OSU Today

Monday, May 21, 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.

Sumatra volcanoes may pack deadly punch (MSNBC)

In 2007, OSU professor Chris Goldfinger led an expedition to Sumatra to dig up evidence of earthquakes that had rocked the region in the past.

Are raspberry ketones a ‘miracle’ fat burner? (Los Angeles Times)

And that’s a deal-breaker, says Melinda Manore, professor of nutrition at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She notes that a lot of weight-loss supplements that look promising in laboratory rodents fail to pan out in the real world.

Kitzhaber Voices Support For OSU’s Cascades Campus Expansion (OPB)

He expressed his support for a plan to transform Oregon State’s Cascades Campus into a four-year university.

Yoshida’s ‘ah-hah!’ moment: ‘Uh-oh, could be a business’ (KVAL)

Yoshida interviewed before his talk at OSU. He came to the United States more than 40 years ago, against his family’s wishes.

Newberry Geothermal: New Path to Tap Energy (KTVZ)

“We will be able to watch and see what effect the water is going to have and we are going to set limits,” said Adam Schultz, a geophysicist at Oregon State University.

Morning report: OSU could partner with KCC, offer classes here (Herald and News)

OSU vice President Steven Clark and vice provost A. Scott Reed meet w/ KCC leaders Thursday during a visit to Klamath Falls to discuss and OSU Open Campus program.

‘Grimm’ Season 1 finale tonight: Sleeper show gets its own fairy-tale ending (OregonLive)

Who would have thought a show that gives us Oregon State University sports fans who are literally beavers would feel so true to Portland life?

Together in service (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Members of Beaver Nation came out in droves Saturday to participate in the Oregon State University Alumni Association’s fourth annual community day of service.

Plays bring Russian community together (Lebanon Express)

Throughout her 35-year career as a professor of Russian language, literature and culture at Oregon State University, Vreneli Farber also acted in and directed plays.


Parenting and Policy: Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week. Monday, May 21, 3 p.m.: “Making the Link Between Parenting and Policy: Understanding the Impact of Parenting on Early Childhood Outcomes,” a presentation by Washington, D.C.-based Zero to Three, held at the Hallie Ford Center on campus and will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

Assistant Ombuds Forum: The University Ombuds office invites you to attend a campus open forum presentation by three finalists for the Assistant Ombuds position. Candidate presentation by Breanne Taylor will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. May 21 in the MU Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! May Clearance Sale at the OSUsed Store: Come by our public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St where specially marked items will be 50 or 75% off. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases must be made during public sales. For more information, visit our website.

New! Nuclear Talk: Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., who has served as a senior United States diplomat for more than 30 years, will give a free, public talk titled “Endless Crisis: North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Nuclear Proliferation” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Construction and Engineering Hall of LaSells Stewart Center.

NEW! Poet Reading: Sandra Alcosser, an award-winning poet whose work has been called “feisty, accomplished and mature,” will give a reading on Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library. Alcosser’s seven books of poetry include “A Fish to Feed All Hunger” and “Except by Nature;” both were selected for the National Poetry Series.

Mad About Mahler: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Second Symphony with the OSU choirs. Featuring OSU voice instructor Janet Hackett, soprano, and The Portland Opera’s Angela Neiderloh mezzo-soprano. Tuesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. in LaSells Stewart Center. OSU students admission free. For tickets, information: http://cosusymphony.org

Woman Citizen Film Series: Jim Foster, professor of political science, will host a free public showing of “The Color Purple,” the powerful film based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about black women’s lives in the rural American South. Tuesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in Owen 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Motorcycle Visibility: Wednesday, May 23 is OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day. Motorcycles and Scooters will be parked on the MU Brick Mall all day. Information booths featured from Team Oregon, Transit and Parking Services, Summers Session and others. For individuals interested in participating, please register in advance. More information: Rick.DeBellis@oregonstate.edu.

Parenting Panel: OSU’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families will hold a series of events as part of Parenting Education Week. Wednesday, May 23, 2 p.m.: A panel discussion on parenting education in Oregon. All presentations will take place at the Hallie Ford Center on campus and will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

“After The Silence: A story of inspiration for anyone whose life has been touched by the horror of domestic or interpersonal violence. Peggie Reyna (with interpreter), the social worker on whom the film is based will answer questions. Representatives will be available from Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence and OSU Counseling and Psychological Services. Wed., May 23, 109MU, 4 p.m.

Work/Life Balance: Rachel Connelly, professor in the Department of Economics at the Bodoin College, will give a lecture on “Finding Work/Life Balance in Academia” on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Pre-event reception at 6:30 p.m.; free daycare provided by OSU Kidspirit for age 3+.

