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Sept. 9-13, 2013

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.

The value of research to feed the future (The Guardian)

About 350 students, for example, have been trained by the aquaculture & fisheries innovation lab, led by Oregon State University. This new cadre of researchers, almost half of whom are women, will focus on improving the sustainability and economic viability of aquaculture and fisheries production systems in their home countries.

Knee ligament tear rate among women may stem from landing (Huffington Post)

Researchers led by Oregon State University say differences in landing techniques may explain why women are two to eight times more likely than men to tear the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament. (see also Portland Business JournalPhilly Mag, Oregonian)

Tsunami would swamp California’s economy, report says (CBS News)

Patrick Corcoran, an Oregon State University expert on earthquake and tsunami hazards, praised the scenario for being realistic. But he said it’s a challenge to prepare people for a rare disaster. (see also Vancouver Sun, Boston.com, US News & World Report)

Take that, sequestration: OSU posts a tech record (Portland Business Journal)

Like most recipients of federal funding, Oregon State University knew it would likely take a financial hit due to sequestration. And it did, with a 13 percent decline in federal research dollars. That didn’t, however, prevent OSU from taking in a record $7.7 million in licensing and royalty income. OSU signed 88 new licenses with organizations in IT, agriculture, industrial materials, biotechnology, forest products, healthy aging and manufacturing. (see also Gazette-Times, Nanotechnology Now)

New director named for OSU’s Center for Latina/o Studies and Engagement (Albany Tribune)

Sociologist and immigration scholar Ronald Mize has been named the new director of Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement (CL@SE).

Oregon’s hunger rate still high, new report says (KTVZ)

“As we move out of the Great Recession, we are mindful that Oregon’s latest economic forecast shows people are still facing a job market with limited numbers of good paying jobs,” said Mark Edwards, professor of sociology, Oregon State University School of Public Policy. “We need to continue our focus on helping families put food on the table as the economy recovers.”

Math whiz: At 10, Corvallis sixth-grader aces OSU algebra course (Gazette-Times)

Collette, believed to be the youngest student to take a math class at OSU, said it was natural for her to be shy at first. (see also KCBY-Coos Bay)

How tiny fish could reveal effects of chemical exposure (Environment 360 Yale)

Inside Oregon State University’s Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory are rooms lined with tanks filled with thousands of zebrafish — silver, striped, one- to two-inch creatures often found in home aquariums. The lab is the domain of Robert Tanguay, professor of molecular toxicology at Oregon State, whose zebrafish are helping to answer one of the most pressing questions in environmental health and toxicology: What are the health effects of chemical mixtures?

Beaver enters Basketball Hall of Fame (KOIN)

He’s Oregon State University’s all-time leader in points, assists and steals — and on Sunday he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former Beav’ Gary Payton took the stage with 11 other inductees. (see also Investors Business Daily)

Martin Luther King’s inclusive justice: Guest opinion (Oregonian)

A piece by OSU’s Marisa Chapell.

8 stories of fraternities doing awesome, selfless things and helping others (Huffington Post)

Members of the Acacia fraternity at Oregon State University personally drove U-Haul trucks filled with donated items 2,330 miles to Henryville, Ind., in March 2012 after the Midwestern town was hit by tornadoes. Acacia chapters at five other college campuses helped out the OSU brothers by providing places for them to stay during their road trip.

Forest management plans in a tangle (Nature)

In the early 1990s, Patricia Kennedy of Oregon State University in Corvallis helped to develop management guidelines for northern goshawks. She found that the raptors do not strictly need old-growth forests; land used for timber harvesting can work, too. She says that, at the time, accepting the idea felt like a move to the “dark side”. “The whole culture in wildlife biology and conservation circles has been that you can’t approximate Mother Nature,” she says.

Winter depression may be less common than believed (U.S. News & World Report)

“It is clear from prior research that seasonal affective disorder exists,” study lead author David Kerr, an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University, said in a university news release. “But our research suggests that what we often think of as the winter blues does not affect people nearly as much as we may think.”

