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:


44th annual Klatowa Ina Powwow thunders with competition (Oregonian)

Pounding drums thundered through Oregon State University’s Gill Coliseum Saturday, for the 44th Annual Klatowa Ina Competition Powwow. (see also KEZIGazette-Times)

When the foods they grew up with can't be found, refugees in Oregon are growing their own (OPB News)

Dr. Lisa Price, a professor of anthropology at Oregon State University who studies food systems, said it’s globally recognized that cultural foods go hand in hand with food security and intangible cultural heritage.

Political science expert talks Oregon GOP Senate walkout, 2024 presidential race (KOIN)

“I think this is a natural consequence of the Oregon state Constitution. We’re one of four states which has a quorum of two-thirds. So, two-thirds of the Senate have to be there for legislation or for anything to go through the process. And as a result, this is a common tactic that the minority is going to use to slow legislation they don’t like,” said Oregon State University Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Stout. (see also OregonianKEZI)

Gun violence: A huge problem, but some small steps toward a solution (KLCC)

We conversed with Professor Michelle Barnhart of OSU and Professor Paul Slovic of the U of O who respectively educated us about gun industry marketing and the psychology of risk and how we can take control over our perception of gun violence.

Living near an airport affects your sleep, new study shows (CNET)

Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and Oregon State University published a study last month linking increased airplane noise with getting fewer than seven hours of sleep a night, the benchmark of a decent night's rest for most adults. Shorter sleep duration or low-quality sleep over time can lead to a variety of health problems and affect your overall well-being. 

Oregon State University kicks off 44th annual powwow with salmon bake (KEZI)

The May 19 salmon bake is an annual happening dating back to the 1970s, and is meant to honor salmon’s significance as a cultural motif of the Pacific Northwest, especially around the spring salmon runs that are happening right now. The event’s been held for more than 20 years after a brief break from it happening.

Bonamici tours outdoor recreation business to help industry grow (KATU)

She and members of Oregon’s State of the Sport coalition toured Snow Peak in Portland. The Japanese camping brand was founded in 1958. It established its presence in Oregon back in 1999 with wholesale distribution. They held a discussion with Oregon State University’s Center for Outdoor Recreation Economy.

KGW climate change survey shows many concerned about climate change (KGW)

Yanni Ma, a professor at Oregon State University who specializes in environmental communication, said the results were striking. 

Oregon State University leading $5M effort to accelerate robotics research via standardized robot (Big Country News)

Bill Smart and Naomi Fitter, who study human-robot interaction in the OSU College of Engineering, will lead the project, part of the NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Community Research Infrastructure program.


Today's photo

Salmon bake: Brendan Dearing, left, a mechanical engineering major and member of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, helps place raw salmon between two cedar planks while Adam Thomas, center, and Gabe Jones, a Native Hawaiian and double major in oceanography and ecological engineering, help. They were volunteering at the annual Salmon Bake Friday at Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws. (photo: Theresa Hogue). For more photos: We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for guidance on the use of ChatGPT and other AI tools? See ChatGPT and Other AI Tools: Implications for Teaching and Learning featuring a newly updated resource list. Then join the OSU dialogue about AI in the final Faculty Drop-in Discussion: The Impact of Generative AI on Education on Zoom at noon today (May 22). 


VP for URM finalists: Finalist candidates for Vice President for University Relations and Marketing (VP for URM) will be on the Corvallis campus May 22, 24, and 26. Visit the VP for URM search webpage for more details and candidate information. Candidate information will be provided one day prior to the candidate’s visit. OSU community members are invited to participate in University Forums with candidates at the following times: 10-10:45 a.m., May 22, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 24, MU Journey Room (104) and via Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 26, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom.

Curious about ChatGPT? Join CTL and UIT-Academic Technologies in conversations around ChatGPT and generative AI. Bring your questions and ideas as we explore together. Noon to 12:45 p.m., May 22 on Zoom (OSU login required). Questions? Contact CTL.

