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Tuesday, May 26, 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.

This Beer Was Brewed to Save Sea Stars (Smithsonian)

The new brew aims to help fund researchers seeking the answers some of those questions. “A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards the research of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome conducted by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Ocean,” announces a press release from Rogue Ales. The organization, abbreviated as PISCO, is a long-term research and monitoring program involving researchers from UC Santa Cruz, Stanford University, UC Santa Barbara and Oregon State University (OSU).

Multiple Sclerosis patients stressed out by soaring drug costs (NPR)

A recent study from Oregon State University and the Oregon Health and Science University finds that the cost for MS drugs averages $60,000 a year, compared to $8,000 to $11,000 a year in the 1990s. The price for some climbed by an average of 30 percent per year for two decades, according to the report in the journalNeurology.

How to recognize a budding entrepreneur (Wall Street Journal)

Co-written by G. John Geldhof, assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

Oregon’s big marijuana harvests: How do you bring all that pot into the legal market? (Oregonian)

Seth Crawford, a marijuana policy researcher at Oregon State University, estimates the state grows three to five times the 150,000 pounds or so consumed by Oregon pot users — a crop potentially worth more than any other single agricultural commodity in the state.

Toxins found in air near Ohio county’s fracking wells (Columbus Dispatch)

Emissions from fracking operations might be exposing people to toxic pollutants at levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for long-term exposure, according to scientists from the University of Cincinnati and Oregon State University.

Pat Casey and his Perfect Storm (Oregonian)

In places unseen, yet felt, the pall from last season’s stunning postseason collapse lingered inside the Oregon State baseball program when a mostly faceless and unknown group gathered around coach Pat Casey for his first speech of the season.

Oregon State to convert closed house co-ops into student services hubs (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University is repurposing the housing co-ops it shut down a year ago to serve as hubs for student services. Dixon Lodge will have people living in it by the time each of the four co-operative houses are finished in fall 2016, and its residents will solely be visiting scholars and researchers, the Corvallis Gazette-Times reports .

Ice cores store bubbles from a million years ago (EarthSky)

A team of researchers with members from Princeton University, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has found that greenhouse gasses a million years ago, were only slightly higher than they were between 450,000 and 800,000 years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their study of the newly retrieved ice cores and how it is helping to better understand the changes to the Earth’s ice ages.

Earthquake preparations need to start now, expert advises federal officials (Phys Org)

Developing the resilience to withstand a massive earthquake along the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone is the responsibility of public agencies, private businesses and individuals, and that work should be under way now, Oregon State University’s Scott Ashford advised Congressional leaders this week in Washington, D.C.

Maybe someday, sunscreen you can take in a pill (Washington Post)

New research published in the journal eLife by scientists from Oregon State University finds that many fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds can naturally produce a compound called gadusol, which provides protection from burning rays. Until now, scientists thought that animals got gadusol only from consuming certain algae and bacteria.

A decision not to test future local algae blooms raises questions (Register-Guard)

“It would be far better to know whether a bloom is toxic or not,” said Theo Dreher, an Oregon State University microbiology professor. Not knowing, he said, is “unwise and problematical.”

A lack of Vitamin E could be slowing down your muscle development (Huffington Post)

What’s more, overdoing vitamin E is not the same health concern that excess of other vitamins can be, according to a 2013 study from Oregon State University in the US.

Hands-on Learning (Argus-Observer)

First graders from Alameda Elementary kicked off Thursday morning with a walk to Four Rivers Community Garden for a fun day of science, health and nutrition. All the children took part in numerous Food Hero activities hosted by Oregon State University 4-H in Malheur County throughout the day.

Not sweet: BC hazelnut growers shoulder the blight fight (The Tyee)

A solution to the crisis is in blight-resistant tree varieties, developed at Oregon State University. But the seedlings, in high demand, are expensive and hard to access. ”Only two people in B.C. are producing these seedlings because there’s a quarantine on at the border to try and stop the spread of the blight,” says Shelley Krahn, a manager with Canadian Hazelnut Inc.

Oregon State AD search committee looking for baby kisser and deal maker (Portland Tribune)

Over the past year, Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis has made two coaching hires that could boost the Beavers’ fortunes for years to come — Gary Andersen in football and Wayne Tinkle in men’s basketball.

Benton County honors its fallen (Democrat-Herald)

At the ceremony, the Oregon State University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps’ drill team performed and the Naval ROTC presented a wreath in honor of Whitney Ball, a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Muriel Hilliard, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 67 years. The event also included a 21 gun salute and a playing of “Taps.”

