December - 2013
Zia Mian to receive 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award

Zia Mian, a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, will receive the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award, sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

Inaugural meeting of OSU Board of Trustees postponed

The inaugural meetin of the OSU Board of Trustees has been postponed until Jan. 9-10 because of inclement weather.

OSU News Release OSU to reopen Tuesday on delayed basis; some finals to shift

OSU will delay opening its Corvallis campus until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and will reschedule finals scheduled early Tuesday morning and late Tuesday night because of icy conditions.

OSU News Release Coastal survey: Oregon beaches see more short-term erosion

A new assessment of shoreline change along the Pacific Northwest coast found that many Oregon beaches have experienced an increase in erosion hazards in recent decades.

OSU to close on Monday as icy conditions persist

Oregon State University will close its main campus on Monday, Dec. 9, as packed snow and temperatures dipping into single digits have combined to create hazardous conditions.

Scientists calculate friction of Japan's 9.0 earthquake in 2011

For the first time, scientists have been able to use precise temperature measurements to calculate the friction dynamics of fault slip, measuring the energy produced during the 2011 Japanese earthquake.

OSU News Release New study identifies five distinct humpback populations in North Pacific

A new study of humpback whales in the North Pacific has identified five distinct populations – while a proposal to designate humpbacks as a single “distinct population” is being considered.

Online access to spotted wing drosophila genome could accelerate research
OSU News Release Older, wealthier Oregonians most likely to take water conservation seriously

Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.

Oregon Senate confirms nominations of 14 OSU trustees
OSU Board of Trustees to meet for first time Dec. 10-11
OSU News Release Ethnic identification helps Latina adolescents resist media barrage of body images

Latina teenagers with a strong sense of ethnic identity have a better chance of feeling positive about themselves when exposed to a world full of unrealistically beautiful women in advertising.

November - 2013
Blueberry tree research could help growers branch out
Diseased coral Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs - and offers solution

A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.

Lab image Drug interactions causing a significant impact on statin use

Drug interactions can often cause unwanted side effects among people who take statin drugs, leading them to discontinue use of a valuable medication that could save their life.

OSU News Release Pre-industrial rise in methane gas had natural and anthropogenic causes

A new study published this week in Science suggests that the pre-industrial rise in atmospheric methane had both human and natural causes.

OSU hotline offers answers to Thanksgiving food safety questions
OSU pharmacy students set "AWARE in the Square" event in Portland

OSU pharmacy students and Oregon AWARE will host a health education event in Portland on Friday, Nov. 22. The fourth annual “AWARE in the Square” event will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One-act Irish comedy interpreted in sign language opens at OSU on Thursday, Dec. 5

“The King of Spain’s Daughter,” a one-act comedy by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall at Oregon State University.

OSU review details negative impact of pesticides and fertilizers on amphibians
OSU creates new center to support food systems
OSU News Release Die-hard fans view ads linked with rival teams negatively

It doesn’t matter how compelling an advertisement may be, most die-hard Oregon State Beavers fans will simply not purchase a product associated with the Oregon Ducks.

Light up dance outfit OSU students create light-up dance suits

Thanks to three Oregon State University students and the university’s new Collaboratory program, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company will be lighting up the stage on their next tour with dance suits made with electroluminescent wire.

Students in parade Celebrate Veterans Day - then head back to class

With improved educational benefits and after years of conflict in the Middle East, a flood of veterans are heading to college in numbers that surpass those of recent history.

OSU News Release Science Policy Forum: Researchers advocate for climate adaptation science

Researchers say in a new paper that climate science needs to advance to a new realm – more practical applications for dealing with the myriad impacts of climate variability.

Two OSU buildings selected for 2013 DeMuro Award

The Hallie Ford Center and Joyce Collin Furman Hall have been selected to receive the 2013 DeMuro Award by Restore Oregon.

Inaugural Corvallis Queer Film Festival to begin Nov. 11
Pill Problems continue with inappropriate prescription of antipsychotic drugs

Problems are continuing with inappropriate use of low-dose, antipsychotic drugs, too often prescribed for conditions in which their safety and efficacy is not proven.

OSU News Release Arthur Miller play, 'After the Fall,' opens Nov. 14

Oregon State University Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s play, “After the Fall,” will show Nov. 14-16 and 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall main stage, 30th and Campus Way in Corvallis.

Legacy of Oregon Gov. Tom McCall featured at Corvallis Science Pub

The late Oregon Gov. Tom McCall’s pioneering fight to clean up the state’s waterways and to control development in the late 1960s still resonates today.

New 4-H program aims to prepare culturally diverse youth for college
OSU News Release Climate report: Wildfires, snowmelt, coastal issues top Northwest risks

The Northwest is facing increased risks from the decline of forest health, earlier snowmelt, and issues facing the coastal region, according to a new climate assessment report.

October - 2013
Pigments "Flipping the switch" reveals new compounds with antibiotic potential

OSU biochemists have unlocked some of the genetic constraints on a common fungus, in work that may lead to important new antibiotics.

Noted oceanographer to speak Nov. 12 at Hatfield

Don Walsh, a pioneering oceanographer famous for his 1960 dive to the deepest part of the ocean, will visit OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Former FBI fugitive Katherine Ann Power returns to Corvallis for talk

A former fugitive who spent 23 years on the run from the FBI is returning to Corvallis to talk for the first time about her experiences.

Phillips named director for OSU Office of Research Development

Mary Phillips has been named director for the Office of Research Development, a new unit within the Research Office, effective Dec. 1.

OSU News Release Cascadia Lifelines Program begun to aid earthquake preparation

A new Cascadia Lifelines Program led by OSU and involving private industry will expedite the research needed to address the subduction zone earthquake looming in Oregon's future.

It's time to enroll in OSU Extension's Master Gardener training
OSU News Release Excess omega-3 fatty acids could lead to negative health effects

A new review suggests that excess omega-3 fatty acids could have unintended health consequences, and that evidence-based dietary standards need to be established.

aluminum manufacturing Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances

Researchers have discovered a new way to study aqueous aluminum - a fundamental advance that should open doors to many new technologies and products.

Bike safety, alternative transportation focus of this year's OSU Be Bright! Be Seen! event

In an effort to encourage bike and pedestrian safety, Oregon State University is inviting the public to the Memorial Union quad on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a special Be Bright! Be Seen! event.

Learning takes root at OSU-supported school gardens
Northwest poets to read from collections on Nov. 8

Poets Charles Goodrich and Mary Szybist will read from their most recent poetry collections at Oregon State University on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda.

Green wake behind boat Increasing toxicity of algal blooms tied to nutrient enrichment and climate change

Climate change and an overload of nutrients are increasing the toxicity of some algal blooms in lakes around the world.

OSU News Release Eric Allyn keynote speaker for Nov. 21 event honoring family businesses

A group of 12 Oregon family enterprises will be honored at the 2013 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

OSU News Release Behavior problems in preschool and child care centers may be an issue of genes

A new study suggests that some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool settings.

OSU News Release OSU receives $1.25 million CDC grant to study Medicaid expansion in Oregon

Oregon State University and the Oregon Health Authority have received $1.25 million from the Centers for Disease Control to study the health impact of opening the Oregon Health Plan to more people.

Football Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus to visit OSU Nov. 1
Recent OSU grad touted for creativity to speak on campus Friday
OSU News Release New book details the rich history of Northwest newspaper industry

Two long-time journalists give a detailed account of the rich history of newspapers in the Northwest in a new book just published by Ridenbaugh Press.

OSU Extension publishes new field guide to shrubs of Northwest forests
Octopus Hatfield Marine Science Center finds creative solution to dwindling donations

Getting a wireless unmanned kiosk at Hatfield took the help of several state agencies.

OSU addresses parking, traffic challenges for a weekday game on Nov. 1
OSU News Release Study concludes climate change will wreak havoc on oceans by 2100

A new study concludes that by 2100, about 98 percent of the world's oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity.

Drug release graphic Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

OSU engineers and pharmaceutical researchers have developed an innovative use of nanotechnology and chemotherapy to improve the treatment of ovarian cancer.

OSU updates resources for protecting bees from pesticides
OSU oceanography dean to speak at ARCS Foundation
OSU News Release OSU Press publishes book on salmon by acclaimed biologist

Fisheries biologist Jim Lichatowich, an Oregon State alumnus, has written a new book on salmon management and recovery published by the OSU Press.

Bacteria Beyond antibiotics: "PPMOs" offer new approach to bacterial infection

Researchers have created a fundamentally different way to attack bacterial infection called a PPMO, which appears to function as well or better than an antibiotic.

Student Interactive "Beaver BarCamp" conference planned at OSU

Beaver BarCamp, hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, and allow participants to explore a wide range of topics.

Botanist and writer Robin Kimmerer to read from her book Oct. 19
OSU students will be part of global initiative created by President Clinton

Oregon State University has become a member institution of the Clinton Global Initiative University, an organization launched by President Bill Clinton to bring together student leaders from around the world.

OSU News Release OSU researchers helping China's rarest seabird rebound from near-extinction

Researchers from OSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife are working with researchers in China to save one of the world's most endangered seabirds - the Chinese crested tern.

OSU News Release GMOs in agriculture to be Corvallis Science Pub topic

Direct modification of DNA, or genetic engineering, is a tool for plant breeding that has spread at unprecedented speed over the last two decades. At the Oct. 14 Corvallis Science Pub, Steve Strauss, director of Oregon State University’s Outreach in Biotechnology program, will discuss the pros and cons of gene technology for agriculture.

OSU Be Well Walk & Run on Oct. 11

Oregon State University is holding the fourth annual Be Well Walk & Run on Oct. 11


OSU News Release China honors Oregon State researcher for decade of scientific collaboration

Major advances against some of the world’s most devastating plant diseases are starting to emerge from more than a decade of international scientific collaboration led by Brett Tyler, director of the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release 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.

tsetse fly Innovative approach could ultimately end deadly disease of sleeping sickness

A combination of bacteria in tsetse flies has the potential to significantly reduce or even eliminate the disease of sleeping sickness, an OSU modeling study suggests.

OSU News Release International Film Festival shows in Corvallis Oct. 14-20

The fifth International Film Festival, showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Oct. 14-20 in Corvallis.

Bumblebee GPS: Oregon State to track native bees with tiny attachable sensors
OSU News Release California's new mental health system helps people live independently

A study by Oregon State University researchers finds that comprehensive, community-based mental health programs in California are helping people with serious mental illness.

OSU News Release Ecampus growth fuels enrollment increase at OSU

Oregon State University expects to serve some 28,000 students this fall term - an enrollment fueled by a 24 percent growth in the distance learning Ecampus program.

OSU Press releases new book on wolves in Oregon

The reappearance of wolves in Oregon and the impact they have on people from ranchers to conservationists to attorneys is the subject of a new book by the OSU Press.

OSU News Release Tobias Wolff named recipient of biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Acclaimed author Tobias Wolff is the second winner of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.

September - 2013
OSU News Release Celebrated memoirist Nick Flynn to read at OSU on Oct. 11

Writer Nick Flynn will read from his work on Friday, Oct. 11, at Oregon State University’s Valley Library rotunda. The free public event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

OSU News Release Author Paul Bogard to read from his book on Oct. 9

Paul Bogard, author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” will read from his book on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

OSU News Release Researchers describe unusual Mars rock in Science

The first rock that scientists analyzed on Mars using the Curiosity rover turned out to be a pyramid-shaped “mugearite” that is unlike any other Martian igneous rock ever found.

OSU News Release Bob Moore to give talk, free cooking demonstration, on Oct. 9

Bob Moore, founding CEO of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, will give a free, public talk and a cooking demonstration at Oregon State University on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Study: Dams provide resilience to Columbia from climate change impacts

Dams have criticized for harming water quality and fish passage, but a new study suggests they provide “ecological and engineering resilience” to climate change in the Columbia River basin.

Traber honored for research on vitamin E

Maret Traber, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, and principal investigator in the Linus Pauling Institute, has received an international honor for her work on vitamin E.

OSU News Release OSU program to spur start-ups moves into downtown Corvallis

The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator has a new home in downtown Corvallis.

OSU News Release Auditions for sign language-interpreted play held Oct. 9-10

Auditions are set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Oregon State University Theatre’s production of “The King of Spain's Daughter.”

OSU News Release New study finds charred forests increase snowmelt rate

A new study by OSU researchers has found that snow melts faster in forests that have been burned, raising concern about earlier seasonal runoff in streams.

OSU News Release Researchers going public on quest to identify plankton species

Researchers using an innovative underwater imaging system have taken millions of photos of plankton – and now they are seeking help from the public to identify the species.

Blueberries Red grapes, blueberries may enhance immune function

An analysis of 446 compounds found just two that had a surprising impact on the innate immune system in humans - the resveratrol in red grapes and pterostilbene from blueberries.

Researcher Gut microbes closely linked to range of health issues

Researchers are gaining a new appreciation of the critical role that gut microbes play in the immune system, and how their disruption may lead to disease.

Coral Viruses associated with coral epidemic of "white plague"

OSU researchers have identifed one of the causes of the "white plague," a disease that is causing great damage to coral reefs in the Carribean Sea.

OSU News Release Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.

OSU, local agencies to host biohazard emergency response drill on campus Sept. 12-13
Student Statins being overprescribed for growing number of kidney disease patients

Statin drugs are often being inappropriately prescribed for a growing number of patients with kidney disease, researchers say in a new report.

OSU News Release Auditions for OSU Theatre's fall play held Oct. 7-8

Auditions are set for Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, for the Oregon State University Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s play “After the Fall.”

OSU News Release New director named for OSU's Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement

Sociologist and immigration scholar Ronald Mize has been named the new director of Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement (CL@SE).

Sheep grazing Overgrazing turning parts of Mongolian Steppe into desert

Overgrazing by sheep and goats is helping to turn huge amounts of land in Mongolia into desert, a result of surging populations of livestock with global climate implications.

Ship Growth in licensing and industry funding spurs research at Oregon State University

Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing – nearly triple what it earned just five years ago – during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30.

MIIM diode Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon

An advance in the science of metal-insulator-metal diodes is moving researchers closer to a world of super-fast electronics not limited by the speed with which electrons can move through silicon.

Art About Agriculture travels to Pendleton, Moro
OSU News Release ACL injuries may be prevented by different landing strategy

Marc Norcross documents how women who were asked to undergo a series of jumping exercises landed more often than men in a way associated with elevated risk of ACL injuries.

August - 2013
Science Pub focuses on getting ready for school

If you want to know if your kindergartener will succeed in school, look to Simon Says for an answer. Or to Red Light/Green Light. Or to the marshmallow game.

Growing populations of brown marmorated stink bug could harm late-season crops
OSU News Release Runs to benefit OSU's MS Exercise Program held Sept. 21

Two different runs will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Willamette Park to benefit Oregon State University’s Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, an individualized exercise program for people with multiple sclerosis.