E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 17, May 19 – 25, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This is the final ITPA newsletter for the Spring 2013 semester.  Seminar schedules for the Fall 2013 semester will be available in mid-August at the following websites:

Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Seminars
http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu/news_events/taos.html

Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium Series
http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu/news_events/oac.html

East End Public Lecture Series
http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu/news_events/SBSLSs13.html

Faculty News

All are welcome to attend a special seminar and open house, “Running the Wrong Way: Chasing Tornadoes and Hurricanes for Science,” by Drs. Joshua Wurman and Karen Kosiba from the Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO. This seminar will take place on Monday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wang Center auditorium.  Open house begins at 6:00 p.m. where the Doppler on Wheels Radar (DOW) will be on display for the DREAMS (Doppler Radar for Education and Mesoscale Studies) experiment to study storms, sea breezes and other weather phenomena.  Come tour the DOW and listen to two leading experts regarding storm chasing.  For additional information and to register for this event, please access http://dreamsproject.weebly.com/index.html.

On May 8-9, Professor Hyemi Kim attended the 2nd KIOST-US Joint Symposium on Climate and Ocean at Columbia University.   From May 14 to June 10, she will be attending the kick-off meeting for a project entitled, “Improvement of Seasonal Prediction with Land Surface Initialization,” at the APEC Climate Center in Pusan, South Korea.  She will also be making a presentation and participating in discussions regarding the seasonal tropical cyclone prediction system.

As a reminder, the annual graduate student review has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For more information, please contact Carol Dovi at 2-8681.

Please make every effort to attend the SoMAS Convocation on Friday, May 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center auditorium.  Please RSVP to carol.dovi@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

Congratulations to Marianne McNamara, recipient of the first Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award.  Marianne will be presented with a certificate and a check for $1,000 at the SoMAS Convocation on Friday, May 24.

Professor Marvin Geller will be hosting an international workshop, “Research Using the High-Resolution Radiosonde Data,” from May 27 through 29 in Endeavour Hall 120.  ITPA graduate students who would like to attend should see Gina Gartin in Endeavour 129 to arrange for the ITPA Office to cover the $50 registration fee.  Details regarding the conference may be accessed at http://www.sparc.sunysb.edu/workshop/

Miscellaneous

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 16, May 12 – 18, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminars and the Oceans and Atmospheres (OAC) Colloquium series has ended for the Spring 2013 semester.  Fall seminar schedules will be available in mid-August.

Last week’s TAOS seminar by Professor Anji Seth from the University of Connecticut is now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br1YaUfr_uU

All are welcome to attend a seminar entitled, “487th Brookhaven Lecture: Why Has Earth NOT Warmed as Much as Expected? And Why is this so Important?” by Dr. Stephen E. Schwartz on Wednesday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. The lecture will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the Berkner Hall Auditorium.  Please note:  a photo ID is required for entrance to the site.

Faculty News

The next SoMAS faculty meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  Please send agenda items to Steve Ortega at steve.ortega@stonybrook.edu.

The May 2013 issue of the University Senate bulletin is now available athttp://www.stonybrook.edu/univsenate/Bulletins.shtml

As a reminder, the annual graduate student review has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For more information, please contact Carol Dovi at 2-8681.

Student News

Congratulations to Michael Colbert, this year’s recipient of the Petra M. Udelhofen Memorial Scholarship Award.  Michael will receive a $1,000 award and will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Convocation ceremony on May 24.

Professor Marvin Geller will be hosting an international workshop, “Research Using the High-Resolution Radiosonde Data,” from May 27 through 29 in Endeavour Hall 120.  ITPA graduate students who would like to attend should see Gina Gartin in Endeavour 129 to arrange for the ITPA Office to cover the $50 registration fee.  Details regarding the conference may be accessed at http://www.sparc.sunysb.edu/workshop/

Miscellaneous

All are welcome to attend the SoMAS annual Convocation on Friday, May 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center Auditorium.  Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 15, May 5 – 11, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Anji Seth from the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut.  Professor Seth will present her seminar entitled, “CMIP5 Projected Redistribution of Rainfall in Monsoon Annual Cycles,” on Wednesday, May 8, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Seth, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319. This is the final TAOS seminar for the Spring 2013 semester.  The Fall 2013 schedule will be available in mid-August at http://www.somas.stonybrook.edu/news_events/taos.html

Last week’s TAOS seminar by Professor Paul Ginoux from NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is now available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xVaMuSYIJA

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Art Trembanis from the Geosciences Department at the University of Delaware.  Professor Trembanis will present his seminar entitled, “Benthic Habitat and Seafloor Morphology Mapping,” on Friday, May 10, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For additional information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.  This is the final OAC seminar for this semester.

