“We think the front of the debris cloud is somewhere north of Hawaii,” said Jack Barth, professor of oceanography at Oregon State University. “We think it’s still some time, many months, before the real bulk of debris starts hitting the Oregon coast, likely late 2012, early 2013.” (see also NWCN)
It’s well known that a healthy mom helps make a healthy baby. What if a pregnant woman’s diet could protect her child throughout its life? Even ward off certain cancers? Cutting-edge research at Oregon State University shows that could be a possibility.
They are tiny, ugly, disease-carrying little blood-suckers that most people have never seen or heard of, but a new discovery in a one-of-a-kind fossil shows that “bat flies” have been doing their noxious business with bats for at least 20 million years. The find was made by researchers from Oregon State University in amber from the Dominican Republic that was formed 20-30 million years ago.
Oregon State University officials knew the law was murky about which campus employees are mandatory reporters of child abuse. Staff working at campus day care centers? Absolutely. A coach? Probably not. They were already talking about the need to ask the Legislature to clarify the law when Penn State University’s retired assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was charged in November with child sex abuse and two school officials were charged with failing to properly report abuse allegations.
Niche broiler production grows vigorously (Capital Press)
As more small growers enter niche markets, economic theory would dictate that supplies would increase and prices drop, said Lauren Gwin, a meat marketing researcher at Oregon State University.
OSU scientist joins hunt for life on Mars (Democrat-Herald)
An Oregon State University researcher, who has spent much of his recent career exploring life in volcanic rocks, has been selected as a participating scientist for the new Mars expedition that may bring scientists closer to discovering life on another planet. (see also KOIN)
With funds from a $7,209 HEAL grant, the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District will introduce a “healthy habits” day camp this summer. Fourth- through eighth graders will participate in hands-on cooking exercises and cooking demos led by staff from the county’s Oregon State University Extension Service office.
Misplaced mussels (Isla Earth)
We’re talking about zebra and quagga mussels, natives of Eurasia. Discovered in the Great Lakes during the eighties, they quickly spread throughout the East. Now, Oregon State University scientists say they’re ready to invade the Great Plains and Southwest.
Oregon State Beavers returning to KEX in 2012-13 (Oregon Live)
Beaver Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports and exclusive multimedia rights holder for Oregon State University Athletics, announced today a five-year, flagship radio agreement with Clear Channel Radio in Portland.
Playwright Staci Swedeen to visit OSU (Gazette-Times)
Playwright Staci Swedeen will be at Oregon State University next week for the five-day run of her play, “The Feeble-Mindedness of Woman.” The play within a play tells the story of Gerty Cori, the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science.
Genetically speaking, captivity is fishy business (Environmental Health News)
Researchers at Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife teamed up to perform a 15-year study that included almost 13,000 fish.
Close scores win big with consumers (Gazette-Times)
What is the major factor driving the size of the sales bump that follows such a visible, widely seen ad? It’s whether the showdown between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants turns out to be a close game, according to Oregon State University marketing professor Colleen Bee.
Northwest watches for stink bug (AgInfo)
We have been looking at how the ag industry on the East Coast has been dealing with the brown marmorated stink bug but let’s turn our attention to here at home. Peter Shearer is with Oregon State University and has had plenty of experience with the bug which has been spotted in Oregon.
Crossroads International Film Festival opens (Gazette-Times)
The festival, a fundraiser for Oregon State University’s Crossroads International, will open on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis.
Five colleges of Veterinary Medicine form consortium (San Francisco Chronicle)
Representatives, including the deans from Colorado State University, Oregon State University, Western University of Health Sciences, Washington State University and University of California at Davis, met in San Francisco this past October and created the Consortium to pursue set objectives.
Food Drive Fundraiser – Chili Feed hosted by AMBC: Feb. 3 at Hovland Hall Rm 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy some homemade chili and cornbread with a donation of $2 per bowl or all you can eat for $5 or a donation of the equivalent in canned food. Contact: email@example.com for more details.
Motor Pool: This Friday vegetable barley soup and grilled ciabatta sandwich with cheddar and tomato. Proceeds to food drive (suggested $3 donation). Your contributions will help provide Linn-Benton Food Share with 15 lbs of food. Meet at the Motor Pool office campus way between 30 & 35th. You can support the Governor’s Food Drive all month using the Motor Pool drive through drop-off site. Staff are available to receive food and cash donations M-F 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donation receipts are tracked by department and available in real-time at the following web link: https://web.businessservices.oregonstate.edu/apps/motorpool/osufooddrive.cfm
Hot lunch: The Organic Grower’s Club will again be sponsoring “Fabulous Five Dollar Fridays in February!” This year it will be held in the comfortable student lounge in ALS 4018. We serve a hot lunch, for a suggested donation of five dollars. All money raised goes to the OSU Food Drive. Fridays in February, noon to 1 p.m.
Lunch and Learn: Feb. 3, 12:10-12:55 p.m., MU109B.“Making it All Fit.” It takes time to be healthy. This session will provide you with tips and strategies to help manage your time and manage balance.
NEW! International graduate student forum: An open forum on graduate education at OSU is being held Feb. 7, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in MU 109. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. To RSVP: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school
NEW! Healthy family eating: Looking for quick and budget-friendly recipes for your kids? Childcare and Family Resources would like to invite you to our upcoming Lunch and Learn. Janice Gregg from OSU Extension will be joining us as we discuss healthy eating for your family. Bring your lunch and join fellow OSU members as we learn tips and tricks for cooking healthy meals! This event will be held in the Women’s Center from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 8.
Housing candidate: University Housing and Dining Services and the Associate Director for Residential Education Search Committee is holding four open forum presentations over the next two weeks where each candidate will present on the following topic: “Residential Education @ OSU: Creating Dynamic Living/Learning Opportunities for Students.” Dave Craig is our first candidate Monday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Union MU208 La Raza Room. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 (email@example.com). This event is open to everyone.
