After shutdown OSU dairy is back on track (Capital Press)
Bush, 22, is the no-nonsense student manager of Oregon State University’s Dairy Center west of campus. He’s a senior, majoring in agricultural science, president of the college FFA club, executive president of OSU Agriculture and a member of the team that in September placed third nationally in a collegiate dairy cattle judging contest.
“Other studies have looked at small-scale impacts, but this is the first time that we’ve been able to look the entire world ocean and how co-occurring stressors will differentially impact the earth’s diverse habitats and people,” said co-author Andrew Thurber, a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon State University. “The real power is in the quantitative, predictive approach using IPCC climate models that allow us to see how much it will all change, and also how confident we can be in our estimates.” (see also Portland Tribune, KVAL, UPI)
New research at Oregon State University could help fight superbugs.Microbiology professor Bruce Geller has been working for 12 years on what’s known as a PPMO. PPMO fights acinetobacter, a type of bacteria that is very resistant to antibiotics. (see also OPB, Portland Business Journal, Register-Guard)
Biologists call for part privitisation of oceans (New Scientist)
Panellist Jane Lubchenco, a marine biologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who until earlier this year headed the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says such partnerships had helped end overfishing in the United States. “Good things are happening. We can turn things around,” she said at the Blue Ocean Film Festival in Monaco earlier this month.
Free concert highlights Homecoming game day (OSU Beavers)
Oregon State University Athletics is partnering with Varsity OSU to welcome multi-talented musician and former Beaver football student-athlete Kurt Van Meter back to Corvallis for the first-ever Varsity OSU Homecoming Tailgater and Concert. The free concert is open to all fans prior to the Sat., Oct. 26 Homecoming football game vs. Stanford at Reser Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPN and will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Environmentalists sue EPA over ocean acidification (Greenwich Time)
In early 2012, scientists from Oregon State University reported ocean acidification caused oyster larvae to die in 2005 at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Netarts Bay. Other research has chronicled the impact of ocean acidification on other sea life up and down the food chain. (see also Daily Journal)
University recognizes Linda Samsel (Madras Pioneer)
Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center is pleased to announce Linda Samsel has been presented with the 2013 Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Classified Employee Award.
Lightening sparks above-average wildfire season (Associated Press)
“This is the shape of things to come, based on everything we know about potential climate change fluctuations and energy in the atmosphere,” said John Bailey, an associate professor of forestry at Oregon State University. “This is going to become more the norm than the unusual.” (see also Oregonian)
Commute options for colleges and universities (Cascade Business News)
With the recent announcement that Oregon State University purchased a 56-acre land parcel in southwest Bend for their four-year university, Commute Options hopes that transportation options will be a priority for the new campus.
Why is this important? According to George Poinar, a paleo-entomologist at Oregon State University who wasn’t involved in the research, this demonstrates that blood drinking mosquitoes were already feeding 46 million years ago, suggesting they may have been around much earlier than had previously been thought.
Oregon Genome researcher wins China prize (Western Farmer-Stockman)
The People’s Republic of China thinks Oregon’s Brett Tyler is something special. They signaled their pleasure with the Oregon State University’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing with its highest civic award for non-Chinese scientists, the Friendship Award of China.
Calendar picks of the week (Corvallis Advocate)
OSU International Film Festival: Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St., Corvallis. October 14th – 20th, various times. Organized by Oregon State University’s School of Language, Culture, and Society. Admission is free and open to the public. Free movies, and fantastic ones at that… there’s no excuse to miss it!
OSU Libraries Fall Workshop Series starts with Data Management, EndNote, EndNote Web, Mendeley, & Zotero sessions: The Fall 2013 OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series kicks off with citation manager and data management sessions in Week 3: Mendeley (Oct. 17), and EndNote (Oct. 17). For workshop registration and more session information, visit http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops
Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff: Thursday, Oct. 17, in the MU Journey Room, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $27 (charged to PEBB Providence Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. Limited amounts of FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu. All students who get vaccinated may enter a drawing for $5 gift certificates to MU Retail Food Service.
