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.
“Black egrets stalk their prey in shallow water and repeatedly open their wings like an umbrella to eliminate the glare off the water surface while fishing,” says Dan Roby, a wildlife ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University.
When the IPCC started its work in the late 1980s and early ’90s, the computers simply didn’t have the capacity to run models that reached beyond 2100 in a reasonable amount of time. “It was a technological limitation, but it kind of stuck,” said Peter Clark, a climatologist at Oregon State University, and an author of the 2013 IPCC report’s chapter on sea-level rise.
These feelings and attitudes didn't end when he returned to Oregon State University after his Olympic experience. Fosbury felt a new responsibility — he says he was expected to take a leadership role, and he did on a particularly controversial issue.
A piece by OSU's Jon Lewis.
“I use the analogy of a hockey player,” says environmental economist William Boggess at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who is chair of the panel behind the new report. “Maybe we should be skating to where the puck is going to be rather than where it is right now.”
"Surprisingly, we found that a gene that causes susceptibility is widely prevalent across the species range," said Jared M. LeBoldus, senior author and assistant professor of forest pathology at Oregon State University. "This degraded resistance and maintained susceptibility could be detrimental to the ecosystem if Septoria is introduced in the Pacific Northwest."
The partners at Seven Peaks Ventures have committed $62,500 to the computer science program at Oregon State University-Cascades, the firm and university announced Friday during the Bend Venture Conference.
He's an Oregon State University legend, famous for creating what's called the "Fosbury Flop." Now a statue on campus forever immortalizes Fosbury. (see also Gazette-Times)
Entomologist Ira Thompson at Oregon State University’s Extension Service says these are woolly aphids that take flight each fall in search of a place to lay their eggs.
Everything from current marine science to ocean policy by governments gets an airing. Jamie Doyle and Megan Kleibacker of Oregon State University sit with us for a crash course on all the State of the Coast includes.
Christian Hagen, an Oregon State University professor who researches prairie chicken conservation efforts, says the bird and its habitat have shown positive signs in recent years — in particular, improving numbers after the devastating drought eased in 2013.
Conventional wisdom states that young people don’t vote but some students at Central Oregon Community College and Oregon State University-Cascades plan on bucking that trend.
Coming tomorrow: “The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics,” a daylong symposium on how artificial intelligence and robotics may change society, jobs and the economy, takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There’s still time to register for this free event. The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Jacob Ward, a science and technology correspondent for CNN and Al Jazeera.
How to Bridge the Communication Gap with Supervisors to Advance a Career Path: Join PFLA’s Brown Bag meeting with Cathy Hasenpflug, new chief human resources officer on Monday, Oct. 22, at Hallie Ford Center Room 115 from noon to 1 p.m. We will talk about developing a culture and creating a safe environment where we, professional faculty, can have difficult conversations that impact our career growth. The focus will be on answering PFLA members’ questions related to obstacles to grow or advance in a role they are in, how to approach and communicate with a supervisor, and expectations for PFLA’s support. Prepare questions for the meeting or email ahead of time to PFLA member, at: Susan.Emerson@oregonstate.edu.
NEW! Journalism Adviser: The Orange Media Network Journalism Adviser candidates are presenting in open forums this week. These forums are open to all OSU staff, faculty and students and will include time for questions. Candidates present on Oct. 22, 1-2 p.m., Oct. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., and Oct. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., all in SEC 402.
NEW! Business Operations Project Plan Communication Session: The Division of Finance and Administration’sbusiness operations core project team has been hosting information sessions to provide an overview of the project plan that includes priorities on reviewing and improving business operations roles, responsibilities, processes and policies across the university. The OSU community is encouraged to attend and provide feedback and input through an open forum session Monday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. in MU 104-Journey Room. Visit the business operations project website for additional information about the project.
Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Alison Deary, NOAA fisheries biologist, will present a seminar, “What Can Bones Tell Us about Ecology in Larval Fishes” on Monday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. in ALS 4001. Deary is focused on the early life history stages of fishes from the northeast Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and the Arctic. The seminar is free and open to the public. You may also join us via WebEx: https://goo.gl/zdYaHL. For more information and to view the entire Integrative Biology Department Fall Seminar Series lineup, go to http://ib.oregonstate.edu/smnrs.
Psychological Science colloquium: A fall term series of talks by faculty, students, affiliates, and guests of the School of Psychological Science at OSU. Sanjay Srivastava of the University of Oregon will present an open science workshop Oct. 22, 4-5 p.m., MU 208. These colloquia offer an informal venue to discuss completed and ongoing research of broad interest. For more information, contact: Anita Cservenka (email@example.com) or Kristen Macuga (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Statistics department research seminar: Monday’s seminar speaker will be statistician Kristen L. Gore from HP Inc. This talk will highlight some of the applications that have led to the development of innovative statistical methods that were used to drive key business decisions. It will also feature reflections on the transition from academia to industry. Oct. 22, 4-4:50 p.m., Kelley Engineering 1003.
