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Note: Proposal due date corrected

Breaking Waves - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:16pm

A recent post about our special request for coastal resilience research proposals contained a deadline error; proposals are due to the Oregon Sea Grant office in Corvallis by 5 pm Monday, Feb. 9.

Our apologies for the error.

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Note: Proposal due date corrected

Sea Grant - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:16pm

A recent post about our special request for coastal resilience research proposals contained a deadline error; proposals are due to the Oregon Sea Grant office in Corvallis by 5 pm Monday, Feb. 9.

Our apologies for the error.

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Shark Day coming at HMSC

Breaking Waves - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:17pm

Shark Day 2011

NEWPORT – Did you know more than 30 species of sharks can be found off the Pacific Northwest coastline? Learn more about them this Saturday, Jan 24, as the Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates our annual Shark Day!

Stop by the Center between 10 am and 4 pm for shark-themed exhibits, biofacts, films and kid-friendly activities related to these fascinating sea creatures.

Afraid of sharks? How about vending machines? You might be surprised to learn which is more dangerous to humans!

Make sure to be here at 1:30 pm. to watch and listen as Dr. Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s chief scientist at the Visitor Center, conducts a necropsy on a salmon shark and talks about the animal’s biology, life cycle and habits.

Learn more:

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Shark Day coming at HMSC

Sea Grant - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:17pm

Shark Day 2011

NEWPORT – Did you know more than 30 species of sharks can be found off the Pacific Northwest coastline? Learn more about them this Saturday, Jan 24, as the Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates our annual Shark Day!

Stop by the Center between 10 am and 4 pm for shark-themed exhibits, biofacts, films and kid-friendly activities related to these fascinating sea creatures.

Afraid of sharks? How about vending machines? You might be surprised to learn which is more dangerous to humans!

Make sure to be here at 1:30 pm. to watch and listen as Dr. Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s chief scientist at the Visitor Center, conducts a necropsy on a salmon shark and talks about the animal’s biology, life cycle and habits.

Learn more:

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Roots of Health Inequity

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Attendees will view a 30 minute segment of the documentary "Unnatural Causes" and then participate in a facilitated discussion with interactive activities. Sponsor: Student Health Services

 Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot: Film and Discussion on Becoming a White Ally for Social Justice

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a documentary about Anne Braden, a white women who rejected her segregationist, white supremacist, upbringing and went on to become a significant civil rights leader. She was explicitly recognized by Martin Luther King, Jr. as someone that African Americans could rely on for help in the Civil Rights Movement. We will hold a discussion afterwards about what it means to be a white ally for civil rights struggles and the ways in which we can all build ties of solidarity for bringing about transformation for social justice.

Sponsors: Anarres Project for Alternative Futures-School of History, Philosophy, and Religion

 Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

33rd Annual Peace Breakfast

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:35pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

33rd Annual Peace Breakfast with presenting recipients for the Phyllis S. Lee and Frances Dancy Hooks awards. The Keynote speecher is the Hon. Darleen Ortega, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Tickets available in advance at the MU Information Desk starting Winter 2015 term or at the door the day of the breakfast:

$6 for Students
$10 for Non-Students
Children 5 and under free

Sponsors: Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of the President, and OSU Foundation

Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Prison Letter Reading/ Panel

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:35pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will have a panel of OSU students who have taken the Inside-Out class at Oregon State Penetentiary to talk about their experience in the class. The inside-out program is where OSU students go to Oregon State Penitentiary to take a class together and learn while helping each other with everyone's different experiences.

Sponsor: Prisoner Rights Advocacy Group

Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Film: Selma

Health & Wellness Events - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:35pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

University Housing & Dining Services and Student Events & Activities Center, will be sponsoring a screening & panel discussion for the movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson and Oprah Winfrey. The first 50 students who pre-register will get a FREE ticket and transportation to the January 19th screening at Carmike 12 Theatre. Afterwards, will be a panel discussion at the MU Horizon Room, open to everyone who has seen Selma, on the film's relevance to current events in America and how the Selma marches shaped social justice & critical change.

5:30 PM, Film, Carmike 12 Theater
8:30 PM, Discussion, MU Horizon Room

Sponsor: Student Events & Activities Center and University Housing & Dining Services

Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Linn County Small Woodlands

Forestry Events - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 6:38am
Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please bring your own table service as well as a main dish and either a salad or dessert to share.  Business meeting and program speakers to follow.  Please come and see what the chapter is up to, whethere a member yet or not.

Leadership for Social Change

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will look at how your leadership style can foster change through exploring the Social Change Leadership Model. We will also talk about why people may resist change, as well as the benefits that can and have come from changes in society. We will also review basic steps for facilitating change in any capacity. We hope that everyone will find that they have the ability to be a social change leader!

Sponsor: Center for Leadership Development

Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

I Had A Vision

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This event is to provide students with a safe space to express there experiences here on campus, whether is was acts of racism, discrimination, or prejudices. This event will be open mic/discussion where the students would also be able to share their stories and be surrounded by students who have experienced the same thing.

Sponsor: Black Cultural Center

Part of Oregon State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The Corporation as a Global Health Governing Agent" Bill Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, Professor & Senior Scientist (Retired) Northern Arizona University Courtesy Faculty, International Health Program OSU College of Public Health and Human Science.

