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:

Antarctica's collapse could begin even sooner than anticipated (Scientific American)

From a distance, the ice shelf looks flat, but as Pettit walked she saw the guide flags ahead of her rise and fall against the horizon—a sign that she was walking across an undulating surface. To Pettit, a glaciologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, this was significant. It meant that the ice’s underside was a rolling landscape—not what anyone expected. In satellite images, the center of the ice shelf looks stable. But it isn’t, Pettit says: “There are five or six different ways this thing could fall apart.”


COVID derailed polar research projects. Here's how students have coped (Nature)

Such pre-existing ‘legacy’ data enabled Sivils to continue her research. After learning she couldn’t go to Antarctica to collect her own data from the Ross Sea, south of New Zealand, she pivoted her master’s thesis to analyse marine sediment cores collected there in the 1990s and housed at Oregon State University’s Marine and Geology Repository in Corvallis.

OSU researcher produces evidence of possible 'universal' COVID-19 treatment (Corvallis Advocate)

Gaurav Sahay and collaborators at OSU and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated in a mouse model that it’s possible to prompt the production of a protein that can block multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells and causing respiratory disease. (see also KEZI, KTVZ)

No way out in sight for China's zero-COVID strategy (Deustche Welle)

"Since around 50% to 80% of the population have been infected with coronavirus, some countries have begun to lift some pandemic control measures since the spring," said Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for Global Health at Oregon State University.

Career well done: Taking a moment to honor a berry genius (Growing Produce)

At the end of December 2021, a quiet but dynamic change occurred in our berry community with the retirement of Dr. Bernadine Strik from Oregon State University. Many of you, like me, have admired her work for decades and benefited from her research and Extension programs. As far as berry culture and physiology research and Extension, she was the best.

Whale feeding tracked via satellite (Newport News-Times)

Oregon State University researchers developed a new satellite tag that allows them to better track whales’ behavior, including previously unobservable feeding events during dives.

Oregon State University tests cattle grazing as firefighting tool (KATU)

An Oregon State University study tested the efficacy of using virtual fence technology to confine cattle to a specific area.

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Lund University: Connie Caddis, academic advisor and international exchange coordinator with Outbound, said, “This is me in front of the library at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. The College of Business has an exchange partnership with Lund and I was lucky enough to get to visit them the beginning of September this year.” We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Want to learn more about Disability Access Services (DAS)? Take a 30-minute, self-paced online course that addresses many questions from instructors as well as our responsibilities. Register for Disability Access Services Faculty Training. For more in-depth information, refer to OSU policies related to disability and to Disability Access Services Faculty and Staff Guidelines.


Ag career fair: Oregon State University’s eighth annual Agricultural Career Fair & Student Showcase Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is the primary recruiting event of the year for students across the College of Agricultural Sciences – including horticulture, agricultural business, animal science, sustainability, bioresource research, crop and soil science, food science and more. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom and MU Horizon room. The Puerto Rico Service-Learning posters will be in the MU Horizon Room and our OSU MANRRS and SACNAS chapters will be holding a disaster fundraiser from 12:30-3 p.m.

Beaver Dads: Are you an employee or student dad who would like to connect with other self-identified fathers on campus? Join Beaver Dads on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MU MLK conference room. Facilitated Tarron Anderson. Lunch will be provided. Can’t join in person? Connect via Zoom. For more information, email [email protected].

Fall 2022 Career Fairs: The Career Development Center invites students to attend one or all eight career fairs occurring this term. More than 250 employers will be recruiting students on-campus and virtually. This fall's fairs include: Fall Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 19; Healthcare, Human Services, and Biotech Fair, Oct. 19;  Fall Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineering Fair, Oct. 19; Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase, Oct. 19; Virtual Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 25; Earth, Environment, and Life Sciences Fair (virtual) Oct. 26; and College of Forestry Career Fair, Nov. 9. Get details and register online. Questions? Contact [email protected].

October Research Integrity Forum: This month’s session, "Simplifying Review of Human Subjects Research at OSU," presented by Christopher Viggiani, associate vice president for research integrity, and Bridget Watson, HRPP administrator, will focus on steps that are underway to modernize the human research protections program, including a new software platform, a streamlined application form featuring a new exempt request process and more. Oct. 19, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. For more information, email [email protected].

