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:

Proposed $9 million would reduce Oregon's juniper population (KLCC)

Dustin Johnson is an associate professor with the Oregon State University Department of Rangelands. He says it’s important to remove trees while the surrounding soil is frozen, to avoid negatively impacting the ecosystem.

High jumper Dick Fosbury, who revolutionized the sport, with his 'flop,' dies at 76 (NPR)

These feelings and attitudes didn't end when he returned to Oregon State University after his Olympic experience. Fosbury felt a new responsibility — he said he was expected to take a leadership role, and he did on a particularly controversial issue. (see also The Guardian)

Baby chicks: Watch them hatch live at OSU (Register-Guard)

Enjoy a front-row seat to some of these adorable critters' entrance into the world thanks to Oregon State University Extension Service's chicken livestream.

Willamette Valley winemakers are buzzed to help wild bees (KLCC)

Andony Melathopoulos is an associate professor in pollinator health at OSU. He told KLCC so far 10 wineries, including Eugene's King Estate, have swarmed at the chance to participate. 

What dogs do when humans are not around, according to experts (Salon)

"What dogs do when we are not around also depends on the individual, age, location and even the quality of relationship we share with them," Dr. Monique Udell, an associate professor who specializes in human-animal bonding at Oregon State University, told Salon by email. Puppies, for instance, are more likely to get into mischief because they are biologically programmed to spend more of their time in activities like exploring and teething. Younger dogs can also experience more frequent bathroom problems, similar to older dogs.

Building a better cookstove (NSF)

For years, Nordica MacCarty, an engineering professor at Oregon State University, has worked to address this issue, helping design more efficient cookstoves and persuading reluctant communities to adopt them. MacCarty helps lead the university's Humanitarian Engineering and Design for Social Impact programs and heads the nonprofit Aprovecho Research Center, which aids the developing world in testing and improving wood-burning cookstoves.

US must sharpen attention to potential global crisis posed by Russia and China (Just Security)

A piece by Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. and OSU's David Bernell.

Today's photo

Fossil Fest: Collector Kent Gibson (left) shows off fossils during Oregon Sea Grant's 2023 Fossil Fest at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center in Newport. (photo by Trav Williams of Broken Banjo Photography). We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Want to learn more about inclusive teaching? Register by March 17 for the CTL Are You IN(clusive)? Read, Reflect, Reform Book Club for Spring ‘23. You’ll receive a free copy of "Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom," while supplies last. The book club will blend two meetings (in person or remote) and asynchronous activities.


Care Talks, Raising Children with Disabilities: Caring for Your Older Child with a Disability, 10 a.m. March 14. We will focus on caring for an older child or adult with disabilities, rights concerning education and employment, protecting and providing for your special needs child, legal and financial issues and effective family management. Register today.

College of Engineering Faculty Lecture: Dorthe Wildenschild. “Engineered Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – the Why? How? and When?" The virtual lecture, free and open to the public, is from noon to 1 p.m. March 14. Details and registration:

Diffusions: A music technology concert: Join the OSU Music Technology and Production program for Diffusions, a live performance featuring EDM, pop and electroacoustic music composed and performed by students and faculty from the program. Directed by Jason Fick. 7:


NEW! The OSU Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack, the concert is at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Free and open to all.

NEW! University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation from noon to 1 p.m. March 16 via Zoom. This week’s topic is “Capital and Internal Bank.” The first 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit For materials associated with this conversation, visit For questions, email [email protected]

NEW! Students: Non-Profit & Public Service Fair: Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 in the MU Ballroom. There is no dress code for this event. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! The Making of a Public Radio Show: A Conversation with the Team from Live Wire. Live Wire is a weekly radio variety program that features interviews with writers, musicians, activists, and other interesting folks, plus musical guests and comedy. The show is taped live in Portland once a month, then broadcast around the country, where it airs on 200 public radio stations. Live Wire’s host, Luke Burbank, and executive producer, Laura Hadden, share over 30 years of Public Radio experience between them. OSU Associate Professor Elena Passarello has served as Live Wire’s Announcer since 2018. The event is 7:30-9 p.m. April 25 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Reserve a seat. This event will also be broadcast live on KBVR FM 88.7 and on the KBVR-FM website.

