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:


Robots are looking to bring a human touch to warehouses (Wall Street Journal)

Jonathan Hurst, chief robot officer at Corvallis, Ore.-based Agility, said its humanlike shape gives Digit “the ability to just walk into existing infrastructure and existing workflows and start to do tasks.” He said the robot is designed to take on jobs warehouse operators have trouble hiring people to do, including repetitive roles like loading and unloading storage containers.

Oregon State University's Great Move Out event currently underway (KEZI)

An annual end-of-the-school-year event that allows students to donate unneeded items is currently underway at Oregon State University.

Today's photo

Giant Pacific octopus: LeAnn Joy Adam, director, National and Global Scholarships Advising, says “This is a giant Pacific octopus, photographed while SCUBA diving at Sund Rock Marine Preserve on the Hood Canal in Washington. It’s rare to spot a GPO outside its den in the daytime, so this was very exciting!” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Working on a Summer ‘23 syllabus? Check the OSU syllabus requirements and templates for various types of courses. In addition, the Center for Teaching and Learning offers guidance for writing a warm-toned syllabus. Consider adding a basic needs syllabus statement and a syllabus statement about AI policies for your course.


Department of Integrative Biology M.S. defense seminar: Justin Hockett will present “From hydrology to biology: How abiotic factors structure invertebrate communities in a free-flowing river network,” at 9 a.m., June 14, in CRB 2196 and via Zoom. Hockett is completing his M.S. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Dave Lytle.

Care Talks, Financial Wellness: Preventing Identity Theft. This webinar provides information on identity theft, including prevention and coping tips. We will discuss how it occurs, prevention, immediate steps for victims and helpful resources 10 a.m., June 14. Register today.

PFLA Zoom workshop: Join us to learn more about LinkedIn profile sections, best practices in profile building and other features that can help propel your career (even if you’re not looking for a new job). 11 a.m. to noon June 14. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Office of Research Integrity Forum, EHS Research Tips: Join the Environmental Health and Safety team 1-2 p.m., June 14 for an overview of tips to advance lab safety including the 4 Ls of hazardous waste management, how to conduct hazard assessments, promoting safety culture with self-assessments, safer sharps handling and the ins-and-outs of registering your research with the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Open to all, with research faculty, students and staff as the primary intended audience. Register here.

Moxie: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program team recently announced our newest program called Moxie: Empowering Women Innovators. Moxie is a dynamic 15-month program designed to support OSU faculty and researchers (including post-docs and graduate students). Selected participants will receive funding totaling $4,000 throughout the program, be paired with a dedicated innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) mentor and have support through the crucial early stages of building your innovation concept. Join us 4-5 p.m., June 14 for a virtual info session. Register here.

Public Seed Library "Growing a Vegetable Garden" Lecture Series: Linn-Benton County Master Gardener Rich Little will discuss vegetable garden organic pest management 6-7 p.m., June 14 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Meeting Room. Entomologist and home gardener too, Rich knows bugs and can answer your questions about beneficial and harmful pests. If you've started your summer crops and have left over seeds, individual donations of open and partially used vegetable, herb and flower commercial seed packets packed for '22 and '23 are needed now to restock the Public Seed Library seed rack, and can be donated any time at the Corvallis Library Circulation Desk. Learn more at


NEW! Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture open house: Learn about urban ecology and pollinator health research, honeybee demonstration hives, Oregon Bee Atlas, OSU Extension Small Farms Program, dry farming vegetables, annual flower trials, student-led research, OSU Master Gardener Program and more. Family-friendly and open to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 13. Directions and more information.

NWREC open house: The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora Oregon is hosting a community open house 4-7 p.m., July 19. The public is invited for an up-close look at research and development at the center including berry-tasting, hay ride farm tours, farm equipment display and fresh farm veggies. NWREC is located at 15210 NE Miley Road, one mile east of I-5 and across the road from Charbonneau’s east entrance. For more information, contact NWREC at 503-678-1264.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! M.S. water resources: Kari Lanphier (M.S. in Water Resources Science) will present her thesis, titled, “Classifying Low Streamflow Parameters in Coastal Southeast Alaska using Game Cameras and Random Forest Models,” at 9 a.m., June 16, Burt 193 and on Zoom. Pam Sullivan of geography advises Lanphier. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

CADE Business Xcelerator Workshop – June 15 in Eugene: Calling all small-business owners and entrepreneurs: Register to attend a workshop hosted by the Contracting Alliance for Diversity and Equity and sponsored by OSU from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 15, in Eugene. CADE is a community of local organizations dedicated to promoting small, diverse, veteran-owned and traditionally disadvantaged businesses. The workshop will offer technical assistance and provide information regarding government and private sector contracts and other topics. To register:

Care Talks: Succeed at Work — Diversity in the Workplace. This webinar discusses strategies to prevent behaviors that interfere with the ability to work with people who are different. You will learn how perceptions, assumptions and biases develop and how they impact our responses. 10 a.m., June 15. Register today.

Beyond Benefits: New Realities in Home Ownership. Due to the upheaval in the housing market over the past few years, many new realities of home ownership have appeared. These realities include changes in the types of home loans that are now available. It also includes more properties that are now bank-owned or underwater which has changed how some interested buyers now view these types of properties. Understanding the new realities is critical in making an informed decision in today’s environment. 11 a.m., June 15 webinar. Register here.

HMSC research seminar: Emily Eidam with the Coastal & Fluvial Sediment Dynamics Lab at Oregon State University will be giving a seminar titled “Sediment dynamics of Arctic coasts and continental shelves,” at 3:30 p.m., June 15. Join us 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.

Research Advancement Academy: Interested in applying to the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for Academic Year 2023-24? Join us at noon June 16 for a Zoom info session (register here). The Academy is for early- and mid-career from across OSU who already have successful research portfolios and interdisciplinary experience (see eligibility). The Academy goal is to support a cohort of Fellows to develop leadership skills, apply for seed funds, and within two years successfully lead large (>$3Mil) transdisciplinary proposals & funded research programs.  

Gearing Up for Pollinator Week: The Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County welcomes the public to Gearing Up for Pollinator Week on June 17. The classes and activities will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 996 Jefferson St. at the OSU Extension Service office in Eugene. Gearing Up for Pollinator Week will feature classes and activities led by OSU Master Gardeners and a guest lecturer from the Xerces Society. More information about Gearing Up for Pollinator Week is at or call OSU Extension in Lane County at 541-344-5859.

Event planner symposium: The twice-yearly Event Planner Symposium gathers event planners at OSU to share best practices, hear from event vendors and network. Following the summer symposium at 2:30 p.m., June 21, there will be a no-host social at Common Fields Food Truck Pod & Taproom. Register to attend or email [email protected] for more information.

First annual OSU Engagement conference: Save the date for this inaugural Engagement conference Sept. 5-6, to be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This event is developed to increase awareness of engagement and engaged scholarship efforts across the university, while providing opportunities for recognition, learning, networking and idea generation. More information will be available at closer to the date. Hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Extension  Engagement. Contact Marina Denny to discuss being a presenter at this year’s conference.

Take Note

NEW! Fidelity: Special Juneteenth discussion. Mehrsa Baradaran, author and law professor, discusses the history and causes of the racial wealth divide in a pre-recorded video. Watch video. Also visit Fidelity’s landing page for Creating Black wealth and building a legacy. Shared by University Human Resources.

NEW! Germany Collaboration and Travel Opportunity: The Office of Global Opportunities is presenting a funding opportunity for faculty (including professors, instructors, administrators or advisors of any academic department). Grants will be awarded to visit a partner institution in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Candidates should identify a particular university connection, project or opportunity to explore. Support will be offered to establish appropriate university connections or identify possible project collaborators. For more information, please visit

NEW! Impact the future of online education through research: Each year, the OSU Ecampus Research Unit funds projects, up to $25,000 each, to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty in online education. Many OSU colleagues have had transformative experiences in the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. Ecampus Research Unit staff is available to help you develop the scope of your research project proposal. Contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research, with questions.

Alumni messages for 2023 grads: Send the BEaver KIND webpage to a recent grad in your life. It's filled with messages from alumni and friends to celebrate, inspire and build confidence in grads as they are embarking on a new part of life.

UHR Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2023: Does your unit have a new or existing service, process, system, policy or research you want to share with the campus community? FYI Friday is a program where campus partners are invited to present what they’re working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff. Presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Contact [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Applications open for the OSU Engagement Awards of Excellence: As part of the planned annual OSU Engagement Conference (Sept. 5-6), we wish to recognize faculty, staff and community partners for their efforts to develop programs or projects that adhere to the principles of community engagement and engaged scholarship, including reciprocal and mutually beneficial outcomes that address key societal issues and contribute to the inclusive prosperity of OSU’s internal and external stakeholders. Apply for the OSU Engagement Awards. You can apply to one, two or all three awards. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 17. Results will be announced Aug. 4.

Student Health Services is moving: The Plageman Student Health Center is permanently closing at 1 p.m. on June 16, and all Student Health Services locations will be closed from June 19-23. Survivor advocacy services will be available during this closure. OSU Student Health will move to three new locations this summer, including the new Health Center next to Reser Stadium. Rapid Care @ Tebeau Hall will close for the summer and reopen in fall term.

Commencement photos with President Murthy: The Class of 2023 can capture special moments with friends and family on graduation day at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Right after commencement, head across the street to take a photo with OSU President Jayathi Murthy, or pose with the larger-than-life inflatable Benny Beaver and other special backdrops set up for OSU’s brand-new alumni. Learn more. 

The Great Move-Out is Here: On and off-campus students can donate food, linens, clothes, furniture and more to local non-profits through the Great Move-Out Donation Drive. On-campus students can donate in res hall lobbies from May 30-June 20. Off-campus students can donate at the Benton County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., June 17-18. OSU Materials Management and community volunteers pickup and sort donations to distribute to local non-profits. Want to volunteer or get more info? Visit

Grads Give Back Gown ShareGrads Give Back is OSU’s Gown Share Program. This year, we have been able to supply gowns to over 30 grads from undergrad to Ph.D. Please consider donating your gown at the MU year-round in person or by mail; at the Valley Library quad entrance June 17-18; or outside of Reser Stadium after commencement. Want to volunteer to promote donating at commencement or get more info on the program? Visit:


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NEW! IT Fiscal Resources Manager: University Information & Technology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, IT Fiscal Resources Manager position. Posting #P06985UF. Closes June 27.

NEW! Trades Maintenance Worker 2: University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Trades Maintenance Worker 2 position to help provide quality, courteous and timely facilities maintenance services to our on-campus residents, community members, colleagues and building users. Posting #P04225CT. Closes July 4.


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Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 69, low of 45. Mostly sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 40. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and partly sunny, high of 62, low of 56. Mostly sunny Thursday,

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