Oregon higher education viewed from a mountain top: Agenda 2013 (Oregonian)

The new Oregon State branch in Bend, OSU-Cascades, doesn’t have much of a campus yet, but is about to become the first new four-year state college in Oregon since Vanport Extension Center became Portland State College in 1955. But as it begins to recruit its first freshman class for fall 2015, OSU-Cascades has sizable implications for Oregon’s 40-40-20 ambitions, for the large and persistent college gap between metropolitan and rural Oregon, and for the challenges of the state’s emerging higher education governance system.

Mild winter, warm summer boost Oregon stink bugs (Ag Professional)

Although the bug has yet to cause economic damage in that state, Oregon State University researchers they that could change after this summer, according to a news release.

Science Pub: Preparing for school (Gazette-Times)

At the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Megan McClelland will demonstrate how these and other exercises can be used to determine if a child is ready for school. Her Science Pub presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, located at 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.

What happens if a resolution to strike Syria fails Congress? (Mint Press)

“A limited engagement such as the one tentatively proposed for Syria, involving no troops on the ground and relying on weapons fired from air and sea, does not appear to fulfill the vague criteria for ‘hostilities’ under the War Powers Resolution,”said Christopher McKnight Nichols, a professor at Oregon State University and an expert on the U.S. military history. “Thus the proposed intervention in Syria does not appear to require a deadline for congressional approval or force withdrawal.”

Gear guide: Digital images document history (Statesman Journal)

That’s one of the almost 5,000 digital images taken on or related to the Siuslaw National Forest that are available online through a cooperative project between the forest and Oregon State University Libraries.

Beervana in Bend, Ore. (USA Today)

The eco-friendly brewery used reclaimed wood in its furniture, composts every scrap of waste (some feeds local farmers’ livestock and serves as soil for Worthy’s greenhouse/gardens), and uses solar panels to produce the majority of its power. The brewery also features a hop garden for conducting research with Oregon State University.

The future’s so bright, I’m afraid to look (Huffington Post)

OSU’s Evan Gottlieb on science/speculative fiction.

Trade balance: Numbers growing for American students studying in China, vice versa (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Jaila Cramer got her first taste of China in June 2011 before her senior year at Oregon State University. Although she was only abroad for a month, being exposed to the culture, language and curriculum at Dongbei University whetted her appetite to continue her education overseas.

A low-cost weather station (TU Delta Netherlands)

In a recent article at www.trust.org, Prof. Nick van de Giesen (Civil Engineering and Geosciences) wrote about the fact that food production will need to increase by 30 to 80 per cent to meet the growing demand for food. Van de Giesen, TU Delft’s Professor of Water Resources Management, was one of the trio of Cornell PhD students twenty years ago. The others are Professor John Selker, a hydrologist at Oregon State University, and Dr Marc Andreini, a researcher at the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska.

Warmer nights mean less carbon uptake (ABC Australia)

Dr Christopher Still, of Oregon State University, who wrote an accompanying opinion piece in Nature, says the study highlights the impact of warming on ecosystems is “nuanced and complex”.

Overgrazing turning part of Mongolian Steppe into desert (Eurasian Review)

Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report. (see also Nature World News, Environmental Research Web, Science Blog)

In Oregon’s war against invasive species, all is fare (Washington Post – subscription only)

Dandelion leaves replaced the spinach in an “invasives” spanakopita. “Eating invasive species is quite the social scene nowadays,” says Sam Chan, a biologist at Oregon State University who specializes in invasive species.

Matsuke season underway in Oregon forests (OPB)

Dan Luoma is a professor at Oregon State University.  His specialty is Forest Mycology. That’s the study of fungi.  And when it comes to the Matsutake, he’s a fan.

MIM diodes get nearer to real-world applications (Electronics Weekly)

MIM (metal-insulator-metal) diodes are a step nearer to real-world applications following research at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. (see also The Verge, Science Blog, Engadget)

OSU/city panel to continue discussion on bike safety, freshman car ban (Gazette-Times)

The workgroup will continue its discussion of bicycle and pedestrian safety issues on corridors through Oregon State University as well as a possible assessment of banning cars for freshman students.

