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Monday, April 29, 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.

Hijab for every kind of woman (Register-Guard)

They don’t even know each other, but three young women — two seniors in apparel design at Oregon State University and a human rights attorney in Chicago who is a practicing Muslim — unwittingly have meshed their separate interests in clothes and culture by way of a contest to create a haute couture hijab.

We tried to weaponize the weather (Salon.com)

An excerpt of OSU associate professor Jake Hamblin’s book “Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Enivronmentalism” by Oxford University Press USA.

Pediatricians issue new home birth guidelines – and rattle some midwives (TIME)

“The assumption is that one type of midwife is better than the other,” says Melissa Cheyney, an associate professor of medical anthropology at Oregon State University and a practicing certified professional midwife who oversees the research division for the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), which represents certified professional midwives. (see also NBC News)

Girls hitting their stride in after-school running program (Statesman Journal)

Girls on the Run is an international program administered in the Willamette Valley through Oregon State University. For the first year, the program is now in three Marion County schools, including two in Salem-Keizer School District.

Guaranteed income’s moment in the sun (Remapping Debate)

If support for a GAI benefited from concerns across the political spectrum over what were seen as undesirable effects of existing programs, “The energy certainly was on the left,” according to Marisa Chappell, an associate professor of history at Oregon State University and author of the book, “The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America.” It was, Chappell said, “a moment when we actually see massive social movements demanding [changes].”

Words, meet music (Gazette-Times)

At 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Moore and McCabe, the OSU concert pianist, will again work together to turn words and music into magic. It’s the third time the two have collaborated in performance.

Can plants actually talk and hear? (Mother Nature Network)

For some plants, these embolisms are deadly — as with human blood vessels — because the gas bubbles block the flow of water. The more air in the tubes, the harder it is for plants to pull in water, explains Katherine McCulloh, a plant ecophysiologist at Oregon State University. But researchers who eavesdrop on plant hydraulics are discovering that certain species, like pine trees and Douglas firs, can repair the damage on a daily or even an hourly basis.

OSU repair fair set for Monday evening (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University Campus Recycling will host a Repair Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Students and community members can bring in broken or damaged items. Volunteers will assist in making repairs and will teach participants how to make their own repairs.

New elm planting honors century-old class gift (LIFE@OSU)

To celebrate Arbor Day and commemorate Earth Week at Oregon State University, students and staff gathered on the west side of the Library Quad April 26 to plant an elm tree.

‘Fruit fly’ becoming more prevalent in Rogue Valley (Daily Tidings)

Damage caused by the fly, which can ruin berry and cherry crops, “has gotten worse every year and certainly is not going to get better,” said Rick Hilton, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service in Jackson County.

Collaboration Corvallis features a pair of meetings (Gazette-Times)

The workgroup is scheduled to discuss transit and traffic management issues coordination between the city and Oregon State University.

Kaufman Building may soon get tenant (Register-Guard)

The OSU Extension Service might move into the city-owned former senior center.

Extension spotlight: Master gardeners cultivate knowledge (News-Register)

Oregon State University Extension each year trains about 850 new Master Gardener volunteers statewide. These volunteers pay to take an 11-week program to learn about a wide variety of gardening topics to build on their existing skills.


TAC Webinar: Rethink PowerPoint! with Joni Tonn (TAC). Rethink and improve your PowerPoint presentations with researched techniques.  Focus is on PowerPoint pedagogy in the classroom, though information is applicable for most presentations.   Specific topics include: directing attention, less is more, outcomes as guidance for creation, displaying qualitative and quantitative data, using tools within PowerPoint to enhance presentations, and time at the end for specific questions. Mon., April 29, noon 12:50 p.m.  Register here:  http://bit.ly/Z8P9zU

TAC Webinar: Improving PowerPoint Slide Design, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). This webinar is designed to help instructors improve and beautify the visual look of their slide design in order to better support teaching and learning.  Mon., April 29, 2 2:50 p.m.  Register here:  http://is.gd/RNFVWu

The Trustworthy Leader: Amy Lyman, author of The Trustworthy Leader:  Leveraging the Power of Trust to Transform Your Organization, will give a public lecture on Monday, April 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Hallie Ford Center (Room 115).  Amy Lyman is co-founder of the Great Place to Work® Institute.  A live stream will be available at http://live.oregonstate.edu.

