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Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

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.

Oregon State takes tsunami possibility seriously in science center expansion: Guest opinion (Oregonian)

Issues regarding tsunami preparedness and safety are at the forefront of our current operations at the HMSC and most definitely are part of our future plans. We take these issues very seriously and are committed to meeting our institutional goals through best practices that ensure the safety of our students, staff and the community.  (By President Edward J. Ray)

OSU researcher tracks the health effects of air pollution (Statesman Journal)

Perry Hystad has only been at Oregon State University for a little over a year, but the young epidemiologist is already making a name for himself. (see also Register-GuardGazette-Times, Kentucky.com)

Amazing animal farmers that grow their own food (BBC)

In 2006, ecologist Andrew Thurber, now at Oregon State University, US, was part of a geological research cruise studying seeps on the ocean floor off Costa Rica that belch methane and hydrogen sulphide gas. To his amazement, the submersible pilot brought to the surface an unusual crab he’d spotted waving its arms among the seeps. It was a new species of yeti crab, since named Kiwa puravida.

5 key essentials needed for business success (Huffington Post)

Donald Neubaum, College of Business Associate Dean for Research at Oregon State University, states that businesses must continue to offer value to customers over the long-term, assuring that their offering is unique and something that competitors can’t provide.

New federal child care rules, meant to help families, could also harm them, says Oregon audit (Oregonian)

“Providers are always working very hard to find that sweet point where they can provide some kind of financial stability to the program but not lose parents because of price,” said Bobbie Weber, an Oregon State University researcher who is considered one of the state’s top experts on child care costs.

Smart grid powers up privacy worries (Politico)

“Very sensitive information can be revealed about homes, and homes are the most sacred privacy environment,” said Nancy King, an Oregon State University business law and ethics academic who’s studying smart meter deployments.

OSU students brave elements to become wilderness first responders (Gazette-Times)

It’s a cold and wet morning and Oregon State University student Alex Funk is hiking through the woods when he comes upon fellow student Molly Stiebber lying on the muddy forest floor after breaking her leg. But before Funk can rush to her rescue, instructor Ty Atwater comes in. “Let’s make her allergic to latex,” Atwater says. Stiebber and Funk nod and Funk breaks out a tarp to cover his friend and protect them both from the rain while providing emergency care.

2014 was a good year for Oregon craft beer (Oregonian)

Another idea whose time has come: OSU’s Oregon Hops & Brewing Archive is assembling historical material and oral histories from the people behind the amazing growth of Oregon’s brewing industry. The rest of us have been pretty busy brewing beer or drinking it, which is the way history gets lost, in the bustle of the moment. Luckily, OSU is gearing up to record and preserve the long history of Oregon brewing.

Hundreds of dead birds wash up on Pacific coast, scientists at a loss for answers (Inquisitr)

Some of the Cassin’s aucklets found in Seaside, Oregon, were sent to Oregon State University for testing. Julia Burco, a wildlife veterinarian for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, discussed an interesting cause of death. (see also Statesman Journal)

Plant pathologist develops nursery worker training (Capital Press)

Enter Luisa Santamaria, a Ph.D plant pathologist assigned to Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Part of her job takes her to Willamette Valley nurseries, where she trains workers to identify and treat plant diseases or, better yet, prevent them in the first place.

OSU tips on chicken coops, feed, eggs and preventing avian flu (Oregonian)

Jim Hermes, a poultry specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, said to lessen the likelihood of disease, chickens should be kept away from wild birds, which carry the disease but don’t get sick.

New Oregon law aims to prevent underage alcohol poisoning (NW News Network)

Rob Reff, director of the Alcohol, Drug and Violence Prevention Center at Oregon State University, said the fear of getting punished can be a stumbling block in a time-sensitive scenario.

First baby of 2015 is son of OSU international students (Gazette-Times)

A pair of Oregon State University international students from China are the proud parents of the first baby born in Corvallis in 2015. Jesse Fang was born at 6:44 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and the parents, mom Ying Zhao and father Yufeng “Frances” Fang, were in good spirits when the Gazette-Times visited Thursday afternoon.