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

Guitar Ensemble performance: At 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Community Hall 303, the OSU Guitar Ensemble will present a smattering of music spanning genres across space and time: traditional Chinese, romantic opera, final fantasy. Directed by Cameron O’Connor. Free, open to all, seating is limited.

Orange & Black Vocal Scholarship Concert: A night of choral music celebrating the arts at OSU, featuring OSU’s top choral ensembles, directed by Steven Zielke and Sandra Babb. 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets $10 at the door (cash/check only). OSU students free with OSU ID. Online ticket sales expected to resume at 9 a.m. March 15 following resolution of a technical issue.

RSVP for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Celebration of Quality Teaching: Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served after a short program recognizing teaching awardees, and a presentation by Dwaine Plaza, recipient of the 2022 Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award. 4:30 p.m., May 4, MU Horizon Room 49. RSVP at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Care Talks, Succeed at Work: Strategies for Working Couples: This webinar, to be held at 10 a.m. March 16, discusses how to successfully manage family and work responsibilities. We will cover the advantages/challenges of dual-earner relationships, how to develop a work/life plan and strategies for combining career and work. Register today.

NEW! 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.

NEW! HMSC research seminar: Robin Waples from the University of Washington will give a seminar titled “On the shoulders of giants: Under-appreciated studies in salmon biology with lasting influence,” at 3:30 p.m. March 16 at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium and online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195. Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology seminar series: “Effects of climate and phenology on plant species coexistence,” presented by Jeff Diez of University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 4 p.m. March 16, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP seminar website.

NEW! Corvallis Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture: Benton County Master Gardener Emily Herb will speak from 6-7 p.m. March 16 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Herb will discuss choosing good vegetable gardening spots, soil and fertilizer, use of compost, mulch and soil thermometers. Growing success starts with soil conditions including soil temperatures needed for different types of seeds to germinate. Learn more at Connect at [email protected].

NEW! Flash Panel on AI: Good, Bad, But Could Get Ugly. Implications for Higher Ed. Panelists Julia Bradshaw, associate professor of photography and new media communications; Regan Gurung, professor and director of general psychology; Islam Al Musaly, instructor of new media communications; and Dan Faltesek, associate professor of new media communications, will consider such factors as personalized learning, bias and fairness, results reliability, accessibility, de-skilling concerns, and ethics and privacy. 4 p.m. April 5 via Zoom. Register for link to view.

NEW! 2023 Alumni Fellows online celebration: OSU President Jayathi Murthy and OSU Alumni Association Executive Director John Valva will lead a conversation, 5:30 p.m. April 11, with 12 Beavers who are making positive change in Portland and bringing national attention to our state. Breakout rooms with the fellows will follow. Learn more and register. 

NEW! Getting hired in the semiconductor industry: Learn about 10,000-plus jobs you didn’t know existed. All students are invited to the Semiconductor Professional Development seminar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 12,, Kelley 1001. Attendance is free but registration is required. Register on Handshake. There will be food and raffle prizes. Get tips on resume building and interviewing skills and network with industry leaders.  

Embracing Equity at Work and at Home webinar: Join Reshma Saujani as she leads a conversation with Blessing Adesiyan, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, and Vivian Nava-Schellinger on what equity truly means for women — and particularly for women of color. Embracing Equity at Work and at Home will be a candid discussion about how equity has advanced (or not) for women, the residual impact of the pandemic on the struggle for equity, and the challenges and opportunities women face overall and within individual communities. 9 a.m., March 15. Register here.

Care Talks, Caring for Aging Loved Ones: Declutter Your Older Loved Ones Home takes places at 10 a.m. March 15. Part of well home design is removing obstacles to better health. We’ll share tips on how to use principles from The Home Edit and Marie Kondo but with a twist for seniors living at home. This session also talks about “visitability” which is how to make your home age-friendly for visiting relatives and how to help seniors with “solastalgia,” the latest mental health issue for older adults based on living spaces. Register today.

