October - 2016
Fall Creek hatchery to hold annual festival on Nov. 5

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will host its annual Fall Creek Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hatchery, located 13 miles west of Alsea on Highway 34.

OSU News Release Excess wildfire, cheatgrass affecting sage-grouse; targeted actions needed

Larger, more frequent wildfires in the Great Basin have led to a decline in greater sage-grouse, which, if left unabated, could reduce the population to 43 percent of present numbers.

OSU News Release Tsunami-safety panel to oversee construction of Marine Studies building

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced today the creation of an oversight committee to monitor construction of a Marine Studies Building and student housing in Newport, Ore.

OSU recognized for sustainability efforts

Oregon State University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index.

Public invited to groundbreaking celebration for Oregon Forest Science Complex

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University will celebrate the construction of the new Oregon Forest Science Complex with a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29.

    

OSU News Release Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

Researchers have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and can lead to health problems.

OSU's Department of Recreational Sports celebrates a century

Oregon State University’s Department of Recreational Sports is celebrating its 100th year

OSU News Release System changes improve prenatal care for Oregon Medicaid beneficiaries

Oregon’s 2012 shift to an incentivized, accountable-care system for Medicaid beneficiaries led to positive changes for expectant mothers and their babies, OSU research shows.

Wildlife migration routes for multiple species can link conservation reserves at lower cost

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for designing effective wildlife migration corridors while reducing the costs of conservation

    

OSU to host town hall on high-risk drinking

Oregon State University will convene a town hall meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 to discuss high-risk drinking and its related negative impacts. 

Oregon State University Theatre presents 'James and the Giant Peach'

Oregon State University Theatre will kick off the 2016-17 season with a family-friendly adaptation of the quirky children’s novel, “James and the Giant Peach.”

OSU to host presidential election discussion in Lake Oswego

'Making sense of the Presidential Election,' a panel discussion featuring OSU faculty members will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 in Lake Oswego.

OSU News Release Larvae from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths.

OSU News Release A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists have discovered that organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.

OSU to participate in Great Oregon Shake Out

The Great Oregon Shake Out, an earthquake preparation drill, will take place across the nation.

OSU, Samaritan will conduct mass casualty exercise Oct. 20

A mass casualty incident exercise will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 a.m. to noon.

OSU News Release Study finds local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales

A new study concludes that humpback whales' fidelity to local habitats – passed on through the generations – is a key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.

OSU News Release 'Photograph 51' play to have live reading at OSU's Valley Library

The play “Photograph 51” will have a live reading at Oregon State University’s Valley Library at 7 p.m., Nov. 2.

OSU News Release OSU Dads and Moms weekends become Family Weekends

The names of Dads and Moms Weekend has changed to Fall and Spring Family Weekend, respectively.

OSU News Release Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less

Want to get the most out of those 10,000 daily steps? Walk as briskly as you can as much as you can, and minimize the amount of time you spend sitting around.

OSU News Release Bushmeat hunting threatens mammal populations and ecosystems, poses food security threat

The decline of more than 300 species of animals poses a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America.

Image of artist Shoshanna Weinberger Artist Shoshanna Weinberger to speak at OSU Oct. 19

Artist Shoshanna Weinberger, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, will give a public talk at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Oregon State University.

Image of child playing Preschoolers' motor skill development connected to school readiness

Preschoolers’ fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study published today by researchers from Oregon State University.

Image of giant otter Study documents staggering loss of wildlife following Amazon "Rubber Boom"

Researchers for the first time have documented the killing of millions of animals in Brazil’s Amazon Basin in the 20th century, causing the collapse of some aquatic species. Most land-based species appear to have survived the carnage.

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 19-21

The OSU Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to discuss the university’s student success goals, current cost structure, and revenue generating opportunities.

OSU News Release Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind

Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth.

Photo of healthy tailgate food Entrants sought for healthy tailgate recipe contest; 5k fun run at OSU

Recipes are now being sought for the 2016 GridIron Chef healthy tailgate recipe contest at Oregon State University.

Image of Eileen Pollack Writer Eileen Pollack to speak at Oregon State University

Writer Eileen Pollack will visit Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus Oct. 21 for a pair of talks about her fiction and nonfiction work.

