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:

Chipmaker Nvidia joins exclusive $1 trillion companies club (Oregonian)

Nvidia has a small marketing and engineering office in Hillsboro. Huang is a graduate of Aloha High School and Oregon State University. Last fall, he pledged $50 million to build a new supercomputer research center in Corvallis.

Snowpack predicted to retreat in California's mountains due to climate change (LA Times)

The findings add to other research showing that average snowpacks have been decreasing in most areas of the continental United States, and that large decreases in snow are likely by the end of this century. The latest research adds a focus on snowlines, said Philip Mote, a climate scientist and dean of the graduate school at Oregon State University, who wasn’t involved in the study.

Most new presidents at top research universities are now women (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Fifty-three percent of the 38 presidents appointed since that period were women. Nine institutions — including Dartmouth College, Oregon State University, and New York University — named their first female president ever.

The Weatherford Cat (College of Business)

In the heart of the Oregon State campus, a fluffy orange and white cat named Concrete has become a beloved figure for students and faculty alike. Concrete is not your typical campus cat, however. He’s a certified emotional support animal, and his presence has been a source of comfort for many.  

Master business skills without paying for an MBA (Washington Post)

Certificate programs are often more specialized than graduate business degrees. This can be great for those looking to develop a specific skill set — like business analytics — to advance in their career, says Olivia Jobson, associate director of graduate recruitment at Oregon State University College of Business.

Özkan-Haller to co-lead National Academies’ ocean sciences survey (LIFE@OSU)

Tuba Özkan-Haller, dean of Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, has been named co-chair of the National Academies’ 2025-2035 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences.


Today's photo

Bigleaf Maple Festival: Eric Jones says, “This is a family enjoying one of eight educational stations that OSU graduate student Melanie Hyers (in back) organized for the first Oregon Bigleaf Maple Festival held at the Oregon 4-H Center in the Eola Hills on May 13. The sold-out festival was a part of the College of Forestry's multiyear project to teach landowners how to tap bigleaf maple trees to make sap-based foods like bigleaf maple syrup. Hundreds of families packed the event to see maple sap evaporating, industry equipment, exhibits on related maple products like figured wood, play old-fashioned mechanical and STEM games, and to participate in a formal sensory taste test led by the OSU Food Innovation Center.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

NEW! Timely Teaching Tips: Is it time to take care of some deferred pedagogical maintenance on your Canvas course sites? See Spring Cleaning for Your Courses: Sometimes Less Is More by Ecampus instructional designer Julie Jacobs. Practices such as removing extraneous content, fine-tuning assignment instructions and revisiting module organization can pay learning dividends for your students in the future.


Flute circle: The annual Native American Style Flute Circle will take place at noon May 31 in the SEC Plaza. In addition to being a gathering of flute players from the current and past Native American Flute classes at Oregon State, this year's circle will feature fourth graders from Lincoln Elementary School, and The Looking Wolf Band.

Environmental arts and humanities lecture: Writer M Jackson, author of “The Ice Sings Back” and other books, will speak on “The Secret Lives of Glaciers,” at 4 p.m., May 31 in Memorial Union 208 (La Raza). This is the keynote lecture at the end of the annual regional graduate student conference in Environmental Arts and Humanities.

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.)

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. 7-8:30 p.m., May 31 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 3, in the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez.


NEW! Music à la Carte: Cascadia Clarinet Quartet and the OSU Clarinet Mafia perform at noon, June 2 in the MU Lounge. Free, open to all. This is the final noon concert of the school year. 

NEW! Love, equality and health: During PRIDE OSU, from 4-7 p.m., June 2, in the MU Quad, Student Health Services, in partnership with Oregon Health Authority, will provide free mpox vaccines and free confidential HIV testing for all. Learn more about the mpox vaccines.

NEW! Spring Sing! OSU's annual celebration of song, featuring the OSU Meistersingers and Bella Voce. 7:30 p;.m., June 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. Free to OSU students. $10 GA. Purchase tickets in advance. Also available at the door -- cash or check only please.

NEW! APCC Night Market: Celebrate APIDA Heritage Month through food, arts, performances and activities of different APIDA cultures. The Night Market aims to illuminate the intersectionality within and beyond the APIDA community. 5-8 p.m., June 3, SEC Plaza.

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.

