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:

Can two-eyed seeing save our forests? (The Observer)

The policy recommendations were outlined in a report released April 10. The report was co-led by Oregon State University professors Cristina Eisenberg and Michael Paul Nelson; and fire ecologists Susan Prichard of the University of Washington and Paul Hessburg of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Oregon State University to host Phish Studies conference (Los Angeles Magazine)

Eisen’s next endeavor will have him criss-cross the country to deliver the keynote address for the 2024 Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University on May 17 to 19. (see also The Ringer)

In focus: Scatter Creek Animal Clinic provides training for Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine students (The Chronicle)

Scatter Creek Animal Clinic in Rochester hosted veterinary students from the Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday and Sunday as they practiced spay and neuter surgeries with direct one-to-one supervision from experienced veterinarians.

Open house scheduled at OSU Extension Agricultural Learning Center in Roseburg (KMTR)

The Oregon State University Extension Service invites community members to attend the Open House at the Agricultural Learning Center on May 15, 2024.

Today's photo

Awaiting spring: Fabiola Sandoval Morado, academic advisor with the School of Psychological Science, says, “I took this photo on Tuesday of Week 10, while taking a walk during my lunch break. The magnolia blossoms were in full bloom, adorning the MU, waiting for the Spring Equinox to arrive that evening.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: What is the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and how can paying attention to it improve teaching and learning? By designing learning or training experiences within students’ ZPD, we can support their sense that they belong in the learning environment. See Can Attending to ZPD Support Belonging? by Clare Creighton of the Office of Academic Support.


SACNAS x Panda Express Fundraiser: Support Society of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science by eating at Panda Express located in the MU. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 30; just make sure let them know that your purchase is to support SACNAS. For more information check out our Instagram: oregonstatesacnas.

CTL QT Talk: AI as a teaching discipline: "Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Artificial Intelligence." AI tools can enhance teaching and learning but also pose significant challenges. In this talk, we will explore how instructional faculty can incorporate AI as part of their teaching practice. We will also hear from students who have used or experienced AI in education and learn from their perspectives. Presenter: Bret Carpenter, College of Business. 11-11:50 a.m., April 30, Austin 126. Zoom registrationIn-person registration.

Adult & Higher Education Info Session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education master’s degree and Instructional Design certificate. Join the AHE faculty for an overview of the programs and career possibilities and to receive advice from a recent graduate. Noon to 1 p.m., April 30. RSVP for the Zoom link. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodations. 

Get a Dam Job workshop: Come network, learn, and explore possibilities for your future at one of the Spring 2024 Getting A Dam Job workshops. Students and recent grads are invited to tune in to learn about starting a business, applying to grad school, and finding the right fit for a job or internship at the following fairs: April 30, "Graduate school: decision-making, application and career pathways in research;" May 14, "Oops, I still need a job or an internship." Sign up here:

40-Minute Flow Yoga Classes: Join us at Marigold for Flow Yoga, M-Th 5:20-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Purchase 1 class pass for $20 (community), $18 (Educators) and $15 (Students) for two 40 minute classes! Flow yoga classes include mindful and more vigorous postures and movements for flexibility and strength, deep breathing, and rest. Practice in a beautiful, biophilic space with our community. Register for a classpurchase passes or apply for an OSU undergraduate scholarshipContact us.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th St. Public sales are open to all shoppers 5:30-7:30 p.m.Tuesdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Meditation Drop-in Classes: At Marigold: quiet meditation  8-8:40 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; guided meditation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free guided meditation  6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays via Zoom. In quiet meditation, we practice self-guided meditation in community with time for individual preparation and a closing dedication. Guided sessions include a range of Buddhist to mindfulness practices. Register for a classpurchase passes, or apply for an OSU Undergraduate ScholarshipContact us.


NEW! Careers in Aerospace: Join us for the first annual Careers in Aerospace event with Boeing, Garmin, Reliable Robotics, Altitude Aerospace, Precision Castparts, Selmet and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Noon, May 2, Johnson 102. Register on Handshake at Hosted pizza from the AIAA club.

