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:


Soccer players also face retirement inequity (Ms. Magazine)

A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.

Soil moisture key to capturing carbon, study finds (OPB News)

Jeff Hatton is a Department Head and Professor of Forest Soils in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry and co-authored the study. He joined “All Things Considered” host Crystal Ligori to explain more about the findings.

Oregon State develops catalyst that purifies herbicide-tainted water and produces hydrogen (News-Review)

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Science have developed a dual-purpose catalyst that purifies herbicide-tainted water while also producing hydrogen.

Capturing carbon in 3-D printed materials (Z100)

Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratory have received a three-year, $540,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore capturing carbon dioxide from industrial emissions and sequestering it in a mineralized form in 3D-printed building materials.


Today's photo

Women in OSU history: Carrie Halsell Ward was the first African American student to graduate from OSU. She graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1926 with a B.S. in commerce. Halsell Ward worked as a faculty member in business administration at South Carolina State University. Photo courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Attend the Think Affordable Summit on March 7. Join 350+ of your OSU colleagues for a new event focused on college affordability. A series of lightning presentations will highlight affordability initiatives happening across OSU. You’ll leave better equipped to support OSU students. This event is at capacity for in-person attendance, but you can still register to join virtually.


Department of Horticulture seminar series: Join us for The Horticulture Winter 2023 seminar series at 4 p.m. March 6 in ALS 4001 or via Zoom. Hannah Velazquez, M.S. candidate, Department of Horticulture, will present, “Agriculture across borders: Challenges and lessons from field trials in the US and Japan.” The event is free and open to the public. More information at:

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! Meet-n-Greet, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: The Military and Veteran Resource Center will host Project Healing Waters from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 8 in the MVRC, Snell 150. Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. 

NEW! Turkish cooking event and fundraiser: The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center invites you to join the online Turkish cooking event and fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 8. Funds will support earthquake relief efforts and sponsoring organizations Rotary Youth Exchange and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. Suggested donation ranges up to $30. Register at 

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet virtually from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 7 to consider the vice chair position and potential candidates to recommend for appointment by Gov. Tina Kotek for anticipated at-large vacancies on the board. The meeting is open to the public by Zoom webinar: Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by noon March 3 to [email protected] or Stacy Jeffries at 541-737-3449.

Attend the Think Affordable Summit on March 7: Join 300+ of your OSU colleagues for a new event focused on college affordability. The morning will start with a panel discussion, hosted by Provost Edward Feser, featuring statewide legislative and higher education leaders. Following the panel, there will be a series of lightning presentations that highlight affordability initiatives happening across OSU. You’ll leave better equipped to support OSU students — and empowered to make a real impact on the cost of higher education. This event is at capacity for in-person attendance, but you can still register to join virtually.

Artist opening and reception for works by Sarah Logan and Lori Hepner: Sarah Logan’s ceramics and works on paper reference and abstract the marine environment in delicate and representational-but-not-transcriptive forms. Lori Hepner’s embodied, kinesthetic and often oceanic “light paintings” are derived from motion-capture devices she wears while performing such activities as standing on the deck of a ship or rowing a boat. Logan will discuss her work and Ashley Stull Meyers, chief curator in the Reser Center for the Creative Arts, will present an orientation to Hepner’s work. The event is at 5:15 p.m. March 7 at Gladys Valley Marine Science Center in Newport.

Oregon State Album Club: Fresh Cream, the 1966 debut studio album by the British rock band, Cream. The band and the album are historically significant on many levels, including that they were instrumental in launching the rock and roll "power trio" and were a big influence on the birth of jam and heavy metal rock. Find out more about the legacy of this album at the next installation of the OSU Album Club, 7 p.m. March 7 in MU1 13 (Multipurpose Room). Hosted by Bob Santelli with Colson Legras. Also available on Zoom. Register here for link to view.

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. 

Out of the Darkness: Register now for the annual Out of the Darkness campus walk. This year’s walk and activities take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 15 in the SEC Plaza. Register at Visit the event Padlet at where you can read and/or submit messages of hope or in honor of lost loved ones. Half of the funds raised go directly to OSU for suicide prevention efforts, while the other half goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Questions? Email [email protected].

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

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology seminar series: Eric Wood, California State University Los Angeles associate professor of avian and urban ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences, will speak at 4 p.m. March 8 in Johnson 102 on “Historical redlining practices are associated with present-day urban bird communities, their habitat, and the people who may experience them.” Zoom:

NEW! FURst Aid: NSAIDs safety for large animals: Dr. Andee Frei from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will overview how NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work and include recommendations for when and when not to give them. The presentation is 5-6 p.m. March 8 in Magruder 1152. Free and open to all. Attend either in person or via Zoom. Registration required at

NEW! Corvallis Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture: Benton County Master Gardener Brenda Bye will speak from 6-7 p.m. March 8 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Bye will discuss garden planning, crop families, succession planting and resources. The free lectures are intended for both new and experienced gardeners. The new Public Seed Library is a collaborative project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis Public Library, with educational support from OSU Extension Service. 

NEW! Michael Nagle Ph.D. defense: Michael Nagle will present his dissertation, titled: “GWAS using RGB and hyperspectral machine vision reveals regulators of regeneration and transformation in black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa),” at noon March 9 in Richardson 107. Eagle is earning his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology with Steve Strauss. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

NEW! OSU Retirement Expo: The first annual Retirement Expo will be help 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 4 in the Memorial Union. It will include vendors in the Horizon Room and education sessions throughout the building. The presentation schedule is here. Registration is required for Zoom sessions only. For accommodations:  [email protected]. For questions: [email protected].

