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Thursday, Jan. 22, 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.

Japan earthquake holds lessons for Oregon coast (OPB)

Wilson climbs into a van carrying Chris Goldfinger, a paleo-seismologist with Oregon State University, and Allison Pyrch, a structural engineer with the Seattle-based geotechnical engineering firm, Hart Crowser.   Trips like this help them imagine what Oregon will look like after a magnitude 9.0 subduction zone earthquake.

Kitzhaber speaks about income gap (Daily Barometer)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber visited Oregon State University campus Jan. 21. Speaking directly to students in the Linus Pauling Science Center, he discussed his goals for Oregon’s future before taking questions. (see also Gazette-Times)

Should nature have standing to sue? (High Country News)

Yet Douglas’ opinion influenced and inspired environmentalists at the time and ever since. The Wilderness Society published the “stirring” dissent, and Roderick Nash in his history of environmental ethics, The Rights of Nature, said that Douglas had “located the conceptual door to the rights of nature.” Michael Nelson, an environmental philosopher at Oregon State University, sees Douglas’ dissent as “the cornerstone of a new environmental ethic, one premised upon empathy with the human and non-human world alike.”

Global weirding (Eugene Weekly)

Overall, 2014 was Oregon’s second hottest year since record keeping started in 1895, according to researchers with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University. The average statewide temperature in Oregon in 2014 was 3 degrees above the average for the 20th century.

A conversation with Eric Smoodin and Jon Lewis on “The American Film History Reader” (Film Quarterly)

As film and media historians in their own right, it is significant that Lewis (an OSU professor) and Smoodin have looked to—and continue to look to—the work of their academic peers, as well as the work of film critics.

Oregon State yearbook dead; students try magazine (Statesman Journal)

After a 120 year run, the Oregon State University yearbook is done. But a group of dedicated students — mostly volunteers or working for class credit — is creating a new free magazine to fill the void left by the publication’s end.

A season of taking (Gazette-Times)

The Corvallis Police Department reported that burglaries doubled from the 2013-14 winter break, although car prowls and bike thefts were down. There were 31 car prowls, 34 burglaries and three bike thefts between Friday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Jan. 5. There were 69 car prowls, 17 burglaries and about a dozen bike thefts during the break in 2013. OSU holds its holiday break from Saturday, Dec. 13, to Sunday, Jan. 4, but many students start leaving campus around Dec. 5, according to Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis Police Department.

OSU offers ‘repair fair’ on Thursday (Gazette-Times)

If you have a broken toaster, lamp or small appliance, the fix-it folks at Oregon State University’s Campus Recycling might be able to fix it while you watch.

Save rain now for a sunny day (Statesman Journal)

Oregon State University Extension Service has just published (online) “Harvesting Rainwater for Use in the Garden” (EM 9101). This 10-page illustrated guide goes over how to design a catchment system, small or large, how to calculate how much water you’d get, roofing materials, filtering and the like so you can get an idea of what building a system might entail.


Literature Review, Zotero, and Qualtrics workshops: Learn to capture, manage and cite your research sources with Zotero (Jan. 22) and create your robust research survey with Qualtrics (Jan. 22). View the full workshop series offerings at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required.  Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

TAC Webinar: Get to know Canvas. Learn about course layout and tools in Canvas and how to add documents, links and media. We will also have an overview of assignments, quizzes and the grade book. Thurs. Jan. 22, 10-10:50 a.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/1IsCDTa Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

OSU Bands, Gem of the West: At the Jan. 22 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Chris Chapman, director of OSU bands, will discuss the Pac-12’s oldest band program, the largest in the Northwest. Triad meets in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 402, from noon to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

The Sound of Struggle: The Music of Jon Jang from the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s to the Asian American Movement of 1980s.” Presentation by composer and pianist Jon Jang. Thursday Jan. 22, 2-3:50 p.m., Benton Hall Room 204. Seating limited.

