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:

Evolving market dynamics foster consumer inattention that can lead to risky purchases, says researchers (Phys Org)

If the negative effects of that risk are not immediately noticeable, the market can evolve to keep consumers ignorant of the risks, said Michelle Barnhart, an associate professor in Oregon State University's College of Business and a co-author of a new paper.

What Indigenous Willamette people knew about camas bulbs 3,500 years ago matters (Corvallis Advocate)

An Oregon State University study found evidence that Indigenous groups in the Pacific Northwest were intentionally harvesting edible camas bulbs at optimal stages of the plant’s maturation as far back as 3,500 years ago.

Arts leader Kimberly Howard Wade to speak at OSU-Cascades' 23rd Commencement Ceremony (KTVZ)

Kimberly Howard Wade, the executive director of Caldera, a youth arts organization, will give the commencement address at the Oregon State University–Cascades commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 16.

AI chips could get a sense of time (Scien Mag)

Lu is also a professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials science and engineering. Chae is now an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Oregon State University. 

Robotics students shine at World Championship competition (Columbia Gorge News)

The middle school teams traveling to VEX Worlds this year included Barcanados and The Dust Pans from Wy’east Middle School and Disconauts representing Wasco County 4-H and The Dalles Middle School. All teams were rookies new to competing at the Worlds finals level.

Today's photo

Moon over the tower: Sagan Hoffman says, “I saw this while out on a walk, the moon being balanced on the bell tower in the library quad and thought it looked cool enough to share.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Good planning is essential for students to skillfully navigate the final weeks of the term. Consider taking 10 minutes in class for students to fill out the calendar in the Academic Success Center’s Finals Survival Guide. This guide gives students tools to plan well, study wisely and practice stress-relieving techniques to support their well-being and academic success. 


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. Available online at Twitch:

BEE Teaching Philosophy SeminarKaterina Georgiou from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will give the teaching seminar "From microbes to the Earth system: An introduction to modeling microbial function in soil biogeochemistry" at 9:30 a.m., May 21 in KEC1005 (Available via Zoom if you are unable to attend in person:

Help Session for Summer Academic Wage processing: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon a virtual Help Session will be set up to assist depts with filling out their spreadsheets for Summer Academic Wage requests.  This is a drop-in session, no pre-registration required. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or via the employee service portal at [email protected].  Link for the session is

Department of Integrative Biology Seminar: Daniel T. Blumstein, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA, will present a seminar, "Insights from an emergent view of sociality," at 10 a.m., May 21 in Gilbert 224. The seminar is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend in person, please feel free the catch the seminar streaming on Zoom at For more information and to view the entire Integrative Biology Department Seminar Series lineup, please go to

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. 10-11 a.m., May 21, LINC 468 faculty lounge. No registration required.

“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]

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.

Klamath Dam Removal Project Lecture with Mark Bransom: Join us to hear from Mark Bransom, chief executive officer of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, about the cooperative effort to re-establish the natural vitality of the Klamath River so that it can support all communities in the Klamath basin at the College of Engineering's Dean's Distinguished Lecture. 6 p.m. May 21, the LaSells Stewart Center. More information:

TrekWars Seven: For the seventh year, a panel of faculty and graduate students loyal to Star Wars and Star Trek will square off in a ferocious academic battle to see whose fandom comes out on top. This year’s theme is “Leadership in SciFi.” Panelists include Professor Joseph Orosco (OSU), Senior Instructor Randall Milstein (OSU), Associate Research Professor Diana Rohlman (OSU), doctoral student Mohammed Shakibnia (UO) and Assistant Professor Christina Allaback (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg). 6:30 p.m., May 21, MU 208. Co-sponsored by the OSU Cosplay Club and the Anarres Project.

OSU One-Acts: The Spring One-Act Festival 2024 features six newly adapted plays inspired by folk tales written and directed by OSU students. The festival is sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes and includes everything from comic takes on familiar characters to explorations of life, death and redemption. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20-June 2, Ray Theater, PRAx. Tickets $12; students $5. Tickets here.


