Today in the News Media


Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.
 

The final frontier for renewable energy: Marine power (CNET)

"Offshore wind is the most mature technology without a doubt," Bryson Robertson, director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center at Oregon State University, told me. "We've been working on wind energy systems really since the birth of civilization. We were running sails [on boats], and we were using windmills to grind wheat."
 

Worried about your home surviving the next disaster? (Portland Monthly)

Even if your home survives, it’s just the beginning in a natural disaster. “When we talk about resilience, we talk about the ability to bounce back as a community,” explains Erica Fischer, an Oregon State University engineering professor, who has visited disaster sites around the world to study successful approaches to resilience. “If you don’t have access to an emergency room, or schools, or a grocery store, are you going to stick around?” 

Ambitious Oregon universal health board launches amid questions (Lund Report)

The board includes Chunhuei Chi, a professor at the Oregon State University College of Health who previously worked on Taiwan’s universal health care system. He said that when Taiwan went through six years of planning its universal health care plan it left out key questions that Oregon’s board should consider. 

How can hatchery-born Chinook salmon help with wild salmon recovery? (Global Seafood Alliance)

“Previous studies have shown that hatchery-origin Chinook salmon have lower reproductive success relative to their natural-origin counterparts when they spawn in the wild, but this study looks beyond that,” said Kathleen O’Malley, an associate professor at Oregon State University and the study’s senior author.

Early spring is the time to plant strawberries in Oregon (Oregonian)

Provided by the OSU Extension Service.
 

OSU professor to discuss Willamette Valley tribal history at Roseburg Library (KMTR)

Roseburg Public Library invites the public to Dr. David Lewis' presentation of his recent book, "Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

 

Today's photo


Chilly bills: Ann Gaidos-Morgan, technician with OPEnS Lab, says “Here's a photo of my duck flock enjoying (not really!) the snow.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: The term goes by rapidly, and missing class or falling behind can be a barrier to success. Individual outreach by instructors is a powerful way to demonstrate care and encourage engagement. Visit the Academic Success Center’s Outreach & Referrals page for information on types of outreach, how to design effective outreach and resources to support your students.

Today

Grad Appreciation Week: April 15-19 is Grad Appreciation Week. Graduate students are invited to coffee and snacks, workshops and activities to de-stress like petting puppies from Safe Haven or rock climbing at Dixon Recreation Center. For a full schedule and registration links, visit: https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/grad-appreciation-week-2024.

Grad Career Week: What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master's degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register: https://career.oregonstate.edu/careered/grad-career-week.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Stop by the FRC welcome table in SEC Plaza to check in and grab an activity schedule for the day. If you have not yet registered your family on the BYKTCD website, you can register at our welcome table. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day. This OSU community event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight campus as a place where parents can share their work and studies, and families may spend the day together.

NEW! University Budget Committee meeting: The committee will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 19 via Zoom and in B011 Kerr Admin. Bldg. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC webpage. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

FYI Friday – Hitchhiker's Guide to LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn Learning is a free tool for all OSU staff, so let's use it, shall we? We'll review the platform, practice navigating it and start building your content library for professional (and personal) use. Part of the Spring 2024 FYI Friday series, 11-11:30 a.m., April 19 via Zoom. Registration required.

Sparkshop: "Why aren't they using my feedback? Tips for developing student feedback literacy." Looking for ways to help your students make sense of your feedback and use it to improve their learning? Attend CTL's Sparkshop to discover evidence-informed strategies to help your students become feedback-literate. Facilitator: Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison. Noon to 12:20 p.m., April 19. Zoom registration.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Bilingual Stress Management Workshop: Come learn some stress-management skills and enjoy some healthy snacks. Join us at the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez at 1 p.m. April 19.

College of Health research seminar: “Dietary nitrate and nitrite: Understanding contexts of risk and consideration as essential nutrients” will be presented by Norm Hord, Oklahoma State University, from 1-2 p.m. April 19, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. Watch recordings of COH research seminars on the college’s website.