BEavers HERE NOW: Open to all OSU community members, this drop-in mindfulness meditation group offers a different 15-minute guided meditation each session. Practicing mindfulness meditation regularly provides benefits including decreased stress and anxiety, increased positive emotions, and improved focus. Wednesdays, 5 p.m., MU 13.

Champinefu Webinar Series — Kalapuya Placekeeping: Join us for the first talk in the annual Champinefu Webinar Series, as Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde linguist and folklorist Jedd Schrock presents "Shawala: Birthplace of William Hartless," Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project. 


NEW! Music à la Carte: Takohachi X (aka “TakoX “TakoTen”) is a duo project by the founding director, Yumi Torimaru, with Kohei Kimura. The two collaborate to bring Japanese culture and Takohachi originality to our communities. Yumi and Kohei have performed hundreds of shows in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Texas and Japan. In this informal, lunch hour performance TakoX will introduce several different Japanese traditional instruments including tsugaru shamisen, taiko drum, shinobue Japanese bamboo flute and shakuhachi. Oct. 21 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Free, open to all.

NEW! Board of Trustees: The OSU Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m. to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, among other topics. The meeting will be held in the Horizon Room, Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Board committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Horizon Room. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted at Members of the public may attend the Oct. 26 and 27 meetings in person or view the meetings at The board will hold a retreat on Oct. 26 to discuss the development of the university’s next strategic plan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Participation will be limited to invited guests, but members of the public may view the retreat at

NEW! 100 Views of Oregon art exhibition: Twenty regional artists will share their views of Oregon life across the state. Over 100 pieces of artwork are on display. Exhibition runs Oct. 3-28 in the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center. Learn more:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Wear purple to show your support for survivors and raise awareness on Purple Thursday (Thursday, Oct. 20). Get your free purple ribbon in the lobbies of Valley Library, Dixon Rec Center, SEC, MU, Student Health Services or any of the Cultural Resource Centers on campus and show your support all month long.

VPCDO candidate visits. Candidates for OSU Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Lamar Bryant will be hosted on campus on Thursday, followed by Scott Vignos, on Monday. Opportunities to engage with the candidates include a University Forum at 3:30 p.m. and Student Town Hall at 4:30 p.m. on each date. All forums will be held in person with light refreshments and via Zoom webinar. Visit the VPCDO search webpage for details and the Zoom webinar links.

Historic Fairbanks Hall is open: To mark the reopening of historic Fairbanks Hall and its renovated studio and gallery spaces, faculty and alumni of OSU’s art program present "Through Line," a show featuring painting, photography, sculpture and video art, Oct. 14-Nov. 13, in Fairbanks Gallery and Praxis Gallery.  An artist’s reception for the current exhibition and new installation will take place on Oct. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the downtown Corvallis Art Walk.

University Theatre: With the support of the OSU Arts and Education Center's "Unboxed" event series, University Theatre will present Andrea Stolowtiz’s romantic comedy "Successful Strategies" in four limited-seating public performances. This unique play about a winery, set in a winery, is hosted by the Lumos Wine Company, with performances Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lumos Winery tasting room, 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath. Tickets are advance purchase only and go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7. They are $17 for the general public, $12 for seniors and youth, and $5 for OSU students, available at or by contacting the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2853. No tickets will be sold at the winery on the evening of performances.

Crux Fermentation Project, OSU Tailgate Oct. 22: See what’s brewing with OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Crux Fermentation Project and the OSU Alumni Association at a lively tailgate prior to the game against Colorado Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Crux and OSU Brewery samples, treats from the Beaver Classic food truck and experience the Crux Fermentation Project's Gypsy Coolship. The first 100 people to sign up for the event will each receive one free drink ticket to be used at OSUAA Tailgate Town, also hosted in the OSU Alumni Center. Register today at

Beaver Boosters: OSU will be providing COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18, 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 12 and older, while supplies last. No appointments are needed and boosters are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Visit the Beaver Booster Blitz web page for more information. Subject to change.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! Title IX Campus Partners Panel Discussion: In keeping with OSU’s plans to celebrate the spirit and the letter of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is sponsoring a panel discussion with campus partner offices. The panel will take place on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center. Panelists will provide an overview of their respective roles and responsibilities when a complaint intersects or crosses jurisdictional borders with EOA’s sexual harassment or sexual misconduct processes. For questions or accommodations, contact EOA at [email protected] or 541-737-3556.

