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

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.


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

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.