Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves May 27, 2016

Seminars & Defenses

Tuesday, May 31, 2016. 1:00 pm, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Eduardo 'Lalo' Francisco Guerrero (Ph.D., Geology). "Quaternary Landscape Evolution and the Surface Expression of Plume-Lithosphere Interactions in the Greater Yellowstone Area”

Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 9 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Joseph Kemper (M.S., Water Resources Engineering). "Groundwater Flooding and Guerilla Trenches: a Participatory Approach for Flood Control"

Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 9:00 am, Wilkinson 203. Student Defense: Ms. Alexandra Savotkina (Ph.D., Geography). "Nuclear power plant siting in the Columbia River Basin: current trends, effects of climate change, and associated uncertainties"

Thursday, June 2, 2016. 10 am, Burt 193. Student Defense: Mr. Aaron Barth (Ph.D., Geology). "Geochemical and geostatistical analyses of Quaternary climate variability over millennial-to-orbital timescales"

Thursday, June 2, 2016. 4 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: Erik Klemetti, Denison University. "Centuries of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror: Magmatic processes of Cascade volcanoes recorded in zircon"

Friday, June 3, 2016. 12 pm, Wilkson 203. GEM Seminar: Nick Gill, Univ. of Wollongong, NSW. “Living with weeds, learning about weeds: Weed management, values, and attitudes among lifestyle-oriented rural landholder”

Friday, June 3, 2016. 12 pm, Burt 193. OEB Seminar: Rosie Gradoville, CEOAS. "Linking nitrogen fixation rates to diazotrophic diversity across ocean biomes."

A Message from the I-Dean

To further our college’s healthy, inclusive, and safe environment, I want to ask every CEOAS employee and graduate student to take sexual harassment prevention training.  If you have completed an OSU training within the past 3 years, you do not need to do this again.
I have asked professional staff from Equal Opportunity and Access to conduct the trainings. We are doing this now so that as many of us head to the field or to other locations away from campus, we can help to ensure that the environments in which we work are productive and safe for all staff and students.  
To make this as easy as possible, you have the choice between three one-hour training slots.  You only need to take one.
Fri., Jun. 3, 11 – 12
Wed., Jun. 8, 4 – 5
Thu. 9, 9:30 – 10:30
All are scheduled for Burt 193.  To make sure that we have enough space, we would appreciate it if you sign up for one training.

Promotion and Tenure Awardees

Promotion to Professor with tenure: 
Byron Crump
David Noone 
Promotion to Associate Professor:  
George Waldbusser 
Promotion to Associate Professor Senior Research  
Haru Matsumoto, CIMRS 
Promotion to Senior Instructor I
Lorene Becker
Demian Hommel  
Promotion to Senior Instructor II
Steve Cook 
Promotion to SFRA I
Michael Kalk             
Stuart Pearce             
Katie Watkins-Brandt       
Promotion to SFRA II
Linda Fayler             
Jasmine Nahorniak
Ann Morey Ross          
Chris Wingard    

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): Family Members Attending Other Oregon Public Universities

June 6, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for family members attending other Oregon Public Universities during Summer Term 2016.  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, fobc.hr@oregonstate.edu, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Science at the Market

The Graduate Student Committee is organizing a CEOAS booth at the Saturday Farmer's Market this season. Our goal is to present informational displays and hands-on activities in order to edify the community about all the cool stuff that we do in CEOAS. This week (May 28th), Nikki Moore and Brad Pitcher will be presenting on volcanoes. Please stop by and check it out - their booth is sure to be a BLAST!!!

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS outreach on stream hydrology and ecology at Oak Creek run by CEOAS outreach coordinator Jessica Brothers and Roy Haggerty, and funded by NSF in cooperation with the NSF. CEOAS has run approximately 500 4th and 5th-grade students through a program educating them about streams and stream ecology.

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