NEW! FST Farm 2 Fork Webinar: “Sensory Science – Where Does it Fit and How Do I Use It.” Would you like to learn about sensory science and how it fits into food science? Join us Friday, Oct. 21, noon to 12:45 pm. Register today.

NEW! College of Public Health and Human Sciences Friday Research Seminar: “Social media and mental health” will be presented from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, HFC 115 and Zoom, by Brian Primack, CPHHS dean and professor.

NEW! Center for Teaching & Learning Quality Teaching (QT) Talks: "Effective Teaching: Using Evidenced-Informed Pedagogical Practices," presented by Regan Gurung. Higher education is packed with buzzwords for how to be an effective teacher.  What does the evidence say? Gurung will provide a core set of areas that represent effective teaching. Aligned with OSU's Quality Teaching Framework and based on a wide body of peer-reviewed publications. Oct. 25, 11-11:50 a.m. in LINC 414.

Visiting Scholar Talk: “Natural Form & Industrial Building – Two Case Studies: Pikku-Finlandia and Katve-pavilion.” Join the College of Forestry International Programs for a talk with Jaakko Torvinen, rising architect in Finland. Jaakko will discuss sustainable building, wood structures and design and execution of Pikku-Finlandia. Free. Thursday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. in PFSC 315 and via Zoom.

HMSC Research Seminar: Caren Barcelo, a postdoctoral scholar with CIMERS at Oregon State University and NMFS at NOAA, will be giving a seminar titled “Integrating spatial population structure and ecosystem information into stock assessment,” Oct. 20, 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.

Finding Order in Nature: The Historian’s Tradition from Mayr to Farber. Join us for a review of significant trends in thinking about the history of natural history and the history of science at the inaugural Farber Lecture, presented by Janet Browne. Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., C&E Hall, the LaSells Stewart Center. A reception will follow the talk. No registration is required.

Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Fall Seminar Series: “Ancient Memories of Seeds – Evolutionary Footprints of Seed Dormancy Genes,” presented by Hiro Nonogaki of OSU Horticulture, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. in ALS 4001 and via Zoom. For complete schedule visit the BPP Seminar website.

FYI Friday – FERPA: "Serving Students in the 21st Century." As our instructional and service models shift more online, we want to be sure that we're providing excellent service to students while remaining compliant with FERPA. Come chat with the Office of the Registrar to learn tips and tricks for maintaining student privacy in the digital age. Part of the Fall 2022 FYI Friday series; Friday, Oct. 21, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Registration required.

OMSI Communication Fellowship Info SessionThe College of Science will host a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program held on campus. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff or graduate students (STEM professionals) at OSU. Join us on Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m. in Kidder 128 Conference Room to learn more.

College success for veterans: OSU’s College of Business is hosting a College Success Workshop in partnership with the Warrior-Scholar Project on Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Austin Hall 126. This is a free one-day workshop for veterans and service members transitioning to college. The workshops are taught by fellow enlisted veterans who are currently enrolled in four-year universities. You do not have to be a current OSU student. Lunch, parking and light snacks will be provided at no cost to registered attendees. Register online by Oct. 21. Contact Caiden Marcus-Brist ([email protected]) with questions.

Work-Life Fit Forum: The President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite members of the OSU community to attend this free, in-person-only event on Thursday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register by Oct. 24 to share diverse experiences of work and life in the wake of the last two years, gain a greater understanding of organizational structures that support individuals at OSU, and generate ideas for collaboration across university groups to strengthen work-life balance for all. Doors open at 8 a.m. and breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information contact [email protected].

