Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 24, 2015

Seminars & Defenses

Monday, April 27th, 11 - 12 PM, Weniger 149. Special Candidate Seminar: Heather Leslie: Assistant Professor, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University. "Sustaining Coupled Social-Ecological Marine Systems"

Tuesday, April 28th,  10:30– 11:30 AM. Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Bojan Šavrič (Ph.D., Geography). “Optimizing Map Projection Selection for World Maps and Web Maps"

Tuesday, April 28th,  3:30– 4:30 PM. Burt 193. POA Seminar: Dr. Jay McCreary: Professor International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) University of Hawaii at Manoa. “Dynamics of AMOC/Southern Ocean interactions in a variable-density, two-layer model”

Wednesday, April 29th 11 - 12 PM. Special Candidate Seminar: Heather Leslie: Assistant Professor, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University. "Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice"

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9 – 10 AM, Burt 193.  Student Defense: Ms. Kathleen Moore (Ph.D., Geography). "Optimizing reservoir operations to adapt to 21st century expectations of climate and social change in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon”

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9 – 10 AM, Wilkinson 108. G&G Seminar: Elowyn Yager, U. Idaho – Boise. "The effects of grain-scale turbulence and sediment sorting on bedload transport in mountain streams"

Friday, May 1, 2015 9-10 AM, Burt 193. Student Defense:  Mr. Matt Cooper (M.S., Water Resources Science). "Modeling elevation-dependent snow sensitivity to climate warming in the data-sparse eastern Oregon Cascades"

Friday, May 1st 12 – 1 PM. Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Marta Torres. "Methane sources, transport and sinks in the gas hydrate bearing sediments of the Ulleung Basin, Korea”


Heinz Award Winner: Aaron Wolf

Aaron Wolf was one of 6 recipients of the Heinz award this year.  Congratulations Aaron! well deserved.

"Dr. Aaron Wolf, professor at Oregon State University,receives the Heinz Award in the Public Policy category for his pioneering leadership in the practice of water diplomacy, which brings science, problem-solving and cultural sensitivity to the mediation of transboundary water conflicts."

 "The breadth of Dr. Wolf's critical work proves that by sharing science-based evidence and identifying shared values, cooperation can replace conflict. In both research and practice, he has carved out a new understanding of how water disputes can be resolved – embracing the notion that water need not be a barrier to peace, but can serve as a language for reconciliation."


Graduate Student Committee

GSC Meeting Minutes are now available through the GSC website.  Please feel free to visit and check out what we have been discussing each term! 


Annual OSU Beyond Earth Day Celebration is April 18th-28th

This year, OSU’s long-standing Earth Day celebration will spread beyond the typical in Beyond Earth Day! It will include over a week of activities focusing on sustainability and the interconnections between people and the environment. The celebration runs Saturday April 18th through Tuesday April 28th at a variety of locations on and off campus. Whether you’re interested in checking out over 50 booths at the 15th annual Community Fair, stompin’ your foot to live music at the annual Organic Growers Club Hoo Haa, taking a walking tour to learn about OSU’s water features, watching an environmental film, or creating an earth justice chalk mural, this year’s Beyond Earth Day offers all that and so much more. See the full calendar on the Beyond Earth Day website.


SciFinder database training session @ Valley Library

Does your research involve searching the chemistry literature?  If so, the Valley Library is hosting a SciFinder (research database) training session by Keven Seguin from Chemical Abstracts Service. SciFinder indexes the literature of chemistry and chemistry sub-disciplines and offers bibliographic, structure, and reaction searching. 

Wednesday, April 29th, Valley Library, Barnard Room (5th floor), 3-4pm

Seating is limited so registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome as space allows:  http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduates/workshops/scifinder-scholar-become-chemistry-research-pro.


Water Resources Graduate Program Darcy Lecturer Seminar

Wednesday, May 27th, 4 – 5PM. LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall. “Evaluating the competitive use of the subsurface: The influence of energy storage and production in groundwater” by Dr. Rainer Helmig, National Groundwater Association Darcy Lecturer.


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Ocean Science students (and profs) on the fantail of R/V Oceanus during a 4-day cruise as part of OC295, "Introduction to Field Oceanography."


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