Penn State University’s top wine grape expert has been tapped to lead Oregon State University’s wine research and outreach program. (see also Capital Press)
OHSU study finds inconsistencies in clinical trials results (OPB Think Out Loud)
Since 2007, researchers conducting clinical trials involving human volunteers have been required to report their results to the government database clinicaltrials.gov. However, a recent OHSU study found that the same clinical trials reported different data on the website than in medical journals. Daniel Hartung is associate professor in the Oregon State University/OHSU College of Pharmacy and lead author of the study.
Process turns cellulose into energy storage (Product Design & Development)
Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. (see also Financial Express, Innovation Toronto, AzoNanotech)
OSU announces parking, transit plans for fall (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University has finalized its parking and transit plans for the fall term. The university will divide its parking system into seven commuter zones and two residence hall zones, with prices higher in the congested northern part of campus and lower in the south near Reser Stadium.
Corvallis City Council OKs parking district plan (Gazette-Times)
The Corvallis City Council has approved the expansion of parking districts in the city. Councilors voted unanimously Monday night to accept the recommendations of the Urban Services Committee, which has been working since August on its plan.
University of Oregon, Willamette U pay full professors most, but Oregon State University has top pay for professors in early and mid-career (Oregonian)
Oregon State University pays assistant and associate professors the highest average salaries in Oregon: $88,000 for associate profs and $77,000 for assistants, according to a survey by the American Association of University Professors out today.
Lessons from what Cesar Chavez did right – and wrong (Waging Nonviolence)
A piece by José-Antonio Orosco, director of the Peace Studies program at Oregon State University and co-founder of the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures.
Two companies found no biting insects, but the third company discovered evidence of a mite. They were unable to identify it and sent the specimens to Oregon State University and another out-of-state agency, according to the district.
Advisor Coffee Talk: Education Double Degree Information: The purpose of this session is to engage with advising colleagues and share information pertinent to advisors about the Education Double Degree. Facilitated by: Allyson Dean, Education Head Advisor. April 8, 10 to 11 a.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 402.
NEW! OSU Event Planners Tradeshow, April 8: Didn’t pre-register to attend the exhibitor tradeshow portion of OSU Event Planners Tradeshow, not a problem! Stop by the registration desk at The LaSells Stewart Center at any time during the scheduled exhibitor tradeshow hours, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Then explore 50 unique exhibitors, including destination venues, entertainment providers, local and regional caterers, plus much more! CLICK HERE to see the complete list of confirmed exhibitors or to learn more about the event.
Candidates for Director of Public Safety: Candidates for the position of Director of Public Safety will host open forums this week. Dave Benson will present at 11 a.m., April 8, Kidder Hall 202. Denson Chatfield will present 11 a.m., April 10, Kidder 202. All presentations will be lived streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/
TAC Webinar: Blackboard Basics, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). This session covers the most frequently-used features in Blackboard. We’ll review Announcements; working with courses; adding and managing course content (assignments, syllabus, etc.), grade center; testing; communicating with students. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to Blackboard, or would like a refresher. April 8, 3-3:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1djoD.
NEW! Tough Guise 2 Documentary Film Showing: OSU International Health Club and Men’s Development and Engagement are showing “Tough Guise 2,” a documentary challenging the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior. Discussion connecting the film to masculinity internationally to follow. April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. in MU 208
Biosensor discussion: Jeff Mihailoff (Fortebio) will discuss “Fortebio’s Octet Red Biosensor Technology for OSU,” and Sandra Loesgen (OSU) will discuss “Viral Sweet spots – biosensor technology to identify inhibitor binding to Hepatitis C surface proteins” April 8, 4 p.m., LPSC 402. Pizza reception to follow.
WiN PubTalk: Technology Cage Fights. Which technologies and ideas will your organization bet on in the next 5 years? Join WiN as we use the wisdom of the crowds to find out in a fun, high energy format! Each cage fight will pit a pair of champions who are ready to rumble over their beliefs. Doors open 6 p.m. April 8, fights begin 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Corvallis Sports Park. $10 General $5 Student. For more details visit WiN
Auditions for one-act festival: Auditions for the annual student-directed Spring One-Act Festival are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 in OSU’s Lab Theatre. Auditions will consist of cold readings, no prep necessary. They are open to all. Performance of the festival is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 4, 5 and 6 and at 2 p.m. June 8. One-act plays will be directed by the students of an advanced directing class. Rehearsals will be scheduled with each director. Those auditioning are asked to bring their schedules and note any potential conflicts with rehearsals. For details: http://tinyurl.com/kzn7sfd.
