Ocean Currents 9/15/20

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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.


News from the Director


Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's open meeting to view and discuss the findings of the 2020 SoO Culture Survey. I have made a page on the School's internet that links to the survey questions and responses. Thank you also to Ethan, Tansy and Katherine who have volunteered to help with graphing the data. If you wish to be part of the team developing the report, please contact me. I am particularly interested in hearing from undergraduates, postodcs, research staff and administrative staff who might be interested in this important work.


If you are experienceing bad air quality at your home and wish to spend a little time in your office, where the building *might* be doing a better job filtering the air, please submit a HallPass and explain your situation. Let's stay healthy.


Don't forget the annual fall welcome celebration, Oceanography Convocation, will occur virtually this year on Thursday, October 8th, at 3:30 p.m. We will welcome our newest community members and honoring recent students, staff, and faculty who have achieved major milestones or won awards. There will be a raffle and some ocean trivia, and we wil be announcing the new fall Afloat challenge. 


Afloat Challenge


Please stay connected, please win the limited edition enamel pin! Click here now to update your social distancing data. There have been multiple winners of the level 2 prize, chocolates from our own Bill Fredricks. There is still time to play and win. 


Don't forget Erik's Back to School Bike Bingo.  Join in the fun once the air clears. You can download the bingo card here.


Volunteer-led Race Talk Meeting


Join us for Race Talk on Wednesday, September 16th at 1pm. Thanks to Rosalind, Hannah, and Claire for organizing this. Register to attend here. No need to reregister if you attended the last meeting. Discussion will be on the second half of “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Do the reading as much as possible, if you did not complete the reading please attend but focus on listening. Slides for the discussion are posted in the Race Talk Folder

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