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.

Inventing flavors: A taste of the future (Morgan Stanley)

An interview with OSU's Sarah Masoni.

Climate change may make hurricanes and cyclones deadlier, study finds (Mongabay)

“Cyclone Idai is another tragic example of the destructive potential of windstorms. These disasters can be particularly devastating in developing countries, where infrastructure and state capacity are weakest,” says Todd Pugatch, an associate professor of economics at Oregon State University, and author of the new research published in the journal World Development.

Analysis indicates canine cancer recurrence significantly reduced by complete tumor removal (Animal Pharm)

Analysis by researchers at Oregon State University has found completely removing a tumor reduces the relative risk of a recurrence of cancer in dogs by 60%. (paywall but free access offered)

Oregon company designs different kind of nuclear reactor (KGW)

It started inside an Oregon State University lab in Corvallis two decades ago. Unlike the large above-ground nuclear reactors we're used to seeing, NuScale designed a much smaller reactor that sits underground and underwater.

Where on Earth is the Salish Sea? (Phys Org)

The study was administered by David Trimbach, a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. He is currently housed at the Puget Sound Partnership, a Washington state agency.

OSU to re-enact historic black student march of 1969 (LIFE@OSU)

A re-enactment of an historic campus 1969 march and walk-out of black students that inspired greater multicultural programs and inclusivity at Oregon State University will take place Tuesday.

Odd 'peeling' tectonic plate may explain Portugal's mysterious earthquake (NBC News)

Chris Goldfinger, an Oregon State University geologist who wasn't involved with the new research, called the proposed explanation of the peeling tectonic plate “very plausible.”

We need summer camp more than ever before (Outside Magazine)

“We know all of the evidence tells us that students learn more and they retain more when they learn in an outdoor setting,” says Kris Elliott, assistant director for outreach and engagement for the outdoor-school program, which is facilitated by the Oregon State University cooperative-extension system.

Orchestra tackles another Mahler (Gazette-Times)

Maestro Marlan Carlson of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra continues his relentless march through the massive symphonic output of Gustav Mahler.

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Phish Studies Conference:  First-ever academic conference devoted to the music, fans, and culture of the improvisational rock band Phish. May 17-19, in OSU’s Memorial Union.  Registration is required: (Conference logo by Ryan Kerrigan.)


Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University. First-ever academic conference devoted to the music, fans, and culture of the improvisational rock band Phish. The three-day event will take place on May 17-19, in OSU’s Memorial Union. A wide variety of disciplinary approaches will be represented, featuring scholars from across the country. Registration is required. Visit the conference website for registration, schedule, and event details:

SCORE Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant invites you to attend the 2019 SCORE Symposium, Friday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at LaSells Stewart Center. Students awarded the STEM Community College Opportunity for Research Experience, SCORE awards, will present presentations and posters about their research projects. Keynote address by Jack Higginbotham, Oregon NASA Space Grant Director: Nuclear Space Power: Past, Present, Future. Event is free and open to the public. For more information go to

“Healing the Symptoms: Recovery and Access" Phish Studies Conference panel session, sponsored by OSUDN ASL interpretation will be provided. Additional accessibility information available via the conference website.This conference panel is open to the OSUDN community. RSVP via email to All other conference events require registration via the conference online portal. 9-10:30 a.m. MU Horizon. John Boatner, “Addressing Addiction within the Phish Community Through the Phellowship”; Ross Brillhart, “Hearing Recovery: The Potentiality of Sonic Experience and Affinity for Health”; Joel Gershon, “‘Inside This Silent Scene, All Are Free’: An Assessment of Accessibility Issues Facing Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HoH) Fans at Phish Concerts.”

College of Engineering 2019 Undergraduate Expo: See more than 270 student projects that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. These projects demonstrate the depth and breadth of engineering talent and ingenuity among our senior class. Come and be amazed. Friday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information,  

NEW! Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Friday sales, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  begin today at the Creamery. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. The Creamery is in 159 Withycombe Hall.

