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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 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.

OSU ups its spinoff game (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon State University has created a new department that aims to land funding for promising research. (see also Albany TribuneLIFE@OSU)

As migrant farmworkers settle in Oregon, stability boosts their children’s education (Oregonian)

Professor Susana Rivera-Mills at Oregon State University said migrants traveling after the reform have to carry proof of legal status. For those crossing into the country illegally, she said the journey is dangerous because amped up border security has made for risky alternatives, such as walking through long stretches of desert or paying smugglers who require migrants to sneak in drugs.

Bike safety, alternative transportation focus of this year’s Be Bright! event (LIFE@OSU)

In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety on campus and around Corvallis, Oregon State University is inviting the public to the Memorial Union quad on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event. (see also Gazette-Times)

Cascadia Lifelines: “We’re going to be facing serious levels of destruction” (KVAL)

Oregon State University and eight partners from government and private industry this month began studies for the Cascadia Lifelines Program, a research initiative to help improve critical infrastructure performance during an anticipated major earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone.

‘Scientists came together to solve an important problem‘ (KVAL)

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon this week announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years – a platform to study and fully understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum, one of the world’s most important metals. (see also Red Orbit)

Former fugitive Katherine Ann Power to speak in Corvallis (Gazette-Times)

Katherine Ann Power, who spent 23 years being sought by the FBI, will speak at noon Thursday in room 206 of the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. (see also Albany Tribune)

Climate pact is signed by three states and a partner (New York Times)

Some rural- and suburban-district Democrats have been skittish about supporting them as well, said William Lunch, a political science professor at Oregon State University.

Collaboration Corvallis project enters new phase (Gazette-Times)

All proposals must go to the Corvallis City Council and/or Oregon State University leadership for final approval.

Free treats for those who take Corvallis Transit on Friday (LIFE@OSU)

People who are dropped off or picked up on campus Friday will receive a coupon for an item of their choice, either $1 off a Dutch Bros or $1 off coffee at Bites, or free bench seating to any 2013 home non-conference Beaver men’s basketball game.

Mannion, Cooks and Nelson semifinalists (OSU Beavers)

Oregon State junior football players Sean Mannion, Brandin Cooks and Steven Nelson have all been named to national college football awards semifinalists lists.

Today

OSU Postdoc Appreciation Week (OPAW): Enjoy the celebration of the annual OPAW, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, hosted by the OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Programs. The week will be filled with events, including the popular Postdoc Poster Session with wine and cheese, a vendor show, and a fundraiser at the Laughing Planet.

TAC Webinar:  Introduction to Mind-Mapping with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features.  Wednesday, October 30, 9-9:50 a.m.  Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbE6ly

Be Bright! Be Seen!: A pedestrian and bike safety event and alternative transportation fair will be held Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the MU Quad. Register your bike with Campus Public Safety, receive free safety and visibility giveaways, learn about the many ways you get to campus that don’t involve driving, and have a chance to win a coveted illuminated umbrella. For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/main/be-bright

Higher Education in Mexico: The challenges: Enrique Fuentes Flores of the Universidad Latina de America in Morelia, Mexico, will speak about the impact of social and political challenges in Mexico on universities and faculty, Wednesday, Oct. 30, noon in the MU Journey Room.

OSUsed Store Halloween Sale: Come by our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St and try your hand at drawing a coupon for 25, 50 or 75% off one item! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

TAC Webinar: Blackboard Grade Center, with Jon Dorbolo and Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers the Blackboard grade center in depth for instructors who want to make use of Blackboard features to refine their grading strategies. We’ll work with organizing the grade center; smart views; uploading and downloading grades; reports; grading schemas and grade weighting.  Oct 30; 1-1:50 p.m.  Register here: http://bit.ly/13ZFVzp

Women in technology workshop: From College to Careers - Workshop for Women in Technology. Featuring a panel of dynamic women in technology. They will share their insights on technology careers and reveal how to go after the job of your dreams and get it. Network with peers, professionals and panelists. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. event. CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. Register here: http://www.netappsled.com/OSU/osuReg.php

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Jamie Cate, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, will present a seminar “From Neurospora to yeast: Pathways to sustainable biofuels” on Wednesday, Oct 30, at  3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Fall 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Human Dimensions of Water: Michael Nelson (Oregon State University) .  Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 to 5 p.m., in Owen 102. Topic: The “Why?” of Water Resource Management.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Damien Fordham, ARC Super Science Fellow, University of Adelaide, Australia, will speak on “Extinction risk and climate change: from models to molecules,” Oct. 30, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

OSU Postdoc poster session: View the work of OSU postdocs at the Postdoc Poster Session in the MU ballroom Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m., accompanied by wine and cheese. Don’t miss out on the vendor show (2.30-6.30 p.m.) and free chair massages for participating postdocs (2.30-4.30 p.m.)

