Portland is Oregon’s No. 3 startup hub. Where are Nos. 1 and 2? (Portland Business Journal)
That honor goes to Corvallis, according to joint report by entrepreneur advocacy groups Engine Advocacy and the Kauffman Foundation. Powered, in part, by Oregon State University, Corvallis ranked No. 12 among metro areas for high tech startup density, which accounted for city size and population. (See also: Gazette-Times, The Atlantic, editorial in GT)
Higher Ed Reorganization (Jefferson Public Radio)
Oregon’s system of seven public institutions of higher education is separating into a big three and a little four. Oregon State President Ed Ray joins us to talk about the new world for OSU and the other big schools.
Oregon State University ‘greenest’ school in state; 11th in U.S. (Statesman Journal)
Sports Key To Women’s Success (Huffington Post Live)
Video featuring Elizabeth Daniels of OSU-Cascades.
The Tiniest Tsunami Refugees (Slate)
The next day, Chapman went back with a pair of colleagues from Oregon State University to sample the assemblage more rigorously.
Athletes urged to beware diet pitfalls(Toronto Star)
As an expert in nutrition and exercise science, Melinda Manore is always fascinated by the latest research on eating habits and body weight. But even she is surprised by how complicated people always want to make it, and how much attention every new study generates. “It’s bizarre that there’s so much interest. It’s common sense,” says the professor at Oregon State University, who published a literature review this summer about weight management in the performance athlete.
Andrew Thurber, an oceanographer at Oregon State University in Corvallis, agrees, saying that the study raises intriguing evolutionary questions. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which flows clockwise around the continent, is thought to act as a barrier that prevents the larvae of many species from reaching Antarctic waters. It’s possible that the bone-eating worms may have crossed the barrier numerous times during evolutionary history, perhaps following the migration routes of whales, says Thurber.
Kemp’s Ridley turtles saved by science (Earthtimes)
Nathan F. Putman of Oregon State University and colleagues from the US and France put together models that could explain how we should locate the youngsters as they travel through the Sea during their most vulnerable stages.
(See also New Scientist)
Julie Green (In the Make)
In the bucolic town of Corvallis, Oregon, on her peaceful street, in her picture-perfect home, after tea and cookies… Julie made me cry.
The End Times of Cold War Ecology (Science)
A review of OSU historian Jacob Hamblin’s newest book.
“We didn’t discover any major ‘burps’ of methane escaping into the atmosphere,” said Andrew R. Thurber, a post-doctoral researcher at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “However, some of the methane seeps are releasing hundreds of times the amounts of methane we typically see in other locations, so the structure and interactions of this unique habitat certainly got our attention. (see also Science Daily, KEZI, Argentina Star)
Building for the future (Gazette-Times)
Half a block from the student union in the heart of the Oregon State University campus, the new home of the College of Business is steadily taking shape.
With rain preventing him from fully wringing out the SLS AMG Black Series, St. Antoine stops at Oregon State University to see how civil engineers use a driving simulator to improve driver awareness and motorist safety.
Riley, entering his 13th year at Oregon State, says he’s as energized as ever, preaching his own enduring philosophy. While much of the rest of college football dabbles in some form of the spread, zone-read offense, Riley insists on a continuation of the pro-style offense, which, oddly, makes the Beavers a little different these days.
Tween temper tantrums: How to handle the rage (Oregonian)
There’s also a crucial social context for tween tantrums, according to Denise Rennekamp, parenting education coordinator and outreach coordinator at Oregon State University’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families. Rennekamp said by email that tweens have a deep thirst for independence, control and privacy.
Martin Fisk, a professor of marine geology in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University and lead author of the study, said the discovery of the tiny burrows do not confirm that there was life on Mars, nor does the lack of DNA from the meteorite discount the possibility. “Virtually all of the tunnel marks on Earth rocks that we have examined were the result of bacterial invasion,” Fisk said. “In every instance, we’ve been able to extract DNA from these Earth rocks, but we have not yet been able to do that with the Martian samples.
