OSU Today

Friday, April 18, 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.

OSU houses Oregon Hops & Brewing archive (Think Out Loud)

Last year, Oregon State University (OSU) launched the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive — the first archive in the country to document the history of beer. The project ranges from the early experiments with hops in theWillamette Valley, to Portland’s raucous taverns and saloons in the pre-prohibition era, to the effect of temperance on the state’s breweries, to the rise of craft beer over recent decades. (see also Jefferson Public Radio)

Ruptured gas line at OSU leads to evacuation of Gill (Gazette-Times)

A third-party contractor for Oregon State University hit an underground pressurized natural gas line outside of Gill Coliseum on Thursday around 11:15 a.m., causing a couple dozen athletes and staff to evacuate the facility, and the fire department to cut power to Gill and nearby buildings until the leak could be contained.

Lubchenco, former NOAA head, returns to OSU (Democrat-Herald)

Former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State University with a new role — adviser to the university on marine studies issues. (see also Daily Astorian, Daily Reporter)

Daily Planet (Discovery Canada)

OSU’s Chris Goldfinger talks about the missing Malaysian plane. (see also this piece featuring Kipp Shearman)

Central Oregon farmers seek to grow for beer (Bend Bulletin)

After working for two years with Pat Hayes, professor of barley breeding and products at Oregon State University, Klann malted a couple of trial batches, all the while building a malting facility on his estate to convert raw barley to malted grain for brewing. “There’s a lot of skepticism already because barley only really exists on a large scale,” Klann said. “Nobody has really done it like this yet.”

Philomath High School shows off forestry studies (Gazette-Times)

Starker Forests Inc., Miller Timber, the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University partnered with the school to offer activities such as wildland firefighting technique and equipment presentations and a demonstration of mechanized timber processing equipment.

Columbia Power wave power (Oregonian)

Consider the contrast between Ocean Power’s approach and that of Columbia Power, a quieter wave-energy firm with headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., and a development team affiliated with Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Fertilizer runoff and deadzones cost the US billions (Digital Journal)

Recently many countries, including the United States and Japan, have reached a state of diminishing returns regarding the use of artificial fertilizers, according to recent research done by Oregon State University.

Water Bureau: Mt. Tabor reservoir will be emptied despite clean tests, minimal health risks, national derision (Oregonian)

“From a public health protection standpoint, it’s not necessary to get rid of the water,” said Anna Harding, co-director of the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University. “The urine, which has very few microorganisms to begin with, would be very, very, very, very diluted.”

Sunlight used to make cutting-edge solar materials (Sourceable)

A breakthrough technology developed by engineers at Oregon State University makes use of sunlight itself to expedite the manufacture of ultra-thin solar materials.

The mite saga ends at McKay Elementary; scientists rule the mite might bite (Oregonian)

It’s official, sort of, Oregon State University scientists believe the mites found at McKay Elementary have the potential to bite humans, but the results are not conclusive.

A milestone for Bend High principal (Bend Bulletin)

All it took was an auditorium full of students, fellow administrators, a few family members and Oregon State University mascot Benny Beaver to bring Bend High Principal H.D. Weddel to tears.

Oregon ‘Teacher of the Year’ to speak Friday at OSU (Gazette-Times)

Brett Bigham, the first special education teacher to be named Teacher of the Year in Oregon for 2014, will speak on “The Path to Advocacy” at 10:30 a.m. Friday in room 202, Furman Hall, at Oregon State University.

Next generation e-textbook debuted (BaoMoi)

Notably, it is integrated with the Vietnamese version of the “Shaping the way we teach English” programme of the US’s Oregon State University for educators, a teacher training programme, and English lessons compiled by the University of Languages and Foreign Studies under the Vietnam National University in Hanoi.


Student Affairs Director of Communications and Marketing: Division of Student Affairs Director of Communications & Marketing candidate open forums are scheduled for April 18, 21 and 23.  Schedules, profile and accommodation requests related to ability information is available at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/candidate-interviews-communications-marketing-director.

Education special seminar: Brett Bigham, the first Special Education teacher in Oregon to be named Teacher of the Year, will speak on “The Path to Advocacy,” Friday, April 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 202 Furman Hall.

So You Think You Can Interview?    Want to feel more prepared?  Learn how to polish your interviewing skills and ace your interview!  Doug Rice from EAN Holdings will present on Friday, April 18 in the OSU Valley Library:  Willamette East & West from 11 a.m. to noon.  Sponsored by Oregon State University Career Services.

Music à la Carte: The OSU Clarinet Mafia and Double Reed ensembles will perform on Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m. in the MU lounge. Admission is free. Bring your lunch and come enjoy a varied program from two of OSU’s chamber music ensembles.

Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 18, noon to 1 p.m., Furman 303. Attend this brown bag movie and discussion of a climate change movie that blends the reporting of climate science and calls for political action. The video is a production of 350.org and narrated by Bill McKibben. 43 minutes. Sponsored by OSUDivest.

Rescheduled:  Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Screen Time and Your Child’s Brain Development.” This event has been rescheduled for Friday, April 18, noon, MU 208. 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.

The Clinic as Biological Warfare: Bringing together contemporary work in feminist disability studies and Foucault scholarship, Philosophy professor Stephanie Jenkins will argue that the medical model of disability is a biopolitical tactic.  Using Foucault’s writings about race, biopower, and abnormality, this ‘lunch bunch’ presentation will show that the “birth of the clinic” transforms the violence of “race wars” into the apparent humanitarian aims of medicine. April 18, noon, Milam Hall 301.

Department of Applied Economics BrownBag Seminar: Assistant Professor Yong Chen gives a talk entitled Natural Disasters and Their Impacts on County Income. Friday, April 18, noon to 1 p.m. Ballard Extension Hall Room 104.

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 April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. in OSU Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Meat lab: 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.

Job Search Strategies:  Increase your confidence and effectiveness by learning productive strategies to search for internships and jobs.  The Job Search Strategies presentation will be held on Friday, April 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., in OSU Library:  Willamette East & West.  Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Disability Studies @ OSU: All OSU community members are invited to join in conversation about the emerging DS curriculum. We will also be discussing the first sections (pp. 1-76) of Exile and Pride by Eli Clare (available at the OSU bookstore). Please note the new location: Milam 306. The bi-weekly time slot remains the same: Friday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

TAC Webinar: Beyond the Basics with Blackboard, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  This session covers several useful features in Blackboard that instructors may not know about, or would like more details on. We’ll review Adaptive release; Mark as reviewed; Performance dashboards; Notifications; Course reports; Grade reports; Sharing content with other instructors, Adding and formatting images, and some assorted productivity tips.  April 18, 2-2:50 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1h1ey7j.

School of Psychological Science Spring Colloquium Series: Misha Kleronomos will speak on “Dual lifespan trauma in the promotion of fibromyalgia syndrome,” April 18, 4-5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Book reading: Linda Hogan, a Chickasaw novelist, essayist, and environmentalist, will read from her work Friday, April 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. A reception and book signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.


Discount Drawing at the OSUsed Store: Come by our monthly Saturday public sale 9 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th St and draw from the egg basket for a chance to get 25, 50 or 75% off one item! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on online.

Between the Cracks: Spacial Shifting. Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue. OSU art and music faculty and students perform new works for electronic and acoustic instruments. Featuring: Shawn Trail, percussion; Daren Keck, vocal synthesizer; Jade Hails, percussion; Lori Goldston, cello; Dana Reason, composer; Justin Sandoval, composer; Allison Johnson, composer; Bob Brudvig, percussion; Shelley Jordon, video; Mike Gamble, guitar; Clare Hogan, percussion; Wade Rasmussen, percussion. Admission: $15 at the door, $10 for Arts Center Members. Free for college students with ID.


Khmer Night: hosted by Cambodian Students Association sponsored by SEAC, MU Ballroom April 20, doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. Enjoy traditional, modern, and hip hop dances, song, student skit, and dinner. Free tickets available in SEAC. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: svayte@onid.orst.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Health Professions Fair:  The Health Professions Fair connects students with admissions representatives from over 60 health professions schools in Oregon and across the country.  This free event will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MU Ballroom.  Students from all majors, first-years through seniors, are welcome.  For more information, visit the event website.

NEW! Speciesism – The Movie: Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. “Speciesism: The Movie” sets out to investigate, but that is only the beginning. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion with philosophy professor Stephanie Jenkins, Corvallis animal activist Nettie Schwager, and Amy Whitfield, president of Vegans and Vegetarians at OSU. April 22, 7 p.m., Milam Auditorium. Everyone who attends gets a free raffle ticket and the chance to win prizes.

Move It Mondays:  A group walk takes place every Monday during the academic year (excluding holidays), rain or shine! We meet at noon near the east entrance of Student Health Services (Plageman Building) and walk for 45 minutes on various routes near campus. On April 21 our guest will be Megan Brothers, the SSI Transportation Project Coordinator. We will be touring campus sustainable buildings and doing an optional campus clean up.

