OSU Today

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

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.

Surf’s up as Pacific waves grow (New Scientist)

Peter Ruggiero of Oregon State University, who carried out the analysis, found that average wave heights increased at the rate of 1.5 centimetres per year, while each year’s biggest wave increased by an average of 10 centimetres per year. He says climate change is a likely culprit, but more measurements are needed to confirm this.

Bend Research a key player in state biotech (Bend Bulletin)

Bend Research Inc. is one of the High Desert’s original technology companies, and company President and CEO Rod Ray has worked there practically since its inception. Ray is an earnest supporter of Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades Campus and believes it’s more realistic in the short term to strengthen those two schools.

Living with Pompe (Gazette-Times)

Sharon Krueger is a research assistant professor at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. She brought a laptop and worked from her wheelchair during the six-hour treatment. A nurse checked her vital signs every 30 minutes.

Jim Johnson receives Oregon Technology Executive of the Year Award (Nanotechnology Now)

The Oregon Council of TechAmerica announced today the selection of James B. Johnson, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Portland, Oregon-based Tripwire®, as the 2010 Technology Executive of the Year. One of his top priorities is to make Oregon’s first Signature Research Center, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute (ONAMI), a success.

Compound created at OSU could become important new antidepressant (Science Centric)

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered and synthesised a new compound that in laboratory and animal tests appears to be similar to, but may have advantages over one of the most important antidepressant medications in the world.

This yoga marathon is just beginning (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University instructor Sujita Sklenar opened a five-hour yogathon with an invitation and soothing words.

O Wine sales provide scholarships for women (East Oregonian)

Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson signed on to be partners with the Oregon State University SMILE Program. Their agreement is to fund five scholarships for the next five years. This will allow 25 young women from Oregon to have the opportunity to receive funding through this program.

OSU Horning Lecture hosts translation expert (Gazette-Times)

The third lecture in the 2009-10 Horning Lecture Series, “Translation: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures,” is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Memorial Union Journey Room at Oregon State University.

OSU hosts the Vagina Monologues showing (Gazette-Times)

A benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will raise funds for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence and V-Day 2010′s spotlight on women and children experiencing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oregon Small Farms Conference set for Feb. 27 on OSU campus (Hillsboro Argus)

The Oregon State University Extension Service has opened registration for its 10th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference on Feb. 27 in Corvallis.

Today

Faculty Staff and Fitness Winter Blood Draw takes place Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registrations for our winter term blood screening starts today. Call 541-737-3222 to reserve a spot!

Corvallis Science Pub takes place at 6 p.m. at Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. Kim Montagne, Director, Samaritan Heart and Vascular Institute, who will give us tips and techniques on how you can keep the “beat of your heart” healthy and strong.

An inside view of medical disaster relief in Haiti will be provided by Dr. Mark Rampton, a Corvallis physician who was among the first medical teams into Haiti after the earthquake.  Rampton will show slides and speak to the indomitable optimism found in Haiti amidst the suffering and rubble.  The event takes place at 7 p.m.  Sponsored by the LDS Student Association at OSU.  Meeting held at the LDS Church, 4141 N.W. Harrison Blvd.

Upcoming events

NEW! The Linn Benton Employers Partnership for Diversity invites you to its January workshop, “Getting to Know Our LGBT Professional Community” Feb. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Albany Public Library. This workshop will feature a panel of LGBT professionals from the Linn and Benton County areas discussing their individual experiences in the workplace and  providing the  audience with an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about our LGBT colleagues. OSU employees may attend the workshops free of charge. To register or request accommodation: Salvador.Miramontes@co.benton.or.us.  Information: diane.davis@oregonstate.edu

NEW! In 1990, Corvallis mayor Charles Vars led the city’s first delegation to Uzhgorod, Ukraine. At the Feb. 11 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty lunch club, in MU 109, Alice Rampton of the Corvallis Sister Cities Association will describe recent highlights in this enduring friendship. Guests can reserve a seat by contacting Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783.

It is Lunch and Learn time! Come and learn some quick and easy kid-friendly recipes! Also, learn tips on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, eating healthy and much more. Janice Gregg from OSU Extension will be the presenter and we have heard there will be some taste testing! The event takes place at noon Feb. 10, in the Women’s Center Kitchen. This event is sponsored by the Child Care and Family Resources Office and is open to all OSU parents.

Tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual OSU performances of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 11 and 12, at LaSells Stewart Center. Advance tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Plageman Student Health Center Room 310 and at the Women’s Center. Advance tickets are $8 for OSU students with ID, and $10 for general public. Tickets are also available at the door for $10. Accepted methods of payment: cash, check or charge your OSU student account. More info: studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/vaginamonologues

The Plan of Happiness: Why Did God Create Us and What is Our Purpose in Life? Public lecture by Dr. Bobette Bushnell, Dept. of Speech & Communications. Feb. 10, 7-8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room.

News for Employees

NEW! OSU has moved ahead in the Recyclemania Civil War and is now tied with UO! Help us take the lead over the next week by getting those recyclables (cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, etc) in the bin. Don’t forget to remind your co-workers to do the same! OSU is competing against UO and other universities across the US to see who can recycle the most during winter term; more info at recycle.oregonstate.edu

NEW! The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (NSF-GK-12) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/gradstem.htm. NSF – GK-12 program website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09549/nsf09549.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Monday, February 22, 2010 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

The Provost invites you to submit nominations of faculty-authored books with a copy right date in 2009. Nominations can be submitted to the Dean of your college for an initial screening. The deadline for submission by the Deans is March 12.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urm.htm. NSF – URM program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10531/nsf10531.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb. 22, and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu . For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/cteam.htm. NSF – CI-TEAM program website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10532/nsf10532.htm. Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb 22 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390.

Faculty are invited to meet with President Ray in small group sessions to discuss issues of interest or concern. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing, especially as we deal with the current economic downturn; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please send responses to vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include the following information: name, email, department/unit, faculty rank and rank order of below dates.
March 11, 2 to 3 p.m.
April 26, 10: to 11 a.m.
May 7, 2 to 3 p.m.

Jobs

Grants/Contracts Tech: OSU’s Botany and Plant Pathology Dept. F/T, $2293/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs  Posting 0005193. Closing date Feb. 18. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Administrative Program Assistant: The Department of OUS International Programs invites applications for an Administrative Program Assistant position. This is a full-time 12-month position. For more details and application instructions, got to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0005070. Closes Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an open for an OSU student to provide administrative support to the Director of Donor Relations & Special Events. Interested candidates are required to submit two writing samples with their application and resume. To review a complete job description and instructions on how to apply go to OSU Foundation website at http://osufoundation.org/employment.

Office Specialist 2 – Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2138-2960/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Then go to Posting #0005222.Closing Date: Feb. 15. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Oregon State University Foundation has a position open for an Administrative Assistant in Development. This position provides general clerical and administrative assistance and support to an assigned team of Development Officers. To review a complete job description and how to apply instructions go to http://osufoundation.org/employment

Library Technician I – Circulation, Instruction & User Services, Valley Library, Oregon State University, Full-Time, 1.0 FTE, mornings and weekend hours, $1854-2484/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0005229 Closing Date: Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Revenue Agent II – Student Finance, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2390-3405/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing Date: Feb. 10. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for a Foundation Relations Coordinator. The Foundation Relations program is responsible for building a broad base of philanthropic support from local, regional, and national foundations for the priorities of Oregon State University. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

INTO Oregon State University is searching for a Director of Studies. The Director of Studies provides leadership to all academic personnel within the INTO OSU Center and works to maintain the academic and financial health of the academic and intensive English programs. The Director of Studies will have overall operational responsibility for the management and development of teaching programs, academic managers and related resource within the Center. Visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp, job posting number 0005129.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development for the College of Engineering. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development, Linus Pauling Institute. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development to work in collaboration with the assigned development team and OSU leadership. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

Extension Program Leader: Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for the position of Extended Program Leader. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term position For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005107. Closing date is Feb. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE

Traffic and maintenance

Environmental Health & Safety will be holding a joint emergency response training exercise with the Oregon National Guard Civil Support Team at the western edge of the OSU campus near 53rd St. on Thursday, Feb. 11.  This exercise may involve increased vehicular traffic on the Campus Way hike-and-bike path.

Weather

Painter Henri Matisse advised us to “Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” There should be plenty of work for us to do on this foggy Monday. Rain will return tonight. Today’s high will be 55 with an overnight low of 51.

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