OSU Today

Friday, Dec. 11, 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.

When is an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks too risky? (The Conversation)

A piece by OSU professor of pharmacy Craig Williams.

Triple drug nanoparticle delivery may lead to better cancer treatment (GizMag)

Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a new delivery system for cancer treatment that attacks the condition simultaneously with three different drugs. According to the team, it’s likely to prove particularly effective against cancers that spread through the lymphatic system, such as metastatic melanoma.

House votes to ban tiny polluting microbeads from your facewash (NBC)

A recent study from Oregon State University estimated that as many as 8 billion microbeads per day are currently being discharged into America’s waterways and aquatic habitats.

Climate change scientists urge candidates to lead on clean energy (KTVZ)

Mote, who directs the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU and also provides leadership on two joint federal climate change centers at the university, said focusing on clean, renewable sources of energy is not a choice between a strong economy and a healthy environment. (see also Gazette-Times)

OSU strikes gold in bicycle ratings (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is moving on up in bicycle circles. The university, which joined the ranks of bicycle-friendly universities in 2012, has been awarded gold status by the League of American Bicyclists. OSU is on a list of 12 schools with gold ratings. The list also includes Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon and the University of Washington.

USGS study: Northern spotted owl in danger again (The Columbian)

“This study provides strong evidence that barred owls are negatively affecting spotted owl populations,” said Katie Dugger, a research biologist at the USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University and lead author on the report. “The presence of barred owls was associated with decreasing spotted owl survival rates in some study areas, and spotted owls were disappearing from many of their historical breeding territories as those areas were invaded by barred owls.”

Online students get DNA extraction lesson at OSU (Gazette-Times)

These weren’t aspiring mad scientists; they were students at the Oregon Connections Academy, a statewide public online charter school, who were attending a field trip to Oregon State University on Thursday.

Doughnut maker shines at startup showcase (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University is known for its cutting-edge programs in engineering, agriculture, energy and marine science. The school reeled in $285 million in research funding in 2014. So who was the star of the OSU Advantage Accelerator’s latest crop of startup entrepreneurs?

 OSU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity charged, suspended after drunken toga party (Gazette-Times)

The Oregon State University chapter of Phi Delta Theta has been charged with 78 counts of providing alcohol to minors and hosting a party for minors in connection to a toga party at the fraternity last Friday.


Archival finding aid lecture: Anne Bahde from the Valley Library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center will present “Reimagining the Archival Finding Aid using Digital Humanities Visualization Techniques.” Her talk is on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Willamette Rooms on the OSU Valley Library’s third floor.

NEW! Holiday Cheese Sales: Come stock up your holiday pantry with Beaver Classic Cheese. We have Original, Swiss and Smoked Swiss available. Withycombe Hall Room 159 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Teaching about Race, Place, and Violence in the United States: Bring your lunch and join us for the final informal monthly conversation of the term focused on teaching Difference, Power and Discrimination courses and content. Dec. 11, noon – 1:30 p.m., MU 208. Attendees are asked to read the following brief article ahead of time: What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’? and check out the following syllabi examples: Teaching #BlackLivesMatter; #Charlestonsyllabus; Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance, and Populist Protest. No RSVP required.  See previous topics and materials.

NEW! Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation Defense: April Abbott will hold her dissertation defense, titled “Influence of a sedimentary source of Nd on deep ocean εNd distributions” at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in Burt 193.

Upcoming events

NEW! Board of Trustees: The Dec. 15 meeting of the Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees has been cancelled and rescheduled. The meeting will now be held on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The public can attend the meeting in the President’s Conference Room located on the sixth floor of the Kerr Administration Building. If special accommodation is required, contact Marcia Stuart at 541-737-3449 or marcia.stuart@oregonstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

Women’s Basketball tickets: The Oregon State women’s basketball team will take on Tennessee in a battle of national powers on Dec. 19. The Beavers are currently the No. 7 ranked team in the nation, and will host the No. 8 Lady Vols in a rematch of last year’s contest in Knoxville. Faculty/staff tickets for the game are only $5, and can be purchased here: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=PR%3ABEAVERS%3AWB15%3AWB05%3AOSUFS&linkID=oregonst&shopperContext=&caller=PR&appCode=&prc=OSUFS&ppc=OSUFS

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Michelle Barnhart, Associate Professor of Marketing, OSU College of Business, will speak onWho Are You Calling Old? Conflict and Negotiation in Eldercare.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, Father Luke’s Room, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

NEW! Leadership Collaborative I (LCI) – Applications for the winter session LCI will be accepted now through Jan. 4, 2016. 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. There is no fee to participate.  Learn more about LCI at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/lc1-emergence  This is the last session for this academic year.

