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:

Deadly marine 'cold spells' could become more frequent with climate change, scientists warn (Science)

“This kind of a phenomenon is certainly not something that I’ve ever been aware of,” said Oregon State University marine ecologist Bruce Menge, who studies how currents shape coastal ecosystems but was not involved in the fish kill research, published today in Nature Climate Change.

Nvidia CEO Huang sees AI as making society more equitable (Barron's)

“I believe that artificial intelligence is the technology industry’s single greatest contribution to social elevation, to lift all of the people that have historically been left behind,” Huang said in a talk Friday at Oregon State University, which was breaking ground on a computing research building named for Huang and his wife, Lori, who are both Oregon State grads. (A PDF version of this article is available upon request at [email protected]) (see also InvestingJumpstart)

Why some Oregon universities won't require the ACT or SAT (Think Out Loud)

In Oregon, no schools have made an announcement to require scores again. Milyon Trulove is the vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Reed College. Jon Boeckenstedt is the vice provost of enrollment management at Oregon State University. 

New online tool for Northwest grape growers (Good Fruit Grower)

The idea is to remove some of the guesswork involved in figuring out whether a vineyard block will be worth the investment. The tree fruit industry commissions cost-of-production calculators for several varieties of apples, pears and cherries; organic versus conventional production; and mechanization techniques — usually through grants that fund the work of agricultural economists from Washington State University and Oregon State University.

After the FAFSA quake, a flood of corrections (Inside Higher Ed)

“We’re seeing much higher error rates from students,” said Jon Boeckenstedt, vice provost for enrollment management at Oregon State University. Though he didn’t have exact numbers, he said it seemed to be 3 to 4 times as many as in previous years.

Today's photos

The silence of a snowfall: Kris Lacivita, program representative with the Office of the Registrar, says, “Quiet morning at Obsidian Hall on the Cascades campus after an overnight snowfall. Taken March 5.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to brush up on your skills or learn something new? OSU Libraries hosts free workshops, some via Zoom and some in person, for graduate students and faculty. Topics include Qualtrics surveys, copyright and fair use, GIS, R, Zotero and Adobe Illustrator for scientific figures. See the workshop calendar to register. Selected asynchronous tutorials are also available.


NEW! Grad Appreciation Week: April 15-19 is Grad Appreciation Week. Graduate students are invited to coffee and snacks, workshops and activities to de-stress like petting puppies from Safe Haven or rock climbing at Dixon Recreation Center. For a full schedule and registration links, visit:

Grad Career Week: What comes next in your professional journey after you complete your master's degree or Ph.D.? Grad Career Week, April 15-19, helps you explore your options. Join us for a series of workshops designed to help you learn more about careers both inside and outside academia, how to add GTA experience to your resume and details about navigating the postdoc experience. Learn more and register:

CTL QT Talk: Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning. OSU strives to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. Through healthy mentorship and support, we can build thriving learning communities around these transformational experiences. Come discuss mentoring students on projects outside of the traditional classroom environment. Presenter: Kenneth C. Walsh, College of Science. 11-11:50 a.m., April 16, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

Water is Power: The Gila River Project. Join artist Joel Slayton and scientist Lisa Johanson as they share their work on the Gila River Project, which investigates one of America’s most expansive ecosystems. They will share details about their mobile laboratory/studio and location-based research, which explores the complex connections between natural and artificial challenges to the river and the environmental and human adaptations shaping its future. 4 p.m. April 16 at Detrick Hall in PRAx.


NEW! Innovation Day on April 17: Join the OSU Advantage Office on Wednesday, April 17 for a one-hour virtual event 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.

NEW! Imagining a World Without Sexual Violence: In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Month, join the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) Peer Education team 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 18 in the SEC first floor lobby to write, draw, collage or otherwise envision a world without sexual violence. Participants may volunteer their submissions to be compiled into a campus art display and digital zine.

NEW! Public Seed Library - Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Are you ready for the season transition? Come get answers to your vegetable garden questions, explore warm season crop and herb varieties and take home free seeds. Benton County Master Gardeners can help you plan your garden and improve your harvest and your garden ecosystem. These informal clinic events have garden and nature-themed books for children to check out too. 9:30 a.m. to noon, April 18 at the Public Seed Library in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's historic Belluschi wing. Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Connect at [email protected].

NEW! Take Back the Night: Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event held to protest sexual violence in all its forms and to provide a safe, confidential space for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories. This year's Take Back the Night at OSU will be held from 7-10 p.m., April 25 in the SEC Plaza and will feature a rally with keynote speakers and student performers, a march and a survivor speakout. There will be an exception made to OSU's responsible employee reporting requirements for this event regarding any disclosures of sexual assault. Confidential CAPS counselors and survivor advocates from CAPE and CARDV will be on site to provide support and connection to resources. 

NEW! 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. 

Book Study and Mindfulness Class: Training in Compassion. In this practice-centered book study led by Hemant Bhanoo, participants engage with the points and slogans for generating compassion and resilience from the book "Training in Compassion" by Norman Fischer. Drop-ins welcome with or without the book. Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through May 29. Purchase a one-class passContact us.

Film Screening of The Wonder and the WorryTickets on sale now for a sneak preview of “The Wonder and the Worry,” at 7 p.m., April 17-18 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. This documentary film traces the fragmentation and upheaval in photojournalism and its impact on the world’s most iconic publication: National Geographic magazine. The film delves into digital disruption and the power of environmental storytelling as it follows the intertwined careers of Chris Johns, OSU alumnus and former National Geographic editor, and his daughter Louise, a working freelance photographer. Tickets $10; students $5.

Beats n’ Breath- Yoga Flow by Candlelight: Embrace the winter darkness with movement by candlelight. This class integrates an inspiring playlist and an all-levels flow to energize the body and align the breath. Guided by Jessica Mylan  7:30-9 p.m., Fridays, April 19 and May 17,at Marigold. Purchase 1 Class Pass or $15 for Drop-In. Pre-register here. Contact us.

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

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 a number of 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.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! OSU Capital Update webinar: Join Mike Green, vice president for finance and administration and University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations leadership for a webinar featuring an in-depth look at the 10-Year Capital Forecast. Learn more about the university’s short- and long-term capital plans and how projects are prioritized. 10 a.m., April 22 via webinar. Register to attend here.

NEW! 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.-4:30 p.m., May 4 in the MU. Learn more about the conference here and express your interest here. Tickets will be available for free starting April 27.

NEW! Ecampus Faculty Forum 2024: Join us on May 8 (online) and May 9 (at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center) for an exploration of cutting-edge practices and useful innovation strategies in online teaching, advising and program management. Register today.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Assessing the condition of the nation's waters: How can stable isotopes help?" presented by Renee Brooks of the Corvallis EPA. This seminar occurs from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Dominant Design and Disruptive Production Innovation Seminar: Frank Koppenhagen, visiting professor in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering (MIME), will give an overview of his responsibilities and activities at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Koppenhagen will introduce new perspectives on disruptive product innovation based on the creation of a dominant design. He will speak from 4-5 p.m. April 17 in Rogers 226.

Controller’s Unit policy program: Please join us for a training session related to the Controller’s Unit Policy Program from 1-2 p.m., April 22 via Zoom. Learn how to navigate the CU Policy Program website, access policies and resources, submit a policy request and stay informed.

2024 CEOAS Earth Day Lecture: Bold Solutions, Better Planet. Three alums from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will challenge the notion that disasters are "natural” and address how deeply divided societies understand, prepare for and cope with environmental change and disasters. Attendees will learn how humans’ relationship with their communities and natural environments affect how they experience climate change, and how engaging and empowering vulnerable communities in decision-making can address health inequalities and prevent disasters. 6 p.m., April 25 (virtual). More information and registration at

Take Note

NEW! Celebrating 40 years: Congratulations to Rich Holt, research associate, for reaching 40 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others by clicking on their name. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Spring Classes at Marigold: Join us at Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice for a new term of weekly classes, including gentle and flow yoga, mindfulness and quiet meditation, exploring consciousness, body poetry yoga and regular special events. Instructors weave contemplative philosophy and movement in welcoming classes that strengthen the body, soothe the mind, and enliven the spirit. Check out the class schedulepurchase passes or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.

Spring Bike Challenge, May 1-31, 2024, Corvallis Campus: Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates to join OSU's annual Spring Bike Challenge. Teams ride in a friendly campus-wide competition to see who can bike the most days in May. All biking skill levels are welcome. Find details and registration information on the Spring Bike Challenge webpage, or email [email protected] with questions.

