OSU Today

Friday, Jan. 24, 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.

New species of river dolphin discovered in Brazil (Science World Report)

“It’s exciting evidence for a previously unrecognised species within the ancient lineage of Amazon river dolphins,” said Scott Baker of Oregon State University in Newport, via NewScientist.com. “Yet it’s already rare, and its habitat is now fragmented by dams.” (see also International Business Times)

How to make men more lovable (The Economist)

But many foodies have noticed that the mild climate of Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces a wide variety of delectable fungi: Jim Trappe of Oregon State University estimates that the state has 500 species.

24 best places to live and work (Sunset Magazine)

Corvallis: Portland is 90 minutes north, the coast an hour west, and wine country is all around. But you may find it hard to leave town. The historic downtown is handsome, and Oregon State University brings both sports and culture.

Oregon faces a continued dry spell (Think Out Loud OPB)

OSU’s Kathie Dello is one of the guests.

Study: More benefits emerging for DHA (Nutrition Horizon)

The research, done by scientists at Oregon State University and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use “metabolomics,” an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver. It also explored the challenges this organ faces from the “Western diet” that increasingly is linked to liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure.(see also Science Daily)

Maximizing mobility with minimum energy (Medical Design Briefs)

Studying how primitive man learned to walk upright, say researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, could lead to improved prosthetic lower limbs. Their findings outline a specific interaction between the ankle, knee, muscles, and tendons that improve understanding of how a leg moves forward to maximize motion with minimal energy.

Control of the lionfish (Environmental News Network)

A recent Oregon State University study shows that controlling the invasive lionfish in the western Atlantic Ocean is likely to allow for recovery of native fish. The lionfish is estimated to have wiped out 95% of native fish in some Atlantic locations. This Atlantic invasion is believed to have begun in the 1980s and now covers an area larger than the United States. (see also Science World Report)

UHC Eminent Professors for 2014 named (LIFE@OSU)

The University Honors College has named Henri Jansen and Janet Lee UHC Eminent Professors for 2014.

Olympian to run for state legislature (Idaho Mountain Express)

Dick Fosbury won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, using an innovative technique that was dubbed “the Fosbury Flop.”  He won the gold medal while studying as a junior at Oregon State University.


Cheese sale: Beaver Classic Cheese Sales today and every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Withycombe 159

Mental Health at OSU: CAPS invites you to a presentation of the OSU Healthy Minds Study results. Learn about the mental health status and needs of OSU students at this open forum. Presented by Sandi Cleveland, MPH. Sponsored by CAPS on behalf of the OSU Mental Health Initiative. Friday, Jan. 24, noon to 1 p.m., 202 Kidder. It will be live streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/

Meat center: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m..  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

Psychology colloquium: “The Interplay Between Interpersonal Communication and Health,” Jan. 24, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge. Colin Hesse of OSU will present the second installment of the Winter 2014 School of Psychological Science Colloquium. For more information on the colloquium series, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science

Student Art Open House:  The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support is hosting a Student Art Open House on Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m.  Please join us in celebrating the artistic achievements of OSU students.  Refreshments provided. For more details, visit http://success.oregonstate.edu/BRC_Programming.

Corvallis Swing and Blues Weekend: OSU Swing Club and Blues at OSU are joining up with Corvallis Swing Dance Society to bring a weekend of live music and dancing to Corvallis.  The festivities kick off on Friday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 p.m. in the Women’s Building room 116.  $12 for Friday evening’s dance includes live music with Walker T. Ryan.  For more information and full weekend schedule visit swingandblues.org


LUNAFEST: The 13th annual national touring film festival LUNAFEST will come to Corvallis Jan. 25, 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Emily Ho, director of the Moore Family Center at OSU, will be the guest speaker. The fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Women’s Cancer Coalition Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. $15, $12 students and seniors. Available to purchase at http://www.lunafest.org/corvallis0125. With an Oregon Trail Card $5, available at door only.


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/

Mark McCambridge memorial: A celebration of Mark McCambridge’s life will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Oregon State CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom, 725 S.W. 26th St. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Benton County Hospice Services, 2350 N.W. Professional Dr., Corvallis, OR, 97330.

Upcoming events

NEW! ISOSU Coffee Hour: Monday, Jan. 27, Feb.10, Feb. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the International Resource Center. Come enjoy some international food while mingling with OSU students.

Kathy Howell retirement:  The College of Forestry will be hosting a retirement celebration for Kathy Howell, Monday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Peavy/Richardson Hall 2nd Floor Knuckle.  Please join us to wish Kathy all the best, and recognize her 18 years of invaluable contributions to the College and University community.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Is There a Need for a New, an Ecological, Justice?: Environmental Philosophy candidate Robert Melchor Figueroa will discuss the differences and synergies between environmental and ecological justice theories. Monday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. in Milam 319.

NEW! Plant Science Seminar Series: Jeff Hatten, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University, will speak on “Long-term Soil Productivity of Managed Forests: Mechanisms of Apparent Resilience After Intensive Biomass Removal.” Jan. 27, 4 p.m., in ALS 4000.

NEW! Forest Ecosystems & Society Seminar: Steven Strauss, a candidate for the Department Head of Forest Ecosystems & Society, will give a seminar on Jan. 28, 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.

