Oct 31 2014

Job: Asst. Prof. of Rural Sociology

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Auburn U

The College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology with a focus on Natural Resources, Food and Agricultural Systems, or Community and Rural Development.


See attached flyer for more information:  Auburn Assistant Professor Rural Sociology Long


Application deadline:  December 1, 2014

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Oct 29 2014

2015 William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Announcing: The 2015 William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship

Purpose: To attract high-performing, newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL). The fellowship honors the distinguished career of Dr. William Wiley, the former director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and visionary leader of EMSL. Applications for the 2015 position will be accepted until Nov. 7, 2014.

To learn more about this position and for application instructions see:  http://www.emsl.pnnl.gov/emslweb/wiley-distinguished-postdoctoral-fellowship


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Oct 29 2014

Sierra Club celebrates The Wilderness Act

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triumvirate clip

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club steps back in time to present the historical roots of this landmark law through the voices of Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lorena Hickok, in the original readers’ theater production of: 

An Essential Triumvirate: Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, John Muir and the Conservationists’ Ethic.

When: Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 PM

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis

A $10 donation at the door is encouraged to support Sierra Club trail building, school arboretums,conservation and trail leadership training and advocacy.

More details: This short (approx 1 hr) play will provide a stimulating illustration of the alchemy between Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir and the unique personality of each of them. It will also show the tension between these advocates over conservation versus preservation; a tension that continues in conversations today. Watching and listening to *An Essential Triumvirate *shows that such dialogues have been going on for over a hundred years.  Come, listen, and then add your voice to that dialogue.


Gary Burris as Theodore Roosevelt
Gary Prince as Gifford Pinchot
Leslie Hogan as Eleanor Roosevelt
Jane Donovan as Lorena Hickok
Period piano music performed by Ray Drapek
Introductory remarks about the Wilderness Act by Randy Rasmussen

Poster attached: Essential_Triumvirate_Nov9_330PM

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Oct 28 2014

Science for Parks, Parks for Science Summit

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Science for Parks summit

Science for Parks, Parks for Science Summit at UC Berkeley

Summit dates: March 25-27, 2015

Abstract Submission deadline:  November 1, 2014

Convening natural and social scientists, managers and practitioners to launch a Second Century of stewardship for the parks, 100 years after the historic meetings at UC Berkeley that helped launch the National Park Service (NPS), this two and a half day summit (March 25-27, 2015) at UC Berkeley will feature 15 visionary plenary lectures by leading natural, physical and social scientists. The summit will also feature strategic conversations  on current controversies led by panelists representing diverse viewpoints, and technical sessions of contributed papers and posters.  See the website for more information.

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Oct 24 2014

NEW Course: FOR 599 Forest Health and Protection

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New Course: Forest Health and Protection. 

3 Credits (Big G).  FOR 599 Special Topics.

David Shaw.  Winter 2015

CRN #: 38937, Credits: 3

Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday Noon-1:20PM

Room: PVY 256, Capacity: 20


This class will focus on forest health concepts with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest, including the topic areas; fire, forest entomology, forest pathology, invasive and non-native forest pests, wildlife damage, abiotic damage, climate change and declines.  The class will end with comparison and contrast of forest health and protection issues of west-Cascades forests vs. east-Cascades forests in the PNW.

FOR 599

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Oct 24 2014

American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowships/grants

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One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014–15 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

See flyer AAUW GRANT and website for more information.  First deadline:  November 15, 2014

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Oct 22 2014

From Big Data to Big Statistics (Oct 31, 2014)

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Big Data image


Friday, October 31

2:00 – 3:00 PM

ALS 4001


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Oct 18 2014

Climate Change Policy Discussion

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Climate Change Policy Discussion
Wednesday, Oct 22 at 2:30pm
Hallie Ford Center Room 115

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D, OR-4) will be on campus Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to talk about the state of climate change policy and research. He will be joined by Kathie Dello from OSU’s Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. This will be a great event to hear from a Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee about climate change issues at the federal level.

The event is free and open to the public.

DeFazio Event Flyer


Dylan McDowell
Legislative Outreach Assistant
Oregon State University
652 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-4499


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Oct 16 2014

Winter/Spring Internship with Smithsonian Gardens

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Smithsonian Gardens logo

The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI’s expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world. We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.


Opportunities include:

o   Social Media and Outreach

o   Education and Outreach


Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.

Winter/Spring Internships: November 15
Summer Internships: February 1
Fall internships: May 15


Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:

Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.

Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html .



Office:  600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20024
Mailing:  PO BOX 37012, Capital Gallery 3300,  MRC 506, Washington DC 20013-7012
T: 202-633-5840



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Oct 15 2014

W’15 Course: FES 536

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Mark Harmon will be offering an on-campus course entitled “Carbon Sequestration in Forests: Principles, Policy, Possibilities” during this upcoming winter term. The course number is FES 536.

It will be 2 credit hours and taught as a hybrid course with lectures online and discussions in class.  The class will meet for 2 hours each week, the first hour we will go over questions about the lecture material. In the second hour we will have discussions of various topics centered around the homework assignments and discussion points.  Homework, primarily related to use of a carbon model will be assigned and will form the basis of some of the discussions. There is no textbook, but various readings will be supplied electronically. Students will select a topic related to the course for a final report. There are no exams; grades are based on homework, essays related to the discussion topics, and the final report.

You can find out more about the course content etc  via:   fes 536 carbon course 2015 on campus draft syllabus 

If you have questions, please get in touch.

Mark E. Harmon
Richardson Chair and Professor
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

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