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 veterinary lab partners with ODFW to boost testing for chronic wasting disease in deer (KTVZ)

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible, due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Towering sequoia sculpture on OSU campus meant to spur thoughts of climate change (KLCC)

It’s called “Emeritus” and it’s made from more than 100,000 pieces of resin and salvaged wood. It stands some 80-feet tall and is located inside a grove of living sequoias in the quad on the heart of the OSU campus.

4 questions answered about Biden's oil strategy (E&E News)

David Bernell, an associate professor of political science at Oregon State University, said he thinks Biden and the Democrats are hopeful that releasing more oil from the SPR will do two things: lower gasoline prices and show voters that Biden is “taking strong, effective action.”

Restoring wildfire-scarred Central Oregon prompts unusual 3-way partnership (Central Oregon Daily)

OSU-Cascades, the National Park Service and the Worthy Brewing Garden Club have joined forces to develop a plant propagation center in Bend that can be used by public land managers all over the west.

Cool tomatoes? Agrivoltaics could help California crop, if the economics pan out (Energy News Network)

Researchers at Oregon State University examined tomato cultivation with agrivoltaics in a cooler climate for a 2021 study. They found mixed results that bolstered the idea that tomatoes are ideal agrivoltaic candidates in hot climates where most commercial production is done, but not a fit for small farmers in cooler climates. 

Robots, fruit picking topic of OSU talk (Western Farmer-Stockman)

Oregon State University research that seeks to overcome the challenge of teaching a robot to pick fruit will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Nov. 1.

Today's photo

Learning to save lives: Tracy Crews, Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education Manager, sent this photo taken during the Disaster Response Advanced First Aid workshop that was held at Hatfield Marine Science Center Oct. 5-7. During this three-day training (which was sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant) OSU staff from Sea Grant, Precollege Programs, Ship Ops and HMSC joined participants from NOAA, USFWS and the Red Cross to learn life-saving techniques, including how to construct improvised splints, tourniquets and litters for transporting injured patients (pictured), as well as how to treat serious conditions in the field. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Are your students starting a team project in the last half of the term? Share the Academic Success Center’s Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Packet and provide class time for students to plan a positive, collaborative approach. The packet guides conversations on communication strategies, shared understanding of the project and backward-planning from milestones and due dates.


Fall 2022 Career Fairs: The Career Development Center invites students to attend one or all eight career fairs occurring this term. More than 250 employers will be recruiting students on campus and virtually. This fall's fairs include: Virtual Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 25; Earth, Environment, and Life Sciences Fair (virtual) Oct. 26; and College of Forestry Career Fair, Nov. 9. Get details and register online. Questions? Contact [email protected].

NEW! QT Talks — Effective Teaching: Using Evidenced-Informed Pedagogical Practices: Higher education is packed with buzzwords for how to be an effective teacher.  Aligned with OSU's Quality Teaching Framework and based on a wide body of peer-reviewed publications, this talk will highlight some key practices for course design and instruction that you can immediately apply to your classes. Oct. 25, 11-11:50 a.m., LINC 414. RSVP or via remote: Register for Zoom link.

People and Nature Seminar: Join us Tuesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 12:45 p.m., where Hossain Taufiq of OSU's School of Public Policy will present “Marine Renewable Energy in Oregon and the West Coast: Status and Perspectives." The lecture is free and open to all. Bexell Hall 414 or join online ( This seminar series is sponsored by the School of Public Policy, Forest Ecosystems & Society program, and the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Sciences. For more information, visit:

Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series Tuesdays in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Oct. 25 at noon. Greg Krawczyk, Extension tree fruit entomologist and entomology research professor at Pennsylvania State University, will present, “Pest status of invasive spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (Hempiptera: Fulgoridae) in the eastern US." The event is free and open to the public. For Zoom information:

Book Talk: The School-Prison Trust. Join a discussion of the book “The School-Prison Trust," by Sabina VaughtBryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, and Jeremiah Chin in which the authors describe a conquest strategy encompassing the boarding school and juvenile prison models, and deployed in the long war against Native peoples. The book is described as a constellation of stories of Indigenous self-determination in the face of this ongoing conquest. Free, open to all on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at noon via Zoom. Presented by the School of Language, Culture and Society.

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store carries furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more, at 644 SW 13th Street. Public sales are open to all shoppers this Tuesday, 5:30 to 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.

Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Tips: New(er) faculty and GTAs are welcome to join an open and casual community conversations about teaching. Bring a lunch, your questions and your teaching-related successes to share. We will meet in the Learning Innovation Center (LINC) Lounge 468 on Oct. 25, 12:15-12:50 p.m. No registration required; come as you please. Snacks and beverages are provided. Email [email protected] for more information.

