OSU Today

Friday, May 20, 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.

Japan earthquake shifted seafloor 79 feet (National Geographic)

Japan’s seabed moved by as much as 79 feet (24 meters) during the giant March 11 earthquake—the largest earthquake slip ever recorded, scientists say. But that doesn’t mean that it’s the largest such shift ever to have been caused by an earthquake, cautioned Chris Goldfinger, director of the Active Tectonics and Seafloor Mapping Laboratory at Oregon State University.

Paraplegic moves legs for first time (ABC)

Many who know hometown baseball star Rob Summers call him Superman. Since age six, Summers, now 25, was a champion pitcher in his hometown of Portland, Ore. In 2006, after his team at Oregon State University won the College World Series, Rob dreamed of going into the major league. But he never knew that his nickname would ring true until July 2006, when he was struck in a hit-and-run accident and became paralyzed below the neck. (see also CBS Evening News Reuters, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post )

Make my bed? But you say the world’s ending (New York Times)

Courtney Campbell, a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, said “end times” movements were often tied to significant date changes, like Jan. 1, 2000, or times of acute social crises. (See also CNBC, Oregonian, National Post)

OSU President visits Central Oregon (KBND)

The President of Oregon State University is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the OSU Cascades Campus and just paid a visit to Central Oregon.

Breaking the color barrier (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University men’s basketball luminaries, past and present, got together Tuesday to talk about the good old days — and some bad old days — that led up to the team’s integration in the 1960s.

Oregon horse owners warned of potentially deadly virus (OPB)

Helen Diggs directs Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “My advice to everyone is just to shelter in place. Keep your horses where they are. Make sure you’re paying attention to who’s coming on and off your property. And wait this out. It will blow over. It’s going to blow through. This is not the first time this has happened.”

Central Oregon utility helps wave power project (Times Union)

Oregon State University and the University of Washington have created the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, where staffers are investigating how well wave-power technology will work, as well as the environmental and social issues that come with it. (see also KATU, Statesman Journal, My San Antonio)

Corvallis authors set for two readings (Gazette-Times)

Katie Kacvinsky and Marjorie Sandor, local authors with new books on bookshelves at stores in the mid-valley and online, will celebrate their releases with separate events in the coming days.

Erin Andrews shouts out to Beaver fans (ESPN)

Fans voted on the College Game Days website and successfully got Benny Beaver a spot.

More than 2,600 veterinarians to enter tight job market (DVM)

The number of new veterinarians entering the market is up 2.92 percent over last year, with a total of 2,638 earning degrees from the nation’s 28 veterinary colleges this spring.

Portland State gearheads prep for Formula competition (Oregonian)

Fueling the hunger for a good finish in Fontana this year is the fact that the motorsports club at Oregon State University, a perennial national powerhouse, just brought home the championship of the Formula SAE’s Michigan competition in May. The Beavers will be at Fontana, too.

Oregon nurseries stave off SOD pathogen despite wet weather (Capital Press)

Unlike many diseases associated with moisture, sudden oak death doesn’t rely on warmth to thrive, said Robin Rosetta, an extension horticulturist at Oregon State University.

OSU researcher: A dirty girl is a healthy girl (KMTR)

In her research, Oregon State University philosopher, Sharyn Clough, found that women have higher rates of allergies, asthma and other autoimmune disorders because they tend to be so clean.


Center for Teaching and Learning candidate: Two candidates for Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning will hold open campus forums. Patrick O’Sullivan will speak at 9 a.m., today in the MU Journey Room. Christopher Garrett will speak May 26, 2 p.m., Weniger 149. Evaluative comments are due by noon on Tuesday, May 31 to Sara Eklund at sara.eklund@oregonstate.edu.

Integrated land-sea planning lecture: Bob Pressey, professor in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, will give a lecture on “Integrated land-sea planning for conservation: from theory to implementation.” He will speak at 10 a.m. in Peavy Hall room 242.

2011 Engineering Expo: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center. More than 100 student-built projects from all engineering disciplines featured. Don’t miss the Sustainability Showcase, Robo*Palooza, and O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab tours. Free and open to public. Info: 541-737-3101 or http://engr.oregonstate.edu/expo2011/.

WIC lunches: Writing Intensive Curriculum Program 2011 Spring Lunches,“Adaptable Strategies for Successful Peer Review,” Waldo 121, noon to 1 p.m. Barb Lachenbruch (Wood Science and Engineering), Travis Margoni (WIC, English), and Mike Shum (WIC, English) lead an exploration of the various forms of peer review, a discussion on how peer review can be adapted to meet the needs of any writing course―even online.

OSU choirs: The OSU men’s and women’s choirs will perform at Music à la Carte at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Admission is free. It will be a preview of the upcoming Spring Sing! on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St. Admission is $10 at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free with their student ID.

Lunch and Learn: “Got Weight Loss? Get Skinny on Dairy,” noon to 1 p.m., MU 109. Lunch is provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

Student health seminar: Fiber: Keep it Movin’, 2 to 3 p.m,. MU 109. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

Craft night: Ever wanted to learn how to knit, crochet, or turn your favorite old shirt into a pillow? Here’s your chance! Workshops include basket making, art journaling, and t-shirt reconstruction. 6 to 8 p.m., at the Women’s Center.

Visiting novelist: “An Evening with Andrea Barrett,” at the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium,  7:30 p.m. National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrea Barrett will read from her latest novel, “The Air We Breathe,” followed by a book signing. Presented by the OSU Visiting Writers Series and the Horning Endowment in the Humanities.


