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:


OSU researchers develop new, heat-efficient nanoparticles for treating cancer (KTVZ)

Oregon State University scientists have invented a way to make magnetic nanoparticles that get hotter than any previous nanoparticle, improving their cancer-fighting ability. (see also KEZI)

As Oregon higher ed enrollment stabilizes, big schools drive gains, losses (Oregonian)

Oregon State University stands out as a major outlier. As the pandemic drove enrollment declines, Oregon State’s enrollment has continued to climb to a record 35,000-plus students this fall, up 11% over pre-pandemic levels, according to commission data.

Oregon after the midterms (KLCC)

Lending their insight about campaigns, polling, media influence and the impact of a new generation of voters – we talk with professors from our leading institutions, including University of Oregon Journalism professors Seth Lewis, Damian Radcliffe and Whitney Phillips, Oregon State University political science professor Christopher Stout and retired Lane Community College instructor Stephen Cande

Where to find 22,300 giant mantas (Diver Net)

The just-published Proyecto Mantas Ecuador study was led over 14 years by Fundación Megafauna Marina del Ecuador in collaboration with the Manta Trust, the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) and the Ocean Ecology Lab at Oregon State University (OSU)’s Marine Mammal Institute.   (see also Science Alert)

Four Oregon State University scientists are selected for Highly Cited Researchers list (LIFE@OSU) 

Four Oregon State University researchers have been named to the 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers compiled by international analytics firm Clarivate. The OSU honorees are Zhenxing Feng, professor of chemical engineering; Xiulei “David” Ji, professor of chemistry; William Ripple, distinguished professor of forestry; and Maoyu Wang, a recent doctoral graduate and member of Feng’s lab now working as a postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory.

2022's Best Places to Shop on Black Friday (Wallet Hub)

Featuring Aimee Huff,  associate professor of marketing with the College of Business.

Rising stinkbug population poses threat to crops (Register Guard)

An invasive bug native to Asia is posing a serious threat to crops in Oregon, according to the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Today's photo

International Education Week: David Bernell, associate professor with the School of Public Policy says, “I recently accompanied a group of OSU alumni (along with spouses/family) on a trip to Egypt. This was one of the Alumni Association’s programs, which took our group all along the Nile River to visit the ancient pyramids, tombs, temples and monuments. See Egypt and the Eternal Nile. Here’s a photo of the Beavs at the pyramids in Giza. This was taken on Oct. 13.” Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Wondering how to help students avoid feeling overwhelmed in the final weeks of the term? Sharing the DAM Good Self-Care Packet highlights the importance of managing stress and being proactive about self-care. Consider taking a few minutes in class for students to fill out the Self-Care Plan and think in advance about self-care actions for stressful times.


UPDATED: Beaver Boosters and Vaccines: OSU will be hosting COVID-19 boosters and other vaccines on the OSU Corvallis campus, Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 62. Clinics are open to the public and will provide updated bivalent boosters for individuals 5 and older, plus COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older while supplies last. The hMPXV (monkeypox) vaccine will also be available for those who meet current OHA vaccine criteria, while supplies last (view OHA guidance on hMPXV vaccine). No appointments are needed and all vaccines are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.
ASOSU International Lounge Open House: ASOSU International Lounge will serve as a space of belonging to all international students as well as OSU community members interested in international affairs. Come join us in the opening of this space on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

GIS Day 2022 @ OSU: OSU celebrates GIS Day with presentations and demos that showcase innovations in remote sensing on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn how to be involved in the exciting field of remote sensing, see live drones fly, and socialize. Free and open to all. Full event schedule:

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Info Session: Learn about opportunities for university faculty and administrators through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This is an interactive session with Fulbright Association Program staff who will take live questions. The catalog of awards for 2024-25 will be posted in February 2023. Register at

Hiring Q&A Webinars Hosted by Human Resources: These sessions are designed for supervisors and department HR liaisons. Feel free to drop in and ask your questions about the hiring process. We will have a panel of experts from different HR Teams that work directly with hiring to assist with your questions. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link. Dec. 7, 1  to 2 p.m.: Registration link. Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to noon: Registration link.

