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: https://today.oregonstate.edu/email/submission-guidelines.
 

OSU awarded money from the EPA to slow spread of herbicide-resistant weeds (Pacific Northwest Ag Network)

Last week, the EPA announced that Oregon State University is one of  six programs across the U.S. will split $780,000 from the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.  The funds will be used to explore the use of Integrated Pest Management in Agriculture over the next two years.
 

Genetically modified yeast yields intense hop aromas in beer, research finds (24 Tech Asia)

Oregon State University brewing researchers and a team of bioengineers have shown that a genetically modified yeast strain can alter the fermentation process to create beers with significantly more pronounced hop aromas. (see also American Craft Beer, KGW, KTVZ)
 

Hillsboro to build Oregon's first microchip 'innovation center' (Hillsboro Tribune)

The announcement from the city says that it will work with partners like Oregon State University, Intel and the Oregon Business Council, to establish the center and the programs it will offer.
 

Ecologists Bruce Menge, Jane Lubchenco inducted into scientific academies ([email protected])

Bruce Menge, OSU Distinguished University Professor of Integrative Biology and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Chair of Marine Biology, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 

Today's photo


Fiery sunset: Jon Boeckenstedt, vice provost for enrollment management, took this photo about a mile south of Corvallis. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].


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Today

Graduate Health Information Session: Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars: Join your HR Benefits Specialists to prepare for your open enrollment, get assistance with enrollment forms and waiver applications, learn about your plan coverage and enjoy some light refreshments. Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, MU 13.

Room Change! Booster clinic: OSU will be providing additional COVID-19 booster clinics on the OSU Corvallis campus, Wednesday Sept. 21, Thursday Sept. 22, and Friday Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. in rooms 211 & 212 in the Memorial Union. These will be booster-only clinics for individuals 12 and older. The updated bivalent boosters will be provided on a walk-up basis and are free of charge. Please bring your vaccination card. Click here for more information.

New Media Communications Open House: On Sept. 21, the NMC program is hosting an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Snell Hall, rooms 100A/B. Come learn about the digital communication arts degrees, NMC minor, NMC careers, and view the VR, game and sound lab. Open to all students/staff/academic advisors. There will be light refreshments (pizza/soda). For questions, contact Daniel (Danny) Gruss at [email protected].

UPDATED! Candlelit Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation: Join The Dixon Recreation Center and Counseling & Psychological Services for yoga and mindfulness meditation. Sept. 21. Yoga begins at 4 p.m., BEavers HERE NOW meditation group begins at 5 p.m. Attend in person in MU 13; or register at https://beav.es/iuc to attend virtually.

Events

NEW! Fall Into Service 2022: Community Engagement & Leadership invites you to “Fall Into Service” with us on Saturday, Sept. 24. Fall Into Service provides OSU community members with an opportunity to kick off the academic year engaged in our community. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate in this event. A light breakfast, snacks, lunch and transportation to the service projects will be provided to volunteers. Register today at beav.es/cel.

NEW! Free concert: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents The University of Stuttgart Academic Orchestra featuring works from Brahms, Schumann and Bartók. Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. More information at https://cosusymphony.org/.

NEW! OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Utah: Get ready to cheer for the Beavers when they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City. Stop by the Squatters Pub Brewery to mingle with Beaver friends and fans before the Oct. 1 game. The fun begins 2.5 hours before kickoff. Register for the away tailgate by Sept. 28.

NEW! OSUAA Tailgate Town — Away vs. Stanford: Ready to root for the Beavs in their Oct. 8 matchup against Stanford? Stop by Koret Plaza on the Stanford University campus to mingle with Beaver friends and fans before the game. The fun begins 2.5 hours before kickoff. Register for the away tailgate by Oct. 6. 

