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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 8/2014 - 9. maj 2014

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Some information in the Danish version of this newsletter refers to pages on AU or Geoscience staff websites which are unfortunately not yet available in English

Upcoming Events

(from the calendar on Geoscience staff pages)   

9 May, 12:00 - 14:00
PHD defence - Nikolaj Foged

14 May, 15:15 - 16:00
Geoscience seminar - by Hans Burchard, IOW, Rostock

11 - 13 June
COSMO Workshop - Nordic Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating

NOTE the following dates:

17 June
Workshop day for permanent staff
More information to follow.

20 June, 9:00
Rector visiting Geoscience
More information to follow.


Maria Wulff Knudsen
who has been a laboratory technician trainee with us through more than a year , recently completed her laboratory training and passed the examination of her project with the mark 10. – Congratulations from us to Maria – and good luck in future!

Visiting Researcher
John Jansen is visiting Aarhus from the University of Wollongong, Australia, where he is a senior research fellow (and adjunct researcher at Stockholm University).  John specialises in quantitative methods to obtain rates and magnitudes of Earth surface processes, especially in fluvial and glacial environments. Over May to July he will be working with David Egholm and Mads Knudsen on studies that seek to understand the origin of the high mountain plateaux in the Scandinavian mountains: a long-standing and unsolved issue in the geosciences. As part of the visit he will join David and Mads, together with Jane Andersen and Sofie Ugelvig on fieldwork in southern Norway.
More information on John’s website.


DHL Relay Race 2014
Also this year AU will participate in the DHL relay, in Aarhus taking place on 21 August. Registration is free for all AU employees. If you want to register a team, be aware that deadline is 15 May.
More information here.

ST Summer Celebration 2014
All employees and PhD students at Science and Technology are invited to the summer celebration on Friday 20 June 2014. Open for registration and payment (Dkk 200,-).
More information here.

Research and Education

AU implements common learning platform
In the course of 2014 and 2015, the university will implement a common system for learning activities and the online handling of course material that all students will be able to recognise – regardless of which main academic area they belong to and which course they are following. The system is called Blackboard Learn – usually just called Blackboard.
More information here.

AURORA used in teaching
The new research vessel will be used for some courses at Geoscience - Read more on the staff homepage


New: Open Access Publishing
You can now publish in a new open access journal GeoResJ, published by Elsevier.
The journal, covering topics broadly within geoscience, accepts peer-reviewed papers.
Read more here: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/georesj

New books
Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis
Are you interested in this or any other new books, please send an email to tli@geo.au.dk

Newsletters on the web.
This and all previous newsletters are available also on the Geoscience staff webpages http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/ - There is a direct link from the entry page.

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