OSU Today

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

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.

 Top whale researchers to speak at ‘Whale Tales’ (Lahaina News)

Dr. Bruce Mate, a professor at Oregon State University and director of its Marine Mammal Program, is a leader in the development of satellite-monitored radio telemetry for marine mammals. Using this technique, he has tagged and tracked manatees, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins, gray whales, right whales, bowhead whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, fin whales and blue whales.

OSU announces Eastern filbert blight-resistant hazelnut (Capital Press)

Oregon State University has announced the upcoming release of a new commercial hazelnut variety resistant to Eastern filbert blight.

County jobless rate at 6 percent (Gazette-Times)

State government educational services was up 650 jobs during that period, reflecting dramatic growth at Oregon State University.

Colleges focus on proven treatments (Capital Press)

“When we train veterinarians, we don’t specifically train them as organic or ‘unorganic’ veterinarians,” said Cyril Clarke, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

BLM issues last timber payment to Oregon counties (Democrat-Herald)

Economists at Oregon State University estimate the loss of revenue will result in 4,000 job losses statewide and a loss of more than $400 million in business sales.

Sound equipment stolen from church group at OSU (KEZI)

An Oregon State University ministry is re-grouping after being the victim of a recent theft.

Iowa women’s healthy study findings supplements insufficient, researcher says (New Hope)

We asked Victoria Drake, PhD, of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, for her take on the study and its findings.

Goods from the Woods will feature local products (Democrat-Herald)

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association and Benton County Oregon State University Extension Service will host the second annual Goods from the Woods market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road N.E., Albany.


Enterprise Computing Director candidate: Information Services invites you to attend the open forum presentations by candidates for Enterprise Computing Director position. Dennis Wells will give his presentation on Jan. 27 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in Kidder 202. This was originally scheduled for Jan. 20 but cancelled due to the campus closure.

Beaver Strides: Winter term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. Join us at the Beaver Strides Kickoff party Open House on Friday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, SHS, 322. Register a head of time and pick up a free pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides. It is free to faculty and staff.

International student forum: The International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) are hosting the 2nd Annual International Student Experience Forum. The conference will be held Jan. 27-28 in the Memorial Union. A reception takes place Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Check in takes place Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10 a.m. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/groups/isosu/international-leadership-conference-0

Welcome Social to the International Student Experience Forum: ISOSU kicks off its annual conference with a bang in the MU Lounge, Friday evening 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Larry D. Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, will give the opening keynote, followed by an Hors d’oeuvres social. Register for free here.

A night of poetry: The Literary Northwest Series presents Bill Porter & Eric Paul Shaffer on Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Bill Porter is a renowned translator of ancient Chinese poetry and sacred texts. Eric Paul Shaffer is author of five books of poetry.


International Community Celebration Dance: As the ending piece to the International Student Experience Forum, ISOSU will host a free intercultural celebration at 9 p.m. in the MU Ballroom on Jan. 28. There will be a free Bollywood dance lesson workshop, followed by international dance music for the duration of the dance.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Chemist, novelist speaks at OSU: Best known as the “father of the birth control pill,” chemist and novelist Carl Djerassi will visit Oregon State University for a speech and performance on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The free, public event will be held at the Construction and Engineering Hall of OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Winter water film series: Jan. 31, 4 p.m., –Bull Run – Eric Cain – The Bull Run watershed has one of the prettiest big dams in Oregon. But to protect the water from contamination, the entire area has long been closed to public access. Sponsor: OCCRI La Raza Room 208

National Health Care: A Medical Humanities table talk will take place Jan. 31, 4 to 5 p.m. in Hovland 104. Mike Huntington with Mad as Hell Doctors will discuss “A Physician’s Case for National Health Care.”

Woman Citizen Film Series, Killing Us Softly 4: Dwaine Plaza, professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies, will host a free public showing of Killing Us Softly 4, Jean Kilbourne’s updated examination of images of women and femininity in American print and television advertising, Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall, Room 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Lecture-Recital on Debussy: Paul Roberts, English author, speaker, concert pianist, and specialist on French Impressionism, will present “1862 to 2012: Debussy 150 Years On” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. Roberts is the author of “Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy,” published by Amadeus Press. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students are free.

Deanna Kingston Celebration of Life: Monday Feb. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., in the MU ballroom. The Native American Longhouse at OSU invites you to a celebration of Deanna Kingston’s life. There will be singing, drumming, dancing, and sharing memories. Light refreshments will be served. To do a blessing or give a performance for Deanna, contact Cat Osborne-Gowey know (cathleenosbornegowey@gmail.com). This event is open to everyone.

Baby Boomers Unite: Working Through Issues Together: Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m., MU 208. Gather with your peers and share to share knowledge and experiences relevant to issues faced by those in the Baby Boomer generation: Estate Planning; Wills vs. Trusts; Advance Directives; Caring for Aging Parents; Extended Family Households; what else? For special accommodations, call 541-737-2729

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Contaminant Webinar: Kim Anderson from Dept. of Environmental Toxicology will be presenting a free webinar on Monday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. entitled “Innovative Technologies Used to Quantify Environmental Contaminant Bioavailability and Characterize Environmental Exposure”. It is jointly sponsored by the OSU Superfund Research Program and EPA Region 10. For more information and to participate go to CLU-IN Registration at http://tinyurl.com/6sue9yx

Plant Sciences Seminar Series: Jan. 30, 4 p.m. ALS 4000. Speaker: Alfred Hartemink, Associate Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin. Topic: A New Digital Soil Map of the World.

