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E-Newsletter Vol. 27, No. 6, October 5 – 11, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

 

This is the final issue of the ITPA newsletter.  The newsletter has been phased out and replaced with our new website, http://you.stonybrook.edu/itpa/   Seminar schedules may be accessed at http://you.stonybrook.edu/itpa/events/   If you would like to be placed on the distribution list for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences weekly newsletter from the Dean’s Office, please send an email to Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu. Thank you.

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 8, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Mitch Bushuk from the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Sciences at New York University will present a seminar entitled, “Arctic Sea Ice Reemergence: The Role of Large-Scale Atmospheric and Oceanic Variability.”   All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, October 10, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Vincent Saba from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service at Princeton University will present a seminar entitled, “Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast Shelf: Observation and Projections.”  For additional information, please contactSteve.Ortega@stontybrook.edu.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Student News

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club has tentatively scheduled Okubofest for Friday, November 21.  For further information, please contact somasgradclub@gmail.com.

E-Newsletter Vol. 27, No. 5, September 28 – October 4, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Melissa Free from NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland, will present a seminar entitled, “Trends in U.S. Cloud Cover.”   All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, October 3, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Tammi Richardson from the Marine Science Program at the University of South Carolina will present a seminar entitled, “Phytoplankton Ecology and Phytoplankton Bloom Development.”  For additional information, please contact Steve.Ortega@stontybrook.edu.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

The 5th Tri-State Weather Conference will take place on Saturday, October 18, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.  Details may be accessed at http://www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference/

Faculty News

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is soliciting applications for the Renate W. Chasman Scholarship which is being administered by Brookhaven Women in Science.  The scholarship encourages women to pursue a career in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It is open to women who are undergraduate seniors or graduate students at an accredited educational institution doing research at BNL. Application deadline isNovember 30, 2014.  Candidates can learn more about the scholarship athttp://www.bnl.gov/bwis/scholarships.php#Chasman

Student News

Photos from the new student BBQ may be accessed at http://you.stonybrook.edu/somas/2014/09/19/new-student-bbq-2014/

Miscellaneous

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2015 recruitment for NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships. Applications are due January 9, 2015.  Details may be accessed at http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/Recruitment_Announcement.html

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs also announces the 2015 call for applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships sponsored by the NASA Living with a Star Program.  Fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.  Applications are dueJanuary 16, 2015.  For details, please access www.heliophysics.ucar.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. 27, No. 4, September 21 – 27, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Brian Tang from the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany will present a seminar entitled, “The Curiously Quiet 2013 North Atlantic Hurricane Season.” All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, September 26, at 12:00 noonin Endedavour Hall 120.  Professor Ajit Subramaniam from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University will present a seminar entitled, “Use of Remote Sensing and Bio-optics to Study Phytoplankton and Coastal Ocean Properties.”  For additional information, please contactSteve.Ortega@stontybrook.edu.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marat Khairoutdinov will be in Japan from September 22 to 27 to attend the Joint Workshop of 6th International Workshop on Global Cloud Resolving Modeling and 3rd International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models.

Student News

Special thanks to all who participated in this year’s BBQ to welcome new SoMAS students.  Photos will be posted on the SoMAS website next week.

Miscellaneous

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. 27, No. 3, September 7 – 13, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, September 10, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Jianhua Lu from the Center for Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies at Florida State University will present a seminar entitled, “A Revisit of Climate Feedbacks: Understanding Processes Responsible for the Pattern of Forced Climate Change.” All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, September 12, at12:00 noon in Endedavour Hall 120.  Professor Roy Price from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, “Hydrothermal Venting in Coastal Environments: Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vent Fluid Evolution, Discharge and Cycling of Hydrothermal Elements Such as Arsenic and the Impacts on Microbial and Macrobenthic Communities.”  For additional information, please contactSteve.Ortega@stontybrook.edu.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

We are in need of new images for the ITPA brochures and web page.  If you can contribute, please send images to Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

The new student BBQ has been scheduled for Friday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the SoMAS courtyard. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. To volunteer, please send an email to Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.). All are welcome to attend.

