Kids with autism are likely to have motor skill deficiencies, finds a new study from Oregon State University. Researchers studied the development and motor skills of 159 children ages 12 months to 33 months, including 110 diagnosed with autism. They found that kids with autism were nearly a year behind their peers in fine motor skills (which can affect the ability to grasp items, like toys or spoons). These children were also six months behind in gross motor skills, including jumping and running. (see also Science Daily, Disability Scoop)
Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters (Yahoo News)
“It’s an exciting idea for us,” said David Noakes, a professor of fisheries at Oregon State University and senior scientist at the research center. “Depending on what the answer is, we might be changing a lot of things about raising hatchery fish and stocking hatchery fish.” (see also Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Modesto Bee)
Nuclear power developers convene at OSU (Gazette-Times)
The three-day technical meeting at Oregon State University, which wraps up today, is not open to the public. But it attracted 20 attendees from around the world, including representatives of private and government-run nuclear power companies from Russia, China, India, South Korea, Jordan, Italy, France and the United States. Two officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Austria, also took part.
Microbe’s diversity is vast, ancient (The Scientist)
“Some of us did not believe that microbes are infinitely diverse,” despite a prevailing assumption, said Steve Giovannoni, who studies bacterioplankton at Oregon State University and who was not involved in the study. “That very high diversity is channeled into patterns, and we’re starting to see what those patterns look like.”
Holocaust survivor to share memories of Anne Frank (Gazette-Times)
A talk by one of Anne Frank’s childhood friends will highlight next week’s 28th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week at Oregon State University.
A new documentary film called “An American Wine Story” will screen three times starting this weekend as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival. Directed by David Baker (of Oregon State University) and made by Three Crows Productions in Oregon, the 74-minute film recounts the stories of a dozen winemakers around the country who took the risk to shed their old lives and devote themselves to wine.
Who is gobbling up the most health care grants? (Portland Business Journal)
The next four biggest award recipients included two more public universities – the University of Oregon and Oregon State University – and two nonprofit research centers – Oregon Research Institute and Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research – which study human behavior and lifestyle and wellness connections, respectively.
Information about the Pacific Northwest’s wide array of wildflowers is just a swipe away with a new mobile app designed in part by botanists at Oregon State University.
Earth Week – Get Outdoors Day: Friday Earth Week events include the Bird Watching Walk at 9-10 a.m. from the M.U. Steps, Carpool/vanpool Information Meeting at noon to 1 p.m. in Kearney 311, Arbor Day Tree Planting at 12:30-1 p.m. between Langton and Waldo Hall and Recess at Avery Park at 2-5 p.m. at Avery Park. Learn more on the Earth Week website.
Take your kids to campus: In conjunction with the national Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day, OSU is hosting Bring Your Kids to Campus Day on April 25. Bring your Kids to Campus Day is way to celebrate family, the importance of education and to highlight the myriad of family-friendly activities on campus. For more information and to register go to: oregonstate.edu/childcare/bring-your-kids-to-campus-day
Earth Day Service Projects, Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26: Registration is now open for all Earth Day Projects! The Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 6 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2014. Five projects will be taking place Saturday, April 26, 2014 and 1 project will take place Friday, April 25, 2014 in the afternoon. Snacks and refreshments (including morning coffee) will be provided. Lunch will be provided for the all-day project. Pre-registration is required. See details and register here at http://oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philosophy of Rowing: Philosophers have been enamored with water from the 5th century pre-socratic Heraclitus who told us that ‘we cannot step into the same river twice.” John Frohnmayer, former chairman of the US National Endowment for the Arts, will explore what philosophy and rowing have to teach us–and each other. April 25, noon, Milam 301.
NEW! Move It Mondays: A group walk that 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. This week our guest will be Eric Alexander, Director of Student Leadership and Involvement. All walking speeds and abilities are welcome.
Carpool/vanpool information meeting: This meeting is targeting OSU staff/faculty and employees of other local organizations who live in the Linn/Polk/Marion County area and commute to Corvallis. We’ll provide information about how commuter carpools and vanpools work, and some current vanpoolers will share their perspective. Noon to 1 p.m. Fri. April 25 at Kearney Hall Room 311 (Civil Engineering Library). Free pizza lunch. RSVP to Nicholas.Snowhill@oregonstate.edu by April 24.