“Occupy: Visualizing a Grass-Roots Movement in the 21st Century:” an Oregon State University Center for the Humanities lecture by Andrea Marks and Nancy Froehlich, will be held on Monday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson. Marks and Froehlich, who are faculty members in the School of Design and Human Environment at OSU, will discuss the visual components of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/

“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down:” an Oregon State University Hundere Lecture with Anne Fadiman, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29. Fadiman’s 1997 book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” examined an extended Hmong family with a child with epilepsy, and their cultural, linguistic, and medical struggles in America. The lecture will be held in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. Info: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/

April Repair Fair: If it’s broke, fix it. We’ll show you how Monday, April 29, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Surplus/Recycling Warehouse. Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings. Scheduled repair demonstrations also offered. Save money, save natural resources. For a list of what’s offered this month, visit our blog.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

NEW! Art reception: Giustina Gallery presents: A Bit of Sunshine From An Artist’s Palette. May 1, 6 to 9 p.m., an Invitational Featuring Willamette Valley Artists: Clarence Bogle, Howard Bruner, Nancy Bryant, Susan Johnson, Lee Kitzman, Wendy Mamattah, Kris Mitchell, Mike Rangner, Beatrice Rubenfeld & Paul Zegers.

NEW! “Can Words Sing? Can Music Speak?:” OSU’s Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe celebrate the new OSU Press edition of  Holdfast: At Home in the Natural WorldWednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe.

NEW! Business Model Development for Startups Workshop: Mark Lieberman with the OSU Venture Accelerator and OSU Startup Weekend will be giving a FREE business model development workshop using the Lean Canvas tool. The event is May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the OSU Student Success Center, across from Reser Stadium and Gill Coliseum. Everyone is welcome.

Lincoln retirement: Please join us as Network Services celebrates our friend and colleague Mark Lincoln’s retirement, following a combined 17 years of service to OSU.  A reception to honor Mark is planned for April 30 from noon to 2 p.m in the Willamette Room at CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Professional Faculty Job Groupings and Compensation Project Open Forum: Tuesday, April 30, 8:30 to 10 a.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall.   During this time attendees will learn about our progress made toward the competitive compensation assessment, our salary structure, and the upcoming steps with time for questions and feedback.  Pre-registration not required; forum will be live-streamed.

Retirement celebration for Donetta Sheffold:  Donetta Sheffold will be retiring from her position in the Office of the Provost after 38 years of service to Oregon State University.  A reception will be held April 30, 4 p.m., in MU 206.

Kenya documentary: A documentary about a group of OSU student’s recent trip to Kenya will debut at Oregon State in a free public screening on Tuesday, April 30, in Kearney Hall Room 112. Doors open at 6 p.m., a photography exhibit of the people of Lela will be available for viewing in the lobby, and the 30-minute documentary will start at 6:30 p.m.  Following the screening, members of Oregon State’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders will share their personal experiences and answer questions. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. More information: on the Kenya project http://bit.ly/O7J7ij and the documentary screening http://poweredbyorange.com/kelwer/.

Sustainable Living Clinic – Home Energy Savings: Learn about energy efficiency. Enroll to receive a Home Energy Saver Kit – FREE including CFL’s, aerators, and showerhead. May 2, 1 to 5 p.m., Benton County Sunset Building Lobby, 4077 SW Research Way. Event free and open to the public For further information or questions call the Extension office 541-766-6750

Frisbee Dog Show and Contest. OSU Pet Day presents All Day Frisbee Dogs on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include: free Frisbee dog clinic where you and your dog can learn the basics, a community Frisbee dog contest, and a show by Border Collie’s International K-9 Performing Team. For all the details, visit the Pet Day website.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Waging Peace: The Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for 2013 will be given by the former President of Veterans for Peace, Leah Bolger. Bolger spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy and retired in 2000 at the rank of Commander. She is currently a full-time activist who has travelled the world lecturing, protesting, and boldly standing for peace. LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium – Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m.

