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:

Colleges race to hire and build amid AI 'Gold rush' (Inside Higher Ed)

Oregon State University will build a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence research center with a supercomputer and a cyberphysical playground.

Large predators push coyotes and bobcats near people and to their demise (Today UK News)

“Animals are really, really scared of humans,” explains Taal Levi, a wildlife ecologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, who was not involved in the study. In experiments where scientists played recordings of either growling or human voices, smaller meat-eaters like coyotes were more likely to “avoid areas where you play recordings of Rush Limbaugh or people talking in general,” he says.

OSU-Cascades Dean of Academic Affairs Andrew Ketsdever moving on to take California position (KTVZ)

Andrew Ketsdever, dean of academic affairs at Oregon State University–Cascades, is moving on, having been named dean of the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.


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Ice bears: Kate Stafford says, “I’m just back from Arctic field work where I was lucky enough to see this polar bear mom and ~2-year-old cub out on the sea ice near Point Barrow, just north of Utqiagvik, Alaska (I have a very good zoom lens!). I thought it might be a different perspective of what spring looks like.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in learning how OSU faculty use the Top Hat student response system for teaching, student engagement and assessment? Register for the Faculty Top Hat Listen and Learn event on Zoom, May 25, noon to 1:15 p.m. The Top Hat team will also be at the event to collect faculty feedback on the tool.


Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2023 Spring Student Symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is hosting a student symposium beginning at 9 a.m., May 19 in The LaSells Stewart Center. The public is invited to attend, view the student posters and watch the student presentations. The keynote speaker is Daniel Raible, electronics engineer within the optics and photonics branch of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center. His presentation is titled “Communicating With Light: A New Dawn in the Information Age.” To attend the symposium virtually:

Undergraduate Humanities Conference: Experience the exciting fruits of undergraduate original research in the humanities, including history, literature, art history and anthropology. Panels begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, organized by SHPR and SWLF. Conference takes place 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., May 19, in the MU Journey Room. Open to all.

VP for URM finalists: Finalist candidates for Vice President for University Relations and Marketing (VP for URM) will be on the Corvallis campus May 19, 22, 24, and 26. Visit the VP for URM search webpage for more details and candidate information. Candidate information will be provided one day prior to the candidate’s visit. OSU community members are invited to participate in University Forums with candidates at the following times: 10-10:45 a.m., May 19, MU Horizon Room and Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 22, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 24, MU Journey Room (104) and via Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 26, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom.

Salmon bake: Join the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws for their annual Salmon Bake to celebrate the salmon culture of the Pacific Northwest. Noon to 3 p.m., May 19, Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws.

Music à la Carte: OSU Trombone Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. Students in the low brass studios perform a Spring Term recital. Noon, May 19 in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

Electric Industry Past, Present, and Future: William (Mike) Warwick ‘71 will provide an industry overview on electric utilities and how recent responses have shaped them, as well as posing provocative questions about their future. Free, with coffee and snacks provided. Noon, May 19 in the Valley Library in the West Willamette Seminar Room (third floor, 3622). More information.

Center for Teaching and Learning SPARKSHOP: “Interactive lecturing: Small steps for using Universal Design for Learning principles (UDL) to promote student learning." There is more to lecturing than lecturing. Interactive lecturing provides a framework for applying the three principles of UDL namely multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation and multiple means of expression and action. Presenter: Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison. Noon to 12:20 p.m., May 19. Registration required.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky and snack sticks. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact [email protected] for questions regarding the store.

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 this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

FYI Friday – International Agreements: Oregon State University engages in education and research collaborations with institutions and colleagues around the world. The Office of Faculty Affairs provides support with establishing new agreements and helps track global activity across the university. This presentation will review updated processes related to signing international agreements, with an aim to improve consistency across campus. There will be ample time for Q&A. (Please note: this presentation will not focus in detail on Education Abroad agreements, which are managed by OSU GO.) 12:15-1 p.m., May 19 via Zoom. Registration required.

Health and music: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences research seminar, “Hate music and music therapy: A public health perspective on two very different uses of music,” will be presented by Ted Ficken, George Washington University, from 1-2 p.m., May 19, in HFC 115 or via Zoom. Learn more, see all spring seminars and watch past seminars on the college’s website.

UHR onboarding: University Human Resources invites you to two upcoming listening sessions this month regarding your experience with UHR’s onboarding process. We are hosting two different opportunities for you to provide feedback in an interactive setting on ways we can improve our process. Sessions are 2-3 p.m., May 19, in Memorial Union Room 206 and 1-2 p.m., May 26 via Zoom; register here. You can also fill out an anonymous survey about your experience here.