TAC Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Oct. 17, 10-10:50 a.m., Waldo 320B. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbDHzu
The Ethics of De-extinction: With recent advances in genetics and synthetic biology, there now appears to be a plausible pathway for reviving species that have been extinct for decades, centuries, or even millennia. Ronald Sandler (Northeastern) will discuss the social, ethical, and ecological aspects of de-extinction and ask whether it is something that we ought to pursue. Oct. 17, 11 a.m., MU Council Room.
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.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative: 24/7 data from the Endurance Array: At the Oct. 17 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bob Collier will discuss the deployment of the nation’s most ambitious ocean observing system. Triad meets in the Agriculture Science Room at the La Sells Stewart Center, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.
TAC Webinar: Improving PowerPoint Slide Design with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning. Oct. 17, 3-3:50 p.m. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbDJrc
Fall graduate student seminar: Science in Advocacy; What the Data Tells Us, Oct. 17, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Richardson 313.
Getting to the root of the cleanup: Using plant-based “phyto” to polish your waste and stormwater: Louis Licht, President and Founder of Ecolotree, will be giving a seminar on phytoremediation, which is the use of plants to remove contaminants in polluted soil or water. Come hear about why OSU is especially poised to address plant treated wastewater. Oct. 17, 4 – 5 p.m. in ALS 4000.
Wind ensemble: Poema Alpestra: The OSU Wind Ensemble, Thursday, Oct. 17 – 7:30 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets: $10 at door. K-12, OSU students, staff, faculty free with ID. Information: bands.oregonstate.edu
Music à la Carte: Thunder Egg Consort, Anthea Kreston, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola; Jason Duckles, cello, and Monica Ohuchi, piano. Friday, Oct. 18, noon, MU Lounge. For more information: oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series
Susan Matson retirement celebration: After more than 39 years working for Oregon State University, most of it with College of Business, Susan Matson will be retiring. On Friday, Oct. 18, there will be a celebration in her honor in Bexell Hall Room 202 from 3-5 p.m. (official toasts at 3:30 p.m.). Please help the College of Business celebrate your great colleague and help her start the next chapter of life.
Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Brewery Crawl: Oregon has a rich beer history and recently OSU Libraries created the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives to help capture and preserve it. To celebrate Oregon Archives Month, OHBA has organized a downtown brewery crawl and talks on local brewing history on Oct. 19. Visit the Oregon Archives Month page (http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/archivesmonth.html) for your crawl guide, event details, and information about registration. Contact Tiah Edmunson-Morton at 541-737-7387 or email@example.com with questions.
Book reading: Robin Kimmerer will read from her new book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium. She’ll be joined by poet Alison Hawthorne Deming for an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of OSU Spring Creek Project’s Long-Term Ecological Reflections program. The program is free and open to all.
Lectures and webinars
NEW! Psychology colloquium: “An Experimental Paradigm for Exploring Childhood Socialization,” Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge. Aurora Sherman of OSU will present as part of the School of Psychological Science Colloquium. For more information on the colloquium series, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science
NEW! Benefits of an Open Access Policy Lecture (recorded): As part of Open Access Week 2013, Redefining Impact, Rich Schneider, professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and advocate for open access, discusses how an open access policy benefits faculty. Monday Oct. 21, 9 to 10 a.m., Valley Library, Willamette East. Refreshments will be served.
NEW! Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Brooke Penaluna, USFS, will speak on “Examining the effects of forest harvest on trout in the context of climate change,” at 10 a.m., Oct. 21, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.
NEW! Statistics seminar series: Sastry Pantula, Dean of the College of Science, will speak on “ABCs @ NSF” on Oct. 21, 4 p.m., in Owen Hall 102. He will discuss funding and career opportunities at NSF.
NEW! New Measures of Impact for Faculty Lecture (recorded): As part of Open Access Week 2013, Redefining Impact, Jason Priem, a leader in the Altmetrics movement, will explain new ways for faculty to measure the impact of their scholarship. Tuesday Oct. 22, 9 to 10 a.m., Valley Library, Willamette East. Refreshments will be served.
NEW! Horticulture Seminar Series: Jeff Miller, Professor in the Department of Horticulture at OSU will present a seminar on “The Adventures of a Global Horticulturist.” He will speak on Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m., in ALS 4000.
