OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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.

Fatherhood can help change a man’s bad habits (Daily Mail)

 Becoming a father really can help men ditch bad habits, a study has found. Men who become dads for the first time tend to steer away tobacco, alcohol even crime, say researchers from Oregon State University. (see also Globe and Mail, MSN, Medical Xpress)

Sequencing 1,000 fungal genomes (Science Daily)

The 1000 Fungal Genomes project involves an international team of researchers lead by Oregon State University scientist Joseph Spatafora.

Climate change lecture set for Wednesday (Gazette-Times)

Richard Alley, a geologist, glaciologist, and climate-change scientist, will present the 2011 Thomas Condon Lecture on Wednesday at Oregon State University.

Three ways to stay healthy this season (Statesman Journal)

Although reports surfaced last month making one weary of taking multivitamin supplements, experts at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center are sticking with their recommendation to dose up on vitamin D, especially during dark Oregon winters.

Film on Aldo Leopold to be shown at OSU (Gazette-Times)

The award-winning new film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will be screened Monday, Nov. 14, at Oregon State University.

Today

Dirt and DNA: Clinton Epps with Fisheries & Wildlife at OSU will speak on “Dirt and DNA – inferring population connectivity at different temporal scales,” Nov. 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in ALS 4001. For more information, http://EcoEvo.oregonstate.edu

Food lectures: Perspectives on how growing, cooking and sharing food has changed over time will be shared in lectures to be held Nov. 8, 10 and 11 on the Oregon State University campus. Historian Ken Albala will give a series of three lectures on “Perspectives on Eating from the Past” starting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 – all in Memorial Union Room 109. The free, public lectures begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and at noon on Friday.

Art reception: The Nature of Oregon Art Reception by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild takes place Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center.

Film festival: The third International Film Festival , showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Nov. 7-11 in Corvallis. The International Film Festival is organized by OSU faculty teaching film courses in the foreign languages and literature areas to showcase the variety of international cultures. Free and open to the public. Screenings are held at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St. in Corvallis.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Faculty senate: The Nov. 10 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2011/20111110.html#. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Agenda Items include: Approval of the Candidate Slate and Apportionment Table, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap, Ecampus Task Force Report, 2011-2012 Budget Update and an Executive Committee Update.

NEW! Candidate forum: OSU Extended Campus invites the campus community to attend the Presentation and Open Forum for Maurine Powell, candidate for Summer Session Director on Nov. 9 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in MU 211. This is the last of three presentations by candidates for this position.

NEW! Mediterranean meal: Taste of the Mediterranean: a journey through culture and cuisine to help celebrate International Education Week and as continuation of the journey through culture and cuisine series. It takes place Nov. 9, 5 to 7:30 p.m., in Marketplace West Dining Center. Cost is $8 at the door. Tickets are available at UHDS dining centers.

NEW! Willamette Innovators Night: Leaders from established manufacturers such as Oregon Iron Works to startups such as
Trillium FiberFuels and the AirShip Technologies Group will discuss how research and industry partnerships are changing the state’s economic landscape at the annual Willamette Innovators Night (WiN) on Nov. 10, 1:45 p.m. in the CH2M-HILL Alumni Center. The public is welcome. A schedule is available at http://bit.ly/w090rx.

NEW! Austin Fellow: Kyle David, Professional Musician, will visit OSU on Nov. 10, 7 to 8 p.m., as part of the Austin Fellows Program. He’ll be in the Trysting Tree Conference Room, D107, Weatherford Hall. To RSVP: Carol Hahn, carol.hahn@bus.oregonstate.edu, 541-713-8040

NEW! OSU Choirs Salute our Veterans: The OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce, and the OSU Glee Choir in concert. Each choir will perform individually, and then join together to finish the concert with “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. Tickets are $10, available at ticketsoregon.com and at the door. OSU students  free with ID.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store:The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

Lessons of Holocaust Week: For 25 years, OSU has evoked memories of the Holocaust as a window on genocide and the struggle for human rights. At the Nov. 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Paul Kopperman of the Dept. of History will discuss lessons learned in these events. Triad meets in MU 109 from 12 to 1. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

Food lectures: Perspectives on how growing, cooking and sharing food has changed over time will be shared in lectures to be held Nov. 8, 10 and 11 on the Oregon State University campus. Historian Ken Albala will give a series of three lectures on “Perspectives on Eating from the Past” starting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 – all in Memorial Union Room 109. The free, public lectures begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and at noon on Friday.

OSU Women’s Network: The OSU Women’s Network Fall Social takes place Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hallie E. Ford Center
Room 115. It includes refreshments, social time and a presentation at 12:15 p.m. by Carmen Ford Phillips about her mother, philanthropist Hallie Ford. The event is free.

