OSU Today

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

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.

OSU study: Buffer strips cool streams, but geology rules (KTVZ)

“In Coast Range and Western Cascades catchments, where our study streams were located, streams that are small and non-fish bearing have no regulatory requirement for an overstory riparian buffer,” said Kevin Bladon, lead author and assistant professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

Athletes’ mental health (Think Out Loud)

After a high profile death by suicide of a Washington State University quarterback, we discuss the larger questions of how much access college athletes have to mental health resources. Our guests are Dr. Brian Hainline, the chief medical officer for the National College Athletic Association, former Oregon State standout gymnast Taylor Ricci and Oregon State University Sports Psychologist Dr. Fernando Frias.

University researchers set out to slash mortality rates in aquaculture (New Food)

The team, headed by Chris Langdon, Professor of Fisheries at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, want to work on a new way to deliver water-soluble nutrients to aquaculture-raised fish, oysters, clams and shrimp. (see also KTVZ, Practical Hydroponics)

Can we make a nuclear reactor that won’t melt down? (Forbes)

The brain-child of Dr. Jose Reyes, NuScale’s Chief Technology Officer and nuclear engineering professor emeritus at Oregon State University, this modular reactor takes advantage of the small in small modular.

White nationalist views, arrest of OSU student government rep spark outrage (Oregonian)

A member of Oregon State University’s student government faces a growing firestorm on campus amid revelations of his white nationalist views and criminal accusations that he plastered racist bumper stickers on the cars of social activists.

A wave of velocity: How scientists at Oregon State measure the dangers of a tsunami (KVAL)

At Oregon State University, Pedro Lomonaco simulates tsunami waves. They’re triggered by movement on the ocean floor, most often coming after an earthquake.

Lessons learned in coastal communities after tsunami watch (KATU)

For those further up the Columbia River, the effects of a Tsunami are even less. A study from Oregon State University found that even in the worst-case tsunami scenario you would not be able to see any water level increases on the Columbia River once you get to Longview. (see also KFDM)


WRGP Winter Seminar Series: Steve Wondzell, of the US Forest Service Aquatic Ecology and Management Team, will present “What should streams look like? Can we apply the concepts of reference condition and desired future condition to stream restoration?” on Wednesday, Jan 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in 260 Strand Hall. Free and open to the public.

The Empire Strikes Back: Catholic Responses to the Protestant Reformation- Lecture by Howard Louthan. Scholars have often portrayed the Catholic church of the Reformation era as a weak and corrupt institution primed to collapse with the coming of Martin Luther. It did not shatter or disintegrate. Indeed, in many places it regained territory lost initially to the Protestants.  This lecture will investigate the origins and development of a Catholic Reformation that proved robust and effectively checked its Protestant rivals. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m. Memorial Union, Journey Room: 104. Lightly Catered. Free and open to all.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Tom Spies, research forester at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, will give a talk titled “New Insights Into Old Forests: Forest Ecology and Conservation in the Area of the Northwest Forest Plan”. He will speak on Jan. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 302.”

Upcoming Events

NEW! Collegiate Recovery Community Open House: Interested in living orange, black and sober while at OSU? The Collegiate Recovery Community offers students a traditional college experience in a recovery-first community. Open Houses will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and March 2 at Dixon Lodge. More information is available by emailing recovery@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Spelling bee for adults: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents Sip & Spell, a spelling bee for adults ages 18 and older, Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave. Oregon State University’s School of Writing, Literature and Film and OSU Libraries and Press are sponsors. Registration 5:45-6:45 p.m. Bee begins at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $5. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Library. Visithttps://cbcpubliclibrary.net/spelling-bee/ for more information.

NEW! Screening and Discussion of the film M.F.A. by Natalia Leite and Starring Francesca Eastwood. Discussion will be led by Director Natalia Leite and Screenwriter/Actor Leah McKendrick. Moderated by Mila Zuo Assistant Professor of Film Studies. Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.,Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street. Screening is free to attend but ticketed due to limited space. Please contact swlf.mainoffice@oregonstate.edu or visit 238 Moreland Hall to request tickets. CONTENT WARNING: The film depicts graphic scenes of sexual assault and violence which may be triggering to survivors and others.

