July - 2017
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.

OSU News Release Corvallis-OSU Symphony concludes 111th season with 'Music Transcendent'

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will perform “Music Transcendent” on Tuesday, May 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Auditorium.

OSU News Release Maritime worker safety the focus of new OSU-NIOSH partnership

Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences has established a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies.

Study illuminates fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestration

New research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to breakdown.

OSU News Release New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of Toba magma system

In the aftermath of a supereruption, smaller eruptions may occur for thousands of years afterward, according to a new study.

OSU News Release "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 book: Rivers are like the stock market, with boom and bust cycles

A new book by OSU geophysicist Sean Fleming takes a new look at rivers using...mathematics.

OSU News Release Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

A new study published in Nature Communications documents how some foraminifera grow, incorporating magnesium in their shells that can be used to determine seawater temperatures in the past.

Executive & Audit Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 23

The Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

OSU News Release Oregon State alum, noted philanthropist to give OSU commencement address

OSU alumnus, business leader and philanthropist Hüsnü M. Özyeğin will return to his alma mater this June to give Oregon State's 2017 commencement address.

OSU News Release OSU College of Engineering establishes institute for robotics, intelligent systems

OSU’s College of Engineering has established a research institute to advance the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems able to interact seamlessly with people.

New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals ever to live on Earth by being dainty eaters.

OSU News Release Fishing and seafood in Oregon are the focus of May 18 discussion at OSU

Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon, a conversation about Oregonians’ relationship with ocean life and products of the sea, will be held on Thursday, May 18  at The Center for the Humanities.

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

The orchid family has some 28,000 species – more than double the number of bird species and quadruple the mammal species. 

OSU to hold three-day eclipse celebration

Oregon State University will be directly in the path of this summer’s rare total solar eclipse.

OSU News Release Study provides detailed glimpse of predators' effects on complex, subtidal food web

Research using time-lapse photography in the Galapagos suggests the presence of a key multilevel “trophic cascade” involving top- and mid-level predators as well as urchins and algae.

The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

Dogs could serve as an ally in efforts to help incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives.

OSU News Release Study: The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

OSU News Release OSU to hold three-day eclipse celebration

Oregon State University will be directly in the path of this summer’s rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Peet's Coffee employees Oregon State, Peet's Coffee collaborate to give employees a new pathway to a college degree

Oregon State University and Peet’s Coffee are teaming up on the Peetnik Pathway to College Program, a tuition reimbursement plan that gives thousands of the specialty coffee company’s employees access to OSU’s online education.

Pacific Northwest forests are at a crossroads, scientists argue in new book

The Pacific Northwest faces two stark choices for managing its forests, scientists suggest in a new book. One choice leads to stagnant or declining rural communities and risks to some native species, and the other leads to environmental benefits and increases in employment.


Science writer for The Atlantic to give lecture on microbes in human body

Author and science journalist Ed Yong will present a free public lecture on the human microbiome from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union.

OSU to discuss Elliott State Forest with State Land Board

OSU has been asked by state Treasurer Tobias Read to engage in discussions with the State Land Board regarding options to retain public ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

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Startup Showcase, a celebration of entrepreneurship, will be held May 10 in Corvallis

Startup Showcase, a celebration of achievements and a new take on a traditional startup graduation event, will be hosted by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis program on May 10 in the ATAMI building at HP in Corvallis.

OSU to celebrate its 25th repair fair

Volunteers will repair broken items for free at the Oregon State University Spring Repair Fair on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

OSU News Release Pigment discovered at Oregon State University inspires new Crayola crayon color

A blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University is the inspiration for Crayola’s new crayon color.

OSU News Release Auditions for OSU's summer Bard in the Quad production to be held May 15-16

Open auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s popular summer event, Bard in the Quad, will take place May 15-16 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

OSU News Release Boston Brass to play at Oregon State University May 24

Boston Brass, a quintet that plays a combination of classical repertoire, jazz standards and original compositions, will perform on Wednesday, May 24, at OSU.

OSU adds new parking lot, additional shuttle bus to campus

A new parking lot will open in June on the south side of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus as OSU also makes plans to expand campus bus service.

OSU News Release Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A new study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45-55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid fossil.

OSU News Release Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Total solar eclipse featured topic at Corvallis Science Pub

This Aug. 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. At the May 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Randall Milstein will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses and offer practical tips on how to witness the event safely. 

April - 2017
OSU News Release Annual OSU gathering of 'world's largest' Native American flute circle set for May 12

The annual gathering of the Oregon State University Native American flute circle, led by instructor Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Student Experience Center plaza.

OSU News Release Author Karen Russell to read at Oregon State University May 19

Author Karen Russell will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

Canadian piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker to perform at OSU May 7

Canadian piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker will perform on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series.

OSU News Release OSU Theatre to present 'The Upward-Beating Heart' in May

Oregon State University Theatre will present in May the premiere of “The Upward-Beating Heart,” an original, devised work developed by OSU students.