The diversity of America’s Latinos – in terms of national ancestry, socioeconomic status, level of acculturation, geographic region and educational levels means that there won’t be just one overarching solution for preventing unintended pregnancies. But studies like a recent one done by Oregon State University researchers S. Marie Harvey and Jocelyn Warren, which examine a tiny subset of that population, can serve as important clues. (see also Daily RX, Sexual Health, Psypost)
“To get a super-big quake you need to break a large portion of the plate boundary in one shot, and subducting seamounts may segment the plane in big earthquakes — so it doesn’t all go at once,” said Anne Trehu, a geophysicist at Oregon State University.
Over-reactive parenting linked to negative emotions and problem behaviors in toddlers (Health Canal)
The research is an important step in understanding the complex link between genetics and home environment. In the study, researchers from Oregon State University, Oregon Social Learning Center, and other institutions collected data in 10 states from 361 families linked through adoption – and obtained genetic data from birth parents as well as the children.
Oregon State’s dream of a track facility still on pace (Register-Guard)
For Kelly Sullivan, the 54-year-old coach charged with resuscitating track and field at Oregon State University, the dream is slowing turning into reality. Sure, the school had a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the planned track and field facility last June, but it took another four months to gather the necessary permits to bring in the backhoes and begin construction.
Volcanic Mt. Hood oozes – no blasts (Statesman Journal)
From a distance, Mount Hood looks like the rest of the Cascades volcanoes. But if you look closely around the base of the mountain, you don’t find big deposits of ash and pumice typical of volcanoes in the northwest. Alison Koleszar, a researcher at OSU, says the absence of that type of rock, called tephra, indicates that Hood never has experienced a violent eruption. The mountain tends to ooze, instead of explode.
Clearing the air (Democrat-Herald)
A year ago, Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced that the university would ban the use of cigarettes and other smokable tobacco products on its Corvallis campus on Sept. 1, 2012.
Girls in Science (Gazette-Times)
The balloon rocket was just one of several activities that 120 middle school girls participated in Saturday as part of Discovering the Scientist Within, a program put on by Oregon State University Saturday.
Berry blues (Register-Guard)
It’s the conidia that germinates with pollen and infects the fruit slowly, as it develops, which is why there’s no way to tell if a bush has mummy berry until its fruit fails to ripen.“Your crop looks great,” said Jay Pschiedt, a plant pathology professor at Oregon State University. “Right up to harvest.”
“Because their numbers are so low – 130 individuals is the estimate – it would be really important to find out where they are breeding to offer protection,” said Bruce Mate, director of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute and a member of the bi-national team.
OSU Food Drive more than a can collection (Gazette-Times)
OSU’s Organic Grower’s Club has used vegetables grown at their farm, located off Highway 34 near the Trysting Tree Golf Course, to produce a series of lunches offered every Friday during February. In addition to chickpea stew, the club has offered up potato leek soup and vegetarian chili. Proceeds from the lunches benefit OSU’s Food Drive.
Volunteers sought for community task forces (LIFE@OSU)
OSU students, staff and faculty have an opportunity to volunteer and participate directly in the shaping of the Corvallis community’s future.
Talk set on legacy of Hanford nuclear site (Democrat-Herald)
Four nuclear and environmental experts from agencies in Oregon and Washington will come to Oregon State University on Thursday, Feb. 23, to discuss the status and legacy of Hanford, site of the largest environmental remediation and nuclear cleanup attempt in American history.
OSU VP to speak at chamber luncheon (Democrat-Herald)
Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing for Oregon State University, will be the featured speaker at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce membership forum luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 29.
Equity and Inclusion candidates: Candidates for the position of Equity Specialist will be giving open forums during the next two weeks. They will speak on “Conflict Resolution as an Aspect of Community Building.” Rodimiro (Roe) Coronado presents on Feb. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 213. Contact email@example.com with questions.
TAC Webinar: “Blackboard Basics,” with Jon Dorbolo and Lynn Greenough (TAC). Feb. 20, 3 to 4 p.m. 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. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Boats and Bones: A Conversation: Join Bay-area sculptor Kate Stirr and essayist Kathleen Dean Moore as they trade images and ideas in a conversation led by poet Charles Goodrich about the resonance of art and nature and other topics on Monday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.
