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Dr. Jane Lubchenco has been announced as the 2016 winner of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. Dr. Lubchenco holds the title of university distinguished professor and advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and was formerly the administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

The Pauling Award recognizes outstanding achievement in a subject of interest to the famous scientist and two-time Nobel laureate, and several of the previous recipients were Nobel Prize winners. Lubchenco is the ninth winner of the prestigious award. 

As part of the celebration marking the award, Dr. Lubchenco will deliver a free public lecture in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave. Her talk is titled “Scientists Making Waves and Bringing Hope.” 

In addition to her work at Oregon State University, Lubchenco is currently serving as the first U.S. science envoy for the oceans and is an international expert on marine ecology, environmental science and climate change. She is a pioneer in the development of marine protected areas and reserves, which is an effort to help replenish fisheries and promote a healthy economy while also protecting habitats and biodiversity. 

“Your accomplishments and leadership in ecology and environmental sustainability are impressive,” said Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell university librarian and OSU press director who announced Lubchenco as the recipient of the award. “Linus Pauling would have applauded your focus on the interactions between the environment and human well-being, as much of the work that he undertook during his long and varied career was dedicated to improving the human condition.”

Linus Pauling, the most distinguished graduate in OSU history, is the only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes, for chemistry and peace. The papers of Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen Pauling, are held by OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, and the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU continues to pursue Pauling’s interest in the study of micronutrients and phytochemicals in diet and optimum health.

With a Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University, Lubchenco is one of the most highly cited ecologists in the world, and she has received numerous awards including a MacArthur “genius” award and 19 honorary doctorates. Her academic career as a professor began at Harvard University and continued at Oregon State University (1977-2009) until her appointment as Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Following her work for the NOAA, Lubchenco returned to Oregon State. 

Lubchenco’s lecture in Portland is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring other accommodations should contact Don Frier at 541-737-4633 or don.frier@oregonstate.edu by April 20 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Dr. Jane Lubchenco has been announced as the 2016 winner of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. Dr. Lubchenco holds the title of university distinguished professor and advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and was formerly the administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

The Pauling Award recognizes outstanding achievement in a subject of interest to the famous scientist and two-time Nobel laureate, and several of the previous recipients were Nobel Prize winners. Lubchenco is the ninth winner of the prestigious award. 

As part of the celebration marking the award, Dr. Lubchenco will deliver a free public lecture in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave. Her talk is titled “Scientists Making Waves and Bringing Hope.” 

In addition to her work at Oregon State University, Lubchenco is currently serving as the first U.S. science envoy for the oceans and is an international expert on marine ecology, environmental science and climate change. She is a pioneer in the development of marine protected areas and reserves, which is an effort to help replenish fisheries and promote a healthy economy while also protecting habitats and biodiversity. 

“Your accomplishments and leadership in ecology and environmental sustainability are impressive,” said Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell university librarian and OSU press director who announced Lubchenco as the recipient of the award. “Linus Pauling would have applauded your focus on the interactions between the environment and human well-being, as much of the work that he undertook during his long and varied career was dedicated to improving the human condition.”

Linus Pauling, the most distinguished graduate in OSU history, is the only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes, for chemistry and peace. The papers of Pauling and his wife, Ava Helen Pauling, are held by OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, and the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU continues to pursue Pauling’s interest in the study of micronutrients and phytochemicals in diet and optimum health.

With a Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University, Lubchenco is one of the most highly cited ecologists in the world, and she has received numerous awards including a MacArthur “genius” award and 19 honorary doctorates. Her academic career as a professor began at Harvard University and continued at Oregon State University (1977-2009) until her appointment as Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Following her work for the NOAA, Lubchenco returned to Oregon State. 

Lubchenco’s lecture in Portland is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring other accommodations should contact Don Frier at 541-737-4633 or don.frier@oregonstate.edu by April 20 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Join us for a panel discussion entitled “What is Open Access? Advance Your Career by Unlocking Your Work” from 4:00–5:30 p.m. on March 31. The event will be in the Memorial Union’s Pan-African Sankofa Room (room 213).   

