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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 3/2015 - 13 February 2015

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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

(see also the calendar on Geoscience staff pages)   

18 February
Geoscience Seminar - Christoffer Karoff, Geoscience

24 February
Final examination for Master's degree - Karen Salling

6 March
Geoscience Seminar - Prof. Neal Iverson, Iowa

UIC - Spring Programme 2015
The International centre, University International Club, offers a number of different activities that could be of interest to our foreign employees and their spouses. Danish collegaues are welcome as well. See the  program on the message board or on: http://ias.au.dk/uic/programme/

The problem analysis

University Director: Better conditions for providing administrative support
University management recently agreed on some organizational changes in the administrative area as a consequence of the internal problem analysis. More information here.

Follow the process


Book a researcher 2015 – share your research

Book a researcher is part of the Festival of Research (Forskningens Døgn), this year taking place from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 April. The arrangement promotes dialogue between researchers and the general public, and the interest is huge and still growing. For more information and lecture registration, go to www.forsk.dk. Deadline for registration is 26 February.


In the Geoscience building the alarm is on every day from 5 p.m. until next morning. However, we have been informed that there are too many "false" alarms caused by our incorrect behavior when the alarm is on. The guard was called to Geoscience no less than 81 times during the last six months !! Simply far too many - and expensive too!.
It is therefore necessary that both staff and students reflect on their behavior in the buildings after normal working hours. The alarm is activated if you   

  • keep the entrance doors open for a long time after 5 p.m.
    (A bad habit for some smokers?)
  • open a window in the lower floor after 5 p.m.

If we all make an effort to have this in mind and act accordingly,  we can definitely reduce the number of unintended alarms significantly

The reception room / the Basement

Easy Labelling - a new system
Mind the new labelling system introduced for all "things" placed in the reception room in the basement of building 1674. Use one of the labels hanging on the wall just opposite the lift (see picture). Fill in with name and date. Then you have a maximum of 2 weeks to move it elsewhere. Otherwise it will be considered discardable.

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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