OSU Today

Tuesday, June 7, 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.

Summer gardening roundup (New York Times)

The most soulful garden book — also out of Oregon, a testament to more good things emerging from all that rain — is Marjorie Sandor’s memoir THE LATE ­INTERIORS: A Life Under Construction (Arcade, $22.95). This book covers her passage into middle age, as she falls in love with a colleague, leaves her husband, shares custody of a daughter through adolescence, buys and renovates a house, fights off a ravaging real estate development and packs up the contents of her aging mother’s beach house.

Crop of trouble (Register-Guard)

Farm crops are an economic force in Lane County, according to figures from the Oregon State University Extension Service. These crops accounted for sales of $79.9 million last year, or 72 percent of the county’s $111 million total agricultural sales, which include both plant and animal products.

NFL’s only female trainer leaves Steelers for OSU (USA Today)

Ariko Iso, an NFL trailblazer as a female athletic trainer with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has left the post to become head football athletic trainer at her alma mater, Oregon State University.

Tumbling of molecules affects experiments (Physical Review Focus)

This so-called Doppler broadening is one of the remaining limits to better resolution in x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Now T. Darrah Thomas of Oregon State University in Corvallis and an international team of collaborators have shown that the thermal rotation of molecules is just as important.

Not just another day in the car shop (Gazette-Times)

The formula-one racecar designed and built this year by Oregon State University’s Formula SAE Global Formula Racing team has fared well this year; it took first place at the Formula SAE national competition at the Michigan International Speedway in May. The team also took first place in the same competition last year.

What’s in a name? Wine, economics and terroir (Huff Post)

In an article that is forthcoming in the Journal of Wine Economics, Robin Cross, Andrew Plantinga (both of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University), and I examine a concept that is central to the thinking of wine geeks around the world — terroir.

OSU study explains health benefits of green tea (KVAL)

One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. (See also Irish Times)

Upcoming Events

NEW! Rare German film screened again: Because of the incredible success of the two premiere showings of “Die Taube auf dem Dach” (“The Dove on the Roof”) last week, they are adding one more opportunity to see this film. It will be screened for free on June 9, 8:30 pm., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis. Make sure to get there at least half an hour early to secure your tickets. You will need to get a (free) ticket from the snack bar.

NEW! Faculty senate: The June 9 Faculty Senate agenda is available online. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall. Agenda items include: Action Items – Consideration of Degree Candidates; Proposed revisions to two Standing Rules; Six Category I proposals. Special Reports – Athletics Update; Joint Task Force on Shared Governance Report.

NEW! Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

McCubbin reception: A farewell reception for Jeff McCubbin, HHS Executive Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Programs, takes place June 9 from 1 to 2:30 pm in Milam 119. He has been appointed the Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University, and leaves OSU in June. Please contact Michelle Mahana michelle.mahana@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Lecture, seminars and symposiums

Summer Institute on Research Methodology for Faculty and Graduate Students: Alan C. Acock, University Distinguished Professor for Family Research, will be leading the Summer Institute July 12-15 in Autzen classroom, OSU Valley Library. Stata & Multilevel/Longitudinal Models using Stata July 12-13. Mplus and Longitudinal Modeling Using Mplus July 14-15. No background using Stata or Mplus is necessary.

News for Employees

NEW! The Spin on Research: Our VP for Research recently spoke with major influencers from industry and government, about the segregation of research management and research performance,  as well as other issues of relevance to OSU. Please subscribe to the blog, and join the conversation, at oregonstate.edu/researchupdate

Family friendly: Childcare and Family Resources has awarded the Department of Geosciences with the Family Friendly Faculty Award. See the full story in LIFE@OSU.

Campus Freight is moving: As of July 11, Campus Freight will move from Property Services to Cascade Hall (601 SW 17th St.). Please update your default shipping location for large freight orders (over 150 lbs) to this new address for orders to be received after this date. For questions, please call Fred Veitenheimer at 541-737-4019 or Judy Bankson at 541-737-3979.

Synergies: The latest edition of the College of Health and Human Sciences blog, Synergies, is now out. Find it here.

