May - 2013
OSU News Release Study traces origin of cirrus clouds primarily to mineral dust and metals

Researchers studying cirrus clouds have found the wispy trails of ice crystals form primarily on dust particles and unusual metal particles – which may be influenced by human activities.

OSU News Release New biomechanics lab in Bend one of the few of its kind in the country

OSU-Cascades is a partner in a new biomechanics laboratory opening in Bend this spring that will provide cutting-edge research and intervention for injuries - especially knees, ankles and hips.

Linus Pauling science on tap for Corvallis Science Pub
Noted Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac to perform May 9
OSU News Release 50th anniversary of historic Everest climb

Fifty years ago, a former Oregon State University student and faculty member became one of the first two Americans to scale Mt. Everest - a climbing feat held in awe half a century later.

OSU international students to host spring festival Sunday
OSU News Release OUS offers first study abroad program to Cuba
OSU News Release OSU Press publishes first biography of Ava Helen Pauling

The Oregon State University Press is publishing the first biography of Ava Helen Pauling, a noted peace activist and wife of Linus Pauling, the only individual to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.

April - 2013
OSU News Release Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell to give reading at OSU May 10
OSU News Release 'The Misanthrope' opens May 9 in Corvallis
OSU choirs, alumni soloists to sing at Lincoln Center

Three Oregon State University choirs will give a concert at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sunday, May 12, and travel packages have been developed for those who wish to attend.

OSU News Release OSU to host conference on military and diplomacy May 7
OSU to hold 58th annual Luau this Saturday
Documentary explores students bringing water to Kenyan community
OSU News Release OSU to host popular Pet Day on Saturday, May 4

Oregon State University will hold its 26th annual Pet Day on Saturday, May 4, when the College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors for tours, displays and a number of family-oriented events.

OSU News Release Screening of documentary film held May 2-3
OSU names NC State scholar, NSF division director as science dean
OSU News Release Fruit-damaging fly could hit record population in Northwest this year

The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to OSU researchers.

Earth Week at OSU offers sustainable events, opportunities

Oregon State University is promoting sustainability and awareness with an array of events during Earth Week, which begins Saturday, April 20.

OSU to shut down some buildings Sunday for electrical work
OSU News Release Outpatients, hospital patients face different problems with antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is now as bad in some outpatient, community settings as it is in hospitals, and researchers say more needs to be done to study the issue.

OSU News Release OSU to celebrate Austin Hall construction on April 19
OSU News Release German a capella group Vocaldente returns to OSU on April 25
Oregon State University featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges

Oregon State University received 98 points out of a possible 99 as a ‘green’ school in the latest edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” 

OSU News Release Essayist and pianist join on May 1 to explore words and music
Soil parasite costs Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue, says OSU
OSU News Release Veteran and activist Bolger to give Pauling peace lecture on April 30
OSU News Release Excess vitamin E intake not a health concern

A review of mechanisms the body uses to excrete excess vitamin E make it clear that it's almost impossible to take toxic levels of this nutrient. Deficiency is a much more important concern.

OSU News Release Memoirist Dawn Raffel to read at OSU April 19
OSU faculty member honored in first Trans 100 list
OSU News Release Classic play by Sartre presented by OSU Theatre beginning April 18
OSU News Release Four Oregon State University students honored by Barry M. Goldwater Foundation
OSU News Release CEO Summit to be held May 7 in Portland
OSU aims for 1,000 Lane County 4-H'ers
Co-Q10 deficiency may relate to statin drugs, diabetes risk

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered that co-enzyme Q10 appears in laboratory tests to offset a serious side effect of statin drugs - an increase in adult onset diabetes.

OSU Choirs "Sing Out!" in Portland
Remote-controlled aircraft to fly near Hermiston for potato research
OSU News Release OSU creates new health promotion program, seeks participants

A new health promotion program aimed at people with physical mobility issues seeks participants from the Corvallis area.

