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.

Making the grade (Capital Press)

As the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Alan Sams’ influence extends far beyond campus.

Are there benefits to chlorophyll supplements? (New York Times)

Still, David E. Williams, a professor of cancer prevention in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University who has researched chlorophyll in rodents, rainbow trout and humans, said he doesn’t see a downside to supplementation. 

Thinking Nonbinary (Inside Higher Ed)

One of the things the reader can take away from George Estreich's "Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves" (MIT Press) is a heightened sense of how damaging it can be to think of "the disabled" in terms of a distinction between "us" and "them." An instructor in writing at Oregon State University, Estreich is also the author of "The Shape of an Eye: A Memoir," about raising his daughter Laura, who has Down syndrome.

New program encourages girls to create interactive art (Bangor Daily News)

Kelly Riedinger, senior researcher at the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University, spent time over the summer observing and collecting data from the girls and art educators about their experience in the program through surveys and interviews to better see what support they would need to continue offering the program.

OSU closing in on campus vision work (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University unveiled the latest phase of its campus vision project before a largely university crowd of 50 people Thursday at the LaSells Stewart Center.

Newton residents spend over $2K during the holidays: Wallethub (Patch Rhode Island)

"People commonly have great intentions -- for example, they might tell themselves they'll get their shopping done early and that they'll have a good idea of what to get for everyone on their list -- but then they don't follow through with timely action," said Jason Stornelli, and assistant professor at Oregon State university. 

Child care deserts and preschool for all (KGW)

According to an Oregon State University study, all of Oregon's 36 counties are considered child care deserts for the newborn to 2-year-old age group. A child care desert is defined as a community with more than three children for a single child care slot.

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Holding onto the color: Good weather has meant our seasonal luck continues to hold, but we may have some rain move in over the weekend.


Procurement Training Sessions: Procurement is holding three training sessions: Procurement Standards and Resources (Nov. 13 and 22), Informal Procurement (Nov. 15 and 19), and Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance (Nov. 14 and 20). These sessions are being offered in person and via Zoom. For more information, registration, times and locations, visit the Procurement Training and Support webpage.

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.

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.

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.

Music a la Carte: OSU Jazz Ensemble Combo, directed by Ryan Biesack. Friday, Nov. 15, noon. Memorial Union Lounge, free.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series: Giovanni Svevo, co-founder and technical director of Actus srl, Italy, will present “Ancient Spaces: Examples of Geospatial and Web-Mapping Applications in Archaeology” on Nov. 15, noon to 12:50 p.m. in Learning Innovation Center (LINC) 268. The lecture is free and open to all. For further information, contact Shaozeng Zhang at

Budget committee: The University Budget Committee will meet this Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Kerr 102.  The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates and budget priorities and policies. On Friday the committee will discuss projections and planning relevant to developing tuition recommendations for 2020-21. Members of the university community are welcome to join meetings of the UBC as observers. Future meeting times and locations can be found at

CMLC Cooking Class: Roti Jala with Malaysian Chicken Curry: Join Katrina Ong of Malaysia as she shows how to make this traditional dish from her home country. Friday, Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave.  Enjoy the meal at the end of class. $10. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by contacting

AYA and SOL Drop-in/Crafternoon: Come and get to know folx who do work within AYA and SOL. There will be crafts and refreshments provided. Nov. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m., HRWGCC (Women’s Center).

Overclock 'till You Drop: Interested in computers, overclocking and interdisciplinary projects? Join OSU Overclocking and IEEE for games, pizza, liquid nitrogen ice cream and overclocking on Friday Nov. 15, 6 p.m., in Graf 106. All abilities and interests welcome.

Oregon State Volleyball Faculty/Staff Friday: Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Gill Coliseum, vs. Arizona State. $5 tickets available at the gate for Oregon State staff and faculty.

Shakespeare in Love: Oregon State University Theatre will present “Shakespeare in Love,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 22-23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors; $10 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at


Free admission to alumni center pregame tailgater: Get fired up at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center before home games in our newly upgraded indoor tailgating event space. Enjoy great food, beverages, family-friendly games and more. Rooms are also available to rent for private parties. And, you can always upgrade your OSUAA membership to gain access to VIP accommodations. Cheer on the Beavers as they gear up to play Arizona State this Saturday, Nov. 16.


NEW! Transgender Resource Fair: This program is centered around providing resources and support for folx within the queer and trans community on how to navigate through health-oriented spaces. Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m., SEC lobby.