NEW! Albina Music Trust Community Archive Open House: Albina Music Trust and OSU’s Special Collections Archives and Records Center present an afternoon of historic regional arts activation. Join us to celebrate the recent release of a community archive documenting the artistic and cultural legacy of Portland’s historically Black neighborhood of Albina, many years in the making. 1-3 p.m., May 23 on the fifth floor of the Valley Library. Free and open to all.

NEW! Gerontology conference: The 47th Annual Gerontology Conference, “Healthy Aging-Friendly Communities: Connecting People and Places through Research and Practice,” will be held Friday, May 31, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Gerontology professionals from across the country will present more than 25 educational aging-friendly topics for health and human service professionals and the public. For the full schedule and registration, visit The conference is sponsored by the OSU College of Health, Extension FCH, the Center for Healthy Aging Research and the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation.

NEW! Sweet Beginnings: Commencement Celebration. Celebrating a 2024 grad this year? Gather at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center directly after the June 15 Commencement ceremony (approximately 1:30-3 p.m.) to enjoy cookies and refreshments, snap Insta-worthy photos and make final memories with grads, friends, family and faculty. Details, plus additional networking events, celebrations, career advice and more, are available at

College of Engineering Clean Water Showcase: Explore cutting-edge research through lightning talks, presentations, panel discussions and more, and engage in networking opportunities to learn about and help shape transformational approaches to clean water. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 22. More information:

PRAx 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.

PRAx Presents Rob Schwimmer: Hear “Triple Helix” by Rob Schwimmer  7 p.m., May 23 at 7 p.m. in Detrick Hall. Rob Schwimmer inhabits a musical kingdom where playing alone, conjures a sound world created by his singular virtuosity at the piano, theremin and Haken Continuum – a rarely heard combination that allows him to bring audiences to mysterious new sonic territory and find new or re-connect with forgotten feelings. Tickets $20; students $5. Tickets here.

Beavs Lead: Change. This half-day student leadership development retreat provides the opportunity to connect with others in the OSU community who are social justice-driven and dedicated to creating positive change. Discover the power you hold and how you can use it to spark change. Food will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 24 in kaku-ixt mana ina haws gathering hall. For more information see

UPDATED! OSU Wind Pops: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents OSU Wind Pops Concert at 7 p.m., May 28 in the Memorial Union Quad. Join all of the OSU Bands as they combine together for an unforgettable evening of pops music on the MU Quad. Bring your friends and family. Tickets are free. Tickets here.

Spring Sing!: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents Spring Sing! 7 p.m., May 29 in Detrick Hall. Spring Sing! brings together OSU’s like-voice choirs – the Meistersingers and Bella Voce – for a powerful culminating performance to the year. The Meistersingers, is directed by Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music Steven Zielke, and Bella Voce, is directed by Associate Professor Sandra Babb. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

CTL teaching excellence celebration: Join us in celebrating OSU's rich accomplishments in the area of teaching. This session highlights promotions, CTL developments and activities, and teaching awards. Our guest speaker, Nathan Kirk from the Department of Integrative Biology and winner of the 2023 OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, will present “One Job not two: Breaking down the distinction between teaching and scholarship.” 3:30 p.m., May 30, MU Horizon Room 49. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP now.

PRISMxKBVR-FM Record Painting: Need to unwind? Like to paint? Want some new decor? Join PRISM and KBVR-FM for record painting from noon to 3 p.m., May 31 in the SEC plaza. We will provide all the supplies as well as refreshments. Hope to see you there.