Historic Awards: Historic Resource Commission will be giving awards to three OSU projects (Education Hall, Hallie Ford Center, and McAlexander Fieldhouse). The event will take place at the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

WIC Culture of Writing Awards: In order to recognize excellence in student writing, each spring the Writing Intensive Curriculum program offers the WIC Culture of Writing Awards, with $50 matching funds to any department that wishes to offer an undergraduate writing prize. Nominations due June 1. Information and nomination forms here.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! Antibiotic Use in Domestic Animals: OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a seminar on “Antibiotic Use in Domestic Animals and Public Health Implications”, a discussion of topics including appropriate use of antibiotics and the role of the medical field in the development of resistance. May 24, 6 p.m., Room 102, Magruder Hall. Contact fa.abxr@gmail.com

Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 22, 4 p.m. Speaker: Morgan Curtis, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Aquaponics: A solution to producing sustainable nutrition in urban and water limited regions?” ALS 4000.

Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: James Strittholt will present “Using fuzzy logic modeling in conducting ecological assessments – Assessing current status and future condition” on May 22, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000.

Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series: Christoph Thomas, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at OSU, will be the guest lecturer for a free, public talk on “Are ecosystem carbon and water exchange in Oregon forests coupled? A report from investigations across a climate gradient.” Tuesday, May 22, 2:30–3:30 p.m., ALS 4001.

News for Employees

NEW! Recycling Tip of the Week: Requesting Recycling Signs. Recycling can be easier for you and others in your building if extra signage is posted to guide and remind people how to recycle! See what signs are available, and download or order those you need, by visiting Campus Recycling’s blog.

NEW! Intern/scholar housing: Residential Conferences will again be offering housing for interns and scholars in the Corvallis area this summer in Dixon Lodge. Located on the corner of 11th and Jefferson, Dixon Lodge is on campus, close to downtown, and near several bus routes. Reserve by calling 541-737-9195 or email UHDS Residential Conferences.

NEW! A black cat with orange eyes? She was destined for a Beaver cheerleading costume. Read all about Pebble the cat in the latest issue of Animal Connection, a newsletter  full of interesting and heartwarming stories from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

NEW! Fall 2012 CONNECT: Fall CONNECT 2012 will officially begin on Thursday, Sept. 20. As a result of this shift, move-in days will take place on Tuesday Sept. 18 and Wednesday Sept. 19. Contact Brian Stroup about move-in days. Much of campus will experience some impact including limited parking, street closures, and other delays. Event details are coming soon, contact Leslee.Mayers@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 a small group conversation with President Ray and faculty from 9-10:30 a.m. May 22. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking. Please access the registration form at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/facultysenate/reg/ray/.

The AAUP and You: The AAUP Chapter at OSU invites all ranks of faculty, staff and students to our spring informational meeting in the Memorial Union room 206 on May 22 from noon -1:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation on where we’ve been and how our collective voice can impact issues on campus and around the state. Refreshments provided.

Assistant Ombuds Forum: The University Ombuds office invites you to attend a campus open forum presentation by three finalists for the Assistant Ombuds position. Candidate presentation by Richard Rigg will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. May 22 in the MU Journey Room.

Classroom Communication: Elizabeth Root will address ways in which different communication styles impact interactions that occur in educational settings. Participants will be encouraged to identify practical applications regarding how to expand their repertoire in understanding and responding to different communication styles. Wednesday, May 23, 2-3 p.m. Milam 215. All welcome. Sponsored by the OSU Women’s Network.

Mentoring: OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program is currently recruiting students, faculty and staff who are willing to participate in this innovative and cutting edge program for the fall term of 2012. Please join us for a coffee hour from 4-5 p.m. May 23 at the Intercultural Student Services Office (A150 Kerr) to learn more. For more information, contact lauren.plaza@oregonstate.edu


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

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

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Wellness Education Coordinator position. We seek creative initiative and a wellness conviction. Posting #0008997. Closes: May 24.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time, classified Fiscal Coordinator 2 position. Posting #0009012. Closes May 25.

Analyst Programmer — Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for three full-time, Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 positions. Posting #0009054. Closes May 31.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Deschutes County 4-H program located in Redmond for Oregon State University. Posting #0009033. Closes May 31.

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.

Public Information Representative 2 – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Public Information Representative 2 position. Posting #0009046. Closes June 8.

The University Library is accepting applications for an full-time, tenure track annual Associate Professor position. Posting #0009031. Closes June 10.

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.

Work/Life Coordinator – The Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Work/Life Coordinator position. Posting #0009070. Review of applications will begin on June 6, closes June 30.

Three open rank faculty searches in genomics and systems biology. The positions are: Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics, Posting#0009027; Systems Biology of Host-Microbe Interactions Posting #0009034; Applied Discrete Mathematics in Systems Biology #0009025. Full consideration: June 30. Closes July 30.

Traffic and Maintenance

Harrison Boulevard: NW Harrison Boulevard, between NW 30th and NW 34th Streets, will have traffic delays through May 25. Info: 541-766-6916.


Corvallis: Rain all day today, with a  high of 62 and a low of 48 expected. Perhaps get in some dancing before the heavy rain arrives.

Central Oregon: Looks like our warm sunny days are behind us for awhile.  A 30 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

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