Fisheries open house: Join the department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences for an open house from 1-3:30 p.m., May 19 in Nash Hall. Choose your own adventure while you explore the department. Tour labs and facilities, meet faculty, test your systematics knowledge with a mini mock practicum, and hear about current research. There will be an ice cream social with student tabling and research posters from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the front lawn. 

University Theatre: The Light Keepers: A new play by Oregon-based playwright, Lindsay Partain. Runs at 7:30 p.m., May 18-19 and at 2 p.m., May 21 at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis. Information and link to purchase tickets.


Beaver Classic Food Truck at Corvallis Farmer’s Market: Come down to the riverfront on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the corner of Jackson and First Street. Come enjoy ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, grilled cheese and bratwurst.

The 44th Annual Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow: Join us on Saturday, May 20, at Gill Coliseum, for a free community event celebrating Indigenous culture and heritage, presented by the Native American Student Association and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and university partners. Doors open at noon. Grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy Indigenous performers' vibrant and colorful display of traditional dance, music and singing, plus a bustling marketplace offering authentic Native American crafts.

OSU Day of Service – May 20: Join Beavers across the state and elsewhere volunteering in their communities with the OSU Day of Service. We have project here on campus as well as in Corvallis, Portland, Salem and in California and beyond. Sign up today:


APASU Culture Shock: The Asian Pacific American Student Union hosts their annual Culture Shock showcasing the talents and representations of the API community through performances, skits, fashion shows and an art gallery put on by community members. 6-8:30 p.m., May 21, MU Ballroom.


Soundbox 6: Biosphere Remix, a festival of makers in music, technology, poetry, art, engineering, science and more, takes place May 22-26. It's free to attend, and open to all. Learn more at

“Confluences”: Art-Sci Fellowship Exhibition featuring work by Fellows: Olivia Quisser, Svea Bruslind, Grace Holmes, Liana Kruger-Moore, Cassidy Smith, Vaishnavi Padaki, Fang-Yu Shen, Val Chang, Aliya Jamil, Anita Spaeth and Dana Reason. Mentor/sponsors are Carly Lettero, Joy Jensen and Jerri Lee Bartholomew. Runs May 22 through June 9 at the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall. An opening reception will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m., May 23,  Free, open to all.

Pasifika Fest: Navigating Oceania: The Pacific Islander Association hosts their first annual Pasifika Fest, celebrating the cultures, food and achievements of the Pacific Islands. 5-8 p.m., May 23, SEC Plaza.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack. Featuring works by Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, Wayne Shorter and more. 7:30 p.m., May 31 in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free to OSU students. $10 general admission in advance at, or at the door (cash and check only, please.)

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! History capstone project: History Masters student Jessica Cole will present her capstone project, “Disparity in Death: Redressing the Inequitable Burial Practices Afforded to Patients of Oregon Asylums in the Early Twentieth Century,” at 10 a.m., May 23 in Milam 301. After discovering the unmarked remains of a former Oregon State Hospital patient in Eugene’s Mulkey Cemetery, Cole uncovered a story of state negligence and exploitation of deceased patients, including their use as what she calls “compulsory cadavers” by Oregon’s medical students in the first half of the twentieth century. Cole will recount these troubling histories and offer ideas for restorative justice. 

NEW! Department of Horticulture seminar series: Hojung Yoon, MS graduate student, horticulture, will present, “How chemical cues affect physiology and behaviors of Drosophila suzukii" and Brianna Heilsnis, Ph.D. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “A Peek Under the Hood: Differential Gene Expression Analysis.” Noon May 23, ALS 4001 or via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. Zoom information:

NEW! Personal Statement Workshop: Learn how to write an excellent personal statement for a scholarship, fellowship or graduate school application with National and Global Scholarships Advising, 1-2 p.m., May 23, Autzen Classroom 2082 in the Valley Library. Whether applying for a scholarship or improving writing skills, all students and alumni are welcome to attend. Free, register here:

NEW! Remodeling Your Mitochondrial Kitchen: Studies show the mitochondria play a vital role in metabolic health and in our understanding and treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Tune into a Public Health Insider webcast with OSU kinesiology faculty at 5:30 p.m., May 23 to learn all about mitochondria and your metabolic health. Register:

NEW! Bioorthhogonal ligations workshop: The GCE4All Research Center is hosting an in-person workshop, "Bioorthogonal Ligations — Clicking with GCE," Aug. 8-12. This five-day intensive lecture and laboratory workshop will cover bioorthogonal ligations using GCE technologies in E.coli and mammalian host systems. Apply now. A limited amount of scholarship support is available to support women and minorities in research and education.

