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:

U.S. plan to protect oceans has a problem, some say: Too much fishing (New York Times)

“Saying that these areas that are touted to be for biodiversity conservation should also do double duty for fishing as well, especially highly impactful gears that are for large-scale commercial take, there’s just a cognitive dissonance there,” said Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, a marine biologist at Oregon State University who led a group of scientists that in 2021 published a guide for evaluating marine protected areas.

Extremely rare blue rock thrush spotted in Oregon might be the first ever in the United States (Smithsonian Magazine)

“I suspect there will be lengthy discussions about this bird, but my guess is that ultimately this report will be accepted,” says Nolan Clements, a member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee and a conservation scientist at Oregon State University, to KOIN’s John Ross Ferrara.

Giant prehistoric salmon had fearsome, tusk-like teeth (Earth)

“We also stress that females and males alike possessed enormous, tusk-like teeth. Therefore, the sexes were equally fearsome,” added co-author Brian Sidlauskas, an expert in ichthyology Oregon State University. This feature highlights the potentially aggressive and competitive nature of both male and female spike-toothed salmon.

H5N1 bird flu virus particles found in pasteurized milk but FDA says commercial milk supply appears safe (STAT News)

“It really doesn’t tell you anything about aliveness or the capacity of the virus to infect,” said Jenifer Cruickshank, a dairy extension specialist at Oregon State University who specializes in genomics. “It really only tells you that in the case of influenza virus, this particular fragment of RNA was present.”

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Patagonia visit: Ivan Arismendi, associate professor with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, says, “This photo is of OSU faculty from CAS and COF visiting Queulat National Park in Patagonia to plan future study-abroad opportunities. Collaborators include Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Aysen and CONAF (Chilean Forest Service).” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering how to use exams to help build your students’ metacognitive skills? Register to receive the Zoom link for the CTL Sparkshop, noon to 12:20 p.m. May 10. Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison, will offer practical strategies to use “exam wrappers” to support learner reflection.


OSU Construction Industry Forum: The 2024 OSU Construction Industry Forum will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All OSU staff involved in construction on campus are invited to attend. UFIO leadership and staff will present an update on the OSU Capital Forecast, facilitate guided tours of recent projects and lead multiple breakout sessions on topics such as the Kelley District Utility Plant, recent work on roofing and mechanical systems and an update on upcoming construction work at OSU-Cascades. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Register here:

Help Session for Summer Academic Wage processing: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon a virtual Help Session will be set up to assist depts with filling out their spreadsheets for Summer Academic Wage requests.  This is a drop-in session, no pre-registration required. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or via the employee service portal at [email protected].  Link for the session is

Graduate Exploration Fair: Thinking about grad school, but not sure where to start? Ready to apply, but not sure which program or school is right for you? Come learn about options and opportunities at the 2024 Graduate Exploration Fair from noon to 3 p.m. May 1, where more than 20 grad schools from across the country will be looking to connect with students and alumni. Sign up for the fair here:

Generative AI Open House: Drop-In Chats for Teaching Faculty. Intrigued by the potential of generative AI to enhance education? Interested in integrating AI tools into your course prep or teaching but unsure where to start? Explore these questions with the Center for Teaching and Learning. These sessions are ideal for instructors who are curious about AI capabilities and eager to learn more. Optional: Bring a laptop or mobile device. Noon to 1 p.m., May 1, LINC 468 Faculty Lounge. No registration required.

NEW! Global Advising Week: Did you know that quality academic advising makes a significant difference in student retention? Make sure to take a moment to thank your academic advisors this week, during Global Advising Week, for making a real difference in students’ lives each and every day. The College of Education welcomes all academic advisors to Furman Hall on Wednesday between 1-4 p.m. for a little sweet treat.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Critical zone below and above the knickpoints of a plateau in Puerto Rico," presented by Mong-Han Huang of U Maryland from 4-5 p.m. May 1 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Alumni share science career pathways: The career possibilities with a bachelor’s degree in science are endless, no advanced degree required. A panel of College of Science alumni wants to help current and prospective students and families prepare. Gain insights and get advice at a free interactive panel webcast, "Ask Alumni: Science Pathways with a Bachelor’s Degree," 4 p.m., May 1. Register. 