PFLA Presents: Political Expression in the Workplace by Julie Penry, Office of General Counsel. Join us for a practical refresher on expressing your political opinions as an OSU professional faculty employee. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1-2 p.m. For more information about this hybrid event and how to register, click here.

Media Hub Open House – studio tours, giveaways and more: UIT’s Media Hub welcomes you to an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. showcasing services available to create academic and instructional multimedia. Come meet your Media Hub team, tour the studios and learn about our impactful services to support and elevate your academic multimedia creations.

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. This presentation will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union 109. Additional details can be found at: OSU Expanded Student Support Resources.

Celebration of Life: Please join us as we celebrate the life of Alden Bradley, Ph.D., physics. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center Agriculture Science Room. The family invites you to stop by and share your memories.

Faculty, Food and Fun: Sense of Belonging Matters. Faculty and staff are invited to join the InclusiveExcellence@OSU program Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m., for a workshop on sense of belonging in education, featuring biology education researcher Erin Shortlidge (PSU). Enjoy food, wine/beer and connecting with your colleagues in the MU Journey Room or on Zoom. RSVP:

Public Health Insider – Modifying Metabolism: Small Choices, Big Results. Learn how to take control of your metabolic health during the next Public Health Insider series webcast on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Faculty from the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences will explore metabolic health, share actionable tips that drive positive outcomes and highlight the latest research from OSU’s Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. Register here:


NEW! Screening of OSU Films from the 1920s and 1930s: Join us for an in-person viewing of film clips from early productions archived in the OSU Special Collections and Archives. See familiar campus landmarks as well as completely different places and traditions such as the May Pageant, the Bell Field stadium, a tractor contest on campus and lots of fancy hats. Oct. 27, noon to 1 p.m., Valley Library, West Classroom (second floor).

Paws to De-Stress: The cutest break you’ll take all year. Students are invited to take a break and visit therapy dogs from Welcome Waggers. Oct. 26-27 from noon to 2 p.m.; must be in line by 1:30 p.m. in the SEC Plaza. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Beaver Music Preview Day, Oct. 26: Do you know a high school student considering pursuing music in college? Beaver Music Preview Day is a chance for them to meet our music faculty, hear about our majors and options in music, sing with our choirs, play with our bands, talk to students and professors and learn about scholarships and auditions. They may even schedule an audition for this day. Open to high school students only. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More information, registration, schedule.

UPDATED! OSU Health and Safety Committee: The University Health and Safety Committee would like to invite campus members interested in health and safety to attend our open meetings, held semi-annually in May and October. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4 p.m. Anyone can access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a web link to report safety concerns. If you are interested in attending the meeting or would like additional information about the Safety Committee, please contact Dan Kermoyan at [email protected] to RSVP and request the meeting location.

Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, among other topics. The meeting will be held in the Horizon Room, Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Horizon Room. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 27 and 28 meetings in person or view the meetings at The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 26 to discuss the development of the university’s next strategic plan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

Work-Life Fit Forum: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite members of the OSU community to attend this free, in-person-only event on Thursday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register by Oct. 24 to share diverse experiences of work and life in the wake of the last two years, gain a greater understanding of organizational structures that support individuals at OSU, and generate ideas for collaboration across university groups to strengthen work-life balance for all. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information contact [email protected].

Community listening session on McDonald and Dunn research forests: The OSU College of Forestry invites members of the public to the second community listening session on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. We want to hear about your ideas, experiences and hopes related to the McDonald and Dunn research forests as we develop a new forest management plan. Additional information on the planning process and event can be found on the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Planning Process website. Please register in advance. Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117 or via Zoom, Meeting ID: 851 8983 5847.

American Strings: An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones. Musician and storyteller Rickie Lee Jones has been inspiring pop culture for decades, beginning with her first albums "Rickie Lee Jones" and "Pirates." A two-time Grammy Award winner, Jones’ celebrated memoir "Last Chance Texaco" was named Book of the Year by MOJO, Pitchfork and NPR. Join University Director of Popular Music Bob Santell for an intimate conversation with this legendary pop/rock star, followed by a live performance. Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in C&E Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center. Seating is limited to 200. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. at

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18, 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 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and boosters are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Daniel Cox, a CH2M-Hill professor of civil and construction engineering at Oregon State University, will be giving a seminar titled “Community Islanding: Modeling Local and Regional Damage and Recovery of Roadway Networks after a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami,” Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: “Division Plane Orientation in Plant Cells,” presented by Carolyn Rasmussen from UC Riverside, Thursday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

NEW! Back from Nuclear Brink: Prescription for Survival: Speaker Dr. Ira Helfand is a physician and a world leader in nuclear disarmament and health and is affiliated with two Nobel Peace Prize-winning groups. He co-chairs the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and previously served as president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in MU 13.

