Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 15, 2016


Monday, January 18, 2016. Martin Luther King Jr Day. Campus Closed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Pepijn Bakker, Post-doctoral researcher CEOAS. "Probabilistic projections of future AMOC evolution driven by global warming and Greenland Ice Sheet melt"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 10:00 - 11:00 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Candidate for the Natural Hazards Position - Dr. Debra Perrone, Stanford University. "Characterizing tradeoffs among food, energy, and water in a complex world." 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 12-1:00 pm, Burt 193.  Special OEB Seminar:Dr. Casey Saenger, UW-JISAO. “Tracing past environmental variability using geochemical signals in bamboo corals”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 4 – 5:00 pm, Peavy 101. WR Seminar - Stephen Good, Oregon State University: Biological & Ecological Engineering Department. "Quantifying ecosystem water use through evapotranspiration partioning"

Thursday, January 21, 2016. 12-1pm, Burt 193. Special OEB Seminar: Dr. Casey Saenger, UW-JISAO. “Future Directions in Research and Education: Working toward a methodological toolbox for intricate environmental systems”

Thursday, January 21, 2016. 4 pm - 5:00 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar - John Bershaw, PSU. "The Elusive Origin of Continental Moisture”

Friday, January 22, 2016. 9 am - 10:00 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Candidate for the Natural Hazards Position - Dr. Christopher Burton, Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation Pavia, Italy. "Measuring Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards and Disasters: State of the Art and Future Directions"


Geology PhD candidate  Laura Hempel has been awarded the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI) Pathfinder Fellowship to conduct flume experiments at the University of British Columbia.  She is advised by Gordon Grant.

ASLO Awards

Dr. Angelicque White is the 2016 recipient of the Yentsch-Schindler Award for her groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research to improve our understanding of biological and physical relationships in the ocean, for her dedication to develop and expand experiential learning opportunities for students, and for her commitment to the promotion of underrepresented groups and engagement of the public in science issues. The award will be presented at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2016 Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 5-10, 2016.

Drs. Evelyn Sherr and Barry Sherr to be awarded with the 2016 A.C Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award for their joint lifetime research on food-web interactions, microzooplankton, and the factors controlling the activity, growth, and survival of aquatic microorganisms. Drs. Evelyn and Barry Sherr are both Professors Emeritus. The award will be presented at the ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 5-10, 2016.

Oregon “Mandatory” Sick Time Law – Effective 01/01/16

What does it mean for OSU?
Please read the general information regarding this law, and overview of related OSU policies, rules and regulations, found on the Office of Human resources website.

What has changed in the EmpCenter Timekeeping system?
See the What's New page for details about the changes to the EmpCenter and the announcement for the open lab schedule for students, temporary employees, and their supervisors.

Attention all Supervisors/Managers

The Online Position Description and Recruiting System will be upgraded in January 2016.  The upgrade and implementation process could impact recruitments and postings planned for the January, 2016 time frame.

How will it impact you?  Please see the FOBC detailed notification to learn more.

WRGP MLK Birthday Celebration and Reflection


On Friday, January 15th, the water community is invited to gather for a celebration honoring Dr. King from 3-4:30 pm in the Wecoma Room in the CEOAS Admin Building. This will be a time to come together in reflection, conversation, and of course cake!


URISC Awards

The OSU Research Office is pleased to announce the awards for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Winter and/or Spring 2016. Congratuations!

Katlyn Haven (Major: Zoology, Faculty Project Advisor: Lorenzo Ciannelli)  “Video Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Variation in the Microhabitat of Young of the Year Groundfishes along a Bathymetric Gradient off of the Central Oregon Coast”
Emily Jackson (Major: Earth Science, Geology and General Science, Pre-Education, Faculty Project Advisor: Anita Grunder) “History of Explosive Volcanism in Central Oregon”
Victoria  Scherelis (Major: Earth Sciences, Ocean Science option. Faculty Project Advisor: Ed Brook) “Carbon Dioxide in Greenland Ice Cores and Applications to Reconstructing Past Greenhouse Gas Levels”

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Students from Geo 205, Geography of Disaster Management course participating in a Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign installing smoke alarms in a mobile home park in Albany. Photo by Shireen Hyrapiet

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