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.
Could wave power be the next boom in renewable energy? (Fast Company)
“For someone who’s trying to operate the electrical [grid], knowing when that resource is going to be available to them is incredibly valuable,” says Bryson Robertson, an engineering professor at Oregon State University and co-director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center, a consortium of researchers at three universities that is working to objectively evaluate the potential of ocean energy and help push the industry forward.
Imaging project shows ocean weather (Otago Daily Times)
The image was created by Oregon State University associate professor Nick Tufillaro, using a new ocean colour processor created by Quinten Vanhellemont, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.
“Our hope is to prepare every Latino child to succeed in kindergarten and to empower Latino parents as their children’s first teachers and advocates,” explained Ruth Jones, coordinator of Oregon State University’s Central Oregon Juntos program.
Transgender performance artist speaks Wednesday at OSU (Gazette-Times)
The School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University presents a talk by performance artist, body builder and transgender icon Cassils on Wednesday, April 17.
Maximal shoes may increase injury risk: A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found. For more: http://bit.ly/2V1nDgd.
Accreditation Exit Meeting: All members of the university community are welcome to attend the exit meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in MU 49, Horizon Room. The chair of the NWCCU Evaluation Committee will facilitate the meeting and deliver the summary report. For those who cannot attend in person, visit the University Accreditation Website for instructions on joining remotely.
OSU Day at the Capitol: OSU Day at the Capitol 2019 is on Wednesday, April 17. We’ll be talking about important issues such as keeping OSU affordable and accessible for all Oregonians and encouraging legislators to invest in innovative new spaces on our campuses in Corvallis and Bend. Oregon legislators need to hear why these issues are important to you. We're counting on you to show up on April 17 on behalf of the Beavers across the state, nation and world. Sign-up with the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/BEZv6m0oX80ekzw23 Contact Claire McMorris (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
NEW! Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): “Biological Knowledge Graphs, i.e., Finding the unknown knowns and dark data in biology” Anne Thessen and Kent Shefchek (TISLab), Wednesday, April 17 at noon in ALS 3006. 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
Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Melissa Haendel, OHSU/OSU, will present a seminar “The Yellow Brick Road of Open Science: Barriers to bringing data to its highest valued use” on Wednesday, April 17, at 3 p.m., in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg. 4001. There will be a short reception following the seminar (refreshments served).
Critical Questions Series: Amy D. Propen, assistant professor of writing at UC Santa Barbara, will examine the value systems that inform decision making in the Anthropocene. She asks, how might we best act with compassion and advocacy for vulnerable species while remaining mindful of their own agency and autonomy? Lecture takes place at Autzen House on April 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
WRGP Water Resources Science Spring Seminar Series. Kevan Moffett, Washington State University"s School of the Environment, will present “Urban Ecohydrology: Tackling the Nexus of Heat-Water-Vegetation-Land Cover-Human Relations” on Wednesday, April 17, from 4-5 p.m. in BEXL 328. Free and open to the public.
NEW! CMLC International Potluck Dinner: Enjoy great conversation and meet people from around the world. Bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome. No sign up required. Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. 2638 N.W. Jackson Avenue. email@example.com. www.cmlcenter.org.
It Happened Here: Sexual Assault in College Documentary. OSU student filmmaker Keana Pigg documents experiences of violence on the Oregon State University campus. The documentary will be followed up with a panel discussion. Event is open to all. Wednesday, April 17, from 6-7 p.m. in Owen 103.
Artist talk: The School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series presents Cassils on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in C&E Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. A light reception with the artist will take place prior at 5:30 p.m. in the myrtle tree alcove. Cassils is a performance artist, body builder and transgender icon. They make their body the protagonist of their performances, contemplating the history of violence, representation, struggle and survival. Cassils will speak about past works and their starting points, development processes and historical contexts. Free, open to the public. Seating limited to 200. https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/art-and-art-history/visiting-artists-and-scholars-vas-lecture-series.
