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Friday, Dec. 4, 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.

Sexual assault on campus -Editorial (Register-Guard)

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University are changing their admissions procedures with the goal of maintaining safe campuses. But the two universities, both of which have dealt with high-profile sexual assault cases recently, are taking very different approaches.

An Interstate Battle for Groundwater (The Atlantic)

“In many states the two quantities are kept separate and never the twain shall meet, which is ridiculous,” Michael Campana, a professor of hydrogeology at Oregon State University and the technical director of the American Water Resources Association, told me. Like Eckstein, he said that most people involved in the debate over groundwater law understand how ridiculous the current policy is—but that the path to new legislation is difficult.

Water deficits and rising temperatures increase stress on Pacific Northwest forests (Eurasia Review)

In those two months, the region’s extensive Douglas-fir forests saw an increase in the area subject to stressful conditions, from about 1 percent in August to almost 8 percent in September, said David Mildrexler, a doctoral student in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, and lead author of the report.

Quest will test to confirm hep C in all screenings of exposed patients (Modern Healthcare)

Daniel Hartung, an associate professor at Oregon State University with a focus on prescription drugs, said that significant payers like CVS Health and the Veterans Affairs Department, who experience high costs for treating hepatitis C, have contracted significant price discounts for common treatments like Harovni, so their prices will not be affected even if Quest’s change leads to more hepatitis C patients.

Fighting Ageism in the Twitter Era (Getting Old Isn’t All That Bad) (New America Media)

A team of researchers at Oregon State University took a look at tweets about people with Alzheimer’s disease and found ridicule, stigma and stereotypes.

My students matter (Huffington Post)

A piece by OSU’s Susan Shaw.

Sintering can lead to flexible electronics (tce)

Engineers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed the technique, which involves fusing nanoparticles together to form a solid thin film which is electronically functional. Temperature dependant photonic sintering is 100 times faster compared to furnace nanoparticle sintering technology. See also Gizmodo Australia, Photonics

Your Garden (Polk County Itemizer-Observer)

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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! Buenos Burritos: Today only, 1/2 price Burritos at Buenos  from 2 to 3 p.m. Get your burrito half off when you use your Orange Rewards card. Limited to 2 burritos per person.

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.

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


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.


 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.

Upcoming events

NEW! Graduate Education Information Night: The OSU Graduate School is presenting an information session for those interested in learning more about graduate education and advanced degrees. The session will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m., at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. See our flyer or call 541-737-4881 for more information.

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.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! WRS Dissertation Defense:  Jason Frentress, PhD WRS, will defend his dissertation, “The role of near-stream zones on flow, chemistry and isotopic composition at the headwater scale” on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in ALS 3005.  He is advised by Jeff McDonnell (COF).

NEW! Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Departmental Seminar: Colin Johnson, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, will present his seminar “Can you hear me now? Characterizing the essential role of otoferlin in hearing and auditory sensory hair cell function”- at noon Wednesday, Dec. 9, in ALS 4001.

NEW! OSU Digital Brand Management Online Certificate Series: Marketers, communicators and business owners, join us for this online series led by SEO, social media and marketing strategy pros from Nike, Wieden + Kennedy, Adidas and Jive Software. Advance your career or business affordably and fast with this widely-recognized credential from OSU. Starts Jan. 18. Learn more.

NEW! OSU Recipe to Market Food/Beverage Business Online Startup Course: Skip Shark Tank and work directly with Portland-based food industry consultant Victor Willis. Grow a successful business by getting your amazing food or beverage concept on store shelves. Course series covers everything from recipe development to marketing/branding and distribution. OSU Today readers save 15% with code RTM15. Starts Feb. 1. Learn more.

NEW! OSU’s Exclusive Craft Brewery Startup Workshop: Save 40% on early registration for our annual workshop this Feb. 20-24 in Eugene, Oregon with Ninkasi Brewing Company. Led by industry pros, this comprehensive course is designed for aspiring or early-stage brewery entrepreneurs. Learn more.

NEW! Beer Flavors and Styles Weekend Course in PDX with OSU Experts: Whether you are an avid brewer, distributor or beer enthusiast, you won’t find a more complete, enjoyable or informative way to learn about beer flavor and how to evaluate it, in depth. You’ll spend this weekend course in Portland with America’s leading craft brewing experts, including OSU’s Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D. Feb. 27-28. Hurry, space is limited. Learn more.

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.

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.

News for Employees

NEW! Charitable Fund Drive Update: As of the time of this writing, 67 OSU employees have made online pledges to the Charitable Fund Drive, totaling over $41,000. If each of the over 4,500 employees at OSU donated just $5 per month, we could raise $270,000! Please help us reach this year’s goal of $100,000 while helping those in need in our communities. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/

NEW! Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is now accepting grant proposals.  The Women’s Circle has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to enhance the undergraduate student education and experience at OSU.  To apply for a grant please visit http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4389.  Please note all proposals are due by Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.  Grants will be awarded in May 2016.

NEW! OSU Today deadlines: OSU Today will continue to publish every week day through the end of Finals Week, Dec. 11. Starting Dec. 14, it will publish weekly on Mondays only until the beginning of Winter Term Jan. 4. In order for your entries to make it into the weekly edition they must be submitted by 4 p.m. the previous Friday to osutoday@oregonstate.edu

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Academic Advisor –  College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Academic Advisor. This is internal to OSU. Posting #0016658. Closes  Dec. 16.

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: “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” George R. R. Martin. Showers likely today, with rain through the weekend. High of 51, low of 42.

Central Oregon: Scattered rain and snow showers today, high of 40, low of 28. Slight chance of rain and snow this weekend with rain by Sunday.

Newport: Showers likely today, high of 52, low of 48. Rain through the weekend.

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


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