OSU Today

Monday, Sept. 24, 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.

Newport, Reedsport are site finalists for expanded wave energy test site (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Officials at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University said these two spots provide the best infrastructure, have good ocean depths for testing, nearby electrical substations and community support for the endeavor. (see also Oregonian, Seaside Signal, OPB)

 OSU gets $2M to study tiny marine algae with big biofuel potential (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Scientists at Oregon State University landed a $2 million grant to study a tiny marine life form with the multitasking potential to make cost-effective, algae-based biofuel, along with semiconductors, biomedical products and health food. (see also Biomass Magazine, Clean Technology Business Review)

Over 4,200 students to call OSU home after ‘Move-in Day’ (KVAL)

Mini fridges and moving boxes were piled high on the sidewalks of Oregon State on Tuesday, signified move-in day at the University. It also marked the start of a process that will bring nearly 5,000 people to campus each day for the next two days. (see also KMTR, Gazette-Times)

Fresh challenges face OSU students (Gazette-Times)

Now that Oregon State University students who live on campus have finished moving in, they’re ready for fall term classes to begin on Monday.

Overgrown algae is causing coral reefs to decline (Biology News Net)

Researchers at Oregon State University for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs – it appears they allow an overgrowth of algae that can bring with it unwanted pathogens, choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria. (see also Science Daily)

Avian botulism kills birds, spurs lake closures (OPB)

Metro, state wildlife officials and veterinary experts from Oregon State University are trying to reduce bacteria in two ways. (see also Examiner)

Female VP at West Bank university says her new role inspires ambitions (Catholic News Service)

Hazou, who earned her master’s and doctorate from Oregon State University, said Bethlehem University has taken significant strides toward its goal of academic excellence in all sectors, including academic programs, teaching, learning and research.

Why Bend, Oregon is the next big city for entrepreneurship (MSNBC)

So far, all that’s lacking is a major program for developing local tech and computer talent, and that may be coming soon. Formative Ventures’ Vendetti began working with Oregon State University’s Cascades campus in Bend to create a computer science curriculum. “It’s important to be able to crank out your own, organically grown developers,” he says. “If Google or Facebook acquires a company, the question becomes, do they leave it in Bend or bring it down to the mother ship? The answer is tied to whether there’s a source of technical talent in Bend.”

Extending human life span (Think Out Loud)

Karen Hooker of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences is featured in this broadcast.

Barley malting facility to open in Burlington (Capital Press)

Growers in the region also have access to the expertise of grain-breeders at Oregon State University and the test fields at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, where thousands of different types of grains for are tested for specific applications, including malting. (see also Oregonian)

Has plant life reached its limits? (New York Times)

In 1972, a junior at Oregon State University bought a small paperback for $2.75 titled “The Limits of Growth.” Citing the rate at which the population was expanding and the spread of industrialization, it projected a dismal future for the planet. The book made a deep impression on the student, Steven Running, a botany major.

Statewide public health association conference set for Oct. 8-9 (The Lund Report)

Topics ranging from water fluoridation to prenatal care issues to the Oregon Health Plan will be discussed at the Oregon Public Health Association Conference Oct. 8-9 at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center.

Quest for success at Oregon State (Gazette-Times)

A $14 million center designed to give student athletes and others an assist with scoring academic success opened during ceremonies Tuesday. People roamed the halls and poked their heads into study rooms of the Student Success Center at Oregon State University. (see also LIFE@OSU)

University Day celebrates success through collaboration (LIFE@OSU)

Success through collaboration was the key to this year’s University Day 2012 celebration, which took place on campus Sept. 18. Instead of the usual keynote speaker, a panel of OSU leaders shared their thoughts on “Succeeding Together.”

Postdocs cap off national appreciation week (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association, or OPA, capped off a week of appreciation with a poster session and refreshments in the Memorial Union on campus Thursday afternoon.

