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. Content appearing includes timely news and feature stories from broadcast, print and online sources. Occasionally, opinion pieces and first-person columns appearing in mainstream media outlets that are written by faculty members and pertain to their academic or professional expertise may be included based on their unique, informative value, timeliness and space constraints. It is not the policy of OSU Today to include Letters to the Editor.

Antarctic shock: Scientists near breakthrough with 200,000-year-old ice (Express.UK)

Scientist Ed Brook of Oregon State University said: “One of the important results of this study is to show that carbon dioxide is linked to temperature in this earlier time period. (see also Science Alert)

Tensions lessening between rangeland fire groups and government agencies (East Oregonian)

Historically, there were arguments about the authority of federal entities, lack of local community engagement, or disagreement about fire response strategies and tactics. Now, a study led by Oregon State University finds these tensions have lessened — rapidly in Idaho and gradually in Oregon.

A new hazelnut has cracked its competitive marketplace (Science Codex)

Researchers from Oregon State University have completed an examination of, and have released, a new cross-bred hazelnut cultivar known as 'PollyO', and they have discovered it to be a rising star of hazelnuts grown within the United States.

New video series teaches kids how to eat healthy (KTVZ)

Oregon students, do you know where your food comes from? If not, the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State University's Extension Service can help.

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And just like that, it's November: This image of a plastic Benny Beaver on a cart first appeared in the Stater Magazine in November 1946.


Cheese sales: Time to restock your fridge and your bellies with Beaver Classic Cheese. Come try five cheddars, two Swiss, two Provolones and cheese curds. Today from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 159 Withycombe Hall. You can also find them at the Saturday downtown Corvallis Farmer's Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 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.

Meat Center: The Clark Meat Science Center retail store will be open Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Products include fresh and cooked/smoked sausages, bacon, retail cuts, jerky, snack sticks and Beaver Classic cheese. The store is at 3260 SW Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. Contact for questions regarding the store.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Vasiliki Touhouliotis, visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Oregon State University, will present “The Lives of Failed Bombs: Cluster Bombs, South Lebanon, and Racialized Histories of Global Militarisms” on Nov. 1, noon to 12:50 pm., in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 268. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, please contact

Health systems talk: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents “Health systems transformation and Medicaid expansion in Oregon: Impacts on women of reproductive age,” by CPHHS associate professors Jeff Luck and Jangho Yoon, from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in HFC 115/Bray Leadership Conference Room.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Kelly Biedenweg, assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, will give her talk “The Social Conservationist: Trust, Identity, and Bias in Biological Conservation” on Friday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. in LINC 302.

Sunrise Club Kick-off Meeting: Join the Sunrise Movement in the struggle for climate justice at our kick-off meeting Friday, Nov. 1, from 5-6 p.m., in Cordley 3021. We will set goals for the year and strategize ways to address climate change within our community. Free and open to all students. Snacks provided.

Vistas and Vineyards 30th Anniversary Show Opening Reception: Vistas and Vineyards is celebrating 30 years of painting outdoors, and they are sharing their work with the community. Over 45 of their current member artists and several founding members will display 120 works of art painted in plein aire. Opening reception is Friday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 9. More information including gallery hours.


Prospective student open house: Beaver Open House, an open house program for prospective students, will be in the Memorial Union on Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be approximately 800+ guests on campus, which may impact parking and retail food locations. Please welcome the guests while they are on campus.

Goat Discovery Day at Pleasant Hill High School: This is an educational event for both the experienced and beginner goat farmer. Classes, displays and hands-on learning. Saturday Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Pleasant Hill High School, 36386 OR-58 in Pleasant Hill. Session topics include goat health and disease management, milking, FAMACHA training, packing with goats, hay and forage nutrition, milking and milking machines, goat conformation and more. There will be demonstrations with live goats. The registration fee is $30. Pre-registration is required for this event, as space is limited. The full schedule for Goat Discovery Day and registration information is available online at

DevOps BootCamp 2019: The OSU Open Source Lab DevOps BootCamp is a single-day event designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing, and releasing software. Participants learn the basics of DevOps practices. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the OSU Open Source Lab. Kelley Engineering Center, Saturday, Nov. 2,  9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lunch provided. Free registration: For more information:


NEW! Grand opening Military and Veteran Resources Center: Please join us for some free refreshments as we share our new Military and Veteran Resources Center with the university community. Monday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Snell Hall Suite 150.

NEW! Behind the Uniform: Meet some of your fellow students that once served in U.S. Military, hear their stories, break the stigma. Monday, Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m., SEC Plaza.

