H2OSU - January 14, 2013
Monday, January 14, 20123
(Winter Term, Week 2)
OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK
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
WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
- 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.
- Reminder: Winter Term 2013 Water Resources Seminar; Advances in Water Resources Engineering
OSU WATER IN THE NEWS
- 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.
RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS
FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 03/04/2013
(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)
FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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
NSF: Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office (CCEPA Office) 02/05/2013 (LOI: 12/06/2013)
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)
REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
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.)
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
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 |
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.