OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 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.

Nature can grind mountains faster than nature can rebuild them (Science 2.0)

Researchers have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over millions of years and discovered that glacial erosion can, under the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them. A study of the St. Elias Mountains on the Alaskan coast by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, University of Florida, Oregon State University and elsewhere found that erosion accelerated sharply about one million years ago. (see also NSFBefore It’s News)

Police identify hit-and-run victim (Gazette-Times)

Sundstrom was listed as a College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences doctoral student in an Oregon State University directory. Last year, he wrote a letter to the Daily Barometer describing himself as a loyal OSU football fan who attended many home games.

Oregon preps for a new wave of home-baking entrepreneurs (The Chief News)

Lauren Gwin, associate director of the Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems at Oregon State University, says the law allows baked goods to be sold from home because they don’t have the same health risks as other types of fresh foods.

Christmas tree 101 (Bend Bulletin)

Oregon State University associate professor of horticulture Amy Jo Detweiler offered her insights. Detweiler, who has a graduate degree in landscape horticulture, manages OSU Extension’s Master Gardener program for Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties.

A microscopic ‘zoo’ is found deep, deep underground (Washington Post)

“It has become increasingly apparent that deep rock fractures are excellent places for life to exist,” said Frederick Colwell, a professor of microbiology and astrobiology at Oregon State University, who was not involved in this study.


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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

NEW! WSE 374 Student Exhibit: Students of the Digital Fabrication course will host an informal exhibit presenting this terms’ projects, displaying skills in 3D modelling, 2D drawing, design, and machine set-up and use to manufacture projects utilizing modern workflow with CNC router technology. Learn more about their projects and the information they acquired about the applications of these techniques to the secondary wood products industries. 3- 5 p.m., Dec. 4, 1st Floor Knuckle Richardson Hall.

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.

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.

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

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! Fisheries and Wildlife discussion: Jim Hall, Stream Team Wooden Chair and Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, will speak on “50 years and many lampreys,” 10 a.m., Nov 30, Nash Hall Room 32.

NEW! Picking and preservation workshop: The Student Sustainability Initiative is holding a picking and preservation workshop. Join SSI and OSU Master Preservers to learn about picking and fermentation. All participants will leave with their own jar and make one to donate to the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. The class is free, but sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F4EA9A829A57-fall. 5-7 p.m., Nov. 30, MU Global Community Kitchen.

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 OSU faculty and staff. Registration REQUIRED: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5B91kqhNpbr2a57

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

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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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! Admissions Customer Service Representative: This position supports the Office of International Admissions providing high level customer service, maintaining the standards and integrity of the Office of International Admissions, and sustaining an efficient admissions process. Serve as a primary customer service contact for the Office of International Admissions. The employee in this position will answer the phone, respond to inquiries, greet students, applicants and others that come to the Office of International Admissions. Closes Dec. 7. Submit one Word or PDF document containing your cover letter, resume and contact information (all in ONE document): https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19028282

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.

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.

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: “Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.” ~ Marcus Aurelius. Rain likely today, tapering off into showers by evening, with a high of 44 and a low of 28. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Rain turning to snow by 10 a.m., with up to two inches accumulation possible. High of 33 with temperatures dropping to 24 by midday. Snow tonight, low of 16, and a chance of snow showers tomorrow.

Newport: Showers likely today, high of 47, low of 34. Mostly cloudy tonight, sunny tomorrow.

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


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