Ocean Currents 3/2/21

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Ocean Currents is a weekly bulletin of news and upcoming events for the UW School of Oceanography. If you have news or stories to contribute, please contact Su Tipple.

Graduate Student Recruitment: This week

This year's recruitment days are this Thursday and Friday! To participate, check out the webpage of events (still in progress). This link will also go live on the main web page later today. Thank you to the committee organizing open house this year: Kitty Wang, Maleen Kidiwala, Mary Margaret Stoll, Ryan Groussman, Michelle Townsend, and Evelyn Lessard.

DEI Open Meeting with Students

Graduate and Undergraduate Students!

You're invited to attend an open meeting with the School of Oceanography Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Student representatives from the DEI committee will be updating you on the current and planned actions of the DEI committee, as well as soliciting feedback from the community on high priority actions for the future. 

Questions? Contact Jade Sauve (jsauve@uw.edu) or Isa Osuna (iosuna@uw.edu) or the School of Oceanography DEI Committee

Race Talk

If you want to join Race Talk this quarter, we'd still love to have you! As usual, we are meeting every other Monday; the last Race Talk of Winter Quarter will be 8 March at 11 a.m. You can register at this link and you can sign up for a book to read this quarter that sounds interesting to you. Most of the groups set up a reading calendar so you should be able to jump right in. As a reminder, all of these books are available from the UW Library.

Afloat: Work/Life Balance

Our very last Afloat Challenge is to share your art with the ocean community—either your favorite piece or something you've made yourself. Email these pieces of art to mtown@uw.edu or post them on Instagram and tag @uwoceanography or #uwoceanography. One random individual from all the entries will win a nifty little piece of art! It's gonna be super cute, so submit your entry today!  The deadline is 5 March.

The Afloat Team has thoughoughly enjoyed trying to uplift our spirits with challenges, events and prizes during this last year. Thank you for all those who participated. We are looking forward to gathering and celebrating in person as soon as possible. 

Need Help?

As we adjust to a difficult new normal, how to help ourselves and others can be unclear. Here’s a resource provided by the UW that may be of help: Working during COVID-19/Caring for self and family/Self care.

Per Governor Inslee's press conference, a list of new COVID restrictions can be found here
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