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.
Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful. (see also News-Medical)
Hemp Rush: Plenty of risk. reward in growing newest cash crop (Capital Press)
Jay Noller, director of Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, hit the road to visit with about two dozen hemp farmers across the state, from the Willamette Valley to the Klamath Basin.
DeFazio: $1.6 million to OSU for climate change work (Natural Resources Report)
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced Oregon State University will be the recipient of grants totaling almost $1.6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to advance new climate-related research.
Clean bust or police brutality?: OSU student's arrest raises questions about force, resistance and bias (Gazette-Times)
OSU Vice President Steve Clark said university officials are concerned about the situation and plan to ask both the Oregon State Police and Corvallis Police Department to review their policies and practices “for evidence of implicit and explicit bias.”
This Alaskan forest eats a ton of carbon. The Trump Administration wants to let loggers cut it down (VICE)
In fact, that’s as much as all of the forests in Oregon and Northern California combined, according to Bev Law, a professor researching global climate change biology at Oregon State University. “Storing carbon in the forests is low-hanging fruit, just letting it stay there, because carbon in the forest is carbon that’s not in the atmosphere,” Law said.
The new weed on the block (Politico)
Jay Noller, head of hemp research at Oregon State University, compared varying THC levels to the amount of sugar in fruit, which increases as crops like strawberries redden and ripen. Different varieties of hemp exhibit a range of THC levels, and those rise and fall with weather and other variables that can be hard to control.
Wayne Goins brings jazz, blues to the Majestic (Gazette-Times)
Guitarist Wayne Goins mourned the day when Larry Rodgers and Susan Jackson Rodgers departed Kansas State University for new jobs at Oregon State University.
The findings by George Poinar Jr. of Oregon State University's College of Science provide a rare glimpse of this unique invertebrate.
Teens head to national 4-H competition (Pamplin)
Four girls from Clackamas County will represent Oregon at a national 4-H competition next month. One team of sisters and two individual competitors will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 4-H equine program's public speaking competition on Nov. 9.
Sea-lioned with a kiss: CEOAS science communicator Nancy Steinberg will be giving the weekly TRIAD talk today on campus. She'll speak about the history of the Newport Hydrographic Line, a 60-year oceanographic sampling program with deep roots at Oregon State. Thursday, Oct. 17, noon, MU 211. Free and open to the public, $13 for catered lunch.
Board of Trustees: The OSU Board will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The board will consider items recommended for action by its committees and the board’s 2020 work plan. The board also will hear a report on the university’s efforts to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice. The board will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d) to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. Committees of the board will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Horizon Room and the Multipurpose Room of the Memorial Union. The agendas and meeting materials will be posted as they are available at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/meetings. For accommodations: (541) 737-3449 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance.
NEW! Academic Technology webinar: New Canvas Gradebook Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. to learn about some of the new features released by Canvas over the summer. Register for information on joining this free 30-minute webinar, or discover other webinars. Questions? Email Canvas@oregonstate.edu
NEW! Oregon Great Shake Out Drill Today: Today is Oregon’s Great Shake Out earthquake drill! At 10:17 today, stop what you are doing and practice your earthquake response. Drop, cover and hold on for 60 seconds and then the drill is over. We will also be testing the OSU Alert system to announce the drill, but don’t wait for the announcement. Start the drill at 10:17 a.m. and finish it by 10:18 a.m. If you participate in the drill, please tell us through our survey: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82JFpNz7wUpy1Zb. Let’s practice keeping Beaver Nation safe.
NEW! PERS: Tiers 1 & 2 Simplified: What role will PERS play in your retirement plan? In light of the significant changes the 2019 Oregon Legislature has made, this presentation is designed to help PERS members make informed decisions about their options. Understand how your PERS retirement works and explore the various choices, advantages/disadvantages you will need to consider when you decide to retire. Designed for people within 5 years of retirement. Presented by Greg Elker, Financial Advisor, CFS*. Thursday, Oct. 17, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Union 212. RSVP to RetirementPlanning@mapscu.com
TRIAD meeting: Nancy Steinberg, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, will speak on the history of the Newport Hydrographic Line on Thursday, Oct. 17, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13. Contact Janice Nave-Abele, email@example.com to reserve a lunch. TRIAD provides faculty, staff, students and community members with an opportunity to network and learn something new. See triad.oregonstate.edu.
Innovation Days@OSU: Research Impact Resources for OSU Faculty: Are you working on a research project that could have societal and economic impact? Interested in learning about resources available to help develop this research into something that might attract an industry partner or a startup? Join us on Oct. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at MU 109 to learn how engagement in innovation and entrepreneurial activities will increase your research impact, can increase industry engagement, increase your odds for competitive grants, lead to more publications and more citations of these publications. Register here:https://innovationenterprise.oregonstate.edu/innovation-days
Social Justice Works Lecture: Artist, Activist and Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Monica Simpson will share her experience using art for activism to create community-based social justice collaborations and health advocacy programs. Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. in Waldo 400.
