Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering seminar: BinBin Zhao, Lecturer, and Wenyang Duan, Professor, College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China, GN Wave theory and TEBEM for Wave-Body Interaction, MSB 114, 3:10-3:50 p.m. Please join us for coffee hour at the seminar venue, 2:50-3:10 p.m. To download a PDF flyer for the seminar please visit the department website.
Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering seminar: William C. Webster, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of California Berkeley, The Evolution of Large-Amplitude Gravity Waves in Deep Water--A Second Look, MSB 114, 3:50-4:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee hour at the seminar venue, 2:50-3:10 p.m. To download a PDF flyer for the seminar please visit the department website.
Dept. of Marine Biology special seminar: Tracey Schock, Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Environmental Metabolomics: A Tool to Evaluate the Complex Interactions of Marine Organisms and Their Surroundings, C-MORE Hale Conference Ctr., 2:00 p.m.
Dept. of Oceanography dissertation defense: Allison A. Fong, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Characterization of Microbial Diversity Associated with Sinking Particulate Matter in Subtropical Oceans, POST 126, 3:00 p.m.
Hawaii Inst. for Marine Biology seminar: Benny Ron, Aquaculture Specialist, UHM College of Trop. Agriculture and Human Resources, and Graduate Faculty, Dept. of Marine Biology, Rhythms in Fishes, Pauley Classroom, CI, 12:00 p.m.
New (12/6/13) Department of Meteorology seminar: Robert Ballard, Science and Operations Officer, National Weather Service WFO Honolulu, and Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Meteorology, A Virtual Tour of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center Forecast Process, MSB 100, 3:30 p.m. Please meet before the seminar for coffee, tea, and cookies, 3:00-3:30 p.m., on the MSB lanai.
Dept. of Oceanography seminar: Anna Neuheimer, Assistant Professor, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Explaining Variation in Life History Timing: Fish Spawning Time in a Changing Climate, MSB 100, 3:00 p.m.
Hanauma Bay Thursday Evenings: UH Sea Grant Supported Graduate Student Research, Hanauma Bay Education Center Theater, 6:30 p.m. Speakers and topics are as follows.
-James Bishop, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Connecting Land Use to Coastal Groundwater Nutrient Loads on Maui
-Michelle Jungbluth, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Connections between Plankton and People in Kane'ohe Bay
-Robert Thompson, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Ocean Acidification and Mineral Dissolution on Coral Reefs
Event is free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m. For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the online Calendar of Events.
Dept. of Oceanography dissertation defense: Jamison Gove, Graduate Student, UHM Dept. of Oceanography, Biological-Physical Interactions in Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystems, MSB 114, 2:30 p.m.
Depts. of Marine Biology, Botany, and Biology joint seminar: Lindsay Young, Pacific Rim Conservation, Adaptive Value of Same-sex pairing in Laysan Albatross, BioMed B103, 3:30 p.m.
End-of-Year Reminders for Processing Stipends: If you administer stipends for your department, SOEST Fiscal would like to reiterate several reminders for upcoming close of the current tax year and the start up of another.
For closing 2013
1) Form 1099s (or any other tax document) will be mailed to the recipient's current mailing address between February and March.
2) To update recipients' addresses, you need to submit a current WH-1 to UH Disbursing and put an update in KFS.
3) Any updates to names will require the same as #2.
4) If any 1099s are undeliverable, UH Disbursing will contact the appropriate fiscal administrator (FA) who will need to work with the department on getting the updated information. If, at that point, no current address is available, the department will be allowed to pick it up from Disbursing but will need to sign for it.
SOEST Fiscal has been reminded that, for #4, the stipend recipient's UH department address should not be used as a permanent address. The reportable payments such as stipends are reported to the IRS and should not show a UH address because further correspondence from the IRS to your non-employee will then be forwarded to that address and you will become responsible for it.
1) All non-resident aliens (NRA or non-U.S. citizens) will need to submit a hard copy of their WH-1 with all support documents for the new calendar year. In order to ensure that your FA is aware of these documents, please route through them and they will forward to Disbursing.
2) No stipend payments for NRAs will be processed until the WH-1 is reviewed and processed by the tax manager.
3) Any U.S. citizens with a KFS vendor code do NOT require a new WH-1 if there are no changes to their information.
4) To download the new WH-1 for 2014 please go to to the Disbursing forms page (be sure to change the signature date) at http://www.fmo.hawaii.edu/payroll/forms_disb.html.
As with most new tax years, there will probably be a delay in the initial review of an NRA's first payment due to Disbursing having to first go through their information for 2013's 1099s. To help avoid as many delays as possible, please make sure the WH-1 is the correct form, is filled out correctly, is signed, is submitted on a timely basis, and has all of the appropriate attachments.
Manoa Green Days: Just a reminder, the 2013-14 Academic Year Manoa Green Days (MGD) has been scheduled for the following dates.
-Winter Break: Tues., Dec. 24, 2013 (after 6 p.m.)-Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
Please refer to posting on http://www.soest.hawaii.edu. C-MORE Hale, HIG, MSB, and POST are classified as lab buildings so the A/C for these buildings will be on 24 hours during MGD. For Holmes Hall schedule, please visit www.manoa.hawaii.edu/facilities/mgd.
Both the SOEST Personnel and Fiscal Office will be closed on Dec. 26, 27, 30, and 31 due to BU 08 Supplemental Time Off/Professional Development Days with Pay. The SOEST Dean's Office will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays except public holidays during the MGD. For individual unit hours of operations, please check with your unit head. If you have any administrative questions, please contact Juanita Andaya, Director of Administrative Services, at 956-9110.
Maritime Security Doctoral Fellowship: The Maritime Security Doctoral Fellowship at the Stevens Institute of Technology is a three-year fellowship for high-potential, academically talented students interested in conducting cutting edge research and advanced academic study in the fields of Maritime and Homeland Security. The mission of the Fellowship program is to provide a strong foundation for solving critical national and global challenges in the maritime domain and Marine Transportation System (MTS) through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and scientific approaches.
The research-oriented fellowship program provides full tuition support, a monthly stipend and other paid fees for individuals of superior caliber who will make original contributions to the theory and practice in the field of Maritime Security. The three-year accelerated Doctoral Fellowship is supported through funding by a Department of Homeland Security Career Development Grant (CDG).
The successful Fellow may pursue doctoral research from a wide range of areas related to homeland security and will receive a PhD in Ocean Engineering. More Information and an online application can be found at the Stevens Institute website.
Payments Deadline for December: Due to the upcoming Manoa Green Days (MGD) from Dec. 25-Jan. 1, the SOEST Fiscal A/P Office will be closed. Please submit any payment documents to the A/P office no later than Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. so that your payments can be processed before the MGD. Any documents received after this date will be processed in January 2014. Please review any e-mails from SOEST Fiscal and follow their directions on submitting receiving reports or any other payment documents such as AFPs, cash reimbursements, travel completions, etc. to the A/P office. Your cooperation and attention is very much appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail Crystal Baccam at email@example.com.
Pierluigi Pozzi Has Passed: SOEST has lost another long-time employee and alumni. Luigi passed away on Thanksgiving night. We will post information on any services being held as it becomes available.
A list of the fifty most recent publications assigned SOEST numbers is available here.
P.I.: Luke Flynn
Amount: $575,000 (supplement)
Title: The Hawaii Space Grant Consortium: Educating the New NASA Workforce
P.I.: Paul Lucey
Amount: $61,980 (supplement)
Title: Support to UCLA LRO Diviner Investigation