OSU Today

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.

Would you feel safer if your self-driving car could explain itself? (Gizmodo)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is giving $6.5 million to eight computer science professors at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. The Pentagon’s advanced concepts research wing is hoping these experts can devise a new system or platform that keeps humans within the conceptual loop of AI decision-making, allowing us to weigh in on those decisions as they’re being made.

Marine reserves can serve as a buffer to effects of climate change, study says (UPI)

“Marine reserves cannot halt or completely offset the growing impacts of climate change,”Jane Lubchenco, former NOAA administrator and a professor at Oregon State University, said in a news release. “But they can make marine ecosystems more resilient to changes and, in some cases, help slow down the rate of climate change.” (see also KTVZ)

Kiss of death: Can early retirement kill you? (Cheat Sheet)

You might reason those who died after retiring early were probably already sick, and that’s why they died. However, researchers have found this isn’t necessarily true. Oregon State University researchers discovered adults who were in good health who retired one year after age 65 had an 11% lower risk of dying from all causes.

Eclipse expert tells Eugene audience: Don’t miss the moment of totality on Aug. 21 (Register-Guard)

Don’t miss this sight during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, Dr. Randall Milstein, astronomer-in-residence at Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, told an audience of eclipse enthusiasts Monday night during a lecture in the atrium at The Register-Guard.

Supernova conference underway at OSU (Gazette-Times)

An international conference on supernovae and other cosmic explosive phenomena, hosted by the Department of Physics at Oregon State University, is now underway and will run through Thursday, June 8.

Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products (Ag Info)

OSU Assistant Professor in Animal and Rangeland Science, Gerd Bobe shares that the study determined the amount of flaxseed that would maximize the amount of omega-3 in milk and dairy products without negatively affecting production.


Rally for Funding for OSU and Higher Education: SEIU 503 is hosting a bus and carpools to a huge rally in Salem for revenue on Tuesday June 6 at noon on the Capitol steps. We want to see an increase to revenue for OSU (and a stop to tuition increases). All are invited from OSU and community allies. Lunch and T shirt provided. The bus leaves Adams Hall at 10 a.m. and will return after the rally ends at 1 p.m. For more information and to sign up for this free event, please contact campus organizer Siobhan Burke at burkes@seiu503.org or 630-699-0281.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. On June 6, we will apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance and celebrate teaching and learning while we Celebrate Success & Survival. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here.

International Women Conversation Hour: A meeting space for international women students at OSU to connect and build community. Every other Tuesday, 3-4 p.m., MU Talisman Room. June 6.

College of Business Campus Space Redesigns Open House: Please join these students in the showing of their renovated spaces on June 6 from 3-5 p.m. Milam 027A (Benny’s Business Closet), Milam 224 + Adjacent Hallway (Milam Student Study Space), Weatherford EG01 (Classroom), Poling 133 (Classroom), Poling 127, 128, 133c (office spaces + student work space).If you’re interested in touring all 5 spaces, please meet under the Weatherford Hall Arch at 3:30 p.m. We will visit all spaces and conclude in Poling Hall. For information: Marcella.Flores@oregonstate.edu

DCE appreciation program: The office of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) invites you to the end of year student staff appreciation program on Tuesday, June 6 from 4-6 p.m., at the Centro Cultural Cèsar Chàvez. DCE uniquely contributes to the university’s mission by advancing student academic success and engagement through strategic and targeted support services for underserved students, and by serving as an intellectual space that produces leaders through meaningful and critical dialogue around difference, inclusivity, pathologies of power and privilege as a committed community. For more information and accomodation  please e-mail jason.dorsette@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 737-9030.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

NEW!  Talk on diversity and outdoor recreation: Join Diversity & Cultural Engagement and the Adventure Leadership Institute in welcoming Adam Edwards to campus and hearing their story on ‘Challenging the Appearance of Adventure’ on Tuesday, June 6, at 6 p..m in the Student Involvement Lounge, Student Experience Center. Check out Adam Edwards podcast: http://lostnportland.com/ep-3-adam-edwards/  For questions and accommodations please e-mail Jason.dorsette@oregonstate.edu or call (541) 737-9030

OSU Low Brass Studio Ensembles: Chamber music from the OSU Tuba/Euphonium and Trombone studios. Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in Benton Hall room 303, 1650 SW Pioneer Place. Free.