OSU Solar Vehicle team faces uncertain future (Gazette-Times)

April 28 the team was hit by its latest crisis: Leaders were called to a meeting and told by College of Engineering administrators that the department had decided to dissolve the team. The department had previously officially sponsored the group. The sponsorship meant they had a workshop on campus, coverage by the university’s liability insurance and, perhaps most importantly, the ability for people and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to the group using the university’s nonprofit status.

Newsletter helps grass seed growers keep tabs on ergot (Capital Press)

The newsletter is being put out by the Ergot Research Team, a group of Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service researchers. It contains spore-count data collected from traps that capture airborne spores at seven monitoring sites, and ergot management recommendations.

OSU event aims at Latino outreach (Democrat-Herald)

Four years ago, Oregon State University student Arlyn Moreno Luna decided that the university needed to do more to welcome Latino families to campus. On Saturday, she saw her dream come to fruition as more than 400 students and their family members celebrated the fourth annual Mi Familia Weekend — a two-day celebration of Latino culture and welcoming for Latino families of OSU students held at the Memorial Union and the Student Experience Center.

University of Oregon would would see risks, rewards in self-insuring (Register-Guard)

UOCare’s advantage over other insurers is that it only would enroll students — mainly young people — who would be expected to have fewer claims than the general population, said Jeff Luck, an Oregon State University associate professor who studies health policy.

4 tips to keep your roses free of diseases and pests (Oregonian)

When it comes to one of the county’s most popular perennial plants, the “big four” vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

‘City Walls at City Hall’ has special new exhibit (KTVZ)

City Walls at City Hall, an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission, is pleased to announce a special exhibition featuring the works of Sandy Brooke, Henry Sayre and their students. The Invitational Juried Show honors Sayre and Brooke as they retire from Oregon State University, most recently at OSU-Cascades. Their instruction in visual arts and art history has influenced many students and artists who now work in the community. Select students and alumni will also be featured in the show.


Pangea Cafe: Students take over: From Portland to Pangea featuring Korean Pork Tacos, Fish ‘n’ Chips, Maple Bacon Brownies. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Film – Design & Thinking. The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series continues with this documentary about the Design Thinking methodology and its role in modern innovation, business, and thought. Owen 103. May 26, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

Upcoming Events

NEW! OSUsed Store May Dot Sale: Come by our public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St., at which many items will be 50% off or buy 1, get 1 free. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Procurement Presents OSU Supplier Showcase 2015: Don’t forget to stop by LaSells Stewart Center this week on Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This updated event is focused on our Buy Orange contracted vendors as well as MWESB, QRF and local Corvallis businesses. See a list of participating vendors plus additional information at fa.oregonstate.edu/pacs/supplier-showcase. Attendee registration is not required this year.

OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day: OSU motorcyclists are invited to participate in the 10th-annual Motorcycle Visibility Day to learn more about motorcycle safety and meet others who ride to campus on a regular basis. Beavers can show off their bikes, connect with other riders and demonstrate that OSU has riders from all over campus. 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., with show-and-share from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, on SW Campus Way and 26th Street. Permits are not required if your motorcycle is parked in this area and volunteers will be there all day to watch the bikes. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/osumoto2015

Film – Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement. The Co (OSU’s maker fair) film series continues with this documentary about the explosion of the Maker movement in the U.S. Over the past decade. Milam Auditorium. May 27. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://gototheco.tumblr.com/movies or email create@oregonstate.edu.

Day of Caring Service Projects: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of building community, hosted by The Center for Civic Engagement in partnership with the United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties on Friday, May 29. Choose from six service projects with six community partners. Projects start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Check-in is at the MU Lounge with transportation provided from there. Many projects can accommodate children and youth. Registration is required, so be sure to reserve your spot: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/dayofcaring.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! No-Cost extension: The Offices of Post Award Administration, Sponsored Programs, and Commercialization and Corporate Development will be holding an open forum on Thursday, May 28 from 3 -4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 212 to announce and explain changes being made to the no-cost extension process on sponsored awards. Representatives from all offices will be on hand to explain the changes, meant to simplify and expedite the process, and answer any further questions that faculty and staff may have. For accommodations for disabilities and further information, contact Lisa Silbernagel in OPAA at 737-9585 or lisa.silbernagel@oregonstate.edu.