NEW! WGSS 611 Colloquium Series: Sharadha Kalyanam, Ph.D. candidate in WGSS, will speak on “Queering Cultural Politics: Radical Cultural Production, Dominant Caste Affect, and South Asian Communities that Resist Description.” In this presentation, Kalyanam examines cultural productions emanating from the Indian subcontinent and diaspora using queer diasporic critiques and argues that these cultural productions are doing the work of resisting systemic oppression. Nov. 16, noon, via Zoom. Preregistration required:

Beaver Dads: Are you a self-identified dad looking to meet other dads at OSU? Join Beaver Dads this Wednesday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MU 211 for informal conversation about parenting, work and everything in between. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Family Resource Center and facilitated by Tarron Anderson, Beaver Dads will meet every third Wednesday throughout the academic year. For more information, including opportunities to join via Zoom, contact [email protected].

November Research Integrity Forum: Join the Research Office for “Research Data and the New NIH Data Management Policy.” In this forum we will discuss some of the types of data that researchers can generate and encounter, what managing data might entail and why it is important, and the available resources at OSU to help. We will also focus on the new NIH data management and sharing policy, which becomes effective in January 2023. The forum will be held on Nov. 16, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For additional information, email [email protected].

WRGP Seminars: Christopher Ansell of the University of California, Berkeley, will present "The Evolution of Polycentric Groundwater Governance," Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in STAG 111 or on Zoom. Please reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. All are welcome.

Provost’s Reception for International Employees and Scholars: Provost Edward Feser will host a reception to recognize and celebrate Oregon State’s international employees, visiting scholars and department sponsors on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the MU Main Lounge. The reception will include brief remarks by President Jayathi Murthy and Provost Feser. This activity is part of International Education Week. For the full calendar of events, please visit:

Mindfulness in Social Justice Education: "Critical Race Feminist Perspectives," with Kathryn McIntosh, associate professor with the College of Education. This lecture explores how mindfulness helps students learn multiculturalism. Nov. 16 from 5-6 p.m. in Furman Hall, Room 303. Zoom: More information:

Travel Talks — Greece: Join the OSUAA Group Travel Program for an all-new Travel Talk on Nov. 16,  5:30-6:30 p.m. featuring Gary B. Ferngren, emeritus professor of history. Ferngren will discuss historical and cultural aspects of Greece and Turkey while sharing his favorite spots in the region. Kate Sanders, director of the OSUAA Group Travel Program, will also be on hand with information on reserving a spot on one of OSUAA’s 2023 Greek tours. Register at

CPHHS Coaches Clinic Series: Foundations of Coaching. Learn how to support positive developments as a youth sports coach by attending this session led by OSU kinesiology experts. The first session in the Coaches Clinic Series presented by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center, Room 115. Advanced registration required and space is limited.


NEW! Music à la Carte: Morris Northcutt, trumpet, with collaborative pianist Lauren Servias. Trumpet virtuoso Morris Northcutt is the rare instrumental musician capable of transcending his genre and resonating with a universal audience. His music ranges from classical and traditional jazz to his latest project, a deep exploration of the history of Latin jazz in Venezuela. Friday, Nov. 18 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

NEW! OSU Lyric Workshop presents Opera Scenes: A performance of scenes from nine different operas, all sung in English. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Free, open to all.

UPDATED! Book Club: Join the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) for a book club reading of “The Matter of Black Lives,” a collection of The New Yorker’s writing on race in America with a foreword by and edited by Jelani Cobb, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration keynote speaker. We are reading this book in advance of the Feb. 1 keynote address. Register by Nov. 28. The book club will meet via Zoom every two weeks on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 29. For questions, contact [email protected].

International Education Week Nov 14-18 Join us in celebrating Oregon State University's global achievements, impacts and community during International Education Week. Visit the Celebration Station on the SEC Plaza every day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and check out the “10 Tips to Internationalize Your Experience.” A full listing of events is available at

Apoptosis: Join the College of Forestry International Programs for the opening reception of "Apoptosis". Featuring work by visiting scholar and artist Luis Prato, the exhibition is a multimedia exploration of art and science in the forest happening as part of International Education Week. Free. Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. in the second floor “knuckle” between Richardson Hall and PFSC. Refreshments served.

Karen Hooker’s retirement party: A celebration for Karen Hooker will be held Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate and congratulate Karen on her retirement. The event will be held in the Hallie Ford Center Lobby with a program starting at 4:30 p.m. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Sign the e-card at this link: Contact Carol Murphy ([email protected]) with any questions.

