OSU Today

Monday, Nov. 23, 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.

Making North America (NOVA)

OSU’s Pedro Lomonaco and Chris Goldfinger appear in a section related to the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

OSU’s $2.7 million effort against potato disease (Natural Resource Report)

Researchers at Oregon State University are teaming with colleagues in Washington and Idaho to help farmers combat an insect-transmitted disease that could devastate the Pacific Northwest’s $9 billion potato crop.

Washington wheat industry explores fall-planted spring wheat (Capital Press)

The Washington wheat industry is researching variety planting dates to boost yields. But an Oregon State University wheat breeder is concerned the move could blur market classes and reduce the pay to farmers.

Ocean warming blamed for North Pacific dead zones (Zee News)

The new discovery was the result of a decades-long effort by numerous researchers at Oregon State University to collect marine sediment cores from the North Pacific, creating comprehensive, high-resolution records of climate change in the region. (see also Summit County Voice)

Millions spent, but what has Track II with N. Korea achieved? (NK News)

“One of the major American scientists who was visiting the North not long ago was the person who found that, not formal envoys, not other investigators,” said Christopher Nichols, a professor at Oregon State University who specializes in international relations. “So even in the limited ways in which information can come out through at least partial Track II conversations and dialogues, I think that’s useful to some extent.”

Oregon State holds groundbreaking for new Valley Football Center (Oregonian)

Oregon State still has two games remaining in the 2015 football season. But prior to Saturday afternoon’s contest against Washington, prominent Beavers officials turned their attention to the future, holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the massive renovations for the Valley Football Center.

Civil War football history (Oregonian)

The Civil War football rivalry between theOregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers dates to 1894. Leading up to Friday’s 119th edition of the rivalry, The Oregonian/OregonLive is revisiting the history of the series. The Ducks hold a 62-46-10 edge all-time and have won the past seven meetings.

Rachel Suits combines love of insects, education at OSU Extension (Hood River News)

OSU Extension Education Program Assistant Rachel Suits didn’t know a lot about the extension service prior to attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.

OSU Gridiron Chef contest celebrates healthy eating, tasty tailgating options (Gazette-Times)

At first, 3-year-old Leah Christensen wasn’t so sure if she’d like the Lemony Beaver Boost Soup. But from the instant she tasted the soup on the chilly Saturday morning at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Quad, Leah grinned from ear to ear.

Civil War bridge battle (Register-Guard)

Green-and-yellow clad Ducks quacking their duck-billed kazoos came face-to-face with the boisterous orange-and-black clad Beavers shouting “Go Beavs” Friday morning. It sounded like the cheers one might hear at a football game. But it was actually the start of the first Alumni Civil War Bridge Challenge.

University’s enrollment drops in studies of liberal arts (Ravalli Republic)

One larger state university has pushed the liberal arts as well. The land grant Oregon State University has traditionally had a focus on agricultural science, forestry and engineering. “We also have, increasingly, a strong emphasis on the arts and sciences,” said Steven Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing.


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, starting at 10 a.m., for 48 hours.

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.

Bugged by whiteflies and aphids? Try these chemical-free tricks (Oregonian)

Insects lurking under leaves, climbing up stems and settling into the soil of houseplants frustrate indoor gardeners to no end. But there are solutions, according to Amy Dreves, an entomologist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

Upcoming Events

NEW! 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. For more information, visit our website.

NEW! FREE food preservation workshop. Want to make your produce last? Join the Student Sustainability Initiative and the OSU Master Food Preservers to learn the how-tos of pickling and fermentation. Monday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m. in the MU Global Community Kitchen. Register online: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F4EA9A829A57-fall

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.

Women of Color student support group: This group seeks to provide a supportive space for women of color to share their experiences in a predominantly white institution, explore the intersections of identity and receive and extend support and compassion to other women of color, as well as build community. Every Wednesday, 2:30-4 p.m., Women’s Center. For more information: shaznin.daruwalla@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Hearing All Voices: Inclusive Professional Practices in Meetings, Labs, Classrooms, and Everyday Interactions: In our effort to create a collaborative and inclusive environment on campus, this seminar will examine how our professional norms and interactions can cultivate the community we strive to be. The Kardia Group focuses on the challenging realities and possibilities of diversity and inclusion in academia. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2:15-3:45 p.m., Kearney Hall Room 312. Free and open to all. Registration REQUIRED: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5B91kqhNpbr2a57

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.

Social Justice and Cultural Flexibility Professional Development. The Office of Equity and Inclusion is providing workshops in three critical areas foundational towards a larger social justice initiative under development. Come learn important skills and have an opportunity to reflect with others on the topics of Implicit Bias on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. or Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.; Microaggressions on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., or on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m., and/or; Zones of Safety on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. or Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.  Learn more about each course and please register to attend.

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! OSU Today reminder: OSU Today will not publish Nov. 26-27 for the holidays. Publishing will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

NEW! MLK Celebration Event Submissions: For OSU’s 34th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, the 2016 MLK Celebration Planning Committee invites you to explore Dr. King’s message: “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The two-week celebration Jan 11-22 will consist of OSU community events submitted by student organizations and campus departments. Priority deadline: Dec. 11.

NEW! Information Services – Thanksgiving Hours: Information Services is adjusting the operating hours of our Walkup Technology Service Desk, located in the Valley Library, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hours will be: Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday: Closed, Sunday, Nov. 29: Normal hours 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

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.


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

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.

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant 1 position. Posting #0016597. Closes Dec. 9.

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.

NEW! Assistant Professor (Practice) – The 4-H Youth Development program in Union county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016591. Closes Dec. 19.

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.

NEW! Assistant Professor – Oregon State University’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Fisheries Oceanography.  This position will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. Posting # 0016538. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 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.


Corvallis: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie. Patchy freezing fog in the morning, rain, mainly after 4 p.m. High of 50, low of 36. Showers tomorrow with a slight chance of snow Tuesday night.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds, rain in the evening turning to snow. High of 49, low of 31. Chance of snow Tuesday.

Newport: Chance of rain and patchy fog, followed by rain tomorrow night. High of 52, low of 38. Showers Tuesday.

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


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