OSU Community Day of Service: Get your work gloves on and help us take the community service spirit of Beaver Nation to the streets, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon. There are two projects in Corvallis, Children’s Farm Home and Starker Arts Garden for Education. Learn more at www.osualum.com/service.

Linus Pauling film: An OPB film on the life of Linus Pauling will be previewed on Saturday, May 21, at OSU. The screening of the film, titled “Oregon Experience: Linus Pauling,” will be in the LaSells Stewart Center at 4 p.m. R.S.V.P by contacting Rachel Taleff at rtaleff@opb.org, or 503-293-1981. The film airs on OPB on May 30 at 9 p.m.


Reser Movie Night: Student Athlete Advisor Committee will sponsor Reser Stadium Movie Night on May 22. Gate 7 will open at 7:30 p.m. for OSU students with ID. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Donations to Community Outreach are being requested. Items requested include bar soap, laundry soap, shampoo/conditioner, disposable razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products and diapers.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Animal Care assessment: OSU is making progress toward the goal of obtaining University accreditation for the animal care and use program by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). A forum takes place May 23, 4 p.m., MU-208. For more information, email AAALAC@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-7709.

NEW! Student health seminar: Boost Your Body and GPA with Breakfast, May 24, noon to 1 p.m., MU 211. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Merchant Expo: The Merchant Expo is happening at LaSells Stewart Center on Thursday, June 2.  Find out additional information and register online to attend. Those registering to attend before May 27 will have a chance to win a $50 Fred Meyer gift card.

NEW! Strauss symphony: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra presents Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” live and with photographs by German photographer Tobias Melle. The concert takes place May 24 at 8 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Reserved seats are $15, $25, and $30, and are available through TicketsOregon.com, or by calling 503-432-9477. OSU students are admitted for free with ID.

Student health seminar: What Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About High Fructose Corn Syrup, May 23, 4 to 5 p.m., MU 211. Free food provided. RSVP sandi.cleveland@oregonstate.edu

OSU Campus Master Plan Public Forum: A public forum about OSU’s Campus Master Plan takes place May 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Sciences Room at LaSells Stewart Center. The forum will include topics such as an overview of OSU development since 2005, the OSU parking and bicycle utilization, transportation improvements and future projects. For more information: Patty Katz, 541-737-0917 or Dave Dodson, 541-737-8503.

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

Science education brown bag: On Friday, June 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Owen 106, a Special NSF-Supported 2020 Vision Brown Bag Seminar, entitled “How to engage practitioners from across the learning landscape in the research enterprise: Deconstruction of the inquiry” will be presented by Eugene Matusov, Professor of Education at the University of Delaware.

News for Employees

NEW! Research Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by May 31. For complete program description visit: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm . For more information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8390.

New No-Cost Extension Procedures: The Office of Post Award Administration has updated procedures for Principal Investigators to request no-cost extensions on sponsored agreements. The Organizational Prior Approval System (OPAS) form has been revised to reflect the changes and to provide researchers and Business Centers with instructions. The OPAS/No-Cost Extension form is required for all no-cost extensions and must be approved by your dean or department head. For further information, contact your Business Center.

da Vinci Days exhibitors: Would you like to be an exhibitor in Discover OSU during da Vinci Days (July 15-17)? This year’s theme is Connections. What are your connections? All departments/colleges are encouraged to participate. Booth prices are $125 (10×10 tent) or $200 (10×20 tent). Contact Kate Sanders (kvsanders@gmail.com) by May 23 for more information.

Quilts sought: The Women’s Center is seeking quilts for a Quilt County Exhibit from Aug. 29- Oct. 31, entitled: Lady Sings the Blues: Quilts made by OSU Quilters. Students, faculty, staff and alumnae can enter. All quilts must include some blue color. Maximum quilt size is 54”x54”. Send digital photo to beth.rietveld@oregonstate.edu or actual photo c/o OSU Women’s Center, Benton Annex, Corvallis, OR 97331-2503 by June 10. Questions: call 541-737-1330.

Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship: This fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. For more information, visit the Oregon Sea Grant Scholars page. Current opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship, applications due June 1. Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship, applications due June 17. Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship, applications due June 10.

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. today and will continue until 6 p.m.

Sound permits: Permits have been issued for the June 3 Battle of the Bands and June 4 Flat Tail Festival, both in the MU Quad. The permit allows for amplified sound from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, and 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.


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

Printing and Mailing invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Associate Director of Printing and Mailing position. Posting #0007350. Closes May 31.

INTO OSU invites applicants for a full-time Programmer Analyst/Data Administrator for its Academic Services department. 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 June 5.

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

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 today.

Accountant 1-Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position. This is an internal search, open to current OSU employees. Posting #0007355. Closes May 24.

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.

Office Specialist 1 – OSU Extension Service Benton County invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month Office Specialist 1 position. Posting # 0007123. Closes May 27.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for an Accounting Technician, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007358. Closes May 27.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for a Human Resources Consultant 2, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007352. Closes May 27.

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.

Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center at OSU is seeking applicants for a Finance Coordinator, full-time, 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007373. Closes May 31.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society is seeking a Faculty Research Assistant. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting #0007205. For full consideration, apply by June 10.

Head Advisor – International Degree & Education Abroad invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Head Advisor position. Posting # 0007229. Closes June 10.

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.


Corvallis: “I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.” – Langston Hughes. You can’t help but smile with all this sunshine and warm weather, and even though showers may roll in this evening, today’s 75 degree weather reminds us again why Oregon is such a beautiful place.

Central Oregon: “Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain.” – Anonymous. We’ll have a little of both this weekend, as hopeful sunshine floods our hearts, and weekend showers flood our gardens. Today’s high will be 71, with highs in the upper 60s this weekend.

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