NEW! The Joy of Gardening Conference: The conference is organized by the Oregon Master Gardener Association in cooperation with and with the support of Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Two days of research-based classes on edibles, ornamentals and pollinators, for new and experienced gardeners. Two distinguished keynote speakers: Tom Kaye from the Institute of Applied Ecology and Andony Melathopolous from the Department of Horticulture at OSU will open the sessions each day. July 7-8, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. For more information:  Registration is now open: Click here to register.

Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. Noon to 12:45 p.m., May 22 on Zoom (OSU login required). Questions? Contact CTL.

Lessons for Living with AI: Science fiction often imagines worlds in which artificial intelligence can free our human potential, as well as be the cause of dystopian nightmare. At 6:30 p.m., May 22 in MU 206, the Anarres Project will host a discussion to explore how major science fiction franchises, such as Star War and Star Trek, portray AI’s influence on politics, work and education. Sci-fi cosplay is encouraged and snacks will be available.

The Impact of Stressful Life Events at Work: The Case of Divorce." Bori (Borbala) Csillag, the Stirek Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business, will be the featured faculty member in an upcoming College of Business Thought Leadership Series virtual event at noon May 23. Register here: Questions? Contact [email protected].

Introduction to Oregon Savings Growth Plan: Learn how this 457 deferred compensation plan can help increase your retirement income. The OSGP (also referred to as the 457 plan) is part of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Program at OSU. All employees (except student employees) are eligible to participate. This virtual workshop will examine the time value of money and your investment options with OSGP. Roth vs. pre-tax deductions will be discussed. 12:30 p.m., May 23 via Zoom. To register:

CoSCIES 2023 Education Research Showcase Extravaganza: Interested in learning about the science of teaching and learning? Join us from 1-5 p.m., May 23 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in OSU’s College of Science. Watch to be inspired to attend. Learn more about the program here. Sign up to present a talk or poster at our call for proposals here. Register to attend the Extravaganza here.

FourSight Mindset Reveal: A new workshop presented by 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. A $40 fee covers materials.

Take Note

Resource hub for the Class of 2023: Let’s do our part to help graduating Beavers celebrate and get ready for what’s next. Share the Countdown 2 Commencement landing page with graduating seniors. It features graduation details and celebratory events, career-building and networking opportunities, inspiring alumni messages, prize drawings and more.

New Contemplative Practice Center: OSU's Contemplative Studies Initiative is opening a practice center for students, faculty/staff and the public in summer 2023. The center will be located in the historic Pepsi building at 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Share your preferences for class times, practice modalities and even vote for your favorite name. Learn more about the center opening via the CSI newsletter:

Support student mental health: Thank you to Dam Proud Day donors who, on OSU's day of giving last month, made 55 gifts totaling nearly $33,000 to support the Student Mental Health Fund. To commemorate National Mental Health Month this May, you can join them by making a gift to support vital mental health programs for OSU students, including the new Anytime Anywhere app, which gives students access to counseling from anywhere, 24 hours per day.

Graduate student representation sought: The Recreational Sports Advisory Board is seeking two graduate student representatives to serve on the student advisory board for the 23/24 year. If you are interested, apply at If you would like more information, contact [email protected] with your questions.

Robotic Sound Research Study: The Oregon State University Department of Mechanical Engineering is conducting a research study to better understand how people interact with robots that sound different. The study lasts for about 45 minutes. The full study title is “Evaluating Sonification for Interactive Robots” and the principal investigator is Prof. Naomi Fitter. Please contact Nnamdi Nwagwu at [email protected] to sign up.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program: Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

Beavs Volunteer: Community Engagement and Leadership is offering a number of group service volunteer projects at local organizations, including Heartland Humane, Habitat for Humanity, SAGE Garden, Room at the Inn and Corvallis Parks and Rec. Register at: Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3041 or [email protected]. 


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

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Service invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Lane County satellite office in Oakridge. This position will collaborate with the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) and the 4-H Youth Development (4-H) program teams that service Lane County. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04209CT. Closes May 31.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Service invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Lane County satellite office in Florence. This position will collaborate with the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) and the 4-H Youth Development (4-H) program teams that service Lane County. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P04211CT. Closes May 31.

NEW! Chemist – Continuous Flow Processing Facility: The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month chemist to support our Continuous Flow Processing Facility. Posting #P06872UF. Closes June 7.


“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 79, low of 54. Partly sunny Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday.

Central Oregon: Chance of thunderstorms today, high of 85, low of 53. Chance of thunderstorms Saturday, sunny Sunday.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 66, low of 51. Partly sunny through the weekend.

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