Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves October 11, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, October 15th, 12-1pm, Wilk 108. GEM Seminar Series: Tony Grubesic (CEOAS), “Technological Hazards and Infrastructure Vulnerability".

Tuesday, October 15, 3:30-4:30pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar Series: Martin Saraceno (Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera CIMA/CONICET-UBA). “Annual Cycle in Coastal Sea Level from Gridded Satellite Altimetry and Tide Gauges.”

Wednesday, October 16th, 9am, Burt 193. M. S. Thesis Defense: Katherine A. Serafin (M.S., CEOAS, Advisor: Dr. Peter Ruggiero). “Simulating extreme total water levels using a time-dependent, extreme value approach."

Thursday, October 16, 10am, Burt 19. G&G Special Seminar: Fernando J. Méndez (Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental "IH Cantabria", Universidad de Cantabria). "Orbital-scale influence on the occurrence and magnitude of abrupt climate change: an application of extreme value theory to paleoclimate observation."

Wednesday, October 16, 4-5pm, Owen 102. Water Resources Seminar Series: Mary Santelmann (OSU). “Water & Plastic Mulch: People, Prosperity, and the Planet.”

Thursday, October 17th, 4-5pm, Wilk 108. Geology Seminar Serires: Graham Pearson (University of Alberta), “Sources of diamond-forming fluids and the Earth's deep water reservoir.”

Friday, October 18, 10am, Burt 193. M.S. Thesis Defense: Rebecca "Becky" Mabardy (M.S., Marine Resource Management, Advisor: Dr. George Waldbusser). "Exploring perceptions and experiences of the U.S. West Coast shellfish industry dealing with ocean acidification."

Friday, October 18, 4pm, Burt 193. OC 507 Seminar class: Saskia Madlener (MRM). "In-House Film Production in Marine Science, a look at MARUM's outreach efforts."

Job Opportunities

Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minnesota, invites applications for a tenure‐track position of Assistant or Associate Professor (with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Geography with specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and physical geography, to begin September 1, 2014.
We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete the doctorate by September 1, 2014. We are interested in applicants who are strongly committed to strengthening a College environment that includes and welcomes students and
faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the Department. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential, and development of an active undergraduate research program is highly encouraged. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in GIS to contribute to our GIS minor and Geography major. The candidate will also teach courses in physical geography such as climatology, water resources, or soils. The candidate will have opportunity to develop a course in his or her area of expertise and offer short‐term study abroad courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with an international perspective and a desire to work with our interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies.  Application information is also available at: www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Anna Versluis at geography‐search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Geographic Science James Madison University. The Geographic Science Program at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning August 2014. The program seeks a Geographer with expertise in one or more areas of GIScience such as: cartography, internet-GIS, geovisualization, spatiotemporal modeling, and real-time GIS. The successful candidate should have demonstrated capabilities in applying geospatial methods and technologies to environmental geography, humanitarian issues, urban sustainability, or other foci relevant to our program through innovative teaching, research, scholarship, and service. Only applicants with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially as part of an interdisciplinary team, and who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, will be considered. An earned Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The dynamic and rapidly growing Geographic Science Program serves approximately 180 majors and over 1,000 students each year in general education courses. The degree program (B.A. or B.S.) is part of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley two hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond and Roanoke. With a motto of ‘Be the Change,’ JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in the U.S. News and World report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Additional information on the Geographic Science Program can be found at http://www.gs.jmu.edu. To apply, please complete the faculty profile and upload a statement on teaching interests, experience and philosophy; a description of your research interests and plans including a statement on how you would bring innovative thinking and diversity to our program; a curriculum vitae; a cover letter; and the names and contact information for three references via the website: https://joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0405576. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Screening of applications begins on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Mary Tacy (tacymb@jmu.edu) Search Committee Chair. JMU has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. The university seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Department of Integrated Science and Technology by the application deadline. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

CEOAS 2013-14 Committees

The list of CEOAS committee membership for this year has been posted online. Please check it out here and print out a copy if you would like for reference.


Goodbye Party for Jon

Please join us this Monday at 3 PM in the Wecoma Room for some goodies and to wish Jon Loftus well in his new position. Please bring any treats that you would like to share.

New Addition to FOBC

I am very pleased to announce that Ronda Bullis will be joining the Human Resources Team in the Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center, as our new Human Resources Consultant 1. Ronda comes to us with over thirty years of experience at OSU. She has held Accounting and Human Resources positions in several units on campus, including the College of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, the Honor's College and the Office of Human Resources. Her most recent position was as Human Resources Consultant 1 in the Arts and Sciences Business Center. Outside of her work, Ronda enjoys many different crafts, which she sells at craft bazaars. She also enjoys canning and making vanilla and other flavored extracts. Ronda is married and has a teenage daughter. Ronda will join the FOBC HR Team on October 21st. We look forward to introducing her to our customers in the College of Forestry and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. I wish to express my appreciation to the search committee: Kelly Peck (Chair), Jenna Reeves, Kecia Dougherty and Angela Haney. Please join me in welcoming Ronda Bullis to the FOBC Human Resources Team!

      -Kim Stutzman, FOBC HR Manager

CEOAS Congrats

CEOAS grad student (OEB) Amy Renee Smith had a baby girl named Zephyr "Zeffie" Buttercup Smith on Sept. 23. She was 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 21 inches long. A hearty CEOAS congrats to all!


15-minute library workshops for undergraduates

5 workshops in the series will be offered as 15-minute drop-in sessions. Librarians are running three concurrent sessions three times each Wednesday evening from 5:00-5:45 p.m. from Week 3 – Week 8. The workshop descriptions and dates/times can be found here:  http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1481-Research-Skills-for-Undergraduates. Students who complete all five workshops in the series and fill a punch card (to be handed out in the sessions), can turn it in for a Dutch Bros gift card!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS students Jake Kleinknecht and Rebecca Miller along with climbing instructors climbed a large Doug fir at the Andrews to mount a Thermal Infrared Camera. This is the lovely view from near the top of the tree. (submitted by Heather Lintz)

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