OSU Today

Wednesday, May 11, 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.

Parents’ marital strife affects toddlers’ sleep (CNN)

Signs of marriage instability, such as parents contemplating divorce, when a child is just 9 months old are associated with problems falling and staying asleep when the child is 18 months old, said study researcher Anne Mannering, of Oregon State University. (See also Science Blog, Sify, Health 24)

Oregon BEST announces new consortium to fund research (Sustainable Business Oregon)

The projects include the use of sustainable cement-based products in building components, led by researchers Jason Ideker and David Trejo at Oregon State University.

Scientists, farmers to study climate change (Seattle Times)

The project team includes more than 30 scientists from UI, Washington State University and Oregon State University. (See also Register-Guard)

Doppler shift works at even molecular level (Crazy Engineers)

Professor T. Darrah Thomas of Oregon State University said that the effect was thought of by researcher quite a long time ago, but finally they were able to prove it beyond doubt with the experiment.

OSU film series opens with panel featuring Coach Robinson (Gazette-Times)

An Oregon State University film series focused on social justice and the struggle for equality will feature OSU basketball coach Craig Robinson and former coach Paul Valenti as part of a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. May 17 in the Founders Loge at Reser Stadium.

Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis signs 5 year contract extension (Oregonian)

It was announced Tuesday that De Carolis, no doubt invigorated by the soon-to-be Pac-12’s historic new TV contract,  has signed a five-year contract extension that takes effect July 1 and keeps him in Corvallis through June 30, 2016.

87-year-old woman searches for endangered flower that shares her family name (KUOW.NPR)

One of the flowers she brought home while growing up in Medford was a red lily shaped like a little bell. Botanists at Oregon State University said it was a new species. They called it Gentner’s fritillary, after Laura and her dad. That was 70 years ago.

Parker, OSU’s play-by-play radio broadcaster, admits he is man in YouTube video (Gazette-Times)

The radio voice of Oregon State athletics, Mike Parker, acknowledged Tuesday that he’s the man pictured in a video posted on YouTube that shows him, apparently intoxicated, eating his napkin in a Los Angeles restaurant. (See also Oregonian)

Today

Spring blood drive: The OSU Spring blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9-12 in the MU Ballroom. To schedule your appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code OSU. To volunteer, to go http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11623456321431780105

Zotero workshops: Valley Library Graduate Student and Faculty Workshops take place today. Sign up for the Intro or Advanced Zotero workshops. Find full session descriptions, times and room locations online. Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

Research Poster Session – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Women’s Building Lobby – The College of Health and Human Sciences invites all students, faculty, and staff to the Undergraduate Research Award Program Poster Session. Student posters will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and students will attend their posters from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Native American Cultural Center: Native American students at OSU and their family members, friends and supporters are celebrating the coming of a new cultural center building on campus. The celebration takes place  at 10:30 a.m. at the Longhouse., and will feature speakers from many of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes of Oregon.

Public Sale at the OSUsed Store. We’re open for our public sale from noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. All woods desks 50 percent off this week. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings; personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu

Parent Lunch and Learn: Personal Safety for your Kids from 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 541-737-4906.

Film director: Austin Fellows Program presents Kelley Baker, Independent Film Director, Sound Editor, and Author, 7 to 8 p.m., in the theater room at Weatherford College. The event includes a film screening and a Q&A. RSVP to Carol Hahn, 541-713-8040

Upcoming Events

NEW! Fulbright student program: A Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session for OSU students interested in applying to a Fulbright grant for graduate study, research or teaching abroad during the 2012-13 academic year is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Office of International Programs (448 Snell Hall).

NEW! Radical Social Movement: Andrew Cornell, author and cultural historian, will discuss his new book, Oppose and Propose!: Lessons from Movement for a New Society, at Oregon State University on Sunday, May 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 109A.

The Campaign for OSU: On its way to raising $850 million, the campaign is remaking the face of the university. At the May 12 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Shawn Scoville of the OSU Foundation will discuss recent milestones. Triad meets in MU 109 at noon. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, to save a seat.

Research Integrity candidate: The Research Office invites campus to attend the Director of the Office of Research Integrity candidate Doreen Lawson’s Open Forum on Thursday, May 12 from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. in MU 213.

Living center reception: The International Living-Learning Center is having an informational reception Friday, May 13 at noon in the Arnold Dining Center. RSVP to arnold.svc@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-0681.

Food and society: Deborah Pearsall, a professor at the University of Missouri, will deliver the lecture, “Food and Society at Real Alto, a Prehistoric Community in SW Coastal Ecuador,” on Thursday, May 12, in the MU Journey Room. The free public event begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the History Department at 541-737-8560 or visit www.oregonstate.edu/cla/history

Disability expert: Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam vet whose life story is told in the movie “The Music Within” is coming to OSU on May 13, 6 p.m. MU 109. Richard is one of the leading experts in the nation on overcoming educational attitudinal barriers, creating jobs for people with disabilities, attitude change, and workplace diversity. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/kFAKNu

Haiti Benefit: Yvenson Bernard is hosting a Haiti Benefit Festival on May 14, 5 to 9 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. The I Heart Haiti Festival will be a combination of Haitian culture, plus live music by Root Down, local food vendors and more. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children and students.