Constantine the Pious: In his lecture Professor Leithart will survey Eusebius’s account of Constantine’s Christian convictions and examine later legends of Constantine to focus on the changing notions of how successive emperors wished to portray their faith in an imperial context. Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium.

Upcoming events

NEW! Music à la Carte: Kenji Bunch, viola, and Monica Ohuchi, piano, MU Lounge. Nov. 1, noon. For more information: oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series

NEW! Tailgaiting: A healthy tailgating event will be held before the Nov. 1 home game against the visiting Trojans of USC. Beaver fans can stop by the PacificSource Healthy Life Vehicle located at Reser Plaza from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 to sample winning recipes from the Moore Family Center’s recent GridIron Chef Contest – while learning how to prepare a healthy tailgate snack.

NEW! OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: Come by our public sale Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th St. We have sales every first Saturday of the month in addition to our Wednesday sales. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Brunch with Dick Butkus: Nov. 2, 8:30 to 11 a.m., MU Ballroom, tickets are $18 – limited number available. MUPC brings NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus to the Dad’s Weekend Brunch! Come and hear Dick Butkus speak about his life and career in football, answer questions from fans, and grab a picture with him too! All while enjoying a catered brunch for just $18. Tickets can be purchased in MU 103 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Toastmasters: The Oregon State Toastmasters Club 3722 is having their Open House on Nov. 1, at noon at the Valley Library, Room 1420.

Oregon State University welcomes football Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus to campus on Friday, Nov. 1:  A Q&A session with the legendary linebacker will be held in the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center at 12:30 p.m.  The presentation will be made up entirely of your questions.  For more details, or to submit a question visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/butkus.  Here, you can also find more details regarding parking and a chance to win a personalized football signed by Dick Butkus!  Free and open to the public.

Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show: Nov. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, tickets are $34-38. The Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show is back! This year’s show will feature stand-up comedian Tom Cotter, runner up winner for “America’s Got Talent”, as well as Dave Anderson, a stand up comedian that appeared on Comedy Central, “Star Search” and current co-host of “The Mark and Dave Show” on 1190 KEX radio in Portland. Tickets can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/mupc/dads-and-family-weekend

Poetry reading: Poets Charles Goodrich and Mary Szybist will read from their most recent poetry collections at Oregon State University on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This is the first reading of the 2013-2014 Literary Northwest Series.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Monthly Cayuse Administrative Support Training: This training is intended for frequent users with moderate skill level who regularly support research efforts throughout OSU.  The format is question and answer with content driven largely by the attendees. Friday, Nov. 1, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in MU 211

NEW! The State of Our Mental Health: CAPS invites you to a presentation of the OSU Healthy Minds Study results. Learn about the mental health status and needs of OSU students at this open forum. Presented by Sandi Cleveland, MPH. Sponsored by CAPS on behalf of the OSU Mental Health Initiative. Friday, Nov 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. MU Journey Room.

NEW! The Godfather of Zin: Joel Peterson pioneered the use of Zinfandel grapes. He founded Ravenswood Winery in 1976, and was also a cancer researcher. He will speak at OSU Friday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., in ALS 4001. Presented by the OSU department of microbiology.

NEW! Psychology colloquium: “Vierordt’s Law and Uncertainty,” Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge. Larry Ryan 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! Zoology seminar: Miguel Cañedo – OSU Zoology, postdoc (Lytle Lab), will speak on”Water & Salt: Drivers of Stream Invertebrate Community Structure,” Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.

NEW! Fall Cayuse New User Training:  This training is appropriate for new faculty, new staff or those seeking a refresher on the proposal management system.  A step by step overview of the proposal creation process is presented, highlighting tips, tricks and shortcuts, as well as an explanation of the distinction between 424 and SP functionalities.  Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. in MU 211

NEW! Forest Ecosystems and Society seminar: Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus with the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss Ethics in Advocacy at 4 p.m., Nov. 7, in Richardson Hall 313.

NEW! Experiencing Wine: Lessons for the Enthusiastic Beginner:  Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant professor of Enology, is offering a two-week accelerated program in wine evaluation and tasting. The program begins on Dec. 3 in Wiegand 238 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is $250, with a 10% discount for OSU faculty and staff.  For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HdCCtn. Pre-registration is required.

Former fugitive gives talk: Katherine Ann Power, a former fugitive who spent 23 years on the run from the FBI is returning to Corvallis to talk publically for the first time about her experiences as a student activist, a wanted criminal, and a woman who now embraces peace activism rather than violent revolution. She will speak at OSU on Oct. 31, noon in MU 206 on “Surrender: Guerrilla to Grandmother.”

Four Months in Kenya: At the Oct. 31 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Brooke and Joan Collison will discuss their experiences teaching last fall at Kenya Methodist University and the Methodist Church Kenya Children’s home respectively. Triad meets in the MU, room 213, 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.

Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments.The final faculty forum will take place at noon Oct 31, Kidder 128. The proposed (draft) resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate later in the quarter.

Director of Shared Services forum: The Director of Shared Services is responsible for the oversight and guidance of OSU’s Business Centers. Candidates will answer the question,”Given the unique position OSU is in related to changes in our governance (i.e. we will have an independent Board as of July, 2014), what implications and opportunities does that have regarding our balance between risk, compliance and customer service?” followed by 45 minutes for questions and answers.  Mark Johnson: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2 2:15 –3:15 pm, MU, JPLC Journey Room

Advocacy in Science: “Scientific Assertions that Muddle Ecological Policy,” Oct. 31, 4-4:50 p.m., Richardson Hall 313

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Larry Ryan will speak on Vierordt’s Law and Uncertainty, Nov. 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Fall Climate Social: Climate Change Success Stories.  The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative invite you to gather together across the disciplines on Monday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, LSC Ag Production Room.  Space will be limited, so please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5B93JQ6

News for Employees

Calling all OSU Employee Artists: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by 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 Nov. 15, noon. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit

Farewell for Jeffrie Husband: The College of Forestry would like to honor and thank Jeffrie Husband for her 28 years of remarkable service, friendship and patience. Amanda Landis (in the FES Office, 321 Richardson Hall) has cards available to sign and is accepting donations for a gift. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 15. Her last day is Nov. 22. She has declined a party but invites people to stop in and see her before she leaves.

2013 Joy Drive: Childcare and Family Resources is looking for sponsors (departments, individuals, clubs, etc.) to buy gifts for the children of student parents at OSU this holiday season. For more information and to sign up to be a sponsor contact Childcare and Family Resources at familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Keck Foundation – Call for Concept Papers: The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck-foundation. Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.Coleman@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 18.

The Source: The Fall edition of The Source, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ e-newsletter is now available at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/2013/october  It has stories about the interesting variety of teaching, research and engagement work that our faculty, staff and students experience in the College, and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.  The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon’s principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide.

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

Recreational Sports Payroll Deduction – deadline Friday: 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.

Inspiration Dissemination is a radio program on KBVR 88.7fm: This program was created by two graduate students and is completely organized and produced by student volunteers without any financial support. Currently the hosts of the program are seeking undergraduate students interested in science communication to get involved in the program. Opportunities for interested students include scientific and promotional journalism, podcast creation, web development, graphic design and more. To hear an episode, find more information, contact the hosts, or see who is currently involved, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/inspiration

Parking on campus Nov. 1: A rare weekday home football game will complicate parking on campus Nov. 1. Employees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation that day, or to park either in designated parking areas (see map here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/10275103273/ ) or at the Benton County Fairgrounds between noon and 5 p.m. (a free shuttle to and from campus will be provided during those hours). For more detailed information on which lots are open and closed to faculty and staff on Nov. 1, see http://bit.ly/1fYf1vS

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.

Jobs

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

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.

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011469. Closes Nov. 1.

OSU International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA) is hiring an Administrative Program Assistant.  This is a full time classified position. Posting # 0011513. Closes Nov. 3.

Office Specialist 2 –  Oregon Sea Grant at Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0011512. Closes Nov 3.

Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position.  Posting #0011490.  Closes Nov. 4.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011476. Full consideration date, Nov. 1; Closes Nov. 6.

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.

Food Service Worker 2 - University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 2 position.  Posting #0011489. Closes Nov. 4.

Medical Aide-Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month Medical Aide. Posting #0011485. Closes Nov. 4.

Human Resources Manager– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager position. Posting #0011486. Closes Nov. 4.

Bioenergy Advisor— The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Bioresource Research invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position.  Posting #0011501.  Apply by Nov. 5.

Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position.  Posting #0011496.  Closes Nov 5.

The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for the position of Student Care Administrative Program Specialist.  This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE classified appointment.  Posting # 0011493.  Closing Nov. 10.

Administrative Program Specialist– The Office of Dean of Students invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0011493. Closes Nov 10.

The College of Education is currently recruiting for a part time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011483.  Closes Nov. 12.

Director-Strategic Development– The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # 0011518. Closes Nov. 12.

Advisor-Academic– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting # 0011516. Full consideration date, Nov. 8; Closes Nov. 15.

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Student Services Coordinator position.  Posting #0011367.  Apply by Nov. 15.

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

Weather

Corvallis:“Radiant joy is everywhere. Spirits in tune to the spicy air, Thrill in the glory of each day. Life’s worth living when we say, October!” -   Joseph Pullman Porter. Mostly sunny today with a high of 60 and a low of 43. Showers roll in tonight and will continue through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Clouds will increase today, with a high of 52 and a low tonight of 33. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today with a high of 56 and a low of 47. Showers tonight and tomorrow.

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

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