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 valuable, and volatile, crabbing can be along the Oregon Coast (OPB News)

“No one wanted to fight about price,” said Amanda Gladics, an Oregon Sea Grant associate professor of practice with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “We had a lower volume year and there weren’t as many crabs in the freezer from the previous season that were still available to sell.”

mRNA technology may deliver genetic fix to hereditary blindness (KGW)

Promising research at Oregon State University is working on ways to fix blindness for people with rare genetic conditions, using mRNA technology.

New Oregon bee license plate supports pollinators (Bend Bulletin)

There’s a new way to be a pollinator protector in Oregon: Buy a bee-themed license plate to bring attention to beneficial insects and support Oregon State University Extension research on native bees. (see also KEZI)

OSU helps Oregon Zoo care for big cat (KGW)

A much-loved tiger at the Oregon Zoo is back to good health, thanks to a veterinary partnership between the zoo and Oregon State University.

Trapping chicken predators won't solve flock loss. Here are other suggestions: Ask Extension (Oregonian)

Gardening season is in the rearview mirror, but you may have questions as you plan for next year. To ask one, simply go to the OSU Extension website


New roads lead to landslides in PNW (Farm Progress)

Findings of the research, led by associate forest engineering associate professor Catalina Segura and graduate student Arianna Goodman of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, were published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.


Today's photo

Wave Lab: Courtney Beringer uses a walkie-talkie to communicate with the person who controls the waves in a flume at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Beringer was giving a demonstration of an open-source wave energy converter that she and electrical engineer Bret Bosma designed and built for use at Hinsdale. Photo by Tiffany Woods. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Curious about the educational implications of ChatGPT and other AI tools that produce responses to written prompts? See Tackling ChatGPT Head On: A Student Assignment from the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Quick Responses to ChatGPT from Inara Scott, assistant dean for teaching and learning excellence in the College of Business.


Cultural Resource Centers Open House: Diversity & Cultural Engagement invites you to our Winter Term Cultural Resource Center Open Houses. All seven cultural resource centers will be open Monday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Swing to learn more about the centers and upcoming programs, have snacks and just hang out.

Zoom colloquium on the exceptional hypersaline ecosystem at Oregon’s Lake Abert: This colloquium aims to present current knowledge on the lake and its ecology. We will hear about its amazing capacity to produce shrimp and fly invertebrates that birds feast on, and about the birds that visit Lake Abert. We will also hear about how climate is changing and how we think those changes will affect the landscape in the Chewaucan valley surrounding Lake Abert. Jan. 23, 1-4 p.m. Register:

NEW! Food, Culture, and Biodiversity in Ecuador: Faculty-led Program Info Session. Join OSU faculty leaders Dave Stone, Evie Smith and Miles Philipps from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Extension for a 4-credit, two-week program in Ecuador from June 19-July 3. Info sessions Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in Strand Hall 240. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50-Year Celebration keynote lecture: Loretta Ross is co-founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, which works to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Free, open to all. Register here to attend.


NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration Virtual Book Club: WGSS invites you to read Sara Ahmed’s book, “Living a Feminist Life,” and then join us on Zoom for a discussion led by Susan Bernardin, director of the School of Language, Culture and Society, and WGSS faculty members. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Register for link to attend.

NEW! And They Shall Be the Sea, There is a Way Forward: University Theatre, in collaboration with the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts’ “Unboxed” program and the Hatfield Marine Science Center, presents a new play written by OSU theatre student Abrianna Aydee and directed by Elizabeth Helman.  Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and  Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. Tickets are $15 GA, $12 youth and seniors, and $5 OSU students with ID. Advance tickets available at Information: [email protected] or 541-737-2853.

NEW! WorldHeart Rhythms: Join us Friday, Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m. for an evening of celebrating diverse cultures from all around the world through epic performances such as dances, songs, poetry and other culturally based performances. Tickets are free but required, and can be found at

Art On Display: Ceramics by Sarah Logan and light paintings by Lori Hepner. Working within mutual interests in water-fed ecosystems and endangered landscapes, Logan and Hepner’s interdisciplinary artworks are deeply personal interpretations of artmaking in ephemeral conditions. On view Jan. 21-July 1 at the Gladys Valley Marine Sciences Building, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport.

The Little Gallery presents Jeremy Okai Davis: Paintings and Lithos, a retrospective of the Portland artist's past accomplishments and a tribute to his current ones. Jan. 23-Feb. 28 in 210 Kidder Hall. More information.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning QT Talks: "Inclusive Learning: Modeling & Fostering Radical Empathy." This presentation examines ways that instructors can foster radical empathy and inclusivity by adopting pedagogical approaches, course policies and class activities that promote student agency while mindfully recognizing students’ diverse experiences and positions within power structures at OSU and beyond. Presenter Katherine Hubler, CTL special projects fellow. Jan 24. 11-11:50 a.m. Registration.

NEW! Live, Learn, Work and Play: The Social Determinants of Health in London. Faculty-led program info session. Join OSU faculty leaders Stephanie Grutzmacher and Ashley Vaughn from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for a 4-credit, two-week program in London from July 3-17. Info session: Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! Farm, Fork and Fiber: Agriculture in the U.K. Faculty-led program info session. Join OSU faculty leaders Dawn Moyer, Jonathan Velez and Melissa Millhollen from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a 4-credit, two-week program in England and Scotland from June 27-July 12. Info session: Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Ben Titus, University of Alabama assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, will speak on “Sea anemone host-use drives convergent evolution in clownfishes and disentangles an iconic adaptive radiation,” Jan. 25, 4 p.m. in Johnson Hall 102.  Zoom:

NEW! My People Are Rising: The History and Legacy of the Black Panthers in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron Dixon co-founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 and led it for four years. Dixon will draw on his published memoir, "My People are Rising," to discuss his experiences fighting for Black empowerment and racial justice. Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49. A Black History Month event.

