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:

Oregon State University to develop greener rechargeable battery (Fox News)

A research team led by Oregon State University is planning to develop a new rechargeable battery that could reduce the need for environmentally destructive mining of rare minerals like nickel and lithium and accelerate the clean energy transition.

OSU professor: Gubernatorial race historic on many fronts (Pacific Northwest Ag Network)

Oregon’s gubernatorial race was historic on several fronts, three former state lawmakers, all women, all making a strong showing in polls prior to election night. Oregon State University Political Science Professor David Bernell said the outcome is also noteworthy, because it’s such a close vote.  

Where are the orchard bots? OSU shares the latest research on tree fruit robotics (Capital Press)

“Every apple you see at the grocery store was picked by a human hand,” said Joe Davidson, assistant professor of robotics at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering.

Cows fed hemp produced milk with THC, researchers say (Washington Post)

“You’re not going to see CBD-enhanced milk on the shelf for a long time,” said Jeffrey Steiner, director of Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center. Steiner, who was not part of the newly published research, has experimented on hemp as a feed supplement for dairy cows, sheep and poultry. But his team has had authorization to study hemp only since 2019, and he stressed that much more research needs to be done before the plant is likely to get regulatory approval as an animal feed.

Overall enrollment at Oregon public colleges, universities down this fall (OPB News)

Oregon State University announced Thursday that it broke an enrollment record, with more than 35,000 students enrolled this fall term. That’s more than a 3% increase in enrollment over last fall. The university says its main source of enrollment growth is online students registered through its Ecampus, which saw a nearly 6% increase in enrollment this fall compared to a 1% increase in enrollment at the main campus in Corvallis.


Race to secure water as Oregonians face a drier future amid drought, climate change (Statesman Journal)

"There are changes, and we can't depend necessarily on the kind of precipitation we've had in the past," said William Jaeger, an applied economics professor at Oregon State University who studies natural resource and water economics. "To the extent we are seeing more frequent droughts in terms of dry periods in spring and summer on this side of the Cascades, that's going to be a problem in the Willamette Basin, and it's going to be a larger problem than it used to be." (This article is behind a paywall)

Recommended new books on filmmaking (The Film Stage)

In Road Trip to Nowhere, Jon Lewis (Oregon State)s’ highly engaging book about the explosive (literally, in the case of Zabriskie Point) collision between Hollywood and the counterculture, the author smartly zeroes in on the zeitgeist-altering films and key figures. These include individuals whose lives ended up destroyed (Jean Seberg, Mark Frechette), some whose work was unappreciated for decades (Barbara Loden), a few battle-hardened survivors (Jane Fonda and Dennis Hopper), and one whose odd path is almost incomprehensible (Christopher Jones).

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International Education Week: Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts, and community during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. (Photo by Hannah O'Leary during a study abroad trip to Italy.) We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Interested in adding career readiness activities to your teaching while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion? Join the Career Development Center in the Winter 2023 cohort of Career Champions. Topics include the hidden curriculum, career competencies, imposter syndrome and the bias inherent in professionalism standards. Apply by Nov. 23 for this faculty professional development program.


UPDATED: Beaver Boosters and Vaccines: OSU will be hosting COVID-19 boosters and other vaccines on the OSU Corvallis campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 62. Clinics are open to the public and will provide updated bivalent boosters for individuals 5 and older, plus COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older while supplies last. The hMPXV (monkeypox) vaccine will also be available for those who meet current OHA vaccine criteria, while supplies last (view OHA guidance on hMPXV vaccine). No appointments are needed and all vaccines are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

NEW! People and Nature Seminar: Isabel Justiniano (Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences) will present, “Cultural and Environmental Creencias (Beliefs) and How They Influence [email protected] Outdoor Recreation in the Willamette Valley of Oregon,” Nov. 15, noon to 12:45 p.m.The lecture is free and open to all. Bexell Hall 414 or join online ( For more information, visit:

NEW! History of Indigenous peoples in Central Oregon: Oregon State University - Cascades students and Leona Ike, an enrolled elder of the Confederated Tribes of Warms Springs, will host a presentation titled “A Walk Through History” on Tuesday that honors Native American Heritage Month by exploring the history of Indigenous peoples in Central Oregon. Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., Tykeson Hall, Room 111 on the OSU-Cascades campus. Free and open to the public.

Department of Horticulture seminar series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 15 at noon. Weston Miller, community horticulturist, Department of Horticulture, OSU Extension Service, will present, “Solve Pest Problems — A New Information Resource for the Pacific Northwest.” Visit our website for presenter’s bio and the Zoom information at:

OSU Procurement training series: Procurement will be hosting virtual training sessions on various OSU procurement topics. Sessions include: Introduction to Sole Source, Nov. 15, 3–4 p.m.; Introduction to Personal Services Contracts, Nov. 16, 3-4 p.m.; Informal Procurements, Nov, 17, 2 - 4 p.m.; Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance, Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. To register:

Book Club: Join the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) for a book club reading of “The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker’s writing on race in America with a foreword by and edited by Jelani Cobb, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker. We are reading this book in advance of the Feb. 1 keynote address. Register by Nov. 14. The book club will meet via Zoom every two weeks on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 15. For questions, contact [email protected].

FURst Aid: Triaging equine sports injuries. "Help! My horse was injured in a competition. What do I do?" In this presentation, veterinarians Dr. Stacy Semevolos and Dr. Katja Duesterdieck-Zellmer, faculty members in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, will describe how to handle common sports-related injuries in horses to stabilize them before the vet arrives. Nov. 15, 5-6 p.m. Free/open to public. In-person (Magruder 1152) or on Zoom. Registration required.

System Overload: Building a Trained and Stable Child Care Workforce. Join faculty from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as they discuss the new Early Learning System Initiative (ELSI). Hear about the innovative ways they are leveraging a $14.4 million grant to break barriers and support the diverse needs of Oregon’s early childhood educators and working families seeking affordable and accessible child care. Register for this free Public Health Insider webcast Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

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.

‘Plaints n' Pizza: Join us for a student-led, open conversation regarding Disability Access Services. Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in ILLC 155 or on Zoom ( There will be pizza for in-person guests. For more information, [email protected].

Ableism in accessing disability services: Join us for a student-led conversation regarding discrimination at Disability Access Services. Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in ILLC 155 or on Zoom There will be pizza for in-person guests. For more information, [email protected].

"Science to Story" with David Baker: You're invited to an event with writer, photographer and filmmaker David Baker as he presents "Science to Story: The Power of Narrative in Communicating an Ecological Crisis." Baker will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing his new book, "The Lost Continent," linking the world's coral reefs to the well-being of our planet. Nov. 15, 7 p.m., in Cascade Hall Rm 136. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, Marine Studies Initiative, and Department of Integrative Biology.

Wind Ensemble: The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble presents Frozen Cathedrals, a send-off concert for the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. Directed by Erik Kar Jun Leung, with Olin Hannum, guest conductor, and Erin Mendelson, flute. Featuring works by Giancarlo Castro D’Addona, Aakash Mittal, Anthony Barfield, David Maslanka and John Mackey. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Free, open to all. 


NEW! Apoptosis: Join the College of Forestry International Programs for the opening reception of "Apoptosis". Featuring work by visiting scholar and artist Luis Prato, the exhibition is a multimedia exploration of art and science in the forest happening as part of International Education Week. Free. Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. in the second floor “knuckle” between Richardson Hall and PFSC. Refreshments served.

NEW! Percent for Art celebration: Oregon was one of the first states to pass ‘Percent for Art’ legislation, setting aside no less than 1% of funds for the acquisition of public-facing artwork in all state funded building construction projects. The Peavy Forest Science Center features three art installations funded by this program. Nov. 30, 3:30-6  p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center. More information is on our website:

ASOSU International Lounge Open House: ASOSU International Lounge will serve as a space of belonging to all international students as well as OSU community members interested in international affairs. Come join us in the opening of this space on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

GIS Day 2022 @ OSU: OSU celebrates GIS Day with presentations and demos that showcase innovations in remote sensing on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn how to be involved in the exciting field of remote sensing, see live drones fly, and socialize. Free and open to all. Full event schedule:

Beaver Dads: Are you a self-identified dad looking to meet other dads at OSU? Join Beaver Dads this Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MU 211 for informal conversation about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Family Resource Center and facilitated by Tarron Anderson, Beaver Dads will meet every third Wednesday throughout the academic year. For more information, including opportunities to join via zoom, contact [email protected].

Provost’s Reception for International Employees and Scholars: Provost Edward Feser will host a reception to recognize and celebrate Oregon State’s international employees, visiting scholars and department sponsors on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge. The reception will include brief remarks by President Jayathi Murthy and Provost Feser. This activity is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Karen Hooker’s retirement party: A celebration for Karen Hooker will be held Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate and congratulate Karen on her retirement. The event will be held in the Hallie Ford Center Lobby with a program starting at 4:30 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Sign the e-card at this link: Contact Carol Murphy ([email protected]) with any questions.

Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from Shostakovich, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with Alexander Tutunov on piano. Directed by Marlan Carlson and Elliana Phillips. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Students with valid school ID may request complimentary tickets starting one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Mindfulness in Social Justice Education: "Critical Race Feminist Perspectives," with Kathryn McIntosh, associate professor with the College of Education. This lecture explores how mindfulness helps students learn multiculturalism. Nov. 16 from 5-6 p.m. in Furman Hall, Room 303. Zoom: More information:

NEW! Research transitions: Hear from two national Cooperative Extension leaders about research translation to promote health and well-being in communities. Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and hear from Roger Rennekamp, APLU, and Mike Gutter, Virginia Tech, on “The Power of Cooperative Extension for Research Translation.” Join via Zoom at

NEW! Medea Benjamin, of Code Pink and Global Exchange: Benjamin will share insights from her new book, "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict." Skillfully bringing together the historical record and current analysis, "War in Ukraine" looks at the events leading up to the conflict, surveys the different parties involved and weighs the risks of escalation and opportunities for peace. Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in the Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

NEW! Information session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., Zoom. Webinar registration.

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and Dan Sobota from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will be giving a seminar titled “Monitoring & Early Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Oregon from Space: Case Study of Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities,” Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Innovation to Market — Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 for a one-hour virtual event offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn about opportunities for university faculty and administrators through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This is an interactive session with Fulbright Association Program staff who will take live questions. The catalog of awards for 2024-25 will be posted in February 2023. Register at

Hiring Q&A Webinars Hosted by Human Resources: These sessions are designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR Teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link. Dec. 7, 1  to 2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

November Research Integrity Forum: Join the Research Office for “Research Data and the New NIH Data Management Policy.” In this forum we will discuss some of the types of data that researchers can generate and encounter, what managing data might entail and why it is important, and the available resources at OSU to help. We will also focus on the new NIH data management and sharing policy, which becomes effective in January 2023. The forum will be held on Nov. 16, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For additional information, email [email protected].

Travel Talks — Greece: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Nov. 16, featuring Gary B. Ferngren, emeritus professor of history. Ferngren will discuss historical and cultural aspects of Greece and Turkey while sharing his favorite spots in the region. Kate Sanders, director of the OSUAA Group Travel Program, will also be on hand with information on reserving a spot on one of OSUAA’s 2023 Greek tours. Register at

WRGP Seminars: Christopher Ansell of the University of California, Berkeley, will present "The Evolution of Polycentric Groundwater Governance," Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in STAG 111 or on Zoom. Please reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

CPHHS Coaches Clinic Series: Foundations of Coaching. Learn how to support positive developments as a youth sports coach by attending this session led by OSU kinesiology experts. The first session in the Coaches Clinic Series presented by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.

PFLA Leadership Series: "Leading Change through Thoughtful, Authentic Dialogue," presented by Heather Horn, chief human resources officer. Nov. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., PFSC Room 125 or via Zoom. Join us to learn more about engaging in open conversations that empower employees and improve their work experience. For more information about the event and how to register, click here

Forest Management Plan Listening Session: There will be a public listening session Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the plan. Recent draft sections of the plan can be accessed through on the FMP webpage. Zoom link. For questions, email [email protected]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Are you a caregiver in need of strategies to care for yourself as you care for others? Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care is offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," free to all OSU community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon between Jan. 19-Feb, 23 via Zoom. Class size is limited, so registration is required by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and registration via email, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Linda Bruslind, senior instructor II, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 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. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Holiday Events — Alcohol Service Registration: It’s holiday season and many groups are planning celebrations.  If you are planning to have alcohol at your event, remember to submit your alcohol registration at least 21 days prior to the event. Alcohol service requirements and registration information can be found here: Please email [email protected] with questions.

Now accepting FYI Friday proposals for Winter 2023: Does your team have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? Consider FYI Friday as your venue!. Campus partners are invited to present what they’ve been working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff – presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Reach out to [email protected] with questions.

Student Health Advisory Board: OSU students, do you care about the health and well-being of the OSU community? Do you want to get involved in administrative processes and have an impact? Are you interested in being a voice for students in health initiatives? Apply to join the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Applications are due Nov. 28 at 5 p.m.: SHAB Application 2022-2023

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.

Traffic and Maintenance

NEW! SW Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, SW Washington Way will be closed between SW 35th and SW 30th Streets on Nov. 15. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (view map).


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! Painter: University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Painter position. Posting #P03859CT. Closes Nov. 23.

NEW! Program Representative 1: The Office of the Registrar is looking for people to join our team. The position is a full-time, 12-month position. A hybrid work schedule working two days/week from home is possible after training. Posting #P03852CT. Full consideration Nov. 21. Closes Nov. 27.  


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." ~ Maya Angelou

Corvallis: Patchy frost and then sunny, high of 50, low of 28. Patchy frost and then sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Patchy fog and then sunny, high of 41, low of 22. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 59, low of 39.  Sunny tomorrow.

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