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Webinar - #FactsOverFear: Ebola Preparedness for the Americas

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration required. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, currently the largest in history, has sparked an international public health response.  We invite you to join the American Public Health Association and the Pan American Health Organization for a webinar panel discussion on this topic featuring opening remarks by Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of APHA, and Dr. Francisco Becerra, assistant director of PAHO/WHO. Other invited speakers will be announced.


Webinar Objectives:

  •     Describe the history of Ebola and the current outbreak in West Africa.
  •     Evaluate the experiences in disease response from Africa.
  •     Evaluate the experience in handling a suspected case in Brazil.
  •     Discuss the U.S. experience in preparedness and response to imported Ebola.
  •     Describe PAHO/WHO’s strategic approach to preparedness and response for LAC countries.

Twitter Chat
PAHO and APHA will also co-host a Twitter chat during the webinar. Join us as we engage the public in a live conversation and Q&A.  Make sure you are following us on Twitter, @publichealth and @pahowho and using the hashtags #FactsOverFear and #Ebola to participate.

Earn CE Credits
APHA is providing free continuing education credits in conjunction with the webinar.  To obtain continuing education credits, participants must attend the webinar and complete an evaluation online.

President's Winter Coffee

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break before finals for holiday treats and gourmet coffee. Join President Ray in celebration and conversation at the Memorial Union Lounge.

We will be taking non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit OSU’s Food Pantry. Your donation is appreciated.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (all day event)
Campus closed. Drive safe. Eat safe. Find a Turkey Trot near you. And remember to give thanks for health. Know someone who isn't heading home for the holiday? Invite them along to yours.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28, 2014 (all day event)
Campus closed. Drive safe. Eat safe. Find a Turkey Trot near you. And remember to give thanks for health. Know someone who isn't heading home for the holiday? Invite them along to yours.

End of Fall Term 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 (all day event)

Winter Term 2014 begins

Monday, January 5, 2015 (all day event)
Welcome back!

Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing

Forestry Events - 50 min ago
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:00 AM - Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:00 PM

Course Description

This workshop will introduce participants to many of the key tools of quality control – brainstorming, Pareto charts, checksheets, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, design of experiments and statistical process control (SPC). Particular emphasis will be given to SPC. Participants will work 'hands on' to gain first-hand experience using the tools introduced in the course.

 Program Highlights

  1. Participants will use numerous tools of quality to solve a specific wood products industry case example
  2. Participants will work 'hands-on' in a computer lab to use the tools introduced in the course
See the course website for more details and to register

Mentored Management Planning Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 50 min ago
Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A written Forest Management Plan serves many purposes.  It helps you organize and plan for activites on your land.  It is a valuable communication tool for your family.  A plan is required for forest certification programs and it forms the foundation for sustainable forest management.  By writing part, or all of your own forest management plan, you gain a better understanding of your land and can potentially save on professional costs.

Writing a plan takes time and an understanding of your property, but the Mentored Management Planning shortcourse will guide you through the process.  In addition to the four class sessions, you will be paired with an experienced "mentor" who will provide one-on-one assistance.

To attend you must pre-rregister no later than October 24.




2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 50 min ago
Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 State of the State Sheep Symposium

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Register at:



For more information contact: OSGA (503)364-5462 or Gene Pirelli Professor and Extension Animal Scientist OSU Extension/Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences Regional Livestock/Forage Specialist

Voice Mail – 503-623-8395  Email – gene.pirelli@oregonstate.edu




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Linn-Benton Livestock & Forages Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM


For more information contact:

Shelby Filley (541)672-4461   shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu


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Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM


For more information contact Shelby Filley (541) 672-4461  shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu


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Calving School

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This program will consist of presentations, educational videos, and simulated calving assistance.  A handbook will be provided.

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming

For more information or to register please contact Shelby Filley (541)672-4461


Registration fee $25.00 payable at the door in cash or check


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Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Monday, December 8, 2014 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

10/21 Update: ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT
This trip is being organized by OSU Extension Small Farms and Thrive. The $25 fee is being used to offset the costs of the presentations, farm tours and van transportation arranged by OSU Extension and Thrive.  Participants are responsible for costs of their own food and lodging. Exception, lunch Tuesday at Persephone Farm is included in the $25 fee.  READ MORE...
Ever wonder if selling wholesale might be a profitable alternative or addition to your farmers market sales? Are you selling some wholesale currently but don't know you're really making money from it? Are you interested in being a solution to the food security issue in our valley? Are you interested in getting contract to grow your crops?

Monday, Dec. 8
9 am  Meet to carpool at the OSU Extension Office, 569 Hanley Rd Central Point. Travel by van to Corvallis
12 pm  lunch (bring a packed lunch)
2-4 pm  Tour Denison Farm, Corvallis
5-7 pm  Wholesale Profitability talk with Tanya Murray, OSU

Tuesday, Dec. 9
10-noon  Tour Persephone Farm
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch at Persephone Farm (provided) and discussion "Bringing It Back Home"

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Small-Scale & Urban Farming Series

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 For more information, contact the OSU Lane County Extension office at (541)344-5859, or stop by the office at 996 Jefferson Street in Eugene, to pick up an application.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Cost of session is $25.00.  Pre-registration is required.

For payment with a credit card see the website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens



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Nano-cellulose Based InnofreshTM Coatings for Preserving Pre- and Post-harvest Fruit Quality

Food Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Monday, December 1, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fall 2014 Faculty Seminar Schedule, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Presenter: Yanyun Zhao, Professor

Nano-cellulose Based InnofreshTM Coatings for Preserving Pre- and Post-harvest Fruit Quality

Small Farms Events - 50 min 1 sec ago
Monday, December 1, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fall 2014 Faculty Seminar Schedule, Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Presenter: Yanyun Zhao, Professor

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That time of year…

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:33pm


A uniquely American holiday (although it is celebrated in other countries as well-Canada, Liberia, The Netherlands, Norfolk Islands),

filled with too much food (pie any one?) ,

too much football (what is your favorite rivalry?),

and too much shopping (black Friday?).


For me it is an opportunity to to be grateful–and I am, more than words can express. I am especially grateful for my daughters, bright, articulate, and caring children (who are also adults).

What makes this holiday unique? That is an evaluative question.

What will make this holiday a good holiday for you?  That, too, is an evaluative question.

This holiday will be good for me in many ways.

For me, it is an opportunity to think deeply about the various roles I fill: mother, sister, friend, evaluator, volunteer, among others.

It is an opportunity to think about what kind of guest I will be when I visit for the holiday.

It is an opportunity to think about the privilege that comes to me as an accident of my birth and those not so privileged.

It is an opportunity to count my blessings, of which there are many.

Happy Thanksgiving.



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Ebola: The reality of an epidemic

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:37am
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the CPHHS's Center for Global Health. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:30pm. Speakers include:

Featured Speaker: Dr. Patricia Omidian
Co-founder, Focusing International
Dr. Omidian, a medical anthropologist, will discuss her work for the World Health Organization in Liberian communities impacted by Ebola.
Omidian’s research, conducted as the epidemic spun out of control, highlights community desires for greater control over the official response to the Ebola crisis. Local people want to have a say in managing quarantine and isolation practices in particular, and they want better primary health care. Community members also want access to better information that can help them deal with real problems.
Sudy Storm, MPH, Midwife
Sudy Storm, a midwife and anthropology graduate student, and a graduate of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences" MPH-International Health (2011 Cohort), will discuss the current Ebola epidemic in light of her work as a midwife and researcher with village populations in Sierra Leone.
Dr. Connie Hume-Rodman, MD
Dr. Hume-Rodman chairs the OSU Infectious Disease Response Team and is Associate Director of OSU Student Health Services. She will discuss OSU’s response to the Ebola epidemic and how the OSU community can respond to infectious diseases in general.

Center for Global Health website

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:39am
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Tobacco: The Next Generation" Kari-Lyn Sakuma, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Health Behavior, College of Public Health & Human Sciences

Dr. Sakuma's research applies trans-disciplinary training to develop interventions across multiple domains from substance use and obesity prevention to family relations; a major focus of her research has been the etiology and prevention of tobacco use among adolescents and young adults.

Kari-Lyn Sakuma's faculty profile

This college-wide research seminar, is Co-Sponsored by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Hallie Ford Center; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and the Center for Global Health.

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researcher to present their current research in public health and human sciences in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning.

Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.