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.
Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth's climate past. It doesn't bode well for the future (Washington Post)
“They have produced a nice signal of the release of freshwater into the Arctic Ocean, but the conclusions are based on an uncertain chronology which, when trying to tie together events so closely, requires some independent confirmation," Peter Clark, an Oregon State University geoscientist who has published evidence supporting the St. Lawrence River theory, said in an email.
What are ghost particles? These mysterious space fragments could be key to understanding our universe (Bustle)
Neutrinos are important because they convey information across time and space. They travel through the universe and cannot be harmed or lost, and scientists call them "messengers," Heidi Schellman, a particle physicist at Oregon State University and computing coordinator for a different neutrino detection project, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, who was not involved in the research, told the Washington Post.
Antarctic penguins find an unlikely ally: fishermen (National Geographic)
"The news is very exciting and promising," says Kim Bernard, an assistant professor and krill expert at Oregon State University.
At the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center, restaurant patrons are paid taste-testers(Willamette Week)
At the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center (1207 N.W. Naito Parkway, No. 154, 503-872-6680, fic.oregonstate.edu), the patrons are actually paid to be here - putting their palates to work as taste testers for a local company developing a new product.
EPA, Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat in PFAS (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
“It basically says the plume is on its way, that’s the leading indicator… PFOS and PFOA is likely on the way to your house,” said Jennifer Field, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology at Oregon State University. Field is a leading expert on test methods for PFAS compounds. The Department of Defense helps fund her research. “If you are on the hydrological flow path it’s a matter of time and distance.”
“We’re still digging in our heels like we always have and we’re just going after it more and more and more, rather than backing off and taking a different assessment,” said Chris Dunn, who studies fire at Oregon State University.
Genetic research at Oregon State University has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species.
Science: New evidence of two subspecies of American pika in the Rocky Mountain National Forest (InfoSurHoy)
The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, also concludes that the subspecies are interbreeding. Researchers at Oregon State University, University of California San Diego and University of Colorado-Boulder collaborated on the study.
Sustainable policies mesh with economic opportunities (Portland Tribune)
"If we sampled in the river it would clog all of our filters," said microbiologist Grace Klinges, who studies samples from the Tara as part of her graduate work at Oregon State University.
OSU Forestry dean dies following illness (Capital Press)
Thomas Maness, who served as dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University since 2012, died Thursday in Corvallis. He was 63.
The Oregon Historical Society and Oregon State University recently collaborated on a project to collect and digitize much of the work of Finley and his colleagues. During 2016 and 2017 they digitized more than 6,800 images and more than 8,000 pages of manuscript materials. The small sampling featured here offers a fascinating inside look at the beginnings of the conservation movement.
Oregon State University–Cascades recently recognized six recipients of the 2018 Employee Awards. The awards recognize faculty and staff in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; outreach; outstanding staff; scholarship and creative activity; sustainability; and teaching excellence.
Oregon State University student Angel Mandujano-Guevara, 21, is an organizer for MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán), the Chicano movement’s original campus cavalry. He said the typical member is someone who was exposed to MEChA in high school but didn’t sign up: “They say, ‘I was never involved and now I want to get involved here. How can I join?’”
That robot's name is Ginger. And it’s programmer, a professor from Oregon State University, brings Ginger around the world to tell jokes.
The ethics of saving wolves (The Revelator)
Answering that question gets to the heart of what it means to be human and what wolves mean to people, says Michael P. Nelson, professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University
The Oregon State University baseball team became the fourth team honored by the 2017-18 Oregon Sports Awards as a George Pasero Team of the Year. The Beavers finished their 2018 season with a record of 55-12-1, including six elimination games to win the 2018 College World Series.
Thanks to the assistance of the City of Corvallis Police Department, Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and the great team at Orange Media at Oregon State University, a short on-line video was created that illustrates the new visor and wallet cards that have been made available on a statewide basis to assist with communications between individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and law enforcement officers. (see also KDRV)
The study is published in the journal Ecosphere by researchers at Oregon State University and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The research builds on an OSU study that determined that bears are the primary seed dispersers of berry-producing shrubs in Alaska.
