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:


How an OSU professor is leading efforts on making nuclear world safer (KGW)

Oregon State University is taking a lead role in a big effort to educate the next generation of nuclear forensic scientists. It will join 15 other universities focused on researching new technology for nuclear security and nonproliferation and an OSU professor will help lead it.


Can AI be great equaliser for equity in education? (The Express Tribune)

Tariq, a researcher at Oregon State University in the U.S., mentioned that the current AI systems like ChatGPT can help students seek quick solutions but stressed the importance of data acquisition, annotation and debiasing for AI to be truly effective.

How Jayathi Murthy, first woman of color president at Oregon State University, strives for inclusivity (She The People)

Last year in September 2022, India-born eminent educator Jayathi Murthy was announced as the 16th President of Oregon State University (OSU), becoming the first woman of colour to lead OSU that works on addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the planet from climate change to sustainability.

Things hopping at Hopkins Forest (Oregon City News)

Matzka is employed by Oregon State University Extension Service in Clackamas County through a cooperative agreement with Forests Forever, Inc., the nonprofit organization that owns and manages the Hopkins Forest.

Tackling a tiny, stinky bug (Lewiston Tribune)

No brown marmorated stink bugs have turned up yet in Washington's vineyards, said WSU entomologist Jay Brunner, regional leader of the research team. But scientists from Oregon State University, which is also a member of the scientific group, have trapped them at three vineyards.

We've passed President's Day, and pruning roses is on our mind (Oregonian)

Gardening season is still far off on the horizon but you may have questions as you prepare for spring. To ask one, simply go to the OSU Extension website, type it in and include the county where you live. 

Today's photo

Misty falls: Vinidu Geevaratne, mechanical engineering student, says, “I stood in a river to take this photo at Marys Peak.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for expert support to design or redesign a course? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning to learn backward course design approaches in the Course Design Bootcamp. Two consecutive Fridays, March 17 and 24, 2 to 5 p.m. Space limited. Register now. For more information, contact CTL


Taco delivery initiative: It's the last lunch of the food drive in the College of Forestry sponsored by Tallwood Design Institute from noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 27 in Richardson Hall’s second floor knuckle. For more information contact [email protected]

NEW! Elsevier & Beyond Session with the dean of libraries: Join the dean of libraries, Anne-Marie Deitering, for a one-hour town hall, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 27 via Zoom, to discuss OSU’s contract with Elsevier. The town hall will include a Q&A with Deitering to discuss the scholarly publishing landscape. Register here to attend the meeting.

Lights and Shadows: The OSU Wind Symphony Winter Concert. OSU student ensemble presents its winter concert. Directed by Olin Hannum, with Olin Hannum, Emily Miller, Niall Alboro and Lisandro Valdez, conductors. Featuring Maria McClish, soprano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to all.


NEW! Students: Non-Profit & public service fair: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1 in the MU Ballroom. No dress code. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! American Strings celebrates Women's History Month featuring Shannon McNally with Marilyn Jordan and Fiona Daly: Host Bob Santelli will talk to GRAMMY® nominated Americana musician Shannon McNally about her career and her experience navigating the many layers of the music business. Joining them will be grad student Marilyn Jordan and freshman Fiona Daley, both students in the College of Liberal Arts. 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall. Attendance limited to 200. $15 general admission, free to OSU students while seats last. Purchase tickets in advance at

NEW! American Strings: An Evening with The Kingston Trio: Join University Director of Popular Music Bob Santelli in a conversation with the legendary folk group The Kingston Trio. Following the interview, the trio will perform such classics as “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and “Tom Dooley.” 7:30 p.m. April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center C&E Hall. Attendance is limited to 200. Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. 27 at

Linus Pauling Day Open House: In celebration of Linus Pauling Day, the Linus Pauling Institute will hold an open house 4-6 p.m. Feb. 28 on the third floor of the Linus Pauling Science Center. Come join us for discussions of our research or Linus Pauling, or just to have some refreshments. RSVP requested. For more information see

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition Series: The Authors and Editors Recognition Series celebrates the literary and scholarly books published by university faculty by featuring selected authors and editors for readings and discussion. The 2023 recognition series includes three nights of readings and receptions. Join the OSU Community in the Memorial Union Lounge, 5-7 p.m., Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. All are welcome.