All are welcome to attend the Robert L. de Zafra Student Symposium on Friday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  Graduate students will be reporting progress made in their research projects over the last year.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on May 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education is accepting proposals in response to the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2013-14 NASA Research Announcement.  This new announcement is an umbrella announcement for opportunities under the Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP), and includes calls for proposals in the following program elements for Fiscal Year 2013:  NASA Innovations in Climate
Education – Tribal (NICE-T) and Tribal College and University Experiential Learning Opportunities – (TCU ELO).    Eligibility Information: Proposals will be accepted from Tribal Colleges and Universities. NASA centers and other organizations may apply through partnership with the lead organization in some cases. Notice of Intent due date: May 22, 2013.  Full proposals due July 24, 2013.  Interested parties may also attend or connect to a pre-proposal workshop on the NICE-Tprogram element on May 8, 2013, at 3pm EDT for further information on that program element.  Call-in information:  888-469-0976.  Passcode NICE 2013.  See NSPIRES for further details.  For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit the EONS page on the NSPIRES website athttp://go.nasa.gov/14So8d6. If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at nspires-help@nasaprs.com or call 202-479-9376between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern time.

As a reminder, students who will be making a presentation at the Robert L. de Zafra Symposium on May 10 must send their titles to Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. You must also upload your PowerPoint file on the computer located in Endeavour 120 in the folder labeled “de Zafra Symposium.  Please be sure to do this before the start of the symposium.

Professor Marvin Geller will be hosting an international workshop, “Research Using the High-Resolution Radiosonde Data,” from May 27 through 29 in Endeavour Hall 120.  ITPA graduate students who would like to attend should see Gina Gartin in Endeavour 129 to arrange for the ITPA Office to cover the $50 registration fee.  Details regarding the conference may be accessed at http://www.sparc.sunysb.edu/workshop/

Message from Professor Anne McElroy to Ph.D. Students:

This message is to remind you that all Ph.D. students are required to advance to candidacy before the beginning of their fourth year of study.  This means that any of you who started prior to Fall 2010 are now late, and that those of you who started in Fall 2010 should advance prior to beginning of the Fall 2013 semester.  According to Carol’s records there are many Ph.D. students who fall into one of these two categories . Prior to advancing SoMAS pays student tuition from our tuition scholarship pool.  After you advance the Graduate School pays your tuition.  Please note that the Graduate School is no longer just providing us with as much tuition scholarship money as we need.  Thus, it is imparitive that Ph.D. students advance on time.  Failure to do so, puts you at risk for losing your tuition scholarship which means you could end up paying thousands of dollars for tuition next fall. If you are already late to advance, or scheduled to advance before fall, PLEASE discuss this with your advisor immediately, and have them contact Carol with a proposed date (month is OK) for your proposal defense. We have to put in our request for tuition funds for next fall by May 15, so need to hear back from everyone in this category before then.  This is VERY important.

Follow-Up Message from Professor Anne McElroy:

Someone pointed out an important point I neglected to tell you.  Ph.D. students cannot defend until 12 months after they advance to candidacy.  Even if we didn’t have tuition constraints, postponing advancement can delay graduation, not to mention by postponing you miss out of getting valuable advice from your dissertation committee soon enough that it can be valuable to you.  Also, I didn’t mean to imply that you need to formally schedule your proposal exam right now, merely that we need a pretty firm number of how many students will be advancing by fall 2013 so we can request the correct amount of tuition scholarship funds.  We have to make this request by May 15th, which is why we need your approximate date of proposal defense now.

Miscellaneous

The annual Flax to Vax race will take place on Saturday, May 11. Additional information and sign-up sheets are posted outside of the mail room in Endeavour Hall.

There are four “like new” file cabinets and one metal bookshelf in the Endeavour Hall hallway near room 185 that are available.  If anyone is interested in obtaining one, please contact Cliff Jones at 2-8677 and he will deliver it to your office.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 14, April 28 – May 4, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Paul Ginoux from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).  Professor Ginoux will present his seminar entitled, “Dust From Agriculture and Natural Sources: Implications for Air Quality and Climate,” on Wednesday, May 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Ginoux, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Leonard A. Nurse from the University of West Indies (UWI).  Professor Nurse will present his seminar entitled, “Climate Change: Some Potential Implications for the Countries of the Caribbean,” on Friday, May 3, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For additional information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

All are welcome to attend a seminar entitled, “487th Brookhaven Lecture: Why Has Earth NOT Warmed as Much as Expected? And Why is this so Important?” by Dr. Stephen E. Schwartz on Wednesday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. The lecture will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the Berkner Hall Auditorium.  Please note:  a photo ID is required for entrance to the site.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on May 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor John Mak will be attending the National Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Observing Facilities Assessment (OFAP) panel meeting from May 3-8 in Boulder, CO.

