OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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.

First study of Oregon Hmong reveals surprising influences on cancer screenings (OregonLive)

However, a new study by Oregon State University researchers examining attitudes regarding breast and cervical cancer screening among Oregon’s Hmong population shows a much more complicated picture.

Plum Creek to fund water-quality research at Oregon State (Sustainable Business Oregon)

Large forest land owner Plum Creek committed $500,000 to endow a research position focused on water quality at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

Kitzhaber touts approach to a new economy (Register-Guard)

The “accelerator” would be a project of the UO and Oregon State University and it would be dedicated to hastening the process of taking innovations from university laboratories out to the marketplace — where products, companies and jobs are born.

 OSU study: College P.E. requirements at historic low (Gazette Times)

A new study from Oregon State University shows that the number of U.S. colleges and universities that require physical education classes to graduate is at an all-time low. (See also: U.S. News & World Report)

Scientists connect eczema, genetics (Albany Democrat-Herald)

Scientists at Oregon State University have identified a genetic cause for a type of eczema, a skin ailment that afflicts millions of people worldwide — a finding that could help point the way to improved treatment.

‘Last Supper,’ art about death penalty, opens in Corvallis (Statesman Journal)

Artist Julie Green, an associate professor of art at Oregon State University, started the series in the early 2000s. All 500 plates will be shown through Feb. 16.


OSUsed Store Welcome Back Event: Come by our public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St and celebrate our first sale of 2013 with a complimentary hot beverage while you shop! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays. Learn more on our website.

OSU-Cascades It’s in the Bag lecture: On Jan. 9, during OSU – Cascades’ next “It’s in the Bag” lecture, assistant professor Kathleen Cowin will present “Teachers Mentoring Teachers” and explore how this training period can be refined so that beginning and experienced teachers are best prepared to educate future generations. Noon to 1 p.m., Cascades Hall, Room 118, College Way, Bend.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Victor Nizet, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, will present a seminar “Probing the host-pathogen interface for new therapeutic targets” on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001

Childcare and Family Resources Lunch and Learn: Jan. 9, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Join us for an informative hour discussing sibling rivalry in relationship to developmental milestones and some strategies for guiding and supporting our children and maintaining our patience and hopefully our sense of humor. RSVP to amy.luhn@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Poetry reading: The School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s Literary Northwest Reading Series presents David Biespiel and Wendy Willis reading from their most recent poetry collections on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Webinar: TAC.FM,  with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) & Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL). Drop in on our Friday morning TAC Technology webinars. Each week we will take a look at technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Check out our program offerings, topics and show notes at http://oregonstate.edu/tac/tacfm. Fri. Jan. 11, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMBhN

NEW! Pacific Northwest Diving: The 2013 meeting of Pacific NW Diving Safety Officers will be held Jan. 10-11 at HMSC, co-hosted by the scientific diving programs at OSU and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The event brings together scientific diving administrators from a wide range of programs to address issues and challenges unique to working underwater. For more information contact: Kevin L. Buch, OSU Diving Safety Officer, kevin.buch@oregonstate.edu

NEW! PCOSW general meeting: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) welcomes all to a general meeting on Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in MU 206. As a direct link to President Ray, PCOSW actively helps women on campus to succeed, creates awareness of women’s issues, and investigates and advocates against sexism and institutional sexism. Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/home

NEW! Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Fri. Jan 11, 2-3 p.m. Location: SSC 136. Register here: http://bit.ly/UhMKSm

NEW! Gatekeeper Suicide Awareness Training: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Americans between 16 and 24. Come learn how to understand the warning signs and interventions available to students dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts. Help yourself feel more prepared about what to say and who to contact if you encounter a young person who is depressed. Jan. 10 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Kearney 311.

Blue pigment: At the Jan. 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Mas Subramanian, professor of chemistry, will discuss his lab’s new blue pigment that has drawn interest for sustainability purposes. Triad meets in the MU, room 109A, 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.

Last Supper Exhibit: The Last Supper: 500 Plates, a series of painted plates illustrating final meal requests of death row inmates in the United States by OSU associate professor of art Julie Green, will be exhibited in Corvallis through Feb. 16 at The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Green will give a brown bag talk at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Both events will be at The Arts Center.

Science Watch Party: ScienceOnline2013 Watch Party at OSU will be held on Jan 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 4 in Kidder Hall 202. The sessions will be interesting to science writers and journalists; web communicators; outreach specialists; and scientists and students with an interest in outreach, blogging, and social media. Each hour-long session is followed by our own 20-minute discussion. It is free and open to all. Refreshments provided. Registration is required. Registration link and details at http://ehsc.science.oregonstate.edu/watchparty

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this event and celebration. 8+ service projects will be offered for the 2013 event. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee and a hot lunch will be provided upon return to campus. The 2013 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Student Events and Activities Center, and HandsOn Willamette. Register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/mlk-day-service-projects.

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Senate: The Jan. 10 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2013/0110/. For those unable to attend the meeting, it will be webcast from http://live.oregonstate.edu/ beginning at 3 p.m. The agenda includes reports related to: Smoke-Free Implementation Update, Morrill Land-Grant Act, Legislative Issues and Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

NEW! Faculty Senate Elections: Faculty Senate elections concluded at the end of fall term resulted in the following: Dan Edge, president-elect; Mary Cluskey, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator; and Executive Committee members – Mike Bailey, Donna Chastain and Andy Karplus. Current faculty senators can be viewed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/membership/2013.html; the underlined names indicate newly elected senators. All newly elected individuals will be installed at the Jan. 10 Faculty Senate meeting.

