OSU Today

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

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.

How scientists detect nuclear explosions around the world (Discovery News)

“I do not believe it is possible to distinguish small nuclear or thermonuclear (hydrogen) explosion(s) using seismic methods. An explosion can be distinguished from natural earthquakes, however,” wrote John Nabelek, a professor of geology and geophysics with Oregon State University, in an email to Discover.

Search for disease takes root in Central Oregon wheat fields (Bend Bulletin)

West Nile’s sweep from the warm, wet sewer drains of New York across the arid West in three years surprised epidemiologists. But not Oregon State University plant pathologist Chris Mundt. The disease had spread in the same pattern as a wheat fungus he studies on experimental plots near Madras, as well as a corn blight that hit the United States in 1970 and the potato blight of 1845.

Ice crawler’s last stand (Gazette-Times)

The inch-long arthropod is a type of grylloblattid, a distant relative of crickets, cockroaches and earwigs, which it resembles. The discovery was announced last April in the journal Zootaxa by Christopher Marshall and David Lytle, a pair of entomologists in the Oregon State University Department of Integrative Biology. They named their discovery Grylloblatta chintimini, using the Kalapuya Indian name for Marys Peak.

Pharmacists can significantly improve patient compliance in 2 minutes, study finds (Pharmacist.com)

The Oregon State University (OSU) study found that 71% of patients using this approach answered all three questions correctly, compared with 33% who were instructed using the traditional “lecture format” based on one-way communication.

Study looks at injuries in Dungeness crab fishery (National Fisherman)

While the commercial Dungeness crab fishery is the most valuable fishery in Oregon, it’s also a very dangerous occupation. As crab season finally gets underway, researchers at Oregon State University are studying non-fatal injuries among crab fishermen and women. (see also The Fish Site, Jefferson Public Radio)

Public invited to watch shark necropsy (KVAL)

Oregon State University marine educator Bill Hanshumaker will conduct side-by-side necropsies of two sharks commonly found in the northeast Pacific Ocean this Saturday, Jan. 9, at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Today

NEW! Hydrology webinar: How Temperature and Precipitation Trends Have Affected Mountain Hydrology and Ecology,” 10 a.m. Jan. 7. Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9093965386788391681

The Mental Fitness Movement Challenge kickoff: OSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is hosting a challenge to improve mental well-being.  The Mental Fitness Movement kickoff event is Thursday, Jan. 7 at noon in the MU Journey Room and will include an introduction to the challenge, free food, raffle prizes, and a speaker to introduce our first challenge topic: Mindfulness.

Professional Faculty Leadership Association Winter Luncheon: Thursday, Jan. 7, , 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center Gallery. Lunch buffet is presented by OSU Catering featuring new and favorite menu items. “Mindful Living Resources” will be presented by speaker, Michele Ribeiro, Interim Assistant Director of Mental health Promotion Counseling and Psychological Services (PACS) Mind Spa. Luncheon cost: $15, pay at the door or send check to Karren Cholewinski, 510 Kerr Administration Building. RSVP is required PFLA Luncheon Registration

Upcoming events

NEW! Be Bright. Be Seen: Join Benny Beaver and others in the Student Experience Center Plaza on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to learn how to stand out and stay safe while biking and walking at night. Win prizes, including bike lights, reflective gear and more. Please contact transportation@oregonstate.edu with any questions. This event is hosted by OSU Transportation Services.

NEW! Random Review: “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette” by Hampton Sides will be reviewed by OSU President emeritus John Byrne at noon, Jan. 13, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

NEW! Portland open house: The Oregon State University – Cascades Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program will host an open house for prospective students at Tavern Books in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.   Attendees will learn about the MFA program and meet current students, academic advisors, faculty and admissions representatives. The open house at Tavern Books will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room #255 in Union Station, 800 NW 6th Avenue in Portland. To RSVP visit OSUcascades.edu/openhousePDX.  To learn more call 541-322-2033 or visit OSUcascades.edu/academics/mfa.

OSU STEM Leaders symposium: The OSU STEM Leaders program will hold its first annual symposium on Saturday, Jan. 9 in the MU Horizon room. Students will present the results of research they have been performing with OSU faculty members over the past three terms. The first session runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the second will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Ahern (ahernk@onid.orst.edu) or Sophie Pierszalowski (pierszas@oregonstate.edu).

