OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

OSU professor develops drug to treat Ebola that could be used in West Africa (Oregonian)

A drug developed by an Oregon State University scientist may be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. (see also Health Canal)

Enrollment: UO falls, OSU gains (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University’s student count grew this fall by 4 percent, while the University of Oregon’s shrank by 1 percent.

Pocket-sized document could fight antibiotic resistance, study by OSU educator says (Oregonian)

When we’re only prescribing an appropriate antibiotic 35 percent of the time, that’s clearly a problem,” said Jon Furuno, lead author of the study and an associate professor in the Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. (see also Science Codex, Infection Control Today)

Back to school after serving their country (Bend Bulletin)

At lunchtime Monday on the Central Oregon Community College campus, friends bound by their military service shared a room at the Campus Center. Laszlo Mathe, 39, of Bend, a Marine veteran, munched on a hot dog while Leroy Kissee, 28, of Redmond, a Navy veteran, worked on a paper. The two are among hundreds of veterans attending COCC or Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend.

Is it time to re-examine the state and federal role in electric utility labor issues? (Inside Counsel)

A new study released by Inara Scott, assistant professor in the College of Business at Oregon State University, calls for the re-examination of the role of public utility commissions and the effect of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in labor disputes regarding electric utility.

Winter is arriving fast: Prepare your trees, yard and house (Oregonian)

Tree care is on many people’s minds and they have cause for concern. Leaves still clinging to branches can become landing spots for heavy ice and snow, and this additional weight may cause branches to snap, says Paul Ries, an urban forester with the Oregon State University Extension Service. 

Today

Horticulture departmental seminars: Jeff Miller, professor, OSU horticulture, will speak on “From Taxonomy to Biological Control to Biodiversity and Back Again,” Nov. 11, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

Art reception: Starting Nov. 3 through Dec. 7, enjoy two art exhibits on display in Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center, Soap Creek Confluence and Oregon: Field & Sky. A public reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash wine bar will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. General exhibit hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

NEW! “No Dumb Questions” video documentary: This lighthearted and poignant 24-minute documentary profiles three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 11, struggling to understand why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming a woman followed by facilitated conversation. Nov. 13, noon-1:30 p.m., MU 206. Sponsored by the OSU Campus Coalition Builders.

NEW! The Anonymous People: This documentary is an eye-opening portrayal of individuals in recovery from substance abuse breaking their silence in order to reduce stigma. Thursday Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., MU Room 208.

NEW! International Education Week: A World of Learning Opportunities at OSU and Beyond: Nov. 17-21.  A campus-wide collaborative series of more than 20 events planned throughout the week to engage students, staff and faculty in conversations around the importance of global learning, education abroad and our international student and scholar communities at OSU.  Questions? Contact International Programs 541-737-3006.

Be Bright! Be Seen! In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety on campus and around Corvallis, OSU is inviting the public to the Memorial Union quad on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event. Features reflective gear giveaways and informational booths: http://oregonstate.edu/main/be-bright

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.

Alumni Connect: Veterans Career Panel and Networking Event Join us for this career networking event among UO, OSU, and PSU alumni, all of whom have served (or continue to serve) our country.  Learn how to leverage your military service and higher education experience to effectively transition into or advance your civilian career from a panel of successful veterans. Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m. at Widmer Brewery in Portland. $10 in advance / $15 at the door.

Pretty Faces ski film screening: Women in Science is co-hosting a screening of the ski film Pretty Faces on Wednesday Nov. 12 at Majestic Theatre. Film starts at 7:30 p.m. This film celebrates women’s achievements in the mountains. For more info, check out www.unicornpicnic.com or email womeninscience@oregonstate.edu

Thorsness retirement: Please join us as we honor Brian Thorsness for his 32+ years of service to OSU at a retirement gathering on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union LaRaza Room 208.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! ElderCare Connections: Roshni Sabedra, benefits consultant for OSU HR, will discuss using FMLA to balance work and care. Understand how your FMLA/OFLA benefit can be used to manage your work and elder-caregiving responsibilities. Thursday, Nov. 13, 12:10 to 12:50, MU 213.

