OSU Today

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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.

Cooking (or not cooking) broccoli to protect its nutritional riches (NPR)

But as Emily Ho, an associate professor and researcher at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, tells The Salt, cooking broccoli too long destroys the enzyme that breaks down chemicals called glucosinolates into cancer-fighting agents. (see also Women’s Health, Daily Mail, UPI)

Improved system to observe ocean (KEZI)

Oregon State University scientists, along with partners around the country, are moving closer to deploying a new fleet of undersea gliders that will transform the way you see the ocean. (see also KOHD)

Business incubation program set to hatch cheese (Capital Press)

Brian Humiston came to Oregon State University to learn to make beer. He decided to make cheese instead.

Azuray introduces new generation of products (Portland Tribune)

The company’s new power optimizer and solar module performance monitor were introduced at the Solar Power International conference in Dallas, Texas. Azuray sprang out of technology developed at Oregon State University.

Four librarians, four Ereaders, one month (Library Journal)

A piece by OSU librarians Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Jane Nichols, Uta Hussong-Christian, and Laurie Bridges.

Dairy processing center key to growth of OSU’s cheese-making program (Capital Press)

– Oregon State University’s cheese-making program took a giant leap forward last year with an $860,000 donation from Paul Arbuthnot to endow a dairy professorship.

OSU to unveil science center (Gazette-Times)

The $62.5 million Linus Pauling Science Center, the largest donor-supported building project in the history of Oregon State University, will hold a grand opening and public open house on Friday, Oct. 14.

New animal sciences head seeks balanced approach (Capital Press)

John Killefer, head of Oregon State University’s newly merged animal and rangeland sciences department, has returned home to ramp up the department’s profile.

New program to expand, enhance use of LIDAR (Space Daily)

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new system that will enable highway construction engineers in the field to immediately analyze soil movements caused by active landslides and erosion and use the powerful tool of LIDAR to better assess and deal with them. (see also Science Daily)

OSU to test emergency alert system Wednesday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University will test its emergency alert system by sending out a test message to anyone with a university email address at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

How to use the OSU Extension Service (Tualatin Times)

Now in its 100th year, the Extension Service is the largest grassroots educational organization in the state. Its staff members and thousands of volunteers work with fellow Oregonians to impart up-to-date knowledge and research through classes and workshops, tours, publications, the Internet and by phone.

Governor’s health policy adviser talks health care in the 21st century (Gazette-Times)

The conference continues today at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center and is open to the public. See oregonpublichealth.org for today’s schedule and to register online.

Malheur County farmers propose extension district vote (Capital Press)

Malheur County onion growers are knee deep in an effort to ensure Oregon State University’s extension service and experiment station don’t abandon them any time soon.

Oregon wine could get cool weather boost (Western Farm Press)

While it might make it difficult for gardeners to ripen backyard fruit, the cool weather this season could be an advantage to Oregon wine grapes, according to researchers at Oregon State University.


Parent Lunch & Learn: Come enjoy your lunch with fellow parents from the OSU community. On Oct. 12, Melissa Cheyney from OSU’s Reproductive Health Lab will be speaking about birthing options. The event is held in room 211 of the Memorial Union from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. For more information call 541-737-4906.

Candidate forum: A presentation and open forum for the Facilities Services Assistant Director candidate Dan Kermoyan takes place  Oct. 12,  MU 211 1:40-2:30 p.m.

Emergency Alert Test: OSU will test the campus Emergency Alert System on Wed., Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The system will send test messages to every employee and student with an OSU e-mail address. Make sure you’re prepared – log in to the system now at alert.oregonstate.edu under the “Enter your contact information” tab, using your e-mail address and OSU ID number. Input your best contact info and specify the priority for how you should be reached – text, e-mail and voice call options are all available. Read the alert test news release for more information.

Reception for Joyce Fred: The OSU community is invited to a reception to recognize Joyce Fred and her six-year leadership as Risk Officer at OSU. Joyce is leaving us to begin a career at Tulane University in New Orleans. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday Oct. 12, 3:30 to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery.

HEM forum: AAUP is sponsoring a HEM forum on Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Weinger room 151. OSU faculty Patti Watkins, Clinical Health Psychologist and Rick Hangartner, Patient Advocate/HIT Specialist will present their research on the lack of science in the HEM program, and the implementation of HEM programs across the country. Joan M. Kapowich, RN, PEBB and OEBB Administrator will also be in attendance at the forum. She will present the benefits of the HEM program.

