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:

Scottish research shows CO2 increasing faster than anytime in last 50,000 years (Yahoo News)

A team of researchers led by the University of St Andrews and Oregon State University undertook a detailed chemical analysis of ancient Antarctic ice (pictured below), revealing the stark findings and the impact of human emissions.

Jam on: Phish Studies Conference returns to Oregon State University (KLCC)

While the band doesn’t have any Oregon stops on their tour in 2024, there is an upcoming gathering of so called “Phishheads”: it’s the second ever Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University.

OSU-Cascades Science Pub explores healthy aging (My Central Oregon)

Human health and the vital role of nutrition as we age will be the topic of Oregon State University – Cascades Science Pub on May 14. 

Today's photo

Campus in bloom: H Brent Bruser submitted this photo of the Valley Library. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for strategies to design your courses in ways that help bolster student well-being? Consider the value of simplicity, clarity, consistency and spacing assignments out during the term. See Supporting Student Mental Health in the Classroom by Tasha Galardi, senior instructor in the OSU College of Health.


NEW! QT Talk: Trauma-Informed Teaching During Major Global Events. Quality Teaching Talks (QT Talks) has an important update to share as we approach the final session of the year. Today’s session will feature a change as we will discuss trauma-informed teaching practices to help our students affected by major global events such as the pandemic and university pro-Palestinian protests as well as personal situations that make learning difficult. We will have an open dialogue on ways we can support our students and ourselves during these challenging times. Presenter: Nate Kirk, Department of Integrative Biology. 11-11:50 a.m., May 14, Austin 126. Registration.

College of Engineering Virtual Faculty Lecture with Gerrad Jones: "Revealing nature's secrets: A chemical forensics approach to decode the information stored in water." Noon to 1 p.m., May 14. Register for the lecture: More information:

Legal services for undocumented students: Join us for an informative workshop to learn about legal services available to undocumented students at OSU. Noon, May 14, via Zoom. For more information or accommodation requests, please contact us at [email protected]. Promotional flyer available here.

Russian and Soviet whaling lecture: Ryan Tucker Jones, author of “Red Leviathan: The Secret History of Soviet Whaling,” will give the keynote Environmental Arts and Humanities lecture on “Russia, the Destruction of the World’s Whales, and the Nature of the Twentieth Century.” 4:30 p.m., May 14, Memorial Union 109.  

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.

OSU Wind Ensemble: The Student Arts Season at PRAx kicks off with the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble 7 p.m. May 14 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The OSU Wind Ensemble features the most outstanding brass, woodwind and percussion players on campus. This 50-member ensemble explores new literature and performs the masterworks of the wind band ensemble genre. The windensemble is directed by Erik Leung, director of bands at OSU. Tickets $10; students $5. Tickets here.


NEW! 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 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., May 16 at Marigold. Purchase class passes and register here. Contact: [email protected].

NEWPRAx Album Club: The Band. It’s like a book club, only we listen to and discuss the greatest rock and pop albums of all time. Hosted by Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., May 22, in person at PRAx or remotely on Zoom. Free and open to all.

OSU Wind Symphony: The School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts Presents the Oregon State University WindSymphony 7 p.m. May 16 in Detrick Hall at PRAx. The OSU WindSymphony is an auditioned group in the music department at Oregon State University. It comprises undergraduate students and is open to students of any major. Tickets $10; students $5. Tickets here.

Innovation Demo Day: Join the OSU Advantage Accelerator for our Innovation Demo Day from 5-8 p.m., May 16 at the LaSells Stewart Center. Listen to cutting-edge company pitches, delve into the future of AI with our expert panel and take advantage of networking opportunities over refreshments. Admission is free, but registration is required. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and be inspired. Learn more here.

Public Seed Library — Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic: Come learn how to harden off your greenhouse starts, get your vegetable garden set up for a successful harvest, explore warm season crops, herbs and flower varieties and take home free seeds. Benton County Master Gardeners can help you plan your garden and answer your questions. 9:30 a.m. to noon, May 18 at the Public Seed Library in the Corvallis Library's historic Belluschi wing. Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Soundbox 7 Pulse: Improvising Collective Future(s): This year, Soundbox 7 features works, live performances, emergent art(s), and improvisational practices that embody DIY approaches, offer real-time solutions, and utilize improvisation as a vital tool for addressing pressing global issues identified by the United Nations, including Environmental and Global Health, Gender Equality, Humanitarianism, and Technology and Innovation: May 19 – 21 in MU 109; free and open to all.

