OSU Today

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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.

Bad Breath (US News and World Report)
In China alone an estimated 1 million people die prematurely each year from the toxic inhalation of tiny airborne specks, according to Staci Simonich of Oregon State University in Corvallis and her colleagues in an upcoming Environmental Science & Technology.

Matthew Nees Named New President Of Software Association Of Oregon (Business News)
The Software Association of Oregon (SAO) today announced that it has selected Matthew Nees as the organization’s new president. Nees graduated in 1995 from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Marketing. He is an avid OSU Beaver fan.

The backward tale of Doralee (Mail Tribune)

Only 3 percent of people do the four healthiest things, says OSU associate professor in health and human sciences Sharon Johnson.

Which price is right? (Oregonian)
Larry Lev, an Oregon State University agricultural and resource economics professor, points out that solid data about relative costs of local and nonlocal food purchases don’t exist yet. And the issue, he says, is complicated.

Northwest forests thick with carbon storage potential (Oregonian)

The forests of Oregon and Northern California could almost double their carbon storage in coming years if managed for that purpose, Oregon State University researchers have found.
The study by researchers in the College of Forestry, published in the journal Ecological Applications, focused on a region that accounts for 14 percent of the live biomass in the United States, or about 2 billion tons of carbon.

Upcoming Events

The OSU Summer Blood Drive takes place July 14-16, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and July 17, 9:3 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event takes place inside the Red Cross Bloodmobile, which will be parked on Jefferson Way by the OSU Book Store. Sign up at givelife.org (sponsor code OSU) or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

For more current and upcoming events, go to http://oregonstate.edu/events/

News for Employees

NEW! TOUR Program Coordinator, Office of Admissions.  Full Time. This recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search.  To review posting and apply, got to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004410.  Closing date: July 27.

NEW! As the weather warms, more people are getting out into the garden and enjoying seasonal summer produce. So what do you do with all that yard and food waste? Answer Campus Recycling’s Question of the Quarter , “What do you compost and what method do you use?” by July 20 and your response may be featured on our website or in an upcoming newsletter! Also sign up to receive our newsletter each quarter!

INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two week program through the U.S. State Department.  We are in urgent need of people to host one or two teachers for dinner on July 23, with a 5 p.m. pick-up at The Gem residence hall on Monroe Street and Kings Boulevard. We also need dinner hosts for a second group of teachers on Aug. 6, with a 5 p.m. pick-up from The Gem residence hall. If you would like to host one or two teachers for dinner on either or both dates, please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@oregonstate.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

INTO Oregon State University will be hosting two groups of teachers from around the world for a two-week program through the U.S. State Department. We are in urgent need of people to serve as conversation partners for our first group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21 and July 28. We also need conversation partners for our second group of teachers. Conversation partners will meet with two teachers from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. If you would like to be a conversation partner please email Candy Pierson-Charlton — candace.pierson-charlton@oregonstate.edu or call her at 541-737-6981.

Office Specialist 2, supporting International Degree and Education Abroad within International Programs. Part time. Duties include: maintaining student participation lists and database of education abroad participants; entering student budget and enrollment information into Banner; and enrolling students in OUS study abroad insurance. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004387.  Closing date July 13.

Administrative Program Assistant, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology. Full time.  This recruitment has been approved by the Provost, as an internal search. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting number 0004384.  Closing date: July 12.

International Student Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator. Full time, 12-month fixed term professional faculty appointment. For detailed description of duties, and to apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/, posting number 0004362. Closing date: July 17.

Traffic and Maintenance

May Way: Weather permitting, TAPS will be repainting the May Way parking lot east of the Parking Structure, causing parking spaces to be temporarily shutdown and brief access interruptions. Signage will be posted at affected parking areas. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. today and should end by 5 p.m.

Langton Hall: Due to the installation of a new steam meter, all steam services in Langton Hall will be temporarily shutdown.  This will affect heating in all rooms and all floors.  This will not affect hot water.  The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. today and should end by 5 p.m.

Campus Way: Due to resurfacing work by the City of Corvallis in conjunction with Benton County, Campus Way will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect Campus Way from 35th Street to 53rd Street.  Access will be closed to thru traffic (i.e. bicycles, pedestrians and thru vehicles).  Campus Way will remain open for emergency use as well as building personnel use, although temporary delays should be expected. Traffic control devices or flaggers will be in place to monitor traffic flow. The shutdown should end by 7 p.m. today.

Owen Hall: Due to installation of a new steam meter, all steam services in Owen Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect heating in all rooms and all floors.  This will not affect hot water. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. July 8 and should be completed by 5 p.m.

Bexell Hall: Due to installation of a new steam meter, all steam services in Bexell Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect heating in all rooms and all floors.  This will not affect hot water. The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. July 8 and should be completed by 5 p.m.

Gilbert Hall: Due to repairs to the building water system, all industrial cold water services to Gilbert Hall will be temporarily shutdown. This will affect all rooms, on all floors. The shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. July 8 and services should be restored by 5 p.m.

Please note the following parking lot and road closures due to daVinci Days activities July 17-19.  The following roads and parking areas will be closed from 7 a.m. July 17 through 8 p.m. July 19: 11th St. between Monroe and Jefferson; Campus Way between 11th St. and 14th/15th streets; Madison between 11th and 7th streets; Jefferson and 15th St. parking lot (Visitor parking lot East of intersection); Jefferson and 11th St. parking lot (behind McNary Hall); Residential Hall lots adjacent to 11th St., which specifically includes Oxford House parking lot on July 18 from noon to 10 p.m.
July 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Electrothon Race, the following parking lots will be closed: Northwest of Kerr Administration Building; South of Kerr Administration Building; Facilities Services Shops; Benton Place on-street parking, both sides between Washington and Jefferson; Waldo Place service vehicle parking between Jefferson and Campus Way; Campus Way service vehicle parking between Waldo and 14th; Pioneer Place and Benton Place at Campus Way, which includes all parking by Benton Hall, Women’s Center and Milne Computer Center
The following roadways will be closed at 5:30 pm July 17 and reopen at 7:30 pm: Intersection of 14th St. and Campus Way; 14th St. between Campus Way and Jefferson; Intersection of 14th/15th streets and Jefferson; 15th St. between Jefferson and Washington; Washington between 15th and Benton Place; Benton Place between Washington and Jefferson; Jefferson between intersection at 14th/15th and Waldo Place; Waldo Place between Jefferson and Campus Way; Campus Way between Waldo Place and 14th.
July 18, 6 a.m. to noon for Electroton Race, the following parking lots will be closed at 6 a.m. and will reopen at noon: South and West Reser Stadium parking; Parking closest to 26th St. by LaSells Stewart Center still open; access via 26th St.; Parking closest to Valley Football Center still open; access via 30th St.
More information about 2009 daVinci Days activities and program details can be found at www.davinci-days.org

Weather

Clouds will roll away again by afternoon with a high of 72 and an overnight low of 52. There may be showers tomorrow afternoon as highs only reach 70, but the sun should return by Thursday.

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