Who Owns the Rain? And Other Questions from the Intersection of Politics and Geophysics
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Who Owns the Rain? And Other Questions from the Intersection of Politics and Geophysics

The next Cal Maritime Scholar event will feature Dr. Kate Sammler, Global Studies & Maritime Affairs, in conversation with Dr. Aparna Sinha, Culture & Communication. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 11:00 in ABS101. Professor Sammler will discuss her academic journey from physics to geography and how her research on power and territory … Continue reading

Master and Commander: What Does a Ship Captain Actually Do?
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Master and Commander: What Does a Ship Captain Actually Do?

According to the Master’s Handbook on Ship’s Business, “the master is in ultimate command of the vessel and has various levels of authority over all aboard. The responsibility of the master is to exercise that authority effectively, without arrogance or harshness. Regardless of fault, the master may be directly, even personally, responsible for all actions, … Continue reading

Coming ashore: Seafarer turnover in the U.S. shipping industry
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Coming ashore: Seafarer turnover in the U.S. shipping industry

What factors influence the decision to leave a job at sea for shore-side work? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Tony Lewis, Business, and Scott Saarheim, Marine Transportation. Dr. Lewis will describe preliminary results of a survey of Cal Maritime alumni. He’ll discuss how organizational behavior and human resource management theories related to satisfaction, … Continue reading

Nano-Materials and Organ Growth Research
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Nano-Materials and Organ Growth Research

How do engineers help medical researchers in their quest to grow human organs in a lab? Find out at the next Cal Maritime Scholar event this Thursday, March 16, at 1100, in ABS101. Dr. Dinesh Pinisetty, Engineering Technology, will discuss computer simulation studies to understand the penetration of chemicals called cryoprotective agents (CPAs) through biological cells … Continue reading