Entrepreneur Barbie becomes Mattel’s career doll of the year (TIME Magazine)
While the toy maker boldly asserts that female entrepreneurs’ influence occurs “alongside Barbie,” some might argue the best career advice to young girls is to avoid playing with Barbies. According to a March study by Oregon State University, girls between the ages of 4 and 7 who played with Barbies were more likely to perceive themselves as having limited career options—regardless of whether the Barbie had a career herself. (see also Stylist.UK, Fast Company, The Age Australia)
OSU names interim research VP (Gazette-Times)
Oregon State University has named Ron Adams as its interim Vice President for Research, effective July 1. Adams, the former dean of the College of Engineering at OSU, has spent the past three years as executive associate vice president for research at Oregon State — a new position designed to boost the university’s partnerships with industry and spin out more companies based on Oregon State’s research discoveries. (see also EIN News)
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University aims to design, build and operate a site off the state’s coast that could produce as much as 20 megawatts of electricity from waves. The energy could be sent to the mainland through a subsea cable. (see also ReNews)
Reintroducing wolves is only effective at large scales (Conservation Magazine)
Researchers Thomas M. Newsome and William J. Ripple, from Oregon State University, argue that they’ve achieved a better understanding of wolves’ roles in North American ecosystems because they’ve looked at data from an area covering nearly 1.3 million square kilometers of wilderness: the two large Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. To assess the abundance of three carnivorous canids – wolves, coyotes, and foxes – they relied mainly on fur trap data. (see also ABC Australia, CBC, Chronicle Herald, Cattle Network)
OSU to offer massive open online course with Stanford, Oregon Department of Education (Digital Journal)
Oregon State University will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) this fall, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world. (see also KLCC, Campus Technology, KTVZ, San Francisco Chronicle)
An Oregon State University student is one of six collegiate lumberjacks set to hack their way to the top at the STIHL Timbersports Championship. Philomath-native Cody Labahn is heading to the STIHL Timbersports U.S. Collegiate Championship, held in Norfolk, Virginia.
Weight-loss pill warning (Self Magazine)
And while the potential for dangerous side effects is one huge reason not to take “natural” weight loss supplements, here’s another: Most of these products don’t work, said Melinda Manore, professor of nutrition at Oregon State University in Corvallis. In her review of hundreds of studies, Manore found that none of the products helped women lose more than a few pounds. “There is not one of these products I would recommend to anyone trying to lose weight,” she said.
‘Go Ducks’ pilot faces FAA probe (Gazette-Times)
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the actions of the pilot who disrupted Oregon State University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday by circling Reser Stadium in a small plane towing a “Go Ducks!” banner. Agency spokesman Allen Kenitzer declined to discuss any details of the probe, saying only that “the FAA is aware of this incident, and we are looking into it.”
Oregon State University’s master’s degree program to prepare high school math and science teachers is one of the best secondary teacher prep programs in the West, a new study says. (see also Statesman Journal)
On-campus housing offers many opportunities for students to enrich their university experiences with activities that complement their academic lives. But for a number of years, some OSU students have been able to take that a step further, by participating in living-learning communities tailored to specific interests, identities and academic/career goals.
State studying bee die-off after tree spraying (Register-Guard)
Agriculture investigators took samples of bees, leaves and flowers and are analyzing the die-off; Oregon State University entomologists are on the case. (see also KVAL)
Rainier Farmer service scheduled for June 29 (LIFE@OSU)
Rainier Farmer, OSU Radiation Safety Officer, passed away at the Evergreen Hospice Center on June 5 after a brave but short battle with cancer.
Home for Baker is Oregon, where he’s the director of the Interactive Communications department at Oregon State University. And the experience that shook him was hearing the story of Brooks, a winery in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills.
