OSU Today

March 23-27, 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.

From bees to trees: Find answers in OSU Extension’s online catalog (Oregonian)

What happened, and how do you stop it from happening again? Turn to Oregon State University Extension Service’s newly designed online catalog where you’ll find almost 200 garden-related guides, including Propagating Plants From Seed.

$2 million sought for bee health in Oregon (Capital Press)

Beekeepers have been losing roughly 30 percent of their hives in recent years due to a combination of factors, including malnutrition, pests, diseases, pesticides and low genetic diversity, said Ramesh Sagili, a bee entomologist at OSU.

It’s not about the money (Aca-Media)

First we talk with Jon Lewis (OSU) about his classic Cinema Journal article from 2000 about “How the Blacklist Saved Hollywood.”

Been depressed lately? Try soaking in some vitamin D (Wonder Woman India)

A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women. (see also The Weather Channel)

Leveraging the power of academia in your open source project (Open Source.com)

In my five years at Oregon State University, I’ve seen the challenges of interfacing academia with volunteer communities from all sides. I took a class on open source, taught Linux basics to computer science students as a teaching assistant, and founded a training program called DevOps Bootcamp to help new contributors bridge the gap between academic curriculum and open source involvement.

Oregon State University board approves tuition increase (KATU)

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved a 7.6 percent increase in tuition for in-state residents. (see also KEZI, Register-Guard)

Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt, pour into Gulf of Alaska (Eurasia Review)

“Freshwater runoff of this magnitude can influence marine biology, nearshore oceanographic studies of temperature and salinity, ocean currents, sea level and other issues,” said David Hill, lead author of the research and an associate professor in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. (see also Science 2.0Digital Journal)

Onion thrips reproducing early (Capital Press)

An Oregon State University scouting program has confirmed onion thrips — tiny, winged insects that spread iris yellow spot virus in onion fields — are reproducing in Western Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., nearly a month early.

Genetically modified crops have environmental advantages too (Opinion) (Oregonian)

A piece by Steve Strauss, distinguished professor at Oregon State University.

Additive Manufacturing could help manage Diabetes (Engineering.com)

Engineers at Oregon State University have used “additive manufacturing” in the form of an electrohydrodynamic jet to make an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes.  The hope is that this will be part of a system that should cost less, work better and be more comfortable for the patient.

First scientific stop in the Azores for the Race for Water Odyssey (Scuttlebutt Sailing News)

The “eBee” aerial drone will be used for high- definition mapping of the beaches in the study. This aerial tool will be used for two purposes: on the one hand, it will allow Duke University and Oregon State University to analyze the macro-trash that is present on the shores.

Mobile devices just one form of distracted driving (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“I think that the US DOT has been a leader in messaging the safety consequences of texting or talking on your cell phone,” David Hurwitz Associate Professor of Transportation and Engineering at Oregon State University said. (see also Daily MailRaw Story)

What does it feel like to wear a blouse of bees? (Portland Magazine)

It took me three months to find a beekeeper who would help me—he was a professor of entomology at Oregon State University in Corvallis. So I called him up and asked, and he said, “Sure! Nobody’s ever asked me to do that before.”

Monday

Printing and Mailing Spring Break Hours: Our XPress Stop location will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from March 23-27.  Our Cascade Hall location will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from March 23-24. Please contact Kiara Goldtrap with any questions at Kiara.Goldtrap@oregonstate.edu.

MURFS has locations open this spring break: – Locations open for Spring Break Monday – Friday: Bites: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Java II – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; e.cafe – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Panda Express: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; ToGo’s: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Joe’s Burgers: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m..  – Go to Food@OSU to see what is open.

Wednesday

TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas. This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TA’s who are ready to set up their courses in Canvas. We will cover course layout, assignments, quizzes, communication tools, the gradebook, and how to organize your course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of assisted and individualized course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Wednesday March 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Thursday

TAC Workshop: Welcome to Canvas. This two hour hands-on workshop is for instructors and TA’s who are ready to set up their courses in Canvas. We will cover course layout, assignments, quizzes, communication tools, the gradebook, and how to organize your course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of assisted and individualized course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Thursday March 26, 1-4 p.m.. Register here. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough.

NEW! Pavement research: John Harvey from UC Davis will be coming to OSU to give a presentation on pavement research in California. The title of his presentation is “Goals and Challenges for Pavement Technology in 2025.” The presentation takes place Thursday, March 26, from 3 – 4 p.m. in Kearney 311. For more information: erdem.coleri@oregonstate.edu .

Upcoming Events

NEW! Farewell Party for General Counsel Meg Reeves. Please join colleagues at a reception to honor and thank Meg Reeves for her service to OSU and to wish her well on her retirement from the university. The event will take place in the Main Lounge of the Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 31, 3-5 p.m.

