Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 26, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday April 29, 3pm, Wilk 203. M.S. Thesis Defense: Imtiaz-Ali Kalyan (M.S.,Water Resources Engineering), Advisor: Dr. Anne W. Nolin. "Identifying “At-risk” Regions of Snow Accumulation within California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Assessing Implications on Reservoir Operations."

Monday, April 29, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series:  Lawrence Sim (Graduate Student, Geography, CEOAS) "BLOSOM: Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model."

Tuesday, April 30, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Prof. Alan Shanks (Univ. of Oregon).  "Surf zone hydrodynamics and the delivery of larvae and phytoplankton to the shore."

Wednesday, May 1, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series:  Gaby Katul  (Duke University), "Hydraulic determinism as a constraint on the evolution of organisms and ecosystems."

Thursday, May 2, 11am, Wilk 203. M.S. Thesis Defense: Katie J. Blauvelt (M.S., Geography), Advisor: Dr. Anne Nolin. "Post-fire Vegetation Response to Snow in the Western United States".

Thursday, May 2nd 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Gary Klinkhammer  (CEOAS), "Hybrid Multispectral Analysis: Optical Biogeochemical Measurement from Sewer to Ocean."

Thursday, May 2nd, 4pm, Gilfillan Aud. Geology Seminar Series: Joseph Moore (Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah), The Evolution of Volcano-Hosted Geothermal Systems Based on Deep Wells from Karaha-Telaga Bodas, Indonesia."

Friday, May 3, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Serires: Henri Sanville, "Hampton Tuff, High Lava Plains, Oregon: Evidence for Waning Thermal Input of Westward Migrating Silicic Volcanism".  James Lee, "Distinguishing the role of biomass burning and climate through paleoclimatic data". Megan Drinnan, "Microtextures associated with submarine volcanic glass alteration: implications for the subsurface biosphere."

Funding Opportunity

W. M. Keck Foundation (through OSU Foundation). The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidance for preparation of concept papers: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck. Interested faculty should email their concept paper to Martha Coleman, Director of Principal Gifts for Foundation Relations at the OSU Foundation at: martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu. Due 5/28/13.

CEOAS Welcome

Please join us in welcoming 4 new faculty members that you will begin seeing around the halls as of this week. Bryon Crump and his colleagues Michelle Stuart and Colleen Kellogg as well as Kim Bernard have all arrived in Corvallis and are now roaming the halls. Please be sure to stop by and say hi! And yes, newbies...the weather is ALWAYS like this here, honestly.

CEOAS Congrats

Salmon Bowl Winners Place 4th in National Ocean Sciences Bowl: In February, the Neah-Kah-Nie team from Rockaway Beach, Oregon, won our regional Salmon Bowl. At the NOSB finals this past weekend in Milwaukee, they garnered fourth place among 25 regional teams. http://bit.ly/Zntny7

Esri's chief scientist and CEOAS faculty member Dawn J. Wright, PhD, has received the Distinguished Teaching Honors of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the highest award offered by the association. Esri provides more than 7,000 universities worldwide with GIS software for teaching and research. For more info on this impressive achievement click here.

The AAG Wine Specialty Group has awarded the best Graduate paper of the year to CEOAS MS Graduate student Douglas Wood.

A hearty CEOAS congrats to all!

Water Conflict Management course

This Water Conflict Management course offers an opportunity for water resources professionals and graduate students to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations. It explores conflict tolerance, prevention, management, and transformation through collaborative structures as well as through models of negotiation and dialogue. The week-long course emphasizes experiential learning. Class offers a place to learn and practice new skills that are applicable from the individual level to the societal level and across a range of real-life situations.  Additionally, the course helps students understand just how creative, messy and inelegant workable solutions are likely to be. Participants will receive three (3) Oregon State University graduate credits. For additional information contact Maurine Powell at Maurine.Powell@oregonstate.edu or visit: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla/. 

Copyright Addendum Stories Wanted

If you have a success story of adding an addendum to your copyright transfer agreement so that you can make a journal article Open Access, please let Sue Kunda of OSU ScholarsArchive know (sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu). ScholarsArchive (http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/) has a revised interface that includes advanced tools for embargoes and version control. The number of CEOAS faculty research publications now tops 2,200 with over 150,000 bitstream downloads since inception in 2005.

