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College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves April 8, 2016


Monday, April 11, 2016. 11:00 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar:  Dr. Orencio Duran Vinent, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. "Back to the roots: the role of vegetation dynamics in coastal vulnerability to storms and barrier island stability"

Monday, April 11, 2016. 4:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Seminar: 1) Imaging the Mantle Plume that Initiated North America's Midcontinent Rift- Esteban Bowles-Martinez, 2) Seismicity of Blanco Fracture Zone- Va’clav Kuna, and 3) Frontal Structures at the Gulf Stream- Alejandra Sanchez-Rios

Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 3:30 pm, Burt 193. POA Seminar: Dr. Dudley Chelton, OSU. "Some Perspectives on California Drought Variability Over the Past 50 Years."

Wednesday, April 13, 2016. 4:00 pm, LInC 101. WRGP Seminar: Amy East, Research Geologist, USGS. “Landscape response and 4-year sediment budget following removal of two large dams on the Elwha River, Washington”

Thursday, April 14, 2016. 1:30 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Matthew Mazloff, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. "Satellite altimetry and gravimetry for oceanography"

Thursday, April 14, 2016. 3:30 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Amanda Thomas, University of Oregon. “Constraints on the Source Parameters of Low-Frequency Earthquakes on the San Andreas fault and in Cascadia”

Friday, April 15, 2016. 12:00 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Burke Hales, CEOAS. “Statistical characterization of ocean acidification response in Pacific Northwest estuaries”

Friday, April 15, 2016. 12:00 pm, Wilkinson 203. GEM Seminar: Aaron Wolf and Jamon Van Den Hoek, OSU. “Geographies of conflict & climate change”

Friday, April 15, 2016. 2:00 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Matthew Mazloff, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. "Towards holistic ocean state estimates: How to utilize uncertainty structure knowledge in 4D-Var ocean assimilation"

This Saturday is 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


Good news, both Jeremy Hoffman (PhD, Geology) and Sandra Huynh (MS, MRM) were selected to represent OSU at the 2016 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering Program held in D.C. this month.

The Making our CASE (Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering) program is open to universities or professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their students to come to Washington, DC, and learn about science policy. Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend a few days in Washington learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement.

This is the third year for Making our CASE.  For additional details about the Making our CASE Workshop, please go to http://www.aaas.org/case


Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees or Family Members Attending OSU

April 22, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU 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.


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Graduate Student Committee (GSC) Trail Building Day April 2, 2016
Top: Interim Dean Roy Haggerty and graduate student Cameron Allen work on building a new trail to the top of Bald Hill.
Bottom: Associate Dean Jack Barth and CEOAS graduate student trail-building volunteers.
Photos provided by Liz King.

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