NEW! Austin Hall Tour Presented by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association: Please join us for a special behind the scenes tour of Austin Hall Wednesday, April 8 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Hors Oeuvres will be served with beer and wine available for purchase. $5 per person and friends and family are welcome to join. RSVP Here. Questions? Melissa Elmore 73326.

Lectures and Webinars

Mathematical biologist to address DNA sequencing: The Department of Mathematics welcomes alumnus Michael S. Waterman who will present “DNA Sequencing in the 21st Century,” as part of the 2015 Milne Lectures in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science March 30 from 4-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Horizon conference room.  Waterman is a University of Southern California professor with joint academic appointments in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Social Justice Learning and Engagement Associate – Presentations and Open Forum: The Office of Equity and Inclusion is holding candidate presentations and open forum. The position will provide strategic leadership towards the development and implementation of educational strategies for university employees around topics of equity, diversity, and social justice. Presentations are: March 30, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 1, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 211; April 6, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 206; April 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m. MU 208.

Registration is open for Building a Digital Channel Content Strategy: Learn the essentials to reaching the 21st century customer. Join the second course in the Digital Brand Management Certificate, created in partnership with OSU’s College of Writing, Literature, and Film and Professional and Continuing Education.  The course launches April 6 – register today

News for Employees

NEW! Undergraduate student award: International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) is currently accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simmerville Award for International Education recognizing and outstanding undergraduate student at Oregon State University.  The award will be given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  Awardees will receive $100 and have their name engraved on a plaque in International Programs. Nomination forms can be found here. For more information: caroline.emery@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Science & Engineering Summer Camps: STEM Academy will be hosting 30 different Science & Engineering Summer Camps for students entering 3rd – 12th grades in the Fall of 2015. Topics include: Computing, Biochemistry, Engineering,  Lego Robotics, Forestry, Bioinformatics, Ecology, and Marine Genetics. For more information, or to register online, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Scholarships available for many of the camps.

NEW! Beyond Earth Day organization registration: Beyond Earth Day at OSU (formerly called Earth Week) will take place April 18-28 and be filled with activities geared toward raising awareness of and engagement in sustainability. If you are part of an organization that would like to put on an event or host a booth at the annual Community Fair, please visit http://tiny.cc/beyondearthday to learn more and register by early April.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2015 and Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2015-16. 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.

Professional Faculty award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J.H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their Department and in programs and organizations across Oregon State University.   Award criteria is available at http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Nominations will be accepted through April 9.   Please direct questions to Michelle Mahana at michelle.mahana@oregonstat.edu

RecycleMania Tips: RecycleMania – the national and Civil War recycling competition – runs through the end of spring break. You can help OSU keep the lead against the Ducks by recycling and composting as much as possible – consider emptying your green deskside bin into your department’s paper bin in order to make it count, recycle unneeded paper documents, or clean-up other recyclables. Learn more on Campus Recycling’s website.

Undergraduate student award: International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) is currently accepting nominations for the Clara L. Simmerville Award for International Education recognizing and outstanding undergraduate student at Oregon State University.  The award will be given to an OSU undergraduate domestic or international student who has voluntarily contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding.  Awardees will receive $100 and have their name engraved on a plaque in International Programs. Nomination forms can be found here. For more information: caroline.emery@oregonstate.edu

Traffic and Maintenance

Spring Break Parking and Beaver Bus: During spring break, zonal parking rules will remain in place, and permits will be required in all zones. The Beaver Bus will be operating on the East route only. Grading will occur in gravel lots, requiring parking lot closures that will be posted in the lots and announced through the Campus Notifications network.

Notice of Intent to demolish the “Starter Shed” near the East Greenhouse: Oregon State University intends to demolish the small cinderblock and glass Starter Shed located at 2801 SW Campus Way, which is not identified as either Historic or Non-Historic, Contributing or Non-Contributing within the OSU Historic District.  All portions of the building that can be recycled will be recycled, and non-recyclable pieces of the building will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.  For more info, contact Susan Padgett, Campus Planner 541-737-6911.

Shutdown: Our electrical utility provider, PP&L, has scheduled an electrical shutdown for maintenance work on the 35th Street Substation. It will take place Sunday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. – noon and will affect several buildings on the Corvallis campus including: James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Wiegand Hall, Dairy Center and Farm House, Swine Center, Poultry Farm, Clark Laboratory, Motor Pool and East And West Greenhouses.

Valley Library: As part of the install for Real Time Utility Monitoring, the power will be shutdown at The Valley Library on  March 24, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Library Quad: As part of the Bell Tower Project, pedestrian access will be impacted intermittently on the walkway east of The Valley Library between Jefferson Way and Pioneer Place, March 23-27 (View Map).

