Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 21, 2012

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, November 26th, 2012, 2:00 PM, Wilkinson Hall Room 203. M.S. Thesis Defense, Mr. Patrick Burns, M.S., Water Resources Science, Advisor: Dr. Anne Nolin. "Measuring Glacier Change and Modeling the Effect on Water Resources in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru"

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series, Flaxen Conway (CEOAS), "Maps. Words. Both? The on-going struggle to improve CMSP by using GIS and Ethnography together." & Mary Santelmann (CEOAS), "Watersheds and Ecosystems in Space and Time."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:00 am, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense, Ms. Diana Di Leonardo, M.S., Geology, Advisor: Dr. Peter Ruggiero.“Regional Scale Sandbar Variability: Observations from the U.S. Pacific Northwest”

Thursday, November 29th, 2012, 10:00 am, Wilkinson Hall Room 203. M.S.Thesis Defense, Mr. Darrick Boschmann, M.S., Geology, Advisors: Dr. John Dilles and Dr. Andrew Meigs. "Structural and Volcanic Evolution of the Glass Buttes Area, High Lava Plains, Oregon".

Thursday, November 29th, 2012, 2:00 PM, Wilkinson Hall Room 203, M.S. Thesis Defense, Mr. Lucian Farmer, M.S., Geology, Advisors: Dr. John Dilles and Dr. Adam Kent. "Trace Element Characteristics of Zircon: A Means of Assessing Mineralization Potential of Intrusions in Northern Nevada".

Thursday, November 29, 4pm, Gilfillan Hall. Geology Colloquium Seminar, Dr Thomas C Johnson, University of Minnesota Duluth.  "A 1.2 Million Year History of Rainfall and Temperature from Tropical East Africa: Results from the Lake Malawi Drilling Project."

Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:30am, Guin Library Seminar Room (HMSC). M.S Thesis Defense, Mr. Ryan Easton, M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. Selina Heppell, "Video on the rocks: use of a video lander platform as a survey tool for a high-relief nearshore temperate rocky reef".

Friday, November 30 2012, Noon, Metolius Room, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, 1110 NE Circle Blvd on the HP campus. Ravi Sinha, OSU Strategy and Entrepreneurship. "The Entrepreneur's Role,” This seminar is part of the Research to Commercialization Seminar Series. More info at http://mbi-online.org/noon-seminar-1130-entrepreneurs-role

CEOAS Congrats

The AAG (Association o f American Geographers) Council has selected our very own Dawn Wright to receive the Distinguished Teaching Honors of the Association of American Geographers for 2013. Congratulations Dawn on this impressive accomplishment!

CEOAS HTML Template (Sample Page)

Publishing (pubs@ceoas.oregonstate.edu) has developed an HTML "template" in the style of the CEOAS website for labs, projects, research groups, and others to use as a starting point for their own websites. Note this is only a sample HTML file with a couple of graphic images, to be copied and modified for your own use on your own website. Go to http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/template.html for the template, instructions, and contact info.


Mt. Bachelor/ OSU- Cascades offer

As part of its philanthropic partnership with OSU-Cascades, Mt. Bachelor is providing a special deal for $49 ski vouchers to all friends of OSU-Cascades.  This is in contrast to the $76 they charge for an individual single day ski pass.  Please visit this link for all the details: http://www.mtbachelor.com/winter/planner/promotions/osu-tickets.   

IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) Program is accepting applications from undergraduates

The Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences Program (IDES) is an Oregon-focused mentoring program providing students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds the opportunity to be involved in and explore the Earth Sciences, a field that is so broad it includes students from any major. Students with interests in engineering, law, social science, education, math and community can all find a home in the IDES program. IDES is a two-year program for Juniors and promising Sophomores, in which students are funded while attending summer training in basic Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing and developing projects of interest. Over the remainder of the summer and over the course of the 2-years, students work with mentors on their project/internship. All mentored projects and internships will include a stipend. Those wanting to know more should visit: IDES Website: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/about Instructions for applying are available at: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/howtoapply Who are the students in the IDES Program? Visit: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/65 and http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/node/64. For additional information contact Lynette at desilval@geo.oregonstate.edu.

New Training Requirement for Research Conflicts of Interest

All investigators will be required to complete formal COI training for a more thorough understanding of research conflicts of interest and why such conflicts need to be managed. The training will occur via an online system; the training module will take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.

Instructions to complete training: http://oregonstate.edu/research/coi/coi-training

COI policy: http://oregonstate.edu/research/coi/

Housing Available

Newer 3 bed/2 bath home with 2-car garage located within a mile of campus.  Bike lane and sidewalk directly to CEOAS buildings.  Very quiet neighborhood and on a culdesac.  Only a 10-minute walk to Reser! (Go Beavs!)  Pets negotiable.  $1250/month.  Email Brian at chaffinb@geo.oregonstate.edu for further information.

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
US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy leaving Dutch Harbor, AK. CEOAS faculty members Laurie Juranek, Miguel Goni, Erik Arnesen, and Toby Martin were on board on a 3 week cruise in the Arctic. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUnOFL2TcZE&feature=plcp for time-lapse video from the cruise.

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