Miscellaneous

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. 27, No. 2, August 31 – September 6, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 3 at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Dongchul Kim from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland will present a seminar entitled, “Sources, Sinks and Transatlantic Transport of North African Dust Aerosol from Observations and Models.” All are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

The first Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, September 5, at 12:00 noonin Endedavour Hall 120.  Professor John Mak from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, “Atmospheric Chemistry Processes Past and Present.”  For additional information, please contact Steve.Ortega@stontybrook.edu.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

A SoMAS faculty meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

We are in need of new images for the ITPA brochures and web page.  If you can contribute, please send images to Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

New Students:  Please be advised that parking against the curb in front of Discovery Hall is prohibited.  This is a no-parking zone and the fine is $50.

Miscellaneous

Save the Date: The new student BBQ has been scheduled for Friday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the SoMAS courtyard. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. To volunteer, please send an email to Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.). All are welcome to attend.

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. 27 No. 1, August 24 – 30, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

Welcome back! The Fall 2014 semester officially begins on Monday, August 25.

The first Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, August 27, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Eli Tziperman from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University will present a seminar entitled, “Snowball-Earth Events: Biologically Induced Initiation and Coupled Ice-Ocean Flows.” All are welcome to attend. First year graduate students, please remember to sign the attendance sheet located on the coffee table in the back of the conference room.

The first Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium this semester will take place on Friday, September 5.  Additional details will be provided in next week’s newsletter.

The first Friday Weather Discussion for this semester will take place on August 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

A SoMAS faculty meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

As a reminder, if you plan to be out of town, please put your name on the “out of town board” in the ITPA office, or notify Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu).

Student News

ITPA would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students:  Joseph Charnawskas, Jeffrey Deppa, Xinxia Song and Yang Zhou.

Miscellaneous

Save the Date: The new student BBQ has been scheduled for Friday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the SoMAS courtyard. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. To volunteer, please send an email to Gina Gartin (gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.). All are welcome to attend.

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. 26 No. 15, May 4 – 10, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will be the final one for the Spring 2014 semester.  On Wednesday, May 7, Dr. Roop Saini from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut will present a seminar entitled “Is the North American Monsoon Self-Limiting?”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please emailgina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, May 9, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Frederick Walter from Stony Brook’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will present a seminar entitled, “The Sun in Time.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on May 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Message from Professor Anne McElroy:

Faculty counseling first year students:

All first year M.S. and Ph.D. students need to formally choose an advisor by the end of their second semester.  There is a form that both the student and the advisor must sign.  Also, Carol will soon be asking people to provide grant information for summer support of first year students.  If you are counselor for a first year student, hopefully you have already had a discussion with them as to whether or not you intend to become their advisor and whether or not you have funds to support them.  If you haven’t, please do so as soon as possible.

Faculty advising 3rd year Ph.D. students:  Please keep in mind they are required to advance to candidacy prior to the beginning of their 4th year. With tuition money being tight, it’s not clear students who don’t meet this deadline will be able to keep their tuition scholarships. Carol will be in touch soon to determine whether or not your 3rd year student will likely meet this deadline by September.

Faculty advising advanced Ph.D. students: Please keep in mind that once they form a committee, they are supposed to have annual meetings to go over progress and plans for the coming year.  As advisors it’s your responsibility to make sure this happens. We have suggested that to make these meetings most productive you should require students to provide a short write up on their progress to the committee prior to each of these meetings and that you provide written feedback to them on the outcome of the meeting.

Miscellaneous

All are welcome to attend the SoMAS Convocation scheduled for Friday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Center.  For details, please contact Carol Dovi in the Educational Programs Office, at 2-8681.