Panelists include Austin Fox, Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering; Marit Bovbjerg, Faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Rachel Kuintzle, Ph.D. student in the College of Science; and Michaela Willi Hooper, Scholarly Communication Librarian at OSU Libraries. Free beverages and pizza will be provided. 

Sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries and the Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association.

 

Join us for a panel discussion entitled “What is Open Access? Advance Your Career by Unlocking Your Work” from 4:00–5:30 p.m. on March 31. The event will be in the Memorial Union’s Pan-African Sankofa Room (room 213).   

Panelists include Austin Fox, Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering; Marit Bovbjerg, Faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Rachel Kuintzle, Ph.D. student in the College of Science; and Michaela Willi Hooper, Scholarly Communication Librarian at OSU Libraries. Free beverages and pizza will be provided. 

Sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries and the Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association.

 

Join us for a panel discussion entitled “What is Open Access? Advance Your Career by Unlocking Your Work” from 4:00–5:30 p.m. on March 31. The event will be in the Memorial Union’s Pan-African Sankofa Room (room 213).   

Panelists include Austin Fox, Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering; Marit Bovbjerg, Faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences; Rachel Kuintzle, Ph.D. student in the College of Science; and Michaela Willi Hooper, Scholarly Communication Librarian at OSU Libraries. Free beverages and pizza will be provided. 

Sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries and the Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association.

 

OSU Libraries and Press is hosting two candidates for the position of Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication. The person in this position will provide strategic vision and leadership for library engagement with the research and scholarly communication of the Libraries and Press.  

Rachel Vacek from the University of Houston will present at an open forum on Tuesday, March 29 in the Autzen Room (room 2082) on the Valley Library’s second floor, and Andrew Wesolek from Clemson University will present on Wednesday, April 6 in the Willamette Rooms (room 3622) on the Valley Library’s third floor. Both open forum presentations are at 9:45-11:00 a.m., and a reception will follow each forum. The presentations will be recorded and available for viewing.

OSU Libraries and Press is hosting two candidates for the position of Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication. The person in this position will provide strategic vision and leadership for library engagement with the research and scholarly communication of the Libraries and Press.  

Rachel Vacek from the University of Houston will present at an open forum on Tuesday, March 29 in the Autzen Room (room 2082) on the Valley Library’s second floor, and Andrew Wesolek from Clemson University will present on Wednesday, April 6 in the Willamette Rooms (room 3622) on the Valley Library’s third floor. Both open forum presentations are at 9:45-11:00 a.m., and a reception will follow each forum. The presentations will be recorded and available for viewing.

Grad students, get a jump-start on learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on April 5. Then take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on April 6. If you’ve got survey research in your future, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on April 7. 

View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Grad students, get a jump-start on learning to manage the data associated with your research projects with Intro to Data Management on April 5. Then take your Excel skills to the next level with Spreadsheet Best Practices on April 6. If you’ve got survey research in your future, hone your survey development skill set by exploring the many and powerful features of Qualtrics (Intro and Advanced) on April 7. 

View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Read a book or two during spring break, and you could win a $100 gift certificate for more books with the Beavers Read Spring Break Challenge. 

Here’s how the challenge goes:

1. Read a book, any book, just because you want to read it.

2. Share the book by any of these channels:

a. Post a picture or description to Tumblr, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeaversRead, or

b. Post on the Valley Library Facebook page, or

c. Fill out a card at the Valley Library Info Desk. 

If you share what book you’ve read in any of the ways above, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Grass Roots Books and Music (www.grassrootsbookstore.com). One OSU student and one OSU employee will win. The contest will run from March 13-27. Folks may post multiple times, but we will only count one entry per person.  

So for a chance to win in the Beavers Read Spring Break Challenge, just relax and read a good book during spring break, and then tell us which book you’ve read.

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