Valley Library Winter Break Workshops, Dec. 14-15: The Valley Library’s Winter Break Workshop offerings are scheduled for Dec. 14-15. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of time for personal learning! Learn about managing your citations with Zotero or EndNote, build a top-notch survey with Qualtrics, or get a jump start on creating your first (or next) Data Management Plan.  Registration is encouraged but not required: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/graduate-students. Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu

Master Recycler Class: Spots are available in the 2016 Master Recycler class, which explores all things reduce, reuse, recycle. The class is on Tuesday nights Jan. 12 through March 1, plus field trips, and is free to Linn and Benton County residents who agree to “payback” what they learned through community service. More class info and registration is on Campus Recycling’s website. Deadline is Dec. 29 but space is limited.

OSU Core Curriculum: Space is available in the supervisor, manager and lead work training, OSU Core Curriculum. This session prepares you to effectively supervise by understanding basic processes and policies for all employees that affect performance management, employee relations, safety and worker’s compensation and much more.  There is no fee to attend. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for information and to register.

Examining White Identity: As part of OSU’s program of social justice retreats, faculty facilitators of the OSU Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World retreat are hosting a pilot experience for faculty and staff. This one-and-a-half day, experiential, on-campus retreat will focus on: white identity, socialization, institutional racism and dominance. We will work to build our capacity to dismantle oppressive systems, and we will build a network for continued dialogue and learning. All white (self-identified) faculty and staff are invited to sign up. Join us on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 8-9, 2016. Capacity is limited. We will continue to accept registrations after all spaces have been filled, and you will have the option to indicate interest in future opportunities as they become available. To Register, please visit:  http://tinyurl.com/ewi-facstaff

News for Employees

NEW! OSU Today: Submit items for next week’s OSU Today by 5 p.m. today for inclusion. OSU Today will be weekly from Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

NEW! Marine Studies Initiative 10-Year Strategic Plan released: Co-Leads of OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative, Jack Barth and Bob Cowen, are pleased to share the recently completed 10-Year Strategic Plan for the Marine Studies Initiative. We encourage you to read about this exciting, broad reaching initiative and see how your own interests may mesh with the goals and opportunities it presents.  Please feel free to contact us (barth@coas.oregonstate.edu, Robert.Cowen@oregonstate.edu) with your feedback, ideas, and suggestions as we move to the implementation stage. Thanks to the many folks who participated in the strategic planning process.

NEW! Synergies: Hear what Providence’s regional chief executive says about health, see a slideshow of highlights from 2015 and watch the Physical Activity Course (PAC) program in action in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ online magazine, Synergies.

OSU Access, Lock and Key: OSU Access, Lock and Key will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, Dec. 16, due to our December All-Hands meeting. We will not open until 1 p.m.

Momentum! Oregon State is at the forefront of interdisciplinary efforts to combine the power of engineering with biomedical science. We highlight the work of several researchers who are making inroads in this exciting field. Meet two school heads, James Sweeney and V John Mathews, whose research focus is in bioengineering and biomedical engineering and read about the research of Elain Fu, Stephen Ramsey, Ravi Balasubramanian, Adam Higgins, Karl Schilke, and others in the latest issue of Momentum!

Merit award nominations: Nominations for classified or professional faculty to receive a monthly Merit Award are now being accepted. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding performance in the work place. The nominator may be anyone from the campus community. Potential qualities include great working attitude, cooperation, courtesy, creativity, flexibility, professionalism, quality of work, sense of humor, and other qualities the nominee admires. Nominations are due by Dec. 15. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/aop/awards-recognition.  November awardee’s were Debi Furay of Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport) and Sharon Betterton of College of Science.

