“Globally, we are losing our large carnivores,” said William Ripple, the report’s lead author. “Many of them are endangered and their ranges are collapsing. Many are at risk of extinction, either locally or globally. And, ironically, they are vanishing just as we are learning to appreciate their important ecological effects.”
Oregon Legislature could approve $274 million for universities, OSU seeks $10 million bonding for accessibility improvements (Oregonian)
Oregon State University: Campus accessibility improvements, $10 million; Cascades Academic Building (Bend), $3.9 million.
Bend commission to plan for OSU(Bend Bulletin)
The Bend Planning Commission will begin examining how the city can use zoning and other land use laws to shape the new Oregon State University-Cascades Campus and associated development.
Researchers at Oregon State University have been taking a look at the science behind healthy living. Two recently published studies from OSU have some simple steps to help with your health. (see also Yahoo News)
Beekeeper program buzzing at OSU (Statesman Journal)
We have never asked bees to do more work than we are asking them to do now for society, according to Joe Taylor, an undergraduate researcher in the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab.
“And we don’t have to catch every lionfish to do it.” – Stephanie Green, Oregon State University. (see also LA Times)
The research, done by scientists at Oregon State University and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use “metabolomics,” an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver. It also explored the challenges this organ faces from the “Western diet” that increasingly is linked to liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure.
Some hops pack a flavor booster (Capital Press)
Essential oils within hop cones have long been known to impart flavor to beer, said Tom Shellhammer, food science professor at Oregon State University.
College fishing teams face off in Arizona (Statesman Journal)
Four Oregon two-person teams — two from Oregon State University and two from the University of Oregon — will compete on Feb. 1 at the season-opening FLW College Fishing Western Conference bass-fishing tournament at Lake Havasu, Ariz.
City staff has sent out approximately 3,300 postcards to residents in the near-campus neighborhoods, advising them of the possibility of parking changes and noting that a special public meeting to hear residents’ questions and concerns will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room.
Kathy Dellow is a climatologist at Oregon State University. She told OPB’s Think Out Loud that farmers, skiers and firefighters here are keeping a close eye on the situation, “We’re not doing much better than California,” she said.
Small farmers to gather for annual conference (Gazette-Times)
Hundreds of farmers from throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.
Great views on OSU covered bridge hike (Statesman Journal)
I’d heard that the Oregon State University Covered Bridge, also known as the historic Irish Bend Covered Bridge, was a popular place to hike in the small college town of Corvallis. I hadn’t heard, however, that it is absolutely gorgeous.
Study will assess wolf impact on cattle behavior (Progressive Cattleman)
Doug Johnson, Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, Oregon State University (Corvallis), says cow collars were retrieved from the 2012 and 2013 grazing seasons. “We log data at high frequency, usually recording the location every five minutes. This gives us a good idea about where the cows go and how much time they spend in various activities,” he says. (Warning, graphic images)
Is There a Need for a New, an Ecological, Justice?: Environmental Philosophy candidate Robert Melchor Figueroa will discuss the differences and synergies between environmental and ecological justice theories. Monday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. in Milam 319.
NEW! Move it Mondays: Move It Mondays is a group walk that takes place every Monday during the academic year (excluding holidays), rain or shine. We meet at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. Each week a special guest joins us on the walk. On Jan. 27 our guest will be Drew Ibarra, the Director of Physical Activity Programs. All walking speeds and abilities are welcome.
Kathy Howell retirement: The College of Forestry will be hosting a retirement celebration for Kathy Howell, Monday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Peavy/Richardson Hall 2nd Floor Knuckle. Please join us to wish Kathy all the best, and recognize her 18 years of invaluable contributions to the College and University community.
Plant Science Seminar Series: Jeff Hatten, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University, will speak on “Long-term Soil Productivity of Managed Forests: Mechanisms of Apparent Resilience After Intensive Biomass Removal.” Jan. 27, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.
Statistics seminar: Xiangrong Yin of the University of Georgia will speak on “Sufficient dimension reduction via distance covariance,” Jan. 27, 4 p.m. Owen 106.
ISOSU Coffee Hour: Monday, Jan. 27, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the International Resource Center. Come enjoy some international food while mingling with OSU students.
NEW! OSU Divestment meeting: OSUDivest is a group of students, faculty and staff committed to urging the OSU Foundation to divest its stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. They will meet Jan 28, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 411a.
NEW! Watercolor Wellness Wednesdays: Come explore art as an avenue of stress relief and stress management. Jan. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to faculty, staff and students on a drop-in basis at the Craft Center.
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.
