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:

OHSU, OSU research shows those recently released from prison at much greater risk of opioid overdose (KGW)

Drug overdose, especially with opioids, is a leading cause of death among people who have recently been in prison, not just in the United States, but around the world. A study by Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon Department of Corrections scientists shows Oregon is certainly not immune.

How Marionberry became Oregon's official pie (OPB)

The Oregon State University-born berry was derived from a cross between a few different cultivars and the Northwest’s native trailing blackberry (R. ursinus), but it doesn’t like Oregon’s cooler weather and like boysenberry, has mostly been relegated to the fields of California.

Can AI tools like ChatGPT replace computer programmers (Government Technology)

But according to Alan Fern, professor of computer science and executive director of AI research at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, AI chatbots still mostly work best as tools for programmers rather than as programmers themselves.

Oregon State livestream of chicks hatching is back for 10th year (Fox 12)

A sign of spring: Oregon State University has turned on its “Chick Cam” for the season. For the 10th year, people can watch chicks hatch via the OSU Extension Service livestream. The livestream started Friday and will continue until March 16.

International Women's Day celebrated at Oregon State University (KEZI)

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and both faculty and students at Oregon State University made sure to be part of the day that pays respect to important women in history along with the pursuit of gender quality.

Study underway to test sheep grazing's impact on invasive cheatgrass (Idaho Mountain Express)

The study is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Boise State University, Brigham Young University, Oregon State University, U.S. Forest Service range managers, and sheep producers who graze their animals on the Sawtooth National Forest.

OSU study: To help Oregon's dry forests, fire needs to be just right intensity, temperature -- and repeat (KTZV)

Oregon State University research into the ability of a wildfire to improve the health of a forest uncovered a "Goldilocks effect" – unless a blaze falls in a narrow severity range, neither too hot nor too cold, it isn’t very good at helping forest landscapes return to their historical, more fire-tolerant conditions.

Today's photo

Snowfall at OSU-Cascades: Candy Barnard-Davidson, human resources consultant, shared this photo taken Friday morning from the second floor of Obsidian Hall, looking toward the OSU-Cascades residence hall. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to help your students finish the term successfully? Review your Canvas gradebook for accuracy. Make sure it’s fully up to date so students know their status in your course. Use SpeedGrader in Canvas to evaluate assignments more efficiently.


NEW! Guitar Ensemble performance: At 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Community Hall 303, the OSU Guitar Ensemble will present a smattering of music spanning genres across space and time: traditional Chinese, romantic opera, final fantasy. Directed by Cameron O’Connor. Free, open to all, seating is limited.

Diffusions: A music technology concert: Join the OSU Music Technology and Production program for Diffusions, a live performance featuring EDM, pop and electroacoustic music composed and performed by students and faculty from the program. Directed by Jason Fick. 7:30 p.m. March 14 in Milam Auditorium. Free and open to all.

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 March 15-16. Schedule online at, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.

UPDATED! Orange & Black Vocal Scholarship Concert: A night of choral music celebrating the arts at OSU, featuring OSU’s top choral ensembles, directed by Steven Zielke and Sandra Babb. 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets $10 at the door (cash/check only). OSU students free with OSU ID. Online ticket sales expected to resume at 9 a.m. March 15 following resolution of a technical issue.

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! Care Talks, Caring for Aging Loved Ones: Declutter Your Older Loved Ones Home takes places at 10 a.m. March 15. Part of well home design is removing obstacles to better health. We’ll share tips on how to use principles from The Home Edit and Marie Kondo but with a twist for seniors living at home. This session also talks about “visitability” which is how to make your home age-friendly for visiting relatives and how to help seniors with “solastalgia,” the latest mental health issue for older adults based on living spaces. Register today.

NEW! WRE Seminar Series: Water JEDI panelists will discuss building an inclusive and welcoming community in water resources at 4 p.m. March 15 in Bexell Hall 328 and via Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Fidel Hernandez, Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M Kingsville, will speak on “A Social-Ecological Perspective of Conservation: Linking Habitat, Populations, and People to Address Declining Rangeland Quails.” The seminar starts at 4 p.m. March 15, Johnson 102. Also available via Zoom:

NEW! New Zealand: Sustainable Pastoral Landscapes - Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Serkan Ates and Paul Dorres from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in New Zealand, Sept. 12-26. An information session will be held 3 p.m. March 17 in StAg 240 and via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities events calendar and the Program Brochure and Application.

