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Wednesday, May 1, 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.

Oregon bill requires wave energy companies to remove equipment (OPB)

The Senate voted Monday to require that companies experimenting with wave energy in Oregon’s territorial waters show they have enough money to recover their equipment when they’re done with it. They’d be required to remove equipment two years after it’s no-longer needed.

OSU study finds ‘permitted’ left turns put lives at risk (KGW)

It’s something drivers do millions of times a day around the world – they make a left hand turn on a flashing yellow arrow. But a new study by transportation engineers Oregon State University shows that when drivers do that, pedestrians are at risk. (see also Northwest Cable News)

OSU President Ed Ray to deliver State of the University address in Bend (Cascade Business News)

As efforts continue this spring to secure capital funding for the expansion of Oregon State University’s branch campus, OSU’s President  Edward J. Ray will visit Central Oregon on Monday, May 13 to deliver the State of the University address.

Thirsty wood’s distress call heard in laboratory (Live Science)

Douglas firs and pine trees can repair this damage as frequently as every hour, said Katherine McCulloh, a plant ecophysiologist at Oregon State University, in a past Our Amazing Planet interview. The bubbles are deadly for other species, however, if the bubbles block the water’s flow.

OSU-Cascades launches computer science degree (KTVZ)

This fall, Oregon State University – Cascades will add a degree program with an option that marries the region’s technology needs and the growing demand for technical and problem-solving skills in the web and mobile environment.

Parents’ marital strife affects toddlers’ sleep (WXII)

“It’s important to be aware of how the quality of the marital relationship might influence a child’s functioning,” says Anne M. Mannering, Ph.D., the lead author of the study and an instructor at Oregon State University. “It may be important earlier in [a child’s] development than people may think.” (see also WDSU, WGAL)

Extension Service budget cuts will cost the county substantially more (Medford Mail Tribune)

Last month, the county’s Budget Committee voted to recommend that the Extension Service receive zero funding starting in July. By cutting funding for Extension programs, the county will save around $200,000. However, in view of what that small saving will cost Jackson County residents, Extension funding should be reinstated into next year’s budget.

‘Confessions’ Facebook page a concern for OSU (KVAL)

Students at Oregon State University are turning to Facebook to post their confessions, but some say the posts are inappropriate.

OSU-Cascades will offer new degree (KBND)

Oregon State University- Cascades Campus will offer its 17th undergraduate degree in the fall and it’s one that is gaining a lot of interest.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Francis Jr. (Gazette-Times)

Former Oregon State College Beavers quarterback Joe Francis, 76, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died April 15, 2013.


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”

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

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.

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! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminars: Bruce Smith, USFWS, retired: Conservation and Biopolitics of the Jackson Hole Elk: How to stop a train wreck. May 1, Nash 206, 4 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music a la Carte Criancas de Zumbi: A program of Portland Public Schools, Criancas de Zumbi is a hands-on look at the history of Africans, their drums, and music. It will be in the MU Lounge on Friday, May 3 at noon. The event is co-sponsored by OSU Music, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Memorial Union, and SIFC.

NEW! OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: Come by our public sale Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. We have sales every first Saturday of the month in addition to our Wednesday sales. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities & services Monday, May 6 at 8:15 a.m. The tour includes the basics about building entry, equipment check-out, court reservations, cardio machines, weight machines, personal training services and more! Tours depart from the RecServices lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.

NEW! Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 8, 2:30 – 5 p.m., in the OSU Foundation Board Room, 35th & Western. President Ray and OSURA Scholarship winners will highlight the meeting. Members and their guests welcome.

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. 15th St.

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.

2013 Joint Service Review: OSU’s Naval ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Army ROTC units will be conducting their annual Joint Service Review on the Memorial Union Quad, Friday, May 3 from 10-11 a.m.  Keynote speaker will be The Honorable Julie Manning, Mayor of Corvallis.  For more information, please contact cass.williams@oregonstate.edu.

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! Eating-to-Learn WIC Spring Lunch: “Helping Students Make Sense of Fair Use.”  Sue Kunda (Valley Library) will discuss how we help students think critically about using copyrighted materials, and will also provide a helpful framework to guide students and additional useful sources on the topic.  The lunch will be held on May 3, noon to 1 p.m. in Milam 215.  Please register here.

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.

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.

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

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.”

 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.)

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! Asian Pacific Islander Month Display “The Fall of ’41: Students of Japanese Descent at Oregon State College”  shares the story of Japanese American students at OSC after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library in the display case across from the main elevators and will be up through the end of June. Find out more on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives

NEW! Natural Resources Leadership Academy: Registration is now open for the 2013 Natural Resources Leadership Academy, which will be held June 17-21 and June 24-28 in Corvallis. This two-week intensive academy is a unique opportunity for natural resources grad students as well as professionals. Credit and non-credit tracks available. Sign up for one week, or both. Learn more and register online at http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/nrla.

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

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.

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

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

Traffic and Maintenance

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:

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.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites current OSU employees to apply for an internal recruitment, full-time, 10-month, Cook 1 position.  Posting # 0010639.  Closes May 9.

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: It may be May Day, but it feels more like summer this week. Sunny today with a high of 72 and a low of 38. Even warmer tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 60 and a low of 32. Should make it into the 70s tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny after some morning fog with a high of 60 and a low of 45. Warmer tomorrow.

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


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