OSU News Release Beaver Store supporting open textbook initiative to aid affordability

As part of ongoing efforts to increase textbook affordability, the OSU Beaver Store is distributing free open source textbooks on its digital e-commerce platform.

OSU News Release Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol - an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

Researchers have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol – a compound found in hops that’s of significant interest to prevent or treat lipid and metabolic disorders.

Top Oregon family businesses to be honored at Nov. 2 event

Several Oregon family businesses will be honored at the Oregon State University College of Business’ 2016 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony on Nov. 2 in Portland.

OSU News Release New Startup Showcase is Demo Day 2.0

Startup Showcase will be presented by entrepreneurs from the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis program on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Historian will present stories of African American railroad porters

Filmmaker and historian Michael “Chappie” Grice will share the stories of Oregon’s African American railroad porters on Oct. 12 

OSU News Release Oregon State University celebrates Star Trek with class, events

Oregon State University will mark the 50th anniversary of the seminal science fiction television series, 'Star Trek,' with a number of events as well as a class dedicated to the original show.

OSU News Release 'State of the Coast' conference set for Oct. 29

Registration has opened for Oregon Sea Grant’s annual State of the Coast conference, which will be held Oct. 29 at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort.

OSU News Release New initiative will help investigate natural disasters worldwide

OSU will be part of a new initiative supported by the National Science Foundation to rapidly assess earthquake and wind damage at disaster scenes around the world.

OSU News Release New technologies - and a dash of whale poop - help scientists monitor whale health

A team of OSU scientists is using new technologies to monitor the health of whales in a non-invasive manner.

Corvallis Science Pub delves into U.S. foreign relations

From rhetoric about putting “America First” to arguments about the founding of NATO, global concerns are playing a prominent role in this year’s presidential elections. 

September - 2016
Oregon State University launches SPARK, a year-long celebration of arts and science

Oregon State University will celebrate the relationship between the arts and science throughout the 2016-17 school year with a new series of events and activities called SPARK.

New OSU restaurant features Latin American street food

McNary Dining Hall will have a new food option starting this fall – La Calle - but currently only night owls will reap the benefits.

Photo of OSU marching band Oregon State University band, the oldest program in the Pac-12, celebrates 125th anniversary

The Oregon State University band program will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center.

OSU News Release OSU President Ed Ray names search committee for new athletics director

OSU has named a committee to help search for a new intercollegiate athletics director, as Todd Stansbury moves on to serve as Georgia Tech’s athletics director.

OSU News Release OSU President Ed Ray names Marianne Vydra interim athletics director

Marianne Vydra has been named as interim OSU athletics director while the university completes a national search to select a new intercollegiate athletics director.

OSU student receives $132,000 EPA STAR fellowship

Christina Murphy, a doctoral student at Oregon State University, has received a $132,000 Science to Achieve Results, or STAR fellowship, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

OSU News Release Civil engineering society issues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

People in and around some newly built coastal structures will be more safe thanks to national construction standards announced today that will consider the risks posed by tsunamis.

OSU News Release New colors, a new world of pigments continue to evolve from accidental blue discovery

A bright blue compound that was first discovered by accident has now led to the more rational and methodical development of other colors that may ultimately change the world of pigments.

OSU News Release Relationship factors affect young adult use of condoms

The characteristics of a person’s relationship, including commitment and partner-specific risk factors, affect the choice of whether or not to use condoms, according to new research from Oregon State University.

OSU News Release OSU Ecampus named nation's best value in online education

OSU Ecampus has been named the nation’s best online college in terms of value by ValueColleges.com, an organization that ranks affordability and quality in higher education.

OSU News Release Oregon State to undertake national search to replace departing athletic director

Oregon State University is launching an immediate national search to replace Todd Stansbury, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at OSU.

OSU News Release Is there a right way to quit your job? Research finds some ways are better than others

There are good ways and bad ways to quit your job, new research shows. An OSU study suggests some of the preferred ways to resign to benefit both the employer and employee.

Planetary scientist to speak about Mars at OSU's Condon Lecture on Oct. 4

John Grotzinger, a planetary scientist from the California Institute of Technology, will speak about exploration on Mars at the 2016 Thomas Condon Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 4, at OSU.

OSU to mark 'Banned Books Week' with daily readings on campus

Faculty, students and staff from Oregon State University will read excerpts from challenged or banned books from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 26-28

OSU News Release Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat

A new study documenting the reproductive success of salmon trucked above Foster Dam could open up miles of spawning habitat on the upper South Santiam and other river systems.

OSU News Release Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium

Researchers have identified a simple test that can predict which surgical candidates are most at risk of delirium, a common complication following surgery in older patients.

Auditions for OSU production of 'James and the Giant Peach' to be held Oct. 3-4

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s fall 2016 production, 'James and the Giant Peach,' will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4.

Oregon State University Theatre announces 2016-17 season

The 2016-17 Oregon State University Theatre season will feature themes of imagination, collaboration and hope. The season includes five productions exploring a variety of performance styles and approaches to creating theater.

OSU partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing on campus

Oregon State University has launched a new partnership with Zipcar

OSU News Release OSU's Fairbanks Gallery to feature new work from Julia Bradshaw and Anna Fidler

New work by Oregon State University art faculty members Julia Bradshaw and Anna Fidler will be exhibited Oct. 3 through Nov. 2 in the Fairbanks Gallery on the Corvallis campus.

Hatfield Marine Science Center to host ocean research film fest

A mini-film festival outlining some of the latest in coastal research and marine initiatives will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

OSU News Release Nutrition education and simple cafeteria changes leads to healthier eating

A combination of nutrition education and simple and inexpensive changes in elementary school cafeterias can lead children to make healthier eating choices.

Image of R/V Oceanus Tours available on OSU research vessel to dock in Portland at end of STEM cruise

Oregon high school students and teachers are joining scientists at Oregon State University aboard the research vessel Oceanus to gain at-sea research experience off the Oregon coast.

OSU News Release OSU-Cascades opens as Oregon's first new public university in 50 years

Oregon State University – Cascades’ new campus in Bend opened today, fulfilling a 30-year quest for higher education in what had been the largest region in the state without a four-year university.

Picture of mural by artist Eileen Hinckle OSU's Little Gallery to display work of artist Eileen Hinckle

Drawn to Murals, an exhibit of photographs of murals painted by artist Eileen Hinckle, opens on Monday, Sept. 19, in The Little Gallery.

OSU News Release Grand opening of Johnson Hall planned at OSU

Johnson Hall, a new, $40 million facility that will be home to the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 23.

Constitution Day event Sept. 16 at OSU will focus on First Amendment issues

The First Amendment will be the focus of a Sept. 16 panel discussion and town hall meeting at Oregon State University to mark Constitution Day.

Successful control of reproduction could help address concerns about use of engineered trees

Forestry scientists have found a way to arrest the development of flowers in poplar trees, paving the way for control of the unintentional spread of engineered or non-native tree species.

OSU to move in most new students Sunday, Sept. 18

Oregon State University will host its main day of new resident move-in on Sunday, Sept. 18, for students living in on-campus university housing.

University building with rainbow behind Executive and Audit Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet

The Executive and Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Sept. 12.

Up close protein drawing Findings about protein could open door to new class of antibiotics

The first-ever detailed, atomic-level images have been made of a peroxiredoxin, revealing a peculiar characteristic that might form the foundation for a new approach to antibiotics.

August - 2016
man with syringe System may help treat rare genetic disorder, reduce severe side effects

Researchers have discovered a drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare genetic disorder – and make what might become a terrible choice a little easier.

Image of David Sedaris OSU announces lineup for second season of 'SAC Presents'

'SAC Presents,' a visual and performing arts events series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University, will return for its second season in 2016-17.

OSU News Release Research outlines cellular communication processes that make life possible

Researchers have discovered a mechanism of intercellular communication that helps explain how biological systems function properly most of the time, and sometimes remarkably well.

OSU News Release Important advance made with new approach to "control" cancer, not eliminate it

Researchers have created a new drug delivery system to aid an emerging concept in cancer treatment – to control tumors, not necessarily aiming for their complete elimination.

high tech zebrafish research OSU research funds reach second consecutive record of $336 million

OSU research funding reached $336 million in the past fiscal year – a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth.

Photo of Furman Hall Lacking other meaningful data, university faculty devise their own teaching evaluation systems

Faculty teaching in the STEM disciplines at large research universities are devising their own systems to collect instructional data from their classrooms and using that data to inform their teaching, new research shows.