Researchers need help from citizens on birds around Oregon, the Coast (Beach Connection)

Oregon State University researchers need help from bird-watching enthusiasts to create a volunteer team of “citizen scientists” to gather data on Oregon’s birds. Their project, called Oregon 2020, is seeking to fill some of the large gaps in data about Oregon birds, organizers say. Information about the project is available online at:http://oregon2020.com/.

OTEC can be a big global climate change influence (The Energy Collective)

Professor James Moum, physical oceanography, Oregon State University, commenting in LiveScienceon the recently published study in the journal Nature Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling by Yu Kosaka & Shang-Ping Xie said, “Scientists have known that the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean takes in a significant amount of heat from the atmosphere, but this new study suggests this small portion of the world’s oceans could have a big influence on global climate.”

Boost from the sun could help gas power plants generate more electricity, run more efficiently (Walla Walla Bulletin)

Wegeng and his colleagues are working with industry and academic experts at Oregon State University to reduce the cost of their system and develop ways to mass-produce it. The challenge is to produce a system that’s reliable, high-performing and economically competitive with natural gas. (See also Ashland Daily Tidings)

B&B 10 years after (Bend Bulletin)

“They still kind of have that Yellowstone (fires of 1988) look,” said John Bailey, an associate professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis who teaches about forests and fire.

Flex care: Centers increasingly offer flexibility in child care (Oregonian)

As a result, after-hours care at centers costs more than many shift workers can afford, said Shannon Lipscomb, who studies child care issues as an assistant professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend.

Summer meals let kids thrive (Statesman Journal)

Camacho said that at Colonia Libertad, an FHDC project, Oregon State University Extension has supported garden sites and nutrition programs. Many classes such as computers, crafts, and ESL tutoring have been offered to families.

Sumpter Valley native studies grazing effects on dredge tailings (Baker City Herald)

Defrees, an Oregon State University graduate, studied the long-term effects of grazing on the 50-acre section in the southeast side of the tailings.

NOAA Fisheries Service awards $1m to partners in 10 states (NOAA)

NOAA’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) announced today the award of 12 grants to partner organizations totaling more than $1 million to respond to and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and collect data on their health, including $100,000 to OSU’s Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Local cheese: Old craft, modern trend (Statesman Journal)

Locally made cheese may be a hot topic for foodies, but the roots of cheesemaking trace to the first fur traders in the Pacific Northwest. That’s part of the story told in a new book from Oregon State University Press: Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History.”

Detection of chronic inflammation (Advance)

“Unlike acute inflammation, chronic inflammation is abnormal and does not benefit the body,” explained Victoria J. Drake, PhD, manager of the micronutrient information center at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. “In fact, chronic inflammation is involved in a number of disease states.

Biogas site ready to open (Statesman Journal)

Ganti Murthy, an associate professor of biological and ecological engineering at Oregon State University, says countries such as Germany and his homeland of India have biogas plants by the thousands. The projects are uncommon in the United States for two main reasons, he said.

Former Northwest railroad town struggles to keep last 25 people (OPB)

And towns do sometimes disappear, says Bruce Weber. He’s an economist and director of the Rural Studies program at Oregon State University. “There’s a book called ‘Geographic Place Names in Oregon’ which is filled with names of towns that used to exist that no longer do.”

OSU to host craft brewery startup workshop (Brewbound)

Forty students from all over the world will meet in Bend Sept. 9 through Sept. 13 to learn the nuts and bolts of starting their own breweries. Over 30 percent of the participants are women and over half are traveling from outside of the Northwest, including as far as away as Australia and England.

Biodegradable packaging and healthier baked goods from wine waste (Eco Seed)

Now, researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a more high-value use for pomace. They’ve used it to create biodegradable packaging materials as well as a natural food preservative and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods. (see also Capital Press)

Beached critters will be subject of Netarts talk (Tillamook Herald-Headlight)

An Oregon State University graduate student whose master’s thesis led to developing a new method for gathering data on “beached marine critters” will speak on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Netarts-Oceanside Fire Hall Meeting Room (on the 5th St. Loop in Netarts).

Savonen: Pears finish ripening process best off tree, after a good chill (Statesman Journal)

I learned a lot about the mysteries of pear harvest and storage from Oregon State University’s David Sugar, who has spent most of his career studying fruit physiology.