The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble will play David Maslanka’s “A Child’s Garden of Dreams” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The LaSells Stewart Center. The project will involve a performance of the work by Maslanka and original artwork created by Anna Fidler's and Michael Boonstra's art students that will be on display during the live performance. 

OSU Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan: Public comment meeting 1-3 p.m. March 2 in Cascade 136 for the five-year update to the OSU Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. This plan update helps OSU identify ways to reduce the potential loss of life and property by studying the impact of natural hazards and identifying ways to lessen the impact of disasters caused by earthquakes, floods and other hazards. The plan can be reviewed at; email comments to [email protected].

Grad Inspire 2023: Join the Graduate School and Inspiration Dissemination for Grad Inspire at 3:30 p.m. March 2 at the LaSells Stewart Center. Now in its sixth year, Grad Inspire is a free event where four current graduate students share the motivations and questions behind their research in a short-format presentation. Add to your calendar. For more info visit:

International Women’s Day Celebration: Join the OSU community at 5 p.m., March 8 in the MU Lounge for the International Women’s Day Celebration. The reception co-hosted by President Jayathi Y. Murthy and Provost Edward Feser aims to recognize profound achievements by women globally and celebrate the contributions of women throughout Oregon State. 

DAMchic Winter Launch Party: Get ready for a night of fashion, food and fun at the DAMchic Winter Launch Party happening 6-8 p.m. March 9. The MU Ballroom will be transformed into a stylish wonderland, complete with student vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, a runway show featuring both magazine clothing designs and local student designs, delicious catering and a live performer to keep the party going. 

OSU Gymnastics: Come cheer on the Oregon State gymnastics team as it wraps up the 2023 season by taking on the Utah Utes at 2 p.m. March 11 at Gill Coliseum. The highly anticipated Pac-12 Conference meet will feature two Olympians, Oregon State’s Jade Carey and Utah’s Grace McCallum, from the 2020 Games in Tokyo. All Oregon State University faculty and staff members can purchase $5 discounted tickets by clicking here. 

RSVP for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Celebration of Quality Teaching: Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served after a short program recognizing teaching awardees, and a presentation by Dwaine Plaza, recipient of the 2022 Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award. 4:30 p.m., May 4, MU Horizon Room 49. RSVP at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Financial literacy: Beaver Family Connections will present Financial Literacy for Families from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 via Zoom: Leela Varadharajan, finance instructor in the College of Business, and Joshua Nishimura, peer advisor with the Center for Advancing Financial Education (CAFE), will share best practices for family budgets and strategies for financing higher education. For more information, contact [email protected].

NEW! EMT seminars: Craig Marcus will speak on “Molecular Mechanisms for Regulation and  Alternative Splicing of Xenobiotic Metabolizing Enzymes”  at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in ALS 4001 and by Zoom: 

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology seminar seriesJulie Young, associate professor of wildland resources at Utah State University, will speak on “Prey-free Predators: the impacts of foraging behavior on individual, population, and community traits.” 1-4 p.m. March 1, Johnson 102.  Zoom:

NEW! Winter 2023 Faculty Food and Fun: Beyond Accommodations: Join InclusiveExcellence@OSU for a panel discussion about the experience of students with disabilities/disabled students at OSU with Kathleen Bogart (psychology) and three student representatives from the Disabled Students Union. 4-6 p.m. March 2, MU 109 and on Zoom. More information and RSVP here.

