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. For more about this section, see: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.
As big distributors and producers faced supply chain snags during the pandemic, more people turned to their local markets and sellers to purchase foods they couldn't find at the grocery store. Even as many supply chain disruptions have eased, demand has stayed high, according to Heidi Noordijk, small farm coordinator at Oregon State University.
Because the signaling chemicals in the cells of flies and humans are the same, this discovery suggests another possible way blue light can harm people, said lead author Jadwiga Giebultowicz, a professor in the department of integrative biology at Oregon State University. These findings were published in the journal Frontiers in Aging. (see also UPI, Fast Company)
Tom Shellhammer’s research has been crucial for helping brewers, as well as barley and hop growers, gain deeper understanding of brewing ingredients and how they actually work. As a food science professor at Oregon State University, he’s led critical studies, including a well-known study on hop creep. His latest project is a wide-ranging, multiyear study to understand the impact of terroir on hops, and the results of the first year of the study have just become available.
Oregon State University has created a free online resource to help students with college applications. The resource launches on Sept. 1. AXS Companion – developed with the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) – includes instructional videos for the Common Application, a college application platform used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities in 50 states and 20 countries. (see also KEZI)
For example, animal behaviorists at Oregon State University studied the behavior of dogs mimicking the movements of their child companions—and 60 percent of the time, they were completely in sync, even more so than with adults. Researchers reported "the great news is that this study suggests dogs are paying a lot of attention to the kids that they live with…and children are very capable of training pet dogs, and that dogs are willing to learn from them."
Last month, Oregon State University College of Forestry announced it had hired alumna Cristina Eisenberg as director of tribal initiatives. The new position aims to partner with tribes in Oregon and the region on restoration projects and recruiting Native American students.
Football season won’t put a stop to the construction on the west side of Reser Stadium. “This is going to be a really special fan experience for Beaver nation,” said Scott Barnes, Oregon State University's Atheltic Director.
Last year, over 80 leaders in Oregon and China attended the Climate Change & Sustainability in Oregon & China Forum to foster collaboration environmental and climate change-related research. Chinese and Oregon universities continue to collaborate on agricultural and environmental research, including a carbon sequestration mapping and research project between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Oregon State University.
“It’s very exciting methodology,” said John Molitor, an Oregon State University School of Biological and Population Health Sciences associate professor who is serving as a contractor on the project. “I think a lot of people who are not mathematical analysts will find it quite appealing.”
John Schuna Jr., PhD, an associate professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., said much research on the protective effects of physical activity against cardiovascular disease has focused on acute conditions such as heart attack and stroke, and deaths related to those.
During a recent tour of his robotics lab at Oregon State University, engineering professor Joe Davidson warned a group of reporters not to get too close to the new automated tree pruner he’s testing, or they could get an unexpected haircut
According to Mathew Betts, Oregon State University professor in the College of Forestry, who was not involved in the study, being susceptible to disease is exactly what one would expect when a species’ range is shifting due to climate change. “There are a number of stressors that can be induced by warming or drying that could affect species’ abilities to persist,” says Betts.
At least 12 Oregon cities experienced the hottest months of July and August on record, according to Oregon State Climatologist Larry O’Neill.
More than $16 million of federal funds are on their way to University of Oregon and $8 million to Oregon State University researchers after the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition was named a grant recipient by the historic Build Back Better Regional Challenge. (see also KGW)
“It’s not a drug like chemotherapy where it’s a toxin. You’re actually recruiting the body’s natural immune response for clearing out transformed cells — for instance, a tumor — and then it kills them,” said Dan Mourich, senior OSU research associate and the molecular biologist on the research team.
Jeff Steiner will oversee the research cooperative, which combines 65 faculty across 19 academic disciplines and four countries studying all aspects of hemp from cultivation to product testing and market development. (see also KOIN)
Kelly Sparks, associate vice president for finance and strategic planning at Oregon State University – Cascades, is moving on, as she has been appointed chief business officer and vice president of finance at the University of Maine.
The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University is keying in on the benefits from vitamin E, with one study suggesting a diet that includes almonds and hazelnuts may be effective in managing cognitive decline and other age-related ailments.
Gardening season isn’t over yet, and you may have questions. For answers, turn to Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon State University’s Extension Service.
Summer beauty: This Western Tiger Swallowtail on a hydrangea was captured in Susan Poole’s yard. Susan is retired from Student Health Services.
Isle of Skye: Kayla Sheets, office manager and local liaison with the OSU Extension Service in Josephine County, says, “This photo was taken while hiking The Quiraing in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. I had to battle 30+ MPH winds and get up at 4 a.m. for this photo but it was well worth it!” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; details here.
NEW! Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars, Etc. It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what’s available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. The purpose of this webinar is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you. Sept. 7, 11 a.m. Register here.
NEW! PFLA Campus Tour & Lunch: Join us for a 1-hour walking tour, followed by an opportunity to join other PFLA members for an informal lunch (BYO or grab something at MU). Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information on where to meet and how to register, click here.
NEW! Labor relations update: Do you recruit, hire or supervise graduate assistant employees? Are you an HR liaison or grant accountant supporting research proposals? Join Carol Millie, senior employee and labor relations officer, to learn about changes to Article 9 (Appointments), Article 11 (Salary), Article 13 (Summer Session), Article 25 (Health & Safety) and to explore updates to graduate assistant salaries and FTE minimums, revised expectations for issuing appointment letters, position descriptions, and work assignments, and added funding for the Graduate Student Hardship Fund. Register for an information session on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. (here) or Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. (here).
OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; details here.
Beaver Classic Cheese: Beaver Classic is back. Come see our new food truck at Farmer’s Market on the waterfront in downtown Corvallis, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. You can’t miss us; we’re orange. We will be featuring Beaver Classic products: our many cheeses, honey and beef jerky. We are now serving ice cream, milkshakes and grilled cheese, too. Additionally, we're at Common Fields on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
NEW! END OF SUMMER OSUsed Store Saturday Public Sale: Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.
OSUAA Tailgate Town: Away vs. Fresno State: Cheer on our student-athletes against Fresno State. Gather with OSU friends at a pregame meetup in the Grey Lot tailgate spaces on Fresno State’s campus. Look for the fun and friendly crowd dressed in orange and black and be a part of the celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, 5-7:30 p.m.
NEW! Booster Blitz: The Beaver Booster Blitz is a free reoccurring COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to the public in Memorial Union 62. Stop by this walk-up-only event Sept. 12-16, Oct. 10-14 and Nov. 14-18, noon to 4 p.m. Most COVID-19 vaccines are available, including additional boosters and doses for children. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible (not required). Mask required inside this space. Visit beav.es/blitz.
NEW! University Day: Join us for the festivities on Tuesday, Sept. 13 starting with the keynote presentation by Ruth Watkins at 10:30 a.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. All attendees are eligible for the prize drawing. Stop by outside the CH2M HILL Alumni Center for a free lunch, then visit with your colleagues inside at the Expo. More info at universityday.Oregonstate.edu.
NEW! Beaver Community Fair 2022: Registration is open for the Beaver Community Fair. Annually, the fair draws together the OSU and greater Corvallis communities to celebrate the start of the academic year. This year’s event will be Sept. 30, noon to 4 p.m., in the Memorial Quad & SEC Plaza. Event information and registration at https://clubs.oregonstate.edu/bcf. Registration closes Sept. 12. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Pregame street party: OSU vs. Montana State. Before the Beavers play Montana State at Providence Park, kick off game day with the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU: A street party with food trucks, photo booths, live music and more on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register today
TIAA: TIAA is one of the 403b retirement plan sponsors for OSU employees. TIAA offers monthly workshops on financial topics. On Sept. 22, they are hosting a retirement savings event from noon to 4 p.m. in MU 109. A presentation called “Putting your money to work: How to optimize your Oregon plans to create a healthy retirement,” takes place at 2 p.m. in person or via Zoom. To register, click on this link. There will also be time to drop-in to talk to a retirement counselor starting at noon, the panel discussion at 2 p.m., and more time to ask any lingering questions until 4 p.m. If you have questions about this event, please contact [email protected]
An Evening with Keb’ Mo’: The American Strings series will host Americana and blues musician Keb’ Mo’ for a live on-campus event in Corvallis on Thursday, Oct. 6, and in Beaverton at the Patricia Reser Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 7. The American Strings series brings in musicians from a range of genres for an evening of conversation about their career, followed by a live performance. It is hosted by Bob Santelli, university director of popular music and performing arts. The Corvallis event is sold out but tickets are still available to the Beaverton event ($30), and information can be found on The Reser website.
2022 Homecoming festivities: This fall, join the OSU Alumni Association, friends, faculty and classmates for Homecoming celebrations. From Oct. 13-15, participate in traditions from class reunions to the Homecoming game and tailgate. Plan your trip and be sure to reserve your lodging in Corvallis for the lively weekend on campus. View the schedule and stay tuned for more events to be added at ForOregonState.org/Homecoming.
