OSU Today

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

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.

OSU study concludes coastal waves are bigger (KTVZ)

An Oregon State University study says that maximum coastal wave heights in the Pacific Northwest have significantly grown in recent decades. (See also KCBY, the Oregonian and KVAL)

Don’t forget to eat your greens (Science Centric)

The age old reminder to always eat your greens isn’t just for kids anymore. Not only are the vitamins and minerals good for you, but eating greens could also save your life, according to a recent study that included OSU researchers.

Home cooking is a hot trend (Mail-Tribune)

Sharon Johnson, associate professor in health and human sciences at Oregon State University and with OSU Extension, talks about the trend to shun take out for home cooked meals.

Oregon tax vote poses fresh test for Dems (Stateline)

If the Democrats’ tax proposals are upheld, “it will provide an ideological counterweight to what happened in Massachusetts. It will muddy the waters a bit in terms of the perception of what’s going on out there,” said Bill Lunch, a political science professor at Oregon State University and a prominent commentator on the state’s politics.

Creating with her audience (LIFE@OSU)

OSU music instructor and renowned jazz musician Dana Reason talks about blending theory and practice with her students.

Cox to lead national initiative (LIFE@OSU)

Dan Cox, a professor of coastal and ocean engineering at OSU and previous director of the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, is beginning a new, national initiative to develop large multidisciplinary ocean research projects.

Today

A campus forum for OSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative candidates takes place today. Joey Spatafora, Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology will present today from noon – 1:15 p.m., MU International Forum, located in the MU East Building, near Snell Hall.

The 10th Japan-US Seminar: Genome-Enabled Ineraction of Research of Plant Pathogen Systems is taking place this week at OSU. For program information, see http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/japan-us2010/

Upcoming events

NEW! The science of aging ranges from biochemistry to exercise and personality. At the Jan. 28 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty lunch club, in MU 109, Karen Hooker, director of OSU’s Center for Healthy Aging Research, will discuss projects under way in the center. Guests can reserve a seat by calling Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783.

NEW! Did you miss your chance to see Food Inc. in the theater?  Do you want to see it again?  Well, now’s your chance to see it–free–and to participate in what is sure to be lively and insightful discussion immediately following the film. A screening takes place at 7 p.m., Jan. 27 in the MU Ballroom. If you are able, please bring a donation for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.  Non-perishable food items, personal care/hygiene items, cash, and checks welcome. For more information please contact osufoodgroup@oregonstate.edu

NEW! Come join the Power Up discussion: Food and Nutrition: Fuel for the mind, body, and soul, 6 p.m., Jan. 28, Dixon Upper Classroom. Join Whitney Sweat, R.D. as she discusses the many ways food fuels us and learn how to reap its benefits.

The Benefits of Mindfulness, a Power Up Challenge event, takes place 4 p.m., Jan. 27, in MU 206. Learn how being more “present” in your everyday living can help you. Based off of Eastern philosophy, the mindfulness approach has been utilized in an increasing number of settings to improve quality of life. Discover ways in which mindfulness can have positive impacts on your own health, relationships and emotional well-being.

Join the Austin Entrepreneurship for the 2nd Annual Weatherford Awards , honoring lifelong Entrepreneurs and Innovators. The Weatherford Awards will be held Feb. 17 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. This year’s honorees are: Frank Cloutier, leader of the HP team that developed the Ink Jet Printer, Douglas Engelbart, Ph.D., inventor of the computer mouse, Doc and Connie Hatfield, founders of Country Natural Beef, Cory Schreiber, pioneer of the NW Natural Food Movement, James Peterson, Ph.D., world-leading wheat breeder, Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods.

Should parents whose children die because of religious-based medical neglect be prosecuted? Experts will discuss that question and more at Oregon State University. The event, “What More in the Name of God? Faith Healing and the Death of Children,” will be held Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library.

Campus forums for OSU’s Faculty Athletics Representative candidates are open to all students, staff and faculty. Ray Brooks, Professor of Finance, College of Business: Jan. 27, 10 – 11:15 a.m., MU 20. The forums will include a 20 minute presentation, followed by Q&A. Feel free to bring your lunch to the forums scheduled at noon. Questions: Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu.

Former Austin Entrepreneurship Program student Ryan Kirkpatrick will speak Jan. 28 at OSU on creating two successful start-ups. He will give a lecture from noon to 1:20 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall. Faculty are invited for a luncheon meeting with Kirkpatrick from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room, Weatherford Hall. Please RSVP at RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu by Jan. 25 and note the name of event. Students are invited to a Fireside Chat from 3-4 p.m. in the Trysting Tree Conference Room D107, Weatherford Hall. This is your chance to meet one-on-one with our guest speaker. RSVP at RSVPAEP@bus.oregonstate.edu and note the name of event.

2010 HHS Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29. For EXSS, HDFS-HS, and PH students. Get your foot in the door! Meet with career professionals from over 40 businesses and organizations to find out about internship possibilities. The college’s 20 student clubs and oraganizations will be represented as well. Enjoy pizza, vegetables and drinks. This annual event is free.

News for Employees

NEW! “Welcoming Diversity: Valuing the Differences Among Us” Workshop. A limited number of openings are available for the 2010-11 sessions on February 15 and March 12.  Workshop details and pre-registration information is available on the OSU Campus Coalition Builders website at http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/ccb/ccbcalendar.html.  Participation in will serve as a pre-requisite for the “Skill Building to Effectively Interrupt Prejudicial Behaviors” scheduled for April.

The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI) 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/mri.htm
NSF – MRI program site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm Letters of Intent submission deadline to the Research Office is Feb. 26 and should be sent electrically as a MS Word or PDF document to debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2010. Applications are due in the Research office by March 8. Please note: Proposals must be submitted electronically. Complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/rerf.htm

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for Summer Term 2010. Applications are due in the Research Office by March 1. The complete program description and application may be accessed on the Research Office web site at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive

Selah Meyer, Sarah Paeth and OSU students living in Azalea House Co-Op are doing a shoe drive for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Donations of lightly-used tennis shoes, running shoes, hiking boots, or sandals are being sought. The goal is 300 pairs of shoes, so every pair counts. The drive continues through Jan. 30. Drop shoes off at 1050 S.W. Madison Dr. (Azalea House)

The Graduate School encourages your nomination of qualified, degree-seeking graduate and post-baccalaureate professional students, including eligible students at OSU Cascades Campus, under the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship program. Total funding available for these awards will be distributed equally on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Nominations must be received by the Graduate School by Feb. 15. Information regarding this and other scholarship and fellowship programs administered by the Graduate School may be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/.

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Faculty Release Time (FRT) for 2010-11 Release for Fall term 2010, Winter term 2011 or Spring term 2011. Applications are due in the Research Office by Feb. 22, 2010. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria can be accessed at the Research Office website: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Delmore at 541-737-8390 or debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu .

Charitable Fund Drive Update

Great job, folks! We’re a little more than $3,000 away from the 2008-2009 amount of $117,568, which benefits organizations such as United Way. To date, 232 OSU employees have donated a total of $114,430. You can help improve our numbers by going to http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/ and donating. You have until Jan. 31.

Jobs

The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute seeks to hire a Faculty Research Assistant to support the development of a microchannel atomizer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. To review job posting and apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting #0005183, closing date 02/05/10. For full consideration apply by Feb. 5. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Office Specialist 1, OSU Extension Service – Linn County. F/T, starting at $1923 monthly + benefits. Major duties include: performing office reception duties, including collecting funds for publication sales and registration fees for events, routing customer and volunteer inquiries; clerical support to volunteer 4-H program, Master Gardener volunteers including generating, duplicating, and mailing correspondence and other documents, and maintaining 4-H database; ordering office supplies and maintaining publications inventory. For complete announcement including minimum qualifications, special requirements/preferences & application materials visit web site http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Closing date Feb. 1 at 5 pm. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Grants/ Contracts Tech in the department of Botany & Plant Pathology. This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees, for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005193. Closing date is Feb. 4. OSU is an AA/EOE.

The Oregon State University Foundation is recruiting for a Foundation Relations Coordinator. The Foundation Relations program is responsible for building a broad base of philanthropic support from local, regional, and national foundations for the priorities of Oregon State University. The position involves reporting directly to and working closely with the Director of Foundation Relations, the Foundation Relations Coordinator will provide support for and assist in the administration and coordination of all activities of the Foundation Relations program. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/

Office Specialist 2: The department of Mathematics is recruiting for an Office Specialist 2. This is a full-time, 12-month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees, for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005147. For consideration apply by Jan. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Fiscal Coordinator I: The Office of Business Affairs invites applications for a Fiscal Coordinator I. This is a full-time, 12 month position. This is an internal search and open only to OSU employees; for more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting 0005156. Closing Date: Feb. 1. OSU is an AA/EOE.

INTO Oregon State University is searching for a Director of Studies. The Director of Studies provides leadership to all academic personnel within the INTO OSU Center and works to maintain the academic and financial health of the academic and intensive English programs. The Director of Studies will have overall operational responsibility for the management and development of teaching programs, academic managers and related resource within the Center. This accountability also involves the management and development of the academic support team. Visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp, job posting number 0005129.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development for the College of Engineering. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the position of Director of Development, Linus Pauling Institute. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Executive Director of the Oregon 4-H Foundation and Director of Development to work in collaboration with the assigned development team and OSU leadership. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an Associate Creative Director, Special Events to develop the creative look for specific events and assist with coordination of other events. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

The Oregon State University Foundation has a job opportunity for a Telefund Manager/Student Based Programs Manager to oversee the Student Telephone Outreach Program, create the Student Philanthropy Program and continue to grow the Senior Class Gift Program. To review a full job description, qualifications and requirements, and instructions on how to apply, go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/ This position will remain open until filled.

Extension Program Leader: Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for the position of Extended Program Leader. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term position For more details and application instructions, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting #0005107. Closing date is Feb. 28. OSU is an AA/EOE

Traffic and Maintenance

Linus Pauling: Due to construction related to the LPSC project, Campus Way and 30th Street will be intermittently closed down during project work. Use extreme caution during this time period. This work will begin at 7:30 a.m. today and should be completed by April 30.

Kerr Admin: Due to testing on the fire alarm system, fire horns, bells, and/or alarms will sound during this time. Facilities crews will be working to test and reset the building fire system. This testing is necessary to ensure the building fire system is functioning properly. The testing will begin at 11 p.m. Jan. 30 and should conclude by 5 a.m. Jan. 31.

Adams Hall: Due to upgrades being performed on the building’s only ADA access to Adams Hall, the western entrance/exit will be temporarily closed. All personnel without disabilities are asked to utilize the northern and eastern entrances of the building. A temporary call box will be installed near the building’s eastern entrance to allow building services to be obtained outside the building. Signage will be in place to assist visitors to open the building entries. This shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Feb. 4.

Weather

Winter really seems to be taking a back seat lately, as temperatures stay moderately pleasant and the days continue to lengthen. Even the daffodils are starting to seriously consider opening up early. So as we enjoy the fact that it’s still daylight at 5 p.m., we shouldn’t begrudge a few showers that come our way. In fact, there’s only a chance of rain later today, and Wednesday looks dry. Today’s high will be 49, with an overnight low of 33.

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