Oregon State opens new track and field facility (The World)

The Oregon State University track program is back in the starting blocks after a 17-year hiatus, and the return was punctuated last week with the opening of the Whyte Track & Field Center.

Planning helps livestock thrive in winter (Capital Press)

The best way to keep livestock healthy in the winter is to start with healthy animals, says Gene Pirelli, forage specialist with the Oregon State University Extension.

Extension offers sustainability course (Gazette-Times)

OSU Extension Service of Benton County is getting ready to launch an eight-week session to train a new group of volunteers in its Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Program.

1962 Oregon State team set for Oregon Sports Hall of Fame induction (OregonLive)

This year’s inductees include: Joey Harrington (Football), Rich Fellers (Equestrian), Mouse Davis (Coaching), the 1962 Oregon State University Football team and Leo Davis (Special Contribution to Sports).

Lecture slated on sustainable cities (Bend Bulletin)

At noon, Liberty will speak at Cascades Hall, Room 117-118, 2600 N.W. College Way, as part of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus’ lunchtime lecture series.


 NEW! EMT Seminar:  David C. Nagel, Executive Vice President, BP America, presents World Energy Outlook 2030. Monday, Sept 24, ALS 4001 at 4 p.m. How much energy is needed to support the world’s population & where will this energy come from? Examine these questions in the context of past and present supply & demand and the forecast over the next twenty years.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Hatfield candidate forum: Rob Suryan, candidate for the Director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will present an open forum discussing his vision for the Hatfield Marine Science Center and his experience on Sept. 25 from 9-10 a.m. at the HMSC Library Seminar room in Newport. The open forum is open to the public and will be streamed live at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/video/live.html

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon 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: http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/public/osused.

NEW! Triad meeting: Who are those new students on campus? At this week’s meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Noah Buckley, director of admissions, will describe the incoming class. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome and pay $11 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! Salmon Disease Laboratory Open House: Join us Sept. 27 from 3-5:30 p.m. to see what the facility has to offer and the diversity of research conducted. Tours at 3:30 and 4:30. Refreshments provided. Directions to the laboratory at

NEW!  Book signing: Oregon State University Press, The Spring Creek Project, and Grass Roots Books & Music are pleased to present a reading, conversation, and book signing with Robert Michael Pyle and Jennifer Sahn to celebrate the publication of The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Old World Deli, 241 SW 2nd St.

Kids Day for Conservation: The tenth annual Kids Day for Conservation will be held Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds Arena building. It is a natural resource event organized by more than 40 organizations, agencies, and businesses. There are a variety of activities suitable for children and young adults. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/KDC or to volunteer call 541-766-6750.

Faculty art reception: The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit invites the public to a closing reception at 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Fairbanks Gallery.

Research Office New Faculty Orientation: New faculty are invited to come Oct. 11 to hear an overview of services that support faculty success in research such as navigating rules and regulations, successes in funding, preparing and submitting proposals, technology transfer and more. The event will include a panel discussion on working with Federal agencies such as NSF and AFOSR. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register online at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php . Contact Tracy Elmshaeuser at 737-3467 for more information.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Heather Lintz of OSU will present “Tree species decline and migration: What is happening now in the Northwest? And Why?” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2 pm in ALS 4000.

NEW! Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Todd Jarvis of the Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW) will present “Swimming the Hydro-Trifecta: Negotiations through the lens of Water Security, Water Conflict Transformation, and Water Diplomacy” on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Artist lecture: Photographer, calligrapher and book artist Michael Cherney will be speaking as part of the Visiting Artist and Scholars Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Art at Oct. 1 at the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

Tribal archives discussion: The OSU Library Faculty Association’s 2012/2013 Library Faculty Seminar Series will begin on Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Moving from Institute to Network: Reflections on the Oregon Tribal Archives Institute chronicles a two-year project including the culminating event, the OSU-hosted Oregon Tribal Archives Institute held in August. The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (VL 3622): For more information: uta.hussong-christian@oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty and staff training: Training and Organizational Effectiveness has scheduled several no-cost workshops for OSU faculty and staff during fall term: Getting Off to a Great Start, Delivering Exceptional Service, Understanding Communication Styles, Understanding Conflict and Moving to Resolution, and Foundations for Running Effective Meetings. Visit the Training and Professional Development Central Registration Website at  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for workshop descriptions, session dates/times, and to register.

