February - 2016
OSU News Release Study: Fish assemblages can change rapidly along coast as water warms

A modest warming of coastal waters can have a significant impact on juvenile fish assemblages in just a few years, raising concern about the effects of climate change.

Science Pub to explore the future of water in the West

Over the next 50 years, the availability and distribution of water in the West are likely to look very different than they do today – a topic that will be explored by a hydrologist at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Feb. 8.

OSU News Release Award-winning food writer and critic Ruth Reichl to speak at OSU Feb. 17

Noted national food writer, critic and television personality Ruth Reichl will speak at Oregon State University on Feb. 17 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series. 

January - 2016
OSU News Release OSU trustees address compensation, equity and campus safety issues

The OSU Board of Trustees has re-elected officers, reviewed future business strategies, and explored ways to advance equity, social justice, campus safety and emergency response.

OSU News Release Study: Future for charismatic pika not as daunting as once feared

A new study paints a complex future for the pika; researchers believe it  may survive, even thrive, in some areas, while facing extirpation in others.

Crossroads International Film Festival celebrates 10 years

The Crossroads International Film Festival is celebrating its 10th year in February with a slate of five films from across the globe. 

OSU News Release New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice

Researchers have essentially stopped the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease for nearly two years in an animal model, allowing mice to approach their normal lifespan.

OSU News Release Diversity Career Symposium for OSU, UO students to be held Jan. 29 in Salem

The 2016 Diversity Career Symposium, a career development event for college students and alumni who identify with communities that are traditionally underrepresented in professional settings, will be Friday, Jan. 29 in Salem.

OSU News Release TEDxOregonStateU event to be held Feb. 11 in Corvallis

Oregon State University will host TEDxOregonStateU, a conference featuring a series of short talks on the theme “Ignite,” on Feb. 11on the Corvallis campus.

OSU acquires archives of 'the founding father of American craft beer'

The papers of beer journalist and historian Fred Eckhardt have been acquired by the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives 

Forest corridors prove critical to biodiversity and pollination success in the tropics

As tropical forests become broken up by roads, farms and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a diversity of plant species.

OSU News Release Mammoth makes final touchdown in Reser Stadium end zone, construction reveals

Construction crews digging in the end zone in Reser Stadium on Monday uncovered a large femur bone, likely from a mammoth, along with more bones from several extinct mammals.

OSU News Release Nigel Poor to speak, exhibit work at OSU

Renowned artist and photographer Nigel Poor will speak and exhibit work at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

OSU News Release New policies, educational programs help - but don't solve - problems with opioid abuse

New approaches to help limit and "taper" opioid use has been shown to be useful in addressing a major national problem of opioid use, abuse and overdose deaths.

OSU News Release Over-hunting in Amazon threatens global carbon budget

The vast Amazon forests store enormous amounts of carbon that help moderate temperature, but a new study shows that this carbon-storing capacity is being threatened by over-hunting.

OSU News Release Study: Endangered western gray whales have food, yet aren't recovering

Endangered western gray whales appear to have plenty of food in a rich feeding area, but the food is most abundant in winter - under ice and not readily accessible in most years.

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees to meet Jan. 28-29

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, Jan. 29. Each of the board’s three standing committees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 28.

OSU News Release No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns, new OSU study finds

There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found.

OSU names chief diversity officer, other campus leaders for equity and safety

President Edward J. Ray announced this week the appointment of campus leaders to direct OSU initiatives to combat racial injustice; better ensure inclusivity and safety for all OSU students; and engage the university with diverse communities throughout Oregon.


Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the Albany Artists 10 x 10 art exhibit again this year. 

OSU News Release OSU College of Business establishes Portland headquarters, launches innovation MBA

The Oregon State University College of Business is launching a new MBA in innovation and establishing a Portland headquarters in the Pearl District.

OSU Theatre to present the haunting tale 'Desdemona' Feb. 4-7

Oregon State University Theatre will present Paula Vogel’s haunting tale, 'Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief,' on Feb. 4-7.

