"Ecology of Fear," Role of Large Predators Explored in New Documentary Film

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A premiere showing of a documentary film will be held Monday, May 11, based on the pioneering work of two Oregon State University researchers who have demonstrated that large predators may be essential to the health of stream and forest ecosystems.

OSU To Tackle Solar Future in New "Energy Frontier Research Center"

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University experts hope to develop some of the solar energy technology of the future in a new Energy Frontier Research Center announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House – a $777 million initiative to create breakthrough technology for a 21st-century energy economy.

OSU Lecture Series Features Talk on Revival of Indigenous Coastal Language

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Bud Lane, tribal council vice-chairman with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, will speak at Oregon State University’s Gilfillan Auditorium on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m.

OSU To Head Major National Program to Study Health Risks of "PAH" Toxins

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been chosen as the home of a new Superfund Basic Research Program, and will use a $12.4 million, four-year grant to study the health risks and impacts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – an increasing health risk due to air pollution coming from Asia.

OSU to Study Air Pollutant's Impact on Chinese, U.S. Health

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University and China's Peking University plan to use part of a $12.4 million grant to study the impact that the burning of fuels like coal and biomass – as well as the smoking of meat – may have on the health of residents of China and the United States.

Fifty years of collaboration: Warm Springs tribes, OSU build on historic partnership

CORVALLIS, Ore.— For some 11,000 years, native peoples of the Pacific Northwest gathered at Oregon’s Celilo Falls to fish its enormous salmon runs and trade such a wide range of goods that historians described the area in the 19th century as the “Wall Street of the West.”

OSU to reopen gardening hotline in Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. – Gardeners in Multnomah County now have a new way to get answers to questions ranging from how to keep black spot off their roses to how to grow beans and blueberries.

Help available for first-time gardeners

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The faltering economy combined with interest in healthy food choices has led to an increase in calls to Oregon State University Extension Service county offices with questions about growing food in home gardens – and more calls are expected as spring approaches.

Fish Trax: Consumers Can Track Fish, Meet the Fishermen

PORTLAND, Ore. – Seafood lovers who prefer eating local products will soon have another tool at their disposal – a bar-coding system that traces the history of their fish from ocean to market and introduces the buyer to the fishermen who supplied their meal.

Researchers Find Key Link Between Influenza Prevalence, Absolute Humidity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study by Oregon researchers has found a significant correlation between “absolute” humidity and influenza virus survival and transmission. When absolute humidity is low – as in peak flu months of January and February – the virus appears to survive longer and transmission rates increase.