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! 2016 MLK Celebration Kick Off: Joseph Orosco, associate professor and director of OSU’s Peace Studies Program, will give a presentation and workshop titled “Places of Injustice,” which will focus on the question of places at OSU named after historical figures with ties to slavery and racism, to kick off the 2016 MLK Celebration. It will take place Monday, Jan. 11, noon – 1:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room. For information on other MLK events, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/oei/mlk-events

NEW! FIC Director Interviews: You are invited to participate in the Food Innovation Center Director interviews the week of Jan 11-15. Below are the times the candidates will be presenting their seminars on campus: David Stone, Tuesday Jan. 12, 10-11 a.m., Kidder 202. Darren Jarboe, Thursday Jan. 14, 10-11 a.m., Kidder 202. Steven Richards, Friday Jan. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., ALS 3005.

NEW! TAG Winter Classes: Registration is still open for Winter Wonderings, OSU’s precollege program for talented, gifted and highly able students in grades 3 – 6.  Challenging and engaging classes are offered on six Saturdays beginning  Jan. 23.  oregonstate.edu/precollege/winter

Knauss Fellowship webinar: The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship matches graduate students interested in marine policy with hosts in the legislative and executive branches for a one-year position in Washington DC. Oregon Sea Grant will give a webinar for interested students on Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Early registration is required. Please register by emailing seagrant.admin@oregonstate.edu by Jan 6.

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.

“De-junking Your Life:” Space is still available in the workshop, “De-junking Your Life,” sponsored by the Center for Learning and Organizational Development and held on Jan. 13. This program will help you manage the small and big things in life, including bringing things to completion and organizing clutter, so that you can be fully present at work and at home. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=23 for details and registration.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems at OSU: Join the Research Office for lunch on Jan. 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in MU206 to discuss UAS at OSU. Topics will range from interim policy, future plans and how to leverage efforts by other members of the OSU community. If interested in flying UAS, please plan to attend.  RSVP to mark.peters@oregonstate.edu

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshops with OSU Extension horticulture faculty, Ross Penhallegon: Classes will be held rain or shine. $20 a class. Click below for online registration or call 541-766-6750. Thursday, Jan. 21 from 1-3 P.M. @ Lewis Brown Research Farm, 33329 Peoria Rd. Corvallis -or- Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m. @ Grandpas Farm Stand, 36483 HWY 226 Albany.

Deepak Chopra comes to OSU on Feb. 23: Deepak Chopra, author of more than 100 books in 35 languages, will speak about the future of well-being at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center in Coveralls on Feb. 23. Tickets are available at iamgenie.org (click on events) or www.picatic.com/deepakatOSU at three levels: $59 (bronze), $79 (silver) and (gold) $179 , which includes a one-hour reception with Chopra at 6 p.m.

News for Employees

NEW! Deadline Extended – Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) 2016: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF 2016 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program guidelines and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Jan. 19.

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

Sing in University Chorale: University Chorale is a conducting lab for students studying choral conducting and needs singers to participate in the choir. This is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned chorus for campus and community singers of all levels. Beginners are welcome. At the end of the term, there will be an informal concert. UC meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Benton Hall 204. For more information, contact Sandra Babb, sandra.babb@oregonstate.edu.

Women’s Giving Circle: The OSU Women’s Giving Circle is currently accepting proposals for grants to be awarded in May 2016. The applications are due by Friday, Jan. 15. For more information please visit http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4389. Questions contact Kellie Parker at 541-737-4691 or Kellie.Parker@oregonstate.edu.

Honors College course proposals and grants: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor, and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors course proposals for 2016-2017 at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/course-proposals.  Any course in the General Catalog may be offered as an honors course; proposals for interdisciplinary colloquia are also welcome. Faculty may apply for Meehan course development grants of up to $3000 to develop experiential learning opportunities for honors courses.  For more information: tara.williams@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6412.  Deadline: Jan. 15.

The Source: The latest edition of The Source, e-news from the College of Agricultural Sciences, is now available at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/thesource/2015/fall-2015. This edition will show you our renovated home in Strand Agriculture Hall, and a fascinating variety of activities our faculty, staff and students engage in here in the College and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

New OSUsed Store schedule: The OSUsed Store, OSU’s on-campus thrift store, has changed its public sales hours to Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays noon-3 p.m. This means extra times to shop, more evening times, and a schedule that does not change from week-to-week. Staff may shop for their departments Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Details on Surplus Property’s website.

Campus Mail Envelopes: A reminder to the campus community – if you have an abundance of empty campus mail envelopes on hand, please return them with your mail driver.

USPS Rate Increases: There will be a rate increase effective Jan. 17.  While this will not effect the rate of postage stamps, there are some significant increases in Priority Mail shipments, ranging from 10-15%.  For a complete list of rate increases, please visit usps.com.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Bulletin – Evacuation  Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes  approach. In addition, hundreds of times a year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes.  Download this month’s Preparedness Bulletin at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics for more information.

