OSU Today

Wednesday, April 4, 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.

Breast Cancer Survival May Improve With Vegetable Consumption (Huffington Post)

“An association has also been established with colon cancer and prostate cancer,” explained Emily Ho, an associate professor in nutrition and exercise sciences at Oregon State University.

Herpes May Be Killing Off Coral Reefs (Time)

Rebecca Vega-Thurber, a microbiologist at Oregon State University, said in a press release, said in a press release that the team was “shocked” to find that so many coral viruses were in the herpes family.

Panel Recommends Harvest Cutbacks On Small Schooling Fish (EarthFix)

Oregon State University professor Selina Heppell co-authored the study. She’s proud to say the sardine and mackerel fisheries on the U.S. West Coast are already managed quite conservatively.

Willamette Valley farmers continue the canola debate (Oregonian)

Oregon State University experts propose dividing the valley into three zones in which canola would be allowed outright, governed or prohibited.

OSU’s College of Business to bestow alumni awards (Albany Democrat-Herald)

The Oregon State University College of Business Alumni and Business Partner Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 3, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

Joyce Carol Oates reading groups, workshops scheduled (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Marjorie Sandor, the director of OSU’s creative writing program, said the groups and workshops give the public a rare chance to read and discuss a work and then listen to an author discuss her writing.

 Trysting Tree to be named state heritage tree (LIFE@OSU)

The second-generation Trysting Tree at Oregon State University will be honored as a state Heritage Tree during a ceremony on Friday, April 6, at the tree near OSU’s Benton Hall.


NEW! TAC Webinar: Mediaspace, OSU’s Media Streaming Server with Mark Dinsmore (TAC).  Wednesday  April 4, 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m. MediaSpace is a cloud-based service allowing Oregon State users the ability to upload, convert, store and distribute their video without consuming large quantities of local resources. Learn how to use MediaSpace for your instructional digital media needs.  Learn more about TAC webinars and how to register at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Dr. Susan Tilton, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will present a seminar “A systems toxicology approach to understanding environmental risk factors in lung disease.”  She will speak on Wednesday, April 4 at noon in Ag Life Sciences 4001.

MS Awareness Day: OSU Movement Studies in Disability runs the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program on campus and will be sponsoring Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MU Quad. Over 7,000 oranges that represent the number of Oregonians inflicted by the disease will be arranged to form the National MS Society logo to build awareness.

Wild/domestic animal presentation: Ceiridwen Terrill, author of “Part Wild: One Woman’s Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs,” will give two presentations in Corvallis on Wednesday, April 4. She will speak and give a show slide at OSU in Richardson Hall 313 at 4 p.m., and read at Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 S.W. 2nd St., at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Dr. Kevin Foster, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, will present a seminar “Social Evolution in Microbes” on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Ag & Life Sciences Bldg. 4001.

Images of landscape: Art historian Kirsten Swenson will discuss images of landscape, photography, and new forms of technology in a lecture entitled “From Industrial Parks to the Industrial Sublime: Restaging ‘New Topographics.’” Her lecture will take place in the Joyce Powell Leadership Center in the Memorial Union at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Retirement Counselor, he will be on campus for individual consultations on April 4 and 5. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. To reserve a time to meet with Shane, please call 1-866-928-4221, ext 472601. Room locations and times will be provided at the time your reservation is made.

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Socratic Debate: The Socratic Club at Oregon State University will host a debate on the topic, “Have Science and Technology Made God Irrelevant?” on Monday, April 9, in Gilfillan Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m.

NEW! Marine Science Day: OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Newport facility hosts its first Marine Science Day on Saturday, April 14. The free public event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature scientists and educators from OSU, federal and state agencies, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the new NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific. For more information: http://bit.ly/HSb6MI

NEW! Auditions: Think you want to try acting? Now is your opportunity. Join the student- directed One Act Festival. Everyone is welcome to audition. There are many roles for men and women in six plays. Some actors may be cast in multiple parts. Auditions are April 10, 4-6 p.m. and April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Withycombe Lab Theatre, room 171.

College of Science Celebration: Please come celebrate the College of Science’s great accomplishments during Sherm Bloomer’s 12 years as Dean. Join us in thanking him for his visionary leadership and wishing him equal success in his new role as Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning. April 5 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Linus Pauling Science Center.

Slow food talk: Giclée prints of paintings by Ashland artist Betty LaDuke will be featured through May 3 in the OSU Memorial Union building concourse. In addition, the Art About Agriculture exhibition, “Cultivating the Land for a Harvest of Art,” is in the Giustina Gallery of the OSU LaSells Stewart Center, April 2-27. In connection with the Art About Agriculture exhibit, LaDuke will give a talk, “Celebrating Slow Food: Drawings, Paintings and Wood Panels from Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oregon, USA.” The talk runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 5 in the OSU LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall.

Lectures and Seminars

Starker Lecture: Forest Watershed Research: Management Under the Microscope by George Brown/George Ice, Dean and Director Emeritus/Fellow OSU College of Forestry and Oregon Forest Research Laboratory/National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. April 5, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., 107 Richardson Hall.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Regalia: Last day to submit Faculty Regalia Order Info is April 16.  Submit your request to osubeaverstore.com/faculty.asp

NEW! Grad Fair: Grad Fair will be held Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.