OSU News Release Oregon State launches humanitarian engineering program

OSU has added one of the few academic programs in the nation in humanitarian engineering, helping students to build skills that could have an impact both locally and globally.

OSU News Release OSU to host internationally-recognized printmaker Jan. 26-29

Artemio Rodriguez, an award-winning artist, author and printmaker, is visiting Oregon State University as an artist in residence Jan. 26-29. 

OSU News Release Liver recovery difficult even with improved diet, but faster if sugar intake is low

Liver damage caused by the typical “Western diet” – one high in fat, sugar and cholesterol – may be difficult to reverse even if diet is generally improved.

Increasing urban and rural wildfire risks featured in Starker Lecture Series

With wildfires increasing in frequency and threatening urban as well as rural communities, Oregon State University’s annual Starker Lecture Series will tackle trends in living with fire in the Pacific Northwest.

OSU News Release OSU online bachelor's programs ranked top 10 nationally by U.S. News

For the second straight year OSU has been ranked in the top 10 nationally for online education by U.S. News & World Report.

Historic Corvallis newspapers now available online

Corvallis newspapers from a 46-year period more than a century ago can now be accessed online, for free.

OSU News Release Thousands of landslides in Nepal earthquake raise parallels for Pacific Northwest

The major earthquake last year in Nepal, similar to the one that lies in the future of the Pacific Northwest, also caused tens of thousands of landslides.

OSU News Release OSU holds 34th annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oregon State University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration will be held Jan. 11-22 with the theme “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”

OSU News Release OSU to co-host Willamette Valley Bird Symposium this Jan. 30

OSU and the American Ornithologists’ Union will co-host a symposium to share information about birds to professionals, students and amateurs.

OSU News Release Journalist and novelist H'ector Tobar to read Jan. 15 at Oregon State

Novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar will read at Oregon State University on Friday, Jan. 15.

OSU News Release New chemical could yield therapy to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a chemical that blocks Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice and may work the same way in humans.

OSU News Release Exercise DVDs could be psychologically harmful for users

Using fitness DVDs to work out at home may seem like a good way to get started on new exercise goals this year, but those DVDs may also include negative imagery and demotivating language.

OSU News Release 2015 goes down as the warmest in Oregon history

2015 will go down on record as the warmest in Oregon history, beating the old record average temperature set in 1934 at the peak of The Dust Bowl.

OSU News Release OSU participation in SNAP to help improve student food access

Oregon State University has become one of the few college campuses in the nation to participate in the federalSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

OSUsed Store changing, expanding schedules in 2016

The OSUsed Store, OSU's on-campus reuse store, is changing its public and departmental sales schedules in 2016.

Public invited to see shark necropsies at OSU's Hatfield Center on Saturday

OSU marine educator Bill Hanshumaker will conduct side-by-side necropsies of two sharks this Saturday, Jan. 9, at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

McComb named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU

Brenda McComb, a longtime Oregon State University faculty member and dean of the Graduate School since 2011, has been named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU.

OSU News Release OSU opens research unit for online teaching, learning

OSU Ecampus is opening a new research unit to explore online teaching and learning concepts and improve services to students.

OSU Music `a la Carte concert series kicks off winter season with solo cellist Noah Seitz

Noah Seitz, a cellist and Corvallis native, will open the winter 2016 season of Oregon State University’s Music à la Carte concert series on Friday, Jan. 15.

OSU News Release Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen examined

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, but non-fatal injuries appear to go largely unreported.

OSU News Release New approach to medication counseling shown to be highly effective

A more interactive form of pharmacist counseling has the potential to help patients better understand their use of prescription drugs.

December - 2015
OSU News Release OSU's Fairbanks Gallery to exhibit 'VCELA: Blood & Honey'

“VČELA: Blood & Honey,” an exhibit of sculpture, installation and language by artist Craig Goodworth, opens on Monday, Jan. 11, in the Fairbanks Gallery.

CALYX, OSU Libraries and Press receive grant to support feminist literature

CALYX Press and Oregon State University Libraries and Press have been awarded a grant of $96,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize at-risk literature published through CALYX Press.