NEW! Seminar: Keith Nelson of MIT will be presenting a seminar entitled “High-Field Terahertz Pulse Generation and Nonlinear THz Spectroscopy of Molecules and Materials” on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in LPSC 402.

NEW! Citation Manager (EndNote, Mendeley) Workshops at the Valley Library: The OSU Libraries Graduate and Faculty Workshop series continues with sessions on Basic/Advanced EndNote (Jan. 29) and Mendeley (Jan. 30), both useful citation manager tools. Register to save your seat and check out the full slate of offerings this term by visiting: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops

Statistics seminar: Xiangrong Yin of the University of Georgia will speak on “Sufficient dimension reduction via distance covariance,” Jan. 27, 4 p.m. Owen 106.

Caring for Aging Skin: A class on caring for aging skill will be held Jan. 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., OSU Extension Service, Benton County Meeting Room, Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Please call OSU Extension Service of Benton County to register 541-766-6750 or email andrea.watson@oregonstate.edu

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Scan & Deliver Service Interruption on Jan. 28:  Due to an important server migration, this library service will be unavailable starting at 8 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday.  Log-in will be disabled, request forms will be down, library staff will not be processing requests, have access to check accounts or request statuses.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

NEW! Library Undergraduate Research Award: 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 submission is Jan. 31.

OSU climate survey: You are requested to participate in Oregon State University’s first annual climate survey:

http://osuvalleylibrary.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0PACXTUyuqjeI5L   It should only take about 10 minutes and will  gather ongoing, longitudinal information about the workplace climate for OSU employees both in Corvallis and across the state.  The survey will provide a baseline to use for future surveys to assess progress in maintaining respectful work environments that promote success for all, and to help determine where to focus our efforts.   The information will be anonymous and all results will be reported in aggregate numbers. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will share the results with the community and will facilitate improvement efforts.  For more information contact Roni Sue at 541-737-0868.

Professional development opportunity: “Money is not enough: Creative rewards for employees” by Glen Fahs of the Cascade Employers Association. The presentation and buffet lunch, sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) will take place on Feb. 3, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Ag Leaders room, $20 for PFLA members and $40 for non-members. Register by Jan. 29 at http://bit.ly/JZ2Ktf. For more information, contact Emily.Lafon@oregonstate.edu.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships Applications are now available: Please direct interested CLA students to http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/scholarships. The application deadline Friday, March 21, 5 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to write letters or recommendations for students. Questions about scholarships can be emailed to liberalarts@oregonstate.edu

ARTMARKS 2014: OSU Craft Center Instructors “Crafting a Community”  An art exhibit Featuring: Ceramics, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, Fine Woodworking, Fiber Arts, Metal Work & Mixed Media at the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery through Jan. 30.  Gallery info:muart Craft Center info: craftcenter 541-737-2937

Marine Science camp: The six day 4-H Marine Science Camp will take place on the OSU campus for one day and one night and in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center for four days and nights. It takes place Aug. 3-8. Oregon resident students currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 and who have an interest in science, technology and mathematics are eligible. For more information: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/marine-ambassador-camp-2014-application

General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2014: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the GRF Spring 2014 solicitation. The intent of the GRF program is to enable faculty to carry out scholarly, creative work that should lead to the pursuit of other funding sources, or promote the development of scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for submission: Feb. 3.


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

The College of Agricultural Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Regulatory and Safety Compliance Officer position (Internal to OSU Employees Only). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0011816. Closes Jan. 24.

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 for Assessment 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.

Administrative Program Specialist- Referral Coordinator – OSU Student Health Services invites applications for a 12 month full time Referral Coordinator. Posting # 0011861 .  Closes Feb. 3.

Education Program Assistant 1 –  Baker County Extension office invites applications for a part-time, (0.35 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Baker City. Posting # 0011857. Closes Feb. 3.

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.

Senior Projects Manger – Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Senior Projects Manager position. Posting #0011870. Closes Feb. 4.

Accountant 2 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Accountant 2 position. Posting #0011886.  Full consideration date is Feb. 6. Closes Feb. 13.

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.

Accountant 1-Business Affairs/Payroll-Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting # 0011876. Closes Feb.10.

Community Outreach Director – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Community Outreach Director position. Posting #0011888. Closes Feb. 12.

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. Closes Feb. 14.

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian– Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track position. Posting #0011855. Closes Feb. 21.

Department Head – The Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as head of the department.  Posting #0011837.  Full consideration date is Feb. 28 and closing date is March 14.

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.

Three Summer Positions Open:  4-H Camp Skills Instructors. Teaching at Oregon 4-H Center near Salem. Wage, room and board provided. Job description and application at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/4h-camping

Traffic and maintenance

Jefferson Street closure: Due to construction on the Student Experience Center project, Jefferson Street between Waldo and 26th Street will be closed Jan. 24, 3 to 6 p.m. All sidewalks will remain open.

Weigand Hall: Due to an electrical panel upgrade rooms 123 – 130 & 233 – 244 located on the first and second floors of Weigand Hall will temporarily be without power, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25.


Corvallis: “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo. It may be our last sunny day for awhile so get out and enjoy it. Sunny today with a high of 53 and a low of 31. Fog and clouds return tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of freezing drizzle before 10 a.m. today. Gradual clearing, with a high of 36 and a low of 24. Sunny throughout the weekend.

Newport: Sunny today and throughout the weekend. High of 54, low of 43.

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

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