OSU Today

July 14-18, 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.

Where does oceanic methane come from? The seas’ most abundant organism (Popular Science Australia)

“Their ability to [produce] methane is an interesting finding because it provides a partial explanation for why methane is so abundant in the high-oxygen waters of the mid-ocean regions,” said study co-author and Oregon State University microbiologist Steve Giovannoni. (see also Popular Science U.S., Astrobiology Magazine)

Paul Risser dies; 13th president of OSU (San Francisco Chronicle)

Paul Risser, who served as Oregon State University’s 13th president from 1996 to 2002, has died at age 74, the university said. (see also LIFE@OSU, KWTV Oklahoma, KEZI, Tulsa World, Bend Bulletin, Oregonian)

Precipitation and not warming climates may be responsible for bird population shifts (Science World Report)

“When we think of climate change, we automatically think warmer temperatures,” said Matthew Betts, one of the researchers, in a news release. “But our analysis found that for many species, it is precipitation that most affects the long-term survival of many bird species. It makes sense when you think about it. Changes in precipitation can affect plant growth, soil moisture, water storage and insect abundance and distributions.”

Is Barbie’s LinkedIn profile good for ‘Girl Power’? (Forbes)

Despite the 150-job resume Barbie touts on her LinkedIn page, a study released in March of this year by Oregon State University found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys – even if they played with the “career-focused, doctor version of the doll.” (see also CBCGlobe & Mail)

Oregon educators prioritize bilingual education (OPB)

Oregon State University language professor, Kathryn Ciechanowksi, says school districts pursue candidates who are still in college. “Our bilingual candidates are very often offered jobs before they even finish their programs,” she says, and adds, “we often advise students to think carefully about what they would like to have in their teaching positions, because there typically will be multiple districts trying to hire them — because of the need for bilingual educators.”

Business accelerator selects first crop of entrepreneurs (Register-Guard)

RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, is a state-backed economic development initiative for the southern Willamette Valley. The Oregon Legislature has approved $3.75 million for the project. Its goal is to pool the resources of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University; the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis and Albany; and the business communities throughout Lane, Linn and Benton counties to help entrepreneurs turn new technologies into businesses and to speed the growth of promising companies to create well-paid jobs.

Japan’s Tepco prepares for storm headed north to Fukushima Nuclear Plant (Bloomberg)

While the downpour may increase the amount of radioactive runoff from the plant into the ocean, it will be offset by dilution from off-shore rains, according to Kathryn Higley, who heads the nuclear engineering and radiation health physics department at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

We are all Texans tomorrow: 1,001 blistering future summers (Yahoo)

Climate Central analyzed 1,001 U.S. cities. Click on the image below and fill in the sentence “I live in “, and see how you (or your grandchildren) might fare by the end of the century. Most of the lines will take you to southern U.S. cities, but some locales must be transported to Middle East to find equivalent temperatures. The forecasts are based on worst-case emissions projections by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and temperatures were calculated using data from PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University. Find more about the methodology here.

Video games venue for sustainability concepts? (Green Building Concepts)

“Video games encourage creative and strategic thinking, which could help people make sense of complex problems,” said Kelly, who teaches new media communications in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts.

“Elemental” artwork in new MU space (LIFE@OSU)

When light shimmers through the hand painted, airbrushed and etched glass artwork, “Elemental Endowment,” in the east wing of the Memorial Union, it takes viewers on a colorful journey. For glass and watercolor artist Alex Hirsch of Portland, she hopes those who see the piece will be transported both in their minds and hearts.

Committee OKs billion-dollar budget for OSU (Gazette-Times)

An Oregon State University Board of Trustees committee has signed off on a billion-dollar operating budget for the university’s current fiscal year. The Finance and Administration Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend board approval of the budget, which could come at a July 18 meeting of the full board in Corvallis.

OSU receives grant to study Oregon English language learners (KLCC)

Oregon State University and the state Department of Education will soon learn more about grade school students who begin school as English language learners due to a federal grant. (see also Jefferson Public Radio)

Parking district referendum might mean chaos in the fall (Gazette-Times)

Say you are an Oregon State University student. Do you pay the higher parking permit fees that the university will be charging this fall? Or do you take your chances parking in the neighborhoods? Taking your chances received a big boost July 1, when Corvallis resident Paul Cauthorn submitted close to 3,000 signatures for a referendum that would throw out the controversial expanded parking district plan that the City Council passed June 2.