OSU Extension to offer calving school: The OSU Extension Service will host two calving schools in Corvallis this year,1:30-5 p.m. April 19 and 1:30-5 p.m. April 22. These classes are designed for ranchers or farm workers who are new to calving. Topics will include nutritional and management strategies, calving facilities, the calving process, newborn calf care and dystocia, along with a hands-on activity. Spanish-language materials are available. Cost to attend is $5. To register, visit https://extension.oregonstate.edu/events/calving-school-corvallis-april-2024.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day (At the Library): Join us for a treasure hunt, photo booth, button-making, visit from Cedar the OSU Public Safety therapy dog and much more. Special guests: OSU Extension and Food Hero. 2-5 p.m., April 19, in the Kow Lounge, Valley Library main floor. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Legos and coloring pages will be available.

Applied Economics Seminar: David Keiser from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will present "Causes and Consequences of Safe Drinking Water in America" from 2:30-4 p.m., April 19, in person in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219, and also via Zoom. Additional details here

Beats n’ Breath- Yoga Flow by Candlelight: Embrace the winter darkness with movement by candlelight. This class integrates an inspiring playlist and an all-levels flow to energize the body and align the breath. Guided by Jessica Mylan  7:30-9 p.m., Fridays, April 19 and May 17, at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class Pass or $15 for Drop-In. Pre-register here. Contact us.

Saturday

Earth Saturday of Service: Community Engagement & Leadership invites you to our annual event on April 20 in the MU Horizon Room. Partake in community-based service; projects are offered in the morning and afternoon. A light breakfast, snacks and a hot lunch will be provided. Project times and locations vary; see the registration page for details. Register here.

OSU Surplus Athletic Sale: Oregon State Athletics will host an equipment Surplus Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at Merritt Truax Center. Items for purchase may include but are not limited to apparel, uniforms, footwear and memorabilia.

Pianist Aaron Diehl + The Aaron Diehl Trio: Tickets are on sale now to see virtuoso pianist Aaron Diehl and his ensemble perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The concert will demonstrate the range of the new Steinway Concert Grand piano in PRAx. Prior to intermission, Diehl will play solo, classical piano. After intermission, Diehl will play in a jazz-informed mode with his trio. Tickets $25-50; students $5.

Events

NEW! OSU Beaver Moms Connections: Join other self-identified moms for lunch, conversation and connection. Lunch provided. Facilitated by Stefanie Maerki (UHR) and the Family Resource Center. Noon to 1:30 p.m., April 23, MU 221. For accommodations and questions, contact Cari Maes, [email protected].

NEW! Celebrate World Book Day on April 23: Join us in the Valley Library, from 6-8 p.m., April 23 as we add current information to challenged and banned books. No experience is necessary (but please bring your laptop). This event is part of a global campaign: #EveryBookItsReader. To find out more, visit everybookitsreader.org. Email librarian [email protected] for more information.

NEW! World Book Day: Add to Wikipedia's #EveryBookItsReader: Celebrate books. Learn how to add recent censorship news to Wikipedia articles. This event is part of the worldwide #EveryBookItsReader campaign. This event is beginner-friendly. 6-8 p.m., April 23, in the Nishihara Family Classroom, Valley Library main floor. Find out more at: everybookitsreader.org.

EPA Earth Day open house: The US Environmental Protection Agency office located on the OSU campus at 200 SW 35th St. will hold an Earth Day open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22. There will be lab tours, poster presentations and a chance to meet with scientists. The OSU community is welcome.

Health Professions Fair: The Health Professions Fair connects students with admissions representatives from over 90 health professions schools and programs in Oregon and across the country. This free event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 23 in the Dixon Recreation Center first floor gyms. Students from all majors, first year through seniors, are welcome. For more information, visit the event website.

Graduate Exploration Fair: Thinking about grad school, but not sure where to start? Ready to apply, but not sure which program or school is right for you? Come learn about options and opportunities at the 2024 Graduate Exploration Fair from noon to 3 p.m. May 1, where more than 20 grad schools from across the country will be looking to connect with students and alumni. Sign up for the fair here: https://beav.es/cJd.