NEW! Personal values workshop: Space is still available in the workshop, Exploring Personal Values scheduled for May 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. presented by John Sulzmann, Center for Learning & Organizational Development. This program will help you identify your core values, and how they influence your role as family member, social actor and workplace contributor. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 to register. (Free to faculty and staff)

NEW! OSU-Cascades “It’s in the bag!”: Out of the classroom and into the real world. Michael Giamellaro, assistant professor of science and math education, talks about how science is taught in high schools and how taking the class outside the walls can change everything. May 1, noon, Cascades Hall Room 118, Bend. Science”

NEW! SEAC Community Conversations: The Korean Peninsula at the Brink of War- Thursday, May 2, MU 208 noon-1 p.m.- David Bernell will present insight on the current  tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Facilitated conversation to follow. Request for accommodation: events.sli@oregonstate.edu #beBEAVERBOLD

NEW! International Programs Speaker Series: In continuation of IP’s series Unique Journeys: Collaborating Beyond Borders, Allison Davis-White Eyes, Brent Steel , Philipp Kneis, and some of their students discuss the result of their recent collaborative efforts: an experiential learning program offered in partnership between Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, OSU and Warsaw University, Poland. Come by Thursday, May 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in MU 213.

NEW! Transforming Graduate Education: The Future is Ours.  Presentation by Dean Karen DePauw, Graduate School, Virginia Tech.  Thursday, May 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Journey Room Memorial Union.

NEW! Transgender discussion: Transgender Awareness as a Component of an Inclusive Community.  Reading and Open talk with Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of best-selling memoir “She’s Not There.” May 15, 7 to 9 p.m., C&E, LaSells Stewart Center. Free to the public.  https://www.facebook.com/events/183530985129636/

The Latest Trends in Resumes & Cover Letters for Professionals. Learn the most current trends and approaches to help you improve your resume so that you’re ready to apply for your dream job when it appears. April 30, noon to 1 p.m., in MU 206. Sponsored by OSU Women’s Network and open to all. For more: http://oregonstate.edu/own/events

Corvallis Climate Change Impacts Community Seminar Series: John Matthews, Conservation International, will speak on “Freshwater Ecosystems and Infrastructure: Towards a Common Definition of Resilience, April 30, 2 to 2:50 p.m., ALS 4000.

EM Lab Director Candidate Seminar:  Zhiqiang (Tony) Chen will speak on “Skills in electron microscopy and how to translate it in the growth of the Oregon State University EM Facility.” Tuesday, April 30, 2 p.m., LPSC 402.

“Freshwater Ecosystems and Infrastructure: Towards a Common Definition of Resilience:” a seminar at Oregon State University featuring John Matthew of Conservation International, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Agricultural Life Sciences building on campus, room 4000. This seminar series will illustrate some of the modeling work that is being done towards a better understanding of the issues associated with climate projections and climate change impacts simulations.

“Investigative Reporting on Proteins: Getting the scoop on nature’s tiniest machines:” the F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award Lecture presented by Andy Karplus of Oregon State University, will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center.

EM Lab Director Candidate Seminar:  Joan Hudson will speak on “Skills in electron microscopy and how to translate it in the growth of the Oregon State University EM Facility.” Wednesday, May 1, 2 p.m., LPSC 402.

Graduate education forum: Graduate Dean Karen DePauw, Virginia Tech, will be giving a forum entitled “Transforming Graduate Education: The Future is Ours.”  The event will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

News for Employees

NEW! Dream Ocean Satellite Image Workshop: A workshop to brainstorm types of satellite images that would benefit ocean industries such as fisheries and aquaculture. This two-day workshop will be held June 4-54 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Funding for travel and accommodation is available.  Registration is required. For more information, please visit: http://omel_test.coas.oregonstate.edu/home/events/2013_DOSI/2013_DOSI_Workshop_Industry_NASA.shtml.

NEW! Student award nominations: The OSU Women’s Center is inviting nominations for our 2013 OSU Women’s Center Student Awards to be held May 10.  Click on the link below for information on how to nominate someone and other information about the awards: http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/2013-womens-center-student-awards

NEW! INR newsletter: The Institute for Natural Resources has released their spring newsletter. You can read it here: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e7802740dd9247a7304ecf867&id=414a05ef06&e=6178c0be76

Summer Life Scholars applications: Applications for the Center for Healthy Aging Research 2013 Summer Life Scholars program are due on May 3, 2013. Stipends of up to $2,000 are available to OSU undergraduate students for scholarly, creative research in the interdisciplinary field of aging.  Students must identify and work with a mentor from the Center for Healthy Aging Research.  Up to 5 students will be selected for the program. See health.oregonstate.edu/healthy-aging/student-opportunities; Contact: Anne Hatley@ 541-737-4993

PFLA board member nominees: We are soliciting nominations for PFLA Board Members for the following positions: President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Professional Development Director, and Marketing Director.  To serve on the PFLA Board, you must be or must become a member of PFLA and you must hold professional faculty/staff status.  The position descriptions are available at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla as stated in the bylaws. Contact either Deb Walker (deborah.walker@oregonstate.edu) or Shelly Signs (shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu) with nominations.

