Ocean Currents 3/30/21

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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.

Hannah Dawson wins College of the Environment Research Award

Hannah Dawson has won the Hall Conservation Genetics Research Award from the UW College of the Environment for her project “Characterizing potential drivers of organic matter turnover in changing polar oceans: first measures of RNA viruses in sea ice.” She will use the funding to sequence RNA virus metagenomes from Antarctic sea ice, with a particular focus on viruses that infect eukaryotic primary producers.

Decadal Review Seminar this Friday 1:30

Join us this Friday at 1:30 for an introduction to the decadal review. Meet the review team, learn how previous reviews helped the School, prep to participate in the open meetings that will occur this spring. Be there or be square... —Rick

Race Talk

The Spring Race Talk is tackling Seattle, Anti-Asian racism, and the Pacific Northwest's brand of “cold racism,” a topic we feel is pertinent given the events of the last year and the recent uptick in hate crimes directed at the Asian American community. To avoid conflicts with departmental classes and regularly scheduled events, we will meet every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. starting on April 6. We are keeping the book club format from Winter Quarter where each person selects a book to read and we spend part of each session discussing our books with our fellow readers. There are four books to choose from: 

  • The River That Made Seattle (UW ebook)
  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei and Justin Eisinger (Seattle Public Library - Hoopla)
  • Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong (UW ebook)
  • The Myth of the Model Minority by Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin (UW ebook)

Please sign up for at least one book, at this link. A suggested reading goal for the first meeting is included on this spreadsheet so that you can get started reading right away. 

Also, if you plan to join us, please register at this link. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven't been able to join us before! We look forward to engaging with these topics this spring.

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