Lead bullets, fishing gear killing 120 different bird species in North America (Salem News)

The review of scientific studies, conducted by biologists from several different institutions and agencies, was published in the July edition of the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. A companion perspective article, written by Clinton Epps, an associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, examines the challenges of transitioning to non-lead ammunition. (see also KTVZ)

OSU brothers leave on run across Oregon (KEZI)

Two brothers at Oregon State University left Monday morning to run more than a marathon a day for the next two months – but this is not the first time they have gone on a long journey. (see also Newport News-Times, Daily Astorian, Dalles Chronicle)

Portable, inexpensive radiation detector developed (Hindu Business Line)

Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University developed the device in part due to public demand following the nuclear incident in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011, when many regional residents were unsure what level of radiation they were being exposed to and whether their homes, food, environment and drinking water were safe. (see also Innovation Toronto, Engineering.comKTVZ)

Can women still drink wine if they suffer from bone loss or osteoporosis? (Wine Spectator)

As a matter of fact, there is scientific evidence that some women might be better off reaching for a glass of Pinot Noir than a tall glass of milk. A 2012 study from Oregon State University found that postmenopausal women who abstained from alcohol showed increased bone turnover—a mark of bone loss and osteoporosis—but when they resumed moderate alcohol consumption, bone turnover markers decreased.

Oregon beekeepers continue to see unsustainable losses (Grower)

Oregon State University bee researchers are trying to better understand honeybee health.

Late night at the library with Benny (LIFE@OSU)

On the pages of a brand new OSU-based comic strip, Benny the Beaver frantically crams for finals in the Valley Library. His experiences in the library have been captured by an observant Library Technician 2 who works the overnight shift, and spends much of her free time pursuing her interest in art. Her new comic strip appears in the latest issue of The Messenger, the magazine for OSU Libraries and Press.

Rare disease appears in Willamette Valley wheat (Feed & Grain News)

The disease, sharp eyespot, has appeared sparingly in the valley over the years, and never at high levels, said Oregon State University field crops extension agent Nicole Anderson, who worked with OSU cereal pathologist Chris Mundt to identify the disease. (see also KDRV, KEZI)

Sportsmen’s groups defend lead ammo use (Trib Live)

A study done by Oregon State University researchers — which involved reviewing existing literature — said ingesting lead harms as many as 120 North American bird species. The study could not determine, however, whether the damage is great enough to impact them on a population level. Another Oregon State researcher warned that a move to non-lead ammunition would cause at least short-term pain for shooters. Non-lead ammunition hasn’t been developed for all firearms, and what does exist is typically in short supply, said associate professor Clinton Epps.

Hints of life’s start found in giant virus (Simons Foundation)

Supporters point to a few lines of evidence. First, the diversity of viruses far exceeds that found in cellular life. “Where diversity lies, origin lies,” said Valerian Dolja, a virologist and plant cell biologist at Oregon State University who collaborates with Koonin.

Poisonous mushroom kills Nipomo puppy (KSBY)

Oregon State University researchers say the Death Cap is responsible for more than half of all mushroom related deaths in people and a majority of the cases in pets. The Death Cap usually forms near trees in summer and fall and it looks like a mushroom that you can buy in the store.

SAR11, ocean’s most abundant organism, has ability to make methane (Bio-Medicine)

Now a new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans’ most abundant organism SAR11 to generate methane as a byproduct of breaking down a compound for its phosphorus.

Climbing club’s flag flew on world’s highest peak (Gazette-Times)

When a Corvallis college professor became one of the first Americans to scale Mount Everest, he brought a bit of school spirit with him. Willi Unsoeld, who taught philosophy and religion at Oregon State College (now Oregon State University), co-founded the OSC Mountain Club in 1947. When he joined the 1963 American Everest expedition, he carried the club’s triangular banner with his gear.

Previous Greenland ice melt may have raised sea level 6 m (Physics Today)

Alberto Reyes, now of the University of Alberta, and Anders Carlson of Oregon State University and their colleagues suggest that the retreat of Greenland’s glaciers may have been a primary contributor. They examined seafloor cores off Greenland’s coast and looked for silt that was deposited by the motion of the glaciers.