Marketing internship with New York Mets fulfills dream for Tualatin High School grad Matt Derhalli (Oregonian)

From Tualatin High, Derhalli went to OSU and worked throughout his college years at Oregon State Sports Information, which handles all information having to do with the school’s athletic program. He majored in digital communication arts and minored in writing.

Undergraduate research enriches learning at OSU-Cascades(Bend Bulletin)

OSU-Cascades faculty members are working hard to bring science students more opportunities to apply concepts learned in the classroom. Using undergraduate students to conduct research is an up-and-coming trend at OSU-Cascades that has slowly garnered more funding opportunities over the past few years.

Cultivate joy to keep staff energized (The Globe & Mail)

“The magnitude with which introverts underrated performance of extroverts was surprising,” says Oregon State University’s Keith Leavitt.

OSU co-ops sell off furniture (Gazette-Times)

Approximately 30 couches, 25 dressers, 30 desks, 100 chairs and a wide variety of housewares and other furnishings of Oregon State University’s now-closed Avery and Azalea housing co-ops were put on sale Monday morning. Rae DeLay, with OSU Campus Recycling, said the furnishings had been stored in the co-ops since they closed this spring, and the furnishings were being sold off in advance of renovations at the buildings. (see also KEZI)

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed to speak at OSU Jan. 15 (LIFE@OSU)

Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, “Wild,” will speak at Oregon State University as part of their Discovery Lecture Series on Jan. 15.

Oregon leads country in low birth weights (Go Local PDX)

Babies born in Oregon and South Dakota both averaged a weight of 6.3 pounds, according to the data. “It’s surprising,” Marie Harvey, a professor at Oregon State University, said in reaction to the statistic. “But the truth is we’ve never been strong in that indicator.”

USDA clears GMO tall fescue (Capital Press)

However, over the past four years the company has persuaded the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that several biotech varieties of Kentucky bluegrass and St. Augustine grass did not come under its regulatory jurisdiction. “They’re able to get around APHIS’ authority with their new techniques,” Carol Mallory-Smith, a weed science professor at Oregon State University.

Herbicide resistant kochia all the way west (Ag Professional)

Now some Oregon and southwest Idaho sugar beet growers are having to step up to the challenge of controlling resistant kochia, according to Joel Felix, a weed scientist at the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station.

The Manning years (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University President Ed Ray, who worked with Manning on the Collaboration Corvallis project the past three years, called her “ a very special lady.” “Julie was a wonderful partner for creating the Collaboration Corvallis. She is one of the smartest, hard-working and approachable people one could meet.”

A new year of Science Pub (Corvallis Advocate)

Dr. Sarina Saturn, is a professor in the Psychological Sciences department at OSU, and received her Ph.D. in neuroscience.  She’ll lead a talk about her work studying the current state of women in STEM fields and what we can do to create a culture that is more welcoming to the next generation of female scientists.

For California salmon, drought and warm water mean trouble (Environment 360)

Robert Lackey, a professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, Corvallis, says that as the climate continues to warm, “salmon at the southern edge of their range will be the first to go.” Lackey doubts any Pacific salmon species will go fully extinct soon, and in Alaska, Russia, and other northern regions he expects populations to remain relatively strong.

Garden book bites (Oregonian)

“Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest: Second Edition” by Barbara L. Wilson, Richard Brainerd, Danna Lytjen, Bruce Newhouse and Nick Otting ($35, Oregon State University Press): Even botanists and eagle-eyed landscapers find it hard to identify types of Sedges but in this true, thorough field guide, the Carex Working Group takes note of the small, technical characters of all of the 169 species, subspecies and varieties in the genus Carex that grow in the wild in Oregon and Washington.

2014 was a great year for eating, drinking (Portland Tribune)

I learned from my friend, Chuck Toombs, that just down Hwy. 101 in Newport, Chris Langdon is growing dulse at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. A sea vegetable commonly used in Ireland, Iceland and other areas as food, dulse is a good source of minerals and vitamins comparable to other vegetables and is high in protein.

Margarita Donnelly, founder of Calyx feminist press, dies at 72 (Gazette-Times)

Born Margarita Patricia Rosa Donnelly y Donnelly in Caracas, Venezuela to American parents, she attended college in the States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from San Francisco State University (finding time along the way to hang out with members of the Grateful Dead and march for farmworkers’ rights with Cesar Chavez), then moved to Corvallis, where she got a master’s in counseling from Oregon State University.

Ocean swallows CO2 (Corvallis Advocate)

Scientists say that about one third of all CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels is now in the ocean, which acts as sponge and absorbs carbon dioxide. “This is a good news/bad news situation,” said Alan Mix, an Oregon State University oceanographer and co-author on the study. “It helps to slow the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere, but it makes the ocean more acidic.”

5 hardy shrubs deliver winter surprises (Oregonian)

“One of the coolest things about gardening in the Pacific Northwest is winter gardens,” said Neil Bell, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “We have the opportunity to plant things that people who are not aware of or even interested in gardening will look at it and be amazed. The way to do that is with flowers and scents.”

Hatchery Research Center board has opening (Statesman Journal)

The Hatchery Research Center is a cooperative research facility operated by Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University.

Effective fresh water policy requires an educated public, reports OSU hydrology professor (WSET-TV Virginia)

Michael E. Campana, PhD, is Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources at the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. As past President of the American Water Resources Association, Dr. Campana is a leading authority on ground water, fresh water resources and water allocation.

Sugar is good for you (Ag Info)

No matter how many scientists seem to weigh-in on the safety of genetically modified foods, there is still a public perception of danger. Here are the opinions of a couple of high-level scientists. Dr. Steve Strauss is a distinguished genetics professor at Oregon State University.

Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start (Augusta Journal)

“Novice gardeners often start too big and soon realize they don’t have the time or energy to fully develop or maintain their original garden plan,” said Gail Langellotto, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

Take a vicarious trip from the Amazon to the Andes (Statesman Journal)

Proebsting will take you on a vicarious tour from the Amazon to the Andes in an exploration of the 1,900 bird species that have been documented in the wide range of habitats. During his three-week visit, the retired Oregon State University horticulture professor and his wife, Lena, found more than 600 species.

Today

NEW! Labyrinth: Members of the OSU community are invited to an Open Labyrinth Walk Monday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., in MU Room 13 (new multipurpose room).  Claim some time to celebrate the new year and new school term through this moving form of meditation and/or prayer.  Hosted by United Campus Ministry at OSU.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. 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. More information on our website.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Spanish Women’s Legal History and Everyday Interpretations of Women’s Legal Status:  Marie Kelleher (CSULB) and Nicole von Germeten (OSU) will examine legal, religious or social codes and then analyze under what circumstances women contested, negated, manipulated, or simply ignored the codes and prescriptions in their daily lives. More details here.  Jan. 7, 2 p.m., Autzen House, Center for the Humanities.

NEW! Dean of Student Life: Finalists for the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Life position will be on campus beginning next week. Each finalist will present at an open forum from 11 a.m. – noon: Monday, Jan. 12, Ryan Holmes, MU 208: La Raza Room. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Jenna Finley, MU 211: American Indian Room. Monday, Jan. 26, Regina Young Hyatt, MU 213: Pan Afrikan Sankofa . Wednesday, Jan. 29, Angela Batista, MU 206: Asian/Pacific Room. Accommodation requests may be made to maureen.childers@oregonstate.edu

NEW!  Caregivers workshop: A workshop for caregivers, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” will take place at OSU on Wednesdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m., from Jan. 14-Feb. 18 in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room in LaSells Stewart Center. The class is limited to 12 participants, and students and employees must register by Jan. 6. It is free to all OSU employees and students. It will be led by Benton County Hospice. Registration: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2cpC6kWDAYii16J. This event is being sponsored by the Office of Work-Life.

NEW! Time to register for fruit tree pruning workshops: With OSU Extension agent, Ross Penhallegon. Two classes available: Thursday, Jan. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Lewis Brown Farm in Corvallis and Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at Grandpas Farm Stand in Albany. Visit our website for registration information or call 541-967-3871.

