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Aarhus University

Geoscience Newsletter

No. 2/2016 - 19 February 2016

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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

Other GEO-news here:
Centre of Earth System Petrology: volcano.au.dk | HGG:  hgg.au.dk


After waiting for more than 6 months, we finally got our new official car
- a Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer 114 Bluetec with automatic transmission -
It will soon be available for booking in the Outlook calendar together with the other cars.
Getting used to a new car always take some time, and Per Trinhammer will describe the car and
its special equipment in a small manual meant to be placed inside the car.

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

12 february , 13 - 15
Qualification exam - Tue Boesen

23 February, 12.15 - 14.00
Using X-Ray Diffraction in Geoscience - seminar 1

25 February, 15.00
Farewell reception for Claus Heilmann-Clausen

26 - 28 Februar
Geological Student Symposium

29 February, 13.15 - 15.00
Final examination for Master's degree - Anders Kristensen

1 March, 12.15 - 14.00
Using X-Ray Diffraction in Geoscience - seminar 2

4 March, 2.15 - 15.00
DEWP Workshop - Dong Energy Wind Power visiting Geoscience


“Book a researcher" looking for speakers
Researchers are now invited to give a presentation or lecture at the ‘Book a Researcher’ event – a Festival of Research initiative which gives everyone in Denmark an opportunity to have a free visit from a researcher. This year, the Festival of Research is taking place from 25 April to 1 May.
See: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/#news-7105

The Innovation Fund Denmark - information meeting at Aarhus University
Time: Friday, 4 March, from 12.30 – 14.00
Venue: Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus Campus, Building 1441, Room 012, Aud. 1, Tåsingegade. The meeting will be held in English.
Please see invitation here:
See invitation: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/administration/forskning-talent/forskningsstoetteenheden/arrangementer/information-meeting-with-innovation-fund-denmark/
Please note that registration is necessary.


I obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Geoscience at AU and had a one semester exchange stay at the University of Oslo. My Ph.D. project will address the formation of relatively evolved rocks in large igneous provinces (the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, and the North Atlantic Igneous Province, East Greenland). My bachelor project and my Master's thesis both addressed the relation between relatively primitive and more evolved rocks in the Bushveld Complex. Therefore, the overall issue in my Ph.D. project is not new to me. Christian Tegner and Charles Lesher will be my supervisors and I will employ different analytical methods which will be enabled by the new laboratory facilities at the department.


Pay Negotiations 2016
As informed by mail from the head of department, the application period opened on 8 February. More information is available on http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/payroll/pay-negotiations-2015/

Psychological WPA
Questionnaires will be sent to all employees by mail in week 9.


Travel expense relating to FP7 and H2020 projects
A new procedure from 1 January 2016: For future travel reimbursements relating to EU projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020, you can now attach documentation as scanned documents of taxi voucher, hotel bill, etc.
Questions can be addressed to the Travel Unit rejser@au.dk - or to the individual associated project finance administrator.

registration certificates
In connection with purchase of new vehicles and trailers, AU Finance requests you to inform the P-number of department / faculty. Then the department etc. will appear on the registration certificate as  user of the vehicle, which makes it much easier for the Finance department  to find the right user.
Remember also to inform Grethe.


Forgotten objects
We regularly find objects left in meeting and class rooms (as USB, Harry Potter books, umbrellas). Ask Lene Kjeldsteen.

If you have papers to be shredded, e.g. old examination papers, please use the container meant for this purpose (with the "letter slot") in the basement – and NOT the small shredder in room 1672-129.

If you need cables in classes or meeting rooms, contact the secretariat and they will assist you to get a fixed installation.

Check your personal data on the staff list
Missing personal data in the central AU register (IDM) means that e.g. phone numbers and building/room numbers do not appear from the staff list from geoscience website, nor from your personal homepage. Therefore, it is a good idea to check your own entry on http://geo.au.dk/en/staff/ and send any new information or changes to lone@geo.au.dk

Wanted: Photos

For newsletters and homepages we need more good photos to illustrate our activities at Geocience.
Use your camera on field work, excursions, on courses or just during your daily work at the department. Send your photos to sekretariat@geo.au.dk

Secure Printing

In room 1672-129 lots of prints are continuously left (forgotten?),  among these many long publications. After some time, most of them are thrown out – total waste!
It might be a good idea for you to print to box – i.e. secure printing. In this way you collect a number of prints until you release them from the printer control panel – where you can still change your mind and deselect individual prints. More secure printing may reduce the amount of prints – and consequently wasted paper! The printer driver is 1672-129-c-1-Secure, and you find it on \\print.uni.au.dk\.


In future, your risk of getting a virus on your PC will be minimized
On Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 10:00 you will get a new service on your computer named McAfee SiteAdvisor. It is a service that helps protect you on the Internet, by reporting to you on the security of the websites it finds. 
Aarhus University will make use of a new service on all employee computers, in short the new service will scan the links you can access when you make  a search on the Internet. The service is called McAfee SiteAdvisor, and it gives the user an assessment of whether a link potentially can contain virus, malware or something similar, by giving you a warning, indicated by the colors red, yellow or green, before the user presses a link. Green will be accessed automatically. Yellow will give a warning window, where you are asked to confirm availability, and pages that are red you cannot access.
SiteAdvisor has already been installed on computers in some departments at the University, and her we have experienced a marked drop in the number of virus and malware-infected computers.
The installation of the new service will be automatic on your computer on February 25th, 2016 without you noticing, but you will be prompted to restart the computer. 
Any questions regarding SiteAdvisor can be directed to your local IT helpdesk or your local IT supporter.

Mail lists
The number of geo-mail lists has been reduced, and the total system of lists simplified.
Go to http://geo.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/communication/mail-lists/ to see which lists you can choose and how you find them in Outlook.


Return of library books
In the partners office (172-232) you find a box where employees can drop books to be returned to the library.

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Tuesday 9-11: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-13: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 9-11: ST HR, Steen Nielsen, steen@au.dk
- Thursday 9-12: ST IT, aarhus.st.it@au.dk

Bo Holm Jacobsen office hours for students
- Tuesday 10-12
- Thursday 16.15-18
Above information is available also on geo.medarbejdere.au.dk, entry page.

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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