Talk by OSU President Emeritus John Byrne: "The Humanities … at a Land Grant University?" Byrne will share stories from his memoir, “Undercurrents: From Oceanographer to University President,” and discuss the rise of the liberal arts and the significance of humanistic inquiry at OSU. His effort to establish a center for humanities research was matched by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities — the first award of its kind presented to a land-grant university. Monday, Oct. 22, 4: p.m, The Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave.
NEW! Campus recycling event: Bring your questions and questionable items and join Campus Recycling to cover the basics of how to recycle correctly at OSU. BYO lunch and discuss how recycling has changed on campus. The presentation will be on Oct. 24 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in MU room 211. RSVP to the event on Facebook. First 10 attendees will win a prize. Questions? Contact Andrea Norris at email@example.com or call 541-737-5398.
NEW! OSU Wind Ensemble: Works by Holst, Hindemith, Hess and Hokoyama. Directed by Chris Chapman. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. $5 advance, $10 door. OSU students and K-12 youth free. BANDpass eligible concert.
NEW! Tom Paxton: Iconic American folk musician Tom Paxton performs on the College of Liberal Arts’ American Strings Series on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 S.W. 2nd St., Corvallis. The concert and conversation is hosted by Bob Santelli.
NEW! Stars of the Orchestra Auditions: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society presents a student soloist competition. Winners will perform with the orchestra at the February, 2019 concert. Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center, free.
NEW! Cake building event: OSU150 – the final event. Help celebrate OSU’s official birthday by decorating a cake building to place on a giant map of campus displayed at Saturday’s farmers market. Sign up to be part of a team to decorate on Friday, Oct. 26, in McNary Dining or Saturday morning in Mazama at Big River. Each team will be provided with an outline of a building’s foundation, cake and a decorating kit. More details at https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/150th-anniversary-celebration.
NEW! Inclusive Excellence open house: Did you miss the first open house? Stop in for round two. You are invited to join us Oct. 29 from 3-4 p.m. in the MU Talisman Room (MU 105) for an open house to learn more about the Inclusive Excellence at Oregon State (IE@OSU) project. The OSU project will focus on faculty development by expanding evidence-based instructional practices to include culturally responsive pedagogies. Stop in any time between 3 and 4 p.m. to talk about how you and your unit can get involved. Refreshments provided. For accommodations contact Victoria.Bonebrake@oregonstate.edu (541) 737-2197.
Family Resource Center Open House: Want to learn more about the Family Resource Center? Join the FRC staff on a guided tour of our center and learn about what we do for OSU families. Oct. 23-24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Champinefu Lodge.
OSU Health and Safety Committee: The University Health and Safety Committee would like to invite campus members interested in health and safety to attend our open meetings, held semi-annually in May and October. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month (Oct. 24) from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/casc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a web link to report safety concerns. If you are interested in attending the meeting or would like additional information about the Safety Committee, contact Kay Miller at Kay.Miller@oregonstate.edu to RSVP and request the meeting location.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Lunch & Learn: Join the College of Liberal Arts for a series of Lunch & Learn student workshops. IE3 Global Internships Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn how an international internship can help you travel abroad while gaining professional experience. All about Internships Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join CLA Career Development staff to learn about finding and applying for internships in your field of interest. Teach English Abroad Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Hear from TEFL teacher alumni about how you can make your dreams of teaching abroad a reality. All workshops will take place in Bexell Lounge with free pizza. For more information, mail Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Introduction to CORE: The Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) is OSU's central tool for accessing official university reports and institutional data. All OSU employees have access to CORE reports and dashboards based on their employment classification and Job Profile. This session is designed to give new employees an orientation to CORE including security and policies related to the access and use of data, how to find and save what you need from CORE, and helpful tips and tricks for interacting and using the system. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2-2;45 p.m., IAR Training Room, Kerr 094B. Register: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOcchI3VnjMAqax Questions? Email: email@example.com.
NEW! WRGP Fall Seminar Series. Professor Chase Jones, NW Climate Science Center, will present “Best Practices for Collaborative Research Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Partners.” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Owen 106. Free and open to the public. See Fall Seminar Flyer for the schedule of upcoming seminars.
NEW! TRIAD meeting: JoAnne Bunnage, director of University Assessment, will discuss OSU’s accreditation, why it is important, where we are in the cycle and how people can get involved. The talk will be on Oct 25, noon-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.
NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Siobhan Brady, UC Davis, will present a seminar “From networks to switches: systems approaches to unravel the control of biological processes necessary for plant life” on Oct 24 at 3 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001. Note new start time for CGRB seminars is 3 p.m.
