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:


'Bike boxes' can improve urban intersections for cyclists, Oregon State research shows (Science Daily)

A roadway setup known as the "bike box," a painted-off area for bicyclists at the front of an intersection, can help them stay safe at urban, signalized intersections, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates. (see also KEX)

A team in Oregon is tracking endangered owls by sound alone (CIO)

Working with the U.S. Forest Service, researchers at Oregon State have developed algorithms that can identify different species of owls from sound alone. They set up recording stations in the woods to capture audio files. They then generate spectrograms — visual representations of the audio inputs — which they analyze using a machine learning model they have trained to recognize distinct species.

Climate change is impacting the health and population of valuable Dungeness crab in Oregon (KATU)

Researchers at Oregon State University are working to find out how climate change is affecting marine life along the Oregon coast - specifically Dungeness crab and krill.

Fluffy cat moving in with owner at college delights viewers (Newsweek)

Another study conducted at Oregon State University found that out of the 108 cats studied, 64 percent showed that they were securely attached to their owners, similar to what's seen in dogs and babies.

Today's photo

International Education Week: Scott Heppell, professor with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences, says, “This photo is from this year’s FW391 Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Management in Palau, which takes students to the island country of Palau for two weeks to learn modern and traditional approaches to conservation on small islands.” Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Have questions about Canvas or tools integrated with Canvas such as Gradescope and Top Hat? Drop by the online Ed Tech office hours on Friday, Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m. to get your questions answered. No registration needed but OSU Zoom login required. You can also contact Canvas Consultation at any time.


UPDATED: Beaver Boosters and Vaccines: OSU will be hosting COVID-19 boosters and other vaccines on the OSU Corvallis campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 62. Clinics are open to the public and will provide updated bivalent boosters for individuals 5 and older, plus COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older while supplies last. The hMPXV (monkeypox) vaccine will also be available for those who meet current OHA vaccine criteria, while supplies last (view OHA guidance on hMPXV vaccine). No appointments are needed and all vaccines are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Innovation to Market — Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 for a one-hour virtual event offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

PFLA Leadership Series: "Leading Change through Thoughtful, Authentic Dialogue," presented by Heather Horn, chief human resources officer. Nov. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., PFSC Room 125 or via Zoom. Join us to learn more about engaging in open conversations that empower employees and improve their work experience. For more information about the event and how to register, click here

Research transitions: Hear from two national Cooperative Extension leaders about research translation to promote health and well-being in communities. Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and hear from Roger Rennekamp, APLU, and Mike Gutter, Virginia Tech, on “The Power of Cooperative Extension for Research Translation.” Join via Zoom at

Medea Benjamin, of Code Pink and Global Exchange: Benjamin will share insights from her new book, "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict." Skillfully bringing together the historical record and current analysis, "War in Ukraine" looks at the events leading up to the conflict, surveys the different parties involved and weighs the risks of escalation and opportunities for peace. Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in the Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Information session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., Zoom. Webinar registration.

HMSC Research Seminar: Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and Dan Sobota from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will be giving a seminar titled “Monitoring & Early Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Oregon from Space: Case Study of Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities,” Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom on Thurs., Nov. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. This week’s topic is “FY24 Tuition and Budget Outlook.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit More information is on the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology fall seminar series: “Uncovering the Alternate Biological Roles of Lipochitooligosaccharides Within a Microbiome,” presented by Tomas Rush from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Thursday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.
Apoptosis: Join the College of Forestry International Programs for the opening reception of "Apoptosis". Featuring work by visiting scholar and artist Luis Prato, the exhibition is a multimedia exploration of art and science in the forest happening as part of International Education Week. Free. Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. in the second floor “knuckle” between Richardson Hall and PFSC. Refreshments served.

Karen Hooker’s retirement party: A celebration for Karen Hooker will be held Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate and congratulate Karen on her retirement. The event will be held in the Hallie Ford Center Lobby with a program starting at 4:30 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Sign the e-card at this link: Contact Carol Murphy ([email protected]) with any questions.

Reproductive justice: Join us for a virtual panel on "Reproductive Justice in a Post-Roe v. Wade Era," this Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4:30-6 p.m. Register at This panel is jointly organized with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) and the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center (HRWGC). In celebration of Trans Awareness Week and 50 years of WGSS and HRWGC, participants on the panel include OSU graduate students, staff and community members.

Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

Forest Management Plan Listening Session: There will be a public listening session Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the plan. Recent draft sections of the plan can be accessed through on the FMP webpage. Zoom link. For questions, email [email protected]


Music à la Carte: Morris Northcutt, trumpet, with collaborative pianist Lauren Servias. Trumpet virtuoso Morris Northcutt is the rare instrumental musician capable of transcending his genre and resonating with a universal audience. His music ranges from classical and traditional jazz to his latest project, a deep exploration of the history of Latin jazz in Venezuela. Friday, Nov. 18 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

OSU Lyric Workshop presents Opera Scenes: A performance of scenes from nine different operas, all sung in English. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Free, open to all.

International Education Week Nov 14-18 Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. Visit the Celebration Station on the SEC Plaza every day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and check out the “10 Tips to Internationalize Your Experience.” A full listing of events is available at

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from Shostakovich, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with Alexander Tutunov on piano. Directed by Marlan Carlson and Elliana Phillips. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Students with valid school ID may request complimentary tickets starting one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

UPDATED! Book Club: Join the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) for a book club reading of “The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker’s writing on race in America with a foreword by and edited by Jelani Cobb, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker. We are reading this book in advance of the Feb. 1 keynote address. Register by Nov. 28. The book club will meet via Zoom every two weeks on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 29. For questions, contact [email protected].

Percent for Art celebration: Oregon was one of the first states to pass ‘Percent for Art’ legislation, setting aside no less than 1% of funds for the acquisition of public-facing artwork in all state funded building construction projects. The Peavy Forest Science Center features three art installations funded by this program. Nov. 30, 3:30-6  p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center. More information is on our website:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Data privacy webinars: Oregon State Libraries is proud to present two opportunities to hear Sarah Lamdan, professor of law at CUNY School of Law, present on the current state of data brokering by academic publishers. Introductory session Monday, Nov. 28 at noon: registration required and Student/Faculty Impacts session Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.: registration required. Visit our Data Privacy & Social Justice Guide for more information.

NEW! Hiring Q&A Webinars Hosted by Human Resources: These sessions are designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR Teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

Master of Public Policy Defense: Mark Strong MPP defense: "Early Intervention and Success Rates in Problem-Solving Courts,” Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom.

Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Just-in-time teaching: Tips for using background knowledge probes to pre-assess students' knowledge. Ever wondered how to ascertain what students already know or do not know in order to determine the appropriate starting point of instruction in relation to an upcoming learning material? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for using background knowledge probes to collect data about students' existing knowledge and understanding of the learning content. Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:20 p.m. Zoom registration.

FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “The benefits of an ecosystem approach for successful change in the food industry.” Would you like to learn about how change affects the food industry and how to apply the ecosystems approach? Join us Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

Anthropology Lecture Series: Ana Carolina de Assís Nunes and Ethan Copple (Oregon State University). "Practicing anthropology: stories about the collaboration between computer scientists and anthropologists in artificial intelligence design." They will speak on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students in Strand Ag Room 211. All lectures are accessible via Zoom in real time:

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Updates and new opportunities in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families” will be presented Friday, Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115 and via Zoom, by CPHHS faculty Megan McClelland, Kathy Gunter, Megan MacDonald, Jonathan Garcia and Shauna Tominey.

FYI Friday – Career Champions: At University Day, president of Strada Impact, Ruth V. Watkins, shed light on the importance of integrating career readiness across campus. Learn about OSU’s very own Career Champions program and how teaching faculty come to see career as an equity issue while adding career readiness into their curriculum. Participate in a discussion on the ways Career Champions might expand to other OSU populations like staff who supervise students and advisors. Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

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].

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Woody Davis, 4-H youth development professional, 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.

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.

EXTENDED! Sponsored Programs Administrator: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Sponsored Programs Administrator position based in Corvallis. This is a F/T, 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting #P06175UF. Closes Nov. 30.


A message from President Murthy

President Jayathi Murthy shares a message about International Education Week. Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week:


“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” ~ William James

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 48, low of 26. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Mostly cloudy today, high of 30, low of 16. Sunny Friday.

Newport: Areas of frost and then sunny, high of 59, low of 34.  Sunny tomorrow.

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