OSU Today

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

Metro areas with the biggest and smallest weight problems (Wallet Hub)

OSU’s Melinda Manore gives tips on healthy eating on a budget.

Bridging the rural-urban gap (Democrat-Herald)

Farmers have the opportunity to tell urban residents the story about life outside metro areas and decrease the rural-urban divide that exists in Oregon, OSU professor Bruce Weber told nearly 300 people Tuesday morning during the 14th annual Ag Appreciation Breakfast.

Just how private are college medical records? (KTVZ)

Steve Clark with Oregon State University said student health care off campus is covered under HIPPA, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which is designed to protect the confidentiality and security of health care information.But Clark said a student health center on campus, including psychological services, is covered under FERPA, the educational information protection law. In short, medical and counseling records for on campus centers are covered under educational protection law — not medical. Clark says it’s the university’s practice to keep records private unless a lawsuit is specifically related to medical or psychological care.

Public Exposure: Tracking the Wind (Terra)

In the hills of Appalachia, the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the tree-lined streets of Corvallis and Eugene — and as far away as West Africa and Peru — people are monitoring the air they breathe with the help of scientists at Oregon State University.

OSU students protest cost of higher education (Gazette-Times)

Two dozen people marched on the Oregon State University campus Tuesday morning to protest the soaring cost of a college education and call for the wholesale forgiveness of student loans. The small group — mostly students, joined by a handful of faculty members — trooped across the lower campus and past the administration building to the Memorial Union quad, where a number of participating groups set up information tables to address the issue.

Seminar will address climate, water (Idaho Mountain Express)

The keynote speaker, John Stevenson with Climate Impact Research Consortium at Oregon State University, will present results from a two-year modeling study on the upper and lower Big Wood River watersheds for temperature, water supply and snowpack predictions. Additionally, the study models the interaction between land-use management, agriculture, population growth and water resources in the future with human and climactic influences.

Committee likely to OK increases to parking permits, fines (Gazette-Times)

Permit fees in parking districts A and B north of the Oregon State University campus are currently $15 per year and the “sticker price” of a parking ticket is $50, although violators often wind up paying less.

Volcanoes subject of March 9 Science Pub (Gazette-Times)

Adam Schultz, director of the national Geoelectromagnetic Facility at Oregon State University, is to be the speaker at the 6 p.m. event at the Old World Deli at 341 S.w. Second St.


National Nutrition Month: The OSU Nutrition and Dietetics Club will be holding its 5th annual National Nutrition Month event on March 4 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the OSU MU Quad. This year’s theme, “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle”, encourages everyone to adopt eating plans focused on making informed food choices and promoting overall health.  Please join us for nutrition education activities, games, prizes, and more.

NEW! Learning research: Candace Thille, founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University, will speak at 10 a.m., March 4 in the MU Journey Room about what learning science research tells us about how people learn and how new technologies can support teaching, learning and learning research.

Presentation from INTO OSU Executive Director Candidate: Howard (Hadd) Jones will give a presentation about INTO OSU’s key goals and strategies for the next five years on Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m. to noon in ILLC 155. There will be an informal Meet & Greet in the ILLC Lobby at 10:30 a.m.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar:  David Reif, Professor of Biological Sciences, North Caroline State University, will present his seminar “Environmental Bioinformatics: Integrating multiple data streams to characterize chemical hazard”- at noon on Wednesday, March 4, in ALS 4001.

Webinar: Framing the Global: Entry Points for Learning, Research and Campus Change, Wed., Mar. 4, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Library – Willamette East.  This collaborative NAFSA Academic Programs Faculty Conversation will feature the editor and authors of Framing the Global.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar:  Ilya Shmulevich, Institute for Systems Biology, will present a seminar “Integrative Analysis of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas” on Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife winter seminar: Clinton Epps, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU, will speak on “Movement, fragmentation, and emerging disease outbreaks: new considerations to managing desert bighorn sheep?” March 4, 4 to 4:50 p.m., Nash Hall 206.

Winter 2015 Water Resources Seminar Series: Research & Careers in Water Resource Engineering: Wednesday, March 4, 4 – 5 p.m.; Clément Roques (Oregon State University: Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering) will give a seminar on “Fracture/Fault Characterization in Crystalline Rocks: Implications for Groundwater Fluxes and Resources” in Peavy 242.

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.

2 Stories, 1 Common Thread: A year of sobriety. Losing 220 pounds. Battling addiction. Reversing type 2 diabetes. Two separate journeys that intersected at the right moment, Betsy Hartley and Spencer Newell will share their stories about how they are learning to create and embrace healthy new lifestyles. Wednesday, March 4, 6-7 p.m., MU 211.

Pauling lecture: Activist, writer and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will give the annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The 32nd annual lecture, “The Future of the United States,” will be held in the Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music à la Carte: OSU Glee Choir directed by James Davidson. Friday, March 6, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Author Jenny Boully to read at OSU on March 6:  Author Jenny Boully will read Friday, March 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. Jenny Boully is the author of four books, most recently not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (Tarpaulin Sky Press). Sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the Visiting Writers Series brings nationally-known writers to Oregon State University.