OSU 'Flash' Panel: NATO: Past, Present, Future? Seventy-five years ago, the United States helped to create the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a transatlantic mutual defense alliance whose founding document famously declared that an attack on one is an attack on all. The future of NATO is unsure — the upcoming presidential election might alter America's relationship to the alliance. This panel will explore NATO’s historical origins, its relevance today, and its potential future. 4 p.m. May 1, MU La Raza Room 208. Panelists include John Bawden (history), Steve Shay (history), Paul Wanke (history) and Alison Johnston (political science).

Orange Media Network Spring Open House: Looking for an on-campus job offering flexibility, mentorship and career-relevant experience? Look no further than OSU’s Orange Media Network, home to six mediums including a newspaper, magazines, radio and TV stations, along with cross-platform teams like Sports, Photo, Marketing and Creative. Swing by our free open house on from 4-7 p.m., May 1 in the SEC lobby to meet teams, explore positions and grab goodies. Follow @orangemedianetwork on Instagram for more details.

Ask Alumni: Health Equity. Prepare for your career eliminating disparities and ensuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. A panel of College of Health alumni offers tips on leveraging your skills and degree at a free interactive webcast, "Ask Alumni: Health Equity," 5:30 p.m., May 1. Register today.

NEW! Science Pub Corvallis: "Amazing Adaptations: How birds cope with hardship." Jamie Cornelius and her lab study behavioral and physiological strategies that birds use to cope with unpredictable change. In other words, why do some birds survive better than others when the going gets tough? She’ll describe field and lab experiments that help us understand their needs and what strategies might help them to cope with global change. 6 p.m. May 1, Old World Deli. Register to attend in person or register to watch online

“Real Talk about What Women Face at Work”: Join Melanie Ho for the annual Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture on Women’s Leadership, from 7-8 p.m. May 1. Ho, celebrated author, artist and speaker, will discuss the challenges and opportunities women in leadership face. This free event is hosted at the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center and available via livestream. For more information, visit  


NEW! Crafternoon at Valley Library: Comic Book Crafts: Crafternoons are a time to take a break from studying, make a craft, and meet new people. This Crafternoon, we'll be making comic book coasters and canvases. 4-6 p.m. May 2, Kow Lounge, Valley Library.

NEW! University Budget Committee meeting on Friday: The committee will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 3 via Zoom and in B011 Kerr Admin. Bldg. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC webpage. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

NEW! OSU Libraries and Press Open House: Uncover the diverse services, spaces, and materials we offer to our patrons. Take a tour of the library, exploring key displays and areas across several floors. Enjoy snacks, crafts, and goodies. 2-4 p.m., May 3, Valley Library Main Floor.

NEW! PRISM Launch Party: Join OSU's student-run art and literature journal in celebrating the release of our new issue, "Storyteller.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 4 in the MU quad as a part of Northwest Spring Fest. Stop by for the walk-through gallery, student art, free stickers, and of course, the free journal.

NEW! OSU Wind Ensemble: The Student Arts Season at PRAx kicks off with the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble 7 p.m. May 14 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The OSU Wind Ensemble features the most outstanding brass, woodwind and percussion players on campus. This 50-member ensemble explores new literature and performs the masterworks of the wind band ensemble genre. The wind ensemble is directed by Erik Leung, director of bands at OSU. Tickets $10; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! OSU Wind Symphony: The School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts Presents the Oregon State University Wind Symphony 7 p.m. May 16 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The OSU Wind Symphony is an auditioned group in the music department at Oregon State University. It comprises undergraduate students and is open to students of any major. Tickets $10; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! College of Engineering Clean Water Showcase: Explore cutting-edge research through lightning talks, presentations, panel discussions and more, and engage in networking opportunities to learn about and help shape transformational approaches to clean water. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 22. More information:

NEW! Engineering Expo: The 2024 Engineering Expo will feature interactive design project displays created and hosted by more than 1,200 senior engineering students. Project topics cover the breadth of engineering challenges, including robotics, clean water, nuclear energy, virtual reality, construction innovation and much more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 7. More information:

NEW! PRAx Presents Rob Schwimmer: Hear Triple Helix by Rob Schwimmer 7 p.m. May 23 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. In connection with the “Sonic Booms” exhibition, PRAx celebrates music technology and experimentation. Rob Schwimmer inhabits a musical kingdom where he, playing alone, conjures a sound world created by his singular virtuosity at the piano, theremin (on which he’s considered to be one of the world masters) and Haken Continuum. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

NEW! Gerontology conference: The 47th Annual Gerontology Conference, “Healthy Aging-Friendly Communities: Connecting People and Places through Research and Practice,” will be held Friday, May 31, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Gerontology professionals from across the country will present more than 25 educational aging-friendly topics for health and human service professionals and the public. For the full schedule and registration, visit The conference is sponsored by the OSU College of Health, Extension FCH, the Center for Healthy Aging Research and the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation.

Careers in Aerospace: Join us for the first annual Careers in Aerospace event with Boeing, Garmin, Reliable Robotics, Altitude Aerospace, Precision Castparts, Selmet and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Noon, May 2, Johnson 102. Register on Handshake at Hosted pizza from the AIAA club.

Philosophy Club General Meeting — Ethics of Identity: Where does identity come from and what are the consequences? How do we feel about our own identity and the identities of others? All student, faculty and community members are welcome to join the conversation with the philosophy club at 6 p.m. May 2 in MU 221.

Dance celebration: Take time to let go, cut loose, and honor your movement expression in a welcoming space. We will move to engaging music and close with a meditative cool down. Gently facilitated by Julie Masters every other Thursday, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. May 2 at Marigold. Purchase class passes and register here. Contact: [email protected].

Four-time GRAMMY winners Eighth Blackbird: PRAx Presents Eighth Blackbird and the OSU Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. May 2 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Eighth Blackbird sextet has been hailed as “one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet” by the Chicago Tribune. The second half of the program includes a special performance with the OSU Wind Ensemble of “Vital Sines,” a 25-minute composition by composer Viet Cuong. Tickets $20-$30; students $5. Tickets here.

OSUAA Parent and Family Spring Social: Whether your family is new to university life or goes back generations with Oregon State, join the OSU Alumni Association at the International Living-Learning Center from 5-6:30 p.m. May 3 for a fun and casual event where you can mingle with fellow Beaver families and enjoy good food, music and drinks. Register today at

Philosophy Conference The Big Ideas: What Shapes Our World, the Way We Think, and Our Lives: The PHL Club at OSU will be hosting its first regional conference from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 4 in the MU Journey Room. See the presentation schedule here and register here. This is a free event and open to the community.

Dish of the Diaspora with Okaidja Afroso: Enjoy cooking and community with Portland-based performer Okaidja Afroso as he prepares and shares a traditional Ghanian dish of groundnut stew. Learn more about Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen of Ghana and prime your palate for Africa Night on May 11. The event takes place May 3 at the Basic Needs Center. Cook with Okaidja: 3-4:30 p.m.; sign-up required. Limited number of free tickets to the performance available for volunteers. Dish of the Diaspora: 6-7:30 p.m. open to all. Presented in conjunction with the Okaidja Afroso performance at PRAx.

Benton County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Clinic: The sale is under cover in the Solar Barn and the Floral Courtyard at the fairgrounds and offers over 10,000 locally grown plants for both landscape and productive gardens. Payment can be made by cash, check or card. Admission and parking are free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 4, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. 