Taste Sensitivity Study: We are looking for participants for a research study examining how hunger state influences taste sensitivities to carbohydrates. Participants must be healthy, non-smokers and non-diabetic, aged 18-45. The study will involve performing taste sensitivity tests before and after eating a provided meal. Email [email protected] for more information. Study name: Oral Glucose SensingPI: Juyun Lim.

Mental Health Refresh: Join CAPS this April 15-May 15 to provide inspiration and support to our OSU community to engage in mental health-related activities, events, advocacy and learning. If you are hosting a mental health-related event this spring, please consider using the tag MHrefresh in the OSU Events Calendar and your event will be featured in the calendar on the Mental Health Refresh webpage. Visit the marketing materials Box folder to download a badge for your poster and more. This will add your event to the shared calendar of events found at

Comprehensive student health insurance is available: Enrollment is open through Monday, April 15. Domestic, Ecampus and PharmD students can easily sign up for the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan from PacificSource. The plan provides access to a vast network of local and nationwide care providers. Questions: [email protected].

Philosophy Conference Call For Papers: Papers are now being accepted for a philosophy conference on "The Big Ideas: What Shapes Our World, The Way We Think, and Our Lives." All undergrads and grads, regardless of major, are encouraged to submit papers of a philosophical nature between 5-12 pages to be presented in person on May 4; application deadline is 11:59 p.m., April 13. Submit papers here and contact us at [email protected] with questions.

Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health. Help connect the students you serve with 24/7 mental health support. Anytime Anywhere: TELUS Health is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor, 24/7. There is no charge to students to use this service. Request print and digital marketing materials to share with students by clicking Please share the website with students you serve:

Retirement Benefits: Learn how to make the most of the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans that are offered by OSU. Personalized, one-on-one consultations are available at no additional cost to OSU employees (student employees do not qualify for this service). Virtual appointments are available. Fidelity and TIAA are currently scheduling on-campus, one-on-one appointments through June 2024. Fidelity: Justin Blatny; schedule at (Employer Name = Oregon Public Universities). TIAA: AJ Martinez, CFP; schedule at OSGP (Voya): Wes Handley; schedule at

Student Alumni Ambassador applications open: Encourage students to apply to become Student Alumni Ambassadors with the OSUAA, receiving a $2,000 scholarship and developing leadership skills in a one-of-a-kind student cohort. Applications close April 29. Apply online at

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) presenter registration is now open: SPS is an annual poster session for undergraduates from all departments, all years of study and all stages of research to share their work. SPS 2024 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, May 16 in the MU Ballroom. Students who wish to present can register by clicking here to showcase their projects before Wednesday, May 1. We encourage you all to let your students know about this great opportunity to share their work. For more information, visit our Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) webpage or contact [email protected].

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day: Registration is now open on the BYKTCD website. The Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to this fun family day on Friday, April 19. This OSU community event is a way to celebrate family, the importance of education, and to highlight campus as a place where parents can share their work and studies, and families may spend the day together.

OSU Sustainable Transportation Newsletter: Get quarterly updates on local, sustainable transportation initiatives, services and events delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up now and stay in the loop on sustainable options at OSU. Questions? Email [email protected].

Registration open for Oregon Educators’ Summit: The College of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, has announced that registration for the Equitable Accelerated Learning K-8 (ALK-8) statewide summit is now open to all Oregon public school educators. The summit will be held Aug. 6-7 on the Corvallis campus. The two-day event will feature ALK-8 working groups and professional learning for all Oregon educators. Participants will learn about innovative, field-initiated and piloted classroom-based resources and professional development materials reflecting the knowledge and expertise of Oregon literacy and mathematics leaders. Registration and more information:


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NEW! OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Education Program Assistant 2 position located in Portland. This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position starting at $20.15 hourly + differential pay and benefits. This EPA 2 position works with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Latin Heritage Cultural Workgroup project serving Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. Posting #P04754CT. Closes May 6.


"Happiness? The color of it must be spring green." ~ Frances Mayes

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 55, low of 34. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon:  Partly sunny today, high of 53, low of 26. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 53, low of 35. Sunny tomorrow.

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