July - 2016
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.

OSU News Release High school summer experience designed to increase veterinary diversity

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a summer veterinary experience to academically talented, low-income, and minority high school students.

OSU News Release Personalized learning systems to boost education of college students

OSU is beginning a new three year, $515,000 initiative to help improve the learning and knowledge retention of college students, especially in highly complex math and science.

OSU News Release Terrifed insect escapes a permanent tomb - 50 million years ago

Thousands of insects, plants and other life forms have been found trapped in ancient amber deposits, but a new discovery shows a different rarity – the one that got away.

Wisconsin health leader named dean of OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

F. Javier Nieto has been named dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release "Smart manufacturing" initiative to aid Pacific Northwest business and industry

As a partner in a new $140 million federal initiative, the College of Engineering will help Pacific Northwest businesses to save energy, waste less, create jobs and be more competitive.

OSU News Release When kids learn to conserve energy, their behavior also spreads to parents

Girl Scouts and their parents reported increases in energy-saving behaviors, such as turning off power strips at night and washing clothes in cold water, after the children participated in an intervention program, new research shows.

OSU News Release Pacific Storm operations transferred to OSU college

Operations of the R/V Pacific Storm have been transferred to OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

OSU News Release World's greatest butterfly collection takes shape

Researchers at 27 universities and museums around the United States have begun creating what will soon become the world’s greatest butterfly collection – in digital form.

OSU News Release Corvallis campus water tested for lead, copper

OSU has tested water from nearly 40 Corvallis campus buildings for lead and copper levels, and all preliminary tests for office and classroom buildings came back with good results.

June - 2016
OSU News Release OSU names marine science leader from Southern California to head college

Roberta Marinelli, a marine science leader from Southern California, has been named dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU.

OSU News Release Sixth cohort begins work with OSU Advantage Accelerator

The sixth and newest cohort is beginning Accelerate, a program that helps fledgling or startup companies accelerate their products or services into the marketplace.

OSU News Release New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations

OSU engineers have created a new software package that should help people in developing nations make better use of small scale hydropower to produce electricity.

OSU News Release Volunteers sought for study to measure actual metabolic impact of multivitamins

An OSU study hopes to answer a long-overdue question – does the use of multivitamin supplements really improve the nutritional status of elderly adults?

Online map offers opportunities to explore gardens, farms and history

The public can explore Oregon’s forests, farms, history, public gardens and more this summer through an online map assembled by Oregon State University.

OSU Press publishes "Ricky's Atlas," a sequel to its first children's book

The Oregon State University Press has published “Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire,” a sequel to its first book aimed at children, written by two OSU faculty members.

OSU News Release Fairbanks Gallery to host summer-long art faculty exhibit at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery is hosting a summer-long art faculty exhibit at Fairbanks Gallery from June 14 through September 28.

OSU News Release Oil and gas infrastructure doesn't seem to deter nesting hawks

Roads and petroleum wells in Wyoming’s oil and gas country don’t seem to interfere with the nesting of ferruginous hawks, according to recent findings by OSU wildlife researchers.

OSU News Release Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification.

OSU News Release "Weather@Home" offers precise new insights into climate change in the West

Thousands of “citizen scientists” have volunteered their personal computer time to help create one of the most detailed simulations of weather ever done in the West.

OSU News Release Twenty years of progress: nutrition emerging as a "hard science" in human health

A much better understanding of the role of diet and supplements in maintaining optimum health well into old age has emerged over the past 20 years.

OSU News Release Coral reefs fall victim to overfishing, pollution aggravated by ocean warming

Overfishing and nutrient pollution are combining with pathogenic disease – in the face of higher ocean temperatures - to ultimately become deadly to coral reefs, researchers have concluded.

OSU News Release OSU celebrates 147th commencement with record number of graduates

The Oregon State University Class of 2016 will celebrate a record-breaking number of graduates June 11.

OSU News Release PNAS Study: Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

A new study published in PNAS found that swirling eddies in oceans are critical to the growth and survival of larval fishes.

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees approves $1.17 billion budget for coming year

The OSU Board of Trustees today approved a $1.17 billion operating revenue budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year that provides funds for growing the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend and new investments guided by the university’s strategic plan.

OSU News Release OSU selects noted oceanographer to head Marine Studies Initiative

Jack Barth has been named executive director of the Marine Studies Initiative at OSU.

OSU News Release Committee, firm chosen to begin search for new OSU provost and executive vice president

A committee has been selected to undertake a national search for the new provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release New program to help homeowners, businesses assess their earthquake risks

The Cascadia Lifelines Program has created a new online tool that anyone in Oregon can use to better identify the risks they face from a major earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone.

May - 2016
New housing option available for students recovering from drug/alcohol addiction

OSU students recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction will find even more support this coming school year through a new housing option, specifically for those in recovery in fall, 2016.

OSU News Release Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as major players in global climate.

