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:

Struggling Northwest kelp forests sending out an SOS. Help is coming (OPB News)

In the short term, the Oregon Kelp Alliance is recruiting scuba divers to smash sea urchins at three experimental sites along the Oregon Coast. One of the Kelp Alliance's lead scientists, Oregon State University marine ecologist Sarah Gravem, described this project to OPB.

A radicchio revolution is underway in the Northwest (OPB News)

That’s Lane Selman, a professor of practice at Oregon State University and founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, who is a bit of a matchmaker between farmers, chefs, plant breeders and consumers in the Pacific Northwest.

As sea ice declines in the Arctic, bowhead whales are adjusting their migration patterns (Alaska Native News)

As sea ice declines in the Arctic, bowhead whales are staying north of the Bering Strait more frequently, a shift that could affect the long-term health of the bowhead population and impact the Indigenous communities that rely on the whales, a new study by Oregon State University researchers shows.

Earning a forestry degree: What to know (U.S. News & World Report)

The emergence of forestry degree programs – which teach students how to manage and conserve forests for economic, ecological and recreational purposes – began at the turn of the 20th century, with the formation of the National Forest System and the U.S. Forest Service, says Thomas DeLuca, dean of the College of Forestry and director of the Forest Research Laboratory at Oregon State University.

Whale songs reveal secrets of blue whale behavior in New Zealand waters (One Green Planet)

The research was conducted by Dawn Barlow, a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute, and her colleagues. They found that the whales’ vocalizations indicate that their foraging and reproductive behaviors are linked to environmental factors such as upwelling, a process where deeper, cooler water is pushed toward the surface and nutrient-rich water supports aggregations of krill that the blue whales feed on.

Doctor who played key role in pandemic to speak at OSU graduation (Gazette-Times)

One of the unlikely heroes — at least, the way author-journalist Michael Lewis puts it in his 2021 book "Premonition" — of the pandemic will be the keynote speaker for Oregon State University's Class of 2023 graduation. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 17 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus. Charity Dean was the No. 2 public health officer in California when sketchy reports emerged from China about the novel coronavirus.

Risky feedback loops are accelerating climate change, scientists warn (CNBC)

A group of international scientists from institutions like Oregon State University, Exeter University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany identified 41 climate feedback loops in what they called “the most extensive list available of climate feedback loops.” Of these, they discovered 27 amplifying feedback loops that are accelerating global warming and only seven that are slowing it.


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Languages leader: Melissa Martin Dawes was a German language professor at OAC starting in 1915. She served as a chair of the modern language department from 1930 until her retirement in 1960. During her time at OSU she served as a leader to the Alpha Rho and Beta Chapter societies. Photo courtesy OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: The Academic Success Center’s Finals Survival Guide provides students with a range of tools for planning the last few weeks of the term while attending to health and well-being. Consider taking 10 minutes in class for students to fill out the calendar in the guide, ask questions about the end of term, and engage in backwards planning based on your class’s specific final.


College of Engineering Faculty Lecture: Todd Palmer. “Pushing Particles – The Enduring Correlation between Monte Carlo Neutron Transport and High Performance Computing.” Noon to 1 p.m. March 7; virtual lecture, free and open to the public. Details and registration:

Center for Teaching and Learning: Participate in QT Chats that meets at noon March 7 in the LINC 468 faculty lounge. Join us for casual, safe conversations around pedagogical practices and sharing of tips and resources.

Learning from Failure: A 1,000 Year Family Tradition in Wood Furniture: Join the Center for Family Enterprise on March 8 via Zoom for our Family Business 360 event. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the Loe Family of Wood Castle Furniture, who will be discussing their experiences running the company, dealing with failures and adapting to changes within the industry. Register here.

Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet virtually from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 7 to consider the vice chair position and potential candidates to recommend for appointment by Gov. Tina Kotek for anticipated at-large vacancies on the board. The meeting is open to the public by Zoom webinar:

Attend the Think Affordable Summit on March 7: Join 300+ of your OSU colleagues for a new event focused on college affordability. The morning will start with a panel discussion, hosted by Provost Edward Feser, featuring statewide legislative and higher education leaders. Following the panel, there will be a series of lightning presentations that highlight affordability initiatives happening across OSU. You’ll leave better equipped to support OSU students — and empowered to make a real impact on the cost of higher education. This event is at capacity for in-person attendance, but you can still register to join virtually.

NEW! Artist Talk: Lorenzo Triburgo, OSU College of Liberal Arts professor and visiting artist, will give an artist talk at 4:30 p.m., March 7 in the Memorial Union Lounge. This event is open to the OSU community. Triburgo’s solo exhibit -Transportraits, Policing Gender and Monumental Resistance:Stonewall is currently on display in the Memorial Union Gallery.

Artist opening and reception for works by Sarah Logan and Lori Hepner: Sarah Logan’s ceramics and works on paper reference and abstract the marine environment in delicate and representational-but-not-transcriptive forms. Lori Hepner’s embodied, kinesthetic and often oceanic “light paintings” are derived from motion-capture devices she wears while performing such activities as standing on the deck of a ship or rowing a boat. Logan will discuss her work and Ashley Stull Meyers, chief curator in the Reser Center for the Creative Arts, will present an orientation to Hepner’s work. The event is at 5:15 p.m. March 7 at Gladys Valley Marine Science Center in Newport.