Student News

The Meteorology Club will be having their annual pizza party on Thursday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

For rent:  Studio apartment in East Setauket. $750/month rent includes utilities and wireless networks. For information, contact Tony Huang at (631) 205-8627 or uniquetonyhuang@gmail.com

Miscellaneous

The SoMAS Convocation will take place on Friday, May 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Carol Dovi atcarol.dovi@stonybrook.edu.

The UUP Spring Fling lunch meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 12:00 noon in the Student Activities Center, ballroom A.  Lunch will be catered by the Green Cactus Mexican Grill.  Please RSVP by April 25 at www.uupsbu.org.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 13, April 21 – April 27, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Ross N. Hoffman from Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) in Lexington, MA.  Professor Hoffman will present his seminar entitled, “Hurricane Irene Worst-Case Estimates of Wind Damage to Property from Exigent Analysis of ECMWF Ensemble Forecasts,” on Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Hoffman, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

The April 17 TAOS seminar by Professor Pierre Gentine is now available on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_7Xg9kx14
This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor William J. Ullman from the University of Delaware.  Professor Ullman will present his seminar entitled, Continuous Automated Water Quality Monitoring for Watershed and Estuarine Management and Research,” on Friday, April 26, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For additional information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Please make every effort to attend this year’s Robert L. de Zafra Student Sympoisum on Friday, May 10.  Details are provided below in the “Student News” category.

Student News

Message from Professor Sultan Hameed
ITPA organizes the Robert de Zafra Symposium each year to create an opportunity for our graduate students to report progress in their research projects in the past year, and for the faculty to appraise the progress and give feedback.  The 2013 Symposium will be held on Friday, May 10, in Endeavour Hall 120.  All ITPA students, except first year students, are required to make presentations at the symposium. The first year students are required to attend the symposium.  Each presentation will be for 15 minutes, with a 5 minute follow up for discussion. Consult with your adviser and prepare your talk to focus on what you have done in the past year and what you plan to do next. Avoid lengthy background information.  Please send the title of your presentation to Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 .Upload your powerpoint file on the computer in Endeavour 120 in the folder, “deZafra Symposium,” before the start of the symposium at 9:00 a.m.

Miscellaneous

The Holiday Inn Express-Stony Brook is replacing all of their flat screen TVs and selling their old, 32-inch flat screen, high definition TVs for $100.  Money collected from the sale will be donated to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.  If you are interested in purchasing a TV, please send an email to Lenore Paprocky lenore@stonybrookny.hiexpress.com

There will be a UUP Workshop entitled, “How to Prepare/Act in Case of an Emergency Event,” on Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 noon in the Wang Center Chapel.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to www.uupsbu.org.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 12, April 14 – April 20, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Pierre Gentine from the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.  Professor Gentine will present his seminar entitled, “Interdependence of Climate, Soil and Vegetation and the Budyko Curve,” on Wednesday, April 17, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Gentine, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

The April 10 TAOS seminar by Professor David Bjerklie is now available on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwvZAQcSUkE
This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor David Schneider from the University of Newfoundland.  Professor Schneider, this year’s Okubo Scholar, will present his seminar on Friday, April 19, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For additional information, please email SoMASGradClub@gmail.com.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Student News

Save the Date!The Meteorology Club will be having their annual pizza party on Friday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be hosting this year’s Okubo Scholar, Dr. David C. Schneider, on April 18 and 19.  On April 18, there will be a brunch at 10:30 a.m., a career path seminar at 12:00 noon in Endeavor 120, followed by individual and group meetings from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  On April 19, Dr. Schneider will present the Friday seminar at 12:00 noon in Endeavour 120, followed by individual and group meetings from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  These events are open to all graduate students, faculty and staff.

Miscellaneous

This year’s annual Earthstock celebration takes place from April 15 to 19. For a list of events, please access http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/earthstock/.

