September - 2017
Business incubator gears up for next cohort, welcomes five new advisory board members

The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator seeks creators of new business concepts to be part of their fall cohort in the Iterate program.

Marine researchers invade Southern California for one of largest field studies of near-shore ocean

A large, diverse team of researchers will invade the California coast near San Luis Obispo in early September to launch an intense study of the Pacific Ocean’s inner shelf – a little-studied region between the surf zone and the mid-Continental Shelf.

Oregon State University breaks record with $441 million in research grants

Oregon State University crossed the $400 million threshold in grants and contracts for the first time in the fiscal year that ended June 30, including being awarded a grant to build a $122 million regional research vessel.

The human-canine bond featured at Corvallis Science Pub

The science of the human-canine bond will come under scrutiny at the Corvallis Science Pub on September 11.

OSU News Release Peace educator and activist Paul K. Chappell to speak at OSU Sept. 10

Paul Chappell, the director of the Peace Leadership program at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will speak on “Radical Empathy and Realistic Hope” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

August - 2017
Protein transport channel offers new target for thwarting pathogen

A bacterium that attacks people suffering from chronic lung disease and compromised immune systems could be halted by disrupting the distribution channels the organism uses to access the cytoplasm of its host cell. 

OSU News Release OSU announces lineup for third season of SAC Presents

Public radio personality Ira Glass, renowned Portland band Pink Martini and acclaimed percussionist Colin Currie and the Oregon Symphony String Ensemble are among the performers visiting Oregon State University as part of the 2017-18 “SAC Presents” series.

Help shape OSU's natural hazard mitigation plan

A public comment meeting will be held Sept. 7

Conference at OSU explores intravenous vitamin C as treatment for cancer, sepsis

The Linus Pauling Institute will host its biennial “Diet and Optimum Health” conference Sept. 13-16, attracting an international audience of experts in nutrition, preventive medicine and oncology.

OSU News Release Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being

Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person’s age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.

OSU News Release Country's largest estuary facing increasing acidification risk

Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world, is facing new risks from a layer of highly acidified water some 10 to 15 meters below the surface.

Oregon State receives high "Cool School" ranking from Sierra Club

Oregon State has the highest green ranking of any public college in the state 

OSU News Release As Tolstoy noted (sort of), all unhappy microbiomes are unhappy in their own way

The bacterial communities that live inside everyone are quite similar and stable when times are good, but when stress enters the equation, those communities can react very differently from person to person.

OSU News Release Study: Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn't spike during previous natural warming period

A new study published this week in the journal Nature found that methane from tundra and marine sediments did not spike during the Earth's last warming period, coming out of the last ice age.

OSU News Release Are blue whales finding new "microphone channel" to communicate in?

A new study suggests that blue whales may be able to control the frequency of their calls, which are lowering - possibly because of ocean noise.

OSU News Release University hosts thousands for eclipse watch party to kick off OSU150 celebration

Oregon State University officially launched OSU150 with a solar eclipse watch party on Monday that drew as many as 5,000 visitors to Student Legacy Park, and hundreds more to other locations around campus.

NSF grant bolsters OSU's efforts in robotics, artificial intelligence, marine studies

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to five Oregon State University researchers to study the operation of autonomous marine vehicles.

Roy Haggerty Oregon State University names new College of Science dean

Oregon State University Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser Monday appointed Roy Haggerty, associate vice president for research, the dean of OSU’s College of Science.

OSU News Release Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree.

OSU vice provost for student affairs departs for Stanford leadership position

Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost of student affairs at Oregon State University has been appointed to the same position at Stanford University, OSU Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser announced today.

OSU News Release Richard van Breemen named director of Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University

Oregon State University has named Richard van Breemen as the director of the university’s Linus Pauling Institute.

Oregon State University agricultural sciences, pharmacy deans transition

Dan Arp, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Mark Zabriskie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, will step down from these university leadership roles effective June 30, 2018. 

September workshop set to explore drilling project at Newberry Volcano

An international group of geoscience experts will convene in Bend Sept. 10-14 to develop a proposal for drilling one of the hottest wells in the world at Newberry Volcano in central Oregon.

Streamflow deficits persist in young Douglas-fir forests

Young, Douglas-fir forests growing on federal land in Oregon reduce the amount of water in streams during the summer months, and the reduction shows no sign of letting up more than 60 years after the trees were planted, a new Oregon State University study has concluded.