Plant Sciences Seminar Series: Feb. 20, 4 p.m., Speaker: Kathy Evans, Development and Extension Coordinator, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Topic: A Taste of Tasmania: Applied Research in Wine Grape and Walnut Pathology. ALS 4000
Pieces of the Community: Contribute to a collage resembling the AIDs quilt. From Feb. 20-24 all day, the Pride Center will have supplies to make pieces that celebrate those who have struggled with the AIDs virus, or that represents you as a supporter of the community. The pieces will be assembled at the end of the week and displayed.
Library workshops: Discover the “Nuts, Bolts & Power Tools” in the Web of Science database along with the capabilities of Zotero and EndNote for capturing citation data, organizing your sources and easily creating bibliographies. Feb.20-23. Save your seat today. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! TAC Webinar: “Introduction to Mind-Mapping” on Feb. 22, 10 to 10:50 a.m. with Kimmy Hescock. Learn about mind-mapping and how to utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
NEW! Art show: The second annual Cultural show: Ancient Americas takes place Feb. 21 to March 26, at the Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center as well as Clark Studios and Pegasus Gallery in Corvallis. There are more than 90 artist involved in the show with more than 200 pieces of art being shown. The juried show focuses on original and cultural artwork based on a primitive outlook or an influence from the ancient Americas. A reception will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 8.
NEW! Clothing Swap: Messy closet? Too Many clothes? Donate your unwanted items to the OSU Women’s Center, anytime Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Then come back Feb. 23 and 24 to look through all the donated items and pick out your new wardrobe at NO COST! *In collaboration with Recyclemania.
NEW! Update on Wave Energy: At the Feb. 23 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Belinda Batten, director of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, will discuss new developments in wave energy for Oregon. Triad meets in the MU, room 109, from noon to 1. Guests are free to attend and pay $10 if they eat lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, email@example.com, to reserve a lunch.
NEW! Seminar, Geriatric Pet Care: Dr. Mary Gardner, co-owner of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice will present a seminar on Caring for Pets in the Final Stages of Life. Dr. Gardner will speak in the Magruder Hall auditorium from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.
TAC Webinar: “Clickers: Managing Grades with Results Manager and Blackboard.” with Darren Forrest (TAC). Feb. 21, 10 to 11 a.m. In this webinar we will cover the basics of TurningPoint session data. The webinar will walk through creating, manipulating and uploading session data using the TurningPoint Results Manager software. Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.
Retirement workshop: Shifting Saving to Spending — Transitioning to Retirement, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 21, MU 213. In this workshop you will learn about the importance of asset allocation in retirement, elements for building your investment strategy, and considerations for portfolio withdrawal rates. Workshop is designed for individuals that plan to retire within the next 1-5 years. Registration is not required, but is recommended.To register:http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php For more information: 541-737-2805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Budgets, credit, & savings…OH MY!: Come learn basics about building a budget, managing your credit and starting to save! Anissa Arthenayake, the Director of Community Education at OSU Federal, will be at the Women’s Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m., to talk about managing your money so that you can make sure that money doesn’t manage your life.
Medical humanities talk: Portland radio host Brandi Parisi will discuss notions of the sublime on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as part of the Medical Humanities Table Talk series at Oregon State University. The free, public event will begin at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 211. Her talk, “Sublimity and Selfhood: Kant, Beethoven & the Buddha,” will address questions of the sublime in philosophy, and whether sublimity can be created or if it is something, like pleasure, that can only be experienced as a byproduct of other experiences.
Winter water film series: Feb. 21, 4 p.m. – Gaslands Pt #2 – Josh Fox – – Sponsor: IWW – APA – Room 206
Woman Citizen Film Series, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision: Flo Leibowitz, professor of Philosophy, and Trisca Goodnow, professor of Speech Communications, will host a free public showing of Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the Academy Award-winning documentary about the sculptor/architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall, Room 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.