Manufacturer and Oregon State develop new design method (Fresh Plaza)

A&K Development Company (Eugene, OR) has initiated a two-year sponsored research project with Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) to develop engineering criteria for A&K’s patented vibratory equipment used in food processing machinery.

Hot weather could affect Easter Oregon potatoes (Register-Guard)

“We don’t have disaster years,” Don Horneck at Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research said. “This may be the premier area in the world for growing potatoes.”

Monday

NEW! TAC Webinar: What’s New in the Blackboard Upgrade, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). As of Sept. 15 Blackboard will be upgraded to version 9.1 service pack 9. Check out our webinar to see the new features and get a jump start on preparing your course site for Fall term. Changes include a more streamlined look and feel, support for Chrome, interactive rubrics, improved navigation between course sites, and much more. Mon., Sept. 9, 11 to 11:50 a.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/13ZH9dU

NEW! Science Pub:  Megan McClelland will demonstrate how self-regulation exercises can be used to determine if a child is ready for school. Her Science Pub presentation begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the Old World Deli, located at 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.

Wednesday

NEW! TAC Webinar:  Google Apps Basics, with Victor Yee (Ecampus); Lynn Greenough (TAC). Want to know what Google Apps for Education are all about? Join our webinar to learn the basics about using and sharing information in Google, and find out how you can get started. Questions welcome.  Wed., Sept. 11, 10 to 10:50 a.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/15Iyv16

Training Opportunity – Graduate Student Mentoring: Participants will learn various approaches and pedagogy related to the mentoring of graduate students.  Expectations of graduate students by mentors, and of mentors by graduate students, will be discussed as well as distinctions among advisor, supervisor, and mentor roles.  This “brown-bag” session will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff.  Sessions will be held Sept. 11, noon-1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Sunday

NEW! Pianos available: Fine pianos used in OSU’s music department will be available for purchase on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Benton Hall. Pianos include grand pianos, baby grands, studios, consoles and digital pianos. New pianos are provided to OSU Music for use as part of an ongoing arrangement with Yamaha Corporation of America and support from the Institutional Division of Classic Pianos. Learn more here: www.osualum.com/piano

Upcoming events

NEW! University Day: Join us for University Day on Thursday, Sept. 19. 10:30 a.m. main session with prizes followed by free lunch at LaSells Stewart Center and Expo in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Click here to add event to your calendar!

NEW! 4th Annual Car-Free Day Festival: OSU is a sponsor of the 4th annual Car-Free Day Festival on Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Corvallis Riverfront. Group rides from seven neighborhood locations begin at noon. The festival is free to the public and will feature a bike swap, food, music, games and exhibits. More information at http://sustainablecorvallis.org/2013/09/group-rides-and-riverfront-festival-highlight-car-free-day/

New Employee breakfast: The fifth annual New Employee Welcome Breakfast hosted by Provost Sabah Randhawa will be held on University Day, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 830 a.m. in the Club Level of Reser Stadium. All employees who have joined or will join the University between September 2012 and September 2013 will be invited to accompany President Ray, Provost Randhawa and other OSU colleagues for breakfast and conversation. Registration by Sept. 13 is required, please visit: http://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Registration/Index/new-employee-breakfast

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 17, to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Lunch and late afternoon reception included. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. For more information: 541-737-3467.

Sentimental Recycling Exhibit: The students of DHE 399 present their final museum exhibit project to the public for viewing. The exhibit illustrates the sentimental recycling of dress from the lives of OSU students and their mothers. The exhibit will be open for viewing through Sept. 15 in Milam Hall in the display case directly across from Milam 236/224.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Open Forum for candidate for Director, Disability Access Services: The campus community is invited to attend the candidate’s presentation on the topic, “Given the multiple models of disability, what is the future of disability services in higher education?” Open Forum is 10:15 – 11 a.m. Sept. 16 in Strand Ag233. Position and candidate information available at the session. For accommodations related to disability please contact Debby.Widony@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 17, to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding and more. Includes a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies. Lunch and late afternoon reception included. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=22. For more information: 541-737-3467.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty/staff workshops: Faculty and staff are invited to register for fall term workshops, presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development and  partners. Workshops include supervisor/manager training, new employee orientation, customer service and conflict management training. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/training/registration to see program details and register. Participation is free to OSU employees.

