Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 31, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, June 3, 12pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Maria Lewis (M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management) Advisor: Dr. Mary Santelmann. "Business Engagement in Payment for Ecosystem Services: A Study of the Willamette Valley; and Ecosystem Services and the Water-Energy Nexus: Promising Areas of Future Inquiry."

Monday, June 3rd, 1pm, Wilkinson 203. M.S. Defense: Brian M. Wilson (M.S., Environmental Science) Advisors: Dr. Michael Unsworth, Dr. Julia Jones. "Topographic heterogeneity and the spatial pattern of air temperature in a mountain landscape."

Monday, June 3, 4pm, Burt 193. GEM Seminar Series: Francisco Andrade (Professor, Department of Animal Biology University of Lisbon, Portugal). "Strategic Environmental Assessment and Planning Performance: A Coastal Case Study in Portugal."

Tuesday, June 4, 10am, Burt 193. Special Seminar:  An Informal Exchange with Richard Dobbins and Patrick Burke. "The ISR Group - Mission Essential Services."

Tuesday, June 4, 2pm, Wilk 203.  M.S. Thesis Defense: Ellen Davis (M.S., Geography) Advisor: Dr. Larry Becker. "Effects of Land Use Policy on Urban Growth Rates in the Willamette Valley, Oregon."
Tuesday, June 4, 3:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Prof. Eric Skyllingstad (CEOAS). "Simulations of coherent structures in ocean frontal zones and effects on dye dispersion."

Wednesday, June 5th, 1pm, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Ms. Denise Costello (M.S., Geography) Advisor: Dr. Michael Campana. "An Evaluation of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program for Rural Communities in Northern Afghanistan."

Wednesday, June 5, 4pm, ALS 4000. Water Resources Seminar Series:  Joan Nassauer (University of Michigan). "Sprawl in the carbon cycle: Parcel size and
household behaviors carbon storage on large lots."

Thursday, June 6, 12pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar Series: Andrew Thurber . "A Novel Hydrothermal Habitat at the Chile Triple Junction:  A Methane Ladder Between Stepping Stones?"

Thursday, June 6, 4pm, Gilfillan. Geology Seminar Series: Isa Chambefort (GNS-Taupo). "Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: A Combination Between a Remarkable Volcanic Setting and 50 years of Utilisation."

Thursday, June 6, 4pm, Burt 193. Special FHC Seminar: David Noone (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado) "The interconnected history of water in clouds, the subtropical atmosphere and polar ice sheets."

Friday, June 7, 4pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar Series: Nicholas S. (Nilo) Bill. "Deglacial History of the Ross Ice Shelf (West Antarctica) after the Last Glacial Maximum using Cosmogenic Surface Exposure Dating." Michael Makiyama "Climate feedbacks in CMIP5 archive data". Gonzalo Saldias "Remote sensing of the Columbia River plume off Oregon from MODIS".

CEOAS Congrats

Geology PhD student Maria Gibson has been invited to the 3rd Annual Centre for Comparative Water Policies and Laws Workshop: 'Regulatory Issues in Managing Aquifer Recharge (MAR)', at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, 6-7 June. She will be discussing case studies of MAR in the USA and Canada and her own MAR work.

CEOAS is pleased to honor the following for being selected for HMSC Scholarships and Awards:

Markham Award: Morgan Bancroft (Cianelli) MRM

Markham Year 1 Award: Matthew Berger (Sylvia) MRM

Holt Award: Saskia Madlener (Conway) MRM

Wick Award: Morgan Bancroft (Cianelli) MRM

You can learn more about research projects being conducted by these students, as well as hear talks on research by past awardees, at the Markham Symposium.  This year, the 19th annual event will be held June 19th at 10 in the HMSC Auditorium.  The format will be a little different with short, face-pcaed  talks from the students about their research and why it's important.

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

Natural Resources Graduate Student BBQ Potluck Friday, 6/7, 6pm

ATTN: CEOAS Grad Students: This year we are teaming with other departments to put together the first ever Natural Resources Graduate Student BBQ Potluck! The event will include graduate students studying the general field of "natural resources," including the Forestry, CEOAS, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Crop and Soil Sciences, Botany and Plant Pathology, Zoology, and Fisheries and Wildlife departments. This will be a great chance to meet fellow graduate students from across campus, and also a great way to unwind after the last day of classes. Bring a dish to share and your own beverages, and come ready to meet and mingle with other grads! 

When: Friday, June 7th, 6-10pm Where: Walnut Barn at MLK Park

No red ink, please

The FOBC accounting office asks that you please avoid using "Red" ink pens when signing any items in the accounting office (ie., invoices, reimbursement forms, par forms etc.) as it does not scan well in our scanners. Thanks!

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

Looking for a quiet place to sleep and retreat? Studio apartment for sub-let starting late June, 5 blocks from campus, secure building, on site parking and bike storage. Monthly lease $775 includes all utilities except electricity & cable. Great neighbors, many international students live in the building. Email me for more information and photos of the space: abird@coas.oregonstate.edu 

Looking to sublet a house this summer June 15th-August 20th? It's conveniently located close to campus (less than a 10 minute walk) and Fred Meyer. Kings Blvd and NW Polk Ave. Furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath with hardwood floors. 864 square feet. Small fenced yard (and a veggie garden) and a small (one-car) detached garage. Rent is $975 (including utilities and wifi), but will be reduced if the tenant does upkeep on the yard and garden. Here's the link to Craigslist that the tenants have provided:http://corvallis.craigslist.org/sub/3827589468.html

Looking for an affordable place to live near campus? Want to live with grad students? 2 large bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom will become available for rent in an all-grad house starting September 1st! House: This is a pretty spacious house with a furnished living room and fully-equipped kitchen. It is just a 5-minute walk from Burt/Wilkinson and in a quiet neighborhood north of campus. The two available rooms are upstairs and share a large bathroom with vanity and tub/shower. The rooms are each $450/month for the academic year plus utilities (which run about $60-80/person over the winter) and we ask that you sign a 10-month lease starting Sept. 1st. No pets unfortunately... and bedrooms are not furnished. Photos can be sent upon request. Note: one of these rooms may be taken by our summer sub-letter, so please don't inquire in pairs. We will know by the end of July if she keeps the room or not. Me:I live in the downstairs bedroom. I'll be a second-year MRM student and working primarily on my thesis next year. I'm clean, quiet, and spend a lot of my time on campus. I will graduate by May of next year. You: A grad-student in CEOAS, preferably female, and responsible! Email me with questions and photo request! Saskia: madlenes@onid.orst.edu

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Jill Edstrom, a second year Geography M.S. student, embracing her first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado in June 2012.

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