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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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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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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Oct 15 2014

OSU HIP-HOP Festival: Oct 17, 2014

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Oct 15 2014

Grad School Fellowships

Grad School

Contact your graduate program if you are eligible to be nominated for either of these funding opportunities.

Delson Bridge to the Future Fund

Deadline for Nominations:  October 27, 2014, 5PM


The Graduate School administers an endowment fund created to honor Irma Delson, who dedicated her many years at OSU to serving students from all over the world. The Delson Bridge to the Future Fund is designed to assist students in the final phase of their graduate education to pay research expenses, publication costs, and other incidentals that stand in the way of completing their studies.

It is anticipated that up to two awards will be given. For eligibility criteria, award guidelines, and nomination procedures, visit:  http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance/awards/delson-bridge



Jesse M. Bell Memorial Graduate Student Loan Program

Deadline for Nominations:  October 27, 2014 at 5PM


The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Jesse M. Bell Memorial Graduate Student Loan Program which was created by the estate of Jesse Bell for the purpose of providing loans for worthy graduate students of high scholastic standing to enable their pursuit of graduate study in an OUS institution.


These non-need-based loans are available on a one-time basis to enrolled graduate students to assist with educational and/or research expenses associated with their advanced degree. Loans up to $5,000 are anticipated, and will be dependent upon the merits of the case, the loan demand, and the current balance available in the loan fund. Requests exceeding $5,000 will be considered on an exception basis.


It is anticipated that up to three awards will be given. For eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and application procedures, visit:   http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/finance/awards/jesse-bell

Contact your graduate program if you are eligible to be nominated for either of these funding opportunities.



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Oct 15 2014

Proposals Invited for TREE Fund Research Fellowship

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Proposals Invited for TREE Fund Research Fellowship

Naperville, IL, October 3, 2014 – Applications are due November 3, 2014 for the 2015 TREE Fund Research Fellowship, which offers up to $100,000 for a multi-year mentored doctoral research project focused on Urban Forest Sustainability. Grant proposals should address urban forest sustainability issues relating but not limited to:

*   Nursery production practices that enhance survival, structural integrity and post-installation performance

*   Young tree care (structural pruning, root care, etc.) to enhance longevity

*   Soil biology/soil amelioration

*   Sustainable pest and disease management alternatives

*   Species diversity to mitigate loss and/or enhance benefits of urban forests

*   Mitigating tree loss following construction

The TREE Fund Research Fellowship was created to provide support to a young scientist who is being mentored by an established and published researcher. The first Fellowship was awarded in 2009 to Dr. Brian Kane of the University of Massachusetts for his investigation of the impact of decay on the structural integrity of trees.

Proposals must be submitted online to be considered. To learn more and submit an application visit: http://www.treefund.org/grants/research-grants/fellowship

About TREE Fund

The TREE Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in urban forestry and arboriculture (the science of caring for trees in a landscape). The TREE Fund manages a portfolio of scholarships and education grants to engage and support the next generation of tree stewards, and research grants to improve the science, safety and practice of arboriculture.

With support from individual and corporate donors and major sponsors STIHL Inc.<http://www.stihlusa.com/>, Bartlett Tree Experts<http://www.bartlett.com/> , The Davey Tree Expert Company<http://www.davey.com>, Arborjet<http://www.arborjet.com/>, Asplundh<http://www.asplundh.com/>, ISA<http://www.isa-arbor.com/>, KASK<http://www.kask.it/>, TCIA<http://tcia.org/> and Wisconsin Arborist Association<http://www.waa-isa.org/>. TREE Fund research has contributed to:


*   Improved utility vegetation management practices

*   Understanding of air pollution reduction and carbon sequestration by trees

*   Quantification of the benefits of urban trees

*   Improved transplant survival rates in difficult sites

*   More effective disease and pest management strategies for urban trees


For more information, visit http://www.treefund.org/home


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Oct 15 2014

David L. Boren Scholarship Info Session: Thursday Oct. 16 at 2 PM


Hannah Grossblatt, from the Institute of International Education, will be speaking with interested students about the David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships on:


Thursday, October 16th

Undergraduate/Graduate Session: 2pm

University Plaza, Room 280


Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.


The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad.

Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.


The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.  Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000.


Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.


For more information about the Boren Awards, please contact your campus representatives.  Interested students should contact Ms. LeAnn Joy Adam, the Boren Scholarship Campus Representative (leann.adam@oregonstate.edu).



LeAnn Joy Adam

International  Scholarship Coordinator

International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) Oregon State University



You may also contact CoF’s Intnl. Program Director (michele.justice@oregonstate.edu ) for more information on this program.

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