Lumber waste, hazelnut shells and oyster shells hold big promise (Portland Business Journal)

The Portland Development Commission and Oregon BEST are investing $136,000 so Sunmark Environmental can work with an Oregon State University research team to confirm its product, EarthLite Stormwater Filter Media, removes 80 percent to 100 percent of the toxic metals that leach off of metal roofs and from brake linings, brake fluid and other sources and reach the water system.

OSU hires director for School of Arts and Communication (Gazette-Times)

Lee Ann Garrison, an administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been named the director of the School of Arts and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. She will begin her job Aug. 11.

#OSUduckcam in action: Beavers hatching ducks? (KVAL)

The Oregon State University Extension Office in Clatsop County is live streaming video of ducks hatching from eggs in an incubator.

Back to the earth (Democrat-Herald)

Two years ago, she started teaching an online course called Introduction to Sustainable Cemetery Management through Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science Department — as far as she knows, it’s the first course of its kind in the world. Last year she helped launch OSU’s Sustainable Cemetery Studies Lab, which aims to establish best practices for the emerging natural burial industry based on rigorous scientific testing and research.

Barley in basin has potential, if microbrews keep growing (East Oregonian)

Researchers with Oregon State University continue to test different varieties of barley around the state, including the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton, where crews spent Tuesday afternoon harvesting grain from field trials over the winter.

Bonamici works to restore lost wave energy funds (Portland Business Journal)

The Water Power program backs, among other efforts, wave energy projects launched by Oregon State University, along with hydropower programs.

OSU holds North African Institute (KEZI)

The National Endowment for the Humanities funded a three-week institute, bringing professors and experts of North African culture from all over the nation to Oregon State.

OSU research, extension center hosting open house (Wilsonville Spokesman)

Oregon State University and its North Willamette Research and Extension Center host their annual Community Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. July 23 at the Extension Center, located at 15210 N.E. Miley Road in Aurora.

Gene discovery could lead to more resilient trees (Bio Portfolio)

Researchers from Oregon State University and Michigan Technological University have discovered the function of a gene involved in controlling the awakening of trees from winter dormancy

GMO field trails total 431 in Oregon (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University is testing two acres of genetically modified sweetgum, 24 acres of poplar, and another 24 acres of poplar.

Value-adding key to success in hazelnuts (Western Producer)

Jay Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist at Oregon State University, said the university has released at least six cultivars resistant to the blight. A mass replanting is taking place in the Pacific Northwest region on as many as 3,000 acres.

Ashland High grad drives in solar powered race (Medford Mail Tribune)

Southern Oregon’s newest Formula One race car driver is 18 years old. Bonnie Wood, a 2013 graduate of Ashland High School, is en route to Texas with her Solar Vehicle Team classmates at Oregon State University. Their goal? To win the Formula Sun Grand Prix — again. Their car, called the Phoenix, is solar-powered.

12 surprising immune system boosts to try at home (Medical Daily)

The compound resveratrol found in wine, blueberries, and even red grapes combined with fungal-fighting pterostilbene, also found in grapes and blueberries have evengreater benefits. Mix that in with vitamin D and you have a strong line of defense within the immune system, which may also help keep antibiotics from losing their effectiveness overtime, according to Oregon State University researchers.

Lab analysis to test if weeds resistant to glyphosate (Capital Press)

In the meantime, Oregon State University researchers are progressing with a field trial that is looking at the best treatment combinations for controlling kochia in sugar beet fields.

OSU Extension offers ‘Growin’ Yer Grub’ day camps (The World)

Oregon State University Extension is offering two day camps on the South Coast next month. “Growin’ Yer Grub” day camps are for kids just leaving grades 3-5.

Wind turbine payback (North American Clean Energy)

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.

Corvallis author to host pair of readings (Gazette-Times)

It is the first children’s book by Dickey, a research coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University who also has published poetry.

OSU will begin school year on Sept. 24 (Democrat-Herald)

Oregon State University will begin the 2015 academic year on Thursday, Sept. 24, OSU officials have announced.