NEW! Recreational Sports Alternate Hours Sept. 16 – 18:  To accommodate our over 400 student employees returning to Recreational Sports, we will be holding our annual staff training in Dixon Recreation Center and Dixon Recreation Center will open at noon on Sept. 16, 17 & 18.  McAlexander Fieldhouse will be open and available for recreation during this short closure. Please contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions & thank you for your understanding!

NEW! LPI blog: The Linus Pauling Institute has helped a post-doc make big changes in her life. See the new LPI blog post http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/linuspaulinginstitute/2013/09/02/changes/

NEW! General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2013: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2013 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Oct. 14.

NEW! Recreational Sports & PEBB Exercise Benefit Information : While Recreational Sports is still waiting to hear that our facility is approved for the Exercise Rewards Program, we are optimistic that we will gain approval and will be ready to move forward in supporting Faculty, Staff and their PEBB-eligible spouse/partner to redeem the $15/month (each) exercise benefit reimbursement when the program begins on Oct. 1. Please check the Recreational Sports website for more information in the coming weeks.

Bike Commute Challenge kicks off: The 2013 Bike Commute Challenge takes place now through Sept. 30. Ride your bicycle to work and reap some sweet rewards. To register, go to http://www.bikecommutechallenge.com, press “Sign Up Today” (new participants) or “Go to My Trip Log Page” (if you participated last year), select Oregon State University as your team, and enter your information. The Captain for OSU is Rainier Farmer, 541-737-7080, rainier.farmer@oregonstate.edu. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/atac/home/#BCC

Get moving: Looking for opportunities to get moving?  Join a new walking group on Mondays and Wednesdays at Student Legacy Park. Check in with the walking group leader on the corner of 26th and Intramural Lane. 30 minute walk begins at 12:10.   A staff member from Faculty Staff Fitness or the Department of Recsports will be present to answer questions and offer encouragement. Begins Wednesday Sept. 4. Free for the OSU community. Questions? Contact Danielle Caldwell Danielle.caldwell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3517

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Sept. 16 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during fall 2013. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Recreational Sports Memberships Available for Purchase (use payroll deduction or purchase online): Recreational Sports Annual, 9-Month & Fall Term memberships are available for purchase. If purchasing your membership/locker via payroll deduction, please submit the signed form by Friday, Nov. 1. Questions? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator.

XPress Stop – Printing, Mailing, and More: OSU Printing and Mailing Services is excited to announce that the XPress Stop will open on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Memorial Union Room 109. Services include printing (color, black and white, and photos), mailing/shipping (USPS, UPS, and FedEx), binding, faxing, graphic design, and more. After Sept. 23, notary and passport photo services will also be available. Please send questions and/or comments to lindsay.middleton@oregonstate.edu.

NIH – Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5): The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5) program. The program provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NIH-DEI-DP5. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 23.

NSF – STEP-Type 1: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) – Type 1. The program seeks to increase the number of students receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf_step_type1. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 23.

Blackboard offline: Blackboard will be taken offline Sept. 13-15 (Friday through Sunday) to perform an upgrade to Service Pack 9. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday through Sunday 11:59 p.m., Blackboard will be unavailable while the upgrade is completed and the system is tested. Blackboard will be back online Monday 12:01 a.m. Sept. 16. Find out more about Service Pack 9 here. More questions? Please contact Technology Across the Curriculum.

Fall 2013 On-campus Housing Move-In:  This coming Fall 2013 move-in for the residence halls and co-operative houses will take place on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Wednesday Sept. 25. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting monthly to evaluate these impacts and help reduce disruption to campus activities at those times.To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide.  For more information, contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu

Seeking Fulbright Campus Committee Members: OSU is currently identifying qualified individuals to review  Fulbright applications and interview candidates  for the upcoming 2014-15 competition. Eligible committee members include individuals with international area and language expertise, expertise in a range of disciplines and with a variety of international experiences, experienced ESL/TESOL instructors  (to review for the English Teaching Assistantships), a good understanding of the Fulbright program and an interest in the success of OSU students and alumni in applying for a grant The commitment to serve on a Fulbright Campus Committee includes reviewing 1-3 student applications, interviewing candidates and providing campus endorsement. For more information about the Fulbright US Student Program, please see: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ And, to volunteer please contact LeAnn Adam, OSU Fulbright Program Adviser: leann.adam@oregonstate.edu

NSF – Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-PFI:BIC program. The program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NSF_PFI_BIC. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 16.

