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

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 or 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 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 to vote for either the full-zipper hoodie or the half-zipper pullover hoodie.  Details regarding ordering will be available in a future newsletter.


National Science Foundation Program Announcement:  Information regarding Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships may be accessed at

The UUP Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) forms are now available at  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.