NEW! OSU Music Scholarship Auditions: Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Benton Hall Room 303, OSU campus. For information: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music/students/scholarship-auditions

Evening of Opera: The Oregon State University Opera Workshop presents An Evening of Opera, Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road. The performance features scenes from La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by Rossini, The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, Don Giovanni by Mozart, and The Rape of Lucretia by Britten. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. OSU students, staff and faculty will be admitted for free. The first half of the program is all ages, however, the Rape of Lucretia is for those 16 and older.

Tickets – Taiwanese Night/Toy Festival: Tickets now on sale at Student Experience Center Info Desk: $5 General Admission; up to two free tickets with OSU student ID. Taiwanese Night: is March 8, MU Ballroom, dinner served 5:30-6 p.m., event 6-8 p.m. Hosted by TWSA, Sponsored by SEAC, Funded by ISOSU. For more information or accommodations related to a disability: taiwanesestudents@oregonstate.edu

Take Back the Night: TBTN is an international event that protests against all forms of sexual violence. TBTN will feature a keynote speaker and rally to unify the campus on ending violence against women and supporting survivors of sexual violence. This event will take place Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m. in the MU Quad. http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/prevention-center/saam-2015

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Nuclear Forensics: Alan Ross, program leader for Technical Nuclear Forensics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  will give a lecture about his work. The lecture takes place on Thursday, March 5 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.

NEW! Flourishing @ OSU lecture series: The Mental Health Initiative at OSU is comprised of faculty, staff and students committed to engaging in the topic of flourishing through personal and professional life experiences. On March 6, noon to 1 p.m., Shannon Ernst, student in Computer Science, will speak on “The Path from Fixed to Growth: A Story of Mindset,” in Kidder 202. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/mental_health_initiative

NEW! Chemical Process Technologies Go 2D–The Change in Paradigm: Goran Jovanovic, OSU Professor of Chemical Engineering, will discuss an approach to microscale-based chemical processes that has transformative potential in fields from energy to environmental engineering and bioengineering. (Read more here.) He will speak this Friday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (Directions).

NEW! Teaching at home and abroad: The SPP Brownbag Series continues Friday, Mar. 6, at noon when David Bernell (Political Science) presents “New Opportunities for Teaching at Home and Abroad: Technology, Travel, and Experiential Learning.” The brownbag will be held in Fairbanks 304. The event is free and open to the OSU community.

NEW! 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.    This week, Allison Hobgood of Willamette University will discuss Doing Disability Literary History. Friday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m., in Milam Hall 301.

NEW! Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture: Jamie L. Callahan from Drexel University will give the 11th annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture at OSU on March 6. The lecture, presented by the College of Education, will begin at 5 p.m. in 112 Kearney Hall, 1491 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow. Callahan will speak about “Reconceptualizing Incivility in the Workplace.”

ROTC at OSU: At the March 5 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, leaders of the three armed services Reserved Officer Training Corps programs will discuss the ROTC student experience. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

Class in the Classroom: Creating Equitable Learning Environments for Low-Income Students: In this workshop, Paul Gorski, Associate Professor at George Mason University, will discuss principles and practices for creating equitable learning environments for low-income college students, as well as strategies for teaching about poverty and class effectively. March 5, 1- 4 p.m., MU Horizon Room. The workshop will also be live-streamed.  For more information:  DPD Workshop Information and Registration.

Strengthening Your Brain: OSU Professor John Edwards, will talk about his research on mindfulness. Prizes, chair massages, and guided mindfulness practice will also be available. March 5, 5-7 p.m, Native American Longhouse.

Forensic science: Please join OSU alumna and Oregon State Medical Examiner Karen Gunson for two presentations on forensic science March 5 in LPSC 125. Decomp & Drugs  (5 p.m.) will focus on the science of decomposition and opiates; A Taste of Forensic Pathology  (6:30 p.m.) will cover the work of the Medical Examiner’s office.

“Discovering the Scientist Within” workshop at OSU for middle school girls: This free workshop for middle school girls for encouraging the pursuit of careers in science and engineering will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Pre-registration is required. For information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/cosey/dsw or call 7-9424.

News for Employees

NEW! Employees attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is March 25 to submit the application for employees attending other OUS institutions during Spring 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

NEW! Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Town Hall is March 12.  The registration deadline is March 9 so register now for the community sustainability event of the year!  The keynote speaker is Sean McGuire, one of the country’s foremost experts on well-being indicators – alternatives to GDP that include not only true economic health, but environmental and social health. This free, zero waste event starts with the 5 p.m. Sustainability Fair with over 50 hands-on exhibits.  Register today!

NEW! Cut your carbon! We are halfway through Campuses Take Charge, the Student Sustainability Initiative-hosted campaign that encourages students, faculty and staff to try 3-5 lifestyle changes for one month, encouraging habits that last beyond the campaign. The Campuses Take Charge platform was developed for OSU by Energize Corvallis. Check it out and complete the simple registration to participate. A March 4, 7 p.m. screening of the film Elemental is the final event during the campaign.