Video screening: “Do the Math,” the video, Friday April 25, 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.
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.
GRAMMY event: Celebrate OSU’s new partnership with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, which will provide students access to the rich musical history and archives of the museum. April 25, 3 p.m., MU Lounge. Event includes a talk by executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, Bob Santelli, President Ed Ray, and a performance by alum Roosevelt Credit and OSU Choirs.
Speech Communication Colloquium: Colin Hesse will present his research, “The Impact of Affectionate Communication on Psychological and Physiological Stress,” on Friday, April 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Gilkey Hall 104.
Alumni Association Spring Awards: Join the OSU Alumni Association at the Spring Awards celebration as we celebrate the dedication and generosity of Rockne Freitas ’68 and Penny Atkins ’79, the 2014 recipients of the E.B. Lemon and Jean & C.H. “Scram” Graham awards. April 25, 6:30 reception, 7 p.m. dinner, CH2M Hill Alumni Center. www.osualum.com/springawards2014
Fiction reading: Fiction writer Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will read at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This event is part of OSU’s 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series.
Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat: As an educator and artist, Claudia Ramirez Islas uses art as a medium to open dialogue about social justice issues that have impacted her life and the lives of many all over the world. The Exploring Social Justice through Art Retreat will provide a space for the OSU community to come together and share how we can advocate for ourselves and others through a social justice lens. April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez. Spaces are limited, RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iB8rcS
Latin Night: tickets sold out, but after 6 p.m. stand-by guests may be seated first come, first served. MU Ballroom April 26, doors open 5 p.m., show starts 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the “World Cup” theme, with live Latin band, dances and dinner. Hosted by Association of Latin American Students, sponsored by SEAC, funded by ISOSU. Accommodations related to disability can be made at: email@example.com
NEW! Play about Armenian genocide: A preview of selected scenes from the play, “Forty,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall. The play, being written by OSU’s Leonora Rianda, is about the Armenian genocide in 1915-16. A discussion of the play and the genocide will follow the performance.
In Quest of Conscience- Staged Reading– Part of the Holocaust Memorial Week of OSU, Charlotte Headrick directs Robert David Macdonald’s adaption of Gitta Sereny’s Into That Darkness which is based on her seventy hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka. Performers include Rick Wallace, Elizabeth Helman, Leonora Rianda, and Michael Beaton. Construction and Engineering Hall at LaSells Stewart Center May 2, 7:30 p.m.; Majestic Theatre, April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Talent show: The 11th Annual The Other Side Talent Show and Silent Auction will be held April 30 at the LaSells Stewart Center across from Reser Stadium. The Talent Show begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. as does the Silent Auction. Suggested donations of $5 for the general public and $2 for OSU students will be accepted at the door with proceeds benefitting the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a yet to be named non-profit organization.
Pet Costume Contest: A pet costume contest will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Pet Day, Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. Great prizes for first, second and third place winners PLUS everyone who enters gets a fun treat. Super hero rabbits, ballerina cats, rock star dogs, they’re all eligible to win (dogs on a leash please). Register online now.
Annual Meeting & Member Social: The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Member Social on Wed., May 7, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., in the OSU Foundation Board Room, 35th & Western. President Ray and OSURA Scholarship winners will highlight the meeting. Members and their guests welcome. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! TAC Webinar: Finding and Using Media: Learning Strategies. Steve Roberts (TAC) and Jon Dorbolo (TAC). Audio, visual and interactive media are widely available and may enhance many educational experiences. In this session Steve and Jon explore the principles of instructional uses of media as well as methods of finding, assessing, and deploying such assets in your courses. Mon. April 28, 3-3:50 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/1i90VUf
NEW! The Holocaust and the Shaping of Israel: Celebrated Israeli historian and journalist Tom Segev will speak about the history of an evolving Israeli identity, with implications not only for Israel but for its allies, for the Middle East, and for the world. April 28, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.
NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Ami Radunskaya will give a talk on Tuesday, April 29 from 9 – 10 a.m. in Kidder 350. This talk will be her vision for Department of Mathematics.
NEW! Beaver Family Connections Lunch and Learn: “Sibilng Rivalry.” Bring your lunch and join a discussion on your child’s development and your family’s healthy and well-being. RSVP to email@example.com. April 29, noon, MU 208.
NEW! Department of Mathematics – Department Head Candidate: Ami Radunskaya will give a talk on her mathematics research on Tuesday, April 29 from 2 – 3 p.m. in Kidder 350. The title of her talk is “DDEs, DCs and Doses: Mathematical approaches to designing cancer vaccines.”
NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Seminar: Michael Skinner, School of Biological Science, Washington State University, will be presenting a seminar – “Impacts of Environmentally Induced Transgenerational Inheritance on Disease and Evolution: Ancestral Ghosts in your Genome”- at noon on Wednesday, April 30, in ALS 4001.
NEW! Recipe to Market, Brand and Market Planning Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in the is month-long online course the ins and outs of successfully marketing and branding a product. The course will begin May 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.
Study Abroad: Come ask a representative from AHA Study Abroad about how you can earn OSU resident credit towards your major or baccore and study in a country you have always dreamed about going to. West Dining Hall, Monday, April 28, noon to 3 p.m.
Cayuse Admin User Training: This training is designed for regular users of the system such as Research faculty, Support personnel and Grant Coordinators. The training addresses more advanced proposal considerations and encourages sharing of tips, tricks and proven best-practices. April 29, from 10:30-11:30 a.m in MU 211. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Zotero and Google Non-Core Apps workshops at The Valley Library: Go beyond the core Google Apps for Learning (Drive, Mail, Calendar, Groups, and Sites) and learn to use a few of the many non-core Google Apps (April 29) for productivity. Also, learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with the free citation manger, Zotero (April 30). Register to save your seat and review the remaining series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu
Recipe to Market, Brand and Market Planning Course: Victor Willis and Oregon State’s Professional and Continuing Education team up to teach students in this month-long online course the ins and outs of successfully marketing and branding a product. The course will begin May 1 and run through the month. Please click here to register.
Distinguished professors: Join us Tuesday, May 13, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center to recognize and hear from the 2014 Distinguished Professors: Marie Harvey and William Ripple. Presentations will be, “It Takes Two to Tango: Unintended Pregnancy and STI Prevention,” and “Conservation by Tooth and Claw: Top Predators Shape Ecosystems.” Free and open to the public, for more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/recognizing-excellence
News for Employees
NEW! World Language and Culture Day 2014: A day bursting with performances, informational kiosks, and presentations for university and high school students, faculty, staff, and community, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU MU Ballroom. As a member of the OSU community you can reserve a table or information kiosk for the event. If you would also like to reserve a time slot for your group to perform a skit or other creative ways to show what you do for our community, we welcome it. A form has been created for you to reserve a space for your table, and performance time: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_i7A5T_azqVAu4UxOug49jwK3VumMnVTWJ0AL14D3yA/viewform
NEW! Access to Printing and Mailing Services: There have been a growing number of concerns about accessing Cascade Hall in order to review proofs or pick up projects. Driving or walking is more difficult due to all of the construction; however, you can still access Cascade Hall from May Ave., A Ave., or 16th St. Remember that your proofs or orders can also be delivered out to your building or picked up from the XPress Stop at MU 109. Please let us know if you would like these services when you place your order. You can contact us at email@example.com.
NEW! Reclaim Your Resolutions Challenge: Lost track of your fitness and exercise goals this year? Continue or restart them with the Beaver Stride’s Reclaim Your Resolutions Step Challenge. Open to Student Affairs departments or groups. Gather 5 people, designate a team captain and email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23. Space is limited to 10 groups. Participants will receive health tips and will have access to SHS Health Coaches and Dietitians and can participate in fun activities such as a cooking class, recipe swap and a mini challenge. The program will start May 5 and run through May 16. Lot of prizes.