Food preservation hotline begins July 14 (World)

The Oregon State University Extension Service will once again offer its summer food preservation and safety hotline for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow and where to get pressure canner gauges tested locally.


Employee and Labor Relations Manager: Campus forums for the four finalists will take place July 7-14. These meetings are open to everyone and will include a presentation by the candidate on the topic: “Building Relationships Through Employee Relations” – followed by Q&A.  Live streamed at http://live.oregonstate.edu/ Monday, July 14, Roland Hoskins, 11:30 a.m., Owen 106.


Director of Institutional Compliance: There are three candidates for the Director of Institutional Compliance position: Campus forums are scheduled below: Clay Simmons, Deputy Director, University Compliance Services, University of Texas Austin, July 15, 10 to 11 a.m., Kidder Room 202. LeGene Quesenberry, former Provost and Exec. Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain, July 16, 10 to 11 a.m., Hallie Ford Room 115.

da Vinci Days presentations: Oregon State researchers will give presentations at the Majestic Theater this week in affiliation with da Vinci Days. The annual festival has been cancelled, but presentations will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on topics such as monitoring chemical exposure, nanotechnology and innovative materials. A “Rapid Fire Science Pub” and a “Science Demo Civil War” are among events planned for Wednesday. For a schedule, see http://www.davincidays.org/news/a-majestic-da-vinci-days.


North Porch Cafe: Due to a water shut down, the North Porch Café will be closed on Wednesday, July 16.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Science Night at Majestic Theater: Join us at the Majestic Theater on July 16, 7 p.m. for a night of music and science — with the Svens, trivia, science talks, a panel, and the state’s first ever science demo civil war with scientists from OSU, UO, and OMSI. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry and da Vinci Days.


SEIU503 Local083 BBQ: Joe Chambers, Local083 president, Local 083 is having a Barbeque at the southwest corner of the Weatherford Hall grounds on Thursday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to socialize with the university community.  Please join us for food, beverages and snacks.  This will be held in lieu of our monthly general membership meeting.

ElderCare Connections: Bring your lunch and join in on informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to best help the ones you love. Thursday, July 17, noon and 1 p.m. in the MU Board Room. For more information contact Childcare & Family Resources at 541-737-4906 or familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Superfund Research: Bill Baxter, IT Consultant with the Environmental Health Sciences Center will present on Thursday, July 17 at noon in LPSC 402 on his database work that helps NIH-funded Centers comply and organize for grants.  All welcome. More information from the Superfund Research Program: http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium

Board of Trustees: The Executive and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University will meet July 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Agenda items include action items related to amending the committee charter to list its audit roles and responsibilities, considering a resolution delegating certain authority to the university, and reviewing the presidential contract for FY15 and FY16. Willamette Room, CH2M HILL Alumni Center.

Board of Trustees:The Academic Strategies Committee of the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University will meet July 17, beginning at 3 p.m. The meeting includes action items related to a resolution delegating authority for academic program approval to the committee and approval of new academic programs in robotics and religious studies. Willamette Room, CH2M HILL Alumni Center.


Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees will meet on July 18, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Willamette Room, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Agenda items include action items related to a resolution concerning authority for academic programs, the OSU Fiscal Year 2014-15 operating budgets, a university fraud, waste and abuse reporting policy, a university code of ethics, an amendment to the Executive and Audit Committee charter, a resolution delegating authority to the University, and a presidential contract for FY15 and FY 16.


OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: The OSUsed Store is open for its monthly Saturday public sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Debrah Rarick retirement celebration: A celebration to honor Debrah Rarick’s retirement will be held at 3 p.m., July 22 in the Magruder Hall Lobby.

NEW!  Weber celebration of life: A celebration of life is being held for Lavern John Weber, director of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center for 25 years and a leader in the development of Newport as a marine science education and research center. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center in Newport, Oregon. The public is welcome.