Celebrando Nuestras Raíces — Celebrating Our Roots: Honor National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month with an evening of joyful connection among OSU alumni in Portland. Join the fun from 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 22, hosted by Vamos OSU, Oregon State University Trustee Román Hernández, ’92, and Troutman Pepper. Space is limited: Register today at bit.ly/Roots22

Beaver Bash: Join us for OSU Program Council's unforgettable End of Summer Beaver Bash Afterglow event on Sept. 23, featuring Bachelor Nation contestant Blake Hortsmann as our DJ. Afterglow is a foam and glow dance party for OSU students taking place in the SEC Plaza from 9-11 p.m. Free snacks are provided.

Alumni Center pregame tailgate — OSU vs. USC: Before the Beavers take on USC, fire up your Oregon State spirit with swag giveaways, photo booths and indoor lawn games in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center’s comfortable climate-controlled ballroom. Join the OSU Alumni Association Tailgate Town, presented by OCCU, three hours before kickoff on Sept. 24.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease: The Healthy Aging Club is sponsoring the Beavers United Against Alzheimer’s team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease this Saturday, Sept. 24 at Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. Registration begins at 9; walk at 10:30 a.m. (< 1 mile). For more information, please contact team captain Maria Kurth, [email protected]. To register for the walk or to donate to support those walking, please go to https://act.alz.org/site/TR?team_id=772267&pg=team&fr_id=15822

Free bike registration: OSU’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation Services is hosting a bike registration event on Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McNary Dining Quad. The event is free. Registering your bike with 529 Garage is a tool used by law enforcement to reduce bike theft and obtain information such as serial numbers and photos in the event your bike is stolen. You can also register for ZAP Oregon State, a free bike commute rewards program for Oregon State University students and employees.

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! HMSC Research Seminar: Bryson Robertson from the Pacific Marine Energy Center Director at OSU will be giving a seminar titled, "Marine energy in the PNW: How waves and winds can contribute to our decarbonized future,” on Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Join us 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! Department of Integrative Biology Ph.D. Defense Seminar: Elizabeth Knorr will present “Structure and Dynamics of the Canine (Canis familiaris) Nasal Microbiome” on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Knorr is completing her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology under the guidance of Ben Dalziel. https://beav.es/KnorrPhD.

NEW! Applied Economics Seminar: Prof. Hope Michelson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present "Restoring Trust: Evidence from the Fertilizer Market in Tanzania,” Friday, Sept. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m., in Ballard Extension Hall Room 219. Additional details available here

NEW! LGBTQ  advocacy: "Remind Me Your Pronouns? Knowledge & Skills for LGBTQ Advocacy," presented by Jeff Kenney, director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join us for an active learning session to better support our colleagues, students, friends and family. For more information about the event and how to register, CLICK HERE. Monday, Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m.

Stress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life. All aspects of work and life require stress — everyone experiences it. Experiencing stress is not all bad, but how we perceive stress is what’s important. Stress is our body’s normal response to any extra physical, mental or emotional demand we place on it. This workshop will help you to understand more about stress, identify your stressors and learn ways to cope with and manage high stress levels. Sept. 22, noon. Register here.

Interpreting History: The Supreme Court’s Decisions on Guns and Abortion, a Constitution Day event. To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on Sept. 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. Panelists: Marisa Chappel, associate professor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Steven Shay, senior instructor, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Jim Oleske, professor of law, Lewis & Clark Law School. Facilitated by Rorie Solberg, associate professor, School of Public Policy. Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Free, open to all. Register

Fifth annual Ag Innovations Conference: OSU’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is organizing and hosting the 2022 AIC, which provides a platform for stakeholders across various research institutions and agricultural industries to share the latest technological advances and developments while exploring the many varied complex agronomic and crop protection issues facing agricultural production. Sept. 22-23. Visit https://tinyurl.com/NWRECAIC2022 for the registration details.

Public Health Insider – Modifying Metabolism: Small Choices, Big Results. Learn how to take control of your metabolic health during the next Public Health Insider series webcast on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Faculty from the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences will explore metabolic health, share actionable tips that drive positive outcomes and highlight the latest research from OSU’s Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory. Register here ForOregonState.org/PHI.

