OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 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.

Walking is easy, but not figuring out exactly how we do it (UPI)

Those interactions improve the understanding of a leg moving forward in a way that maximizes motion while using minimal amounts of energy, researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University said. (Science 360News MedicalBio-Medicine)

OSU Peace Breakfast speaker challenges people to follow MLK’s legacy (Gazette-Times)

That was among the key points made by Walidah Imarisha, the keynote speaker Monday morning at Oregon State University’s annual Peace Breakfast honoring the slain civil rights leader. (see also LIFE@OSU)

Family business success: ‘Think like the Waltons’ (Statesman Journal)

To help family businesses coordinate a less painful experience, the Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program recently held a workshop in Salem through its Family Business 360 program at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry.

Reef relief: The Discovery Files (NSF)

A study by Oregon State University researchers to test the impact of nutrient loading on coral reefs has confirmed that this type of pollution from sewage and agricultural practices can lead to coral disease and bleaching.

Many large predators on the brink of extinction (Living Green Magazine)

“Globally, we are losing our large carnivores,” said lead author William Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University. “Many of these animals are at risk of extinction, either locally or globally. And, ironically, they are vanishing just as we are learning about their important ecological effects.”

Selenium critical to pet goats, horses and other livestock, says OSU veterinarian (Oregonian)

After treating a four-year-old pet Boer goat last week for severe selenium deficiency, veterinarians at Oregon State University’s teaching hospital want to remind pet owners of the mineral’s importance.

OSU honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a day of service (Gazette-Times)

The volunteers who worked at the Westside Community Garden during Oregon State University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service did as much work as the garden’s regular volunteers could do in two months in a bit more than two hours.

Reaching for the sky: Study shows most trees grow faster as they age (Gazette-Times)

“We know that larger, older forests store more carbon, but the basic idea is they stop growing,” said Mark Harmon of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, one of three OSU researchers listed as co-authors on the paper published Wednesday in Nature’s online edition. (see also Agro Times)

G-T submits revised request for OSU pay data (Gazette-Times)

The Gazette-Times, Oregon State University Daily Barometer and a former OSU student media adviser filed a revised public records request with the university Friday, two days after losing an appeal to the Benton County District Attorney’s Office.

Corvallis climate event scheduled for Jan. 26 (Gazette-Times)

Kathleen Dean Moore, acclaimed author, philosopher and poet, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the first Corvallis Climate Summit on Jan. 26.

New sponsor for Heceta Head conference (Siuslaw News)

After conducting annual conferences for the last nine years, the Heceta Head Coastal Conference (HHCC) will transfer sponsorship of the event to the Oregon Sea Grant Program, located at Oregon State University.


Lit Review, Zotero, and Qualtrics Workshops at the Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series continues with sessions on the Literature Review Jan. 21, Intro and Advanced Zotero Jan. 22, and surveying with Qualtrics Jan. 23. Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Student Success Series Workshops: Publishing Your Research: The OSU Postdoctoral Association and the Graduate School is providing a free workshop for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences focused on preparing and submitting work for publication. The workshop will take place Jan. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Joyce Powell Journey Room of the MU. Students must register here.

Open access brown-bag: Brown-bag presentation and dicussion to learn all about Open Access, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, noon in LPSC 402. Michael Boock from OSU Libraries and Press will present. Network with OSU Science Communicators. All welcome!  More information

Oregon Sea Grant Director Open Forums : Two candidates for the position of Oregon Sea Grant Director will give presentations on the topic: “The Role of Sea Grant in the Future and Opportunities for Oregon” followed by questions.  Each presentations will take place at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, in the Library Seminar Room, and will be available online live stream with chat, http://live.oregonstate.edu/  from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, Mark Sytsma and Jan. 22, Shelby Walker.  More info on the Sea Grant website.

Candidate “vision seminar”: Bron Taylor, Director Candidate for the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiate will lecture on “Toward a Terrapolitan Earth Civilization.” Taylor is Professor of Religion and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida, and the author of Deep Green Religion. He will speak on Jan. 21 from 4 to 5 pm in Memorial Union 208.

NEW! 50th Anniversary of MLK Jr’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech: “The Quest for Peace and Justice. ” Join us for a reading of the powerful Nobel Prize lecture by Martin Luther King, Jr in 1964. His words linked racial injustice, poverty and war. The history of OSU peace and justice activism for civil rights will also be on display. Jan 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th Floor, Valley Library.

Upcoming events

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Trent Northen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present a seminar “Metabolic dark matter: mass spectrometry explorations of bacterial metabolism” on Wednesday, Jan 22, 3:30 p.m.in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Sharlene Santana, Assistant Professor, Biology Department and Curator of Mammals, Burke Museum of Natural History, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak on “Ecomorphology and the Evolution of Bat Diversity.” Jan. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Nash 206.

NEW! The Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Peace Lecture: Educator and activist John Hunter will speak on “Seeds of Peace Tomorrow are in the Children of Today,” Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium, OSU campus. Sponsored by: Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, City of Corvallis and OSU.

