edu.

Geosciences Photos Sought

The College's Research Publishing and Outreach Department has many historical COAS photos of research projects and people. However, it doesn't have a corresponding trove of photos from Geosciences. We'd like to be able to showcase both halves of our history for future publications/events. If you have Geosciences photos that posterity should see, please send email to "pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu." We will take your photos, digitize them for our records, and add metadata for captions and searches. Then, we can return the originals to you or contribute them to an OSU Archives collection, so that they may be accessed by others within OSU and by the public.


Staffing Changes- HR

Human Resources Coordinator, Tricia Gerding, is leaving the Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) to join the Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC).  Tricia's last day in our college will be September 28th.  We have enjoyed her friendly assistance over the last year and wish her well in her future endeavors.  A recruitment for a replacement has begun and we hope to have a new HR person hired by the end of October. During this transition please email stacey.schulte@oregonstate.edu for assistance with GRA, GTA, student hourly, or temporary employment.  Please email Sarah shaluzak@coas.oregonstate.edu for assistance with other HR related questions.

Farewell to Roberto Venegas & Amy Vandehey

Roberto Venegas, Amy Vandehey and their two children will be moving to Honolulu in October, where Roberto will be working at the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR). He will be part of a team that is collecting and analyzing in situ and satellite satellite data to advance our understanding of coral reef ecosystems and their potential response to climate change. Roberto received his M.S. here in Biological Oceanography with Tim Cowles and has worked with Ted Strub and Ricardo Letelier on various projects for the last 7 years. During the same period, Amy has worked as the Administrative Specialist in the CIOSS office with Ted, while she also completed an M.S. in the MRM program. She will continue to work part-time for CIOSS from Hawaii over the next year, as CIOSS finishes its 10-year funding cycle. Come by the Wecoma room at the CEOAS Admin Bldg on Thursday, 9/27 from 2-3pm to say farewell and put in your request for a place to sleep in Hawaii.


Fall Term 2012 Staff Fee Privileges Reminder

September 19, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University

October 19, 2012 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU

Link to the Form, information and instructions: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee.html

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. Please contact Susan Ullstad, FOBC, susan.ullstad@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions. 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.

R/V Oceanus

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/16 Oct Newport/Newport           McManus, J/1147407    3/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
19 Oct/22 Oct Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     3/NSF-Unspecified/F
25 Oct/03 Nov Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF-Unspecified/F
05 Nov/05 Nov Newport/Newport           
12 Dec/21 Dec Newport/Honolulu          Transit/              9/NSF-OCE/P
24 Dec/12 Jan Honolulu/Honolulu         Gaherty, J/0928270    10/NSF-OCE-MGG/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS (GEO) undergrad MacKenzie Mark-Moser successfully donning her survival suit on the R/V Oceanus during cruise OC1209A.

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