Research fellowship: The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Resident Research Fellowship Program. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday Jan. 14, 2016, at 5 p.m. Application forms and information about awards can be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program.

PFLA Hero: Do you know someone at OSU who deserves hero status? The individual who makes the extra effort, who steps in to assist without being asked or puts forth the effort in a moment to make your day?  Here is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate their greatness. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award.  PFLA membership is not required by either you (the Nominator) or your Hero (the Nominee).   Let us help you celebrate the everyday Hero in your OSU world. Nominating your hero is easy, so visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage today.

Flu Season Has Arrived; Student Health has Vaccine – Flu shots are still available at Student Health Services for OSU students, faculty and staff, while supplies last. Stop by Plageman Student Health Center or Tebeau Hall Same-Day Clinic during regular hours, Monday-Friday. Students: $20 (charged to student account). Faculty/staff: $30 (charged to PEBB Providence Insurance or by cash, check, debit/credit). More information: 541-737-9355 or studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: As part of the Johnson Hall project, 26th Street will be closed from Orchard Avenue to Monroe Avenue Dec. 14 – Dec. 31, to install the new steam line for Johnson Hall (View Map). Detour signs will be posted and Corvallis Transit will be rerouted as necessary.

Winter Break Central Shuttle Route:  Beaver Bus shuttle operations will be limited to one bus on the Central route from Dec. 14, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016. The Beaver Bus will not be running on the following OSU holidays: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visit http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-services/osu-beaver-bus for more information.


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

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Finance Specialist/Advisor, this position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19031402  Closes at 5 p.m. Dec. 17.

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.

Treasury Director – The Vice President for Finance and Administration is seeking a Treasury Director. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE),12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President/Controller.  Posting 0016518. Closes Dec 28.

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.

NEW! Computer Science Instructors: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University invites applications for 9- or 12-month, full-time, permanent instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track. Posting #0016517. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31.

Communications and Marketing Specialist – The College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Public Information Representative 2. Posting #0016626. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 31.

Assistant/Associate/Full ProfessorThe 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.

Specialist 2-Instructional – OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Specialist 2-Instructional position. Posting #0016713. Closes Jan. 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.

Manager – Finance and Accounting – The Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Manager – Finance and Accounting. Posting #0016659. Closes Jan. 3.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor position. Posting #0016640. Closes Jan. 3.

NEW! Executive Assistant: The Office of Vice President for Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Executive Assistant position. Posting # 0016712. Closes Jan. 6.

Assistant Professor – The Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) invite applications for a full time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Agronomy. Posting #0016639. Closes Jan. 13.

NEW! Instrument Technician 1-Mechanical: Provides technical support in the Materials Synthesis and Characterization labs. Work will be carried out in numerous labs and shops throughout the College of Science and the College of Engineering at OSU, including a clean-room environment (gowning required). Posting #0016499. Closes Jan. 15.

Outreach Program Coordinator – The  College of Public Health & Human Sciences serving Morrow county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Outreach Program Coordinator position. Posting #0016641. Closes Jan. 15.

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.

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.

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.

NEW! Instructor – Statistics.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as  Statistics Instructor.  Posting #0016700.  Full consideration date is Jan. 22. Closes Jan. 29.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice)  position. Posting #0016686. Closes Jan. 31.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of data science and engineering broadly construed. Posting #0016447. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of energy systems. Posting #0016448. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.

NEW! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Oregon State University Robotics program invites applications for full-time (1.0), 9-month, tenured or tenure-track position in robotics. Posting #0016501. For full consideration apply by Feb. 15.


Corvallis: “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” ~ Victor Hugo. Showers and breezy today with a wind advisory in effect. High of 48, low of 41. Heavy rain and breezy tomorrow, showers Sunday.

Central Oregon: Rain and snow likely today, turning to snow by tonight. High of 38, low of 31. Snow and rain tomorrow, snow Sunday.

Newport: Showers and breezy, turning to rain tonight. High of 53, low of 46. Heavy rain and windy Saturday, showers Sunday.

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

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