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Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

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 OSU Student Success Center will be renamed to honor First Lady Beth Ray (LIFE@OSU)

When the OSU community first heard that First Lady Beth Ray had been diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer, the immediate reaction was one of support and love. Beth was especially touched when a card arrived, signed by the entire OSU football team. (see also Albany Tribune)

Popular NFL-backed Heads Up tackling method questioned by former players (ESPN)

“The reality is you can’t put this in the hands of the NFL to govern,” said Michael Oriard, a former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Oregon State University who recently wrote a cultural history on the role of the head in football. “Even with the best possible intentions, the corporate NFL has its needs and interests.

Meat-eaters versus carnivores: Is your diet killing wolves? (Christian Science Monitor)

“Globally, we are losing our large carnivores,” says William Ripple, an Oregon State University ecologist who was the paper’s lead author. (see also LA Times,  UPI, Smithsonian)

MLK events begin Monday at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration begins Monday with the theme “Uniting Our Powerful Voices.” Events continue through Jan. 24.

OSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Gable notes importance of shared governance (Gazette-Times)

Kevin Gable has been a chemistry professor at Oregon State University since 1988. He was chairman of the Chemistry Department from 2006-11, and he just finished a year as president of the OSU Faculty Senate. But he doesn’t really count himself a political animal.

Oldest evidence of sex in flower plants (BBC News)

“The main aspect of this discovery is that it presents a new look at the biodiversity of early flowering plants and the evidence of reproduction is interesting,” co-author Prof George Poinar, from Oregon State University (OSU), told the BBC Tamil Service.

What is an Open Oregon Campus and what can it do? (The Dalles Chronicle)

Open Campus is a new idea that is built upon the rich history of a program that you are probably familiar with: OSU Extension. Like Extension, the goal of Open Campus is to bring educational opportunities to people in all parts of our great state—not just those who can attend classes in Corvallis.

Young (almost) Americans (Gazette-Times)

Jessica, 21, a 2010 Crescent Valley grad, is a junior studying finance at OSU. Both hope jobs lead to H-1B visas, an important step on the path to permanent residency and citizenship.

Take care in how you vaccinate cattle, veterinarian says (Capital Press)

Cattle producers should work with a veterinarian, extension agent or a knowledgeable source in establishing a vaccination program to help maintain a healthy herd, an Oregon State University Extension veterinarian suggests.

Snow-delayed OSU play set for Jan. 17-18 (Gazette-Times)

After an opening night performance Dec. 5, the Oregon State University Theatre had to postpone its production of “The King of Spain’s Daughter” because of a major snowstorm that blanketed the area.

National Academy of Kinesiology honors resident (Ahwatuki Foothill News, Arizona)

The Hetherington Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy. Introductory comments by Dr. Brad Cardinal of Oregon State credited Corbin for being a founding pioneer in the fitness education movement in the U.S., for his research and contributions to youth fitness, and for his worldwide influence on kinesiology and physical education.


MLK Celebration Kick Off in the Quad: Come kick off our annual celebration in the MU Quad with music and refreshments. Get information on events, promotional items, and more! This event will be on Monday, Jan. 13,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternal Council, and Office of Equity and Inclusion.  For more information about the MLK celebration and schedule of events, visit http://oregonstate.edu/oei/mlk

Forest ecosystems and society seminar: Troy Hall, a candidate for the department head of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will present a seminar on Jan. 13, 2 to 3 p.m. in Richardson Hall 107. For interview schedules, live stream video links, and feedback forms: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/fes-dh-interview-schedules. Links will be active at the time of the seminars, and available for viewing following the presentations.

Plant Science Seminar Series: Tom Bruulsema, Northeast Regional Director, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Ontario, Canada, will speak via video connection on “Nutrient Stewardship for Nutrition Security,” Jan. 13, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Candidate “vision seminar”: Mitch Thomashow, Director Candidate for the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiate, will lecture on “Perceiving Global Environmental Change: Environmental Humanities and The Real Work.” Thomashow is founding director of Second Nature, a consortium of university administrators for sustainable campuses. He will speak on Jan. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Union 213.

Statistics seminar series: Gu Mi, Oregon State University, will speak on “Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Model Diagnostics for Negative Binomial Regression of RNA sequencing Data,” Jan. 13, 4 p.m., Owen Hall 106.

The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support:  Join us for the re-dedication of the Student Success Center on Jan. 13.  Reception opens at 4:30 with a program at 5 p.m.  Take a tour of the building, and learn more about how this facility is delivering personal academic assistance to OSU students.