NEW! Weight Watchers: The new 13-week OSU At-Work Weight Watcher’s Session starts Feb. 13 with two meetings, 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. in 105 Milam Hall.  Staff available at 11 a.m. The Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB, which provides health insurance for employees here at OSU-like Kaiser and Providence) offers Weight Watchers for  free. Come to our open house on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and see how regular meetings run.  You can receive information on how to register (bring your insurance card with you).  Join us and see why Weight Watchers has been Voted #1 weight loss program by US News & World Report 7 years in a row.  

NEW! Examining Masculinities Conference: Our 6th annual Examining Masculinities Conference (EMC) will take place on Feb. 17 in the Memorial Union. The theme of this years conference is “Through the Looking Glass: How do you see or experience masculinity? How has it impacted you?” The keynote speaker is  Dominique Christina. The conference includes breakout sessions and workshops with national presenters. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is filling up quickly so register at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDjjrPlPbsh5OgR For more information: MDE@oregonstate.edu or all (541) 737-9030

NEW! Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Resource Management in Palau: Join Assistant Professor Bryan Endress from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a three-credit, faculty-led program in Palau from Aug. 29 – Sept. 14. For two weeks, students will learn first-hand about food security and production, climate change adaptation, protected-area management, bio-cultural conservation, forest management, sustainable development and coral reef ecology from one of the world’s’ leading innovators in sustainable resource management and conservation. Please join an Info Session on Mon. Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. in Strand Ag Hall 148. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or Paul.Dorres@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Art and Culture in Japan: Join professors Lei Xue and Yuji Hiratsuka from the College of Liberal Arts for a three-credit faculty-led study abroad program in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan from Sept. 2 – 15, 2018. This program introduces students to traditional and contemporary Japanese art, architecture, and visual culture through a unique approach combining in-depth historical study and the hands-on artistic practice. Please join an Info Session on Tue., Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. in Fairbanks 314. Application Deadline: March 15. For more information contact faculty.led@oregonstate.edu or visit the program brochure

PFLA Winter Luncheon: Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) invites you to attend the Annual PFLA Winter Luncheon Jan.  25 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery.  Enjoy a catered lunch by OSU Catering showcasing new and favorite menu items and guest speaker Dee Gillen, Coordinator, OSU Faculty Staff Fitness. Dee will speak on ‘Let Fitness Help Bring Life Balance’ and will be extending an invitation to a Prom – plan to attend to learn more!   Cost $15, RSVP at RSVP PFLA Winter Luncheon

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 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

UPDATED! China Night 2018: Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 at OSU from 5-9 p.m., Feb. 11, in The LaSells Stewart Center. Dinner (Chinese food) is served between 5-7 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 for OSU student and kids 2-10. $8 for General and Faculty. Tickets are sold at the front desk of Student Experience Center. Online Tickets: www.universe.com/events/china-night-tickets-corvallis-ZCV503

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

NEW! Academic Technology webinar: Building a Course in Canvas Join Tasha Biesinger on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. to guide your students through your course with modules, content pages, and assignments. Register for information on joining this free 30 minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email us at Canvas@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Research seminar on maternal violence during early childhood: Matias Berthelon and Diana Kruger (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) will present “Maternal Violence During Early Childhood and Child Development,” Friday Jan. 26, noon-1pm, BEXL 414. Part of the School of Public Policy Brownbag Seminar series.

NEW! The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in HFC 115. Lawrence Fisher, PhD, PhD, professor of Family and Community Health in the UCSF School of Medicine, will present “The Sturm and Drang of implementing new programs of self-management support in primary care: lessons learned.”

NEW! Lessons Learned after the 2017 Mexico City Earthquake: Structural and geotechnical engineers from Portland and Seattle will present on post-earthquake research and reconnaissance they performed after the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico City. The seminar is Feb. 1 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Horizons room in the MU. Networking reception to follow. More information found here: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/132720/

ABC+D of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older.  Presented by Kyle King, CPRC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*. Jan 25, noon, MU 212 RSVP to investmentseminars@mapscu.com

Information and Global Social: Barcelona. Join Laurie Bridges and Clara Llebot Lorente, OSU librarians and professors, to discuss this summer’s faculty-led two-week study abroad to Barcelona. The class is three credits, UEXP 290. The course is especially designed for first-time travelers and all majors are welcome, in addition, the course can be used for the Social Justice Minor. There is no language requirement. Join us at 4 p.m. in the Valley Library Willamette East room on Thursday, Jan. 25. For more information about the class: http://studybarcelona.weebly.com/