Marijuana as medicine

While marijuana has a long history of cultivation, consumption and regulation, scientists are still learning how the plant’s compounds behave in the human body. At the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, Jane Ishmael will provide an overview of what is known about the chemicals in marijuana and how they affect health.

OSU News Release Oregon Hatchery Research Center to host annual free fishing day June 4

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will offer a free fishing day and open house on Saturday, June 4, at the center west of Alsea.

OSU News Release Exhibit featuring graduating seniors' artwork on display at OSU May 31-June 12

Oregon State University students who are completing their bachelor of fine arts degrees will present their thesis work May 31 through June 12 in the Fairbanks Gallery.

OSU one-act play festival runs June 2-5

Oregon State University Theatre’s annual Spring One-Act Festival returns June 2-5 with six student-directed one-act plays.

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet June 2-3

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, June 3, to discuss OSU efforts to advance equity, inclusion, social justice and other issues.

Environmental writer, photographer Elizabeth Rush to read at OSU May 27

Environmental writer and photographer Elizabeth Rush will give a free public reading at Oregon State University on Friday, March 27.

OSU News Release Rep. Peter DeFazio to present annual OSU McCall Lecture June 1

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio will deliver the annual Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, June 1, at Oregon State University.

Graduate students from four Oregon universities to compete for best presentation

Graduate students at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University will compete this weekend for top honors in giving presentations about their research.

OSU News Release OSU robotics program ranked best in West, fourth in nation

The graduate robotics program in the OSU College of Engineering has been ranked as the best in the western United States and fourth in the nation, according to Grad School Hub.

OSU News Release Common antimicrobial agent rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

Research suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.

OSU News Release Explosive noises may originate from west side of OSU campus
Image of Kashmir Himalaya Region Study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in the Himalayas

New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people.

OSU News Release Ocean bacteria are programmed to alter climate gases

SAR11, the most abundant plankton in the world’s oceans, are pumping out massive amounts of two sulfur gases that play important roles in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Image of Ron Adams Ron Adams named interim provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University

Veteran OSU administrator Ron Adams has been named interim provost and executive vice president, effective July 1.

OSU News Release Finance and Administration Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 24

The Finance and Administration Committee of Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, May 24.

Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forest

Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously thought.

OSU News Release Student Health Services, Intercollegiate Athletics partner to reduce high-risk drinking

OSU Student Health Services is launching a new program called “OSU Choices” to reduce high-risk drinking among students, using student athletes as peer educators and communicators.

OSU News Release Poet Jennifer Richter to read from her latest work May 20 at Oregon State

Author and Oregon State University faculty member Jennifer Richter will read from her new poetry collection at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at OSU.

Massive online database lays the foundation for mathematics of the 21st century

An international team of mathematicians that includes an Oregon State University professor has released a massive mathematical database that catalogs objects of central importance in number theory and maps out the intricate connections between them.

OSU Opera Workshop to present production of Aubert's 'The Blue Forest' May 13-14

The Oregon State University Opera workshop will perform Louis Aubert’s opera 'The Blue Forest' May 13 and 14.

Foreign policy conference to feature Corvallis lecture, Portland panel discussion

Harvard University historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Fredrik Logevall will speak at OSU May 13 during the 'Rethinking Grand Strategy' conference.

Electric racing car After year of work, OSU electric car team places second in inaugural EcoMarathon

OSU team builds, races electric car

OSU News Release Sea star juveniles abundant, but recovery is anything but guaranteed

An unprecedented number of juvenile sea stars have been observed off the Oregon coast over the past several months – just two years after an epidemic nearly wiped the population out.

OSU News Release Engineers create a better way to boil water - with industrial, electronics applications

Engineers at Oregon State University have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer.

OSU News Release "Eve" and descendants shape global sperm whale population structure

The mitochondrial DNA from more than a thousand sperm whales examined during the past 15 years came from a single “Eve” sperm whale tens of thousands of years ago.

Worldwide decline of coral reefs is focus of Corvallis Science Pub May 9

Research on the worldwide decline in coral reefs will take center stage at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, May 9.

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 at 6 p.m. May 15 and 16 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre.

Hydropeaking of river water levels is disrupting insect survival, river ecosystems

A group of researchers concluded today in a study in the journal BioScience that “hydropeaking” of water flows on many rivers in the West has a devastating impact on aquatic insect abundance.

OSU News Release Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk

Climate change and population growth will have an enormous impact on the world’s waterways that cross international borders, but economic development may have consequences just as far-reaching.

April - 2016
OSU News Release Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

Although coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, much of the sheet's interior has remained stable – but a new study suggests that may not continue.

Image of OSU Wind Ensemble OSU Wind Ensemble to perform world premiere of 'Heart of a Forest' by artist Paul D. Miller

The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble will perform the world premiere of Paul D. Miller’s 'Heart of a Forest' at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at OSU.

