GrEBES Meeting Minutes for 2014-2015 Academic Year

GrEBES Meeting Notes

October 1, 2014

  • Intro to GrEBES – who we are, what we do
  • Into to travel grants
  • Thom – Describe budget
    • Seminar Series
    • UnderGrEBES
    • Winter Retreat – out of town
    • Professional Development (Food)
    • Welcome Back BBQ (Food)
    • Grad Admissions (Food)
  • Solicitation of nominees for Treasurer in Training
  • Michelle Wood – Seminar series
    • Weekly seminar series? Or move to a symposium?
      • Budget
        • $7000 from IEE or $20,000 (probably) from Biology
      • Hold and assign dates?
      • Green – every other seminar is a fly-in seminar
    • Spring invitations?
    • GrEBES invite 1 person
      • For Spring term
      • 2 lists – fly-in and OR people
    • For seminar committee (maybe talk about next meeting?)
      • Replace seminar series with something else?
      • What are you willing to do?
    • Invitations go out, know who wants to come; use doodle poll
    • Any invitations out by mid-October?
  • Roo – Astrobiology t shirts
    • Presents multiple designs
    • 10 colors = $25
    • 5 colors = $20
    • 2 colors = $15
    • 1 color ~= $10
    • Print our own shirts?
      • Braedan thinks that someone has one in ION
    • Pre print spring seminar t shirts
    • Agree on simple design – just the virus
    • Send t-shirts to last years speakers
  • Meetings moved to Tuesday

 

 

 

 

October 14, 2014

  • GrEBES seminar invite: Gunter Wagner
    • Talk to Michelle, Heather
  • Committee assignments
    • UnderGrEBES: Roo
      • Get application out Fall Term
    • Undergrad Panel: Robert
      • Fall and Spring term
      • Get notice to Allison at least one week in advance
      • (Me) get ppt etc to Robert
    • Professional Development: phase it out
    • Winter Retreat: Ashley
    • Seminar: Oceans
      • Art/Advertising: Robert, Roo, Kyle, Anya, Thom, Allison and me (advertising)
    • Treasurer in Training: ??
    • Astrobiology t-shirts: Buy by tomorrow!
    • Attendance:
      • Dan Thomas
      • Anya Hopple
      • Kyle Meyer
      • Roo Vandegraft
      • Nick DePatie
      • Mary Wood (email) maw@uoregon.edu
      • Grahm Bailes
      • Lorien Reynolds
      • Robert Stuery
      • Precious De V.
      • Katja K_______
      • Kristin Alligood
      • Allison Fuiten
      • Christine O’Connor
    • Seminar
      • Jane Lubchenco April 15
      • Marcus Horning April 22
      • Craig Young when???
      • Titles
        • Flabby mammals and the abyss
        • From shore to floor
        • Oceans
        • Life in the depths
        • Wet life
        • Aquatic Explorers
        • Leagues of life
        • (GrEBES presents) The Ocean
      • Dan – union update

 

October 28, 2014

 

  • Grad Panel Thursday October 30
  • Seminar series titles
    • Same as last time
    • Fathoms Unseen
    • Fathoms Unfathomable
    • Fathoms Unexplored
    • The Aquatic Life
    • Leagues of Life
    • Voting on seminar titles… Winners of the first round
      • Oceans unexplored
      • Oceans: Fathoms Unseen
      • Fathoms Unseen
      • Fathoms Unexplored
      • Leagues of Life
    • Winners:
      • Ocean Fathoms unexplored
      • Oceans: Fathoms Unexplored
    • Art: Roo, Hannah, Lucas (?), Robert
  • Treasurer in training: Maybe Grahm ??
  • Bill’s visit – early Winter quarter
  • Gunter Wagner successful seminar invite
  • Winter retreat: Sunriver
    • GrEBES pays for transportation, lodging and food

 

November 11, 2014

 

  • Budget
    • Submitting budget this week
    • Same as last year
  • Seminar
    • Trying to get in contact with Craig Young, may go through grad students…
    • Art: Rob and Roo are working on a poster
  • UnderGrEBES
    • Start in Winter term
    • Open in Fall term, apply through winter term
  • Ann Womak: another printing of shirts?
  • Union update
    • Rally tomorrow

 

 

 

Winter 2015

 

January 6, 2015

  • Jessica Green: Recruitment
    • Starts February 12
    • Seems like the same schedule as last year
    • Dinner at John Conery’s
  • UnderGrEBES
    • Roo organizing
    • Application out at end of next week
    • Applicants selected by end of Winter Term
  • Winter Retreat
    • 24-26 people going
    • Leave 9am Saturday January 17, 2015
    • Braedan one van driver
    • Assign people to meals
      • Saturday dinner:
      • Sunday breakfast: Steve
      • Sunday lunch: Allison
      • Sunday dinner:
      • Monday breakfast: easy
      • Alcohol: person with car
    • Sunday:
      • Bachelor for skiing or snowboarding
      • Indoor waterparks
    • Bring
      • Sleeping bag
      • Pillow
      • Blanket
      • Outdoor equipment

 

 