Nuclear Forensics. Jeffrey B. Martin, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, will give the lecture “Post-Detonation Nuclear Forensics from Prompt Signatures and Optical Detection of Radiation” on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in Radiation Center Room C104. Weekly lectures take place as part of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics’ Nuclear Forensics Graduate Emphasis.

Global leaders in human rights and social justice: An international perspective: Hear about human rights and social justice movements from across the globe from our panel of OSU international students, Jan. 22, 4-5:30 p.m., International Living Learning Center Auditorium (ILLC 155). The panelists will share stories of leaders in human rights and social justice who have made a difference and influenced their lives, followed by a discussion. Presented by INTO OSU.

Je suis Charlie. A conversation with OSU French faculty about the terrorist attacks in Paris: What is Charlie Hebdo? Why was it targeted? What’s happening in France? Thursday, Jan. 22, 4-5 p.m., Bexell 412.

January Repair Fair: Thursday, Jan. 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demonstrations to learn more skills. Demonstrations offered for going car-lite, D.I.Y. toolkits and worm bins. See the schedule and list of repair skills at http://tiny.cc/repair-fair.

Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina: A Village Called Versailles: A screening and discussion of the documentary “A Village Called Versailles.” The film documents the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from the perspectives of a Vietnamese community in New Orleans and how they were able to organize against the development of a toxic landfill near their neighborhood. For more information: http://avillagecalledversailles.com/. After the screening, we will be hosting a discussion about environmental justice facilitated by special guest Gennie Nguyen, who was directly involved with the community organizing efforts. Jan. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., MU 13.

Upcoming Events

Music à la Carte: OSU Faculty Recital:  Glinka Trio Pathetique featuring Carol Robe, clarinet; Ann Kosanovic-Brown, bassoon; Andy McKelvey, piano. Poulenc Trio featuring Fred Korman, oboe; Ann Kosanovic-Brown, bassoon, and David Servias, piano.  Friday, Jan. 23, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

A Divine Culture dance: Gamma Alpha Omega and Zeta Phi Beta are hosting this free celebration dance (10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) and informational session (10 p.m.) about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and multicultural Greek organizations. Friday, Jan. 23 in Snell Hall International Forum. Contact Caren Velez for information or accommodations related to a disability.

Paths of Glory:  Join us for an exclusive big screen showing of ‘Paths of Glory,’ Stanley Kubrik’s 1957 epic tale of corrupted leadership and the farce of legal proceedings during wartime – a topic that has tremendous contemporary relevance.    The film will be followed by a brief talk and q&a discussion with Film Studies Prof. Jon Lewis and History Prof. and ‘Citizenship & Crisis’ Director, Christopher McKnight Nichols.   Admission is $9; $8 for members, students, seniors, but free for OSU Students w/ valid ID.   More details here or Click here to watch the trailer.  Saturday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland.

Exploring Engagement Symposium: What does outreach and engagement look like at Oregon State? How are we moving towards becoming a more engaged university? Learn what your colleagues from across the university are working on and connect with others who are interested in pursuing engaged teaching, outreach and research. Jan. 27, 2:30-4 p.m. (poster reception to follow), MU Horizon Room. http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/explore

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! FSF Happy Healthy Eyes: Faculty Staff Fitness’ four-part class series Happy Healthy Eyes starts this Friday, Jan. 23. Bring your lunch and come join us from noon-1 p.m. for the next four Fridays as Mary Betts teaches techniques to avoid neck, shoulder and eye strain, as well as computer vision syndrome. The four-part class is $20. You can register online here or in 123 Langton Hall.

NEW! Speech Communication Colloquium: Robert Iltis will present “The Fatherland, 1914: George Viereck’s Battle for the Public Mind” on Friday, Jan. 23, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Shepard Hall 106. His work examines the martial and polarizing rhetoric in The Fatherland, a popular German-American-English publication, which tragically undermined neutrality  while calling for “fair play.”