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 this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, noon to 3 p.m.; details here. Staff may shop for their department Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; details here.

Oregon State Album Club: Fresh Cream, the 1966 debut studio album by the British rock band, Cream. The band and the album are historically significant on many levels, including that they were instrumental in launching the rock and roll "power trio" and were a big influence on the birth of jam and heavy metal rock. Find out more about the legacy of this album at the next installation of the OSU Album Club, 7 p.m. March 7 in MU1 13 (Multipurpose Room). Hosted by Bob Santelli with Colson Legras. Also available on Zoom. Register here for link to view.


NEW! 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. 

Meet-n-Greet, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: The Military and Veteran Resource Center will host Project Healing Waters from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 8 in the MVRC, Snell 150. Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. 

International Women’s Day Celebration: Join the OSU community at 5 p.m., March 8 in the MU Lounge for the International Women’s Day Celebration. The reception co-hosted by President Jayathi Y. Murthy and Provost Edward Feser aims to recognize profound achievements by women globally and celebrate the contributions of women throughout Oregon State. 

Turkish cooking event and fundraiser: The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center invites you to join the online Turkish cooking event and fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 8. Funds will support earthquake relief efforts and sponsoring organizations Rotary Youth Exchange and the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. Suggested donation ranges up to $30. Register at 

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. 

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

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

NEW! Care Talks, Financial Wellness: Managing Your Money in Tough Times: Financial times today have changed both the rules and how we need to react in order to survive tough financial situations and still come out on top. This webinar will teach you new ways of thinking and ways to implement new actions. 10 a.m., March 8, online: Register today.

NEW! College of Education’s research lecture: Join Mike Giamellaro, associate professor of science education, from noon to 1 p.m. March 8 as he presents “Systematic Literature Reviews in the Digital Age: How Bibliometric Network Analysis can be (Easily) used to Understand an Academic Landscape.” Via Zoom:

NEW! Master of Public Policy defense: Dmitry Solovyev will present his MPP essay titled: “The Controversies Around Russia’s COVID-19 Statistics During the Pandemic,” at 4 p.m. March 8 in Bexell 414. Solovyev is earning his MPP with Elizabeth Schroeder. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link or accommodations.

NEW! Conservation biology seminar: Eric Wood will present the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology seminar, “Historic and contemporary drivers of urban avifauna in a California megacity,” at 4 p.m. March 8 in Johnson 102. Wood conducts detailed research on the urban ecology and food webs of the Los Angeles metro area and investigates how political and social forces influence biodiversity. Zoom link:

NEW! “Abolition Now!” Art as Activism Workshop: Lorenzo TriburgoOSU College of Liberal Arts professor and visiting artist, will lead a special social arts workshop, “Prison Abolition Now! Pen Pal Writing & Pen Pal Postcard creation,” with OSU students at 4:30 p.m. March 8 in the SEC Lobby. 

NEW! 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

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology seminar series: Eric Wood, California State University Los Angeles associate professor of avian and urban ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences, will speak at 4 p.m. March 8 in Johnson 102 on “Historical redlining practices are associated with present-day urban bird communities, their habitat, and the people who may experience them.” Zoom:

FURst Aid: NSAIDs safety for large animals: Dr. Andee Frei from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will overview how NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work and include recommendations for when and when not to give them. The presentation is 5-6 p.m. March 8 in Magruder 1152. Free and open to all. Attend either in person or via Zoom. Registration required at

Corvallis Public Seed Library 'Growing a Vegetable Garden' Lecture: Benton County Master Gardener Brenda Bye will speak from 6-7 p.m. March 8 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Bye will discuss garden planning, crop families, succession planting and resources. The free lectures are intended for both new and experienced gardeners. The new Public Seed Library is a collaborative project of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis Public Library, with educational support from OSU Extension Service. 

Coaches Clinic on skill acquisition March 8. Practice makes perfect. OSU kinesiology faculty are teaching youth sports coaches of all experience levels new strategies for giving instruction, reinforcing patterns and using effective feedback. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ free session is Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m., Hallie Ford Center. Registration required. 

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. Eagle 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.

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.

Menstruation and reproductive panel: PERIOD at OSU is an organization working to help end period poverty and period stigma through advocacy, education and service. For Women’s History Month, they will host a health education panel in collaboration with ASOSU, featuring experts on menstrual, reproductive and sexual health. Come hear from Camille Mulchi, an experienced doula and certified childbirth educator; Teresa Ashford, HDFS instructor; and Missy Cheyney, a licensed midwife and medical anthropologist. 6 p.m. March 9, MU 206. RSVP by March 7:

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].

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.

Principles of Vineyard Management course: Patty Skinkis, professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, is offering a course to the industry and public who wish to learn about commercial wine grape growing. The course is offered on campus and live online with recordings available for all lectures. The course runs from April 4 through June 8. Registration is open until March 31, but early registration rates end March 6. Click for more information.

Take Note

NEW! 35 years of service: Congratulations to Richard Hilton, senior faculty research assistant, 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, 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. Open to all for personal use. This is a seed-sharing library to share sustenance — to help people grow more food locally, and to benefit pollinators and home garden ecosystems.

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:

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.


“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” ~ Iris Murdoch

Corvallis: Showers today, high of 47, low of 30. Rain and snow tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Chance of snow showers, high of 39, low of 23. Partly sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Showers today, high of 45, low of 37. Rain and snow Wednesday.

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