Der Golem: The 1920 German horror film “Der Golem: How He Came into the World” will be shown at the Whiteside Theatre in downtown Corvallis at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Admission is free. The silent film will be accompanied on the piano by Portland musician and composer Beth Karp, who has written her own score for the screening. The event is sponsored by the Oregon State University School of Language, Culture, and Society in the College of Liberal Arts.

Science Pub: Sugat Patel, an Infectious Disease Physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis will discuss trends in HIV/AIDS and how he and his colleagues treat people in the mid-Willamette Valley in a talk titled, “Living with HIV/AIDS:  A Medical Success Story,” Jan. 13, 6 p.m., at the Old World Deli, 341 Second St., Corvallis.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon 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! Reception with Kevin Nadal: 4 p.m., Jan. 17, MU 213 For more information, contact: Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

Jim Day retirement: Enrollment Management will be hosting a retirement celebration for Jim Day, Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hawthorne Suite of Milam Hall.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please join us to wish Jim a long and happy retirement as we celebrate his 18 years of service to Oregon State University.

Corvallis Climate Summit: Corvallis area climate organizations and individuals will gather Jan. 26 to connect, strategize and collaborate during the first-ever Corvallis Climate Summit. The event takes place at 1166 NW Jackson Ave., the First United Methodist Church Community Center building, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Kathleen Dean Moore,  OSU Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. OSU Student Sustainability Initiative Director, Olivia Poblacion, will serve as emcee for the event, which is free and open to the public. More information available at http://350corvallis.org/

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Publishing, IRB, and Data Management Workshops at OSU Libraries: The Winter 2014 OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series kicks off with workshops on Publishing Your Research (Jan. 14), Preparing Your IRB Submission (Jan. 16), and Intro to Data Management (Jan. 16). Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Advisor Coffee Talk: Emily Bowling with the Center for Center for Civic Engagement will be joining us to talk about ways we can help connect the OSU student community with the local community at large. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 10-11 a.m., LPSC 402. There will be time to ask her questions, share your experiences and mingle with your peers. Bring your own coffee or hot water (we will have tea). We will provide snacks.

NEW! WiN PubTalk: Shark Tank with Staff from the OSU Advantage Accelerator. 5 minute pitch. 5 minutes of advice. Live and in-person. Best ideas will automatically be a finalist for acceptance into the Advantage Accelerator. For more information or to apply to pitch visit www.willametteinnovators.com. Pitches will begin on Jan. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corvallis Sports Park. $10 Admission.

NEW! Forest Ecosystems seminar: Henry Gholz, a candidate for the Department Head of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will give a seminar Jan. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Richardson Hall 107. For interview schedules, live stream video links, and feedback forms: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/fes-dh-interview-schedules. Links will be active at the time of the seminars, and available for viewing following the presentations.

NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Jim Lichatowich, Fisheries Biologist, Alder Fork Consulting, Columbia City, will speak on “Salmon Management and Salmon Science at a Crossroads.” Jan. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! Our Powerful Voices in Action Conference: workshops, performance, and dialogue to explore the complexity of identity and tools for creating social change. Free event sponsored by Coalition for Community Dialogue and Project Social Justice. Event schedule and pre-registration on our website. Jan 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in NAL and MU. Information or disability accommodations requests: 541-737-7298, Community.Dialogue@oregonstate.edu Part of OSU MLK Celebration.

NEW! “Why do I have to choose between my Queerness and Person of Colorness?”:  This workshop, featuring Kevin Nadal, will use participatory activities, media and dialogue that draws on participants’ lived experiences to understand the dynamics of microaggressions and liberation for the LGBTQ+ community. Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Native American Longhouse. Register here: http://goo.gl/H89xcA

NEW! Stories of Queer Diaspora: This workshop, led by Kevin Nadal, will feature a few performances by Queer and Trans People of Color, and participants will also learn how to tell their stories through poetry, spoken word, and comedy. Jan. 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Native American Longhouse. Register here: http://goo.gl/H89xcA. Stories of Queer Diaspora Session will be available via live stream.

NEW! Fruit tree pruning workshops with OSU Extension: Ross Penhallegon has 20+ years of orchard management experience. Jan. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lewis Brown Farm in Corvallis and Feb. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grandpa’s Farm Stand in Albany. $20 per class. Please complete and mail registration form or call 541-967-3871.

Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Healthy Eating Habits.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to familyresources@oregonstate.edu. Jan. 14, noon, MU 208.