6th Annual Multicultural Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Get the game day hype started with new and old friends before the Homecoming game vs. WSU on Oct. 15. Join the free, family-friendly pregame tailgate outside of the Centro Cultural César Chávez and enjoy food, drinks, photo ops, a DJ and more! Please register by Oct. 13. Limited walk-ups may be available.
NEW! Gender Equality in Caregiving: Making It the Norm. What if we could de-gender care? What if child care, senior care and care for the sick were no longer coded by so many as "women's work" but instead were recognized as work shared broadly by all? Kate Mangino, author of Equal Partners and gender expert, argues that gender equality in care work is better for everyone. In this webinar, she'll explain why and share tools to facilitate conversation and an equal distribution of care work in your own home. Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Register here.
NEW! Daniel Gomez M.S. Defense: Daniel Gomez will present his thesis, titled “Surface Water — Groundwater Interactions in Clayey Pasture fields in the Willamette Valley,” Sept. 13, 9 a.m. in OATF Room 108 and on Zoom. Carlos Ochoa of Animal and Rangeland Sciences advises Gomez. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.
NEW! Graduate Health Information Session: Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars: Join your HR Benefits Specialists to prepare for your open enrollment, get assistance with enrollment forms and waiver applications, learn about your plan coverage and enjoy some light refreshments. Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, MU 13.
NEW! Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life. All aspects of work and life require stress — everyone experiences it. Experiencing stress is not all bad, but how we perceive stress is what’s important. Stress is our body’s normal response to any extra physical, mental or emotional demand we place on it. This workshop will help you to understand more about stress, identify your stressors and learn ways to cope with and manage high stress levels. Sept. 22, noon. Register here.
NEW! Interpreting History: The Supreme Court’s Decisions on Guns and Abortion, a Constitution Day event. To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on Sept. 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. Panelists: Marisa Chappel, associate professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Steven Shay, senior instructor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Jim Oleske, professor of law, Lewis & Clark Law School. Facilitated by Rorie Solberg, associate professor, School of Public Policy. Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Free, open to all. Register.
NEW! Unsure about the next step for your business venture? The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is accepting applications for its fall Accelerate cohort which begins Oct. 4. Accelerate is open to teams who want to launch high-growth businesses or explore the commercialization potential of an idea. Upon completion of the hybrid program, teams will have a five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, mentor feedback and more. The nine-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn more and apply by Sept. 27.
NEW! X International Congress on Hazelnut: "The International Congress on Hazelnut has been organized every four years in different countries for over 30 years. Academics, researchers, farmers, private companies and governmental organizations from many countries attend the congress. Registration and event page.
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS): Register today to attend virtual SURS on Sept. 13 through Canvas. SURS is an annual showcase for OSU undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the OSU community. Undergraduates from all academic disciplines, in all years of study and all stages of research or creative work will be presenting. Registration to attend SURS 2022 is required by Sept. 12. For more info, visit the SURS website or contact [email protected].
CTL’s Orientation for New International Graduate Teaching Assistants: Whether you’re supporting a recitation, leading a lab section, designing and teaching your own course or hoping to teach someday, this orientation will focus on unique needs and challenges international GTAs might face in the U.S. classroom. Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration. For more information or accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.
CTL’s Orientation for New Graduate Teaching Assistants: Are you new to teaching or simply just new to teaching at OSU? Either way, this orientation is for you. Designed to support all new graduate students, this orientation provides preparation support for the first day of class, and information on where to leverage campus resources to support your teaching throughout the year. Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m. Registration. For more information or disability accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.
Quality Teaching @ Oregon State University: Are you new to teaching or simply just new to teaching at OSU? Either way, this orientation is for you. Designed to support all new(er) faculty, this orientation provides preparation support for the first day of class, and information on where to leverage campus resources to support your teaching throughout the year. Sept. 14, 1- 4 p.m. Registration. For more information or disability accommodations, contact Jeanna Towns.
Fifth annual Ag Innovations Conference: OSU’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is organizing and hosting the 2022 AIC, which provides a platform for stakeholders across various research institutions and agricultural industries to share the latest technological advances and developments while exploring the many varied complex agronomic and crop protection issues facing agricultural production. Sept. 22-23. Visit https://tinyurl.com/NWRECAIC2022 for the registration details.
