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:

Far-off storms fuel dangerous 'sneaker' waves along Pacific Northwest coast, new research suggests (Tech Post and Science)

The Jan. 16, 2016, events occurred over a five-hour period on beaches from Humboldt Bay, California, to Pacific Beach, Washington. They were likely fueled by a specific type of wave condition generated by far-off storms and paired with just the right conditions closer to shore, a new study by Oregon State University researchers has found.

GPS tracking, OSU simulations show best spots to help desert bighorn sheep cross freeways (KTVZ)

Desert bighorn sheep whose Southern California range is bisected by freeways may one day benefit from Oregon State University modeling designed to show where the animals would be most apt to use overpasses to safely cross the interstates.

Gas stove bans explained: Are natural gas stoves actually a 'hazard'? (USA Today)

Children who lived in homes that always used ventilation when their gas stove is on were 36% less likely to be diagnosed with asthma, said Molly Kile, an environmental epidemiologist at Oregon State University.


Study suggests dolphins in Brazil are training humans to fish (UPI)

The results of the analysis, conducted by Mauricio Cantor, a behavioral ecologist at Oregon State University, Corvallis, were published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (see also

Oregon State archaeologists uncover earliest human tools in the Americas (KPTV)

For months at a time, Oregon State University archaeology students worked to uncover secrets from the past. For 10 years, they set up along the Salmon River near where the borders of Oregon, Washington and Idaho all meet.

Owen Premore and Johnny Beaver at Gretchen Schuette Gallery (Oregon Arts Watch)

Johnny Beaver’s work intersects with Premore’s in that he also relies on electronics for some of his work. Yet Beaver (OSU faculty member) takes a more visceral approach, and the interaction that he asks from the audience in some pieces is more of an attempt to make an emotional connection by recognizing that the human condition, which includes to a large degree, pain, grief, suffering, anxiety, and other pressures upon the psyche which all call for amelioration. 


Today's photo

Fairy wands: Staff counselor Rae Sidlauskas took this photo during the December ice storm. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering how to more effectively and equitably blend classroom and out-of-classroom teaching and learning in your Corvallis campus and OSU-Cascades courses? Register for Effective Course Design, the Quality Teaching (QT) Talk on Tues., Feb. 7 at 11 a.m., offered both via Zoom and in LINC 414. If you attend in person, please bring a laptop.


NEW! Chili lunch: Enjoy a hearty meal with Integrative Biology. Sample several chilis and vote for your favorite. Baked potatoes included, with plenty of toppings. $7 suggested donation; all proceeds support Linn Benton Food Share. Feb. 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Coast Range Building, 4575 SW Research Way, off-campus. Plenty of parking. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! Soup Lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Forest Ecosystems and Society Department for soup from noon  to 1 p.m., Feb. 1 in Richardson Hall's second floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all-you-can-eat. Desserts also available.

AYA WoC Discussion Group: The AYA Women of Color (WoC) Initiative housed at the Women and Gender Center will be hosting a bi-weekly discussion group. We will meet Week 4 on Wednesday, Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m. This group is co-facilitated with Shaznin Daruwalla and Chanale Propst from CAPS, and is a great way to be in community with fellow women of color to talk about life, classes, and anything else. Drinks and snacks provided.

College of Education Bake Sale: Satisfy your sweet tooth while helping OSU’s annual food drive by making a delicious purchase or two at Furman Hall, first floor lobby. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

WRE Seminar Series: Kristin Jaeger from the USGS will present "Improving Mapping of Perennial and Non-Perennial Streams Based on Simple Flow/No Flow Observations," Feb. 1, 4 p.m. in Bexell Hall 328 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

Library Dialogues: Join the Valley Library for Library Dialogues on Feb. 1, 4-6 p.m., on the second-floor West Classroom. Register at: Library Dialogues (formerly LSRB) is a chance for students, faculty and staff from the OSU community to give feedback about library services, equipment, facilities and more. 

