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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor. 

First look under imperiled Antarctic glacier finds 'warm water coming from all directions' (Nature)

"Thwaites has got these three guns pointed right at it,” says Erin Pettit, a glaciologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis and a co-leader of the five-year, US$50-million project to assess the glacier’s stability. “There is warm water coming from all directions.” She presented initial results from the first two years of the project this week at the American Geophysical Union’s ocean science meeting in San Diego, California.


After healthcare overhaul, a drop in infant mortality (U.S. News & World Report)

The model has seen mixed results so far, but a recent study suggests it may be making a difference for its youngest patients. Compared with a three-year period from before CCOs were adopted, the share of babies covered by Medicaid who died before their first birthday fell by 0.2 percentage points – a 56% decline – from August 2012 to December 2015, according to the study from Oregon State University researchers.
 

Whisky knows her toys (New York Times)

Monique Udell, who studies dog behavior and cognition at Oregon State University, and who was not involved in the study, said that it’s hard to draw general conclusions from one dog. But, she said, “this study is an important reminder that animals are often learning from us even outside of formal training sessions.”
 

OSU-Cascades students, Bend business leaders make pitch in Salem for Student Success Center funding (Central Oregon Daily)

Student leaders from OSU-Cascades took to the State Capitol Wednesday morning joined by members of the Bend Chamber.
 

Palmer Patton recognized as earliest identified African American graduate, faculty member at Oregon State (LIFE@OSU)

Oregon State University archivist Larry Landis was leafing through a 1919 Beaver Yearbook in 2018 as he did research on representations of blackface in old university publications. But as he looked for examples, he suddenly came across a yearbook photo of a student who appeared at first glance to possibly be African American.
 

Corvallis startup Inpria lands $31 million to help build the next generation of computer chip (Oregonian)

Inpria, which spun out of Oregon State University in 2007, announced Thursday that it has raised $31 million in its third round of funding. The company had reported about $12 million in prior investment.
 

Gene therapy delivery improved by plant-based cholesterol analogs (GEN Edge)

Gene-infused nanoparticles used for treating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol because their shape and structure help the genes get where they need to be inside cells, according to scientists from Oregon State University (OSU).
 

Today's photo


Treehouse: View of the arboretum from the third floor of the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center, slated to be open Spring term 2020. Peavy features smart glass windows, in which the tint of the glass adjusts in response to outdoor lighting conditions, leading to reduced cooling and lighting needs in the building. This area of Peavy, called the Treehouse, will have seating and collaboration spaces for students, staff and faculty. (photo by Abbie Leland) 

Today

Engineers Week at Oregon State: Feb. 17-24. Come celebrate with the Engineering Student Council: You can network with Jacobs and HP at Industry Lunches and enjoy Cheesy Stuffed Burgers while listening to live music at Rock the Plaza. RSVP for Diversity Dialogues and the Engineers Week Banquet to hear some wonderful keynotes.

SOUNDBOX3: "The Sky is Falling" is the third annual sound, video and performance art festival taking place in Woodshop Projects in Fairbanks on the OSU campus. This year, the week-long juried festival features over 40 participants, including OSU undergraduate art and music students; MAIS and engineering graduate students; OSU staff, alumni and faculty from robotics, microbiology, integrative biology, photography, video, art, music composition, popular music and production; and community members throughout Oregon. Feb 18-21. For full schedule: https://beav.es/43N

BA 161 First-Year Student Microbusiness Market Research Event: Join us for our annual BA 161 Microbusiness Market Research event. College of Business first-year students have officially started their product development and marketing research for their products/services that will be ready for sale in spring 2020. Each of their microbusinesses are looking for feedback on their ideas, products and services. Friday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m., Austin Hall Marketplace. Questions? Contact Marcella.Flores@oregonstate.edu

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation: Did you know that regular mindfulness meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, improve cognition, and much more? Let CAPS help you begin or maintain a meditation practice with weekly drop-in meditation groups. All skill levels are welcome. Check in at the Snell Hall 5th floor reception desk and be sure to arrive on time, as not to disrupt the session. Each Friday through finals week. Faculty and staff 12:30-1 p.m.; students 10-11 a.m.

Library Faculty Association Seminar Series lecture: Christopher Marshall, curator of the OSU Arthropod Museum, will speak about “Assessing the value of Natural History Museums and their professional curation in the age of scientometrics.” He will speak on Feb. 21 from 10-11 a.m. in the Valley Library, Willamette Rooms (3rd floor). 

Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Today from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 159 Withycombe Hall. 

Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network for our upcoming event: Chandra Char, "Health care discrimination in the deaf community,” Friday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Milam 319A.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from 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 at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact Nathan.Parker@oregonstate.edu for questions regarding the store.

Music à la Carte: OSU Percussion Ensemble performs Feb. 21, noon, in the MU Lounge.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Patricia Fifita of Oregon State University will present “Unsettling Climate Vulnerability in Oceania: Foregrounding Indigenous Knowledge and Reclamation toward Resilient Island Futures” on Friday, Feb. 21, from noon to 12:50 p..m, in LINC 314. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.zhang@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Soup Lunch: Come and enjoy some soup and freshly baked bread. $5 suggested donation. Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Crop Science 138. For more information contact emmalie.goodwin@oregonstate.edu.

Health data talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “Using health data to understand and improve children’s mental health service use,” by Kathleen Thomas, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor and senior research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m., HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room. Co-sponsored by the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

Budget Committee: The University Budget Committee will meet this Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., in Covell 117. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the Provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities, and budget policies. This Friday the committee will discuss projections and planning relevant to developing undergraduate tuition recommendations for 2020-2021. Members of the university community are welcome to join meetings of the UBC as observers. Future meeting times and locations can be found at https://fa.oregonstate.edu/budget/university-budget-committee/ubc-meeting-schedule.

Climate Ethics: Justice, Policy, and Existential Challenges. “How to distribute scarce adaptation & loss and damage finance across the Global South,” by Christian Baatz, a postdoc in the Department of Philosophy at Kiel University who works on climate ethics, human rights and justice theory. “The existential challenges of ethically motivating climate response,” by Tim Christion, Guest Editor of Environmental Philosophy, recent Ph.D. recipient in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from University of Oregon. Friday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Milam 319.

EcoFilm: Climate Change — The Facts: The hour-long BBC documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough includes principal activists such as Greta Thunberg and Bill McKibben. A post-film panel of three OSU professors — Bill Ripple, Jillian Gregg, and Gregg Walker — will be joined by a youth panel, with a Q&A session. The youth panel will offer their perspectives on climate change and the future. Students interested in being on the youth panel can email inquiries to ralph.alig@oregonstate.edu. Friday, Feb. 21, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 Second St., Corvallis. Door open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7, corvallisecofilmfestival.com. Sponsored by the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Poetry reading: Poet and essayist Wendy Willis and memoirist Steven Moore will read Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Black Box Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. A book signing will follow. The reading is part of the 2019-2020 Literary Northwest Series, which brings accomplished writers from the Pacific Northwest to OSU.

Literary Northwest Series: Steven Moore, author of The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier (University of Georgia Press, 2019), and Wendy Willis, author of These Are Strange Times, My Dear (Counterpoint Press, 2019) will read in The Lab Theatre (Withycombe Hall), on Feb. 21, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Events

Linus Pauling Day: Learn more about the Linus Pauling Institute. Enjoy an afternoon with former LPI Officer Steve Lawson and hear short talks about the latest research findings by several LPI faculty. All talks are geared for a general audience. Reception in honor of Linus Pauling's 119th birthday to follow. Friday, Feb. 28, 3-5:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 125. Flyer | Website.

Beavers Belong: Beavers Belong is a support network for students, by students, aimed at creating connection, community and belonging through weekly peer-led groups (not therapy or counseling-based) and on-campus events and activities. Drop-in group times for undergrads are Mondays, 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., MU Lounge Family Friendly Room; and Fridays 2-3 p.m., MU Wellness Nook, Room 62. For grads, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., Dixon Lower Classroom. Child care services offered.

Piano concert: The Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series presents Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Avdeeva’s Corvallis recital comprises four Romantic-era works by Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $28 at the door. College students with ID and youth ages 8 to 18 are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at corvallispiano.org or locally in Corvallis at Grass Roots Books & Music. 

Tax help for students and low-income households. Every Saturday through March 7 from 1 – 5 p.m. in Austin Hall Room 126. This is a free, drop-in based service. Click here for more information. Se habla español.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Emotionally Intelligent Teaching: Join Shauna Tominey (HDFS) to learn about hands-on tools and strategies that can be embedded into any class to create an emotionally-supportive environment. + Tech Talk: Visit the user-friendly media creation technologies available at the Faculty Media Center. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! People and Nature Lunch Series: Mariana Porto, graduate student in Applied Anthropology, presents “Brazilian Fishing Communities and Local Ecological Knowledge,” and Vaughn Robison, graduate student in Environmental Arts and Humanities, presents “Communicating Net Values: Using Communication Theory to Assess and Address the Social and Economic Impacts of Fishery Management.” Tuesday, Feb. 25, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Strand 110. To attend online: https://beav.es/PAN. For more information: https://PeopleAndNatureOSU.weebly.com.

