Exquisite Apocalypse: Bioregions, Extinction, and the Braided Essay
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Exquisite Apocalypse: Bioregions, Extinction, and the Braided Essay

The next Cal Maritime Scholar event features Dr. Julie Chisholm, who teaches creative writing, critical thinking, and ethics at Cal Maritime. Dr. Chisholm will discuss her recent collaboration with two other writers on a braided essay. Their essay focuses on the role of creativity in the era of significant human impact on the environment, also … Continue reading

Return of the Toxic Algae: Does nutrient pollution in the San Francisco Estuary cause toxic algal blooms?
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Return of the Toxic Algae: Does nutrient pollution in the San Francisco Estuary cause toxic algal blooms?

Please join us at the next Cal Maritime Scholar event, Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 in Peachman Auditorium. We’ll hear about the research of Dr. Alex Parker, Science & Math, followed by Q&A led by Dr. Elizabeth McNie, Marine Transportation. Please note the venue change. Like many aquatic systems around the world, the San Francisco Estuary … Continue reading

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