NEW! Discovering Ancient and Modern-day Agriculture in the Heart of Mexico - Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Ricardo Mata Gonzalez and Clarisa Caballero-Ignacio from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a three-credit, 12-day program in Mexico, July 10-21. Info session 5 p.m. March 2, STAG 161. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Linus Pauling Day webinar: Anitra Carr from the University of Otago Christchurch will speak on vitamin C and the immune system as part of the 2023 Linus Pauling Institute webinar series. Optimizing Immune Health: How Much Vitamin C Do You Need? will occur 2-3 p.m. Feb. 28 online. Registration required:

TEK partnership talk: Cristina Eisenberg, associate dean for inclusive excellence and director of Tribal initiatives in OSU's College of Forestry, will speak at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Burt 193 and via Zoom. Her talk is titled "Decolonizing, Deconstructing, and Indigenizing Ecosystem Science: Creating TEK Partnerships across Cultures.” Registration required only for virtual attendance:

Global Opportunities Drop-In Advising Session with the Department of World Languages and Culture in the College of Language Arts: An in-depth look at the details of participating in an international program. Learn about the application process, applying for a passport, financial aid details, and other mechanics of how to make going abroad possible. 3-5 p.m. Feb. 28, Kidder 210 Little Gallery and via Zoom. For more details, visit Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) event details and the list of pop-up advising events.

Is College Making Us Wiser?: Join the Catholic Student Association for an online lecture with philosopher Peter Kreeft on 10 of the world’s greatest philosophers and how their wisdom can make us better people. Kreeft once wrote that “the single most important thing that makes a society good, and just, and wise, and happy is education.” 5-6:30 p.m., March 1, Zoom. Register here.

Core Curriculum for OSU Managers and Supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all Oregon State University managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity and access to employees; and more. March 6-9, 8:15 a.m. to noon each day via Zoom. Learn more and register before Feb. 27.

Food Drive

Food for Thought: Make a Food Drive donation and take home a new book. Bring cash, a check or a non-perishable food item to the Linus Pauling Institute (LPSC 307), 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Feb. 28, and choose from one or more of our books on nutrition and/or Linus Pauling. Also, come to our Linus Pauling Day Celebration, 4-6 p.m., on the third floor for a free raffle entry to win a copy of Visions of Pauling, edited by OSU’s Chris Peterson. Those who bring Food Drive donations to the event will get an extra raffle ticket. Light refreshments provided.

CSS Gift Baskets online auction: We have six expertly crafted gift baskets to auction off. Online auction Feb. 21-27. Stop by Crop Science 109 to see them in person. Contact Emmalie Goodwin with any questions. [email protected].

BEE flea market: Stop by 116 Gilmore Hall Feb. 20-24 to find your favorite treasure. Choose from records, cross stitch supplies, games, bags, art and more. Venmo/cash/checks accepted. For more information, contact [email protected]

Win a basket: Tree-lovers can take their chances on a bountiful basket featuring three popular titles from OSU Press and OSU Extension. Enter to win “Trees to Know,” “Shrubs to Know,” and “Native and Ornamental Conifers” — plus tree-themed gifts and even a baby tree. Donate $2 per ticket or three for $5 through Give Butter (under $10) or Network for Good ($10 or more) and forward your receipt to [email protected] to get your tickets, or drop by 422 Kerr. Drawing on Feb. 28.

Pet photo contest: Check out the College of Forestry Pet Photo Contest hosted by the FERM Department. There are five categories. The price is $1 per vote for your favorite. Contact [email protected] for more information.

BEE PB&J bar: BEE's annual PB&J bar is throughout the month of February thanks to a bread donation from New Morning Bakery in 116 Gilmore Hall from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Suggested donation of $3. For more information, contact [email protected].

Step challenge: Did you know that the average American only walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day? However, the CDC recommends that adults should aim for 10,000 steps per day. Do you know how many steps you’re taking a day? Let’s take steps together to help the hungry. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. Join the Virtual Steps Challenge and see how many steps you can get in. The top two individuals who have the most cumulative steps between Feb. 1-28 will each receive a gift card (donated by staff).

Quilt and art raffle: The College of Forestry invites you to visit or stop by the help desk located in PFSC 209 to view raffle items and buy tickets.

CCVM used book and DVD sale: Starting Feb. 1, come find your next great read or movie at the CCVM book and DVD sale. There is a large collection to pick from and books will continue to be collected. Checks can be made out to the Linn Benton Food Share. 