NEW! OSU Parking App: OSU now has a parking app that will allow students, faculty, staff, and visitors to find parking information and location for all lots on OSU’s campus. The app also allows you to find location and real-time availability for ADA parking spaces in the core of campus. For more information and for a download of the app please visit: http://oregonstate.edu/parking.

NEW! Assessment Poster Contest: In conjunction with the Faculty Assessment Academy, an open poster session highlighting any OSU assessment-related activities will occur Jan. 24 from 1-2 p.m. Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites you and/or your unit to submit a poster abstract by Jan. 16. A grand prize of $500 and at least one honorable mention of $250 will be awarded. Additional details and registration are available at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/assessment/osu-faculty-assessment-academy/poster-session.

NEW! Conversations with Ed Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). 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/sml_grp_ses2013/ to register for either the January 30 or February 12 sessions.

NEW! Career Services News: Career Services January 2013 Newsletter is here. Take a look at upcoming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/january-2013-newsletter

Faculty/Staff Fitness: If you are thinking about your health, let Faculty Staff Fitness be a part of your life in 2013. Classes are still available. The classes are located in Langton Hall and the Woman’s Building on campus. The classes are fun and informative. If you are registered for the HEM program through Providence these dollars apply. Please go to the FSF website for registration and class descriptions: http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness

Humanities Fellowships: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications from OSU faculty members interested in 2013-14 Fellowships for the resident research program. Each year the Center brings together scholars engaged in any humanities-related research to pursue research and writing in an environment designed to be stimulating as well as protected from the usual daily demands of academic life. Applications due by 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. For information, check the Center’s website: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/.

NSF – Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – NG NNIN program. The NSF has announced an open competition to establish a NG NNIN for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-ng-nnin. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Feb. 11.

NSF – Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF – EESE program. The program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/ethics-education-science-and-engineering-eese. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission deadline: Jan. 14.

Food Drive: OSU’s Food Drive takes place next month. Is your department participating? Find out by checking the Coordinators List. If you’re not listed, there’s still time. Submit your unit’s coordinator to University Events so that they can join us for the orientation kickoff on Jan. 15.

Faculty Funding Opportunity: Instructors who teach large-enrollment Bacc Core Courses are encouraged to submit proposals to participate in the Spring 2013 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community. Funding of $3,000 per course available. Download the Request for Proposals at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants. Apply by Jan. 21. For more information contact Cub.Kahn@oregonstate.edu at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Book Arts: Student projects from the first Book Arts class at OSU, taught by Professor Yuji Hiratsuka, are on display on the 5th floor of the Valley Library. The projects combine hand binding techniques, printmaking, digital art, letterpress, and photography to create unique works of art. Displayed in collaboration with the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, “Continuum of Inspiration” is on display through Jan. 31.

Training Courses: Join us at Training & Organizational Effectiveness for no-cost skill building workshops to start the New Year. Courses offered this quarter include: Stretch Goals: Taking Your Performance to the Next Level, Principles of Moving from Good to Great, Handling and Turning Around Complaints, Delivering Exceptional Service, Working Through Problems, Managing People Through Change, Understanding Conflict and Moving to Resolution. For registration and details, visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23.

Healthy New Year from RecSports: Let RecSports help you reach your wellness goals this New Year! Learn more about our facilities, services, membership options and more! Winter Term and 9-month memberships are on sale now.

Pruning classes: The OSU Extension Service, Lane County, Farms & Gardens Program has scheduled Pruning, Growing Great Tree Fruit, and evening gardening classes starting in January. The 2013 class schedules are available on the web at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens. Certified Pruning Specialists will give demonstrations ($10 donation per person suggested). Contact OSU Extension Service – Lane County to reserve your spot, 541-344-5859.


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

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for one full-time, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010083. Please contact Beth Dyer if you have any questions at beth.dyer@oregonstate.edu. Closes Jan. 11.

Career and Internship Coordinator-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010069. Full consideration Jan. 7. Closes Jan. 14.

Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) invites applicants for a full-time, Purchasing Analyst 3- Construction Contracting position. Posting #0010102. Closes Jan. 18.

Banquet Manager, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services. Filling one F/T Professional Faculty position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary range of $38,000 – $43,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Posting #0010092. Closes Jan. 18.

Systems Development Engineer-Business Solutions Group-The College of Business is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, Professional Faculty position. Posting #0010042. Closes Jan. 31.

Instructor – The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Instructor for the Forestry Field School. Posting #0010016. For full consideration by Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 31.

Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track, Associate Professor faculty position. The individual in this position will develop and lead a hospitality management program to be offered at OSU-Cascades. Posting #0009798. Full consideration Nov. 30. Closes Feb. 15.

INTO OSU is recruiting for Human Resources Manager. Primary duties include performing generalist duties in a human resource manager role, with additional office administrative tasks. Salary is $50,000 to $55,000 plus benefits. Position is open until filled. For a full description and/or immediate consideration, reply to the link https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5018712

Traffic and Maintenance

Cordley Hall Parking: A portion of the parking lot west of Cordley Hall will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14-19 to accommodate staging for the crane associated with the new elevator project.

Free parking on campus: Open parking no permit required in student lots only, through Jan. 11.


Corvallis: Rain. High near 44 and low of 33 today. More of the same expected for Thursday.

Central Oregon: A chance of rain before 10 a.m., then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 43 by noon, then falling to around 32 during the remainder of the day.

Newport: Showers and breezy conditions. High near 46 and low around 36.

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