OSU Today

Friday, May 6, 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.

With tsunami images still fresh, research ramps up in US labs (Fast Company)

Oregon State University scientist Solomon Yim, director of the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, says that each time a major tsunami hits, his $20 million lab sees an uptick in research projects from his average of $2 million in annual grants. “Before 2004, tsunamis were not on the radar screen of Americans,” says Yim. That all changed with the Indonesian tsunami, and in 2005, the departments of transportation for the three western coastal states commissioned more research.

Oregon nurseries explore unmanned drone technology to monitor fields (Oregonian)

Pilot Heather Stoven, an Oregon State University research assistant who learned to fly the machine three days ago, flips a switch and takes a series of photographs of the trees below.

On the scene at the Oregon CEO summit (Oregon Business)

About 160 business leaders and Oregon State University students and faculty members gathered at the Governor Hotel over Cobb salads to hear about the role of innovation in business.

Ex-high school dropout has a better title: Mom (Corvallis Gazette Times)

In 2001, she graduated cum laude from Oregon State University and landed a job as a social worker in Lebanon before earning her master’s degree from the University of Washington.

OSU receives wealth of records on historic Oregon farms (Western Farm Press)

Oregon State University has been selected to host the records and database of the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, which contains century and sesquicentennial farm and ranch applications.

Anthology supplies long-obscured minority a chance to be heard (Corvallis Gazette Times)

On one hand, the timing couldn’t have been worse for Fakhraie, a graduate and employee of Oregon State University, and the book’s other writers.


Holocaust Memorial Week: OSU will observe Holocaust Memorial Week May 2-6 with a series of free, public events including a reflection on a man who fought in the underground against the Nazis, a look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and Jews, and a discussion of violence in the Congo. For a complete schedule, go to: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/holocaust/

Beaver Follies: OSU Theatre presents “Fainting Beaver Follies,” an all-new family-friendly variety show, today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The classic vaudeville showcase is on the Withycombe main stage. Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, $8 student/youth, $5 OSU students and are available at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre. Information: 541-737-2784.

WIC Spring Lunch: Writing Intensive Curriculum Program 2011 Spring Lunches, “Ethics and Writing Across the Curriculum,” noon to 1 p.m., Waldo 121. Claudia Ingham, Animal Sciences, and Janet Tate, Physics, will discuss ethical aspects of writing in academia and the workplace, and incorporating an understanding of ethics in WIC courses.

Music a la Carte: The Music à la Carte concert series is serving up an eclectic lunch hour performance this week by Portland ensemble Thousand Waves. Their program at noon in the Memorial Union lounge will blend the sounds of Japanese koto, Spanish classical guitar, violin, and transverse flute on traditional and modern works.

Feel Better Friday: Speed Counseling sessions will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the MU Trysting Tree Lounge.

Community College lecture: The Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture will be held today featuring Portland Community College President Preston Pulliams. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Powell Leadership Center. The lecture focuses on current trends in community colleges. For more information: oregonstate.edu/urm/events/carpenter-lecture


Memorial service: The family of Kelsey Baker has scheduled a memorial service for Kelsey and her 1-year-old son at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Philomath High School. Services are open to the public.  Kelsey had been a student at OSU in hopes of someday becoming a nurse.  A memorial fund has been set up at OSU Federal Credit Union for those wishing to help under the account name “Kelsey and Theo Baker Memorial Fund.”  OSU Federal Credit Union: 541-714-4000

Africa Night: A night of shows and acts highlighting the treasures of Africa. Saturday, May 7, 5 to 8 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $5 and available at Snell 149.

OSU Composers The OSU Composers Forum will perform on Between the Cracks Forum. Saturday May 7 at 7 p.m. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Students free. $10 at the door, $5 for Art Center Members.


Pride Brunch: Pride Brunch 2011: Powered by Rainbow, takes place Sunday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All OSU LGBTQQIAA/Queer community members and their guests come together in celebration – children are welcome. Mothers will be honored at this event.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Research integrity candidate: The Research Office invites campus to attend the Director of the Office of Research Integrity candidate Eric Allen’s Open Forum on Monday, May 9, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in MU 213.

NEW! Parent Lunch and Learn: Personal Safety for your Kids on May 11, noon to 1 p.m. in the MU 213- Parents bring your lunch and learn more about personal safety for you kids.  Learn signs of abuse, ways to prevent abuse, and ways to communicate with your kids.  For more information contact Childcare and Family Resources at olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4609.

NEW! Yoga practice: Spring term, practice yoga at the OSU Women’s Center every Tuesday morning. Relax, re-energize, and re-connect with the body’s great wisdom and health in a supportive and welcoming environment.  No experience necessary.  Come as you are! May 10 and May 17, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Women’s Center.

Dan Savage: Sex columnist Dan Savage will speak at Oregon State University on Monday night as the keynote speaker for OSU’s Pride Week celebration. Savage’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Persons with OSU ID will be admitted beginning at 6:30 pm.; all others will be admitted beginning at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free.

Science Pub: At the May 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Oregon State University’s Sam Chan will describe how the state gears up for invasive species – and the surprising new places from which these non-natives originate. Corvallis Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in downtown Corvallis.

