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.

 

Oregon's bigleaf maple syrup is about more than just pancakes (SuperAbundant OPB)

Farmers like Dan Caldwell are teaming up with scientists like Eric Jones at Oregon State University, to tap unused maples and build artisanal family syrup businesses.
 

Oregon State University's fashion program featured on Vogue's 'Best Fashion Schools' list (KGW)

The Oregon State University's fashion design and merchandising management program was featured on Vogue World Paris's 'The Best Fashion Schools for Design, Marketing, and More' list in late May.
 

New data on 'the Big One' offers clearer view of inevitable earthquake catastrophe (Popular Science)

This paper “is really just scratching the surface,” agrees Chris Goldfinger, a professor of marine geology at Oregon State University. Goldfinger wasn’t involved in the new study, but is one of the world’s foremost experts on the Cascadia subduction zone. “They’ve done a tremendous amount of work, but the dataset has much more depth to it. New things will come out of it for decades to come,” he says. 
 

Why decimated kelp forests affect gray whales too (Jefferson Public Radio)

It's not a good situation for creatures that depend upon the kelp forests, and it turns out those include gray whales. Less kelp means less whale food, Oregon State University researchers report.
 

Our opinion: Oregon poised to revolutionize future of health care -- one drop at a time (Portland Tribune)

Our research is also paving the way for a higher quality of life for cancer patients. OHSU, Oregon State University and HP recently teamed up to propose a tiny, implantable microfluidics device that could be controlled remotely to release drugs into a patient’s bloodstream continuously, allowing the patient to avoid taking an oral pill or receiving a chemotherapy infusion in the hospital.
 

Today's photo


On the Road: Julie Bain, assistant to the directors at the Institute for Natural Resources and Institute for Water and Watersheds, took this photo in late April going northbound on OR-78 toward Burns. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected]. To view past submissions, visit us on Instagram at @osutoday1

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Seeking effective techniques to aid students in easing test anxiety during finals week? Share the Academic Success Center’s Taming Test Anxiety page for expert guidance.

Today

NEW! Spring Bike Drop: Give your old bike a new life as a ride for a future Beaver. Donate your bike at Cascade Hall, June 10-14. Learn more. For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact Elza Records at 541-737-0673 or [email protected]

Elsie M. Weisshaar M.S. defense: A presentation of Weisshaar’s thesis, titled “Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactor Performance in Western Oregon," takes place at 10 a.m., June 10, in Kelley Engineering Center 1005. Weisshaar is earning her M.S. in biological & ecological engineering with Frank Chaplen. Please contact the BEE Department at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

NEW! EPA lecture: EPA’s Mark Johnson will host Martin Thomas for a guest seminar at 10:30 a.m., June 10, in the EPA Building, 200 SW 35th St., Room 100. Thomas will give a seminar on quantifying surface properties of porous materials. He will provide a survey of methods that can be utilized to characterize these materials. He will discuss evaluating gas sorption/desorption Isotherm data to measure parameters like pore volume, pore size distribution, external surface area and many other parameters needed to characterize particles and bulk systems.

Sara Windoloski M.S. defense: A presentation of Windoloski’s thesis, titled “The Thermal Response of Small Streams to Atmospheric Heat Waves in the Oregon Coast Range," takes place at 3 p.m., June 10, in Strand 111. Windoloski is earning her M.S. in water resources science with Mary Santelmann. Please contact the Water Resources Graduate Program at [email protected] with questions, for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center Awards and Graduation Celebration: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center is excited to partner with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and Queer Studies (QS) on a combined Awards and Graduation Celebration. At this event, HRWGC award recipients will be celebrated alongside Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies scholarship awardees and graduating students from the HRWGC, WGSS, and QS. Join us from 3-5 p.m., June 10, MU Horizon Room.

Events

Fidelity On-Campus Consultations: Employees can meet with Justin Blatny, financial consultant from Fidelity to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis campus Tuesday, June 11. Schedule online at www.fidelity.com/schedule, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.

TIAA On-Campus Consultations: Employees can meet with Andrew “AJ” Martinez, financial consultant from TIAA to discuss your financial goals and savings plans for retirement. There is no cost for these consultations and they are available to all employees no matter what stage you are at in your career. Appointments are available on OSU Corvallis campus Wednesday, June 12. Schedule online at www.tiaa.org/schedulenow, or by phone at (503) 265-3905. 