Summer Kickoff: Join OSU Community Engagement & Leadership from 4-6 p.m., June 1 at the Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., for the ultimate Summer Kickoff event. Embrace the sun and enjoy field games, board games and music. This free event is open to all ages, so bring your friends and family for a day of unforgettable fun.

University Theatre Spring One Acts: Original plays written and directed by OSU students. 7:30 p.m., June 1-3 and 2 p.m., June 4 at the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $5 OSU students, $8 youth and seniors, $10 GA. Available in advance, through the OSU Theatre Box Office, 541-737-2853, and at the door (cash or check only please). Presented by the School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts with support from the Arts Center.

University Budget Committee: The committee will conduct its last meeting for the academic year from 2-3:30 p.m. June 2 via Zoom. The UBC is OSU’s advisory body to the provost for recommendations on tuition rates, budget priorities and budget policies. For materials associated with this week’s topics, visit the UBC web page. Join the webinar via Zoom. For questions, email [email protected].

National Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum  Join OSU Research Forests in a free family bi-lingual event celebrating outdoor recreation and environmental education. Over 20 interactive exhibitors from the community, including free fishing for youth disc golf, logging sports, nature art and other fun activities for the whole family with Spanish interpretation. 10 a.m.-3  p.m. June 3. Information at

My People’s Market: Oregon State is a sponsor for My People’s Market June 3-4 at The Redd on Salmon Street in SE Portland. It brings together more than 120 BIPOC-owned businesses — artisans, makers and food innovators, including several vendors receiving entrepreneurial support from OSU’s Food Innovation Center — to create pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect with the travel industry and new market opportunities. Looking for a deeper opportunity? Volunteer

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Dissertation defense: Department of Microbiology Ph.D. candidate Grace Deitzler will present her Ph.D. dissertation defense, "Of Mice and Bees: Examining the Impact of Multiple Stressors on Host Physiology, Behavior, and Gut Microbiome," at noon June 1 in Linus Pauling Science Center Room 402. Committee: Maude David, Kathy Magnusson, Ramesh Sagili, Benjamin Philmus and David Maddison. Email [email protected] for Zoom link.

NEW! First Aid Kits: This presentation will provide the OSU community with information on what should form the basics of their home/car first aid kit. Participants can expect to learn about the differences between trauma kits and simple inexpensive first aid kits, and how to build their own first aid kit. Part of the Spring 2023 FYI Friday series, 1-2 p.m., June 2, via Zoom. Registration required.

NEW! Increasing youth physical activity: The College of Public Health and Human Sciences research seminar, “Increasing youth physical activity: Translating research to policy and practice,” will be presented by Julie McCleery, University of Washington, 1-2 p.m. June 2, in HFC 115 or via Zoom. Learn more, see all spring seminars and watch past seminars on the college’s website. Co-sponsored by the CPHHS Kinesiology Program.

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Maria Winters with the Coastal Flood Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles will be giving a seminar titled “Observations and Modeling of Anthropogenic Dune Evolution and Erosion in Southern California,” at 3:30 p.m., June 1. 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! Charles Wright M.S. Water Resource Science Defense: Charlie will present his thesis, titled, “Effects of forest harvest, floods, and wildfire on bedload export from headwater catchments in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1957-2022,” 3 p.m., June 2, Burt 193 and on Zoom. Julia Jones of Geography advises Charlie. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details.

NEW! NASA talk: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center chief technologist is coming to Oregon State University to give a seminar about innovation and technology at NASA, nuclear propulsion and Moon to Mars missions. 4 p.m., June 2, in LINC 200.  

David Sweeney Master of Public Policy defense: Title: "Restrictive Police Pursuit Policies," 1 p.m., June 1. Committee: Scott Akins, Michelle Inderbitzen, Rorie Solberg. Contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Salgado thesis: History MA student Sharon Salgado will give a presentation based on her thesis, “Oaxaqueñas: Placemaking and Resistance among Indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec Mexican Women Migrants in Oregon,” 2 p.m., June 1, Memorial Union 208. Salgado’s research traces the migration journeys of three women from small rural communities in Oaxaca to northern Mexico, California, and ultimately Oregon. 

