Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves November 30, 2012

Student Defense

Monday December 3, 2012, 10:30AM, Wilkinson Hall 203. M.S. Thesis Defense, Mr. Morgan Crowell, M.S., Water Resources Science, Advisor: Dr. Michael Campana, “An Ecosystem Service Approach to Inform Reactive Nitrogen Management in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington”.

Job Opportunities

The University of Washington seeks four new full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty members to develop high impact research, teaching, and outreach as part of a new Freshwater Sciences Initiative on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Humanity is facing a grand challenge in the future sustainability of freshwater resources. UW’s Freshwater Sciences Initiative is intended to enhance our scientific, engineering, and educational capacity to answer this challenge by advancing the area of water resource management and conservation, and educating the next generation of scientists, managers, and policy makers. These hires are a key component of a larger initiative developed by the College of the Environment, the College of Engineering, and UW Tacoma’s Environmental Science program to enhance and coordinate existing research and education strengths in freshwater sciences at UW.


University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should demonstrate strong disciplinary backgrounds in freshwater science sub-disciplines and show evidence of the potential to develop successful multi-disciplinary collaborations addressing pressing scientific and societal issues in freshwater resources. Their research records should reflect high scholarship, the ability to attract funding, relevance to socio-cultural or socio-economic impacts, and connections across scales and disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following

sub-disciplines: eco-hydrology, watershed/river ecology and restoration, fluvial geomorphology, urban water quality, aquatic biogeochemistry, and continental hydrology, although we also encourage applications from other biological and physical sub-disciplines of freshwater sciences.

Successful candidates will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring, especially contributing to innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula that integrate across freshwater science disciplines.

The provision of fresh water defines the rights and privileges of individuals, societies, and nations.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in the freshwater sciences, and in higher education more generally.

Appointments will be made at Assistant Professor or, in exceptional circumstances, Associate Professor, in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, the School of Oceanography, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, or in the Environmental Science program on UW’s urban-serving campus in Tacoma, depending on the background of each candidate. Joint appointments between these partnering units will be developed to best suit the interests of successful candidates and to encourage multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Primary appointments will be made in one of  the above academic units, but successful applicants are expected to closely collaborate and work as an interdisciplinary cluster.

The University of Washington provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package (details can be found athttp://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/index.html).

A Ph.D. is required.  Applicants should send the following to freshwtr@uw.edu <mailto:freshwtr@uw.edu> with their name in the subject line of the email: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies not exceeding 4 pages in length total, 3) copies (PDF) of three representative publications, and 4) names and contact information for 3-4 professional references.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013.

More information about the search and the Freshwater Sciences Initiative can be obtained by contacting the search committee co-chairs Joel Baker (UW Tacoma; jebaker@uw.edu <mailto:jebaker@uw.edu>), Dennis Lettenmaier (College of Engineering; dennisl@uw.edu <mailto:dennisl@uw.edu>), or Daniel Schindler (College of the Environment; deschind@uw.edu <mailto:deschind@uw.edu>).

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the _UW _Disability Services Office at

206-543-6450 (TTY: 206-543-6452).

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Travel Reimbursement Update

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is pleased to announce that this term (Fall 2012) a total of $251 in student travel reimbursements was distributed to CEOAS graduate students. SAC travel reimbursements are made possible by the generous support of the CEOAS community participating in gear and merchandise sales and from alumni donations to the OSU Foundation CEOAS Student Assistance Fund. Congratulations to all recipients! A call for winter travel reimbursement applications will go out in February.

IODP Video with Rob Harris, Marta Torres

Ocean Leadership commissioned an excellent video about IODP Expedition 344, Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project. Rob speaks at markers 2:24, 4:40, and 9:12. Marta speaks at 6:04, 7:55. They are still out on the cruise; more reports are available here.

Staff Fees- Winter 2013

This is a friendly reminder that Staff Fee Privileges Approval forms will be due in FOBC HR, 154 Peavy Hall for Winter 2013 Term, deadlines are below:

December 23, 2012 - Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University - NOTE: this date falls on a Sunday, I would suggest that you submit no later than Dec. 21, 2012)

January 2, 2013 - Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University

February 1, 2013 - Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU

Below is the link to the Form, information and instructions:


For eligibility questions, contact Human Resources at 737-2805 or email employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu<mailto: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.

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.

CEOAS congrats

Federico Cernuschi (PhD student in Geology) and Silvi de Bruhm are the proud parents of baby Mila, born 4:20 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012. Welcome Mila & congratulations Fede and Silvi!

Roommates Wanted

Looking for a fourth female roommate. The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. House amenities include: a garage, dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas heat and stove, and a very friendly cat (no other pets are allowed). Rent is $375/month plus utilities (~$50-80 depending upon the season). The house is 1.2 miles from campus, just north of NW Grant Ave (near Fred Meyers). Neighborhood is very quiet, surrounded by families.  I am looking for someone to fill my spot in the house starting at the beginning of the year (~Jan 6th). I am somewhat flexible about the starting date. If you are interested, please contact Christine Chan (chanchr@geo.oregonstate.edu).

1 or 2 rooms available for rent in early January in  3 bedroom, 1.5 bath house, 1.3 miles north of Campus: hardwood floors, fireplace, garden space, 2 car garage, washer, drier, quiet neighborhood.  Please contact David Langner for more information:   dlangner@coas.oregonstate.edu


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
LT Colleen Wall (OEB) and LT Tim Kane (G&G). Little known by the rest of the college, both serve in the United States Naval Reserves and are attached to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command in San Diego, CA. This picture was taken aboard the USS MIDWAY (CV 41) Museum on 17NOV12 at the change of command ceremony for their unit.

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