Plant sale: It’s the final day for the OSU Hort Club Plant Sale today from noon to 5:30 p.m. The sale is located in Greenhouse 12, which is kitty corner to the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building on the northwest side. Great deals on plants and this cool weather is perfect for planting. 

Music a la Carte: OSU Chamber Orchestra. Friday, May 17, at noon. Memorial Union Lounge, free.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 S.W. 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

21st Annual Salmon Bake: Join us on May 17 at noon at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws for this free community event that celebrates the Indigenous salmon culture of the Pacific Northwest. Guests are welcome to start lining up by the rear entrance of the NAL Eena Haws gathering hall as early as they would like. The event is free and open to the public. Our menu includes: Salmon cooked over open fire, roasted red potatoes, cornbread, blueberry wojapi, kale salad (all of our menu items are dairy free and gluten free. Other than salmon, this is also a vegan friendly menu). For more information visit, or sign up to volunteer at

Biochemistry and Biophysics 3rd year Student Seminar: Elise Van Fossen, third-year graduate student in the Biochemistry & Biophysics Department, will present "Monitoring the lifetime of nitrotyrosine in living systems" on Friday, May 17, at 3 p.m. in ALS 4001. 

Yunker Lecture — Physics in Africa: Physicists in African universities are confronted with daunting challenges in their efforts to train students and conduct research. Many of them are well trained and highly motivated scientists who have chosen to work toward building physics programs in their home countries in spite of difficult circumstances and meager resources. Kennedy Reed, theoretical atomic physicist in the Theory Group in the Physics & Advanced Technologies Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will discuss his experiences working as a visiting scientist in African universities. May 17, Construction & Engineering Hall, The LaSells Stewart Center. Reception at 4 p.m., talk at 5 p.m. 

Beavers Belong Support Network Kickoff: The Beavers Belong Support Network empowers Oregon State University students to create an inclusive community and support each other’s identity, mental well-being, and day-to-day lives through peer-facilitated groups and regular community events. Attend our upcoming kickoff event on Friday, May 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in MU 109. Meet the leaders, directors, and enjoy free food.

The Visiting Writers Series: Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press, 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury, 2017). Abandon Me was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and widely named a Best Book of 2017. Febos will be reading at The Valley Library rotunda May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Indigenous comedy: The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws and the Division of Student Affairs invite you to an evening with Indigenous Comedy group, the 1491's, where laughter is healing and “Indian humor” is centered. This event is free and open to the public on May 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Powwow: Native American Student Association & Native American Longhouse Eena Haws present the 43rd annual Klatowa Eena Powwow at Oregon State University on May 18 at Gill Coliseum. ALL are welcome to take part in this free event that brings people together to celebrate Native American culture through dancing, singing, and community. Doors open at noon with Grand Entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Day of Caring: This year, the Center for Civic Engagement invites everyone in the community to join us on Saturday, May 18, for our annual Day of Caring. Oregon State students, staff, faculty, and their children/dependents are invited to participate in this event and celebration. Join us on our last day of service of the school year, to participate in a project with either Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Grand Oaks Club House, SAGE, Benton Habitat for Humanity or Jackson Street Youth Services. Registration Link:

Hopkins Demonstration Forest: The public is invited to take a walk on the wild side at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Beavercreek, just 15 miles south of Oregon City. On May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two wildlife experts will lead the tour through the 140-acre demonstration forest, teeming with wildlife and spring growth. This event is free, but space is limited. Register online. 


Spring Campus Ramble: Take a relaxing nature walk through the OSU campus. We'll stop at varied sites on the 2-mile walk to each quietly respond to our surroundings through writing and/or photography. Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Free and open to everyone. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. Learn more and register here.  


NEW! Typewriter Pop-Up: Using vintage typewriters, the Academic Success Center will be crowdsourcing study and learning strategies from the OSU community ahead of finals. The first 500 participants get a free bag of kettle corn! Stop by the pop-up in the SEC Plaza between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21.