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. 26 No. 14, April 27 – May 3, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, April 30, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Isla Simpson from the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University will present a seminar entitled “The Importance of Topography for the Large Scale Dynamics and Climate of the Mediterranean Region.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, May 2, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor George V. Lauder from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University will present a seminar entitled, “Using Robotics as a Comparative Method to Understand the Functional and Evolutionary Diversity of Fishes.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

There will be two special seminars this week in Endeavour Hall 120.  (1) On Tuesday, April 29 at 1100 a.m., Professor Klaus Mueller from Stony Brook’s Computer Science Department will present a talk entitled, “Visual Analytics for Multivariate Data Analytics with Application to Climate Science Research”, and (2) on Thursday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Brandon Hertell, meteorologist at the Consolidated Edison Company of NY, will present a talk entitled, “Weather and Impact Forecasting at a Public Utility.  All are welcome to attend both seminars.
The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

As a reminder, please let the Educational Programs Office know if you plan to attend this year’s Convocation ceremony on Friday, May 23.  RSVP to Carol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

Students who will be presenting at the annual Robert L. de Zafra Symposium on May 9, please send the titles of your talks to Steve.Ortega@stonybrook.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.  In the subject field of the email, please indicate “de Zafra Symposium.”  Thank you for your cooperation.

Miscellaneous

The first edition of a quarterly newsletter from Research Services is now available at http://www.stonybrook.edu/research/vpr/news/research-news-april-2014.pdf

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. 26 No. 13, April 20 – 26, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Nick Gorkavyi from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will present a seminar entitled “New Stratospheric Dust Belt Due to the Chelyabinsk Bolide: View from the Limb Profiler (NNP/Suomi Satellite).”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please emailgina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

The following TAOS Seminars are now available on YouTube:

April 9: Brad Barrett, Oceanography Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD “Can Tornadoes and Hail Storms Really be Predicted Three or Four Weeks Out?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPO3OrWKz1E April 16: Michael Alexander, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, “Moisture Sources for Heavy Precipitation in the Western US During Winter.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS4lgU0P_jo

There will be no Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium this week.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

A faculty forum will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 113.  Topics are as follows:    1. The Department of Homeland Security invites applications via two announcements to establish and sustain S&T Coastal Resilience Centers of Excellence including a lead center and three partner centers. Research will be conducted in three technical areas: coastal Infrastructure resilience, building resilient communities and disaster dynamics. One lead center award of $4 million is anticipated. Three partner centers may be established from an anticipated $500,000 in available funding. Program eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Applications for both announcements are due Jul 3. For the lead center award, DHS-14-ST-061-COE-001A is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253479. For partner centers, DHS-14-ST-061-COE-001B is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253478.   2. Department of Commerce Institutional Research Forums on Atmospheric, Climate, and Ocean Sciences Grant  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253635

Please let the Educational Programs Office know whether or not you plan to give a final.  Please send an email to Christina.Fink@stonybrook.edu indicating the course and whether or not alternate seating is required.

Student News

As a remainder, students who will be presenting at the annual Robert L. de Zafra Symposium on May 9, please send the titles of your talks to Steve.Ortega@stonybrook.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.  In the subject field of the email, please indicate “de Zafra Symposium.”  Thank you for your cooperation.

Miscellaneous

There will be a UUP “Spring Fling” membership meeting on Wednesday, April 23, at 12;00 noon at the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A.  Lunch will be be provided. Please RSVP towww.uupsbu.org.

The UUP Women’s Concern Committee will host a seminar regarding heart disease by Dawn Blatt from Stony Brook’s Physical Therapy Program.  The seminar will take place on Monday, April 28, at12:00 noon in the Wang Center, room 201.

As a reminder, Earthstock takes place from April 21 to 25.  For information, please access http://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. 26 No. 12, April 13 – 19, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

 

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, April 16, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Michael Alexander from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO, will present a seminar entitled “Moisture Sources for Heavy Precipitation in the Western US During Winter.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, April 18, at 12:00 noonin Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Bassem Allam from SoMAS will present a seminar entitled, “Combining Ecological Physiology, Pathology, and “omics” to Provide an Integrative View of Host-Microbe Interactions in Marine Bivalves” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

All are welcome to attend a Physics Department Colloquium on Global Warming on April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Harriman Lecture Hall.  Professor Brad Marsdan from the Physics Department at Brown University will present a seminar entitled, “The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Global Warming.”

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

As a reminder, faculty needing caps and gowns for this year’s Convocation ceremony should place orders now.  For assistance, please contact Carol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu.

We are seeking nominations for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award, an award recognizing outstanding teaching by a SoMAS graduate student.  Details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.  Deadline is April 25.