Saber Es Poder: Students are invited to attend a half-day trip for a Temazcal (sweat lodge) Ceremony experience at Anahuac Farm in Turner. Learn about leadership through the lenses of Indigeneity and uncover the leader within. Alternative experiences will be available; see registration for more details. Lunch and transportation provided. Registration deadline May 24. Event June 1. Learn more at

Diffusions: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents Diffusions: A Music Technology Concert at 7:30 p.m., June 4 in Detrick Hall. This concert by students in OSU’s Music Technology program explores the aesthetic power of electronic sound production and manipulation through technological experimentation. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

OSU Jazz Ensemble: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts presents OSU Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m., June 5 in Detrick Hall. From classic standards to modern, explorative arrangements, the OSU Jazz Ensemble covers the range of an extensive musical landscape. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Community Input Session: The College of Forestry invites you to the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Community Input Session from 6-8 p.m., June 5 in PFSC 117. Remote participation available via Zoom. A new plan is being developed to guide management of the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. After nearly two years of work, we have developed a suite of “management strategies” that will serve as the foundation for forest management. We now need to make decisions on how these strategies will be overlaid across the forest. At this session, we will provide an overview of decisions made to date and request your input on how we allocate land within the forest. All OSU Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome to attend. More info about planning process here.

OSU Guitar Ensemble: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts presents OSU Guitar Ensemble at 7 p.m., June 6 in Detrick Hall. Directed by Cameron O’Conner, the OSU Guitar Ensemble presents repertoire from all over the world and from many historical eras, carrying audiences into the full range of what the instrument can do. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

Engineering Expo: The 2024 Engineering Expo will feature interactive design project displays created and hosted by more than 1,200 senior engineering students. Project topics cover the breadth of engineering challenges, including robotics, clean water, nuclear energy, virtual reality, construction innovation and much more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 7. More information:

OSU Chamber Choir: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts presents OSU Chamber Choir, the President’s Concert at 7 p.m., June 8 in Detrick Hall. Named in honor of President Emeritus Edward J. Ray and his late wife, Beth Ray, the President’s Concert represents the pinnacle of the choral year at Oregon State. Tickets $25; students free. Tickets here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2024 Showcase & Discussion: Join this session featuring highlights from CTL Fellows in CEOAS, Engineering, Health and Cascades. Participate in a discussion on what’s next in strengthening teaching and learning. Consider how partnering with the program can play a critical role in meeting teaching and learning goals in the Prosperity Widely Shared Strategic Plan in your college. Noon to 12:50 p.m., May 23 on Zoom. Register.

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Will Oestreich, postdoctoral fellow with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, will be giving a seminar titled “Collective behavior in dynamic oceanic ecosystems,” at 3:30 p.m., May 23 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: “Breeding hazelnuts resistant to eastern filbert blight,” presented by Shawn Mehlenbacher of Oregon State University, 4 p.m., May 23, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

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. There will be time for audience questions. 6 p.m., May 23  in the Journey Room of the Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to all.

Firewise Landscaping Basics webinar: Celebrate wildfire awareness month with us. Save your seat and register for the free webinar "Firewise Landscape Basics" with Amy Jo Detweiler, OSU Extension horticulturalist, from noon to 1 p.m., May 22. You will learn about home ignition zones, fire-prone and fire-resistant plants, landscape design and maintenance and plant selection for attractive, firewise landscapes.

Spring Graduate Assessment Workshop: Graduate program assessment leads, please join the team from the Office of Assessment from 1:30-2:30 p.m., May 22 in the Beth Ray Center Room 138. Interact with the updated assessment rubric and report template, hear about the upcoming NWCCU site visit and get an overview of the submission process for next year. For more information, contact [email protected].

Colonialism's Typhoons and the Creation of Racialized Oceanic Labor in the Asian Pacific: How are colonialism, climate change and seafaring interconnected? Professor Jason Chang, associate professor of history and Asian/Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, shares new research spanning the 16th to 20th centuries marking a period of political, climatic and economic transformation that illustrates why imperial fleets turned to disposable Asian labor for their commercial fleets in the Pacific. 2 p.m., May 22 in Bexell Hall, Room 412.

Water Resources Science Seminar Series: "Bedrock Weathering in the Critical Zone: Influencing Subsurface Hydrology and Landslide," presented by Seulgi Moon with UCLA from 4-5 p.m. May 22 in Burt Hall 193 or on Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Contact [email protected] for Zoom details.

