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Tuesday, April 30, 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.

Freedom for California’s Indians (New York Times)

OSU’s Stacey Smith on the lesser-known slavery of Native Americans in the West.

Local activist to give Pauling Peace Lecture (Gazette-Times)

Corvallis peace activist Leah Bolger received the invitation last month while she was in Minnesota giving a first-person report about the effects of the U.S. military’s drone program on Pakistan: Oregon State University wanted her to be the speaker for this year’s annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace

Hillsboro’s Bag & Baggage production goes big with ‘Rough Crossing’ production (OregonLive)

How does a massive ship come to life on stage? That was the challenge posed to George Caldwell, assistant professor of theater at Oregon State University, by Scott Palmer, artistic director of Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage theater.

100 years of hophead history (Portland Monthly)

These historical photos from Oregon State University reveal the early years of the region’s obsession with hops, beer, and boozy picnics.

‘Frankenfish': Why school projects are a threat to the Great Lakes (Toronto Star)

Samuel Chan is a scientist with the Oregon State University and specializes in invasive species. “Natural disasters can carry organisms from one place to another in a weird way,” he says. These disasters include earthquakes, storms and flooding.

OSU to show ‘Kel Wer’ documentary (Gazette-Times)

The documentary was directed by Justin Smith. The project is a collaboration between the OSU College of Engineering and OSU University Relations and Marketing.

Death with Dignity: Combating religious opposition to physician-assisted suicide (Religious Dispatches)

Catholic leaders have long been supportive of pain-management measures, up to and including high doses of morphine that slow a patient’s respiration to the point of death, said Courtney Campbell, a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, and an expert on faith and end-of-life issues. The Catholic position on physician-assisted death contradicts its support of such pain management, known as palliative sedation, he said.

Northwest growers worry about antibiotic ban (Northwest Public Radio)

Researchers at Washington State University and Oregon State University are studying alternative treatments to fire blight.

Study: Coenzyme Q10 may offset diabetes risk from statin drugs (Statesman Journal)

Pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University who authored the study said the findings were made only in laboratory analysis of cells, and more work needs to be done with animal and ultimately human studies before recommending the use of coenzyme Q10 to help address this concern.

Loss of support for guaranteed income reflects radical shift in values (Remapping Debate)

Marisa Chappell, a professor of history at Oregon State University, agreed that “market thinking” tends to eliminate history and social context from the question of what obligations people have to one another, and added that this lack of context permeates the prevailing sense of “who deserves what” when applied to the rich as well as the poor.

Ocean Watch adventure awaits mid-valley students (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University 4-H has received $30,000 funding for the camp which will serve up to 57 youth entering grades 10 through 12.

Documentary film tells of an immigrant’s rise (Gazette-Times)

An award-winning documentary on journalist Damian Trujillo will be shown at various locations in Corvallis on Thursday and Friday, followed by a question-and-answer session with director Carolyn Brown.

Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products says study (Farm and Ranch Guide)

Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University.


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.

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.

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.

CANCELLED! 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.

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/.

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.

“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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Documentary “From the Fields:” A documentary on journalist Damian Trujillo will be shown on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, and followed by a question and answer session with the director. The film chronicles the life of NBC news anchor Trujillo, who worked in the agricultural fields of the Salinas Valley before becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. May 2, 10 a.m.: Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m.: Corvallis Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. May 3, 3 p.m.: Joyce Collin Furman Hall, OSU campus, 200 S.W. 15thSt.

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.

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.

“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.

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

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.

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Online copyright workshop: OSU Libraries is hosting an online copyright workshop, “Policy Decisions in the Copyright Arena.”  Kevin L. Smith, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications at Duke University will be discussing choices to be made while formulating copyright policy for higher education institutions. May 1, noon to 1 p.m., Autzen classroom, second floor, Valley Library. For more information: sue.kunda@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-7262

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Vitaly Citovsky, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, will present a seminar “Plant-Pathogen Arms Race: How Agrobacterium Subverts Host Defense” on Wednesday, May 1, 3:30 p.m. in Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! Catholicism and boxing: At the May 2 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Amy Koehlinger, assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss her study of the historical significance of boxing among American Catholics. 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.

NEW! TAC Webinar: Introduction to Mind-Mapping, with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn what mind-mapping is and how you might utilize it in your classes to improve learning. This webinar includes a mixture of conceptual and practical application, as well as a brief overview of existing mind mapping software and its features. Thurs. May 2, 3-3:50 p.m.  Register here:  http://is.gd/naGMSd

NEW! Starker Lecture panel: A special Starker Lecture Series Panel will be held Thursday, May 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in 107 Richardson Hall to discuss  Environmental Considerations in Forest Biomass Use and Bioenergy Production.  Rob Harrison from the University of Washington will focus on “Nutrient Limitations on Sustainability of Coastal Pacific Northwest Forests for Bioenergy Production”;  Elaine Oneil, also from the University of Washington, will focus on “Life Cycle Analysis of Bioenergy Production from Woody Feedstocks – A Comparison Across Alternative Options”; and Matthew Betts, Oregon State University, will focus on “Forest Bioenergy and Biodiversity:  A Preliminary Research Agenda.”

NEW! TAC Webinar: TAC.FM,  with Mark Dinsmore (TAC) and Stevon Roberts (TAC/CTL).  Drop in on our Friday morning TAC 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://blogs.oregonstate.edu/tacfm. Fri., May 3, 10-10:50 a.m. Do drop in: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac  (Enter as a guest.)

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)

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”

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.

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

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.

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.

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/

News for Employees

NEW! PFLA awards: Nominations are now being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award with nominations due May 3.  The award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across campus. Eligibility for this award is limited to fixed-term professional faculty who fall within the categories of administrative support, computer-technical support and/or development support.  For complete criteria and nomination information visit http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy

NEW! Work scholarship program: The University Honors College is now accepting faculty applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for Summer and Fall Terms. Tenure/tenure-track and senior instructor rank faculty from all colleges are eligible to apply. All Honors students are eligible to participate. A complete proposal consists of one-page statements from both the student participant and from the faculty supervisor with department head approval. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 17.  For further details, please consult the UHC website:  http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

NEW! Carnitine Supplements: Good or Bad for You?: Balz Frei, Director of the Linus Pauling Institute, offers a response to recent media reports about a scientific study suggesting that carnitine could be linked to heart disease, in LPI’s new blog.

Summer Life Scholars applications: Applications for the Center for Healthy Aging Research 2013 Summer Life Scholars program are due on May 3. 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 at 541-737-4993

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.

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

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:

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.


Corvallis: Hope you covered up your tomatoes last night, because it got a little frosty. Today’s high is expected to be 64 with a low tonight of 32, but temperatures will warm up quickly this week, with the possibility of the mid 80s by the weekend.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 48 and a low of 23. Warming up to near 60 tomorrow.

Newport: Isolated showers today with a high of 54 and a low of 35.

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


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