NEW! OSU Gallery Walk: A cooperative of galleries on the Oregon State University campus will host the first OSU Gallery Walk on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 – 7 p.m. on the main campus. The event is similar to the Corvallis Arts Walk, with galleries staying open that evening for self-guided tours. Some will have refreshments available. Participating galleries are: Concourse Gallery in the Memorial Union; Fairbanks Gallery of Art in Fairbanks Hall; Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center; The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall; Micro Gallery, 234 Nash Hall; and Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall. Gallery Walk maps will be available at each location. Parking is permit-free on campus after 5 p.m. Admission is free. The galleries plan to host a Gallery Walk each term. For more information, contact Andrew Nigon,

NEW! Micro Gallery: College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Microbiology, and Art About Agriculture presents an exhibition of artwork by Corvallis artist, Carol Chapel. Chapel draws creative inspiration from the sciences; in particular, uses scientific observation tools to study plants and animals she encounters on her rural property. Nov. 5 – Dec. 12. Reception during OSU Gallery Walk, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 – 7 p.m., Micro Gallery, 234 Nash Hall.  

NEW! Strand Gallery: College of Agricultural Sciences and Art About Agriculture presents Black Carbon, an exhibition of artwork in response to fires, featuring artist Ken Van Rees from University of Saskatchewan, Corvallis artist Patrick Collier, OSU Seminarium, and students from the School of Arts and Communication. Nov. 5 – Dec. 12.  Reception during OSU Gallery Walk, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4 – 7 p.m., 440 Strand Hall. 

NEW! Healing the Warrior's Heart: Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society. These traditions hold lessons for the nation as we seek to bring comfort and healing to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6-7 p.m., Snell Hall 150. Open to the public

Zimbabwe a cappella quintet: Nobuntu, an all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6, in the LaSells Stewart Center. The OSU women’s chorus, Bella Voce, will join Nobuntu for some traditional Zimbabwean songs during the program. Nobuntu is known for its inventive performances of music ranging from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with. voices augmented by minimalistic traditional percussion instruments and dance movements.Tickets for the performance are $30 and $35 in advance or $35 and $40 at the door. OSU student tickets are $10 each, limit one per student, with ID card in advance or at the door. All seats are reserved. The performances will be held in Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. To purchase tickets in person, go to Fairbanks Hall room 309A or 309B between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the LaSells Stewart Center box office prior to the concert. To purchase online, visit or call 541-737-5592.

NEW! Fulbright Reception: In collaboration with the Fulbright Association of Oregon Chapter, we would like to invite you to the Fulbright Reception during International Education Week. Network with current, past and prospective Fulbrighters in the Oregon State University community on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Student Experience Center, SEC 112 Involvement Lounge.

Faculty Conversations with President Ray: In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring Fall term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). Each 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. Register here: for the remaining session: Nov. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.

Discovery Days: A pivotal outreach event with the local community and students at OSU aimed for elementary aged kids. It features hands-on activities from biology to robotics and everything in between! Discovery Days is open to the community Nov. 4-5, 2-3 p.m., at The LaSells Stewart Center. If you have any questions, please email

Baccalaureate Core Listening Sessions: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Education are holding a series of listening sessions for Bacc Core stakeholders: faculty, students, unit supervisors, advisers and other personnel involved with developing, administering and teaching Baccalaureate Core courses. Representatives from the EC, Vice Provost Alix Gitelman’s office and the Faculty Senate Baccalaureate Core Committee will attend each meeting to hear your ideas. From this feedback, as well as research on other current models of general education in higher education, we expect to develop two or three alternative models to bring back to listening sessions before the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Nov. 5, 3-5 p.m., ALS 4001; Nov. 8, 9:30-11:40 a.m., FURM 102; Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., (student session), MU 206; Nov. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., MU 109; Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., LINC 128. For those who cannot attend any listening session, or who have additional comments, there is an opportunity to offer extended commentary and feedback via a Qualtrics survey at

Home game Friday, Nov. 8: OSU will be hosting the University of Washington at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8. This may produce some parking and commuting challenges for the Corvallis campus community. To learn more, see:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! CGRB Listening Sessions: The CGRB Strategic Planning Committee has arranged four listening sessions on four intersecting topics and are seeking input from our broader community. On Monday, Nov. 4 from 1-2:30 p.m., we’ll be discussing needs, challenges and opportunities for data generation including genomics, imaging, and bioinformatics. RSVP is encouraged but not required. For more information go to

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Drew Harvell, professor, Cornell University will present a seminar, “Turning Up the Heat on Ocean Outbreaks from Seagrasses to Seastars” on Monday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. in ALS 4001. The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free the catch the seminar streaming on Zoom at For more information and to view the entire Integrative Biology Department Fall Seminar Series lineup, please go to

NEW! Honors Student Research Symposium —Maia Insinga (Psychology), Mahal Miles (Public Health Management & Policy/Medical Humanities), and Mohammed Shakibnia (Political Science/Philosophy) were awarded summer internships to collaborate on humanities research projects with faculty mentors through a partnership between the OSU Center for the Humanities and the Honors College. Come hear them talk about their work on Seasonal Affective Disorder prevention, the history of nuclear radiation and public health, and factors affecting political judgment on Monday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. Check out the calendar event listing for more details.  

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Tuesday: The Horticulture Fall 2019 Seminar Series will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000. The event is free and open to the public. Robin Rosetta, Associate Professor, Nursery Integrated Pest Management Extension, " Shop of Little Horrors: Reflection on 25 Years of Nursery Pest Extension in Oregon.”

