Some information in the Danish version of this newsletter refers to pages on AU or Geoscience staff website which are unfortunately not yet available in English
Top of the Alps! This summer Thorsten Nagel with a group of students went to the Austrian Alps for a field course
See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages
18 September, 13-15
PhD defence - Anders Damsgaard Christensen
Late Summer Party at Geoscience
On Wednesday 19 August the new Geoscience students arrived, and after the first introduction days, classes started on 24 August.
This year we welcome 49 new students for Bachelor's programme, 3 for Master's programme in Technical Geology (civil engineering) and a number of international students as well.
New head of studies
As from 15 August Bo Holm Jacobsen is the new head of studies at Geoscience replacing Mads Faurschou Knudsen.
This summer, Bent Odgaard did some fieldwork on the lake Nørresø on southern Funen in connection with the project "High phosphorus contrations in Danish groundwater - sources, controls and management implications". During this work a video was made, which can be seen in the news on the Geoscience website: http://www.undergroundchannel.dk/lake-history-and-old-springs
EU ABS Regulation workshops
During autumn the following workshops are arranged:
- Brussels: 14/9
- Barcelona: 13/10
- London: 16/10
- Paris: 6/11
- Berlin: 20/11
More information: http://www.euconf.eu/abs/.
on 1 September we welcome two new employees:
• Rasmus Andreasen, spectroscopist
• Thomas Nielsen, research coordinator
Further presentation of both will follow in a future newsletter.
SDD (Staff Development Dialogue)
It will soon be time for this years SDD. The LSU committee (committee for local liasion) has decided, in addition to the usual issues you discuss with your leader, to focus on the theme Job satisfaction and motivation.
During autumn all employees will be invited to a dialogue with their leader, and if you agree on some training programme that requires funding, there will still be time for applying to the Fund of Compentence (deadline 15 December). See: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/competence-and-organisational-development/competencefunds/fundofcompetence/
It is soon time for the Physical workplace assesment. In week 38 (mid September) all employees will receive an email with a questionnaire.
The next psychological workplace assesment will be in spring 2016.
New PHD student Lichau Liu, from China, will be new PHD student at Geoscience from 1 September. His supervisor is Esben Auken and he will therefore reside in building 1120.
Further presentation of Lichau Liu will follow in a future newsletter.
New HR partner Steen Nielsen is our new HR partner replacing Margrethe Vejs Pedersen. His office hours at geoscience are for the time being planned to be Thursdays from 9 to 11 in the partner office in 1672-232.
Revised AU Travel Policy
AU has decided to change its travel policy and allow employees to book their flight directly with the airlines. It is still possible to use AU's travel agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).
As always it is important to observe all rules and guidelines with regard to choosing the cheapest possible travel solution.
It is important that employees inform colleagues of travel activities, and we urge that everybody uses their calendar to register travel destinations. This alone with regard to force majeure situations (acts of terror, earthquakes etc.) where relevant authorities must be informed.
It is also possible to register on the Danes Abroad List (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark).
Read more - AU Travel Policy
In our top floors, windows have not been cleaned for a very long time – which is pretty obvious!
However, finally there seems to be light ahead for those working in the top floors.
It is informed by the company that the windows will be cleaned on Friday 28 August.
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.