OSU Today

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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.


Why OSU’s 104-year-old apparel design program feels like new (KATU)

Oregon State University has an apparel design program. Apparently a pretty good one, too, based on its place in national rankings. And although it’s been around for 104 years, many in Portland’s footwear and apparel industry seem to be only now discovering its existence.

 Time is right for public health system to lead (OHA)

Now is the time for Oregon’s public health system to plant seed in the fertile environment for change created by health system transformation, according to Bruce Goldberg, director of the Oregon Health Authority. “There is opportunity for public health. Public health can lead the way,” he said, speaking to several hundred people at the annual Oregon Public Health Association Conference at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University.

Truffle pioneers hope fungi business can rival wine (Bend Bulletin)

New World Truffieres sells trees to hundreds of customers — truffles grow alongside tree roots — and five of the customers are producing truffles, said Lefevre, who holds a Ph.D. in mycology from Oregon State University.

Higher-dose use of certain statins often best for cholesterol issues (Health Canal)

“Statins are proven medications that can reduce heart attacks and strokes by about 30 percent in the patients that need them,” said Matt Ito, a professor of pharmacy practice at Oregon State University, author of the study and president-elect of the National Lipid Association. (see also Science Daily)

OSU student gets fast and fierce with would-be car thief (Gazette-Times)

When Paige Mramer saw a man trying to drive off in her car Friday afternoon, she did more than get angry. She yelled at him, saw him get the car stuck — and she went after him.  As the would-be thief fled on foot, the 20-year-old Oregon State University student hopped into her car and gave chase, caught up to the man and — with the help of nearby residents — held him down until police arrived.

Novice and experienced rural landowners gather for day of learning in Washington County (OregonLive)

The proliferation of small farms and “community-supported agriculture” plots has prompted groups such as Oregon State University extension services to offer small farm and new farmer programs. “We’re excited but a little intimidated,” said James Gunther, 47, who recently purchased 34 acres of land in Gales Creek. “We try to use these programs whenever we can.”

NSF investments develop a workforce for sustainability research and education (NSF)

Developing Semi-parametric Models, Algorithms, and Tools for Ecological Analysis of Species Biodiversity– Rebecca Hutchinson, Oregon State University. This project will develop statistical methods to enable ecologists to address critical problems in biodiversity modeling, to advance understanding of key aspects of species distributions that can guide conservation efforts.

Personalized genomic medicine: How much can it really empower patients? (Science Daily)

The authors are Eric T. Juengst, director of the Center for Bioethics and professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Michael A. Flatt, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Case Western Reserve University; and Richard A. Settersten, Jr., professor of social and behavioral health sciences and endowed director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Mind over matter keeps up exercise (daily Rx)

The study, led by Paul Loprinzi, MD, an associate professor of exercise science at Bellarmine University and Bradley Cardinal, MD, professor of social psychology of physical activity at Oregon State University, looked at the possible reasons breast cancer patients do or do not continue to be active after completing a supervised exercise program.


St. John’s Bible Presentation: Jim Triggs, Executive Director of the Heritage Program for the Saint John’s Bible, will share two volumes from the Heritage Edition of the Bible–the Pentateuch and Gospels and Acts—with a video on the making of the original manuscript. He will speak on Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to noon at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th Floor, Valley Library. For more information, contact Anne Bahde, 541-737-2083. http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/

NEW! PCOSW meeting: This year’s  first general meeting of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women is today,  Tues Oct 16, 1-2 p.m., in the Women’s Center. All are welcome. Members  work to advance the opportunities and climate on campus.

LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter – How to Make them a Part of Your Job Search: Lea McLeod, Founder of Degrees in Transition will be speaking on using social media in your job search on Tuesday Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the OSU Library: Willamette East & West Rooms.