Upcoming events

NEW!CIA “Chemistry is Awesome” Party!: Wednesday, June 7, 5-7 p.m., Gilbert Hall/GBAD Breezeway.  Chemistry demos, free food, liquid nitrogen ice cream, free prizes, games,  poster session, and fun for all.  If you’re a current OSU student and you’ve ever taken a Chemistry class, you’re invited.  Come join us, we can’t wait to see you there.  More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618122751782669/

NEW! Scientific Illustration Exhibition: Selected works by graduate and undergraduate Integrative Biology, Botany and Plant Pathology and studio art students from Z507 Winter 2016, taught by Professor David Maddison. Reception June 7, 5-6 p.m., open viewing June 8-9, 3-5 p.m. All events in Cordley Hall, Room 3021. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

New Media Communications Student Show: June 7, 5 – 8 p.m. Experience the work of Oregon State University New Media Communications students in the newly completed visualization lab in Snell Hall. Video, animation and virtual reality projects will be screened on multiple large displays in this unique presentation space. Featured this year is a multifaceted exploration of Oregon’s river systems. Join us in our new facility to celebrate a diverse array of work that bridges art and science through creative approaches to digital storytelling.

OSU University Chorale: Mozart’s Missa Brevis and more! Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Road. Free.

Thesis work exhibit: Oregon State University students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees will present their thesis work in an exhibit June 5-17 at the Fairbanks Gallery on the OSU campus in Corvallis. A reception will be held in the gallery at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. The Fairbanks Gallery is located at 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Dept of Animal & Rangeland Science defense  Joel M. Skotte will speak on “Business in Agriculture: Cattle economics and management” June 7, 10 a.m. in Oldfield 102.

NEW! Emily R. Reynolds — MS Defense, OSU Dept. of Integrative Biology: “The behavioral responses of western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) larvae to simultaneous stressors,” Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m. in ALS 4001.

NEW! Expeditions: OSU’s precollege TAG programs are still accepting students. Expeditions serves talented, gifted and highly able students entering fourth/fifth grades in the fall. Held July 10 – 21 at Linus Pauling Middle School, the morning program has a noon transportation option to OSU KidSpirit and busing to surrounding communities.  expeditions.oregonstate.edu or carol.brown@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2670

NEW! Adventures in Learning: Adventures in Learning is for talented, gifted and highly able students entering grades six and seven, and Outside the Box serves students entering grades eight, nine and ten.  Both are full-day programs held on the OSU campus on July 10 – 21. Busing to surrounding communities is available.

ail.oregonstate.edu and box.oregonstate.edu or dennis.hickey@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-2403

MS Defense Seminar: “The Soundcheck of the Sea: Comparing Marine Soundscapes on a Global Scale” – Samara Haver, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Wednesday, June 7, 10 a.m., Guin Library Seminar Room, HMSC. Streaming via Adobe Connect: http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/hmscdefense .

OSU’s Popular Craft Cidery Startup Workshop Returns to Portland June 11-15: Learn the essentials of opening your own cider business with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind workshop. Learn more.

OSU’s HTML, CSS & JavaScript Programming Online Boot Camp Starts June 12:  Amazing opportunity to gain “recession-proof” skills to create interactive websites and be fluent with in-demand coding languages. Learn in  a flexible, affordable online format. Register now.

Graphic Design for the Web 4-Week Online Course: Popular course focuses on design principles and tools for successful web design. Learn more.

Business Analyst Certificate from Elite IBM Business Expert: Receive an immediate career jumpstart as a Business Analyst and gain the indispensable skills, techniques and practices that hiring managers are looking to hire right now. Learn online in six weeks or an accelerated two-week online & on-site combination in Corvallis. Hurry, enrollment ends soon.

OSU Expert-Led, Online Project Management Certificate: Learn from one of the world’s leading project management experts and accelerate your career growth. Discover new results.

Take Note 

UPDATED! External Fees Updated:  Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed updates to OSU Standard 576-010 University Fees through the end of business on Friday, June 23, 2017.  The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding updates to the Spring 2017 external fees before they become effective on July 1, 2017.  The proposed fees can be reviewed at the Valley Library circulation desk, or electronically as a pdf upon request.  Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at susan.barba@oregonstate.edu.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Wildfire  Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. These residents face the danger of wildfires. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now – before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.  Download this month’s Preparedness Topic at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/06-01%20wildfire.pdf.

