Course Website for Fall 2012 GG410              Follow the Course on Twitter: @GGtalks

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Downloadable Syllabus is here: (PDF)

 

The ³Talk-Block² Worksheet is available here! (PDF)

 

Faculty:

 

Professor Hope Jahren (jahren@hawaii.edu); Office Hours by appointment

 

Click Here! to email the professor (Hope Jahren)

 

Students:

 

Samantha Burns (sjburns@hawaii.edu)

Zara Huntley (zhuntley@hawaii.edu)

Alex Oliver (adoliver@hawaii.edu)

C. Wesley Tobias (ctobias@hawaii.edu)

Meghan van Bergeijk (meghanvb@hawaii.edu)

 

Click Here! to email all students in the class + the professor

 

All Classes meet in 723 POST Building (campus map)

 

Schedule:

 

Monday: 1:30 – 2:20 pm

 

Dates*:

 

Week 1: August 20 Introduction and Welcome!

 

Week 2: August 27

Talk:

³Our Changing Oceans: Challenges Ahead²

Margaret Leinen, Executive Director of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Ocean Science Lecture Series – Video

FAU Harbor Branch

#5: Our Changing Oceans

 

*Week 3: note: Monday, September 3 is Labor Day = No School

 

Week 4: September 10 Talk:

³Anthropogenic Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy²

Ronald Prinn, Professor, MIT

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Environment/Energy – Video

MIT World

#38: Anthropogenic Climate Change

 

Week 5: September 17 Talk:

³Radar Sounding and Imaging of Glacial and Sea Ice: Status and Future²

Prasad Gogineni, Professor, University of Kansas

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Jones Seminars on Science, Technology  – Video

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

#9: Radar Sounding and Imaging of Glacial and Sea Ice

 

Week 6: September 24 Talk:

³Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Physics of Earthquakes²

Kevin Brown, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Earthquakes and Seismology – Video

UCTV: UC San Diego

#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Physics of Earthquakes

 

Week 7: October 1 Talk: at least 3 homework talks DUE in class

³Earthquakes in Southern California: A View from Space²

Yuri Fialco, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Perspectives on Ocean Science – Video

UCTV: UC San Diego

#3: Earthquakes in Southern California: A View from Space

 

Week 8: October 8 Talk:

³From Big Bang to Broadway: How Things Evolve²

Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institute

Available as a free-download from iTunes U

Capitol Science Lectures – Tracks

Carnegie Capitol Science Evenings

#33: From Big Bang to Broadway: How Things Evolve

 

Week 9: October 15 Talk:

³The Evolution of Earth¹s Oxygen Cycle and its Relevance to Life Outside of Our Solar System²

Paul G. Falkowski, Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University

American Geophysical Meeting

2008 Sagan Lecture

Can be viewed as a free web-cast at http://www.agu.org/webcast/fm08/presentations/sagan/

 

Week 10: October 22:

Class Discussion: A recap of what makes each of the eight types of talk-slides, a good slide.

 

Week 11: October 29 Talk: Student Slide-Drafts at least 3 homework talks DUE in class

 

Week 12: November 5 Talk: In-Class Help Session for Student Presentation Preparation (Optional)

 

*Week 13: note: Monday, November 12 is Veteran¹s Day = No School

 

Week 14: November 19 Talk: Student Presentations

Zara Huntley and Alex Oliver

 

Week 15: November 26 Talk: Student Presentations

Samantha Burns and Meghan Van Bergeijk

 

Week 16: December 3 Talk: at least 4 homework talks DUE in Dr. Jahren¹s mailbox, Room 701

 

FINALS WEEK: December 10-14, 2012 (No Meeting)

Just FYI: Schedule for Finals is here

 

* = weeks for which Monday is a UH holiday.

 

Required Materials:

 

The only material you will need for this course will be the ³Talk-Block² Worksheet,

that you will use to key-out and evaluate the talks that you observe. 

 

 

The ³Talk-Block² Worksheet is available here! (PDF)

 

Homework:

 

You are required to attend 10 scientific research talks on campus during the course of the semester,

and complete a ³Talk-Block² evaluation for each one. 

 

Follow the course on Twitter at @GGtalks in order to keep updated on what seminars are being offered on campus.

 

Grading:

 

Attendance = 5 points for attending each weekly meeting = (5 x 13 meetings) = 65 points possible

³Talk-Block² Worksheets for In-Class Talks = 5 points each = (5 x 10 in-class talks) = 50 points possible

Homework ³Talk-Block² Worksheets for On-Campus Talks = 5 points each = (5 x 10 in-class talks) = 50 points possible

Final Presentation = 35 points possible (more information to follow)

 

Total Possible Points in Course = 200 points

 

Note: No late work will be accepted!

 

Attendance will be taken, and points will be lost for absences.  ³Talk-Block² evaluation worksheets will be due at the beginning of class, but you are encouraged to hand them in as soon as they are complete.  No late assignments will be accepted.  If you miss class, you are responsible for downloading and viewing (and evaluating) the talks you missed.  All talks are available as free downloadable video from iTunes U, free and accessible through any iTunes account.