NEW! Wellness Workshop: Workouts for Small Spaces. Learn a fast effective workout you can do with minimal time, space and equipment. Earn a free resistance band for attending. Free to OSU community. Tuesday Jan. 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. Dixon lower classroom. Register at http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellness-workshop-workouts-small-spaces

NEW! Cayuse Admin User Training:  A targeted, free-form training, appropriate for users with a baseline knowledge of the Cayuse System.  Content is largely directed by attendee questions. Designed for regular users of the system such as Research Administrative Support personnel, Grant Coordinators, etc. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in MU 211

Coaching workshop: Check out the free workshops for employees at all levels of the university, designed and delivered by the Center for Learning and Organizational Development. Coming up Jan. 28, a workshop entitled  “A Simple Coaching Process” outlines an easy-to-follow conversational process that demonstrates an alternative to telling people what to do. For a full listing of workshops and to register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23

Center for Teaching 2014 Winter Symposium: Join your colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning Winter 2014 Teaching Symposium on Jan. 30. Sessions throughout the day will cover a broad variety of topics, including curriculum design, experiential learning, new media, and student motivation, to name just a few. You’re also invited to a hosted luncheon session around this year’s theme, the Pedagogy of Hope. Check in early and enjoy a continental breakfast. Learn more and register at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/2014-winter-teaching-symposium

News for Employees

NEW! Vice Provost Awards for Excellence: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement invites nominations of individuals or teams of individuals who have significantly advanced the mission of outreach and engagement. Award categories include: service, strategic impact, program support, innovation and diversity. Award winners receive $1,000 provided as OSU funds in a services and supplies index and a commemorative plaque. Deadline: Feb. 17. More information: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/vice-provost-awards Questions: contact Jackie Russell at jackie.russell@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1382.

NEW! Book collecting contest: Valley Library and the Himes and Duniway Society are sponsoring a book collecting contest for all full-time students. Collections can be on any topic, and cash prizes will be awarded: 1st prize $1000, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250. For full application details, along with sample entries, please see bit.ly/1hKiXPg or stop by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, 5th floor Valley Library.

NEW!College of Science announces new Associate Dean:  The College of Science named Julie Greenwood as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Greenwood has been an associate professor in Oregon State’s biochemistry and biophysics department since 2000. The associate dean will provide vision, direction and coordination for undergraduate academic and student programs, initiatives and policies. More information.

Students sought for speed friending: INTO OSU and OSU Libraries are hosting a speed friending session Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., Valley Library. Take a study break and make a new friend. Talk to people from around the world. Free pizza. Registration required: http://bit.ly/osuspeedfriending.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Jan. 31 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 2014.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

Clothing donations sought: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for the Career Wardrobe event, Feb. 13 in the MU Ballroom. The annual event helps OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 137 Strand Agriculture Hall (Stag) and Career Services located at B008 Kerr on campus. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.

Recognize your Business Center HR Team: As institutional members of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, you can nominate your Business Center Human Resources Unit, or a specific person within Human Resources, for a Western Region Award.  Not only will it bring recognition for the good work they do, but it could result in a cash award.  Nominations must be made by Jan. 24 at http://www.cupahrregions.org/western/awards.asp.


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

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

Office Specialist 1- Billing – OSU Student Health Services invites applications for a 12 month full time position. Posting # 0011838 .  Closes Jan 24.

Office Specialist 2 – University Relations and Marketing – University Events invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, limited duration, Office Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0011828. Closes Jan 27.

Administrative Program Specialist – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting #0011858. Closes Jan. 28.

The University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Director-UHDS position. Posting # 0011848 . Closes Jan. 29.

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.

Public Info Representative 2 – College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0), 12-month position. Posting #0011826. Closes Feb. 3.

Marketing Manager – The University Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Marketing Manager position. Posting #0011792. Closes Feb. 3.

CPO Outreach Educator – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) CPO Outreach Educator position that will serve the Metro Region. Posting 0011851. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 4. Closes Feb. 14.

Office Specialist 2-  The School of  Public Policy, Economics Program invites applications for a 12 month full time position. Posting # 0011846 .  Closes Feb 7.

4-H Program Outreach Coordinator –  Washington County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 4-H Program Outreach Coordinator position located in Hillsboro. Posting # 0011827. Closes Feb. 7.

Nutritionist/ Health Educator:  Student Health Services is currently seeking applicants for the position of Nutritionist/Health Educator.  This position is 12 month, full time. Posting 0011818. Closes Feb 7.

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.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by March 1.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the South Central Oregon Region (Klamath and Lake Counties). Posting 0011856.  Closes March 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  Oregon State University Extension service invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position that will serve the Central Oregon Region (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Warm Springs), located in Redmond. Posting # 0011824. Closes March 15.


Corvallis: Like a serious case of deja vu, we’re having cold, foggy days all week. High today of 44, low of 34. More of the same tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny and clear today with a high of 45 and a low of 32.

Newport: Increasing clouds and a chance of rain, with a high of 49 and a low of 42.

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

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