OSU Today

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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.

Editorial: OSU sets example with transfer rules (Oregonian)

Oregon State University took another step this week to try to decrease the likelihood that students will be victims of sexual assault or harassment on campus. The university announced Monday that it will require incoming undergraduate transfer students and all students applying to OSU graduate programs to disclose whether they are ineligible for conduct reasons to re-enroll at an institution they attended in the past seven years. (see also Oregon Business, University Business)

Photonic ‘sintering’ may create new solar and electronics manufacturing technology (New Electronics)

Engineers at Oregon State University claim to have made a breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic ‘sintering’, which could lead to advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic. (see also The Engineer, Capacitor Industry News)

Research is fine in a ‘year of summer’ for Tualatin High graduate Lindsey Ferguson (Oregonian)

Lindsey Ferguson, a 2013 graduate of Tualatin High School, will spend winter quarter as a research intern with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s (STRI) Naos Island Laboratories in Panama. Ferguson, a junior at Oregon State University, will be studying marine invertebrates from Jan. 4 to March 25.

River gets a passing grade (Gazette-Times)

Stan Gregory, a distinguished professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, helped design the report card and supplied some of the data used in the grading. “In the last 50 years we’ve been successful as a society in bringing the river back to much better shape than it was,” Hensey said. “That tells me that we have the power to restore the river. But we can’t rest on our laurels.”

OSU board committees plan December meetings (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees’ standing committees will hold meetings in December. These meetings are open to the public.

OSU-Cascades lunchtime lecture focuses on mathematical techniques and relationships between species (Cascades Business News)

Most people are familiar with the evolutionary tree that has been used for more than a century to illustrate relationships between biological species. On Wednesday, December 2, Oregon State University – Cascades mathematics instructor Amelia Taylor will show how a marriage of mathematical techniques supports the study of evolutionaryor phylogenetic, trees and the development of the computational tools that are used by today’s biologists to understand relationships between species.


NEW! OSU-CASCADES in Bend open late: Due to snow and ice, OSU-Cascades will open at 9:30 a.m. today, Wed., Dec. 2. Classes starting prior to 10 a.m. are cancelled in all facilities, including Cascades Hall, the Graduate & Research Center and Annex. All buildings are closed until 9:30 a.m.

Candidates for Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service: Two candidates will present Open Forum presentations this week on Wednesday, Dec. 2, Kenneth Martin, and Thursday, Dec. 3, Edward Martin, each scheduled for 9:45-10:45 a.m., in Kidder 202. Recording of the presentations will be available following the final interview in December.

Campus forums for the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs position:  Forums will be held as follows: Brenda McComb – Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center;  Sherman Bloomer – Dec. 3, 11 a.m. – noon, 115 Hallie Ford Center. Campus Forum are open to all and will include introductory comments followed by Q&A. All three forums will be streamed live via the web and recorded for later viewing.  Instructions on viewing the forums will be shared soon. Please contact Gigi Bruce gigi.bruce@oregonstate.edu if you have questions.

Is continuing education worth the investment?: Continuing education takes many forms, each with its own cost and opportunities. Join us virtually as we delve into the options. Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event. Free for students and OSUAA members.

It’s in the Bag, Lunchtime Lecture OSU-Cascades: Amelia Taylor, Instructor, Mathematics, OSU-Cascades, will speak on “Trees Aren’t Just for Monkeys: Phylogenetic Trees and Mathematics,” noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 2, Cascades Hall Room 107.

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.

NEW! Retirement Reception for Alice Tucker: Steve Clark, Vice President of University Relations and Marketing, invites you to a Retirement Reception to honor and thank Alice Tucker for her years of service to OSU. The reception is on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center Living Room and Lounge.  For more information, contact events@oregonstate.edu.

 WRGP Seminar: On Wednesday Dec. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Owen 101, Bryan Tilt, with the Anthropology Program at OSU, will present “Establishing a Global Database to Analyze the Ecological and Social Impact of Dams: A Partnership Between OSU and The Nature Conservancy.”

Art history research: 2015 Sponenburgh Travel Award winners Madelaine Corbin and Kaitlyn Carr will present their art history research conducted in Europe during the summer of 2015, on Wed. Dec. 2 from 5 – 6 p.m. in Fairbanks Hall 314. Corbin’s presentation is “Beyond Borders: A Negotiation Between the Venice Biennale and All the Worlds’s Futures.” Carr’s presentation is “Trading Places: How Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle Acquires Different Meanings Dependent on Site.”

Revive Yourself: Dead Week Feast: The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is excited announce “Dead Week Feast,” a social/relaxation gathering event that focuses on providing a meal that is not only nutritious, but can also be replicable considering the amount of time and money available to college students. 5-7 p.m., Dec. 2, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517384788588203/

Evening Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their departments 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. More information on our website.

OSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Fall Concert: Directed by Chris Chapman and Dana Biggs. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center. 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! Holiday Music à la Carte: University Chorale and Corvallis Community Choir, Friday, Dec. 4, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

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.

NEW! Screening of Film “Business of Amateurs:”  The film on the experience of NCAA student-athletes will be shown Friday Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC 128). A discussion with OSU student-athletes and faculty will follow. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SGtoOFoEuM

NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony: Holiday Concert. Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. On the program: Vivaldi: Beatus Vir for Chorus and Orchestra featuring the OSU Choirs, Steven Zielke, conductor, Holiday Favorites and more. The LaSells Stewart Center, $20-$32, free to OSU students with ID Information, tickets: cosusymphony.org.