NEW! Anniversary of walkout: Join EOP as it celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the Black Student Union walkout that led to the creation of EOP and the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. The walkout takes place May 21, 4 p.m., and starts at the center. Faculty members Dwaine Plaza and Janet Nishihara will provide context before the walk.

SEIU Classified Staff Rally for Funding OSU and Our Contract: We will rally to support funding for our contract and OSU on May 20, joining workers across the state rallying for our contracts. From OSU we will have free transportation. Take off now, working with your supervisor, so you can join us. All who support more funding for higher education including all employees, friends, family, allies and students are welcome to join. The bus(es) will leave the Office Max parking lot, 1836 N.W. 9th St., Corvallis at 10:15 a.m. Lunch will be served in Salem, and the bus will leave Salem at 2:30 pm. Buses are also available for pick-up in Albany, Eugene, Bend and throughout the state. To attend, register here:  For more information contact SEIU Campus Organizer Siobhan Burke at or 630-699-0281. 

Embroidery event: Arts & Indulge: Couching Embroidery event will take place on Monday, May 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center and will include activities using stitching techniques that were common during the Qing Dynasty. 

Corvallis-OSU Symphony: Mahler Symphony No. 9. Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center. Ticket info at:

Faculty Conversation with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a small group conversation with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) during spring term. The conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member, and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the president to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely. If you wish to participate in the May 23 session from 10 to 11:30 a.m,, complete the registration form at Session requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Oregon State International Film Festival: The Oregon State International Film Festival returns this spring as a pop-up festival. On four Saturdays in a row in May and June, we will bring you short and feature-length films from around the world. All films will be screened at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society and the School of Writing, Literature and Film in the College of Liberal Arts. More details and the line-up are under and on the website of the Darkside Cinema. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Box Office.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Still need to sign up for Duo? Duo two-step login will become mandatory for all non-student OSU accounts as of May 22. If you have not yet signed up and want help, questions answered, or to pick up a token, there are three drop-in signup events scheduled in the Autzen classroom of the Valley Library, Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. These events are drop-in events, no registration is required; signup takes only a few minutes. For more information about Duo please see
NEW! Capstone presentation:  Lauren Bennett is pursuing her Master of Natural Resources under the guidance of Gail Langellotto. Her capstone is titled "Examining the gap between interest and understanding of bee pollinators." May 21, 10 a.m., in Richardson Hall 115.  Contact the FES department office with questions or requests for accommodation at 541-737-2244.

NEW! Introduction to CORE for New CORE Users: The Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) is OSU's central tool for accessing official university reports and institutional data. All OSU employees have access to CORE reports and dashboards based on their employment classification and job profile. This session is designed to give new employees and CORE users an orientation to CORE including security and policies related to the access and use of data, how to find and save what you need from CORE, and helpful tips and tricks for interacting and using the system. Tuesday, May 212-3 p.mIAR Training Space - Kerr B094, Corvallis campus; WebEx. Contact IAR with questionsRegister Here

Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Brian Tanis will present “Dogs, death, and dietary breadth: insights into the macroecology and macroevolution of Canidae” on Monday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in ALS 4001. Tanis is completing his Ph.D. in zoology under the guidance of Rebecca Terry. Free and open to the public.

Suicide prevention workshop: Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students? This makes it especially important for campus community members to equip themselves with knowledge that enables us to recognize and help when someone is in need. CAPS invites students, faculty, and staff to attend our Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Workshops. Participants will learn how suicide impacts us nationwide and here at OSU, how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to help or intervene if someone you know is considering suicide. Monday, May 20, noon to 1:30 pm., MU Journey Room. No registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute’s 10th Anniversary Symposium: Join OCCRI on May 20 for this free event to celebrate the past, present, and future of climate change research in Oregon. Beginning at 1 p.m, this event will be held in Memorial Union 13 at OSU, and will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions. RSVP:

Rumor in the Archive: Denunciations, the BDM Girl, and Gestapo Case Files: Kara Ritzheimer is associate professor of Modern European History in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion. Her current research project draws upon legal records, Nazi institutional documents, and propaganda material to examine the creation of girlhood as a cultural and political project. In this talk, she’ll discuss the ways rumor and gossip became political tools during the Third Reich, how Nazi jurists used the law to muzzle criticism, why the BDM girl became a topic of derision, and how historians should approach the rumors encountered in the archives. Monday, May 20, 4 p.m., OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

2019 Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food: “Martialing the Power of Food Sovereignty Movements to Feed Climate Change Mitigation.” Samantha Noll is an assistant professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA) at Washington State University. Nick Foreman is an instructor of history at Oregon State University. He teaches courses on food history and Native American history. Monday, May 20. Light catering 5:30 p.m. Milam Hall, Room 319A. Lecture 6 p.m. Milam Hall, Room 319. Free and open to all.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Emotionally Intelligent Teaching: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. The workshops are every Tuesday. Attend one, some or all. On May 21, join Shauna Tominey (HDFS) to learn about hands-on tools and strategies that can be embedded into any class to create an emotionally-supportive environment. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more here. Contact us here.

Mentor Collective Lunch & Learn: OSU’s College of Business has been partnering with Mentor Collective to support its peer and alumni mentoring initiative. Mentor Collective will be on campus to share learning from both this program and mentorship initiatives from universities nationwide. Learn more at a catered lunch on May 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in Austin Hall 126. RSVP HERE.

Science on Tap in Beaverton: OSU Extension and Alumni Association present an evening with visiting Egyptologist and archeologist Hassan Latif, a Cairo native. His presentation is titled “Secrets to the afterlife – decoding Egyptian tombs, language and culture” held at the Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton on Thursday, May 30. Latif has 30 years of experience guiding visitors, lecturing and tutoring around Egypt. He spent a year working on an excavation site of a pre-dynastic location south of Cairo and two years as a curator at the Egyptian Museum. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the talk scheduled for 6 p.m. Registration is required. Seating is limited.

Social Justice Education: The Social Justice Education Initiative from Faculty Affairs is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI Director Jane Waite for further information:

Oregon State Creative Jam: Join OSU and Adobe for a one-of-a-kind event. Get a crash course in Adobe XD. Create an app prototype, learn from top speakers, hang out with friends and food. All at Memorial Union, only for OSU students. May 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register for free today at

Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop: A presentation of scientific findings on early seral forests in the PNW. We will collaboratively identify areas of agreement, information gaps, and conservation and management challenges, then outline key hypotheses that form a future research agenda. June 10, CH2M Alumni  Center, $75. ($35 optional field tour on June 11). Program and registration here

Take Note

NEW! Student Support at the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio: The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, located in the Valley Library, encourages faculty to hold class meetings in the Studio and take advantage of its flexible workspaces, including modular tables and large display monitors suitable for collaboration. Studio Consultants (peer mentors who specialize in research and writing support) are available to work with students during the visit. Faculty may reserve Studio time by completing a reservation form. Call 541-737-2776 for more information.

Dialogue Facilitation Lab Applications: The Office of Institutional Diversity is now accepting applications for faculty, staff and graduate students to join the Dialogue Facilitation Lab Summer 2019 cohort. The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning and exploratory seminar looking to integrate critical dialogue facilitation skills into professional environments. The seminar welcomes faculty, staff and graduate students of all skill and experience levels to explore the philosophy and techniques of critical dialogue facilitation and the potential for implementation in their work at the university. Applications will be accepted until May, 31 by 5 pm. For more information and to apply, please visit the Dialogue Facilitation Lab website. Please direct any questions about the seminar to Brandi Douglas, assistant director of outreach, at

The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center (HRWGC) invites nominations for annual awards celebration: There are three award categories; Women of Achievement, AYA award, and Student Leader award.  Learn about each award and submit a nomination here.  We invite you to not only consider submitting a nomination but hope that you will plan to join us at year’s event on Thursday, June 6, from 3-5 p.m. at the HRWGC. 

