OSU Today

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

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.

Oregon State profs ‘beer up’ for t.v. (Portland Business Journal)

Two Oregon State University professors got some good screen time during Sunday’s “How Beer Saved the World” special on the Discovery Channel.

Rare whale journeys past Alaska coast (Canadian Press)

The 13-year-old, male western Pacific grey whale dubbed Flex is being tracked by U.S. and Russian researchers. Its last location was logged Thursday about 400 miles (645 kilometres) off the coast of British Columbia, said Bruce Mate, director of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

OSU, business team on compressed wood technology (Sustainable Business Oregon)

A Philomath company may benefit from its role in helping an Oregon State University researcher leap from the lab to the commercial market with a new technology that could make inroads for the wood products industry.

Lovers can’t agree on whether they agreed to embrace monogamy (TIME)

Researchers at Oregon State University discovered that young couples don’t agree on whether they agreed to be faithful to each other.

Wild rainbow trout critical to health of steelhead populations (Science Blog)

The life histories and reproductive health of wild trout and steelhead are tightly linked and interdependent, more so than has been appreciated, a new Oregon State University study concludes.

Bob’s Red Mill founders give $1.35 million (Portland Business Journal)

It comes on the heels of the Moores’ recent $5 million donation to establish the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventative Health at Oregon State University.


Sunil Khanna will speak at International Women’s Awareness Speakers Series today from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Valley Library, Willamette East and West Conference Room. Khanna, an OSU Anthropology Professor, will discuss his latest research on patriarchy, reproductive technology and female selective abortion practices in India. His work- “Fetal/Fatal Knowledge: New Reproductive Technologies and Family-Building Strategies in India” was published by Cengage/Wadsworth in 2009.

Hit the ground running with an MBA from OSU. Come learn more at an MBA Program Information Session today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Bexell Hall, room 207. We’ll get you ready to compete in the new economy. Contact osumba@bus.oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5510 for event specifics.

MUVIES in the Memorial Union’s Trysting Tree Lounge take place Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. This week’s featured film is “The Expendables,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Student Experience Center Review Open Forum: Drop in review of the first draft of overall program of spaces, challenges remaining, programs that fit and don’t fit in the new Student Experience Center. We are seeking you opinions and consensus on direction. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 3 to 4 p.m. in MU 207.

NEW! Soup Lunch: $5 for soup, bread, drink and dessert for the campus food drive. Where? Valley Library third floor in the Staff Lounge/Willamette classrooms. When? 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 2. Ten delicious soups available, chicken, seafood and several vegetarian. Bring a colleague, feed your student workers. Raise money for a good cause. More info: Philip.Vue@oregonstate.edu . 541-737-8914.

NEW! Join us at a fun, hands-on event to construct a sea creature out of recyclables on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Surplus warehouse, 644 SW 13th St (enter from the warehouse gates on 13th). We will display the structure in the Memorial Union Quad the following week as part of RecycleMania. We provide the design and materials; you provide the hands! Sponsored by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative. For more information about this and other RecycleMania events, please visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania.

NEW! In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a series of small group conversations with President Ray and faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. The next conversation takes place Feb. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. When responding to this invitation to participate, please provide the following information: Name, Email address, Department/Unit, and Faculty Rank (NOT title); forward your response to vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Who says that changing the oil in your car is something only boys should know?  Come learn how to change your oil, make your vehicle last longer, (you’ll learn the things car manufacturers won’t tell you), and the basic parts of your car’s engine so next time you take it to the mechanic you’ll be able to understand what he or she is talking about!  This DIY will be taught by Jonna at  Clayton’s Auto Repair in Corvallis. It takes place Feb. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clayton’s Auto Repair 797 NE Circle Blvd., and is sponsored by the OSU Women’s Center.

NEW! Oregon State University’s Department of Human Design and Environment is holding a career symposium on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the symposium will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Admission is free and open to the public.

NEW! Invasive species can clog water pipes, foul boats and disrupt ecosystems. At the Feb. 3 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Sam Chan of Oregon Sea Grant Extension will discuss the latest on a recently discovered invader on the Oregon Coast. Non-members are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Triad meets at noon in the MU, room 109. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

NEW! Snow Shuttle to Mt. Bachelor – Sign up by Feb, 8 at the Outdoor Recreation Center in Dixon for the February 12 trip.  Questions?  Call 737-3630.  More details are available at http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/snow-shuttle-mt-bachelor-jan-15-jan-29-amp-feb-12

NEW! A history and ecology workshop will be held Feb. 3–4, in the Memorial Union Journey Room. This workshop offers perspectives from a number of disciplines, reading the past to move toward the future. Events begin at 4 p.m., Feb. 3, then 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/cla/history/history-and-ecology-workshop

NEW! The OSUsed Store is open for its evening public sale of the month Wednesday, Feb.  2,  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. This week all metal desks are 50 percent off (they start at $10 pre-sale) during the public sale time only. We have many other items for personal or departmental use – vehicles, bicycles, furniture (desks, chairs, bookcases, file cabinets, etc), electronics (computers, printers, TVs, etc), household items (dishes, coffee makers, microwaves, books, etc), lab equipment and more. Check out our Craigslist listings for more info and pictures. Staff are welcome to shop for their departments on weekdays at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., whereas personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Trying to create a healthy lifestyle for your family?  Come to the Lunch and Learn: Healthy Eating for your Family on Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m. in the Women’s Center.  Bring your lunches and enjoy the information and discussion!! For more information, contact Childcare and Family Resources at olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4609.

