OSU Today

Friday, Nov. 20, 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 students hold vigil for Paris victims (KMTR)

Oregon State University students held a vigil Thursday on campus to remember the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. In the wake of the incident, some Middle Eastern students say they don’t feel safe.

Pacific Dead Zones linked to past warming events (Reporting Climate Change)

“Our study reveals a strong link between ocean warming, loss of oxygen, and an ecological shift to favor diatom production,” said lead author Summer Praetorius, who conducted the research as part of her doctoral studies at Oregon State University and is now a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Institution for Science.

Ocean protections drift behind those on land, but science can help (Mongabay)

“There are as many flavors of marine protected areas as there are of ice cream,” said lead author Jane Lubchenco, an environmental scientist at Oregon State University and former administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Men’s and women’s homeless shelter groups announce merger (Gazette-Times)

Corvallis Housing First is a nonprofit organization that operates the men’s shelter, a Housing First-oriented program known as Partner’s Place, and coordinates the Women’s Rental Assistance Program providing financial assistance and case management for women in danger of losing housing. Room at the Inn previously was organized as a community response to the needs of homeless women. It was a collaboration of the faith community, Oregon State University and homeless advocates.

Southeast Alaska  humpbacks tagged for annual migration (KFSK)

Researchers from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute returned to the waters of Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage in Southeast Alaska this month. It’s the second year of a two-year tagging program aimed at finding out more about the timing and nature of the annual migration of humpback whales from Southeast Alaska to the warm waters off Hawaii and Mexico.

Cherry growers fear threat from pest (Fresh Plaza)

Peter Shearer is leading studies on spotted wing drosophila at Oregon State University. “We’re looking at little tiny wasps that attack the fly and kill it,” he says.

Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 (Gazette-Times)

The parade is being held next week on Saturday instead of the usual Friday because the Oregon State University-University of Oregon Civil War football game is being played on Friday this year.

Brinicles: What are ‘icicles of death?’ (Mother Nature Network)

“In areas that used to have the brinicles or underneath very active ones, small pools of brine form that we refer to as black pools of death,” Andrew Thurber, a professor at Oregon State University, told Wired. “They can be quite clear but have the skeletons of many marine animals that have haphazardly wandered into them.”

Today

Nov. 12-23 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: OSU has participated in the week for the last five years. Events include documentary screenings, panel discussions, lobbying trips, service projects, a hygiene and fund drive, and more. Calendar of events and details here: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/hhweek. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OSUNHHWeek/?fref=ts.

International Education Week 2015: OSU Division of International Programs and INTO OSU invite you to International Education Week (IEW) from Nov. 13 – 21. Sample global cuisine, attend the Flag Ceremony in the MU, join the Indian Student Association in a celebration of Diwali, visit the Global Cultures Fair, and much more. Schedule and more information at international.oregonstate.edu/iew.

Lonesome Pottery sale: The Craft Center is holding a handmade pottery & glass for sale at bargain prices. Get your holiday gifts early. Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Memorial Union Trysting Tree Lounge.

Ethical Coffee Break. Join the Student Sustainability Initiative for an Ethical Coffee Break with Starbucks’ director of global coffee quality, Mark Brown. We’ll be discussing ethics, global sourcing, and the responsibility of a for-profit company while enjoying free Starbucks coffee and fair trade chocolate. Friday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. in MU 206.

Free Fun at Work Lunch & Learn: The Faculty Staff Fitness program is putting on a FREE Fun at Work Lunch & Learn Friday, Nov. 20, noon – 1 p.m., from noon-1 p.m. in Langton 127. Join us for this Leadership skill development workshop and learn how to utilize functional fun to build a great workplace or classroom culture. Those who attend will walk away with an inventory of fun ideas developed by The Fun Dept. over the last 10 years to utilize in their workplace or classroom environment. RSVP here.

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

Photographic history of OSU: Join OSU Press for a reception, presentation, and book signing to celebrate the publication of “A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University.” Written by Lawrence A. Landis, director of the Special Collections and Research Center, this expansive collection of photographs tells the full, dynamic story of our multi-faceted and living university. Friday, Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. Presentation begins at 5 p.m. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Fifth Floor of the Valley Library.

