May - 2012
OSU prof named to U.S. National Commission to UNESCO
OSU scientist awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
OSU News Release Scientists hope OSU whale-tracking data can reduce accidental deaths

A team of scientists has launched a project to reduce the number of whales killed from ship strikes and entanglement in fishing nets, using data from more than 300 whales tagged by OSU's Marine Mammal Institute.

Poet Alcosser to read at OSU May 24
OSU News Release Scientists document volcanic history of turbulent Sumatra region

Sumatra has been battered by earthquakes and tsunamis that have killed tens of thousands of people; now a newly published study outlines a different threat - explosive volcanic eruptions.

OSU's Engineering Expo to showcase student projects
OSU News Release How do hatchery and wild salmon and steelhead interact?

The genetic differences between wild and hatchery salmon and steelhead have gotten the attention, but sciences say ecological interactions between the two may be of more importance.

Ambassador to give talk on nuclear proliferation on May 24
NASA astronaut to recount spaceflight experience at OSU on May 17
Editorial Festival returns to Corvallis May 31 with a conversation by prominent magazine editors
Brian Kellow to read from biography on film critic Pauline Kael on May 30
Student-created plays one-act plays open May 17
OSU News Release Yoshida's Gourmet Sauces CEO to speak at OSU May 17

Junki Yoshida, the high-energy chairman and CEO of Portland-based Yoshida Group, will detail how he created his own “American Dream” during a talk beginning at noon on Thursday, May 17.

OSU to hold rulemaking hearing on May 25
Modular reactor Program announced to advance nuclear energy, new reactor technology

A $47 million award program announced by the U.S. Department of Energy will help support at OSU on research and education in nuclear power.

OSU News Release New Corvallis microtechnology firm takes aim at $2 billion market
OSU News Release Parenting Education Week May 20-26 casts spotlight on effective parenting

National problems of childhood obesity and school readiness – and how effective parenting can play a role in overcoming these issues – is lending new urgency this year in Oregon to Parenting Education Week, which takes place May 20-26.

OSU News Release State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to deliver McCall lecture May 31 at OSU

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University on Thursday, May 31. The talk is free and open to all.

New OSU research center will assess impact of Farm Bill and other policies
Washington County 4-H receives $25,000 memorial gift
Oregon tree names keep people guessing
OSU to host 2012 Hyslop Farm Field Day on May 30
OSU News Release Annual student fashion show set for May 25

The annual student-run fashion show featuring collections from juniors and seniors in Oregon State University’s professional apparel design program will take place Friday, May 25.

Beetlemania is coming to Corvallis Science Pub May 14
OSU Alumni Association launching LGBTQ alumni group
Workshops on social change held May 11 and 12
OSU News Release Study finds stream temperatures don't parallel warming climate trend

A study by researchers at Oregon State University, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service found that stream temperature trends don't parallel the warming climate.

OSU News Release Study finds prey distribution, not biomass, key to marine food chain

A study just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters documents the importance of prey density over biomass, an increasingly important concept scientists call "patchiness."

Ancient insect Jurassic pain: Giant "flea-like" insects plagued dinosaurs

A "flea-like" insect that lived during the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered in ancient fossils, offering more insights into the Jurassic period.

OSU's international students to host festival Sunday honoring mothers around the world
OSU to host 57th annual Lu'au this Saturday, May 5
OSU to host Moms Weekend May 4-6
OSU to host popular Pet Day program on Saturday, May 5
April - 2012
OSU News Release Sustainable textile and apparel symposium held May 14

Representatives from textile and apparel companies will be at Oregon State University on Monday, May 14, for a public symposium aimed at introducing students and the community to issues around sustainable textiles.

OSU News Release OSU English instructor awarded Oregon Book Award

Oregon State University faculty member George Estreich was awarded the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction at a ceremony last night in Portland for his memoir, "The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit.”

Concert to highlight social and environmental change held May 11
Socratic Club to debate on May 7 whether Christianity is anti-science
OSU News Release OSU unveils new seafloor mapping of Oregon's nearshore ocean

Researchers have completed a project to map 55 percent of the seafloor of Oregon's Territorial Sea, a collaborative project that will provide numerous benefits - including better tsunami inundation planning.

OSU names Dan Arp as dean of Agricultural Sciences
Author to read from memoir on April 27
Forest energy analysis Analysis raises atmospheric, economic doubts about forest bioenergy

A major global expansion of the forest biofuels industry would be unsustainable and would increase greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say in a new analysis.

Knee joint Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences

Men and women process nerve impulses in different ways that help explain the increased vulnerability of women to some types of injuries, such as in the knee.

OSU annual Earth Day Hoo Haa is April 22 near Corvallis
Online/mobile architectural guide to Portland launched
OSU to celebrate renovation, renaming of Education Hall
OSU network for minorities wins regional and national awards
USGS/OSU study: Invasive barred owls interfere with spotted owls

A new study by a U.S. Geological Survey scientist, who did the research as a doctoral student at OSU, documents how barred owls out-compete threatened northern spotted owls in Northwest forests.