NEW! Philosophy Club General Meeting — Ethics of Identity: Where does identity come from and what are the consequences? How do we feel about our own identity and the identities of others? All student, faculty and community members are welcome to join the conversation with the philosophy club at 6 p.m. May 2 in MU 221.

NEW! Galls, The Neem Tree, and... Poetry! Bring your lunch from noon to 1 p.m., May 9 and join Hiram Larew as he looks back and ahead at how science and art continue to shape his interests. In-person seating for this event is limited and will be first-come, first-served, but all are welcome to join via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive event details: Larew's newest collection of poems, “Patchy Ways,” has been published by CyberWitPress.

NEW! CoSCIES 2024 Education Research Showcase Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10 in the MU Journey Room (104) to learn about the scholarship of teaching and learning and education research in OSU’s College of Science. Learn more about the program here. Register to attend here

NEW! 45th Annual łatwa ina Pow-Wow: Save the date: Saturday, May 18, OSU’s Native American Student Association and university partners present the 45th Annual łatwa ina Pow-Wow. This free community event features Indigenous dancers, singers and a marketplace, plus affordable fry bread. Grand entry at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open at noon.

Graduate Exploration Fair: Thinking about grad school, but not sure where to start? Ready to apply, but not sure which program or school is right for you? Come learn about options and opportunities at the 2024 Graduate Exploration Fair from noon to 3 p.m. May 1, where more than 20 grad schools from across the country will be looking to connect with students and alumni. Sign up for the fair here:

Generative AI Open House: Drop-In Chats for Teaching Faculty. Intrigued by the potential of generative AI to enhance education? Interested in integrating AI tools into your course prep or teaching but unsure where to start? Explore these questions with the Center for Teaching and Learning. These sessions are ideal for instructors who are curious about AI capabilities and eager to learn more. Optional: Bring a laptop or mobile device. Noon to 1 p.m., May 1, LINC 468 Faculty Lounge. No registration required.

Orange Media Network Spring Open House: Looking for an on-campus job offering flexibility, mentorship and career-relevant experience? Look no further than OSU’s Orange Media Network, home to six mediums including a newspaper, magazines, radio and TV stations, along with cross-platform teams like Sports, Photo, Marketing and Creative. Swing by our free open house on from 4-7 p.m., May 1 in the SEC lobby to meet teams, explore positions and grab goodies. Follow @orangemedianetwork on Instagram for more details.

Dance celebration: Take time to let go, cut loose, and honor your movement expression in a welcoming space. We will move to engaging music and close with a meditative cool down. Gently facilitated by Julie Masters every other Thursday, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. May 2 at Marigold. Purchase class passes and register here. Contact: [email protected].

Four-time GRAMMY winners Eighth Blackbird: PRAx Presents Eighth Blackbird and the OSU Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. May 2 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. Eighth Blackbird sextet has been hailed as “one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet” by the Chicago Tribune. The second half of the program includes a special performance with the OSU Wind Ensemble of “Vital Sines,” a 25-minute composition by composer Viet Cuong. Tickets $20-$30; students $5. Tickets here.

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women/People Awareness Day: Two days of events sponsored by kaku-ixt mana ina haws and Indigenous Studies will mark this celebration. Deborah Miranda is known for her book “Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir,” and ire’ne lara silva was recognized as the 2023 Texas State Poet Laureate with her most recent collection “The Eaters of Flowers” released in 2024. At 3 p.m., May 6, the awareness event will open with creative projects at kaku-ixt mana ina haws (Longhouse), followed by an open mic at 4 p.m. and a poetry reading with Miranda and lara silva. At 12:30 p.m., May 7, Miranda and lara silva will host a poetry workshop in kaku-ixt mana ina haws. Sign up at: For accommodations related to a disability, contact [email protected] or 541-737-7831.

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 several 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.

Fulbright Spring Mixer: Happy hour for anyone connected to or interested in Fulbright programs. Open to all, family-friendly. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association. 4-6 p.m. May 10, upstairs at McMenamins on Monroe. Visit the OSU Fulbright webpage for more info about Fulbright programs.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: David Mellinger with the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will be giving a seminar titled “Ocean gliders for marine mammal acoustic monitoring” at 3:30 p.m. May 2, in person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link. Password: 104815 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 971 3707 8566. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring Seminar Series: “Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of foliar fungal endophyte community assembly and host associations,” presented by Jana U’Ren of University of Arizona, 4 p.m. May 2, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website. No public recording will be available.