Saturday

Beaver Bowl 5K Fun Run Nov. 21 – Time’s running out to sign up for the Beaver Bowl 5K Fun Run and 1K for the kids. Sign up and receive entry to the run Nov. 21, an event T-shirt, entry to a tailgater at the end of the run to taste GridIron Chef Contest recipes, free childcare for potty trained children, access to shower facilities and towels, Woodstock’s pizza, PINTS Brewing Company beer and more! A tailgater starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Women’s Building to taste the top five dishes from the GridIron Chef Contest and vote on your favorite. health.oregonstate.edu/beaver-bowl.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Native Feast: In the spirit of fall harvest, please join us for a meal prepared by the NAL Eena Haws staff. Foods served will be based on Indigenous dishes of the Americas. We will also be discussing where these foods come from and highlighting Indigenous based history of Thanksgiving. Monday, Nov. 23, from 5-7 p.m. at the Native American Longhouse.

NEW! OSU Opera Workshop: Scenes from The Marriage of Figaro (Set in the “Madmen” Area and sung in English.) Directed by Marc Callahan. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Learning Innovation Center Room 128, General Admission $7 in advance, $10 at the door, K-12 youth and college students with ID admitted free. Advance tickets available online only at tickettomato.com.

SAVE THE DATE: Winter Celebration: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break for holiday treats and gourmet beverages. Join President Ray in celebration and conversation. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9:30-11 a.m., Memorial Union Lounge.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Deepak Chopra at OSU with “The Future of Well Being”: Deepak Chopra is speaking at The LaSells Stewart Center on Feb. 23 from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Time magazine calls him one of the top 100 Heroes of our time. Don’t miss out on the 200 limited discounted presale tickets on sale Monday, Nov. 23, for 48 hours.

NEW! Climate change seminar: John Matthews will speak on “Resilient Science + Engineering + Finance: Bridging Knowledge Gaps for Sustainable Development,” 4 p.m., Nov. 24, Covell Hall Room 221.  Matthews is the Secretariat Coordinator and co-founder for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA; http://alliance4water.org), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank.

NEW! Sustaining global fisheries production: Join Ray Hilborn, professor in the School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Washington, for a discussion on some of the data used to identify the status of fish stocks and fisheries and how to sustainably manage them. LaSells Stewart Center, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/features/hilborn/

News for Employees

NEW! Charitable Fund Drive: During this season of giving thanks, let’s not forget those in our communities who are less fortunate. Consolidate all of your normal charitable donations into an easy monthly payroll deduction. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ to make your donation online and to view our giving results against the other Oregon universities by clicking on “State of Oregon CFD” and “PLEDGE NOW – University Employees.”

NEW! Office of Equity and Inclusion: We stand in solidarity with your struggle to be safe, valued, and respected on this campus. We have listened to you share stories of marginalization, oppression, discrimination, and aggression. We hear you, and we value you, and we stand with you in your courage and activism. Our office aims to create and sustain an inclusive environment that supports and affirms the inherent dignity and uniqueness of all members of our community, and to break down systemic barriers to inclusion. http://oregonstate.edu/oei/oei-letter-solidarity

 NEW! Printing and Mailing Services Nov. 25 Hours:  On Nov. 25 our XPress Stop and Research Way locations will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please contact Ari Grossman-Naples with any questions at Ari.Grossman-Naples@oregonstate.edu

Correction: Recreational Sports – Thanksgiving Hours: RecSports facilities will be closed Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving, and will return to normal hours during the Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 28-29).

Staff art: The OSU Staff Art Exhibit is calling for submissions by Dec. 2.  Go to http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art to register your creative work for display!  Up to 2 pieces per person are allowed and all with OSU are welcome to participate.  Artists, co-workers, friends and family are invited to attend a special opening reception on Dec. 17 – so register to show your artwork at this exhibit today.

Blackboard is retiring: As of Dec. 30, OSU students, staff and faculty will no longer be able to access Blackboard course or organization sites and data will be archived. You can save and export sites for future use but it is not required as they will be archived. For more details: Blackboard Retirement FAQ’s Keep an eye on the Canvas Transition Web site for help resources and the latest updates.

STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade girls: Middle School Club meets Tuesdays, 5-6:30 pm, from Jan. 19–March 1 (no club Feb. 2). High School Club meets Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from January 20–March 2 (no club Feb. 3). Topics: Enzymes, Gels in Daily Life, Computing, 3-D Puzzle Engineering, Sports Medicine, and the Intersection of Art and Mathematics. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register, please visit http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $85 Tuition assistance/scholarships available.

OWHE funds: OSU’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students to attend the 2016 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) conference in Bend, OR, Jan. 21-22, 2016. To apply, please complete the Application Form later than Monday, Nov. 30. Questions? Contact: Natalia Fernández natalia.fernandez@oregonstate.edu

News from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences: Sign up for the Beaver Bowl 5K Fun Run, learn about an alumna who won a prestigious APHA award, read about a vegan expert who taught students healthy tips, find out who won Homecoming awards and more here and online. http://bit.ly/1NWZs8o

Food safety questions: OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers from Lane and Douglas County Master are available to answer holiday food safety/preparation and preservation questions weekdays, Nov. 16-25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The number to call is 1-800-354-7319.  The Extension Service also has a number of publications ranging from Turkey Basics, Gifts from the Kitchen and what to do with all those turkey leftovers, available to download at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/food_safety.

Applications Due Dec 1 for the Andrews Forest Writing Residency: This residency offers writers an opportunity to explore the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascade Range, interact with working scientists, and write poetry or prose that reflects on the forest.  Writers may propose a one- or two-week residency during March, April, or May 2016.  Visit the Spring Creek Project website for more information and to apply.

Applications Due Dec 1 for the Shotpouch Cabin Collaborative Retreat: This two-week retreat in the Oregon Coast Range is for two participants who apply jointly to pursue a collaborative project, or who each have individual projects and anticipate a synergistic benefit from each other’s presence.  At least one of the applicants must be a writer who takes inspiration from the natural world. Visit the Spring Creek Project website for more information and to apply.

Meat Science Club’s Smoked Turkey Fundraiser: The OSU Meat Science Club is selling fully-cooked/smoked turkeys at $3.99/lb for wholes, and $4.29/lb for halves. Turkeys range from 10-20#, average size being ~13#. To place an order, or for more information, contact Jacob Murstig at murstigj@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 379-1896. Last day to order is Friday, Nov. 20.

Traffic and maintenance

Jobs

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

Editorial Content Intern, Student Technical Assistant.  The School of Life Sciences is looking for a talented and creative marketing, journalism/digital media student.  Posting # 0016327.  Closes Nov. 20.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Nov. 20.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon Extension services in Lane County and the College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016145. Closes Nov. 20.

Analyst Programmer (Internal Employment Opportunity)  – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, position for Information Service. Limited Duration of approximately 12 months. Posting #0016558. Closes Nov. 21.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Arabic Language and Cultural Advisor.   This position is designed to enhance the student experience at INTO OSU by offering proactive support to students and staff.  This includes, but is not limited to, provide basic guidance and counseling to Arabic-speaking students through student advising sessions, presentations, and other methods to support their cultural adjustment and success as a student at OSU, including advising on social, academic, health, safety, cultural, interpersonal, and other concerns and refer students in need to appropriate resources. Maintain records of student contacts. Closes Nov. 22. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19021712

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Chinese Language and Cultural Advisor.  This position is designed to enhance the student experience at INTO OSU by offering proactive support to students and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, provide basic guidance and counseling to Chinese-speaking students through student advising sessions, presentations, and other methods to support their cultural adjustment and success as a student at OSU, including advising on social, academic, health, safety, cultural, interpersonal, and other concerns and refer students in need to appropriate resources. Maintain records of student contacts. Closes Nov. 22. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19021742

Accountant 2 – This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Accountant 2 positions for the Research Office at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting #: 0016510  Closes: Nov 23.

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position for Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) and Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on the North Coast & lower Columbia River. The position will be based in Astoria. Too apply, visit posting #0016398. Posting closes Nov. 26.

Transportation Program Manager.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Transportation Program Manager.  Posting #0016488.  Full consideration date is Nov. 18. Closes Nov. 27.

Program Coordinator—Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, temporary part-time (.6-.8 FTE).Posting # 0016367, closes Nov. 27.