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Seminar Series: Stephen Sillett, Humboldt State University, Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources, will speak on “Climatic sensitivities and non-timber values of tall trees,” Feb. 1, 4 p .m. Johnson Hall 102. Zoom:

Critical Questions Lecture Series: Anushka Peres, "Touched Landscapes and Scale Intimacies." Peres will share and analyze two of her photographic series — "Pynk," made with a macro-lens iPhone attachment, and "Body/Landscapes," created with a Scanning Electron Microscope — to theorize scale intimacies as a queer rhetorical sightline that sees small moments of connection across species and ecological systems. Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in MU 208.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address: Register for the keynote address to be held on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center and via livestream. The keynote speaker is Jelani Cobb, staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics and democracy, as well as Columbia University's Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and the next dean of Columbia Journalism School. This event is free, but registration is required. For info, contact [email protected] or 541-737-1063. 


OSU Album Club: The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's eighth studio album, was developed primarily during live performances and originally conceived as a concept album. The story and the album are unique, complex and sometimes heavy. The OSU album club is like a book club, only we listen to and discuss some of the greatest albums of all time. Hosted by Bob Santelli. Free, open to campus and community. Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in MU 13, and livestreamed via Zoom. Register for Zoom link at

Students: Non-Profit & Public Service Fair. Join Community Engagement & Leadership and the Career Development Center for the Non-Profit and Public Service Fair on Wednesday, March 1, anytime from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. No dress code. Link to register and view agencies: Questions? Contact [email protected].

Library exhibit: Visit The Valley Library’s fifth floor to celebrate “50 Years of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.” The poster and book display, features archival documents, student and faculty voices, course posters, books, journals and zines, outlining the history of WGSS/QS in honor of the department’s 50th anniversary. The exhibit will be on display through March 2023.

And They Shall Be the Sea, There is a Way Forward: University Theatre, in collaboration with the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts’ “Unboxed” program and the Hatfield Marine Science Center, presents a new play written by OSU theatre student Abrianna Aydee and directed by Elizabeth Helman.  Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and  Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. Tickets are $15 GA, $12 youth and seniors, and $5 OSU students with ID. Advance tickets available at Information: [email protected] or 541-737-2853.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Beaver Brothers: Masculinity Explorations (ME), an initiative housed in the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center, is hosting the first Beaver Brothers of the term, and will be held this Thursday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1 p.m., at the Women and Gender Center. Beaver Brothers is a space for conversation around masculinity and how society’s perception of masculinity affects us.

NEW! Fall 2022 Student Survey Findings (FYI Friday Winter 2023): Each fall for the past three years, OSU has surveyed undergraduate Corvallis campus students to better understand their experience and gather their perspective on key areas. The Fall 2022 survey aimed to capture how students felt belonging at OSU, academic experiences, communication preferences and academic advising interactions. Student responses will be shared with participants, with lessons learned gleaned from the presenters. Friday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

NEW! College of Public Health & Human Sciences research seminars: Beth Hoffman, postdoctoral associate, Center for Social Dynamics and Community Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, will speak on “From Television to Twitter: The Confluence of Media and Health,” Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m, in Hallie Ford Center Room 115, and online at

NEW! Savings webinar: The Oregon Treasury Savings Network helps Oregonians save for education, retirement and disability-related expenses. Come learn when Network staff shares information about the state’s three savings programs. Specifically staff will provide overviews of the Oregon College Savings Plan, the state’s new savings program OregonSaves and ABLE Oregon’s disability savings program. Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

NEW! The 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application cycle is open: Hundreds of awards across all world regions will allow academics, professionals and artists to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad. Visit the Fulbright website to see the full listing of opportunities or join the webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. Additional webinars are available for those interested in a specific region.

NEW! The Cabildos Lecture Series Presents Carmen Thompson, The Making of American Whiteness: The History of Race in America. Thompson is a historian and author of "The Making of American Whiteness: The Formation of Race in Seventeenth-Century Virginia.She has held visiting scholar appointments at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University in New York and in the Black Studies Department at Portland State University, and has taught a wide range of courses on the Black experience and whiteness at Portland State University and Portland Community College. Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room 49.

