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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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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Oct 09 2014

Filed under EVENTS

World Mental Health flyer

World Mental Health Week will open with a World Mental Health Day tabling event in the MU Quad, in conjunction with the international day of awareness.


  • MU Quad Event – Friday, October 10th from noon to 3pm on the steps in front of MU

Interactive booths with information on mental health, free food, and prizes

  • Meditation Mob – Monday, October 13th from 11am to 1pm on the Quad, grass 4

Join us in a relaxing and rejuvenating guided meditation during a break between classes

  • Gatekeeper Training – Philomath High School

Suicide Prevention Training for local high school youth

  • Miss Representation Film Screening – Tuesday, October 14th from 6pm to 8pm in MU 208

Free screening of a film that explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America

  • Free Photo Booth – Wednesday, October 15th from 11am to 1pm on the MU Quad

Reduce your stress and take time to be social by taking pictures with silly props

  • Finding the Light: A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk – Wednesday, October 15th ; Meet at the Gazebo in Central Park at 7pm

An event to raise awareness, support our families and friends, and connect with each other; in collaboration with the Corvallis School District

  • Listening Tables – Thursday, October 16th from 12pm to 1:30pm in MU 206

Engage in a conversation about mental health care in our community

  • Teen Mental Health Workshop with Boys & Girls Club

Informal discussion with local teens about mental health and wellness

  • Be Well 5K and Fair – Friday, October 17th from 3pm to 5pm on MU Quad

Get some exercise in with the OSU community and check out a demonstration on biofeedback

There is no health without mental health.”   –World Health Organization






Michele D. Ribeiro, Ed.D., CGP
Licensed Psychologist
Interim Assistant Director of Mental Health Promotion
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Oregon State University
500 Snell Hall
Corvallis, OR  97331-1644
Phone:  541.737.2131  /  Fax:  541.737.2518

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Oct 09 2014

Job: American Univ., D.C. Assistant/Associate/Full Professors

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The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC invites applications for up to three tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Full Professors to form a collaborating research team. We seek either a group of researchers who will be hired together, or a senior individual with a vision for filling the other positions.

The team’s research should focus on environmental science, including but not limited to ecosystem science, water resources, climate science, energy use, and conservation biology.  We are especially interested in innovative approaches that investigate these areas in a urban context, such as heat islands and air quality, sea level rise, protection of water resources, and preservation of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services.


All applicants should have a strong record of (or potential for) externally sponsored research. We are especially eager to recruit candidates with established research partnerships (or the ability to form such partnerships) in the Washington, DC area. Candidates should also have a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.  Teaching responsibilities will include basic courses in environmental science and more advanced courses in the applicant’s area of specialty.  The Ph.D. is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred.

At least one appointment will be at a senior level with tenure. Preference will be given to senior candidates who are able and willing to lead the department.

Application Instructions

Applicants should include a statement (a joint statement for team applications) of research outlining the research focus (or foci) and future plans for developing a nationally competitive, externally funded research program at American University. In addition to a (joint, if applicable) research statement, each applicant should include statements of individual research and teaching experience, a CV, and the names of three references not in the proposed team. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/25814.  Review of applications will begin October 24 and continue until the position is filled.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

Questions should be directed to UJ Sofia, Associate Dean for Science, College of Arts and Sciences, ujsofia1@gmail.com


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Oct 09 2014

OSU Career Fair Events: Oct 20, Oct 22, & Oct 23

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lifetime member alumni

Did you know that Oregon State graduates are eligible to participate in the career fairs hosted by OSU Career Services?

OSU Career Services Fall Career Fairs

Oct. 22 – All career fields
Oct. 23 – Engineering careers
Fairs will be held at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
To see a list of participating employers, login or register for Beaver CareersThere is no need to register for the career fair.

Not sure what to expect at the career fair?

Let us help you get ready or the event at Career Connection: Prepare for the Fair. Jennifer Edwards, the new Director of Alumni Career Services, and representatives from OSU Career Services will be on hand to help with resume reviews, “elevator pitch” creation and interview tips. This is a great chance to prep for the fair while mingling with other alumni.

Career Connection: Prepare for the Fair

Monday, Oct. 20
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Nearly Normal’s
109 NW 15th St
Corvallis, OR 97330

Free OSUAA life member
$10 OSUAA member
$15 non-member

Includes: Appetizers & one drink ticket for beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages. Registration is required for this event.


Free Virtual Career Guidance

Stay on top of current career trends with our free webinar series.

Here is a list of upcoming webinars.

If you missed out on the previous webinars or can’t make these times, don’t worry, they are all archived.


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