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.
Oregon State University has jumped to be among the nation’s top three leaders in online education, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
Okay, maybe you know cats that fit the bill. But it is not the case that “cats skew toward independency,” in the words of a new study on cat social behavior. In fact, researchers at Oregon State University found, many pet and shelter cats are pretty eager to interact with humans — particularly people who seek out kitty caresses.
“Gray wolves, brown bears and black bears are managed in most of Alaska in ways designed to significantly lower their numbers,” said study co-author William Ripple, distinguished professor of ecology in the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University.
“In the environment, that has some serious implications,” said Jason Sandahl, whose research team at Oregon State University was one of the first to show how contaminants can disrupt the chemical balance of sea creatures, and that copper levels at just two parts per billion impaired small coho salmons’ sense of smell.
It’s likely no coincidence that Scribner’s novel, his fourth, shares a name with the long ago-shuttered Old Newgate Prison in East Granby. A native of the north-central Connecticut town who now teaches at Oregon State University, Scribner tells the story of Cole Callahan, himself from East Granby and now living in the Pacific Northwest.
Ranked third in the nation: Oregon State University has jumped to be among the nation’s top three leaders in online education, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Here, 2016 OSU Ecampus computer science graduate Myles Chatman, studies near his home in the Bay Area. Photo credit: Chris Becerra.
WRGP Water Resources Engineering Winter Seminar Series: Thomas Mosier, research scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, will present “To Kabul and Back Again: Climate, Water, and Hydropower Systems in Flux” on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in STAG 111. Free and open to the public.
NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Lael Parrott, professor in Sustainability and Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services at The University of British Columbia, will give her presentation “Building Sustainable Future Landscapes: Lessons from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia“ Wednesday, Jan.16 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Withycombe 109.
Songwriters in the Round: Bring your instrument, your songs and your enthusiasm. Hosted by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Wednesday., Jan. 16. Bexell Hall Lounge, free. Open to all.
NEW! Glass Room Exhibit in Valley Library: The Glass Room is a pop-up exhibit about personal data and digital privacy. Explore the implications of the Internet of Things, and pick up a Data Detox kit to shift your data habits in the new year. The exhibit will be up on the main floor of Valley Library through Jan. 29 and is a collaboration between Mozilla and Tactical Technology. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
NEW! Music a la Carte: Doug Detrick (trumpet), Michael Gamble (guitar), Ryan Biesack (drums). Friday, Jan. 18, noon. MU main lounge, free
NEW! Poetry/novel reading: Poet Clemens Starck and novelist Peter Nathaniel Malae will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public
Speed Friending: Make new friends fast. Join the Active Minds student club for an evening of dinner, fun and friendship. Open to OSU students. Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Contact Tess Webster-Henry at email@example.com for more info. Hosted by CAPS and the Active Minds student club.
Faculty/Staff FREE Nutrition Counseling: The OSU dietetic interns are offering free nutrition counseling sessions to faculty and staff this winter. Appointments are available Friday Jan. 18 at noon or 1 p.m. There are also have openings Feb. 8 and March 1 at 11 a.m. or noon. These sessions can count toward your HEM requirement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
Traditional Asian dress and culture exhibit: The Little Gallery presents “Celebrating Traditional Asian Dress and Culture, a special exhibition organized around private loans from the Asian Program at Oregon State University. The installation includes dress worn for ceremonial occasions and cultural objects, including a painting of bamboo by Zheng Yie, Bizen pottery from Okayama Prefecture, a Janggu (drum) for traditional Korean music, and traditional Korean masks. Jan. 22 to March 22, Kidder Hall 210.
GO Global – Summer and Beyond: Students are invited to drop in for a series of roundtable discussions focused on summer opportunities, faculty-led programs, study abroad in general, and international internships. Student will also have a chance to meet representatives from the Office of Global Opportunities, scholarship and financial aid offices, and colleges across campus who are engaged in sending their students abroad. Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room | If you plan to attend, complete this quick survey. To view the flyer for this event, click here.
PFLA Winter Luncheon: Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) invites you to attend the annual PFLA winter luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery, as well as a special invitation to all TRIAD members and guests. The OSU Staff Art Show is displayed in the Guistina Gallery and will be open for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy a catered lunch by OSU Catering showcasing new and favorite menu items. Enjoy guest speaker Helen Wilhelm, manager of “The Little Gallery” in Kidder Hall, School of Language, Culture and Society. She will tell us about her process for organizing an art exhibit. Cost $15, RSVP at RSVP PFLA Winter Luncheon by Tuesday, Jan. 22.
NEW! Keynote speaker: Do you have a question for Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton? Please submit your questions in advance of Monday’s keynote session. Visit https://tinyurl.com/MLKSB to submit your questions.
NEW! Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Documentary & Discussion: Episode: Stand Your Ground:Facilitated by Dwaine Plaza, Professor of Sociology. Helmed by executive producer Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z), Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story examines the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part, unscripted documentary series looks at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, including the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement that grew after Trayvon’s death. Viewings are free and will be followed by a moderated discussion. Thursday, Jan. 17 5:30-7 p.m., Reser Stadium, Toyota Club.
NEW! Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Documentary & Discussion, Episode: Et Tu, America: Facilitated by Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Community Diversity Relations and Daniel López-Cevallos, Associate Professor of Latina/o/x Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Health Equity. Helmed by executive producer Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z), Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story examines the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part, unscripted documentary series looks at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, including the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement that grew after Trayvon’s death. Viewings are free and will be followed by a moderated discussion. Friday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Reser Stadium, Toyota Club.
NEW! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Students, faculty, staff, and their partners and children are all invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year. See a full list of projects and to register, visit https://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/dos. Saturday, Jan. 19, various times and locations.
NEW! SAC Presents: An Evening with Angelique Kidjo: The College of Liberal Arts' SAC Presents series hosts three-time GRAMMY Award winner Angélique Kidjo in a special talk and solo music performance. One of the greatest artists in international music today, Kidjo is a creative force with 13 albums to her name. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., he LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium.
NEW! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March: The peace march is an opportunity to join in solidarity with community members and reflect on Dr. King's legacy of creating transformative change through non-violence. We will gather on the LaSells Stewart Center front patio. The march path takes us north on 26th street, east on Monroe and west on Memorial Way, ending at the steps of the Memorial Union. At the end of the march, there will be a time to reflect and hear from community speakers. The march will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.
NEW! Community Panel on the Immigrant Experience: The Corvallis community is invited to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the King Legacy Advisory Board at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. The event will feature a community panel discussion on immigrant experiences. Monday, Jan. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St.
NEW! Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Documentary & Discussion, Episode: The Elephant in the Room: Facilitated by Jamaal May, Student-Athlete Development Coordinator. Helmed by executive producer Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z), Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story examines the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part, unscripted documentary series looks at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, including the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement that grew after Trayvon’s death. Viewings are free and will be followed by a moderated discussion. Monday, Jan. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Reser Stadium, Toyota Club.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Tobin Hansen, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Oregon, will give a lecture titled, "We Find Each Other Down Here: Transnational and Local Care after Deportation." Hansen will speak on Jan. 18 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in LINC Room 302. This event is part of the OSU Anthropology Program's Lecture Series. Questions? Contact: Joan Gross at email@example.com
NEW! The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ weekly research seminar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in HFC 115. Katie McLaughlin, Ph.D., assistant professor of statistics, adjunct assistant professor of biostatistics in the CPHHS, will present “Estimating the Size of Hidden Populations Using Respondent -Driven Sampling.” Co-sponsored by the Biostatistics Program.
MNR Capstone presentation: James Waddell is pursuing his Master of Natural Resources under the guidance of Kuuipo Walsh. Join us Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. in Richardson 107 for a presentation of his capstone project: “Black Swift (Cypseloides niger borealis) Habitat Suitability Modeling in Montana Utilizing Spatial Analysis of Digital Elevation Models.” Free and open to the public.
TRIAD: Lily Sheehan, assistant professor from the School of Writing, Literature & Film, will present “Fashion and Fiction: Related Forms of Inquiry and Critique” on Thursday, Jan. 17, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Kathy DeBellis, Kathy.DeBellis@oregonstate.edu, to reserve a lunch. TRIAD provides faculty, staff, students and community members with an opportunity to network, discuss events of the day, and learn something new. See triad.oregonstate.edu.
What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures: In this talk drawn from her work in progress, “What Transpires Now,” Susan Stryker explores the relationship between the transgender past and present, and how history can inspire us to reimagine the future. The talk will focus on the story of Frances Thompson, whose life became the focus of a national scandal in the 1870s, in ways that prefigure the weaponization of trans people in contemporary political controversies. Stryker is associate professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Thursday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium.
Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way in Corvallis. The board will consider Strategic Plan 4.0 metrics, the university’s 10-year capital forecast, an amendment to the board’s investment policy, and the issuance of OSU revenue bonds. The board will discuss risks in today’s higher education landscape, and will hear reports from the OSU Foundation and OSU Alumni Association and a report on the close of the university’s OSU150 celebration. Other committees of the board will meet from 8 – 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, and from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. For accommodations: (541) 737-3449 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance.
Faculty Grant Training: The OSU Foundation is presenting a faculty training, “Budgets and Budget Narratives,” at the new OSU Foundation Office, 4238 S.W. Research Way on Friday, Jan. 18, from 2-3:30 p.m. Zach Gill of OSRAA will co-present on strategies and considerations for compelling proposal budgets. Contact Elizabeth Ocampo at Elizabeth.Ocampo@osufoundation.org to attend.
Leadership conference: Student Leadership & Involvement presents the OSU Leadership Conference: Exploring Courageous Leadership on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all OSU students held in the Memorial Union. Registration is required by Feb. 8 at https://sli.oregonstate.edu/ld/leadershipconference.
2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit: Learn how you can support and engage with undergraduate students, and share your own research, discoveries, innovations and interventions that bolster student success at the 2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit. Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Corvallis campus. Register to attend HERE.
Join a Community of Teaching Colleagues: The OSU Hybrid Initiative invites instructors to participate in the Hybrid Faculty Learning Community starting in February and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. Short proposals are due Jan. 22. See Call for Hybrid Proposals; apply now.
Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed for the Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration keynote with Sybrina Fulton and the Jan. 31 Provost’s Lecture with W. Kamau Bell. Volunteers will be checking in lecture attendees through an app that must be downloaded on volunteer’s smart phone. This requires that volunteers possess a smart phone and are willing to download the Eventbrite Organizer App. Volunteers will be standing or walking for up to two hours. Volunteers will be provided tickets to the event for which they volunteer. To volunteer, contact Mealoha McFadden at 541-737-6522 or Mealoha.email@example.com.
Search Advocate workshops: Register now for Winter and Spring search advocate workshops. Search advocates are external members of search committees who serve as process advisers to advance diversity, validity, and equity in OSU search and selection. You can become a search advocate by completing the foundational two-part workshop series. Topics include current research, theory, and practical strategies to help search committee members test their thinking, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and equity, understand and promote diversity, mitigate conflicts of interest, and anticipate/help address a variety of potential bias risks. For more information, see http://searchadvocate.oregonstate.edu or contact Anne Gillies.
FIS Policy 411-08 Receipt Requirements has been revised to provide clarity and improve the efficiency of processing travel reimbursements. This revised policy will now only require receipts for travel-related expenses over $75, other than those items specifically listed in the policy. This policy is now a section of Fiscal Policy – Rule 03-140-407 Travel Reimbursements, and can be access on the FPP website by clicking on that link.
Updates to University Policies & Standards: Please visit the University Policy & Standards page (http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new) to learn about recent and pending policy amendments. The following policies have been amended: 04-010 Records Retention (link), 07-005 Alcoholic Beverages (link), 03-010 Procurement Thresholds and Methods (link), and 03-015 Procurement Solicitations and Contracts (link).
OSU cats needed for study: Researchers at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting a pilot study examining the role of the feline nasal microbiome in upper respiratory infection (URI). They are seeking cats with and without chronic URI that live in the same household. If you own two cats, one with chronic upper respiratory problems and one without, email Brianna Beechler at firstname.lastname@example.org. All participating cats will receive a free physical exam and blood panel between Jan. 21 and Feb. 8.
NEW! Women’s Basketball Faculty/Staff Fridays: Arizona at OSU, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. OSU Faculty and Staff can show their OSU ID at the Gill Coliseum Box Office on Friday home games to receive $5 general admission.
NEW! Gymnastics: OSU vs. Utah, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum.
NEW! Women’s Basketball: OSU vs. Arizona State, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum.
NEW! Wrestling: OSU vs. Arizona State, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Gill Coliseum.
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NEW! The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is currently recruiting for an Office Specialist 2 to add to the family! Primary duties include reception, purchasing and travel. Full-time, $2431/month + benefits. Posting #P01923CT. Closes Feb. 3.
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~ Lin-Manuel Miranda
Corvallis: Rain today, high of 45, low of 41. Rain and windy tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Chance of rain and snow and then chance of rain, high of 44, low of 34. Rain likely tomorrow.
Newport: Rain today, high of 49, low of 46. Rain and breezy tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/