An Evening with Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford: In his talk "Earth Verse: Writing for the Good Earth," Stafford will explore how poetry and stories have long provided solace, clarity, and a chance to make peace with ourselves, each other, and the Earth. Wednesday, April 17, at the OSU Valley Library rotunda, 7 p.m. Free and open to everyone. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, OSU Press, and OSU's School of Writing, Literature and Film. Learn more.
NEW! Art About Agriculture: A reception for “Parallels: Making the Avenue of Elms,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Erik Sandgren, will be held on April 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Strand Gallery, Strand Agriculture Hall 440. The exhibition, which runs through June 15 and is presented by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences’ “Art About Agriculture” program, is open to the public on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment.
NEW! Drag Performer Story Hour: Join local drag performers for story hour at the Pride Center. Performers will read stories and chat with the children, and kids will have a chance to do a craft project. This event occurs Friday April 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the Pride Center. This event is part of Oregon State University's Bring Your Kids to Campus Day 2019.
NEW! Literary Northwest; George Estreich, author of Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories we Tell Ourselves (MIT Press), and Eric Trabold, whose lyric essays appear in The Rumpus, Passages North, The Collagist, South Dakota Review, Seneca Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere, will be reading at The Valley Library Rotunda, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
NEW! Author recognition: Join us at the Center for the Humanities for a night of readings, discussion and reception focusing on fiction and poetry by OSU authors at the 2019 Authors and Editors Recognition. On April 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. featured authors include David Biespiel for his book The Education of a Young Poet, Nick Dybek for his bookThe Verdun Affair, John Larison for his book Whiskey When We’re Dry, Elizabeth Sheehan for her book Modernism a la Mode: Fashion at the Ends of Literature and Megan Ward for her book Seeming Human: Artificial Intelligence and Victorian Realist Character. More information regarding this event can be found at https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/2019-osu-authors-and-editors-recognition.
PERS discussion: Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop in, discuss PERS, join us for lunch. SEIU represented meeting. Willamette West, 3rd Floor Valley Library. Want more information? Siobhan Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org call/text 6306990281.
Help create a vision for the Corvallis campus: Stop by our pop-up booths on Thursday, April 18, to talk about OSU’s physical campus and how it should evolve in the future. Visit the booth at the Memorial Union’s main entrance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or the booth at Dixon Rec Center’s west entrance from 4-6 p.m. to learn about the Campus Vision project and to share your thoughts. Can’t stop by? Leave a comment about the campus and learn more about the project at the OSU Corvallis Campus Vision website.
Funding for International Research: US Student Fulbright Program:LeAnn Adam, OSU’s coordinator for prestigious scholarships, will present two information sessions on Fulbright opportunities. Fulbright offers grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships for one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Applicants for the Fulbright US Student Program include graduating seniors, recent graduates and master’s and doctoral candidates in all disciplines. Join us to learn more about Fulbright, hear from past Fulbright recipients and current semifinalists, and start your own Fulbright journey. April 18, 5-6 p.m. in MU 109; April 25, 2-3 p.m. in Heckart Lodge 110.
UPDATED! Pints For Science: Come grab a drink to support research, science, and the OSU FST graduate students on April 18 at Fifth Street Growlers (215 S.W. 5th St.) from 6-10 p.m. Bid on silent auction items including courses on breadmaking and wine tasting offered by department professors, a Trader Joe's taco night, and much more. Event page here.
Opening Space for the Radical Imagination: This conference invites participants to create a common space for radical imagination and social justice that goes beyond a skill-share for radical organizers. Radical Imagination invites us to engage in a profound critique of what seems obvious (radical = that goes to the roots of something) and to explore alternative ways of living together - producing, loving, shaping spaces and time, inhabiting the land, working, using, struggling. April 19-20, Oregon State University. Registration is free: https://www.oregonimagines.com.
Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open for the annual Bring Your Kids to Campus Day happening on April 19. To register and see a full list of activities visit https://familyresources.oregonstate.edu/byktcd.
Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show: Join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian) and some of the area's top nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an evening of comedy, music, dance, and visual art co-sponsored by OSU. This show will take place Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in The Majestic's Lab Theatre. Tickets are $10.
