Supporters flooded the Oregon State University campus Sunday, hoping to maintain a respectful atmosphere at the service.Last week a church known for picketing the funerals of soldiers announced a plan to protest the service.The Westboro Baptist Church claims Patterson and other fallen soldiers died in vain, slain by God’s wrath. (see also The Blaze, Gazette-Times, KMTR)
‘Perfect storm’ of factors blamed for colony collapse (Capital Press)
An Oregon State University bee expert said that it is wrong to blame colony collapse disorder on neonicotinoid insecticides.
Jumping of genes didn’t start with GE crops, scientists say (Seattle Times)
If GE genes aren’t already in Mexican maize, it’s probably just a matter of time, said Steve Strauss, professor and biotechnology outreach coordinator at Oregon State University. He just doesn’t see it as much to worry about.
Dangerous Crossing (Register-Guard)
“You can have the best equipment in the world … but if the driver is looking at text and not the roadway, there’s not a whole lot you can do. That’s the reality,” said Kate Hunter-Zaworski, director of the National Center for Accessible Transportation at Oregon State University who co-authored a research study on the flashing-beacon warning systems published last year.
The Visitor’s Center at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center was facing a serious problem. Donations were dropping, and staff members were trying to figure out why.
The sources of Asian pollution are well understood, according to Staci Simonich, a chemistry professor at Oregon State University who has studied the environment in China and traveled to Beijing to document atmospheric conditions during the 2008 Olympics. Coal, burned to generate electricity, produces sulfur. It’s the same phenomenon that caused the acid rain that plagued the U.S. in the 1980s and ‘90s.
In his paper published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Jan Medlock of the Oregon State University and his team of researchers present a mathematical model that simulates the behavior of the T. brucei and the population genetics of the tsetse fly. It furthermore tests an approach of colonizing tsetse flies with another, genetically modified parasite that kills T. brucei.
OSU comes up with innovative way to treat ovarian cancer (Portland Business Journal)
An innovative combination of heat, chemotherapy and nanotechnology could significantly improve treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Oregon State University.
Mastering the written word (Bend Bulletin)
On May 1, poet Emily Carr moved to Bend to take her post at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus, where she’s the director of the new low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.
Red Lionfish population increases in the Caribbean (Nature World News)
Coast residents take cover during statewide drill (Daily Astorian)
Patrick Corcoran, a coastal hazards leader with Oregon State University Extension Service, spoke with Joanne Rideout, general manager of the station. Corcoran talked about having a “go-bag” ready for an emergency situation. The bag would contain, for example, rain gear, a hat, gloves, a water purifier and other survival supplies, he said.
Impact of genetically engineered crops on the environment a mixed bag (Yakima Herald Republic)
But farmers were seduced by the simplicity of spraying a single chemical — and assured by Monsanto that the risk of Roundup-resistant weeds emerging was low, said Carol Mallory-Smith, a professor of weed science at Oregon State University. Instead of rotating crops, they grew only Roundup Ready varieties. Instead of spraying once, they applied the herbicide three or four times a season. (see also Seattle Times)
Oregon’s racial history, diversity explored (Mail Tribune)
In 1844, Oregon, not yet a territory, was founded as a “white homeland” that banned slavery and excluded blacks — a tenet that transferred to the state constitution and allowed punishment of African-Americans who refused to leave, said Walidah Imarisha, an adjunct professor of history at Portland State University and Oregon State University.
Mushroom fanatics, on film (Edible Buffalo)
As Oregon State University mycologist and professor Dan Luoma said, “In my experience, the whole Oregon Mushroom Stories project is unique in the way it integrates art, science, food, and social science, bridging urban/rural natural resource perspectives and understanding.”
On the waters by faith (Catholic Sentinel)
“Fishing has always been a feast or famine thing,” says Kaety Hildenbrand, a staffer for Oregon Sea Grant, a research and public outreach project based at Oregon State University’s Newport Extension office.
Bob Hughes, a senior research professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University and a senior scientist with Amnis Opes Institute, has become president of the American Fisheries Society.
A team of researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Corvallis, Ore.-based Sarepta, Inc., found that one type of peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer was able to significantly control two strains ofAcinetobacter in animal laboratory tests. The bacterial group is notorious for causing significant mortality among military personal serving in combat in the Middle East.
Scientists from Oregon State University are flying drones over potato fields to see if thermal sensors can identify ailing plants early enough to save them.