PRAx and the Office of the Provost Present Okaidja Afroso: Experience Okaidja Afroso 7 p.m. May 4 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. In “Jaku Mumor,” multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dancer Okaidja Afroso dives into his cultural roots by collaborating with Indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share the artistry of their a cappella singing and chants in his music and via film. Tickets $25-$35; students $5. Tickets here.

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women/People Awareness Day: Two days of events sponsored by kaku-ixt mana ina haws and Indigenous Studies will mark this celebration. Deborah Miranda is known for her book “Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir,” and ire’ne lara silva was recognized as the 2023 Texas State Poet Laureate with her most recent collection “The Eaters of Flowers” released in 2024. At 3 p.m., May 6, the awareness event will open with creative projects at kaku-ixt mana ina haws (Longhouse), followed by an open mic at 4 p.m. and a poetry reading with Miranda and lara silva. At 12:30 p.m., May 7, Miranda and lara silva will host a poetry workshop in kaku-ixt mana ina haws. Sign up at: For accommodations related to a disability, contact [email protected] or 541-737-7831.

Family Business awards: The Excellence in Family Business Awards, hosted by the Center for Family Enterprise at Oregon State University, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., May 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. The event will honor several awardees including business owners and students. The awards spotlight the impactful work of family businesses and celebrate the backbone of our community's economy and heritage. To register, click here.

Galls, The Neem Tree, and... Poetry! Bring your lunch from noon to 1 p.m., May 9 and join Hiram Larew as he looks back and ahead at how science and art continue to shape his interests. In-person seating for this event is limited and will be first-come, first-served, but all are welcome to join via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive event details: Larew's newest collection of poems, “Patchy Ways,” has been published by CyberWitPress.

CoSCIES 2024 Education Research Showcase Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the scholarship of teaching and learning and education research in OSU’s College of Science. Learn more about the program here. Register to attend here

Fulbright Spring Mixer: Happy hour for anyone connected to or interested in Fulbright programs. Open to all, family-friendly. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association. 4-6 p.m. May 10, upstairs at McMenamins on Monroe. Visit the OSU Fulbright webpage for more info about Fulbright programs.

45th Annual łatwa ina Pow-Wow: Save the date: Saturday, May 18, OSU’s Native American Student Association and university partners present the 45th Annual łatwa ina Pow-Wow. This free community event features Indigenous dancers, singers and a marketplace, plus affordable fry bread. Grand entry at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open at noon.

PRAx Presents PUBLIQuartet: Enjoy two-time Grammy nominees PUBLIQuartet 7 p.m. May 18 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretations of chamber music make them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Their program “What is American?” offers an exploration of Dvořák's beloved “American” Quartet while expanding the range of idioms and musical traditions to include contemporary, blues, jazz, free, and rock-inflected music. Tickets $20-$30; students $5. Tickets here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Library Seminar Series: Information Accessibility: Learn about the Wikipedia campaign #EveryBookItsReader and cataloging DEI work from OSUL Librarians. 2-3 p.m., May 2, Willamette East Classroom, Valley Library.

NEW! College of Health research seminar: “Separating oneself from substance use: Development of a novel intervention technique to prevent drinking and cannabis-using identity among college students” will be presented by research scientist Andy Hertel, Samaritan Health Services, from 1-2 p.m. Friday, May 3, in HFC 115 and via Zoom. Watch recordings of COH research seminars on the college’s website.

NEW! Sparkshop: "It's in the wrap." Tips for using exam wrappers to enhance students' metacognitive skills. Want to know how to use course exams to help your students become reflective learners? Attend CTL's Sparkshop to uncover ways to use exam wrappers to promote student metacognition. Facilitator: Funmi Amobi, CTL instructional consultant and college liaison. Noon to 12:20 p.m., May 10. Zoom registration.