International Employee and Scholar Coffee Social: International employees, faculty, scholars, families and friends are invited to drop in on the second Friday of the month (June 14) between 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Einerson House, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Hosted by the OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, the OSU Office of International Services and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.

Naval ROTC Spring Commissioning: OSU NROTC will commission 10 ensigns into the Navy and three 2nd lieutenants into the Marine Corps at 4 p.m. June 14 in LINC 128 and online via Facebook. The ceremony involves the oath of office, assistance into uniform, rendering of the first salute, and remarks from guest speaker Capt. Craig Litty.

Sweet Beginnings: Commencement Celebration. Celebrating a 2024 grad this year? Gather at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center directly after the June 15 Commencement ceremony (approximately 1:30-3 p.m.) to enjoy cookies and refreshments, snap Insta-worthy photos and make final memories with grads, friends, family and faculty. Details, plus additional networking events, celebrations, career advice and more are available at ForOregonState.org/Grad24

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Supervisor 101: University Human Resources invites supervisors to attend a pilot opportunity to provide feedback on the new Supervisor 101. Supervisor 101 is a 90-minute program designed to give new-to-OSU supervisors the information they need to be successful, highlighting key resources that supervisors need in their first month. This is a chance to experience new training followed by a feedback session to share insights and suggestions. 9 a.m. to noon, June 26, MU 13: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, July 30, Tykeson Hall 111, OSU-Cascades: Register. 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5, Zoom (link provided after registration): Register. Contact Carolyn Warfield ([email protected]) with accommodation requests.

Beaver Family Connections: Join other OSU parents and caregivers for our last Beaver Family Connections of academic year 2023-24. This month’s topic: “Fostering Healthy & Safe Pet Relationships,” with Monique Udell, OSU’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab. Noon to 1 p.m. June 11 in MU 207. All OSU parents/caregivers welcome. Lunch provided. For more information on this series, click here. For accommodations, contact Cari Maes at 541-737-4906 or [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Deadline extended for faculty learning communities: The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies are offering two Fall ’24 faculty learning communities for teaching faculty. Consider participation in either the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community or the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community. Join us on this journey to strengthen teaching excellence. Apply by June 12. Funding provided.

OSU Today summer schedule: OSU Today will switch to weekly publication (Mondays only) starting June 17. 

Tumble-Tastic Gymnastics Camps: Does your little one like to flip, roll and tumble? Join KidSpirit tumble-tastic gymnastics camps this summer to refine those skills for better coordination, determination, balance and confidence. Gymnasts of all experience levels are encouraged to register for a camp that will enhance not only their gymnastic abilities, but their social-emotional capacities as well. For more information and to register, visit: https://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/gymnastics.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Wildfire. Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now —before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/wildfire.

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy, or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue! FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Blended Learning Faculty Fellows: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2024-25 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in faculty development around blended learning and will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success while developing a culture of teaching innovation. Apply by June 10.

Graduate opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for its spring graduate-level opportunities, featuring the Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (NRPF) and the Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship. The NRPF provides hands-on experience in natural resource policy at the state level, while the Malouf Scholarship supports graduate students conducting societally relevant coastal research applicable to Oregon. An informational webinar discussing these opportunities, along with future ones, is scheduled for June 14. To learn more and apply, visit: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/osg-2024-spring-fellowship-opportunities.

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Way: The sidewalk closure on 35th Street, approaching the Washington Way intersection, has been extended through Thursday, June 20. Flagging operations and traffic delays will continue intermittently through Thursday, June 20. Sidewalk closure signs and barriers will be in place on 35th Street, on both the east and west sidewalks, approaching the Washington Way intersection. Pedestrians should plan to use Jefferson Way, 30th Street and the multi-use path on Washington Way to detour around the area. No crosswalk access will be available at the intersection of Washington Way and 35th Street The multi-use path on Washington Way will remain accessible from 35th Street.

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.

NEW! Administrative Program Specialist: Graduate Programs Manager with the College of Health, Dean’s Office. Posting #P04836CT. Full consideration June 19. Closes July 3. 

Weather

“There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become." ~ Jodie Foster

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 81, low of 51. Increasing clouds tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 78, low of 53. Sunny tomorrow. 

Newport: Sunny today, high of 67, low of 46. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

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