Traffic and Maintenance

Parking permits: The 2013-2014 annual permits will be available for purchase online Sept. 3.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps/

South Truax parking lot: Due to tree pruning, spaces adjacent to trees south of Truax will be closed Sept. 9-13.

Free parking: Aug. 19 – Oct. 11, student lots open (green signs) no permit required.

Washington Street: Due to the installation of a new sewer system and street repair for the new resident hall, Washington Street at 11th and 13th streets will be closed intermittently. 13th Street from Washington Street to Adams Ave will be closed Sept. 9-20 for installation of a new sewer line. The west exit for the Child Care Center will also be closed.

North Orchard Street: Due to tree pruning, eight spaces at the NW Corner of the North Orchard parking lot will be closed Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dryden Hall: Due to an ADA improvement project the west side of Dryden Hall parking lot will be closed through Sept. 11.

Jefferson Street: Due to excavation work being done, parts of Jefferson Street will be closed Sept. 16-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:

RecSports Associate Director- Business and Operations – The Department of Recreational Sports seeks creative initiative with a passion for wellness.  Inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director position. Posting #0011256. Closes Sept. 9.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC)/Accounting Team is accepting applications for one full-time Accountant 1 position.  Posting # 0011271. For full consideration apply by Sept. 10. Closes Sept. 13.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC)/Finance Team is accepting applications for one full-time Accountant 1 position.  Posting # 0011280. Closes Sept. 10.

Accounting Technician – full-time position for the Business & Engineering Business Center. Posting #0011269. Closes Sept. 11.

Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 26 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Salem, Ore.  This particular position has a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural skills.  Posting # 0011261. Closes Sept. 15.

The Research Office is recruiting for a FT Oregon Sea Grant Director. Oregon Sea Grant supports research, education and public engagement to help people understand, responsibly interact with and conserve ocean and coastal resources and communities. The Director is knowledgeable about current coastal and marine issues important to the state and the nation and will broadly oversee inclusive planning processes that identify diverse and innovative approaches to set program priorities. Posting #0011152. For full consideration, apply by Sept. 15.

Human Resources Consultant 1 – The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0011258. Closes for full consideration Sept. 16.

Associate Director of Administrative Computing  – Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Associate Director of Administrative Computing position. Posting # 0011270. Closes Sept 20.

Executive Assistant to VP for Research – The Office of VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant to VP for Research position. Posting #0011236. Closes Sept. 20.

Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Computer Science Instructor. The person in this position is assigned to work at Oregon State University-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #11250. For full consideration apply by Sept. 23. Closes Jan. 31, 2014.

Director – The Center for Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director position. Posting #0011233, closes for full consideration on Oct. 21.

INTO University Partnerships is currently recruiting for a Facilities Development Manager.  This will be responsible for managing the design, planning, construction, and maintenance of equipment, buildings and other facilities. The Facilities Development Manager will report to the Executive Director Operations Support, with close working relationships with INTO university partner facilities organizations and INTO U.K. facilities team. For more information or to apply, please visit https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7865492

Weather

Corvallis: “The breezes taste of apple peel. The air is full of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, brning brush, new books, erasers, chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, well-honeyed hum, and Mother cuts chrysanthemums.”-   John Updike, September. After last week’s rain and thunder, we’re back to summer with highs up to 91 and lows staying around 59. Sunny all week, until Sunday brings us the chance of more thunder.

Central Oregon: Sunny this week with highs in the upper 80s to 92 and lows in the mid 50s to 60.

Newport: Patchy fog in the mornings becoming sunny. Highs around 68 each day, except Tuesday when the high may leap to 79. Lows in the mid 50s.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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