 OSU Beaver Store’s Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night: All OSU faculty and staff are invited to come to the OSU Beaver Store on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m.  There will be discounts throughout the store and food and wine will be served.  Faculty/Staff ID required at the door.

Board of Trustees: The Academic Strategies Committee will meet on Dec. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. to consider the committee’s work plan for 2016. The public can attend the meeting in the President’s Conference Room, sixth floor of the Kerr Admin. The Finance and Administration Committee will meet on Dec. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to consider quarterly management, investment and endowment reports. Conference room B102, Kerr Admin,. The Executive and Audit Committee will meet on Dec. 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to assess the board composition and consider potential candidates to recommend to the governor for the vacant board position. Cconference room B102 Kerr Admin. Meeting agendas and materials will be posted online as they become available at: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/meetings.

35th Annual Holiday Marketplace: Handmade crafts, fine art & specialty foods made by Oregon artisans. Plus live local entertainment. Dec. 4-5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! NSF NRT-IGE Traineeship Information Forum: Join us at noon, Dec. 4 or Dec. 7 in LPSC 402 for a forum describing a 2016 OSU NSF NRT-IGE submission. Learn how to become involved with this transformational STEM faculty/students graduate education pilot to gain the vocabulary and tools to become innovators and inform your research with market and societal need. Lunch provided. Pre-register/learn more:  http://nrtige.oregonstate.edu/signup (OSU IP addresses only).

NEW! 2015 Linus Pauling Medal Symposium: Winner Barry Trost, Tamaki Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, and other organic chemists from around the globe, will speak Dec. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center.  Free reception and poster session following, 5-6 p.m.  Banquet dinner at 6 p.m. ($30 full, $15 student). Visit oregon.site.acs.org for banquet and poster registration.

From Corvallis to Tunis: At the Dec. 3 meeting of Triad, OSU’s staff and faculty club, Karim Hamdy will discuss the OSU study-abroad program in in Tunis, the birthplace of the 2011 Arab Spring. Triad meets this week in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $13. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

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

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. 4 at 2:30 p.m., and/or; Zones of Safety on  Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.  Learn more about each course and please register to attend.

BCC Assistant Director: Diversity & Cultural Engagement is hosting presentations for a candidate for the Assistant Director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Candidate Timothy Fair will speak 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dec. 4 in MU 208.

Diversity Career Symposium 2016: Oregon State University and University of Oregon are hosting a day-long career development event Jan. 29 in Salem, for students who identify with communities who are traditionally underrepresented on campus and in professional settings. Students, alumni, and employers will engage in professional development workshops, hear from inspiring speakers and connect with each other through several networking opportunities. This free for students and there are 150 spots available. Faculty and staff should encourage students to register and attend.

News for Employees

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Flooding:  Flooding occurs in Oregon due to our seasonal rainfall, summer fires, melting snow, new development, and levee/dams.  All influence how water is absorbed or directed downstream.  Areas that have not flooded in the past may flood now due to changes that occurred somewhere else and caused a change in how the ground interacts with the water. The Army Corps of Engineers plays a major role in a coordinated and complex system to reduce flood risks, thereby saving lives and reducing property damage.  Learn more from the Emergency Preparedness Flooding flyer, which can be downloaded at: http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics

OSU Libraries and Press letter in solidarity: OSU Libraries and Press stands in solidarity with the students of color who participated in the Speak Out and bravely shared their experiences of racism endured throughout their lives, as part of their educational experiences, and here at OSU. For the entire text: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/osu-libraries-press-letter-solidarity

Leadership Collaborative I (LCI) – Applications for the winter session LCI will be accepted starting Dec. 4.  The LCI includes 5 day-long sessions on Emergent Leadership.  LCI features:  Team-Based; Engaged, Self-Directed learning; Practical, Effective Tools & Skills; and On-the-Job Implementation.  All OSU employees are encouraged to apply.  Learn more about LCI at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/lc1-emergence. Watch for an email announcement on Dec. 4 and submit your application right away.  This is the last session for this academic year.

Call for Awards Nominations for the 2016 MLK Celebration: Know of a student, faculty or staff member who enriches our OSU community in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King?  We welcome nominations for our two community awards, which are recognized yearly at the MLK Peace Breakfast.  The awards are the Frances Dancy Hooks and Phyllis S. Lee.  We are requesting that nominations be submitted by Dec. 9.  For more information or to submit a nomination visit: Frances Dancy Hooks and Phyllis S. Lee Award Information and Nomination Page.


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

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.

Human Resources Consultant 2–The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 2 position. Posting #0016584. Closes Dec. 6.

Information Technology Consultant – OSU Extended Campus invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Information Technology Consultant position. Posting #0016545. Closes Dec. 6.

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! Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the University’s Veterinary Technician 2 pool on Dec. 8.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0015391 no later than midnight on Dec. 7.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered.

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.

Temporary Administrative Program Assistant – IE3 Global invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Temporary Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016588. Closes Dec 13.

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.

Analyst Programmer   – This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 2 position for Information Services – Enterprise Computing Services. Posting #0016601. 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.

The University Marketing Department at OSU is seeking to hire one full-time Office Specialist 2. Posting#0016610. Closes Dec. 16.

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: “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” ~ Sinclair Lewis. Chance of showers, high of 52, low of 49. Rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Slight chance of rain and freezing rain early, followed by rain. High of 40, low of 36. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Newport: Rain likely, high of 55, low of 44. Rainy and windy tomorrow.

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


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