MUvies Special Screening: “Some Days Are Better Than Others,” screening on May 10, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. Question and answer reception with OSU alum and star of the film Renee Roman Nose and director of the film Matt McCormick, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

LGBT Faculty/Staff Kneads Assessment: May 11, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Crop Science Room 026. Learn artisan-style bread baking techniques and build your network with Beth Wasylow, Counseling & Psychological Services and Andrew Ross, Associate Professor in Crop and Food Science. Register by 5 p.m., May 6 at Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu. Fee: $5 and you get to keep the bread.

Lectures and Seminars

Biological & Ecological Engineering lecture: Venkat Sridhar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Boise State University, will give a seminar on “Climate Change Impacts, Water Sustainability and Irrigation Feedbacks in the Pacific Northwest ” on May 9 from 2 to 3 pm in Gilmore Hall Room 234.

Cuba and American foreign policy: Center for the Humanities Spring Lecture: “The Curious Case of Cuba in American Foreign Policy,” by David Bernell, Center Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy, OSU. May 9, 4 p.m. Autzen House.

Math/ecology seminars: Two Mathematical Biology/Ecology Seminars have been jointly sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the IGERT Ecosystem Informatics program. John Mayberry, University of the Pacific will present “Evolving Predator-Prey Systems” on May 9 at 4 p.m. in room 350 Kidder Hall. Cheryl Schultz, Washington State University, will present “Response of butterflies to structural and resource boundaries” on May 10 at 10 a.m. in room 203 Wilkinson Hall.

News for Employees

NEW! Vote for Benny on Facebook: ESPN’s College GameDay Facebook page is holding a poll to see which of 5 potential mascot heads will be featured in an upcoming GameDay commercial, and Benny is one of the finalists.  The poll is now open, you can vote as many times as you want, and voting ends at 4 p.m. tomorrow. http://apps.facebook.com/fanappz/poll/vote?id=27918

NEW! EndNote, Zotero workshops: Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops take place May 10-11. Sign up for the Basic EndNote workshop May 10 or the Intro or Advanced Zotero workshops May 11.  Find full session descriptions, times and room locations online. Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

NEW! Compost in your department: Campus Recycling is now offering several new options for OSU departments and buildings to collect material for composting. Check out the options, frequently asked questions and how to sign up at http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/deptcompost.cfm or contact us at Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5398.

Saturday Academy summer camps: Saturday Academy is offering a variety of camps, including those for younger and older students. Camps include Introduction to Lego Robotics, Engineering, Video Game Design, Health Nutrition & Environment, Science Quest, Science & Art and Forensic Science CSI. Please visit our website (http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu) for more information, Scholarships available to all students who qualify. All Albany Mill City Public School students pay no more than half-price.

Pacific Island exhibit: In Celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month the Oregon Multicultural Archives invites you to view a small exhibit documenting OSU’s long history of Asian Pacific Islander student groups on campus. Third floor of the Valley Library, University Archives, Display Case, May 1-27. Find out more on the OSU Archives Blog and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr.

Attention OSU Managers and Supervisors! If you have not attended the Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors training program, you are invited to register for the upcoming session June 2-3. This course includes up to 16 hours of prerequisite online training programs that must be completed before attending the the classroom training. Early registration is suggested. Visit the OSU Professional Development Central Registration Web Site for the course description and to register.

Faculty leadership award: Nominations are being accepted for the Karel J. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service within their department and/or in programs and organizations at the University. Deadline to submit nomination packets is Monday. For details visit http://people.oregonstate.edu/groups/pfla/awards/karel-murphy Contact Angela Haney with any questions.

Traffic and Maintenance

Moreland Hall Lot/ 26th Street: Due to the Native American Long House ground breaking ceremony, the Moreland Hall Parking Lot #3264 and 26th Street just south of Jefferson Way will be temporarily closed. Expect traffic delays and detours in that vicinity. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic. Date: May 11, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), classified Office Specialist 2. Posting # 0007310.  Closes May 18.

Employer Relations Manager – OSU Career Services invites applications for an Employer Relations Manager position. Posting # 0007214, closes Sunday.

The Department of Mathematics is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Office Manager. Posting #0007262. Closes Sunday.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0007220. Closes May 13.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor. Posting #0007018. For full consideration, apply by May 15.

The University Administrative Business Center is recruiting for an Accountant 2 position. Posting # 0007265. Closes May 15.

Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs – The College of Engineering invites applications for an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs. Posting #0007218. Closes May 15.

OSU seeks applications for Dean of the College of Education. This is anticipated to be a two year appointment with the possibility of a longer term appointment. Posting # 0007275. Closes May 16.

Accounting Technician: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business invites applicants for a full time, 12 month, classified Accounting Technician position. Posting #0007300. Closes May 18.

Graphic Artist 1– University Marketing invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Graphic Artist 1 position. Posting # 0007255. Closes May 27.

Information Delivery Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Information Delivery Analyst position. Posting #0007243. Closes June 16.

The University Library is recruiting for a full time, 12-month tenure-track position of Assistant Professor. Posting #0007278. For full consideration apply by June 3, 2011. Closes June 30.


Corvallis: “What potent blood hath modest May,”-  Ralph W. Emerson. Today mostly cloudy skies will keep things a cool 62, but at least it will stay dry for a bit. Showers begin this evening and continue through to next week. Highs will be in the high 50s for the weekend.

Central Oregon: A good chance of showers all weekend, with highs in the mid-50s expected, but Sunday night might even bring some snow flurries.

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