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July 16, 2013

News Digest: UW unveils events calendar, ocean expedition blog

UW events calendarNew UW events calendar now available

The new UW events calendar is now live on all three campuses.

The calendar, which runs on Trumba software, provides easy sharing of events, an improved mobile experience, an improved user interface, event registration and many ways to display and feature events on campus websites.

To request access to the new events calendar, please complete this brief online survey: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/eventcal/206708.

Follow ocean expedition via bilingual blog, photo page

ship in harbor

The research vessel in port in Chile.

Allan Devol, a UW professor of oceanography, is chief scientist on a monthlong cruise off the coasts of Peru and Chile. The international team is studying nitrogen usage in shallow tropical waters, and exploring how the eastern tropical South Pacific affects larger ocean processes.

Follow along through July 28 with photos and a bilingual blog.

Ten UW oceanographers – including faculty, postdoctoral researchers and undergraduate and graduate students – are participating in the expedition. Devol’s research will focus on a mysterious low-oxygen zone that exists in the region. Rick Keil, a UW professor of oceanography, will use instruments developed in his lab to study the carbon cycle of these unusual waters.

The team also includes researchers from Princeton University, Aarhus University in Denmark and three Chilean institutions: Universidad de Concepcion, Pontificia Universidad Católica and Universidad Mayor. The cruise is funded by the National Science Foundation and is taking place aboard the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer.