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.
And while we’ve seen how imperfect citizen policing can be when filtered through a smartphone, it’s not a new concept. Joshua Reeves, a professor at Oregon State University and author of the 2017 book Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, says that programs that encourage people to report crimes directly to law enforcement have existed since Colonial America and serve an ideological function. “In more and more of our everyday lives, we’re being asked to think and act like cops,” Reeves said, and efforts like the App Task Force blur the relationship between tattling and citizenship.
If you're willing to extend your career by even a few years, the impact on your retirement income could be substantial. And, as an added perk, data from Oregon State University has shown that working longer could lead to a longer life. Of course, the longer you live, the more money you'll need in retirement, but at least that's a pretty good problem to have.
In the basement of Ed Brook's lab at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Christo Buizert ducked into a freezer hovering around -11 degrees Fahrenheit in a short-sleeved shirt and Birkenstocks, emerging moments later with a disk-shaped slice of ancient ice. (Subscription required for full story)
Two Oregon State University scientists have been appointed as lead authors to the newly formed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.
Experts at Oregon State University say the number of the flying insects around picnics and backyard BBQ’s is up dramatically compared to recent years. (see also KOIN, KLCC, KEZI)
There may also be a financial benefit to having a healthy sex life. Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at work, a recent Oregon State University study published in the “Journal of Management” concluded. Married couples who also enjoyed a regular sex life immersed themselves in their tasks at work and enjoyed them more.
The compounds behind perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since the age of dinosaurs, new research at Oregon State University says. (see also SciTechDaily)
"His decoding methodology allows too many totally arbitrary degrees of freedom," Oregon State University computer-science professor Mike Rosulek says. "So he is basically guaranteed to find anything he sets out to find."
The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University is now enrolling dogs with mammary cancer in a new clinical trial for a treatment that eradicates cancer in two ways.
Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, much longer than had been previously thought, according to new research led by scientists at Oregon State University and Penn State. (see also The Independent, Express.uk, Science Daily)
The need to replace defective cross-laminated timber panels has pushed back the estimated completion date of Oregon State University’s George W. Peavy Forest Science Center by another three months. “We’re looking at the fall of 2019,” OSU Vice President Steve Clark said this week. (see also Oregonian)
We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week with Christopher McKnight Nichols (OSU), Jim Pasero and Lisa Bates.
Similar changes are afoot at Oregon State University. Harriet Nembhard joined OSU in 2016 as head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, which has about 2,300 students. Since then, she's been focused on integrating humanities into the curriculum.
Having an entire college campus produce as much energy as it uses may sound like a Herculean task, but engineers and design experts at Oregon State University-Cascades have a detailed plan of how to meet that goal.
Oregon State University students alone make up about 42 percent of the transit system’s ridership. Students also pay an additional fee of 90 cents per term that goes to the transit system.
Under guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a full year must pass with no new cases before an outbreak can be declared over. In OSU’s case, that won’t happen before late November at the soonest.
The USDA will give Oregon State University nearly $500,000 to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings.
The men in green were law enforcement officers acting as shooters during an emergency management training exercise at the football stadium at Oregon State University. The SWAT team members fired simulated ammunition in the form of liquid soap pellets. Afterward, the actors discussed with the SWAT team what they had done well and what they could have done better.
Jason Graff, a botanist from Oregon State University who specializes in phytoplankton, will be using a high-tech, high-priced cell sorter to separate out the tiny organisms he’s most interested in studying. “The joke is that it costs more than a house,” Graff said of the cell sorter. “Well, maybe not in Seattle anymore.”
“This is an opportunity to know about the diverse things that OSU offers.” Clint Shock, director of the Oregon State University Malheur Experiment Station, said those words Friday night as he perused an exhibit in the Harano Art Gallery at Four Rivers Cultural Center celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary.
With just a sniff and a bite, Sarah Masoni prides herself on her ability to pick out every ingredient that went into a dish. Masoni uses her supertaster abilities every day at work as the director of product development and process program at the Food Innovation Center at Oregon State University.
App Development with Swift for Educators in Corvallis (Aug. 13 – 15): Learn Apple’s coding language Swift and gain the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to implement coding directly into your curriculum. Secure your seat today.
NEW! Drupal Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to learn more about your part in OSU’s upcoming accreditation process, the latest on what we’re doing to comply with EU-GDPR, and about cool OSU research into gender bias in software development. There will also be in depth discussion about survey best practices and the future of the Drupal Community Meeting (rebranding alert). Aug. 14 , 2-4 p.m. in Kidder 202. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.
OSUsed Store Clearance: 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. Specially marked merchandise will be 50 percent off this week. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.
NEW! All Classified Staff meeting: Bargaining Selectives - What are They? How Can your Group Get One? Lunch served. Thursday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Valley Library third floor, Willamette Conference Room. Questions? Contact Bargaining Delegate Gloria O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSUsed Store Clearance: 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. Specially marked merchandise will be 50 percent off this week! Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.
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. E-mail Nathan.Parker@oregonstate.edu for any questions regarding the store.
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 email@example.com
NEW! OSU-Cascades Science Pub: At Oregon State University – Cascades’ next Science Pub, OSU College of Pharmacy researcher Jane Ishmael will present “Marijuana as Medicine,” an exploration of trends in marijuana use and recent progress in understanding how cannabinoids act on the body. The Science Pub will take place on Aug. 21 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins Old St. Francis in Bend. Science Pubs take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free but reservations are required. Register by 5 p.m. the day prior to each Science Pub at www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.
NEW! Beaver Community Fair: Registration open. Annually the "Beaver Community Fair" draws together the OSU and greater Corvallis communities to celebrate the start of the academic year. This year’s fair will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m, in the Memorial Union Quad/SEC Plaza. Additional information, including link to registration is available online at https://sli.oregonstate.edu/bcf. Registration closes on Sept. 13.
NEW! Dean Thomas Maness: A Celebration of His Life and Career: On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the College of Forestry invites all to celebrate the life and achievements of Dean Thomas Maness who died on July 12. Colleagues say Maness was a visionary, as well as a wonderful leader and friend. All are welcome to join us, RSVP in advance here: http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/thomas-maness-celebration-life.
NEW! Volunteer opportunity: Volunteers are requested to canvas Corvallis neighborhoods to welcome students to the community. The canvassing takes place Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m. Volunteers check-in at Grace Lutheran Church (@ Kings & Harrison), canvas in pairs, and receive canvassing assignments, script and materials to distribute to resident in a nearby neighborhood, [click here] Alternatively, you can pick up door hangers to distribute in your neighborhood at your convenience ( [click here]
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! Monthly Emergency Preparedness training: OSU’s Office of Emergency Preparedness monthly training topic for August is evacuations. The training is Wednesday Aug. 15, in Cascade Hall 141, from 1-2 p.m. The training is open to all who wish to attend. More information about upcoming trainings at emergency.oregonstate.edu/training.
NEW! Using Parameters in CORE Webinar: Institutional Analytics and Reporting (IAR) will provide an introduction to using parameters in CORE reports. Aug. 15, 2-2:30 p.m. Register to attend: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0O4NnQBlEpSOyNv. Questions? Contact Logan Bingle
NEW! Government Contracting Online Course: Investigate case studies in order to understand the basic principles of law that affect government contracting and the ethical considerations this entails. Click here to register today. Register through Aug. 20.
NEW! Lean Six Sigma Tools and Techniques Workshop: Increase your ability to recognize waste within a process, develop a customer-driven pull system, and increase efficiency in your process timeline with lean six sigma tools. Click here to find out more. Online course begins Aug. 20.
NEW! Social Security: 7 Keys to Enhancing Benefits: How big a role will Social Security play in your overall retirement plan? Designed for people 60 and older. Presented by Kyle King CRPC®, APMA®, Associate Financial Advisor,CFS*. Aug. 30, noon, MU 212. RSVP to Investmentseminars@mapscu.com
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*. Aug. 21, noon, MU 212 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Basics of Fermentation: Lane County Master Food Preservers will offer a class to help you learn the basics of fermentation including pickles, sauerkraut, kim chi and kombucha. Learn what equipment will be needed and how to use it. Tuesday, Aug. 21; 5:30-8 p.m. Workshop is held at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene. Cost $35 Register
Communities, Food, Resilience: College of Agricultural Sciences and Extension Service are hosting an event on the role food systems, community food resilience, and OSU play in thriving communities. Sept. 5, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Portland. No charge for the event (space is limited). Register today. For more information on the event, speakers, and livestream locations, visit the event website.
NEW! LGBTQIA+ resources sought: This fall, a new living community for LGBTQIA+ students will open at Oregon State University. As part of the planning process, students asked for identity development resources and to connect with LGBTQIA+ professionals. We are composing a resource library of books and other materials that would be helpful to new and incoming students of the Pride community. We are especially looking for materials that might have been impactful to you. We are looking for recommendations, donations, and connections for students. For more information, visit uhds.link/pridelibrary
NEW! Training Days call for presentations: Would your unit like to share innovations, policies, procedures, systems implementation, or other topic relevant to OSU employees? OSU Training Days 2018 will be held Nov. 6 and 7 on the OSU campus for up to 84 mini workshops for employees. Visit the Training Days website for presenter information, submission form and FAQs. Presentations are to be submitted by Sept. 14. Contact Leigh Larkin at 541-737-3207 or email for questions.
NEW! Mid-Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Water in Disasters. Humans are made up of 65 percent water and need water after three days or we will perish. Water flows through the blood, carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells and flushing wastes out of our bodies. It cushions our joints and soft tissues. Without water as a routine part of our intake, we cannot digest or absorb food. This month’s poster can be downloaded http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/08-15%20%20Water%20in%20Disasters.pdf
Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety, by providing the following link from SAIF on regards to hydration https://saif.adobeconnect.com/twhhydration/. Did you know that you can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.