PRAx art integration fellowship presents Confluences II: "Confluences II" is a showcase of interdisciplinary projects developed by PRAx Student Fellows of 2023-24 at Oregon State University. The projects will be presented in various mediums at four venues on campus and in downtown Corvallis throughout May and June.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Feminist Academic Advising – Real StoriesHear from feminist academic advisors from across the U.S. and gain an understanding of how their feminism intersects with their advising practice. Panelists will discuss their own advising practice and the way their feminism informs the interactions they have with students. Noon, May 16 via Zoom; free and open to all. Register to attend here.

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Laura Gabel, a coastal field geologist with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries will be giving a seminar titled “Evaluating tsunami vertical evacuation in Seaside, Oregon,” 3:30 p.m., May 16, in person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link 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: “Grass Seed and Hemp Pathology: Detection and Management of Viruses and Nematodes,” presented by Hannah Rivedal of USDA Forage Seed & Cereal Research Unit, 4 p.m., May 16, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website. No public recording will be available.

NEW! “Tap into the Abilities of People with Disabilities: The Case of Employees with Hearing Loss.” David Baldridge, the Toomey Faculty Fellow and professor of management in the College of Business, will be the featured faculty member in the upcoming College of Business Thought Leadership Series Virtual Event at noon, May 21. Register here: Questions? Contact [email protected]

NEW! CTL — Mutual Mentors Bootcamp: This two-hour workshop provides opportunities to learn and practice proven interpersonal skills, questioning techniques and structured conversational tools to use while mentoring others. 1-2:50 p.m., May 24, LINC 345. Register now.

NEW! Acceptance and Commitment Skills Training: This training provides a practical, values-oriented, skills-focused and research-based method to approach problems. Scott Mcfee will guide three weekend workshops, 2-5 p.m., July 14, 21, and 28. Open to all and held at Marigold; registration is open. $180 public; $160 educators. Scholarships are available for OSU undergraduates and graduate students. Contact us.

PFLA Zoom event: "College of Health Reorganization," presented by Laurel Kincl, professor and associate dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs. 11 a.m. to noon, May 15. Learn more about the reorganization that resulted in the new OSU College of Health. Register for the event or follow us on social media via

Offshore Religion: Considering Religion from the Perspective of the Ocean. Scholarship on religion, like historical, sociological, literary, cultural and most other humanistic and social scientific scholarship, has been predominantly terracentric. Richard J. Callahan, Jr., a fellow in Yale University’s Material and Visual Cultures of Religion program, will explore the study of religion offshore and pay particular attention to the 19th century American whaling industry, and Indigenous whaling practices. 3 p.m. May 15 in MU Room 208; free and open to all.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "The Lookout Point Project and Upper Willamette Chinook Salmon: A case study of a wicked problem in resource management," presented by Dalton Hance with USGS from 4-5 p.m. May 15 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure. Join professor of history Jacob Hamblin and history senior instructor Linda Richards for a conversation on their new book, "Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure." Hamblin and Richards will also engage participants with original primary sources on radiation exposure from the nuclear history collections in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center of the Valley Library. 4 p.m., May 15 in the Valley Library, fifth floor, Special Collections Archives and Records Center. 

Celebrating Diversity in Teaching career webcast: Make valuable connections with passionate educators who are creating inclusive and equitable learning environments for students. Hear from a panel of respected regional educators who will share their experiences at a free, interactive Ask Alumni webcast. 4:30 p.m., May 15. Presented by the OSU Alumni Association and the College of Education. Register. 

Spring Poster Symposium (SPS): Join us for Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) 2024 from 9 a.m. to noon, May 16 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. OSU faculty, staff, students and Corvallis community members are invited to attend this symposium that features undergraduate and high school student research posters. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or contact [email protected].