Art discussion: Multidisciplinary artist Ian Boyden will speak about his recent art installation project, “Avian Flame: Mirror Ecologies of the Mind Consumed,” Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m. in the MU Journey Room at OSU. The free event will serve as the launch for the Spring Creek Project’s second annual Campus Creature Census. The Census begins April 8 and entries are due by May 10. Cash prizes will be offered for the best student entries. Details are available on the Spring Creek website: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/spring-creek-project/
NEW! Healing the Willamette River Book Reading: “Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River” an OSU Press author reading and book signing with Corvallis Native Abby Phillips Metzger. April 9, 7 p.m., Grass Roots Books, 227 SW 2nd St. http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/event/abby-metzger-meander-scars-grass-roots-books
NEW! Finding our Voice: Spoken Word and Storytelling Workshop: Facilitated by Climbing PoeTree, this interactive workshop surges from the collective wisdom and collaborative power of our communities, April 10, 3 to 5 p.m., Native American Longhouse. Participants will undergo a writing exercise that stretches the imagination to conceive of new possibilities for liberation, and co-create a group poem. Spaces are limited, RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS
NEW! UpRising Main Performance: Climbing PoeTree interweaves spoken word, hip hop, pan flute beat boxing and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., MU Lounge.
Transportation and parking update: The OSU community is invited to learn about upcoming changes and share feedback on the zonal parking system coming to campus this fall. A meeting will be held on April 9 in the MU Lounge at 10:30 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Comments will be welcome. For more information, please visit: parking.oregonstate.edu/zonal-parking
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.
Working conditions for non-tenure track faculty: Last spring, more than 1,200 non-tenure-track (professional, research, and instructional) faculty members filled out an OSU-AAUP/Faculty Senate survey. The survey results will be discussed at noon, on April 9 in MU208. Come hear about what is working, areas that need improvement, and discuss policy recommendations that demonstrate support to all of our colleagues who power orange. For more information: http://osuaaup.org/ or Lori Cramer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book contest: Join OSU Libraries and Press as we celebrate the winners of our first OSU Book Collecting Contest with an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 9 in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th floor Valley Library. Prizes will be awarded to the winners: 1st Prize ($1000) Jessica Kibler, “On Empathy”; 2nd Prize ($500) Eric Fritz “An Evolution of Food Ideas”; 3rd Prize ($250) Matt Dodson, “Literature and Theory about Ecology.” Light refreshments will be served and winner collections will be on display.
Celebration for Amy Flint: Please come say goodbye and share your best wishes with Amy Flint with the Registar’s Office before she transitions to Chemeketa Community College. Celebrate on April 10, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Kerr 102.
Japan Night: Join Japanese Students Association for Japan Night on April 12 in the MU Ballroom. Free tickets available in SEAC. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. Enjoy traditional harp performance, taiko drums, a student skit and dinner. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: email@example.com
Vietnamese Night – “The Lotus” hosted by Vietnamese Students Association sponsored by SEAC, MU Ballroom April 13, doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m.. Enjoy a variety of student performances. Free tickets available in SEAC . Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ElderCare Connections: Bring your lunch and join discussions and information meetings on what it means to be a caregiver to an aging loved one and how to best help the ones you love. Upcoming meetings are April 17, noon to 1 p.m., MU MLK Room, May 15, noon to 1 p.m., MU MLK Room, and June 19, noon to 1 p.m., MU Board Room. Open to students, faculty and staff.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! TAC Webinar: MediaSpace 5.0 Upgrade, with Raul Burriel (Academic Technology Services). MediaSpace is Oregon State University’s online video platform used for the delivery of video and audio to the local campus community and the world at large. In this webinar you will learn how to use this service for your instructional digital media needs. Raul will also give participants a preview of the upcoming Kaltura Blackboard Building Block which will integrate MediaSpace’s content directly into OSU’s learning management system. Wed., April 9, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1s8Crmw
NEW! WRGP Spring Seminar Series: Renee Brooks will speak on “Use of stable isotopes to assess complex hydrological & biochemical processes in spatially-extensive monitoring programs” Wednesday, April 9, 4 to 5 p.m., Kelley Engineering 1001.