NEW! Faculty-led program expo: Explore the many OSU faculty-led programs being offered in 2020 at our expo on Nov. 21, 4-6 p.m. ,SEC 112. With so many options taking place this summer, along with spring break and fall course extension, we want to give you and your students an opportunity to meet the faculty leaders, past participants and OSU GO staff in one location. As always, our entire portfolio of mostly short-term study abroad programs can be viewed through our OSU GO faculty-led program offerings site. For more information, contact

Information Session for “Gender, Race, and Class in London” Fall Semester 2020: Come join Global Education Oregon’s Cori Benz and OSU professor Susan Shaw to learn more about this study abroad opportunity. Monday, Nov. 18, noon-1 p.m., Waldo 400.

Fulbright Reception: In collaboration with the Fulbright Association of Oregon Chapter, a Fulbright Reception will be held during International Education Week. Network with current, past and prospective Fulbrighters in the Oregon State University community on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Experience Center, SEC 112 Involvement Lounge.

Dan Edge retirement: College of Agricultural Sciences’ Associate Dean Dan Edge is retiring! Join the College to celebrate and honor Dan Edge’s 30-year career at Oregon State University on Nov. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the MU Horizon Room.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Michael Blouin, professor, integrative biology, Oregon State University, will present a seminar, “Genetics of Disease Resistance in a Snail Vector of Schistosomiasis” on Monday, Nov 18, 4 p.m., in ALS 4001. The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, catch the seminar streaming on Zoom at For more information and to view the entire Integrative Biology Department Spring Seminar Series lineup, go to

NEW! Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Emotionally Intelligent Teaching: Join Shauna Tominey to learn about hands-on tools and strategies that can be embedded into any class to create an emotionally-supportive environment. +Tech Talk: Visit the user-friendly media creation technologies available at the Faculty Media Center. This workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. and  2 p.m. Learn more here. Contact us here.

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar: The Horticulture Fall 2019 Seminar Series will take place this Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., in ALS 4000. The event is free and open to the public. Nicole Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, "Hort Career Retrospective: Knowing when NOT to stick to the plan."

NEW! The Truth About Vaping: Join ASOSU, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Benton County Health Department and Student Health Services on Nov. 19, 4-5 p.m., in SEC 112 as they host researchers and health professionals in an informational panel discussing the risks and realities of vaping. Free food provided.

NEW! Event Planner Symposium: Do you plan events or meetings and want to learn the latest rules and processes surrounding OSU events? Get insider tips and tricks from University Events and other campus service providers that will save you time and money. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9:30 to noon at the LaSells Stewart Center. Register today. Can’t attend? Join our mailing list to be notified about future event planner training opportunities. For questions, contact University Events at 541-737-4717 or

Water resource defense: Sophia Bauer, MS, water resource science. Monday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. in Burt 193. The thesis is titled: “Spatial and Temporal Variability of Heavy Metals (Lead, Copper, and Zinc) in Stormwater, Moss, and Street Dust in Portland, Oregon.” Bauer is advised by Alyssa Shiel of CEOAS. This event is free and open to the public.

Capt. John Saris and the First British Voyage to Japan, 1611-14: Come learn about the extraordinary experiences of John Saris, who, on a trade mission for the East India Company, captained the Clove — the first English ship to port in Japan. Richmond Barbour, professor of literature in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will reveal unpublished content of Saris’s journal manuscript and sketch the world of commercial discourse at the dawn of global corporate expansion. Monday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Communities of Color Talk: “The Prevention of Underage and High-Risk Drinking in Underrepresented Minority Communities. Let’s Talk About It!” High-risk drinking creates health and safety concerns for all and reducing its prevalence is a shared responsibility. Listen to a panel of student leaders speak about how they are affected by the drinking culture and hear their perspectives on what can be done. This candid conversation will encourage inclusive excellence to promote a climate that supports the retention and success of all students. Nov. 19, SEC lounge, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided. For information, contact Nikia Braxton-Franklin, 541-737-7266.

Science on Tap in Portland: Curious minds are invited to join us for a Science on Tap titled, “Everything is connected – the environment and your health.” The event will feature Roberta Marinelli, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and Javier Nieto, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and other special faculty guests. Registration is required. Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. at Ecotrust in Portland. All guests receive a drink ticket for wine or beer and appetizers. Find more information here. Presented by OSU Alumni Association and the North Willamette Region Extension Service.

Oregon Bioengineering Symposium: The inaugural symposium will be held at the CH2M Alumni Center on Nov. 22. The meeting, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon and Oregon Health & Sciences University, will cover all areas of bioengineering/biomedical engineering, with an emphasis on technologies for precision health. Advanced registration costs are $25 for students and post-docs, $60 for faculty and $125 for non-academic registrants.