Earth Day of Service: Celebrate our planet with us through service, on Saturday, April 20, for our annual Earth Day of Service. We have a variety of environmentally focused projects focusing on both conservation and restoration. Some of the projects this year are: Dunawi Creek Habitat Spring Cleaning, Willamette Tree Park Clean-Up, Mary's River Gleaners (bike brigade) and Tree Planting at Bald Hill Farm. Sign up to participate in a project.
OSU presidential search process starts with statewide listening sessions: The OSU Board of Trustees will hold 10 listening sessions around Oregon to gather input from the public and university stakeholders regarding OSU’s strengths, the challenges the university will face over the next decade, and the attributes that the university’s next president should possess. The dates and locations of the sessions are available online. Listening sessions held on OSU’s Corvallis campus will be live-streamed and be available for later viewing. Input also can be provided online. For accommodations, call (541) 737-3449 or e-mail email@example.com.
Author and editor reception: Join us at the Center for the Humanities for a night of readings, discussion and a reception focusing on history, politics and ethnic studies at the 2019 Authors and Editors Recognition. On April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. featured authors include Nicole von Germeten for her book "Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico" and Ron Mize for his book "Latina/o Studies." More information on this event is at https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/2019-osu-authors-and-editors-recognition
Hackathon 4 is Here: The OSU Hackathon is a day-long event where team members work together to solve a problem or build something new. All OSU employees are invited to participate. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 23, so form a team and do it soon – space is limited. Projects are not limited to coding or technology, we welcome projects of all kinds. The Hackathon will be held on Friday, May 3. Ready to get hacking or have more questions? Learn more and register your team at beav.es/hack.
6K and Kid Run: The Oregon State track and field program and the Heart of the Valley (HOTV) Run Club has partnered to offer a community 6K and kid run immediately prior to the Oregon State High Performance Meet on Saturday, April 27. The 6K starts at 8:15 a.m. and finishes at the Whyte Track and Field Center. Register here.
Food and Fermentation Science trivia and silent auction: Test your knowledge on food, wine and beer in an event hosted by OSU Vitis club and OSU College Bowl team on May 4, from 1-3 p.m., in Oldfield Animal Pavilion. $30 per team. For more information and to register go here.
Lectures, Workshops, Webinars
NEW! Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB): The 2019 CGRB Spring Conference/Colloquium will take place at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All individuals with an interest in computational biology are invited to attend. The Spring Conference/Colloquium will feature science from invited guests, OSU faculty, students and staff.
NEW! Parental nonstandard working hours: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) presents “Parental nonstandard working hours in the United Kingdom: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study,” by Afshin Zilanawala, assistant professor in Human Development and Family Sciences, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
NEW! Integrative Biology Graduate Student Invited Speaker Seminar:Elizabeth Anderson, Florida International University, will present a seminar, “Tropical Rivers as Social-Ecological Systems” on Friday, April 19, 1:30 p.m., in ALS 4001. This seminar is free and open to the public. The seminar will also be available via live WebEx at https://tinyurl.com/EAndersonOSU. For more information, go to http://ib.oregonstate.edu/smnrs, https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/integrative_biology_gsa_seminar, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Biochemistry and Biophysics Guest Lecture Seminar: Harry Ischiropoulos, research professor of pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania, will present "Nitric oxide signaling regulates the efficiency of fat to energy conversion" on Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001.
NEW! Self-Objectification in Adolescence: Jennifer Stevens Aubrey of the University of Arizona will speak about “Self-Objectification in Adolescence: Investigating the Roles of Traditional Media and New Communication Technology Contexts.” The talk is Thursday, April 25, in LINC 228, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is co-sponsored by Speech Communication, New Media, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Appetizers and beverages will be served beforehand.
Suicide prevention workshop: 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. April 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Impact Studio Sessions: Join Rich Duncombe, Impact Studio director, on April 18 from noon to. 1 p.m., in MU 215 Thought Lab for a conversation about the 2019 Impact Studio initiatives. Duncombe will open with a summary of the three new initiatives being pursued in 2019 and an overview of the Impact Studio development process. This will be the first studio session of a series being offered every three months to discuss the active initiatives in our portfolio and broader topics relating to how to lead adjacent innovation inside of Oregon State and other successful institutions.