Local food entrepreneurs will show off their unique creations to the public at a free farmers market-like event at the Food Innovation Center in Portland on June 24. The inaugural Time To Market Trade Show, which will take place from 4-7 p.m., offers a delicious array of free samples, including crème brûlée, gelato, pickles, peppers, cocktails and health foods. Gluten-free, diabetic-friendly and vegan options will be available. Consumers can buy the products, too. (see also Portland Tribune)
Wine: Oregon’s chardonnays (Chico ER)
Oregon State University agreed to get the necessary permits to import cuttings and quarantine them to guard against the spread of pests and disease; the French agreed to provide the vines. Vintners in Oregon (as well as in California) started planting the new “Dijon clones” in 1990. (see also San Luis Obispo.com)
Corvallis woman dumpster dives as students move away (Gazette-Times)
Dashiell, who volunteers with Oregon State University’s Campus Recycling, said she wishes that at the end of the school year, there was more educational outreach to OSU students who live off-campus about where and how to donate usable, unwanted items.
The results of the study that began more than a decade ago at Oregon State University were published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by scientists from Michigan Technological University and Oregon State.
End is in sight for fight against blight (Fresh Produce)
Besides the James Hutton Institute in Scotland, the research consortium included scientists from the University of Florida (US), Oregon State University (US), University of the Andes (Colombia), Cornell University (US), International Potato Centre for Asia and the Pacific (China) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. (see also Western Producer)
Oregon State University – Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson announced Wednesday in a quarterly meeting of the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee, that 71 of 90 recommendations provided to date by community task forces will be incorporated into the planning, development and policies for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus.
Student, mother earns OSU bachelor’s degree at KCC (Herald & News)
After Rebecca Brooksher was recognized at Klamath Community College’s commencement Friday evening for earning a bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University, she and members of her family drove to Corvallis for her graduation at OSU’s Reser Stadium that takes place today.
Wind turbine payback (Bio-Medicine)
Coupled lifecycle cost and environmental assessment in terms of energy use and emissions of manufacturing, installation, maintenance and turbine end-of-life processing seems to be limited in the discussions for and against these devices. “All forms of energy generation require the conversion of natural resource inputs, which are attendant with environmental impacts and costs that must be quantified to make appropriate energy system development decisions,” explain Karl Haapala and Preedanood Prempreeda of Oregon State University, in Corvallis. (see also Green Building Elements, Product Design and Development)
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NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness Classes Start today: Classes are filling up quick, be sure to register today to secure your spot! You can register online through Marketplace (please disregard “Fall 2013,” all classes listed are for Summer), or by stopping by our office in 123 Langton.
Student Affairs – Director of Career Services Candidates Open Forums: Three candidates will speak on the topic: “What is your vision for a cutting edge Career Service office at OSU”. Patrick Antony, June 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Furman 101. . Greg Flores, June 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Furman 101. There will be a question and answer period following the candidates’ presentations. Resumes and an evaluation form will be available.
NEW! Ecohydrology Professor Candidate Seminar: Please join Biological and Ecological Engineering on June 23, 3-3:50 p.m.,”Tree-scale hydrodynamics – why the high-resolution details of forest structure matter.” With Gil Bohrer, in Gilmore Hall Room 234.
Reception for Caprice Rosato: Join the Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (CGRB) in wishing Caprice Rosato a happy retirement after 16 years of service at OSU. Tuesday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m., 1019 Ag. & Life Sciences Bldg.
NEW! Future of FERM: Claire Montgomery will discuss her vision for the future of the Forest Engineering, Resources & Management department in the College of Forestry, “The Future of FERM-Working Together to Make It Happen,” followed by a Q&A session. Reception to follow. June 24, 2 to 3 p.m., RH 107.
NEW! Ecohydrology Professor Candidate Seminar: Please join Biological and Ecological Engineering on June 25, 10-10:50 a.m., “Co-evolution of hydrological processes and ecosystems.” With Steve Lyon, in Bexell Hall Room 103.
OSUsed Store Sale: At our public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street, we will have many unique items from res. hall move-out. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or during public sales. Learn more on our website.