NEW! Success at the Career Fair: Learn tips on how to make the most out of the Career Fair and to make a great first impression with employers. April 23 from 1-2 p.m. in Kidder Hall Room 274. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! LIFE Scholars: Applications for the 2012 Summer LIFE Scholars Program sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging Research are now being accepted. Stipends of up to $2,000 are available to OSU undergraduate students for scholarly, creative research in the field of aging. Up to five awards will be made this year. Applications are due on May 4, 2012. Additional information is available on our website or by calling 541-737-4993.

NEW! Conversational Skills Follow-Up Sessions: There is still space in two Conversational Skills follow-up workshops: “Enhancing Relationships,” scheduled for April 23, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and “100-Day Projects,” scheduled for May 3,  1-3:30 p.m.. These professional development opportunities are provided at no cost to OSU employees, made possible with support from the Provost’s Fund for Excellence. For questions, contact Leigh Larkin, leigh.larkin@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! AOP Scholarship: The OSU Association of Office Professionals will award one $500 scholarship based on achievement and potential for the 2012-13 academic year. For qualifications, go to http://oregonstate.edu/groups/aop/scholarship. Submissions due April 30 to Cindy Alexis, Arts & Sciences Business Center, 2042 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, or email to cindy.alexis@oregonstate.edu

Meet with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two spring term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty from 1-2:30 p.m. April 12, and 9-10:30 a.m. May 22. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. Please access the registration form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

TAPS online permits & payments: Transit & Parking Services is pleased to offer the option of purchasing parking permits, paying citations, as well as submitting appeals to a citation, all online. For more information, please visit our website at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/facilities/taps/

Rec Sports Membership Sales: Spring Memberships and Locker Rentals are available for purchase at the Recreational Services Desk. The desk will have extended hours until Thursday, April 12 and will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Equity and Inclusion: At the April 5 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Angelo Gomez, Interim Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, will discuss why they matter. 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, nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu , to reserve a lunch.

Cayuse System: Enhancements to OSU’s electronic research administration capability continue with the Cayuse SP implementation. Cayuse SP provides a different user interface and launch page than Cayuse 424. This new module allows concurrent approvals once the Lead PI’s department has approved the proposal. Sponsored Programs is working on new training materials, but if you are aware of any proposals that will be submitted in the next few weeks, call 541-737-4933 or sponsored.programs@oregonstate.edu.

Sea Grant scholars: Applications due April 17 for the Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholar program for undergraduates. The program will place students in a natural resource management agency and is designed to help prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. Information: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars

Cope Retirement: Julie Cope, Administrative Specialist for Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, is retiring after over 30 years of service at OSU. Julie has served in OSU organizations including the Office of Sponsored Programs, NSF IGERT, and served for 20 years in various positions for the English Language Institute. A retirement reception will be held Friday, April 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the CEOAS Administration building on the corner of 26th and Monroe Ave.

Open parking: Open parking no permit required in student/visitor lots March 26-April 6.

NSF – Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) Letters of Intent: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – SNM program. The program seeks collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/scalable-nanomanufacturing-snm-2010. Deadline to the Research Office: April 23. Information: debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Gates Foundation grant: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 9, an initiative to encourage bold and innovative research on new global health solutions. Deadline: May 15, 2012. Full description: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/introduction.aspx. Questions: Martha Coleman, Director of OSU Foundation Relations, Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-6961.


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

Information Technology Consultant – Information Services – Technology Support Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Information Technology Consultant, competency level 2 position. Posting # 0008775. Closes April 4.

Analyst Programmer – Information Services – Media Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position. Posting # 0008789. Closes April 6.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – The Office of Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting # 0008 744. Closes April 8.

Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008767. Closes April 8.

Academic Advisers – College of Business – School of Design & Human Environment invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Adviser positions. Posting # 0008752. Closes April 8.

The Division of Finance and Administration invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Business Center Manager. Preference may be given to OUS employees.Posting #0008818. Closes April 10.

Chef de Cuisine – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty – Chef de Cuisine position for Marketplace West.  Posting #0008807.  Closes April 13.

Analyst Programmer – Information Services – Media Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position. Posting # 0008836. Closes April 15.

Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager –open to internal employees only.  Posting #0008805.  Closes April 16.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications from current OSU employees for the part-time position of Director of Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Program. See posting #0008679. Closes April 16.

The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time 1.0, 12-month, Associate Dean. The Associate Dean contributes to the academic and administrative responsibilities that are both central and supplemental to the mission of the Graduate School. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees ONLY. Posting #0008769. Closes April 23.

Traffic and maintenance

Parking spaces closure: Due to the installation of new ADA parking spaces, 10 parking spaces along Jefferson Way, west of 26th Street and the Jefferson Way intersection, will be closed from March 26 through April 16. The southern half of the parking lot at Moreland Hall will also be closed.

SW Ralph Miller Lane closed: Due to construction, SW Ralph Miller Lane and sidewalk will be temporarily closed through April 6.


Corvallis: A chance of thunderstorms today could make things feel pretty electric. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Central Oregon: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36 and a low around 19. West wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 

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