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Geoscience Newsletter

No. 10/2016 - 7 October 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







This year, students are eligible to vote for representatives to the board, the academic councils and the boards of study.
PhD students are eligible to vote for representatives to the PhD committees.

Upcoming Events

See also the calendar on the Geoscience staff webpages

10 October, 12.00
Rector's annual visit to Geoscience


Marit Solveig Seidenkrantz is co-author to the paper The role of sea ice for vascular plant dispersal in the Arctic, published in Royal Society Biology Letters.
See Latest News on geo.au.dk entry page.

Mentor Scheme: Empower Talent
It is again possible to register for the AU mentor scheme matching staff at assistant professor/researcher/postdoc level with colleagues at assoc. professor/professor level for a period of one year. Among other things, the purpose is to get more dialogue about career opportunities which may contribute to retain and attract talented employees.
Registration at www.au.dk/en/empowertalent.

ReAp - Registration of research applications 
In future, ST Finance is responsible for registering in ReAp.
However, it is your responsibility to inform the head of department (who still has to sign applications) and your project finance administrator of your application activity and the results.
Your input is expremely important for others to be able to make accurate budgets and the right decisions.


Presentation of new employees and guests

Vana Orfanou - new Postdoc from 9 September 2016
Vana is an archaeometallurgist with post-graduate studies (MSc, PhD at UCL, London) in the analysis of archaeological materials and with a specialisation in the analytical examination of ancient and historic metals, after completing a bachelor in history, archaeology and cultural resources management (University of Peloponnese, Greece). As a postdoctoral scientist at the Institut for Geoscience and in collaboration with UrbNet, Vana will be working on the analyses of isotopes from metal objects from a variety of archaeological sites and chronological periods in Europe, Near East and north Africa, with the aim of refining existing provenancing methods/protocols and further exploring new ones. As part of her previous post-doctoral research she has been involved in the analytical examination of medieval Islamic copper-based metalwork from the Persian world from the collection at Musée du Louvre, while her doctoral research focused on a votive copper-based assemblage from Early Iron Age mainland Greece (8th-6th c. BCE).

Erin Rosenberg - new research assistant from 26 September 2016
Erin’s academic background is in isotope and trace element geochemistry. She received a B.Sc. in Geosciences, with an emphasis in Geochemistry and a minor in Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona (USA), and an M.Sc. in Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College (USA).
After years of research at the University of Arizona, and at Dartmouth College, USA, Erin was employed as a laboratory manager, at Middlesex University—London (UK). She also served as a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College—London (UK), where she worked alongside colleague and husband, Rasmus Andreasen.
Now in Denmark, at the Department of Geoscience, Erin serves as UrbNet’s research assistant in geoarchaeometry, under the direction of Gry Barfod. She is based in Aarhus Geochemistry and Isotope Research Platform (AGIR). Erin was hired to help develop the chemistry needed for lead isotope-based provenance studies of some of UrbNet’s artifacts. Ultimately, she will also be performing chemical and isotopic analyses on these and other artifacts, and training other laboratory users to do the same.
Erin is a proud mother of 3 young children, who speak both Danish and English as their first languages. In her spare time, Erin volunteers remotely at Texas Children’s Hospital (USA). She is also a Danish language student at Lærdansk—Aarhus, and is always very happy to practice her limited Danish with colleagues and friends.


On 27 September, Jarl Hald became father of a lille boy.
Congratulations to the new parents.

Jarl is away on paternity leave for two weeks. He will be back at Geoscience on Wednesday 12 October.


Examination Timetable
The examination timetable for Q1 is now available on the Geoscience subject portal:


New HR partner

Charlotte Illum is our new HR partner.
Contact: email charlotte@au.dk / tel. +45 87152892 el. +45 20,585,990th
Office hours at Geoscience: Thursday, 08:30 - 12.

Charlotte has been employed at AU for almost 6 years. Before being HR partner at the administration centre ST, she worked as substitute for the administration manager at iNANO. She also has several years of experience from the private sector.

HR is organized in teams. Charlotte is part of Team 4 (see illustration), where she and the two HR supporters:
- Tasja Nielsen: email tasja@au.dk / tel. +45 93508353
- Lis Helleberg: email lish@au.dk / tel. +45 87156329
will handle HR cases for Department of Geoscience.
Contact Charlotte directly, and she will take care of further proceedings.
Our warmest welcome at Geoscience to the HR team.

Consequently, Heidi Robl is no longer our primary HR contact.

Recently, ST published on their staff website some useful information in connection with recruitment of staff – see: http://scitech.medarbejdere.au.dk/en/job-vacancies-and-careers/rules-and-instructions/

Notice especially the short and very clear checklists.
There are no major changes compared to previous procedure, however, be aware that together with the project administrator we are responsible for ensuring that funding is available for an employment before sending the case to HR.
If you have questions, contact our HR partner, Charlotte Illum or Lene Kjeldsteen.

Work Environments

Psychological counselling in connection with work-related problems
Dansk Krisekorps provides psychological counselling for AU’s employees.
Contact by phone 7022 7612 (9-15 on weekdays) or 7022 7610 (acute), or write to info@danskkrisekorps.dk.
More information: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/en/administration/hr/workingenvironment/psychological-work-environment/psychological-counselling-service/

Evacuation Exercise - Changed date!

Due to exams the evacuation exercise planned on 26 October was cancelled and changed to 4 November.

So, you still have time to prepare yourself by reading the booklet: “Evacuation on Aarhus University” which you find on: http://medarbejdere.au.dk/fileadmin/www.arbejdsmiljo.au.dk/evakuering/publikationer/125961_AU_evakueringsfolder_UK_270510.pdf


New fuel cards

As on 1 September AU got a new fuel supplier when using fuel cards.
When in future you buy gasoline and diesel to our department cars, you must use Circle K..
The new cards are ready for use.


Paid Parking in Høegh-Guldbergs Gade

In case you or your guests find no parking possibility at our own parking lot and have to park in the street, you must be aware that Aarhus Municipality runs an experiment with paid parking in Høegh-Guldbergs Gade in the period

  • 15 September - 15 November

More information at the signs in the street.
To warn you all - and especially guests without access to our parking lot - we also put notices with information of the changed parking situation on both front and back door.


Mail lists for students
As mentioned previously in a Newsletter the mail system for students has been simplified, and we now have just 4 lists:

There are no lists covering individual year groups.

New AU webpage design

As some of you may have noticed our external website geo.au.dk has got a new design – in accordance with a general design change on the whole AU. However, we were the first ST department changing to the new look.

Partners office 1672-232

ST and AU partners/Office hours:
- Monday 8-16: AU Library, Morten Hjorth Gad, mhg@au.dk
- Monday  9-12: Dan Guldborg, ST IT, aarhus.st.it@au.dk
- Tuesday 10-12: ST studies, Tina Veirup, tina.veirup@science.au.dk 
- Wednesday 9-15: ST finance, Thomas Lund Hansen, thomaslhansen@au.dk
- Wednesday 9-11.30: ST finance, Rana Elahmad, rana@au.dk
- Thursday 08.30-12: ST HR, Charlotte Illum, charlotte@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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