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

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

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

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


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