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.
 

This year, colleges must choose between fast financial aid offers, or accurate ones (NPR)

At Oregon State University, the financial aid office is taking its time. Keith Raab, the head of financial aid at OSU, tells NPR they've had the conversation about provisional offers, but ultimately decided against it.
 

Tens of thousands of live salmon fell off a truck in Oregon - and into a creek (CNN)

Salmon are raised at Lookingglass hatchery, then transported back and released to Imnaha to help combat threats to their population, according to Seth White, a professor in the department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University and director of the Oregon hatchery Research Center. “The Imnaha River spring Chinook Salmon population depends on hatcheries to sustain their numbers,” he told CNN in an email.
 

Snowpack is good, but researchers suggest new ways to measure it (Jefferson Public Radio)

The answer currently is snow water equivalent, or SWE. Researchers at Oregon State University recently published their case for a different measurement: snow water storageChristina Aragon, a PhD student, is principal author of the research, with guidance and assistance from David Hill, Professor of Civil Engineering at OSU.
 

Tuition hikes coming this fall for students headed to Oregon's largest universities (OPB News)

Oregon’s largest public postsecondary schools, including Oregon State University, Portland State University and the University of Oregon are all raising tuition for the 2024-2025 school year.
 

Today's photo


Here comes the sun: Conor Coles says, “I took this photo of a sun halo outside Dixon on Feb. 22 at 1:29 p.m.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: OSU AI Week is underway. See the AI Week schedule for the full slate of events. At 10 a.m., April 11, speakers on the Empowering OSU panel will showcase how they use generative AI, ways they share their methods with colleagues and how they work toward improvement of teaching and learning with AI.  

Today

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Cole Stover, MS horticulture student, will present “The Effects of Nitrogen Source on Microdochium Patch Severity on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens in the Pacific Northwest, ”and Yan Yan, Ph.D. horticulture student, will present “The Last of Us: Delving into the World of Entomopathogenic fungi” at noon April 8 in ALS 4000 or via Zoom. For the full schedule and Zoom information: https://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/horticulture-0.

College of Science AI Showcase: Join us April 8 to discuss topics ranging from methodology to applications in biology, health and agriculture and learn how College of Science faculty are developing and using AI in their work. Faculty will present on current research projects via TED-style talks followed by a panel session with Dean of Science Eleanor Feingold. 1-2:45 p.m., MU 109. For more information: https://dri.oregonstate.edu/ai-week-monday.

Events

NEW! “Wings” by Holly Andres: Holly Andres is a photographer and director known for her stylized cinematic scenarios. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums from Barcelona, Istanbul and Bogota, to New York, San Francisco and Atlanta with viewers drawn to her often dark and mysterious or bright and witty imagery. Andres’ photos will be on display in in Fairbanks Hall from April 8-May 19.

NEW! Book Launch: Women, Gender, and, Sexuality Studies Professor Susan Shaw and Professor of Theology at the Earlham School of Religion Grace Ji-Sun Kim will be discussing their newly published book "Surviving God: A New Vision of God Through the Eyes of Sexual Abuse Survivors" at 4 p.m., April 10 in the MU Journey Room. Free and open to all.

NEW! University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom from 1-2 p.m., April 11. This week’s topic is an “Shared Responsibility Budget Model Review and Revisions.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is required at https://beav.es/c7R. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Dam Proud Day 2024: Beavers everywhere: Rally together on Wednesday, April 24, to celebrate the fifth Dam Proud Day, Oregon State University's giving day. This 24-hour period is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of the Oregon State community, supporting all OSU students and stretching ourselves toward our aspirations. Mark your calendar and visit DamProudDay.org for ways to get involved.

AI Global Futures Forum and AI Week: The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce AI Week, April 8-12. The April 12 AI Global Futures Forum will include a conversation between OSU President Jayathi Murthy and special guest Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. The forum will also include a series of panels regarding AI and climate science, AI impact on workforce and the economy and AI and creativity. To learn more, email OSU.Provost@oregonstate or visit this website.

Anis Mojgani — Poems at Sunset by a Window: Anis Mojgani, Oregon’s Poet Laureate, will give an intimate poetry reading at Marigold from 7:30-8:30 p.m., April 12. Grass Roots will organize a book-signing before the event. Tickets prices: general $30, OSU students $10. Pre-register for this special event featuring our award-winning guest. Contact with questions: [email protected].

