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Apply now to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC. Oregon State University Libraries and Press will sponsor one graduate student to attend this international conference on open access to information. Please fill out the form at https://secure.opencon2016.org/referral/oregonstate by August 31 to be considered for the OSU scholarship. And if you submit your application before July 11, you will also be considered for a general scholarship.

OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career professionals from around the world who want to advance open access, open education and open data — regardless of their ability to pay for travel costs. In 2014 and 2015, the majority of students and early career academic professionals who participated did receive travel scholarships, which enabled attendees from 39 countries to be represented. If you are awarded the OSU scholarship, it will cover your round-trip flight, lodging during the conference, and registration cost (which includes most meals). 

A program of keynotes, panels, workshops, hackathons, and meetings with policy makers will build participants’ skills in key areas, and many attendees consider OpenCon the best conference they’ve ever attended. Previous speakers have included Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) and Amy Rosenbaum (director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States). The most important criteria when applying is an interest in advancing open access, open education and open data and a commitment to taking action. 

Rachael Kuintzle, OSU graduate research assistant and OpenCon 2015 scholarship recipient, had this to say about her OpenCon experience: “It was such an honor to be there among all the amazing movers and shakers in the open movement. I made some connections that I hope will last throughout my professional life, and I got fresh ideas for ways to make more of a difference. Even though I didn’t need to be convinced of the value of open science, I found myself to be challenged daily by the practices of other scientists and educators who are truly living out the open mission every day.” 

If you have questions about the OpenCon scholarship offered by OSU Libraries and Press, email them to michaela.willihooper@oregonstate.edu.

Apply now to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC. Oregon State University Libraries and Press will sponsor one graduate student to attend this international conference on open access to information. Please fill out the form at https://secure.opencon2016.org/referral/oregonstate by August 31 to be considered for the OSU scholarship. And if you submit your application before July 11, you will also be considered for a general scholarship.

OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career professionals from around the world who want to advance open access, open education and open data — regardless of their ability to pay for travel costs. In 2014 and 2015, the majority of students and early career academic professionals who participated did receive travel scholarships, which enabled attendees from 39 countries to be represented. If you are awarded the OSU scholarship, it will cover your round-trip flight, lodging during the conference, and registration cost (which includes most meals). 

A program of keynotes, panels, workshops, hackathons, and meetings with policy makers will build participants’ skills in key areas, and many attendees consider OpenCon the best conference they’ve ever attended. Previous speakers have included Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) and Amy Rosenbaum (director of Legislative Affairs to the President of the United States). The most important criteria when applying is an interest in advancing open access, open education and open data and a commitment to taking action. 

Rachael Kuintzle, OSU graduate research assistant and OpenCon 2015 scholarship recipient, had this to say about her OpenCon experience: “It was such an honor to be there among all the amazing movers and shakers in the open movement. I made some connections that I hope will last throughout my professional life, and I got fresh ideas for ways to make more of a difference. Even though I didn’t need to be convinced of the value of open science, I found myself to be challenged daily by the practices of other scientists and educators who are truly living out the open mission every day.” 

If you have questions about the OpenCon scholarship offered by OSU Libraries and Press, email them to michaela.willihooper@oregonstate.edu.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

“The Messenger” magazine has a new issue available. The magazine, which OSU Libraries and Press publishes twice a year, highlights the accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the Libraries and Press, and here are some of the stories that you’ll find inside:

— New spaces will transform Special Collections and Archives

— Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

— Library is planning dedicated space for grad students

— NEH grant supports feminist literature

— Art at the library: focus on Rick Bartow

— Q-and-A with student employees

 

“The Messenger” is available at multiple locations inside the Valley Library, including in the information rack inside the main entrance, and online at http://hdl.handle.net/1957/59226.

The Resident Scholar program, sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month to visiting researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Valley Library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Three scholars have been selected for summer 2016. 

Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students as well as independent scholars are welcome to apply, and the resident scholars do a talk about their research topic at the conclusion of their residency. Information about these lectures will be available later after these lectures are scheduled. 