Annual auction benefits Ag in the Classroom project (Gazette-Times)
Second-grader Brooke Glaser turned 8 years old Saturday and hoped that her mom, Kristie, would be the winning bidder on a new purse during the 13th annual Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom auction held that evening at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Volunteers needed for whale watching sites (Lincoln News Guard)
The first of three trainings will take place Saturday, November 30 at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. The training will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Mate, an expert on whales and director of the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute. Volunteers who complete the one-day training can select a whale-watching site where they will be stationed to assist visitors in spotting Gray whales and maintain a count of whales spotted.
Homecoming Week Oct. 21-26: Join the Homecoming tradition all week and be part of Beaver Nation. Games in the MU Quad, Pepsi Pong Tourney, a concert prior to the football game on Saturday and much more! You won’t want to miss the parade and bonfire/pep rally (located behind the Hilton Garden Inn) on Thurs. Oct. 24. www.osualum.com/homecoming
TAC Workshop: Getting to Know Hitachi StarBoards with Kimmy Hescock (TAC). Learn the basics of how the Hitachi Starboard electronic whiteboard system works. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the functionality of the board and introduce ideas of how it might be effectively utilized in the classroom. Monday, Oct. 21, 9-9:50 a.m., Waldo 320B. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbDJrc
Benefits of an Open Access Policy Lecture (recorded): As part of Open Access Week 2013, Redefining Impact, Rich Schneider, professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF and advocate for open access, discusses how an open access policy benefits faculty. Monday Oct. 21, 9 to 10 a.m., Valley Library, Willamette East. Refreshments will be served.
Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Brooke Penaluna, USFS, will speak on “Examining the effects of forest harvest on trout in the context of climate change,” at 10 a.m., Oct. 21, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.
So You Think You Can Interview? Want to feel more prepared? Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview! Miriam Lea from Rentrak will present on Monday, Oct. 21 in the OSU Valley Library: Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.
Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments. Meetings take place at noon Oct 21, Strand 111; Oct 24, Womens Building 210; Oct 31, Kidder 128. The proposed (draft) resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate later in the quarter.
How You Can Use Social Media to Get a Job: Discover how to efficiently use social media to get a job! Karlina Christensen from the Statesman Journal Media will present on Monday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Job Search Strategies: Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs. Loni Hartman from Bridgetown Printing and Jean Rupiper from Fast Enterprises will present on Monday, Oct. 21, 2 to 3 p.m. in OSU Library: Willamette East & West. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Zoology seminar: Jérémie Vidal-Dupiol ,OSU Zoology, postdoc (Weis Lab) will speak on “Coral stress responses to global changes, from transcriptome to epigenome,” Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.
Department of Food Science and Technology fall seminar: J. Antonio Torres, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Risk Assessment Applications to Process Design and Shelf-life Assessment” Oct. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.
Statistics seminar series: Sastry Pantula, Dean of the College of Science, will speak on “ABCs @ NSF” on Oct. 21, 4 p.m., in Owen Hall 102. He will discuss funding and career opportunities at NSF.
NEW! Oregon State University welcomes football Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus to campus on Nov. 1: A Q&A session with the legendary linebacker will be held in the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center at 12:30 p.m. The presentation will be made up entirely of your questions. For more details, or to submit a question visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/butkus. Here, you can also find more details regarding parking and a chance to win a personalized football signed by Dick Butkus. Free and open to the public.
Voter forum: A voter forum sponsored by ASOSU, Faculty Senate and the OSU School of Public Policy will take place on campus Oct. 23, 5 p.m., in the MU Lounge. The forum will focus on two measures that will be on the local ballot in November, Measure 02-86 and Measure 02-87, a local option tax levy and an annexation.
Chili for Scholarships: Join the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine at a Chili Cookoff to raise funds for veterinary student scholarships. A $5 donation gets you a bowl of chili and all the fixin’s plus 3 tickets to taste and vote on a variety of exotic chilis. The festivities take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Magruder Hall lobby.
Lectures and webinars
NEW! Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “How to Identify Bullying.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 23, noon, MU 208.
NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. 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. For more information, visit our website.
NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Richard J. Beamish, Emeritus Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, will speak on “Shifting Pacific salmon production trends in the Strait of Georgia,” Oct. 23, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.