Hatfield Marine Science Day: Hatfield Marine Science Day is an annual science fair and open house featuring the marine science programs and research at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. You can talk with researchers about their marine science exhibits, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hatfield campus, enjoy a show on the sounds of the sea, and learn about the latest advances in whale research from keynote speakers KC Bierlich and Clara Bird from the GEMM Lab's GRANITE Project. Plus, the Hatfield Visitor Center will also be open all day, free of charge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport. This event is free. See more details.

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open on the BYKTCD website. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day April 19. 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.

Innovation Demo Day: Join the OSU Advantage Accelerator for our Innovation Demo Day from 5-8 p.m., May 16 at the LaSells Stewart Center. Listen to cutting-edge company pitches, delve into the future of AI with our expert panel and take advantage of networking opportunities over refreshments. Admission is free, but registration is required. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and be inspired. Learn more here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! The Role of AI in Education Day: Microsoft's Chief Innovation Officer, Michael J. Jabbour, will visit the Corvallis campus April 9 to discuss the role of AI in education and how students, faculty and staff can use generative AI for success: https://dri.oregonstate.edu/ai-week-tuesday.

NEW! BEE Research Seminar: Malena Orduña Alegría from the Kansas Geological Survey will give the research seminar "Building Resilience: Strategies for Sustainable Management of Water Resources and Agriculture" at 10:30 a.m., April 9 in ROG226.

NEW! Beaver Family Connections: Enjoy lunch and connect with other OSU parents and caregivers as we explore interesting topics and discussions related to child development, parenting and family health and well-being. No sign-up required. April’s topic: “Sparking Early Childhood Literacy” with Peik-Kuan Lim (Corvallis-Benton County Public Library), noon to 1 p.m., April 9, MU 207. See full 2023-2024 schedule for future dates and topics. For accommodations, please contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

NEW! EMT Seminars: Gerrad Jones will speak on “Cracking the chemical code: A data-science approach to deciphering the chemical information stored in environmental samples,” 3:30 p.m., April 9. This will be a hybrid seminar, in person in ALS 4001 and via Zoom: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/93596989146?pwd=Q1Q4cUpDcytQVTBHQnkvS1ZQMXVwUT09.

NEW! Family Business 360: Join us from 8:30-9:30 a.m., April 10 for our Family Business 360 featuring Scott Fenter, OSU College of Business alumni, owner of Easy Growing LLC and manager of Circle C Marketing. We will be discussing how to effectively manage parent-child dynamics in the family business. Register here. 

NEW! I&E Additions to P&T Guidelines Workshop: The Office of Faculty Affairs invites academic faculty and leaders to learn more about additions to the University’s Promotion & Tenure (P&T) guidelines specific to innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) from 10-11 a.m., April 10 via Zoom. Although this workshop is open to all academic faculty and leaders, it may be particularly useful for P&T committee members, college leaders and academic faculty engaged in innovative entrepreneurial endeavors.  

NEW! BEE Teaching Seminar: Malena Orduña Alegría from the Kansas Geological Survey will give the teaching seminar "Enhancing Co-production and Co-learning in Human-Water Systems" at 12:30 p.m., April 10 in KEAR205.

NEW! Library Seminar Series: How Students Use Library SpacesApril Witteveen from OSU Cascades Library shares how she works to address student needs. Lucinda Amerman, Beth Filar Williams and Chris Snyder from the Valley Library share student input about library study rooms. 2-3 p.m., April 10, Willamette East Classroom, Valley Library third floor. Zoom option available.

NEW! BB Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Join the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in attending a seminar given by Shawn Lockery, titled "Neuroeconomics, Cannabinoids, Psychedelics and C. elegans" at 4 p.m, April 10, in ALS 4001 and via Zoom: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/99733021109?pwd=N3E3NUJaYUN4M2tHUW1YL1BWSFdpZz09.

NEW! Ocean ecology career webcast: Get ready to make a splash in your career with firsthand insights from researchers, marine biologists and graduate students from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Attend a free interactive webcast, "Ask Alumni: Deep Dive into Careers with Whales, Sharks and Ocean Ecology," 4 p.m. April 10. Presented by OSUAA and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Register

NEW! Beaver BarCamp 2024: This is an informal un-conference that has been hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab since 2006. We are excited to bring this live in-person event where attendees can participate in sessions throughout the day or propose their own talk on a project, hobby or research interest. The subjects lean toward tech but have been as diverse as knitting lessons. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., April 13, Kelley Engineering atrium. 