This presentation will describe a systems model of how transnational corporations create conditions that are determinants of health. The model includes how corporations exert influence through business alliances, partnerships, foundations, social and business networks, multilateral international organizations, governments, and public perception.

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.

Deadline to apply for Winter Term graduation

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 (all day event)

Applications for graduation must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. They may be filed up to three terms before the expected graduation term so progress can be monitored each term. However, applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the term in which the student plans to complete degree requirements.

See Apply for graduation and application deadlines

Last day to drop a class

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 (all day event)
Schedule Changes After Classes Begin. All Web transactions are done on the "Register/Add/Drop Classes" page of the OSU Web registration system. Login to MyOSU at https://myosu.oregonstate.edu, select Student, then under Registration Tools, click on Add/Drop Classes. Web registration generally is available 24 hours a day, except from 11:55 p.m. Friday evening to 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

All paper transactions are done at the Registrar’s Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Spring, summer opportunities for undergrad, grad students

Breaking Waves - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:29pm

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students to take part in working and learning opportunities this spring and summer.

  • Our fifth Summer Scholars program places high caliber undergraduate students from around the country for 10 weeks working with public agencies (federal, state, and local) . Scholars assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts around ocean and coastal issues. Each is will be assigned to a specific project under a mentor and expected to dedicate at least 40 hours a week to the program starting on June 15. The application deadline is Feb. 20. Read application details here.
  • The Sea Grant Marine Education program at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport is hiring spring and summer student interns to assist with public and school workshops, classes, and field trips around marine science topics. The positions, open to any qualified undergraduate or graduate student, involve creating and presenting lab and field programs for school, youth and family groups, maintaining education program labs and equipment, and taking part in special projects.

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Spring, summer opportunities for undergrad, grad students

Sea Grant - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:29pm

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students to take part in working and learning opportunities this spring and summer.

  • Our fifth Summer Scholars program places high caliber undergraduate students from around the country for 10 weeks working with public agencies (federal, state, and local) . Scholars assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts around ocean and coastal issues. Each is will be assigned to a specific project under a mentor and expected to dedicate at least 40 hours a week to the program starting on June 15. The application deadline is Feb. 20. Read application details here.
  • The Sea Grant Marine Education program at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport is hiring spring and summer student interns to assist with public and school workshops, classes, and field trips around marine science topics. The positions, open to any qualified undergraduate or graduate student, involve creating and presenting lab and field programs for school, youth and family groups, maintaining education program labs and equipment, and taking part in special projects.

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Blogging as case study?

Evaluation is an Everyday Activity - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:12pm

A reader made the comment that “blogging is like doing case studies”. Made me think about the similarities and differences. Since case study  is a well known qualitative method used in evaluation with small samples, I think this view is valid.

Blogs are small samples of something observed in depth, with great scrutiny, and often with serious time commitment, although Brinkerhoff in his book, “The Success Case Method”  advocates a case study method that is “valid, practical, fast, and credible”. I must provide the caveat that the book was developed for organizations which put out innovations and improvements (as in products, like Ford Motor Company, Gap International) not educational organizations (like universities or school districts), so a bit of translation will be needed.

There are many sources for case study research. Perhaps Bob Stake and Robert Yin are the  best known in the evaluation field. Bob Stake’s first book (that I have on my shelf; there may be others that I don’t have) is “The Art of Case Study Research” . Google books says this about that volume, “This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods.” (And it is less than 200 pages.) Robert Yin has a fifth edition of the “Case Study Research” book available now from Sage .

After you have been blogging for a while (several months, for example), the blog will have categorized the posts. The tags will help determine what are the most relevant points. Use those tags and categories to help develop the “case”. You will find posts that form the case, more cases than you realized. So multiple posts on the same subject will provide you with multiple observations; one post may provide you with a slice of something in-depth, an individual case study, if you will.

Scriven, in the 4th edition of the Evaluation Thesaurus says this of case-study method: “The case study method is at the opposite end of one dimension of the spectrum of methods from the survey method, the micro end rather than the macro end.” Blogs are a microcosm of information as well. He goes on, “…observing…is more characteristic of case-study method than large-scale surveys…Causation is usually determined in case studies by the modus operandi method, rather than by comparison of an experimental with a control group.” He refers the reader to “Naturalistic” where he references Ernie House, Egon Guba, Yvonna Lincoln, Bob Stake, and Bob Wolf and states that naturalistic approaches “…stress contextual factors, unstructured interviewing, observation rather than testing…”

All this reminds me of blogging.

What do you think? Is blogging a form of case study? Let me know.

my.

molly.

 

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Lane County Livestock Association Breakfast Educational Program

Small Farms Events - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

 

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

 

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Salmon: Are We Making Progress in Oregon?

Breaking Waves - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:53pm

A new short video interview with Prof. Court Smith discusses his recent OSG publication, Salmon Abundance and Diversity in Oregon: Are We Making Progress? Smith, an OSU anthropologist and longtime scholar of the Oregon salmon fishery, talks with editor Rick Cooper about why he wrote the publication and what insights it offers. While salmon abundance in Oregon has improved somewhat in recent years from historic lows, concerns remain about how sustainable that abundance is and how it’s affected by diversity.

The video interview, shot and edited by Joe Cone, is available on the OSG YouTube channel, with captioning, and our Vimeo channel, in high definition.

Prof. Court Smith and the salmon publication

The publication itself, written for a non-specialist audience, is available for free download.

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