OSU Today

Thursday, Dec. 3, 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.

New nanoparticle fusing method could put tiny complex circuits on paper (Gizmodo)

A team of engineers from the Oregon State University has developed a new way to perform what’s called photonic sintering—a process which sees nanoparticles deposited on a surface, before they’re fused together using a light source to produce a 2D film. The new technique uses a xenon lamp, and the results are twice as fast and ten times more energy efficient than existing methods. (see also Daily Me)

New report takes pulse of Oregon agriculture (KTVZ)

Oregon agriculture’s large impact on the state’s economy is reaffirmed by an updated analysis and report released by Oregon State University.

Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs (NSF)

Researchers have discovered a new approach to “vitrification,” or ice-free cryopreservation, that could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later use. Source: Oregon State University.

Big year in OSU research dollars, accomplishments (Corvallis Advocate)

Federal funding is tight, and organizations looking to invest in new research have become more discerning, but it is in this highly competitive climate that Oregon State University distinguishes itself by having just achieved a record year for research funding of $26.7 million for the College of Science. In fact, the entire university had a record year as well: $309 million in research dollars.

Geological Society of America honors chief scientist (e.e.)

The Geological Society of America (GSA) conferred the 2015 Bromery Award for Minorities on Esri chief scientist Dawn J. Wright. The award recognises Dr. Wright’s lifetime accomplishments that have advanced geologic and geographic science as well as influenced the professional careers of her students.  In addition to her role as chief scientist for Esri, Wright (aka Deepsea Dawn) is a professor of geography and oceanography at Oregon State University. She has combined her expertise as a geographer and GIS user to map the seafloor, design geospatial solutions for coastal mapping and charting, and advise organisations on oceanography and fisheries.

OSU hosts annual marketplace Friday and Saturday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will host its 35th Holiday Marketplace on Friday and Saturday in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Racism spurs OSU students, faculty (Corvallis Advocate)

Three Oregon State students, Jesseanne Pope, Jasmine Armas, and Haniya Ferrell, organized a speak-out event for students of color on campus to air their grievances and for white students, faculty, and community members to listen and comprehend.

Corvallis woman named to 4-H Hall of Fame (Gazette-Times)

Barbara Sawer had a 21-year career in Oregon’s 4-H program, winning numerous honors including the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Distinguished Service Award. She helped run the Oregon State Fair 4-H program and Oregon 4-H Summer Week, which drew more than 1,000 youths.


Candidate for Associate Provost for University Outreach & Engagement and Associate Director for Extension Service Open Forum presentation, Edward Martin, University of Arizona, presenting Dec. 3, 9:45 a.m., 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: 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 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.

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

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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Author Signing: The OSU Beaver Store will be hosting an author signing for Lawrence Landis and his new book “A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University.” This expansive collection of photographs tells the full, dynamic story of our multi-faceted and living university. Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at the OSU Beaver Store across from Gill Coliseum.

NEW! End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its End of Term sale starting Monday, Dec. 7.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear.  Sale goes through Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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.

Holiday Music à la Carte: University Chorale and Corvallis Community Choir, Friday, Dec. 4, noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

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.

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

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Complex Systems faculty candidate seminar: Alexander Ratushny will present a seminar, “Multiscale modeling to inform the underlying mechanisms of complex biochemical systems,”  Friday, Dec. 4,  11 a.m., Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg 4001.

NEW! PhD defense:  Frederik Laleicke, PhD candidate in Wood Science will defend his dissertation titled, “Non-Destructive Detection and Monitoring of Durability Issues in Wood Panels under Accelerated-Weathering”.  The defense will be held on Friday, Dec. 4  at 2 p.m. in Peavy Hall, Room 272.

NEW! Open Forum Presentation for Human Services Resource Center Coordinator: The OSU campus is invited to attend finalists’ presentations focusing on “What are some of the most pressing challenges college students face when experiencing poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity? How can the HSRC spearhead efforts to address those challenges at Oregon State University and support student success?” Open Forums are Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.- noon in MU 221, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. – noon in MU 222, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.– noon in MU 208 & Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.- noon in MU 222.

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).

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.

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.

News for Employees

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! URSA Engage Faculty-Undergraduate Funding Opportunity: Applications for URSA Engage will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2016. The program provides support ($ 1,000) for undergraduate (first year, second year and early transfer students only) engagement in research/creative activity under mentorship of an OSU faculty member. Participation by a diverse group of undergraduates with a variety of abilities is encouraged. Undergraduates across all OSU colleges/schools/ majors are eligible.  No prior experience required. Details at: http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/ursa-engage). Contact: Sujaya-ugr@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Summer term 2016. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. Program description and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Jan. 19, 2016.

NEW! Learning Innovation Grant – Individual Grant Due Friday : Faculty are invited to apply for innovation grants to foster and support the meaningful use of educational technology. Proposals of up to $10,000 will be awarded for new and innovative uses of technology to improve the student experience, whether in courses, informal learning experiences or student life. Applications for 2016 Individual Grants are due this Friday, Dec. 4. To apply, click here: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/tech-funding/learning-innovation-grant/individual-grants-learning-innovation-grant

 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: “What on Earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?” ~ Anthony Trollope. Rainy and breezy today with a wind warning in effect, high of 54, low of 41. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Breezy, slight chance of rain and then rain likely. High of 39, low of 30. Rain and snow tomorrow.

Newport: Rainy and windy today with a high wind warning in effect, high of 55, low of 44. Showers likely tomorrow.

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


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