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:

Marine mammal reproduction rests on a precarious tipping point of ocean resources (Daily Guardian)

“Conceptually it makes sense that an individual would have to gain enough energy to survive and reproduce, but we were able to demonstrate how entwined these are and suggest when survival may be prioritized over reproduction,” said co-first author Keith Hernandez, who worked on the study as a postdoctoral scholar in Beltran’s lab at UCSC and is now at Oregon State University. 

Researchers develop catalyst that purifies herbicide-tainted water and produces hydrogen (Smart Water Magazine)

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

Opioid overdose risk 10 times greater for those recently released from prison, reseach shows (Medical Xpress)

People recently released from prison in Oregon face a risk for opioid overdose 10 times greater than the general public, according to a new study led by an Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientist. (see also Daily Guardian and Mirage News).

How much wildfire smoke can California wine grapes sustain (Napa Valley Register)

In 2021, a coalition of researchers at Oregon State University, Washington State University and UC Davis received a four-year, $7.65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes.

Oregon State Board of Trustees Approves potential future board candidates, change to bylaws (Life@OSU)

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Tuesday approved a slate of potential future at-large board members to recommend to be appointed by Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek.


Today's photo

Mom's Weekend, 1925: Photo courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Searching for ways to make career readiness activities a bigger part of the courses you teach? Looking for strategies to improve teaching practices to better serve students of color, learners with high financial need and first-generation students? Join the spring 2023 cohort of the Career Champions Program. Apply by March 17.


NEW! Faculty Senate meeting: The Faculty Senate meets at 3 p.m. March 9 in the Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center. The agenda is online. Those wishing to participate remotely are asked to complete this survey as quickly as possible.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness webinar: Human Resources is hosting a Public Service Loan Forgiveness webinar noon, March 9. Registration in advance is required at this link. Recent changes to the rules around PSLF mean that more people than ever are now eligible to receive months toward forgiveness. In this one-hour webinar, State of Oregon’s Student Loan Ombuds Lane Thompson will talk through the eligibility requirements for PSLF, as well as touching on other Federal cancellation and forgiveness options.

Tuition forums: The University Budget Committee and Office of Budget and Resource Planning are offering a series of weekly forums to discuss the tuition setting process and tuition rate scenarios for FY24 and to answer any questions about tuition and the university budget. The last forum will be held from 11 a.m. to noon March 9 in MU 215, or you can register for Zoom. More information and the current forum schedule are available at

HMSC Research Seminar: Ricky Ede from San Jose State University will give a seminar titled “Backyard Basalt: Volcanic Rocks on the Central Oregon Coast,” at 3:30 p.m. March 9 at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom Link. Call +1-971-247-1195. Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology seminar series: “A 30,000 ft view of marine phytoplankton,” presented by Toby Westberry of OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, 4 p.m. March 9, ALS 4001, and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP seminar website.

Farm, Fork and Fiber: Agriculture in the U.K.- Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Dawn Moyer and Jonathan Velez from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in England and Scotland from June 26-July 11. An info session will take place at 4 p.m. March 9 via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

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. Nagle 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.

Free multicultural networking event: The goal of the event is to support multicultural networking and relationship building among professionals new  to the area. This event is planned to help create community and connections. 6-8:30 p.m., March 9, Chemeketa Agriculture Complex, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem. See

HRWGC Birthday Party x Tiny Kitchen Concert: In celebration of the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center's 50th anniversary, we will have a birthday party celebration as well as our Tiny Kitchen Concert from 4-7 p.m. March 9. We will have cake and our custom-made anniversary ice cream, Fudge the Patriarchy, made by our very own OSU Creamery. We will have activities to do around the center, as well as an open-mic/karaoke session, followed by Tiny Kitchen Concert featuring @bluessencetheband. 

Using Kindness to Achieve Personal Success and Happiness: Kindness is an admirable aspiration for anyone, and it also can be an effective way to achieve success. By being concerned about others we can build relationships and gain support. By serving others we can be happier about ourselves. Kindness can be more than the right thing to do, it can be a path to success and happiness. A webinar will take place at 9 a.m., March 9. Register here 

Speed Friending: Speed Friending for Book Lovers will be held at the Valley Library 6-8 p.m. March 9. Registration is required and attendance will be capped at 40 people. Pizza will be provided for attendees. 

DAMchic Winter Launch Party: Get ready for a night of fashion, food and fun at the DAMchic Winter Launch Party happening 6-8 p.m. March 9. The MU Ballroom will be transformed into a stylish wonderland, complete with student vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, a runway show featuring both magazine clothing designs and local student designs, delicious catering and a live performer to keep the party going. 


University Budget Committee: The committee will meet 2-3:30 p.m. March 10 via Zoom and in Kearney 111C. 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 web page. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].  

Corvallis Public Seed Library Pop-Up Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Benton County Master Gardeners will hold a pop-up plant clinic event at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Public Seed Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 11. Master Gardeners will help you plan your garden, select seeds right for you, and answer your vegetable garden growing questions. 