Biochemistry and Biophysics Scientific Lecture Seminar: Patrick Vargas-Weisz from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex and Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, will present "Host-microbiome interactions and chromatin dynamics" on Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001.
Seminar by Artist David Buckley Borden: David Buckley Borden is an interdisciplinary artist known for making ecological issues culturally relevant through accessible art and design and is visiting as an Artist in Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union 206. Free and open to everyone. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, the Andrews Experimental Forest LTER Program, and the ARTS_SCI group.
CoS 2019 Gilfillan Lecture: “Scientific discoveries from the alphabet soup of nuclear waste.” OSU Department of Chemistry faculty member May Nyman will explore the meaning of scientific discovery by elucidating her own research breakthroughs as a scientist at Sandia National Laboratories and now at Oregon State. April 18, 7 p.m., OSU Memorial Union Horizon Room; 6:30 p.m. reception. Free to public.
Professional workshops: Several spring term employee professional development workshops, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, Office of Human Resources are open for registration. Workshops include "Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent," "Liberating Structures for Effective Meetings," "Handling and Turning Around Complaints," and "Managing People Through Change." Details, times, dates and registration (free).
Sports, equality and careers: On April 20, former Beavers and other professional athletes will speak about sports, equality, education, and transitioning into new careers. Featured panelists include former Beavers, NBA All-Star/Blazer Steve Johnson and Super Bowl champion Josh Andrews, as well as MLB All-Star Gary Matthews Jr. and WNBA champion Kara Braxton. Program begins after the spring football game from 3-4:30 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. Limited tickets available at blaqathlete.eventbrite.com. For questions, contact email@example.com or 541-737-4181.
Advancing Women in Leadership: On April 25, the Center for the Advancement of Women in Leadership and OSU Athletics will host the second Advancing Women in Leadership event at Reser Stadium at 5 p.m.. Join us for engaging conversations with our speakers: Valerie Cleary, Diane Penny, and Beth Mowins. We encourage you to RSVP today to save your spot.
OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo: The OSU Supplier Showcase & Expo is brought to you by Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management and University Conference Services. The Showcase & Expo is designed to provide educational and business value to both campus attendees, as well as participating suppliers. The goal for the event is to connect OSU staff and faculty in the market for goods and services with suppliers doing business, or interested in doing business with OSU. April 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center. For more information: https://osuexpo.org/.
Momentum: Founded 130 years ago, the College of Engineering has graduated more than 35,000 engineers. Despite already offering 43 unique degree programs, we are continuously providing students with even more ways to become Oregon State engineers through the development of new degree programs, degree specializations, and certificate programs. In this issue of Momentum, we highlight a few of our new programs and tell the stories of students looking to use their training to create a better future.
Library services: Help improve library services. Go here: https://bit.ly/2Cp1LAY to take a survey and enter for a chance to win a gift card. It will take less than 10 minutes. For more information or questions, contact Brooke Robertshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships limited submission funding opportunity: The Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, complex research and education projects. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies that have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. Instructions on how to submit a letter of intent are here. Research.email@example.com
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 14-20. Chief Suzy Tannenbaum, OSP Lt. Craig Flierl, public safety officers, troopers, and staff wish to thank our campus dispatchers for their service and dedication, grace under pressure, and compassion when people are most in need. Thank you for working nights, holidays, and weekends, and the amazing job you do. We encourage the OSU community to learn more about the dispatch center and public safety department by visiting our website at https://publicsafety.oregonstate.edu/.
Traffic & Maintenance
Scheduled: Campus Wide Steam Shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2019 will occur from 6 p.m. on June 16 to 5 p.m. on June 20. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.
"Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need?" ~ Jennifer Garner, who turns 47 today.
Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 66, low of 47. Mostly sunny tomorrow with a high of 75.
Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 63, low of 41. Mostly sunny tomorrow.
Newport: Slight chance of rain today and then sunny, high of 58, low of 48. Partly sunny tomorrow.
Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/