Lady Dottie and the Diamonds to perform Aug. 20 during the eclipse festival

Award-winning classic rock and soul blues band Lady Dottie and the Diamonds will perform an outdoor concert Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Memorial Union Quad.

Wild bees thrive after severe forest fires

Early results from a two-year study in southern Oregon suggest that moderate and severe forest fires create conditions that lead to greater abundance and diversity of wild bees.


OSU News Release For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront

Microbes that produce important secretions for use in a community suffer a blow to their own fitness for supplying the non-producing “cheater” bacteria – but not always.

OSU summer choir presents eclipse-themed 'The Path of Totality' concert Aug. 19

The Oregon State University summer choir will present “The Path of Totality,” an eclipse-themed concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. 

History suggests weather on eclipse day will be sunny in Oregon (fingers crossed)

Visitors from around the world will flock to Oregon to be first in line to see the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but given the state’s reputation for clouds and rainfall – will there be anything to see?

Students and researchers in Oregon first in line to capture U.S. images of eclipse

A team of students from Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College will board OSU’s research vessel Pacific Storm early in the morning of Aug. 21 and venture 30 miles offshore, then launch a high-altitude balloon that will soar some 80,000 feet into the atmosphere.

July - 2017
OSU News Release Size matters, and so do temperature and habitat, to scavengers and the carcasses they eat

Size matters in the carrion world, and so do habitat and temperature. New research has shed fresh light on the largely understudied area of vertebrate scavenging ecology.

OSU News Release Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care

Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, a new study has shown.

OSU News Release Among gun owners, culturally tailored suicide prevention messages work best

Gun owners are much more receptive to suicide-prevention messages tailored to respect their rights as firearms enthusiasts than they are to messages that use language that aims to be culturally neutral.

OSU News Release OSU's Fairbanks Gallery presents eclipse-related art exhibition, 'Totality'

“Totality,” a cosmos-themed art exhibit saluting the rare total solar eclipse occurring in August, will run Aug. 14 through Sept. 28 in Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery.

OSU News Release Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improves

Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems, new research at Oregon State University shows.

OSU News Release Summer Veterinary Experience targets high-achieving, underrepresented students

Two dozen high-achieving high school students from underrepresented populations will spend a week on OSU’s Corvallis campus in mid-August to get a hands-on look at the veterinary profession.

OSU News Release Elevated cholesterol's link with canine cancer includes a better prognosis

Usually thought of as a health detriment, elevated cholesterol may play a role in longer survival times for dogs with a common form of bone cancer.

With support from the state, forest industry, and conservation groups, OSU researchers gather data on threatened seabird

A multi-year study of the marbled murrelet, a threatened West Coast seabird that nests as far as 50 miles inland, aims to discover the animal’s habitat needs and understand the reasons for the species’ ongoing population decline in the Northwest.


OSU News Release Bard in the Quad at OSU to present 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' for 12th season

Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad returns for its 12th season this August with a western-themed production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”

New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency

Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better.

OSU News Release New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.

Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk

A new global analysis of forest habitat loss and wildlife extinction risk published today in the journal Nature shows that species most at risk live in areas just beginning to see the impacts of human activities such as hunting, mining, logging and ranching.  

OSU News Release Gun violence prevention groups strike middle ground to meet goals

A study led by Oregon State University researchers found that American organizations identifying as gun violence prevention groups advocate for the right to bear arms and for some gun purchase and ownership conditions, which they suggest will curb gun-related injuries and deaths.

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.

OSU News Release OSU inks largest research grant in its history to begin ship construction

OSU has just received a grant of $121.88 million from the National Science Foundation to spearhead the construction of a new class of research vessels. 

Researchers throughout Northwest look to benefit from OSU's new spectroscopy instrument

OSU has acquired a high-tech research instrument that will make its surface characterization laboratory a major resource for scientists throughout the Northwest.

OSU News Release Solar eclipse experts at Oregon State University

Oregon State University has experts that can talk to journalists about different facets of the eclipse

Executive & Audit Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet July 20

The Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.

OSU News Release OSU researcher studies cross-laminated timber as seismic retrofit tool

Safer historic buildings and more jobs for the timber industry are the goals of a partnership between an OSU researcher and a newly formed nonprofit group.

