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:


New, heat-efficient nanoparticles kill hard-to-reach cancer, OSU researchers say (KGW)

Oregon State University scientists have taken nanotechnology to a new level targeting cancer cells. They have developed a new heat-efficient nanoparticles, improving their previous cancer fighting ability.

OSU receives federal grant to study climate change impacts on two key ocean species (Jefferson Public Radio)

The Oregon State University research will focus on Dungeness crab and krill. Both species are threatened by multiple stressors, including ocean acidification, algal blooms, and increasing ocean temperatures caused by climate change.


How art can help defend the natural world (Orion Magazine)

OSU Professor Emeritus Kathleen Dean Moore and visual artist Bob Haverluck discuss the power of art to defend the wild, reeling world. 

OSU-Cascades Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing leader releases poetry collection (KTVZ)

Jennifer Reimer, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Oregon State University-Cascades, is the author of a new book of poetry titled “keske.”


Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center names new director (East Oregonian)

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University in a press release Wednesday, Nov. 16, announced Carlos Bonilla is the director for HAREC. He starts in his new role at the beginning of 2023.

Today's photo

Tree-lined walk: Professor Emeritus Joseph Krause took this photo of maples in South Corvallis by Willamette Park. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Want to build greater resilience in your teaching practice? Looking for funded professional development? CTL and Academic Technologies invite you to join the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community during winter term. Strengthen your teaching resilience while enhancing your use of Canvas and other ed-tech tools. Submit an expression of interest by Dec 2.


Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Gretchen Hofmann, interim director and professor, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara, will present a seminar, “Riding the marine heatwave: contextualizing marine heatwave research with environmental data and life history,” Nov. 21, 4 p.m. in CRB 2196 or on Zoom at For more information:


NEW! Worker Solidarity: CGE, SEIU and UAOSU invite you to join us on Nov. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. in the MU Horizon room for an event on worker solidarity across OR higher ed. Nationally renowned labor leader Sara Nelson will deliver a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with higher ed activists from across Oregon. Contact [email protected] for questions.

OSU Wind Symphony Fall Concert: Directed by Olin Hannum. Featuring the OSU Campus Band, directed by Erik Leung. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free, open to all.

Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition: Fairbanks and Praxis Galleries. Featuring artwork by Kayla Farrell, Adeline Hall, Michael Heath, Jessica Hume-Pantuso and Alex Ozeran. Nov. 21-Dec. 9 in Fairbanks Hall. Reception: Nov. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free, open to all.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Symposium: Come explore the intersections between chemistry, biology, epidemiology and regulatory science on Friday, Jan. 20 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Speakers include current students and staff and EMT alumni from industry, government and academia. There will be a career Q&A and a poster session. Registration is free.

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 22 at noon. Marcelo Moretti, OSU assistant professor of horticulture, will present, “Updates in Weed Management in Horticultural Crops.” The event is free and open to the public. Please visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

Center for Teaching and Learning – Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join our open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions, and your teaching-related successes to share. Nov 22, 12:15-12:50 p.m., LINC Lounge, 468. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages are provided. Email [email protected] for more information.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Are you a caregiver in need of strategies to care for yourself as you care for others? Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care is offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," free to all OSU community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon between Jan. 19-Feb, 23 via Zoom. Class size is limited, so registration is required by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and registration via email, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Indigenous Placekeeping in Corvallis and at the Confluence: Join us Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., for the next talk in this year's Champinefu Webinar Series. Indigenous artists will join in conversation with David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Department Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Register and learn more. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.

Take Note

NEW! Thanksgiving break: Oregon State University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving break and OSU Today will not publish on these days. It will resume publication Monday, Nov. 28.

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Svetlana Erofeeva, research associate, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

NEW! Rivalry Week — Let’s beat the Ducks Nov. 21-28: The OSU and UO alumni associations are facing off in a friendly competition to see who can enroll the most members — can you help ensure a third win for OSU? From Nov. 21-28, save 25% on any membership (whether joining anew, upgrading to a life membership, renewing or gifting) and lead OSU to victory:

NEW! Dr. Martin Luther King Saturday of Service: Presented by Community Engagement & Leadership: The Dr. MLK Saturday of Service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14. MLK Day is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate. Register on the Community Engagement & Leadership Homepage.

NEW! AAAHC accreditation: Student Health Services is pleased to announce its re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The AAAHC inspires high-quality care in health facilities by emphasizing excellence in standards throughout the 1,095 days of the accreditation term. SHS will be reevaluated in October 2025.

