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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves March 14, 2014

Seminars & Lectures

Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Jay Peterson OSU/CIMRS. "Seasonal and inter-annual variation in the extent of hypoxia in the northern California Current from 1998 – present."

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."

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Laxmikant Atul Dhage (M.S., Physical Oceanography). "Intra-seasonal Sea Level Variability along the West Coast of India.”


Climate Club Sandwich Lunch

Climate Club Sandwich LunchBraiding Disciplines third lecture of the series will be held on Friday, March 21st, from 12:00-1:00 PM in the OSU Native American Longhouse and will feature professor of geography, Julia Jones and director of the OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL), Sally Duncan.  They will address climate change effects on hydrology, land use, and the intertwined roles of science, communications, and social acceptance of resource management.  Snacks provided.  RSVP 541-737-5705.

New Electronic Resources

OSU Libraries and Press is pleased to report that a large number of new electronic resources are now available to the campus. This includes many new online journals, quite a few of which we hope will benefit CEOAS faculty and students. 

 A few highlights include:

 For a complete list, information on the decision process, and funding sources, please visit the OSU Library website.
For questions please contact andrea.wirth@oregonstate.edu, janet.webster@oregonstate.edu, or steven.sowell@oregonstate.edu.

Telling Your Story Through Compelling Video

The OSU Science Communicators sponsored presentation on Feb. 18 by Heather Turner (Multimedia Communications Specialist for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State) "Telling Your Story Through Compelling Video" was recorded can be viewed on YouTube. 


Former reporter Heather Turner shows the basics behind creating a video story that is compelling, informative and relevant to the viewer. She describes what it takes to prepare yourself and the interviewee for an interview, how to set the scene, conduct the interview, use basic lighting and editing techniques and more.

Outreach and Engagement Award for Excellence

Claire Cross (Lead), Ed Weber, Lynette de Silva, Rebecca Badger, Maurine Powell, Lisa L. Templeton, Aaron Wolf: 

Congratulations! You have been nominated and selected to receive the Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence - Strategic Impact Award for the Natural Resources Leadership Academy. 

You and your team will be recognized for outstanding work and presented with a plaque and a team award of $1,000 (service and supplies index fund) at the O&E Awards for Excellence Luncheon, Wednesday, April 16, 12 – 2pm, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. 

The O&E Awards Luncheon opens the Outreach and Engagement Colloquium “Engaging the Future Generation of Learners”and I hope you will plan to attend the Keynote, Panel and Reception in the afternoon. 

RSVP by March 28:  You, your nominator (Tyler Hansen), and Dean or Director (copied) can RSVP for the luncheon.

Please contact Andrea.Zigler@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Scott Reed
Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement

Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms

Good Afternoon! 

As a reminder, please note the deadlines below, for submission of Spring Term 2014 Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms. 

March 17, 2014 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University.
March 26, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University.
April 25, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU. 

Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form

Please return completed forms to: 
Forestry, Oceanic & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC)
Human Resources
154 Peavy Hall
Attn:  Megan Hickman 

What if you miss the deadline? Please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Collection of images from recent field work in Alsea River and Alsea Bay conducted by Miguel Goni and Jim Lecrzak's research groups. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and seeks to quantify the land-ocean transport of water, sediment and carbon by coastal range rivers during floods. Included in this collage are images of the Alsea River and Alsea Bay under high discharge conditions after the recent (and on-going) storms, and of David Langer (Faculty Research Assistant), Yvan Alleau (Faculty Research Assistant) and Jim Lerczak (Associate Professor) during field operations.

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