Snapshots for October

APLU names Adams to Energy Initiative’s Technical Working Group

Twenty-three senior university administrators and faculty have been appointed to the A۰P۰L۰U Energy Initiative Technical Working Group. Ronald Adams, Dean of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, was among those appointed. Launched in the spring, the Energy Initiative is designed to maximize and advance the contributions of public research universities in the nation’s drive to energy independence.

Novelist gives reading at Center for the Humanities

This year’s opening presentation at the Center for the Humanities will be a reading from his current novel by Ehud Havazelet followed by a reception to welcome the 2009-10 Research Fellows. The talk will begin at 4 p.m., Oct. 12, and will be followed by the reception. The Center is in Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue.
Havazelet is a winner of both the California and Oregon book awards for fiction. An associate professor in the writing program at the University of Oregon, he is a former Research Fellow at the Center and is the author of Like Never Before (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), What Is It Then Between Us? (Scribners), and Bearing the Body (Picador), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2008.

Jeffers’ photography on display

A collection of photographs by composer, artist and longtime Corvallis resident Ron Jeffers is on exhibit at Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities. The show, “Oregon Photographs from the Last 30 Years,” includes realistic and abstract works, in color as well as black and white.
The photographs in the exhibit were made over a period of 40 years, using both analog and digital methods. Copies of the prints in the exhibit are available for sale; proceeds will go to Corvallis Community Outreach, Inc.
The exhibit, at 811 S.W. Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, is free and open to the public weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 737-2450.

Student earns Killam fellowship

Amy Owen, a graphic design and business & entreprenuership major at OSU, has been awarded one of the 14 Killam fellowships for study in Canada for 2009-10. She will attend the University of Victoria. The award includes a $10,000 scholarship; health insurance, mobility grant, orientation in Ottawa and spring seminar in Washington, D.C.

Researchers given NSF awards

Five researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have been recognized this year with National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, which is 11th in the nation for the number of awards presented to engineering and computer science faculty.
Each award provides funding of at least $400,000 for a new research project with an educational/outreach component. Before this, no more than three OSU engineering faculty had received CAREER Awards in the same year.
The 2009 award recipients are Thinh Nguyen, Ted Brekken, and Bechir Hamdaoui, assistant professors in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Desiree Tullos, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering; and Michael Scott, assistant professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.

Fall Golf Classic

The Associated Students of Oregon State University is holding their seventh annual Fall Golf Classic, a tournament to benefit the Student Leadership Fund. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble tournament, with up to four person teams.
Enter for the chance to win a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The tournament takes place Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. A barbecue and awards reception follows the event. Super Tickets are $75 general registration fee, $65 for students. Super Ticket Registration includes all contest entries and 1 mulligan. Regular tickets are $60, $50 for students. Mulligans may be purchased for $5, teams are allowed up to four.
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