NEW! Do you have a business idea but need some help? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a free class for entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs who have a business idea but aren't sure what to do next. Come learn how to create a value proposition, find and understand your market, and more. Iterate consists of four workshops that build on each other: Nov. 4, 6, 13, and 20, all from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Learn more and register:

NEW! ART:SCI Lecture Series:  Ken Van Rees, Director for the Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation at the University of Saskatchewan, presents “The Collision of Science and Art: Pain, Soil and Charcoal,” Monday, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union 213. 

NEW! Veteran Resume Review Workshop: Resume review/Q&A with Benton County Human Resources. Come in and get some help with your resume, and making it into a more professional product. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m., Snell 151. Open to veteran students, faculty and staff.

NEW! Learning Innovation Grant Information Session: Are you considering submitting a proposal for a Learning Innovation Grant? Come learn more! An information session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Kidder 202. Attendance is recommended if you are considering submitting a proposal. Can’t make it to Kidder? The event will be live streamed:  For application materials, please visit: .

NEW! Government Relations Candidate Forums: Meet three candidates invited to interview for the position of executive director for government relations. Open forums will be held on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. and Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. All sessions are in MU 211 and at the full details.

Real-time Grid Operations: Bob Frost of Portland General Electric’s Grid Engineering & Compliance will provide an overview of real-time grid operations within the interconnections of the United States. The presentation will include balancing authority operations, transmission operations and electrical engineering roles within grid operations. He also will discuss how the industry is changing with the integration of renewable resources into the grid. Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., KEC 1007

Research Seminar: Wendy Meiring, professor from UC Santa Barbara, will speak on "A functional data analysis study of stratospheric ozone trends, and ozonesonde measurement biases," on Nov. 4, 4 p.m., in Weniger Room 149. This seminar is open to the public.

SBIR/STTR Innovation Day: Join us to learn how you can access federal funding to help advance your research towards greater societal impact. Each year, several federal agencies are required to allocate a portion of their budget to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funded projects. The event takes place Nov. 14, 3-6 p.m. From 3- 5 p.m, hear from state and university experts about how you can access this funding, and then stick around for the hosted reception from 5 – 6 p.m. to talk more. Registration is free but an RSVP is required:

Journey Into Leadership: The Center for Learning & Organizational Development, Office of Human Resources, is accepting applications from academic faculty, professional faculty and classified employees for the Journey Into Leadership program through Friday, Nov. 1. JIL is a seven-series leadership exploration and development program. It promotes the belief that you can effectively lead from whatever position you hold. The first session begins in December 2019 and the final session will be held in March 2020. Visit the JIL website for details and to apply.

Take Note

NEW! Fulbright survey: Calling all friends of Fulbright: Are you an alum, friend, or interested applicant? Curious to know more about the U.S.’s premier exchange program with the rest of the world? You are invited to connect with others who have lived the Fulbright experience. Help us build the OSU Fulbright community by completing this quick survey ( and receive timely information about events and networking opportunities with other Fulbright fans.

Opportunity for Student Engagement on OSU’s Tuition and Budget: We are looking for students to join the Student Budget Advisory Council (SBAC). SBAC is a student group that serves in an advisory role to the University Budget Committee (UBC). The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers to provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The SBAC meets Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Valley Library, Room 3622. Benefits of SBAC participation include peer engagement, leadership, skill development and more. Complete an SBAC membership spplication form via For more information or contact

Gift Funds: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on new policy drafts for Gift Funds. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

ScholarDollars Scholarship Application Now Open: ScholarDollars is Oregon State University’s online search and application portal. All OSU students are encouraged to use ScholarDollars to submit an application to be considered for campus-based scholarship funding that will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. By submitting one application, students will be considered for over 1,600 OSU scholarship opportunities! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our officeSubmit your application today.

Seeking Volunteers for Cat Behavior Research: The Human-Animal Interaction lab is looking for participants in a study researching attachment between pairs of cats who share the same household. The test consists of two separate 15-minute visits to our lab in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus. Cats of any age/breed/etc are eligible to participate as long as they are in good health. If you own multiple cats and are interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact Kristyn Vitale at  Website link to Human-Animal Interaction Lab:


Football: Oregon State Athletics is offering OSU staff and faculty a discounted reserved seat ticket for one of the oldest rivalry football games in the country when the Beavers host Washington in a nationally televised game Friday, Nov. 8, at Reser Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff can purchase a $20 ticket using the promo code OSUFS at to cheer on the team. 


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NEW! Ecampus is seeking a Production Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position will work closely with Oregon State faculty authors to produce high quality openly licensed and freely available resources. Position # P03402UF. Closes Nov. 17. 


"War implies a lack of comprehension of mutual national interests; it means the undermining and even the end of culture." Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Nobel Peace Prize winner, born today in 1878.

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 58, low of 32. Sunny and cold through the weekend.

Central Oregon:  Sunny today, high of 50, low of 28. Sunny this weekend.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 59, low of 37. Sunny this weekend.

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