Take Note

NEW! Hybrid Learning Community Call for Proposals: The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Hybrid Faculty Learning Community supports faculty in the redesign of Corvallis campus courses as hybrid courses that integrate classroom meetings with online learning activities. This learning community is offered in a hybrid format and offers professional development funding to participants. See the Call for Proposals for details. Space is limited so apply now. Address questions and submit proposals for the hybrid program by Nov. 25, via email to

NEW! Prism Art Journal Submissions: Prism Art and Literary Journal is now accepting visual, written, audio and video work created by OSU students. For a chance to be featured in this year’s edition, students may submit work digitally by Friday, Nov. 22, at For more information, visit our website, follow us on social media, or send us an email (; @osuprism;

NEW! Volunteers wanted for online learning research study (Corvallis):  If you are older than 18 years old and have normal or corrected vision, you may qualify to participate. Study involves wearing an electroencephalography measurement of eye-tracking, taking a personality test and a short-term memory test and participating in a learning session. Volunteers will receive $30. Study title: "Temporal Motivation and Learning Performance using eye-tracking and wireless EEG Phase 2." The PI is David Nembhard. Contact Yuzhi Sun:

NEW! Dialogue Facilitation Lab: The Office of Institutional Diversity has opened applications to join the Dialogue Facilitation Lab Winter 2020 cohort. The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning and exploratory seminar for faculty, staff, and graduate students looking to integrate critical dialogue facilitation skills into professional environments. DFL welcomes practitioners of all skill and experience levels to explore the philosophy and techniques of critical dialogue facilitation. Submit your application here: Application deadline is Nov. 24 by 5 p.m. Contact Brandi Douglas,, if you have any questions.

CGRB Listening Sessions: Thank you to everyone who was able to attend a listening session over the past two weeks. Your feedback is important. For those who were not able to attend, you can always submit feedback directly to a Strategic Planning Committee member. For more information contact Lynn Thompson, administrative assistant at the CGRB.

Call for Proposals: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites instructors and tenure-track faculty to participate in the Winter ’20 Hybrid Learning Community and redesign a Corvallis campus course as a hybrid course that integrates on-campus and online learning activities. Professional development funding available. Submit your two-page proposal by Nov. 25. See the Call for Hybrid Proposals for details.

Wanted: Students with the potential to change the world: Faculty and staff are invited to nominate creative, problem-solving, critically thinking students to join Launch Academy, a course for students of all majors who have ideas for services, products or community change. Launch Academy students are eligible to win up to $2,500 in business development funding each term and have access to mentorship, co-working space, travel grants and prototyping support. Nominate students here and contact with questions. 

Request for Proposals: The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for projects focused on bringing OSU-owned innovations invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline closer to market. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. Read the full RFP here:

Enrolling for January: Online Professional Courses: The College of Business Continuing and Professional Education courses and certificates are open for January enrollments. Instructor-led, 100% online courses are offered in many topics including: leadership, digital branding, lean six sigma, business contracts, and human resource fundamentals. Courses take five to seven weeks to complete and you can earn a certificate in as few as nine months. OSU faculty and staff can use discount code OSUSTAFF20 to save 20 percent. Call 541-737-1500 for more information or browse the upcoming certificate programs and courses:


NEW! Navy vs. Army ROTC Flag Football: Every year these units play in a fun, end-of-fall-term flag football game, in light of the intercollegiate Army/Navy game in December. Dress warmly and come cheer on your favorite branch of military as the Navy tries to redeem itself following Army's win last year. Nov. 22 at 6 a.m. in Reser Stadium. 


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NEW! Student Job Opportunity: LPI Student Information Technology: This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) position for the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) at Oregon State University. Student will work with the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) to develop a mobile app for the LPI’s Micronutrient Information Center ( The Micronutrient Information Center is an open-access source of evidence-based information on the roles of nutrients and dietary factors in health and disease. Posting #P06007SE. Full consideration Nov. 22. Closes Nov. 25.

NEW! Information Security Program Manager: The office of Information Services Central Administration is seeking an Information Security Program Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting #P03387UF. Closes Dec. 17. 


"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe, who was born today in 1887.

Corvallis: Rain today and then a chance of rain, high of 56, low of 42. Partly sunny Saturday, chance of rain Sunday.

Central Oregon: Chance of rain today, high of 56, low of 34. Mostly to partly sunny this weekend.

Newport: Rain today, high of 57, low of 44. Mostly cloudy Saturday, chance of rain Sunday.

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