NEW! Fulbright Information Sessions for Students: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsors US citizens with bachelor’s degrees to go abroad to study, research or teach English in over 140 different countries. National and Global Scholarships Advising will hold a free hybrid information session: 4 -5 p.m May 2, in person in Learning Innovation Center 343 and online. Open to undergraduates, graduates, alumni and all who would like to find out more about this versatile opportunity. More information:

NEW! Religion and Social Change: An Interfaith Dialogue. Eliza Young Barstow, senior instructor of religious studies, is hosting a series of panels featuring a diverse collection of religious leaders from the Willamette Valley who have agreed to gather and discuss challenging social issues. The sessions will be panel discussions, with questions asked by Barstow. Towards the end of each session, there will be time for audience questions. The session at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union is on LGBTQ+ rights within religion. Admission is free and open to all.

NEW! Poetry workshops: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Queer Studies, in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, are pleased to announce upcoming poetry workshops with award-winning poet and activist Jamila Osman. Join us from noon to 2 p.m. May 8 at Kaku-ixt Mana Ina Haws and noon to 2 p.m. May 15 at Ettihad Cultural Center for our poetry workshops titled "Alternative Modes of Knowledge Production: Poetry as Insurgent Art." Secure your spot here:

NEW! University Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Małgorzata Peszyńska: Join us for a lecture by 2024 University Distinguished Professor Małgorzata Peszyńska at 1:30 p.m. May 8 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. Register here for her lecture, “Math Matters: Multi-* Modeling, Analysis and Simulation.” All are welcome. For more information on the University Distinguished Professors, visit

NEW! University Distinguished Professor Lecture featuring Todd Palmer: Join us for a lecture by 2024 University Distinguished Professor Todd Palmer at 3:30 p.m. May 8 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. Register here for his lecture, “Transcomputable: The Insatiable Need for, and Relentless Challenge of, Predicting the Transport of Radiation.” All are welcome. For more information on the University Distinguished Professors, visit

OSU Construction Industry Forum: The 2024 OSU Construction Industry Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. All OSU staff involved in construction on campus are invited to attend. UFIO leadership and staff will present an update on the OSU Capital Forecast, facilitate guided tours of recent projects and lead multiple breakout sessions on topics such as the Kelley District Utility Plant, recent work on roofing and mechanical systems and an update on upcoming construction work at OSU-Cascades. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Register here:

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Critical zone below and above the knickpoints of a plateau in Puerto Rico," presented by Mong-Han Huang of U Maryland from 4-5 p.m. May 1 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Alumni share science career pathways: The career possibilities with a bachelor’s degree in science are endless, no advanced degree required. A panel of College of Science alumni wants to help current and prospective students and families prepare. Gain insights and get advice at a free interactive panel webcast, "Ask Alumni: Science Pathways with a Bachelor’s Degree," 4 p.m., May 1. Register. 

OSU 'Flash' Panel: NATO: Past, Present, Future? Seventy-five years ago, the United States helped to create the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a transatlantic mutual defense alliance whose founding document famously declared that an attack on one is an attack on all. The future of NATO is unsure — the upcoming presidential election might alter America's relationship to the alliance. This panel will explore NATO’s historical origins, its relevance today, and its potential future. 4 p.m. May 1, MU La Raza Room 208. Panelists include John Bawden (history), Steve Shay (history), Paul Wanke (history) and Alison Johnston (political science).

Ask Alumni: Health Equity. Prepare for your career eliminating disparities and ensuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. A panel of College of Health alumni offers tips on leveraging your skills and degree at a free interactive webcast, "Ask Alumni: Health Equity," 5:30 p.m., May 1. Register today.

“Real Talk about What Women Face at Work”: Join Melanie Ho for the annual Susan J. McGregor Memorial Lecture on Women’s Leadership, from 7-8 p.m. May 1. Ho, celebrated author, artist and speaker, will discuss the challenges and opportunities women in leadership face. This free event is hosted at the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center and available via livestream. For more information, visit  

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop; anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Free for OSU staff, faculty and students and includes lunch. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3. Pre-registration is required to secure your space. For more information contact [email protected].