Student News

Students who will be presenting at the annual Robert L. de Zafra Symposium on May 9, please send the titles of your talks to Steve.Ortega@stonybrook.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.  In the subject field of the email, please indicate “de Zafra Symposium.”  Thank you for your cooperation.

Miscellaneous

All are welcome to attend the annual, all-day Robert L. de Zafra Student Symposium scheduled forFriday, May 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

As a follow up to “Mindfulness Meditation, UUP is offering an “Introduction to Emotional Intelligence” workshop on Thursday, April 17, at 12:00 noon in the Wang Center, room 201.  Lunch will be served.  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. 26 No. 11, April 6 – 12, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, April 9, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Brad Barrett from the Oceanography Department at the U.S. Naval Academy will present a seminar entitled “Can Tornadoes and Hail Storms Really be Predicted Three or Four Weeks Out?”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, April 11, at 12:00 noonin Endeavour Hall 120. Professor David McGee from the Program in Atmospheres, Ocean and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present a seminar entitled, “Drivers and Impacts of African Dust Emissions Since the Last Glacial Period.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

SoMAS awards for best Ph.D. and M.S. theses will be given at the Convocation ceremony onThursday, May 22.  To nominate a student, please send an email and a copy of the thesis to Professor Henry Bokuniewicz (henry.bokuniewicz@stonybrook.edu).

We are seeking nominations for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award, an award recognizing outstanding teaching by a SoMAS graduate student.  Details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.  Deadline is April 25.

The annual campus-wide celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) will take place on Wednesday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center. Faculty are asked to encourage their students to present their research at this event.  Details may be accessed at http://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/celebration.shtml

There will be a National Science Foundation workshop on Wednesday, June 4, at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  The workshop is targeted at junior faculty but others may also find it useful and informative.  The workshop begins with registration at 7:45 a.m. and ends with a reception at 4:30 p.m  Additional details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall, or you may contact George Wilson at the National Science Foundation, (703) 292-7733.

Student News

The link to the next paper in MAR 595 (New Stratospheric Dust Belt Due to the Chelyabinsk Bolide) may be accessed at  http://everest.msrc.sunysb.edu/papers/Gorkavyi.pdf

Miscellaneous

The SOMAS Electronics Shop is need of packing peanuts. If you can donate, please contact Tom Wilson at 2-8706 or feel free to drop them off.  They may be left in the blue barrel outside of the E-shop door.

The annual Flax to Vax race will take place on Saturday, April 26.  If you would like to participate, please sign up on the sheets 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. 26 No. 10, March 30 – April 5, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, April 2, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Cristina Archer from the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of Delaware, will present a seminar entitled “Wind Energy, Atmospheric Turbulence, and Hurricanes: How to Save Lives and Money with Wind Turbine Wake.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, April 4, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Charles Stock from NOAA’s Ocean Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, will present a seminar entitled, “Revisiting Ryther: the Global Transfer of Energy from Phytoplankton to Fish.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marat Khairoutdinov will be attending the American Meteorological Society’s Tropical Conference in San Diego, California from March 31 through April 4.

Student News

Thanks to all who participated in the SoMAS international potluck dinner.  Your assistance in greatly appreciated.

Miscellaneous

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. 26 No. 08, March 16 – 22, 2014

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 colloquium, or Friday Weather Discussion this week. Enjoy the break.

The March 12 TAOS seminar by Dr. David Medvigy is now available on YouTube and may be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR7QBJuL4M4

Faculty News

As a reminder, if you plan to be out of the town during Spring break, please put your name and the dates on the white board in the ITPA office, or send an email with that information togina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

Recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 28.  Student help is needed, particularly students willing to host prospective students in their homes, help drive the vans, and host the student party.  To volunteer or for further information, please send an email to kelly.mccartin@stonybrook.edu.

Miscellaneous

As a reminder, please sign up to participate in the SoMAS annual potluck dinner scheduled forFriday, March 28.  Sign-up sheets are posted outside the mail room in Endeavour Hall.

The SoMAS photo competition is now underway.  Deadline for submission of photos is March 25.  Submit your favorite photo for a chance to win $100. Details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.

