OSU Today

Thursday, April 5, 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.

Ice age thaw may serve as global warning (Washington Post)

The ice sheet was actually so large that it was unstable, said study co-author Peter Clark of Oregon State University. (See also: Reuters, U.S. News & World Report)

A Privacy Manifesto in Code: What If Your Emails Never Went to Gmail and Twitter Couldn’t See Your Tweets? (The Atlantic)

A new tool under development by Oregon State computer scientists could radically alter the way that communications work on the web.

OSU campus goes smoke-free on Sept. 1 (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University will become a smoke-free campus on Sept. 1, in a move to increase the health and well-being of the campus community.

Dancing Robot Has Two Legs and Fiberglass Springs (LiveScience)

The Oregon State University professor’s current project, ATRIAS, has fiberglass springs — the same kind used in archery bows — that work as tendons do.

Barometer recognized in journalism competition (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Barometer, was named the best student newspaper in the Northwest by the Society of Professional Journalists.

To Your Health: Iodine is essential (The Globe Gazette)

According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, iodine is an essential part of thyroid hormones. Most of the Earth’s iodine is found in oceans.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Community Outreach Meetings: Work groups addressing issues related to parking and traffic, neighborhood livability and neighborhood planning will host neighborhood outreach meetings on April 9 and 24 as part of the ongoing efforts of the Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project. The meetings will be held at the Corvallis Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Written comments or requests for information concerning the Corvallis-OSU Collaboration Project can be submitted by contacting Eric Adams, Project Manager, at pm.corvallis.osu@gmail.com

NEW! Cosmos documentary: Monday, April 9, 7 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium, screening “Journey of the Universe,” a bold, new documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos. Narrated by evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme, and produced by historians of religion Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Trailer: http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/

NEW! Letters to Sala – A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps Exhibit: In 1940, Sala Garncarz, a 16-year-old Polish Jew, was sent to a Nazi labor camp. The exhibit will highlight her letters, and will also include photos and information on the Holocaust and on Sala’s experiences. The exhibit will run April 2-30, in association with the 26th Annual OSU Holocaust Memorial Week, at the Benton County Public Library.

NEW! Woman Citizen Film Series, North Country: Charlotte Headrick, professor of Theatre Arts, will host a free public showing of North Country, the dramatic tale of a Minnesota miner (played by Charlize Theron) who was lead plaintiff in the nation’s first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit. Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

NEW! Talent Show: The 9th annual The Other Side Talent Show and Silent Auction will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the La Sells Stewart Austin Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to view and bid on the Silent Auction items. This event allows the student athletic team or individual to display their “other talents” beyond sports in a competition against other presenters. Suggested donation: $5. Half of proceeds will go to the OSU IMPACT Program. Info: Linda A. Johnson, 541-737-6804.

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.

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.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! The Future of Syria: Joshua Landis, the Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma and consultant to the US Department of State will be discussing why the Syrian Revolt is so different from the others in North Africa; why it is likely to be long and bloody; and why the Alawite dominated regime will be difficult to bring down. Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 125, Monday April 9 at 7 p.m.

News for Employees

NEW! The President’s Commission on the Status of Women works on work-life balance issues, develops material towards a campus anti-bullying policy, brings dynamic speakers about important issues, and more. Seeking interested members now to serve next year. You’re welcome to come to the next meeting to help you decide: April 9, 1 p.m., in the Women’s Center.

NEW! Summer youth programs: The Youth Summer Programming Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in MU Room 109. Programs represented include: Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Musicafe Rock School, Midway Farms, OSU KidSpirit, 4-H, The Little Gym, OSU Saturday Academy, Corvallis Arts Center , Ashbrook Independent School, OSU Child Development Center, OSU Precollege Programs (including TAG programs and STEM/Saturday Academy), and more. For questions, please contact Childcare and Family Resources, 541-737-4906 or familyresources@oregonstate.edu

NEW! How to Ace Your Interview: Adry Clark will present on how to prepare for your interview and how to make a great impression. She will present on April 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder Hall Room 274. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

NEW! Resume Mania: Bring your resume  to have it reviewed in a speed resume format  on an individual basis in a fun and exciting environment with Employers and Career Services Staff. April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. located in B008 Kerr Administration Building. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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 11.

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 Research Office at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for a 12-month, full-time, Director of Research Integrity. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research and is a critical member of the Vice President for Research (VPR) Research Office (RO) leadership team. Posting #0008802. Closes April 18.

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.

Finance Instructor – College of Business is recruiting for a full-time Finance instructor to teach 2012/2013 academic year. Preferred qualifications include, certification in accounting, financial planning or financial analysis, teaching experience at the college or university level and a demonstrable commitment to promoting & enhancing diversity. Posting # 0007284. Closes June 15.

Traffic and maintenance

NEW! 26th Street Closure: 26th Street including Washington and Jefferson intersections, will be closed on Sat., April 7 from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the Beaver Freezer Triathlon.

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: Cloudy skies and showers expected today with a high near 47 and low of 33.

Central Oregon: Another cold day but warm days are on the way. A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38 and a low near 19. Northwest wind between 8 and 14 mph.

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