Candidates for Assistant Director of Residential Education: Candidates will be interviewing in May. Their open forum topic will be: “Demonstrate how you would utilize the ACUHO-I Core Competencies and Professional Standards in developing supervision, training, evaluation, and professional development plans for entry-level Resident Directors.” Shelly Clark, Wednesday, May 27, 1:15-2 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse Classroom (enter at the Rec Sports entrance). Drew Morgan, Friday, May 29, 1:15-2 p.m., McAlexander Fieldhouse Classroom.

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar: Dr. Andreas Bäumler, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis, will present a seminar “How the host response feeds Enterobacteriaceae” on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

NEW! Department of Fisheries and Wildlife seminar: Madonna L. Moss, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, will speak on “The archaeology of Pacific herring in Alaska,” Wednesday, May 27, 4 – 4:50 p.m., Nash 206.

Reflection & Corrective Action:  Examining White Identity & Internalized Dominance: To break a pattern of internalized dominance that develops in a society in which White can be seen as the norm, White identified individuals are challenged to look at their impact in U.S. society and closer to home. Through the cycle of socialization, participants will be invited to explore dynamics of privilege and dominance and how to break this cycle so individuals/groups take action toward becoming a more equitable society.  May 28 & June 4:  2 to 3 p.m. in MU 228.

NEW! Pablo Solares Artist Talk: The Portland-based artist will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the Centro Cultural César Chávez Gathering Hall. Solares’ work is featured on two large outdoor murals at the Centro – an 8’ by 8’ portrait entitled César Chávez, and an 8’ by 23’ mural of three traditional dancers from different areas in Latin America entitled Bailarinas Latinas. The event also will include a preview of artist Christian Barrios’ Marquetry work in progress. For event information or accommodations for disabilities, contact Melisa Lopez at 541-737-3790 or  melisa.lopez@oregonstate.edu.

News for Employees

Student menu at Pangea: Nutrition Food Management students are taking over Pangea Café Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29. Tuesday’s “Portland to Pangea” menu includes Korean pork tacos; fish ‘n chips, and maple bacon brownies. Wednesday’s features “Cruise to the Caribbean” dishes; Thursday’s is a “Fresh Taste of the Mediterranean” theme; and Friday’s menu focuses on a “Road Trip Across the U.S.” Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Lab Hazard Awareness Training: Training for OSU employees will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Oak Creek Building, room 201. This safety training is required for all OSU employees who are not lab employees but may need to enter a lab in the course of their work. Examples include trade workers, IT workers or administrative personnel. The course assists personnel to become familiar with lab hazards, lab warning signs and labels and general and specific protective measures. Refresher training is required every three years. Pre-registration is encouraged: submit name and OSU ID number to radiationsafety@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Supplier Showcase 2015: Faculty and staff, stop by LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Supplier Showcase. This updated event is focused on our Buy Orange contracted vendors as well as MWESB, QRF and local Corvallis businesses. See a list of participating vendors plus additional information at fa.oregonstate.edu/pacs/supplier-showcase. Attendee registration is not required this year.

TAC Workshop – Assignments and Quizzes in Canvas: In this hands-on workshop you can discover your options for managing assignments and quizzes in Canvas, including rubrics, multiple attempts, grading, and much more. The workshop will be approximately 2 hours; attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of individual course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough. Fri. May 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExLvEM

Promotion and tenure: Henri Jansen, Chair of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee, and Becky Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will be holding an open forum to give participants an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) process and guidelines. The forum will focus on faculty members who are going up for promotion and/or tenure in the near future. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The forum will be held on May 29 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. This session will be live streamed via the following website: http://live.oregonstate.edu/. The chat feature will be enabled to allow remote participants to ask questions during the session. Please note this session will not be recorded. Please RSVP to sara.daly@oregonstate.edu no later than May 26 if you will attend in person.

NEW! Faculty exit Surveys: Professional and academic faculty who are leaving the university will now be invited to take a survey about their work experience at OSU. The survey is intended to help the university gain a better understanding of what most influences the work experiences at OSU. Survey responses are confidential and will be shared in aggregate form with the Provost’s Office. Invitations to participate will be sent to exiting employees from the Office of Institutional Research. For more information about the survey format and content, contact the Academic Affairs Office of Work-Life Director, Robynn Pease, robynn.pease@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4852.

NEW! Academic testing and scanning services: Scantron scanning other academic testing services will be transitioning from Enterprise Computing Services (ECS) to OSU’s Printing and Mailing division beginning July 1. Faculty, GTAs and staff will continue to be able to request the same services that have been provided in the past: scanning of academic tests, miscellaneous formative course assessments, extension assessments, Scantron forms, etc., via the Xpress Stop, Printing and Mailing’s on campus location in the Memorial Union (MU 109). For questions, contact Kent Kuo, kent.kuo@oregonstate.edu or Ari Grossman-Naples, ari.grossman-naples@oregonstate.edu.