South Australia Landscapes Spring 2025 information session: Join OSU faculty to learn about the upcoming RNG 499 South Australia Landscapes Global Opportunities course. It’s not too early to plan for this 5-credit class, which includes participation in the International Rangelands Congress in Adelaide, Australia; exploration of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Augusta and more. 5 p.m., May 22, Oldfield 108 or Zoom: Contacts: [email protected] and [email protected].

Travel Talks: Sustainable Seafood. Support sustainably grown, harvested and processed seafood with your culinary choices as you travel, both at home and away. Join conservation scientist and marine fisheries ecologist Selina Heppell, head of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences, for this important and fun Travel Talk at 5:30 p.m. May 22. Register today.

Indigenizing Education: Exploring the History of Indigenous Peoples and Education. Zoom seminar featuring keynote 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.

Take Note

NEW! Changemakers: Jeanne Carver, M.S. ’79. Congratulations to Jeanne for being named a Changemaker by the OSU Alumni Association. As the founder and president of Shaniko Wool Company, Jeanne's passion for reviving local agriculture and domestic supply chains is making an extraordinary impact on sustainability in fashion. Shaniko's wool is used globally, including by Ralph Lauren in Team USA's 2014, 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics uniforms. Learn more and nominate future Changemakers:

NEW! Call for Applications: Career ChampionsApplications for the fall 2024 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. Career Champions provides educators with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while tackling issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications are due June 7. Cohort meets on Zoom from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays weeks 3-8 of fall term. Direct questions to Brenna Gomez.

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.

PRAx Launches its 24-25 Season: The first full season of the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx) is here. Mark your calendars: Single event tickets and season ticket packages will go on sale May 22. The first full season includes multi-genre, interdisciplinary performers, the launch of the Indigenous Jazz Club, the advent of dance at PRAx and so much more.

Take your teaching to the next level: Join the Fall ’24 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community to build resilience into your teaching. You’ll learn from experts at CTL and Academic Technologies while collaborating with OSU faculty who share your passion for teaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a more resilient and effective educator. See the call for participation and apply by June 3. Funding provided.

Ready, Set, AI: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies for the Fall ’24 Faculty Learning Community addressing artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on teaching and learning. We will explore issues regarding AI in education, develop proactive teaching strategies and hear from AI experts. See the call for participation. Funding provided. Apply by June 3.

Photo contest: The Healthy Aging Club is proud to announce its fifth annual photo contest. The theme this year is older adults engaging in their favorite hobbies. Prizes include gift certificates, craft kits and OSU swag. Please email your submission to [email protected] by Saturday, May 25, at midnight. 

Voice your opinion - AI at OSU: We are looking for your ideas on how OSU can incorporate, integrate and deploy AI as part of the AI@OSU initiative ( Take the survey here; only for Oregon State University students, faculty and staff. The survey is voluntary, anonymous and should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open and available for participation until Friday, June 7.

Fulbright scholar program: 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.

Design for Social Impact: Oregon State University's Design for Social Impact (DSI) program, within the Honors College, offers transformative education for students across disciplines. DSI equips them with skills to address society's challenges through flexible, project-based curricula. Collaborating with communities and industry, students create solutions with real impact. The program now introduces the Design for Social Impact Certificate and DSI 415 Multidisciplinary Design for Social Impact course, open to all Corvallis campus students. Registration for DSI 415 is available for Summer and Fall 2024 terms. Explore more at


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NEW! CAS Research Pre-Award Program Rep 2: OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Research Group invites applications for a new Program Representative 2 position. Remote workers encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, 12-month, classified position. Posting #P04807CT. Full consideration June 4.  


“Plant dreams and pull weeds." ~ Unknown

Corvallis: Slight chance of rain today, high of 62, low of 48. Chance of showers Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Chance of showers today, high of 65, low of 42. Mostly sunny Wednesday.

Newport: Patchy fog and rain likely, high of 58, low of 45. Slight chance of showers Wednesday.

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