Field EcoHydrology and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Open to both Undergrad and Grad students. Attendees will be in the field for the entire course. There are 5 different sections, which can be taken individually or as a 3-part course (2 session are repeated). Space is limited! Email Jennifer.email@example.com for an override.
Performing Arts Exhibit and Archival Collections: The Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view an exhibit showcasing the Obo Addy Legacy Project, an African dance and music group, and Milagro, a Latino based theatre company. The exhibit can be found on the fifth floor of Valley Library, and will be up through September. Find out more about the collections and links to photos on the Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post. For more information contact: Natalia Fernández, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, and visit the Oregon Multicultural Archives.
AOP scholarships: AOP is soliciting applications for their 2014-2015 $500 scholarship. Applicants must be in good standing, have at least one full year of undergraduate studies remaining, and be declared with a major or minor in the College of Business OR have a parent/legal guardian who is an AOP member in good standing. Applications packets are available by contacting Elizabeth Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline May 2.
Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for summer and fall terms, 2014. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 9. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
Animal Attendant: The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hiring an Animal Attendant for the Small Animal Hospital. Posting #0012275. Closes April 27.
Office Specialist 2 – College of Forestry: The Department of Wood Science & Engineering has a 1.0 FTE position available in the administrative office. Posting #0012270. Closes 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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on April 30. Interested parties should apply to posting #0011033 no later than April 29. Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.
Training Associate – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Training Associate position. Posting #0012240. Closes April 30.
The College of Engineering is seeking a full-time Machinist / Development Engineer to manage the operations of the Engineering Services Shop (ESS) and execute the design and fabrication of research and instructional equipment to meet the needs of the College of Engineering. The Development Engineer is a master machinist and welder at the journeyman level, and a specialized resource person and advisor to other technicians, researchers and students. Posting number # 0012302. Closes April 30.
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.
Administrative and Diversity Manager–Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative and Diversity Manager position. Posting # 0012282. Closes May 1.
Infrastructure Construction Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity)– Capital Planning and Development invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Infrastructure Construction Manager position. Posting #0012290. Closes May 1.
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.
Human Resources Consultant–The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant position. Posting #0012295. 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 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.
Temporary-Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 – OSU part-time This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time, .50 FTE (approximately 20 hours per week), temporary (approximately 8 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 1 in the OSU Library. Posting #0012309. Closes May 5.
The Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month instructor position. This position specializes in cadaver-based, vertebrate anatomy, and physiology. A master’s degree in Biological Sciences or a related field is required. Posting #0012257. For full consideration, apply by May 8.
Human Resource Manager (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resource Manager position. Posting # 0012312. Closes May 9.
Assistant Director of Operations and Communications–Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Director of Operations and Communications position. Posting #0012283. Closes May 9.
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.
The Intercultural Student Services Department and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are currently recruiting a full time, twelve-month, Social Change Leadership Programs (SCLP) Coordinator. Posting #0012313. Closes May 12.
Fiscal Coordinator 1–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. Posting #0012293. Closes May 12.
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.
Core Lab Technician – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.60 FTE), 12-month, Lab Technician/Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0012303. Closes May 23.
Agronomy Instructor– The Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month agronomy instructor. Posting #0012271. Closes May 23.
Traffic and maintenance
Fairbanks parking lot: The parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks Hall will be closed May 5 through Aug. 31. Starting May 5 at 7 a.m., the lot will be closed for the Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) groundbreaking ceremony. After this event, the lot will remain closed until August 31, for the complete reconstruction of this parking lot, including ADA improvements, as part of the Austin Hall and APCC projects.
Washington Way closure: The Washington Way closure will be extended west to 26th Street, April 15 – May 2, (previously expected to occur 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.
Corvallis: All this rain and we’re longing for some hot summer days. Showers today, high of 59, low of 48. Chance of rain tomorrow and showers Sunday.
Central Oregon: Rain and snow showers likely before 11 a.m., then a chance of showers. High of 49, low of 25. Mostly sunny tomorrow, chance of showers Sunday.
Newport: Showers today, high of 54, low of 40. Rain likely tomorrow, showers Sunday.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/