German a cappella ensemble Vocaldente to visit OSU on April 30
Educator to give talk, hold workshop on women in science careers on April 30
Nine alumni, friends honored with major OSU awards
OSU News Release Hatchery, OSU scientists link ocean acidification to larval oyster failure

Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon.

Speaker to address expanding militarism, impact on the ecosystem on April 18
Global Formula Racing documentary to be screened in Portland
OSU student New degree concept opens computer science career opportunities
OSU News Release Study: Women lack exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome

A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a condition related to obesity.

Oregon posts record $5.2 billion in agricultural sales in 2011
OSU News Release OSU doctoral student uses Titanic phenomenon to study importance of dress

An OSU doctoral student is focusing her dissertation on the role of dress in the cultural fascination with the Titanic, which she says helps people identify with the event and the people who survived or perished.

Grizzly bear Loss of predators affecting ecosystem health

The decline or disappearance of wolves, bears and other large predators is disrupting normal ecosystem function across much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Workshop to provide skills for advancement in academia
Nobel laureate Adolfo P'erez Esquivel to speak at OSU for PeaceJam
OSU News Release Study: Impact of warming climate doesn't always translate to streamflow

A new study led by OSU geoscientist Julia Jones found warmer air temperatures don't always correlate with reduced streamflow, suggesting ecosystem resiliency.

Coastal workshops to address tsunami debris risks
OSU News Release Oregon Dance presents annual concert on April 20 and 21

Oregon Dance, a performance group from Oregon State University, will present its annual spring concert on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Corvallis High School Theater.

OSU News Release New index identifies periods when global stock markets might decline

Researchers have found a way to measure the likelihood of global stock market losses by identifying periods in which shocks may be more likely to spread across many national markets.

Economists say that high gas prices triggered the housing crisis in 2007
Holocaust Memorial Week observed April 16-20
Documentary on human connection to the cosmos screens April 9
Rising CO2 levels linked to global warming during last deglaciation

A new study published in Nature, based on research at Oregon State University, links rising levels of carbon dioxide with the global warming that ended the last Ice Age.

Public invited behind doors of HMSC April 14 for Marine Science Day
Poets Geri Doran and Maxine Scates to share a reading at OSU on April 20
'Everybody Reads' campaign in celebration of Joyce Carol Oates begins April 18
Corvallis Science Pub to focus on pollution in the western U.S.
Activist and former presidential candidate David Cobb gives annual peace lecture on April 24

Activist David Cobb, who ran for United States president in 2004 on the Green Party ticket and has made his life’s work battling corporate power, will give the 2012 Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace on Tuesday, April 24, at Oregon State University.

Oregon CEO Summit to be held May 3
OSU News Release Task force recommends reducing global harvest of "forage fish"

An international task force, which included OSU's Selina Heppell, strongly recommends global reduction in the harvest of "forage fish" like sardines and anchovies to maintain marine food webs.

March - 2012
OSU Socratic Club to host debate on science, technology and God
Oregon students receive state 4-H scholarships
OSU's Trysting Tree to be named a state Heritage Tree
Oregon Wine Research Institute director moves to research
Michelle Obama to give commencement address at Oregon State First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver commencement address at OSU

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at Oregon State University on Sunday, June 17, beginning at 3 p.m. in Reser Stadium on campus.

OSU to host gerontology conference April 11-12
Four OSU researchers receive CAREER awards
Experts in marine microbes, amphibian declines named as distinguished professors
Bleached coral Viral disease - particularly from herpes - might cause coral decline

Viral disease may a possible cause of coral declines around the world, including problems caused by some herpes viruses that are similar to those that infect humans.

Alumni and Business Partner Awards held May 3 in Portland
OSU to host "Power of One" Conference April 6-7
Author to speak on differences between wild and domestic animals on April 4
OSU forensics team closes out 119th season
Welcome to spring - when snow isn't as unusual as you might think...

Spring is officially here, though a blanket of snow covering western Oregon suggests otherwise. But March snow isn't unprecedented, and isn't even surprising during a La Niña year, experts say.

Free film series promoting women's issues starts April 10 at OSU
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS qualifier coming to OSU
OSU News Release Scientists still following far-ranging Varvara as Russian whale returns

Scientists continue to track the remarkable journey of Varvara, a rare western gray whale that has come from Russia to the breeding grounds of Baja Mexico, and is now returning up the West Coast.

Two agriculture-inspired exhibits to feature Betty LaDuke this spring
Hospitality leaders learn from "world's best"; new classes available
Dilemma zone The "twilight zone" of traffic costs lives at stoplight intersections

Driver uncertainty when approaching a yellow light at intersections can cause accidents, and researchers have developed a new way to help address that problem.

Documentary about Nazi resistance group shows April 3; workshop also offered
Publication explains how to stop spread of Sudden Oak Death
OSU News Release Scientists document first consumption of abundant life form, Archaea

Scientists led by an OSU post-doctoral researcher have documented for the first time that animals consume Archaea – a single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life forms on Earth.

OSU News Release OSU dean is tapped to lead top federal agency for food and agriculture

The dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has been named by President Obama to lead the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, DC.

New member of forensics team takes multiple awards in recent tournament