Horticulture seminar: Gerhard Pietersen, entomologist with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, will speak on “Towards Improved Cross Protection to Control Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) in South Africa,” Oct. 16, 4 p.m., ALS 4000

The Red Room Improvised Music Series: Featuring Mathew Shipp Trio from NYC. Tuesday Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. All ages- $5 at the door. Supported by the OSU music department. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Room-Improvised-Music-Series/432200180154944?fref=ts

Upcoming Events

NEW! SEIU meeting: An SEIU Classified Workers meeting will be held Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Pan Afrikaan Room in the MU. We will be updating those who attend on finances, CAPE, bargaining plans, and will have a discussion based on the Oct. 16 OUS alternative insurance presentation.  A light lunch will be provided.

NEW! TAC Webinar: NEO – New Educator Organization | Professional Development, with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you new to teaching at OSU? Wondering where to find what you need, and who to ask? This webinar addresses commonly-asked questions and gives an overview of support available to instructors of all stripes. Oct. 18, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Register: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/index.php?option=com_events_sessions&task=view&id=657.  For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars

NEW! “Religion, the Presidency, and the 2012 Election:” This talk by political historian Mark Rozell, will be held Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Rozell will explore the role of religion in presidential decisions through time and the role faith is playing in the 2012 election. The free public event will be held at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

NEW! How to Apply for URISC Awards: Kevin Ahern, Director for Undergraduate Research will present a workshop for students aimed at helping them to fill out URISC applications for the upcoming Nov. 5 deadline.  The event will occur on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in ALS 4001.

NEW! Music a la Carte: Oct. 19 – The Julians, Female Vocal Quartet from Portland. Noon, MU Lounge.

NEW! Learn about Ocean Acidification and Coastal Hypoxia: Free, public event at Tillamook Bay Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Discussion panel includes OSU scientists from College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (Jack Barth, Burke Hales, and George Waldbusser) and College of Science (Francis Chan), and Alan Barton from Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery.  Details at www.piscoweb.org/node/522.

Flu Shot Clinics for Students/Faculty/Staff: Wednesday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Nov. 13, all in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $28 (cash, check, debit/credit, or charged to PEBB Insurance). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Free Workshops @ The Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Fall 2012 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series offers sessions on EndNote Web (Oct. 17, 8 a.m.) and Mendeley (Oct. 18, 4 p.m.), two more great citation manger tools. Register for these and upcoming sessions at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops. Questions? Contact hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

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 Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

“Practice of the Wild:” A film screening and discussion, will be held on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. This film follows Pulitzer Prize winning poet and naturalist Gary Snyder and novelist Jim Harrison as they wander the trails of the central California coast interspersed with archival material exploring Snyder’s life and work. The free, public event will be held at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall. Information: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/

OSU mystery writer: At the Oct. 18 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Ron Lovell, emeritus professor of English and journalism, will discuss his career was a mystery writer. Triad meets in the LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders Room, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume: Learn how to use these 10 Tips to building a successful Resume! Nancy Hawkins will present on Wednesday Oct. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Kidder Hall room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Training Days: Register now for the 2012 Training Days event, Nov. 13-14 – offering 78 unique training sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics. Ken Thrasher, former President and CEO with Fred Meyer and OSU alum is our keynote. Training Days Reception sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis will follow keynote. For more information and to register for this event, go to: http://businessservices.oregonstate.edu/trainingdays.

Lectures and seminars

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  David Olszyk, Research Life Scientist from the US EPA, National Health and Environmental Effect Research Lab, will present a seminar “Assessing Off-Target Impacts of Herbicide Drift on Plants.” He will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon in Ag Life Sciences 4001.

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Dr. Axel Brunger, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, will present a seminar “Insights into the molecular mechanism of synaptic vesicle fusion” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Ag Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: Speaker Anita Morzillo of OSU will present “Opportunities to integrate human-nature conflicts and preferences in natural resource and climate decision-making” on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. in ALS 4000.

Water, People & Institutions Seminar Series: Speaker Adell Amos, University of Oregon, School of Law will present “The Role of the Federal Government in Water Resource Law and Policy” on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in ALS 4000.