Slumberland VR Theatre: Experience “Slumberland,” a beautiful digital dream world at 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 22-May 11 in Ray Theater at PRAx. Bombina Bombast, an award-winning performing arts company from Sweden, is a pioneer in the field of "live virtual reality." In this 45-minute, participatory VR experience, audience members wear a virtual reality headset, interacting with one another and with an actor (who is also in the physical theater) wearing a motion-capture suit. "Slumberland" is based on the company's interviews with hundreds of youth about their experiences of sleep in the digital age. An unforgettable, meaningful, and moving experience. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

Songs and Stories with Roger McGuinn: Enjoy an evening of “Songs and Stories” with Roger McGuinn at 7 p.m., April 23 at 7 p.m. in Detrick Hall at PRAx. One of the founders of the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable music industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High,” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” McGuinn didn’t just make music. He made history. McGuinn will guide the audience at PRAx along a journey of story and song, as mesmerizing and magical as ever. Come experience the gift of an evening with a master, equally intimate and spellbinding. Tickets $35-$45; students $5. Tickets here.

OSU In Memoriam (May 6): Join us in the Memorial Union Lounge or via livestream broadcast for the annual OSU In Memoriam on Monday, May 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. (add to your calendar). This event honors recently deceased students, staff, faculty, alumni and others associated with the university and features poetry, live music and activities for reflection and healing. Additionally, write something beautiful on our virtual memorial wall.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

OSU Capital Update webinar: Join Mike Green, vice president for finance and administration and University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations leadership for a webinar featuring an in-depth look at the 10-Year Capital Forecast. Learn more about the university’s short- and long-term capital plans and how projects are prioritized. 10 a.m., April 22 via webinar. Register to attend here.

Controller’s Unit policy program: Please join us for a training session related to the Controller’s Unit Policy Program from 1-2 p.m., April 22 via Zoom. Learn how to navigate the CU Policy Program website, access policies and resources, submit a policy request and stay informed.

Get a Dam Job workshop: Come network, learn, and explore possibilities for your future at one of the Spring 2024 Getting A Dam Job workshops. Students and recent grads are invited to tune in to learn about starting a business, applying to grad school, and finding the right fit for a job or internship at the following fairs: April 24, "Start your own business;" April 30, "Graduate school: decision-making, application and career pathways in research;" May 14, "Oops, I still need a job or an internship." Sign up here: https://career.oregonstate.edu/careered/getting-dam-job.

CTL QT Talk – AI as a teaching discipline: "Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Artificial Intelligence." AI tools can enhance teaching and learning but also pose significant challenges. In this talk, we will explore how instructional faculty can incorporate AI as part of their teaching practice. We will also hear from students who have used or experienced AI in education and learn from their perspectives. Presenter: Bret Carpenter, College of Business. 11-11:50 a.m., April 30, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

Adult & Higher Education Info Session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education master’s degree and Instructional Design certificate. Join the AHE faculty for an overview of the programs, career possibilities and receive advice from a recent graduate. Noon to 1 p.m., April 30. RSVP for the Zoom link. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodations. 

OSU Construction Industry Forum: The 2024 OSU Construction Industry Forum will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 1 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All OSU staff involved in construction on campus are invited to attend. UFIO leadership and staff will present an update on the OSU Capital Forecast, facilitate guided tours of recent projects and lead multiple breakout sessions on topics such as the Kelley District Utility Plant, recent work on roofing and mechanical systems and an update on upcoming construction work at OSU-Cascades. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Register here: https://beav.es/ceN.

Ask Alumni: Health Equity. Prepare for your career eliminating disparities and ensuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. A panel of College of Health alumni offers tips on leveraging your skills and degree at a free interactive webcast, "Ask Alumni: Health Equity," 5:30 p.m., May 1. Register today.