Resident scholars are given full ($2,500) or half ($1,250) scholarships per month that are renewable up to three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500). A new round of scholarship applications will be solicited in January 2017. 

Here are the award recipients for 2016 and descriptions of their proposals: 

Annessa Babic, faculty, New York Institute of Technology

“Safety for Our Souls: Food Activism and the Environmental and Women’s Movements, 1960s-1990s”

August 2016 visit

Babic is doing an inquiry into the connections between women's activism in the environmental and feminist movements and changes in American food ways. She seeks to place food activism in the larger context of what was occurring politically and socially across the United States during the 1960s-1990s. Babic has identified several collections to review, including the Food Science and Technology Department Records, the Nutrition and Food Management Department Records, and the Oregon State Dames Club Records, among many others.

  

Jason Hogstad, Ph.D. student, University of Colorado (recently completed master’s degree at Washington State University; entering Ph.D. program at University of Colorado in the fall)

"War on Rabbits Begins Sunday: Pest Control and the Urban/Rural Divide in Eastern Oregon, 1900-1930"

June/July 2016 visit 

Hogstad is developing an examination of the social impact of different forms of pest control, with specific focus on the transition from communal rabbit drives to state-directed poisoning as a reflection of the shift in how eastern Oregonians responded to environmental crisis and, in the process, illuminated the gulf between urban and rural communities in Oregon. Hogstad’s research will focus primarily on the Agricultural Experiment Station Records and the Extension Service Records.

 

Michael Kenny, emeritus, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.)

"Linus Pauling, Eugenics, and the Bomb"

July 2016 visit 

Kenny’s work is a study looking to add further insight into Linus Pauling's views on eugenics through the prism of his research and rhetoric on the long-term genetic dangers of atomic radiation. This research at the Valley Library will build upon a paper that Kenny delivered at a 2013 symposium on scientific recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Resident Scholar program, sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries, awards stipends of up to $2,500 per month to visiting researchers whose proposals detail a compelling potential use of the materials held in the Valley Library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Three scholars have been selected for summer 2016. 

Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students as well as independent scholars are welcome to apply, and the resident scholars do a talk about their research topic at the conclusion of their residency. Information about these lectures will be available later after these lectures are scheduled. 

Resident scholars are given full ($2,500) or half ($1,250) scholarships per month that are renewable up to three months (for a total maximum grant award of $7,500). A new round of scholarship applications will be solicited in January 2017. 

Here are the award recipients for 2016 and descriptions of their proposals: 

Annessa Babic, faculty, New York Institute of Technology

“Safety for Our Souls: Food Activism and the Environmental and Women’s Movements, 1960s-1990s”

August 2016 visit

Babic is doing an inquiry into the connections between women's activism in the environmental and feminist movements and changes in American food ways. She seeks to place food activism in the larger context of what was occurring politically and socially across the United States during the 1960s-1990s. Babic has identified several collections to review, including the Food Science and Technology Department Records, the Nutrition and Food Management Department Records, and the Oregon State Dames Club Records, among many others.

  

Jason Hogstad, Ph.D. student, University of Colorado (recently completed master’s degree at Washington State University; entering Ph.D. program at University of Colorado in the fall)

"War on Rabbits Begins Sunday: Pest Control and the Urban/Rural Divide in Eastern Oregon, 1900-1930"

June/July 2016 visit 

Hogstad is developing an examination of the social impact of different forms of pest control, with specific focus on the transition from communal rabbit drives to state-directed poisoning as a reflection of the shift in how eastern Oregonians responded to environmental crisis and, in the process, illuminated the gulf between urban and rural communities in Oregon. Hogstad’s research will focus primarily on the Agricultural Experiment Station Records and the Extension Service Records.

 

Michael Kenny, emeritus, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C.)

"Linus Pauling, Eugenics, and the Bomb"

July 2016 visit 

Kenny’s work is a study looking to add further insight into Linus Pauling's views on eugenics through the prism of his research and rhetoric on the long-term genetic dangers of atomic radiation. This research at the Valley Library will build upon a paper that Kenny delivered at a 2013 symposium on scientific recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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