Winter Term Getting a Dam Job career skills workshops: If finding a job or internship seems overwhelming, don’t fret: The Getting a Dam Job workshop series can help take the mystery out of resumes, job searching, grad school applications and more. Attend one or more of these virtual workshops for tips and tools that can help you figure out the next step on your career path. Workshops run from Jan. 25-March 1; see the full winter term Getting a Dam Job schedule and register online.

Center for Teaching and Learning: Participate in QT Chats that meets Jan. 24, noon in the LINC 468 faculty lounge. Join us for casual, safe conversations around pedagogical practices and sharing of tips and resources.

WRE Seminar Series: Jose Luis Arumi from the Universidad de Concepcion will present "Understanding Hydrogeological Processes at a Volcanic Headwater in Central Chile," on Jan. 25, 4 p.m. in Bexell Hall 328 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

OSU Beyond Benefits: How to Make a Habit of Success. As we move through life, our needs, priorities and situations change, as well as our skills, competencies, interests and values. How often do we take the time to assess our current situations to see if it aligns with our work/life goals? Developing new success habits that move us toward our goals will help us achieve better results in our work and personal lives. Jan. 26, 11 a.m. Register here.

Changemakers: A Feminist Lens in Sports Journalism. Changemakers — a webcast series by the College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Alumni Association — welcomes Lindsay Schnell, ’09, sports enterprise reporter at USA TODAY. For over a decade, Schnell has covered sports at every level and profiled some of the industry’s biggest names. Now she’s sitting down with CLA Professor Susan Shaw to discuss her career and bringing a feminist lens to athletic journalism. Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. Registration is now open at

Travel Talks: Croatia. Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom, featuring Selina Heppell, department head of fisheries, wildlife and conservation sciences. Heppell will dive into the culture and marine life of the Croatia Coast and discuss her research on the oldest and slowest-growing animals in the sea and their reactions to climate change and increasing human populations on our coastlines. Register at

Take Note

NEW! Participants needed for ADHD study: A study on quality of life and peer relations in college students with ADHD needs participants. Participation involves taking a 30-minute Qualtrics survey and will be open until Feb. 12. Eligibility requirements: Must have ADHD (official or unofficial diagnosis), be 18 or older and a college student. For additional information please contact Juan Hu at [email protected] or Mollie Greenblum at [email protected].

NEW! Notice of policy action: The university community is invited to review and provide comment on three proposed university policies, which may be found on the What's New page of the University Policy & Standards website. The policies are: 01-010 Copyright Fair Use, 08-005 Acceptable Use of Computing Resources and 07-110 Flag Protocol. Comments must be received by Feb. 10.

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Roger Traylor, senior instructor, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

Spring course materials: The OSU Beaver Store has begun accepting Spring 2023 course materials adoptions. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: Submitting course material adoptions prior to spring term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the campus non-profit store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact [email protected] or [email protected].

UPLIFT: Looking to take care of yourself this term? Faculty Staff Fitness is running UPLIFT, a virtual six-week wellness challenge that will help you incorporate the six dimensions of wellness into your daily life. The challenge can be done anywhere, anytime. Registration is open and the cost is $5. Come join us on this UPLIFTING journey which starts Jan. 30.

PCOSW scholarships: Applications for PCOSW scholarships to fund winter and spring term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach or creative projects related to gender equity issues. The maximum amount offered is $1,000, although scholarships average $300, and funds are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Sunday, Feb. 19. Visit for detailed guidelines and qualification requirements. The scholarship link can be found at Please have a budget outline and project justification statement prepared before beginning the application. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Breaking Barriers: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), the Office of the Provost and OSU Athletics are pleased to present Breaking Barriers, a celebration of the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU. This event recognizes and celebrates the influential contributions made to our community. We welcome nominations for the five Breaking Barriers awards, and more information about these categories can be found on the Breaking Barriers website. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 19, and they can be submitted here:

School of Public Policy Week is Jan. 23-30. Learn about our programs and career opportunities. Network with alumni and employers.

Mental health access: Help connect the students you serve with 24/7 mental health support. Anytime Anywhere: MySSP is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone to a licensed mental health counselor. (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). There is no charge to students to use this service. Request print and digital marketing materials to share with students by clicking

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Cold Weather. With low temperatures comes a responsibility to prepare and take precautions against cold weather illness. More information can me found here:

Traffic and Maintenance

West Greenhouse: As part of the New West Greenhouse project, the west Greenhouse Complex parking lot will be permanently closed. Pedestrian access to the north sidewalk along Campus Way between 30th and 35th streets will be limited throughout the duration of the project, Jan. 18 -  Sept. 1.

Steam shutdown: Each year Facilities Services performs necessary maintenance on the university’s steam system, which requires shutting off the steam throughout campus, to complete maintenance services at the plant, throughout the steam tunnels and in each building. This process affects hot water supply, heating, and all equipment that uses steam, campus wide. The steam shutdown for 2023 will occur June 19-23. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.

EXTENDED! Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 17th-26th streets and 30th-35th streets will be closed starting Jan. 3. The north-south intersection at Washington Way and 26th St. will remain open (view map). Updated schedule: 17th-26th streets closed Jan. 3-5; 30th-35th streets closed through  Jan. 26.


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! Ecampus is hiring for an administrative support position (office specialist 2). This position will assist with a variety of tasks and projects including event planning and computer technology inventory management. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) classified position. Posting #P03978CT. Closes Feb. 6.


“A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~ Maya Angelou

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 45, low of 29. Partly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 44, low of 29. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Becoming sunny today, high of 49, low of 34. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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