There will be a UUP Physical Wellness Workshop on Tuesday, April 16, at 12:00 noon and the new Recreation Center (next to the Student Union) in room 125.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to www.uupsbu.org.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 11, April 7 – April 13, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor David Bjerklie from the US Geological Survey, Connecticut Water Science Center..  Professor Bjerklie will present his seminar entitled, “Simulated Watershed Scale Snowmelt and Groundwater Recharge Trends from 1960-2099 for Basins Draining to Long Island Sound: Hydrologic Response to Climate Change and Potential Water Quality Implications,” on Wednesday, April 10, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Bjerklie, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

The April 3 TAOS seminar by Professor Xin-Zhong Liang is now available on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbfPvPSCvoY

There will be s special TAOS seminar on Monday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m. in Endeavour 120.  Dr. Deanna Spence from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, will present a seminar entitled, “Influences upon Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Structure.”  All are welcome to attend.
This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Carol Arnosti from the University of North Carolina. Professor Arnosti will present her seminar entitled, “Organic Carbon Cycling by Microbial Communities in Marine Sediments and Seawater/Application of Novel Methods to Measure Microbial Enzyme Activities,” on Friday, April 12, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marvin Geller will be in Bern, Switzerland from April 6-13 to attend an International Space Science Institute (ISSI) workshop on Atmospheric Gravity Waves in Global Climate Prediction and Weather Forecasting Applications. This is an invitation only workshop that is expected to result in one or more scientific papers.

Professor Marat Khairtoudinov will be in Austria from April 6-13 to attend the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union.  He will be making an oral presentation entitled, “Climate and cloud response of the Super-Parameterized Community Atmosphere Model with additional super-parameterization of low clouds”.

Message from Carol Dovi

It’s that time again – May Commencement is around the corner, time to place your order for ordering caps and gowns. Per Conferences and Special Events – for those of you who will be participating in the May Commencement Ceremonies, please order your gowns online by April 19, 2013 atwww.herffjones.com/faculty.  The Provost will pay the cost for the rental of academic attire for all faculty in departments reporting to the Provost’s Office. Faculty from these departments should use the following numbers when ordering: Customer No. 31003853000, Order No. 1926739. The website will not accept orders after April 19, 2013.   You will be able to pick up your gown starting May 18, 2013, at the Bookstore between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The Bookstore will not notify you that they are in and will not deliver academic attire.  All rentals should be returned to the Bookstore promptly after the Commencement ceremonies. The Bookstore will be open until 5 p.m. on the day of the University Commencement.  Thursday, May 23, 2013 is the Doctoral Graduation and Hooding Ceremony at 1 p.m. If you are participating, assemble at 12 p.m. at Pritchard Gym.  Friday, May 24, 2013, is the University Commencement at 11 a.m.  Assemble at 10:30 a.m. behind Post 1 in the small parking lot adjacent to the Sports Complex.  For details, visit www.stonybrook.edu/graduation.

Message from Paulette Gerber

It is time to start thinking about summer salary.  This year, the first day for summer salary is May 27th and the last is August 26th.  For any of you who received summer salary from RF last year, you do NOT need to go to HRS to be e-verified again as long as your proof documents have not expired.  A separate email will be sent to faculty who need to be e-verified as soon as we receive word from Payroll.  However, I will need to know what your RF summer salary start date will be so that HRS can conduct the e-verification process on your behalf using last year’s unexpired proofs.  Please respond to me with one of the following:  1) I am not taking summer salary from Research Foundation grants this year.  2) I will receive summer salary from a Research Foundation grant this year, and my start date will be: ________.  3) I will receive summer salary from a Research Foundation grant this year, but do not yet know my start date (please tell me when you expect to know).  I would appreciate receiving your responses by April 19th.

Miscellaneous

Save the Date!  The SoMAS Convocation ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center auditorium.  Please make every effort to attend.  RSVP by April 11 to Carol Dovi at carol.dovi@stonybrook.edu.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 10, March 31 – April 6, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Xin-Zhong Liang from The Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science at the University of Maryland.  Professor Liang will present his seminar entitled, “Regional Climate-Weather Research and Forecasting Model,” on Wednesday, April 3, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Liang, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

The TAOS/Cess seminar by Dr. John M. Wallace which took place on March 27 is now available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNwzT__dTrE   Additional information and photos may be accessed at http://somas.stonybrook.edu/ITPA/npages/CessSem13.htmlThis week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor John Kessler from the University of Rochester. Professor Kessler will present his seminar entitled, “Isotope Biogeochemistry to Elucidate Oceanic Methane Dynamics,” on Friday, April 5, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

There will be a Stony Brook-Southampton Lecture on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Duke-Chancellors Hall. Professor Chris Gobler from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a lecture entitled, “Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Harmful Algal Blooms: What is the Fate of Long Island’s Coastal Ecosystems as they Confront the New Normal?”  All are welcome to attend lecture followed by reception.

Faculty News

The next ITPA faculty meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 113.

Professor Marat Khairoutdinov will be attending the European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna, Austria from April 6-13.

