Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Author talk: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
Karen Joy Fowler, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," will speak. Shortlisted for the international Man Booker Prize in 2014, the book examines life from the perspective of young adult Rosemary Cooke and her primate "sister," weaving a humorous, poignant and multilayered plot around the theme of scientific experimentation with animals as well as animal rights. Fowler is the author of six novels, two of them New York Times bestsellers. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2232.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 30, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs Geneseo
Location: Oswego, NY, Romney Tennis Courts
Friday, Sept 4, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tournament Consolation
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, Sept 5, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Storm Forecasting and Observation Program (Storm Chasing Program) is designed to teach students how to observe weather patterns and predict changes in the weather by applying their classroom learning to the forecasting and observation of actual storms. The program is scheduled to coincide with the climatological peak for tornado occurrence in the United States (late May into early June).
The true laboratory for a meteorologist is not inside a building but outside in the free air of the atmosphere. Fundamentals can be taught in the classroom, but to truly understand the atmosphere and attempt to predict its changes requires that students directly observe the weather.
Program participants will drive to the Central Plains States (Tornado Alley) for the first two weeks of this 3-week program. Each morning, students will analyze real-time data, produce forecasts, discuss their forecasts, and depart to the target area (where it is believed that severe thunderstorms will develop). During the 2009 and 2010 chase seasons we participated in the VORTEX 2 (Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment) field campaign, launching rawinsondes to better understand the environment in and around tornadic thunderstorms. At the end of each chase day, participants will compare what was observed to their forecasts. This is when the real learning will occur!
The last week of the program will take place on the SUNY Oswego campus, where students will compare their observations and forecast methods to the latest theories on severe storm development and forecast techniques. Participants will conduct research projects with the data collected during each chase. Some will develop case studies of specific events while others will test hypotheses related to thunderstorm behavior. Students who wish to receive credit for their experience can register for an independent study the following fall to continue the research they began and develop a final product (a written and oral report).
Dr. Scott Steiger
366 Shineman Center
Department of Earth Sciences