Larry Roper’s farewell reception: The campus community will honor Vice Provost Larry Roper for 19 years of service. The reception will be held June 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m., MU Lounge. Remarks and open mic at 3:45 p.m. Questions and ability accommodations contact email@example.com. Those unable to attend may leave their thoughts at http://oregonstate/edu/studentaffairs/sendoff
Celebrate the opening of Life Science building: All OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to the opening of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on Thursday, June 26, from 2-6 p.m. in Portland. Located at 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., the building is a collaborative effort of Oregon Health & Science University, OSU and Portland State, and OSU will house part of its College of Pharmacy in the new 650,000-square-foot, $295 million complex. Parking is limited and use of the Portland Streetcar is recommended. Go here for travel directions and a map.
NEW! Ecohydrology Professor Candidate Seminar: Please join Biological and Ecological Engineering on June 26, 4-4:50 p.m., “Hydrology and Water Resources Management: the art of channeling information flows.” Steve Weijs, in Gilmore Hall Room 234.
Service for Rainier Farmer: Rainier Farmer, OSU Radiation Safety Officer, passed away at the Evergreen Hospice Center on June 5 after a brave but short battle with cancer. A service to honor his life will be held Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center (489 NW Water Ave, Albany). Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Associates Inc. of Corvallis, where Rainier was a longtime board member.
Lectures and Webinars
NEW! STEM Workshops for Educators: Offered by OSU research faculty. Free. Lunch provided. Limited funds available to support lodging costs for participants more than 80 miles away. July 31-Aug. 1: Explorations in Nanotechnology for 6-12th Grade Educators. Aug. 11-12: Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. Aug. 14-15: Biological Motions through the Lens-An Advanced Light Microscopy Workshop. To register or for more information, email Kari van Zee, Program Coordinator STEPs, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-737-1773.
News for Employees
NEW! Adams named interim research VP: Oregon State University has named Ron Adams as interim vice president for Research, effective July 1. Adams, former dean of the College of Engineering at OSU, has spent the past three years as executive associate vice president for research at Oregon State – a new position designed to boost the university’s partnerships with industry and spin out more companies based on Oregon State’s research discoveries. He succeeds Rick Spinrad, who accepted a position as chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, D.C.
NEW! Recreational Sports – Outdoor Gear Rental & Bike Shop: Planning a wilderness adventure, weekend getaway or a Corvallis stay-cation? The Adventure Leadership Institute’s Outdoor Equipment Rental Shop is prepared to support your needs. Swing by the ALI Mondays – Fridays, noon – 6 p.m. to rent gear for all of your adventure needs.
NEW! Join OSU Summer Choir: OSU Summer Choir begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Benton Hall on the OSU campus. Rehearsals will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., also in Benton Hall. The choir will rehearse a diverse repertoire and conclude with a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at the First United Methodist Church. Students may register for credit and community members may participate for a $25 fee. For more information go to singorange.com/summer-choir.
*Save the Dates* Summer Library Workshops Scheduled for Grad Students and Faculty: Summer is the perfect season to take some time for personal learning…about scholarly impact/altmetrics, data management, 3-D printing, Qualtrics survey software, open access policies, and citation management. Check out the July and August workshop descriptions and register today; we’ll save you a seat. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu
Printing and Mailing Cascade Hall Summer Hours: Our Cascade Hall location is moving to summer hours starting June 23. We will be open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for all of your printing and mailing needs.
Community partners for Mexican teachers: Seeking educators at all levels as “Community Partners” for 30 Mexican teachers coming for English Teacher Training at INTO OSU, July 16-Aug. 14. Meet with a teacher for a couple of hours each week of their stay, at times and places you choose together, for conversation, a walk, coffee, a snack. Contact Kathleen Rochester, INTO OSU Special Programs Coordinator at 541-737-5678, or email@example.com
Open educational resources RFP: Open Oregon State is a new initiative from OSU Extended Campus that creates open educational resources (OERs). To support this initiative, Open Oregon State is accepting proposals to create OER modules, and we will provide funding of up to $2,000 to foster faculty participation in working with our development team to design and produce modules. The current RFP ends July 7. Details: open.oregonstate.edu/opportunities.