OSU News Release Research identifies key genetic link in the biology of aging

OSU research is tracing aging to its biochemical roots, and scientists believe they may identify ways to slow the process down.

OSU News Release Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass

OSU engineers are working toward a new type of tooth filling using "bioactive glass" that may help them last longer and resist decay.

Selina Heppell named head of OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department

Selina Heppell, an OSU conservation biologist, has been named the first woman to head the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in its 80-year history.

OSU News Release Ford to leave Oregon State University for CFO position at Bastyr University

Glenn Ford, the vice president for finance and administration/CFO at OSU since July, 2013, is leaving to assume a similar position at Bastyr University

OSU News Release Study to examine smoldering combustion in wildfires

Engineers at OSU will use a new $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to study the impacts of smoldering combustion and the problems it can cause.

OSU News Release Harbor seal deaths show presence of bacterial infection

An analysis of the death of seven harbor seals raises new evidence of emerging marine pathogens and the need to track them better.

OSU News Release OSU/NOAA study: Warm-water years are tough on juvenile salmon

Juvenile chinook salmon have to eat more when the Pacific Ocean is warm, but they are smaller and thinner than salmon the same age during cold-water years.

OSU News Release Oregon Sea Grant announces 2016-18 research grant recipients

The OSU-based Oregon Sea Grant program is awarding $1.7 million in competitive, federally funded research grants for 2016-18.

OSU to host one of first showings of original Thomas Kinkade paintings since his death

The Guistina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University will be one of the first venues to host a full showing of original works by artist Thomas Kinkade since his death in 2012.

OSU Board of Trustees committee meeting rescheduled

The Dec. 15 meeting of the Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees has been cancelled and rescheduled.

72 scientists ink letter to U.S. presidential candidates urging leadership on clean energy

A group of 72 leading climate change scientists have written a letter to major United States presidential candidates urging strong American leadership on clean energy.

OSU News Release Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment

A new type of drug delivery system aimed at the lymphatic system may improve the treatment of metastatic melanoma and other cancers.

OSU News Release OSU will name chief diversity officer, expand equal opportunity initiatives

OSU is implementing a series of steps to address racial concerns and to strengthen equity, social justice and inclusivity.

OSU News Release Climate change may bring global food insecurity, impacts on U.S.

The warming of Earth’s climate threatens to increase global food insecurity and halt more than two decades of progress toward curbing global hunger, a new assessment suggests.

Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator plans Demo Day
OSU News Release Report: Willamette Valley water future mostly bright, though gaps may need to be addressed

The Willamette River basin should have enough water for people in the year 2100, but conditions may not be so good for cold-water native fish.

OSU 4-H to induct four honorees into Hall of Fame

The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program will induct four longtime volunteer leaders or retired staff into its Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

OSU News Release Water deficits and rising temperatures increase stress on Pacific Northwest forests

Rising temperatures and late summer dryness are teaming up to push some types of Pacific Northwest forests beyond their ability to cope with stress.

OSU News Release Photonic "sintering" may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies

A fundamental advance in understanding the physics of photonic “sintering” could lead to many new approaches to solar cells and flexible electronics.

November - 2015
OSU Board of Trustees Committees to meet in December

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees’ standing committees will hold meetings in December.

OSU News Release OSU study: Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic

Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules—a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market—may make them more toxic than the active ingredient alone, according to a new study from Oregon State University.

OSU News Release OSU adopts stricter student transfer admissions policy to address sexual violence, campus safety

OSU will require students seeking to transfer to OSU to disclose whether they are ineligible to re-enroll at an institution they attended in the past seven years due to student conduct reasons.

OSU News Release Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs

Researchers have discovered a new approach to ice-free cryopreservation that could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs.

OSU News Release Joan Didion biographer Tracy Daugherty to discuss his work Dec. 2 at Oregon State

Oregon State University will host a conversation with Joan Didion biographer and OSU Professor emeritus Tracy Daugherty at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.