Lessons for Living with AI: Science fiction often imagines worlds in which artificial intelligence can free our human potential, as well as be the cause of dystopian nightmare. At 6:30 p.m., May 22 in MU 206, the Anarres Project will host a discussion to explore how major science fiction franchises, such as Star War and Star Trek, portray AI’s influence on politics, work and education. Sci-fi cosplay is encouraged and snacks will be available.

Soundbox 6: Biosphere Remix, a festival of makers in music, technology, poetry, art, engineering, science and more, takes place May 22-26. It's free to attend, and open to all. This year it takes place mostly at the MU room 109. Drop by and check out works by students, faculty and visiting musicians: percussionist Ivan Manzanilla from University of Guanajuato, Mexico and violinist, Rebecca Sabine (Las Vegas), as well as featured visual and media artists: Melody Owen, and Jack Snell-Ryan, and more. Activities start 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily. See the full schedule here and through the CLA: link:


NEW! Farm open house: Crop and Soil Science is hosting an in-person open house at Hyslop Farm for sharing the work of CSS faculty and our USDA-ARS partners with the public. The Field Day takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 24 and is free and open to the public. Check out our website for more details.

NEW! Rhiannon Sky Tafoya Artist Talk & Reception: In conjunction with her exhibition running April 17-May 24 in Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Rhiannon ‘Skye’ Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo) will give a talk, followed by a reception that is free and open to all, 4 p.m., May 24 at the Fairbanks Hall Gallery. Tafoya uses a variety of techniques in printmaking, digital design, sculpture, bookmaking and basketry to create works that reflect both of her Tribal heritages, cultures and lineages. The works in "my hands remind me of yours" manifest in two- and three-dimensional constructs that range in size from a few inches to a several feet. More information: [email protected].

NEW! Pie a CEOAS Professor: Help support the CEOAS Association of Graduate Students (CAGS) by participating in our Spring 2023 fundraiser. Jars labeled with a professor representing each academic program in the college will be set out in Wilkinson 110. Add money to the jar of the program/professor you'd like to see get pied during the week of May 22-May 26. The top three programs with the most money will be pied. Pieing will take place at 4 p.m. May 26 outside in the Burt Courtyard.

“Confluences”: Art-Sci Fellowship Exhibition featuring work by Fellows: Olivia Quisser, Svea Bruslind, Grace Holmes, Liana Kruger-Moore, Cassidy Smith, Vaishnavi Padaki, Fang-Yu Shen, Val Chang, Aliya Jamil, Anita Spaeth and Dana Reason. Mentor/sponsors are Carly Lettero, Joy Jensen and Jerri Lee Bartholomew. Runs May 22 through June 9 at the Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall. An opening reception will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m., May 23. Free, open to all.

Pasifika Fest: The Pacific Islander Association will be hosting their first annual culture night featuring island music, food trucks, Kona Shave Ice, vendors, outreach tables and a gallery exhibit entitled, "Stars of Oceania." 5-8 p.m., May 23, on the SEC Plaza.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack. Featuring works by Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, Wayne Shorter and more. 7:30 p.m., May 31 in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free to OSU students. $10 general admission in advance at, or at the door (cash and check only, please.)

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! PFLA Zoom event: OSU Ecampus 101. Presented by Ecampus executive directors. Learn more about Ecampus online programs and the growing demand for distance learning. 10:30-11:30 a.m., May 24. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

NEW! 2023 University Distinguished Professor Lectures: Join the OSU community on Wednesday, May 24 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room for lectures by 2023 University Distinguished Professors, Emily Ho (3:30-5 p.m.) and Yanyun Zhao (8:30-10 a.m.). Advanced registration is encouraged. A reception celebrating Ho and Zhao will be held at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Green New Worlds (or Not): Ecology and Energy in Planetary Colonization Games. The School of Writing, Literature and Film presents a Critical Questions Lecture Series talk by Pawel Frelik. 4 p.m., May 24 in MU 208. Free, open to all.

NEW! SRS Listen and learn: UIT-Academic Technologies will host a virtual session featuring a number of faculty who use Top Hat (OSU’s centrally supported Student Response System) in their teaching from noon to 1:15 p.m., May 25. Join us to learn how they leverage the tool in their classrooms, their observations on student learning and their insights on the gaps they see in their teaching needs and what the technology can currently offer. A discussion will be held at the end as time allows. Registration is required for the session. 

History capstone project: History Masters student Jessica Cole will present her capstone project, “Disparity in Death: Redressing the Inequitable Burial Practices Afforded to Patients of Oregon Asylums in the Early Twentieth Century,” at 10 a.m., May 23 in Milam 301. After discovering the unmarked remains of a former Oregon State Hospital patient in Eugene’s Mulkey Cemetery, Cole uncovered a story of state negligence and exploitation of deceased patients, including their use as what she calls “compulsory cadavers” by Oregon’s medical students in the first half of the twentieth century. Cole will recount these troubling histories and offer ideas for restorative justice. 

The Impact of Stressful Life Events at Work: The Case of Divorce." Bori (Borbala) Csillag, the Stirek Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business, will be the featured faculty member in an upcoming College of Business Thought Leadership Series virtual event at noon May 23. Register here: Questions? Contact [email protected].

Department of Horticulture seminar series: Hojung Yoon, MS graduate student, horticulture, will present, “How chemical cues affect physiology and behaviors of Drosophila suzukii" and Brianna Heilsnis, Ph.D. graduate student, horticulture, will present, “A Peek Under the Hood: Differential Gene Expression Analysis.” Noon May 23, ALS 4001 or via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. Zoom information:

Introduction to Oregon Savings Growth Plan: Learn how this 457 deferred compensation plan can help increase your retirement income. The OSGP (also referred to as the 457 plan) is part of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Program at OSU. All employees (except student employees) are eligible to participate. This virtual workshop will examine the time value of money and your investment options with OSGP. Roth vs. pre-tax deductions will be discussed. 12:30 p.m., May 23 via Zoom. To register:

CoSCIES 2023 Education Research Showcase Extravaganza: Interested in learning about the science of teaching and learning? Join us from 1-5 p.m., May 23 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Education Research in OSU’s College of Science. Watch to be inspired to attend. Learn more about the program here. Sign up to present a talk or poster at our call for proposals here. Register to attend the Extravaganza here.

Personal Statement Workshop: Learn how to write an excellent personal statement for a scholarship, fellowship or graduate school application with National and Global Scholarships Advising, 1-2 p.m., May 23, Autzen Classroom 2082 in the Valley Library. Whether applying for a scholarship or improving writing skills, all students and alumni are welcome to attend. Free, register here:

Remodeling Your Mitochondrial Kitchen: Studies show the mitochondria play a vital role in metabolic health and in our understanding and treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Tune into a Public Health Insider webcast with OSU kinesiology faculty at 5:30 p.m., May 23 to learn all about mitochondria and your metabolic health. Register:

Bioorthhogonal ligations workshop: The GCE4All Research Center is hosting an in-person workshop, "Bioorthogonal Ligations — Clicking with GCE," Aug. 8-12. This five-day intensive lecture and laboratory workshop will cover bioorthogonal ligations using GCE technologies in E.coli and mammalian host systems. Apply now. A limited amount of scholarship support is available to support women and minorities in research and education.

The Joy of Gardening Conference: The conference is organized by the Oregon Master Gardener Association in cooperation with and with the support of Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Two days of research-based classes on edibles, ornamentals and pollinators, for new and experienced gardeners. Two distinguished keynote speakers: Tom Kaye from the Institute of Applied Ecology and Andony Melathopolous from the Department of Horticulture at OSU will open the sessions each day. July 7-8, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. For more information:  Registration is now open: Click here to register.

