OSU Today

Thursday, May 2, 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.

The six-point inspection: New books on spam, violence and “Catastrophic Environmentalism” (Slate)

The nutshell: Hamblin, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, explores post-World War II efforts to use environmental science not to save the Earth but to weaponize its natural processes—to wield ice, fire, flood, and temperature to wreak potential havoc on enemies.

OSU-Cascades offers degree in computer science (OPB)

Beginning this fall, Oregon State University students will be able to pursue a degree in computer science at the school’s Cascades campus in Bend. The new offerings are drawing praise from some of Central Oregon’s tech leaders.

Sequester cuts affect housing in Corvallis, cost two jobs at OSU Extension (Gazette-Times)

The loss of federal funding by the Oregon State University Extension Service will result in two faculty positions being eliminated, said director Scott Reed. “(There will be) commensurate reductions to Oregonians reached with research-based information, youth served and support of Oregon communities,” Reed said.

OSU, city cite need to update transportation plans (Gazette-Times)

The Collaboration Corvallis parking and traffic workgroup spent months working on resolving parking issues, eventually coming up with a plan for expanding parking districts around the congested Oregon State University campus.

Unusually dry April brings spring flowers early (Statesman Journal)

“It was quite a bit different from last spring. We saw lots of rain last spring. It was pretty gloomy until about June,” said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University.

OSU-Cascades enrollment still on the upswing (KTVZ)

After seeing an enrollment increase of more than 60 percent over the past five years, Oregon State University – Cascades posted a 14 percent increase over the previous year in the number of students taking classes this spring term, with 766 students enrolled in junior, senior and graduate classes.

Good dog: Canine hits paydirt foraging for truffles (KVAL)

“It’s an exciting thing to participate in,” said Dan Luoma, a world market on this food delicacy. Luoma is an Oregon State University professor of forest micology. He performed a DNA test on the truffle Ilsa found “to verify at the molecular level that it is indeed the right species of truffle,” Luoma said.

Former OSU president Roy Young dies (LIFE@OSU)

Former president of Oregon State University Roy Alton Young passed away on April 19 in Corvallis following a lengthy illness. He was 92.

What’s better: Real crab or real krab? (Portland Monthly)

The state ranks well behind Alaska as a US fake-crab producer—but Oregon State University’s Jae Park is the man who helps the whole industry create simulations. In 1993, Park, a food-science professor, began leading the Surimi School, an annual short-format seminar in Astoria.

Behavior of marine microbes reveal changes in global carbon cycle (The Green Optimistic)

The method, which will be tested by Xavier Mayali, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, both from LLNL, and a team of scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Oregon State University, will combine various high-precision isotope techniques and molecular biology methods. The aim is to trace the movement of nutrients within marine ecosystems, to establish preferences and study the influence of microbes on the ocean carbon.

How to fix common health problems with exercise (Philly.com)

“Exercisers fall asleep faster, suffer fewer middle-of-the-night wake-ups and have a reduced risk of sleep disorders,” says study co-author Brad Cardinal, PhD, co-director of the sport and exercise psychology program at Oregon State University. Cardinal attributes a lower core body temperature and an increase in the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin as two of the main reasons why activity preps your body for a good night’s sleep.

OSU ag clubs host Ag Day events May 7 (Gazette-Times)

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University will be actively promoting the agriculture industry with its annual Ag Day on May 7.

Prepping your fruit and vegetables will encourage consumption (Bend Bulletin)

Glenda Hyde, family community health staff with the Oregon State University Extension Service in Redmond, offers practical and safe food storage and handling tips for common household perishables.


NEW! OSU Classified Workers:  Local 083 and the SEIU bargaining team would like to remind you that we are in bargaining negotiations at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR on May 2-3.  We will be trying to negotiate a fair contract while being sensitive to the economic situation in Oregon.  Please show your support by wearing purple.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Twenty-Sixth Annual Pet Day at OSU.  The College of Veterinary Medicine presents OSU Pet Day on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There are lots of new events this year including a dog massage booth, dog nail trims for $5, free blood pressure screening by OSU College of Pharmacy, and a Pet Costume Contest at 1 pm. For more information on all the booths, demonstrations and events, visit the Pet Day website.

NEW! Women’s Center awards: Please join us for the 28th annual OSU Women’s Center awards. This year we will honoring eight inspirational women of our community, of whom four are OSU students. Ceremony begins at 3 p.m., May 10 in the MU Lounge, to be followed by light refreshments. For more information: womenscenter@oregonstate.edu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AOP Spring Conference: Learn about Fresh Ideas for Cooking Healthy on a budget and Keeping your Body Fit when your job requires you to sit all day; Monday, May 6 in the Valley Library Willamette Rooms 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $5 and free to students. Open to everybody; Register by email to Charlene.Wilkinson@oregonstate.edu

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Supervisor EmpCenter Open Labs: Supervisors, do you need help approving timesheets for April or have questions about your employees that started using EmpCenter on May 1?  Come to one of the supervisor open labs scheduled for Monday, May 6.  See http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/announce/supervisor-open-lab for details.

NEW! Baccalaureate Core 2013 and 2014 Category Review Workshop:  May 6 (2-3:30 p.m.) OR May 23 (2-3:30 p.m.) in Milam 215. This is a how-to baccalaureate core assessment/category review workshop for those units/courses up for review in 2013 and 2014 (speech, math, fitness, DPD, WIC: CAS, Business, PHHS, Engineering, International Degree). Register online at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/aa/apaa/bacc-core-workshop-registration or contact Beverly Dirks at Beverly.Dirks@oregonstate.edu.

NEW!U.S. Diplomats—America’s Best Kept Secret: Jason Frohnmayer, a former MAIS student, will share his experiences as a diplomat in a brief speech about the U.S. Foreign Service followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event, sponsored by Speech Communication, will take place on Tuesday, May 7, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Willamette East (3622) in Valley Library.

 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.)

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.

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! Last Chance for students to register!  Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Projects created, research conducted, things invented—Now’s the chance for students to show it off! All OSU undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects.  Register by May 3, 5 p.m here.

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

AOP Boss of the Year Award: Nominate your outstanding Boss of the Year at http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition. Deadline: May 7, at 5 p.m. Then attend the Wednesday, May 22 AOP Awards Luncheon. For questions, contact Laura.Collins@oregonstate.edu

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


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.

This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), academic year (9 month) Education Program Assistant 2 position for the Clackamas County Extension Office at OSU. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately (2 years) from the appointment begin date. This position will be located in Oregon City, Oregon. Posting # 0010617. Closes May 9.

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.

College of Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for 1.0 FTE Veterinary Animal Attendant.  Posting # 0010636. Closes May 13.

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 Extension 4-H Youth Development program (4-H), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences  is accepting applications for one part-time (approximately 16 hours per week), Education Program Assistant 1 position for. This position will be located in Grants Pass, Ore. Posting # 0010635. Closes May 20.

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.

Outreach and Engagement invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Open Campus Education Coordinators. One position will serve the Mid-Columbia Region and the second position will service the South West Region. The job location for each of these positions will depend upon the Region. Posting # 0010607.  Closes May 24.

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: “What potent blood hath modest May.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson. It’s hard to remember a more beautiful start to May, as the sun shines and the temperatures climb. Sunshine today with a high of 79 and a low tonight of 41. More sun tomorrow and a high of 81.

Central Oregon: Sunshine and a high of 73 today, with a low tonight of 40.

Newport: A beautiful day at the coast today with sunshine and a high of 65. Low of 48 tonight. Patchy fog tomorrow before the sun returns.

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


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