Printing and Mailing's Putt, Toss and Hook Tournament: Brush off your putting, bean bag tossing and/or ring hook skills, and win bragging rights and prizes. $5 for 8 putts, tosses or rings hooked. The highest scores and most accumulated points at the end of February wins. To enter and play just stop by Printing and Mailing's front office on Research Way any week day throughout the drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For questions, contact [email protected].

FWCS food drive raffle: Selina and Scott Heppell have once again offered a coastal fishing trip as the grand prize. Two other winners will win a beautiful gift basket designed by the department. $5 donation per entry ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing to be held March 1. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Take Note

NEW! Notice of policy action: The university has two new policies: one on copyright and fair use determinations and one on displaying flags on university flagpoles. There are also important revisions to the policies on university housing and the acceptable use of computing resources. Want to know more? Check out and bookmark the “What’s New” section of the University Policy & Standards Manual.

NEW! 2023 Environmental Writing Fellowship and Residency: Spring Creek Project, in partnership with the conservation nonprofit Oregon Wild, is accepting applications for a new year-long opportunity. The theme for this year's fellowship is Oregon's Climate Forests. Please feel free to share widely with writers who may be a good fit. Applications due by April 1. Writers can learn more and apply here

NEW! New episode of Inner Nature podcast series: The second episode of the podcast series Inner Nature features Part 2 of a conversation between Kaira Jewel Lingo and Kritee Kanko. They highlight the importance of creating small, local communities for processing grief and anger, practicing mindfulness and taking climate action. This series is produced by the Contemplative Studies Initiative and the Spring Creek Project. Listen on SpotifyApple or wherever you get your podcasts.

NEW! STEM Academy: Registration for STEM Academy's 2023 summer camps is open. Go to for more information and to register. Needs-based scholarships are available for all of our camps.

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to John Bolte, professor, for being honored for 35 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

Volunteer opportunities: Join us once or weekly for a volunteer service project at Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Room at the Inn, Parks & Recreation, Starker Arts Garden for Education(SAGE) and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be maintaining space for animals and a chance to play with them, providing emergency meals and housing, enhancing parks and trails and helping grow food for low income families. The OSU Community are the intended audience for this event. Register at

Alumni Center: A central campus location for gatherings: The CH2M HILL Alumni Center is a space for any occasion — weddings, staff holiday parties, conferences, tailgates and more. Book with us to host your large event (up to 350+ people) at a venue located just across from Reser Stadium; near lodging and campus parking; and just a short drive away from downtown Corvallis, hiking areas and Willamette Valley breweries and vineyards. 

Winter 2023 Update from Vice President for Finance and Administration: Want to be an insider? Find out what Division of Finance and Administration units have been doing to help advance OSU’s goals in this update to DFA employees: Each quarter, Vice President Mike Green and DFA senior leaders share project milestones, unit news, highlights, updates and coming events.

Call for Applications: Career Champions program: Applications for the spring 2023 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. 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. Contact Brenna Gomez for more information. Apply here by March 17.    

International Women's Day: OSU is pleased to join in recognizing International Women's Day on March 8, a global day in honor of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating women's equality. We invite campus-wide recognition of this important day. The Marketing Toolkit provides social media and screen frames, event poster templates, Zoom backgrounds and a graphic identifier. Visit the website for more information.

Visualize Your Bibliography: Oregon State University Libraries and Press invites all OSU graduate students to submit to the Visualize Your Bibliography Competition; creatively display 20-plus sources used in a thesis, dissertation or other longform project. Submissions are due April 16 and prizes range from $250 to $750. Find out more at:


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NEW! Executive Assistant: The Office of the President invites application for an Executive Assistant to the President. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. The executive assistant provides executive-level, confidential, operational and strategic administrative support to the president. Posting #P06468UF. Full consideration March 6. Closes March 20.  


“Justice may be slow and invisible, but it always renders its true verdict in the end." ~ Colson Whitehead

Corvallis: Rain and snow showers, high of 43, low of 31. Rain and snow showers Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow and breezy, high of 31, low of 22. Chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Showers and breezy, high of 44, low of 37. Showers tomorrow.

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