College of Engineering Faculty Lecture: Dorthe Wildenschild. “Engineered Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – the Why? How? and When?" The virtual lecture, free and open to the public, is from noon to 1 p.m. March 14. Details and registration:

Embracing Equity at Work and at Home webinar: Join Reshma Saujani as she leads a conversation with Blessing Adesiyan, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, and Vivian Nava-Schellinger on what equity truly means for women — and particularly for women of color. Embracing Equity at Work and at Home will be a candid discussion about how equity has advanced (or not) for women, the residual impact of the pandemic on the struggle for equity, and the challenges and opportunities women face overall and within individual communities. 9 a.m., March 15.  Register here.

Provost’s Lecture featuring Laurie Santos: Join us for the second Provost’s Lecture of 2022-23, featuring Laurie Santos, psychologist, host of the podcast The Happiness Lab, and professor of psychology at Yale University. The virtual lecture will be held at 6 p.m. April 4 via Zoom. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership of the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation which brings renowned thinkers, writers, scientists, artists and leaders to OSU to engage, challenge and inspire. Register here for the free virtual event.

Take Note

NEW! Recruiting Polar STEAM Fellows for broader impacts: Polar STEAM is recruiting NSF-funded researchers for collaborations with educators, artists and writers to develop broader impacts related to polar research. For 2023, researchers may be field based, conducting remote data monitoring, or a combination of both. Educators will be virtual. For future years, Polar STEAM will expand to include field deployments for educators, open applications to artists and writers and continue supporting virtual collaborations. Visit the Polar STEAM website and FAQ section to learn more and apply. Priority deadline for the 2023 field season is March 31.

NEW! Have questions about creating accessible course materials? Join the OSU Digital Accessibility Community Microsoft Team. This team is a space to share resources and build community around digital accessibility and is supported by UIT-Academic Technologies, EOA, DAS, CTL and Ecampus. Share your questions or knowledge about accessibility in documents, images or video and get support from the community. Need help with MS Teams? Contact the Service Desk

NEW! 2023 Faculty Innovator Award: Nominations are now being accepted for this award that honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventors who have made contributions leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details and the nomination form visit the OSU Advantage website: 2023 Faculty Innovator Award. The swardee will receive $5,000 prize and a desktop award, and the awardee’s department will also receive $5,000. The nomination deadline is April 14.

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Kim McCullough, administrative office manager, 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.

OSU releases annual research report: The 2022 Annual Research Report has been released and can be found by clicking here. The report details numerous ways in which Oregon State research continues to transform Oregon, the nation and the world, impacting communities throughout the state and beyond.

Beyond Benefits: Have you used the Beyond Benefits EAP service? If so we are seeking your feedback in this one-minute survey. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the Beyond Benefits EAP program you would like addressed, contact [email protected] or [email protected]. To take the survey click here.

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus construction: As part of the Rogers Hall fume hood replacement project, a crane will be placed in the Graf Hall parking lot. Limited parking will be available between 6:30 and 9 a.m. March 13. For questions or comments on this closure, contact project manager Dave Amundson at 541-737-2760.


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! Space Analyst-GIS Focus: Space Management is hiring a 1.0 FTE Space Analyst whose responsibilities include stewardship of the OSU space allocation database, managing space requests, supportting campus moves coordination and providing reports. Posting #P06560UF. Closes March 23.

NEW! Master of Counseling Program Coordinator: OSU-Cascades invites applications for a Master of Counseling Program Coordinator. This position is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, appointment-type position. Posting #P06571UF. Full consideration April 14. Closes May 1.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 1: The Oregon State University Controller’s Unit is hiring three Fiscal Coordinator 1 positions. As a Fiscal Coordinator 1, you will be part of a supportive team that uses analytical and consultative expertise to further the mission of the university. You will provide support in the interpretation, development and implementation of policies and procedures and play a critical role by performing analysis, auditing, projections and budget management and recommending financial solutions to meet end user needs. posting #P04085CT. Full consideration March 30. Closes April 17.


“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation." ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin

Corvallis: Rain today, high of 51, low of 38. Showers likely Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Rain today, high of 52, low of 33. Snow followed by rain likely Tuesday.

Newport: Rain today, high of 50, low of 37. Showers forecast for Tuesday.

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