NEW! Changing the way the world sees math: Renowned painter and sculptor Michael Schultheis presents “Venn pirouettes: Changing the way the world sees math,” as part of the ART:SCI Lecture Series. This public talk will take place on Oct. 24, 7 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall, followed by a reception. More information on our news website.
NEW! Faculty Grant Training: The OSU Foundation is presenting a faculty training, “Working with Private Foundations,” at the new OSU Foundation Office, 4238 S.W. Research Way on Friday, Oct. 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. The training will focus on key differences between federal and private funding agencies, along with tips and advice for maximizing funding requests to private funding organizations. All faculty are welcome to attend. Contact Elizabeth Ocampo, foundation relations coordinator, at Elizabeth.Ocampo@osufoundation.org to attend.
Tuesday Teaching Talks: Student Feedback & Responsive Teaching: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On Oct. 23, join Katy Williams and Lyn Riverstone to create a plan to collect, analyze and respond to midcourse student feedback. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here.
Sustainable Landscape Seminar: The two-day Sustainable Landscape Seminar provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Some outcomes to expect include lowering power, water and waste bills due to more efficient use of resources, and reducing the flow of organic matter into the landfill. Wednesday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class is held at Lane Extension, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene. Cost: $25.Register
The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Join us for all or part of this symposium that culminates Oregon State University’s 150th anniversary celebration and explores the benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics. Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is free but required.
Prestigious Scholarships meetup: Join Prestigious Scholarships adviser LeAnn Adam to learn about funding for research, graduate study, and study abroad. Adam will discuss opportunities like Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Gilman, and what steps you can take to submit competitive applications. Snacks provided. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5-6 p.m., West Residence Hall first-floor lounge.
GenZ Goes to College:The OSU Board of Trustees and the Division of Student Affairs invite you to a presentation by Meghan Grace, co-author of "GenZ Goes to College." A look into the needs, learning trends and expectations of our next incoming student population, Generation Z. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2-2:45 p.m., LiNC 307.
DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff is a single-day event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing and releasing software. Pizza/refreshments will be provided. Register here for free: daycamp.osuosl.org
Men’s Basketball: The Oregon State men’s basketball team will host an Orange-Black Scrimmage beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to stop by and see the 2018-19 squad for the first time. There will be several giveaways for fans. The Beavers will host Montana Tech in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The regular-season opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, against UC Riverside. Fans can secure men’s basketball season tickets by calling 541-737-2050. For returning ticket holders, season tickets will be $349 for chair-back and $199 for bench seats as part of the "Committ2Wayne" plan. All new chair-back season tickets will be $384 and new bench season tickets will be $219.
Trick or Treat Thru Gill: The annual Trick or Treat with the Beaver student-athletes is back and scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Gill Coliseum from 7 to 8 p.m. Each of OSU’s intercollegiate sports teams participates in the event and all children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costumes. The event is free.
OWHE Conference Scholarship: OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Lincoln City, Salishan Resort, Feb. 1-2, 2019. In order to apply, complete and submit the online form by Friday, Oct. 26. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, Nov. 9. Apply through the following link: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJaR38NZhLVJdqJ Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Winter term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500 and are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 26, with notification in Week 7. Visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at email@example.com
Recycle Right: The No-No’s to Avoid: With recent changes in recycling, it’s more important than ever to recycle right. The following are NOT recyclable in standard bins: cups (paper or plastic), napkins, plastic bags, wrappers, Styrofoam, plastic “clamshell” containers (to go, salad greens, etc.), or food-contaminated items. By keeping these out of recycle bins, we make recycling more cost-effective and provide a better work environment for those who process our recycling. See what can be recycled at http://tiny.cc/r-guide.
Research fellowships: The OSU Center for the Humanities is now accepting proposals for 2019-20 research fellowships. Information about awards, application forms, and instructions are available online. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Nov. 9. Two drop-in information sessions will be held at the Autzen House, so come by if you have any questions on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m. or Tuesday Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon.
Confederated Tribes RFP: The Confederated Tribes of Siletz is soliciting proposals for a consultant to develop a Siletz historical and cultural curriculum for grades 4, 8 and 10, with a total of 45 lessons. The contract period begins on Nov. 13 and a completion date of June 30, 2019. The work may be performed anywhere with the understanding that travel to Siletz for consultation with appropriate staff will be required as the curriculum is developed. Some consultation may occur by other means.
“I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.” ~ Sandra Cisneros.
Corvallis: Areas of fog and then sunny, high of 69, low of 44. Chance of rain tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 68, low of 37. Sunny tomorrow.
Newport: Areas of fog and then mostly sunny, high of 60, low of 45. Rain tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/