NEW! The world’s population is expected to increase from 6.9 to 9.1 billion by 2050. Combined with increasing per capita rates of carbon emissions, this population growth will complicate efforts to curtail emissions and control global climate change.  Dr. Paul Murtaugh of OSU will explore the link between human population and climate change, and attempt to quantify the additional carbon emissions caused by an individual’s choice to reproduce.  Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Free; open to the public.

Every wondered how to compost your food waste at home? Come to the Native American Longhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss options for incorporating composting into your home or apartment. We’ll look at what it takes to make and maintain a worm bin, discuss composting resources on campus and throughout the community and talk about outdoor composting. Sponsored by the Native American Longhouse and Student Sustainability Initiative. For more information about this and other RecycleMania events, please visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/recyclemania.

The next PFLA meeting takes place Wednesday, Feb. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. Meet at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab for a tour of the facilities.

The Oregon State University Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2011 series will feature “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: New Directions for Transforming Environmental Conflicts,” by Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Owen Hall room 102.

Oregon State University’s Music à la Carte concert series continues on Friday, Feb. 4 at noon with the OSU Brass Ensembles, directed by Jay Chen and Lawrence Johnson. The OSU Trumpet Choir, Low Brass Choir and Brass Ensemble will perform. Admission is free.

OSU’s Jay Noller and his students participated in the filming of OPB’s Oregon Field Guide episode titled “Pits of Mystery” to air on OPB channels on Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:30 p.m., and to be repeated Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. The episode is about the depressions that cluster on and around the Hyslop Farm, unique landform features most recently revealed by LIDAR topographic imagery.

Seminars and Lectures

NEW! Tobie Hatfield, Senior Engineer for Advanced Products, Nike, Inc. will speak during a Fireside Chat from 8:15 to 9 p.m., in the Trysting Tree Conference Room D107 in Weatherford Hall. He will be speaking on innovation and his role as a Nike shoe designer. The talk is part of the Austin Fellows Program. RSVP to Carol Hahn, carol.hahn@bus.oregonstate.edu, 541-713-8040

NEW! Starker Lecture Series Thursday, Feb. 3: “Will Tropical Forests Survive the 21st Century?” presented by Gary Hartshorn, president and CEO of the World Forestry Center in Portland, in Richardson Hall Room 107. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The lecture will be streamed live at http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/live-video-stream.

News for Employees

NEW! Collection barrels and office gathering activities are just two of the signs that the OSU Food Drive has begun.  Running now through Feb. 28 you can help support the Linn Benton Food Share (or your local area food bank for those in Bend or one of the extension offices around the state), the funds raised during last year’s drive represent 25 percent of LBFS’s food purchase dollars for the year.  Look for opportunities within your unit, or visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/food-drive  for ways to donate.

NEW! Information Services is holding a number of events and activities as part of the OSU Food Drive. They include: Diving for Disks – There is a 10 gallon phish tank filled with CD’s, DVD’s and Disks – Guess how many and win a Flip UltraHD Video Camera – Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation) newest model – 25 cents per guess or five guess for $1.00 The Phish tank will have a home in the 4th floor IS Administration lobby of the Library. Book Resale – IS has collected used books, CD’s, VHS, etc. for resale.  “Make an Offer” is a great price – take a look and a read. Book cart located in Milne 224. BINGO –  Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m (ticket sales start at 5 p.m.), University Motor Pool – 3400 Campus Way, $10 for 10 rounds of BINGO, six games per round, for every food item donated get an additional three games, Prizes include – $200 Gift Card for Home Depot, portable scanner, IBM shirts, OSU Athletic event tickets,  and so much more. Must be 18 or older to play unless accompanied by legal guardian.

NEW! A 5-week course introduction to forest management for new or potential woodland owners takes place March 3-March 29, at the Linn County–OSU Extension Office, on 4th and Lyons in Albany, excluding the Saturday field trip which will be held on a local woodland property.  The course is set to cover topics including keeping your woodland healthy, taxes, harvesting and marketing, and wildlife on your woodlands.   The classes will be proctored primarily by Rick Fletcher, OSU Extension Forester for Linn and Benton Counties.  The fee for this course is $35 per person or $50 per couple.  Please pre-register no later than Feb. 21, by calling the OSU Extension Office, at 541-766-6750, or going here: extension.oregonstate.edu/benton

NEW! The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from Benton County High School seniors (both male and female) and women students older that 26 years of age who are attending or planning to attend OSU in the fall.  A number of 2,400 awards, totaling $55,000 will be made. These scholarships are made possible through the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop, 144 N.W. Second Street, and from endowments. Applications are available on Feb. 1 in area high school counselor’s offices; at the OSU Financial Aid Office, the OSU Women’s Center, and OSU college advisor’s offices. The applications are also available on line at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/osufolk. The deadline for completed applications is March 18.

