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June 28-July 2, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Microbes a gauge of Gulf oil spill’s effect (Milwaukee Sentinal Journal) “We have been working (in the Gulf) since 2003 and conducted five research cruises where we were looking at the impact of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone on natural resources,” said Stephen Brandt, director of the Oregon Sea Grant Program and a professor [...]

June 21-25, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Into the heart of squid country — or at least where it should be (Scientific American) And Kelly Benoit-Bird’s group from Oregon State University will be more or less constantly sampling acoustic data as the ship plows along at a steady 4 or 5 knots—slow to get anyplace far away, but good for seeing squid [...]

June 14-18, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Today

NEW! Melissa Cheyney, an assistant professor in OSU’s Department of Anthropology who is a medical anthropologist and licensed midwife, will discuss “‘The Politics and Science of Being Born: Location, Location, Location” in a Science Pub Corvallis presentation at 6 p.m. today at the Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. in downtown Corvallis.
Tuesday

NEW! Are you interested in being part of a Weight Watchers At Work group? Open House meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Rooms 322 A/B of Student Health Services, Plageman Student Health Center. Meetings are not limited to OSU employees. Information: contact Kathi at 737-3106.

The June Science Pub Central Oregon takes place June 15 in Redmond. Lisbeth Goddik of OSU Food and Science Technology will speak on “The Cheese Stands Alone: The Science Behind Oregon’s Acclaimed Artisan Cheeses.” The event takes place at 5:30 p.m., at Coyote Ranch in Redmond. Information: 541-737-2351.
Wednesday

NEW! The OSUsed Store is open Wednesday June 16 from 12-3. All items are offered in a garage sale format with no advanced preview. Questions: contact surplus property at 541-737-7347 or visit the website at http://surplus.oregonstate.edu, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis.
Friday

Jerry McGuire, MU Assistant Director, will be retiring after 24 years of service to OSU. Join his co-workers at a retirement celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m., June 18 in the MU Lounge.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science will be hosting a Thank You/Farewell Reception for three departing faculty members from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the LaSells Stewart Center. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. The departing faculty members are Jim Peterson, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu and Isabel Vales. While an RSVP is not required, it would be appreciated. Reply to Barb Reed at Barbara.J.Reed@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5854.
Saturday

NEW! At 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, the River Gallery will host its annual spring celebration of poetry, music and art known as “Wild Writers Recite!” This year’s event will feature short readings by poets Carter McKenzie, Anita Sullivan, Chris Anderson of OSU, Donna Henderson, Jessica Lamb and Cecelia Hagen, with music performed by singer-songwriter Claudia Austin-Prevost. The River Gallery is located at 184 S. Main Street in Independence. A book-signing and open-mic reading will follow the featured performers. Admission and refreshments are free, though donations to support the work of the press will be welcomed.

June 7-11, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

OSU Community: In light of recent budget developments in our State, I would like to talk with you regarding the budget landscape for OSU and our plans for next year and the coming biennium. Please join me, along with the Provost, in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Auditorium today, June 7, at 3 p.m. This forum is open to all OSU faculty, staff and students, and I hope to see you there! — Edward J. Ray, President

Monday

The College of Forestry is inviting to anyone wishing to attend their upcoming Safe Space training on Monday, 2-4 p.m., June 7, RH 313 (Richardson Hall). This will be the final Safe Space training workshop of the 2009-2010 academic year.We will offer the next Safe Space training at the beginning of the Fall, 2010-2011 academic year, and can provide departmental workshops on request at that time. To request a workshop, please complete the e-form you will find here. Safe Space workshops, provided by the LGBT Advocacy Team in the Office of LGBT Outreach & Services, is an ally training program for anyone wishing to become a more knowledgeable ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex campus community, especially students. Attendance is strictly voluntary. For more information, please contact Steven Leider in the Office of LGBT Outreach and Services via email at LGBT.Services@oregonstate.edu or by telephone at 541-737-6342.

Thursday

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center) brings together people of diverse expertise and backgrounds in to promote innovation and impact on a wide range of global issues. International Programs is hosting an information session about opportunities for faculty to apply for short-term residencies on June 10, 10 a.m. in Snell Hall 448. For more information, contact Marion McNamara, marion.mcnamara@oregonstate.edu

!Si Se Pudo!, the Latina/o graduation ceremony, takes place June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MU Lounge. The event is sponsored by CASA Latina/o de OSU. To RSVP call 541-737-9031.

Saturday

Oregon State Commencement takes place at 10:30 a.m. June 12 in Reser Stadium, rain or shine. The 2010 Commencement speaker is Astronaut Don Pettit. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Today

A meeting for faculty interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research today from 9:30-10:30 in a new location: MU 109. Refreshments provided. As part of university reorganization, the Department of Science and Mathematics Education will join faculty in Education to create a partnership between Science and Education in creating a STEM focus in Education. Please R.S.V.P. to Paula Dungjen by email at paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu or by telephone at 541-737-1816.

The OSU Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Show will take place today at the MU Ballroom from 1 to 4 p.m.

Oregon State University Theatre presents 13 student-directed one-act plays ending June 6. Ten student directors will direct 26 actors. There are two panels of plays to be presented. Panel A will be performed 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 4 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Panel B will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Performances will be on the main stage of Withycombe Hall. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors, $5 children and $4 for OSU students and can be purchased at the box office in Withycombe Hall beginning Tuesday, June 1 at noon. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Tickets can now be purchased online at www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre. Information: 541-737-2853 or 541-737-2784.
Saturday

Crossroads International is sponsoring a special Worldview event, titled Perspectives: India – A Rising Power, Saturday, June 5, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St. This event is free and open to the public, and will commence with a 30-minute Indian cooking demo, followed by short presentations given by OSU faculty members, including Sally Duncan, Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, Sunil Khanna, and Ram Ravichandran. The program will conclude with a Q&A session with the audience and a reception. There will also be activities for children to enjoy. See http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/events for more details and additional information on Crossroads International.

The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will complete its performance season with the sixth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information contact the OSU Department of Music at 541-737-4061, or go to: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music
Sunday

The Heart of the Valley Children’s Choirs (HVCC), under the direction of Carol Nelson, will present the annual Elizabeth Powell Memorial Scholarship Concert on Sunday, June 6, at 3 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany and at the box office prior to the concert. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Population: The Last Taboo (Mother Jones) In a new twist on the downstream effects, statistician Paul Murtaugh of Oregon State University decided to investigate the environmental price tag of a baby. Oregon State moving quickly to find LaVonda Wagner’s successor (Oregonian) A day after firing LaVonda Wagner as women’s basketball coach, Oregon State on Wednesday [...]

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Lasers help researchers predict birds’ preferred habitat (NASA) As recently as May 2010, an Oregon State University doctoral student dislocated her shoulder while using a rudimentary pole to demonstrate how scientists once measured tree branches from the ground — and to show how and why the science of studying birds has changed. Low-dose aspirin guidelines [...]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

OSU grad to be one of first women on Navy sub (Gazette-Times) A graduating Oregon State University student is going to become one of the first 19 women in the United States to break through a gender barrier that has stood for 110 years — the prohibition of women serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine [...]

 

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