Access workshop: Access 101: Practical Tips for the OSU Community, May 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., MU 109. In this workshop we will discuss what is the ADA, tips on accessible web design and provide information about planning an accessible event/program. Sponsored by Student Life with support from Intercultural Student Services and the Memorial Union. RSVP: mckenzie.pfeifer@oregonstate.edu by May 13.

Census data: The Changing Faces of America – What the 2010 Census Isn’t Telling You, 9 – 11 a.m.; MU Journey Room; Thursday May 19. Join us for an interactive workshop that will examine the findings and implications of the 2010 Census for America, Oregon and Corvallis. Specifically we will discuss key trends, changing demographics, hidden poverty and migration patterns.

Retirement, College of Education: A retirement celebration for Nora Cohen and Kay Stephens will take place May 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Waldo 400.

Motorcycle Visability: May 25 is OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day. Motorcycles and Scooters will be parked on the MU Brick Mall all day, as well as booths from Team Oregon, Public Safety and others. Individuals interested in bringing their Motorcycle or Scooter to campus can register in advance. Motorcycle Parking Permits are not required and volunteers will watch the Motorcycles. For more information, contact stacy.brock@oregonstate.edu.

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

NEW! Nuclear Society Response to Reactor Accident in Fukishima, Japan: Wednesday, May 18, 4:30 pm, Milam Hall Auditorium, Room 026. Eric Loewen, President-elect of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) will speak about ANS efforts to improve public understanding of the accident and their work helping Japan with scientific and technical challenges.

Northwest Reproductive Sciences Symposium (NWRSS): Friday May 13, Salbasgeon Suites, McKenzie Center, 1730 N.W 9th St., and Saturday May 14, 102 Magruder Hall, OSU. Keynote Presentation- Dr. Robert Millar, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria- “Novel Neuroendocrine Regulators of Gonadotropins: Targets for Contraception and Hormone-Dependent Diseases.” Registration fee: $75 for faculty, $25 for students. Please contact timothy.hazzard@oregonstate.edu for more information.

News for Employees

Faculty senate agenda: The May 12 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2011/20110512.html. The meeting is in the OSU Theatre in Withycombe Hall. Webcast – The meeting will not be webcast because it is in the OSU Theatre. The next scheduled webcast is June 9.

Tsunami fundraiser: International business students have created a local coupon card which is available for $10 and contains $80 worth of discounts at 13 local retailers. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross effort in Japan. Cards are available at the OSU Bookstore, American Dream Pizza, Dutch Bros., and Great Harvest Bread.

Family Friendly Faculty Award: The Childcare & Family Resources Office is accepting nominations for The Family Friendly Faculty Award. The award is for faculty or staff that has provided exemplary support to an OSU student with children. The nomination should include nominee’s name and department, and examples of ways they have helped families be successful at OSU. Nominations are due to olv.assistant@oregonstate.edu or delivered to the Childcare & Family Resources office before May 18.

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.

Traffic and Maintenance

Memorial Place: Due to the Engineering Expo & Robo Palooza Open House in and around the Kelly Engineering Center, the south end of Memorial Place (between Kelly Engineering and Bexel Hall) will be temporarily closed. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. May 20 and will continue until 6 p.m.

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: Today, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jobs

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

The Oregon Sea Grant Program is now recruiting for a 12-month, 1.0 FTE (full-time), fixed term Assistant Professor, Extension Aquaculture Specialist located in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0007298. Closes May 31.

INTO Oregon State University is currently recruiting for a Student Care and Conduct Coordinator. This position is designed to address issues of student safety, well-being, and success at the INTO OSU center. The goal is to provide a high level of support services to students to enhance satisfaction and retention. For a full job description or further information, or to apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to into.hr@oregonstate.edu . Position closed May 20.

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.

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

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center is seeking applicants for a Payroll Coordinator , full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007334. Closes May 20.

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services is recruiting for multiple positions, including: Generalist Psychologists or Social Workers posting #0007324, Psychologist-Assessment Specialist posting #0007321; and Case Manager, posting # 0007319. 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 College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Sponsored Research Program Administrator. Posting #0007323. Closes June 15.

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. Closes June 30.

Weather

Corvallis: “Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” — Martha Graham. While today’s rainy skies may be discouraging after yesterday’s sun, there’s no reason to be gloomy. May, even under cloudy skies, holds secret delights. Today’s high will be 64 with a low of 32. Showers continue tomorrow.

Central Oregon: While some rain may fall this afternoon, we’ll see a continuation of yesterday’s sun and a high of 71 today, but temperatures will drop tomorrow and the chance of rain will increase. Tonight’s low will be 38.

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