The Graduate School is accepting applications for the Eric Englund Memorial Post-Graduate Scholarship, which is an annual award for graduate study in agricultural and resource economics or home economics. Applicants must have graduated previously from any Oregon State University bachelor’s or master’s degree program to be eligible. Nominations must be received by February 25. For complete details see: Eric Englund Memorial Post-Graduate Scholarship

The newest issue of Synergies, the College of Health and Human Sciences blog, is now available at http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/synergies/

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) 2011 program from interested faculty. This is a limited submission program. Guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/eese.html. NSF – EESE program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11514/nsf11514.htm Letters of intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 and should be sent electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. For more information contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390.

Applications for the L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund are due today. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Fund provides individual faculty members with grants of up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. Two grants in the amount of $4,400 may also be considered for exceptionally compelling and well-written proposals. Academic advising-related proposals are welcome. Application and guidelines are available at: http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/grants/grants.php. Applications are evaluated jointly by the Advancement of Teaching Committee of the Faculty Senate and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. If you have any questions, contact Jeanna Towns at Jeanna.towns@oregonstate.edu.

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) Summer term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Feb. 28. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed on the Research Office web site: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the General Research Fund (GRF) Spring 2011 solicitation. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, March 7. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed on the Research Office web site: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/grf.htm If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at (541) 737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu


Accounting Technician, Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center supporting the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS), Oregon State University. FT, monthly salary range $2,138-$2,960 + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for Posting 0006843. Closing date: 2/08/11. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Admissions Coordinator for International Undergrads: The INTO OSU Program invites applications for an Admissions Coordinator for International Undergrads.  This is a full-time, 12-month  fixed-term position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Posting #0006840.  Closing date Feb 13. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Human Resources Consultant 1: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, fixed term Human Resource Consultant 1 (HRC1) position. To review posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0006794. Closing date Feb 8. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The University Honors College invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) limited duration Advisor position to assist with advising from March 15 – June 10. The selected applicant will work with current personnel to advise undergraduates in the University Honors College. You must hold a bachelor’s degree to be minimally qualified. The preferred candidate will have previous experience as an Advisor at Oregon State University, knowledge and understanding of the UHC, and/or significant advising experience. Please send a current resume, cover letter describing experience relevant to advising undergraduate students, and contact details for three professional references to Laurel.Busse@oregonstate.edu For more details go to http://oregonstate.edu/dept/honors/uhc-advisor-job-opportunity. Closing date Feb. 7. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Fiscal Coordinator 1 position. To review posting and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting number: 0006811

The Oregon Sea Grant Program welcomes applications to fill one full time Sea Grant Marine Program Specialist (closes Jan. 30), and one full time Sea Grant Research Program Specialist (closes Feb. 2) position. These are both 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty positions located on the Corvallis campus. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree (minimum) with emphasis and experiences in the marine sciences. To review postings and apply go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting #s 0006789 and 0006786.

Office Specialist 2: TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) in the Division of Academic Success and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position. This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), 12 month position. For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0006807. Closing date today. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking candidates for Resident Director positions. The people in these positions encourage and support students in their academic, social, and personal growth. This position is a year-round (12-month) 1.0 FTE unclassified position. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting #0006760. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Feb. 14. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Licensing Associate. The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks a dynamic individual to identify business opportunities, evaluate, and license disclosures from Oregon State University researchers, primarily from the College of Engineering’s Microproduct Breakthrough Institute. The appointment is a at 0.5 FTE. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0006764. Closing date is Feb. 11.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking an Assistant Director for Operations and Facilities. The person in this position will oversee the comprehensive housing operations function for UHDS including assignments & room management; occupancy, contract sales, and billing management; service desk operations; residential conferences; the OSU Homestay Program, central office operations; and departmental customer service. For complete list of qualifications and to apply on line, go website http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting # 0006781. Closing date is Feb. 4. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Traffic and Maintenance

Fairbanks Hall: For safety reasons the parking lot west of Fairbanks Hall Lot will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles to allow access to the field for geotechnical work. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 3 and should end by noon.

Black Cultural Center: For safety reasons the parking lot east of the BCC, the very northeast corner of Park Terr E lot, will be temporarily shut down and is to be free of all vehicles to allow access to the field for geotechnical work. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. Feb. 4 and should end by noon.


Corvallis: “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” — Louisa May Alcott. We woke up to bright blue skies and sunshine this morning, and we’ll be seeing the sun throughout the day. Temperatures will stay brisk and the high will reach 49, with an overnight low of 27. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and a touch warmer.

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