Professor Marvin Geller will be attending the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Team Meeting in Switzerland from April 6-13.

Message from Professor Henry Bokuniewicz:

We intend to give awards for the best Ph.D. thesis and the best M.S. thesis at graduation (23 May 2013).

The following students have been nominated so far:  David Stark, Jessica Dutton, John Carroll, Martha Divver, Sara Cernadas Martin, Owen Doherty, Ryan Wallace, Tess Geers.
To be eligible:

a.     Students must have their dissertation complete; it must have been submitted to the graduate school.

b.     They submitted after 10 May 2012 and graduated in May 2012, August 2012, December 2012 or will graduate in May 2013.

c.     If graduating in May 2013 the completed thesis must be nominated before 10 May 2013 so we have time to review it.  (Those submitted after 10 May 2013 will have the chance to be nominated next year).

If you want to nominate someone, please let me know and send me a copy of their thesis.

Student News

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club has announced that this year’s Okubo Scholar is Dr. David C. Schneider from the Department of Ocean Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Dr. Schneider will be at SoMAS from April 17-20 and he will present his seminar on Friday, April 19, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  If you would like to meet with him, please send an email toSoMASGradClub@gmail.com Additional details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.

The National Research Council is offering fellowship opportunities for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers.  For details, please access http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

Miscellaneous

As a reminder, pans and casserole dishes from the International Potluck Dinner have been washed and can be picked up from the Endeavour Hall kitchen.

Donations of wash cloths and small toiletry items are needed to make “wash-up kits” for the homeless.  For those of your who travel frequently, please consider donating the small toiletry items that are provided at most hotels.  The drop-off box is located outside of the ITPA Office (Endeavour 129).

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 09, March 24 – 30, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

There will be two Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminars this week presented by Professor John Michael Wallace from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Professor Wallace will present a special seminar entitled, “A Global Lightning Climatology Based on the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN)” on Tuesday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  On Wednesday, March 27, at 12:00 noon, he will present a seminar entitled, “Attribution of Human Induced Climate Change in the Presence of Natural Variability in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Wallace is this year’s Robert D. Cess Distinguished Speaker.  If you would like to make an appointment to meet with him, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Gary King from the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University.  Professor King will present his seminar entitled, “Distribution, Diversity and Activity of Bacteria that Either Use or Impact Trace Gases in the Atmosphere,” on Friday, March 29, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Please encourage students to participate in this year’s URECA campus-wide undergraduate research symposium on Wednesday, April 24.  For further information, please accesshttp://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/celebration.shtml

Student News

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology is seeking Postdoctoral Researchers in Delta/Estuary Science & Remote Sensing.  For details, please accesshttp://postdocs.jpl.nasa.gov/researchapplicants/jobpostings/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowJobPosting&JobPostingID=428

Miscellaneous

Donations of wash cloths and small toiletry items are needed to make “wash-up kits” for the homeless.  For those of your who travel frequently, please consider donating the small toiletry items that are provided at most hotels.  The drop-off box is located outside of the ITPA Office (Endeavour 129).

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 08, March 17 – 23, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

Due to Spring break, there will be no Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar, Oceans and Atmosphere (OAC) Colloquium, or Friday Weather Discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Edmund Chang will be attending a workshop organized by the World Weather Research Programme in Karlsruhe, Germany, from March 16-18. The goal of the workshop is to formulate a new international project on improving high impact weather forecasts.

Miscellaneous

Donations of wash cloths and small toiletry items are needed to make “wash-up kits” for the homeless.  For those of your who travel frequently, please consider donating the small toiletry items that are provided at most hotels.  The drop-off box is located outside of the ITPA Office (Endeavour 129).

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 07, March 10 – 16, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Winston Chao from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  Professor Chao will present his seminar entitled, “Correction of Excessive Precipitation Over Steep and High Mountains in a GCM,” on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Chao, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Elliot L. Hazen, from NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center.  Professor Hazen will present his seminar entitled, “Oceanography, Prey, and Climate Effects on Pelagic Ecosystems” on Friday, March 15, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 15 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Please mark your calendars for the next ITPA faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 3, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 113.

Student News

Student recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 15, and we are still in need of housing for prospective students.  Anyone willing to host a student is asked to contact Carol Dovi atcarol.dovi@stonybrook for further details.

Ten to fifteen undergraduates and four graduate students from Professor Brian Colle’s group will be attending the Northeast Storms Conference from March 8-10 in Rutland, VT. Professor Colle and graduate students Michael Erickson, Keith Roberts, and Matt Sienkiewicz will be giving presentations.