ROTC Blood Drive: OSU AROTC, AFROTC and NROTC are jointly conducting a Blood Drive which directly benefits deployed Military Service Members. Donations can be made Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naval Armory. Contact Megan.Ferris@oregonstate.edu for more information.
Cultural Cuisine Event: Soul Food Cafe: a journey through culture and cuisine is held in celebration of Black History Month and as continuation of the Journey Through Culture and Cuisine series. Join us from 5-8 p.m. on Feb 22 at McNary Dining Center. Menu items include carved Virginia Ham, Southern Fried Chicken, Tofu Creole, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, Bananas Foster and New Orleans style Beignets. Cost: $8 at the door (tickets also available in advance at any UHDS dining center, staff and off-campus residents can use Orange Rewards, residents can use their UHDS Dining Dollars or Orange Rewards.
Gail Achterman memorial: Please join the Institute for Natural Resources, Gail’s friends, and colleagues as we celebrate this life well lived. A forum for sharing your thoughts, poetry, prayers, stories, inspirations: Friday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Contact Julie Bain (email@example.com) if you have questions or need additional information.
CTL candidates: The search committee for the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is hosting open forums for two candidates who are interviewing for the Director position. Kay Sagmiller will present Feb. 24, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Milam 215. Hong Lin will present Feb. 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Milam 215. For more information, please contact Sara Eklund at firstname.lastname@example.org or search committee chair, Milo Koretsky at email@example.com.
OSU Food Drive
NEW! WEB Auction: OSU Information Services, Library and E-Campus Food Drive Fundraising online silent auction is now taking place. To bid on items go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/computing/FoodDrive/Auction/index.htm. Then view the auction items in person and make your final bid on Feb. 29, Willamette Room 3rd floor Library – Cookies, coffee and Tea provided.
Cash raffle: College of Vet Med is holding a cash raffle. The winner will receive 50 percent of all the money raised with the remaining 50 percent to go to the Linn Benton Food Share. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Magruder Hall lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 through March 1. In addition there will be individuals at Memorial Union over the lunch hour each day. The drawing is March 2.
Rummage Sale: The Research Office is holding a Food Drive Rummage sale in the lobby of the third floor of the Kerr Administration building from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 20 – 24. Items for sale include books, movies, household décor and more! All proceeds benefit the OSU Food Drive.
Feb. 21 Tasty Tuesdays: CEOAS Admin Lounge. Come on over and see what treats we have for purchase!
Feb. 22 OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Bring 3 or more food donation items to our public sale noon to 3 p.m. and receive 25% off your entire purchase (excluding spot bid and online sales items)! The OSUsed Store is located in the Property Services Building, 644 SW 13th St.
Feb. 22 Soup and Bread Lunch: AREC will have a soup and bread lunch made by the graduate students on Feb. 22 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. in Ballard Extension Hall room 200C.
Feb. 22 Soup Lunch: College of Forestry from 12pm – 1pm, Richardson Hall, 2nd Floor Knuckle
Potato Bar Lunch: Wed, Feb 22, 11:30-1:30 p.m., 3029 Cordley.
Buck-A-Book! Visit the CEOAS Admin Lounge and pick up a book for only $1! If you would like to donate a book, simply add it to the inventory.
Prettiest Pet contest: Does your pet have what it takes to be the prettiest? Enter the Grad School’s Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Our deadline is extended! Entries will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 24! Submit a photo (up to 8.5×11) along with a $1 entry fee to us at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg. Vote for the prettiest pet by donating funds. The pet with the most donations will win a $50 gift certificate to Animal Crackers & bragging rights; runner up will receive a $25 gift certificate. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty, staff, and family service project: Please join us Feb 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Linn Benton Food Share. Participants will pack non-perishable foods to be distributed to local food banks. Register here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4819&cmd=survey. Participants are asked to provide their own transportation. Children are welcome as long as they are closely supervised by their parent /guardian. Space is limited to 50 participants.
Chocolate lover alert: Come to the Chemistry office in Gilbert 153 and see the GIANT flask full of chocolate that you could win! For only $1, you can guess how many pieces are in the flask; the person who is closest without going over will win both the flask and the candy. Proceeds go to the Linn Benton Food Share.