New Measures of Impact for Faculty Lecture (recorded): As part of Open Access Week 2013, Redefining Impact, Jason Priem, a leader in the Altmetrics movement, will explain new ways for faculty to measure the impact of their scholarship. Tuesday Oct. 22, 9 to 10 a.m., Valley Library, Willamette East. Refreshments will be served.
The Key to Better Health is in Your Hands: OSU Extension Service, Linn/Benton Family and Community health class, Oct. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to manage your own chronic disease, whatever it is. What can we do to help our quality of life and what are local resources that can make a positive difference in life. Benton County Extension Service, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Call 541-766-6750 to register.
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. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11-11:50 a.m. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1gbE25i
Negotiating Pay Benefits and Weighing Job Offers: Discover tips on how to negotiate the best job offer! Doug Rice, Talent Acquisition Manager will present Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon in Kidder Hall, Room 202. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Speed Mock Interviews: Sign up on Beaver JobNet (http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events) for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume. This event will take place on Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in MU 206. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.
Wellness Workshop: Refuel-Nutrition Basics for Active People: Learn to eat right to increase productivity and enjoyment of workouts. Get the facts and myths around nutrition and physical activity. Sample healthy recipes. Free to OSU community. Tuesday Oct. 22; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dixon lower classroom. Register at: oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellnessworkshop
Director of Shared Services forum: The Director of Shared Services is responsible for the oversight and guidance of OSU’s Business Centers. Candidates will answer the question,”Given the unique position OSU is in related to changes in our governance (i.e. we will have an independent Board as of July, 2014), what implications and opportunities does that have regarding our balance between risk, compliance and customer service?” followed by 45 minutes for questions and answers. Linda Powell: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2:15-3:15 p.m., MU, JPLC Journey Room.
Horticulture Seminar Series: Jeff Miller, Professor in the Department of Horticulture at OSU will present a seminar on “The Adventures of a Global Horticulturist.” He will speak on Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m., in ALS 4000.
“The Art of Border Crossings: Reflections on the Future Practice of Science,” part of the 2013 Tsoo King Memorial Lectures, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, OSU campus, free and open to the public. Angela Gronenborn, the Rosalind Franklin Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will explore bridging scientific disciplines as part of future progress in the natural sciences. A professional science lecture will be held on campus the next day. More info: http://biochem.science.oregonstate.edu/
A Toast to OSU’s Fermentation Science Program: At the Oct. 24 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Bob McGorrin of the Food Science and Technology Dept. will discuss a new research program in distilled spirits. Triad meets in the Agriculture Science Room at the La Sells Stewart Center, 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, by Oct. 21 to save a seat.
Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Symposium: You’re Invited to CTL’s Fall Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 24, held at the Memorial Union. You can register for anything from a single hour-long session to a full day exploring the symposium’s three tracks: Promoting Learning, Ensuring Rigor, and Supporting Inquiry. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/fall-teaching-symposium
Open Access and Article Metrics Lecture: Dr. Peter Binfield, co-founder and publisher of PeerJ, will speak on Altmetrics in celebration of Open Access Week 2013: Redefining Impact. Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. Friday Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library Rotunda, 2nd Floor. Refreshments provided.
News for Employees
NEW! Cracking the Codes: The recorded version of the OSU public lecture and film screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity with Shakti Butler is available online: http://media.oregonstate.edu/. Please share with your colleagues, friends, and students. It runs approx. 2 hours.
NEW! Become an OSU Search Advocate: There are still spaces available for the next Search Advocate workshop series Oct. 29 and Oct. 31. Register at OSU’s Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php by Oct. 25. Advocates help search committees avoid unconscious, unintentional biases, and enhance validity, diversity, and equity in the search/selection process. The first session provides a case study, research, theory, and legal background, and position development; the second session includes remaining search stages, a panel of search advocates, strategies for advocates to use, and a closing case study. To be eligible to serve as a search advocate, you must complete both sessions. For more information: Anne Gillies email@example.com or 541-737-0865.
NEW! Research proposals: The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking research project proposals from OSU faculty for the 2014 URSA-ENGAGE Program, (formerly called the URISC-START program). It will provide freshman, sophomore and transfer student researchers (in their first year at OSU) under faculty guidance with stipends of up $1,500 for the winter and spring terms of 2014. The Faculty Research Project Proposal Application Deadline is Nov. 1. An application and a page of FAQs are available at the URSA Web page – http://oregonstate.edu/students/research/ Questions can be addressed to Kevin Ahern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office, Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter 2013-14 Solicitation (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: Nov. 18.