NEW! OSU Interdisciplinary Network on Climate Change: You are invited to join the new OSU Climate Network list-serve. The goal of the list-serve is to facilitate local networking and knowledge sharing on the topic of climate change. It will provide information such as seminars, events, and opportunities, and is designed to target a local audience of subscribers who think about climate change and its related connections to our community and the natural world. It will offer invitations to social gatherings designed to strengthen interdisciplinary ties among local researchers. To join the list, click here:

NEW! NPMR and HyperNiche Workshop: Learn how to analyze data with complex interactions using Non-parametric Multiplicative Regression (NPMR) and the HyperNiche software package. A two-day workshop will be offered at OSU Nov. 15-16. Information on the workshop can be found here: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lintzh/NPMRworkshop.html E-mail Heather Lintz to register for the workshop: hlintz@coas.oregonstate.edu

NEW! Cooking classes: Lane County Master Food Preservers are offering three “Friday Night Specials” classes this fall. Oct. 19 – Juices & Cider. Nov. 9 – Sushi. Dec. 7 – Holiday Breads. All classes will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road in Eugene from 6-8:30 p.m.  Registration information and forms are available on the OSU Lane County Extension website   http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/food_safety. Cost of classes is $15 per person, or take all three for $35. Class size is limited so early registration is advised.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2012-13. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390. Submission Deadline: Nov. 5.

NEW! Eco2Go reusable to-go container program: A reusable to-go container pilot program is taking place at Arnold Dining Center. By buying a token for $7, you will be able to have meals purchased at Arnold Dining packed in an Eco2Go container, and will save 20 cents off each meal. Use it 3-4 times per week and it pays for itself in one term, all while preventing the use of disposables and allowing you to get food on the go.

CL@SE research symposium: The Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement (CL@SE) invites you to participate in its first Research Symposium to be held at the Valley Library Willamette Seminar Room on Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. It will consist of a poster exhibit of current (or recent) studies that OSU faculty and/or community organizations are involved in regarding Latino/a issues. If you are interested in participating, please send a poster summary by Sept. 24 and bring your completed poster by 5 p.m. on Oct. 11. Submit any summaries or questions to: Daniel.Lopez-Cevallos@oregonstate.edu

Printing and Mailing office hours change: Printing and Mailing Services has resumed its regular operating hours for the school year. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 24-hour job submission can be made on-line at printmail.oregonstate.edu. For questions, please call 541-737-4941 or e-mail digital.printing@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Libraries travel grants: The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Library Research Travel Grants for the spring funding period (November 2012-March 2013). Up to $2000 per individual will be granted for travel to out-of-state libraries and collections. The award must be used for the exclusive purpose of helping to defray the scholar’s long-distance research travel expenses, which include transportation and per diem expenses only. Deadline is Nov. 1. See http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travel-grant for more information. For questions, 541-737-8528 or shan.sutton@oregonstate.edu.

Braceros in Oregon Exhibit: The Oregon Multicultural Archives is celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month with a display and online exhibit of The Braceros in Oregon Photograph Collection. The collection includes 102 photos documenting the migrant workers brought to Oregon by the Mexican Farm Labor Program in the 1940s. The exhibit can be found at Valley Library 5th Floor exhibit case through Oct. 26. Info: Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and Online Exhibit. Contact: Natalia Fernández, natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 10 an initiative to encourage bold and innovative research on new global health solutions. Full description: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx . For information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.coleman@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6961. Deadline: Nov. 7.