Host a Mexican English teacher for a half day, July 20. INTO OSU will be providing English Teacher Training for 30 teachers from all over Mexico, July 16-Aug. 14. You can show our community spirit by hosting for a half day on July 20, a visit to your home and a meal. It’s all very flexible – whatever you might be doing anyway on a summer Sunday in Corvallis or nearby. Contact Kathleen Rochester, INTO OSU Special Programs Coordinator at 541-737-5678, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Xpress Stop Summer Hours: You can Print Mail and More all summer long from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Summer hours begin on June 16. We are located in MU 109.
July 4 home stay: Interested in sharing July 4 with an international student? The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their 4th of July festivities with international students. Applications are currently available at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/myuhds/form/mf/holidayhost. Hosting application deadline is Tuesday, June 24 at 5 p.m. Hosts will be informed of student placement Tuesday, July 1. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
AmeriCorps member position: OSU Extension Service – Marion County is seeking a Mentor Development and Youth Retention Project Coordinator through the VISTA AmeriCorps program. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Integrative Biology seeks candidates for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term, 12-month Faculty Research Assistant. This position conducts genetics research in Michael Blouin’s lab (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~blouinm/). Responsibilities include basic molecular biology procedures, working with large databases, working with students, and ordering and managing supplies. Posting # 0012523. For full consideration, apply by June 23.
Accountant 1–Business Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012517. Closes June 23.
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement – Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement position. Posting #0012505. Closes June 25. This is an internal position.
The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term User Experience Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0012565. Closes July 25.
INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant. This position will provide high-level confidential administrative support for the INTO OSU Center Director and Assistant Center Director. The individual in this position will oversee targeted projects, prepare reports, provide logistical support for international visitors, make preparations for meetings, manage schedules, make travel arrangements and oversee administrative needs as relevant to the directors. Please see the attached posting to review the full position description and qualifications. To review the full position description and qualifications please see the link listed. https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12578732 Please apply by June 26.
Education Program Assistant 1 – Coos County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Myrtle Point. Posting # 0012527. Closes June 26.
Education Program Assistant 1 – Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) and 4-H Youth Development programs, in Grant County, invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position located in John Day. Posting # 0012582. Closes June 27.
Export Control and International Compliance Officer – OSU full-time. The Vice President of Research Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. Posting #0012431. Closes June 27.
Faculty Research Assistant. The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Professor Bruce Geller. This research position requires working with research animals (mice) and human pathogenic bacteria, and testing experimental antibiotics. Posting # 0012476. Closes June 30.
Reservations and Events Coordinator: The OSU Alumni Association is recruiting for a reservations and events coordinator for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: email@example.com or OSU Alumni Association, 204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis OR 97331 by June 30. View position description at www.osualum.com/jobs
Academic Coaching Program Coordinator – The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Coaching Program Coordinator position. Posting #0012522. Closes June 30.
Manager of Undergraduate Curricula & Advising – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Manager of Undergraduate Curricula and Advising. Posting # 0012446. Closes June 30.
Laboratory Assistant, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Laboratory Assistant, the starting at $2014/monthly + benefits. This position will support and assist with routine duties in the undergraduate chemistry teaching labs. Posting # 0012609. Closes July 2.
Office Assistant – Wallowa County Extension office, invites applications for a part-time, intermittent, (.10 FTE) Office Assistant position located in Enterprise. Posting # 0012615. Closes July 2.
Public Service Communications Specialist – the department of Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Public Service Communications Specialist. Posting #0012479. Closes July 6.
Web Strategist & Digital Communication Specialist –Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Web Strategist & Digital Communication Specialist, Posting #0012623. Closes July 7.
Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Technician 2. Posting #0012581. For full consideration apply by July 7. Closing date July 31.
Temporary Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (approximately 6 months) appointment as an Analyst Programmer – Competency Level 3 in the OSU Library. Posting #0012309. Closes July 10.
Outreach Program Coordinator (Internal Employment Opportunity) – 4-H Youth Development in Lane County Extension Office, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Eugene. Posting # 0012624. Closes July 11.
