April 19, 2013 from 7—10 p.m.
A tribute celebrating the life of GSN Honorary Member John Livermore, will be held in Reno, Nevada on Friday evening, April 19, 2013 from 7-10 pm, in the Redfield Auditorium of the Davidson Math and Science Building on the south end of the University of Nevada Campus, and just north of downtown Reno. There will be a program, then time for refreshments and fellowship. GSN has been assured that parking is open and free that night and should not present any problem. This will be the only public celebration of John’s life. Here is a link to the University of Nevada’s campus map
John told me that more important than having a good geologist was having a lucky geologist. John’s rye sense of rumor and his love of ALL things Nevada will be missed by all who knew him and those who continue to benefit from his benevolent nature. Fly like the wind my Friend!
SAVE THE DATE!!! MARK YOU CALENDARS NOW FOR CLIMATE INSTABILITY FORUM PRESENTED BY DR. DETTINGER FROM SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES.
April 23, 2013, 5:30 PM Western Nevada Community College
Dr. Michael Dettinger is a research hydrologist for the US Geological Survey’s National Research Program, and an associate of the Climate, Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California. Over 30-years focusing on causes of hydro-climatic variability and climactic-change influence. He has authored over 90 scientific articles. Member of the USGS Global Change Science Strategic Planning Team and lead author of the Water Resources Chapter of the 2013 National Climate Assessment. He has degrees from the University of California San Diego, MIT, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Atmospheric Sciences.
Very interesting – atmospheric rivers – watch out California: http://tenaya.ucsd.edu/~dettinge/Dettinger_Ingram_sciam13.pdf
There’s a wine reception before hand ($15 donation). Call July Plumb Welch 775-721-1731.
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The new Interdisciplinary Climate Research Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, led by Dr. Douglas Boyle and Dr. Scott Bassett, has six funded research fellowships for Doctoral students interested in pursuing multi-disciplinary climate research with us and our collaborators at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, University of Maine, the University of Arizona, and University of Texas at Austin.
Potential projects include: (1) Hydrologic modeling of paleolake and glacier systems in the Great Basin, South America, and the Tibetan Plateau to improve our understanding of paleoclimate conditions since the Last Glacial Maximum, (2) Investigating the impacts of possible future climate change on agricultural water right acquisitions aimed at improving the environmental conditions of Walker Lake (a terminal lake in Nevada), (3) Investigating the impact of climate change on vegetation dynamics in semi-arid and alpine communities, and (4) Investigating climate driven future land use scenarios in rural agricultural communities.
The positions, which are funded through the Nevada State Climate Office (NSCO) and a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), begin in August 2013 and are for four years with half- time monthly salary support of $1,800 during the academic year and the possibility of full-time support during the summer (combined up to $27,000/year). Health insurance and partial tuition waivers are also provided. Students with scientific backgrounds in hydrology, climate, geography, planning or ecology and an interest in computer modeling and interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores and a personal statement (1.2 pages) describing your previous research experience and future research interests to Dr. Douglas Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Dr. Scott Bassett (email@example.com ). Applicants will also need to submit an application to the Geography Ph.D. program (http://www.unr.edu/grad/admissions/apply ). For full consideration all material must be received by March 1, 2013.
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It’s really worth the time. Enjoy.
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