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. 26 No. 07, March 9 – 15, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, March 12, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. David Medvigy from the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University will present a seminar entitled, “Resolving the Local and Global Atmospheric Signatures of Amazon Deforestation.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

The March 5 TAOS / Cess seminar by Dr. Peter J. Webster from the Georgia Institute of Technology is now available on YouTube and may be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdUbBydMJPs

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, March 14, at 12:00 noonin Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Arnoldo Valle Levinson from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida will present a seminar entitled, “Semidiurnal Perturbations to Storm Surges on the East Coast of the United States.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The Office of the Provost recently released a draft of Stony Brook’s Strategic Plan for Academic Affairs.  It may be accessed at http://drafts.stonybrook.edu/strategic-plan-for-academic-affairs

Student News

Recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 28.  Student help is needed, particularly students willing to host prospective students in their homes, help drive the vans, and host the student party.  To volunteer or for further information, please send an email to kelly.mccartin@stonybrook.edu.

Miscellaneous

As a reminder, please sign up to participate in the SoMAS annual potluck dinner scheduled forFriday, March 28.  Sign-up sheets are posted outside the mail room in Endeavour Hall.

UUP members are invited to a “Conversation with Congressman Tim Bishop,” on Monday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. at the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2.  Topics include education, infrastructure, the military, and taxes.

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. 26 No. 06, March 2 – 8, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar on Wednesday, March 7, at 12:00 noon is in honor of Distinguished Professor Robert D. Cess.  Dr.  Peter Webster from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology will present a seminar entitled, “Hazard Prediction and Implementation in the Less-Developed World: What Works, What Doesn’t Work, and How to Fix It.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

Dr. Webster will also present a special seminar, “Towards a General Theory of Global Monsoons,” on Thursday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 113.  All are welcome to attend.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, March 7, at 12:00 noonin Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Peter Petratis from the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania will present a seminar entitled, ” Patterns and Mechanisms: Are Mussels and Seaweeds Alternative Community States in the Gulf of Maine?”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on March 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

As a reminder, if you plan to do salary recharge, please send Stefanie Massucci the project, task and award numbers of your grant and the time period you would like charged.

Student News

Recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 28.  Student help is needed, particularly students willing to host prospective students in their homes, help drive the vans, and host the student party. The planning meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 113.  Please consider volunteering for this important event.

The University Student Ambassador Selection Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and administrators for new Student Ambassadors. For details, please accesshttp://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dos/amb_about.shtml  Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 7.

Miscellaneous

The 2014 SoMAS Photo Competition is now underway.  This is an annual event where faculty, staff and students share their pictures with the SoMAS community and the general public.  Details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.  Deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 25.

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. 26 No. 05, February 23 – March 1, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, February 26, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Dr.  Bo-Wen Shen from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will present a seminar entitled, “Genesis of Hurricane Sandy Simulated with a Global Mesoscale Model.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

The February TAOS seminar by Professor Louis-Philippe Nadeau is now available on Youtube and may be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzYWQyUtl90

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 28, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Anthony Dvarskas from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, ” Connecting Ecosystem Condition with Economic Values.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

A New York Times article regarding Professor Brian Colle and this year’s winter storms may be viewed at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/nyregion/one-group-sees-silver-lining-in-winters-storm-clouds-meteorologists.htm

Student News

Save the Date!  Recruitment weekend begins on Friday, March 28.  Volunteers are needed to host prospective students, provide transportation, and participate in the potluck dinner. Additional details will be provided in a future newsletter.

