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. 
 

Did humans truly domesticate dogs? Canine history is more of a mystery than you think (Popular Science)

This swirl of friend-making ecstasy has inspired a rival origin theory that focuses on feelings rather than cognition: “their hearts, not their smarts,” in the words of Clive Wynne, behavioral scientist at Arizona State University. With collaborators Nicole Dorey and Monique Udell at the University of Florida and Oregon State University, respectively, Wynne proposes that the essence of dog identity has to do with emotional connections—love, to use a word rare in science.
 

Study: 'Risky decision-making' tied to young adults' pot use (KOIN)

Young adults who have a history of frequently using marijuana showed a greater tendency to demonstrate “risky decision-making,” according to a new study out of Oregon State University.
 

Blue states create hurdle for Trump's 2020 judicial appointments (Bloomberg Law)

“If the Democratic senators think they have a chance at taking back the White House, there’s less incentive to approve any of Trump’s judges, particularly if Trump is not working with them to find candidates that are amenable to them,” said Rorie Solberg, a political science professor at Oregon State University who researches and writes about judicial nominations.
 

Top producers of Fulbright U.S. scholars and students, 2019-20 (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Several colleges have seen an increase this year in their numbers of award recipients in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Fulbright U.S. Student Programs. The exchange programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Eight doctoral, two master's, seven baccalaureate, and two special-focus institutions, all highlighted with boldfaced text, were top producers of both U.S. scholars and U.S. students in 2019-20.
 

Exploring parking solutions: Corvallis holds second session on issue (Gazette-Times)

Three speakers were on hand: Jeff Petry, who manages parking for the city of Eugene; Meredith Williams, director of transportation services at Oregon State University; and Evan Manvel, a land use and transportation planner with the state Department of Land Conservation and Development.
 

Mitochondria study could help boost understanding of diabetes and aging (Lund Report)

In a surprising study, Oregon State University researchers found that no matter how much stress they placed on mice from either a high-fat diet or strenuous exercise, the animals’ mitochondria were able to adapt and continue their normal processes. (see also KTVZ)
 

Public transit of the future? (The Source Weekly)

The OSU-Cascades Mobility Lab started Ride Bend in July. It announced Jan. 21 that it will continue to run the on-call ridesharing service through March 30, thanks to a $10,000 contribution from OSU-Cascades' Associated Students of Cascades Campus.
 

The Rogue Valley 4-H Story (Jefferson Public Radio)

4-H in the Rogue Valley is the subject of this month's edition of Stories of Southern Oregon, which focuses on people who live on and/or work on the land

Today's photo


Fishing in the flood: These two intrepid folks fish on the Oregon State campus during a flood in February 1943.

Today

Rummage Sale: A rummage sale will be held Feb. 10-14 in the fourth floor lobby of the Kerr Administration Building as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. Sponsored by the Office of News & Research Communications, the sale includes household items, books, toys, kids clothing and more. New items added daily. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Cash or check made out to Linn-Benton Food Share.

Bake Sale: Come get your fill of sweets at the CCVM bake sale, Feb. 10-14 in Magruder Hall. There will be a variety of baked goods that change daily. Item prices vary. For questions, contact sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu.

Book Sale: Book prices vary. Come and check out the books on sale. Feb. 10-14, Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information, contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

Bagel Break: The Extension and Experiment Station Communications office is holding its fourth annual Bagel Break Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9 - 10:30 a.m. in Kerr 400 to benefit the Linn-Benton County Food Share. Coffee will also be provided. Minimum donation of $3 is suggested. For more information contact amy.baker@oregonstate.edu or sandy.reichhuber@oregonstate.edu.

Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Cognition & Learning - Join Demian Hommel (CEOAS) to explore principles and practices from meta-studies of cognition and learning. +Tech Talk: Learn about Story Maps, a digital storytelling platform that allows students to create amazing, elegant projects. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 on Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here.

Workplace issues: Addressing Workplace Issues. Ideas on how to deal with workplace issues will be presented by OSU’s Employee & Labor Relations and University Ombuds Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to noon at Hallie Ford Center 115. This event is free to PFLA member and $10 for non-members. Beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch. For more information about the event and how to register CLICK HERE.

NROTC Tuesday Soup Day: Have you ever seen our historic armory? Take a tour before it is torn down. Come by for lunch, support the OSU Food Drive, and choose from five soup options. Only $4 for a bowl. Each serving comes with a free piece of bread. Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Naval Armory, Quarterdeck. Now accepting Venmo payments. For questions, contact lauri.morris@oregonstate.edu.

Taco Tuesday: $5 for three tacos or a taco salad. Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

People and Nature Lunch Series: Kailey Kornhauser, graduate student in Forest Ecosystems and Society, presents “Power Dynamics and Outcomes of Collaborative Forest Governance.” Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Strand 110. The lecture is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife’s Human Dimensions Lab. To attend online: https://beav.es/PAN. For more information: https://PeopleAndNatureOSU.weebly.com.

Procurement Training Sessions: Procurement is pleased to again offer training sessions covering three topics: Procurement Standards and Resources (Feb. 11), Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance (Feb. 13) and Informal Procurement (Feb. 14). These sessions are being offered in-person and via Zoom. For more information, registration, times and locations visit the Procurement Training and Support webpage.

Beaver Family Connections: Make Parenting a Pleasure: Identify your strengths as a parent, take better care of yourself and discover new ways to make parenting easier. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m., in MU 207. Participants will explore the nature and value of positive attention and its relationship to discipline. For the 2019-2020 Beaver Family Connections calendar visit https://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/bfc. Questions? Contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4906

Ecological Detection in the Arctic: Three Vignettes: Marc Mangel is a biologist who is broadly interested in using mathematical methods to solve biological and ecological problems. He currently works on projects ranging from how human disturbance of foraging habitats will affect marine mammals to using population modeling to inform cybersecurity measures. Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Withycombe 109. In addition to his seminar, Mangel will also be hosting a professional development meeting for graduate students and post-docs where he will answer our questions regarding professional development. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 3-5 p.m., Nash 033. Snacks provided.

Trump and Nuclear Weapons: Ambassador Thomas Graham, former senior diplomat and director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, will give a joint School of Nuclear Science and Engineering and School of Public Policy seminar on “Trump and Nuclear Weapons: The impact of U.S. action toward Iran, North Korea and Russia.” He will speak on Feb. 11 from 4- 5 p.m. in Memorial Union 206.

OSUsed Store Valentine’s Sale: Come by our public sale Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. to submit your best guess for how many Valentine's candies are in our jar for a chance to win a gourmet treat basket. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Events

NEW! Honey for your sweetie: The OSU Honey Bee Lab is selling honey on Thursday (Feb. 13) and Friday (Feb. 14), noon to 2 p.m., under the ALS skybridge on Campus Way. The 8oz jars make great gifts. $5 per jar, cash or check only.

NEW! OPEN Studio Series: Faculty Media Center: Experience the new Faculty Media Center. Drop in to learn about the FMC studios and get hands-on support with technology tools like Canvas, Kaltura and more Bring a project, idea, or simply your curiosity and work directly with Academic Technology’s experts. Join us from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons in Kidder Hall 100. Learn more about the OPEN Studio Series.

NEW! Young Professionals @OSU Social: Looking to network with other young professionals here at OSU? Join the Office of Work Life and the Family Resource Center for a night out at McMenamins Monroe Pub on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Complimentary appetizers will be available and you are welcome to bring your spouse/partner. RSVP to erika.woosley@oregonstate.edu or christina.schaaf@oregonstate.edu.

RecycleMania has begun: RecycleMania has officially kicked off. Together we can defeat the Ducks by recycling the most across the eight-week competition, Feb. 2 through March 28. Learn more on Campus Recycling’s website

American Strings: The College of Liberal Arts hosts Chicago blues artists Ronnie Baker Brooks, guitar/vocals, and Billy Branch, harmonica/vocals on Feb. 12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St. in Corvallis. Tickets here. 

OSU Astronomy Club Presents Cosmos: The OSU Astronomy Club will be hosting a free showing of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson.  This event is open to everyone of all ages and you can find more about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/681013462435951/. Any questions can be directed to the facebook page or by contacting the Astronomy Club at osu.astronomy.club@gmail.com. This is a weekly event held on Thursdays during winter term, from 5 - 6 pm in Wenger 151.

Winter Career Expo: On Wednesday, Feb. 19, connect with some of the best employers in the country at the 2020 Oregon State University Winter Career Expo. This career fair attracts over 100 employers seeking students to fill jobs and internships in STEM fields, liberal studies, social services, grad programs and business services. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out which employers are attending by following this link.

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. Come see and learn about what products and services students have created this year and help them fine-tune their ideas. Questions? Contact Marcella.Flores@oregonstate.edu

SAVE THE DATE! Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Prevent Suicide: CAPS is coordinating the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for OSU on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., SEC Plaza. The goals of the Campus Walk event are to reduce mental health stigma, educate about resources, encourage help-seeking, support suicide loss survivors and raise money for national and local suicide prevention. Consider joining as either a virtual or “IRL” (in real life) walker by visiting afsp.org/oregonstate. For more information, contact Tessie Webster-Henry: tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu. Participants can also sign on as team captains and recruiting members of their department to participate.
 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Blended Learning Opportunity: All Corvallis teaching faculty are invited to apply to participate in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Spring 2020 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and redesign Corvallis on-campus courses as hybrid courses. Professional development funding provided. Proposals due Feb. 12. See the Call for Proposals.

NEW! Budget conversation: On Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon, the Office of Budget & Resource Planning will hold another University Budget Conversation in Memorial Union Room 215. This week’s topic is about the State Funding Process led by guest speaker Jan Lewis, Budget Liaison. The Budget Conversation sessions are limited to 60 minutes and are an open forum structure with the initial 15-20 minutes spent on presentation of the topic, leaving time for discussion and Q&A. We encourage you to bring your lunch and join the conversation to learn more about OSU’s budgeting and fiscal matters. If you are unable to join us in person we also encourage you to listen in via Zoom. More information about University Budget Conversations is located on the Office of Budget & Resource Planning website. If you have questions, please contact Sherm Bloomer for more information. 

NEW! Aruban study abroad: Information session for a new Aruban study abroad class led by Professors Dwaine Plaza, Larry Becker and Lauren Plaza. Feb. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the College of Liberal Arts Advising Office, 214 Bexell Hall. Learn about this innovative study abroad class that will be visiting Aruba from Sept. 9-19.

NEW! Linus Pauling Institute Seminar: “Nanobodies™: a versatile tool to enhance the treatment and diagnosis of disease.” Lecture by Carl Ruby, Ph.D, faculty Researcher in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU and cofounder of BTC, a start-up biotech company bringing safe, effective and accessible immune oncology options to veterinary medicine. Thurs, Feb 13, 2-3 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center 402. Event Flyer.

NEW! Happily Never After? Exploring the truths and myths of relationships with Kristen Yax. Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium.

Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): "Using OrthoFinder to identify shared orthologs, i.e., How can we computationally determine what coding sequences are shared between organisms" - Javier Tabima (Spatafora & LeBoldus Labs, Botany & Plant Pathology), Wednesday, Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in ALS 3005. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see https://cgrb.oregonstate.edu/bug

Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Scott Hansen, an associate professor in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oregon. “Emergent properties of membrane proximal signaling” on Wednesday Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001.

“Household Energy in Guatemala” 3-credit field course info session: In this course, students from any major travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2020 to learn about technologies and policies to address household energy poverty facing 40% of the world.  Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Rogers 226. A Zoom cast is also available. Contact Nordica MacCarty with any questions.

This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Genealogy of Movements — A film series by the Anarres Project that seeks to track the genealogy of strategies and political goals from a broad range of social movements over the past 40 years. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Milam 318.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students? This makes it especially important for campus community members to equip ourselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. 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. No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch. Monday, Feb. 24 noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 104. For questions or more information contact Tessie Webster-Henry: tess.websterhenry@oregonstate.edu

STEM Research Center ReceptionCelebrate, Connect and Collaborate! The OSU STEM Research Center invites you to celebrate our expanded staff and portfolio of applied research and evaluation. Join us to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved. Brief program followed by hosted reception and networking. Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m. in the Horizon Room in the MU. This event is free and open to faculty and graduate students, please RSVP here.

Free Middle School Women in Science WorkshopDiscovering the Scientist Within is a program designed to nurture 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls’ interest in the STEM fields and consists of activities paired with adult women scientist role models. The event will be on campus, Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 1, and closes March 1. Contact Emily Nicholson in Precollege Programs at 737-9424 with questions.

SBIR/STTR, State, and University Funding for Tech Commercialization: OSU Faculty and Student Researchers -- join the OSU Advantage office on Feb. 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. in MU 109 for an Innovation Days workshop titled “Research Impact Resources 101,” followed by a hosted networking reception from 5-6:30 p.m. At this session, you will learn how to access federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funds and other regional funding opportunities focused on advancing the impact of university technologies by getting them into the marketplace. Learn more and RSVP here: https://innovationenterprise.oregonstate.edu/innovation-days

The Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative is open for registration through summer 2020. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin or expand your equity and inclusion journey. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information: jane.waite@oregonstate.edu

Food Drive

NEW! Quiz for a Cause: Quiz for a Cause is a general trivia event and fundraising tool hosted through Geeks Who Drink. Money is raised by asking each person on a team to contribute $5 to play (teams can be 1-6 players). The incentive to participate is the ability to earn back a portion of the pot if you are the winning team and the rest benefits the OSU Food Drive. Feb 12, 8 p.m. Flat Tail Brewing For more information contact celina.anderson@osufoundation.org

NEW! Hot Dog Sale: CCVM will be grilling up hot dogs and veggies dogs to raise money for the Linn Benton Food Share. One hot dog for $2, $5 for hot dog/chips/and soda. Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CCVM. For questions, contact sara.k.smith@oregonstate.edu.
 
NEW! Farmers Market: School of Life Sciences Farmers Market: Join us for baked goods, houseplants, home-canned products and other homemade or homegrown items for sale. Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cordley 3029. For more information, contact durrellt@science.oregonstate.edu.

3rd Annual Dip-Off: The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites you to the 3rd Annual Dip-Off, Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Withycombe 117. For only $5 you can try several different dips and vote for your favorite. Dips range from savory to sweet and include chips, crackers, veggies, fruit and more. Every vote counts and the dip with the most votes will be the champion. 100% of proceeds from the Dip-Off benefit the OSU Food Drive. Questions? Contact tina.mills@oregonstate.edu.

Soup Lunch: $3 for one bowl, $5 all you can eat, desserts sold separately. Bring your own bowl to reduce waste and earn a free raffle ticket for our raffles. Feb 12, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson, Second Floor Knuckle. For more information contact Jessica.Fitzmorris@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle: The Extension and Experiment Station Communications office in Kerr 422 is holding its annual Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle. All donations benefit the Linn-Benton County Food Share. Tickets $1 each or six tickets for $5. Drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. The winner will be notified by email. For more information contact amy.baker@oregonstate.edu or sandy.reichhuber@oregonstate.edu.

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

NEW! Encourage students to join the 100-day countdown to commencement: Class of 2020 is well-prepared to get a jumpstart on their futures. At Oregon State’s Countdown to Commencement events, graduating students can connect and celebrate with fellow soon-to-be-alumni, take care of all their graduation needs and gain skills for life beyond graduation. For questions and disability accommodations please call (877) 678-2837 or email OSUAA Early Engagement Director Mamta Chowdhury.

NEW! Campus Directions: Learn more from University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations about how Oregon State's campuses are improving every day. Read the latest issue of Campus Directions to learn about the Merryfield Hall renovations, how collaboration builds a better Corvallis campus and more. Interested in keeping up with projects on campus? Subscribe to our newsletter.

Policy changes: Fiscal Policy 03-140-505 Meals, Refreshments and Events has been revised to update and consolidate related policies (FIS 410-01 Alcoholic Beverages, FIS 410-05 Hosting Groups and Official Guests, FIS 410-07 Non-Travel Meals and Refreshments, FIS 410-09 Graduation Events). The new policy and related FAQs can be accessed on the FPP website. Please contact the Fiscal Policy Coordinator for your Business Center or the Policy Steward listed on this policy with any questions.

OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships: The OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from high school seniors who will attend OSU in the fall of 2020 and are graduating from a Benton County High School or live in Benton County. Students will need to attend OSU full-time or have full-time dual enrollment in the Degree Partnership Program at LBCC and OSU with at least 6 credits per term at OSU in the academic year 2020-2021. The principal criterion for this award is academic merit. The Scholarship Committee is also accepting applications from non-traditional women (age 30 or older, who will be attending OSU full-time or part-time in 2020-2021 pursuing their first undergraduate degree). Students must be U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County. Principal criteria are financial need and academic merit. Applications are available at high school counselors' offices, at the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop, 144 NW Second St. in Corvallis, and online at https://osufolk.oregonstate.edu. Deadline for mailing is March 6 for high schoolers and March 20 for non-traditional students. 

Encourage students to influence campus health and wellness: The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey was sent this week to a random, stratified sample of approximately 8,000 OSU (Corvallis, Portland Center, and Ecampus) students. We are aiming for a response rate of 20% or better by Feb. 26 – and we need your help to make that happen!  Please encourage any students with whom you are in contact to check their emails and complete the NCHA survey if they have been selected to receive it. It only takes 20-30 minutes of their time. Those who complete the survey are entered into a giveaway for one of: two Timbuk2 backpacks, ten Hydroflasks or ten $25 Orange Rewards. The survey is confidential and completely voluntary. For more information contact Kelly Hogan, MPH, Director of Prevention and Wellness for Student Health Services at 541-737-5667.

Participants needed to review a survey measuring intergenerational contact: Participation involves a one-hour focus group, during which you will complete the survey individually and then engage in a group discussion about how the survey could be improved. Held on-campus on March 5. You will be compensated $20. To participate, email Shelbie Turner (turneshe@oregonstate.edu) with your name and which age group you fall into from the following: 18-39 years, 40-64 years, 65 and over. 

Request for Proposals: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for projects focused on bringing OSU-owned innovations invented by OSU faculty, staff and/or graduate students in any discipline closer to market. 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. on Friday, Feb. 28. Read the full RFP here: https://advantage.oregonstate.edu/advantage-accelerator/funding-opportunities/aid-fund

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing the following information on campus office move resources https://fa.oregonstate.edu/surplus/campus-moves, along with the following from SAIF with six steps for safely lifting a load and best practices for storing items so they can be accessed with less strain and sprain risk. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

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! Veterinary Technicians. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks one full-time, Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Surgical Service(s), as well as a full-time CVT Float position. Posting #P02543CT. Closes March 15.

Weather

"I try to conduct my life with a little levity." ~ Sheryl Crow, who turns 59 today.

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today high of 50, low of 38. Cloudy tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny, high of 48, low of 29. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny, high of 51, low of 43. Cloudy tomorrow.

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