NEW! Wellness Workshop, Craft Your Wellness Vision:  Defining your vision is the first step to making your wellness goals a reality. Make a personal Wellness Vision Board at the OSU Craft Center on July 29 between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Supplies provided. Free to OSU community. Learn more here: http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/wellness-workshop-craft-your-wellness-vision

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Search Advocate sessions: More sessions of the Search Advocate full-day summer workshop have been added by popular demand! Be prepared to work with search committees on the 2014-15 Provost’s Initiative searches–or any other searches—by completing this workshop covering strategies to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process.  Instead of requiring the typical two-workshop series (totaling 10 hours), this summer we are streamlining the workshop to a single day ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., breakfast and lunch included).  Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php for either July 30 or Aug. 6.    September sessions are also available before classes begin, either Sept. 22 or Sept. 25.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0865.

Adventure leadership Institute Class for Credit – Hiking Local Trails Class: Enjoy the local outdoors and register for PAC 22 Hiking Local Trails. This class will get you out and about in the beautiful Corvallis area to soak up sunshine and keep you active. The class runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 22 through Aug. 18. Sign-up through the University online registration system found here. For additional information about “Hiking Local Trails,” contact the ALI at 541-737-4254.

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 vanzeek@science.oregonstate.edu; 541-737-1773.

News for Employees

NEW! Oak Creek: Sometime during the week of July 14-18, and at various times in following weeks, research being done in the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory will result in the introduction of safe, biodegradable, nontoxic dyes that could temporarily change the color of Oak Creek in Corvallis and the streams it flows into, Marys River and possibly the Willamette River. The color changes will disappear as the water becomes more diluted. The dyes are accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/?p=7692

NEW! Recreational Sports Summer Half-Term Membership (Available July 21) – It’s not too late to get and stay active this summer with Recreational Sports! Enjoy state-of-the-art cardio/weight equipment, group exercise classes, intramural sports/special tournaments and outdoor adventure with the Adventure Leadership Institute. A half-term membership costs only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliates/dependents) and only $34 for students (and their affiliates/dependents). Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information.

NEW! Funding Opportunity: The OSU Venture Development Fund has announced a Request for Proposals. OSU Venture Development funding is a competitive process open to OSU faculty eligible for principal investigator (PI) status to facilitate development and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) created by OSU faculty and students. Program details including the RFP: http://oregonstate.edu/research/occd/osuventurefund; Contact Jianbo.Hu@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2366 with any questions.

NEW! eRA system evaluation: The Research Office, in collaboration with the Environmental Health & Safety Office, and with the participation of evaluation committee members representing different administrative and academic units, is evaluating six competing bids to provide OSU with an electronic research administration (eRA) system that would be used by their respective compliance offices, and by OSU faculty and staff. The eRA initiative is designed to make it easier and less time consuming for OSU community members to maintain compliance with the many rules and regulations that govern Human Subjects research, Animal Care and Use, Conflicts of Interest, Small Boat and Diving Safety, Export Controls, Biological Safety, Chemical Safety, and Radiation Safety. All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to view the demos and complete a brief online survey by July 25. View demos here: http://oregonstate.edu/research/ori/era

NEW! Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation-Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program. The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nsf-iucrc Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu Deadline: Monday, Nov. 3.

NEW! 2014-16 Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships: Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications from graduate students who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that apply accepted social science methodology to address resilience and adaptation related to the state’s important marine and coastal issues. For more information: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships. Courtesy email due July 28. Complete applications due before 5 p.m., Aug. 18.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is July 18 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Summer 2014.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit:  http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/stafffee

OSU Chemistry department offers two new online Graduate level classes: CH 582, Chemistry and Materials of Batteries and Super Capacitors.  Students will learn about the current as well as developing technologies in this exciting field. CH 584, Instruments and Online Interactions in the Sciences.   This class is offered jointly with the College of Education and is intended for those planning to be teachers. Both are 3 credit classes and are offered Fall term; contact kim.thackray@oregonstate.edu for more information or check out the Fall Schedule.

NIOSH soliciting applications: The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Institutes of Health- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (UO1) program. NIOSH is soliciting applications to conduct agricultural injury and disease research. While emphasis will be placed on proposals in the areas of forestry/logging, vulnerable populations and research to practice efforts, any application associated with occupational safety and health concerns in this work sector will be accepted. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/nih-affshr. Information: Mary Phillips- mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu. Deadline:July 28.


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

Operating Systems-Network Analyst, Competency Level 2 – Information Services invites applications for an Operating Systems-Network Analyst position. Posting # 0012659. Closes July 14.