NEW! UAOSU Analysis of the Financial State of OSU: Join United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) for their in-depth presentation on the findings of an AAUP report on the financial state of OSU. Bonnie Fox Gerrity, who wrote the report, will be presenting. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 16 in Room 109 in the Memorial Union. Refreshments will be served. A hybrid option is available if you’re unable to attend in person. Please RSVP by May 13 at

NEW! Klamath Dam Removal Project Lecture with Mark Bransom: Join us to hear from Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, about the cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the Klamath basin at the College of Engineering's Dean's Distinguished Lecture. 6 p.m. May 21. More information:

NEW! Travel Talks webcast: Ancient Mediterranean. Intrigued by "The Iliad," "The Odyssey" and "Percy Jackson"? Journey back 3,000 years to the Aegean Sea and the violent end of the Bronze Age and the birth of Greek gods with novelist and lecturer John Larrison, MFA ’07. 5:30 p.m. June 4. Register today for this fascinating free Travel Talk hosted by OSU Alumni Group Travel.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop; anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Free for OSU staff, faculty and students and includes lunch. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3. Pre-registration is required to secure your space. For more information contact [email protected].

Accessing Info Across Languages & Cultures: #EveryBookItsReader: How a global team is increasing book coverage on Wikipedia, plus a presentation on cataloging with non-English subject headings as DEI work. 2-3 p.m. May 2 in Willamette East Classroom, Valley Library. (More info and Zoom link.)

HMSC Research Seminar: David Mellinger with the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will be giving a seminar titled “Ocean gliders for marine mammal acoustic monitoring” at 3:30 p.m. May 2, in person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link. Password: 104815 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 971 3707 8566. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of foliar fungal endophyte community assembly and host associations,” presented by Jana U’Ren of University of Arizona, 4 p.m. May 2, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website. No public recording will be available.

Fulbright Information Sessions for Students: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsors US citizens with bachelor’s degrees to go abroad to study, research or teach English in over 140 different countries. National and Global Scholarships Advising will hold a free hybrid information session: 4 -5 p.m May 2, in person in Learning Innovation Center 343 and online. Open to undergraduates, graduates, alumni and all who would like to find out more about this versatile opportunity. More information:

Religion and Social Change: An Interfaith Dialogue. Eliza Young Barstow, senior instructor of religious studies, is hosting a series of panels featuring a diverse collection of religious leaders from the Willamette Valley who have agreed to gather and discuss challenging social issues. The sessions will be panel discussions, with questions asked by Barstow. Towards the end of each session, there will be time for audience questions. The session at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union is on LGBTQ+ rights within religion. Admission is free and open to all.

Sparkling wine: It’s more than champagne. Elizabeth Tomasino, an associate professor of enology in the Department of Food Science & Technology at OSU, will be giving a one-hour talk and tasting on sparkling wine. 6-7 p.m. May 3 in Corvallis, and 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. May 11 in Portland. For more details follow the link

Poetry workshops: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Queer Studies, in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, are pleased to announce upcoming poetry workshops with award-winning poet and activist Jamila Osman. Join us from noon to 2 p.m. May 8 at Kaku-ixt Mana Ina Haws and noon to 2 p.m. May 15 at Ettihad Cultural Center for our poetry workshops titled "Alternative Modes of Knowledge Production: Poetry as Insurgent Art." Secure your spot here:

University Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Małgorzata Peszyńska: Join us for a lecture by 2024 University Distinguished Professor Małgorzata Peszyńska at 1:30 p.m. May 8 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. Register here for her lecture, “Math Matters: Multi-* Modeling, Analysis and Simulation.” All are welcome. For more information on the University Distinguished Professors, visit

University Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Todd Palmer: Join us for a lecture by 2024 University Distinguished Professor Todd Palmer at 3:30 p.m. May 8 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. Register here for his lecture, “Transcomputable: The Insatiable Need for, and Relentless Challenge of, Predicting the Transport of Radiation.” All are welcome. For more information on the University Distinguished Professors, visit

RSVP for the Ecampus Faculty Forum: Join more than 250 of your OSU peers at the Ecampus Faculty Forum online on May 8 and at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on May 9 for an engaging exploration of cutting-edge practices in online education. Take part in interactive discussions related to high-quality online course design, innovative teaching solutions that support online learners and more. Lunch will be provided, so register today and help shape the future of online education at OSU.