TIAA on campus:  No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with AJ Martinez,CFP can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA representative, AJ Martinez, CFP will be available on campus Febr. 15-17 for one-on-one sessions. Register for a personal session at or by emaling [email protected]

HMSC Research Seminar: Damian Brady, Agatha B. Darling associate professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, will be giving a seminar titled “Emerging Aquaculture Trends in the Gulf of Maine,” Feb 2, 3:30 p.m. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom link. Password: 972587 or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

BEE Seminar Series: Derek Godwin will present "Recent Extension Watershed Management Efforts with Large-Scale Growers in the Willamette Basin," Feb. 2, 4 p.m. in Bexell Hall 416 or on Zoom. There will also be two “lightning talks” during this session as well. Register here for Zoom details. 

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology fall seminar series: “Mechanisms of leaf cell fate: Cells destined for greatness,” presented by Sam Leiboff of OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, Thursday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m., ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Study in France — Study Abroad info session: The Office of Global Opportunities invites you to an informational session on the study abroad programs in Lyon and Poitiers, France, during the academic year and summer. Info session: Feb. 2, 4 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Art, Design and Culture in Italy — Faculty-led program info session: Join OSU faculty leader Daniele Di Lodovico from the College of Liberal Arts for a 3-credit, two-week program in Rome and Florence from Aug. 25-Sept. 9. Info session Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Changemakers: A Feminist Lens in Sports Journalism. Changemakers — a webcast series by the College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Alumni Association — welcomes Lindsay Schnell, ’09, sports enterprise reporter at USA TODAY. For over a decade, Schnell has covered sports at every level and profiled some of the industry’s biggest names. Now she’s sitting down with CLA Professor Susan Shaw to discuss her career and bringing a feminist lens to athletic journalism. Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. Registration is now open at

College of Education’s PechaKucha 2023: PechaKucha is an online platform which allows our researchers to connect with students and colleagues visually, concisely and memorably. Each researcher will share 20 slides, each being shown for 20 seconds for a total presentation time of six minutes, 40 seconds. Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.

Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Resource Management in Palau| Faculty-led program info session. Join OSU faculty leader Brain Endress from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agricultural Sciences for a 4-credit, two-week program in Palau from June 19-July 2. Info session Feb. 2, 6 p.m. For details, visit the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) events calendar and the program brochure and application.

Great Corvallis Streets - A conversation with Road Diet designer Dan Burden: The Transportation Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is hosting a webinar conversation with road diet designer Dan Burden who will be sharing his ideas for improving walkability, bike access and road safety in Corvallis. Great Corvallis Streets will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend. Register at:

Center for Teaching and Learning QT Talks: "Effective Course Design: Intentional Blending of Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning." Regardless of course modality, all Corvallis and Cascades campus courses involve learning in person during synchronous class meetings and asynchronously outside of class. How can we best leverage both types of learning activities to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to be successful? In this interactive session, learn ways to do this through intentional design. Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m. Registration.

Food Drive

NEW! CCVM used book and DVD sale: Starting Feb. 1, come find your next great read or movie at the CCVM book and DVD sale. There is a large collection to pick from and books will continue to be collected. Checks can be made out to the Linn Benton Food Share. 

NEW! Printing and Mailing's Putt, Toss and Hook Tournament: Brush off your putting, bean bag tossing and/or ring hook skills, and win bragging rights and prizes. $5 for 8 putts, tosses or rings hooked. The most accumulated points at the end of February wins. To enter and play just stop by Printing and Mailing's front office on Research Way any week day throughout the drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For questions, contact [email protected].

NEW! FWCS Food Drive Raffle: Selina and Scott Heppell have once again offered a coastal fishing trip as the grand prize. Two other winners will win a beautiful gift basket designed by the department. $5 donation per entry ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing to be held March 1. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

NEW! Book sale: Looking for a new read? Come check out the used book sale at the ILLC lobby. We have books, magazines, and other media for sale as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive.

