Congrats 2013 Grads

The Graduate School of Oceanography congratulates its newest graduates.

Blue MBA (MBA with a Master of Oceanography Degree):
Dan Albani
Brian Amaral
Zac Anglin
Anupa Asokan
Correna Blewett
Josh Haggarty
Tony Leone
Gabe Matthais

M.S. in Oceanography:

Cristin Ashmankas, “A History of Sea Ice in the Cenozoic Arctic Ocean” (Major Professor: Kate Moran)

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Distinguished Achievement Award to Voytek

Dr. Mary Voytek, Director of NASA's Astrobiology program, was presented this year's GSO Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award. The awards, conferred by the President of the University and each college within the University, honor alumni who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership or community service.

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America’s Ocean Economy

In Rhode Island and around the country, coastal communities are working on plans to manage and sustain the ocean’s resources to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population.

A new short film, America’s Ocean Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, is the first in a series that explores this effort with ocean management practitioners from around the world. The film provides an overview of economic issues related to ocean planning.

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Dr. Bruce Corliss Named GSO’s New Dean

Dr. Bruce Corliss has accepted the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He comes to GSO from Duke University, where he was Director of the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium and also served as Chair of the Department of Geology, the Interim Chair of the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and the senior Assistant Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Dr.

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Ballard Receives American Education Award

The American Association of School Administrators has announced that Dr. Robert Ballard is the 2012 recipient of the American Education Award. This award honors an outstanding American citizen who has achieved excellence and distinction in his or her career and serves as a role model and teacher to others.

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