Butchery and other fine arts of Central Asian cuisine (Roads and Kingdoms)
An anthropologist named Nancy Rosenberger from Oregon State University wrote about this in a journal article called “Patriotic Appetites and Gnawing Hungers: Food and the Paradox of Nation-Building in Uzbekistan,” Her central thesis is that food is a daily and unconscious reminder of who we are and what we can and can’t grow and sell. Over time, it either forms an enduring and sensually meaningful social bond, or it breaks us apart as a sign of class, faith, and ethnicity.
University workers in contract struggle (Statesman Journal)
Oregon’s public university employees are struggling to find common ground with Oregon University System management as both sides navigate their first contract bargaining session together.
The TAHMO Sensor Design Competition is part of the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) project, a joint initiative of Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Oregon State University (US).
Oregon State University biochemist Dr. Kevin Ahern uses music, poetry (Metro World News)
For over a decade, award-winning biochemist Dr. Kevin Ahern has taught his subject through music and poetry, and claims it is key to his students’ success.
Help over the long run (Gazette-Times)
Oregon children starting kindergarten this fall will be assessed to determine their readiness to learn — a statewide effort that’s been built in part on research by a faculty member at Oregon State University.
Clackamas Watershed Collects Drinking Water and Pollutants (Northwest Public Radio)
Oregon State University extension entomologist Robin Rosetta explains how this so-called “smart sprayer” uses a computerized sensor to detect the shape of plants and tell the nozzles on the machine where to spray and where not to spray. (see also KGW)
Jumping juniper: Sustainability bigwigs to manage proliferating wood (Sustainable Business Oregon)
Kitzhaber plans to sign a formal declaration backing the notion Friday in Burns. Harney County and other Eastern Oregon locales are homes to proliferations of juniper. Within the last 150 years, the population and acreage covered by western juniper has increased as much as ten-fold, according to Oregon State University researchers.
For more headlines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=21253
NEW! TAC Webinar: How to improve your use of any technology in every course, with Jon Dorbolo. Formative feedback at the appropriate granularity is the most effective means to improving instructional technology use. Using methods of formative feedback survey and use case rubric you will be able to conduct your own quality analysis for any instructional technology. Let me share the methods and instruments that will get you started fast. Mon., August 19, 1-1:50 p.m.. Register here: http://bit.ly/14SO3wS
NEW! TAC Webinar: New Educator Organization (NEO), with Lynn Greenough (TAC). Are you new to teaching at OSU? Wondering where to find what you need, and who to ask? This webinar addresses commonly-asked questions and gives an overview of support available to instructors of all stripes (experienced faculty, GTA’s, researchers, etc.). We’ll cover the basics of Blackboard, classroom technologies, and OSU’s teaching and learning resources. Mon., Aug. 19, 9-9:50 a.m.. Register here: http://bit.ly/12rGmvv
Open Forums for Coordinator, Community Outreach: The campus community is invited to attend candidates’ presentations focusing on their philosophy of OSU and surrounding community relationships and their vision for the new Community Outreach program. Open Forums are Aug. 20 and 21 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in MU 211. For accommodations related to disability please contact Debby.Widony@oregonstate.edu , 541-737-8748.
OSU Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) – Azumano Travel Campus Outreach: Azumano Travel will be facilitating a campus-wide outreach to provide an opportunity for those who are actively supporting the campus community’s travel needs or traveling on behalf of OSU for business purposes. Azumano’s presentation is scheduled for Aug. 2o, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the MU Journey Room. For more information, Donna Cain, email@example.com, 541-737-3423.
NEW! TAC Webinar: Teaching strategies using response system (clickers) with Jon Dorbolo. Interactive feedback is a powerful method in any sized course. Of them many forms of feedback, electronic clickers are increasingly valued. Research literature shows positive learning results for this technology. This session focuses on the pedagogical models for using of clickers; including question development, iterative strategies, problem-based methods, and Socratic method. The focus of this session is learning strategic and so inclusive of most clicker brands. Tues., Aug. 20, 11-11:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/14SOasc
NEW! Open House at Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed., Aug 21. Come see the annual trial beds, hedgerows, permaculture sites, vegetable gardening with season extension techniques, honey bees and pollinator services. Location: The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is located at OSU, on the northeast corner of 35th St. and Western Blvd. The Center is accessed via a drive on the eastern side of 35th between a street bridge crossing Oak Creek (south) and the railroad tracks (north). For questions: Lee Ann Julson, 541-737-3464.