Take Note

NEW! Are you a Fulbright Alumni? Let us know. The Office of Faculty Affairs now supports faculty interested in the Fulbright Program. This list will be used for purposes such as invitations to OSU Fulbright social events, to support current faculty with their applications or to speak on a panel about your experiences. Fill out the Qualtrics survey.

NEW! Participants sought for cancer study: Young adult survivors of breast/gynecologic cancer and their partners are being sought to participate in a newly adapted “Opening the Conversation” intervention to improve coping and communication for young couples after cancer. The eligibility criteria for this study are: Survivor had a breast or gynecologic cancer diagnosis at age 18-39, survivor was diagnosed between 6 months and 5 years ago, survivor has a partner, partner is age 18 or older, and both partners must agree to participate. Open to couples of all gender identities. Info at:

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Shelter. Seeking appropriate shelter is critical in times of disaster. Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require you to seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. More information can be found here:

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Ann Zweber, 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.

Veteran student work honored: Peer Advisors for Veteran Education is highlighting Oregon State University as its featured campus for January because of the work they've done connecting their student veterans both to resources and each other. Their PAVE team started off the semester with a host of Veteran Resource Center events for both new and returning student veterans. Team leader Chris Johnson and William Elfering, Military and VRC director, work with their six peer advisors to serve their school’s veteran and military-affiliated community of more than 2,000 people, 1,600 of whom are student veterans.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen Podcast: Produced by the STEM Research Center and the Institute for Learning Innovation to share lessons learned from the Broader Impacts Design project, this short podcast series aims to support our university and science center colleagues in their endeavors to achieve broader impacts through partnerships around public engagement with science. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Funding available for students to attend sustainability conference: The Sustainability Office, ASOSU Sustainability Council, and Community Engagement & Leadership are offering students an opportunity to attend the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) March 6-8, 2023, at the Corvallis Campus. Up to 90 students will be funded and all OSU students are eligible. Funding will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis to students who fully complete this registration form by Feb. 17.

Faculty Learning Community for Instructors and TAs: Instructors and TAs from all programs are invited to join the spring session of the Community for the Advancement of Antiracist Instruction (CAAI), a professional development opportunity co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Faculty Affairs. Participants explore antiracist teaching theories and practices in a community of colleagues and create an antiracist teaching action plan. Four Friday afternoon sessions. Refreshments provided. Apply here. (by March 24).

Corvallis students sought to serve with ASOSU: Election season for ASOSU elected positions has now begun. Service in elected positions begin on June 1. Positions open are president, vice president, graduate senator (three open positions), undergraduate senator (15 open positions), student fee committee chair and student fee committee at-large member (five open positions). Registration is open through Feb. 15. Fill out this form or go to the website. Candidate informational sessions will be held at 5 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday in SEC 294. 

Volunteer opportunities: Join us once or weekly for a volunteer service project at Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Room at the Inn, Parks & Recreation, Starker Arts Garden for Education(SAGE) and Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be maintaining space for animals and a chance to play with them, providing emergency meals and housing, enhancing parks and trails and helping grow food for low income families. The OSU Community are the intended audience for this event. Register at


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NEW! Administrative Manager: The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Administrative Assistant 2 position for the department of Wood Science & Engineering. Posting #P06421UF. For full consideration, apply by Feb. 19. Closes Feb. 28. 

OSU research

Dolphins lending a hand: By working together, dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil each catch more fish, a rare example of an interaction by two top predators that is beneficial to both parties, Oregon State researchers have concluded following 15 years of study of the practice:


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” ~ Coretta Scott King

Corvallis: Mostly cloudy today, high of 44, low of 30. Mostly cloudy Thursday.

Central Oregon: Partly sunny today, high of 48, low of 28. Mostly cloudy Thursday.

Newport: Decreasing clouds, high of 52, low of 38. Chance of rain Thursday.

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