Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 24, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday- no GEM Seminar due to holiday.

Tuesday, May 28th , 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Mohammad Farazmand (ETH Zurich). "Shearless transport barriers in unsteady two-dimensional flows and maps with application to the Kuroshio current".

Wednesday, May 29th, 12pm,  Marketplace West Dining, Large East Room. Naomi Hirsch (EdM, Communications Coordinator for NIEHS-funded Centers, Superfund Research Program and Enviornmental Health Sciences Center). "Why Social Media? A Grant-funded Science Center Perspective."

Wednesday, May 29th, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series: Richard Snyder (University of California-Davis). "Three decades of ET and scheduling research with no end in sight."

Thursday, May 30th, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Rick Colwell  (CEOAS) "Making (Carbon Footprint) Tracks in Research and Life."

Thursday, May 30th, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: David Boden (Truckee Meadows Community College, Univ Nevada) "Geothermal Systems--The Mining of Heat. "

Friday, May 31, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Jeremy S. Hoffman,"The Hoffmatic": My Journey into Analytical Geochemistry. Morgaine McKibben"Oregon's Harmful Algal Blooms". Laxmikant Dhage (Atul) "Upwelling along the west coast of India ".

Graduation Reception- 6/14, 4pm

An Invitation to All Graduates in Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Sciences, and CEOAS graduate programs, and their families:The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences cordially invites you to a reception in honor of the CEOAS students who are graduating this year. Please stop by for refreshments and the opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff.
Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4pm to 6 pm, Courtyard west of Burt Hall

Questions?: Melinda Jensen, 541-737-1238 melinda.jensen@oregonstate.edu

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/

CEOAS Congrats

Marine Resources Mgmt M.S. Graduate Student Michelle Fournet won best Oral Presentation at the annual meeting for the Society of Marine Mammalogy's Northwest Student Chapter. 

2013 Phi Kapp Phi Honor Society initiates: Briana Gellner, Christine Kliestrath, Tyler Schlieder, Tyler Susa, Nicholas Curcio & Dylan Keon.

A hearty CEOAS congrats to our awesome CEOAS students!

LAST CHANCE TO 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, child & adult friendly 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. PLEASE RSVP TODAY (Friday 5/24) as we must give final #s to catering.

Housing Available

Yoga and bicycle friendly ecologist, hydrologist and solar energy engineer seek one more. Wall of windows, deck, hot-tub, huge kitchen, two fireplaces, guest room, W/D, garden space, quite neighborhood, furnished, near north Coop. $425/month. See photos on craigslist: https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3824738251/c5k7m Call Jill, David or Scott: 541-829-0456 

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
A well-deserved promotion: Here's a picture of Dave O'Gorman during and following deployment of the new NH-10 mooring last week, a feat accomplished quite smoothly with Dave's excellent direction.

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