Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 9, 2012

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, November 13, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Research Group Seminar Series. Joe Levy (CEOAS). "Going, going, gone! Antarctica's vanishing ground ice".           

Tuesday, November 13, 3pm, Burt 193. Prof. Dave Sutherland (UofO). "Modeling the estuarine exchange flow in Puget Sound and its connections in the Salish Sea".

Thursday, November 15, 2012 4pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. Geology Colloquium Seminar. Jeff Lee (Central Washinton University). "Faulting in the Eastern California Shear Zone-Walker Lane Belt".

Friday, November 16 2012, 9am, Wilk 203. M.S. Thesis Defense. Alison Doniger, M.S., Water Resources Science, Advisor: Dr. Mary Santelmann. “Establishing Irrigation Criteria for Cultivation of Veratrum californicum”.

Friday November 16, 2012, 2pm, Wilk 231. M.S. Thesis Defense. Andrew Burleigh, M.S., Geology, Advisors: Dr. Roger Nielsen and Dr. Frank Tepley, III, "The Provenance and Trace Element Signatures of MORB Anorthitic Plagioclase".

Friday, November 16 2012, 2pm, Kelley Engineering Center #1007. Ph.D. Thesis Defense. Dylan Keon, Ph.D., Geography, Advisor: Dr. Dawn Wright. "Automated Web-based Analysis and Visualization of Spatiotemporal Data".

Monday, November 19, 2012, 2pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense, Christine Chan, M.S., Geology. Advisor: Dr. Adam Kent. “Constructing a sheeted magmatic complex within the lower arc crust:  Insights from the Tenpeak pluton, North Cascades, Washington”.

Funding Opportunity

NSF: Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Areas include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Due 1/23/13 (preliminary proposal).


CEOAS Congrats

Geo 300, a course taught by Steve Cook (and this fall by instructors), called “Sustainability for the Common Good” made the front page of the Corvallis GT on November 6th, 2012 because of its service learning component.

Amanda Enbysk , a senior in geology, has written a story about her experience mapping at a geology field camp in California. It is posted on the Terra website at http://oregonstate.edu/terra/2012/11/mapmaking-in-the-desert/.

Kecia Dougherty joins FOBC HR Team

I am very pleased to announce that Kecia Dougherty will be joining the FOBC HR Team as our new Human Resources Consultant 2.

Kecia comes from the Business and Engineering Business Center, where she has served as Human Resource Consultant 1 for the past year.  Kecia has a B.A. in Human Resources Management and over 9 years of combined experience in the Human Resources field.

Kecia moved from Iowa to Oregon last year with her husband and daughter.  She also has a daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters that live in Wisconsin.  She enjoys walking, reading, bicycling, golf and spending time at the coast.

Kecia will begin her role with the FOBC on November 19, 2012.  Following her training period, it is anticipated that Kecia will occupy the FOBC HR office in the CEOAS Administration Building, Room 209.

I wish to thank our search committee:  Jenna Reeves (FOBC), Anita Balleby (FOBC) and Anita Grunder (CEOAS).

Please join me in welcoming Kecia to our team!

Kim Stutzman, FOBC Human Resources: kim.stutzman@oregonstate.edu

2nd GRRS Training for Principal Investigators - SAVE THE DATE, 11/15

ATTN ALL PIs: Following up on our first opportunity to learn about a terrific accounting tool that we've all been wanting, we'll hold a second training session on Grant Reporting & Reimbursement System (GRRS) on  Thursday, November 15th from 1-2:30pm in Burt 193. Don't miss out if you'd like to learn some great new ways to track and manage your grants!

Bring your iPad or laptop for an interactive session. Remember you will need your ONID username and password to use GRRS.

A cheat sheet is now located on the Proposals page of our website under "Faculty & Staff --> Proposal Information": http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/proposal/

CollegeTwitter Feed

If you have a college-related Twitter feed that you would like us to follow or if you would like to send us a single piece of news that needs wider distribution, please contact Publishing (pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu). Having a Twitter account lets us funnel items into OSU's larger social-media megaphone and lets us more quickly point to items of interest. twitter.com/OSUCEOAS (or @OSUCEOAS).

FYI, you might also want to check out the Twitter feeds that we are following such as PNW Climate Impacts Research Consortium (@PNWclimate), which came on line yesterday; Dawn Wright (@deepseadawn); Michael Campana (@WaterWired); Rick Spinrad (@RickSpinrad); Office of Naval Research (@USNavyResearch); and others.

AGU Poster Printing

We expect a high number of requests to print posters for the conference beginning 12/3. College logos are available on http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/facultystaff/logos/. Poster board size is 4’ x 6’ (http://bit.ly/TuoJFI).Printing options include:

-Former COAS: Contact Publishing (pubs@coas.oregonstate.edu) for printing on the 42” plotter. This is a first-in, first-out queue. Have your index number before bringing in your file. If you are using PowerPoint, please also provide a PDF file, in case there are PowerPoint problems. You can place your file on Terrafirma/Scratch or bring it to Publishing (Burt 128).

-Former COAS: Print the poster yourself on the 44” plotter in Digital Media Lab.

-Former Geosciences: Contact Mark Meyers for printing. (He requests that you get your files in at the beginning of the last week of November.)

Election Results

Thanks to all of you that cast your votes and made your voices heard. It was a tight race and nerves were racing through to the finish. Well, my friends, the results are in and, thanks to Ohio, we are staying the course for four more years.... of MAKING WAVES as the official name of our newsletter. What did you think I was talking about, the PRESIDENT?

We had some great name options but in the end (by one vote) the choice was made to stick with what we know and love. Thanks all!

R/V Oceanus

19 Dec/09 Jan Newport/Apra Harbor       Transit/              11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
12 Jan/28 Jan Apra Harbor/Apra Harbor   Wiens, D/0841074      18/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
01 Feb/19 Feb Apra Harbor/Kao-hsiung    Hodgkiss, W/N00014-12-1-0054 16/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
                                        Bibee, L/             5/NAVY-NRL/F
21 Feb/11 Mar Kao-hsiung/Cordova        Transit/              20/NAVY-ONR/F
14 Mar/23 Mar Cordova/Cordova           wang, d/              11/NAVY-NRL/F
25 Mar/01 Apr Cordova/Newport           Jessup, A/            7/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
R/V SIKULIAQ was launched October 13 at Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, WI. SIKULIAQ is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. SIKULIAQ is a Polar Class 5 ice-capable research vessel. SIKULIAQ is scheduled to be delivered to UAF in July, 2013. Marc Willis, CEOAS Special Marine Projects, is assigned to the SIKULIAQ Shipyard Project Office as Marine Science Technical Director.

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