OSU Today Summer Edition: This is the last week OSU Today is published on a daily basis for the summer. Starting June 13, OSU Today will be published on Mondays only. Make sure to get your entries in as early as possible the previous week. For submission guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/osutoday/?p=6898

OSU Women’s Basketball Girls Hoop Camp: Help the athlete in your family improve their game by playing with the OSU basketball team this summer! Online registration is available at http://www.oregonstatewbbcamps.com. Girls Hoop Camp is offered for female players entering third through eighth grade. OSU staff families receive a 15 percent discount off registration. Contact Ashley Shearer, WBB Director of Operations at 541-737-2800 with any questions.

CAPS survey: Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking feedback regarding the Mind Spa. It takes approximately two minutes to complete: http://studentvoice.com/os/mindspasurveyspring2011

Traffic and maintenance

Jefferson Street parking: To accommodate “Student Move Out Days,” Jefferson street (between 30th St and the driveway into Fairbanks Hall parking lot) will be temporarily shutdown. This shutdown will begin at 6 a.m. on June 8 and should end by 6 p.m. on June 10.

Moreland Hall parking lot: Due to the construction of the new Native American Cultural Center, the parking lot directly south of Moreland Hall, will be permanently shutdown. This shutdown will begin June 13.

Bexell Hall: The elevator in Bexell Hall is experiencing intermittent failures and may affect service to all floors. Intermittent services may possibly extend through June 9.

Weniger parking lot: Due to fencing and construction staging, the Monroe/Weniger Lot will be temporarily shutdown and is to be free of all vehicles. The loading docks for both Gilbert Hall and Weniger Hall will remain open and accessible during this time. This shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. on June 13 and should reopen at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Washington Way: Due to an Engineering Firm performing testing, the northeast parking lot on Washington Way, south of Wilson Hall and west of the childcare center, will be temporarily shutdown. This shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. on June 13 and should reopen by 5 p.m. June 17.

Campus wide: Due to annual maintenance on the campus steam distribution system, Facilities Services will need to temporarily shut down all steam services to the campus from 6 p.m. June 12 to noon June 15. This will affect all hot water and heating services.


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

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society seeks a post doctoral research associate for the AmeriFlux Network. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting # 0007427. Closes June 30.

Cashier 2. Office of Business, Oregon State University, Student Finance Office, full time. Posting #0007459. Closes June 19.

The Office of Admissions invites applications for 2 full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Admissions Advisor positions. Posting #0007455. Closes June 21.

The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Accounting Manager position. This is an Internal Search, and is open to current, regular status OSU employees only. Posting #0007432. Closes June 9.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking a Trades Maintenance Worker 2. Posting #0007414. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University‘s University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) is seeking an Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0007413. Closes June 10.

Oregon State University Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0007445. Closes June 10.

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.

Administrative Program Assistant– OUS Study Abroad Programs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position. Posting # 0007388. Closes 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.

OSU’s Department of Recreational Sports (DRS) is seeking a Coordinator of Events and Operations. This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position. Posting #0007433. Closes June 15.

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.

Human Resources Manager – Business and Engineering Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, professional faculty position.  Posting #0007460.  Closes June 19.

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development (formerly the Office of Technology Transfer) seeks one, possibly two individuals with a background in lifescience and/or agricultural science to identify business opportunities, evaluate, and license disclosures from Oregon State University researchers. Posting # 0007437. Closes June 20.

Instructor — Human Development & Family Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Instructor position. Posting #0006769. Closes June 24.

University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Online Marketing Specialist. Posting #0007369. Closes June 27.

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.

Instructor/Internship Coordinator — Human Development & Family Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructor/Internship Coordinator position. Posting #0007203. For full consideration application should be received by June 1; closes June 30.

Sea Grant Education Program Leader – Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Sea Grant Education Program Leader position. Posting #0 0007439. Closes July 10.

The Department of Microbiology seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Instructor. Posting # 0007311. Closes Aug. 1.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an opening for a Director of Development for Athletics. This position is located in the Portland Center office. For a complete job description and more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs / Director of the President’s Circle to join the Annual Giving Programs team. For more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking a Director of Gift Accounting to join the Finance Department and will be responsible for managing the areas of gift processing and receipting. For more information go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/


Corvallis: We woke up to light showers and cloudy skies this morning, but the showers should disapate by late morning.  The high will reach 64 today. Tomorrow we’ll see mostly cloudy skies as it warms up to 68. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are on the way for the rest of the week.

Central Oregon: Sunny skies and a high of 70 will keep things pleasant today, and things will stay warm and sunny through the week, with overnight lows in the high 30s to low 40s.

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