Miscellaneous

RecycleMania 2014, a nationwide waste minimization and recycling tournament is underway.  For the months of February and March, free recycling and shredding services are being offered. For details please access http://www.stonybrook.edu/com/recycling/recyclemania-2014.shtml

Earthstock, the University’s celebration of Earth Day, has been scheduled for April 21-25. For details, please access http://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. 26 No. 04, February 16 – 22, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 19, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Louis-Philippe Nadeau from the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present a seminar entitled, “The Role of Basin-Like Dynamics in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please emailgina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 21, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Michael White from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, ” What Do We Make Every Day, Give Away, But Never Really Goes Away? The Lifecycle of Long Island Solid Waste.” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Nominations are being accepted for the Student Employee of the Year Recognition (SEOTY) Program. You may nominate a work-study, intern, or graduate student. For details, please download the nomination form: http://www.stonybrook.edu/finaid/pdfs/seoty_campus_nomination_form.pdf

Student News

Stony Brook Undergraduates participating in mentored research are invited to participate in the 2014 URECA Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibitition on Wednesday, April 30, at the Student Activities Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please accesshttp://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/celebration.shtml

Miscellaneous

The Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking nominations of candidates for SUNY Honorary Degrees to be awarded in 2015. To nominate someone, please submit a one-page summary about the nominee, identifying the nominee by name, title, present position, and/or profession. The remainder of the page should summarize the nominee’s most important achievements and the relevance of these achievements to Stony Brook’s mission. For further information, please contact Rayna Simon in the Graduate School at rayna.simon@stonybrook.edu.

We are short on volunteers for this year’s Bay Scallop Bowl scheduled for Saturday, March 8. Please consider volunteering for this important SoMAS event. For details, please contact Kim Knoll at 2-8656.

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. 26 No. 03, February 9 – 15, 2014

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, February 12, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr.  Benjamin Lintner from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University will present a seminar entitled, “South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) Variability and Biases in Models.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 14, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Manuel Lerdau from the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, will present a seminar entitled, ” In Honor of Darwin Day: Grandfather’s Wisdom: a Darwinian (Erasmus’) View of Volatile Organic Carbon Emission from Plants to the Atmosphere..”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139.  Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marat Khairtoudinov will be attending the First Lorenz Center Workshop, “Water in the Climate System,” from February 10 to 12 at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.  He will be presenting a co-authored paper “A near-global CRM study of moisture and tropical atmospheric predictability.”

Miscellaneous

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for graduate and faculty/staff awards.  For further information, please access https://www.grad.stonybrook.edu/faculty/awards.shtml  Deadline isMarch 3.

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

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. 26 No. 02, February 2 – 8, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, February 5, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr.  Mark Zondlo from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University will present a seminar entitled, “The Formation and Evolution of Cirrus Clouds from Aircraft-Based Global Observations.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

The January 29 TAOS seminar by Dr. Ian Grooms may now be accessed on Youtube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wL9OG0-EV0

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, February 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Lee Kerkhof from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University will present a seminar entitled, “Testing the Mechanisms Driving Microbial Diversity in the Ocean.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on February 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139.

Faculty News

Professor Brian Colle will be attending the American Meteorology Society meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from February 2-6.Congratulations to Professor David Black who was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Carol Dovi is requesting that all faculty members provide her with a Spring 2014 syllabus. Please email to Carol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu.

Student News

The Graduate Student Club has announced the winners of the following awards in connection with the Graduate Student Symposium held on January 24:  Sara Genetis for best oral presentation; Natasha Gowarnis for runner up for best oral presentation; and Katelin Childers for best poster.  Congratulations!

Miscellaneous

Nominations are being solicited for the Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievements.  For further information, please access
https://uaa.stonybrook.edu/scholarships-fellowships-awards/forms/undergraduate-recognition-awards-academic-excellence-and   Deadline is February 7.

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. 26 No. 01, January 26 – February 1, 2014

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

Welcome back!  The Spring 2014 semester officially begins on Monday, January 27.

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, January 29, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr.  Ian Grooms from the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science at New York University will present a seminar entitled, “Mesoscale Eddy Energy Locality in an Idealized Ocean Model.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, January 31, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Sandra Whitehouse from the Ocean Conservancy will present a seminar entitled, “Creation and Implementation of the National Ocean Policy and Marine Spatial Planning.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

Friday Weather Discussions begin on January 31 in the newly upgraded meteorology laboratory, Endeavour 139.  This semester’s discussions will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Student News

Congratulations to URECA Researcher of the Month, Daniel Caputi.  For the full story regarding Daniel’s research with Professor Brian Colle, please accesshttp://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/researcher-month.shtmlMiscellaneous

This year’s Bay Scallop Bowl will be held on Saturday, March 8. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions.  For further information, please contact Kim Knoll at 2-8656.Save the Date!  Recruitment weekend has been scheduled for March 28-30.  Details to follow in a future newsletter.