Economic issues are key to predicting whether students will graduate college, study shows

Economic issues play a significant role in determining whether first-time students enrolling in a four-year college will complete their degree and graduate within six years.

OSU shatters goal and collects nearly 36,000 pounds during annual Move Out Donation Drive

This year, the drive far exceeded its 24,000-pound donation goal

Seismic experiments will test performance of innovative cross-laminated timber structure

Engineering researchers are putting an innovative two-story structure made of cross-laminated timber panels through a series of seismic tests to determine how it would perform in an earthquake.  

OSU News Release OSU names new public safety leader

Oregon State University has selected Suzanne “Suzy” Tannenbaum to be its new director of public safety.

OSU News Release Scientists name new species of fish from the Orinoco region after singer Enya

Scientists have named a new species of fish from the Orinoco River drainage after "Orinoco Flow" singer-songwriter Enya.

Diatoms have sex after all, and ammonium puts them in the mood

New research shows a species of diatom thought to be asexual does reproduce sexually, and scientists learned it’s a common compound – ammonium – that puts the ubiquitous organism in the mood.

Study finds Earth's magnetic field 'simpler than we thought'

Scientists have identified patterns in the Earth’s magnetic field that evolve on the order of 1,000 years, providing new insight into how the field works.

Surveying sea floor animals for offshore renewable energy

There is growing interest in developing offshore wind and wave energy facilities in the Pacific Northwest. But not much is known about the sediment and animal life along the sea floor in the region.

Special Olympians will help OSU researchers gain further health insights

More than 2,000 athletes will descend on Corvallis on July 8 and 9 for the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games.

Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet July 12

The Academic Strategies Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, to hear an overview of the Office of Student Affairs’ mission, programs, and key metrics and to hear an update on the university’s upcoming accreditation review.

OSU News Release Krill hotspot fuels incredible biodiversity in Antarctic region

A perfect combination of tides and wind is responsible for a hotspot of Antarctic krill along the western Antarctic Peninsula.

Repeating algebra not usually the answer

Almost 50 percent of students repeated a math class between eighth and 10th grades and more than 60 percent showed no evidence of improving their math proficiency after repeating the class, according to a just-published analysis of data from six California school districts by an Oregon State University researcher.

June - 2017
Oregon State University President Ed Ray statement regarding dismissal of charges brought against the NCAA by the Paterno family

“I am pleased that this litigation surrounding findings of sexual abuse at Penn State University is now closed. I remain strongly in support of the actions taken by the NCAA and its executive committee in July 2012 to address this matter and protect children and others from sexual predators.”

OSU News Release OSU Press publishes new book on strategies for 'wicked problems'

A new book about past ”wicked problems” may help guide the nation through its current era of political polarization and complex issues.

OSU News Release OSU veterinary students to treat neglected animals in Nicaragua

A group of veterinary students from Oregon State University will travel to Nicaragua this summer to conduct six days of free clinics on a rural island that has no regular veterinary care.

OSU News Release OSU appoints Toni Doolen dean of the College of Education

Toni Doolen, dean of the Honors College at Oregon State University, has been named dean of the university’s College of Education.

OSU News Release Participants sought for study on family dogs and physical activity for kids with disabilities

Researchers are recruiting children with disabilities and their family dogs to see if pairing the dog and the child can help the child become more physically active.

Post-Obamacare young adult health insurance coverage varies widely by race

Health insurance coverage increased significantly for young adults after the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, but there were large differences among racial and ethnic groups, particularly among blacks, an analysis by Oregon State researchers found.

OSU News Release New gonorrhea treatment targets enzyme needed for respiration

Researchers have identified a possible new treatment for gonorrhea, using a peptide that thwarts the infection-causing bacterium by interfering with an enzyme the microbe needs to respirate.

12th Annual Community Art Show

The Annual Community Art Show is back again to celebrate its 12th year at the Giustina Gallery

OSU News Release New approach improves ability to predict metals' reactions with water

The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new, better approach to predict how metals react with water.

Alloying materials of different structures offers new tool for controlling properties

New research into the largely unstudied area of heterostructural alloys could lead to greater materials control and in turn better semiconductors.

