Please join us for our next event!
Telling your story through
Presenter: Heather Turner,
Multimedia Communications Specialist for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State
Using visuals, Heather will describe what it takes to prepare yourself and the interviewee for an interview, how to set the scene, conduct the interview, use basic lighting and editing techniques and more.
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to create a video people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.
You are invite to our next brown-bag discussion…
Open Access: Where Are We Now?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12 noon to 1 pm
Linus Pauling Science Center room 402
Presenter: Michael Boock
Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services at OSU Libraries & Press
Michael Boock will provide a brief definition of open access; describe where we are at now in terms of open access prevalence and where we might expect to be in the near future.
Boock will differentiate between gold and green open access, describe the growth or diminution of those two forms of OA around the world, provide examples of each form, and describe existing and emerging gold open access funding models.
Finally, he will touch on the emergence of federal, state and institutional open access policies with a focus on implementation of the OSU open access policy adopted by Faculty Senate in 2013. Potential implementation scenarios for the White House Office of Science and Technology open access policy memorandum and the FASTR legislation will also be reviewed.
“Is it Safe?”
seminar room 402
As a long time veteran of the National Pesticide Information Center, Kaci Buhl has taken thousands of phone calls about risk. She has also trained staff, state agencies, and EPA personnel in these topics.
Kaci will make the case for talking about risk rather than safety, and introduce the risk framework. Bring your risk communication questions and thoughts. We will use at least half of our time in discussion talking about the real challenges and opportunities we face.
- Know your audience.
- Decide what you are trying to say, before you start preparing any text, slides, video, or interactives.
- Turn your work into a compelling story.
- Less is more, especially in presentations.
- Never overuse jargon or equations.
- “PowerPoint doesn’t kill presentations, bullets do.”
- Handouts are often an interesting option in live presentations.
- Visualization and good graphics are critical for colleagues, not just for “the public.”
- Don’t be afraid to break the mold.
- Give credit where credit is due.
Reference: Alyssa Goodman’s “Desk”
Please join us in two weeks for our first event!
Or should we avoid advocacy at all costs?
This year we formed OSU SciComm, an open, informal group of OSU professionals and scientists promoting best practices in science communication. We plan to build community, provide training, and foster
discussions that will keep OSU on the cutting edge.
On July 1, we sent out this survey to people who already showed interest in this group to help plan next year’s topics. We’ve already received 46 completed surveys! This shows the interest and need.
If you haven’t already filled out the survey, you are invited to do so. It only takes about 5 minutes: http://tinyurl.com/k6tumw5
Thank you from the OSU SciComm Steering Committee:
Kaci Buhl, Project Coordinator, NPIC
Linda Lamb, Publications/Outreach Manager, CEOAS
Naomi Hirsch, Program Coordinator, EHSC/SRP
Heather Reiff, Science Policy Coordinator, COMPASS
Nick Houtman, Editor, Terra Magazine