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. 25 No. 15, December 1 – 7, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

This is the final week for this semester’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seminar, Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium, and Friday Weather Discussion.  Enjoy the winter break.

This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, December 4, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120.  Professor Arun Kumar from the Climate Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will present a seminar entitled, “SST-precipitation Relationship in Different Reanalysis and Model Simulations”. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.  The Spring 2014 TAOS seminar schedule will be available in mid-January.

The following TAOS seminar is now available on YouTube:
November 20, Alan Condron, “Impact of Polar Mesoscale Storms on Atlantic Ocean Circulation”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOGJsWmoEdw

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium (OAC) will take place on Friday, December 6, at12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Andy Juhl from the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University will present a seminar entitled, “Arctic Sea Ice Algal Communities”.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on December 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

As a reminder, if you plan to be away during the winter break, please put your name on the “out of town” board in the ITPA office, or send an email to gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

Miscellaneous

This is the last week to purchase tickets for the SoMAS holiday party.  This year’s holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets must be purchased byMonday, December 9. For further information and to purchase tickets, please see Steve Ortega in the Dean’s 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. 25 No. 13, November 17 – 23, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, November 20, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Alan Condron from the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,  will present a seminar entitled, “Impact of Polar Mesoscale Storms on Atlantic Ocean Circulation.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 22, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Heidi Fuchs from Rutgers University, NJ, will present a seminar entitled,”Biological-Physical Interactions Determining the Optimal Patch Size for Oysters.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

With the upcoming holidays approaching, Carol Dovi is requesting that faculty supporting students for the Spring 2014 semester contact her or Eileen Doyle with charging instructions for payroll forms. Please email Carol.Dovi@stonybrook.edu or Eileen.Doyle@stonybrook.edu and provide salary information, start and end dates, along with the project, task and award numbers.

Student News

Message from Professor Anne McElroy:  Second-year students and beyond in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are asked to email Anne.McElroy@stonybrook.edu to request a TA assignment if your advisor is unable to provide support for the Spring 2014 semester. TA assignments are available only to students in good standing, and should only be requested if there is no other means of support. Deadline is November 25.

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be taking orders for SoMAS hoodies in the near future.  Please email somasgradclub@gmail.com to vote for either the full-zipper hoodie or the half-zipper pullover hoodie.  Details regarding ordering will be available in a future newsletter.

Miscellaneous

National Science Foundation Program Announcement:  Information regarding Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships may be accessed athttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14509/nsf14509.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

The UUP Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) forms are now available athttp://www.uupsbu.org.  This program allows UUP employees to exchange previously accrued annual leave in return for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of NYSHIP premiums.  Deadline for enrollment is November 29.

The deadline is quickly approaching for the purchase of holiday party tickets. This year’s SoMAS holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets must be purchased by Monday, December 9. For further information and to purchase tickets, please see Steve Ortega in the Dean’s Office.

E-Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 12, November 10 – 16, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, November 13, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Valentina Aquila from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland,  will present a seminar entitled, “Response of Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide to Mt. Pinatubo Eruption.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 15, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Deborah Hutchinson from the U.S. Geological Survey at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, will present a seminar entitled, “Law of the Sea: Who Owns What in the Ocean and Drilling in the Arctic?”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Professor Marat Khairtoudinov will be in London this week to attend a meeting of the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF).

Faculty members are asked to contact Christina Fink (christina.fink@stonybrook) to let her know if you will or will not be giving an exam this semester.  Please include the course number and notify her if you need alternate seating.

Student News

Congratulations to SoMAS student Natasha Gowarnis, recipient of this year’s Liblit Graduate Scholarship. Natasha was selected on the basis of her application and interview with members of the Liblit Steering Committee.  She will be a guest at the annual Liblit Memorial Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, November 13, at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip.