The Joy of Looking at Soils: The Harward Endowment Lecture Series presents Alfred Hartemink, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Hartemink is pedology professor who has worked in Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
and Australia. Alfred is the Secretary General of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and joint editor-in-chief of Geoderma. He will speak Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m., La Sells Stewart Center

News for Employees

NEW! Going Paperless – Tips for Reducing Resources: If every student in the university printed 100 fewer sheets of paper per year, or the equivalent of 20 assignments at 5 pages each, we would save 13 tons of paper annually! Specific tips for reducing your paper consumption are available at Going Paperless , the newest Greening IT article from Information Services.

Search Advocate workshop: Session I of the Search Advocate Workshop Series introduces the search advocate role, provides foundation concepts (legal framework,diversity, cognitive and structural biases), explores potential bias risks that can arise even before the search opens, and recommends strategies to address those risks. Jan. 31, 8 a.m. to noon. To register: http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php

Participants needed for Satisfaction Survey: ISOSU is looking for students both domestic and international to fill out a satisfaction survey which will poll the level of satisfaction based on your experiences in and out of the classroom. If you are interested in helping ISOSU work towards the betterment of the on-campus community, please fill out our survey here.

NSF – IGERT Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Letter of Intent guidelines. Research Office submission deadline: March 5. Information: Debbie Delmore debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.

CTL Global Learning call for proposals: Teaching a course that could be enhanced with an infusion of global content and perspective? Have an idea about how to better prepare students in your classes for today’s global realities? Join a faculty learning community in Spring Quarter 2012 with the goal of developing a new course or re-vamping an old one to improve the global learning component. The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals by Feb. 10. For guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/global-learning-initiative

Crossroads International Film Festival: Films from around the world will be featured at the 2012 OSU Crossroads International Film Festival. It opens Feb. 5 at the Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St, and continues for four consecutive Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults or $7 for children or students with ID. Passports for $40, good for 6 admissions, may be purchased in advance at the Darkside or by calling 541-737-3929. All proceeds go to Crossroads International. More information available at http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2012: March 1, LaSells Stewart Center. This one-day conference and continuing education event is designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forest trees. The conference is for those interested in Oregon forests, particularly foresters, forest managers, environmentalists, resource professionals, and woodland owners. Cost: $85. Graduate students can attend free. Registration website: http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/foresthealth2012

Energy challenge: The Third Annual OSU Building Energy Challenge kicks off Feb.6 at noon in the MU Journey room, sponsored by the OSU Sustainability Office and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Between Feb. 6 and 27, campus buildings will compete to reduce their energy consumption. Prizes awarded to the winning buildings! Interested in volunteering or representing a campus building? Contact Bo Bestvina and find out more about how you can reduce your energy consumption at the Challenge website.

Library workshops: The OSU Libraries Winter 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshops continue with sessions on Basic and Advanced EndNote and Basic and Advanced Zotero (two useful and powerful reference management tools). Register for these sessions, and check out the slate of upcoming workshops at: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/656-Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty Questions? Contact Hannah Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

Charitable Fund Drive: The 2011 Charitable Fund Drive at OSU will end on Jan. 31. To date 184 OSU employees have donated a total of $98,742 – still 16 percent behind compared to last year’s campaign total of $118,400. Meanwhile, at UO 736 employees have donated $233,411. Improve our numbers by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ or by sending your personalized form or checks to 2011 CFD,100 LaSells Stewart Center. If you need an additional form, please send a request to Kavinda@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and maintenance

Rogers Hall: Due to necessary repairs, the 4th floor building domestic and industrial hot and cold water system in Rogers Hall will be temporarily shut down. This will affect water services to the 4th floor only. The shutdown will begin at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 27 and should end by 10 a.m.

Valley Football Center: Due to scheduled maintenance, the parking lot located south of the Merrit Truax Indoor Practice Center will be temporarily closed. This will only affect the west end parking along 30th street. The shutdown should end by 4:30 p.m., Jan. 27.


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

Office Specialist II: F/T at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute. Posting #0008502. Closes Jan. 27.

Fiscal Coordinator 1, Accounts Payable: The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time position in the Financial Accounting and Analysis group. Posting #0008541. Closes Jan. 30.

Analyst Programmer – Network Services, Open Source Programming invites applications for a full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position. Posting # 0008521. Closes Jan. 31.

The College of Science invites applications for an Advisor-Academic/Pre-Health position. This is a 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0008549. Closes Feb. 10.

OSU Extended Campus invites applications for the full-time position of Communication Center Specialist (Office Specialist 1). Posting #0008560. Closes Feb 12

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a director of events for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Find information regarding how to apply and view the position description at: www.osualum.com/jobs


Corvallis: “Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.”- Claude Adrien Helvetius.  Patchy fog, even the freezing kind, may linger this morning, before sunny skies are expected to roll in during the afternoon. The trend continues through Saturday night, when rain and warmer temperatures return, and rain will continue through next week. High today of 43 with a low tonight of 25.

Central Oregon: Sunny, with a high near 38 and a low around 15. South wind between 3 and 7 mph.




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