OSU News Release Heat conditions prompt reminder about smoking, fires on OSU property and forests

Due to heat levels that may break records this coming weekend, OSU officials are reminding people of the year-round smoking ban on university property, especially in research forests.

OSU News Release Swiss needle cast disease intensifies in the Oregon Coast Range

Over the last decade, a fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast has intensified within the Douglas-fir forests of the Oregon Coast Range.

OSU News Release Finance and Administration Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet August 25

The Finance and Administration Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, August 25.

OSU News Release Academic Strategies Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet August 19

The Academic Strategies Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, August 19.

OSU News Release Oregon State to issue proposal request for project to build research vessels

OSU is issuing a request for proposals to construct up to three advanced regional class research vessels to help replenish the U.S. academic fleet.

OSU News Release Subduction zone earthquakes off Oregon, Washington more frequent than previous estimates

Earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past.

OSU News Release Special Olympics Oregon moving to OSU, Corvallis in 2017

Special Olympics Oregon will move its Summer State Games to Oregon State University and venues around Corvallis beginning in 2017.

OSU News Release OSU announces location for new marine studies building in Newport

OSU President Edward J. Ray has announced that a new $50 million center for global marine studies research and education will be built at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

OSU News Release Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital

A new study suggests that improved access to pharmacies could help address a problem with hospital readmissions that are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities.

OSU News Release Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at OSU is expanding

The Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at Oregon State University’s Valley Library is celebrating its third anniversary with expanded collecting areas.

July - 2016
OSU News Release New OSU College of Business program will aid aspiring entrepreneurs

A new program to increase entrepreneurial activity and stimulate job creation in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest is now being offered in Portland by the OSU College of Business.

OSU News Release OSU alumnus Olin Hannum hired as athletic bands director

Olin Hannum, director of the California Aggie Marching Band at the University of California, Davis, and an OSU alumnus, has been hired as director of athletic bands.

OSU News Release Health care systems engineering expert to head OSU school

Harriet Nembhard has been named as the new head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

OSU News Release Teens who smoke daily are more likely to report health complaints

As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study indicates.

OSU Press publishes book on Northwest dunes by George Poinar

The Oregon State University Press has published a book by George Poinar Jr. called "A Naturalist's Guide to the Hidden World of Pacific Northwest Dunes."

OSU names Susan Capalbo as senior vice provost for Academic Affairs

Susan Capalbo, who heads the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, has been named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU.

Conservation scientists call for global strategy to halt threatened animal extinctions

Aiming to stop the looming extinction of large wild-animal species across the globe, a group of international conservation scientists has issued a call for actions to halt further declines.

Screening, discussion of "World Peace" film on Aug. 5

A screening of the filmWorld Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements," will be held at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis on Friday, Aug. 5.

Town hall will help citizen scientists learn how to participate in eclipse movie

Corvallis citizen scientists are invited to attend a town hall forum focused on next year’s total solar eclipse

OSU News Release Preliminary checks indicate OSU students, faculty safe following Munich shooting

Preliminary checks have not identified any OSU students, faculty or staff who were injured in the shooting incident July 22 that left at least six people dead in Munich, Germany.

OSU News Release Cox named director of Cascadia Lifelines Program

Dan Cox, professor of civil and construction engineering in the College of Engineering at OSU, has been named as the new director of the Cascadia Lifelines Program.

OSU News Release Rare maps collection now available at Oregon State University

A collection of more than 1,000 rare maps depicting various regions of the globe from antiquity to the 20th century is now available 

OSU News Release Bard in the Quad at OSU to present 'Love's Labour's Lost'

Oregon State University’s popular Bard in the Quad program returns for its 11th season in August with a production of Shakespeare’s witty and romantic, 'Love’s Labour’s Lost.'

OSU News Release OSU adaptation of free biology textbook may annually save students $100K

OSU is increasing its efforts to make college more affordable for its students, particularly through the use of free, open access, online textbooks and other materials.

OSU News Release OSU researchers fix calculation error in study on fracking and human health

A 2015 Oregon State University study that linked natural-gas fracking to increased air pollution and heightened health risks has been corrected by its authors.

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