TAC Webinar: Plagiarism Prevention and SafeAssign at OSU, TAC. Technology Across the Curriculum and the Office of Student Conduct have partnered on a plagiarism prevention training and support initiative for instructors and students. This webinar reviews the resources that are available, and demonstrates how SafeAssign, Blackboard’s plagiarism prevention service, can be used by instructors as one way to help students identify unoriginal content in their writing. Tues. Jan 14. 2:30-3:20 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/19YH337

Voices Behind Global Movements: at this free event, explore social change leadership through interactive workshop and a Reader’s Theater of speeches from justice leaders and activists. Jan. 14, MU Journey Room, 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by: Student Events & Activities, ISOSU, Center for Leadership Development, Center for Civic Engagement. Part of OSU MLK Celebration. Information or disability accommodations requests: alfitriv@onid.orst.edu.

“Sidetracked: Why our decisions get derailed and what we can do to stick to the plan”. Francesca Gino, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School to discuss ethics, judgment, decision-making and other topics covered in her new book Sidetracked. Gino’s studies have been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. Jan. 14 from 7-8:15 p.m. at Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture. Info at business.oregonstate.edu/about/ddls.

Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws and the Sochi Olympics.   This panel discussion will explain and contextualize Russia’s anti-gay laws, explore whether these laws and the 2014 Sochi Olympics warrant a comparison to Nazi Germany and the 1936 games, and open a discussion on the history and implications of anti-gay legislation more broadly. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.,  MU213.

Pacific salmon expert Jim Lichatowich:  Lichatowich will speak about his new book, “Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery (OSU Press). Jan. 15, 7 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda. Historian of science historian Carmel Finley will join Lichatowich for a lively panel discussion.  Audience Q&A. Desserts and refreshments. Books available for purchase and signing.

Climate Club Brownbag Lunch: Braiding Disciplines series is designed to spur conversations about climate change among people of different academic backgrounds.  The first will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at the OSU Native American Longhouse and will feature oceanographer Alan Mix and environmental ethicist Kathleen Dean Moore.  Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, dessert provided.

“Discovering the Scientist Within” workshop at OSU for middle school girls: This free workshop for middle school girls for encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Linus Pauling Science Center.  Pre-registration is required. New this year, parents will have the opportunity to attend parent sessions. For information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/dsw or call 541-737-9424.

News for Employees

NEW! Undergraduate research awards: Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to announce the seventh annual Library Undergraduate Research Award. This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduates who, through comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two $1000 scholarships awarded.  The deadline for your submission is Jan. 31.

NEW! IDEA Drop-In Hours: Interested in studying abroad? Have questions about interning overseas? We encourage students to visit the IDEA Ambassadors in Moreland Hall on Mondays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. These drop-in hours will be held each week– all students with questions regarding education abroad should consider dropping by. For details and contact information visit http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/students

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2014. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Submission Deadline: Feb. 17.

MLK Day of Service, Registration for the 2014 Martin Luther King Day of Service is open! Students, faculty, staff, and partners and children are all invited to participate in one of our 11 projects on Saturday Jan. 18. Morning, mid-day, and afternoon projects are available. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers. Check in will be located in the McAlexander Field House, and transportation to all projects will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Learn more and register: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/mlk-day-service-projects.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Accounting Technician – The College of Veterinary Medicine Finance Services invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month Accounting Technician.  Posting #0011795.  Closes Jan. 14.

Fiscal Coordinator 1– The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0011760, closes on Jan. 14.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Lane County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .75 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0011747. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Lane County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .46 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0011748. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Klamath County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .46 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Klamath Falls. Posting # 0011782. Closes Jan. 15.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Douglas County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .45 FTE, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0011745. Closes Jan. 15.

Manager of Access Services – Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Access Services position. Posting #0011712. Closes Jan. 16.

Education Program Assistant 2 –  Washington County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, limited duration, .75 FTE, Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011807. Closes Jan. 17.

Sponsored Student Programs Manager – International Student Advising and Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Sponsored Student Programs Manager position. Posting #0011735. Closes Jan. 17 (full consideration), Jan. 31.

Assistant Director – The Office of Institutional Research is recruiting for a full-time, 12 month, fixed term Assistant Director of Institutional Research. Requires at least 4 years of experience as a senior analyst in an institutional research office. Posting # 0011576. Closes Jan. 31.

Director of the School of Arts & Communications – College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of the School of Arts & Communications.  Posting #0011676.  For full consideration, apply by Feb. 7.

HR Technician – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, HR Tech position. Posting #0011802. Closes Feb. 23.


Corvallis: What’s the point of an Oregon winter if we can’t complain about the rain? We’ll have to find out this week as showers leave Monday and we’re left with cool, dry days all week. High today of 54, low of 33.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today with a high of 49 and a low of 23. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain today, high of 55, low of 40. Sunny the rest of the week.

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

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