Spring town hall to be held May 4 at Oregon State University

A Spring Term town hall meeting will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at Oregon State University in the Memorial Union Horizon Room.

OSU Theatre to present 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' in May

Oregon State University Theatre will present Tom Stoppard’s existential comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” May 12-14 and May 20-22 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre.

OSU News Release Oregon State Ecampus launches podcast on research literacy in higher education

Oregon State University’s top-rated online education program has launched a weekly podcast, “Research in Action,” to address topics and issues facing researchers across the nation.

New type of cement could offer environmental protection, lower cost

If widely adopted, a new approach to making cement could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, help address global warming, produce a more durable concrete, and save industry time and significant costs.

Working longer may lead to a longer life, new OSU research shows

Working past age 65 could lead to longer life, while retiring early may be a risk factor for dying earlier, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

New exhibit at OSU's Valley Library explores connections to forests

Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests

OSU News Release OSU to issue RFI on ship project after design completion

The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel to replenish the United States academic fleet is complete and OSU will issue an RFI to shipyards interested in the vessel construction phase.

OSU News Release Coal-tar based sealcoats on driveways, parking lots far more toxic than suspected

The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University.

Image of artwork by Ben Buswell Artist Ben Buswell to speak at OSU, exhibit work at Fairbanks Gallery

Ben Buswell, an award-winning sculptor and multimedia artist, will speak and exhibit work at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

Photo of traffic Culture, crowding and social influence all tied to aggressive driving behavior

A study of angry, competitive and aggressive driving suggests that these dangerous behaviors are becoming a worldwide phenomenon of almost epidemic proportions, and are a reflection of a person’s surrounding culture, both on the road and on a broader social level.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society to install new chapter at OSU April 28

Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, will install a new chapter at Oregon State University at a special ceremony on Thursday, April 28.

Studies confirm effect of wolves, elk on tree recovery in Yellowstone National Park

An analysis of 24 studies over a 15-year period has confirmed that wolves and their influence on elk represent a major reason for the recovery of trees that had previously been declining for decades in Yellowstone National Park.

OSU News Release Framing discourse around conservative values shifts climate change attitudes

Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

OSU Theatre to host reading of 'La Gringa' in its 20th anniversary season

The longest running off-Broadway Spanish language play, now in its 20th season, will be the focus of a public reading on Wednesday, May 4, at Oregon State University.

OSU student media earns national, regional honors

The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Daily Barometer the best all-around daily student newspaper in Region 10

"Loosely Bound: A Ten-Year Creative Journey" opens for first public viewing

Giustina Gallery hosts new exhibit

Carbon stored in Pacific Northwest forests reflects timber harvest history

The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers at Oregon State University.

Old-growth forests may provide buffer against rising temperatures

The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a study from Oregon State University published today in Science Advances.

OSU News Release Oregon State names Jennifer Dennis dean of the OSU Graduate School

Jennifer Dennis has been named vice provost and dean of the OSU Graduate School.

OSU News Release Vitamin E protects critical nutrient, prevents neurologic damage and death in embryos

A deficiency of vitamin E in laboratory animals can cause neurological impairment and other problems in developing embryos, in part by loss of the protection it provides to DHA.

OSU News Release OSU history professor awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowship

Christopher McKnight Nichols, an assistant professor of history at Oregon State University, has been chosen as a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a prestigious academic fellowship for social sciences and humanities scholars.

OSU News Release Xanthohumol in lab tests lowers cholesterol, blood sugar and weight gain

Xanthohumol, a compound found in hops, may have the potential to help address issues such as obesity, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar.

OSU Alumni Association grants high honors to three

The OSU Alumni Association has selected two alumni, Jen-Hsun Huang and Pamela Knowles, and one great friend of the university, Allyn Ford, to be honored on April 22.

Image of Eva Mozes Kor OSU to observe Holocaust Memorial Week events May 1-6

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will speak at Oregon State University in Corvallis and in Portland as part of the university’s 30th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week May 1-6.

"Entrepreneurs in residence" will expand assistance to new, high-growth potential companies

The Advantage Accelerator/ RAIN Corvallis team has hired two “entrepreneurs in residence” to help identify and assist new, high-growth potential ventures.

OSU Goes Beyond Earth Day

Oregon State University’s annual Earth Day celebration will take place April 18-29.

OSU News Release OSU, Beaverton School District develop new hybrid teacher licensure program

OSU and the Beaverton School District are beginning a new program to allow future teachers immediate experience in the K-5 classroom.

OSU News Release Study finds lack of diversity among fisheries scientists

Researchers who study fish put a high value on biodiversity in the field, yet a new study found a surprising lack of diversity among fisheries scientists themselves.

OSU News Release U.S. Attorney General honors Oregon advocate for victims of sexual assault

U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today honored Brenda Tracy, a survivor of a sexual assault and one of 10 individuals or groups to receive a National Crime Victims’ Service Award.

OSU News Release Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviors at the same time, new research from Oregon State University shows.