NEW! BioSand Filter workshops with inventor David Manz: Join OSU students and faculty as we build our very own BioSand filter (BSF). We’re mixing and pouring concrete into our mold on Nov. 13, from 8-11 a.m., in 104 Merryfield Hall and then preparing it for use on Nov. 14 from 1-4 p.m. All students and faculty are welcome, please RSVP to Judy.Finn@oregonstate.edu.  Manz will also offer a free public lecture Nov. 13 at 4:30 in Rogers 226. For more information – http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/heatosu/david-manz-november-13-15-2014/

NEW! Oregon Sea Grant Scholars’ Day Symposium: All are invited to join Oregon Sea Grant’s supported students for posters and oral presentations in the Memorial Union’s Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Graduate and undergraduate students will present marine and coastal projects on topics spanning research, public engagement, and national ocean policy. This event is free and open to the public. For more details: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/scholars-day-2014

Research Impact  & Open Access and Data Management Workshops at The Valley Library: As Fall terms begins to wind down, consider (via citations, downloads, altmetrics) how your Research Impact & Open Access (Nov. 12) work together. Thinking about your research data or developing your data management plan? Learn to manage it effectively and efficiently with Intro to Data Management (Nov. 12). Registration is encouraged but not required. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Gatekeeper suicide prevention training: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst college students? This workshop will teach participants to recognize the warning signs and how to help if someone they know is thinking about suicide. Presented by Jim Gouveia, LCSW. Register here: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b41KB4Idbr2ZXGl. Feel free to bring your lunch. Nov. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  NAS Member, James Van Etten, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present a seminar “Unusual Lifestyle of Giant Algal Viruses” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

TAC Webinar: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  OSU will begin transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas starting Winter 2015. Join our webinar to learn what Canvas is about, and how instructors can begin to prepare for it this fall. Weds. Nov. 12,  4-4:50 p.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1v0xuxW

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: David Wiens, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, will speak on“Bold Measures in Desperate Times: Experimental Removal of Barred Owls to Benefit Threatened Spotted Owls,” Nov. 12, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

PCOSW Fall Speaker Series: Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished Professor, environmental scientist, marine ecologist, former Under Secretary of Commerce and former NOAA Administrator, will speak on “Leading While Juggling Work and Life” on Wednesday, Nov.12, 7 to 8:30 p.m., C&E Hall, LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public.

News for Employees

NEW! Women in Higher Education: OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2015 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference in Bend, Jan. 22-23, 2015. To apply, please complete the Application Form no later than Sunday, Nov. 23. Questions? Contact: Natalia Fernández natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

RecSports Half-Term Membership Available Today: Start your wellness routine today with Recreational Sports just in time for a healthy and happy holiday season! A half term membership is only $41 (faculty/staff/affiliate/dependent) and $34 (student affiliate/dependent), valid from date of purchase until Jan. 2, 2015. Remember – if you are a PEBB eligible employee, you qualify to receive a $15/month reimbursement for “being well” at Recreational Sports! Contact Ali Casqueiro, with questions or for a private tour.

Adventure Leadership Institute – Winter Classes for Credit: As you plan your winter schedule, consider adding some adventure to it, by enrolling in an Adventure Leadership Institute class. Choose from Rock Climbing, Intro to Adventure Programming, Snowshoeing and more! Make this winter the most adventurous yet! Not a student? We hope you will pass this along to students who might be interested in adventure classes for credit.

Interested in sharing Thanksgiving with an international student?: The OSU Homestay Program is seeking local families to share their Thanksgiving festivities with international students.  Applications are currently available at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_1yTjGUsntSs1cu9.   Hosting application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.  Hosts will be informed of student placement Monday, Nov. 24.  If you have any questions, please contact homestay@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty Senate Elections – Declining Senator Election – All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Senator nomination ballot, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year. Faculty are eligible to participate in the below elections this fall regardless of whether they decline Faculty Senator election: Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senator (one ballot).  Faculty Senators. Each eligible voter will receive a nomination ballot containing the names of faculty who are eligible to be elected; the results of this ballot will determine the election ballot.

Jobs

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

Administrative Program Assistant – University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0013210. Closes Nov. 11.

Office Manager– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Manager position located in Roseburg. Posting # 0013190. Closes Nov. 11.

Office Specialist 2 – Copyright Specialist: Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013297.  Closes Nov. 12.

Public Service Communications Specialist – Extension and Experiment Station Communications invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Public Service Communications Specialist position. Posting# 001326. Closes Nov. 12.

Faculty Research Assistant (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013282, full-consideration closes Nov. 13.

Office Specialist 2 – Agricultural Education and General Agriculture Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013271. Closes Nov. 14.

Office Specialist 2: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture Science seeks an Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013265. Closes Nov. 14.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The College of Engineering, Office of Student Services invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013229. Closes Nov. 14.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Administrative Assistant to the Department Head.  This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #0013278. Closes Nov. 14.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene. Posting # 0013276. Closes Nov. 14.

The Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO (VPFA) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Executive Assistant reporting directly to the VPFA. This position provides high level administrative and clerical support, developing systems and processes to assist the Vice President and division’s leadership team in support of university strategic initiatives. Posting #0013222. Closes Nov. 15.

The Office of Research Integrity invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term IACUC Coordinator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013232. Closes Nov. 15.

Head of Mathematics – The Mathematics Department requests applications for a Head of Mathematics position, posting # 0011757. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Student Retention and Success Manager –Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Retention and Success Manager, Posting #0013260. Closes Nov. 16.

Consultant-Academic Advisor – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Academic Advisor position. Posting # 0013228. Closes Nov. 16.

Veterinary Technician 2 (pool) – The College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences has a temporary, approximately 5 week duration, position to assist with anesthesia and monitoring.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 18, interested parties should apply to posting #0012692 no later than Nov. 17.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered for this position.

Medical Aide- Student Health Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Medical Aide.  Posting #0013281. Closes Nov 17.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Property Specialist 3 position in Materials Management for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013291 . Closes Nov. 17.

Office Specialist 2 – New Student Programs & Family Outreach invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013275. Closes Nov. 17.

Secretary of the Board – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Secretary of the Board position. Posting # 0013192. Closes for full consideration Nov 17.

Office Specialist 2 – The KidSpirit Program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, limited duration Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013309. Closes Nov. 18.

Project Coordinator –The Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator, Posting #0013261. Closes Nov. 18.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting # 0013303. Closes Nov. 19.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting #0013287. Closes Nov. 19.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Campus Public Safety Dispatcher.  This is a permanent full time position. Posting # 0013301. Closing date is Nov. 20.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013314 . Closes Nov. 21.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head Librarian of the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0013234. Closes Nov. 21.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Small Farms Coordinator)– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Small Farms Coordinator position located in Central Point. Posting # 0013249. Closes Nov. 22.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Purchasing Analyst 3 position for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM), a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one-year from the appointment begin date. Posting #0013320 . Closes Nov. 24.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for part-time (.49 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-hourly position as Faculty Research Assistant.  This position is anticipated to last for 3 months.  Posting #0013305.  Closes Nov. 24.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position as an Education Support Programmer.  Posting #0013290.  Closes Nov. 26.

General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, General Counsel position. Posting #0013236. Closes for full consideration Nov. 30.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.  Posting # 0013243. Closes Nov. 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Land Steward/Natural Resource Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013296. Closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forest Economics. Posting #0013255. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.

Assistant Dean – The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success position.  Posting #0013307.  Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Dean for the Graduate Student Success –The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month,  Assistant Dean for the Graduate Student Success, Posting #0013307. Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design – The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, in the College of Forestry, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Architecture and Wood Design.  Posting # 0013122, screening of candidates will begin Dec. 1 and will continue until position is filled.

The Office of VP of Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conflict of Interest (COI) Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0013295. Closes Dec. 3.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate position. Posting #0013306.  Closing date is Jan. 15, 2015.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. Posting #0013155. Closes Jan. 30, 2015.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting #0013220. Closes Feb. 28, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

Pioneer Place East: As part of a class project, the 2 southern most parking spaces on the west side of the Pioneer Place East lot (View Map) will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Nov. 12, through 5 p.m., Nov. 13.

Power outages: As part of the Real Time Utility Monitoring project, on Nov. 16, Cordley Hall will be without power from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Kelley Engineering will be without power from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sidewalk Closure at Washington and 15th Street Intersection: Sidewalks along 15th Street were ordered to remain barricaded closed until the railroad has completed installation of the railroad signal arm crossing gates, which the railroad expects to be completed by November. Pedestrians traveling east-west are encouraged to use the new sidewalks and crosswalks. Those traveling north-south should use the detour in place toward 17th Street. For your continued safety, please only use approved railroad crossings. Encourage everyone to exercise extreme caution around this and all construction sites. Do not cross barricades and restricted areas.

Weather

Corvallis: Summer is already starting to feel like a dream. Sunny today, high of 49, low of 24. Rain will roll in late Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of flurries today with a high of 29 and a low of 12. Snow likely after 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 52, low of 35. Rain tomorrow.

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

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