Native Plant Sale – Tuesday, April 22 in the MU Quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.mCome early for best selections. The CAS sponsored student organization OSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter will be holding its annual Native Plant Sale as a fundraiser for Avivara http://www.avivara.org/ non-profit organization working to improve the quality of, and access to, education in Guatemala. Great prices on a variety of NW native plants donated by local SevenOaks Native Nursery available at the Earth Day Community Fair OSU MANRRS Chapter booth.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar:  Richard Corley, Systems Toxicology & Exposure Science, PNNL, will be presenting a seminar – “Every Breath You Take: Exposure Science and the Virtual Respiratory System”- at 2 p.m, April 22, in ALS 4001.

NEW! Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees’ Executive and Audit Committee will meet Tuesday, April 22, 3- 4 p.m., in the President’s Conference Room, 650 Kerr. The only agenda item is consideration of proposed refinements to the legislative capital funding request for the 2015-17 Biennium resulting from input from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Dean of Veterinary Medicine candidates: The three finalists for the Dean position: will host campus forums in the next two weeks. They include Don Reynolds, Professor & Dean of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island; April 21, 11 a.m. to noon, Magruder 102. The forums will also be recorded and posted to the web for viewing by those who are not able to attend.

Food Science and Technology Seminar: Tom Shellhammer, OSU Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Challenging Brewing Dogma Regarding Hop Flavor in Beer” , Monday, April 21,  3:30-4:30 p.m.,  Wiegand 132.

Lecture and Micro Maker Faire.  MAKE magazine editor and OSU alum Travis Good to talk on inventing, hacking, and fabricating on the DIY campus. Followed by a micro maker faire of 13 OSU and Corvallis groups. Monday, April 21, 5 to 7 p.m. LaSells Stewart. Free and open to all. For more information (541)760-8015 or create@oregonstate.edu.

The Corvallis Economic Development Commission: The EDC is holding a special meeting on campus. Jim Coonan, an entrepreneur and angel investor, and the new President and Executive Director of RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network) will be presenting an overview and update of RAIN. Also, Mark Lieberman and John Turner, co-directors of the OSU Advantage Accelerator will be providing an update of their progress in moving technology concepts into business startups in Corvallis. Monday, April 21 from 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m in the ILLC bldg., room 155.

Linus Pauling Legacy Award: Zia Mian, a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, will receive the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award, sponsored by the OSU Libraries and Press. Mian will deliver a free public lecture at the Oregon History Society in Portland, on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 pm.  For more information, please contact the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at 541-737-2075 or scarc@oregonstate.edu.

Speed Mock Interviews:  Sign up on Beaver JobNet 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 Tuesday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Union, Room: 206. Sponsored by OSU Career Services.

Gatekeeper Training: Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students. This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. April 24, 2-4 p.m., MU Journey Room. Presented by Jim Gouveia, LCSW with CAPS. Registration required: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/features/gatekeeper-training. Additional workshop available on May 16.

Two-Part Search Advocate Workshop Series at OSU-Cascades: Advocates help search committees avoid unconscious, unintentional biases, and enhance validity, diversity, and equity in the search/selection process.  April 25 and May 2, in Bend. To be eligible to serve as a search advocate, you must complete both sessions. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in these interactive workshops. For more information:  http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=7

Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture: The Tenth Annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture will take place on Friday, May 9, 4 p.m. in 112 Kearny Hall and will feature President Edward Ray. His lecture is entitled, “The Role of Governance, State Funding and Accountability in Reaching the 40-40-20 Goal.” He has been a strong advocate for increased state funding and accountability in reaching Oregon’s ambitious 40-40-20 goal by 2025. For more information and to see past lecturers, visit: http://education.oregonstate.edu/carpenter-lecture.

News for Employees

NEW! NSF EarthScope National Office (ESNO) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF EarthScope National Office (ESNO) program. This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a community-based EarthScope National Office. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-esno. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline July 28.

NEW! NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) Letters of Intent: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program. The IRNC program supports high performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community.   Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-irnc. Information: Mary Phillips mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline May 7.

Call for entries: “A View from Rose Colored Glasses.” This All About Paper Show will be installed to compliment the “Simply RED Fiber Art Show.” All work must be primarily made with or on paper, including layers of paper, printing, painting or drawing on paper, sculpted paper, and paper adhered together. $20 per person for submission. 3 pieces per artist maximum – digital submission.  Pieces must be less than 4’wide/ 50 lbs. All work must be matted, framed and/or ready to hang. A limited amount of free standing work will be accepted. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., April 18. Click here to apply.

The SHPR Digest, W14: On television, on the radio, and around the world, faculty and students across the School of History, Philosophy and Religion have had an unprecedented Winter quarter including international honors, new museum exhibits, multiple new books and publications, and more! Read our latest news, including our upcoming events schedule, in the SHPR Digest.