NEW! “The Art of Border Crossings: Reflections on the Future Practice of Science,” part of the 2013 Tsoo King Memorial Lectures, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, OSU campus, free and open to the public. Angela Gronenborn, the Rosalind Franklin Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will explore bridging scientific disciplines as part of future progress in the natural sciences. A professional science lecture will be held on campus the next day. More info: http://biochem.science.oregonstate.edu/
NEW! Open Access and Article Metrics Lecture: Dr. Peter Binfield, co-founder and publisher of PeerJ, will speak on Altmetrics in celebration of Open Access Week 2013: Redefining Impact. Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. Friday Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library Rotunda, 2nd Floor. Refreshments provided.
School of Public Policy lecture: On Friday, Oct. 18 from noon-1:30 p.m. in Bexell 102, the School of Public Policy hosts Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon Dept. of Economics), who will present “Power Outages, Power Externalities, and Baby Booms.”
Resume: Can You Pass the 10 Second Rule? Writing a stellar resume can be challenging! Learn how to grab the employer’s interest in 10 seconds! Lea McLeod from Degrees of Transition LLC will present on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Speech Communication Colloquium: Trischa Goodnow will present “Light from the Middle East: The Real vs. the Imagined in Contemporary Photography” on Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106. This research, an analysis of a photography exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, draws implications about photographs, rhetoric, imagination, and reality.
So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Miriam Lea from Rentrak will present on Monday, Oct. 21 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
How You Can Use Social Media to Get a Job: Discover how to efficiently use social media to get a job! Karlina Christensen from the Statesman Journal Media will present on Monday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Zoology seminar: Jérémie Vidal-Dupiol ,OSU Zoology, postdoc (Weis Lab) will speak on “Coral stress responses to global changes, from transcriptome to epigenome,” Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.
Department of Food Science and Technology fall seminar: J. Antonio Torres, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Risk Assessment Applications to Process Design and Shelf-life Assessment” Oct. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.
The Key to Better Health is in Your Hands: OSU Extension Service, Linn/Benton Family and Community health class, Oct. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to manage your own chronic disease, whatever it is. What can we do to help our quality of life and what are local resources that can make a positive difference in life. Benton County Extension Service, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Call 541-766-6750 to register.
Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Symposium: You’re Invited to CTL’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 24, held at the Memorial Union. You can register for anything from a single hour-long session to a full day exploring the symposium’s three tracks: Promoting Learning, Ensuring Rigor, and Supporting Inquiry. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/fall-teaching-symposium.
News for Employees
NEW! PFLA invites art submissions: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) and the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is accepting submission/registration to the 2013/2014 show! Share your talent and creativity with the campus for display at the LaSells Stewart Center. The last day for submissions is noon, Nov. 15. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit
Gun salute: The memorial service for Pvt. Cody James Patterson will be held at LaSells Stewart Center on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Near the end of the service there will be a 21-gun salute. The Office of Public Safety wanted the OSU community to be aware of the noise event.
Recreational Sports – payroll deduction: All payroll deduction forms for Recreational Sports memberships are due to Recreational Sports by Friday, Nov. 1. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to use payroll deduction to purchase your membership. Forms can be found by clicking here. Please contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.
Oregon Drive Less Challenge: Oct. 21 – Nov. 1. Track your trips by bike, bus, walking, carpool/vanpool and teleworking to help us eliminate a half-million vehicle miles statewide! Our goal here in Benton, Linn and Lincoln Counties is 78,000 miles. Sign up or log in at www.DriveLessConnect.com and click “Calendar” in the top blue bar to track your trips on your private calendar.You can win a Kindle, a $500 cash card, and much more. All the details are at: www.DriveLessConnect.com/Challenge/Prizes.
Cheese sale: Beaver Classic cheese is available for purchase every Friday during Fall Term from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OSU Creamery, Withycombe 159.
National Work & Family Month: Last Day to Register for Beaver Strides at Student Health Services is Friday Oct. 18. For more information visit: studenthealth.oregonstate.edu.
Faculty development fund: Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due Oct. 31. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Two grants for a maximum of $4,400 may be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Applications and guidelines are available at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants
Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is Oct. 28 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU Fall 2013. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee
Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: Non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between units may choose one to be apportioned for Senate purposes. This choice will determine Senate representation. Faculty who do not select one will be placed at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Oct. 18 to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. Provide the units you are split between, and the unit with which you prefer to be apportioned; please indicate ‘Split Appointment’ in the Subject line.
