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:

Recent shark attacks are worrying beach-goers, yet experts say they're very rare (ABC News)

However, it's worth bearing in mind that many interactions with sharks are with smaller species that are unlikely to cause serious injuries, said James Sulikowski, director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station at Oregon State University. Those species might bite a human, realize we are not their preferred prey and move on, he said.

Oregon State University unveils new health center set to open later this summer (KEZI)

Coming soon, a new health center at Oregon State University will open its doors in the summer. The center was a collaboration between OSU and Samaritan Health Services. (see also Democrat-Herald)

The energy efficiency of computers could reduce data center electricity consumption (Tech Explorist)

Oregon State University and Baylor University researchers have found a breakthrough in lowering the energy consumption of photonic circuits used in data centers and supercomputers.


NIL exacerbates inequities for women athletes even as it provides opportunities (Forbes)

A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.

Couple becomes first Korean-American winemakers in Oregon (NBC)

Dave and Lois Cho (OSU alums) became the first Korean-American winemakers in Oregon, according to the regional wine association. NBC News’ Kathy Park visited their vineyard to share more about their journey and the rich history of Asian immigrants who helped build some of the earliest wineries along the West Coast.

Blown away: How desert dust fuels ocean life (SciTechDaily)

In a new study published May 5 in the journal Science, a team of researchers from Oregon State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and NASA combined satellite observations with an advanced computer model to home in on how mineral dust from land fertilizes the growth of phytoplankton in the ocean. Phytoplankton are microscopic, plant-like organisms that form the center of the marine food web.

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Ice cream social: Michele Webster, office manager with OSU Extension Linn County, says, “The OSU Extension Linn County staff surprised Alli Studnick, SNAP-Ed Education Program Assistant, with an ice cream bar social following our staff meeting. Alli is getting married in June and we are all so happy for her.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Do you teach blended/hybrid courses? CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the 2023-24 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. See call for nominations.


2023 University Distinguished Professor Lectures: Join the OSU community on Wednesday, May 24 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room for lectures by 2023 University Distinguished Professors, Emily Ho (3:30-5 p.m.) and Yanyun Zhao (8:30-10 a.m.). Advanced registration is encouraged. A reception celebrating Ho and Zhao will be held at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge.

Farm open house: Crop and Soil Science is hosting an in-person open house at Hyslop Farm for sharing the work of CSS faculty and our USDA-ARS partners with the public. The Field Day takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 24 and is free and open to the public. Check out our website for more details.

VP for URM finalists: Finalist candidates for Vice President for University Relations and Marketing (VP for URM) will be on the Corvallis campus May 24, and 26. Visit the VP for URM search webpage for more details and candidate information. Candidate information will be provided one day prior to the candidate’s visit. OSU community members are invited to participate in University Forums with candidates at the following times: 10-10:45 a.m., May 24, MU Journey Room (104) and via Zoom; 10-10:45 a.m., May 26, MU Horizon Room and via Zoom.

Soundbox 6: Biosphere Remix, a festival of makers in music, technology, poetry, art, engineering, science and more, takes place May 22-26. It's free to attend, and open to all. This year it takes place mostly at the MU room 109. Drop by and check out works by students, faculty and visiting musicians: percussionist Ivan Manzanilla from University of Guanajuato, Mexico and violinist, Rebecca Sabine (Las Vegas), as well as featured visual and media artists: Melody Owen, and Jack Snell-Ryan, and more. Activities start 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily. See the full schedule here and through the CLA: link:

PFLA Zoom event: OSU Ecampus 101. Presented by Ecampus executive directors. Learn more about Ecampus online programs and the growing demand for distance learning. 10:30-11:30 a.m., May 24. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

Rhiannon Sky Tafoya Artist Talk & Reception: In conjunction with her exhibition running April 17-May 24 in Fairbanks Gallery of Art, Rhiannon ‘Skye’ Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo) will give a talk, followed by a reception that is free and open to all, 4 p.m., May 24 at the Fairbanks Hall Gallery. Tafoya uses a variety of techniques in printmaking, digital design, sculpture, bookmaking and basketry to create works that reflect both of her Tribal heritages, cultures and lineages. The works in "my hands remind me of yours" manifest in two- and three-dimensional constructs that range in size from a few inches to a several feet. More information: [email protected].

Green New Worlds (or Not): Ecology and Energy in Planetary Colonization Games. The School of Writing, Literature and Film presents a Critical Questions Lecture Series talk by Pawel Frelik. 4 p.m., May 24 in MU 208. Free, open to all.

NEW! HMSC Science on Tap: This year’s Lavern Weber Visiting Scientist Andrew Read, a Stephen Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University and the director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, will present a public talk titled “Disentangling science, politics, and conservation: North Atlantic right whales in crisis,” 6 p.m., May 24. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Webinar link or call: +1 971 247 1195 Webinar ID: 957 8678 1056. Click here for more information.


NEW! Latinx & Friends Grad Student Writing Group: This is a great opportunity for BIPOC graduate students to come work on any writing projects in a safe space. We will also offer students the chance to be part of a writing accountability group to help stay focused on long-term writing projects. 6-8 p.m., May 25; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 27; 7-8:30 p.m., May 31; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3. Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez.

NEW! Art About Agriculture 2023 reception: All are welcome to the in-person reception for the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2023. 5-7:30 p.m. May 25 at Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. For more information about this event please visit, Information about the Art About Agriculture 2023 program:

NEW! Music à la Carte: OSU alumna and professional violinist Rebecca Sabine is a concert violinist, composer, recording artist and certified mindfulness meditation teacher. In 2022 she received the Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Liberal Arts. Sabine is a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has played professionally with Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion and Adele. Noon, May 26 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge.

NEW! Board of Trustees: The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet June 1-2 to consider approving a budget and advancing to the construction phase a research complex in Corvallis and a housing project in Newport to serve the university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center The board will meet from 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet June 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the same location. All meetings are open to the public and can be attended in person, on Zoom or on the phone by calling 1-888-475-4499 (meeting ID: 655 466 888). Meeting agendas and materials are posted as they become available on the board’s website. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by May 31 to [email protected] or Stacy Jeffries at 541-737-3449.

Skip & Sip the Stress Away with the ASC: Join the Academic Success Center to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments and prepare for finals. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m, May 25, in the SEC Plaza, play some hopscotch, sip on iced tea, make your own encouraging button or paint a rock. We’ll have resources available to support folks in the final stretch in the term. Questions or accommodations? Contact [email protected].

DAMchic spring launch: The DAMchic 10th anniversary edition spring magazine launch party takes place 6-8 p.m., May 25, in the MU Quad. Pick up a copy. There will be student vendors, performances, photo cards, snacks and more.

Pie a CEOAS Professor: Help support the CEOAS Association of Graduate Students (CAGS) by participating in our Spring 2023 fundraiser. Jars labeled with a professor representing each academic program in the college will be set out in Wilkinson 110. Add money to the jar of the program/professor you'd like to see get pied during the week of May 22-May 26. The top three programs with the most money will be pied. Pieing will take place at 4 p.m. May 26 outside in the Burt Courtyard.

The OSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: Directed by Ryan Biesack. Featuring works by Thad Jones, Jim McNeely, Wayne Shorter and more. 7:30 p.m., May 31 in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center. Free to OSU students. $10 general admission in advance at, or at the door (cash and check only, please.)

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: This year’s Lavern Weber Visiting Scientist Andrew Read, a Stephen Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University and the director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, will be giving a seminar titled “Unfathomable: the strange and wonderful behavior of Ziphius cavirostris,” 3:30 p.m., May 25. In person at HMSC’s GVMSB Auditorium or online. Zoom Link or call +1-971-247-1195 Meeting ID: 945 5573 115. Click here for more information.

NEW! Language in Learning: Visiting Fulbright Scholar Derek Fish is giving a presentation about the language of learning at 4 p.m., May 25 in Weniger 328. This has long been an important and controversial topic -- especially in South Africa, with 11 official languages but final high school exam science available in only two. No RSVP needed.

NEW! Ravyn Cervantes Master of Public Policy Defense: “Managing Misconduct: Understanding the Role of College Hearing Officers in the University Academic Misconduct Sanction Process.” 10 a.m., May 26, Bexell 326. Committee: Kelsy Kretschmer (chair), Allison Hurst, Brett Burkhardt. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

NEW! Trisha Patterson Master of Public Policy Defense: “The Hazards-Housing Nexus: An Adaptive Capacity Wheel Analysis of Coastal Planning Institutions." Committee: Jenna Tilt (CEOAS) and Dwaine Plaza (SPP), Edward Weber (SPP). Noon, May 26, Bexell 414. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

NEW! Health seminar: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences research seminar, “All hands on deck: Efforts to expand and improve abortion care in reproductive freedom states,” will be presented by Jessica Gipson, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, from 1-2 p.m. May 26, via Zoom. Learn more, see all spring seminars and watch past seminars on the.

NEW! HR onboarding: University Human Resources invites you to two upcoming listening sessions this month regarding your experience with UHR’s onboarding process. We are hosting two different opportunities for you to provide feedback in an interactive setting on ways we can improve our process. Sessions are 1-2 p.m., May 26; register here. You can also fill out an anonymous survey about your experience here.

NEW! FURst Aid: Injury prevention and rehab for dogs and cats. Dave Meyer, certified veterinary technician and canine rehabilitation practitioner at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, will overview small animal rehabilitation and injury prevention – think physical therapy skills for your pet. 5:15-6:15 p.m., May 30, online. Registration.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2023 showcase and discussion: Hear highlights from CTL Fellows in the Colleges of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Science; and Cascades. Then, join a discussion on what’s next in strengthening teaching and learning. Consider how partnering with the program can play a critical role in enhancing and innovating your college’s teaching faculty in the upcoming year. 10-10:50 a.m., June 12. Register now using ONID. Contact [email protected].

NEW! Core Curriculum for OSU managers and supervisors: The Core Curriculum for Managers and Supervisors is a training program for all OSU managers, supervisors and lead workers. At the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding about the principles and policies that apply to our employees; know how to navigate within the space of talent management activities; recognize when, and how, to provide equal opportunity & access to employees; and be familiar with the OSU resources and responsibilities relating to employee health, safety and well-being. Summer 2023 program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. to noon Aug. 15-24, via Zoom. To learn more and register:

NEW Dates! 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 the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.

SRS Listen and learn: UIT-Academic Technologies will host a virtual session featuring a number of faculty who use Top Hat (OSU’s centrally supported Student Response System) in their teaching from noon to 1:15 p.m., May 25. Join us to learn how they leverage the tool in their classrooms, their observations on student learning and their insights on the gaps they see in their teaching needs and what the technology can currently offer. A discussion will be held at the end as time allows. Registration is required for the session. 

OSU’s New Beginnings for Tribal Students presents Cultural Awareness and Mentor Training Series 2023: "Cultivating Safe Spaces in Education," 2-4:30 p.m., May 25, an interactive facilitated workshop with Jen Greenway. Open to faculty; students encouraged to attend. Info at

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology spring seminar series: “Recent evolution of cardiac glycoside biosynthesis in wallflower,” presented by Georg Jander of Cornell University Boyce Thompson Institute, 4 p.m., May 25, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Ideas Matter lecture series: "Intersections of Indigenous, Buddhist and Biological Thought." Professor Rebekah Sinclair in a conversation with biologist Dee Denver. 5-7 p.m., May 25, at The Bière Library, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Suite 102, Corvallis. Free, open to all. Presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Kiley Barber MF defense: Kiley Barber will present her capstone, titled: “The Role of Professional Development in the Career Advancement of Women in Urban Forestry,” 10 a.m., May 26, PFSC 123 and on Zoom. Barber is earning her MF in Forest Ecosystems and Society with Paul Ries. Contact the FES Department at [email protected] for the Zoom link or for accommodations.

Take Note

NEW! Exemplary employees: OSU Exemplary Employee Award nominations are open now through May 31. This award recognizes work performance and service which goes above and beyond the standard expectations held for professional faculty and classified staff. One classified and one professional faculty employee will be honored at the University Day ceremonies with the presentation of a plaque and cash award of $500 each. Click here to learn about the nomination process and criteria.

Send a note to 2023 grads: This year’s graduates are about to begin an incredible new journey. Voice your encouragement, advice and congratulations as they begin to build their bright futures. Use the BEaver KIND submission form to send a short message to the Class of 2023 by June 9. 

Call for Nominations: The Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center is calling for nominations for our annual awards ceremony. We have our AYA Award, Student Leader Award, and the Feminist of Achievement award. If you would like to nominate a potential candidate, please fill out the form here: Nominations are due May 30. The awards ceremony will be held from 3-5 p.m., June 12 in the Journey Room in the Memorial Union. 

OSU Healthy Aging Club’s 4th Annual Photography Contest: This year’s theme is Older Adults in Nature and the contest is open to all OSU community members. Prizes include gift certificates to the Garland and Shonnard Nurseries and OSU swag. Please submit your entry by May 24, using the following link: OSU Gerontology Conference attendees will vote on who wins the contest on June 2. For more information, go to

TRY-athlon: Faculty Staff Fitness is holding the 10th Annual TRY-athlon event. This event is a team-building fundraiser that brings faculty and staff together to compete for individual event or power team winner. The event is June 14 and registration is now open. Grab your team and sign up to swim, run, walk or both.

OSU Foundation announces Women’s Giving Circle grant awardees: Thirteen grants were awarded for 2023-24 by the OSU Women’s Giving Circle, ranging from $2,112 to expand English conversation partnership programs for international students to $9,960 to redefine digital literacy and career readiness competency for students at OSU-Cascades. To read about all 13 grants, click here. The next grant application deadline will be in January 2024.

Contemplative Practice Center: OSU's Contemplative Studies Initiative is opening a practice center for students, faculty/staff and the public this summer. The center will be located in the historic Pepsi building at 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Share your preferences for class times, practice modalities and even vote for your favorite name: Learn more about the center opening via the CSI newsletter:

OSU Healthy Aging Club’s 4th Annual Photography Contest. This year’s theme is Older Adults in Nature, and the contest is open to all OSU community members. Prizes include gift certificates to the Garland and Shonnard Nurseries and OSU swag. Please submit your entry by May 24 using the following link: OSU Gerontology Conference attendees will vote on who wins the contest on June 2. For more information, go to  

Resource hub for the Class of 2023: Let’s do our part to help graduating Beavers celebrate and get ready for what’s next. Share the Countdown 2 Commencement landing page with graduating seniors. It features graduation details and celebratory events, career-building and networking opportunities, inspiring alumni messages, prize drawings and more.

New Contemplative Practice Center: OSU's Contemplative Studies Initiative is opening a practice center for students, faculty/staff and the public in summer 2023. The center will be located in the historic Pepsi building at 648 SW Second St. in downtown Corvallis. Share your preferences for class times, practice modalities and even vote for your favorite name. Learn more about the center opening via the CSI newsletter:


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NEW! Painter: University Housing and Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Painter position to help provide quality, courteous, and timely facilities maintenance services to our residents and end users. Posting #P04218CT. Closes June 5.


“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 73, low of 48. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 67, low of 45. Chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.

Newport: Decreasing clouds today, high of 64, low of 47. Partly sunny tomorrow.

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