Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 3, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, May 6th, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series: Rebecca Flitcroft (Fish Research Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service Research Laboratory, Corvallis). "Potenial Effects of Wildfire on Population of Resilience of Bull Trout and Spring Chinook in the Wenatchee River Watershed."
Tuesday, May 7th, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Prof. Leif Thomas (Stanford Univ.). "Submesoscale Instabilites and Lateral Mixing."
Wednesday, May 8th 4pm, ALS 400. Water Resources Seminar Series: Christopher Duffy (Pennsylvania State University). Measure and model the isotopic “age” of water in hydroecological systems."

Wednesday, May 8th, 12:30pm, Burt 193. M. S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Rachel LovellFord (M.S., Water Resources Science, Advisor: Dr. Mary Santelmann) "Variation in the timing of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) migration and spawning relative to river discharge and temperature."

Thursday, May 9th, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: Jacob Lowenstern  (USGS). "Magma Intrusion Rates and Crustal Degassing at Yellowstone: Insights from Gas Chemistry, Isotopes, and Emissions."

Thursday, May 9th, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Brian Haley (CEOAS). "About Metals and Oyster Larvae Calcification."
Friday, May 10th, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Serires: Becky Mabardy, title TBC, Colleen Wall, title TBC, and June Marion, "An investigation of surface heat fluxes on the equatorial Indian Ocean".
Monday May 13th, 11am, Burt 193. OREgon SEG student chapter special seminar:  Dr. James G. Clark (Rare Element Resources). "Rare earths ore deposits: zonation of light and heavy rare earths. Examples from the US and Namibia."

Wednesday May 15th, 12pm Burt 193. OREgon SEG student chapter special seminar: Dr. John Mavrogenes (Australian National University). "Linking gold, magmas and earthquakes at the Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea."

CEOAS Congrats

Brooke Marston, MS graduate student in Geography, has won a $10,000 Crisp Fellowship for graduate education, granted by Alpha of Colorado Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado at Boulder. Brooke has also received the AAG Cartography Specialty Group  Master's Thesis Grant. Congratulations, Brooke!

Accounting Office Closed morning of 5/9

Please note that on Thursday, May 9th, our FOBC Accounting office in the CEOAS Admin bldg will be CLOSED from 8:30am until 1:30pm for a training class. 

Geography Day is May 10th!

Geography Day willl be taking place on Friday, May 10th from 9am to 3pm in Burt 193. There will be graduate student presentations on their research and a short poster session. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Water Conflict Management Course

Course Description: 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:

  1. Contact Maurine Powell at Maurine.Powell@oregonstate.edu
  2. Visit  http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla/

Housing Needed

Sabbatical visitor with family needs 2+bedroom apartment or house from July 15th to December 31st. Any suggestions? If so please contact Bill Smyth, smyth@coas.oregonstate.edu.

PLS RSVP! CEOAS Student Awards Celebration and BBQ- Friday, 5/31


Please be sure to mark your calendars now for Friday, May 31st from 4:30-6:30pm. Join us all at McAlexander Fieldhouse (next to Kerr, on OSU Campus) for an end of year Student Awards Celebration and BBQ. This will be a family/kid friendly event and everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities! We will have a short awards ceremony to honor the CEOAS students who received special recognition this year. There will be loads of BBQ, beverages, dessert and lots of indoor fun for kids of all ages to enjoy. More details will follow as we get closer...for now, please SAVE THE DATE! Hope to see you there.

Please note there is now an RSVP LINK...if you are able to come and know how many you'll be bringing please let us know! Or simply email jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu with your plans.

R/V Oceanus

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
13 Sep/17 Sep Newport/Newport           Levine, M/1002547     4/NSF-Unspecified/F
20 Sep/15 Oct Newport/Newport           Nabelek, J/1131767    25/NSF-OCE-MGG/F
18 Oct/26 Oct Newport/Newport           Alford, M/            8/NAVY-ONR/F
29 Oct/01 Nov Newport/Newport           OOI Project Team, C/  3/OOI-OOI/F

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Colleen Wall (CEOAS graduate student in the Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry discipline group) releasing 'NED' (Near-shore and Estuarine Drifter) in Alsea Bay to measure in-situ surface pCO2 concentrations as part of a collaboration among Burke Hales, James Lerczak and Miguel Goni investigating carbon transfers across Oregon estuaries.

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