January 20, 2015

  • Roo: UnderGrEBES update
    • Ready to go.
    • Will get email out to undergrad listserv
    • Due March 1
    • Get money out by beginning of spring term
    • Presentation at end of spring term
  • Rob presents poster draft for Ocean Seminar series
    • Looks good
    • Suggestions made for edits
  • Oceans Seminar
    • 3rd person up in the air
    • Exec meeting on Friday

February 3, 2015

  • Retreat
    • Precious will host for Thom
    • Allison will send Jessica Green updated recruitment weekend information
  • Seminar series
    • Poster update
    • Speaker update – all speakers confirmed
      • Still waiting for talk titles
    • T-shirts before?
  • Next GrEBES meeting: Q&A with Scott

 

February 17, 2015

  • Scott Bridgham visit
    • Will send names of students who received offers
    • IEE grad students getting a raise to $24,000
    • Nelson Ting moving into Pacific Hall
    • New hires??
      • Hoping to replace Joe Thornton with similar position 2015-2016 academic search
      • Honors college position: assumed that faculty hire would automatically become part of IEE, but that’s not the case
      • Math-Bio: maybe some hires, 1st hire senior person and then some more junior faculty
      • In the next 2-5 years, 2-5 new faculty
      • Made an offer to OIMB hire
      • Trying to get outside money for outside hires
    • New construction
      • 4th floor on Klamath maybe
      • Take over 1st and 2nd floors of Pacific
    • Research professors
      • Full time research professors
      • Self-supported??
    • Current facility renovations
      • Air conditioners in Phillips lab
      • Renovate Sara and Arlene’s office
      • Have a better projector, need to install it
      • Replace pictures in 327 Pacific?
    • Recruitment
      • IEE marginalized last 2 years at poster sessions
      • Dinner Thursday issues
    • Biology and funding
      • Maybe getting too many grad students to fund
    • Seminar
      • Some regular seminars
      • Some special seminar series
        • 3 talks
        • Maybe themed
        • In shorter time period
      • Travel Awards – ASUO
        • Due March 29?
        • Felipe may have conference, will email Allison and Thom

 

March 31, 2015

  • Oceans Seminar Series
    • Volunteers for poster distribution – Allison has list
    • Volunteers for ushers
      • April 15
        • Keyyanna, Precious, Christine
      • April 22
      • April 29
        • Katja
      • Speaker issues
        • Pre-talk reception: Ask speakers
        • Half day of meetings
        • Group meals (lunch and dinner)
      • T-shirts
        • $18 dollars this time
        • Launch tonight?
        • Buy for speakers
        • Open until Friday
      • IEE seminar series
        • Michelle short visit
        • Grades for seminar series?
        • Don’t enroll if you can’t come

 

 

 

April 28, 2015

 

  • Nelson Ting – retreat activities (September 17 – 18)
    • Leave 09/17 after lunch, return 09/18 after lunch
    • Faculty lab presentations – faculty present on other faculty research
    • Speaker – from OIMB?
    • Hang out with OIMB people?
  • KA – Seminar series
    • More participation
    • Need people to meet with Marcus on Thursday
  • GrEBES – why is attendance down

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2015

 

  • GrEBES IEE seminar speaker
    • Allen Sanborn
    • Neil Shubin
    • Beth Shapiro – polar bear
    • Peter/Rosemary Grant
    • Mohammad Noor
    • Pat Megonigal – Smithsonian Senior Research Scientist
    • Forest Rohwer
    • Margret Mcfall-Ngai
    • Allison will make a list and email it around
    • Everyone gets 2 votes
  • Grad Panel May 20 5 PM
    • Keyyana, Roo, Precious and Nick
  • IEE Recruitment
    • Low recruitment yield – 3 students total
  • UnderGrEBES
    • When is that money spent?
    • Be sure to contact mentors – Erica, Sean, Roo and Lucas
  • Attendance
    • Thom Nelson
    • Allison Fuiten
    • Dan Thomas
    • Kyle Meyer
    • Robert Stuery
    • Anya Hopple
    • Keyyana Blunt
    • Braedan McCluskey
    • Roo Vandegrift
    • Precious DeV.
    • Christine O’Connor
    • Jarrett Lebov

 

 

May 26, 2015

  • Invited weekly seminar speakers
    • Ecology:
  • GrEBES official position
    • Welcome Back BBQ: Robert’s house? Or, rent Alton Baker park
    • Spring Seminar Series: Katja Kasimatis
    • Grad panel: Jarrett Lebov
    • Treasurer: Keyyana Blount
    • President in training: Jarrett Lebov
    • Winter retreat: Anya Hopple
    • UnderGrEBES:
    • President: Christine O’Connor
    • WordPress: Anya Hopple
  • Next year’s public seminar series
    • Aging
    • De-extinction/paleo-genomics
    • Conservation (macro to micro)
    • Epidemiology
    • Garbage
    • Send blurb to Allison
  • Attendance
    • Jarrett Lebov
    • Allison Fuiten
    • Christine O’Connor
    • Anya Hopple
    • Robert Stuery
    • Katja Kasimatis
    • Kristin Alligood
    • Keyyana Blount

 

 

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