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]

WRE Seminar Series: Water JEDI panelists will discuss building an inclusive and welcoming community in water resources at 4 p.m. March 15 in Bexell Hall 328 and via Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Fidel Hernandez, Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M Kingsville, will speak on “A Social-Ecological Perspective of Conservation: Linking Habitat, Populations, and People to Address Declining Rangeland Quails.” The seminar starts at 4 p.m. March 15, Johnson 102. Also available via Zoom:

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.

New Zealand: Sustainable Pastoral Landscapes - Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leaders Serkan Ates and Paul Dorres from the College of Agricultural Sciences for a four-credit, two-week program in New Zealand, Sept. 12-26. An information session will be held 3 p.m. March 17 in StAg 240 and via Zoom. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities events calendar and the Program Brochure and Application.

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 4 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.

Coaches Clinic on peak performance: Take your youth coaching game to its highest level with new skills and knowledge from OSU kinesiology faculty. Get the most from every athlete by offering a fun, safe and uplifting sporting experience. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences clinic takes place 6:30 p.m,, April 12, Hallie Ford Center. Registration required.

Take Note

NEW! End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store is holding an end of term sale through April 1; 75% off on select Beaver gear while supplies last.

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Shawn Mehlenbacher, professor, for being honored for 35 years of service at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others who have reached this milestone by clicking on their name.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program: 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, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, please complete the application form by March 17 

Recruiting Polar STEAM Fellows for broader impacts: Polar STEAM is recruiting NSF-funded researchers for collaborations with educators, artists and writers to develop broader impacts related to polar research. For 2023, researchers may be field based, conducting remote data monitoring, or a combination of both. Educators will be virtual. For future years, Polar STEAM will expand to include field deployments for educators, open applications to artists and writers and continue supporting virtual collaborations. Visit the Polar STEAM website and FAQ section to learn more and apply. Priority deadline for the 2023 field season is March 31.

Have questions about creating accessible course materials? Join the OSU Digital Accessibility Community Microsoft Team. This team is a space to share resources and build community around digital accessibility and is supported by UIT-Academic Technologies, EOA, DAS, CTL and Ecampus. Share your questions or knowledge about accessibility in documents, images or video and get support from the community. Need help with MS Teams? Contact the Service Desk

2023 Faculty Innovator Award: Nominations are now being accepted for this award that honors an outstanding Oregon State University inventors who have made contributions leading to commercialization that significantly impacts their field and society. For details and the nomination form visit the OSU Advantage website: 2023 Faculty Innovator Award. The swardee will receive $5,000 prize and a desktop award, and the awardee’s department will also receive $5,000. The nomination deadline is April 14.

OSU releases Annual Research Report: The 2022 Annual Research Report has been released and can be found by clicking here. The report details numerous ways in which Oregon State research continues to transform Oregon, the nation and the world, impacting communities throughout the state and beyond.

Beyond Benefits 1-minute survey: Have you used the Beyond Benefits EAP service? If so we are seeking your feedback in this 1-minute survey. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the Beyond Benefits EAP program you would like addressed, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. To take the survey click here.


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! Oregon State University Controller’s Unit is hiring an Accountant 2 to join our mission-driven Treasury Operations team. As an Accountant 2 you will monitor and manage the accounting and reconciliations associated with the university cash accounts and bank statements. This individual will support OSU’s compliance monitoring activities with all accounting, legal and internal reporting requirements, ensure internal controls are in place and followed, and guide stakeholders with setup and resolution actions specifically related to NACHA rules and PCI DSS standards. Posting #P04087CT. Full consideration March 24. Closes April 2.

NEW! Office Specialist 2 – The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #P04081CT. Closes March 29.

NEW! Director of Extension Evaluation and Reporting: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Director of Extension Evaluation and Reporting position. This is a 12-month, full-time, professional faculty position based in Corvallis. Posting #P06579UF. Closes April 10.


“Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” ~ Shirley Chisholm

Corvallis: Slight chance of rain and snow today, high of 48, low of 34. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow today, high of 38, low of 25. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Slight chance of rain and snow, high of 49, low of 37. Chance of rain Wednesday.

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