CTL -- Assessment Matters Bootcamp: This two-hour workshop provides opportunities to learn constructive and impactful ways to use assessment to build stronger, more flexible courses. Leave prepared to utilize assessment strategies to deeply analyze the effectiveness of your course by developing quality learning outcomes, aligning assessments and using data to drive improvement. 9-11 a.m. May 10, LINC 360. Register.

Take Note

NEW! Active Shooter training: OSU Emergency Management offers in-department active shooter training. The 45-minute in-person presentation teaches OSU’s Run.Hide.Fight response to an active threat. To schedule a session for your team, email [email protected].

FY25 PCOSW Funding Opportunities: Applications for FY25 PCOSW scholarships and FY24 and FY25 event co-sponsorships 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. Applications are open until funding is distributed. Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact [email protected].  

Grad Night 2024: Before the grad caps fly, the OSU Alumni Association is hosting a free disco-themed celebration for the Class of 2024. Grads, grab your sequins and join your friends from 7-10 p.m. June 6 for food and drinks, music and dancing, games, cap decorating, friendship bracelet-making, photo booths, raffle giveaways, freebies and more. Register by May 31

Our Health& Transportation Noise webcast: Lend an ear to the next episode of the Our Health& series. Join a town hall discussion with College of Health Assistant Professor Matthew Bozigar to hear about the effects transportation noise has on our health and a new OSU study to map Portland’s road noise. 5:30 p.m., May 29. Save your spot.

Fulbright: The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. This program offers U.S. citizens opportunities to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects in over 135 countries. A variety of webinars are available highlighting opportunities by discipline, region, and country on the Fulbright website. Past webinars are available on the archive page. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.

Automated Driving System research: The School of Civil and Construction Engineering and the School of Psychological Science are seeking paid volunteers for research studies. The purpose of this research study is to make Automated Driving System (ADS) vehicles safer for pedestrians with disabilities. To participate in one of the studies, you must identify as having a visual, hearing, and/or mobility disability, and be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must commit 60 minutes to the research and will either wear a VR headset or a light-weight wearable device. To participate, contact Lena Breuer at [email protected]. or call or text at 803-457-6630.

Be a part of an important research study: We are seeking participants in a study evaluating exoskeletons in reducing work-related injuries in forestry. The purpose of this research study is to characterize physical risk factors associated with manual tree-felling tasks and evaluate the efficacy of commercially available exoskeletons in reducing physical risk factors. For more information: or email [email protected].

Online learning podcast season 2: Tune in to season two of the “Going Online with Oregon State University Ecampus” podcast which highlights support resources and tools for online learners everywhere. Topics include: career development opportunities, mental health resources, financial planning and more. Tune in today. 

Safety break: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by encouraging departments to join in the OSHA's Safety Break for Oregon on May 8. Visit online at the OSHA's Safety Break for Oregon for information about the celebration of safety, on how to participate, and ideas and creative ways to get everyone involved.

May is Field Safety Awareness month: Environmental Health & Safety and the Division of Research and Innovation are offering a series of workshops and trainings related to safety while working in the field. Events will be held during the month of May and are open to all OSU faculty and staff, with priority given to those teaching or engaging in field-related research. Participants will learn best practices and engage in discussion with OSU field research experts. Schedule and registration:


"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." ~ Edwin Way Teale

Corvallis: Slight chance of showers today, high of 58, low of 44. Chance of showers tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 34. Chance of showers Thursday.

Newport: Partly sunny and then a chance of showers, high of 58, low of 42. Chance of showers Thursday.

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