NEW! ISOSU Winter Cultural Showcase Auditions: The ISOSU Winter Cultural Showcase takes place Feb. 23. To participate, auditions are being held Jan. 30, 3 to 5 p.m. in MU 208, and Feb. 1, noon to 2 p.m, MU 206. This can include but is not limited to: songs, poems, comedy, skits, and dance.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! Coaching workshop: Check out the free workshops for employees at all levels of the university, designed and delivered by the Center for Learning and Organizational Development. Coming up Jan. 28, a workshop entitled “A Simple Coaching Process” outlines an easy-to-follow conversational process that demonstrates an alternative to telling people what to do. For a full listing of workshops and to register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23
NEW! Wellness Workshop: Workouts for Small Spaces. Learn a fast effective workout you can do with minimal time, space and equipment. Earn a free resistance band for attending. Free to OSU community. Tuesday Jan. 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. Dixon lower classroom. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellness-workshop-workouts-small-spaces
NEW! Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Texting/Social Media and Your Teen.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to email@example.com. Jan. 29, noon, MU 208.
NEW! Department of Food Science and Technology Faculty Seminar: Lisbeth Goddik will speak on “Applied Research; a Key Component of the OSU Dairy Foods Extension Program,” Jan. 29, noon, Wiegand 132.
NEW! Cayuse Admin User Training: A targeted, free-form training, appropriate for users with a baseline knowledge of the Cayuse System. Content is largely directed by attendee questions. Designed for regular users of the system such as Research Administrative Support personnel, Grant Coordinators, etc. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in MU 211
NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Bob Zybach, President, Northwest Maps Company, Cottage Grove, will speak on “Spotted Owls and the Spotty Sciences that Spawned Them: 5 Questions.” Jan. 29, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.
NEW! Center for Teaching 2014 Winter Symposium: Join your colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning Winter 2014 Teaching Symposium on Jan. 30. Sessions throughout the day will cover a broad variety of topics, including curriculum design, experiential learning, new media, and student motivation, to name just a few. You’re also invited to a hosted luncheon session around this year’s theme, the Pedagogy of Hope. Check in early and enjoy a continental breakfast. Learn more and register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/2014-winter-teaching-symposium
Caring for Aging Skin: A class on caring for aging skill will be held Jan. 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., OSU Extension Service, Benton County Meeting Room, Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Please call OSU Extension Service of Benton County to register 541-766-6750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Ecosystems & Society Seminar: Steven Strauss, a candidate for the Department Head of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will give a seminar on Jan. 28, 2 to 3 p.m., in Richardson Hall, 107. For interview schedules, live stream video links, and feedback forms: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/fes-dh-interview-schedules.
Seminar: Keith Nelson of MIT will be presenting a seminar entitled “High-Field Terahertz Pulse Generation and Nonlinear THz Spectroscopy of Molecules and Materials” on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in LPSC 402.
Citation Manager (EndNote, Mendeley) Workshops at the Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series continues with sessions on Basic/Advanced EndNote (Jan. 29) and Mendeley (Jan. 30), both useful citation manager tools. Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops
News for Employees
NEW! Charitable Drive: The 2013 annual State of Oregon Charitable Fund Drive will come to an end on Friday, Jan. 31. This is one way in which OSU employees can make a measurable difference in the communities we live. So far 146 OSU employees have contributed $82,099. Currently we are 20 percent behind last year’s total contributions of $102,327. We encourage you to make your contribution before the fund drive ends. Visit the OSU Charitable Fund Drive site at http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/to give online or send your personalized form to 2013 CFD, 100 LaSells Stewart Center.
NEW! National Innovation Summit Opportunity: Innovation opportunity for federal agencies and industry includes co-registration for the National SBIR Conference. The state of Oregon and ONAMI have committed to a $20K sponsorship/participation package and will be able to offer significant support to those representing accepted technologies. Technology submissions are due Jan. 31 (simple web form at http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2014/participate/innovation/form.html). Send email to Skip@onami.us for more details.
NEW! Bioenergy Scholarships Available: Applications for 2014-2015 academic year are now available for students that plan to pursue the Bioenergy Minor. The new research-based interdisciplinary minor is open to all majors and provides an introduction to bioenergy concepts and issues. The deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 21. Email email@example.com or visit: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/bioenergy/bioenergy-minor
OSU Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Scan & Deliver Service Interruption on Jan. 28: Due to an important server migration, this library service will be unavailable starting at 8 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Log-in will be disabled, request forms will be down, library staff will not be processing requests, have access to check accounts or request statuses. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Library Undergraduate Research Award: Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to announce the seventh annual Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduates who, through comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two $1000 scholarships awarded. The deadline for submission is Jan. 31.
