Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 18, 2014

Seminars & Defenses

Friday, April 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, POA Seminar: Alison R. Gray, University of Washington. "A global analysis of Sverdrup balance using absolute geostrophic velocities from Argo."

Friday, April 18, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Brooke Marston/Candice-Michelle Weems. "Automating the Local Adaptation of Illumination in Analytical Relief Shading" and "Examining the spatial patterns of urban environmental amenities on the process of socio-economic and racial change in Seattle, Washington"

Monday April 21 2014, 3:00 PM -4:00, Burt 193. Student Defense: Ms. Brandi Black (M.S., Marine Geology & Geophysics). “Stratigraphic Correlation of Seismoturbidites and the Integration of Sediment Cores with 3.5 kHz Chirp Subbottom Data in Southern Cascadia."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Bill Smyth, CEOAS. "Vertically-propagating Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1001. WR Seminar: Byron Crump, CEOAS. "Can patterns in microbial community diversity and metagenomics serve as indicators of ecosystem change?"

Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Gilfillan. G&G Seminar: Emilie Hooft, University of Utah. "Imaging a shallow crustal magma body at Newberry volcano using P-wave tomography and waveform modeling."

Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Ms. Jennifer Veilleux (Ph.D., Geography). "Is Dam Development a Mechanism for Human Security? Scale and Perception of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia and Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River in Laos."

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: April Abbott. "Rare Earth Elements on the Oregon Margin."

Friday, April 25, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Lucy Romeo/Charles Preppernau. "Exploring the Environmental Influences on the Distribution of Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas)"/"Evaluating the Effectiveness of 3D Volcanic Hazard Maps."


Kim Ogren (PhD, GEM) has received the Hydro Research Award from the Hydro Research Foundation. This is a very prestigious award from this hydropower industry group, recognizing the need for good geographic policy analysis for their industry. Congratulations, Kim!

More Congratulations

Gaylen Sinclair (PhD, Geology), Nora Utevsky (MS, Geology), Henri Sanville (MS, Geology) and Nikki Moore (PhD, Geology) all received GSA research grants!

Geography Day

Mark your calendars: Geography Day is Monday, May 19th in Burt 193!

For those of you who don't know, Geography Day is an opportunity for geography students to show off their research and learn about other research going on in the department. There will be other fun events as well including geography trivia and a panel discussion. So save the date and plan on coming to support your fellow geographers! More details to come.

Open Textbook Workshop for OSU faculty

OSU Libraries and Press invites OSU faculty members to learn how open textbooks can benefit their students in the classroom and in the pocketbook. This two-hour workshop will introduce you to the concept of open textbooks, their benefits, and how to find and incorporate them into your courses. As part of this exploration, faculty members will review one open textbook in the Open Textbook Library after the workshop, and receive a $200 stipend for their review.

 Where: Valley Library, Willamette Room

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM

Workshop Application

Please RSVP by May 14, 2014. Capacity is limited. Please note that if there is not a textbook in the Open Textbook Library in an appropriate subject area for you to review, you are welcome to attend the workshop but will not be required to write a review and will not receive the $200 review stipend. We will work with faculty to determine if an appropriate title is available for review.

Questions about the workshop can be sent to Shan Sutton, Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication: shan.sutton@oregonstate.edu

This workshop is sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press in partnership with the University of Minnesota Libraries, the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, and the Hewlett Foundation. 

Annual Salary Survey - AAPG Explorer

The annual salary survey for petroleum geologists is in the April, 2014 edition of the AAPG Explorer.  This survey is in the CEOAS lounge; check with Biana, the CEOAS receptionist.  Do not remove this survey from the reading room so that all interested students can read it. 

The salaries again are the best in the sciences:  average $103,800 for MS with 0-2 yrs experience; $115,000 for PhD's with no experience.  BS degrees have a tougher time, so getting that advanced degree pays off.

Egg Hunt Tomorrow!

The Student Advisory Committee is planning a kid-friendly EGG HUNT for all CEOAS families and friends! Plastic eggs with prizes will be hidden throughout the Burt Courtyard for kids to find! There will be face painting, music, and snacks. Come join the fun!
Date: Saturday, April 19th                 Time: 11am-1pm                      Place: Burt Courtyard                        FREE

Please fill out the free registration form so we can gauge the #/ages of children participating. Attached is the flyer for your convenience.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Double rainbow near Kings Blvd and Buchanan Ave, Corvallis on April 1, 2014 by Pavan K. Vutukur

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