NEW! Architectural Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series: Join the School of Civil and Construction Engineering for pizza and conversation as Charles Stone II, president of Fisher Marantz Stone presents "Future Light: Opportune Magic." Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Owen Hall 102.

NEW! “By the Community, For the Community by Shamiso Mupara, Community-Based Afforestation Manager, Environmental Buddies, Zimbabwe: Shamiso Mupara is an environmentalist and natural resource development leader. As a liaison between local communities and Zimbabwe’s Forestry Commission, she creates sustainable solutions that benefit people and landscapes. She will speak about her efforts to empower community groups, which include the development of tree nurseries in schools, and mobilization of villages to replant degraded areas with native species. Monday, March 2, 11 a.m. to noon, Richardson Hall 107.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: CAPS invites students, faculty and staff to attend our Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshops. Participants will learn how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. Monday, Feb. 24, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 104. For more information contact Tessie Webster-Henry: tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu

Internationalization and Global Engagement (IGE) Strategic Planning Forums: The Office of International Affairs invites you to join our upcoming campus-wide forums collecting input on OSU’s internationalization. Forum 1: Global research, outreach, engagement and impact of OSU. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2:30-4 p.m., MU 104 Journey Room. For more information contact international.affairs@oregonstate.edu. Zoom available.

Research seminar: Carlos Martin-Filho, professor with University of Colorado, Boulder will speak on “Estimation of a partially linear additive model with generated covariates,” Feb. 24, 4 p.m., Weniger 149.

Toiling in the Shadows of Affluence: Immigrant Labor and Livelihoods in the New Gilded Era: Ron Mize teaches in OSU’s School of Language, Culture, and Society, and in this talk, he’ll discuss his archival research into the development of immigrant mining labor and labor unions in the first Gilded Age and reveal how that context informs today’s serving class struggle. Monday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., the Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.

Palmer Patton: The unveiling of Palmer Patton's unique life story will take place Feb. 24, 5 p.m. in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. Larry Landis (Director of OSU's Special Collections and Archives Research Center) and Dwaine Plaza (Professor of Sociology) will work together to unveil the story of Palmer Patton, who attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1916-1920 as an African American male who “passed” throughout his student life as a white male. Patton ultimately graduated from OAC with a bachelor's and master’s degree from the School of Agriculture and served as a faculty member in agriculture during the 1920-1921 academic year.

Malaria talk: “Fighting the bite: An implementer’s perspective on malaria prevention, control and pre-elimination efforts in sub-Saharan Africa” will be held Feb. 25 from noon to 1:20 p.m. in Milam Hall’s Hawthorn Suite, Rm. 119. Brad Longman, who overseas vector operations for the PMI VectorLink Project, will present. Sponsored by the Center for Global Health in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Tourism and Forestry: A Multidisciplinary Approach: Join us for a lecture on the intersection of conservation, communities, and natural resource management by Fulbright scholar Jim Ayorekire. He is visiting from Makerere University in Uganda. Ayorekire’s research interest centers on the role of tourism as a driver for natural resource conservation, and enhancement of community livelihoods and inclusive development. His current research projects focus on human-wildlife conflict between conservation areas (including forests) and the surrounding natural resource dependent communities in the developing world. Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m., Richardson 115. 

SHIFT OSU: A Sustainable Campus Transportation Workshop: How can OSU’s transportation investments preserve open space, reduce carbon emissions and support affordability for students and staff? Come play a custom board game and help inform OSU’s transportation and parking strategies for the next decade. Light refreshments provided. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Corvallis High School Commons. Co-hosted by OSU Transportation Services and the Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Register at www.imaginecorvallis.org/events/.

Undergraduate Academic Program Assessment Reports Workshop: Join Tamara Belknap and Heath Henry (Academic Programs and Assessment), Lori Kayes (Integrated Biology) and JoAnne Bunnage (Undergraduate Education) for details about completing the annual undergraduate assessment reports due in April. Learn proven strategies to successfully navigate SharePoint and complete the assessment reports. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9-10 a.m. in Milam 215 and by Zoom. Register for the Undergraduate Assessment Reports Workshop

Internationalization and Global Engagement (IGE) Strategic Planning Forums: The Office of International Affairs invites you to join our upcoming campus-wide forums collecting input on OSU’s internationalization. Forum 2: Preparing graduates to work in a diverse society and as global citizens, grow diversity and cultivate culture of inclusion at OSU. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., MU 104 Journey Room. For more information contact international.affairs@oregonstate.edu. Zoom available.

The Data Privacy Dilemma: Presented by ASOSU Office of AdvocacyOSU Libraries and Press, and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, this student-led Data Privacy Symposium will consist of presentations, a Q&A panel, and student focus groups on Friday, Feb. 28, from noon to 5 p.m., in MU 109. Please visit our website for more information. 

Save the date for 'Science of Opportunity': NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit will deliver the first Octave Levenspiel Distinguished Lecture, presented by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. March 5, 6:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium, The LaSells Stewart Center. Free, but tickets are required. Reserve your seat today.

Do you have a business idea but need some help? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a free class for entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs who have a business idea but just aren't sure what to do next. Come learn how to create a value proposition, find and understand your market and more. Iterate consists of four workshops that build on each other: March 2, 4, 16 and 18, all from 4-5:30 p.m. Learn more and register: https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/programs/iterate

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray – Come Learn About Oregon’s Hottest Crop: Join the Willamette Innovators Network (WIN) on March 10 for a March PubTalk featuring Jeffrey Steiner, Associate Director of the OSU Global Hemp Innovation Center, and Sunny Summers, Cannabis Policy Coordinator & Special Projects, Oregon Department of Agriculture. Did you know that researchers estimate 25,000 uses for hemp? Learn more and register here: https://www.willametteinnovators.com/event/hemp-hemp-hooray-come-learn-about-oregons-hottest-crop/

Top Hat Level 1 Certification Workshop: Tactics for Real-time Assessment Save your spot for this on-campus workshop, brought to you by Top Hat and OSU’s Academic Technology. All faculty and GTAs that use or are interested in using Top Hat are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Lyn Riverstone. March 11, 1-3 p.m. in MLM 215. Register today.

Food Drive

NEW! Jamba Juice Fundraiser: HCSA is selling Jamba Juice coupon cards for $10 with over $20 in savings! Get a Jamba card at the HC front desk in the LInC 450, or by contacting Maya at livnim@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Soup Cook-Off: Join the Food Science and Technology Department as we raise money for the Linn-Benton Food Share with a soup cook-off. The event will be in the Wiegand Hall Pilot Plant (Room 120) on Feb. 25 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For $5, enjoy all-you-can-eat soups made by FST members, along with bread and refreshments. Event page here.

NEW! Silent Auction: Check out some of the beautiful donated art pieces in this year's silent auction. All auctions close on Feb. 25. https://www.32auctions.com/BEEFooddrive2020

NEW! Art and Jewelry Sale: Stop by 116 Gilmore Hall Feb. 24-28 to check out a variety of items. We have handmade bags, beautiful watercolor print cards, hand-turned beads and more. All donations go to the 2020 Food Drive.

Flicks for the Food Drive Film Showing:  Enjoy a lunchtime showing of historic films from the OSU Special Collections and Archives. You’ll see bears, beer, a bowl game and more. Feb. 24, noon to 1:20 p.m., Valley Library-Willamette Room East (third floor). Goodies will be available by donation to benefit the Food Drive. 

Basket Raffle: BAFF Baskets: Business Affairs is raffling off four baskets: BBQ Bonanza; Pampered Pet: Cat Edition; Pampered Pet: Dog Edition; and Sweets and Treats. Tickets are available for sale at the Kerr Admin Cashier's Office windows Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 each, $5/6, or $10/15. Drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 28. For more information, see bit.ly/baff-baskets. Questions, contact patty.deluca@oregonstate.edu.

Artisan Bowl Raffle. Buy tickets at 116 Gilmore Hall. Handsome, one-of-a-kind bowl made from locally sourced oak and turned by Biological & Ecological Engineering instructor, John Selker. Lightly oiled with Tung Oil, this bowl is food-safe.  Come by and see how well it will complement your office or home. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing held Feb. 27. For questions contact cat.mullins@oregonstate.edu

Attention Bookworms: Come to the CEOAS Admin Building (behind Johnson Hall), donate $1, $3 or $5 to the food drive and walk away with a beautifully and mysteriously wrapped book for your next rainy day binge-reading session. For more information contact kelsey.herman@oregonstate.edu.