Network Operations Center Lead Engineer– Information Services invites applications for a Network Operations Center Lead Engineer position. Posting # 0012619. Closes July 17.
Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative and service oriented leader for the position of the Head of the Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Posting #0012512. Closes July 18.
University Shared Services Enterprise Information Technology Manager – University Shared Services Enterprise invites applications for an Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0012619. Closes July 19.
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine – OSU invites applications for the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting # 0012628. Closes for full consideration Sept. 1.
Traffic and maintenance
Fire alarm testing: Starting Monday, June 23, Western State Fire Protection will be on campus performing testing. This will last thru Friday, June 27. This will be an audible test, alarm bells will sound for a brief period of time. Monday – Reser East & West, Tuesday – Nypro, Energy Center, Hinsdale Wave Lab & Ocean Observing Center, Wednesday – EH&S Annex, Reed Lodge, Heckert Lodge, Horse Center & Wilkinson Hall, Thursday – Burt Hall (2), Ballard Extension Hall, Hallie Ford, Gilmore Hall, Friday – Womens Building, Fairbanks Hall, Bexell Hall, Gilkey Hall, Gleeson Hall & Shepard Hall.
Campus Way and 35th lot: Due to parking lot restriping, the Campus Way and 35th lot will be closed on June 24, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking lot closures: Due to parking lot restriping on June 24, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. several lots will be closed including the paved portion of West Motor Pool lot, south of the USDA Seed Forage Lab, and the ADA and reserved spaces west of 26th and Jefferson.
Park Terrace West: Due to the need to conduct soil borings, a section of Park Terrace West parking lot north of Ballard Extension Hall (Lot #3234) will be closed on June 25, 2014 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
ALS: As part of the ALS North Entrance Modifications project, the north entry/exit of ALS will be closed through July 11. Please use the west entrance/exit while construction is in progress.
Milne: As part of the Restroom ADA Upgrades project, the bathrooms in Milne will be closed through September.
Jefferson Way and Waldo Place: As part of the Student Experience Center project, from June 16 – Sept. 22, Waldo Place (from Jefferson Way to Campus Way) and Jefferson Way (from Waldo Place to 26th Street) will be closed to traffic for street improvement work. Detour signs will be in place to route traffic down Benton to Washington Way. Also the Library loading dock will be temporarily relocated to the east side of the building at the Fire Lane.
Washington Way/ 15th: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement Project, 15th Street will be closed between Western Blvd. and the railroad tracks. Work will begin June 18 on 15th Street south of the railroad tracks to complete road, sidewalk, and utility improvements all the way south to Western Blvd. A secondary staging area will be utilized by the contractor between 15th and 16th Streets, south of A Avenue. 15th Street from Western to the railroad will be closed effective June 18 – September. This closure will close the intersection of A Ave and 15th. 11th Street remains the primary detour route. Sidewalks south of the railroad will remain open as long as feasible. Some sidewalk and utility improvements will require walkway closures. Washington Way and 15th Street’s north phase is scheduled to open to all northbound and westbound traffic in August 2014.
Weniger and Gilbert building access: Due to a delay in obtaining permits from the City, the start of renovation work was delayed, so this closure has been extended to June 30. Please expect limited access to certain areas of Weniger and Gilbert Halls at different times, depending on where work is occurring. The ceilings and ceiling mounted lighting will be replaced in the corridors of both buildings and several offices and labs on the second floor of Weniger. Demolition in corridors will be done either in the evenings or on weekends, but installation will be done during normal hours. In addition, the floors will be replaced.
Corvallis: Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, because rain is on the way. Partly sunny and 79 Monday, with a chance of showers the rest of the week. Highs in the low 70s, lows in the 50s.
Central Oregon: Mostly sunny Monday with a high of 81. Chance of showers until Friday, when the sun returns. Highs in the low 70s, lows in the upper 40s.
Newport: Patchy fog today and scattered showers during the week. Highs around 60, lows in the 50s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/