Sep 18 2014

New Course for Fall: Global Forest Ecology and Climatology

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Fall 2014
FES 605 — CRN TBA (FES 505 course — CRN TBA)
‘Global Forest Ecology and Climatology’
Meeting time: TR 1100-1150
Meeting place: Peavy 104
Instructor: Christopher Still, 321 Richardson, 737-4086,,
Units: 2

The focus of this course is will be on climate and forests at a range of scales. The first hour (Tuesday 11-1150am) will be a wide-ranging discussion of a recent or classic paper in the broad fields of ecology, climatology, biogeography, and ecosystem physiology, with a focus on processes and patterns that manifest at regional to continental to global scales. Enrolled graduate students will lead paper selection and discussions. Non-graduate students, including postdocs, FRAs, and faculty from across OSU are invited to attend this first hour. The second hour (Thursday 11-1150am) will be limited to graduate students and will focus on issues raised in the paper discussion and will include structured lectures and exercises.

Relevant readings will be given each week and should be read before class for discussion.

Letter grades will be assigned.

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Sep 17 2014

One Health Lectures in October

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One Health is the concept that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are directly linked, and that the condition of one can affect the health of the others.

Dr. Luiz Bermudez (Biomedical Sciences) and I (graduate student in Integrative Biology) are excited to announce the inaugural OSU One Health seminar series to begin during the 2014 fall term.

We invite faculty, staff, and students from diverse disciplines and at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) to attend these talks, and to partake in lively discussions surrounding One Health.

There will be only TWO speakers per term, so please mark your calendars. Each seminar will be followed by a discussion with the speaker, with lunch provided for up to 10 interested participants.


Friday October 3, 2014, 12-1pm, ALS 4001

Dr. David Wong, MD; Chief epidemiologist with the National Park Service

“America’s National Parks: Living Laboratories for Translating the Vision of One Health into Practice”

Lunchtime discussion: 1-2pm


Friday October 31, 2014, 12-1pm, Hallie Ford Center 115

Dr. Michael P. Nelson, PhD; Environmental ethicist and author, OSU Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society

Dr. Nelson will be sharing his thoughts on One Health from an environmental ethics perspective.

(This talk is integrated into the College of Public Health and Human Sciences seminar series.) Lunchtime discussion: 1-2pm


Our aim is to showcase a variety of experts from human, animal, and environmental disciplines who use a One Health approach in their work, and to illustrate the diversity and incredible room for opportunity inherent to this rapidly developing field.

With these seminars, we hope to inspire and engage individuals from the many excellent colleges and departments here at OSU, provide a platform to cultivate collaborations, and foster the development of work using a One Health approach here in Oregon.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Rhea Hanselmann, DVM, MPVM
Graduate Research Fellow
Oregon State University
Department of Integrative Biology

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Sep 17 2014

NSF GRFP Workshop at OSU



The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.  The workshop will be conducted in two sessions – Session 1 on Thursday, October 2, and Session 2 on Thursday, October 9. Both sessions will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – both sessions will be held in Kearney 212.


Session 1 will include a brief overview of the GRFP Program, a panel discussion with current OSU GRFP Fellows and faculty reviewers, and exercises to help students draft their Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statements. Session 2 will include exercises to help students draft their Graduate Research Plan Statement.


The final NSF GRFP application deadlines for 2015-16 awards are from October 29, 2014 through November 4, 2014, depending upon the area of study.


For applicant eligibility, please see the complete eligibility requirements in Solicitation NSF-14-590 at


Please forward this announcement to eligible students, and encourage them to attend – seating is limited, and registration is required:  Click here to register. Faculty and advisors may attend, although students will have priority. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 


If you have any questions, please send an email to the Graduate School at

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Sep 16 2014

Job: Masonite in Chicago or Tampa

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Masonite,  a global door manufacturer is growing and looking for candidates for the positions below.

(1)Product Engineer, Stile and Rail

Candidate needs to be willing to live in West Chicago, IL and travel up to 50% to Canada. For this reason, the right person needs to speak French and English as well as have a wood engineering background.

(2) Prod Mgr. (5-7 yrs. exp. with P&L exp.) and (3) Sr. Dir. (7-10 yrs. exp with P&L exp) for Stile and Rail that are both located in Tampa FL. Looking for a Marketing degree with these, but also the wood experience.

Anyone with interest can contact the recruiter (contact info below) or visit Masonite’s website directly to apply.

BB-2342_PD_ProdEng_Stile and Rail Doors

Outreach Cruiser GS 7_8_9


Barbara Bertucci
B&B Research

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Sep 16 2014

Job: High Desert Partnership, Burns OR

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The High Desert Partnership, in Burns Oregon,  is seeking a director.  The Partnership is a non-profit organization whose mission is resolving social, economic and ecological challenges facing communities in southeastern Oregon through trust relationships and collaborative mechanisms. The Partnership is governed by a board of directors and is currently primarily sustained through grants and individual contributions. The Director is expected to manage grants, programs and serve a major role in continuing the Partnership’s work.  If you’re interested, please see the attachments and their website (  Lisa Ganio, FES


HDP Brochure 2014

Director Position Description


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Sep 16 2014

CoF Back to School Bonfire Bash

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Trees, Tunes & BBQ












Back to School Bonfire Bash-Co-sponsored by Stimson Lumber

Thursday, October 2, 5:00-7:00pm

Peavy Arboretum–Forestry Club Cabin

Faculty, Staff, Students, alumni and families are welcome to attend! Free BBQ, a no-host bar, a bonfire and we will feature the band Melville from Portland. Please see the flier for more details. RSVP’s can be made to Jessica Fontaine or at the following link

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Sep 16 2014

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Inst. for U.S. Grad Students

NSF – East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

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NSF Deadline: November 13, 2014


NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The NSF award includes participation in the Pre-Departure Orientation, summer stipend of $5,000, and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: One application per student per year


Thank you,



Debbie Delmore
Assistant to Rich Holdren, Associate Vice President for Research

Research Office
Oregon State University

A312 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR  97331-2140
Phone: 541-737-8390
Fax: 541-737-9041

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Sep 16 2014

Scholarships to attend OpenCon

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OSU Libraries is funding two scholarships for OSU students to attend the OpenCon conference on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, and the Library very much welcome applications from grad students for the scholarships. More details on the conference are available through the links below.

This conference will be Nov. 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

We think this will be of special interest to graduate students who would like to learn more about these issues and connect with peers.


Here is the online application form for students, which needs to be submitted by Sept. 26:

Here’s some general information about the conference:
If you have any questions, contact Shan Sutton.


Shan C. Sutton
Associate University Librarian for 
Research and Scholarly Communication
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-8528

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Sep 15 2014

NRC awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers

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National Research Council (NRC)

Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and are proportionally high for Senior Associates.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.


More detailed information and an online application can be found at


Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or


There are four annual review cycles.


Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1


Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.


Thank you,



Debbie Delmore
Assistant to Rich Holdren, Associate Vice President for Research

Research Office
Oregon State University

A312 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR  97331-2140
Phone: 541-737-8390
Fax: 541-737-9041

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Sep 15 2014

Job: Communications Positions for the Union of Concerned Scientists

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The Union of Concerned Scientists is looking to fill several science communications positions.  Have a look at the flyer: Communications Jobs with Union of Concerned Scientists and their website if you’re interested.

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