Miscellaneous

The official unveiling of the campus bus with SoMAS-themed graphics is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 12:00 noon.  The bus will be in the SoMAS main parking lot.  All are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.

In connection with recruitment weekend, the International Potluck Dinner will take place on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. Responses are needed by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11.  If you plan to participate, please sign up even if you have not yet decided what dish to contribute.  Sign-up sheets are posted outside of the mail room in Endeavour Hall.

Save the Date!  There will be a special TAOS seminar on Monday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m. by Professor Deanna Hence from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.  Topic to be announced.

Donations of wash cloths and small toiletry items are needed to make “wash-up kits” for the homeless.  For those of your who travel frequently, please consider donating the small toiletry items that are provided at most hotels.  The drop-off box is located outside of the ITPA Office (Endeavour 129).

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 06, March 3 – 9, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Vipin Kumar from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.  Professor Kumar will present his seminar entitled, “Understanding Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Data Driven Research,” on Wednesday, March 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Kumar, please contact Gina Gartin at 2-8009 or at gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) has been cancelled.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Message from Professor Anne McElroy: Please get in touch with students who’ve been accepted, particularly those invited to the recruitment weekend on March 15-17 to congratulate them, and encourage them to come to the weekend if at all possible.  Prospective students are supposed to let us know if they are coming by this Friday, March 1. Please also encourage your existing students to participate in the recruitment weekend activities. This weekend only works if we have significant and positive involvement from our current students who host accepted applicants in their homes. Visits at other times can be arranged in some cases, but it is very difficult, and the students miss out on the group activities planned for the recruitment weekend. Carol Dovi is handling all travel for the weekend and all paperwork on everything, and the Graduate Student Club under the direction of Michael White is coordinating student housing and student volunteers for other activities.  Prospective students are supposed to arrive by noon on Friday the 15th, and meet with prospective advisors (counselors) and their lab groups that afternoon.  A trip out to Southampton is being organized for students coming to work with Brad, Chris, and Joe.  If you will not be in town that day, it is your responsibility to arrange for someone else to meet with your prospective students.  Friday night is the annual Pot Luck Dinner (Gina is organizing this; please sign up outside the mail room), and Saturday morning until early afternoon is the research symposium this year at the Child’s Mansion (I’m putting the agenda together).  I hope as many of you as possible can attend.  Please note that although we can encourage prospective students to give us an indication of their plans, they all have until April 15th to either accept or reject our offers.

Student News

There will be a general job-internship fair on Friday, March 8, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Student Activities Center, Ballrooms A & B.  All are welcome to attend.  (Bring multiple copies of your CV for distribution.)

Miscellaneous

The SoMAS International Potluck Dinner will take place on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  The dinner is in connection with the SoMAS annual recruitment weekend and we need your participation to make this event a success.  Even if you have not yet decided what dish to contribute, please consider signing up as soon as possible.  Details and sign-up sheets are posted outside of the mail room.

A UUP general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 12:00 noon in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A.  The topic is “2011-2016 Tentative Contract Agreement Reached.” Lunch will be provided but RSVP is necessary to www.uupsbu.org.

The  UUP Women’s Concerns Committee will be holding a meeting on Thursday, March 7, at 12:00 noon regarding “Starting Your Own Business.”  The meeting will take place in the Wang Center, room 301.  RSVP to www.uupsbu.org.  Lunch will be served.

Donations of wash cloths and small toiletry items are needed to make “wash-up” kits for the homeless.  For those of your who travel frequently, please consider donating the small toiletry items that are provided at most hotels.  The drop-off box is located outside of the ITPA Office (Endeavour 129).

Save the Date:  Earthstock 2013 will take place from April 15-19.  For information, please accesshttp://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/earthstock/

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 05, February 24 – March 2, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Bradfield Lyon from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University.  Professor Lyon will present his seminar entitled, “Baseline Probabilities for the Seasonal Prediction of Meteorological Drought,” on Wednesday, February 27, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Professor Lyon, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Nicholas Fisher from SoMAS.  Professor Fisher will present his seminar entitled, “Fukushima – Derived Radioactivity in Pacific Biota — Risks, Research Opportunities, and Nature Being Amazing,” on Friday, March 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The next SoMAS faculty meeting will take place on Monday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

On February 22, Professor Marat Khairtoudinov presented a seminar at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, entitled, “Self-aggregation of tropical convection as simulated by cloud-resolving model and GCM with super-parameterization”.Student News

The SoMAS annual recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 15, and we are in need of students to provide housing for prospective students.  If you can accommodate someone, please send an email to Carol Dovi (carol.dovi@stonybrook.edu).