Summer Housing for Scholars and Interns: UHDS Residential Conferences is offering housing for OSU visiting interns, researchers, and scholars this summer in West Hall and Dixon Lodge. Room rates, photos, and reservation form may be found online here: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/scholar-housing. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at (541) 737-9195 or uhdsresconf@oregonstate.edu.

 The Source: The Winter edition of The Source, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ e-newsletter, is now available.  In this issue, we welcome several new administrators as we take a look at the opening of the Oregon legislative session. Also, we share the accomplishments of our students, in their own voices. And we feature one example of our world-class research; in this case, it’s hazelnuts.

Open Access Publishing Fund: OSU Libraries & Press are pleased to announce a pilot Open Access Fund for OSU faculty authors. The fund will cover article processing charges from open access journals, and is for authors who do not have access to other funds to cover these charges. Articles that comply with the eligibility criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted. The application and additional information is available at http://cdss.library.oregonstate.edu/oa_fund.

Faculty Regalia Reminder: The OSU Beaver Store is now taking Faculty Regalia orders. Place your order online at http://osubeaverstore.com/faculty/regalia/.  The deadline for orders is April 15.  For further questions email faculty.regalia@osubeaverstore.com or call 541-737-0045.

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc.  Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: April 13.

2015 Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium abstract submission: Students conducting research in any topic related to freshwater are encouraged to submit an abstract to the 2015 Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium (submission closes March 6).

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (Tuition Discount): Deadline is March 16 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Spring 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

OSU department survey: Campus Recycling is conducting a departmental customer satisfaction survey, inviting feedback from employees of OSU who have interacted with the department – its services, website, and/or staff. The survey is available at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9sGcxhLOBI82Ga1 and responses are accepted through Friday, March 6.


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

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Visitor Center (VC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE),  12-month Marine Education Volunteer Coordinator. This position is located in Newport OR. Posting #0013880. Closes March 4.

Parking Manager, Transportation Services invites applications for a full-time Parking Manager. Posting # 0013902, Closes March 4.

Office Specialist 2 – The General Agricultural/Agricultural Education office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0013751.  Closes March 5.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Student Support Advisor.  This position acts as a first point of contact for student issues that involve multiple departments within the INTO OSU Center.  The Advisor works closely with administrative and academic staff to ensure that students receive appropriate case management and that staff time is utilized efficiently.  For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16018382 Apply by March 6.

Senior Graphic Designer – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Graphic Designer. Posting #0013797. Closes March 8.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0013995 . Closes Mar. 9.

The Division of Outreach and Engagement invites applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), Office Specialist 2 position. To apply, please visit posting #0013816. Closes March 9.

Evening/Weekend Events Manager – University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Evening/Weekend Events Manager. Posting #0013832.  Closes March 10.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on March 11.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0012692 no later than midnight on March 10.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

Food Service Coordinator, University Housing & Dining Services-OSU Catering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10 month position Food Service Coordinator.  Posting #0013988.  Closes March 11.

Military and Veteran Resources Advisor – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Military and Veteran Resources Advisor position.. Posting # 0013881. Closes March 11.

Technical Services Coordinator – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Technical Services Coordinator.  Posting #0013815. Closes March 11.

Accountant 2-  Oregon State University (OSU) The VP for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Accountant 2 position. Position #0013753.  For full consideration please apply by March 13.

Accountant 2. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 2 position for the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014011. Closes Mar. 13.

(CAS) invites applications for a full time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position: 70% Extension, 25% Research and 5% Service. This position is located at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center (HAREC) in Hermiston OR. Posting #0013741.  Closes March 15.

Marketing Assistant Director: The OSU Alumni Association is seeking a Marketing Assistant Director. Download this PDF to view the full position description. To apply send resume and cover letter to osualum@oregonstate.edu by March 20.

DirectorAcademic Success Center. The Academic Success Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Provost. Posting #0013858. Closes March 20.

Procurement Manager. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Procurement Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014004 . Closes March 23.

Assistant Professor – Assessment Librarian. The Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position. Posting #0014000 . Closes Mar. 27.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Administrative/HR Assistant.  The Administrative/HR ASSISTANT provides high-level confidential administrative support to the INTO OSU Center Director, Assistant Center Director and Human Resources Manager. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2284592  Apply by March 29.

Assistant Director of Marketing Communications – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Assistant Director of Marketing Communications. Posting #0013975. Closes March 31.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Food Science and Technology Department in the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor (Practice), 9-month, full-time, (fixed-term, 1.0 FTE), position located in Corvallis.  Posting #0013904.  Closes April 1.

Postdoctoral Research Position – College of Public Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Posting #0013824. Closes April 15. June start date.

Assistant Professor-Plant Pathologist Oregon State University’s  Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invite applications for an Assistant Professor, full-time (tenure-track  1.0 FTE) position located in Central Point.  Posting #0013895.  Closes May 15.

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. Open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) is seeking a successful computing professional to assist the Foundation in building a best-in-class technology program that ensures top-line customer service.   Assistant Director, Information Technology Services (ITS) To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and the Foundation’s application to Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, Human Resources.


Corvallis: “Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne. Sunny today, high of 58, low of 32. Sunny tomorrow as well.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 51, low of 24. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 55, low of 38. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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

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