Extended Campus is seeking a Student Success Counselor.  This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. To apply, please visit posting # 0016508. Posting closes Nov. 29.

Veterinary Technicians. Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks two full-time Certified Veterinary Technicians for employment in our Small Animal Hospital Surgery Service. Posting #0015391. Closes Nov. 29.

NEW! Food Service Coordinator, University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for a Full-Time, AY (10 Month) evening shift Food Service Coordinator position. Posting # 0016563.  Closes Nov. 30.

NEW! Coordinator – 4H Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12 month fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position with the 4-H Youth program serving Marion County. Posting #0016586. Closes Nov. 30.

Computer Science Instructor–The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for full-time, 9- or 12-month, permanent instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. Posting #0016517. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

Assistant Director, IT: The College of Science invites applications for Assistant Director for the CoSINe (College of Science Information Network) IT Services. Full-time, 12 month position. Posting #0016530. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –Oregon 4-H Youth Development serving Morrow and Umatilla counties invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016269. Closes Nov. 30.

Infrastructure Project Manager   – Information Services is seeking an Infrastructure Project Manager. This is a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #0016515. Closes Nov.  30.

Administrative Assistant  –  The College of Business invites applications for a full-time Assistant to Executive Director – Strategic Initiatives (1.0 FTE). Posting #0016509. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

The College of Agricultural Science Administration invites applications for a full time, 12-month, classified Program Representative 1 position.  Posting #0016460. Closes Nov. 30.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accounting Technician.  Posting #0016408.  Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor Senior Research– The Department of Nuclear Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Professor Senior Research position. Posting # 0016322. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 fte), 9-month, tenure-track, Invertebrate Crop Pest Scientist.  Posting # 0016319. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

Analyst Programmer – Specialized Administrative Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer Competency Level 3 position. Posting #0016521. Closes Dec. 1.

Analyst Programmer – Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Analyst Programmer position. Posting # 0016567. Closes Dec. 4.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications) in Nature-Based Recreation Management, with appointment starting in September 2016. Posting #0016472. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 4.

Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical–The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical to provide technical support in the Materials Synthesis and Characterization labs. Posting #0016499. Closes Dec. 5.

Equity Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Equity Associate position. Posting # 0016450. Closes Dec. 6.

Assistant Director – The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Director position. Posting # 0016546. Closes Dec. 14.

Conference Services Manager – University Conference Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conference Services Manager. Posting #0016481. Closes Dec. 15.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor for a multi-disciplinary Extension program in pollinator health. Posting #0016548. Closes Dec. 18.

OSU-Cascades: Located in Bend, Ore is seeking a Director of Public Safety. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. To apply, visit posting #0016490. Closes Dec. 23. Full Consideration Dec. 19.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Engineering Psychology. This position is at the assistant professor level, although more senior applicants will also be considered. Posting #001607.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 30.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor– The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate or Full Professor position to begin Fall 2016. Posting # 0016434. Closes Feb. 15,  with a full-consideration date of Dec. 31.

Bio Science Research Technician 1 – The Malheur County Extension office in Ontario, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Bio Science Research Technician 1 position. Posting #0016303. Closes Dec. 31.

Student Outreach Assistant (Accelerator Interns) – VP for Research invites students to apply for a part-time position as an Accelerator Intern. The program is designed to give hands on experience researching the commercialization potential of business concepts originating from the Oregon State University community. Job posting # 0014876. Closes Dec. 31.

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.

Assistant/Associate ProfessorThe School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications. Posting #0016435. Closes Jan. 1, 2016.

Assistant Professor, Viticulture-The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR.  Posting #0016458. Closes Jan. 15, 2016.

Assistant/Associate Professor– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant or Associate Professor in BIS. Posting #0015932. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 2016.

Weather

Corvallis: “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else,” ~ Marvin Gaye. Patchy fog until afternoon, otherwise mostly sunny, high of 50, low of 30. Sunny this weekend with lows below freezing.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 43, low of 25. Sunny through the weekend.

Newport: Patchy fog then mostly sunny, high of 50, low of 37. Sunny this weekend, highs in the 50s, lows in the upper 30s.

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

 

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