Congratulations to former graduate student, Tom DiLiberto, who won the America’s Science Idol competition at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) annual meeting which took place in Boston. For further information please access
http://nsfmessengers.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/americas-science-idol-announcing-our-contestants/
http://nsfmessengers.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/americas-science-idol-winner-tom-diliberto-pics/

Miscellaneous

Mark Lang is in the process of updating the Endeavour Hall bulletin board and directory.  For those of you who would like to have your current photo replaced with one of your own, please send it to Mark at Mark.Lang@stonybrook.edu.

Save the Date!  The SoMAS international potluck dinner will make place on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  Details are posted outside of the mail room.

Phi Alpha Theta, the History honor society, will be holding  a book sale on March 5 and 6 and is in need of donations, specifically books on science, literature, history, philosophy and art (no textbooks or romance novels please).  If you would like to donate books, please contact Professor Wilbur Miller (wilbur.miller@stonybrook.edu).

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 04, February 17 – 23, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Heather Lynch from Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution.  Professor Lynch will present her seminar entitled, “Climate Change Winners and Losers: Penguin Population Dynamics on the Antarctic Peninsula,” on Wednesday, February 20, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Professor Lynch, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Sanjay Gupta, Senior Communications Specialist, South Asia Water Initiative, The World Bank.  Professor Gupta will present his seminar entitled, “Water and Climate Change in South Asia: Perspectives, Concerns and Prospects,” on Friday, February 22, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

In connection with the Geosciences Department’s Spring 2013 Colloquium series, all are welcome to attend a seminar by Professor Lois Ongley from Unity College on Thursday, February 21, at 4:00 p.m. in ESS 123. The title of Professor Ongley’s talk is “If Arsenic is the Answer…”

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The next SoMAS faculty meeting will take place on Wednesday. February 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

Professor John Mak will be in Denver, CO from February 20-23 to attend a workshop on the South Pole ice core drilling logistics.

April is student staff appreciation month.  If you have an exceptional student employee you would like to nominate, you may do so by accessinghttp://www.stonybrook.edu/finaid/pdfs/seoty_campus_nomination_form.pdf

Student News

We will be needing students to assist with the annual SoMAS recruitment weekend scheduled for March 15-17.  Additional details will be provided shortly.  Please hold the dates.

Miscellaneous

Please be advised that there will be a fire drill in the SoMAS buildings on Monday, February 18, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Save the Date!  The SoMAS international potluck dinner will make place on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.  Details are posted outside of the mail room.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 03, February 10 – 16, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Clara Orbe from the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University.  Professor Orbe will present her seminar entitled, “Robust Diagnostics of Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange in GEOSCCM,” on Wednesday, February 13, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Professor Orbe, please contact the host, Professor John Mak, at john.mak@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Anne McElroy from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.  Professor McElroy will present her seminar entitled, “Fish in Urban Estuaries – Impacts of Environmental Stress on Winter Flounder,” on Wednesday, February 15 at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. For further information, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

All are welcome to attend a “Darwin Day Lecture” on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in ESS 001.  Professor John J. Shea from Stony Brook’s Department of Anthropology will present a seminar entitled, “Myths of Modern Human Origins: New Perspectives from Africa’s Oldest Humans.”  More Darwin day events may be viewed at  http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/darwinsbu/index.html
The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 15 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The 2012 Fall/Winter issue of the SUNY University Faculty Senate bulletin is now available athttp://www.stonybrook.edu/univsenate/Bulletins.shtml

Student News

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be holding a Valentine’s Day bake sale all day on Wednesday, February 13, in the Endeavour Hall lobby.   Proceeds of the sale will fund the Okubo Scholar’s visit in April.

Miscellaneous

Due to inclement weather, this year’s Bay Scallop Bowl has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 16.  For further information, please contact Kim Knoll at 2-8656.

The Third Annual Chinese New Year kick-off reception to celebrate “the year of the snake” will take place at the Holiday Inn, 3131 Nesconset Highway, on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This event is sponsored by the Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board and the Center for Chinese Learning at Stony Brook.  Please RSVP to (631) 471-8000.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 02, February 3 – 9, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar speaker is Professor Johnny Luo from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and NOAA CREST Center at the City College of New York (CUNY).  Professor Lu will present his seminar entitled, “On the Level of Neutral Buoyancy for Deep Convection,” on Wednesday, February 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.   If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Professor Luo, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed, at 2-8319.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) speaker is Professor Christian Carmelo del Castillo from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Marine Animal Diseases Laboratory. Professor del Castillo will present his seminar entitled, “Horizontal Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Between Fish and Human Pathogens,” on Friday, February 8, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  For further information, please contact the host, Professor Bassem Allam, at 2-8745.