Fall 2019 On-campus Housing Move-In, Volunteer Opportunity, and Early Arrival: Fall 2019 move-in for the residence halls will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22, and you can find more information on our website: Volunteer opportunities to assist with move in day are available for OSU faculty, staff, and students. OSU departments and programs that require students to arrive prior to Sunday, Sept. 22, for orientations or trainings must complete an Early Arrival Request for their group, which will be available in early July. If you have questions, contact

Banner nominations sought: Know someone who embodies the OSU brand, someone who is collaborative, innovative, welcoming or works with gritty determination? Nominate people to be featured on the lamppost banners seen across campus. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Submit nominations no later than Friday, May 17. For more information, contact

NW High School Cyber Camp 2019: Interested in learning more about the exciting field of cybersecurity? Join us for five days to know more about how computers work, cyber threats, cybersecurity principles, cyber ethics, basic Windows security policies and tools, Ubuntu terminology and concepts, basic command line security and more. This camp is a part of the NW Cyber Camp happening simultaneously across multiple locations in Oregon. For students entering grades 9-12 in the fall. July 15-19. Scholarships available. For more information:

Volunteer opportunity for Summer 2019 – New International Students Orientation Week: Engage with new international students and help welcome the new Beavers from around the world during Summer 2019 orientation week. For more information and to sign up go here. Volunteer training day (required for new volunteers or those who did not participate on Spring 2019 training day): June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ILLC 345. Volunteering dates: New students move-in day: June 17. Orientation week: June 18-21. Different volunteer shifts available to fit your schedule. For more information or questions, contact Carla Portugal at or go to our website.

Presidential Search Process — share your input by May 20: The OSU Board of Trustees invites members of the university community to provide their thoughts about the qualities and characteristics desired in a new university president and insights regarding key challenges and opportunities OSU may face over the next decade. Online feedback may be provided until May 20: Confidential input gathered will inform a presidential leadership profile, which will serve as the basis by which a presidential search committee recruits and identifies potential candidates. Further information about the process, including a timeline and FAQs, is available at

Grads Give Back: Donate Your Gown to the Next Graduate: Are you graduating and walking in commencement? Give your gown after the ceremony. You can help another student who may not be able to participate in commencement otherwise while keeping your cap and cords as a memento. Gowns can be donated at staffed stations outside Reser Stadium right after commencement or at the main entrance to the Valley Library, after commencement through the following Monday (June 15-17). For questions, see

Volunteers Needed for the Great Move Out: This year OSU will once again work both on-campus and off-campus with the Corvallis community to collect reusable goods from students during The Great Move Out! Volunteers are needed to staff the events, assisting with receiving and sorting donations. Volunteers are needed for the off-campus event on June 14; details and sign-up here. Volunteers are needed for the residence hall program June 10-19; details and sign-up hereMore information here.

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical SciencesThe program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The grant level is $300,000 - $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2020 award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. The internal deadline for submitting a letter of recommendation for a nominee is Monday, May 20.

Traffic & Maintenance 

Van Buren Street Bridge Lane closures: Due to a geotechnical investigation boring, there will be lane reductions on the bridge May 16-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A single lane reduction (out of three lanes) for Northwest Van Buren Avenue from Third Street to First Street will be needed.

Scheduled: Campus Wide Steam Shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2019 will occur from 6 p.m. on June 16 to 5 p.m. on June 20. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.


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NEW! Precollege Programs and The SMILE Program are seeking a Research Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month professional faculty position. Posting #P03020UF. Closes June 4..


"In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil." ~ historian Anna Brownell Jameson, born today in Dublin in 1794.

Corvallis: Chance of showers today, high of 60, low of 46. Showers likely this weekend.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers and then partly sunny, high of 57, low of 38. Showers this weekend.

Newport: Showers and breezy today, high of 54, low of 48. Showers this weekend.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: