OSU Today

Monday, May 7, 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.

The Dinosaurs’ Nemeses: Giant, Jurassic Fleas (NPR)

Poinar, an emeritus professor at Oregon State University, studies life forms preserved for millions of years in amber, or ancient tree sap.

Better Off Dad: The Health Perks of Fatherhood (Everyday Health)

When it comes to at-risk behaviors like drinking, smoking, and drug use, fatherhood just might be enough to straighten some men out, say researchers from Oregon State University

Artist Cara Tomlinson’s work exhibited at Fairbanks Gallery starting May 7 (LIFE@OSU)

Cara Tomlinson’s exhibit of paintings and installation opens May 7 in Fairbanks Gallery, on the Oregon State University campus.

There’s growing interest in shrinking nuclear reactors (Post and Courier)

Andrew Klein, a nuclear engineering professor at Oregon State University, sees small reactors as part of a new strategy that could help utilities get over the hump by adding new capacity in small bites.

A weekend for families (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Jeri Cash, a math education major who transferred to Oregon State University last fall from Southern Oregon University, didn’t expect to see so many events and activities for this year’s Mom’s and Family Weekend.

May 11 Concert to Highlight Social and Environmental Change (Corvallis Advocate)

The event is sponsored by Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, with support from KLCC radio.

Schools form ag alliance (Capital Press)

The partnership, established through a $910,000 USDA grant, is a collaboration of economists at Oregon State University and University of California-Davis.

Corvallis man recovering after Thursday night stabbing (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

In an interview with the Gazette-Times on Saturday, Brauch, an Oregon State University senior, said that he had been walking west on Van Buren Avenue with a group of about 10 people to a party when when they encountered a male standing alone in the street near Kings Boulevard and Van Buren.


NEW! Reminder: Registration deadline Monday, May 7 for AOP Spring 2012 Conference “Spring Into Mental Wellness” May 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Willamette Room East, Library. Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members (includes 2012-2013 Membership Fee). Send registration to Ross Jefferys, 118 Ballard Extension Hall.

Debate: The Socratic Club at Oregon State University will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Is Christianity anti-Science?” on Monday, May 7, in LaSells Stewart Center. Andrew Karplus will maintain that Christianity is supportive of science, while Victor Stenger will argue that it is hostile to science. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m.

International Reporting: Monday, May 7, 4–6:30 p.m. in Memorial Union 213, Kevin Drew, editor & correspondent for The New York Times Hong Kong Bureau, will be speaking on the topic of “International Reporting: A View from Hong Kong.”

Free Electronic Notetaking/Annotating Workshop: On May 7 from 4-5 p.m. as part of the OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Spring Workshop series. Interested in transitioning to a more electronic reading and annotating workflow? Tools discussed will include desktop and mobile options, such as Evernote, iAnnotate, Mendeley, Microsoft OneNote, Note Taker HD, Zotero and EndNote.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

NEW! Let’s Mingle: Calling all LGBTQQIA faculty and staff of OSU, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, LGBT NET is sponsoring a Pride Week 2012 event in MU 208 to invite us to build community and explore group interests and needs at OSU. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Beth Wasylow, Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2131

NEW! Writing/Song Workshops: Workshop with Carrie Newcomer: “Writing Mindfully: Exploring the Sacred Ordinary for Social Change,” Friday, May 11, 1-4 p.m., MU Room 211. Songwriting workshop with Libby Roderick, “Singing for Our Lives: Songwriting for Social Change”, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Troubadour Music, Corvallis. To register, visit the Spring Creek website.

Celebrating OSU Authors: May 8, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda, main floor. OSU faculty members publish, on average, over 40 books each year. A special reception with readings by authors from various colleges will present their work at this year’s event.

Pride Week Film Screening: Director Dan Merchant is joining during Pride Week to screen his film “Lord Save Us From Your Followers.” This film discusses many topics and how people feel about Christianity. 7-9:30 p.m. May 8, in MU 208. Free.

Woman Citizen Film Series: “Triangle Fire: The Tragedy that Forever Changed Labor and Industry.” Anita Guerrini, Professor of History, will host a free showing of Triangle Fire, which explores the fire that killed 148 young working women in 1911 and the subsequent activism that changed government’s role in shaping working conditions in the U.S. Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Joyce Carol Oates: Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates will give a free public talk in Corvallis on Wednesday, May 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Oates is the recipient of the inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.

“La Mission” Film Screening: Join us for a screening of “La Mission,” May 9, 8 p.m. at Arnold Dining Center; free admission and snacks. “La Mission,” starring Benjamin Bratt, depicts the story of Che, an old-school low-rider who struggles to understand his son’s sexuality. Part of Pride Week 2012 and co-sponsored by the UHDS CRF Program, RHA, APCC and CCCC.

Women of Achievement: Please join us for the 2012 Women of Achievement awards on Wednesday, May from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MU Lounge. We will be honoring the passion and dedication of five exemplary women. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

Book Review: “Mink River” by Brian Doyle will be reviewed by OSU’s John Larison at noon Wednesday, May 9 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. http://corvallis.libguides.com/random

Stephen Giovannoni: Distinguished Professor Lecture. May 9, 10:30 a.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on our faculty. Join us in welcoming Giovannoni as a 2012 Distinguished Professor at his lecture titled: “Small Game Hunting: Pursuit of the Dominant Oceanic Bacterioplankton in OSU’s High Throughput Cultivation Laboratory.”

Andrew Blaustein: Distinguished Professor Lecture. May 9, 2 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on our faculty. Join us in welcoming Blaustein as a 2012 Distinguished Professor at his lecture titled: “Confronting Controversy in Science, the Biodiversity Crisis and Kermit’s Dilemma.”

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: Chris Daly will present “Links between the spatial and temporal patterns of climate: Implications for mapping the future” on May 8, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000. Free, open to all.

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Paul Slovic, founder of Decision Research at the University of Oregon, will present a seminar “The Feeling of Risk: New Directions in Risk Perception.” He will speak on Wed., May 9 at noon in Ag Life Sciences 4001.

NEW! Starker Lecture: Land Use, Climate Change, Water, and Other Ecosystem Services: Connecting Science to Users, Policies, and Programs by Kathleen Farley, Assistant Professor of Geography, San Diego State University. May 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 107 Richardson Hall

Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 8, 4 p.m. Speaker: Kristin Pool, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Small Grain Production: A Generation of Lost Knowledge,” ALS 4000.

News for Employees

NEW! Recycling Tip of the Week: Cardboard. Corrugated cardboard that is flattened and emptied of all non-cardboard packaging can be recycled in labeled cardboard bins located outside of OSU buildings (typically next to trash dumpsters). We separate cardboard at OSU because it is too bulky to collect in indoor bins. Do you think pizza boxes can be recycled? Visit Campus Recycling’s blog for an answer to this, and more.

NEW! Faculty Fulbrights: Join OSU Faculty (aspirants, awardees and alums) to discuss how to apply for a Fulbright on May 8 at noon in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor conference room. For detailed Fulbright award descriptions for 2013-14, visit the Council for International Exchange of Scholars website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards. For further information, contact Julie Walkin julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Lunch & Learn: May’s Lunch and Learn topic is “Talking to Your Kids about Sex.” OSU’s Kathy Greaves will be the speaker. Are you not sure what information your kids should know at what age? What are appropriate behaviors for your child’s age?  What should I say as a parent?  Bring your lunch and meet with other parents and learn more about this important topic. Wednesday, May 9 from noon-1pm in MU 211.

NEW! Mt. Hood: At the May 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Alison Koleszar will discuss her research on the eruption history of Mt. Hood. 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 to reserve a lunch.

