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by admin last modified 2008-03-26 12:06

(3/26) A new look! The old information from the DGS front page is below our synthesis agenda.

Synthesis Meeting Agenda

Wed March 26

Thurs March 27

  • 8:30-9 coffee and informal mixing in the NCEAS 3rd floor lounge
  • 9-9:30 a.m. NCEAS welcome from Stephanie Hampton in the 2nd floor meeting room
  • 9:30-10:30  Introductions among the students, brief summaries of projects from home institutions
  • 10:30-10:45 break
  • 10:45-noon First brainstorming session on synthesis projects
  • Noon-1 Lunch
  • 1-3 Continued brainstorming, geling of projects, break into subgroups
  • 3-3:30 snack break
  • 3:30-5 Begin work in earnest on synthesis projects
  • Note: All logistics issues that require NCEAS staff must be addressed on Thursday, because Friday is a University holiday
Group dinner at Arnoldi's at 7pm (see the google map for directions)

Fri March 28

  • *no support staff due to holiday*
  • work all day with breaks at 10:30, noon lunch, and 3:30

Sat March 29

  • work all day with breaks at 10:30, noon lunch, and 3:30

Sun March 30

  • work all day with breaks at 10:30, noon lunch, and 3:30

Mon March 31

  • wrap up, participants begin to leave

Tues April 1

Old page:

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4. Syllabus

See the syllabus for course info and readings, and check back before class.

5. Class time

We will be meeting each Wednesdays at 10:45 PST via webcast for lecture, from Jan 23rd to Feb 27th.

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Jason Kreitler, a UCSB graduate student, is the course coordinator. He will maintain this site, answer your help posts and generally be available to make sure all students and faculty have what they need for lectures and research. In addition to the discussion section, contact Jason via email at

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