Child, elder care needs: Care.com gives OSU students, staff, and faculty access to finding caregivers for children and adults. A brown-bag lunch to learn how Care.com can help your family with immediate and back-up care needs takes place Wednesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in Memorial Union room 211. For information: 541-737-4906.

Breakfast with Bill McKibben: A breakfast with Bill McKibben takes place Nov.18. Register by Nov. 10 to be part of this conversation. The DISCOVERY Lecture Series brings prominent scientists, acclaimed writers and key policymakers to OSU to present on matters of national and international importance. Learn more about the inaugural presentation in this lecture series at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Climate change lecture: Richard Alley, a geologist, glaciologist, and climate change scientist will present the 2011 Thomas Condon Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is designed for a non-specialist audience. It is titled “Get Rich and Save the World, or Else: Challenges and Opportunities in a Warming World.” The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Smart Policy:
Using the Science of Early Brain Development to Inform Public Sector Programs for Children & Families. Philip Fisher, professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, will discuss his work with children in foster care and the child welfare system. The free lecture is from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Room 115 of the Hallie Ford Center. Contact denise.rennekamp@oregonstate.edu for more.

NEW! Philip Kim will present the annual Yunker Physics Lecture on Nov. 11, 4 p.m., Weniger 151. He will speak on “Relativity, Quantum Physics and Graphene.” Kim is a world expert and pioneer in the field of grapheme electronics. In 2006, he was named one of the “Scientific American 50”, honoring his contributions to science and society.

Ethics of biotechnology: Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist in animal biotechnology and genomics at the University of California, will speak on “Should genetically engineered salmon be allowed?” at 7 p.m., Nov. 9 in the LaSells Stewart Center.

New Product Commercialization: The Industry Affiliates Board is providing a guest speaker as part of the Professional Development Series. Jake VanderZanden is a Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of Blount International and will be speaking about delivering financial value, team building, and other topics. Dearborn 118, 6 p.m., Nov. 9.

News for Employees

NEW! Dixon memberships”: From Nov. 7 until Jan. 13, 2012 you can use our facilities for half the price! Half-Term Memberships are available at the RecServices Desk at Dixon. Prices are $34 for Extended Students, Student Affiliates & Dependants, $39.50 for Faculty, Staff, Associated, Special Affiliates and their Dependants, and $48 for OSU Graduate Alumni. For more information on types <>  of memberships and FAQs, visit our website. RecServices can be contacted at 541-737-3736.

NEW! Toiletry donation drive: The OSU Center for Civic Engagement is collecting toiletries for members of the homeless community from Nov. 7-18. Donate items at specified boxes located at the MU Info Desk, MU Java Stop, Dixon, and the Valley Library (outside Java II). Toiletries including non-alcoholic mouthwash, toothpaste, disposable razors, deodorants, shaving cream, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, lotion, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, dental floss, hand sanitizer etc. Donations will be given to Community Outreach, Inc.

NEW! NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Acquisition or Development Program: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – MRI program. The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mri.htm. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Nov. 18. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Call to artists: All classified employees, professional faculty and OSU affiliates are encouraged to submit their art, craft or hobby for the second annual OSU Invitational Staff Art Exhibit.  Get the submission form  and share your talent by Nov. 28.  The exhibit will run Jan. 6 through Feb. 7, 2012 in the LaSells Stewart Center, with a special reception held on Jan. 10.  Dust off your skills over the break and share your creativity with campus.

Opportunity for Undergraduates: Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC): START program for Winter/Spring Term(s) 2011-12. This program is open to first year students, sophomores, and students who have recently transferred to OSU from other institutions. (This is separate from the regular URISC program.) Deadline: Dec. 2. View guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc_start.htm. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Winter (Spring term release) program. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Nov. 14. Guidelines for applications: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

More free grad student and faculty workshops at Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Fall 2011 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series continues with a wide variety of upcoming sessions. Attendees will learn to use or hone their skills with citation manager tools, eReaders, Web of Science and explore ways to make smart decisions about the author rights they turn over publishers. Register here. For more information, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Exploration: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 8 an initiative to encourage bold and innovative research on new global health solutions. Deadline: Nov. 17. Full description. For more information, Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6961.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Retirement Counselor will be on campus for individual consultations Dec. 6-8. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. To reserve a time, call 1-866-928-4221 ext 472601.

NSF – Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN): The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – NCN program. The program provides an opportunity to compete to reconfigure the NCN. The new configuration will be restructured as a stand alone Cyber Platform and three new Nodes (NanoBIO, NanoMFG and Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation). Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ncn.htm. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Nov. 11. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Joy Drive: It’s time for the Childcare and Family Resources fourth annual Joy Drive. The Joy Drive provides OSU student families in need with gifts from the support and generosity of the OSU Community. Individuals, departments and units can join to adopt a family. Email FamilyResources@oregonstate.edu and indicate the size of family you or your department are willing to sponsor. Reply no later than Nov. 15. You will be provided the family’s wish list no later than Nov. 18.