Oregon Archives Month at OSU: The 8th annual historic recipe event, the Taste of the ‘Chives, falls on National Food Day! This year we’re celebrating the launch of the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives with beer-infused foods and recipes with brewing ingredients. Cook these unique dishes and join the fun. Find out about all the events on our OAM website http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/archivesmonth.html. Info: Tiah Edmunson-Morton, 541-737-7387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Plan: Oregon State University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Accessible University Advisory Committee and many other groups and offices, spent most of the 2012-2013 academic year studying the state of campus accessibility, in efforts to complete a draft Comprehensive Accessibility Plan for the Built Environment. We hope you will share any and all comments you might have about campus accessibility. The comment period will remain open through Fall Term, ending Dec. 20.
Accessibility Committee: The Accessible University Advisory Committee (AUAC) is building a shared momentum for prioritizing the process of making OSU physically accessible, and through that process has guided the campus in funding millions of dollars’ worth of accessibility improvements over the past few years. Individuals who may be interested in learning more, or joining the committee, should contact email@example.com.
Accessible Parking: Campus Operations directed some significant improvements to accessible parking on campus over the past summer. Accessible parking was added between Waldo and Langton along Jefferson, at Plageman Student Health Center, behind Withycombe, and behind Dryden. Anyone with a disabled parking permit and valid OSU parking permit can park in accessible parking spaces on campus. The parking app website may be useful if you need to find accessible parking.
PFLA invites art submissions: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) and the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is accepting submission/registration to the 2013/2014 show! Share your talent and creativity with the campus for display at the LaSells Stewart Center. The last day for submissions is noon, Nov. 15. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit
Traffic and Maintenance
Fairbanks: Vacuum excavation for a new water line along the sidewalk north of Fairbanks Hall will require an approximate 4-week sidewalk closure. ADA access to Fairbanks Hall will remain open by using the south-accessed (at Jefferson Street) parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks. The two ADA parking spaces and lift for the building will be available for the duration of the sidewalk closure, Oct. 21-Nov. 25.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011435. Closes Oct. 21.
Closes Oct. 21. Director – The Center for Lifelong STEM Learning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director position. Posting #0011233, closes for full consideration on Oct. 21.
Office Specialist 2– The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011449. Closes Oct. 22.
The Health Sciences Business Center (HSBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0011419. Closes Oct. 22.
Tillamook County Extension Office is accepting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This position will be located in Tillamook, Oregon. Posting #0011412. Closes Oct. 25.
Cook 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Cook 2 position. Posting #0011470. Closes Oct. 28.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professorial faculty position. This position will serve Malheur County. This position is 0.75 FTE tenure-track and 0.25 FTE recurring fixed-term funding. To apply, visit Posting #0011413. Posting closes Oct. 30.
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is currently recruiting for a 1.00 FTE fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant, Posting # 0011200. Closes Oct. 31.
Research Coordinator. OSU Zoology Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position PISCO-ODFW Marine Science Integration Researcher for a two-year project. This is a new position that will serve as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Posting #0011408. For full consideration: apply by Oct. 31.
Information Technology Manager – The Office of Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0011421. Closes Oct 31.
Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011476. Full consideration date, Nov. 1; Closes Nov. 6.
OSU Extended Campus is seeking a Project Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011474. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Benton, Lane and Linn Counties, with primary responsibility for community horticulture. The primary work station will be either Benton or Linn County Extension office and will be determined in consultation with the West Central Regional Administrator. Posting # 0011448. Closes Nov. 3.
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This position is located in McMinnville. This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Yamhill County with primary responsibility for community horticulture. Posting # 0011447. Closes Nov. 3.
Medical Aide-Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month Medical Aide. Posting #0011485. Closes Nov. 4.
Human Resources Manager– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager position. Posting #0011486. Closes Nov. 4.
The College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES). The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position. FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics. Posting #0011321. Closes Nov. 15.
Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs
Corvallis: Did you enjoy fall’s colorful display this weekend? There’s more to come today, after a dense fog warning lifts by 11 a.m. Today’s high will be 67 with a low of 40.
Central Oregon: Sunny and warm today with a high of 69 and a low tonight of 45. More of the same tomorrow.
Newport: Widespread low fog this morning followed by clouds, and afternoon sunshine. High of 65, low of 46.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/