Faculty Senate Elections – Opportunity to Decline Senator Nomination:
All faculty represented by the Faculty Senate (academic, research and professional) are eligible during the Fall 2013 elections to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their apportionment unit, unless they are a current Senator. Faculty wishing to decline to have their name placed on the nomination ballot should contact email@example.com no later than noon on Nov. 5. Please indicate ‘Decline Nomination’ in the Subject line.
PEBB Exercise Rewards Program: Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness are both approved for the Exercise Rewards Program. This means that PEBB-eligible faculty/staff and their spouse/domestic partner are each eligible for a $15/month reimbursement reward for engaging in physical activity at least 12 times/month. Mix and match with Recreational Sports and Faculty-Staff Fitness to meet your requirements. Get all of the details from the Recreational Sports website and the Faculty Staff Fitness
Traffic and Maintenance
Fairbanks: Vacuum excavation for a new water line along the sidewalk north of Fairbanks Hall will require an approximate 4-week sidewalk closure. ADA access to Fairbanks Hall will remain open by using the south-accessed (at Jefferson Street) parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks. The two ADA parking spaces and lift for the building will be available for the duration of the sidewalk closure, Oct. 21-Nov. 25.
Jefferson Way: Jefferson Way from 15th St to 26th St will experience delays Monday – Friday during class change times. Traffic will be stopped hourly from 15 til to 5 after the hour. These delays are a safety measure to protect the students and staff (pedestrians) during construction of the Student Experience Center. We are asking all people who drive this area as a short cut through campus to use an alternate route. Also, any people scheduling deliveries be aware of these delay times and try to schedule deliveries at the bottom of the hour.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Coordinator, Community Outreach – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Coordinator, Community Outreach position. Posting # 0011384. Closes Oct 17.
Associate Director-Transportation Solutions: OSU Campus Operations is accepting applications for a full-time Professional Faculty position. The individual in this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining a dynamic, sustainable, data-driven long-range plan and comprehensive mission to meet the growing and evolving transportation and parking needs of OSU. This position will direct and coordinate the efforts of the Motor Pool and Transit and Parking Services (TaPS) managers for planning, organization, direction, budget, capital assets, contractual obligations and administration of transportation for the OSU campus. Posting #0011431 Closes Oct. 18.
Advisor-The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for an Academic Advisor, full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Provide advising support for undergraduate Environmental Sciences majors who are enrolled either on campus or through Oregon State University’s Ecampus. Posting #0011416. For full consideration apply by Oct. 20.
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – The Environmental Health Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator position. Posting #0011309. Closes Oct. 20.
Douglas County Extension Office is seeking an Office Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011319.
Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011435. Closes Oct. 21.
Closes Oct. 21. 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.
Office Specialist 2– The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011449. Closes Oct. 22.
The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011419. Closes Oct. 22.
Tillamook County Extension Office is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will be located in Tillamook, Oregon. Posting #0011412. Closes Oct. 25.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position. This position will serve Malheur County. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. To apply, visit Posting #0011413. Posting closes Oct. 30.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is currently recruiting for a 1.00 FTE fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant, Posting # 0011200. Closes Oct. 31.
Research Coordinator. OSU Zoology Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position PISCO-ODFW Marine Science Integration Researcher for a two-year project. This is a new position that will serve as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Posting #0011408. For full consideration: apply by Oct. 31.
Information Technology Manager – The Office of Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0011421. Closes Oct 31.
OSU Extended Campus is seeking a Project Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011474. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Benton, Lane and Linn Counties, with primary responsibility for community horticulture. The primary work station will be either Benton or Linn County Extension office and will be determined in consultation with the West Central Regional Administrator. Posting # 0011448. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This position is located in McMinnville. This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Yamhill County with primary responsibility for community horticulture. Posting # 0011447. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES). The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position. FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics. Posting #0011321. Closes Nov. 15.
Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs
Corvallis: “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” - Percy Bysshe Shelley. Areas of fog before 11 a.m., otherwise another glorious October day. Sunshine and a high of 67, with a low tonight of 37.
Central Oregon: Another cool, sunny day with a high of 59 and a low of 28.
Newport: Sunny after areas of morning fog. Today’s high will be 60 with a low of 46.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version