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Spring seminar series: “Exploring the multiple evolutions of sex chromosomes in plants,” presented by Sarah Carey of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, 4 p.m., June 1, ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

Pedagogical support presentations: Zoom presentation by finalists for the position of Assistant Director for Pedagogical Support and Development will  be held in June. The assistant director will provide faculty pedagogical support and consultation for the new Gen Ed curriculum. Finalists presentations are as follows: Hypatia Bolivar, psychology, University Illinois Springfield, 4:30 p.m., June 1; Bolivar presentation. Kati Stoddard, plant pathology and microbiology, Texas A&M University, 10:30 a.m., June 2; Stoddard presentation. Matthew Winslow, psychology, Eastern Kentucky University, 3:30 p.m., June 6; Winslow presentation. Kara Clevinger, English and composition program, University of Oregon, 10:30 a.m., June 9; Clevinger presentation

UPDATED! Ideas Matter Lecture Series: "The Importance of Myth as Soul-Making." Professor Marta D. Kunecka in a conversation with ethnographer and translator Vincent Stanzione, 5-7 p.m. June 1 at The Bière Library, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Suite 102, Corvallis. Free, open to all. Presented by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Changemakers: A Conversation with Amber Coyne. Join CPHHS graduate Amber Coyne, MPH ’15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., June 1 to learn about how her roots in public health and special interests in LGBTQ+ health equity, harm reduction and language justice propel her to find innovative ways to address public health risks and keep our most vulnerable populations safe. Register at

Gerontology conference: The 47th annual OSU Gerontology Conference will be held June 2 at CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The conference provides contemporary and applicable gerontological education from a variety of disciplines and perspectives across the nation and world. There are 15 speakers this year and the keynote speakers are Rawle Andrews Jr., executive director of the American Psychiatric Association, who will discuss mental health; and Larry S. Sherman, OHSU, who will discuss music and the aging brain. CEUs are available. Learn more and register at

Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows Program 2023 showcase & 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. 10-10:50 a.m., June 12. Register now. Contact [email protected].

FourSight Mindset Reveal Workshop: FourSight Mindset Reveal is a new workshop presented by 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.These two-hour workshops are offered to employees on a monthly basis. View upcoming workshops and enroll here. A $40 fee covers materials. 

Take Note

NEW! Faculty Staff Fitness: Keep moving this summer with Faculty Staff Fitness. View our summer class offerings as registration opens June 1. Not sure of your plans yet? You can purchase a Flex Pass which will allow you to attend any Flex Pass-designated class. Online FSF runs from June 1-Sept. 11 for $35. Visit the FSF website for schedules, more information and to register.

NEW! Spring 2023 Update from Vice President for Finance and Administration: Want to be an insider? Find out what Division of Finance and Administration units have been doing to help advance OSU’s goals in this update to DFA employees: Each quarter, Vice President Mike Green and DFA senior leaders share project milestones, unit news, highlights, updates and coming events. While targeted to division employees, the VPFA quarterly updates are a great way for anyone to get an overview of the broad and varied work of DFA units.

NEW! Health and Safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by sharing an article from SAIF with tips to help delivery drivers avoid painful injuries. For more information on Safety at OSU, visit OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, which includes past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

NEW! The Valley Library Circulation and Info Desks Combining: Beginning in Fall 2023, all borrowing and information services will be available from a combined service point close to the Valley Library main entrance. While we get our space ready to offer you single-stop services, visit us all summer at the entry to the Learning Commons.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and Dekila Chungyalpa on Inner Nature: The latest episode of the Inner Nature podcast series features Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, in conversation with Dekila Chungyalpa, founder and director of the Loka Initiative. Listen here on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Inner Nature is produced by the Spring Creek Project and the Contemplative Studies Initiative.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: CTL is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 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. Apply by May 31. See call for blended fellowship nominations.

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2023 Career Champions cohort. The Career Champions program provides faculty and instructors with tangible ways to incorporate career connection into the classroom, while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and examining the barriers to access for first-generation, high financial need, and/or students of color. More information can be found on the Center for Teaching and Learning website. Please direct questions to Director of Career Integration, Brenna Gomez. To apply, complete the application form by June 9. 

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.

Traffic and maintenance

Campus Way: As part of the 2023 Street Safety Project, SW Campus Way between SW 14th Street and SW Pioneer Place will be closed 7 a.m.-5 p.m., May 31, except to allow traffic to exit eastbound from Pioneer Place. Vehicles needing access to Pioneer Place may detour around the work area via SW Jefferson Way and enter from the eastbound lane on Campus Way. In addition, the dedicated parking spaces for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering will be closed for the duration of the project. View detour mapView closure map.


“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.” ~ Yuri Kochiyama

Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, high of 68, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 68, low of 37. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 62, low of 43. Sunny Thursday.

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