College of Engineering Virtual Faculty Lecture with Meghna Babbar-Sebens: How do people respond to visualization of uncertainty when involved in conservation planning for climate-resilient watersheds? Noon to 1 p.m., April 9. Register for the lecture: https://beav.es/cTr. More information: https://beav.es/qyf.

Arts Integration Workshop for STEM Faculty: PRAx staff will demystify the arts and share practical ways STEM faculty can amplify their research with arts integration, including everything from innovative Broader Impacts projects to science-focused events and performances. All OSU science and engineering faculty are welcome. 5-6 p.m., April 9 at PRAx. Workshop 3-5 p.m., reception and PRAx tour 5-6 p.m. Registration is required

Travel Talks webcast: Holiday Markets. The Rhine River cruise (Dec. 11-19) is a festive journey aglow with twinkling lights, good cheer, decorations and treasures. Get a glimpse of traditional holiday markets in France and Germany at the next Travel Talk with Julie Lambert, ’85, OSUAA board chair. Presented by OSUAA Alumni Group Travel at 5:30 p.m., April 9. Register: bit.ly/HolidayMarkets24.

Lucid Dreaming 8-Week Series: Instruction into the amazing interior adventure of the nighttime world of sleep and dreams, through learning and community. Kate Gallagher will guide weekly topics and instruction. Open to all, held at Marigold. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Tuesdays, April 9- May 28. Registration is open. $200 public; $175 educators. Scholarships are available for OSU undergraduates and graduate students. 

Book Study and Mindfulness Class — Training in Compassion: In this practice-centered book study led by Hemant Bhanoo, participants engage with the points and slogans for generating compassion and resilience from the book "Training in Compassion" by Norman Fischer. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through May 29. You may also purchase a drop-in one-class passOSU student scholarships availableContact us.

Floor Monitor Training: Training for floor monitors and building managers on roles and responsibilities when evacuating their building. Training is the second Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for Zoom Floor Monitor Training at: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZhCgowN8AukjPf.

Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey Sunday April 14, May 12, and June 9, 6-7:30pm at Marigold. Purchase one-class pass or $15 for drop-in. Please pre-register. Contact: [email protected]

Introductory Research Data Management Workshop: The OSU Libraries is offering an Introductory Research Data Management Workshop, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members engaged in research with data from April 15-18. This workshop is designed for those with little to no research data management experience, and participants are expected to take an hour a day to complete the materials. Register by April 10: https://oregonstate.libcal.com/event/12150847.

CTL QT Talk: Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning. OSU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. Through healthy mentorship and support, we can build thriving learning communities around these transformational experiences. Come discuss mentoring students on projects outside of the traditional classroom environment. Presenter: Kenneth C. Walsh, College of Science. 11-11:50 a.m., April 16, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

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.

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.

Degree Partnership Summit: Please join the staff at OSU and Linn-Benton Community College for the Degree Partnership Summit from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 25 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Degree Partnership Program and how the program provides additional opportunities for OSU and Community College Students. For more information and to register for the DPP Summit, visit https://beav.es/cQM. Registration costs $50 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and beverage breaks. Registration deadline April 19. For more information, email [email protected].

“Real Talk about What Women Face at Work”: Join Melanie Ho for the annual Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture on Women’s Leadership, from 7-8 p.m., May 1. Ho, celebrated author, artist and speaker, will discuss the challenges and opportunities women in leadership face. This free event is hosted at the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center and available via livestream. For more information, visit https://beav.es/cdQ.  

Take Note

NEW! Affordable Learning Grant: The Open Educational Resources Unit is accepting proposals for the Affordable Learning Grant until April 24. Faculty can receive up to $15,000 in funding to adopt, adapt or author an open educational resource (OER) for your course. OER are openly licensed course materials that save students money and make higher education more accessible. This grant is made possible by OSU's new Division of Educational Ventures and all funding is a department-to-department transfer. Questions? Contact OERU Director Stefanie Buck.

