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 move closer to better care for life-threatening pregnancy condition (KTVZ)

Oregon State University scientists have produced a proof of concept for a new and better way of caring for women facing the life-threatening situation of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

OSU team searches for Earth's oldest ice (OPB News)

A team of 22 scientists from Oregon State University is heading to Antarctica in search of the oldest ice on the planet. Much of the work will take place in remote areas that haven’t seen much scientific activity.

If you want to offer thoughts and prayers after the latest massacre at a queer club, do so with your actions (Baptist News Global)

A piece by OSU's Susan Shaw.

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Passion flower: Christopher Adams, assistant professor of tree fruit entomology, says, “Fall is in the air and skiing has started on Mt. Hood, but passion flowers still bloom outside the greenhouse doors at MCAREC. Looking for a grad school adventure where you can conduct research in pear and cherry orchards during the week and ski, hike, mountain climb, see waterfalls and learn to sail-board on the weekends? MCAREC is looking for students. Contact Kelsey Galimba [email protected] or Christopher Adams [email protected]." We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: #500 from OSU President Jayathi Murthy: If you don’t know the answer, don’t be afraid to say so. And be sure to find out the answer and close the loop – don’t leave things hanging. And if no clear answer exists, that’s a great teaching opportunity on how to think about a complex problem.


Alumni Center pregame tailgate: OSU vs. Oregon. Get loud and show everyone that Beaver Nation is the best. Before an exciting Rivalry Game on Nov. 26, celebrate with fellow Beavs at the OSU Alumni Association’s Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU. Visit the CH2M HILL Alumni Center for swag giveaways, a prize wheel, photo booths and indoor lawn games starting three hours before kickoff. 


Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition: Fairbanks and Praxis Galleries. Featuring artwork by Kayla Farrell, Adeline Hall, Michael Heath, Jessica Hume-Pantuso and Alex Ozeran. Nov. 21-Dec. 9 in Fairbanks Hall. Reception: Nov. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free, open to all.

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].

Bobbin’ Through the Woods: College of Forestry Holiday Craft & Art Fair: Over 30 vendors selling a variety of items including pottery, glass and wood art, clothing, food and more. Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall, Corvallis campus, 3100 SW Jefferson Way. Check out our vendors and find out more on our website: All proceeds from the show will benefit Rootstock, the college's in house food pantry for students. Questions? Contact [email protected]

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Department of Horticulture Seminar Series: Join us for the Horticulture Fall 2022 Seminar Series in ALS 4001 or via Zoom on Nov. 28 at noon. Jesse Carroll, Ph.D. candidate, OSU Department of Horticulture, will present, “Pulsing of Drip Irrigation Improves Growth and Production of Pacific Northwest Blueberry and Raspberry Crops.” The event is free and open to the public. Zoom information at:

NEW! Department of Integrative Biology M.S. Defense Seminar: Sarah Hardisty will present “Morphology, Sediment Microbial Analysis, and Species Distribution Modeling of a New Offshore Population of Ghost Shrimp (Neotrypaea sp.)” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. in person in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building Auditorium at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Or join via Zoom: Hardisty is completing her M.S. in integrative biology under the guidance of Sarah Henkel.

NEW! EMT Seminar: Daniel Elson defense seminar, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m., in LPSC 402: “A versatile receptor with a penchant for surprise: AhR as a therapeutic target in cancer.”

NEW! College of Science Meets President Murthy: The College of Science is invited to meet President Murthy, join in food and drink and hear her remarks about her goals and their impact on the college. There will be a Q&A session. Nov. 29, 4-5  p.m., MU Multipurpose Rm 13. Admission is free. RSVP here.

NEW! Data privacy webinars: Oregon State Libraries is proud to present two opportunities to hear Sarah Lamdan, professor of law at CUNY School of Law, present on the current state of data brokering by academic publishers. Introductory session Monday, Nov. 28 at noon: registration required; and Student/Faculty Impacts session Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.: registration required. Visit our Data Privacy & Social Justice Guide for more information.

MPP defense: Leah Pratt will present “K-12 School Finance Reform: An Idaho Case Study." There have been years of stalled K-12 school finance reform efforts in Idaho, yet it was unclear what key Idaho education interest groups currently thought about how Idaho funds their public schools. Therefore, this project explored the institutional perspectives and beliefs of K-12 Idaho education stakeholders regarding the Idaho K-12 school funding formula. Nov. 30, 9-11 a.m. Contact Erin Heim ([email protected]) for Zoom link.

Undergraduate Assessment Leads and Assessment Personnel: Join the team from Assessment & Accreditation for an undergraduate programs assessment workshop on Thursday Dec. 1 from 10-11 a.m. in Milam 215. We look forward to discussing proposed changes to the assessment reporting process and sharing a draft of the revised annual assessment reporting template. Please use this link to sign up to attend.

Research Office campus conversation: "Ask Me Anything: A Conversation with the Vice President for Research." In the spirit of open dialogue between the Research Office and the campus community, join Vice President for Research Irem Tumer and members of the leadership team for an open Q&A session focused on the future of the research enterprise. Dec. 1, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206. Register here to attend in person; for Zoom, register here.

