Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Kate Adams. "Temporal variability of near-bottom dissolved oxygen during upwelling off central Oregon.”
Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1001. GEM Seminar - Kate Meehan UofO, Department of Geography. “Beyond the Meter: Quantifying and Explaining Informal Water Use in Mexico.”
Friday, March 7, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Gordon Rose/Juan Muglia. "Connecting Estuary Life History Patterns to Survival of Spring Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from the McKenzie River (Oregon)."/ "On the task of modelling the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the Last Glacial Maximum.
Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Ms. Candice-Michelle Weems (Ph.D., Geography). "Examining the spatial patterns of urban environmental amenities on the process of socioeconomic and racial change in Seattle, Washington."
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Wilkinson 203. Special Speaker: Dr. Brigette A. Martini, Corescan Pty. Ltd. “Mapping Ore Deposits from the Inside Out.”
Monday, March 10, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. David Cade (M.S., Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)."Detection, Classification and Ecology of Acoustic Scattering Layers."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Owen 101. WR Seminar: Kendra Sharp. "Humanitarian Engineering at OSU: Tying Together Water Resources Science/Engineering and Development of Practical Predictive Tools."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. John Obsorne (Ph.D., Physical Oceanography). "Interactions of tidal and sub-tidal flows in the coastal ocean off Oregon."
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003. G&G Seminar: Mike Johns, Occidental Oil and Gas, Inc. "The California Oil Industry: Career Opportunities and Preparation, Current Project and Field Examples, and Impact of Fracing."
Friday, March 14, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar:Jenny Thomas/Jeremy Hoffman/Mo Bancroft. "Propagation properties of nonlinear internal waves from a broad array of bottom pressure sensors in Massachusetts Bay" / "Reconstructing global temperature evolution during the last interglaciation." / "Hypoxia × Temperature: growth of juvenile benthic species in simulated coastal and estuarine nursery grounds?"
Monday, March 17, 2014, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Mr. Douglas Wood (MS, Geography). "How well do American Viticultural Areas correspond with the soil classes in Oregon's northern Willamette Valley: a question for the wine industry."
Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Wei-Li Hong (PhD., Oceanography - Chemical Oceanography). "Application of Transport-Reaction Modeling to Constrain Biogeochemical Processes in Marine Sediments."
On January 28.2014, Provost Randhawa approved a set of policy changes for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments. These policies include establishment of a minimum stipend, requirement for an Individual Development Plan and Annual Review, and changes in term limits. A few other clarifications and modifications were made concurrently to assure that these positions are treated as TRAINEES, not EMPLOYEES. Some of these changes will affect grant proposals, budgeting, recruiting, and management of postdoc appointments at OSU. A few highlights and links with explanations are provided below.
A series of meetings has been scheduled to provide more in-depth explanation and clarification for faculty who serve as mentors to postdoctoral scholars. In many cases it may be more appropriate for a program to hire a Research Associate or a Research Associate (postdoc) rather than to appoint a Postdoctoral Scholar, and these meetings will help clarify the decision matrix.
If you have postdoctoral scholars in your research program, or if you are considering including them in the future, we urge you to participate in one of the meetings listed below. Please use the link provided to register. If you cannot attend one of these meetings and still want to mentor postdoctoral scholars, it is at least essential to read the bullet points and follow the links explaining the changes in policies and procedures. Each meeting has a minimum as well as a maximum number of participants – if you don’t sign up please don’t assume the meeting will be open.
Summary of some of the changes to Postdoctoral Scholar appointments:
Clarification of terminology:
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Programs
Vacancy Number 1/2014
Post Title: Scientist (Ocean Optics)
NATO Grade A-2"
NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy
Closing Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
R/V SIKULIAQ underway in ice on the bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin, returning from sea trials on Lake Michigan. SIKULIAQ is a Polar Class 5 ice-capable research vessel in final stages of construction at Marinette Marine Corp, Marinette, WI. She is due for delivery in May-June, 2014 to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. SIKULIAQ will be owned by the National Science Foundation, and operated by UAF. Marc Willis (CEOAS Special Marine Projects) is currently on assignment to the SIKULIAQ Shipyard Project Office as Marine Science Technical Director. Photo credit: Val Ihde