Graduate student forum: An open forum on graduate education at OSU is being held Feb. 6, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in MU 109. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. To RSVP: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/
Plant Sciences Seminar Series: Feb. 6, 4 p.m. Speaker: Bruce Schindler, Professor and Ryan Gordon, student, OSU Forest Ecosystems and Society Topic: Collaborating for Healthy Forests and Communities: Building Partnerships Among Diverse Interests. ALS 4000
Woman Citizen Film Series, The Damsel: Tara Williams, professor of English, will host a free public showing of the BBC’s Medieval Lives: The Damsel, in which Monty Python’s Terry Jones examines the surprising lives and roles of women in medieval Europe, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall, Room 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.
Valentine’s fundraiser: Phi Delta Chi is fundraising on Valentines Day by selling single red roses ($4) and balloons ($2). Pre-order by contacting Rhianna.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their table on Feb. 9 in the MU Quad from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will be able to pick up your order on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MU Quad, Pharmacy Building, Dixon Rec. Center, and hopefully outside the Longhouse. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/127499747371660/
Staci Swedeen’s play, “The Feeble-Mindedness of Woman,” is a historically based story of the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize. OSU Theatre and The Women’s Giving Circle will present the play Feb. 8-11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $8 general, $6 for senior, $5 for youth/student and free for all OSU students. For more information contact the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or visit us at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre
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.
Diversity and higher education lecture: PCOSW and Equity and Inclusion have collaborated to bring Daryl Smith, professor at Claremont, to present practical and meaningful approaches to integrating diversity into the fabric of higher education. The free lecture will take place Feb. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 155 of the Living-Learning Center.
OSU Food Drive
NEW! Rummage sale: OSU News & Research Communications is holding a Food Drive Rummage Sale in the lobby of the fourth floor of Kerr Admin. From Feb. 6-10, a rummage sale will feature movies, household goods and more. From Feb. 13-17, they’ll be selling books and music. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive.
E-Campus/OSU Libraries have setup a site with Van Bourgondien where we get 50 percent of all sales for the Food Drive. Their bulbs are guaranteed and they ship directly to you. Please share this site with your friends and family and we can raise money for Linn-Benton Food Share in a colorful way! https://www.dutchbulbs.com/fg/2012linnbenton orders will be taken through the end of February. Contact Kerrie Cook with questions – 541-737-4633
News for Employees
NEW! OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships: The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from older-than-average women students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, age 30 or older who will be attending OSU full time in 2012-2013, while pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. (PhD and EdD candidates are not eligible.) The Committee also is accepting applications from high school seniors who will attend OSU in the fall and are graduating from a Benton County High School and /or live in Benton County. Applications are available at the Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd Street; high school counselor’s offices and online at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/osufolk. Deadline is March 19. For more information call 541-752-1096.
NEW! Fall 2012 CONNECT Schedule and Housing Move In: This coming Fall CONNECT 2012 will officially begin on Thursday, Sept. 20. As a result of this shift, move in for the residence halls and co-operative houses has shifted as well to a two day move in during the week on Tuesday Sept. 18 and Wednesday Sept. 19. Much of campus will be affected during these two days including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. A taskforce is meeting on a monthly basis to look at how this middle of the week move can reduce its disruption to campus. To see the CONNECT Week schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/newstudents/connect/home Event details are soon coming and if you have questions please contact Leslee.Mayers@oregonstate.edu. To see the Housing Move In schedule please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide. Move in details are soon coming and if you have questions please contact Brian.Stroup@oregonstate.edu
The Fulbright Scholar Program: The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2013-2014 academic year. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to participate in weekly webinars. For more information, visit our website at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/. The application deadline for most awards is Aug. 1. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at email@example.com. OSU International Programs contact: Julie Walkin, Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Data Systems Training: If you need access to Banner and other administrative data systems, or if you want to extend your skill set in these systems, Information Services invites you to attend one of our free training sessions. Pre-registration is now available for the classroom-based workshops we’re leading in February and March, and online, self-paced computer-based trainings and web-delivered tutorials are also available. Please visit our new Administrative Data Systems Training website for more information.
Research Funding Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by March 5. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or (541) 737-8390.
FY2013 Technology Resources Fund (TRF) Grant Proposals due Feb 21: Through the TRF, more than $7.4 million will be available for FY2013 projects that improve student learning at the University through better access to information technology and technology services. Past grants have ranged from $5,000 to $1.2M. Faculty, staff and sponsored student organizations are invited to submit proposals by Feb. 21. For more details, see the TRF website: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/provost/trf
NPMR and HyperNiche Workshop: Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. A two-day workshop will be offered at the Hatfield Marine Science Center on Feb. 28-29. A second workshop will be held at OSU with a date yet to be finalized. Information on the workshop can be found here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lintzh/NPMRworkshop.html E-mail Heather Lintz to register for the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org Indicate date preference on a doodle poll for the OSU workshop: http://www.doodle.com/bfaav87pnmcu84x9
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
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a FSW 3. Posting #0008571. Closing date is Feb 7.
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.
Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Office Specialist 2 to coordinate activity at the Recreation Services desk. Posting #0008595. 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
International Student and Faculty Services is hiring an Analyst Programmer. Position # 0008423. Closes Feb. 17.
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: Frosty mornings and sunny skies will keep things bright and chilly through the weekend, with rain not set to return til Tuesday. Highs will hover around 50 with lows dipping just below freezing. Time to clear the leaves away from all those spring bulbs popping up around the yard.
Central Oregon: Sunny, with a high near 44 low around 30 South wind between 7 and 10 mph.