OSU News Release Analyzing magma temperatures may help get closer to forecasting volcanic eruptions

Although volcanic eruptions are often quite hazardous, scientists have been unable to pinpoint the processes leading up to major eruptions. A new study examines the temperature history of magma.

Oregon State University communication regarding Luke Heimlich and College World Series

Oregon State University communication regarding Luke Heimlich and the College World Series.

OSU News Release Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, study finds

College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found.

OSU News Release Study sheds light on determining surgical margins for feline tumors

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way for more precision in determining surgical margins for an aggressive tumor common in cats.

Public meeting set Thursday on Marine Studies Building at Hatfield Center

OSU will host an informational public meeting this Thursday, June 15, to update local residents on plans for a new building at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

OSU News Release OSU researcher part of $14 million NSF program for improved genomic tools

Virginia Weis has been selected for a new program aimed at helping scientists better understand the relationship between gene function and the physical characteristics of organisms.

Help shape OSU's natural hazard mitigation plan

Oregon State University is developing a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and is inviting stakeholders to participate during a public comment period.  

graduation cap OSU 148th commencement ceremony set for June 17

Oregon State University will graduate a record 6,807 students during its 148th commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

OSU News Release Northwest researchers map out regional approach to studying food, energy, water nexus

Natural resource researchers at OSU and two other universities are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues.

OSU News Release OSU President: University remains committed to addressing climate change

 Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray today reaffirmed the university’s unwavering commitment to address climate change.

OSU News Release Enrollment in early intervention services may be influenced by type of administering agency

Many eligible children do not enroll in services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act,  and the rates of enrollment vary in part by which agency at the state level is leading the program.

Fish image photo by Richard Brooks International science team: Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change

An international team of scientists has concluded that “highly protected” marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas be expanded and better managed throughout the world.

Research aims to make artificial intelligence explain itself

Eight computer science professors in OSU’s College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. 

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees approves $1.22 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Friday approved a $1.22 billion budget for fiscal year 2018.

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine 'deprescribed'

Research suggests patients nearing the end of their lives because of a “life-limiting illness” may not feel medically abandoned if their doctor wants to take them off cholesterol medicine.

OSU's "Great Move-Out" donation drive expands off-campus; volunteers sought

Both drives begin in June.

May - 2017
OSU News Release Social emotional learning interventions show promise, warrant further study

Developing a child’s social and emotional learning skills in early childhood is seen as a key to the child’s success in school, but researchers are still working to understand which interventions most effectively boost those skills.

Corvallis Science Pub features talks about ocean tides, exploding stars

Presentations about the world’s tides and about exploding stars will be featured at Corvallis Science Pub in two separate events Monday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 6.


OSU News Release Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat.

OSU News Release OSU Chamber Choir honors Ed and the late Beth Ray at annual President's Concert

The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Steven M. Zielke, will present the 13th annual President’s Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

OSU News Release Blocking TB germs' metabolic 'escape pathways' may be key to better, shorter treatment

Research suggests the bacteria that cause TB alter their metabolism to combat exposure to antimicrobials, and that the metabolic mechanisms might be neutralized by new drugs.

OSU News Release Exhibit featuring graduating students' thesis artwork at Fairbanks Gallery in June

Oregon State University students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees will present their thesis work in an exhibit June 5-17 at the Fairbanks Gallery on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

OSU News Release Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe

The warming of sediments caused the 2004 Sumatra earthquake to be larger and more severe - and a similar process appears to be in place for the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

OSU News Release Student-directed one-act play festival runs June 1-4 at Oregon State University

Three original, student-directed, one-act plays will be featured in Oregon State University Theatre’s annual Spring One-Act Festival June 1-3 on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

Image of modified toy car New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities.

OSU News Release Oregon State University Band concludes 125th season with May 30 concert

The Oregon State University Band will conclude its 125th season with a performance by the OSU Wind Ensemble and OSU Wind Symphony on Tuesday, May 30.

OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet June 1-2

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, June 2, to consider the university’s fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budgets.

OSU to hold public forum May 24 in Corvallis on new building at Hatfield Marine Science Center

OSU will host a community forum on May 24 regarding the engineering and construction plans for a marine studies building on its Hatfield Marine Science Center campus in Newport.

OSU News Release OSU's new online college student services administration master's degree rooted in social justice

Oregon State University is offering a new online master of education degree in college student services administration with a focus on social justice.