College of Science Faculty and Staff:
I am pleased to inform you that I have appointed Dr Vincent Remcho, Professor and Associate Dean, as Interim Dean of the College of Science, effective Monday, March 5. It is anticipated that Vince’s appointment will last for several months or more, while the University searches for a permanent Dean.
In addition to leading the College of Science, Vince will also work with the Deans of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education to advance targeted areas within the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Dr Larry Rodgers, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will chair the search committee for Dean of the College of Science. The search process will commence soon, and my office will provide updates along the way.
Please join me in congratulating Vince on his new role, and again acknowledging Sherm Bloomer for his many years of excellence in leadership as Dean of the College of Science. I have attached our press release regarding Vince’s appointment.
Provost and Executive Vice President
Remcho Press Release
It is with pleasure that I am able to inform you that the following member of your faculty is among the 149 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, as chosen by the journal editors for 2012.
Initiated in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for our journals. Each year a small percentage of our 60,000 active referees are selected and honored with the Outstanding Referee designation. Selections are made based on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports as collected in a database over the last 25 years. The program recognizes about 150 referees each year, although larger groups were selected in 2008 and 2009. A full listing and further details on the program are available here: http://publish.aps.org/OutstandingReferees. I am also attaching a press release that your institution might use if it wishes to publicize the honor that your faculty member has received.
Please allow me to congratulate you and your faculty member on this honor, and thank you for your support and contributions to the APS journals and to the physics community.
Gene D. Sprouse
Editor in Chief
American Physical Society
IST 520 “Responsible Conduct of Research” will be taught again this. The prefix IST (Interdisciplinary Studies) may not be one that students run across when searching for courses, so we are asking that you bring it to the attention of students.
Course Name: Responsible Conduct of Research
Course Number: IST 520 CRN Number: 58859
Course Credits: 1 credit Course
Fall Term 2011 Schedule: Tuesdays, 4:00 to 4:50 pm
Location: StAg 310
Format: Each meeting will be a combination of lecture and discussion
Class preparation: Approximately 2 hours of reading background material for the discussion and a writing assignment on a case study
The instructors are: Courtney Campbell, Steve Durkee, Martin Fisk, Rich Holdren,
Lisa Leventhal, Craig Marcus, Barbara Taylor, Nicole Wolf and Lisa Ganio
The lecture topics are:
- mentor/trainee responsibilities;
- research ethics, ethical decision making;
- research misconduct, plagiarism;
- data management, collection, sharing, and ownership;
- collaborative science;
- animal welfare;
- use of human subjects in research;
- conflicts of interest;
- peer review.
Spring and Fall events are rapidly approaching and I wanted to make you aware of a couple upcoming college wide student events. Please mark you calendars!
New Ambassador & Leadership Academy Reception
May 23rd, Wednesday
MU Ballroom- East Alcove
Celebrating Student Excellence
May 23rd, Wednesday
(Doors will open at 5:30 following the reception)
June 16th, Saturday
MU Quad- College Line up
Reser Stadium- Commencement Ceremony
Fall Kick-Off Social
September 20th, Thursday
MU Brick Mall/West Lawn of Strand
(New student walk will be starting at 3:00 in the center of the Quad)
OSU Community Members,
As a part of OSU’s commitment to supporting students and employees in pursuing happy, balanced and fulfilling lives, OSU Childcare and Family Resources along with University Events will be coordinating Bring Your Kid to Campus Day on Friday April 27, 2012. This event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education and highlight the myriad of family-friendly activities on campus.
Friday, April 27, 2012, is an early release day for the Corvallis School District, and coincides with the national Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day (Thursday April 26th). We are asking for campus-wide collaboration to make this day a huge success. Please take a moment to share this information throughout your colleges and departments. We encourage departments to have discussions ahead of time with employees and students, so that campus classrooms, work spaces and common areas can be inclusive and family-friendly on April 27th.
In March, Childcare and Family Resources will start soliciting for campus-wide participation in the form of family-friendly activities and tours. At the beginning of April another announcement will be sent with specific registration information that includes a list of family-friendly activities that will be available on campus that day. For more information on this event, please see attached document. If your department is interested in having a family-friendly activity listed in the schedule of events for the day, please contact Childcare and Family Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-4906. Any questions should be directed there as well.
University Relations and Marketing
Dr. Hari S. & Dr. Renuka R. Sethi Graduate Scholarship Fund
Nomination Deadline April 4, 2012
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Dr. Hari S. & Dr. Renuka R. Sethi Graduate Scholarship Fund, a merit-based graduate scholarship program with preference given to graduate students studying in the areas of fisheries science or human development.
The Sethi Graduate Scholarship Fund is established through the generous pledge of support provided by Dr. Renuka R. Sethi. While the endowment balance is building, Dr. Sethi’s additional annual gift provides a $950 graduate scholarship which is available for immediate distribution fall 2012.
Domestic and international students are eligible for consideration. All nominees must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in either fisheries science or human development and family sciences and are expected to have a meritorious record.
Deadline for nominations is April 4, 2012. Information, including nomination instructions, may be found here: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/sethi.php
I would like to invite you to participate in discussions about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Oregon State University. As President Ray mentions in his message below, I am working with a self-study team to create a vision and goals for the university community and would like to hear your input and ideas. Learn more about our efforts at http://oregonstate.edu/oei/selfstudy
Please join me in creating the desired vision of OSU as an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community:
Friday, March 2nd
101 Furman Hall
Refreshments will be provided
If you are unable to attend in person, please watch for details about a virtual forum where you can participate in real time, or share your comments now at our online survey: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4837
Thank you for your time. It is important that your voice be heard and included!
Interim Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion
Oregon State University
526 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2139
The Oregon State University Libraries is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Library Research Travel Grants for the spring funding period. These grants promote faculty scholarship and instructional expertise by supporting faculty travel to libraries and collections outside the state of Oregon.
Up to $2000 per individual will be granted for travel to out-of-state libraries and collections. The award must be used for the exclusive purpose of helping to defray the scholar’s long-distance research travel expenses, which include transportation and per diem expenses only.
Deadline is Friday March 30, 2012. See http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/travel-grant for more information. Please direct questions to Jennifer Nutefall, Associate University Librarian for Innovative User Services at 737-8527 or email@example.com.