Girls OSU Summer Soccer Camp: Looking for some fun for your daughter over Summer Break… Then look no further. The Oregon State Women’s Soccer team is holding a Spring Break Camp for 1st – 6th graders. Your daughter will have the opportunity to be coached by the OSU Women’s Soccer Staff and learn new skills and have fun. June 26-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Truax Indoor Center. Cost is $85. Register at osuwomenssoccercamps.com

Healthy & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety while the temperature is rising this season by providing helpful information on heat related safety, available online at http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/topics/prevent-injuries/heat/cold-stress.html. Did you know that you can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

15% Discount for all OSU Faculty and Staff!  Save on all professional development courses when you pay individually or when your department pays for your continued growth. Discover more.

Division of International Programs – Scholarships for International Students – Deadline Extended: The deadline for Scholarships for Continuing International Students has been extended from May 5 to June 16. F-1 or J-1 students, with economic need, who have studied a minimum of 3 terms at OSU in a degree-seeking program are encouraged to apply. The minimum overall GPA for undergraduate students is 2.5 and graduate students is 3.0. Preference will be given to students nearing degree completion. For more information and to apply visit http://international.oregonstate.edu/webform/office-international-services/osu-scholarships-international-students.

Marine Studies Initiative questionnaire: The Marine Studies Initiative is asking for help completing a brief questionnaire to help them gauge your familiarity with the program.  Your participation will play a crucial role in planning to bring you new and exciting opportunities. The questionnaire should take less than 5 minutes to complete. To begin the survey click: https://tinyurl.com/survey-msi This survey is confidential. For more information marinestudies@oregonstate.edu or Facebook. 

Faculty Professional Development Opportunities: The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites applications for two programs that begin in September. Proposals for these programs are due June 10. Both programs offer professional development funding for successful completion: 1 – The Transformative Curriculum Professional Learning Community supports faculty in defining and designing cross-disciplinary courses that transcend traditional academic boundaries. See the Transformative Curriculum Request for Proposals for details. 2 – The Hybrid Faculty Learning Community supports faculty redesigning Corvallis campus courses as hybrid courses. See the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community Request for Proposals for details. 

Osborne honor: Michael A. Osborne, Professor of History of Science in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, has been elected a Full Member of the International Academy of the History of Science.  He is the second full member from OSU, the first being the historian of chemistry Mary Jo Nye, Horning Professor of Humanities Emerita.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! ROTC lots: Due to the Super Regional Baseball Playoffs, on June 6 – June 11, Coleman Field East and three, spaces in the Navy ROTC Armory East lots will be reserved for NCAA Baseball officials and business (View Map).

2017-18 Parking Permit Sales Schedule: Permit sales for same-zone purchases are just a couple of months away. The sales schedule for 2017-18 annual permits can be found at http://fa.oregonstate.edu/parking/permit_renewal.

Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building.  This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide.  The steam shutdown for 2017 will occur June 18, 6 p.m. – June 26, 8 a.m.


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

Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting for a 0.5 FTE, classified, administrative program assistant (content strategist). This position will report work performed by Sea Grant-funded individuals to the National Sea Grant Library and plan and implement ways to disseminate OSG-related content and amplify awareness of the value of Oregon Sea Grant. Position is based at OSU. Posting # P00936CT, Closes: June 6.

The Graduate School is seeking an Associate Dean.  This is a part-time, .50 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  This is an Internal Recruitment. Full consideration June 8. Closes June 12.

Program Representative 1 This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Program Representative 1 position for the Business Affairs Office at Oregon State University. Posting# P00973CT. For full consideration apply by June 9. Closes: June 12.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for Senior Coordinator-Housing and Operations. This position is designed to provide leadership and management for assigned areas on the Student Services team and involves staff supervision and considerable outreach and engagement with internal and campus partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=28834&lang=en_US&source=CC3 Deadline is June 11.

NEW! Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) is seeking one part-time PCMM Student Admin position.  This is a Student Clerical Position, must meet student employment eligibility guidelines. Posting # P02363SE.  Closes June 12.

Student Clerical (ID Center Office Assistant) This recruitment will be used to fill three part-time Student Clerical positions for the ID Center within the Business Affairs Department at OSU. Posting # P02324SE. Closes June 12.

Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management is seeking a Contract Manager.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term professional faculty position.  Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.  Position Number: P01247UF.  Closes June 12.

The Vice President for Research Office is seeking a Commercialization Catalyst Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01326UF. Closes June 13.  

 The Education Opportunities Program invites applications for a part-time (0.25 FTE), 9-month, Fixed-Term Writing Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P00704UF. Closes June 15.

Transcriber 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 1. Posting #P00597UF, Closes June 15.

Transcriber 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Transcriber 2, Posting #P00598UF. Closes June 15.

Interpreter 1 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 1, Posting #P00599UF. Closes June 15.

Interpreter 2 Pool 2016/2017 – The office Disability Access Services in Corvallis. Invites applications for a part-time (.49 FTE) hourly, 12-month Interpreter 2, Posting #P00600UF. Closes June 15.

Director of Strategic Engagement – The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director of Strategic Engagement. Posting # P01316UF. Full consideration date: June 16. Closes July 1.

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for the Director of the School of Language, Culture, and Society (SLCS). The Director leads a unique school of learners, teachers, and scholars in the continuing development of its shared vision. The Director supervises the School’s academic programs (Anthropology; College Student Services Administration; Ethnic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and World Languages and Cultures) and serves as chief administrative officer and advocate for the school as a whole. This is a full-time (1.0), 12-month tenured administrator position. Posting # P01152UF. Closes June 16.

Assistant Director for Professional Development – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Assistant Director for Professional Development position.  Posting P01315UF. Closes June 18.

NEW! Academic Technologies is seeking a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.  Posting Number P01342UF.  Closes July 1 with a Full-Consideration date of June 19.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advocacy Specialist to serve in the Survivors Advocacy and Resource Center Posting #P01336UFT.  Closes June 30.

Instructor – Hospitality Management.  OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Hospitality Management Instructor position.  The successful candidate will have the important role of bringing hospitality experience and teaching practices to the new Hospitality Management program at OSU-Cascades.  Posting # P01141UF. Closes June 30.   

Assessment Analyst – The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assessment Analyst position. Posting # P01071UF. Posting closes on June 30.

Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training) – The Department of Disability Access Services at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) hourly, 9-month Academic Wage (Transcribers in Training), Posting # P00140AW. Closes June 30.

Assessment Analyst: OSU’s Office of Academic Programs, Assessment &  Accreditation (APAA) is seeking an Assessment Coordinator and Analyst. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The analyst will provide support in data collection and analytic support for campus wide assessment activities and projects with a primary emphasis on program and student learning assessment. Interested parties should apply to posting # P01071UF. Closes June 30.

Fiscal Coordinator 2– The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 2, Post # P00977CT, Closes Dec. 31.

The OSU Alumni Association has an opening for a student position on the membership team.  This is a year-round position starting in the fall. This is a part-time student position working 10 – 20 hours per week at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.  Lean more about the position at OSUFoundation.org – About – Careers – Student Job Openings.   Current OSU students can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Christi Kasten, Sr. Associate Executive Director by email at christi.kasten@oregonstate.edu.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant.  Posting #P00924CT. Position open until filled.

Education Project Assistant – College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Education Project Assistant (Spanish required).  Posting #P00925CT. Position open until filled.

IMPACT Program Instructor – Student Health Services invites applications for a .49FTE graduate assistant, 9-month appointment for Academic Year 2017-2018. Details can be found here: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/about-shs/jobs. Open until filled.

INTO OSU is currently recruiting for a Senior Coordinator, Orientation and Engagement. This position is responsible for pre-arrival and on-site orientation, cultural adjustment, social programming, and other programs and services to promote the social, personal, and academic well-being of INTO OSU students. This is a leadership position involving staff supervision and considerable outreach and engagement with key campus partners. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=27942&lang=en_US&source=CC3

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Development in the College of Engineering. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising with strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent the interest and fundraisings priorities of the college. https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ozoP4fwA&s=OSU_Today


Corvallis: “I’ve discovered that the archetype of Wonder Woman really lives in all of us. She had the goddess within. It’s who we really are. That secret self that yearns to be out and that we hope is appreciated and even if it isn’t we still do what do. ~ Lynda Carter. Sunny today, high of 80, low of 50. Increasing clouds tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 83, low of 49. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog, then mostly sunny, high of 64, low of 49. Chance of rain tomorrow.

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

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