Performance artist: The OSU Pride Center continues the celebration of Queer History Month by hosting Tim Miller, an internationally renowned queer performance artist and activist on the OSU campus on Wednesday, Oct 12 , 7 to 9 p.m. in the International Forum, Snell Hall. For more information contact the OSU Pride Center: 541-737-9161 or pride.center@oregonstate.edu

Upcoming Events

NEW! Showing of OSU films from the 1960-70s: OSU Archivist Karl McCreary will offer a glimpse of campus and student life by showing of 3 films produced by OSU from 1968 to 1974. Two of the films were made to attract minority students to study pharmacy and media services at OSU while the third honors the centennial of OSU in 1968. The showing is scheduled for Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Willamette East room on the third floor of the Library.

NEW! Workshop: “What’s new in Blackboard 9.1,” with Jon Dorbolo (TAC). This session is a survey of the new features and enhancements in the Fall 2011 upgrade to 9.1 version of Blackboard. Friday October 14, 3 to 3:50 p.m. Location: Milam 215

NEW! Book launch: A book launch party for OSU professor of English Chris Anderson’s new book of poetry, “The Next Thing Always Belongs,” takes place at 7 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Corvallis Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave. A reading, refreshments and music will be provided.

NEW! Fall carnival: The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is sponsoring the 6th Annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 15 prior to the BYU Football game in Parker Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon.  Come and trick or treat with your favorite Beaver athlete; play games and enjoy various carnival activities.  Prizes and candy will be given to all youngsters.

NEW! Bone marrow registry: The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be partnering with Be The Match for a registration drive which offers you the unique opportunity to possibly be  a life-saving bone marrow transplant donor. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match registry to find a life-saving donor.  Join the 75 student athletes, coaches and staff who have already registered with Be The Match this Saturday, Oct. 15 in Parker Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

NEW! Bollywood workshop: The OSU Asian Pacific Cultural Center invites you to a Bollywood dance workshop at the Women’s Building Room 116, on Oct 15 at 5:30 p.m. Neha Neelwarne, an OSU student and former Bollywood dance teacher at Faculty/Staff Fitness, will teach participants how to dance to a Bollywood song. No prior experience in dance is needed, but please make sure to dress comfortably.

NEW! Apocalypse panel: The Oregon State University Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic, “Will the World End Soon? Apocalyptic Visions of the Future” on Monday, Oct. 17. The free public debate will take begin at 7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium on the OSU campus. A panel of four experts will discuss and evaluate widespread claims that the end of human life on Earth is near.

NEW! Ethnic studies film: A public showing of the film “Precious Knowledge,” takes place Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center, followed by a discussion with producer Eren McGinnis. The film is a response to an Arizona law that prohibits the teaching of ethnic studies courses.

Flu Shot Clinic for Students/Faculty/Staff: Thursday, Oct. 13, in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). Faculty/Staff: $26 (cash, check, or charged to PEBB Insurance). Bring OSU ID card and Providence or PacificSource insurance cards. FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.

Employee Benefits Fair: Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MU Ballroom. Meet with Health and Retirement providers and get all of your questions answered. Representatives from Providence, ODS, Willamette Dental, VSP, Standard Insurance, UNUM, EAP-Cascades Centers, PERS, OSGP, Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA), Dixon Recreation, Faculty Fitness, Orange Rewards, Tobacco Cessation, Student Health Services, Environmental Health and Safety Public Safety, Child & Family Resources, and Weight Watchers. For more information visit the OHR website: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Disability Workshops: Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11:30 – Noon, MU Room 208. Learn how the short-term and long-term disability policies work, including waiting periods, process, etc. more information visit OHR website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Medicare Workshop: Oct. 13, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., MU Room 208. Do you have Medicare or do you help a family member with Medicare issues? Learn the ABCs & Ds of Medicare and Medicare Supplemental plans. Workshop provided by the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program (SHIBA). More information visit OHR website at: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html#benefitsfair

Triad Meeting: Since 1915, the Oregon Stater magazine has been chronicling the people of Beaver Nation and the events that shape the university. At the Oct. 13 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Stater editor Kevin Miller will share some of the stories behind the headlines. Triad meets in the MU, room 109 from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome and pay $10 for a catered lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783, by Oct. 11 to save a seat.

Faculty senate: The Oct. 13 Faculty Senate agenda is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2011/20111013.html. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall.

Daugherty reading: OSU professor Tracy Daugherty will read from his new book, a biography of “Catch-22” author Joseph Heller, titled “Just One Catch,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at OSU’s Valley Library. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda; a book signing follows.