Miscellaneous

All are invited to attend the University’s Commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 19, in the Pritchard Gym. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.
    College of Business
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Health Sciences
    School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
    School of Dental Medicine
    School of Health Technology and Management
    School of Journalism
    School of Medicine
    School of Nursing
    School of Professional Development
    School of Social Welfare
    Stony Brook Southampton

For additional information contact Conferences and Special Events at 631-632-6893 or 631-632-1132.

UUP will host a Permanent Appointment Workshop on Thursday, November 14, at 12:00 noon in the Wang Center, room 301.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to http://www.uupsbu.org

This year’s SoMAS holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets may be purchased in the Dean’s Office.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

E-Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 11, November 3 – 9, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, November 6, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Marvin Geller from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will present a seminar entitled, “A Comparison Between Gravity Wave Momentum Fluxes in Observations and Climate Models.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email gina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 8, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Marc Mangel from the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present a seminar entitled, “Quantitative Methods for Sustainable Fishery Management.”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

The American Meteorological Society Career Fair and 94th Annual Meeting will take place onFebruary 1-2, 2014.  Faculty members who are willing to represent ITPA at the Career Fair are asked to contact Gina Gartin (Gina.Gartin@stonybrook.edu) for brochures and related materials. Please respond as soon as possible so that we can register for a table.

Request for Proposals (RFP) for new research initiative: Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP). For details, please access http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/funding/pdfs/RFP-CSAP-1013.pdf.

Student News

The Environmental Physics Group runs an annual essay competition to recognize excellence in communicating the significance, value and rewarding nature of engaging with environmental physics. Entries can cover any aspect of environmental physics including (but not limited to) atmosphere and climate, hydrology, plant physics, waste, energy and the built environment.   Essays must be original and will be judged on writing quality and content. They should be written in an accessible way and should be no more than 2000 words. Essays can be purely scientific in content or can adopt a policy-related or other perspective. For more information, please access
http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/97360

Message from the SoMAS Graduate Student Club

Okubofest is less than a month away (November 15) and we know most of you have started brewing. For those who haven’t emailed us back yet, please send information about the different types and amounts of beer you are planning to bring as well as any additional items you will bring or may need from us.   SoMASGradClub@gmail.com

Miscellaneous

This year’s SoMAS holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets may be purchased in the Dean’s Office.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

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. 25 No. 10, October 27 – November 2, 2013

Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres

The next Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, October 30, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Takamichi Iguchi from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will present a seminar entitled, “WRF-SBM Simulation for the Two Distinct Modes in a One-Day Rainfall Event During Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment.” Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please emailgina.gartin@stonybrook.edu.

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, November 1, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Jeremy Goldbogen from Stanford University will present a seminar entitled, “Animal Movement and Ecophysiology (Particularly the Mechanics and Energetics of Lunge Feeding in Rorquals).”  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on November 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Knopf who was recently named as a Wiley Research Fellow of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  The announcement may be accessed at http://www.emsl.pnnl.gov/news/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=562

Message from Professor Kamazima Lwiza:  There is a new Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC) on campus that will support existing tutoring services and learning centers on campus, develop additional tutorial services and offer student success programs and workshops.  Please bring this to the attention of your students.  The ASTC website may be accessed athttp://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/academic_success/

Student News

The SoMAS Graduate Student Club will be holding a bake sale / fundraiser all day on Wednesday, October 30, in the lobby of Endeavour Hall.  Please stop by to make a purchase.  Donations of baked goods are also being accepted.  For more information, please emailsomasgradclub@gmail.com.

Next paper in MAR 595 for November 4, 11, 25:  “The Response of Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide to the Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo at Southern and Northern Midlatitudes,” by Valentina Aquila.

Miscellaneous

The UUP Task Force on Teacher Education and the UUP chapter at Stony Brook will host a meeting, “Issues in Teacher Education,” on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Humanities 2001.  Also on October 30 at 12:00 noon, UUP will host a “Pre-Retirement Workshop” in the Wang Center Chapel.  RSVP is necessary for both events: http://www.uupsbu.org

This year’s SoMAS holiday party will take place on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Flowerfield in St. James.  Ticket prices are as follows: $25 students, $30 staff, and $35 faculty.  Tickets may be purchased in the Dean’s Office.  For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

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.

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