Political science lecture: Gregory Leslie, political science, Ohio State University, will speak on “Permeable group boundaries: The unusual centrality of context among biracials.” Though one in 10 Americans are multiracial, contextual theories fail to account for individuals with multiple racial in-groups. Among biracials, context matters more — greater flexibility to interact as in-group members intensifies responsiveness to racial cues and endows exceptional latitude to adopt different groups’ preferences. Noon to 1 p.m., May 17, Bexell 415. There is also a Zoom option

Applied Economics seminar: Prof. Patrick Lloyd-Smith from the University of Saskatchewan will present "Putting Heterogeneity to Work to Improve the Representativeness of Stated Preference Survey Results," 2:30-4 p.m., May 17, Ballard Extension Hall Room 219; also available via Zoom. Additional details here

BioResource Research Seminar: Parker Rianda, BS in BRR with option in biotechnology, minors in chemistry and toxicology, will speak on “Discovery of Bioactive Minor Cannabinoids in Hemp Extract and Investigating Therapeutic Effect,” at noon, May 20 in LPSC 402. Mentors are Jan Frederik Stevens and Cristobal L. Miranda, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Linus Pauling Institute.

Indigenizing Education: Exploring the History of Indigenous Peoples and Education. Zoom seminar featuring keynote speaker Chance White Eyes, OSU director of Tribal Relations. Program includes panel discussion and overview of OSU services supporting Native students. Hosted by OSU's New Beginnings for Tribal Students (NBTS). 3-5 p.m., May 23. Register for free here. More information about NBTS is here.

2024 Berg Lecture: “Simple predictive rules in microbial community assembly: From the lab to the world’s oceans." Presented by Jeff Gore, physics of living systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 5-6 p.m. May 28, at the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception hosted by the Department of Microbiology will follow from 6-7:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Register here.

Take Note

NEW! KidSpirit registration: Do you have plans for your kiddos this summer? How about plans that include sports, arts, science, cooking and more? Register now for OSU’s KidSpirit Summer Day Camp. Spots are filling up fast. We are very excited to reintroduce swim lessons this year, as well as sewing camp. Gymnastics, cooking academy and leadership training make their return this year. For more information and to register, visit: OSU faculty, staff and students receive a discount.

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.

College of Engineering Oregon Stater Award Nominations: Nominations close Monday, May 20. The College of Engineering is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Oregon Stater Awards. These awards honor outstanding alumni for their contributions to the engineering profession and to Oregon State University. Awards will be given in three categories, determined by length of career and accomplishments: Engineering Hall of Fame, Academy of Distinguished Engineers and Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers. Submit your nominations today. The nomination deadline is May 20.

Class Pass Sale at The Marigold Center: Now through May 27, Marigold class packs will be on sale for educators and the public. Marigold offers a range of contemplative drop-in classes including gentle and flow yoga, quiet and mindfulness meditation and more. Student pricing for class packs will be extended to everyone and range from $15 (single) to $250 (20 passes). View the drop-in class schedule and purchase passes. Email: [email protected].

BEaver KIND notes: Inspiration from alumni. Do you remember the excitement of graduating from OSU? Is there a piece of advice you wish you’d received or encouraging words that would have eased your transition? The Class of 2024 is about to embark on this same journey and could benefit from your experiences. Help welcome these new graduates to a global community of 200,000+ Beaver alumni by submitting your note by May 13 at

No Surplus Pick-Ups: OSU Surplus will not be able to fulfill Surplus Pick-Up Requests from June 5-23 as we support campus move-out. We will resume pick-ups on June 24 and will be working hard to get through the backed-up requests. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy, or research you want to share with the campus community? FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] for help.

Geoscience Club Yardwork Fundraiser: The Geoscience Club’s biggest tradition is an annual spring break trip. This year the club is providing miscellaneous yard-work as a fundraiser for next year’s trip (destination TBD). They have availability Friday-Sunday May 19-June 9 as well as finals week, June 10-14. Suggested donation of $15 an hour. Contact us at (503) 444-1084 or [email protected].


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NEW! The Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Education Program Assistant 1 position to assist with the Master Gardener Program in Multnomah County. This is a full-time, 12-month, limited duration classified position starting at $18.57 hourly + benefits. This limited duration position is based at the OSU Food Innovation Center in Portland and has an appointment period of one year from the start date. The position may be extended, depending upon available funding. Posting #P04801CT. Closes May 18.


"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." ~ Isaac Newton

Corvallis: Sunny today, high of 74, low of 49. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 73, low of 48. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 64, low of 47. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

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