Senators Jeff Merkley, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Agriculture subcommittee, and Ron Wyden announced Thursday that a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture grant was awarded to Oregon State University for research on the durability of cross-laminated timber, an innovative product that is helping to advance wood as a construction material for tall buildings.
'An introduction to agriculture' (Argus Observer)
A group of kids from the Boys & Girls Club of the Western Treasure Valley perused the various booths set up around the space. They were joined by local families and agriculture professionals from across the area looking to take a glimpse into the current offerings for the agriculture industry on Wednesday during the annual Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station Field Day.
Is Your Horse in a Good Mood? See if It Snorts. (The New York Times)
Lauren Brubaker, a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University specializing in human-animal interactions, said the study also matches the experience of people in the horseback riding world. “You hear a lot of riders and instructors and trainers who will say they’re looking for horses to do that snorting behavior while they’re riding because they believe the horses are relaxing and releasing adrenaline,” she said.
10 months after the Eagle Creek Fire erupted, Gorge shows promising signs of recovery (The Oregonian)
"I was really impressed with how green it was," said Lisa Ellsworth, a fire ecologist from Oregon State University who accompanied Jennings on the flight.
Research station fights back against rose stem girdler (Capital Press)
A new pest has burst on the scene at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center.
Environment for learning (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Thursday's river trip was just one of the program's summer activities and was part of the Environmental Leadership for Youth camp, held June 26-29 at Oregon State University. The four-day camp let participants get a glimpse of college life while sleeping in dorms and attending classes through the university's Fisheries and Wildlife Department.
Symbiosis keynote: Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, will give the keynote address at the Ninth International Symbiosis Society Congress at OSU. His talk, “I contain multitudes: Telling stories about microbes and the people who study them,” takes place Monday, July 16, from 8-9 p.m., in the Austin Auditorium of The LaSells Stewart Center. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information: https://symbiosissociety2018.org/
Retirement Reception for Barb Hammar and Judy Dahlem: You are invited to attend the retirement reception for Barb Hammar, Undergraduate Admissions evaluator and Judy Dahlem, Undergraduate Admissions articulation coordinator. Hammar is retiring after 20 years of service to the university and Dahlem is retiring after 27 years of service to the university. The reception is Tuesday, July 17, 3-5 p.m. in Memorial Union 104.
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 -7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.
ABC+D of Medicare: Medicare choices? Part D? Medigap? Medicare Advantage? Designed for people 63 and older. Presented by Kyle King, CPRC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor, CFS*. July 18, noon, MU 212. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Retirement Reception for Dan Arp: You are invited to attend the retirement reception for Dan Arp, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. Arp is retiring after 28 years of service to the university. The reception is Wednesday, July 18, 5-7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. Short program to start at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
NEW! Let's Talk PERS: SEIU is hosting speaker Everice Moro. Moro worked 30 years as an educational assistant at Estacada School District expecting to get a monthly pension with a cost-of-living increase (COLA). Then the Oregon Legislature reduced her COLA to save money. Moro became the lead plaintiff in a suit that went to the Oregon Supreme Court and overturned the cuts. Thursday July 19, 11 a.m., Memorial Union Room 13, Multipurpose Room. Lunch served.
Beaver Classic Cheese sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic cheeses. Come and taste our 10 different varieties including our award-winning smoked cheddar. We have cheddars, swiss and provolones. Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Withycombe 159. For more info, contact email@example.com
Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks, and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is located at 3260 S.W. Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Email Nathan.Parker@oregonstate.edu for any questions regarding the store.
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.
NEW! How Science Works Family Program: There is a scientist in all of us. Come to Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport on July 20 from 1-3 p.m., and learn how science works by conducting a shore crab racing experiment outside in the estuary. Boots and outdoor gear are recommended. Cost is $15 per person - learn more and register.