Campus Directions: Learn more from University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations about how Oregon State's campuses are improving every day. Read the latest issue of Campus Directions to learn more about the new Marine and Geology core repository, how Landscape Services collaborates to build better bioswales and more. Interested in keeping up with projects on campus? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Open Streets Corvallis needs volunteers: OSU Transportation Services sponsors this community event, which opens up a one-mile stretch of roadway for people to walk, bike, and play in the street. Local organizations and businesses will anchor Activity Hubs in Cloverland Park and Harding Center, including bicycle-powered carnival rides and local food. Neighbors along the route organize music, yard sales, and lemonade stands in the front yard. Aug.19, noon to 4 p.m, Cloverland Park to Harding Center. Come join the fun, or even better, volunteer. Sign-Up today for a two-hour slot. You will still have plenty of time to enjoy the event. Volunteers get an event T-shirt, food cart vouchers, and bragging rights. For more information, visit openstreetscorvallis.org.
BennyBuy Training: the BennyBuy (eProcurement) team will be offering Shopper/Requestor and Approver trainings through the end of September. See the professional development site at http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=31 under the category Business Affairs training. Classes are titled Benny Buy Shopper/Requestor and BennyBuy Approver training. Registration is required. These sessions are for all units / departments and not department specific. They will focus on the shopper/requestor experience and the approver experience. If you would like us to give a presentation and training for your unit, contact Diana Lindsley to discuss your needs.
Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Waste in Disaster: Natural and man-made disasters such as floods, hurricanes, or warfare that flood the sewer system can cause additional personal and community disasters. You may be unable to flush the toilets or run water for weeks or even months. Failure to properly dispose of human waste can lead to epidemics. This month’s poster can be downloaded at http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/files/EP-Bulletin/08-01%20Waste.pdf
EPA building renovation: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s research laboratory facility in Corvallis is undergoing a renovation. The office at S.W. 35th Street was built in 1965 and needs modernization. Staff at the Goodnight Avenue location will be moved into the updated building. Work is expected to continue over the next few years. Despite the fencing, the office remains open to the public. The lobby has been relocated to the rear wing of the main building. Follow signs from the visitor parking lot to access the lobby. EPA’s office in Newport will remain operational and open to the public throughout the renovations in Corvallis.
University Day Expo Registration is now open: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, from noon to 2 p.m., showcase the work and opportunities provided by units at OSU, to fellow staff and faculty. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 24. This year's theme is OSU150. Ideas range from highlighting what your department, college or unit has accomplished in the last 150 years, highlight where you're headed or how your services and programs will continue to help OSU achieve it's mission in the next 150 years. Or, donate an OSU150-themed gift basket for the main session prize drawing. Register today. For more info, contact Mealoha McFadden, Mealoha.email@example.com or 541-737-6522.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or ALS 0073.
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.
Traffic and Maintenance
NEW! 30th Street: Traffic detour from northbound 30th St. from Washington Way to Campus Way. After southbound 30th Street opens on Aug.17, we will begin work on the northbound lane from Aug. 20- Sept. 7. See attached detour map. Detour signs will be in place.
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! The Vice President for Research Office is seeking an Executive Assistant. This position provides administrative support to Associate Vice President of Research (AVP) and for the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) This is a full-time (1.0), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P02378UF. Closes Aug. 10.
NEW! Seed Certification/Crop & Soil Sci Extension is seeking an Office Specialist 2. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. Posting # P01703CT. Closes Aug. 15.
NEW! Student Health Services invites applications for a part-time (.5 FTE, benefit eligible), 12-month, Staff Psychiatrist,Posting #P02386UF. Closes Aug. 16.
NEW! Sous Chef OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking a Sous Chef. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # P02392UF. Closes Aug. 17.
EXTENDED! Juntos Statewide Leader: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Juntos Statewide Leader position that will be located in Corvallis, Oregon. Posting #P02323UF. Closes Aug 24.
NEW! Cook 2 OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon is seeking a Cook 2. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, 12-month position. Posting # P01702CT. Closes Aug. 24.
NEW! Administrative Program Assistant This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Administrative Program Assistant position for the division of University Relations and Marketing at Oregon State University (OSU). Closes Aug. 26. Posting # P01711CT.
NEW! The College of Education is seeking a Head Academic Advisor. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. This is an internal employment opportunity. Posting # P02394UF. Closes Aug. 26.
NEW! Executive Assistant OSU-Cascades invites applications for an exciting career within the Executive Office, as an Executive Assistant supporting the Vice President for the Bend, Oregon campus. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month fixed term professional faculty position. Posting #P02395UF. Full consideration Aug. 27. Closes Sept. 3.
OSU150 fun fact: Two Oregon State faculty members, John Byrne (1981-84) and Jane Lubchenco (2009-13), have served as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A third Oregon Stater, former vice president for research Rick Spinrad, was NOAA’s chief scientist from 2014 to 2017.
Corvallis: After a brief cooling off period we're back to sunny skies and temperatures in the low 90s, dropping to the upper 80s by mid week, with lows in the upper 50s.
Central Oregon: Sunny and hazy this week with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and lows in the upper 50s.
Newport: Sunny this week with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/