SJEI workshop registration open through fall 2022 — secure your spot: The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgment” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI website registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: This 10-hour course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment. This program consists of a series of five live, online sessions on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3. There is a $100 fee to attend Crucial Conversations. Learn more and register before Sept. 23.

Take Note

NEW! OSU Advantage: The OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program is accepting applications for its fall Accelerate cohort which begins Oct. 4. Accelerate is open to teams who want to launch high-growth businesses or explore the commercialization potential of an idea. Upon completion of the hybrid program, teams will have a five-minute pitch deck, product market validation, mentor feedback and more. The nine-week program takes place on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Learn more & apply by Sept. 27.

NEW! Instructors: Check Your Library Links. OSU Libraries made several system updates over the summer. Please double-check all your links (including permalinks) to course materials to ensure they still work. We recommend checking both on and off campus. For help fixing broken links visit https://beav.es/iBY. You may also notice problems with saved searches and search alerts in the library catalog, 1Search. If you need help fixing this, contact [email protected].

NEW! Homecoming week class reunions: It’s time to reconnect, reminisce and reunite with classmates and campus. Join the honored Class of 1972 — celebrating a special 50th golden reunion — plus gatherings with the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1962. All classes are welcome. View the schedule of fun reunion activities taking place Oct. 13-15 at ForOregonState.org/Reunions.

NEW! OSU IT Year in Review 2022: The OSU IT Year in Review 2022 website and annual report is now available to the OSU community (OSU Login required). This year’s report highlights IT accomplishments across OSU during the 2021-22 academic year. We've made significant strides to unify the way IT works for OSU and cultivating an IT community with shared vision and goals – enabling us to architect a modern institution that is ready to deliver on its missions across teaching and learning, research, and extension and engagement. 

NEW! Public Service Loan Forgiveness: The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) provides public service employees with federal student debt forgiveness, in certain situations, after 10 years or 120 consecutive monthly payments. On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Now, for a limited time, borrowers may receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. The waiver ends Oct. 31, 2022. Join a representative from the Department of Education as they discuss the PSLF program, and the steps borrowers need to take to make sure they get credit under the Limited PSLF Waiver. Sept. 28, noon. Register for this webinar.

NEW! 4-H volunteers: 4-H volunteers are the key to a successful 4-H program and create positive life-changing experiences for youth. Oregon has more than 6,000 adult and teen volunteers who offer their time and talents to our program. Benton County 4-H is home to over 200 of those volunteers. New volunteers receive a comprehensive orientation and training specific to their role, no knowledge or experience is required. Discover how you can become involved and make a difference for the youth in your community. Join us on Oct. 25, 6 p.m. at the Benton OSU Extension office for our next training; registration is required (see the flyer for all the details). For more information, see the website or contact our Benton Extension office. 

Call for vendors: Bobbin' through the Woods: CoF Holiday Craft & Art Fair College of Forestry will host its inaugural craft & art fair Dec. 2-3 at the Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall. We are searching for vendors interested in showcasing and selling their items at our event. All booth fees and commissions will be paid directly to the OSU Foundation account supporting Rootstock, the College of Forestry's food pantry, and are considered a tax write off. For more information please visit https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/bobbin%E2%80%99-through-woods.

Santa Fe Arts residency: OSU graduate students Val Chang (Ph.D. Geography) & Jay Baker (MA Environmental Arts & Humanities) have been awarded Santa Fe Arts Institute’s 2023 Changing Climate Arts Residency. While in residence in Santa Fe, NM during February and March, they will work to further their unique interdisciplinary, art-sci collaborations and work toward the program’s goals of fostering “artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action” (sfai.org). Learn more about their work at luxren.weebly.com and follow their Instagram @luxren_creative.

Call For Art: The Valley Library Reading Room is hosting a Call for Art about perseverance alongside the Perseverance Book Collection. Books in this collection highlight journeys that have embodied how despite great challenges, it is possible to overcome. Open to everyone. Registration page. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email to drop off your art Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m., in the Valley Library interior front lobby.

Study participants needed: “Effects of Multi-axial Whole Body Vibrations on Postural Stability.” Public health researchers at Oregon State University are planning a study to measure how different seat suspensions attenuate exposure to whole body vibration and affect biomechanical exposures and postural stability. We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate current seat designs and potentially lead to additional design modifications to further promote occupational health of drivers. Click here for more information.

Boosters for Beavs: Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to the public on our Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. Updated booster doses (bivalent) are available in limited supply. No ID, no insurance required. Bring your COVID-19 CDC Card if possible. Mask required inside these spaces. Subject to changes. Visit beav.es/blitz for updates. Newport: Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room (has flu shots too). Corvallis: Oct. 10-14, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62. Bend: Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m., Ray Hall, Atrium 011 and 013. Corvallis: Nov. 14-18, 12-4 p.m., Memorial Union 62.

Mid-Month Emergency Preparedness Topic: Suspicious Object. Bomb threats, suspicious objects and bombs are meant to disrupt normal activities and cause fear in populations. With pre-planning, you can remain calm and be knowledgeable of what to do in order to part of an effective response. Download a copy of the Bomb Threat Checklist and keep it by your phone. This month’s poster can be downloaded at: https://emergency.oregonstate.edu/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-topics/suspicious-objects-and-bomb-threats.

Apply now for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program: If you’re interested in conducting research about online teaching and learning, the Ecampus Research Unit will help you plan your proposal for the Ecampus Research Fellows Program. The Research Unit annually funds up to five faculty and/or department projects — $25,000 each — to support research on distance and online education. Info sessions will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Applications are due Nov. 1. To register or ask questions, contact Naomi Aguiar, assistant director of research.

Media training: OSU’s Office of News and Research Communications is restarting in-person media training sessions this fall. The half-day sessions are designed to build participants’ understanding of the media, develop interviewing skills through mock interview sessions and increase confidence in working with journalists. The sessions are open to anyone at the university who has, or likely will, interact with journalists. If you are interested, please reach out to Sean Nealon, OSU’s news editor, at [email protected]. Space is limited.

Call for Blended Learning Fellowship Nominations: The Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations and self-nominations for a 2022-23 Blended Learning Faculty Fellow. The Fellow will support CTL’s mission of enhancing teaching excellence. The Fellow will be involved in coordination, design and facilitation of faculty development around blended learning. See call for nominations and apply by Sept. 23.

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis, Bend and Newport campuses. 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 expiration date six months. For questions or accommodations related to disabilities, contact [email protected].

Traffic and Maintenance

Full road closure for section of U.S. 20: ODOT is working on a construction project to build a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of the road and repairing damage caused by landslides on Hwy 20. Work includes fixing the road surface from milepost 55.4 to milepost 55.6 and milepost 56 to milepost 56.2 to create a smoother ride and prevent water from pooling. If you use this route for work at OSU-Cascades, research, field work or other travel, note that a two-week full road closure is scheduled Sept. 9-22. Detour information is available online. Expect daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 2022.

Jobs

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

NEW! The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is searching for a Graduate Program Coordinator. This professional faculty position is full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month. Posting #P06040UF. Closes Sept. 30.

NEW! The Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is seeking an Education Project Assistant. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, limited duration appointment expected to last approximately two years from the appointment begin date. Posting #P03774CT. Full consideration Sept. 30. Closes Oct. 7.

NEW! The Division of Finance and Administration IT is looking for a Communication Specialist responsible for implementing, assessing and contributing to a strategic communication and outreach program for the departments reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Administration (SAVPA), encompassing University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations; Department of Public Safety; Environmental Health and Safety; Insurance and Risk Management; DFA IT; and Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management. This professional faculty position is full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month. Posting #P06047UF. Closes Oct. 17.

Weather

"Education is a right, not a privilege; it is an opportunity, not an entitlement." ~ Arne Duncan

Corvallis: Chance of showers today, high of 75, low of 53. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Showers likely, high of 61, low of 45. Mostly sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Slight chance of showers, high of 65, low of 57. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/.