Oregon Stater Awards: Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Presented by the College of Engineering, the Oregon Stater Awards honor alumni whose contributions to the field exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. Open to College of Engineering alumni, friends, industry professionals, faculty and staff. Attendance is free and available on a first-registered, first-served basis. Details and registration:

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Fall Concert: Featuring selected works from Shostakovich, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky with Alexander Tutunov on piano. Directed by Marlan Carlson and Elliana Phillips. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. $35 online, $40 at the door. Students with valid school ID may request complimentary tickets starting one hour prior to concert. Tickets and more information at

Percent for Art celebration: Oregon was one of the first states to pass ‘Percent for Art’ legislation, setting aside no less than 1% of funds for the acquisition of public-facing artwork in all state funded building construction projects. The Peavy Forest Science Center features three art installations funded by this program. Nov. 30, 3:30-6  p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center. More information is on our website:

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! University Budget Conversation: The Office of Budget and Resource Planning will hold a University Budget Conversation via Zoom on Thurs., Nov. 17 from noon to 1 p.m. This week’s topic is “FY24 Tuition and Budget Outlook.” The initial 15 minutes is spent on presentation of the topic, followed by discussion and Q&A. To join the webinar, visit More information is on the website or contact Sherm Bloomer.

NEW! Reproductive justice: Join us for a virtual panel on "Reproductive Justice in a Post-Roe v. Wade Era," this Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4:30-6 pm. Register at This panel is jointly organized with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) and the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center (HRWGC). In celebration of Trans Awareness Week and 50 years of WGSS and HRWGC, participants on the panel include OSU graduate students, staff and community members.

NEW! Master of Public Policy Defense: Mark Strong MPP defense: "Early Intervention and Success Rates in Problem-Solving Courts,” Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom.

NEW! Center for Teaching and Learning Sparkshop: Just-in-time teaching: Tips for using background knowledge probes to pre-assess students' knowledge. Ever wondered how to ascertain what students already know or do not know in order to determine the appropriate starting point of instruction in relation to an upcoming learning material? We will discuss evidence-informed tips for using background knowledge probes to collect data about students' existing knowledge and understanding of the learning content. Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:20 p.m. Zoom registration.

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “The benefits of an ecosystem approach for successful change in the food industry.” Would you like to learn about how change affects the food industry and how to apply the ecosystems approach? Join us Friday, Nov. 18, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register today.

NEW! Anthropology Lecture Series: Ana Carolina de Assís Nunes and Ethan Copple (Oregon State University). "Practicing anthropology: stories about the collaboration between computer scientists and anthropologists in artificial intelligence design." They will speak on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon. The free lecture is open to OSU faculty and students in Strand Ag Room 211. All lectures are accessible via Zoom in real time:

NEW! College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Updates and new opportunities in the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families” will be presented Friday, Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. in HFC 115 and via Zoom, by CPHHS faculty Megan McClelland, Kathy Gunter, Megan MacDonald, Jonathan Garcia and Shauna Tominey.

NEW! Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Judson Boomhower from the University of California, San Diego, will present "Mandated vs. Voluntary Adaptation to Natural Disasters: The Case of U.S. Wildfires," Friday, Nov. 18 from 2:30-4 p.m., Ballard Extension Hall Room 219. Additional details available here.

NEW! FYI Friday – Career Champions: At University Day, president of Strada Impact, Ruth V. Watkins, shed light on the importance of integrating career readiness across campus. Learn about OSU’s very own Career Champions program and how teaching faculty come to see career as an equity issue while adding career readiness into their curriculum. Participate in a discussion on the ways Career Champions might expand to other OSU populations like staff who supervise students and advisors. Nov. 18, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

Innovation to Market — Funding & Training Opportunities: OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office on Nov. 17 for a one-hour virtual event offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link:

PFLA Leadership Series: "Leading Change through Thoughtful, Authentic Dialogue," presented by Heather Horn, chief human resources officer. Nov. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., PFSC Room 125 or via Zoom. Join us to learn more about engaging in open conversations that empower employees and improve their work experience. For more information about the event and how to register, click here

Research transitions: Hear from two national Cooperative Extension leaders about research translation to promote health and well-being in communities. Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and hear from Roger Rennekamp, APLU, and Mike Gutter, Virginia Tech, on “The Power of Cooperative Extension for Research Translation.” Join via Zoom at

Medea Benjamin, of Code Pink and Global Exchange: Benjamin will share insights from her new book, "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict." Skillfully bringing together the historical record and current analysis, "War in Ukraine" looks at the events leading up to the conflict, surveys the different parties involved and weighs the risks of escalation and opportunities for peace. Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon in the Memorial Union, Journey Room 104. Sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

Information session: New & Expanded Student Support Resources. Join representatives from Counseling & Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Education to learn more about new and expanded resources for students. Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m., Zoom. Webinar registration.

