Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 1, 2016


Monday, April 4, 2016. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: Anhydrite as a source of sulphur to magmatic-hydrothermal mineral deposits-Michael Hutchinson and Vein orientation, paragenesis and structural evolution of the Botija Cu-Mo-Av deposit Colon, Panama-Mike Sepp and Time and temperature dependence of the re-equilibration processes in plagioclase-hosted melt inclusions-Melissa Drignon

Thursday, April 7, 2016. 3:30 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Martin Streck, Portland State University. Eastern Oregon Rhyolites Provide New Clues to CRB Mysteries

Friday, April 8, 2016. 12:00 pm, Wilkinson 231. GEM Seminar: Kelly Biedenweg, OSU.Teasing Apart Landscape Values Mapping: Determining the underlying motivations in mapping meaningful places

Friday, April 8, 2016. 12:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Kim Halsey, OSU Microbiology. Phytoplankton-Climate Interactions: Light Responses and Gas Emissions

Margaret Sparrow Passes

Margaret Sparrow

We received a sad update from Kay Fischer: “I just want to let you know that Margaret (Peggy) Sparrow passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon. She did her passing with grace and ease and I was privileged and honored to be by her side.  She wanted me to share this poem with all of you after she was gone:          

            You can shed tears that she is gone
            Or you can smile because she has lived
            You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
            Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

            Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
            Or you can be full of the love that you shared
            You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
            Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
            You can remember her and only that she is gone
            Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
            You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
            Or you can do what she would want:

                                    smile, open your eyes, love and go on. “

Margaret was an FRA chemist in the College, from 1981 until her retirement.  Details for Margaret's celebration will follow.

Marine Science Day

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10am to 4pm 

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for our annual Marine Science Day!  Come behind-the-scenes for a peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. 

Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays and touch tanks presented by marine scientists. Visit a genetics lab. Enjoy special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Learn how scientists observe the ocean using buoys and gliders.

To volunteer, go to www.volunteersignup.org/Y8TAL. Parent (or grandparent) and child teams welcome! Contact Maryann at 541-867-0234 for more information.

Don't miss the chance to learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s dynamic marine science campus! http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday

Today is the Day!

Hydrothermal Vent Discovery Lecture

Dr. Deborah Kelley, Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington and Director for the Cable Array Component of NSF’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). 

"The Lost City Hydrothermal Field”

Friday April 1, 2016. 4pm Gilfillan Auditorium

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Geo 536 trip to the Panamint Valley, California

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