Winter Library Workshops Scheduled: The Winter 2015 Graduate Student and Faculty Workshop Series lineup is set and learning opportunities abound! Make this the term where you incorporate a citation manager into your research and writing process, learn to use a new survey tool, get a jump start on your theses or dissertation literature review, or start working on your data management plan.  Workshop registration is encouraged but not required. Questions?  Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Benton County Master Gardeners will be offering Gearing up for Gardening: free lunch-time talks at the Corvallis Public Library. Talks will be held every Tuesday from Jan. 6 – Feb. 24 from noon- 1 p.m. Visit our website to see the schedule of topics.

News for Employees

NEW! Free Sheep and Goat Procedures at OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Sheep and goats are being recruited for necessary medical and surgical procedures including pregnancy ultrasound and castration free of charge as part of a senior veterinary student course during the week of Feb. 9 at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Contact Dr. Erica McKenzie (erica.mckenzie@oregonstate.edu) or at 541-737-4809.

NEW! PEBB Exercise Rewards – NEW in 2015: The PEBB Exercise Rewards Program will continue in 2015 and now the required number of visits to receive your $15/month wellness reimbursement is only eight visits per month (dropping from 12 visits/month). Learn all about the changes to the program in 2015 here. Make this year your healthiest yet! Let Recreational Sports and Faculty Staff Fitness support your wellness goals! Contact Drew Ibarra (Faculty Staff Fitness) or Ali Casqueiro (Recreational Sports), for more information.

NEW! Pangea Café: Start your year off right with a week of eating fresh whole foods during Pangea Café’s Clean Eating Week. Clean Eating Week is a good way to refresh your eating habits: it’s about eating more of the best and healthiest of the food groups—and eating less of the not-so-healthy ones.

NEW! The Center for the Humanities is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Resident Research Fellowship Program until Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Application forms and information about awards may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program .

NEW! University Honors College course proposals and grants: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors course proposals for 2015-2016 at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/course-proposals. Any course in the General Catalog is eligible to be offered as an honors course, and proposals for new courses are welcomed. Faculty may also apply for grants of up to $3000 to develop experiential learning opportunities for honors courses.  For more information: tara.williams@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6412.  Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015.

Funding Available—Proposal Due Date Extended: The Center for Teaching and Learning funds instructors for the redesign of established on-campus courses as hybrid courses through the Hybrid Course Initiative. These funds are in support of participation in a faculty learning community in Spring term and the development of a hybrid course. See Request for Proposals; due date extended to Jan. 20. Questions? Contact cub.kahn@oregonstate.edu

Recreational Sports Winter Memberships: Purchase or renew your membership to Recreational Sports! Winter Term memberships are available for purchase for only $83, valid until March 27, 2015. Or, consider a 9-month membership, valid until Sept. 18, 2015. Memberships are available to OSU faculty/staff/affiliates/dependents and did you know that you likely qualify for a wellness reimbursement? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for a personal tour of Recreational Sports facilities or with questions! (Note: Fall Term/Half Term memberships/lockers expire Jan. 2).

Dam Fit in 2015: Recreational Sports is again excited to offer Dam Fit in winter 2015. Resolve to make 2015 your happiest and healthiest year yet and let Recreational Sports support you as you achieve your goals. Dam Fit is a great opportunity to Get Motivated – Get Strong and – Get Results. Enroll today as space is limited! (Open to all students and Recreational Sports members. Not a member? Contact Ali Casqueiro, Membership Coordinator, for more information).

Jobs

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

Management Analyst 2 (Internal Employment Opportunity):  OSU Capital Planning and Development has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Management Analyst 2. This position plans, organizes, and conducts management studies of programs, organizational and staffing structures, and budgetary, operational or other administrative systems and provides technical assistance and advice on program planning, fiscal and/or human resource management. Posting #0013467 closes Jan. 5.

Management Analyst 3:  OSU Capital Planning and Development has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Management Analyst 3. This position  designs, plans, and coordinates or conducts analytical management studies of program policies, organizational structures and budgetary, operational, or other administrative systems and provides consultation on legislative or administrative issues, program planning, fiscal, and/or human resource management. Posting #0013410 closes Jan. 5.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Executive Director.  The Executive Director will provide dynamic, consistent and motivational leadership to develop the INTO OSU Center such that it reflects the goals and values of Oregon State University and INTO University Partnerships and promotes the delivery of a world-class student and stakeholder experience. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14824712 Please apply by Jan. 5.