Graduate (student) Internationalization Grants (GIG)

The Division of International Programs, in collaboration with the Graduate School, is pleased to announce the launch a new Graduate (student) Internationalization Grants program known as GIG, beginning Spring Term 2013. Graduate Internationalization Grants (GIG) are designed to encourage and support OSU graduate students who desire to engage internationally either in research or internships that relate to their field of study. Grants are available to masters and doctoral students to help fund international travel to research or internship sites and pay for related expenses. The applicant’s academic unit is expected to share the cost of this investment to promote internationalization across the University. Please see the links below to learn more about GIG and to submit an online application.  If you have questions about this program, please contact Charlotte Moats-Gallagher [541.737.6406, charlotte.moats-gallagher@oregonstate.edu


Get EXCITED because...

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is having its gear sale again!
We are offering all the classic items - hoodies, baseball caps, pint glasses, organic mens and ladies t-shirts, aprons, bags, and much more.  We also have stylish coffee mugs, pint glasses, and travel mugs! Have a birthday coming up?  Want to show your CEOAS pride but not sure how?  Some new CEOAS gear is the answer!  Choose a logo, your merchandise item, and you've got your very own COAS style!  Wow!
See the attached flyer to view all of the logos.
***PLEASE RETURN YOUR FORMS BY May 3rd.  You can return your forms to Morgan Bancroft's or April Abbott's mailbox in WLKN 104 or to the CEOAS T-Shirt Sale bin in the mailroom.  If you are away from campus, you can submit your form by email to: coas.sac@gmail.com and title the subject of your email as YOURLASTNAME_MERCHSALE.***
Please, checks only.  Make your checks out to the OSU Foundation and submit them with your order form.  Proceeds from the CEOAS Merchandise Sale will go to the Student Travel Fund.
For more information or if you have any questions please contact April Abbott or Morgan Bancroft at coas.sac@gmail.com.  Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you know who would like to order COAS gear.

Housing Available/ Needed

HOUSING AVAILABLE: Really sweet, small, furnished or partially furnished house available for the summer. I'm going to the East Coast for an internship and am looking for someone to rent/sublet my house from mid June or 1st of July through September. The house is great, built in the 1920's, it has wood floors, natural light, a big kitchen, front porch, back patio, small raised bed for garndening, air conditioning, a small clothes washer, shade tree in the back, perfect for a hamock.. It's in a great location for walking into down town and to campus. It's technically a one bedroom, but has an extra room off the back porch for an office or storage, etc $650.00/month plus utilities. Contact Sarah at Auntsariah@hotmail.com

HOUSING NEEDED: Incoming MRM student looking for a house with housemates! I am currently living in Oakland, but will be moving to Corvallis around August or early September. Hoping to live around the following areas: Garden a huge plus. Fine with pets (especially dogs that like to go on hikes!) but don’t have any personally.  Furnished kitchen is another plus! Not very much storage needed, and if there is a room available that is already furnished, that’d be great too! If anyone needs a roommate or knows of someone that does, contact Morgan Chow:  (510)-316-5026, morganachow@gmail.com

R/V Oceanus

7 Apr/23 Apr Newport/Newport           Thomson, J/           6/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
26 Apr/02 May Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     6/NSF-Unspecified/F
08 May/15 May Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    7/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
19 May/31 May Newport/Newport           Reeder, D/N0001413WX20043 13/NAVY-ONR-OAS/F
03 Jun/14 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     11/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
17 Jun/23 Jun Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     6/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
26 Jun/03 Jul Newport/Newport           Bibee, L/             7/NAVY-NRL/F
07 Jul/17 Jul Newport/Newport           Reimers, C/1061218    8/NSF-OCE-CO/F
                                        McManus, J/1147407    2/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
20 Jul/29 Jul Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     9/NSF-Unspecified/F
01 Aug/14 Aug Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
18 Aug/24 Aug Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     6/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
28 Aug/10 Sep Newport/Newport           Toomey, D/1139701     13/NSF-OCE-MGG/F


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
HMSC Marine Science Day, April 13th. On the right side of the table are CEOAS graduate students, Becky Mabardy, Iria Gimenez, Stephanie Smith, and Elizabeth Brunner demonstrating how alkalinity alters the ability to change pH with the breath of several young, eager volunteers.

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