Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves February 27, 2015


Monday, March 2, 2015. Burt 193 4:00-5:00 pm. Student Seminar:  Shiloh Sundstrom - "Communities, Conservation, and "The Lion King Paradox" in Kenya's Maasailand." Emily Lemagie - "What happens to the freshwater that enters the ocean from all of Oregon's tiny estuaries?: The coastal dynamics of small, distributed river plumes under variable wind conditions." Michelle Stowell - "Flatfish or fat fish? Effects of nursery habitat selection and seasonal hypoxia on juvenile English sole energy storage."

Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Burt 193, 3:30-4:30 pm. POA Seminar: Saeed Moghimi, CEOAS. "On the energy transfer from surface gravity waves to ocean water column."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Peavy 242, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. WR Seminar: Clément Roques, OSU: Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering. "Fracture/Fault Characterization in Crystalline Rocks: Implications for Groundwater Fluxes and Resources."

Thursday, March 5, 2015. Burt 193, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. G&G Seminar: Dr. Dave Ullman. "Laurentide Breakdown: Refining the Chronology and Mechanisms of the Last Deglaciation."

Science Pub Featuring Adam Schultz

Join Adam Schultz on March 9, 2015 to hear his Science Pub lecture titled, "In Hot Water: Investigations Beneath the Earth’s Surface Using Electromagnetic Methods." The lecture will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis.

Dance your Dissertation

Students and faculty-

Tired of presentations in Powerpoint and Prezi?  Lectures lose you? Then try a different form of communication about science - Dance Your Dissertation!!

The biennial WRGP Dance Your Dissertation Event will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Chintimini Park Community Center from 7:00 to 9:45 pm.

The WRGP will provide beverages (beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages) and some snacks to get us started - We ask for a $5 donation to help cover the venue rental and beverages.  Participants are also welcome to bring a favorite snack to share.

All forms of artistic expression are encouraged- poetry, music visual art and dance are welcome aspects of communication about science at this event.  You don’t have to dance. For inspiration, you can go to the following links and see past performances: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Is this an event initiated at OSU? No, this event was actually begun by others, though it has been sullied by WRGP Director Santelmann on several occasions. Even if you are not yet prepared to perform, please plan to attend.  It’s a lot of fun and it’s great to support your colleagues as they Dance their Dissertation!

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): Family Members Attending Other OUS Institutions

March 16, 2015 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for family members attending other OUS institutions during Spring Term 2015.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  Completed forms should be returned to:  Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Salmon Bowl 2015 - THIS WEEKEND!

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 8:15 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!

The Politics of Climate Change in Washington DC

Debates about the science, confusion about the impacts, and ideological battles
Featuring Dr. Johannes Loschnigg
 March 3, 2015, 3:30-5:00 PM
LaRaza Room, 208 Memorial Union
Offered by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, CEOAS, The School of Public Policy, and the Environmental Arts & Humanities Initiative

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
The left photo looks like a special effects shot from our field site at Duck, NC, perhaps a Van Gogh, but it is actually a snapshot through ice on the window of the tower that houses our Argus Station. Note the "horizon" near the top. For comparison, a non-iced shot is shown at right. Click image to see larger version. Photos supplied by Rob Holman.

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