Empty Bowls 17th annual benefit event: Event attendees will receive a ceramic bowl as a reminder of the ongoing problem of food insecurity, while supplies last. The event includes a meal of soup, bread and dessert, along with a silent auction, music and activities for kids. Tickets are purchased at the door on a sliding scale from $5 to $20. The event will benefit our very own Basic Needs Center as well as local nonprofit Fresh & Local, First!. Takes place 5-7 p.m. March 11 in McNary Dining Hall.

OSU Gymnastics: Come cheer on the Oregon State gymnastics team as it wraps up the 2023 season by taking on the Utah Utes at 2 p.m. March 11 at Gill Coliseum. The highly anticipated Pac-12 Conference meet will feature two Olympians, Oregon State’s Jade Carey and Utah’s Grace McCallum, from the 2020 Games in Tokyo. All Oregon State University faculty and staff members can purchase $5 discounted tickets by clicking here. 

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, or by phone at (800) 343-0860.

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

HR Service Delivery: The new HR and Payroll experience: OSU employees have access to a dedicated Employee Service Portal to directly engage with HR and Payroll. The resources available on the Employee Service Portal include a menu of services, a centralized knowledge base and Benny the virtual agent. This training, 10-10:45 a.m. March 10 via Zoom, will provide the background of HRSD, the benefits employees should expect to receive, and a demo of the Employee Service Portal. Registration required.

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: Bastian Thomsen of the University of Oxford and Colorado State University will present “The Role of Veterinarian Medicine and Multispecies Livelihoods in Ecological Rehabilitation: Pathways toward human-animal coexistence in the Anthropocene.” He will speak from noon to 12:30 p.m. March 10 in Strand Ag 160. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students. All lectures in the series are accessible via Zoom in real time:

Daram Choi, M.S. defense: Choi will present her thesis, “Genetic Characterization and Bioclimatic Modeling of the Three Varieties of Leptographium wageneri (Cause of Black Stain Root Disease) in the Western USA,” at 8 a.m. March 10 in 302 PFSC. Choi is earning her M.S. in sustainable forest management with Dave Shaw in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.
Micah Schmidt, M.F. defense: Schmidt will present his project, “A case study on the utility of multiple, light to moderate intensity silvicultural treatments to accomplish forest management objectives in southwest Oregon, USA,” at 2 p.m. March 16 in 316 PFSC (seating is limited). Schmidt is earning his M.F. in sustainable forest management with Klaus Puettmann in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management. Contact the FERM Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations for disabilities.

College of Public Health & Human Sciences research seminar: Kathleen A. Grant, chief and professor, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center, professor, behavioral neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University. A comprehensive animal model of the biomedical basis of alcohol use disorders. Grant's online presentation is 1-2 p.m. March 10,

March research integrity forum: What are export controls? How can my export compliance officer help me? Do you work on federal awards or grants, collaborate with foreign nations or institutes, use advanced technology/materials in your research or travel abroad on behalf of the university? Join Mallory Day, OSU’s export compliance officer, from 1-2 p.m. March 15 for a discussion around export controls and what to do when they affect you. Register for this Zoom session here. For more information contact [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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].

Take Note

Polar STEAM applications open for educators: Do you know an educator who is interested in a virtual collaboration with a polar research team? Do you want to expand the scope of STEAM education you can bring to your learners? Educator applications for 2023 virtual collaboration are open. Click here for more information and to apply.

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.

Free spring term textbook loans: The Basic Needs Center is expanding its free textbook lending library and invites students experiencing financial barriers to request up to three books for them to purchase. Requests will be put on temporary hold for those who request. Submit by March 22 to receive them by week one or by April 5 to receive by end of week two. Details are on the form and also at 1030 SW Madison Ave., via phone at 541-737-3747, or by email at [email protected]

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Joey Ishida, BioScience Research Technician 3, for being honored for 35 years of service at OSU. You can read more about honorees' time at OSU by clicking on Joey's name.

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]

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.

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. 

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

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:

NEW! Fiscal Policy Update: 03-150-415 Vehicles and Vessels has been revised to provide updated information about title and registration requirements for vehicles and vessels. Titles for vehicles and trailers are now managed by the Motor Pool, and PCMM manages titles for vessels. Contact the policy steward listed on the policy with any questions.

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.

Campus construction: As part of the West Greenhouse Improvement project, a section of the westbound lane on Southwest Campus Way will be closed along with the north sidewalk. The section affected is located between 30th and 35th streets. Drivers should expect to see flagging crews in the area. Pedestriansmay travel along the north or south sidewalk and then detour across Campus Way at the crosswalk located at the Seed Laboratory. Other possible impacts include noise, dust and mud near the work site. For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Scylise Little.


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NEW! Oregon State University’s Honors College is seeking an Academic Advisor. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. The overall mission of the HC is to provide an innovative, enriched learning experience and a small college atmosphere to motivated, capable undergraduates, integrating students from all academic colleges and departments into a cohesive community. The HC supports a student population of 1,500-1,800 students. Posting # P06540UF. Closes March 22.


“To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things ... ..” ~ Martha Nussbaum.

Corvallis: Rain today, high of 47, low of 35. Rain Friday.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow today, high of 40, low of 26. Chance of snow Friday.

Newport: Rain today, high of 45, low of 40. Rain Friday.

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