Winter workshops: Several winter-term training workshops for employees, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, remain open for registration. Workshops include Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, Delivering Exceptional Service, Strategic Planning & Execution, Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent, and Streamlining the Student Experience via Process Mapping.  Details, times, dates and registration (no cost)

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Take Note 

NEW! Social Justice Education Initiative for Winter term: The SJEI is a professional development program for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the Tier One platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are Tier Two shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Custom and unit-level delivery is possible in addition to these general workshops. Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46

University Day at the Capitol: OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to join Oregon’s public universities on Feb. 15 for University Day at the Capitol. This event will be a critical time for university supporters to speak directly with their legislators about the need to protect higher education funding from cuts and make new investments next biennium. RSVP here. All-day event, lunch provided. Motorpool will be available to those who need it. Please contact Claire McMorris, claire.mcmorris@oregonstate.edu, (541) 737-4514 with any questions or concerns.

Long Term Research Rooms: Apply for a long-term (6 to 12 months) research room at the Valley Library.  Doctoral candidates and faculty members engaged in special projects may apply.  Applications (available here) will be considered based on project merits and specific need for library space and materials.  The application deadline is Feb. 4, and decisions will be made Feb. 12.  Please complete and return to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu

Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Spring Term 2018 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

University Venture Development fund RFP: OSU’s Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development | OSU Advantage is announcing a Request for Proposals. OSU-affiliated research faculty, and OSU students working under the direction of a faculty PI, are eligible to apply and may submit applications to OSRAA via Cayuse by 5 p.m., Feb. 21. The purpose is to provide funding for projects that enhance the value and commercial potential of OSU-affiliated applied innovations and support the innovation economy in Oregon. Award amounts of up to $60,000 will be provided, with a total available fund of approximately $250k this round. Contact Sanjai Tripathi at the OSU Advantage Accelerator with any questions: Sanjai.Tripathi@oregonstate.edu.

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Traffic and Maintenance

26th Street: Due to construction, 26th street between SW Campus Way and SW Orchard Ave. (see map) will be closed February 2018 through May 2018. Crews will be installing new steam and condensate lines from the tunnel at Campus Way north to the intersection of 26th street and Orchard. Currently 26th street is scheduled to close on Feb. 2 and reopen on May 28.  Pedestrian traffic will not be impacted, northbound and southbound sidewalks will remain open. We will add an update to this notification when we have more precise details on the construction schedule.

Campus Way: There will be intermittent traffic interruptions Jan. 16-30, to accommodate installation of IT conduit. Traffic control will occur on Campus Way west of 35th Street (View Map).  During this time there will possible traffic delays. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

Kerr Admin Loading Dock closed: As part of the Kerr Admin Freight Elevator Modernization project, the Kerr Admin loading dock will be closed through mid March (see map). The closure of the east side of the loading dock will not affect hand truck deliveries or pedestrian pathways for building access. Accommodations for larger deliveries can be made when needed.


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

The Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) at Oregon State University is recruiting for an Accountant 1.  Posting #P01342CT. Closes Jan 24.

Analyst Programmer 3 – full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, position for the Human Resources Benny Hire application (50%) and for Information Services Student Success efforts (50%) within the OSU Shared Use Organization.  This position provides expertise in the development, validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes. Position duties include Salesforce development, administration, and end user support. Posting # P01351CT. Closes Jan. 25. 

Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator-   OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a Campus Visit/Transfer Coordinator. This position is a full-time, 1.00 FTE 12-month  fixed-term, professional faculty position. Posting # P01765UF. Closes Jan. 26.

Office Manager The Statistics Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Office Manager.  Posting # P01821UF. Closes Jan. 28 or when filled.

Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, intermittent (approximately 10 hours per week as needed) Education Program Assistant 1 position at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Posting number, P01349CT.  Accepting applications until Jan. 29.

Sous Chef – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Sous Chef position.  This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term, professional faculty positions, with reappointment at the discretion of the Director.  Posting # P01850UF.  Closes Jan. 29.

Upward Bound Educational Counselor  The College Assistance Migrant Program is seeking an Educational Counselor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P01848UF. Closes Jan. 29.

Certified Veterinary Technician:  The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital will begin review of applications in the Jan. 30.  Interested parties should apply to posting #P01316CT no later than midnight on Jan. 29 for full consideration.  Applicants must be Certified Veterinary Technicians to be considered. 

Library Technician 3 – OSU Libraries invites applications for 2 full-time Library Technician 3’s in the Acquisitions Unit. Posting # P01312CT. Closes Jan. 30.

Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 – Sea Grant invites applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE), 12-month, temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position. Posting P01345CT. Position based in Beaverton. Full consideration date Jan. 30. Closes Feb. 6.

Regional Operations Coordinator  – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University is inviting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Coastal Regional Operations Coordinator. This position will serve the Oregon Coast Region (Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties). The office location will be one of the Extension sites on the Oregon Coast Region. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Oregon Coast Regional Director and the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting# P01869UF.  Closes Jan. 31.

Web and Mobile Services (WAMS), part of the Information and Technology Division at Oregon State University, invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) , 12-month Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, positions.  Posting # P01317CT. Closes Jan. 31.

UPDATED! Student Treasury Management Project Assistant – The Office of University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week), Student Treasury Management Project Assistant post # P03167SE Full consideration date Feb. 2. Closes Feb. 28

Education Program Assistant 1 – This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time .45 FTE (approximately 18 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) with the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program. This position will be located in Eugene, Oregon.  Posting# P01335CT.  Closes Feb. 4. 

NEW! Finance Specialist/Advisor This position will work on the INTO OSU Finance Team as a Finance Specialist/Advisor providing support to INTO OSU students with communication and advisement relating to their student accounts. This position will utilize communication skills to provide quality advice and support for students, staff, agents and parents. This position works with minimal supervision utilizing independent judgement, under the direction of the Finance Business Partner. For more information or to apply please follow the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=37263&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Feb. 5.

Oregon Sea Grant is recruiting one part-time, (approximately 20 hours per week) Temporary Education Program Assistant position for Oregon State University in Beaverton, Oregon. Posting number, P01345CT. Accepting applications until Feb. 6.

First-Year Head Advisor – College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # P01868UF.  Closes Feb. 9.

Content Strategist – The Extension and Experiment Station Communications unit invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Content Strategist. Posting number: P01851UF Closes Feb. 11. 

NEW! HR Office Assistant (Part-Time) The HR Office Assistant will provide administrative support in the area of Human Resources. This position will assist search committees, be the first point of contact for newly hired employees, enter employment information in the HRIS system, and keep organized personnel records.  The HR Office Assistant acts on behalf Human Resources Manager when providing or receiving information, when scheduling and arranging appointments, meetings, and conferences, and when performing special projects or assignments. The HR Office Assistant may deal with sensitive issues which require confidentiality, and the individuals involved must be handled with tact, diplomacy and a solid understanding of FERPA regulations. Students are encouraged to apply. For more information: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=into&jobId=37264&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Closes Feb. 12.

Regional Director – The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a Regional Director. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The region assigned will be East Oregon which will cover Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties. The office location will be in one of the East Oregon’s Extension County Offices. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.  Posting # P01870UF.  Closes Feb. 18.

Recruiter – College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Recruiter position.  Posting #P01855UF.  Closes Feb. 19.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01356CT. Closes Feb. 23.

Enterprise Computing Services is recruiting for one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 3 position at Oregon State University.  Posting # P01358CT. Closes March 15.

ABE Teacher  The College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking an ABE Teacher. This is a part-time, .49 FTE, 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01530UF. Closes June 30.

Director of Development, Health Sciences.  The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for a front-line fundraising professional to manage a comprehensive major gift program to support units within the Division of Health Sciences.  This position will devote 80% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. Learn more a www.osufoundation.org

Events Support Technician.  The CH2M HILL Alumni Center, home to the OSU Alumni Association, is in search of a skilled person to provide event support and to help manage the day-to-day operations of the alumni center.  The person who fills this role will join an enthusiastic team of three full-time staff members and a crew of student workers dedicated to providing the ultimate event experience at the premier event site in the area.  With, at times, a non-traditional work schedule, job responsibilities include event set-up (including full service audiovisual, lighting and staging), conference room preparation, manage facility equipment, and interact with clients about event needs, and much more, to help ensure a successful event.  Learn more at www.osufoundation.org


Corvallis: OSU150 fun fact: ScholarsArchive@OSU was one of the first digital services for gathering, storing, indexing and making available the scholarly work of faculty and students. It now ranks among the top university repositories in the nation. Rain today, high of 47, low of 36. Showers tomorrow. Bonus quote!  “It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin.

Central Oregon: Rain likely, followed by rain and snow, high of 43, low of 25. Snow likely tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 49, low of 40. Showers tomorrow.

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


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