OSU Today

Thursday, March 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.

OSU nuclear forensics program to help fight terrorism (KTVZ)

Oregon State University said Wednesday it is helping to bolster U.S. anti-terrorism and nuclear security efforts through a new graduate student training initiative in nuclear forensics.

Painted plates depict 600 inmates last meals (KGW)

“The Last Supper” is the work of Oregon State University professor Julie Green. It’s compiled of more than 600 white, antique plates, each painted with the last meal of a death-row inmate.

Secret marijuana farm beneath Brooklyn cherry factory leaves many mysteries (New York Times)

The company was considered among the largest producers of the cherries in the country. Although many cherry suppliers were disappearing around the time that Mr. Mondella took over the business in 1983, the market appears stable now, thanks in part to maraschino cherries’ popularity abroad, said Robert McGorrin, the chairman of the food science department at Oregon State University, where the current method of processing the cherries in brine, rather than alcohol, was developed in the 1920s.

Little known OSU Emergency Food Pantry gets national attention (Corvallis Advocate)

Run by students, and in collaboration with Linn-Benton Food Share and the Oregon State University Foundation, the pantry provides food that is free, safe, and easily accessible to those in need. Food is prepared off-site, then organized at the pantry inside cooled, frozen, and dry rooms. Participants are given snacks and videos to watch while they wait in line.

Balancing the pulls of domesticity and wildness (High Country News)

An essay by Nathaniel Brodie, Environmental Arts & Humanities, and Spring Creek Project Research Assistant.

Seed to Supper program teaches low budget gardening (Statesman Journal)

The Seed to Supper program, a partnership between Oregon State University’s Extension Service and the Oregon Food Bank, is working to change that. The free, five-week course teaches adults from low-income families how to grow and enjoy their own vegetables, said Pami Opfer, a coordinator for Extension’s Master Gardener Program.

Mystery aspen researchers are reaching their fundraising goal (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University forestry professor Steven Strauss and a team of researchers turned to crowd funding earlier this year to help solve the mystery of a half-acre stand of aspen trees just southeast of Corvallis.

Asian war provides backdrop for drama (Register-Guard)

The play is being staged as part of the Oregon State University Theatre’s 2014-15 season, which carries the theme, “War and Remembrance.”.

Gallery show features works of Corvallis students (Gazette-Times)

For the first time, Gillespie’s art is on display at a gallery show of artwork by more than 250 students from schools across the Corvallis School District. The show opened Feb. 27 and continues until March 10 at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center.

Handbook guides gardeners week by week (Statesman Journal)

May 15, on average, is the last day of frost, according to Al Shay, a horticulture professor at Oregon State University.


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.

Nuclear ForensicsAlan 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.

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.

NEW! Art reception: The Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center will be hosting a reception Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m., for the 509J District Student Art Show, featuring work from local elementary, middle and high school students.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Lab Theatre production: The Lab Theatre presents Stephen Metcalf’s Vietnam-Era play, Strange Snow. Directed by OSU Theatre Arts student, Bryanna Rainwater, this touching production runs March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. in Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre. Tickets for the production are general – $8, Senior – $6 student/youth – $5, and OSU student – $4. No reserved seating.

NEW! Kurt Fausch: For the Love of Rivers. In his new book, For the Love of Rivers, stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surface of streams to view and ponder what is beneath, and how they work. While celebrating their beauty and mystery of rivers, Fausch delves into the science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there—including humans. Monday, March 9, 7 p.m., Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. Presented by OSU Press, Grass Roots Books and Music, and the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.

NEW! Oregon State University Meistersingers and North Clackamas Community Choir: Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie.  $10 at the door, $5 students and senior

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

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.

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! School of Public Policy Economics Program lecture: Andrew McCallum, an economist on the board of Governors for the Federal Reserve Board, will speak on “The Structure of Export Entry Costs,” Friday, March 6, 2-3:30 p.m., Milam Hall, Rm 123.

NEW! Center for Global Health Special Seminar on the Ukrainian Health System: Chunhuei Chi will discuss challenges in the U.S. health system, followed by a presentation and panel discussion on the Ukrainian health system by a special guest delegation of five physicians representing various specialties. Monday, March 9, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Memorial Union, Room 104. Free admission. http://health.oregonstate.edu/global-health

NEW! An Enlightenment in the Stables: Veterinary Medicine and the Limits of Agrarian Reform in Eighteenth-Century Italy: The annual George and Dorothy Carson Memorial Lecture will be given this year by Karl Appuhn (NYU).   Appuhn will explore the elevation of veterinary medicine from an art practiced by farriers and other tradesmen to a science that by century’s end was becoming an accepted part of university medical curricula. More info here.  Monday, March 9, at 4 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

NEW! Perspectives on World War I a Century Later: Join us for a panel discussion on WWI with MIT Professor Christopher Capozzola and OSU Professors Jacob Hamblin, Christopher Nichols, and Kara Ritzheimer, to examine the global dimensions of the conflict, patriotism and nationalism, the legacy of chemical weapons, and the relationship between citizens and the state. More info here. Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society Miller Pavilion, Portland.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.”

“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

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

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!

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.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0014002. Closes Mar. 10.

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: “The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory.”  ~ Charles Dickens. Sunny today, high of 61, low overnight of 36. Sunny and warm tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 57 and low of 30. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 59, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

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

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