Loan forgiveness: Oregon State University is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is designed to provide student debt forgiveness to public service employees in certain situations. On Sept. 28 at noon, OSU will be hosting a webinar regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the temporary waiver to this program that is active through Oct. 31. Register here: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nTpv-Ij5THeTKfdmwK2iwg. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the University Human Resources website. For more information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program visit the University Human Resources website here. For employment verification on PSLF forms please reach out to [email protected].
Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register before Sept. 23.
SJEI workshop registration open through fall 2022 — secure your spot: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgment” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].
NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Preparedness Kits. Preparedness kits help bridge the emergency or disaster until normalcy can be restored. Kit recommendations range from 24 hours to 72 hours to 14 days, from personal to vehicle to workplace and household sizes. The difference between the kits is the quantity of items (more for longer periods of time), size of storage container and types of items (immediate survival versus long-term living). This month’s poster can be downloaded at: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-management/preparedness-topics/preparedness-kits.
NEW! $15K of Funding Available: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in October 2022. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 20. Contact [email protected] with questions. Learn more and apply.
Corvallis Alert update: The City of Corvallis emergency notification system is moving to a new platform. If you want to continue to receive emergency notifications from City public safety agencies, please visit the member portal and set up a new account: https://member.everbridge.net/971422818107394/login
Library Quiet Week: We will be closed this week for quiet week (more information). Lobby service will be available, Sept. 6, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 from noon-5 p.m.
Basic Needs Statement for Syllabus: Help-seeking is a skill set and the entire OSU community can help promote seeking help and conversationally break down the internal barriers that often prevent students from doing so early or at all. The Basic Needs Center community appreciates how often professors and instructors are talking about the BNC with their classes as part of their goals to be student-centered faculty members. To support this, staff can find updated language ready for copy-pasting into syllabi and some additional context for how to approach this conversation with classrooms on the BNC website.
Funded Professional Development for Instructors and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall ’22 resilient teaching community of practice. This cross-disciplinary learning community will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit a brief application by Sept. 7.
Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2022-23 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in faculty development around blended learning, and will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success while developing a culture of teaching innovation. See call for nominations and apply by Sept. 23.
Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the expiration date six months. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].
NEW! Full road closure for section of U.S. 20: ODOT is working on a construction project to build a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of the road and repairing damage caused by landslides on Hwy 20. Work includes fixing the road surface from milepost 55.4 to milepost 55.6 and milepost 56 to milepost 56.2 to create a smoother ride and prevent water from pooling. If you use this route for work at OSU-Cascades, research, field work or other travel, note that a two-week full road closure is scheduled Sept. 9-22. Detour information is available online. Expect daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 2022.
Parking lot closures: For work related to the 2022 Summer Parking Lot Renewal Project, multiple parking lot and roadway closures along SW Intramural Lane are scheduled. The Intramural lot (lot #3294) will be closed Aug. 18-Sept. 9. The N. 16th St. East lot (lot #3224) will be closed Aug. 18- 31. The N. 16th St. West lot (lot #3223) will be closed Aug. 18-Sept. 14. SW Intramural Lane will be closed between SW 30th Street and SW 26th Street for the duration of the project (view map)
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 jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.
NEW! Deposit and cash handling services manager: The Controller's Unit is recruiting for a Deposit and Cash Handling Services Manager. This position will report to the Director of Treasury. The Deposit and Cash Handling Services Manager (Internal/External Employment Opportunity) is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P05937UF. Closes Sept. 9.
NEW! Property Specialist 2: University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for two open Property Specialist 2 positions. These are full-time, 12-month, classified positions. Posting #P03749CT. Full consideration Sept. 11; closes Sept. 18.
EXTENDED! Office Specialist 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Umatilla County Office in Milton-Freewater. This is a 12-month, P/T (.5 FTE), classified position starting at $16.19 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03707CT. Closes Sept. 11.
NEW! Ecampus is seeking a marketing manager to join our marketing and enrollment services team. The marketing manager will create, implement and track targeted marking plans and campaigns. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) professional faculty position. Posting #P05995UF. Closes Sept. 19.
NEW! 4-H Youth Development Accommodations Coordinator: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a 4-H Youth Development Accommodations Coordinator based in Central Point, Ore. This is a P/T (0.5 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated full-time starting salary is in the range of $54,000-$60,000, commensurate with skills, education, and experience. This is a half-time position. Posting #P06004UF. Closes Sept 21.
“Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures…” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Corvallis: Sunny this week, highs in the 80s to 90s, lows in the 50s.
Central Oregon: Sunny this week, highs in the 80s to 90s, lows in the upper 40s to 50s.
Newport: Sunny this week, highs in the 70s to 80s, lows in the 50s.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/.