“Philosophy and Science in 19th-Century Austria:” A talk by modern intellectual historian David Luft on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Luft will explore the life and work of Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) and Franz Brentano (1838-1917). Free and open to the public. The talk will be held at the Memorial Union Journey Room on the OSU campus. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shp/

College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Peggy Cherng, co-founder of Panda Express will present “Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture” on Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium. Peggy Cherng, an OSU alumna, will share how a small business grew into a global company and created a culture of its own. Free. For more information: 541-713-8044 or business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls

Dept. of Chemistry Linus C. Pauling Lecture: Speaker Robin Hochstrasser, the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Tracking water molecules in proteins” on Friday Oct. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center (Construction and Engineering Hall). A reception will follow the lecture from 6 to 7.30 p.m.

Open Access lecture: As part of International Open Access week, Cable Green, director of Global Learning for Creative Commons will speak on, “Expanding the open agenda: From open access to an open education.” His talk takes place Oct. 26 in the library Main Rotunda. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/counting-down-international-open-access-week-october-22-26-2012

Military communicator guest lecture: Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan will speak at OSU on Oct. 26, at noon in MU 109A. Buchanan is deputy commanding general for I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the State of Washington. He was the Director of Strategic Effects in Iraq, where he supervised the US Forces-Iraq strategic communication mission. He also served as the spokesman for US Forces in Iraq.

P&T overview: Henri Jansen, Chair of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee and Becky Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs are giving an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) process/guidelines on Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Owen 102. This session is designed for department heads and chairs, as well as chairs of P&T committees. An additional forum will be held this Spring and will focus on faculty members who are going up for promotion and/or tenure in the near future. RSVP to sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu before Oct. 24. This session will also be streamed live via the web. at http://live.oregonstate.edu/

News for Employees

NEW! Art submission deadline: The Giustine Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center is accepting art submissions for the upcoming show, “Oregon Waterways: The Rich Abundance from Streams to Ocean.” Deadline is Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Online registration is https://conferences.bus.oregonstate.edu/Conference/november-art/registration or call 541-737-2402.

NEW! Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m., MU 206 to receive public comment on proposed rule changes regarding fees; the faculty mediator for grievances; student immunizations and background checks for critical or security-sensitive applicants, employees and volunteers.  For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules, contact Beth Giddens at beth.giddens@oregonstate.edu.  Please direct requests for accommodations related to disability to Beth Giddens by Dec. 10.

Research magazine: The fall issue of Terra is now online at http://oregonstate.edu/terra/fall-2012/


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

University Housing & Dining Services – Dining Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Assistant, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009757. Closes Oct. 17.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 10 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (1 year, with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in the Marion County Extension office in Salem. Posting # 0009747 Closes Oct. 17.

The Clackamas County Extension Office in Oregon City invites applicants to apply for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. The position provides Tree School clerical and registration support, registration processes for Small Farms School and other Extension educational activities. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0009778 to apply. Closes Oct. 18.

Program Representative 2 – The Office of Sponsored Programs invites applications for two (2) full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Representative 2 positions (working title is Assistant Grant and Contract Officer). Posting #0009763. Closes Oct. 19.

University Housing & Dining Services Residential Education Unit is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0009740. Closes Oct. 19.

The Office of Business Affairs/Office of Post Award Administration Office invites applications for an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0009782. Closes Oct. 19.

This recruitment if for one part-time (approximately 6 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Klamath County Extension office in Klamath Falls. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year from the appointment begin date. Posting # 0009799. Closes Oct. 20.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Systems Integration Manager at OSU. The System Integrations Manager is responsible for managing the integration of OSU academic systems to meet the needs of INTO OSU. Closes Oct. 21. To apply or for additional information, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu.

The Research Office invites applications for one part-time (.20 FTE), 12 month Director of the Office of Research Integrity. This position is open to regular status OSU employees only. The Director has a critical role for overseeing the compliance programs and for coordinating activities of the compliance groups broadly across campus. Posting #0009802. Closes Oct. 22.

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) invites applications for a full-time, 12 months, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0009777. Closes Oct. 22.

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 Benton County office of OSU Extension Service is recruiting for one full-time Office Assistant 2 position. To apply to posting, please visit Posting 0009808. Posting closes Oct. 23.

