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Friday, May 29, 2009

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.

Why coral reefs around the world are collapsing (CNN)
“We’ve known for some time the general functioning of corals and the problems they are facing from climate change,” said Virginia Weis, a professor of zoology at Oregon State University. “But until just recently, much less has been known about their fundamental biology…” (See also Science Daily)

Satellite Detects Red Glow To Map Global Ocean Plant Health (Science Daily)

Researchers from Oregon State University, NASA and other organizations said today that they have succeeded for the first time in measuring the physiology of marine phytoplankton through satellite measurements of its fluorescence – an accomplishment that had been elusive for years.

Bee detective seeks an elusive killer (Capital Press)
Oregon State University’s new apiculture researcher, Ramesh Sagili, has literally had his career shaped by one massive honeybee die-off after another.

NOAA Announces New Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (NOAA)
NOAA scientists have teamed up with experts from the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University to form the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites. OSU is also a partner. (See also Washington Technology)

Laughs abound at OSU’s annual One-Act Festival (Gazette-Times)
This spring, Oregon State University’s annual One-Act Festival veers into dark comedy and delivers some of the most hilarious, yet believable, dying words in the process.

Auction pokes fun at Oregon State’s building naming system (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University student Ryan Carpenter doesn’t like how the university renames buildings after major donors, so he’s criticizing and poking fun at the practice with an upper-division art project.

Oregon colleges will see tuition costs spike (KATU)
At Oregon State, planned hikes will be between 9.5 and 10 percent.

Be prepared! (Northern Daily News)

According to Oregon State University, just one of several universities studying the subject, some of the bacterial infections that peak during summer include urinary tract, gastrointestinal and respiratory infections.

Greek students collect Special Olympics cash (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Greek community, in partnership with the Corvallis Police Department, are participating in the “Quarter Mile” fundraiser for Special Olympics.


Make sure to check the latest edition of LIFE@OSU. The print edition should be in departments now, or you can go on-line and read about the latest research from medical anthropologist and midwife Melissa Cheyney. See photos from last week’s Snow in the Quad event, and learn about Mario A. Magana’s long road to becoming an OSU educator.

Bella Voce: The OSU Women’s Choir directed by Tina Bull, will perform at 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 4515 S.W. West Hills Rd. $5 at the door.

The University Theatre program’s Spring One-Act Festival is here. The student-written and directed one-act plays will be held today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Sunday. The event will be at the Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 S.W. Campus Way. These original one-act comedy plays were written and developed as part of the OSU Theatre’s playwriting classes. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and youth, and $4 for OSU students and are available by calling the OSU box office at 541-737-2784 or online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre


Between the Cracks: A Forum for Music, Science, Art and Ideas: Allison Adah Johnson and Sonic Possibilities feature Professor of music Michael Coolen, music instructor Sila Cevikce Shaman, Assistant Professor of Music Robert Brudvig and Dana Reason. 2 p.m. Benton Hall Room 303. $10 suggested donation. www.danareason.com

The Heart of the Valley Children’s Choirs (HVCC), under the direction of Carol Nelson, will present the annual Elizabeth Powell Memorial Scholarship Concert at 3 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, 27th & Western Blvd., on the Oregon State University Campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany and at the box office prior to the concert. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

OSU Meistersingers: The OSU Men’s Choir directed by Hal Eastburn with special guest the LBCC Men’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. First Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe, $5 at the door.

Upcoming Events

NEW! A special session of the Faculty Senate will be held on June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the OSU Theatre (Withycombe Hall) to address the current budget situation. The session is designed to have up-to-date information including: the projected budget situation; the university’s approach to address shortfalls; and will include an open discussion with OSU’s leadership regarding the university’s approach to address shortfalls. This session is open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

There will be an informational meeting for OSU students who are interested in applying to the 2010-11 Fulbright U.S. student program for study, research or teaching abroad June 1, from 10:30-noon in 448 Snell Hall.

Are you interested in being part of a Weight Watchers At Work group? Open House meetings will be held on June 2 at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm in Rooms 322 A/B in the Student Health Services Building. The next 13-week session begins on June 9.  If you are a PEBB subscriber, your meeting fees will be fully subsidized.  The PEBB details will be shared at this Open House. For more information, please contact Kathi at 541-737-3106.

Due to renewed interest in Apple computer systems on campus, the OSU Mac User Group (MUG) is reforming. The first meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., June 3 in the Willamette Rooms on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. All employees and students with an interest in Apple
computers are welcome to attend. RSVP to Dave.Nevin@oregonstate.edu Those interested can also subscribe the Mac User Group mailing list at the following website: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/macusers

The Oregon State University AAUP/AFT group is hosting Lisa Klein, professor of material science and engineering at Rutgers University, at 3:30 p.m. June 3 in the Kelley Engineering Building, room 1003. Klein, who serves as chapter president of Rutgers AAUP/AFT will discuss how collective bargaining has strengthened the institutions that have agreements.

Wayne Huber is retiring after 19 years as Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. The university community is invited to a morning reception in his honor from 9:30 to 11 a.m., June 11, in the Kearney Hall Atrium.

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

Accountant I – Office of Post Award Administration, Office of Business Affairs, Oregon State University, F/T, $2960-4306/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date is June 3.

Enter to win a free term membership with Recreational Sports (Dixon Rec Center) by taking 15 minutes to complete our Faculty/Staff survey. Go to http://studentvoice.com/oregonst/facultystaffusesat09 to participate.

Business Services is recruiting for an Accountant 1. The position recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search. The position posting can be accessed on the OSU Jobs Page http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and is posting number 0004193.  The closing date is today. For information contact Lori Schmidt, at lori.schmidt@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3345.


Tis the season for awkward tan lines. Highs will reach 88 today with an overnight low of 52. The weekend looks sunny and warm, with highs in the mid 80s with lows around 51.

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