HMSC Research Seminar: Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and Dan Sobota from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will be giving a seminar titled “Monitoring & Early Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Oregon from Space: Case Study of Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities,” Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. 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.

Forest Management Plan Listening Session: There will be a public listening session Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss recent drafts of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) being developed by OSU. This is a time for the public to share their thoughts and provide any input regarding the plan. Recent draft sections of the plan can be accessed through on the FMP webpage. Zoom link. For questions, email [email protected]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Are you a caregiver in need of strategies to care for yourself as you care for others? Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care is offering "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," free to all OSU community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon between Jan. 19-Feb, 23 via Zoom. Class size is limited, so registration is required by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and registration via email, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Carol Carlson, business manager, 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.

NEW! Funded Professional Development for Fixed-Term and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty: Join the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Winter ‘23 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. This cross-disciplinary group will use live discussions and online resources to explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape, and to build resilience into our teaching practices. See the call for participation and submit an expression of interest by Dec. 2. 

NEW! Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Clothing in Disaster. Essential clothing for a disaster supply is a commonly overlooked area of preparedness. If a person does not have the proper clothing suitable for the terrain they are in, then harsh elements such as rain, cold and snow can have catastrophic effects. Follow these guidelines when choosing your emergency clothing:

NEW! Spoken word artists sought: Seeking spoken word artists for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan.16, 2023, which commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message and work forward today. The spoken word artists will perform one piece pertaining to social justice during the breakfast program. Inquiries should be made to [email protected].

Call for Applications: Career Champions Program. Applications for the winter 2023 Career Champions program for teaching faculty and instructors are now being accepted. 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. For questions, contact Brenna Gomez. Complete the application form by Nov. 23.

Gift Drive for OSU Kid’s Gift Closet: The Family Resource Center Kid’s Gift Closet helps provide gifts for children of OSU students during holidays and celebrations. Thanks to our generous sponsors, each year’s gift closet is a huge success and we have many grateful families. You can give in a variety of ways: Amazon registry that ships directly to FRC, the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis (you can leave the gift in our donation box), or you can bring in any new and unwrapped gifts to the Champinefu Lodge donation box at the front desk. We will be collecting gifts until Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this program, please contact [email protected].

Holiday Events — Alcohol Service Registration: It’s holiday season and many groups are planning celebrations.  If you are planning to have alcohol at your event, remember to submit your alcohol registration at least 21 days prior to the event. Alcohol service requirements and registration information can be found here: Please email [email protected] with questions.

Now accepting FYI Friday proposals for Winter 2023: Does your team 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!. Campus partners are invited to present what they’ve been working on to a broad audience of professional faculty, academic faculty and classified staff – presentations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length; it’s up to you. Learn more about the requirements and application process. Reach out to [email protected] with questions.

Student Health Advisory Board: OSU students, do you care about the health and well-being of the OSU community? Do you want to get involved in administrative processes and have an impact? Are you interested in being a voice for students in health initiatives? Apply to join the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Applications are due Nov. 28 at 5 p.m.: SHAB Application 2022-2023

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.


This email only lists new or recently updated job postings. For a full list of current job postings for OSU Today, go to: To apply for the below positions, visit unless otherwise specified.

NEW! Office Specialist 2: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for an Office Specialist 2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Jackson County office, Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, in Central Point. This is a 12-month, F/T, classified position starting at $16.19 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03864CT. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 27. Closes Dec. 4.

NEW! Associate Director of Product: OSU Division of Extension & Engagement, Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy program invites applications for an Associate Director of Product position based in Corvallis. This is a 12-month, F/T, professional faculty position. Apply to posting #P06227UF. Closes Dec. 1.

NEW! Assistant Professor of Practice: OSU Division of Extension and Engagement, Crop and Soil Sciences – Extension Field Facility invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice based in Prineville. This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed-term (annual reappointment) position that will serve the three-county Central Oregon Region and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The academic home is the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Apply to posting #P06238UF. Closes Dec. 15.


“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
~ Charles Dickens

Corvallis: Areas of frost then sunny; high of 47, low of 28. Frosty and sunny Thursday.

Central Oregon: Sunny and clear; high of 43, low of 18. Mostly cloudy Thursday.

Newport: Sunny and breezy; high of 55, low of 40. Mostly sunny Thursday.

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