NEW! Seeking nominations for College of Business Alumni Awards: Do you know an excellent College of Business alum who’s just starting out, or someone at the pinnacle of their career? There’s no better time to recognize their success, resilience, service and achievement. Make a nomination for our 2025 COB Alumni Awards. Nominations received by May 31 will be given full consideration. Make a nomination.

NEW! 2024 OSU Beaver Store Grad Fair: Congratulations to the Class of 2024. Graduates will have the opportunity to pick up graduation essentials including regalia, frames, announcements and class rings at the OSU Beaver Store Grad Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 16-17. Regalia and graduation essentials will also be available at beav.es/graduation on April 18.

NEW! Celebrating 30 years: Congratulations to Jill Wait, grant and contracts technician, for reaching 30 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

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.

OSU VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): Need help with your taxes? Not sure if you need to file taxes this year? Come to VITA for free tax preparation. We’re ready to help you! Learn more and schedule your appointment on our website. VITA Website. Open MTWThF 5:30-8:30 p.m., M-F and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays in Austin Hall Atrium/Room 126. Questions: [email protected]

@valleylibrary Photo Study: Throughout April, submit your study pics to help the library. The Valley Library wants to know where you’re studying so we can improve our study spaces. More information available at beav.es/ces; contact [email protected] with questions.

Emergency Management HazAdapt: Join others in the OSU community that have prepared for emergencies with HazAdapt. Access resources, tips and emergency information tailored for our campus. Web and phone app accessible. Built by Beavers for Beavers. https://www.hazadapt.com/.

2024 Faculty Innovator Award: This award honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventor who has made a contribution leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details on the process, criteria and nomination form, please visit the OSU Advantage website: 2024 Faculty Innovator Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know that’s making an impact. Nominations are being accepted through April 19. The awardee will receive a $5,000 prize and desktop award, and their department/unit will also receive $5,000.

Group Transportation Option for Hatfield Marine Science Day: If you’d like to join others in attending Hatfield Marine Science Day via group transportation (Coast to Valley Express) or carpooling, please complete the OSU Transportation Form by Tuesday, April 9. This event is free and family friendly. Full details are on the Hatfield Marine Science Center website.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Flooding. Flooding occurs in Oregon due to our seasonal rainfall, summer fires, melting snow, new development and levees/dams. All influence how water is absorbed or directed downstream. Areas that have not flooded in the past may flood now due to changes that occurred somewhere else and caused a change in how the ground interacts with the water. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/flood.

Instructors, Request Spring Course Reserves Now: Help make sure students can find their textbooks at the library. Submit a new request to OSU Libraries & Press each term. OSULP prioritizes electronic resources. We accept personal and department copies of material, as well as purchase a new copy on request. More information: beav.es/course-reserves.

2024 Homecoming Court applications: A valuable, unique and rewarding college experience awaits six undergraduate students who will be chosen as 2024 Homecoming Court Ambassadors to the OSU Alumni Association. Awardees receive a one-time $500 scholarship and get to voice their ideas with alumni and business and university leaders while representing OSU at events throughout the year. Encourage students to apply now through April 22: ForOregonState.org/HC.

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.

EXTENDED! The Research Development Unit (RDU) within the College of Science (COS) is seeking two Proposal Coordinators to contribute to OSU’s and the COS’s strategic plan to grow our research and innovation enterprise. These positions serve as a primary point of contact and technical resource in the COS for researchers seeking to develop and submit proposals for external funding opportunities. The positions are based on the Corvallis campus with a hybrid or remote work option available. Posting #P07851UF. Closes April 11.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Refrigeration Mechanic. Posting #P04749CT. Closes April 26.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Carpenter. Posting #P04747CT. Closes April 26.

NEW! Facilities Services at Oregon State University is seeking a full-time Plumber. Posting #P04748CT. Closes April 26.

NEW! Instructor: Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Instructor position. Posting #P07936UF. Full consideration May 1

Traffic and Maintenance

Orchard Ave: As part of the Withycombe Hall Renovation project, the south sidewalk on NW Orchard Avenue between NW 27th and NW 30th Street will be closed through April 10. Pedestrians may use the north sidewalk as a detour.

Weather

“There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by." ~ William Cullen Bryant

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 57, low of 45. Slight chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 58, low of 32. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Chance of rain tomorrow, high of 54, low of 45. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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