New assessment identifies global hotspots for water conflict

More than 1,400 new dams or water diversion projects are planned or already under construction, fueling the potential for increased water conflict between some countries.

"Narco-deforestation" study links loss of Central American tropical forests to cocaine

Central American forests are disappearing rapidly and much of the loss is being traced to the laundering of cocaine money.

New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations

OSU engineers have created a new software package that should help people in developing nations make better use of small scale hydropower to produce electricity.

New classroom building at Oregon State features cutting edge technology, design

Oregon State University is celebrating the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art academic building that will showcase classrooms unlike any found elsewhere on university campuses.

Gift establishes professorship in "humanitarian engineering" at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s humanitarian engineering program now has one of the nation’s only endowed professorships in this emerging field.

OSU names Hoffman vice provost for international programs

Mark Hoffman, associate dean in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has been named vice provost for international programs at Oregon State University.

OSU campaign celebration to feature N.Y. Times columnist

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times will be the keynote speaker during a celebration of OSU's billion-dollar campaign.

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.

OSU faculty members key contributors to IPCC report

Two OSU faculty members were key contributors to the landmark report issue this week from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations-sponsored group of scientists.

New initiative will help investigate natural disasters worldwide

OSU will be part of a new initiative supported by the National Science Foundation to rapidly assess earthquake and wind damage at disaster scenes around the world.

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