Faculty senate ballots: Faculty Senator Nomination Ballots have been distributed; however, if you haven’t received a ballot but believe that you’re eligible to vote, please contact vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include your name and Senate apportionment unit and/or unit in which you are employed. Please note that the ballots indicate that voting will close at noon on Jan. 5, but the ballots will be reset to close at noon on Jan. 6.  If your name appears on the Election Ballot, which will be distributed later this week, please hold Jan. 14 from 3-5 p.m. for the next Faculty Senate meeting; newly elected Senators will be notified next week. New Senator Orientation will occur on Feb. 11 from 1-2:45 p.m., immediately preceding the Faculty Senate meeting which begins at 3 p.m.; both the orientation and Faculty Senate meeting will be in the LaSells Stewart Center.

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 – Jan. 10, to install the new steam line for Johnson Hall (View Map). Detour signs will be posted and Corvallis Transit will be rerouted as necessary.

Jobs

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

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 Jan. 8.

Supervisor – Mechanical – Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), Supervisor – Mechanical in our Facilities Department.  This position will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR.  Posting # 0016781. Closes Jan. 8.

Faculty Research Assistant. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to work with a team of oceanographers to participate in the conception, development, testing, and implementation of new oceanographic instrumentation. Posting #0016657. For full consideration apply by Jan. 8.

The Academic Success Center is seeking an Academic Advisor Consultant. This is a full-time(1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016845. Closes Jan. 11.

Administrative Program Assistant –Disability Access Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016794. Closes Jan. 11.

Administrative Program Assistant – The School of Writing, Literature, and Film in the College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting #0016724. Closes Jan. 11.

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.

Internship & Employment Coordinator.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Internship & Employment Coordinator.  Posting # 0016840.  Full consideration Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 22.

The University Administrative Business Center is seeking two Managers – Finance and Accounting.  This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Manager. Position # 0016827. Full consideration Jan. 15. Closes Jan. 25.Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator– The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator position. Posting #0016738. Closes Jan. 15.

Office Specialist 2 position with the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, Forestry and Natural Resource Extension at OSU.  Posting #0016727. Closes Jan. 15.

Assistant Registrar – The Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Assistant Registrar position. Posting #0016737. Closes Jan. 15.

 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.

Multimedia Tech Designer – The OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Multimedia Tech Designer. Posting #0016713.  For full consideration apply by Jan. 17.

Instructor – Engineering.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as Engineering Instructor.  Posting # 0016787.  Full consideration date is Jan. 18. Closes Jan. 29.

Finance Coordinator – The Arts & Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Supervisor – Finance (Finance Coordinator) position. Posting #0016775. Closes Jan. 18.

Science Writer –  The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Science Writer. Posting #0016856. For full consideration apply by: Jan. 20.

NEW! Instructor – Computer Science.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month position as Computer Science Instructor.  Posting # 0016699.  Closes Jan. 22.

Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment.  OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment.  Posting # 0016860.  Full consideration date is Jan. 22, closes Jan. 29.

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.

Sea Grant is seeking a Grants/Contracts Technician.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12- month, classified staff employee. Posting # 0016811. Closes Jan. 28.

Director – The Office of Student Life invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Director of New Student Programs and Family Outreach position. Posting #0016716. Closes Jan. 31.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension programs of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences  invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016735. Closes Jan. 31.

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.

Oregon State University’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit  is seeking a Public Issues Education Leader. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0016808. For full consideration apply by Jan. 31.

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology-The College of Agricultural Sciences & the Department of Botany/Plant Pathology invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR.  Posting #0016760.  Closed Feb. 10

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.

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.

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.

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.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for an Marketing Conversion Assistant.   This position is responsible for assisting the Marketing and Recruitment Assistant Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, holding the responsibility for entering leads, email follow-up and converting. This position is a temporary full-time position that will end on July 31, 2016. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19040482  This posting will remain open until filled.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Senior Staff Accountant. The responsibilities include, but is not limited to, maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing month-end and year-end reports, assisting with annual budgets and reforecasts, assisting with the annual financial audits and preparing periodic financial analysis. This is Full-Time Position. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19022252 This position is open until filled.

Weather

Corvallis: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Patchy fog before 10 a.m., otherwise mostly sunny. High of 43, low of 33. Chance of showers early tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Patchy wintery mix and areas of freezing fog. High of 36, low of 21. Patchy freezing fog and clouds tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of rain, high of 47, low of 41. Some sun tomorrow with a chance of rain late.

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

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