Human Resources Technical Analyst – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Human Resources Technical Analyst position. Posting #0013441. Closes Jan. 7.

The Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Information Systems Analyst position in the Business Intelligence Center. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013448. Closes Jan. 7.

The OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Library Communications Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0013435. Closes Jan. 8.

Orientation Coordinator – New Student Programs & Family Outreach invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Orientation Coordinator position. Posting # 0013412. Closes for full consideration Jan. 8.

Learning and Engagement Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Learning and Engagement Associate position. Posting # 0013422. Closes Jan. 9.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator-Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position as Grants/Contracts Coordinator. Posting #0013452.  Closes Jan. 11.

Academic Wage International Program Advisor – The Vice Provost for International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Wage International Program Advisor position. Posting #0013407. Closes Jan. 11.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health, invites applications for a part-time, (.80 FTE), Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Redmond.  Posting # 0013515. Closes Jan. 13.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 3 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013559. Closes Jan. 15.

Property Specialist 3. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 3 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013559. Closes Jan. 15.

Core Lab Technician – The Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing invites applications for a part-time (.8 FTE), 12-month, Lab Technician/Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013456. Closes Jan. 15.

Faculty Research Assistant -The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing department invites applications for a part-time (.8 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0013456. Closes Jan. 15.

Professor – The Department of Statistics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Professor position. Posting #0013299. Closes Jan. 15.

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.

Assistant Professor (practice)– Oregon State University Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Baker City.  Posting # 0013404. Closes Jan. 16.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Douglas County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Outreach Program Coordinator position located in Roseburg.  Posting # 0013494. Closes Jan. 16.

The Division of Outreach & Engagement is recruiting for an interim Regional Administrator for the North Coast Oregon Region. This is an Internal recruitment only.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting #0013501. Closes Jan. 16.

The Office for Research Development invites applications for a full-time Research Development Associate.  Needed in this position is someone who is passionate about enabling research and education through federal funding mechanisms.  For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp   Posting # 0013433. Closes Jan. 22.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Finance Coordinator (Finance) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013550. Closes Jan. 23.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Jan. 26.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012692 no later than Jan. 25.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics position. Posting #0013285. Closes Jan. 25.

IT Communications Manager – Information Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, IT Communications Manager position. Posting # 0013463. Closes Jan. 26.

Engineering Instructor-  (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Engineering Instructor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Position #0013475.  Closes Jan. 30.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Nature-Based Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, with appointment starting September 2015.  Posting # 0013487. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 30.

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.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University seeks applicants for a Faculty Research Assistant in forest modeling. The ideal candidate would have primary expertise in forest biometrics, silviculture, or forest ecophysiology, with the ability to utilize this expertise to develop forest simulation models that represent a hybrid between ecophysiological process models and models built by statistical analysis of large datasets. Posting #0013395. Closes Jan. 31.

The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing invites applications for two tenure-track, 9-month, full-time (1.00 FTE) faculty positions (Assistant Professor rank) in the area of Complex Systems in the Life or Environmental Sciences. Posting #0013430. Closes Feb. 6.

Vice President for Research   – The Office of the Provost/Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Vice President for Research.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications are confidential and should be directed to Sharon Tanabe or Emy Peña at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates – (562) 360-1612; stsearch@storbeckpimentel.com (Code: OSU VPR). Closes Feb. 20.

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.

The OSU Foundation invites applications for the position of Investment Accountant.  This position plays a key role in the Foundation’s management of all investment-related assets.  Interested candidates can submit a Foundation application, along with your cover letter and resume to Patricia L. Kenney, Sr. Director, Human Resources.

Traffic and maintenance

Goss Stadium: As part of the Goss Stadium Expansion project, 6 parking spaces in the Coleman Field East Parking Lot (View Map) will be closed until further notice.

Weather

Corvallis: Hopefully the beginning of a new term feels more like a blessing than a curse. Slight chance of rain this morning. Otherwise cloudy with a high of 53 and a low of 38. Areas of fog and cloudy tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 50, low of 36. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain today, otherwise cloudy. High of 53, low of 46. Some fog tomorrow.

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

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