Accessing Info Across Languages & Cultures: #EveryBookItsReader: How a global team is increasing book coverage on Wikipedia, plus a presentation on cataloging with non-English subject headings as DEI work. 2-3 p.m. May 2 in Willamette East Classroom, Valley Library. (More info and Zoom link.)

RSVP for the Ecampus Faculty Forum: Join more than 250 of your OSU peers at the Ecampus Faculty Forum online on May 8 and at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on May 9 for an engaging exploration of cutting-edge practices in online education. Take part in interactive discussions related to high-quality online course design, innovative teaching solutions that support online learners and more. Lunch will be provided, so register today and help shape the future of online education at OSU.

CTL -- Assessment Matters Bootcamp: This two-hour workshop provides opportunities to learn constructive and impactful ways to use assessment to build stronger, more flexible courses. Leave prepared to utilize assessment strategies to deeply analyze the effectiveness of your course by developing quality learning outcomes, aligning assessments and using data to drive improvement. 9-11 a.m. May 10, LINC 360. Register.

Take Note

NEW! Grad Night 2024: Before the grad caps fly, the OSU Alumni Association is hosting a free disco-themed celebration for the Class of 2024. Grads, grab your sequins and join your friends from 7-10 p.m. June 6 for food and drinks, music and dancing, games, cap decorating, friendship bracelet-making, photo booths, raffle giveaways, freebies and more. Register by May 31

NEW! Our Health& Transportation Noise webcast: Lend an ear to the next episode of the Our Health& series. Join a town hall discussion with College of Health Assistant Professor Matthew Bozigar to hear about the effects transportation noise has on our health and a new OSU study to map Portland’s road noise. 5:30 p.m., May 29. Save your spot.

Fulbright: The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. This program offers U.S. citizens opportunities to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects in over 135 countries. A variety of webinars are available highlighting opportunities by discipline, region, and country on the Fulbright website. Past webinars are available on the archive page. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.

Automated Driving System research: The School of Civil and Construction Engineering and the School of Psychological Science are seeking paid volunteers for research studies. The purpose of this research study is to make Automated Driving System (ADS) vehicles safer for pedestrians with disabilities. To participate in one of the studies, you must identify as having a visual, hearing, and/or mobility disability, and be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must commit 60 minutes to the research and will either wear a VR headset or a light-weight wearable device. To participate, contact Lena Breuer at [email protected]. or call or text at 803-457-6630.

Be a part of an important research study: We are seeking participants in a study evaluating exoskeletons in reducing work-related injuries in forestry. The purpose of this research study is to characterize physical risk factors associated with manual tree-felling tasks and evaluate the efficacy of commercially available exoskeletons in reducing physical risk factors. For more information: or email [email protected].

Online learning podcast season 2: Tune in to season two of the “Going Online with Oregon State University Ecampus” podcast which highlights support resources and tools for online learners everywhere. Topics include: career development opportunities, mental health resources, financial planning and more. Tune in today. 

Safety break: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by encouraging departments to join in the OSHA's Safety Break for Oregon on May 8. Visit online at the OSHA's Safety Break for Oregon for information about the celebration of safety, on how to participate, and ideas and creative ways to get everyone involved.

May is Field Safety Awareness month: Environmental Health & Safety and the Division of Research and Innovation are offering a series of workshops and trainings related to safety while working in the field. Events will be held during the month of May and are open to all OSU faculty and staff, with priority given to those teaching or engaging in field-related research. Participants will learn best practices and engage in discussion with OSU field research experts. Schedule and registration:


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NEW! Video Post-Producer (ITC3)This is a creative position that works collaboratively with a team of video producers, instructional designers, faculty, staff and others. The Video Post-Producer edits, plans and organizes video production, and is responsible for ensuring the quality of video and multimedia content is of a high standard. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) classified position. Posting #P04783CT. Closes May 14.


“Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!” ~ W. H. Gibson

Corvallis: Showers today, high of 54, low of 37. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow showers today, high of 49, low of 29. Sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Showers today, high of 54, low of 37. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

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