Take Note

NEW! Noise control: Are you exposed to loud noise at work? Find out more about OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program and Noise Control Plan. The goal of OSU’s Hearing Conservation Program is to monitor and protect employees who have the potential to develop noise-induced hearing loss – a preventable, permanent and progressive health issue. In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health Services provides annual hearing tests for those exposed to loud noise on the job. Training is available through the EH&S website. Contact Occupational Health or Environmental Health and Safety with questions.

40-Minute Flow Yoga Classes: Join us at Marigold for Flow Yoga, 5:20-6pm M-Th. Purchase 1 class pass for $20 (community), $18 (Educators) and $15 (Students) for two 40 minute classes! Flow yoga classes include mindful and more vigorous postures and movements for flexibility and strength, deep breathing, and rest. Practice in a beautiful, biophilic space with our community. Register for a classpurchase passes, or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

OSU Alumni Association receives national inclusive excellence award: The Oregon State University Alumni Association has received the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. OSUAA was selected for the honor because of its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in alumni leadership, its unique alumni engagement programs, its promotion of diverse alumni achievements and its work to support underrepresented students and community members. Read more. 

Duo Passcodes: Upcoming Retirement. Passcodes for Duo authentication will retire on May 8. Passcodes are six-digit codes that are usually generated by a hardware token and can also be obtained through the Duo Mobile app. If you are using Verified Duo Push, this change will not affect you. Verified Duo Push sends a 3-digit code to your phone and is currently used by most of the OSU community. Learn more by visiting: beav.es/duo-passcode

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Fire. Arson is the second leading cause of campus fires following cooking. Over half of campus arson fires are in on-campus residential buildings and most of these are set in hallways or corridors. Campus arson often starts as a prank but pranks can turn deadly, as all big fires start small. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/fire.

Fulbright: The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. This program offers U.S. citizens opportunities to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects in over 135 countries. A variety of webinars are available highlighting opportunities by discipline, region and country on the Fulbright website. Past webinars are available on the archive page. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.

IT awards: The IT Recognition Committee welcomes nominations for the 2024 OSU IT Annual Awards acknowledging the dedication and commitment of OSU IT community members in one of six areas. Information on the nomination process and descriptions of each award can be found on the IT RecognitionCommittee website. All current OSU IT employees (central and college/unit IT) are eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by current OSU employees and must be received by the nomination deadline, April 19.

DPO Teaching Award: To recognize excellence in Difference, Power, and Oppression (DPO) teaching, we invite nominations for the newly established DPO Teaching Award. Awardees will receive up to $1,000 as part of their recognition. Nominees must have taught at least one DPD/DPO course within the last two years and been instructors or faculty of record. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due Friday, April 19. For more information and to access the nomination form visit the DPO website.

Design industry student-alumni networking: Design students, build your career with input from the pros. The annual OSU Innovation & Design Network Industry Connect is Saturday, April 20, at the OSU Portland Center. Hear from a panel of alumni and participate in small-group conversations as you build a positive and supportive network. Free registration with priority to juniors and seniors. Register today

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. In the spirit of professional development, University Human Resources is excited to offer this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis starting this Spring. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for Summer and Fall 2024 In-person and Zoom courses here.

Spring Classes at Marigold: Join us at Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice for a new term of weekly classes, including gentle and flow yoga, mindfulness and quiet meditation, exploring consciousness, body poetry yoga and regular special events. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind, and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedulepurchase passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2024, Corvallis Campus: Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates to join OSU's annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. All biking skill levels are welcome. Find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions.

Jobs

This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: http://today.oregonstate.edu/email/jobs To apply for the below positions, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

NEW! OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Douglas County Office in Roseburg. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $17.24 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04771CT. Closes May 1.

Weather

“What a strange thing! to be alive/ beneath cherry blossoms.” ~ Kobayashi Issa

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 73, low of 43. Chance of showers this weekend.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 59, low of 36. Mostly sunny this weekend.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 72, low of 45. Showers likely through the weekend.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr