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:

What Ukraine has lost (New York Times)

To produce these estimates, The New York Times worked with two leading remote sensing scientists, Corey Scher of the City University of New York Graduate Center and Jamon Van Den Hoek of Oregon State University, to analyze data from radar satellites that can detect small changes in the built environment.

The case for — gasp! — teaching kids to talk to strangers (Boston Globe)

It was seven or eight years ago that Dawn Moyer noticed that an odd silence had begun to fall across the campus of Oregon State. In her decade as a student adviser there, the school had always been alive with conversation. No more. Moyer would step into a full classroom, and it would be silent. She’d walk down a crowded hallway, and no one would be talking.

The promising potential of using iron instead of scare metals in batteries (Think Out Loud)

Oregon State University chemistry researcher Xiulei “David” Ji is an author of a new study that shows iron can be used to replace metals that are scarce, expensive and can be environmentally damaging to extract. 

Rocky shores of Pacific Northwest show low resilience to changes in climate (ScienMag)

The study by Oregon State University scientists, involving four capes in Oregon and California, suggests these communities of species may have low resilience to climate change. Findings were published Monday in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Today's photo

Tree with a view: Carolyn Aldwin says, "My arborist was trimming my elm when he saw this little guy." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected]. To view past submissions, visit us on Instagram at @osutoday1

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to help your students connect the dots between classroom and career? Interested in learning practical ways to incorporate career connection into your courses, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion? Find out more about Career Champions and apply to join the Fall ’24 cohort by June 7. 


Persevering Through Family Ownership Challenges at Beaverton Foods: Join the Center for Family Enterprise for our June Family Business 360 virtual event from 8:30-9:30 a.m., June 5. Dom Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, will share insights on overcoming family ownership challenges. Don't miss this chance to learn from an industry leader. Register here.

Research Advancement Academy Info Sessions: Are you an early- or mid-career faculty member at OSU with a successful research portfolio and interdisciplinary experience? Learn about applying to the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for the 2024-25 academic year. In-person info session 9 a.m., June 5, MU 213; or join virtually at 9 a.m., June 7 (register here). The RAA aims to support a cohort of fellows in developing leadership skills, applying for seed funds and leading large ($3M+) transdisciplinary proposals and funded research programs within two years. Learn about our current cohort of Academy Fellows and discover their groundbreaking transdisciplinary work. For more information, reach out at [email protected].

Pride Watch Party: The Holcomb Center is hosting a pride watch party featuring the documentary “Breaking the Silence.” Please join us in hearing the heroic tales of LGBTQ+ veterans who served in the military before being LGBTQ+ was allowed. This free event will take place at 6 p.m., June 5 in the Holcomb Center Snell 150.

McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Community Input Session: The College of Forestry invites you to the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest Community Input Session from 6-8 p.m., June 5 in PFSC 117. Remote participation available via Zoom. A new plan is being developed to guide management of the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. After nearly two years of work, we have developed a suite of “management strategies” that will serve as the foundation for forest management. We now need to make decisions on how these strategies will be overlaid across the forest. At this session, we will provide an overview of decisions made to date and request your input on how we allocate land within the forest. All are welcome to attend. More info about planning process here.

Educational Talk by Holocaust Survivor Ben Midler: Ben Midler, now 96 years old, spent his teenage years enduring six Nazi camps, including Auschwitz. He is also the last living survivor of the Bialystok ghetto. Midler will share his experiences with OSU students and community members via Zoom at 6 p.m., June 5. A Q&A session will follow his talk. This event is made possible by the Oregon State University Holocaust Memorial Committee.

A Conversation with John Green: "A World Without Tuberculosis." As a part of an International Speaker Series hosted by WorldOregon, John Green, New York Times bestselling author, will be presenting a lecture on the prevention and cure of tuberculosis at 7 p.m., June 5 at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland. Oregon State is a sponsor. Tickets available here.


NEW! New Moon Robot Meditation: How might technological tools help us meet our own contemplative goals via robot- and voicebot-supported guided meditations? Come see for yourself by listening to multilingual robot-delivered meditations. Session includes an introduction, robot-guided meditation, and discussion. Held at Marigold in collaboration with OSU Robotics, 4-5 p.m., June 6, free for all. Contact with questions: [email protected].

NEW! Engineering Expo: Free and open to all on Friday, June 7, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center. The 2024 Engineering Expo will feature interactive design project displays created and hosted by more than 1,200 senior engineering students. Project topics cover the breadth of engineering challenges, including robotics, clean water, nuclear energy, virtual reality, construction innovation and much more. More information:

NEW! Yoga Nidra: Drawn from Vedic and Tantric practices, yoga nidra “yogic sleep” is a guided meditation experience which often yields deep relaxation, insight and a sense of connection. Guided by Tiffany Bailey 6-7:30 p.m, June 9, at Marigold. Purchase one class pass or $15 for drop-in. Please pre-register. Contact: [email protected].

NEW! Pressure canning demonstrations: Registration is now open for pressure canning demonstrations by Master Food Preservers at the OSU Extension office in Redmond on Thursday, June 20. Choose from two 90-minute sessions: one at 2 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. See details at this link:

NEW! Treasure Valley Golf: Tee up for the 15th Annual Treasure Valley Golf Tournament, a fun scramble-format tournament on Aug. 16 at Purple Sage Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho, that supports OSU student-athletes. Not a golfer? Join fellow Beavers at lunch for updates from OSU Athletics, special guests and raffle prizes. 7:30 a.m. golf registration opens; 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; 12:30 p.m. lunch and awards.

UPDATED! Pride Watch Party: The Holcomb Center is hosting a Pride watch party featuring the movie “But I’m a Cheerleader,” starring Natasha Lyonne. Please join us in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. This free event will take place at 6 p.m., June 7 in the Holcomb Center Snell 150.

OSU Beaver Moms Connections: Join other self-identified moms for conversation, connection and lunch. Facilitated by Stefanie Maerki (UHR) and the Family Resource Center. Noon to 1:30 p.m., June 6, MU 221. No registration required. Lunch provided. For accommodations and questions contact [email protected]

Student Parent Graduation: The Family Resource Center is excited to host our second annual Student Parent Graduation Celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m., June 6 at at Our Little Village in the lower level of Milne. Please bring your family and join us as we celebrate our student parents graduating in 2024. For those graduating, please wear or bring your cap and gown and we will have a photographer taking pictures of you and your family.

LOCATION UPDATE! Veterans center event: The Military & Veteran Resource Center will be hosting a social event. Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to network with other veterans and students. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., June 6, MU Bowling Alley. The event will be in honor of Juneteenth. All are welcome. The Military & Veteran Resource Center encourages veterans and students to attend the event. 

OSU Guitar Ensemble: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents OSU Guitar Ensemble 7 p.m., June 6 in Detrick Hall. Directed by Dr. Cameron O’Conner, the OSU Guitar Ensemble presents repertoire from all over the world and from many historical eras, carrying audiences into the full range of what the instrument can do. Tickets $10; students free. Tickets here.

OSU Chamber Choir: The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts Presents OSU Chamber Choir, the President’s Concert at 7 p.m., June 8 in Detrick Hall. Named in honor of President Emeritus Edward J. Ray and his late wife, Beth Ray, the President’s Concert represents the pinnacle of the choral year at Oregon State. Tickets $25; students free. Tickets here.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! EMT Seminars Thomas Letzel will speak on "Mass Spectrometric Non-Target Screening – Interdisciplinary Solutions and Data Handling,” 2 p.m., June 7. This will be a hybrid seminar. In-Person in LPSC 402 and by Zoom. Join Zoom meeting:

NEW! Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Jonathan Yoder from Washington State University will present "Water Rights Forfeiture: An Empirical and Theoretical Examination," from 2:30-4 p.m., June 7 in Ballard Ext 219; also available via Zoom. Additional details here

NEW! UIT Data Lab: Join the Data Team each Friday at the weekly Data Lab for drop-in assistance with data projects, networking and various collaborations. Bonus offering events are held each week to give updates on different types of data projects happening at OSU. This week on June 7, Emma Sanchez Tovar will be hosting an info session on Small Multiples in Tableau. For more information, please visit our website at

HMSC Research Seminar: Molly Keogh, an NSF postdoc with the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, will be giving a seminar titled “Polar Mud on the Move: Is lead-210 a useful sediment tracer at high latitudes?” at 3:30 p.m., June 6. In person at the HMSC Carmen Ford Phillips Auditorium in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building or online. Zoom link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 971 3707 8566. Click here for more information.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Dallice and Mary Mills Spring Seminar: “The origins and endpoints of beneficial intracellular bacterial infections,” presented by John McCutcheon of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Arizona State University, 4 p.m, June 6, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: How do you approach a challenge? FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by the Office of University Human Resources that dives deep into the way that we solve problems together. This engaging workshop helps people learn more about their own mindset, learn appreciation for how colleagues work, and together be able create a stronger team environment and reach more creative solutions. View upcoming workshops and enroll here

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue – Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for Summer and Fall 2024 In-person and Zoom courses here.

Take Note

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Wildfire. Increasing numbers of people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. Wildfires often begin unnoticed, however they spread very quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now —before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. English and Spanish versions of this bulletin can be found here:

Office of Human Resources Learning & Development is now accepting FYI Friday presentation proposals for Fall 2024 and Fall 2025: Does your unit 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! 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. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions, or for assistance with your application.

Blended Learning Faculty Fellows: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2024-25 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will have opportunities to be involved in faculty development around blended learning and will support CTL’s strategic goals of enhancing student success while developing a culture of teaching innovation. Apply by June 10.

Graduate opportunities: Oregon Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for its spring graduate-level opportunities, featuring the Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (NRPF) and the Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship. The NRPF provides hands-on experience in natural resource policy at the state level, while the Malouf Scholarship supports graduate students conducting societally relevant coastal research applicable to Oregon. An informational webinar discussing these opportunities, along with future ones, is scheduled for June 14. To learn more and apply, visit:

Volunteers Needed for The Great Move-Out: Each year OSU collects donated items from students who no longer need them and distributes those reusable goods to non-profits in our community – usually totaling more than 20 tons of items. OSU Surplus needs your help to make the Great Move-Out Donation Drive a success again this year – together we can improve our campus and community and keep reusable goods out of the landfills. Find more information and our volunteer sign up page at this link.

All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes: Enter the All-Star Tailgate Sweepstakes by July 31, presented by the OSU Alumni Association membership program. Seven lucky Beaver fans will win a VIP prize package for a 2024 Beaver Football home game that includes a pair of club-level tickets, parking at Reser, and meals and special VIP access at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. No purchase necessary; see official rules and eligibility requirements

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. Recent fellows studies highlight the ways in which these projects have advanced research in online/hybrid education. Ecampus Research Unit staff is available to help you develop the scope of your research project proposal. Contact Naomi Aguiar, associate director of research, with questions.

Deadline extended for faculty learning communities: The Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies are offering two Fall ’24 faculty learning communities for teaching faculty. Consider participation in either the Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community or the Teaching and AI Faculty Learning Community. Join us on this journey to strengthen teaching excellence. Apply by June 12. Funding provided.

Call for Applications: Career Champions. Applications for the fall 2024 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. Career Champions provides educators with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while tackling issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications are due 6/7. Cohort meets Thursdays 3-4 p.m. on Zoom weeks 3-8 of fall term. Direct questions to Brenna Gomez.

Health & Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by sharing SAIF’s resources for Workplace Safety Meeting Topic Ideas. For more information on safety at OSU, visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

Traffic and Maintenance

Campus Way: As part of the Kelley District Utility Plant project, SW Campus Way between SW 26th Street and SW Memorial Place will be closed May 29-June 10. The closure is necessary to allow for crane activity related to the project. Unlike recent, intermittent closures related to the project, this will be a continuous closure of Campus Way. The Kelley Engineering Center south entrance will also be closed. The north sidewalk and both bicycle lanes in this section of Campus Way will be closed during this time period. The south sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians. A bicycle detour will be provided. (View road and sidewalk closure map.) (View bicycle detour.)


"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll

Corvallis: Becoming sunny, high of 73, low of 50. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 80, low of 50. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Sunny today, high of 64, low of 46. Sunny tomorrow.

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