FourSight Mindset Reveal: A new workshop presented by University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. In the spirit of professional development, University Human Resources is excited to offer this new two-hour workshop to OSU employees on a monthly basis starting this spring. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials.

Take Note

NEW! OSU Foundation announces Women’s Giving Circle grant awardees: Thirteen grants were awarded for 2023-24 by the OSU Women’s Giving Circle, ranging from $2,112 to expand English conversation partnership programs for international students to $9,960 to redefine digital literacy and career readiness competency for students at OSU-Cascades. To read about all 13 grants, click here. The next grant application deadline will be in January 2024.

NEW! Contemplative Practice Center: OSU's Contemplative Studies Initiative is opening a practice center for students, faculty/staff and the public this summer. The center will be located in the historic Pepsi building at 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Share your preferences for class times, practice modalities and even vote for your favorite name: Learn more about the center opening via the CSI newsletter:

OSU Healthy Aging Club’s 4th Annual Photography Contest. This year’s theme is Older Adults in Nature, and the contest is open to all OSU community members. Prizes include gift certificates to the Garland and Shonnard Nurseries and OSU swag. Please submit your entry by May 24 using the following link: OSU Gerontology Conference attendees will vote on who wins the contest on June 2. For more information, go to  

Resource hub for the Class of 2023: Let’s do our part to help graduating Beavers celebrate and get ready for what’s next. Share the Countdown 2 Commencement landing page with graduating seniors. It features graduation details and celebratory events, career-building and networking opportunities, inspiring alumni messages, prize drawings and more.

New Contemplative Practice Center: OSU's Contemplative Studies Initiative is opening a practice center for students, faculty/staff and the public in summer 2023. The center will be located in the historic Pepsi building at 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Share your preferences for class times, practice modalities and even vote for your favorite name. Learn more about the center opening via the CSI newsletter:

Support student mental health: Thank you to Dam Proud Day donors who, on OSU's day of giving last month, made 55 gifts totaling nearly $33,000 to support the Student Mental Health Fund. To commemorate National Mental Health Month this May, you can join them by making a gift to support vital mental health programs for OSU students, including the new Anytime Anywhere app, which gives students access to counseling from anywhere, 24 hours per day.

Graduate student representation sought: The Recreational Sports Advisory Board is seeking two graduate student representatives to serve on the student advisory board for the 23/24 year. If you are interested, apply at If you would like more information, contact [email protected] with your questions.

Robotic Sound Research Study: The Oregon State University Department of Mechanical Engineering is conducting a research study to better understand how people interact with robots that sound different. The study lasts for about 45 minutes. The full study title is “Evaluating Sonification for Interactive Robots” and the principal investigator is Prof. Naomi Fitter. Please contact Nnamdi Nwagwu at [email protected] to sign up.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. 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, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

Beavs Volunteer: Community Engagement and Leadership is offering a number of group service volunteer projects at local organizations, including Heartland Humane, Habitat for Humanity, SAGE Garden, Room at the Inn and Corvallis Parks and Rec. Register at: Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-3041 or [email protected]. 


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NEW! Administrative Assistant To: OSU Colleges of Forestry invites applications for an Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence. The incumbent should be passionate about DEIJ and be committed to creating space where everyone feels welcome and valued. This position supports Dr. Cristina Eisenberg and coordinates the Forestry DEI Workgroup. This is a 12-month, full-time, professional faculty position. Posting #P04211CT. Full consideration May 30. Closes June 15.

NEW! Fiscal Coordinator 2: We are recruiting for one Fiscal Coordinator 2 position to join our Controller’s Unit team. If you’d like to join a collaborative team focused on supporting student engagement and success, this is a great opportunity. Posting #P04212CT. Full consideration May 30. Closes June 2.


“When girls come up to me who are Filipino who say I’ve inspired them to pick up an electric guitar and do what they love, I don’t think it’s my duty to, but when it happens and someone says that to me, it makes it so much more worthwhile.” ~ Beabadoobee

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 67, low of 42. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 65, low of 37. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 61, low of 45. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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