OSU Campus Bird Watching Tour: OSU is an eBird hotspot with 146 species reported. Please join EESC's Amerie Lommen as she hosts a walking tour, pointing out the native bird life here on OSU's Corvallis campus. Suggested donation of $1. Feb 27 meet on the north side of Kerr Administration Building at noon. All money collected benefits the OSU Food Drive and the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Cosmic Spin the Wheel: The Xpress Stop at the MU has Cosmic Spin the Wheel and cookies. For a $2 donation, spin the wheel for your chance to win candy and prizes. Every spin is entered into a drawing at the end of the month. Fabulous prizes include a Car Wash certificate, banner shopping bags, and $50 Amazon gift cards. Also, every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. stop by for fresh baked cookies. All proceeds benefit the food drive.

Quilt Raffle Ticket Sale: Quilt raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. All month. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

Book Sale: Lightly used books, DVDs and board games will be on sale to support the OSU Food Drive throughout the month of February. Items will range in price from $1 to $5. Come check out the selection in the Magruder Hall lobby. For questions, contact sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu.
 
Take a Break with BEE: February is a cold, damp month. Need a break from it all? Come and spend some time in Gilmore Hall 116, warming up with hot cocoa or tea. We will be offering each for a donation of $1/per cup for the entire month of February (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the exception of noon). For questions, contact Cat.Mullins@oregonstate.edu.
 
PB&J bar: A longtime Biological & Ecological Engineering tradition, we’ve extended the PB&J bar for the entire month. Come on by our office and make yourself a delicious treat of peanut butter and a variety of jellies, many from local growers. Suggested donation of $3 per sandwich (weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). All donations will go to BEE’s participation in the OSU Food Drive to help the local community. For questions, contact Cat.Mullins@oregonstate.edu.

Take Note

Wanted: Students with great ideas: You are invited to nominate engaged, curious, dedicated students to join Launch Academy, a course for undergraduate and graduate students of ALL majors who have ideas for services, products or community change. Launch Academy students are eligible to win up to $2,500 in business development funding each term and have access to mentorship, co-working space, travel grants and prototyping support. Nominate students here and contact michelle.marie@oregonstate.edu with questions. 

Goddik named department head: Lisbeth Goddik is the new department head for Food Science and Technology in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Goddik has served as interim department head since January 2019 and is a professor and Extension specialist in dairy processing. During that year, she reestablished the department’s advisory board and led the department in conceptualizing a new Sustainable Food Systems initiative, which will guide future staffing position and development opportunities.

Community-Engaged Scholarship Intensive: The Division of Outreach and Engagement has five travel awards of $1,000 each to support five OSU participants at the June 1-5, MSU Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship. The support is for early career tenure-track and professor of practice faculty. For consideration, please send an email to jackie.russell@oregonstate.edu by Feb. 28 with the following: 1) name, 2) unit, 3) position title/rank, 4) how you intend to use skills gained in community-engaged scholarship. 

Proposed Updates to University Policies & Standards: Visit the University Policy Program’s What’s New page (http://policy.oregonstate.edu/whats-new) to view a pending policy amendment. Proposed University Policy 03-001 Contract Signature Authority delegates contract signature authority to enter the university into agreements with third parties. This page is updated frequently with new developments, so we encourage you to check back frequently. Comments or questions may be submitted to OSU-Policy@oregonstate.edu.

Request for Proposals: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals for projects focused on the further development of technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span six months or less, beginning in April 2020. Funding can be used to fund students, prototyping expenses, travel and more. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Read the full RFP here: https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund

Staff Art Show: Share your creativity at the 10th annual Staff Art Show. Registration is open through March 6 and you can submit up to three pieces. Help colleagues to learn about your interests beyond your usual day-to-day work. While photography is most popular, all arts and crafts can be considered for this exhibit. Contact Shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu with questions.

Applying Learning Technology Community (pilot): All faculty teaching on-campus courses are encouraged to submit a proposal for this new faculty learning community pilot. The @ALT Community provides participants with an opportunity to investigate and provide learning technology solutions to a significant teaching-related problem of their choosing. Professional development funding provided. Contact Lyn Riverstone with questions. Proposals for the Spring 2020 pilot due Feb. 28. See the proposal guidelines.

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs
To apply for the below positions, visit  jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Oregon State University Extension Service: Oregon State University Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Extension Horticulture Professor of Practice position that will be located in Tillamook and Clatsop counties in Oregon. Posting #P03612UF. Closes March 18.  

Weather

“It's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible." ~ Alan Rickman, who was born today in 1946.

Corvallis: Freezing fog and then sunny, high of 57, low of 34. Slight chance of rain Saturday, rain Sunday.

Central Oregon:  Sunny today, high of 54, low of 31. Partly sunny Saturday, chance of showers Sunday.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today, high of 53, low of 40. Slight chance of rain Saturday, rain Sunday.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/