Beaver Classic Cheese Sales: Come purchase your favorite Beaver Classic Cheeses at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taste our 10 different varieties including our award-winning smoked cheddar. We have cheddars, swiss and provolones. Look for announcements in the weekly summer edition of OSU Today for occasional on campus sales this summer. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Speed Friending Event with INTO OSU Mexican Teaching Group: Seeking 15 OSU and Community members to participate in brief five-minute conversations with a group of 15 Mexican educators on Monday, July 23, from 5 -7:30 p.m. at the Valley Library, Willamette East/West Room (Valley 3622). Register at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZmeIqbjVv1z2Lz
NEW! Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 30, to consider a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing and three capital construction project budgets. Room 221 within the university’s Memorial Union will be open to the public as a site for listening to this meeting and for providing comments on action items listed on the agenda. The public can also listen to the meeting by calling the toll-free number listed on the agenda. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. If special accommodation is required, contact Lauren Skousen at (541) 737-3449 or email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance.
2018 Dry Farming Field Days: The Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program is organizing several Dry Farming Field Days this summer. More than 30 sites throughout western Oregon and Washington are hosting trials this year and three of them will be hosting tours. Come learn about dry farming and multiple research projects engaging with the Dry Farming Collaborative, and see crops such as tomatoes, squash, melon, zucchini, dry beans, and corn grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field. Corvallis tours are July 30 at the OSU Vegetable Research Farm and Aug. 13 at the OSU Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, as well as Astoria on Aug. 27 at 46 North Farm. Free but parking is limited so RSVP at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dry-farm/dry-farming-project or call OSU Extension office in Benton County at 541-766-3553.
Exhibit at The Little Gallery: Erin Price is showing "Mountain Memories: Glimpses of Asia." Exhibition dates: July 2 – Sept. 21 in the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Make the most out of your food dehydrator: Lane County Master Food Preservers will offer a class to you helpyou learn the basics of food dehydration for camping and backpacking at a fraction of commercially prepared foods. Included will be fruits, veggies, soup mixes, camping meals, fruit leather, fruit drops and jerky. Tuesday, July 24, 5:30-8 p.m.., Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene. Cost $35 Register
NEW! Advancing Women in Leadership event in Portland: Every quarter the College of Business brings the Portland business community together for short discussions, networking and insights from our panelists around ideas and strategies on how we can work together to advance women in business. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m., NAVEX Global - 5500 Meadows Road, Suite 500, Lake Oswego. RSVP: https://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&pgid=7424&gid=34&cid=13875&ecid=13875&post_id=0
Clean and Sustainable Water Technology: The College of Engineering is organizing the inaugural Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative workshop to be held Aug. 6-7. The keynote address, "Urban Water Supply Re-invention for Dry Cities,” will be given by Richard G. Luthy, Silas H. Palmer, professor in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure at Stanford University. Other invited talks will be added to the program as they are confirmed. Abstract submissions for the poster session are being accepted now at http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/water and are due no later than July 17. Free but advance registration is required.
Cider and Perry Production (July 23-27): Learn how to craft the perfect cider and perry (a fermented pear beverage) with Oregon State University's Fermentation Science experts in Corvallis, Oregon. Click here to find out more and secure your seat today.
Summer SJEI workshops: Social Justice Education Initiative from Faculty Affairs has a few seats left for Summer term Tier One workshops. See schedule and registration at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46. Join your colleagues and peers to begin, or continue, your social justice journey in this well-reviewed program. Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-0866
NEW! Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Lighting in Disasters. Lighting is one of the most essential pieces of an emergency kit. While most people are familiar with flashlights, there are other options to consider. Never leave light sources burning or turned on when you are asleep (except glow sticks) or not present. Remember to store extra fuel or batteries, wicks, mantles, globes, and other spare parts specific to your light sources in your emergency kit. Don’t wait until an emergency to learn how to use your light sources. This month’s poster can be downloaded http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/Poster/07-15%20Light%20in%20Disasters.pdf
NEW! Volunteers needed: Volunteers needed for OSU Fall 2018 Move-in. Join OSU and UHDS as a volunteer to welcome thousands of new residents on Sunday, Sept. 16, as they move into their OSU residence halls. Volunteering as an individual: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJmy0uL3eUmoruB. Volunteering your group/organization: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHfQCJWfFFZBTq5. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Friday, Aug. 31.
Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about recent policy updates: http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new This page is updated frequently with new developments so check back regularly.
Procurement standards training: The OSU procurement standards are updated for fiscal year 2019 to comply with uniform guidance and this class will assist you in understanding the reasons for the update, recognize dollar thresholds for different procurement methods and learn how to apply a new informal (small) procurement process. To register, see the professional development site at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=31 and titled: New Procurement Standards & Informal (Small) Purchases.
OSMSC Undergraduate/Graduate Proteomics Summer Research Opportunity: The Oregon State University Mass Spectrometry Center (OSMSC) is offering proteomics research opportunities during summer of 2018 for undergraduate/graduate research projects. Accepted students will conduct their proposed research during the summer term with the technical support provided by OSMSC. The OSMSC will waive the training fee for all accepted students and will provide an allowance of total eight hours of free mass spectrometer instrument time and data analysis time to each student for the conduct of their summer research. Proposals outlining the project along with the application form and a letter of support backing the student from the PI of the lab should be submitted by Aug. 15. The application form is on our website http://mass-spec.science.oregonstate.edu/content/research-opportunities. For questions contact Liping Yang. Submit your application to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or ALS 0073.
Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-120-404 Relocation Allowance replaces FIS 415 Relocation and Moving. Due to recent tax law changes, all payments made to employees related to moving and relocation are now 100 percent tax reportable and subject to income tax withholdings. This new policy provides a relocation allowance, if included in the employee offer, rather than a reimbursement requiring additional documentation. Employees with outstanding relocations for offers made prior to this new policy will be notified within the next 30-60 days, and arrangements will be made to finalize all payments.
Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-140-206 Procurement Cards replaces FIS 408-01 Procurement Cards. This new policy covers all procurement cards, including PCards, Travel & Expense Cards and Group Travel Cards. The intent of the policy is to modify and update the existing card options.
Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-140-503 Memberships, Dues and Subscriptions replaces FIS 410-06 Memberships and Dues and FIS 410-14 Subscriptions. The primary purpose of this new policy is to reformat to our new structure, and includes only minor revisions.
Fall 2018 On-campus Housing Move-In and Early Arrival: Fall 2018 move-in for the residence halls will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, and you can find more information on our website: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/move-in-guide. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to the scheduled move-in date for orientations or trainings must complete an Early Arrival Request for their group. If you have questions, contact Kaitlyn.email@example.com.
Xpress Stop: Printing and Mailing Services’ Xpress Stop location in the MU will be closed from July 2 through July 16. Our main location at 4700 S.W. Research Way will remain open during this time. If you have any questions please contact us at 541-737-4941.
Use of Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems for OSU operations and research: As of May 15, 2018, the OSU special authorization, known as the “COA,” to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for research purposes expired but OSU can continue to operate under Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations Part 107. Going forward all OSU community members must fly under the oversight of an individual who has a “part 107” FAA remote pilot’s license, if that flight is for official OSU activity, including research. Additionally to obtain liability and insurance coverage through OSU, the flight operations must be logged with the OSU flight log system, found at: http://research.oregonstate.edu/uas-osu/unmanned-aerial-systems-oregon-state-university/uas-flight-reporting. OSU seeks to support the OSU UAS community and provides free access to training to prepare for the Part 107 remote pilot test and will also provide a licensed pilot for research use, if needed. Information on both maybe found at: http://research.oregonstate.edu/drones If your operation falls outside the scope allowed under part 107 or you are unsure, contact Mark Peters in the Research Office well in advance of the planned mission.