NEW! Dean of Student Life: Finalists for the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Life position will be on campus in January. Each finalist will present at an open forum from 11 a.m. – noon. 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! Registration closes soon for Digital Brand Strategies: Discover best methods to tell your brand’s story with web content versus traditional media in this online course presented by OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education and the School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Digital Brand Strategies is the first course in the Digital Brand Management Certificate. Registration closes Jan. 26.

Ecosystem services and coral reef management: Kelly Heber Dunning, with the MIT Environmental Policy and Planning Program, will lead a brown-bag discussion on Friday, Jan. 23 at noon in Wilkinson 203. See Making Waves for more information.

Disability Studies @ OSU.  Join a group of OSU community members interested in discussing Disability Studies teaching and research, in general, and the development of a DS curriculum at OSU, in particular.    Friday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in Milam Hall 301.

Sustainability symposium: The Center for Teaching and Learning’s 2015 winter symposium agenda focuses on the issue of sustainability.  The symposium also features two guest speakers:  In the morning, Tina Falkner, a national expert on FERPA will give a workshop called “Sustaining Compliance.”  At lunch, Heather Burns a national expert on sustainability pedagogy will present: “The Heart Work of Sustainability Pedagogy.” Jan. 28. Registration is available at http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/2015-winter-sustainability-symposium

Providing employee feedback: As a supervisor or manager, giving effective, regular feedback to employees is essential to competent performance and efficiency. Attend this free workshop on Feb. 4 to learn about tools and processes to increase your success in providing employee feedback. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/session_view.php?sess_id=2815 to enroll.

News for Employees

NEW! Volunteers needed for OSU research study (Corvallis): PAHs in Humans at Environmental Levels: Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Susceptible Individuals. Principal Investigator: Dr. David Williams, Superfund Research Center, Oregon State University. If you are healthy, age 21-65, non-smoking, and if female, post-menopausal or have had surgical sterilization, you may qualify to participate. The study will last three to six months. Participants will be paid.  Contact Sharon Krueger for more information: Sharon.krueger@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9322

NEW! Music workshop: OSU is hosting the 2015 Semper Fidelis Music Workshop at the LaSells Stewarts Center on Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Semper Fidelis Music Workshops are entirely free for your students to attend. Register at http://app.getacceptd.com/semperfidelis For more information: 503-550-7026.

Long-term research rooms: The Valley Library is accepting applications for three long-term research rooms in the library.   Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in a special project are invited to apply.  These rooms are being made available for 6 to 12 months to help accommodate the needs of your project and applications will be considered in light of the merits of your project and your specific need for library space and materials.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, and decisions will be made and announced on or before Feb. 27. For more information: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/long-term-research-rooms-0

Cheryl Strayed lecture now online: If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to get a seat at Cheryl Strayed’s presentation last week, the author has allowed for the full presentation to be available online at http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery.

Clothing donations sought: OSU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), is currently seeking donations of ‘lightly used’ professional business attire for our  10th annual Career Wardrobe event, which will be held Feb. 12, in the MU Ballroom open to all OSU students. The annual Career Wardrobe event helps all OSU students prepare for the winter term career fairs and supports student members attending the MANRRS National Conference. Current donation drop off locations are 320 Snell Hall (SNELL) and CAS Academic Programs Office located at 210 Bexel on campus. The Portland Beaver Store is also a donation center which is located at 538 SW 6th Ave.

Carpool Karma: Cascades West Rideshare at Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments announces Carpool Karma, a regional carpool campaign that is connecting communities and helping people save money by sharing the ride. Find a carpool, track your carpool trips, and more. You’ll be eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes at www.DriveLessConnect.com, Feb. 1 – May 1, 2015.

Somos La Semilla/We are the Seed: MEChA presents this regional social justice conference Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at OSU, featuring keynote speaker Nancy Ramirez Arriaga, Director, Family & Youth Engagement at Latino Network. Registration deadline is Jan. 23, $20 general/$10 OSU students. See website and Facebook event for details and contact information. Sponsored by SEAC, funded by SORCE.