Quilt raffle: The Academic Success Center is selling tickets for a beautiful queen-sized (84” x 100 “) scrap quilt in shades of blue, green, and turquoise for only $1 a ticket as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. Purchase tickets at Waldo 102 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For photos and more information see: http://success.oregonstate.edu/asc-quilt-raffle-osu-food-drive-fundraiser. The drawing will be held Feb. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Waldo 102.
Gift cards: The College of Education is holding a raffle to raise money for the OSU Food Drive. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Prizes include an antique silver ring from Alta’s Antiques, as well as gift cards or certificates to local businesses, including: Block 15, Darkside Cinema, Del Alma, First Alternative Co-op, Garland Nursery, Laughing Planet Café, New Morning Bakery, Peak Sports, The Retreat, Sibling Revelry, Stargazer Premier Florist, and Vertebrata Chiropractic. Contact Amy at email@example.com for more information or to purchase raffle tickets. Drawing will be held Feb. 29.
Book Resale: Information Services has collected used books, CD’s, VHS, etc for resale. “You pick your price!” Take a look, read, and decide how much you want to pay. Located in Milne room 224. For more information contact Carla Cogburn, 7-2671.
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
Lectures and seminars
NEW! Forest seminar: “Forests of the Oregon Coast Range: Wildfire, nitrogen fixation, and revision of terrestrial nutrient limitation theory,” Steve Perakis, US Geological Survey Corvallis. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 pm, ALS 4001. Part of the EcoEvo graduate course and seminar series. For more info, visit http://EcoEvo.oregonstate.edu.
NEW! Economics and Policy Aspects of Energy Resources and Planning panel: Susan Capalbo, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, John Talbott, Director of Western Sun Grant Center, and David Bernell, Assistant Professor in Political Science, will participate in a panel discussion at the Geospatial Intelligence and Planning Seminar on Feb. 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in 108 Wilkinson Hall.
Speech Communication Colloquium: Natalie Dollar, associate professor, Speech Communication, and associate dean, New Programs, OSU Cascades, will present her analysis of the talk show “Tales from the Golden Road,” a call-in radio program on the Grateful Dead Channel of SiriusXM. Dollar’s new study explores how non-authoritarian communities make sense of situations that demand rhetorical engagement based on expert testimony. Feb. 24, 4 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106.
Oregon Forests and Water Symposium: Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., OSU CH2M HILL Alumni Center. This all day symposium will provide updates on current issues, including paired watershed studies, herbicides, and point source vs. non-point source pollution. For more information: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
News for Employees
NEW! College savings workshop: College Savings/Funding workshop sponsored by the State of Oregon. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis. To register visit the Oregon College Savings Program (529 Plan) website at: https://www.oregoncollegesavings.com/news/seminar.shtml
NEW! Mobile OSU ap: Browse OSU Daily to get news, sports, music and life on your smart phone. Produced by OSU Student Media, you can read today’s Daily Barometer, live stream KBVR-FM, watch all KBVR-TV shows, look through the campus cams, get local weather, access the campus calendar, catch up on the latest OS sports videos, sample new music, join campus Facebook events and more. http://osudaily.mobi/
NEW! Recreational Sports (Dixon) Half-Term Memberships: Half-Term Memberships sales will begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Prices are $39 for Faculty, Staff, Associates, Special Affiliates and their Dependents and $34 for Extended Students, Student Affiliates & their Dependents. For more information, contact the Recreational Services Desk at Dixon, 541-737-3736.
NEW! Equity and Inclusion Forums: Your participation is needed! President Ray has charged a self-study team to engage the OSU community in conversations about the direction of the university with regard to equity and inclusion. The self-study team has organized forums that will take place between Feb. 20 and March 9 and community participation is crucial to their success. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/study/forums
Task force volunteers needed: Volunteer applicants are being sought to participate in three task forces as part of the City of Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project. The task force areas are traffic and parking, neighborhood planning and neighborhood livability. Those interested in volunteering should email Steve Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. President Ray and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning will make appointments to the task forces.
