Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves August 22, 2014


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Dr. Satoshi Kimura (Postdoc at the British Antarctic Survey). "Estimation of ice shelf melt rate in the presence of a thermohaline staircase."

Closure of Accounting Office

Accounting office will be closed from 2:30pm to 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 27th for business center training.

CEOAS Xpert Xchange

Need help in the lab? In the field? On the computer?  Check out the CEOAS Xpert Xchange! 


The Xpert Xchange is an availability calendar of CEOAS technicians (FRAs).  The goal of the webpage is to match available technicians with PIs seeking assistance. This webpage was set up in response to needs expressed by the CEOAS FRA community and faculty.

Technicians:  Use of the site is completely voluntary; technicians are welcome to register and add or change their availability and skill information at any time.
Professors:  The webpage lists available personnel and their skills.  To discuss potential collaboration, please contact the technician directly.

 A link to the CEOAS Xpert Xchange can be found on the “Faculty & Staff” webpage on the CEOAS website.

 For more information, questions, or suggestions, please contact Jasmine Nahorniak (jasmine@coas.oregonstate.edu).

Library resource news for OSU students and faculty

*New Subscription

OSU Libraries has added a subscription to the database OnePetro.  OnePetro.org provides access to a broad range of technical literature related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) operates OnePetro on behalf of its publishing partners.  Access OnePetro through the links provided here or by visiting the library’s database list.

 *Streaming Video Trials Underway

The library has two streaming video trials underway. Streaming videos provide access to the videos regardless of a student’s location and can be used in classrooms or as supplementary course materials.

Available through September 14th, 2014: The Films Media Group Master Academic Collection  and Career & Technical Education Collection (request access credentials from e-resources@oregonstate.edu) combine to provide over 20,000 streaming videos covering a wide range of categories. The Master Academic Collection covers subject areas such as geology, geography, physical sciences, health & medicine, the humanities, social sciences, biology, engineering, mathematics, economics, and business. These high-quality videos are produced by well-known production companies such as BBC, PBS, A&E, National Geographic, ABC, NBC, TED, CBC, and more.  The Career & Technical Education Collection provides an assortment of videos covering topics such as career & job search, technical education, guidance & counseling, and family & consumer sciences. 

Available through October 14th, 2014: VAST: Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos hosted by Alexander Street Press that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. It provides thousands of titles available covering a wide range of topics such as science, environmental sciences, architecture, business, economics, health, history, literature, political science, psychology, religion and many more. VAST allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

The library values your feedback on these trial resources. Comments on either trial can be submitted through the library’s electronic resource evaluation form.

Due Dates - Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for Fall Term, 2014

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

September 15, 2014 – Deadline for OSU dependent enrolling at another OUS University.
September 24, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee enrolling at another OUS University.
October 24, 2014 – Deadline for OSU employee or dependent enrolling at OSU.

Link to the Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, information and instructions: http://www.ous.edu/departments/human-resources/employee-benefits/staff-fee-privileges

 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?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Breaking ice, from Toby Martin, recently aboard USCGC Healy.

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