NEW! Introducing Fulbright Flex AwardsThe Fulbright Scholar Program welcomes applications from faculty and researchers who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of two to three years. Flex Awards are also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. In addition to their research activities, Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.For more information about this new program model, visit our website or the Fulbright Scholar Blog.  Guidance for Project Statements can also be found online or contact, Julie Walkin at Deadline to Apply: Aug. 1.

Deadline: August 14, 2013

Announcement: early November 2013

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.

Promote in residence halls: Plan your fall student resident promotion! University Housing and Dining Services is pleased to provide a free promotional opportunity for OSU affiliated offices, clubs or student groups again this fall.  UHDS will accept posters and fliers for placement in UHDS residence halls and cooperative houses just prior to student resident arrival.  Contact, (541) 737-5622 for important details. We will accept materials Aug. 28 to Sept.11.

NEW! OSU Press request for proposals to publish an open access textbook: OSU faculty are invited to submit a proposal to create an Open Access textbook. Sponsored by OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus, this initiative’s goal is to promote the creation and adoption of open educational resources on the OSU campus. More details can be found on the RFP. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15.

NEW! Google Apps for OSU launches in July: Everyone with an ONID account, including all OSU employees and students, will be able to access Google Apps for OSU in July. Read LIFE@OSU and discover how our community will have a new and powerful set of tools for collaborating with OSU students, faculty, researchers, and external partners. The Google Implementation Team also invites you to complete a brief survey on Google Apps; we seek your input and feedback.

The Bioenergy Education Project is announcing the availability of $3000 scholarships for Master of Agriculture students in bioenergy-related fields. Both new and current M.Ag. students are eligible to apply. Funded by a grant from the USDA, the purpose of the scholarships is to encourage non-thesis Masters of Agriculture students to receive training in business and management as well as bioenergy, to enable them to enter the professional workforce in this growing area.

> The Master of Agriculture program requires students to take courses in three different areas (a major and two minor concentrations), two of which must be from the College of Agricultural Sciences or closely related areas. Students receiving the Bioenergy scholarship will be required to take 18 credits of a specified curriculum to earn a Graduate Certificate (GC) in Management for Science Professionals, for one of their minor concentrations. For their second minor concentration, students will choose 9 credits of coursework related to Bioenergy, to be approved by their major professor and committee. The M.Ag degree is non-thesis; students have done a variety of projects for their graduate supervisors.

> For questions about the Bioenergy Scholarships, contact Kate Field ( For questions about the Master of Agriculture degree, contact Greg Thompson (

If your memory of college includes trying to stay awake in large lecture halls, Cub Kahn has news for you. When he thinks about the future of higher education, he sees hybrids. Forget the cars that combine gas engines and electric motors. These hybrids are the latest in college courses. They enable students to learn via computer with online videos and activities that can be done at home or in the library or coffee shop. Hybrids meet less often in actual classrooms, but when they do, their sessions resemble hands-on workshops where students solve problems and apply their knowledge. Done well, hybrids can improve learning and help students get more mileage out of education.  More…