RecSports Recreation Services Desk Extended Hours: The Recreation Services desk will have extended hours from Sept. 24 through Oct. 5 (M-R 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Summer memberships, annual memberships, and summer locker rentals will expire on Friday, Sept. 28. Purchase a fall or annual membership at the Recreation Services Desk, (541) 737-3736, or download a payroll deduction form from our website.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Financial Counselor, he will be on campus for individual consultations in October. Shane can answer your questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. The sessions will be held on Oct. 3 and Oct. 5. To sign up, call (800) 732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., or schedule online.

Women’s research and resource symposium: The OSU Women’s Research & Resource Symposium has been moved to Oct. 31. Deadline for abstract submission is now 9 a.m., Oct. 8. Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or pilot research projects addressing any topic relevant to women’s advancement either as professionals of as students. Submissions must be of original work. To enter, please register at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5039 The abstract should be no longer than 250 words. Questions? Email: mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Course: OSU Extension Benton County Volunteer Program. Would you like to increase your knowledge of energy saving and sustainable living practices at home? Do you like to meet people and to give back to your community? 8 week course starts Oct. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. + 2 Saturday field days, Benton County Sunset Building. Registration deadline Sept. 28. Cost $50, bring a friend and share materials & cost. Contact Jody.Einerson@oregonstate.edu 541-766-6311.

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2012: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Fall 2012 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Complete program description and application: . http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390. Deadline for submission: Oct. 15.


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

The Department of Extension & Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a Publishing Leader. This is a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty position. Posting # 0009623. Closes Sept. 26.

The College of Science Administration department invites applications for an Health Professions Advisor position. This is a 1.00FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0009658. Closes Sept. 27.

The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Instructional Designer position. The Instructional Designer writes copy for web pages, develops stories and crafts newsletters about how our courses and programs have positively impacted students and communities. Posting number #0009666 Closes Sept. 30.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Resident Director, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position for the current academic year. Posting # 0008497. Closes Oct. 1.

Internal candidates only: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 2 position for Oregon’s 4-H Youth Development Program at OSU. This position will be located in Roseburg. Posting # 0009673. Closes Oct. 1.

Chief Startup Officer. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with executive experience in at least two startup companies to facilitate the development and growth of new companies based on OSU research. Posting# 0009709. Closes Oct. 22.

The OSU Alumni Association is seeking an experienced alumni professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks. The successful candidate will work with volunteers to develop programs to engage alumni within high-priority lifecycles: recent grads, families and mature alumni. This position will primarily develop and implement programs in California – home to more than 16,000 OSU alumni. www.osualum.com/jobs

INTO OSU has an immediate need for an IT Manager. This technical position is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. The IT Manager is required to pro-actively manage and take ownership of assigned systems issues and development projects involving the student information system and related systems. For a complete job description and additional details, please email Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! Win a parking permit: Car in the jar is back! Stop by the Transit & Parking Services office located at 100 Adams Hall to guess how many cars are in the jar to win an annual parking permit for the 2012-2013 year.

30th Street: Due to a sanitary sewer pipeline replacement project, 30th Street between Jackson and Johnson Avenues will be down to one lane, bi-directional traffic, at various times through the week. Flaggers will be on hand during any lane closures. Wednesday and Thursday will involve repaving, during which time the likelihood of closures is higher.

Jefferson: Due to the installation of new underground utilities, Jefferson St. from 35th to 26th St. will experience intermittent congestion and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. The shutdown will end by 4 p.m. Sept. 28.


Corvallis: Here we are, ready to face another school year, full of lessons and probably an adventure or two. We’ll ease into fall this week with sunny skies and highs in the 70s, offering plenty of blue sky to frame all those leaves that are starting to change. Today’s high will be 77 with a low tonight of 47.

Central Oregon: We’ve got another smoky day ahead, but a change in the weather patterns may bring clearing and fresh coastal air into the area tonight. Today’s high will be 74 with a low tonight of 44.

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