Traffic and maintenance

Campus Way: Temporary stop signs in the north and southbound lanes in place during construction of the new Linus Pauling Science Center on 30th and Campus Way will now be removed, following completion of the project. The sign removal will take place Wednesday morning, Nov. 9.

Jefferson Way: Due tree maintenance and sidewalk improvements, Jefferson Way’s west bound lane, between 30th and 35th, will be temporarily closed to facilitate construction traffic and operations for construction work. Please expect congestion in this area. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 8.

Milam Hall: Due to electrical work all electrical services to Milam Hall will be shutdown. This will affect all rooms on all floors. This shutdown is necessary to install new breakers to feed electricity to new basement labs. The shutdown will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 12 and should end by 10 p.m.

Campus Way: Due to telecom upgrading, Campus Way (west of 35th Street), will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian and bike access will not be affected. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 14 and should end by noon, Nov. 18. Campus Way east of 35th street will also be closed from 7 a.m. Nov. 16 to noon Nov. 18 for telecom upgrading.

Women’s Building: Due to hole drilling in the Womens Bldg Field, the sidewalk and walkway on the north side of the building will be temporarily closed. This is necessary for construction crews to drill holes for sample testing. This drilling should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 9.

Sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec: Due to reconstruction, the sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to reconstruct the sidewalk so it will be a compliant ADA path of travel. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Jobs

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

The Arts & Science Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Accounting Technician position. Posting #0007985. Closes Nov. 8.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Grants/Contracts Technician position. This is an internal position open to current OSU employees only. Posting #0008274. Closes Nov. 8.

Human Resources Consultant 1 for UABC. Posting #0008273. Closes Nov. 9.

The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Administrative Program Specialist. Posting 0008235. Closes on Nov. 11.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for a General Maintenance Mechanic. Posting #0008255. Closes Nov. 11.

Business Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chief Risk Officer Position. Posting #0008246, Closes Nov. 13.

The Office of Human Resources is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month, fixed term HR Technical Lead. Posting #0008107. Closes Nov. 13.

Faculty Research Assistant – Research Information Management Specialist, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University 0.30 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term. Posting #0008204. Closes Nov. 14.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time (1.00 FTE), 12 month, classified Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0008220. New closing date Nov. 15.

The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing is inviting applications for full time, 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0008287. Closes Nov. 15

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) invites applications for a Linux Administrator. This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0008291. Closes Nov. 15.

The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Analyst Programmer competency level 2. Posting #0008304. Closes Nov. 16.

The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – OHRC Salmon Homing position. Posting #0008236. Closes Nov.18.

Academic Advisor, College of Business, Oregon State University. This is for three, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term positions. Posting #0008303. Closes Nov. 27. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20.

The Extended Campus (ECampus) is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month Analyst Programmer competency level 1. Posting #0008300. Closes Nov. 23.

Counseling and Psychological Services – CAPS invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),12-month, Counselor. Posting #0008306. Closes Nov. 23.

Oregon State University Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative and dynamic History of Science Collections Librarian in its Special Collections & Archives Research Center. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Posting #0008245. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is inviting applications for Research Associate (Post Doc) – Surrogate Chinook position. Posting #0008243. Closes Dec. 1.

The Arts & Science Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Finance Coordinator position. Posting #0008265. The “for full consideration date” has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 20. Closes Dec. 4.

The University Library is inviting applications for a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor Data Management Librarian position. Posting #0008089. Closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE) 12 month, Instructor in Microbiology. Posting #0008189. Full consideration date, Dec 1.

Associate Director for Communications and Marketing: The Oregon State University Alumni Association is looking for an experienced professional to develop and lead comprehensive marketing and communications programs and services for the association. For full consideration apply by Dec. 2. Position is open until filled. Position description and application information at www.osualum.com/jobs

The Valley Library is inviting applications for a full time, 12-month fixed term Electronic Resources Unit Supervisor. Posting #0008294. Closes Dec. 9.

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – The Office of Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning position. Posting # 0008293. Closes Jan. 6

The Oregon University System, Controller’s Division, is seeking a full-time Banking Operation Supervisor. For a complete job announcement and application requirements, please visit http://www.ous.edu/about/employment/.

Weather

Corvallis:  Thick fog this morning kept everything damp, but the sun will come out later today and illuminate all the lovely trees now giving up their leaves around campus. The high today will be 59, not too chilly, and the low tonight will be 44. More of the same tomorrow, except with a thicker cloud cover in the afternoon.

Central Oregon: Well, looks like we can enjoy some sun for a few days until the next storm comes in. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48 low around 25. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 8 mph.

 

 

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