NEW! Social Action Works: Working with community leaders in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the U.S., Josie Ramos, RiseUP USA, and Vidhu Prabha, RiseUP India, will share their career paths and experiences advocating for gender equity. They will discuss their collaboration on projects addressing issues of gender, health and the rights and well-being of women and girls in India and around the world. Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Hallie Ford Center room 115. Free, open to all. Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Writing, Literature and Film.

Phishes, Scams, Cyber Threats, Oh My: This Information Security Town Hall is an opportunity learn about common cyber security threats that affect Beaver Nation. There will be an open question and answer opportunity — come learn about what you can do to help protect our Cyber Dam. Join us for the program Oct. 26 at noon via Zoom

OMSI Communication Fellowship info session: The College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program held on campus. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students (STEM professionals) at OSU. Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder 128 Conference Room.

Terisa Siagatonu keynote: In celebration of Queer History Month and in honor of the people, land and seascapes of Oceania, we welcome Terisa Siagatonu on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. for a keynote lecture. Siagatonu is an award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator and community leader who is deeply devoted to the Pacific Islander community. Space is limited in person at Ina Haws; you can watch remotely by registering for the webinar at, or attend a streaming event hosted by the Marine Studies Initiative at Cascade Hall on Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. 

Research Office Campus Conversations (ROCC) Session 1: Demystifying USDA Funding. As part of our sponsor conversation series, the Oct. 27 Campus Conversation is intended to demystify the USDA for OSU researchers. We will hear from members of the OSU faculty who have substantial experience with USDA research. Thursday, Oct. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m., Linus Pauling Science Center Room 400. Register here. In-person attendance is encouraged. A Zoom link is available upon request to [email protected]. For more information regarding the Office for Research Advancement visit our website

Provost’s Lecture featuring Sam Quinones Nov. 14: Join us for the first Provost’s Lecture of 2022-23, featuring Sam Quinones, acclaimed journalist and author who has written extensively on immigration, the opioid crisis and challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border. The lecture will be in Austin Auditorium in The LaSells Stewart Center on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on live.oregonstate.eduRegister here to attend in person. The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation.

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.

UPDATED!  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

Take Note

Recruiting LGBQ+ cisgender women for a research study on stress and alcohol use: To participate, you must drink alcohol regularly and be 21-60 years old. The study includes a brief screening survey, one two-hour virtual visit, and two one-hour in-person visits to Reed Lodge. Those who complete the study receive up to $70 in Amazon gift cards. Click the link to access the screening survey: and email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University. The OSU community celebrated the public launch of Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University at an Oct. 14 dinner on the Memorial Union Quad. More than 56,000 donors together have already contributed over $1 billion in five years toward the $1.75 billion goal to advance student access and success across all OSU campuses and Ecampus, and support faculty excellence, research and outreach that serve Oregon and the world. Learn more about the university’s second comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign at

Faculty Senate Elections – Indicating Interest in Serving as a Faculty Senator OR Declining Senator Election: To ensure inclusivity, all currently employed academic, research, extension and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to either decline to have your name placed on the Senator Nomination Ballot, or you wish to indicate a strong interest in serving if elected, please complete and submit the survey at no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year.

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

Lane closure on SW Washington Way through Nov. 10: As part of the Washington Way Improvement Project, there will be a one-lane closure with flagging operations on SW Washington Way between SW 35th and SW 30th Streets. Work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, starting Monday, Oct. 24 and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 10 (view map). For questions or comments on this closure, contact project manager Aaron Amoth at 541-207-5084.


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EXTENDED! Extension General Agriculture Educator: The OSU Extension Malheur County Office is seeking applications for an Extension General Agriculture Educator position based in Ontario. This is a 12-month, F/T, professional faculty position. Posting #P05931UF. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.


“I think that the world should be full of cats and full of rain, that's all, just cats and rain, rain and cats, very nice, good night.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Corvallis: Rain likely today, high of 57, low of 43. Showers likely Wednesday.

Central Oregon: Frost, then increasing clouds, high of 50, low of 33. Chance of rain and snow tomorrow.

Newport: Rain today, high of 57, low of 46. Showers likely tomorrow.

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