In connection with the Geosciences Department’s Spring 2013 Colloquium series, all are welcome to attend a seminar by Professor Juliane Gross from the American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, February 7, at 4:00 p.m. in ESS 123. The title of Professor Gross’ talk is “Lunar Feldspathic Meteorites: Constraints on the Geology of the Lunar Farside Highlands and the Origin of the Lunar Crust.”

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab (Endeavour Hall 129).  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The Graduate School is seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
  • Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship
  • Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award
  • Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award
  • John Dunn Excellence Award in Life Sciences (NEW IN 2013)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service as a Graduate Program Director
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education
  • John Marburger III Fellowship for Science, Engineering and Mathematics (NEW IN 2013)

Additional information is available on the Graduate School’s website athttps://www.grad.stonybrook.edu/faculty/awards.shtml

Student News

Save the Date! The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be holding a Valentine’s Day bake sale on Wednesday, February 13, in the Endeavour Hall lobby.  Donations of baked goods are needed.  To donate, please send an email with details, including ingredients, toSoMASGradClub@stonybrook.edu.  Proceeds of the sale will fund the Okubo Scholar’s visit in April.

Miscellaneous

We are still in need of sciences judges for this year’s Bay Scallop Bowl on Saturday, Feburary 9.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kim Knoll at 2-8656.

Long Island food and “pet” pantries are in desperate need of donations. Suggested items include canned goods, boxed cereal, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter and pasta (no glass jars please). They also accept donations of pet food, treats, toys and cat litter.) A collection box is located outside of Endeavour 129. Please consider making a donation to those less for those less fortunate.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

 

E-Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 01, January 27 – February 2, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

Welcome back! The Spring 2012 semester officially begins on Monday, January 28.

There will be a special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar on Tuesday, January 29, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Yongyun Hu from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Peking University will present a seminar entitled, “Hothouse and Dry Climate During the Snowball-Earth Aftermath.”  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Professor Hu, please contact Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office at 2-8781.

The first Wednesday seminar for this semester will take place on January 30, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor  Xing Yuan from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University will present a seminar entitled, “Dynamic-Model-Based Ensemble Seasonal Hydroclimatic Forecasting.” If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Professor Yuan, please contact Professor Sultan Hameed, at 2-8319.

The Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) series will begin on Friday, February 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Tristan Guttridge, Director of the Bimini Biological Field Station, will present a seminar entitled, “Behavioral Ecology of Sharks.” For further information, please contact the host, Professor Demian Chapman, at 2-8731.

Friday Weather Discussions begin on February 1. The meetings for this semester will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Meteorology Lab.

Faculty News

As a reminder, if you have not yet done your academic year salary offset for 2012-13, please contact Stefanie Massucci at 2-3071 with your project, task and award numbers to be charged.

Frank Panasci, Principal at Seqoya Middle School in Holtsville is seeking faculty members to speak to students about their profession at their first annual Career Day on May 5.  If you would like to volunteer, please see Gina Gartin for the volunteer form.

Faculty members are asked to submit their Spring 2013 syllabus in pdf format to Carol Dovi atCarol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu as soon as possible.

Message from Assistant Dean, Stefanie Massucci:

I’ve learned today that the records in the CITI database for SoMAS indicate most have not completed the mandatory CITI training associated with financial conflict of interest.  Please visit this web site for more information, click on “CITI training,” and follow the short (about 10-minute) tutorial to certify.  The Office of Sponsored Programs will not be able to take new award actions for you until you have been certified in the system. Thank you!       http://www.stonybrook.edu/research/orc/coi-new-regulations.shtml#message-tab

Message from President Samuel Stanley:

Dr. Stanley’s Call for Nominations for the Undergraduate Recognition Awards. Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievements will be presented at a ceremony scheduled for April 22, 2013. We would like to encourage you to assist us in recognizing undergraduates who have contributed to the university, to the surrounding community, and those who have impressive academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience.  All nominations must be submitted on-line no later than February 8, 2013 at the following address:http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/index.shtml

Miscellaneous

Training sessions for volunteers participating in this year’s Bay Scallop Bowl are as follows:   January 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., January 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and February 4 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  All training sessions will be held in Endeavour Hall 120.

Long Island food and “pet” pantries are in desperate need of donations. Suggested items include canned goods, boxed cereal, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter and pasta (no glass jars please). They also accept donations of pet food, treats, toys and cat litter.) A collection box is located outside of Endeavour 129. Please consider making a donation to those less for those less fortunate.

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at ggartin@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

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