OSU climate survey: You are requested to participate in Oregon State University’s first annual climate survey:
http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0PACXTUyuqjeI5L It should only take about 10 minutes and will gather ongoing, longitudinal information about the workplace climate for OSU employees both in Corvallis and across the state. The survey will provide a baseline to use for future surveys to assess progress in maintaining respectful work environments that promote success for all, and to help determine where to focus our efforts. The information will be anonymous and all results will be reported in aggregate numbers. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will share the results with the community and will facilitate improvement efforts. For more information contact Roni Sue at 541-737-0868.
Professional development opportunity: “Money is not enough: Creative rewards for employees” by Glen Fahs of the Cascade Employers Association. The presentation and buffet lunch, sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will take place on Feb. 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders room, $20 for PFLA members and $40 for non-members. Register by Jan. 29 at http://bit.ly/JZ2Ktf. For more information, contact Emily.Lafon@oregonstate.edu.
College of Liberal Arts Scholarships Applications are now available: Please direct interested CLA students to http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/scholarships. The application deadline Friday, March 21, 5 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to write letters or recommendations for students. Questions about scholarships can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTMARKS 2014: OSU Craft Center Instructors “Crafting a Community” An art exhibit Featuring: Ceramics, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, Fine Woodworking, Fiber Arts, Metal Work & Mixed Media at the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery through Jan. 30. Gallery info:muart Craft Center info: craftcenter 541-737-2937
Marine Science camp: The six day 4-H Marine Science Camp will take place on the OSU campus for one day and one night and in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center for four days and nights. It takes place Aug. 3-8. Oregon resident students currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 and who have an interest in science, technology and mathematics are eligible. For more information: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/marine-ambassador-camp-2014-application
General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2014 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 email@example.com. Deadline for submission: Feb. 3.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Office Specialist 2 – University Relations and Marketing – University Events invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, limited duration, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0011828. Closes Jan 27.
Administrative Program Specialist – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting #0011858. Closes Jan. 28.
The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director-UHDS for Assessment position. Posting # 0011848 . Closes Jan. 29.
Sponsored Student Programs Manager – International Student Advising and Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sponsored Student Programs Manager position. Posting #0011735. Closes Jan. 17 (full consideration), Jan. 31.
Assistant Director – The Office of Institutional Research is recruiting for a full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Director of Institutional Research. Requires at least 4 years of experience as a senior analyst in an institutional research office. Posting # 0011576. Closes Jan. 31.
Administrative Program Specialist- Referral Coordinator – OSU Student Health Services invites applications for a 12 month full time Referral Coordinator. Posting # 0011861 . Closes Feb. 3.
Education Program Assistant 1 – Baker County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.35 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Baker City. Posting # 0011857. Closes Feb. 3.
Public Info Representative 2 – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month position. Posting #0011826. Closes Feb. 3.
Marketing Manager – The University Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Marketing Manager position. Posting #0011792. Closes Feb. 3.
Senior Projects Manger – Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Projects Manager position. Posting #0011870. Closes Feb. 4.
Accountant 2 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886. Full consideration date is Feb. 6. Closes Feb. 13.
Office Specialist 2- The School of Public Policy, Economics Program invites applications for a 12 month full time position. Posting # 0011846 . Closes Feb 7.
4-H Program Outreach Coordinator – Washington County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 4-H Program Outreach Coordinator position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011827. Closes Feb. 7.
Nutritionist/ Health Educator: Student Health Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Nutritionist/Health Educator. This position is 12 month, full time. Posting 0011818. Closes Feb 7.
Director of the School of Arts & Communications – College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of the School of Arts & Communications. Posting #0011676. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 7.
Accountant 1-Business Affairs/Payroll-Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0011876. Closes Feb.10.
Community Outreach Director – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Community Outreach Director position. Posting #0011888. Closes Feb. 12.
CPO Outreach Educator – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) CPO Outreach Educator position that will serve the Metro Region. Posting 0011851. Closes Feb. 14.
Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.
Department Head – The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department. Posting #0011837. Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.
Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856. Closes March 15.
Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.
Three Summer Positions Open: 4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping
Corvallis: “Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” ~Pietro Aretino. After a gorgeous, sunny weekend, we’re back to a slightly wetter pattern this week, which may not be all bad considering the drought patterns we might be facing. Chance of rain today, turning to rain by tonight. High of 48 and low of 38.
Central Oregon: Partly sunny today with a chance of tonight. High of 48, low of 30. Chance of rain tomorrow.
Newport: Rain likely today and tomorrow. High of 54, low of 44.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version