Faculty Straw Poll Related to Veterans Day: Academic, research and professional faculty are invited to participate in a straw poll related to a potential Veterans Day closure as a way to recognize veterans and starting fall term early. A brief background of the issue is available at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/VetDayPollV3.pdf and the straw poll, which will take one minute to complete, can be accessed at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6m2lGhnAvRnYbGJ; there is also a comments box if you wish to share your thoughts.


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

Systems Development Engineer – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Consultant-BSG Development Engineer.  Posting #0012160.  Closes April 19.

Accountant 1 – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012205. Closes April 21.

Experiential Learning Coordinator: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Posting #0012166. For full consideration, apply by April 21.

Health Educator-Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator –Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month,  Health Educator position. Posting #0012155. Closes April 21.

Fiscal Coordinator 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Fiscal Coordinator 1.  Posting #0012058.  Closes April 22.

Office Specialist 2-Copyright Specialist:  Printing and Mailing has an opening for one part-time, .50 FTE, Copyright Specialist position.  Posting #0012228 Closes April 23.

Office Specialist 2 – College of Forestry:  The Department of Wood Science & Engineering has a 1.0 FTE position available in the administrative office.  If interested, apply to Posting #0012270 by April 27.

Development Engineer – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Development Engineer position. Posting #0012274. Closes April 27.

Medical Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2)  full-time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012237. Closes April 27.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistants, Student Health Services is hiring two (2) full time, nine-month positions.  Posting #0012232. Closes April 28.

Administrative Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)–Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Administrative Manager position. Posting #0012198. Closes April 30.

OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Director of Alumni Career Services. Position description and application information at: www.osualum.com/jobs  Apply by April 30.

Employee and Labor Relations Manager – Office of Human Resources (OHR) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Posting #0012199. Closes April 30.

Education Project Assistant – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time, (.30 FTE), EPA position located in Newport.  Posting # 0012252. Closes April 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator – Klamath County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Klamath Falls.  Posting # 0012269. Closes April 30.

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecohydrology. Posting #0012123. Closes May 1.

Education Program Assistant 2  – Wasco County Extension office invites applications for a full-time, (1.00 FTE), EPA 2 position located in The Dalles.  Posting # 0012265. Closes May 2.

Research Associate (Post Doc) – The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) invites applications for 1-2 part/full-time (0.50 – 1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position(s). Posting #0012083. Closes May 3.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Economics. Posting #0012071. Closes May 4.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) in Forest Management. Posting #0012069. Closes May 4.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0012184.  Closes May 9.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting #0012243. Closes May 11.

Health Educator– Student Health Services invites applications for a full time, 12 month Health Educator-Coordinator position.  Posting #0012256. Closes May 13.

Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition–Disability Access Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Manager of Intake, Retention, & Transition position. Posting #0012251. Closes May 13.

Program Technician 2 – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Program Technician 2 position. Posting #0012008. For full consideration, apply by April 30. Closes May 15.

Traffic and maintenance

Valley Library elevators: The elevator shop will be performing state required full load elevator safety testing Saturday, April 19.  This will require testing the brakes, and car safeties by loading the cars with test weights, and making sure the brakes, and safeties hold a full rated load.  Crews will only take one car out of service at a time, this should limit disruption to the building patrons.

Washington Way closure: The Washington Way closure will be extended west to 26th Street, April 15-29.  For this time period, access to Washington Way from Benton Place, the adjacent parking lot, and 17th Street will be restricted.  Additional information at Campus Closure, Shutdown, and Detour Notices. Local access to the NROTC and Dixon Drive will be available from 26th Street. The parking lot and parallel parking along Benton Place will remain open, with only minor parking closures to accommodate turnarounds at Washington Way.

Washington Way Closed Through August 2014: Starting Monday, March 31: Washington Way between 15th and Benton Place will be turned over to the City for the road construction portion of the Washington Way Realignment Project.  Construction is expected to continue through August, and aside from brief openings for special situations, the City has decided to keep this section of Washington Way closed.

Monroe Weniger lot: Due to a staging area for the Weniger/Gilbert Hallway Ceiling replacement project, five spaces on the east side of the Monroe Weniger lot will be closed through May 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sidewalk closure: Due to the installation of new water and power lines, the south sidewalk of Strand Ag will be closed from March 24 – Oct. 17 to accommodate for site work.


Corvallis: No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.”  ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Partly sunny today, high of 65, low of 39. Rain Saturday, partly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 63, low of 33. Mostly sunny throughout the weekend.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 57, low of 44. Rain Saturday, partly sunny Sunday.

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

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