OSU News Release Play detailing the life of Frida Kahlo comes to OSU on April 26
OSU's agricultural art exhibit opens in Corvallis, then Roseburg
Mark Lieberman Lieberman to help guide OSU Venture Accelerator

Mark Lieberman has been named as the new chief startup officer and co-director of the OSU Venture Accelerator, an initiative to help move university research to commercial success.

OSU News Release CH2M HILL chairman and CEO to speak at OSU April 15
Irradiating products Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes

An OSU engineering student has invented a way to use spent nuclear fuel for a useful purpose: the irradiation of medical supplies, food or other products.

OSU News Release OSU's College of Business celebrates outstanding alumni and businesses on May 7 in Portland
"Permitted" left turn Pedestrians at serious risk when drivers are "permitted" to turn left

A "permitted" left turn in heavy traffic poses a serious risk to pedestrian safety, a new study shows, because drivers may not look to see if pedestrians are present.

OSU News Release OSU receives $4.7 million USDA grant to help Oregon teens stay healthy

Oregon State University has received a grant of nearly $5 million to develop an obesity prevention and healthy lifestyle program for teenagers.

Sexualization in media and toys focus of next Corvallis Science Pub
OSU News Release Putting a human face on a product: when brand humanization goes wrong

A new study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Marketing, finds there is a greater backlash by the public when a product branded with human characteristics fails.

March - 2013
Film documentary Humanitarian engineering documentary to be screened

The film documentary Kel Wer tells the story of a group of Oregon State University students who traveled to the small village of Lela, Kenya, to help the community gain access to safe water.

U.S. Bank creates scholarship endowment for high-achieving OSU students
Public invited behind doors of HMSC April 13 for Marine Science Day
Wetlands New system to restore wetlands could reduce massive floods, aid crops

OSU engineers designed a new system to create wetlands that could help farmers in the Midwest avoid catastrophic floods and retain water for when it's needed by crops.

OSU News Release Screenwriter Mike Rich visits OSU for screening of 'Finding Forrester' on April 4
OSU Press publishes its first book for children
OSU selects Linfield exec for vice president post
OSU News Release Holocaust Memorial Week at OSU observed April 8-12
OSU News Release National security leader to deliver OSU commencement address in June

Brigadier Gen. Julie A. Bentz, who advises President Obama on national security issues, will return to her alma mater later this spring when she delivers the commencement address at Oregon State University on June 15.

OSU tracks furniture for special needs students through new Wi-Fi tagging system

OSU’s Disability Access Services is using the AeroScout Real-Time Location System and Asset Tracking & Management solution to instantly track the location of items in order to reduce costs through improved inventory utilization while ensuring that the campus is accessible and comfortable for everyone.

OSU News Release Newport researchers seek to reduce bycatch in groundfish trawling

Researchers from two agencies at the Hatfield Marine Science Center have tested a new bycatch reduction system that lowered the rate of incidental halibut bycatch by 57 percent.

Miami marine science leader named director of OSU's Hatfield center
New website details Linus Pauling's breakthroughs in protein structure

The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center has added to its series of documentary history websites on the life of Linus Pauling

LIDAR image Mobile LIDAR technology expanding rapidly

The rapidly expanding technology of mobile LIDAR could change the way we see, study and record the land forms around us, with multiple applications in science and industry.

Former CDC director Julie Gerberding to speak at OSU on April 3
OSU News Release New study questions the role of kinship in mass strandings of pilot whales

A new study published in the Journal of Heredity has found that pilot whales do not beach themselves because of family ties - a hypothesis that has grown in popularity in recent years.

OSU Alumni Association to honor three at April gala on campus
OSU turns winemaking waste into food supplements and flowerpots

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods.

OSU News Release Series of Austrian films will show in Corvallis starting April 9
Chris Vanderschuere New "moon" app a hit

A new app created by Chris Vanderschuere, an OSU student, to describe current facts about the moon has been downloaded by more than a million people around the world.

OSU News Release Reconstruction of temperature history shows significance of recent warming

By the year 2100, Earth will be warmer under all greenhouse gas emission scenarios that at any time in the last 11,300 years, according to a newly published study in Science.

OSU News Release OSU makes oysters safer to eat with improved purification method

Oregon State University researchers have improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture.

OSU signs memorandum confirming partnership to help veterans
OSU News Release Study finds sexual health services for rural Latino men could be improved

A new study based on interviews of rural Latino men in Oregon found these men need sexual health services designed for them, including more male health providers, convenient clinic hours, and Spanish-speaking doctors.

OSU collecting electronics and plastics for recycling competition March 6-13

Oregon State University is competing in the national RecycleMania competition and invites the public to contribute by recycling their electronics and film plastic during March 6-13.

OSU News Release Harvard expert on happiness to speak at OSU on March 14
Radiation comparison Fukushima cleanup continues, many areas restored

After two years of cleanup, some areas near the damaged nuclear power plants at Fukushima, Japan, have made signficant progress, and OSU researchers say decisions will need to be made about how much more work needs done.

OSU News Release Invasive species danger from tsunami may not be known for years

OSU scientists who have examined more than three dozen pieces of debris from the Japanese tsunami say the potential damage from invasive species may not be known for years.

OSU lifts quarantine for equine influenza, cites swift biosecurity as key to halt outbreak
OSU alum overcomes poverty to win national student award

An OSU student worked her way past poverty and other obstacles to win recognition as the nation's Outstanding Continuing Education Student. She is a recent graduate from OSU Ecampus.

Moral issues of climate change discussed at Science Pub
Tyrosine nitration Discovery opens door to new drug options for serious diseases

OSU researchers have explained a process that leads to the death of motor neurons, and could provide an avenue to new treatments for a range of degenerative diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

OSU brews up new online, on-site classes for beer makers
National symposium will address access to, uses of working waterfronts
Oregon State University to honor top volunteers
Oregon State University, Samaritan Health to partner on sports medicine facility
February - 2013
"Sit with Me" supporters "Red Chair" campus event to recognize women in technology

Students and administrators at OSU will take turns sitting in the red chair on March 5 to discuss their personal stories, part of a national initiative to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering.

Select fraternities and sororities may apply to participate in first-year student experience program
College of Engineering honors alumni

The College of Engineering recently presented its 15th annual Oregon Stater Awards to some of its most accomplished alumni and friends for their contributions to the engineering profession.

OSU celebrates nutrition month with two-day event in the MU Quad

Oregon State University’s Nutrition and Dietetics Club is celebrating National Nutrition Month this March with a two-day event in the Memorial Union Quad.

OSU News Release OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to unveil Japanese dock exhibit on March 10
OSU to hold career fairs this Wednesday, Thursday
OSU treats horse for equine influenza; warns horse owners to be vigilant

A horse from Eastern Oregon that was referred to OSU’s veterinary teaching hospital because of illness has been diagnosed with equine influenza virus, a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses.

Starker Lectures to explore forest biomass issues
Events, tours to recognize Linus Pauling Day
OSU to honor two faculty leaders as "Distinguished Professors"
OSU News Release Survey: Climate change a concern, not a priority to coastal leaders

A new survey has found that Oregon coastal leaders are concerned about climate change, but slow to address it because of other priorities - a weak economy and preparing for an earthquake/tsunami.

OSU News Release Author to take audience on exploration of animals' inner world on March 7
OSU News Release Study: Climate change impact on stream flow differs according to location

A new study found that large, snow-fed rivers including the Willamette, McKenzie and Deschutes, may actually be more sensitive to climate change impacts because of steep terrain and geology.

OSU leads effort to help local schools recruit, support dual-career couples

Oregon State University is helping to address the concerns of dual-career couples by taking the lead in establishing the Greater Oregon Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, a branch of the national organization that helps proactively address dual-career concerns.

Magnetic storage graphic Researchers invent "acoustic-assisted" magnetic information storage

OSU engineers have invented a new technology that could improve the magnetic storage of data, with many possible applications in a field that is nearing the limits of data storage with existing approaches.

Donald Pettit OSU alum, NASA astronaut to discuss space experiences

OSU engineering alumnus and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit will speak on "Techno-Stories from Space" in a presentation on Friday, Feb. 22, at the LaSells Stewart Center.