Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 6, 2015


Tuesday, February 10th, 3:30-4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar - Adriana Bailey, UW. TBA

Wednesday, February 11th, 4-5:00 pm, Peavy 242. WR Seminar - Jack Herron, Hydration Technology Inc. "New Technologies in Water Resource Engineering.”

Thursday, February 12th, 4-5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar - Dr. Eldon Gath (Earth Consultants International) Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Sponsored by the Engineering Geology Section of GSA. "Tectonic Geomorphic and Paleoseismic Investigations for the Panama Canal."

Hydrothermal Talk

Each year CEOAS hosts a speaker who has made significant contributions our understanding of hydrothermal vents, which were discovered on an expedition led by COAS faculty member Jack Corliss on February 17, 1977.

This year the speaker is Dr. Anna-Louise Reysenbach from Portland State University. The title is, "The Discovery of Deep-sea Hot Springs Challenges Our Understanding of Life on Earth and Elsewhere”

4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015  Room 112, Kearney Hall, OSU (Corner of 14th St. and Monroe Avenue, Corvallis)

Dr. Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Professor of Biology at Portland State University, has been diving in human-occupied vessels to deep-sea hydrothermal vents since 1988 as well as using robots and a drilling ship to collect samples in order to understand life under extreme conditions.  She is highly recognized for her work on the heat-loving, acid-tolerating, toxic-chemical-eating bacteria and their distant cousins called archaea from deep-sea and terrestrial hot springs.  These microorganisms are a new resource that may be exploited for industrial and medical advances.  They also inform us about the extreme conditions that some life requires and expand the list of environments where life is possible in our solar system and elsewhere.  She will return to the Pacific deep-sea vents this spring and has offered to conduct innovative experiments provided by students.

Day of Service: Saturday, February 21st, 2015

In an ongoing effort to foster a spirit of volunteerism in our college, GSC would like to encourage everyone to participate in the CEOAS Day of Service on Saturday, February 21st. In previous years, we have organized our Day of Service to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but we've change our date due to low turn out because of the 3 day weekend. As the GSC service liaison, I will send out a list of local organizations that welcome volunteers on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day if you want to volunteer independently. This year, two local organizations are prepared to host CEOAS volunteers on the morning of Saturday, February 21st, 2015, from 9am - noon

1. Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE)

SAGE is looking for volunteers to help with path maintenance, sheet mulching, live willow fence weaving, hoop house bed maintenance, possible early planting and weeding, as well as some other projects.

SAGE is a community garden dedicated to providing organically-grown produce to local food banks and soup kitchens, and it is located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  

2. SafeHaven Humane Society (SHHS)

SHHS is looking for volunteers to help with cleaning, which involves sweeping, washing windows, mopping, cleaning kennels, scooping yards, doing dishes, doing laundry, and/or dusting. After cleaning, you can socialize with some of the animals.

SHHS’s mission is to find permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in their care.

Friends and family are welcome to join in. Hopefully we can have more volunteers than last year! 

Sign up sheets are located in the CEOAS Admin lobby, the GSC board by Burt 193, and in Wilkinson 104. For more information, please contact Allison Einolf

OSU Food Drive

The Linn Benton county food drive is on! The month of February will produce many fund raising events across campus…all with the goal to feed those in our own community.

CEOAS will hold our traditional Yummy Treats Bake Sale on February 20th. Please mark your calendars, dust off your hand mixer, and get ready for some goodies. We take ALL donations!

Collection boxes are also available in both CEOAS Admin and Wilkinson 104. Feel free to drop by with your non-perishable food items in these collection boxes.

Or you can donate to Food Share: Each tax deductible dollar donated to Food Share allows distribution of up to 15 pounds of food. You can opt for a monthly contribution directly from your paycheck or just drop off the funds to Biana in CEOAS Admin. She will provide a receipt.

Thank you for all that you do!

Salmon Bowl Nears

Salmon Bowl 2015 - COMING SOON!

Looking for fun, excitement, and passionate competition?  Come to the 18th Annual Salmon Bowl on Saturday, February 28th where high school students from all over Oregon, Idaho, and Southern California are coming to compete!  It's an academic science bowl with an ocean science twist!  Game rounds last all day starting at 8 AM in Burt and Wilkinson Halls.  The edge of your seat finals will be in Gilfillan Auditorium at 3:45PM, so don't miss it!  Come join in on the excitement and show your support for these fantastic students!

OSU Libraries & Press Update for CEOAS

The OSU Libraries & Press has a new model for working with the colleges and programs at Oregon State University.  The model has designated points of contact who are responsible for engaging with the colleges in areas you are likely familiar with (e.g. library collections and instruction) as well as some newer areas such as research data management, open access and open educational resources, and digital collections.

For CEOAS Amanda Whitmire and Andrea Wirth are your points of contact.  Students and Faculty of CEOAS are encouraged to contact us for any library related needs.

This week’s library tips:

Requesting books: We are moving to an e-book preferred format. In most cases, our ebooks are available to multiple people at once and are downloadable to several types of devices. If you prefer a book be purchased in print, just let indicate that in your request. Additionally, not all books are available as ebooks. Requests for library materials can be made using this form.

Institutional Repository: Many faculty have received requests from the library to post manuscripts in ScholarsArchive@OSU – many thanks to those of you that have shared your work as part of OSU’s Open Access Policy! If you haven’t been getting our emails or don’t want to wait for our email, you may also use the Open Access Deposit Form

Research Data Management: Our data specialists are available to help you with data management plans, organizing your data, sharing datasets that underlie papers, and much more. Visit OSU Libraries Research Data Services for more information.

Discipline Group meetings: We are happy to meet with your discipline groups to talk about these and other library services. 

Promote Your Research with Video

The Research Publishing & Outreach group is rolling out a series of research videos. See the latest on George Waldbusser and his work on ocean acidification and bivalves. If you’re interested in your own research video, please visit David Reinert in Burt 178 or email him at dreinert@coas.oregonstate.edu.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Lava beds, from GEO 307H field trip. Photo by Kaplan Yalcin.

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