Faculty mediators sought: The Faculty Senate is accepting applications from faculty (tenure-track, fixed-term, professional faculty) who are interested in filling one of several Faculty Mediator positions; applications are due May 6. The solicitation at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/FM_solicit.pdf  outlines the purpose and skills needed for one to serve as a Faculty Mediator, as well as the required materials to submit. Training will be provided to those who are selected.

NSF – Physics Frontiers Centers Letters of Intent: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-PFC program. The program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/physics-frontiers-centers-pfc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 10

NSF – Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-MRSEC program. MRSECs provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-mrsec. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 17

NSF – Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Letters of Intent: The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-ORCEESE program. The program will fund an online resource center that will support efforts by scientists and engineers to incorporate ethical issues and reasoning into their pedagogy and research. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-orceese. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: May 17

Traffic and Maintenance

Weniger Hall: Due to contractor work the south building supply fans will be temporarily shut down that service Weniger Hall.  This may affect the entire building.  This is necessary while abatement contractors are working in the building. April 29-30, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Langton Place: Due to the installation of new ADA parking and road work for Langton Place two parking spaces will be closed for the duration of the project, April 22-June 14, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The road will remain open during this work.


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

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks an individual with a background in engineering to join the office as a Licensing Manager.  The successful applicant must demonstrate passion to develop skills and excel in intellectual property management and licensing within a university setting. Posting # 0010502.  Closes April 29.

International Programs Manager – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Programs Manager. Posting #0010534. Closes April 30.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor of Finance position. Posting #0010431. Closes Apr. 30.

Administrative Manager  – The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Administrative Manager. Posting # 0010438  Closes April 30.

EXTENDED: Staff Psychiatrist –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Psychiatrist. Posting #0010416. Closes May 5.

College of Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a 0.5 FTE Certified Veterinary Technician 2 in Oncology. Posting #0009494.  Closes May 6.

Office Specialist 2 – Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010561. Closes May 6.

The Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs invites applications through May 7, for the Director of Student Affairs Research, Evaluation and Planning, a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting: 0010510. Closes May 7.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting # 0010543.  For full consideration apply by April 23. Closes May 7.

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for the position of Associate Dean. This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE position.  The appointee to this position must be a tenured Associate or Full Professor at Oregon State University at the time of appointment. To apply for this position, please submit your resume/CV and a statement of interest to the search chair: Susana Rivera-Mills (Susana.Rivera-Mills@oregonstate.edu).  Deadline for full consideration of applicant materials is May 10 at 5 p.m.  Position will remain open until filled.  Email subject line for your submission should be Associate Dean.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) is seeking a Coordinator, Community Conduct. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0010569. Closes May 10.

The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0010616. Closes May 13.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP)  seeks a Communication and Outreach Manager, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0010601. Closes May 17.

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP) seeks a Faculty Research Assistant (Training, Gender, and Capacity Building Coordinator), full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0010602. Closes May 17.

The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Trades/Maintenance Coordinator position. Posting #0010615. For full consideration apply by May 7.  Closes May 21.

International Scholar Advisor – International Scholar and Faculty Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, International Scholar Advisor position. Posting #0010489. Closes May 31.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 30.  Applications will continue to be accepted after the “for-full consideration” date, until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Statistics position. Posting #0010598. Closes June 1.

The College of Business invites applications for a 1.0 FTE 9-month, Instructor – Business Law position. Posting #0010600. Closes June 1.

The OSU Foundation is currently recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant for Special Events in the Corvallis office.   This position provides administrative assistance and support to the Donor Relations and Special Events team.   The starting annual salary for this position is $32,868.


Corvallis: After some morning rain, which will benefit all the things we’ve planted over the weekend, not to mention soaked any tools we forgot outside, we should return to sunshine by the afternoon. Today’s high will be 63 with a low of 37. More sunshine on the way.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today with a high of 52 and a low of 22. Sun on its way for the rest of the week.

Newport: Showers today, high of 53, low of 41. Sunshine tomorrow as the temperature creeps upward.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/


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