Family Members attending other institutions: Staff Fee Privilege (tuition discount): Deadline is June 8, 2015 to submit the application for family members attending other OUS institutions during Summer 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

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 organizing course material. Attendees are invited to stay for an additional hour of individual course development support. Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough. Mon. June 1, 1:30-4:30 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/1ExLRuX

NEW! Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing: Improve your website performance through this course, the third in the Digital Brand Management Certificate. Class begins June 15. The certificate was created by OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film and Professional and Continuing Education to provide entrepreneurs essential knowledge of digital marketing best practices. Learn more at https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/digital-brand-management.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson Way: Due to the Battle of the Bands and the Dam Jam, 26th street will be closed between Jefferson Way and Campus Way (View Map) from 4:00 pm Friday, May 29 through 1 a.m. on Saturday , May 30.  The parking spaces in front of the Woman’s Building (lot #3260) will close to incoming traffic, vehicles parked there will be able to leave after the street closure.



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

Academic Success Coordinator – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Academic Success Coordinator position. Posting #0014800. Closes June 15. For full consideration, please apply by May 26.

Accountant 1 – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time, Accountant 1. Posting #0014434 Closing date, May 28.

Information Technology Systems Specialist, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Posting #0014440. Closes May 28.

Accountant 2- Oregon State University (OSU) The Office of Post Awards invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Accountant 2 position. Position # 0014799 . The posting closes May 29.

Office Manager 1– The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics is seeking an Office Manager 1. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014807. Closes May 29.

Contract Officer – Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, a unit within Business Affairs is seeking a Contract Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014492. Closes May 30.

The College of Science is seeking an Associate Dean for Strategic Initiative and Administration. This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. It is an internal search only and applicants must hold the rank of tenured professor in the College of Science. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Closes May 31. Posting #0014578.

The Oregon State University Alumni Association is searching for a Regional Network Director to lead and manage alumni activities and networks in the northwest and southern California. This position will be based in Portland. View the position description at www.osualum.com/jobs. Apply to osualum@oregonstate.edu with a resume and cover letter by June 1.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Finance Specialist/Advisor. This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team as a Finance Specialist/Advisor providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. For more information or to apply, visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17330102. Apply by June 1.

Accounting Technician – Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month, Accounting Technician position. Posting #0014778. Closes June 1.

Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies – The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies position. Posting # 0014801. Closes for full consideration June 3.

Acquisitions & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager – The Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Acquisitions & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the University Librarian and OSU Press Director. Posting #0014686 . Closes June 4.

Executive Director for University Shared Services Enterprise- The Department of University Shared Services Enterprise invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed termed, Executive Director of University Shared Services position. To apply, please visit: Posting number 0014858. Closing date is June 5.

Nuclear Reactor Operator – The Radiation Center invites applications for a full-time, Nuclear Reactor Operator. Posting #0014168 has been reopened to expand the original applicant pool. Closing date, June 6.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant provides high-level, confidential administrative support to the OSU Director of Academic Programs and more widely to the INTO OSU academic team. For more information or to apply, visit: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=17330202. Apply by June 8.

Program Coordinator – The School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science invites applications for a part-time, .50 FTE, Program Coordinator.  Posting #0014869 Closes June 12.

Director of Academic Programs, INTO OSU – The OSU Division of International Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Director of Academic Programs, INTO OSU position. This is an OSU position, reporting to the Vice Provost for International Programs and with day-to-day collaboration with the INTO OSU Executive Director. The position resides in the INTO OSU Center. Posting #0014815. Closes for full consideration June 12. Questions: Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a Communications Manager. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #0014770. Closes June 15.

Associate Program Manager – INTO OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Associate Program Manager position. Posting #0014612. Closes June 15.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an Associate Dean. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0014729. For full consideration, apply by June 15. Closes June 30.

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. Final closing date June 15.

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 #0014842. Closes June 20.

Assistant to Associate Dean College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assist. to the Assoc. Dean. Posting #0014703. For full consideration apply by June 15. Closing date, July 1.

Assistant ProfessorViticulturist Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor located in Central Point, OR. Posting # 0014286. Closes June 20.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013984. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

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.


Corvallis: “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis.  Decreasing clouds, high of 70, low of 49. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 71, low of 44. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Cloudy today, high of 54, low of 49. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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

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