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:


OSU researchers take key step toward improving lives of people with epilepsy (KTVZ)

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have taken a key step toward improving the lives of patients with epilepsy by developing a sensor system for quickly testing their saliva to see if they have the correct level of anti-epileptic medicine in their system.

Phytoplankton may be abundant under Antarctic sea ice (Earth Observatory)

“The paper describes some interesting observations in a relatively poorly studied region of the global ocean,” added Michael Behrenfeld, an Oregon State University ocean ecologist who was not part of the study.

The Godfather, Part II (New Books Network)

Jon Lewis, University Distinguished Professor in Film Studies, was recently featured on the New Books Network podcast, discussing his British Film Institute monograph on Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, Part II.

Indian-born Jayathi Murthy becomes president of Oregon State University (ANI News)

Indian-born eminent educator Jayathi Y. Murthy has become the 16th president of Oregon State University  - one of the top universities in  the United States renowned worldwide for its cutting-edge research and facilities, particularly in the fields of AI, robotics and advanced technology.

Today's photo

Sunrise over Reser: Dustin Sievers, design and construction project manager, submitted this photo. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to help your students reduce test anxiety? Share the Academic Success Center’s Write It Out exercise with them. This exercise is an opportunity to write out anxieties/concerns, and then to throw them away (or recycle) before starting the exam. For more strategies to navigate test anxiety, share Taming Test Anxiety.


Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Sarah Hardisty will present “Morphology, Sediment Microbial Analysis, and Species Distribution Modeling of a New Offshore Population of Ghost Shrimp (Neotrypaea sp.)” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. in person in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building Auditorium at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Or join via Zoom: Hardisty is completing her M.S. in integrative biology under the guidance of Sarah Henkel.

Department of Horticulture seminar series: Join us for The Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 29 at noon.  Jesse Carroll, PhD Candidate, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, will present, “Pulsing of Drip Irrigation Improves Growth and Production of Pacific Northwest Blueberry and Raspberry Crops”. The event is free and open to the public. Find the Zoom information here:

EMT Seminar: Daniel Elson defense seminar, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m., in LPSC 402: “A versatile receptor with a penchant for surprise: AhR as a therapeutic target in cancer.”

College of Science Meets President Murthy: The College of Science is invited to meet President Murthy, join in food and drink and hear her remarks about her goals and their impact on the college. There will be a Q&A session. Nov. 29, 4-5  p.m., MU Multipurpose Rm 13. Admission is free. RSVP here.

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.


NEW! Corvallis-OSU Symphony Annual Holiday Concert, featuring student soloists and holiday favorites with OSU Choirs. Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $40 online, $45 at the door. Complimentary K-12 student tickets available online; up to three K-12 tickets can be reserved with one paid adult ticket. Please show student ID at door. College students may pick up complimentary tickets at the box office one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

Demonstration: On Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. there will be a demonstration at the MU stairs in solidarity with Iranian protesters. This demonstration is in coordination with a global community of over 100 universities. Organizers want to spread the messages of the Iranian people and raise awareness of the injustices the Iranian people are facing at the hands of the present regime. They will also honor the strength of the protesters in Iran, especially the women and girls who are fighting with all they have.

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:

Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition: Fairbanks and Praxis Galleries. Featuring artwork by Kayla Farrell, Adeline Hall, Michael Heath, Jessica Hume-Pantuso and Alex Ozeran. Nov. 21-Dec. 9 in Fairbanks Hall. Reception: Nov. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free, open to all.

OSU Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert: The OSU Guitar Ensemble offers up its signature blend of music from around the world for large and small ensembles. Music from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Cuba, England and holiday favorites share the program. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Community Hall 303. Free, open to all. Limited seating.

OSU Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert featuring works celebrating from Mingus, Metheny, Steve Owen, Ellen Rowe and others. You can expect to hear familiar classics as well as some new and exciting compositions. The OSU jazz band features some of the finest brass, wind and rhythm players on campus. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. Free, open to all.

The Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center Open House: Please join as we celebrate the Dreaming Beyond Borders (DBB) Resource Center's third anniversary. The DBB will be having an open house on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The DBB is located at 326 Waldo Hall. For questions or accommodation requests, please contact [email protected]. Event flyer available here.

ROTC Navy vs. Army Football Game: Friday, Dec. 2, 4-5 p.m. in Reser Stadium. Every year, these two groups play in a fun, end-of-fall-term flag (mostly) football game, in light of the real USNA/USMA football game in December. Feel free to come cheer on your favorite branch of military as the Navy defends their title. Come support us and root for your favorite team.

Bobbin’ Through the Woods: College of Forestry Holiday Craft & Art Fair: Over 30 vendors selling a variety of items including pottery, glass and wood art, clothing, food and more. Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall, Corvallis campus, 3100 SW Jefferson Way. Check out our vendors and find out more on our website: All proceeds from the show will benefit Rootstock, the college's in house food pantry for students. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Resilient Teaching Showcase: Join CTL and Academic Technologies for presentations by members of the Fall ’22 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Faculty from the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering, Science and Public Health and Human Sciences will showcase their creative approaches to resilient teaching. Nov. 30 at 11 a.m.; register to receive Zoom link.

NEW! HMSC Science on Tap: On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m., Leigh Torres an Associate Professor with OSU Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Sciences and the Marine Mammal Institute at HMSC will present a public talk titled “Life as a PCFG: A close look at the ecology and health of Pacific Coast Feeding Group gray whales in Oregon waters.” In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Webinar link or call: +1 971 247 1195 Webinar ID: 980 7280 7606. Click here for more information.

