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Archive for March, 2009

Lubchenco’s Goals on Ocean and Climate

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Now that Dr. Lubchenco has been confirmed as NOAA Administrator, she is able to speak more with the press about her goals. Here’s an article from the NY Times Dot Earth blog with a few questions and answers: Q. What’s high on your to-do list? A. First and foremost is establishing a real juggernaut of […]

OSU Professor Peter Clark co-authors study of Antarctic ice melt

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Here’s a story from the Calgary Herald about a study of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the effects its collapse could have on the earth’s rotation: The enormous ice sheet, which many experts believe could collapse as the climate warms, is so heavy that as it melts it “will actually cause the Earth’s rotation […]

Lessons from the Magic Planet

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Readers — we’re pleased to introduce Nick Houtman, a writer who will be contributing posts to the Breakthroughs blog. We’re very excited to have him join us! * * * * * * * * On my first visit to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, I saw whales, volcanoes and dinosaurs. I […]

Geo Club and Hydrophiles Trip Blog

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The OSU Geo Club and Hydrophiles are spending their spring break in Israel and Palestine. They’ve started a blog which will be updated nightly during their visit. Check it out and enjoy the narrative and photos!

College of Science Fellows Fund

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The College of Science Fellows Fund helps us to recruit the best and brightest graduate students who go on to become leaders in their field. There are benefits for faculty and undergraduates, too. Read more about the fund here.


Monday, March 2nd, 2009

The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) is a long-term program of scientific research and training dedicated to advancing the understanding of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem along the U. S. west coast. PISCO conducts monitoring and experiments along 1,200 miles of coastline incorporating oceanography, ecology, chemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, and […]