NEW! Cultural fluency workshops: The Linn-Benton Employer’s Partnership for Diversity invites pre-registration for two separate one-day cultural fluency workshops in April and May. Space is limited, so please register early (for one or both topics) by calling 541-766-6093 or emailing Rashad.email@example.com. Workshops include Navigating Difference Part 1, April 10 or May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Personal Leadership, April 11 or May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to OSU employees.
NEW! First-Year Student Experience: At the April 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for Student Affairs, will discuss plans for a new first-year student experience program. Triad meets in the MU, Room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have a catered lunch. To reserve a seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-0783
NEW! Director of the School of Arts and Communication Search: The second of the two final candidates for the directorship of the SAC, David Raskin of the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, will share a presentation, ”Identity, Vision, and the Future of the School of Arts & Communication,” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Withycombe Lab Theatre. The public presentation will be followed at 3:30 in the Withycombe Lab Theatre by an extended forum for SAC faculty and staff. Both events will be recorded and made available via the CLA website.
NEW! Microbial seminar: Sebastian Kopf, California Institute of Technology, will speak on “From lakes to lungs: Assessing microbial activity in diverse environments, April 10, 2 p.m. Room Linus Pauling Building Room 402.
NEW! Starker Lecture Series: John Gordon, Pinchot Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will speak on“Forestry Diversity: A Key to Oregon’s Future,” April 10, 3:30 p.m., RH 107. For more: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
NEW! Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism Workshop: How can art be fashioned as a tool at the service of our vision for a more just and peaceful world? This workshop presentation by Climbing PoeTree combines performance, story-telling, slide-shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. April 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Native American Longhouse. RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS
NEW! Special Symposium: The Biological and Ecological Engineering department is putting on a special symposium honoring the career of Richard Cuenca on April 11. There will be a buffet lunch from noon-1 pm and the symposium run 1-5 p.m. in OSU Crops Building, Room 122. Lunch is free to students and $40 for non-students. Some of the topics being covered are: Soil, plant, water processes; Measurements in the atmosphere; Synthesis & modeling – capturing the complexity of the hydrosphere. Must RSVP for lunch with Jennifer.email@example.com
NEW! So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Doug Rice from EAN Holdings will present on Friday, April 18 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
NEW! 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 April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
NEW! Job Search Strategies: Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs. The Job Search Strategies presentation will be held on Friday, April 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
EndNote, Qualtrics, and Mendeley workshops at The Valley Library: The Spring Grad Student & Faculty Workshop Series is underway! Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with EndNote (April 9) and Mendeley (April 10). Learn to develop and deploy your next research survey with Qualtrics (April 9). Register to save your seat and review the full series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu
Fisheries and wildlife seminar: Fiona Tomas Nash, Courtesy Assistant Professor, OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will speak on “The Invasion of Tropical Fish in a Temperate System: Phase and Paradigm Shifts,” April 9, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.
Linus Pauling Lecture Series: Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi (UC Berkeley), will present “Illuminating Sugars, the ‘Dark Matter’ of the Cell Surface.” April 11, 5 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center (Construction & Engineering Hall) with reception to follow at 6 p.m.
Beavers Wanted: How to prepare for Success at the Career Fair: Employers come to Career Fairs to hire and network with Beavers. Find out tips on how to make employers want to hire you! The presentation will be on Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to noon in MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
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. Nancy Hawkins from Trimble Navigation will present on Tuesday, April 15, 1 to 2 p.m., MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
First Year Students: Why You Should Attend the Career Fair: Unsure of when to start attending the Career Fair? Join us to hear career specialists present on the advantages to networking before your job search. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2 to 3 p.m., MU 208. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Digital Storytelling Workshop Series: International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) is sponsoring this workshop series from 5-6 p.m. during weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6 (dates: April 16, 23, 30 & May 7) in Kidder 028. Workshop is limited to 20 students; please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
News for Employees
NEW! Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is April 25, to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Spring 2014. Applications are to be submitted to your business center. For additional information, please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee
Faculty/Staff Fitness: Many Faculty/Staff Fitness classes are filling up. If you have not yet registered, come see us today to reserve your spot in a class. We still have spots open in Tennis, Zumba, West Coast Swing, Beginning Ballroom, and more! You can register in office (123 Langton Hall M-F 8-5), from our Online Registration site, or by printing our Registration Form from our site and sending it in with payment to the office.