BB Graduate Student Phillip Zhu Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Please join the Department of Biochemistry and Biopohysics in attending the Ph.D. defense seminar of BB graduate student Phillip Zhu, titled "Elucidating the Effects of 14-3-3 Post-Translational Modifications using Genetic Code Expansion." Dec. 1, noon, ALS 4001 or via Zoom:

Indigenous Placekeeping in Corvallis and at the Confluence: Join us Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., for the next talk in this year's Champinefu Webinar Series. Indigenous artists will join in conversation with David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Department Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Register and learn more. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Symposium: Come explore the intersections between chemistry, biology, epidemiology and regulatory science on Friday, Jan. 20 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Speakers include current students and staff and EMT alumni from industry, government and academia. There will be a career Q&A and a poster session. Registration is free.

Take Note

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Carey Hilbert, associate head advisor and pre-med allied health coordinator, 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.

Ask A Dam Therapist: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a Black Mental Health & Wellness podcast hosted by Chanale Propst MMS, NCC and Ireti Debato-Cancel MS, LPC-I. An unapologetic deep dive into the Black student mental health and wellness attending a PWI. Come join us for a candid conversation and a good laugh with some of the brightest minds in the field and culture. The podcast can be found on SpotifyApple Music or Google Podcast

Notice of policy action: The university community is invited to review and provide comment on four proposed university policies, which may be found on the What's New page of the University Policy & Standards website. The policies are: University Policy 03-200 Real PropertyUniversity Policy 04-010 RetaliationUniversity Policy 05-100 Termination Not-for-Cause of Professional Faculty Appointment and University Policy 05-105 Corrective Discipline and Termination for Cause of Professional Faculty Member’s Appointment. Comments must be received by Dec. 9.

Thanksgiving break: Oregon State University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving break and OSU Today will not publish on these days. It will resume publication Monday, Nov. 28.

Rivalry Week — Let’s beat the Ducks Nov. 21-28: The OSU and UO alumni associations are facing off in a friendly competition to see who can enroll the most members — can you help ensure a third win for OSU? From Nov. 21-28, save 25% on any membership (whether joining anew, upgrading to a life membership, renewing or gifting) and lead OSU to victory:

Dr. Martin Luther King Saturday of Service: Presented by Community Engagement & Leadership: The Dr. MLK Saturday of Service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14. MLK Day is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate. Register on the Community Engagement & Leadership Homepage.

AAAHC accreditation: Student Health Services is pleased to announce its re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The AAAHC inspires high-quality care in health facilities by emphasizing excellence in standards throughout the 1,095 days of the accreditation term. SHS will be reevaluated in October 2025.

EXTENDED! Nominations are open for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards, honoring OSU community members who exemplify qualities of service and selflessness. This year, nominations will be accepted for four awards: the Phyllis S. Lee Award, the Frances Dancy Hooks Award, the Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Legacy Award. More information about all four awards is available on the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Awards website. Deadline for nominations is extended to Dec. 1. For questions, contact [email protected] or 541-737-1063. 

OSU Women’s Giving Circle: Each year the OSU Women's Giving Circle funds vital and innovative grants for university programs. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to 11 OSU programs. If you have an idea for a funding opportunity to enhance the OSU undergraduate student experience and improve student retention and the determination to directly impact as many OSU students as possible, consider applying for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant by Jan. 9. For more information, visit the Women’s Giving Circle proposal site or contact Sara Dier.

OSU Press Holiday Sale: From now through the end of the year, get 30% off and free shipping on selected books when you purchase directly through the OSU Press website. Visit the sale page at to find the perfect gift or stock up on thoughtful reading for the long winter nights ahead. Enter the promo code 22HOLIDAY at checkout to receive the discount on the selected titles. Books are not available for local pickup.

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].

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.

EXTENDED! Executive Support Specialist 1: The College of Science and the Department of Integrative Biology invite applications for a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), classified, Executive Support Specialist 1 position. This position provides travel, reimbursement and general office assistance to Jane Lubchenco, Bruce Menge and the Administrative Manager in the PISCO/LubMenge Lab. Posting #P03673CT. Closes Dec. 5.

NEW! Controller with the Ag Research Foundation. This job is posted at Closes Dec. 16. 

EXTENDED! 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 three central Oregon counties (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson) and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The focus of this position is to provide non-credit Extension educational programs that serve at the interface of agricultural crop, soil and water management. Posting #P06238UF. Closes Jan. 6.

NEW! Principal Cataloger, Assistant Professor: OSU Libraries and Press invites applications for a Principal Cataloger, 1.0 FTE, 12-month, tenure-track position. Posting #P06258UF. Closes Jan. 8.


“What a superbly featured room and what excellent boiled potatoes! Many years since I’ve had such an exemplary vegetable.” ~ Mr Collins, Pride & Prejudice

Corvallis: Partly sunny today, high of 53, low of 34. Patchy fog and then mostly sunny for Thanksgiving, and a chance of rain through the weekend.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 45, low of 31. Sunny for Thanksgiving and then cloudy this weekend.

Newport: Partly sunny today, high of 57, low of 40. Mostly sunny Thanksgiving and chance of rain over the weekend.

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