Marine Technician, Faculty Research Assistant – College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Marine Technician. Posting #0012645. For full consideration apply by July 14. Closes Aug. 4.

Operating Systems/Network Analyst 2– Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Hatfield Marine Science Center, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Network Analyst 2 position.  Posting #0012661.  Closes July 14.

Accountant 1 -The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0012713. Closes July 15.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for an Accountant 1, full-time (1.0 FTE).  Posting #0012713.  Closes July 15.

Network Operations Center Lead Engineer– Information Services invites applications for a Network Operations Center Lead Engineer position. Posting # 0012619. Closes July 17.

Staff Auditor – The OSU Office of Audit Services invites applications for a Staff Auditor position. Posting # 0012689. Closes July 18.

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.

The Office of Intercultural Student Services is currently seeking applicants for a full-time professional position  – Women’s Center Coordinator. Posting #0012695. Closes July 21.

The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Chemist 3 position. Posting # 0012086. Full consideration date July 21.

Human Resources Consultant 1 The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0012714. Closes July 21.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for the Office of Business Affairs/ Payroll at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # 0012700. Closes July 21.

IT Web Specialist 2–The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaFish) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  fixed-term IT Web Specialist 2 position. Posting #0012697. Closes July 21.

Night Custodian – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Custodian position.  Must be available to work nights and weekends.  Posting #0012727.  Closes July 22.

Director-Student Leadership & Involvement (Internal Employment Opportunity)   – The Memorial Union invites applications for a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, Director of Student Leadership and Involvement position. Posting # 0012726. Closes July 22.

The Office of Human Resources is seeking a Human Resources Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Assistant Vice President. Posting #0012768. Closes July 24.

Admissions Advisor –Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Admissions Advisor, Posting #0012780. Closes July 25.

Department Head–  The Department of Agricultural Education and General Agriculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenured administrator Department Head position.  Posting #0012500.  Closes July 25.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Coordinator/Health Educator. Posting # 0012690.  Closes July 25.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting #0012760.  Closes July 27.

Coordinator-Student Serv 1 – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Manager of Applications, Admissions, and Recruitment for Graduate Students.  Posting #0012728.  Closes July 30.

Associate Dean-The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month,  Associate Dean position. Posting #0012641.  For full consideration please apply by July 30. Closes Aug. 11.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Grants/Contracts Coordinator.  Posting #0012781.  Closes July 31.

Program Technician 2 – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Program Technician 2. Posting #0012581. Closes July 31.

Administrative Assistant  – Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Director.  Posting # 0012729.  For full consideration please apply by July 17.  Closes Aug. 17.

Coordinator – Outreach Program – Extension Services at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE),  Outreach Program Coordinator position, located in Eugene, OR.  Posting # 0012759. Closes Aug. 5.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Professor of Practice position, located in Warm Springs, OR.  Posting # 0012753. Closes Aug. 8.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be opening a Veterinary Technician 3 position for the Small Animal Urgent Care/ICU Service on July 4.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012733 no later than Aug. 22.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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

Jefferson Way: As part of the Asian Pacific Cultural Center project,  daily road closures of SW Jefferson Way, between SW 26th Street and SW Weatherford Place are scheduled to occur on July 15 – 17 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oregon Electric Group will be installing underground Data & Power conduits in and across Jefferson Way roadway and sidewalk, for the New Asian Pacific Cultural Center.

Benton Place: As part of the Washington Way Realignment/15th Street Improvement project, the contractor will begin final grading and preparation for the base lift of paving next week. This will require the closure of Benton Place near the job site. The closure will be in effect from Tuesday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 15. Traffic will detour from Washington Way to 17th Street, and a sign will be posted on Benton Place at Jefferson Avenue.

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.


Corvallis: While a few of us may be a little thrown that the World Cup is over, this week it’s all going to be focused on beating the heat. After some lingering clouds it will heat up to around 88 on Monday, and 95 by Tuesday, with the rest of the week hovering around 90 until it dips into the lower 80s over the weekend. Sunny during the day and clear at night.

Central Oregon: Sunny and clear all week with highs ranging from 97 midweek to the lowers 80s by Friday.

Newport: Partly cloudy with some fog most of the week, highs in the mid 60s, lows in the mid 50s.

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

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