Symphony Season Opener: “Local Virtuosos” on Oct. 13 features several OSU faculty and students as soloists under the baton of Marlan Carlson. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. This opening concert is free to all staff, faculty and students with valid OSU ID card while seats last. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For information: http://www.cosusymphony.org/

All Things Oregon: An Overview of the Oregon Encyclopedia: Larry Landis and Mina Carson will give a talk about the Oregon Encyclopedia, a comprehensive compendium about Oregon’s history and culture. Landis and Carson will discuss the development, content, future, and how you can be involved. Friday, Oct. 14 from 10 to 11:30 in the Willamette rooms in the Valley Library.

Shakespeare’s Songbook: The Toronto Consort, a nine-piece medieval music group from Toronto, Ontario, Canada will present a lecture-recital titled “Shakespeare’s Songbook,” on the Oregon State University music series Music à la Carte, on Friday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Linus Pauling Science Center: Save-the-date for the grand opening of the Linus Pauling Science Center, Oct. 14. Sample offerings from Ava’s Cafe, tour the facility and learn about the research taking place in the building. Tours 1-6 p.m., main program at 3 p.m., auditorium presentations starting at 4 p.m.

Webinar: “Narrating PowerPoint with Adobe Captivate,” with Mark Dinsmore (TAC). has been rescheduled for Tuesday Oct. 18, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Online Webinar. To learn about webinars and register, visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars.

Halloween With Harry Potter: A concert by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra takes place at LaSells Stewart Center on Sunday, Oct. 30. At 3 p.m. the orchestra will perform music from the first three Harry Potter movies. Beginning at 1 p.m., those with tickets to the concert are invited to come to the lobby of LaSells Stewart Center for a pre-concert, “Diagon Alley” themed, interactive community business fair. All tickets are $10 available online at cosusymphony.org and at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music and the door prior to the concert. Doors and box office open at 1 p.m.

Lectures and seminars

Intercultural communication: Elizabeth Root will present her research titled “The Voice at the Front of the Room: Identity Dialectics of the Intercultural Communication Instructor,” on Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106. This paper is based on an autoethnography conducted by Root and three of her colleagues; together they explore how their identities and intercultural experiences impact the teaching of course content.

Cultural insights: William Wei (Wei Xueming), a visiting scholar from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,will share cultural insights that he as gained from living and studying at OSU for several terms. His talk takes place Nov. 11, 4 p.m. in Shepard Hall 106.

News for Employees

NEW! RFI notice: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit input from stakeholders regarding recommendations for harnessing biological research innovations to meet national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while creating high-wage, high-skill jobs. The public input provided through this Notice will inform the as OSTP works with Federal agencies to develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint. The Blueprint “will identify strategies to meet grand challenges, promote commercialization and entrepreneurship, focus research and development investments in areas that will provide the foundation for the bioeconomy, expand workforce training to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the bioeconomy jobs of the future, identify regulatory reforms that will reduce unnecessary burdens on innovators while protecting health and safety, and describe appropriate public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation in key areas.” Responses are due by Dec. 6, 2011.

NEW! Historic forestry photos: Now though Dec 31, there will be a photo exhibit in Richardson Hall (ground floor) entitled “Rarely Seen Forestry Photos of 70 to 100 Years Ago”.  The collection was obtained by  Robin Rose at the National Archives.  The photos show aspects of forest regeneration, seedlings, logging practices, and  log  transport systems. The latter part of the exhibit shows some never before seen photos of the 555th Paratroop Infantry – an all Black smoke jumper group that fought fire from a WWII US Army base in Pendleton, Oregon from 1943 to 1949.

Beaver Strides: Fall term Beaver Strides online registration is happening now. The Beaver Strides Kickoff party takes place Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plageman Building, Student Health Services room 322. Registered Beaver Striders will pick up their FREE pedometers, tracking booklets and be entered to win prizes. Register in advance at: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides

Online webinar: “TAC.FM – Friday Morning TAC Tech Talk ” with host Mark Dinsmore (TAC). Each week on TAC.FM we will investigate technologies of interest to teaching faculty at OSU. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/tac/webinars Friday, Oct. 14, 10 to 10:50 a.m. for an online Webinar.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions: Shane Roghaar, TIAA-CREF Retirement Counselor will be on campus Nov. 1-3 for individual consultations during November. He can answer questions regarding the Tax Deferred Investment and Optional Retirement Programs with TIAA-CREF. To reserve a spot call 1-866-928-4221 ext 472601.

Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT 2011-12 Winter (Spring term release) program. Applications are due in the Research Office by Monday, Nov. 14. Guidelines for applications: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/frt.htm. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Research Funding Opportunity for Undergrads: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2011-12. This program supports undergraduate research activities. Applications are due by Nov. 21. Program description and application: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/urisc.htm. Information contact: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-8390.

Library Research Travel Grants – The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Library Research Travel Grants for the fall funding period. These grants promote faculty scholarship and instructional expertise by supporting faculty travel to libraries and collections outside the state of Oregon. Deadline is Nov. 4. See for more information. For information contact Jennifer Nutefall at 541-737-8527 or jennifer.nutefall@oregonstate.edu

Drupal assistance: Starting Oct. 14, CWS Training will be scheduling Open Lab hours throughout October, November, and December. The OSU Drupal 6 Open Lab is intended to assist those users who have specific questions related to their organization’s Drupal sites. Consultation will be available for OSU Drupal 6 module and theme use and configuration. Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins are welcomed as availability allows.

NSF – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Acquisition or Development Program: The Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the NSF – MRI program. The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. Guidelines for letters of intent: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/mri.htm. Submission deadline to the Research Office: Nov. 18. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu

Workshop: “Advanced PowerPoint Design and Pedagogy.” with Weiwei Zhang (TAC). Effective use of presentation tools workshop designed to help instructors improve slide design/making skills in order to better support teaching and learning. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Milam 215

Traffic and maintenance

Sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec: Due to reconstruction, the sidewalk between Jefferson Way and Dixon Rec will be temporarily closed. It is necessary to reconstruct the sidewalk so it will be a compliant ADA path of travel. The shutdown should end by 5 p.m. Dec. 16.


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

Human Resources Consultant 1 – Forestry, Oceanic and Atmospheric Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Posting #0008061. Closes Oct. 12.

OUS International Programs invites applications for a part-time (0.45 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Regional Adviser position housed at the University of Washington, Seattle. Posting #0008069. Closes Oct. 13.

Oregon State University, Facilities Services Department, is seeking a Fiscal Coordinator 1. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Job posting #0008145. Closes Oct. 14.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Purity Supervisor position. Posting # 0007973. Closes Oct. 15.

The Registrar’s Office is inviting applications for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0008150. Closes Oct. 16.

Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0008103. Closes Oct. 16.

Network Services, Open Source Programming invites applications for a Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst (Competency Level 2) position. Posting #0008050. Closes Oct. 19.

The Smile Program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative Program Specialist position at Oregon State University. Posting #0008131. Closes Oct. 20.

The Institute of Natural Resources invites applications for a part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Oregon Explorer Program Manager position in the Oregon Explorer Program. Posting # 0008119. Closes Oct. 21.

The Office of Human Resources is recruiting for a Human Resources Technical Lead. Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Posting # 0008107. Closes Oct. 23.

Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Fiscal Officer position to oversee grants management, coordination, budget administration and compliance for over $6.5 million annual Sea Grant funds for this statewide program. Posting #0008138. Closes: Oct. 23.

The Office of Business Affairs is inviting applications for a Program Representative 1. Posting #0008009. Closes Oct. 24.

Media Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Equipment Systems Specialist (Competency level 2) position. Posting # 0008100. Closes Oct. 30.

Digital Media Coordinator– Media Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term, 12-month, Digital Media Coordinator position. Posting #0008034. Closes Oct. 30.

Director of College Forests: The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time Director of College Forests, a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, professional faculty position. Posting #0008152. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 6.

The Office of the Dean of Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month fixed term Veteran Services Advisor. Posting #0008134. Closes Nov. 6.

Operations Management – College of Business invites applicants for a part-time, fixed-term instructor of Operations Management winter term. Apply to instructor pool. Posting # 0007284

College of Business invites applicants for part-time, fixed-term instructors of Entrepreneurship and Business Quantitative Methods winter and spring terms. Masters Degree required. Apply to instructor pool posting # 0007284.

The Oregon State University Foundation has a job opportunity for a Telefund Manager/ Student Based Programs Manager to work at the Corvallis Office. To review a full job description and instructions on how to apply go to http://osufoundation.org/employment/


Corvallis: After this morning’s doom and gloom, we might actually see some clearing this afternoon, and it would be a shame if you didn’t take a chance to go check out the changing leaves on campus. Fog will roll in tonight and it will be mostly cloudy on Thursday. The high will be 64 with a low of 44.

Central Oregon: The sun is back for a few more days but will be windy. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and low near 38. South wind around 6 mph becoming west.

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