Training Opportunity: Alcohol Use Policy and Ethical Conduct in Academia. This session will introduce you to both the current OSU Alcohol use Policy as well as the practical ethical issues concerning social alcohol use in Academia. This “brown-bag” session will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff. Sessions will be held Aug. 21 and 28 from noon-1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.
MBA Information Session: Advisors – Find out what is new in the MBA Program for your students to further their education. Staff – Find out more about obtaining an MBA on campus or in an online/hybrid format. OSU Faculty and Staff focused presentation and discussion. Learn about the new tracks (Online/Hybrid, Global Operations, Marketing and Wealth Management) along with Clean Technology, commercialization and an A-MBA. Held at the Memorial Union Journey Room, noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. Lunch included. No RSVP necessary. If questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian Candidates: The search committee invites you to attend the 45-minute presentation and Q&A, and 30-minute reception for this new position with responsibilities for building cross-campus relationships and supporting student retention and success initiatives. Teri Talpe – Monday, Aug. 19; Laura Edmonston – Wednesday, Aug. 21; Patrick Nunez Rauber, Monday, Aug.26, all 2-3:15 p.m. in the Willamette Rooms in the Valley Library.
Benton County Extension Beginner’s Canning Classes. For first-time canners only. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Benton County Sunset building. Aug. 21 – Tomatoes, Aug. 28 – Apples. $15 per class – Call 541-766-6750 to register.
NEW! TAC Webinar: Google Apps Basics, with Victor Yee (Ecampus) and Lynn Greenough (TAC). Want to know what Google Apps for Education are all about? Join our webinar to learn the basics about using and sharing information in Google, and find out how you can get started. Questions welcome. Thurs., Aug. 22, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/18hs59B
Sentimental Recycling Exhibit: The students of DHE 399 present their final museum exhibit project to the public for viewing. The exhibit illustrates the sentimental recycling of dress from the lives of OSU students and their mothers. The exhibit will be open for viewing from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 in Milam Hall in the display case directly across from Milam 236/224.
Weight Watchers Information: Another 13 week session of WW begins Aug. 27. Open House meetings will be held on Aug. 20, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Student Health Services room 322. The meetings are not limited to OSU employees. Complete a Health Risk Assessment on the PEBB website. This is required. If you are a PEBB subscriber the cost of the meetings will be fully subsidized. Next, call the WW/PEBB number 866-454-2144 and ask for a confirmation code. Present the code at the first meeting. For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.
Lectures and webinars
NEW! Training Opportunity – Graduate Student Mentoring: Participants will learn various approaches and pedagogy related to the mentoring of graduate students. Expectations of graduate students by mentors, and of mentors by graduate students, will be discussed as well as distinctions among advisor, supervisor, and mentor roles. This “brown-bag” session will be offered twice for your convenience, and is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff. Sessions will be held Sept. 4 and 11, noon-1:30 p.m. in GILB 324.
News for Employees
NEW! Synergies newsletter: Learn what’s going on in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences by reading the latest edition of its monthly Synergies e-newsletter. This month’s features include Athletic Training alum Gabe Fife’s experience teaching in Korea, Alyssa Hersh being named PHHS Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, 4-H teens learning to cook healthy meals at the Moore Family Center and more. http://bit.ly/16lUMUu
NEW! NSF – Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the NSF-PFI:BIC program. The program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with at least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/NSF_PFI_BIC. Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com. Research Office Deadline: Sept. 16.
NEW! LPI blog: Read how Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program and Community Outreach provide nutritious meals to homeless families. LPI blog: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/linuspaulinginstitute/.
NEW! Parking news: From Aug. 19-Oct. 11, student lots will be open (green signed); no permit is required.
University ID Center changing business hours: Effective Sept. 3, the University ID Center will be changing their staffed hours to 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This change in hours will help us stay consistent with the other departments within Business Affairs. The change also allows for our employees to have the ID Center ready to do business as soon as the doors are open. Also, it will allow us to finalize our business at the end of the day without compromise to our equipment and an extended waiting period for our customers.