UPDATED! 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

Take Note

NEW! Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University. The OSU community celebrated the public launch of Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University at an Oct. 14 dinner on the Memorial Union Quad. More than 56,000 donors together have already contributed over $1 billion in five years toward the $1.75 billion goal to advance student access and success across all OSU campuses and Ecampus, and support faculty excellence, research and outreach that serve Oregon and the world. Learn more about the university’s second comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign at

WOHESC proposal deadline extended: OSU will host the Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference March 6-8 in Corvallis. WOHESC brings together 400-500 students, staff, faculty and others to solve the most pressing problems of our time, including social and environmental justice, and the inequitable impacts of climate change. The Call for Proposal deadline has been extended to this Friday, Oct. 21. The 2023 WOHESC theme is Mindscape and Landscape: The Intertwined Nature of Mental, Social and Planetary Health. 

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Family Care. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. Families can cope with disaster by creating a disaster plan. Knowing what to do is not only your responsibility but is the best protection for your family. This month’s poster can be downloaded at:

Candidate Nominations for Faculty Senate leadership positions: Faculty are encouraged to suggest colleagues whom they believe are knowledgeable about the university and who would well represent OSU faculty. Faculty may also nominate themselves. Please forward candidate suggestions for President-Elect, Interinstitutional Faculty Senator and Executive Committee by noon on Oct. 21 to Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected]. When responding, please insert ‘Candidate’ in the subject line.

Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments: According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation. Faculty not indicating where they wish to be apportioned will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Complete and submit the survey at no later than noon on Oct. 21 to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be affiliated.

Faculty Senate Elections – Indicating Interest in Serving as a Faculty Senator OR Declining Senator Election: To ensure inclusivity, all currently employed academic, research, extension and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a Faculty Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. If you wish to either decline to have your name placed on the Senator Nomination Ballot, or you wish to indicate a strong interest in serving if elected, please complete and submit the survey at no later than noon on Nov. 14. Faculty must decline each year.

CFP — 2023-24 Humanities Fellowships: The OSU Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Flexible Humanities Fellowships. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Nov. 11. Find application forms, instructions and information about awards online at

Volunteer at Career Fairs: Want to gain event logistics experience? Be a welcoming face for Oregon State when you sign up to assist at an in-person career fair. Volunteer slots include opportunities to connect personally with employers when they arrive on campus and to work side-by-side with professionals on the Career Development team. Sign up here. Questions? Contact the Career Development Center.

Recruiting participants for bicycling simulator experiment: The OSU Bicycling Simulator lab is seeking participants for an experiment who are at least 18 years old and have ridden a bicycle in the last 10 years. The purpose of this study is to make autonomous vehicles safer for bicyclists. Participation involves a one-hour time commitment and coming to the OSU Bicycling Simulator. Persons who participated in the first stage of this study (pedestrian or bicycle, conducted January 2022) are ineligible to participate. Participants will be compensated $20 for their time. To schedule a time to participate or for more information, please email Amy Wyman at [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. 


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NEW! The Mathematics Department seeks a full-time, 1.0 FTE Administrative Program Specialist. This position is responsible for working with faculty and the Mathematics Graduate Director to determine and manage the direction of the Mathematics graduate program. Posting #P03813CT. Full consideration Oct. 27. Closes Nov. 3.

NEW! Administrative Program Assistant – Inclusive Excellence: The College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, APA position supporting our Indigenous Natural Resources Office and our DEI Work Group, Posting #P03816CT. Full consideration application deadline is Nov. 6.

NEW! 4-H/Horticulture Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Josephine County is searching for a 12-month, P/T (.80 FTE), classified, 4-H/Horticulture EPA 2. The Josephine County Extension Office is located in Grants Pass. Posting #P03818CT. Closes Nov. 6.

NEW! Education Program Assistant 2: OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program and the Master Gardener Program invite applications for an EPA2 position based at the OSU Extension Service Josephine County Office in Grants Pass. This is a 12-month, P/T (0.80FTE), classified position starting at $18.92 hourly + benefits. Posting #P03818CT. Closes Nov. 6.


“In October a maple-tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days its presence helps to dispel the gloom."  ~ John Burroughs

Corvallis: Areas of fog and then haze, high of 75, low of 49. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 76, low of 43. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then mostly sunny, high of 71, low of 51. Areas of fog and then partly sunny tomorrow.

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