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.

These are the seeds of a revolution (New York Times)

That acknowledgment is shared by a community of hard-nosed farmers, gardeners, activists and independent seed companies. With little fanfare, they continue a 12,000-year-old tradition of seed saving and improvement. They include people like Rowen White, the founder of Sierra Seeds, who is dedicated to stewarding and reanimating traditional indigenous seeds, and Lane Selman of Oregon State University, whose Culinary Breeding Network promotes the seed-to-table conversation.


DeFazio visits OSU to learn about low-carbon cement(Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University’s Jason Weiss said that concrete emits relatively low amounts of carbon compared to other building materials. But because it's so commonly used, it's responsible for about 5% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Avondale counselor attends Oregon State University academic conference - on Phish, the band (Chicago Sun Times)

Daniel Bowes has found himself debunking these stereotypes lately after he describes the academic conference he attended last month at Oregon State University that dissected all things related to the jam band Phish.

OSU professor, alumnus urge new 'new narrative' for oceans(KTVZ)

Jane Lubchenco, distinguished university professor at Oregon State University, and OSU alumnus Steve Gaines, distinguished professor and dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara, propose a "new narrative for the ocean" in an editorial published Thursday in the journal Science.

Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs(Medical News Today)

Researchers from California State University in Fullerton and Oregon State University in Corvallis managed to isolate 47 distinct strains of bacteria from the mucus. They grew these bacteria and reduced them to a chemical extract.

Role of continental arcs in global carbon dioxide emissions(EOS)

Anita Grunder, an emeritus professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis who also wasn’t involved in the study, agreed that the study was “a creative attempt to quantify carbon dioxide contributions” and wondered what other lines of evidence might exist for high carbon dioxide emissions during flare-ups: “More weathering? More limestone? Hotter climate?”

Unmanned vehicle deploys ADCP mooring near calving ice cliff (Hydro International)

In the summer of 2018, a team of scientists from Oregon State University and University of Alaska deployed an extensive and innovative observational program to study ocean processes at the face of LeConte Glacier in southeast Alaska.

Milwaukie Center class participants Walk with Ease (Pamplin)

Walk With Ease is a free 18-session program developed by the Arthritis Foundation for arthritis prevention and relief. For the past six years, the Milwaukie Center has partnered with the Oregon State University Extension Service's Family and Community Health program in Clackamas County.

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Outdoor art: Finals Week has begun, and creativity is flourishing on campus. This spontaneous art installation popped up Friday near Valley Library, when a campus tree gave passersby some very sarcastic answers to their pressing questions. (photos: Theresa Hogue)


End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its end of term sale starting Monday, June 10. Big discounts on Beaver gear including national championship gear while supplies last. Sale goes through Friday, June 14.

Department of Wood Science & Engineering MS Defense: Raquel Albee, MS student, presents on “Global Overview of the Cross-laminated Timber Industry” on Monday, June 10, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 115. Free and open to the public. For accommodations e-mail

Department of Wood Science & Engineering Ph.D. Defense: Dillon Fitzgerald, dual major Ph.D. student, presents on “Cross-laminated Timber Shear Walls with Toe-Screwed and Slip-Friction Connections” on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in Richardson Hall, Room 107. Free and open to the public. For accommodations e-mail

Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar:Kieslana Wing will present “Consequences of cryopreservation on diverse isolates of Saccharomyces cerevisiae” on Monday, June 10, at 1 p.m. in ALS 4001. Wing is completing her M.S. in zoology under the guidance of Molly Burke. Free and open to the public.

NEW! New perspectives on early successional forest: David Lindenmayer is professor of ecology at the Australian National University. He is regarded as one of the world's leading ecologists and conservation biologists, contributing significantly to the understanding of biodiversity. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar available. Monday, June 10, 6-7 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center.


NEW! Extension open house: OSU Extension Service of Benton County is holding an open house June 11. Door prizes, free publication giveaways, refreshments, well water nitrate screening, plant clinic, pH soil testing and dial gauge testing for pressure canners will be available. OSU Extension Service of Benton County offers researched based information to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills, and manage resources. June 11, 3-6 p.m. at the Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way in Corvallis. For more information, 541-713-5000 or

NEW! Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: On June 14 at 10 a.m., the OSU Naval ROTC unit will gather on the Student Experience Center Plaza to commission 14 officers in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The ceremony will involve the oath of office, assistance into uniform by the students’ families, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr.

Film Festival: The Oregon State International Film Festival Spring Pop-Up heads to Portland. Find us at the Clinton Street Cinema on June 14-15 with two blocks of shorts and two full-length features. The line-up is here: Tickets are $8 at the box office or can be purchased online at The Oregon State International Film Festival is presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society and the School of Writing, Literature and Film in the College of Liberal Arts.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Capstone Presentation: Jessica Patterson is pursuing her Master of Natural Resources degree under the guidance of David Bernell. Her capstone is titled “The Social Construction of the Deserving Poor within Renewable Energy Policy.” Wednesday June 12 at 9 a.m. in Bexell 211. Contact the FES department office with questions or requests for accommodation at 541-737-2244.

NEW! M.S. Defense, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program: Byron Krempl will present “Adapting to Revenue Change Due to Declines in Timber Harvest: Case Studies in Oregon" on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 a.m., in Richardson Hall 107. Krempl is completing his M.S. in sustainable forest management under major professor Tamara Cushing in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Free and open to the public.