Recreational Sports – Summer Shutdown & Improvements: Take a sneak peek of the many improvements we will be making to Recreational Sports facilities during August’s Summer Shutdown.
Dixon Recreation Center is closed through Sept. 2. There are many ways to stay active at McAlexander Fieldhouse, Langton Pool and throughout Corvallis. Dixon Recreation Center & Steven’s Natatorium will reopen Sept. 3. Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, with questions.
Open Access Textbook Proposal: OSU faculty are invited to submit a proposal to create an OSU Open Access textbook as part of a pilot initiative. Sponsored by OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus, this initiative’s goal is to promote the creation and adoption of open educational resources on the OSU campus. The initiative will assist OSU faculty in the development of an OA textbook with digital assets that enhance learning and teaching. Because of concerns related to the rising costs of textbooks, we also seek to explore less expensive alternatives to high cost textbooks for undergraduate courses with high enrollment. Proposals are due by Sept. 15. For more information: Faye Chadwell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer help desk: The OSU Computer Help Desk is a free on-campus resource for students, faculty, and staff. We assist with diagnosing and repairing personal laptops, general software support, and resolving issues with Blackboard and ONID accounts. Our knowledgeable staff helps customers over the phone or in person at our walkup location on the main floor of The Valley Library. No appointment necessary.
Save the date for University Day, Sept. 19: Registration is open for the expo, should your unit wish to participate, and spaces are filling up fast! We also look forward to our speaker joining us; Caryn McTigue Musil is Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/
New Student Picnic: Register your organization to be at the New Student Picnic on Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m. in the MU Quad. Be at the picnic to welcome new students to campus! Registration is available for the OSU community. Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XNUuzXX4cDIYyhEAKMuHyAmemKYzNPpEJnKljULmPWI/viewform
Global learning: The OSU Global Learning listserv is intended to enhance and sustain the globalization effort at Oregon State through a discussion forum among like-minded colleagues about global learning, international initiatives at OSU, and internationalizing the curriculum. To subscribe: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/globallearning
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Fall 2013-14 Solicitation (Winter or Spring 2014 Release). The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt. Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com. Deadline: Aug. 13.
Traffic and Maintenance
Free parking: Aug. 19 – Oct. 11, student lots open (green signs) no permit required.
Jefferson Way: Due to sanitary sewer work, Jefferson Way will be closed in front of Memorial Union from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19-23.
Nash Hall: Due to repairs on the main steam line that services the building all steam services to Nash Hall will be temporarily shut down from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19.
Adams Hall: Due to repair work on the porch, the east entrance of Adams Hall will be closed starting 7 a.m. Monday Aug. 19 through 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 21.
Plageman lot: Due to construction associated with the new ADA entrance to Plageman Student Health Center the SE portion of parking lot #3233 will be temporarily closed July 24-Aug. 30. The driveway between Plageman and the parking lot will also be closed.
Furman Hall tree removal: The University’s arborists have identified two Birch trees in perpetual declining health due to beetle infestation south of Furman Hall. The posted trees have developed dead branches near the top of their canopies and are beginning to create a health and property risk. Landscaping staff will be removing the western most tree Aug. 20, from approx. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The removal will require staff to close two ADA parking spaces (see attached work zone sketch) and adjacent sidewalks to ensure a safe work zone. The eastern most tree will be removed the following day, Aug. 21, approx. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The west sidewalk along 14th/15th will be partially closed, along with part of the south bound lane to ensure a safe work zone. Flaggers, traffic control and signage will be in place to guide traffic. Both trees will be replaced with an alternate species.
Sackett Place Road: Due to the installation of steam, telecom and electrical underground for Austin Hall, Sackett Place Road will be closed through Sept. 6, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:
Lead Receptionist-INTO OSU is now accepting applications for a Lead Receptionist. This is a full time position responsible for the oversight of the Welcome Desk and student employee team. For more information or to apply, please visit https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8037352. Closes Aug. 19.
Administrative Program Assistant – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, APA position. Posting #0011086. Closes Aug. 20.
IE3 Global Internships Regional Director – OUS Study Abroad Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, IE3 Global Internships Regional Director position. Posting #0011141. Closes Aug. 20.