C.S. Lewis on Pain and Suffering: This lecture focuses on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis on pain and suffering. Lewis was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. Presenter is Gary Ferngren, professor of History in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU. Event will take place Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to the public. Additional free outreach sessions and workshops about addiction issues in the community will be held at The LaSells Stewart Center throughout October. Presented in conjunction with the My Secret Double international art exhibit. More information.
An Evening with Jazz and Blues Guitarist Wayne Goins & Friends: Goins is a guitarist, recording artist and author. He is the founder of Little Apple Records and a distinguished professor of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University. Goins will be joined by some of the mid-Valley’s favorite jazz artists: Joe Manis, saxophone; Sean Peterson, bass; Torrey Newhart, piano; and OSU Jazz Band Director Ryan Biesack, drums. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., the Majestic Theatre. Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=105050
Disability Studies: Interested in disability studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network for an upcoming event, Disabled Students’ Union Friday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Milam 301. Accommodations for disability can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 541-737-6517.
Music a la Carte: BMW Jazz Trio (Ryan Biesack, drums; Ben Mutschler, saxophone; Steve Willis, guitar). Friday, Oct.18, at noon, Memorial Union Lounge, free.
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. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.
Magic Barrel: The 25th anniversary of The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger will feature a range of writers this year, including Oregon author Barry Lopez, who won the National Book Award for "Arctic Dreams" and just published "Horizon," as well as OSU authors. The event, which raises money for the Linn-Benton Food Share, takes place Oct. 18, 6 p.m., at the Whiteside Theater in downtown Corvallis. In addition to readings there will be music and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased online at http://magicbarrel.org, or at the door for $15 (cash only).
BABy@OSU Meetup: Do you have a child under the age of 2? Have you participated in a BABy@OSU workshop in the past year? Come meet others on campus that are also parenting young children and enjoy some complimentary breakfast treats and beverages. The Family Resource Center and Office of Work-Life will be hosting a meetup on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Champinefu Lodge. RSVP requested. Questions? Contact email@example.com or 541-737-4906.
Forest Memorial Service: Everyone is invited to honor the long, beautiful life of the grove of ancient trees that OSU’s College of Forestry mistakenly clear-cut in May. The service will include readings by Kim Stafford and Kathleen Dean Moore, songs by Absolute Harmony, and a benediction by children. Cider and donuts to follow. Oct. 20, 3-4 p.m., Willamette Park Rotary Shelter. Sponsored by the OSU Spring Creek Project.
Meet the Majors: Academic Options at OSU: Wondering about how you can find a major or curate your academic experience at OSU? Attend the Majors Fair to talk with representatives from academic departments about majors, minors, options, certificates, and experiential opportunities. MU Ballroom, Monday, Oct. 21 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click here or contact Joanna Abbott.
Faculty Conversations with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring several small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) during fall term. Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate executive committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the president to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you wish to participate, access the registration form to register for these sessions: Oct. 24, 9-10:30 a.m., or Nov. 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Military Blood Drive Challenge: OSU vs. UW. The OSU Naval ROTC will be hosting the Armed Services Blood Bank Center - Pacific Northwest for a blood drive on Oct 25 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., 102 Naval Armory. All members of the community are welcome to donate blood. You can go to www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm and make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Research Seminar: Dongseok Choi with OHSU-PSU School of Public Health will speak on “Double Hierarchical Generalized LinearModels for RNAseq Data: DHGLMseq,” Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Weniger 149. This seminar is open to the public.
NEW! Lecture: “Lying Lies and the Liars Who Lie Them: Why Ethics Matter in Political Communication.” Presented by Peter Loge, director of the Project for Ethics in Political Communication at George Washington University. Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Ballroom. Reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Speech Communication and Political Science. Admission is free and open to the public.
NEW! Oregon Bioengineering Symposium: The inaugural symposium will be held at the CH2M Alumni Center on Nov. 22. The meeting, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon and Oregon Health & Science University, will cover all areas of bioengineering/biomedical engineering, with an emphasis on technologies for precision health. Advanced registration costs are $25 for students and post-docs, $60 for faculty and $125 for non-academic registrants. https://blogs.oregonstate.edu/bioengineering/
Library Faculty Association Seminar Series: Michael Boock, associate professor and scholarly communications librarian at OSU Libraries and Press ,will deliver the first presentation in this year's Seminar Series. The topic is: A Fulbright and Librarian in Bulgaria. He will speak on Oct. 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Valley Library, room 3622 - East Willamette Industries Seminar Room.