NEW! PFLA event: Women Supporting Women: How to be an advocate and ally (presented by Ecampus Leadership). In celebration of Women's History Month, PFLA welcomes a panel of women leaders from OSU Ecampus to discuss their experiences. Join us for an open dialogue on supporting and advocating for women in the workplace, 2-3 p.m., March 16 via Zoom. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.

NEW! 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 2 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.

College of Engineering Faculty Lecture: Todd Palmer. “Pushing Particles – The Enduring Correlation between Monte Carlo Neutron Transport and High Performance Computing.” Noon to 1 p.m. March 7; virtual lecture, free and open to the public. Details and registration:

Center for Teaching and Learning: Participate in QT Chats that meets at noon March 7 in the LINC 468 faculty lounge. Join us for casual, safe conversations around pedagogical practices and sharing of tips and resources.

Learning from Failure: A 1,000 Year Family Tradition in Wood Furniture: Join the Center for Family Enterprise on March 8 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the Loe Family of Wood Castle Furniture, who will be discussing their experiences running the company, dealing with failures and adapting to changes within the industry. Register here.

Coaches Clinic on skill acquisition March 8. Practice makes perfect. OSU kinesiology faculty are teaching youth sports coaches of all experience levels new strategies for giving instruction, reinforcing patterns and using effective feedback. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ free session is Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m., Hallie Ford Center. Registration required. 

Menstruation and reproductive panel: PERIOD at OSU is an organization working to help end period poverty and period stigma through advocacy, education and service. For Women’s History Month, they will host a health education panel in collaboration with ASOSU, featuring experts on menstrual, reproductive and sexual health. Come hear from Camille Mulchi, an experienced doula and certified childbirth educator; Teresa Ashford, HDFS instructor; and Missy Cheyney, a licensed midwife and medical anthropologist. 6 p.m. March 9, MU 206. RSVP by March 7:

Course Design Bootcamp: Have you heard of the Course Design Institute? How about the Course Design Bootcamp? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in a streamlined sequence of workshops and activities to learn backwards course design approaches to (re)develop your course. Two consecutive Friday afternoons, 2-5 p.m. March 17 and March 24, LINC 307. Space is limited. Register here.

Principles of Vineyard Management course: Patty Skinkis, professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, is offering a course to the industry and public who wish to learn about commercial wine grape growing. The course is offered on campus and live online with recordings available for all lectures. The course runs from April 4 through June 8. Registration is open until March 31, but early registration rates end March 6. Click for more information.

Take Note

NEW! Call for Applications: Career Champions Program, Spring 2023: 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 students, high financial need students, and/or students of color. More information here: For questions contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by March 17. For more information: [email protected]

NEW! Job Shadow applications open: Students who want to get a real-life look at a potential career path can apply now for a summer job shadow position. Job shadows are a free but unpaid experience for students to explore an industry, organization or specific position during summer 2023. These experiences can be a full day or half day, held in person or virtually, and are intended primarily for undergraduate students still in the process of determining their future career goals. Visit the Career Development Center website to learn more about the Job Shadow program and see the more than 100 job shadow placements available. Apply by May 7.

NEW! New Public Seed Library: The volunteer-run Corvallis Public Seed Library is a collaborative project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, with educational support from the OSU Extension Service. Located at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, the Public Seed Library is stocked exclusively with donated vegetable, herb and flower seed commercial packets. It offers free seeds, educational resources and events, including lectures by local area experts and pop-up plant clinic tables staffed by Benton County Master Gardeners to help answer vegetable gardening questions. Open to all for personal use. This is a seed-sharing library to share sustenance — to help people grow more food locally, and to benefit pollinators and home garden ecosystems.

NEW! Work Life newsletter: To view the March Work Life Newsletter with a calendar of events, click here.

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Lowell Fausett, CAS architect/project 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.

Funded professional development for fixed-term and tenured/tenure-track faculty: Join CTL’s Spring 2023 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. This cross-disciplinary group will meet on Zoom and explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape and to build resilience into our teaching practices. See call for participation and submit an expression of interest by March 6.

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Medications: Disaster can strike at any time and without warning. By preparing in advance, you can make sure you will have the medications you need and one less thing to worry about in an emergency. More information can be found here:

Health and Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing a link to 12 months of safety tips from SAIF that can be used for departmental safety training monthly to keep safety in the forefront of your team. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member, and a link to report safety concerns online.

New Employees: This virtual session is to orient new faculty and staff to the university. Join us to learn about the terms of your employment, employee benefits, retirement programs, and work-life resources. You will also be introduced to the Equal Opportunity & Access, Insurance Risk Management and University Ombuds teams. Union informational sessions for employees represented by Service Employees International Union and United Academics of Oregon State University are presented afterwards. Offered monthly. Registration is required. Visit the New Employee Orientation website to access orientation essentialsonboarding guides, and download a self-guided new employee orientation checklist. A checklist is also available for supervisors who are supervising new employees.

LinkedIn Learning: LinkedIn Learning is available to OSU faculty, staff, and students – for free! Leverage this online learning library to hone your soft skills and your technical and business acumen, and meet your learning and development goals. Use it to supplement your curricula. Curate content to support your programs and initiatives. Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to get started, and here for tips and tricks. Be sure to check out our curated collections and toolkit for supervisors too. 


“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.”  ~ Hannah Arendt

Corvallis: Rain and snow today, high of 46, low of 31. Rain and snow tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow today, high of 40, low of 23. Chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Showers today, high of 46, low of 37. Showers tomorrow.

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