OSU Spring Visit: On Monday, Feb. 20, the Office of Admissions will be hosting approximately 1000 guests for Spring Visit. Prospective students and their families will be touring campus and attending workshops throughout the day in LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Please note that there will be increased foot traffic at campus retail locations and impact on campus parking areas.
Diving and Boating Safety Officer: Kevin Buch now leads OSU’s program to enhance the safety of diving and boating activities for research and assist scientific divers and boaters. All diving and small boat operations for research under OSU auspices must be approved through the program in the Office of Research Integrity. Contact Kevin at A312 Kerr Admin, 541-737-6893, email@example.com
Appreciating nutrition education statewide: Sally Bowman helps 70,000+ Oregonians each year learn to make nutritious food choices and manage resources so they have food at the end of the month. See more at The Spin on Research blog.
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Spring (2012-12 Fall, Winter OR Spring release) program. View guidelines and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Deadline for submission: Feb. 20. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-8390.
Terra podcast: Leave it to the beavers. Terra Talk, a new podcast about Oregon State university research, debuts this week on Terra, oregonstate.edu/terra. Listen to Dylan McDowell, a sophomore in fisheries and wildlife and the University Honors College, interview graduate student Vanessa Petro about relocating “nuisance beavers” to restore Coho salmon habitat in the Alsea River watershed.
Seeking Career Fair Volunteers on Feb. 22 and 23: Career Services is looking for a few more people to volunteer for the Winter Career Fairs on Feb. 22-23. We will take volunteers in 1 hr or longer shifts. If interested, pleases contact Caitlin.Flynn@oregonstate.edu for volunteer times and duties.
International Programs moving: The Division of International Programs is moving from offices in Kerr Administration and Snell Hall to the first and second floors of Heckart Lodge during the week of Feb. 20. The IP units include International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA), International Student Advising & Services (ISAS) and International Scholar & Faculty Services (ISFS). Some International Student Advising and Services staff will remain in the International Living Learning Center (ILLC). Drop-in international student advising will continue at the ILLC every afternoon between 2 and 4:30 p.m. The Office of the Associate Provost will remain in the ILLC. OUS International Programs will move from Snell Hall to Heckart Lodge during the week of March 26. If you have questions regarding these relocations, please contact Jackie Bangs, 541-737-6468.
Student writing/video contest: “The Great Work: Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes” is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, with support from the Student Sustainability Initiative.The Great Work is open to written and video entries in any genre: documentary, essay, opinion, creative. Winning written entries will be published in an insert in the Daily Barometer, and winning videos will be screened at a special event in the spring. Winners also receive $100 awards. Deadline is March 5. Contest guidelines and submission information can be found on the Spring Creek website: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/
Winter Career Fairs: University Wide Career Fair, Feb. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Engineering Career Fair, Feb. 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. There will be over 100 employers from various industries and graduate schools at the Career Fair to network with students and alumni, offer jobs and internships, and provide many other future career opportunities. Admission is free and all OSU students and alumni are encouraged to attend. To learn more visit http://oregonstate.edu/career.
Traffic and maintenance
Goss Stadium parking: Due to parking lot maintenance, 20 parking spaces in the southwest corner of the Goss Stadium Parking Lot will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to repaint the lot. The shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 22 and should end by 5 p.m. Feb. 23.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for a Campus Dispatcher. Posting #0008599. Closes Feb. 20.
The Graduate School at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2, position. For full details, please visit posting #0008473. Posting closes Feb. 20.
The Registrar’s Office at Oregon State University invites applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. For full details, please visit posting #0008602. Posting closes Feb. 24.
Office Specialist 2, University Honors College at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $2170/monthly + benefits.Posting # 0008643. Closes March 1.
OSU is looking for an Accounting Technician in the Office of Student Accounts. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $2170-3004/mthly +benefits. Posting # 0008640. Closes March 5.
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: Happy President’s Day. We’ll have occasional rain today with a high of 50 and a low tonight of 44, before steadier showers move in tomorrow.
Central Oregon: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ” ~John F. Kennedy. Happy President’s Day. A chance of rain. Snow level 4200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47 low around 33 . West wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.