Safety Classes & First Aid Kits Available: Recreational Sports offers a variety of safety classes for students, Rec Sports members, the OSU community and general public. Additionally, first aid kits are available for purchase at the Recreation Services Desk inside of Dixon. Prioritize health and safety in Beaver Nation and get equipped with knowledge and tools today! Contact Jennifer Stewart, Coordinator of Safety & Training, with questions.
Student raised beef for sale: The Steer-A-Year Program is hard working group of students learning about the beef industry. They are selling packaged beef available in wholes (~400 lbs of meat) and halves (~200 lbs of meat) for $4.50/lb. and mixed quarters (~100 lbs of meat) for $4.75/lb. These prices includes all cuts of beef for the same low price unlike the store. If interested, contact Matt Kennedy at email@example.com by May 1 for details.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Career Services Director–Career Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Career Services Director position. Posting #0012073. Closes April 10.
Baker – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Baker position. Posting #0012207. Closes April 11.
Accounting Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting # 0012095. Closes April 11.
Senior Auditor– The Office of Audit Services invites applications for three full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Senior Auditor positions. Posting # 0012048. Closes for full consideration April 11.
Academic English Program Manager – INTO- OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic English Program Manager position. Posting #0012201. Posting closes April 12.
Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services has one opening for a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0009220.Closes April 12.
Manager 1 – Retail Food with the Memorial Union Retail Foodservice at OSU, E.Cafe. Posting # 0012139. Closes April 13.
Project Coordinator–Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator position. Posting #0012157. Closes April 13.
Chemist 3, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chemist 3 position. Posting # 0012086. Full consideration date April 13. Open until filled.
Institutional Compliance Director– OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Institutional Compliance Director position. Posting #0012001. Closes April 14.
Administrative Assistant To – the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Assistant To (Administrative Manager) position. Posting #0012198. Full consideration date April 15. Open until filled.
Administrative Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Manager position. Posting #0012198. Full Consideration April 15, closes April 30.
Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one full-time, 10 month, Food Service Worker 2 position. Posting # 0012204. Closes Apr 16.
Office Manager, Medical Records and Reception–Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Office Manger 2 position. Posting #0012161. Closes April 16.
Systems Development Engineer – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Consultant-BSG Development Engineer. Posting #0012160. Closes April 19.
Experiential Learning Coordinator: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #0012166. For full consideration, apply by April 21.
Health Educator-Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Health Educator position. Posting #0012155. Closes April 21.
Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1. Posting #0012058. Closes April 22.
OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. Position description and application information at: www.osualum.com/jobs Apply by April 30.
Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Office of Human Resources (OHR) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Posting #0012199. Closes April 30.
Administrative Program Assistant – Academic Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0012119. Closes May 1.
The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecohydrology. Posting #0012123. Closes May 1.
Research Associate (Post Doc) – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part/full-time (0.50 – 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position(s). Posting #0012083. Closes May 3.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Economics. Posting #0012071. Closes May 4.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Management. Posting #0012069. Closes May 4.
Accountant 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1. Posting #0012184. Closes May 9.
4-H Camp Skills Instructors. The OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accepting applications for full-time summer job openings. Review the job descriptions at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic and maintenance
15th Street: 15th Street between Jefferson Avenue and Western Avenue will be closed for waterline work associated with the Washington Way Realignment Project, April 7-9, from 7 am. – 5 p.m. Closure map and additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices.
Washington Way Closed Through August 2014: Starting Monday, March 31: Washington Way between 15th and Benton Place will be turned over to the City for the road construction portion of the Washington Way Realignment Project. Construction is expected to continue through August, and aside from brief openings for special situations, the City has decided to keep this section of Washington Way closed.
Monroe Weniger lot: Due to a staging area for the Weniger/Gilbert Hallway Ceiling replacement project, five spaces on the east side of the Monroe Weniger lot will be closed through May 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sidewalk closure: Due to the installation of new water and power lines, the south sidewalk of Strand Ag will be closed from March 24 – Oct. 17 to accommodate for site work.
Corvallis: “It is the sweetest spring within the memory of man. So green, so mild, so beautiful!” ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Patchy fog before 11 a.m., otherwise mostly cloudy. High of 71, low of 46. Rain likely tonight, partly sunny tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Sunny with a high of 71 today. Partly cloudy tonight, low of 37. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.
Newport: Chance of rain today. High of 57, low of 45. Rain tonight. Partly cloudy tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/Email version