Assistant Risk Officer: Enterprise Risk Management invites applicants to apply for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Risk Officer position. This position reports directly to the Chief Risk Officer and will assist in the oversight of the insurance, claims handling, and risk management operations throughout the University by planning, designing, and implementing new programs and/or changing existing programs. Posting # 0011185. Closes Aug. 21.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time Public Information Representative 1 position. Posting #0011158. Closes Aug. 21.
Associate Director- EOCCR – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director- EOCCR position. Posting #0011116. Closes Aug. 24.
Extended campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Marketing Project Manager position. Posting # 11186 . Closes Aug. 25.
The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011165. Closes Aug. 26.
Accounting Technician – The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0011193. Closes Aug. 26.
Marketing and Communications Manager – OUS Study Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Marketing and Communications Manager position. Posting #0011198. Closes Aug.28.
Administrative Support Coordinator – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Support Coordinator position. Posting #0011188. Closes Aug. 28.
Administrative Support Coordinator – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Support Coordinator position. Posting #0011188. Closes Aug. 28.
Division of Outreach and Engagement is recruiting for a full time, fixed-term, Education Coordinator for the Oregon Open Campus to provide local leadership, coordination, and foster partnerships needed to advance and sustain the OOC goals and purpose. This position will be located at the Columbia Gorge Community College and will serve the Hood River and Wasco Counties. Posting # 0011199. Closes Aug. 29.
Accounting Technician, Arts and Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $2,202/monthly + benefits. Posting # 0010958. Closes Aug. 30.
Disability Access Services (DAS) at Oregon State University invites applications for a Manager of Adaptive Technology. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #0011161. Closes Aug. 30.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant to School Head. Posting # 0011178. Closes Aug. 31.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) is currently recruiting for a full-time Faculty Research Assistant. Posting # 0011200. Closes Aug. 31.
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Associate/Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Track) in Forest Operations. Posting #0010905. For full consideration, apply by July 31. Closes Aug. 31.
Executive Assistant to the Dean – The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Executive Assistant to the Dean position. Apply to posting # 0011217. Closes Sept. 3.
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans – The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans position. Apply to posting # 0011219. Closes Sept. 3.
Patient Services Coordinator – Veterinary Teaching Hospital – Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, has an immediate opening for a 12-month, full-time, fixed term position as a Patient Services Coordinator. Reappointment is at the discretion of the VTH Director. Salary is commensurate with experience. Posting # 0011026. Closes Sept. 3.
Recreational Sports New Media Coordinator – The Department of Recreational Sports seeks creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Inviting applications for a full-time, 12-month, New Media Coordinator position. Posting #0011212. Closes Sept. 6.
The Research Office is recruiting for a FT Oregon Sea Grant Director. Oregon Sea Grant supports research, education and public engagement to help people understand, responsibly interact with and conserve ocean and coastal resources and communities. The Director is knowledgeable about current coastal and marine issues important to the state and the nation and will broadly oversee inclusive planning processes that identify diverse and innovative approaches to set program priorities. Posting #0011152. For full consideration, apply by Sept. 15.
INTO University Partnerships is currently recruiting for a Facilities Development Manager. This will be responsible for managing the design, planning, construction, and maintenance of equipment, buildings and other facilities. The Facilities Development Manager will report to the Executive Director Operations Support, with close working relationships with INTO university partner facilities organizations and INTO U.K. facilities team. For more information or to apply, please visit https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7865492
AmeriCorps Financial Literacy Educator (St. Helens) – The Columbia County OSU Extension Service Office invites applications for a full-time 11-month AmeriCorps Position. This fun, community service position will provide education and information to youth and adults on basic money management, goal setting, and other important life skills. For more information and instructions on applying please see our local website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/ Open until filled.
Corvallis: “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen. Hope you’re not tired of sunshine, because that’s what’s being served up all week. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Some clouds will roll in toward the weekend to cool things down a bit.
Central Oregon: Sunny with highs in the upper 80s to 90 most of the week, with thunderstorms potentially rolling in by Wednesday. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Newport: A lovely week ahead at the coast, with morning fog vanishing with afternoon sunshine and highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the 50s. The weekend could get drizzly.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/