NEW! OSU/Community Outreach Meeting: Collaboration Corvallis, a community planning partnership between OSU and the City of Corvallis, will be holding an open forum on issues related student enrollment growth on May 15, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the LaSells Stewart Center. Perspectives of OSU students, faculty, and staff on parking, housing, and neighborhood livability welcomed. Information: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/collaboration/

NEW! FREE Intro to Data Management (5/9, 5/10) and EndNote Web (5/9) workshops this week at the Valley Library as part of the OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Spring Workshop series.  Save your seat and check out the full workshop offerings at:  http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops

NEW! Committee Service: Faculty and Classified Staff can access the online Committee Interest Form to volunteer for 2012-2013 committee service; committee preferences are due May 16. Participation is a beneficial staff development opportunity that increases department and unit visibility, and supports the development of our university. If you wish to resign from current committee membership, contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu

Dreyfus Foundation: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. Deadline: August 20. Applications should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Guidelines: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml Information: Debbie Delmore, (541) 737-8390.

The Oregon Community Foundation Community Grants program: The Research Office is requesting letters of intent for the OCF – Community Grants program. The program is seeking proposals that engage communities in addressing local issues. Letter of intent guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/community-grants. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Research Office deadline: May 24.


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

Accounting Technician: Business and Engineering Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008955. Closes: May 7.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator-Web and Interactive Media position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Posting #0008971. Closes: May 9.

The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for two Public Safety Officers. These are full time positions. Posting #0008923. Full consideration: April 25. Closes May 9.

The University Library is accepting applications for a full-time Library Technician 1. Posting #0008956. Closes May 10.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0008983. Closes May 11.

The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment. Posting #0008844. Closes May 13.

The Curry County Extension Office is accepting applications for a full-time Education Program Assistant 1. Posting 0009009. Closes May 17.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0008968. Closes May 18.

The College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month position as an Assistant to the Associate Dean. Posting #0008999. Closes May 18.

Student Leadership & Involvement is seeking applicants for a Cultural Programs Coordinator position in the Student Events and Activities Center, full-time, posting #0008974. Closes May 18.

The Academic Success Center is hiring ALS course instructors for four sessions of the summer bridge programs. Complete position descriptions, session dates and application instructions are at http://success.oregonstate.edu/employment-opportunities. Closes May 18.

Accountant 2. F/T position in OSU’s Business Affairs/Student Accounting office. Posting #0009003. Closes May 21.

Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is hiring two Research Associate Post Doc positions in tree floral biology/biotechnology and outreach. Posting #0008912 & #0008910. Full consideration: May 14. Closes June 4.

College of Business is recruiting for a full-time Finance instructor to teach 2012/2013 academic year. Posting # 0007284. Closes June 15.

Information Services – Media Services Central Web Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Project Manager-Business Analyst position. Posting # 0008908. Closes June 30.

Advancement Records Specialist: This position is responsible for accurately entering and maintaining a large range of corporate contact and biographical information. Go to the Foundation’s website to see minimum requirements and a full job descriptions. Apply to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Graphic Designer: This position is responsible for creating a variety of printed and electronic communication materials to convey the key messages of the OSU and the Foundation. Go to the Foundation’s website to see minimum requirements and a full job descriptions. Apply to Fran Judy, Sr. HR Coordinator, OSU Foundation.

Traffic and Maintenance

Harrison Boulevard: The City of Corvallis Public Works Department will replace aging parts of the storm water system on NW Harrison Boulevard, between NW 30th and NW 34th Streets. This project will have impacts on traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. through May 25. Info: 541-766-6916.

Annual Steam Shutdown: Due to annual maintenance on the campus steam distribution system, Facilities Services will need to temporarily shut down all steam services to campus from June 18-21. This will affect all hot water and heating services.


Corvallis: Sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 45.

Central Oregon: Beautiful weather for Bend. Go out enjoy. Sunny, with a high near 67. Southeast wind between 3 and 8 mph.

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