NEW! Research Office campus conversation: "Ask Me Anything: A Conversation with the Vice President for Research." In the spirit of open dialogue between the Research Office and the campus community, join Vice President for Research Irem Tumer and members of the leadership team for an open Q&A session focused on the future of the research enterprise. Dec. 1, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206. Register here to attend in person; for Zoom, register here.

NEW! BB graduate student thesis defense: Join the Department of Biochemistry and Biopohysics in attending the Ph.D. defense seminar of BB graduate student Phillip Zhu, titled “Elucidating the Effects of 14-3-3 Post-Translational Modifications using Genetic Code Expansion.” Dec. 1, noon, ALS 4001 or via Zoom:

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Ken Zillig a postdoctoral researcher with the Fish Physiology Lab at the University of California, Davis, will be giving a seminar titled “Conservation Physiology of Anadromous West Coast Fish,” Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. Please join us. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! 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. Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

MPP defense: Leah Pratt will present “K-12 School Finance Reform: An Idaho Case Study." There have been years of stalled K-12 school finance reform efforts in Idaho, yet it was unclear what key Idaho education interest groups currently thought about how Idaho funds their public schools. Therefore, this project explored the institutional perspectives and beliefs of K-12 Idaho education stakeholders regarding the Idaho K-12 school funding formula. Nov. 30, 9-11 a.m. Contact Erin Heim ([email protected]) for Zoom link.

WRGP Seminars: Drew Capone from Indiana University will present "Steps Towards Universal Water and Sanitation Access in the United States," Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in STAG 111 or on Zoom. Please reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

Undergraduate Assessment Leads and Assessment Personnel: Join the team from Assessment & Accreditation for an undergraduate programs assessment workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, 10-11 a.m. in Milam 215. We look forward to discussing proposed changes to the assessment reporting process and sharing a draft of the revised annual assessment reporting template. Please use this link to sign up to attend.

Data privacy webinars: Oregon State Libraries is proud to present two opportunities to hear Sarah Lamdan, professor of law at CUNY School of Law, present on the current state of data brokering by academic publishers.  Student/Faculty Impacts session Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.: registration required. Visit our Data Privacy & Social Justice Guide for more information.

Indigenous Placekeeping in Corvallis and at the Confluence: Join us Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., for the next talk in this year's Champinefu Webinar Series. Indigenous artists will join in conversation with David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Department Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Register and learn more. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Symposium: Come explore the intersections between chemistry, biology, epidemiology and regulatory science on Friday, Jan. 20 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Speakers include current students and staff and EMT alumni from industry, government and academia. There will be a career Q&A and a poster session. Registration is free.

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Hua-Yu Li, associate professor, 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.

NEW! Participate in the Cannabis and Regulation of Emotion (CARE) Study: Are you 21-30 years-old, fluent in English, and a U.S. citizen? Do you use cannabis? The purpose of this research is to understand how cannabis use is related to emotional functioning. Participation involves: 5-minute eligibility survey; two 1-hour Zoom appointments; smoking cannabis flower during one Zoom appointment; $40 in gift cards for completing both appointments. Email [email protected] or visit

NEW! Textbook lending library: Students invited to request textbooks: The Basic Needs Center is stocking their Textbook Lending Library and invites students experiencing financial barriers to request books for next term in exchange for getting first priority to check them out through this free program. Submissions are due by Dec. 15 via this online form. For questions: 1030 SW Madison Ave., 541-737-3747, or [email protected].

Driving study participants wanted: The OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering seeks research study participants who are at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. The study purpose is to better understand driver habits while operating a vehicle at night to increase safety on the roadway. Participants will be paid for their involvement, which requires a time commitment of approximately one hour and coming to the OSU Driving Simulator Laboratory. To participate, email graduate research assistant Kezia Suwandhaputra at [email protected].

Ask A Dam Therapist: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a Black Mental Health & Wellness podcast hosted by Chanale Propst MMS, NCC and Ireti Debato-Cancel MS, LPC-I. An unapologetic deep dive into the Black student mental health and wellness attending a PWI. Come join us for a candid conversation and a good laugh with some of the brightest minds in the field and culture. The podcast can be found on SpotifyApple Music or Google Podcast

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

Street and sidewalk closure on Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, SW Washington Way will be closed daily between SW 26th and SW 17th Streets to begin water line replacement. Work will occur Nov. 30, 2022 through Jan. 6 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. This portion of Washington Way will reopen to vehicle traffic after 5 p.m. daily. (View map) The sidewalk on the north side of Washington Way will also be closed, and an alternate pedestrian route will be identified with signage. For questions or comments on this closure, contact construction manager Derek Bennett at 541-609-6111.


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! Development Engineer: Hatfield Marine Science Center is taking applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Development Engineer position working in the Innovation Lab on the Hatfield campus in Newport. Posting #P03857CT. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 9.

NEW! HVAC Control Technician: OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for an HVAC Control Technician. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE 12-month, appointment-type position. Posting #P03877CT. Closes Jan. 2.


“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." ~ Albert Schweitzer

Corvallis: Rainy and breezy; high of 42, low of 40. Heavy rain Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Increasing clouds and a chance of snow; high of 35, low of 27. Rain and snow Wednesday.

Newport: Rain and increasingly strong winds; high of 47, low of 46. Windy with heavy rain Wednesday.

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