Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves September 27, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, September 30, 2:30pm, Burt 193. M.S. Defense: Ms. Elizabeth McHugh Advisor: Dr. James Moum. "Observations of the North Pacific Equatorial Front in the Presence of a Tropical Instability Wave."

Tuesday, October 1, 11am, Burt 193. Dr. Rocky Geyer (WHOI). "The dynamics and energetics of the river plume "lift-off" front."

Tuesday, October 1st, 12-1pm, Wilkinson 108. GEM Seminar Series: Julia Jones (CEOAS), “Forest and Fluvial Geomorphology of the West Slope Western Cascades”.

Thursday, October 3rd, 4pm, Wilkinson 108. Christo Buizert (CEOAS). "Ice cores reveal the Greenland temperature response to climate forcing during the last deglaciation."

2013 OSU Research Office New Faculty Orientation

You are invited to join Provost Randhawa, the Research Office team and Rick Spinrad (VP for Research, OSU) for the 2013 OSU Research Office New Faculty Orientation, Thursday, October 17, 2013, Noon - 5:00 pm, at the LaSells Stewart Center and to the reception immediately following.  

This program is designed to introduce new faculty and support staff to the research enterprise at OSU with an overview of services that support faculty success. Also, experienced faculty will share “been-there” tips how to get started, preparing and submitting proposals, technology transfer and more. There will be a Q & A forum as well as casual networking with specialists and future collaboration partners. Lunch and snacks are included. We encourage new professorial-rank faculty to attend as well as individual faculty and staff who support research efforts.

If you are able to attend, please register on-line at: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php 

Once on this site, scroll to “Research Office New Faculty Orientation”, which is near the bottom of the list. Registration closes October 14, 2013.

CEOAS Strategic Plan Posted

Thank you to the many faculty and staff who submitted thoughtful review comments on the Strategic Plan. The plan has been edited and formatted and is available at http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/about/files/StrategicPlan.pdf

A shortened, 16-page, print version of the plan will be available for talking with potential funders and partners. Please email jcigarran@coas.oregonstate.edu if you would like a printed version.

Funding & Job Opportunities

The American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, welcomes applications for two short-term research fellowship programs: *McColl Research Program Fellowships* This is a short-term fellowship program available to individuals who wish to communicate their geographical research results to a broad, educated general audience. Awards of $3300 for four-week fellowships will be provided to support residencies for the purpose of conducting research that makes direct use of the Library, and results in publication in a mutually agreed upon outlet.  *Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships* This is a short-term fellowship intended to support individuals whose research would benefit from extensive use of the AGS Library. Stipends of $400 per  week, for periods up to 4 weeks, will be awarded.

The American Geographical Society Library is one of North America's foremost geography and map collections with strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. An extensive collection of books, periodicals, photos, maps, pamphlets, atlases, globes electronic data, and the archives of the Association of American Geographers and the American Geographical Society are maintained at the AGS Library.  In addition, researchers benefit from access to the UWM Libraries print and online collections during their residency. Please note that not all AGS Library materials are listed in the online catalog, but finding aids and professional staff are available to assist in determining if resources in the AGSL are suitable for a given research project. Applications must be received by October 21, 2013. All fellowships are tenable in 2014.

For further information and detailed application instructions visit:  http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/fellowships.cfm or write, call or e-mail the Marcy Bidney, Curator, AGS Library, P.O. Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0399, Tel. (414) 229-6282, E-mail bidney@uwm.edu

The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a geoscientist for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Landform Evolution and Surficial Processes.    We are particularly interested in a quantitative and field-oriented geoscientist.  Specialties may include, but are not limited to, glacial geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, paleoclimate, environmental/climatic interactions, Quaternary geology, tectonic geomorphology, submarine geomorphology, and geologic hazards. A Ph.D. in Geoscience or related field is required at the time of the appointment.  Responsibilities include conducting scientific research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and performing appropriate university and professional service. Potential collaborative interactions exist within the department (Geobiology, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics), with other departments and programs on campus (e.g., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Geological Engineering, Geography, Nelson Institute for the Environment), with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, and with state and federal agency researchers in the Madison area (USGS, WI Dept. of Natural Resources, USDA). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references to lespsearch@geology.wisc.edu. If necessary, you can contact Dr. Basil Tikoff, Landform Evolution and Surficial Processes Search Chair, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St., Madison WI, 53706-1692, USA. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2013. For additional information, please visit: http://geoscience.wisc.edu/geoscience/. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  A background check will be required prior to employment.   Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


Please Return Easels to Publishing Office

Research Publishing (Burt 128) makes available floor and tabletop easels to display posters and signs at various events. However, our stock has drastically dwindled in recent months and we're missing about 20 floor easels. If you have borrowed easels for an event, please return them to Publishing so that these will be available for future College use.

SAVE THE DATE! CEOAS Faculty Retreat 11/15/13

CEOAS Teaching and Research faculty please mark your calendars if you haven't already for our upcoming Faculty Retreat on Friday, November 15th from 9am-5pm with a reception directly following. The retreat will be taking place once again at LaSells Stewart Center and the focus this year will be on academic programs. Please do your best to attend this important collaborative event...more details and RSVP information will be coming soon!

Staff Fee Privileges Form- Fall Term deadlines

This is a reminder of the upcoming deadlines for staff fee privileges forms for fall term 2013. Please submit your form prior to the date indicated to insure enough time for processing. OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU October 28, 2013

Where to send forms: J.D. Wilbur, FOBC, 154 Peavy Hall or email, jerry.wilbur@oregonstate.edu

If you send your form through campus mail rather than emailing it to me please follow up with me to make sure I have received it.

What if I miss the deadline? Contact J.D. Wilbur, FOBC, jerry.wilbur@oregonstate.edu or Heidi Melton, OHR, heidi.melton@oregonstate.edu for information about the appeal process. Here is the link to the current staff fee form:  http://www.ous.edu/dept/hr/benefits/stafffee.

Housing Available

Available - Mid to Late October 2013 3 bedroom / 2 bath Rental Home / 1200 sq. ft. in SE Corvallis by Dutch Bros.

1200 / month plus 900 deposit. The Mayberry house has an inviting living room, oak hardwood floors, dining room, sunny kitchen with electric range, fridge, washer and dryer and new storm windows, roof and water heater.

Hallway bath is newly remodeled with tile, and master bedroom has attached bath. House is 1 block to Dutch Bros, Beer Thirty, Bikram's Yoga, and bus stop to OSU campus. Walking distance to downtown. Carport attached, apple trees, gardening in large back yard no pets please. Contact Maryellen 971-241-8768

CEOAS: Graduate Student Services has moved

Please note that Lori Hartline, Stacey Schulte and Robert Allan are now located in 102 Wilkinson.  They are still getting settled into their new space and look forward to serving the graduate student population from this centralized location.  Contact information remains the same. For faculty new to the college, this office helps manage the stages of graduate life, from recruitment through alumni, with special attention to professional development and academic and life counseling.  Current students, please take time to introduce yourself if you haven't had a chance yet.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Team OSU on the R/V Roger Revelle. From left to right: Kevin Konrad (PhD Student), Anthony Koppers (PI), Susan Schnur (PhD Student), Chris Conatser (IDES Student), Daniel Heaton (PhD Student), Joanna Rose (Masters Student), Julie Klath (recently graduated as geologist at OSU). Rurutu Hotspot RR1310 Expedition website

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