Ocean Currents 5/23/23

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GEODUC wins CoE Commitment to Diversity Award

Continuing on in our series of announcements, this week we highlight our own Mikelle Nuwer and LuAnne Thompson, co-recipients of the 2023 College of the Environment's Outstanding Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Accessibility Award. The GEODUC program—which welcomes transfer students each September into the UW marine geosciences—is led by José Guzmán (Marine Biology and SAFS), Mikelle Nuwer (Oceanography), Kerry Naish (Marine Biology and SAFS), LuAnne Thompson (Oceanography), and Jane Dolliver (Dean’s Office, College of the Environment). GEODUC is an innovative program heading into its second year, with core aims that include building confidence with quantitative skills, creating a support network for incoming community college transfer students, and enhancing diversity in the Marine Sciences through recruitment of community college students. Read more about the program.

(and while we are talking about it...)

College Awards Ceremony 

Hint Hint Hint - members of our School won even more awards! (We will announce yet another one in next week's OC)

Come and join in the celebration. Mark your calendars to attend the annual College spring event, marked with an awards ceremony (brief) and some fun activities. This event is being remade from the ground up and is sure to be a fun event worth attending. Thursday, May 25, 2:30-4pm — Fisheries Sciences Lobby  RSVP here!

Congratulations Noah Rosenberg 

A hearty congratulations to Noah Rosenberg, who received his MS last week. He works with LuAnne Thompson. Prior to coming to UW, Noah earned a B.A. in Physics from Swarthmore College. 

Senior Thesis Presentations May 30, June 1

Join the undergraduate seniors for their senior thesis presentation gala on Tuesday and Thursday next week, 9-10:45am each day. Details and the order of the presentations to be placed on the School website later this week. Be there or miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Oceanography's Graduation Celebration

Join us in celebrating our Undergraduates and Graduates on Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Parking is plentiful and free. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. This is a guaranteed good time!

UW Graduation Ceremony Information

Did you hear about the oceanographic research vessels that collided?  After the red ship hit the blue ship all the oceanographers were marooned.

Rick Keil to stay Director one more year

It was announced late last week that Rick will stay on as Director one more year while the School seeks internal and external candidates for our next Director. In addition to seeking an associate or full professor for the role of Director, the School will also place advertisements for two new tenure-track faculty positions in marine geology and biological oceanography (both broadly writ).  


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