Introduction to CORE: The Cooperative Open Reporting Environment 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 and CORE users who would like to review the basics an orientation to CORE. Oct. 18,11 a.m. to noon, Kerr B094 or Zoom. This session is immediately followed by the IAR DataLab. Register. Questions
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Assistant Professor Judy Bluehorse Skelton of Portland State University will present “Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony: An Overview of Indigenous Cultural Collaborations in the Portland Metro Area” on Oct. 18, noon to 12:50 p.m., in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 268. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global health talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents “Global future health: When fetal development is global development in Guatemala – and beyond,” by Emily Yates-Doerr, assistant professor in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts, Friday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room. Co-sponsored by the CPHHS Global Health Program.
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Beth Gardner, associate professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at University of Washington, will give her talk “Wildlife Movement and Space Use in a Changing Environment” on Friday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 4 p.m. in LINC 302.
Adventures in Climate Science: This years the CEOAS Distinguished Visiting Lecture will be given by Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. It will take place Friday, Oct. 18, at The LaSells Stewart Center. There will be a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. This lecture is free to public.
Motivational Listening and Networking: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association is offering a session titled “Motivational Listening & Networking” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m., 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.
Workshop: Blending Your Teaching with Instructional Media: Want to know how to create instructional media for your on-campus courses and to learn best practices of blending classroom and Canvas content? The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology invite you to explore the new Faculty Media Center to learn how to make audio, video and other media, while planning an upcoming course. All faculty and GTAs invited. Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., Kidder 100; refreshments will be served. Bring a laptop and your imagination. Register.
Health systems talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents “Health systems transformation and Medicaid expansion in Oregon: Impacts on women of reproductive age,” by CPHHS associate professors Jeff Luck and Jangho Yoon, from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.
PFLA welcomes new members: The Professional Faculty Leadership Association welcomes new and returning members for the 2019-20 year. To be a part of this organization, submit the online application form along with membership fee. For more information about PFLA and its membership, click here.
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 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at https://ehs.oregonstate.edu/uhsc, 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.
Candidate Nominations for Faculty Senate President-Elect and Executive Committee and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Elections: Faculty are encouraged to suggest colleagues whom they believe are knowledgeable about the university and would well represent OSU faculty. Faculty may also nominate themselves. Forward candidate suggestions for any of the positions by noon on Oct. 24 to Vickie Nunnemaker at email@example.com. When responding, insert "Candidate" in the Subject line so your inquiry may be easily searched. Positions include president-elect, interinstitutional Faculty Senate senator and executive committee.
Declining Senator Election: All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. However, Executive Levels 1, 2 and 3 (dean or above) are excluded from being elected, as are senators who are completing two consecutive three-year terms or faculty on LWOP. If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the senator nomination ballot, complete and submit the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iT2qvutDWDvRat no later than noon on Oct. 22. Faculty must decline each year.
Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split between apportionment units). This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation. Faculty not indicating where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office.No later than noon on Oct. 22, complete and submit the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7Uwv4rKAOEAe5Pn to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be affiliated. Tenured faculty will be apportioned in their tenure unit, with the exception of the following apportionment units: off-campus Extension, OSU-Cascades and Hatfield Marine Science Center.
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 2020 Oregon Women in Higher Education conference in Lincoln City, Salishan Resort, Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. To apply, complete and submit the online form by Friday, Oct. 18. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, Oct. 25. Apply using the following link: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7V74sEBbQpPe6Ud Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date: Research Office Faculty Orientation: Research Office Faculty Orientation: Connecting Faculty to Research Office Resources, will be held Oct. 23, 9 a.m.to noon, MU Horizon Room. Additional information on the way in the next couple of weeks. For more information: Research.email@example.com
NEW! Football: Oregon State Athletics is offering OSU staff and faculty a discounted reserved seat ticket for one of the oldest rivalry football games in the country when the Beavers host Washington in a nationally televised game Friday, Nov. 8, at Reser Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff can purchase a $20 ticket using the promo code OSUFS at https://tinyurl.com/y5xbfkf3 to cheer on the team. Go Beavs!
Volleyball Faculty/Staff Friday: Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Gill Coliseum, vs. USC. $5 tickets available at the box office for with an Oregon State staff ID. Friday’s match is the Beavers’ annual Dam Worth It competition.
Volleyball: Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum, vs. UCLA. Sunday’s contest is the Beavers’ annual DAM Cancer match.
Traffic and Maintenance
NEW! Washington Way: Traffic will be controlled with flaggers between Southwest 15th and 26th streets along Washington Way on Friday, Oct. 18, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m, in order to allow exploratory utility work for the design of the Washington Way Reconstruction project. Roads will remain open but some delays should be expected. For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Lindsey Austin at (541) 990-7720.
““Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won't exist because you'll have already shut it out ... . You can hear other people's wisdom, but you've got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.” ~ Mae Jemison, first African American woman in space, who turns 63 today.
Corvallis: Showers today, high of 59, low of 46. Showers likely tomorrow.
Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 54, low of 36. Chance of showers tomorrow.
Newport: Showers and breezy, high of 59, low of 48. Showers tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/