Welcome Week 2018 Submissions Open: Sept.16-23, 2018, is Welcome Week, a time to celebrate and welcome our new and returning students to campus. An outline of events can be found at http://welcome.oregonstate.edu/schedule. A more complete schedule will be available in late August/early September. If you are interested in offering an event during Welcome Week you can submit events online at: http://welcome.oregonstate.edu/submitting-events.
Benton County survey: Residents of Benton County are invited to participate in a survey conducted by Erica Fischer, assistant professor of structural engineering, and Sal Hernandez, assistant professor of transportation engineering at Oregon State University for a research project, “Evaluating the Impact of Post Disaster Public Behavior on Emergency Management.” If you have questions about the project, contact: Erica Fischer or Sal Hernandez.
Beaver Champion Award: Every year on University Day the president awards the Beaver Champion to an individual (or individuals) for outstanding effort, the achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality that has yielded university-wide impact. The President’s Office is seeking nominations for this award. Send nomination letters to Edward J. Ray, President, Office of the President, 600 Kerr Admin. Bldg. or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic and Maintenance
30th Street: Due to intersection improvements at 30th & Jefferson the southbound lane of 30th will be closed from Campus Way to Washington Way, from July 16- 30, with a detour in place (map). For questions or comments on this notice contact, Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.
Richardson Hall West lot: As part of the Advanced Wood Products project, there will be utility work taking place in the Richardson Hall West lot. The lot will be open during this work but you may need to use the entrance off of 35th Street for a short period of time (July 9-20), detour signs will be in place. See attached map for areas of work and duration (map). For questions or comments on this shutdown contact Rick Freeman at 541-231-5368.
This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs
To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.
NEW! Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management at Oregon State University is recruiting for one full-time Account 1. This is a regular classified position. Posting # P01657CT. Closes July 20.
NEW! Recruitment Coordinator - The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Recruitment Coordinator. Posting # P02310UF. Posting closes July 20.
NEW! The Central Payroll Office at Oregon State University is recruiting for one full-time Office Specialist 2 position. This is a regular classified position. Posting # P01662CT. Closes July 21.
NEW! The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applicants for a part-time (.50 FTE) 12-month Directing Curatorposition for the Art About Agriculture Program. Posting #P02319UF. Closes July 23.
NEW! Institutional Analytics and Reporting is seeking a Data Modeler. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. This is an Internal Employment Opportunity. Positing # P02331UF. Closes July 25.
NEW! The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting # P02320UF. Closes July 27.
NEW! Cook 1 - University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for one Cook 1 position. This is a full-time, 10-month, classified position. Posting # P01659CT. Closes July 30.
NEW! Juntos Statewide Leader - The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Juntos Statewide Leader. This is a full-time (1 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the OSU Open Campus & Special Initiatives Leader. Posting# P02323UF. Closes Aug. 8.
NEW! Open Campus Education Coordinator - The Division of University Outreach and Engagement Open Campus invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month fixed-term Oregon State University (OSU) Open Campus Education Coordinator position. The responsibilities of this position are .50 FTE Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) and .50 FTE OSU Open Campus. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Coastal Regional Director and the OSU Open Campus Program Leader. Posting # P02341UF. Closes Aug. 13.
NEW! Certified Veterinary Technician. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a Full-Time Certified Veterinary Technician (VT2) for a Temporary Position of employment in our Large Animal Hospital. The hospital is part of OSU’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. Posting # P01596CT. Closes Aug. 24.
OSU150 fun fact: For 1983 business alumnus Mike Rich, writing started out as a hobby. An award-winning screenwriter, his film credits include Secretariat, Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Radio and Cars 3.
Corvallis: Sunny with highs in the upper 80s after Monday's high of 91, and lows in the mid 50s.
Central Oregon: Sunny with highs in the 90s dropping to the 80s by mid week, lows in the 50s.
Newport: Mostly sunny, highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/