Quads: To address drainage issues in the campus quads, walkways at three sites in the campus quads will be closed over spring break to complete reconstruction activities.  To safely perform this work, the NW walkway of the Library Quad and NE walkway of the MU Quad will be closed, and the walkway in the south MU Quad will include intermittent closures. (View Map)

Women’s Building: Due to improvements of surrounding exterior areas, as part of the LInC project, the north ADA access to the Women’s Building will be closed March 13-30. It will be closed for sidewalk improvements with a target re-open date for the start of Spring Term. ADA access will be available on the west side of the Women’s Building. Signage will be posted showing the route to the west side ADA entry. (View Map)

Milam Hall water shutdown: Due to the replacement of a failed backflow preventer, on the building water supply, all water that services Milam Hall will be temporarily shut down March 25.

Jobs

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

Accountant 1 – The Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. Posting #0014094. Closes March 23.

Contracts Specialist. Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term Contracts Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014082. Closes March 23.

Accountant 1. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1 position in Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #0014039. Closes March 23.

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.

Biology Instructor- (OSU) – Cascades, in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9 month, Biology Instructor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Posting #0013986.  For full consideration please apply by March 25.

Administrative Program Assistant – The Integrated Plant Protection Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0014048.  Closes March 26.

The University Shared Services Enterprise is seeking an Officer-USSE. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position as an analyst with the USSE Information Technology department. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # 0014145. For full considerations, please apply by March 27. Posting closes May 31.

Advantage Accelerator Operations Manager- Oregon State University (OSU) The VP for Research invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advantage Accelerator Operations Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Assistant Vice President for Research. Posting #0014164. Closes March 27.

Datapresence Systems Engineer. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Datapresence Systems Engineer for the Regional Class Research Vessel program. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014057. For full consideration apply by March 27.

Advisor – Undergraduate – College of Business invites applications for a full-time, Undergraduate Advisor.  Posting #0014115. Full consideration date, March 27.

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 March 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.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.46 FTE), EPA1 position located in Corvallis.  Posting # 0014152. Closes March 30.

Office Specialist 1, Department of Chemistry is accepting applications to fill one part-time (.45 FTE) non-benefits eligible position starting at $900 per month.  This position is the first point of contact for visitors to the Chemistry Office.  Major duties include, providing exceptional customer service to students, faculty and visitors; work with departmental Head Undergraduate Advisor and the College of Science Advising. Posting # 0014179. Closes March 31.

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.

Assistant or Associate General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant or Associate General Counsel position. Posting # 0014133. Closes for full consideration April 3.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting #0014099.  Closes April 3.

Seed Certification Aide 1– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.10 FTE), Intermittent, Seed Certification Aide 1 position located in Hermiston, OR .  Posting # 0014061. Closes April 3.

Education Program Assistant 2– Umatilla County Extension invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Pendleton, OR .  Posting # 0014058. Closes April 3.

Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University (OSU) is looking to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2. For full details and to apply, please visit posting #0014069. Posting closes April 5.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Specialist, Posting #0014059.  Closes April 6.

Education Program Assistant 1–  Extension Family and Community Health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Limited Duration, EPA1 position located in Eugene, OR .  Posting # 0014109. Closes April 6.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Central Point, OR .  Posting # 0014092. Closes April 6.

Department Head (Internal Employment opportunity) – The Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Department Head position. The remaining 0.25 FTE will be consistent with the departmental and individual faculty member’s professorial position descriptions. Posting #0013899. Closes April 10. For additional information on this internal employment opportunity, please contact Stevan Arnold at arnolds@science.oregonstate.edu

Director – Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life – The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life position. Posting # 0014065. Closes April 10.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a Public Information Representative 2 – Posting #0014222.  Closes April 11.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a temporary, full time (May 1 – October, 1, 2015), Faculty Research Assistant position at The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory – Posting # 0014219. Closes April 12.

Assistant Professor (Practice)–  Extension 4-H Youth Development, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor of Practice position located in Prineville, OR .  Posting # 0014156. Closes April 12.

Instructor (Seed Certification Specialist) position at Department of Crop & Soil Science.  Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position.  Posting #0014102.  Closes April 13.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor- Forest Harvesting- The Dept. of Forest Engineering Resources & Management invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Forest Harvesting. Posting #0014131. For full consideration apply by April 15.

Assistant Professor–  The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position located in Aurora, OR .  Posting # 0014150. Closes April 15.

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.

Manager- Facilities/Operations/Academic Services –  College of Business invites applications for a full-time Manager. Posting #0014217. Full consideration date, April 17.

Assistant Director – The Office of Financial Aid/Scholarships invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Director position. Posting # 0014173. Closes April 18.

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.

Weather 

Corvallis: “And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”  Percy Bysshe Shelley. Showers this week until Thursday, when the sun returns. Highs in the 50s into the 70s by week’s end. Lows in the 40s.

Central Oregon: Showers of rain and snow this week, until sunny skies appear Thursday. Highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s.

Newport: Showers until Wednesday night, then mostly sunny skies. Highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s.

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

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