NEW! Bioinformatics Users Group (BUG): “Machine learning for phenomics and association testing in genome-wide association studies of regeneration in poplar, i.e. how neural networks help us to see the phenes and the genes,” Michael Nagle (Steve Strauss lab), Wednesday, June 12, at noon in ALS 3006. BUG consists of life scientists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, statisticians and researchers of all types who meet to discuss topics related to these fields of study. Meetings are generally informal, consisting of discussions, interactive talks or short workshops. All are welcome. No experience needed to participate. For additional information, see

NEW! M.S. Defense, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology: Katarina Lunde will present “Escape in Time: Phenology Mitigates Impacts of the Cinnabar Moth on Native Herb Senecio triangularis in Western Oregon” on Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. in ALS 4001. Lunde is completing her M.S. in Botany & Plant Pathology under the guidance of Peter B. McEvoy. Free and open to the public.

NEW! M.F. Defense, Sustainable Forest Management Graduate Program: Pavel Pluhar will present “Modeling market proximity for fuel reduction treatments in the John Day Basin, OR, USA" on Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m., in Richardson Hall 115. Pluhar is completing his M.F. in sustainable forest management under major professor Tamara Cushing in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Free and open to the public.

Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Kelia E. Axler will present “Influence of river plumes on larval fish distributions, predator-prey relationships, and survival in the northern Gulf of Mexico” on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Axler is completing her M.S. in integrative biology under the guidance of Su Sponaugle. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday Teaching Talks: Portfolios to Celebrate Success & Survival: Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning in a certificated series of teaching workshops. The workshops are every Tuesday. Attend one, some, or all. On June 11, join Brooke Howland to apply reflective practices as a catalyst to advance teaching and learning while celebrating our success and survival. This two-hour workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. Learn more here. Contact us here 

Commencement volunteers needed: There is still time to sign up to be a commencement volunteer. This is a great opportunity to support the OSU community and see thousands of students graduate from OSU and help the graduates and their families experience the spirit of OSU. Training takes place Tuesday, June 11, from noon to 1 p.m. To sign up please go to to learn more and complete the registration form. If you have questions, contact or

Digital Community Meeting: Join OSU’s community of digital workers to learn the latest on HTML semantics and accessibility and how to customize the new Google Analytics dashboard to show what’s important to your websites. June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Cascade Hall 136. Learn more at Drupal@OSU. We welcome all who work on the internet at OSU.

Attending Veterinarian candidate: The Research Office is hosting an open campus forum for Lynn Impelluso, candidate for the position of Attending Veterinarian/Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director. The candidate will give a 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A. The forum is June 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 206.

Social Justice Education Initiative: The Social Justice Education Initiative schedule for summer and fall is up. From Faculty Affairs, the SJEI is the foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI offers a varied schedule of Tier One and Tier Two workshops, all open now for registration. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey in this well-reviewed program. Interested in this work for your unit? Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information:

Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop: A presentation of scientific findings on early seral forests in the PNW. We will collaboratively identify areas of agreement, information gaps, and conservation and management challenges, then outline key hypotheses that form a future research agenda. June 10, CH2M Alumni  Center, $75. ($35 optional field tour on June 11). Program and registration here

Take Note

NEW! OSU Today summer deadlines: Beginning June 17, OSU Today will be published weekly on Monday mornings through the end of summer term. To place information in the coming week's publication, please have your information in to by 5 p.m. the previous Friday to ensure it appears in the following issue.

Hybrid Course Development Call for Proposals: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply by June 18 to participate in the fall 2019 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided.

Call to Artists: The Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the 14th Annual Community Art Exhibit. This exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a non-juried show. The exhibit runs from July 17 to Aug. 22. Submission deadline is July 15. Limit one piece per artist. Information and to submit to this show.

Leadership Collaborative Course - Managers as Leaders:Applications for LC: Managers as Leaders are now being accepted. Managers as Leaders is a skill-building course for managers and supervisors. It integrates six day-long class sessions with online learning and on-the-job practice. It features team learning, mentors, and practical tools. Managers and supervisors who supervise academic and professional faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. Contact Kristen Magis for more information. Apply online through July 14.

New issue of the Messenger magazine from OSU Libraries and Press is available: The Messenger is available online at Among the articles in the issue are: “Oregon Public Broadcasting utilizes OSU Libraries for an episode of ‘Oregon Experience' devoted to OSU’s history,” “Tour the Valley Library’s art collection using the new guide,” and “Interns pick their favorite books from OSU Press.”

Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship: This fellowship matches graduate student fellows with an agency or nonprofit in Oregon for one year to give the student first-hand experience in natural resource policy related to marine and coastal issues at the state level. Applications are due July 12.

Oregon Sea Grant Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship: This fellowship provides one year of support to current graduate students who combine socially relevant research with education or public engagement. Applications are due July 26.

Abstract deadline extended: Submit an abstract for poster presentation at the Linus Pauling Institute Conference and SfRBM Regional Symposium by June 15 and be considered for one of six Young Investigators Awards including a $500 prize and SfRBM membership. Early conference registration ends on June 15. Register now to reserve a seat at the conference dinner at the Vue and public lecture with Nobel laureate Louis Ignarro, Friday, Aug. 16.

Join a Community of Teaching Colleagues: The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to apply to participate in the Fall ‘19 Hybrid Faculty Learning Community starting and to design a Corvallis campus hybrid course. Professional development funding is provided. Short proposals are due June 18. See Call for Hybrid Proposals

Traffic & Maintenance 

Scheduled: Campus Wide 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 2019 will occur from 6 p.m. on June 16 to 5 p.m. on June 20. For questions or comments on this closure contact Facilities Services at 541-737-2969.


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NEW! Residential Dining & Catering @ Oregon State University seeks one full-time, academic year (12-month), Cook 2 position for University Housing and Dining Services. Posting #P02203CT. Closes June 24.


“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland, who was born today in 1922.

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 54. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 84, low of 56. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 70, low of 54. Sunny tomorrow.

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