Seeking Our Heroes: Do you know someone who’s a hero here at OSU because of the extra effort that they put forth or the extra moment they take to make your day pleasant?  Here’s a great way to celebrate them.  Professional Faculty Leadership Association is always seeking nominations for “Our Heroes” awards.  Neither you or the nominated individual need to be members.   Build up your karma bank by celebrating the heroes that help us every day.

Employees and dependents attending OSU: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount):  Deadline is Jan. 30 to submit the application for employees or family members attending OSU during Winter 2015.  Applications are to be submitted to your business center.  For additional information, please visit: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/staff-fee-privileges-tuition-reduction


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

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 has been extended to Jan. 22.

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.

Purchasing Analyst 3- Capital Projects Contract Administration invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position as a Purchasing Analyst 3.  Posting # 0013611. Full consideration date: Jan. 23 Closing date: Jan. 30.

Property Specialist 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Property Specialist 1 position in Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013643. Closes Jan. 23.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant – International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0013548. Closes Jan. 25.

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.

Violence Prevention Specialist – Student Health Services Alcohol, Drug & Violence Prevention Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Violence Prevention Specialist. Posting #0013589. Closes Jan. 26.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Hood River County Extension, invites applications for a part-time, (.60 FTE), Limited Duration, Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Hood River.  Posting # 0013569. Closes Jan. 26.

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.

Extended Campus at Oregon State University (OSU) is recruiting for one full time Office Specialist 2 position.  The Enrollment Specialist assists with daily enrollment-related operations, such as financial transactions and customer support. To apply, please visit posting#0013576. Posting closes Jan. 28.

Analyst Programmer. This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Analyst Programmer positions, competency level 2, for the OSU Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013603. Closes Jan. 30.

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.

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. 31.

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.

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 Feb. 1.

Advanced Practice Clinician- NP/PA– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant.  Posting #0013622. Closes Feb. 2.

Library Technician 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Library Technician 2 position for the OSU Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013678. Closes Feb. 6.

The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty, Regional Administrator position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. A tenured professorial appointment may be considered with this position.  The region assigned will be Coastal Oregon which will cover Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Tillamook, Coos and Curry counties.  Posting #0013578.  Closes Feb. 6.

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.

College Alumni Relations Director – Alumni Relations invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, College Alumni Relations Director position. Posting # 0013617. Closes for full consideration Feb. 20

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.

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 Feb. 28.

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 Oregon State University Foundation, located in Corvallis, Oregon has a job opening for the position of Gift Accounting Specialist.   This position is responsible for performing all functions related to gift processing, including data entry, banking, and receipting.  To be considered for this job opportunity, please send cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s  application electronically to Fran Judy, Senior Human Resources Coordinator.

Traffic and maintenance

Fairbanks: As part of the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) project, the sidewalk between Fairbanks Hall /Women’s Building and APCC/Austin Hall (View Map) will be closed Jan. 21 – Feb. 6, so that it can be removed and the new fire lane can be put in place.

Hovland sidewalk: As part of exterior improvements between the Women’s Building and Gilmore Hall, the sidewalk between Hovland Hall and the Women’s Building will be closed through Feb. 9. Additionally, tree work will occur in this area. Pedestrian traffic and ADA access to the buildings affected will be directed with appropriate signage.

Cordley Hall: As part of the Cordley Hall parking and walkway improvements project, the southern portion of the Cordley Hall Lot (View Map) will be closed through Jan. 27 to accommodate accessibility modifications to the parking lot. Several of the bike racks in the area will also be unavailable during this time. There will be some demolition/construction noise during this time as well as the possibility of some dust and mud which will be controlled by the contractor.

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.


Corvallis: “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” ~ Katherine Hepburn. Chance of rain today, high of 51, low of 43. Chance of rain Friday.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain, high of 47, low of 30. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain, high of 53, low of 48. Chance of rain tomorrow.

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

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