This recruitment is for one part-time (approximately 13 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Jackson County Extension office in Central Point. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year (with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date. Posting #0009797. Closes Oct. 23.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Office Specialist 2 position for the Department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC). EESC is the educational media support unit for the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Posting # 0009779. Closes Oct. 24.

CAMP Academic Counselor – The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Academic Counselor position. Posting #0009789. Closes Oct. 26.

OSU Conference Services is seeking a full-time Marketing Manager for a fast paced/growing conferences office to promote OSU as a Conference Destination. Position #0009751. Closes Oct. 26.

The Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Faculty and Course Development Specialist position. This is an internal search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Posting # 0009785. Closes Oct. 26.

The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) off campus is recruiting for one part-time (approximately 30 hours per week) Education Program Assistant 1 position for Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) at Oregon State University. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 1 year (with the possibility of up to 2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position is located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0009795 to apply. Closes Oct. 28.

Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator – The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is seeking an Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator for its Construction Engineering program. Posting # 0009787. For full consideration, apply by Oct. 30.

The University Honors College invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. The role of the Associate Dean is to help provide innovative, pro-active leadership for the University Honors College. Appointment will be made from within the ranks of current OSU tenured or tenure-track faculty. This is a 12-month, .5 FTE fixed term professional faculty appointment. Posting # 0009640. Closing date is Oct. 31.

This recruitment is for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term Assistant Professor (Extension) position in Field Crops and Watershed Management and will be assigned to Malheur County. The appointment period is up to one year. This appointment will be reviewed for possible conversion to a fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Professor of Practice) position after the first year. This position is located in Ontario. Posting # 0009786. Closes Nov. 14.

The Research Office invites applications for two full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator positions. The IRB Coordinator will assist the IRB Administrator in managing the privileged and confidential institutional review and approval process of proposed research activities involving human subjects to protect their safety, rights, and welfare. Posting # 0009737. Closes Nov. 16.

INTO OSU invites applications for the position of Manager, International Admissions and Academic Support. The Manager of International Admissions and Academic Support is responsible for the oversight and direction of the enrollment process including initial inquiry and application for students to all programs handled by the OSU Office of International Admissions and the matriculation, enrollment and progression from all INTO OSU-administered programs. For immediate consideration, please contact Rhonda Maillard at 541-737-8899 or rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu

INTO OSU invites applications for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the OSU Academic Programs, International Admissions Directors, and Center Director. For immediate consideration, please contact HR Manager, Rhonda Maillard at rhonda.maillard@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8899. Position open until filled.

Traffic and Maintenance

Dearborn: Due to emergency elevator repairs, the elevator in Dearborn Hall will be temporarily shut down. The shutdown will begin immediately and a second notification will follow when services have been restored.

Jefferson Way: Due to the Power Grid Upgrade Project, Jefferson Way between 26th & 30th Street will experience congestion, delays, parking closure & one way traffic. The east bound lane will remain open, only the west bound lane & parking will be closed. Oct. 8, close the first 8 parking spaces on Jefferson & 30th. Oct. 15, extend the closure to Sackett Way. Oct. 22, extend the closure to 26th.

Gilbert Addition: Due to renovations, restrooms 2 and 3 in Gilbert Addition will be temporarily shut down. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. This closure should end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Dearborn: Due to renovations, rooms 106A and the adjoining room 107 in Dearborn Hall are going to be renovated to create two new ADA restrooms. Room 0001A will be used by the contractor to install new plumbing for the restrooms. Building water will need to be shut off temporarily for short periods of time but this will only be done after hours. Demolition will occur Oct. 3 and there will be noise throughout the day. The room closures will end by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.


Corvallis: The mornings are dark, rainy and foggy, so it’s a good time to remind drivers to watch out for bikes in the road, and for bicyclists to use lights and wear reflective gear during their commute. Today’s high will be 61 with a low tonight of 40. Rain will subside by tomorrow but will return by Thursday night.

Central Oregon: Today will be breezy with a high of 59 and a low tonight of 34. Tomorrow looks sunny and cool.

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