H2OSU - January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14, 20123
(Winter Term, Week 2)



Monday, January 14, (Today) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Off Campus (Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis) Science Pub Water, Electronics and Energy | Free

Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Wilkinson Hall  Shireen Hyrapiet, CEOAS Geography Program Calcutta’s Hand-Pulled Rickshaws: Cultural Politics and Place Making in a Globalizing City

Thursday, January 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Memorial Union  The Meaning of Wilderness and the Rights of Nature Alpine Environments Keynote: Dr. Rod Nash | Free



  • New Certificate Program

At its December meeting, the OUS Provost’s Council approved OSU’s proposal to offer a Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching. The certificate program will be effective Fall 2012.

This 18-credit hour graduate certificate is designed to provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to current OSU graduate students who plan to pursue careers in teaching and instruction in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers that require similar skill sets in facilitation. While seeking their respective degrees, OSU graduate students can now earn a credential that certifies their teaching and facilitation skills and thus confers advantage in competitive hiring environments. This certificate program is an important investment in the quality of undergraduate instruction at OSU as well as in the future of the teaching professoriate. Congratulations to all who developed and reviewed this proposal.

For more information, contact Dr. Brenda McComb, Dean of the Graduate School at brenda.mccomb@oregonstate.edu.
  • Reminder: Winter Term 2013 Water Resources Seminar; Advances in Water Resources Engineering
Everyone is encouraged to join us for at least 3 of these seminars even if you are not registered for the course, as a way of staying connected with one another and stimulating your mind! Wednesday Janurary 16th will present the second seminar of the series with a presentation entitled: "SLICES: an information framework for research, monitoring and evaluation in the Willamette River floodplain" by David Hulse, University of Oregon: Department of Landscape Architecture. Hope to see you all there!



  • Plum Creek commits $500,000 for OSU water-quality research (OSU News & Research Communications)

Plum Creek, one of the nation’s largest private land owners with about 6.4 million acres in 19 states, has committed $500,000 to support an endowed research position in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

 The endowed fund will support in perpetuity the Plum Creek Postdoctoral Fellow in Forest Watershed Science, a position to study the impacts of active forest management on water quality and aquatic systems. Recruiting for the position will begin immediately. This expanded partnership with Plum Creek means OSU will have a permanent research position to help create opportunities for improving watershed health.  The commitment is part of The Campaign for OSU, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, donors have provided more than $887.9 million toward the campaign’s $1 billion goal.

About the OSU Foundation: The Oregon State University Foundation is the nonprofit corporation chartered to raise and administer private gifts in support of OSU education, research and outreach. The foundation retains assets of $563 million and manages the majority of OSU’s composite endowment, valued at $412 million. The foundation launched the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2004, with donors contributing more than $800 million toward its $1 billion goal to date.



Arismendi I, Haggerty R, Johnson SL, Dunham JB   Descriptors of natural thermal regimes in streams and their responsiveness to change in the Pacific Northwest of North America Freshwater Biology Abstract OSU authors: Arismendi, Haggerty

HANSHEW BRETTA, GARCIA TIFFANYS (11/2012) Invasion of the shelter snatchers: behavioural plasticity in invasive red swamp crayfish, <i>Procambarus clarkii</i> Freshwater Biology  OSU authors: All

Bogan MT, Boersma KS (12/2012) Aerial dispersal of aquatic invertebrates along and away from arid-land streams Freshwater Science  OSU authors: All

Matzke MM, Allan SE, Anderson KA, Waters KM (12/2012) An approach for calculating a confidence interval from a single aquatic sample for monitoring hydrophobic organic contaminants Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  OSU authors: Allan, Anderson

Nason JA, Bloomquist DJ, Sprick MS (07/2012) Factors Influencing Dissolved Copper Concentrations in Oregon Highway Storm Water Runoff Journal of Environmental Engineering  OSU Author: Nason


State of Oregon: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA): URSA-ENGAGE 01/18/2013

NSF: Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology 02/19/2013 

 NSF: Environmental Engineering 02/19/2013

 NSF: Energy for Sustainability 02/19/2013  

 NSF: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR) 02/27/2013 

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 03/04/2013

USDOD: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)

 (Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)



Foundation: 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative: Research Fellowship 01/18/2013

Foundation: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program 01/23/2013

Foundation: 2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative (CCYI): Paid Internship 01/23/2013

International WaterCentre (IWC) postgraduate programs in integrated water management 01/31/2013

2013 National Research Council Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Research Associateship Programs 02/01/2013

 NSF: Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office (CCEPA Office) 02/05/2013 (LOI: 12/06/2013)

Texas A&M USRG Program: Undergraduate Summer Research Grant 02/11/2013

ONR Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program 02/16/2013


TT Assistant Professor in Geography, specializing in Water Resources, Surface Hydrology, Physical Geography, and Natural Disasters, The Department of Geography at Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN) (Deadline: February 1, 2013, Open until filled)

Associate Director, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP) (Willoughby, OH) (Deadline: February 7, 2013, Open until filled)

Research Rangeland Management Specialist/Research Soil Scientist, Agricultural Research Service (DOA) (Reno, NV) (Deadline: February 15, 2013)

Senior Lecturer in Ecohydrology, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) (Deadline: March 12, 2013)

Environmental Scientist VI, Florida Division of Water Resources/Bureau of Water Supply (Palatka, FL) (Open until filled)

Engineer or Geomorphologist, Inter-Fluve, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) (Open until filled)

Geoscientist Supervisor/Team leader, New Mexico Department of Environment (Santa Fe, NM) (Open until filled)

(All New!)



Harvesting Clean Energy | Sunday, January 27, 2013 - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | The Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR

5th annual UW Environmental Innovation Challenge | Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Seattle, WA

2nd Annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium and Climate Change and IndigenousPeoples Lecture | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Fir Room EMU / Many Nations Longhouse at University of Oregon | Research proposal deadline for this event is February 17, 2013.

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado Springs, CO) | Application Deadline: February 28, 2013 

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



Wisconsin Wetlands Association Great Wetlands, Healthy Wetlands Conference | Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Sheboygan, WI

2013 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS) | Sunday, February 24, 2013 - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | La Crosse, WI
AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition | Monday, February 25, 2013 - Thursday, February 28, 2013 | San Antonio, Texas

The Society for Freshwater Science 2013 Annual Meeting | Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Thursday, May 23, 2013 | Jacksonville, FL

2012 Biohydrology Conference - Bio Meets Hydrology: Water for Life | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Landau/Pfalz, Germany

 5th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Prague, Czech Republic

 Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, June 10, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013 | International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK |

Todd Jarvis participated in this short course during Summer 2012, so if you have any questions, contact him at todd.jarvis@oregonstate.edu

SIAM Geosciences Conference | Monday, June 17, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 | University of Padova’s main building, Palazzo Bò, Via VIII Febbraio 8, Padova, Italy

CREAR-ED-ENG: Two-week short course in the Amazon region | Sunday, June 23, 2013 - Friday, July 5, 2013 | Iquitos, Peru | Deadline for registration: March 15, 2013 (information at http://www.crearamazonia.org/education/crear-ed-eng) . Registration forms will be available early January 2013. 

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