EXTENDED! Nominations are open for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards, honoring OSU community members who exemplify qualities of service and selflessness. This year, nominations will be accepted for four awards: the Phyllis S. Lee Award, the Frances Dancy Hooks Award, the Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award. More information about all four awards is available on the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards website. Deadline for nominations is extended to Dec. 1. For questions, contact [email protected] or 541-737-1063. 

OSU Women’s Giving Circle: Each year the OSU Women's Giving Circle funds vital and innovative grants for university programs. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to 11 OSU programs. If you have an idea for a funding opportunity to enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention and the determination to directly impact as many OSU students as possible, consider applying for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant by Jan. 9. For more information, visit the Women’s Giving Circle proposal site or contact Sara Dier.

OSU Press Holiday Sale: From now through the end of the year, get 30% off and free shipping on selected books when you purchase directly through the OSU Press website. Visit the sale page at to find the perfect gift or stock up on thoughtful reading for the long winter nights ahead. Enter the promo code 22HOLIDAY at checkout to receive the discount on the selected titles. Books are not available for local pickup.

Seeking volunteers for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast: Volunteers needed for the 41st Annual Peace Breakfast on Jan. 16 from 8-11 a.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The Peace Breakfast commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward today. Send questions to [email protected] or 541-737-4075. Volunteer registration required, please register here.

Snack study: Do you like snacks? Volunteers wanted for almond snack study (Corvallis). Volunteers must be 35-60 years old with minor underlying health conditions, (ex. elevated blood sugar or blood pressure, 20+ pounds overweight) to participate in the research study. Cannot be a smoker, pregnant/breastfeeding or taking vitamin E supplements. The study is 13 weeks, and volunteers will receive $500. Study title: "Almonds to improve gut health and decrease inflammation." PI: Laura Beaver, Ph.D. For more info and to see if you qualify: Contact: [email protected] 541-737-3594.

STEM club: Registration for STEM Academy's VIRTUAL AWSEM Club for 8th-10th graders is open. AWSEM=Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math. The club will meet online on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m., Feb. 2-March 2. Topics: botany, computer science, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and electrical engineering. For more information or to register, please go to:

Funded Professional Development for Fixed-Term and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Winter ‘23 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. This cross-disciplinary group will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into our teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit an expression of interest by Dec. 2. 

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Clothing in Disaster. Essential clothing for a disaster supply is a commonly overlooked area of preparedness. If a person does not have the proper clothing suitable for the terrain they are in, then harsh elements such as rain, cold and snow can have catastrophic effects. Follow these guidelines when choosing your emergency clothing:

Spoken word artists sought: Seeking spoken word artists for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan.16, 2023, which commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward today. The spoken word artists will perform one piece pertaining to social justice during the breakfast program. Inquiries should be made to [email protected].

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 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, high-financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

UPDATED! Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.


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! Early Childhood Associate Teacher — Preschool: OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an Early Childhood Associate Teacher: Preschool. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12-month, appointment-type position. Posting #P03872CT. Full consideration Dec. 1. Closes Dec. 8.

NEW! The College of Liberal Arts seeks an Assistant Dean of Student Services effective Winter 2023. The Assistant Dean will provide strategic, supervisory and operational oversight of the college’s advising and college-level student success programs. Posting #P06231UF. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three professional references. Full consideration Dec. 4. Closes Dec. 11.

NEW! Graduate Program Assistant: The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Program Assistant position, providing support for the department’s graduate program. Posting #P03867CT. Closes Dec. 5.

NEW! Student Government Advisor: ASOSU and the Office of the Dean of Student invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Student Government Advisor position. Primary responsibilities include advising ASOSU student government and providing administrative support via budget management, hiring and training. Posting #P06234UF. Closes Dec. 5.

NEW! Assistant Professor of Practice: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice based at the OSU Extension Marion County Office in Salem. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. The academic home is the Department of Crop and Soil Science. Posting #P06256UF. Closes Dec. 18.


“Got no checkbooks, got no banks, still I’d like to express my thanks. I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” ~ Irving Berlin

Corvallis: Decreasing clouds today, high of 52, low of 34. Chance of rain Tuesday.

Central Oregon: Freezing fog and then mostly sunny today, high of 47, low of 28. Slight chance of rain Tuesday.

Newport: Chance of rain and then mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 43. Rain likely Tuesday.

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