OSU News Release Climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt, study indicates

Researchers for the first time have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over millions of years and discovered that glacial erosion can, under the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.

OSU awards $68,000 in agricultural scholarships

Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded 34 undergraduates $68,000 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year.

OSU students to hold vigil for victims of violence around world

The Ettihad Cultural Center is holding a candle light vigil to stand in solidarity with victims of mindless terror 

Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean-warming events

A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones.

Safe spaces play important role in community-based HIV prevention, research finds

The creation and sustainment of “safe spaces” may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found.

OSU students in France reported safe; campus services offered to French students

Oregon State University officials have determined that all 24 students participating in education programs offered in France are safe following terrorist attacks Friday night in Paris.

Oregon State University Opera Workshop presents scenes from 'The Marriage of Figaro'

The Oregon State University Opera Workshop will present “An Evening of Opera,” Tuesday, Nov. 24, in OSU’s new Learning Innovation Center.

Noises at Radiation Center part of technology testing

Some unusual noises, hissing and steam releases may emerge periodically over the next year from the Radiation Center, and are not a cause for public concern.

OSU News Release Barriers to health care increase disease, death risk for rural elderly

Research on adults ages 85 or older has found that rural residents have significantly higher levels of chronic disease, take more medications, and die earlier than their urban counterparts.

Changing habits to improve health: New study indicates behavior changes work

Improving your heart health may be as simple as making small behavioral changes – a new study of behavioral health interventions suggests that they are effective at helping people alter their lifestyles and lead to physical changes that could improve overall health.

OSU News Release Oregon Flora Project takes first comprehensive look at state's plants in a half century

While some plant species may have disappeared from Oregon in the last half century, other species are moving north, adding to the state’s floral diversity.

OSU News Release Advent of recreational marijuana raises wealth of questions - and some answers

OSU pharmacy experts are working around the state to raise the level of knowledge about the biological impacts of marijuana as a recreational drug.

OSU News Release OSU enrollment up 2.4 percent; Corvallis campus about same size

OSU’s overall 2015 fall term enrollment grew 2.4 percent over last year, with stable enrollment on the Corvallis campus and continued growth in Ecampus.

OSU News Release OSU to honor Veterans Day by closing, beginning this year

Oregon State University will observe Veterans Day (Nov. 11) as an official holiday beginning this year.

Dad's and Family Weekend at OSU Friday-Sunday

Dad’s & Family Weekend celebration will feature a comedy show, open houses

OSU News Release Open house set for OSU's Port Orford field station

An open house will be held at Oregon State University's Port Orford field station on Nov. 14.

OSU News Release OSU applying to feds for permission to conduct industrial hemp research

OSU faculty submitted an application to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration seeking permission to conduct research on industrial hemp.

League of American Bicyclists names OSU a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized OSU as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University

OSU News Release Violinist Frank Almond to perform with Lipinski Stradivarius Nov. 17 at OSU

Concert violinist, recording artist and Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster Frank Almond will perform at Oregon State University on Tuesday, Nov.17.

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss gives Provost's Lecture at OSU

Historian Michael Beschloss will deliver the 2015 Provost’s Lecture at Oregon State University in the Austin Auditorium of The LaSells Stewart Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

OSU Theatre opens 2015-16 season with 'Romeo and Juliet' in November

Oregon State University Theatre’s 2015-16 season will begin this month with a production of William Shakespeare’s enduring tale of young love, “Romeo and Juliet.”

Art and science in the life of a dead tree

At the Nov. 9 Corvallis Science Pub, an Oregon State University forest researcher and four visual artists will discuss their efforts to understand the “life” of dead trees through science and the arts.

British chemist and whiskey expert to head OSU's new distilled-spirits program

Oregon State University has hired a whiskey expert from Great Britain to lead its new research and teaching program in distilled spirits.

OSU News Release Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

Engineers have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider use.

OSU News Release Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less

Research suggests that people with metabolic syndrome need more vitamin E, but are actually getting less of this nutrient to the tissues that need it.

October - 2015
OSU News Release OSU researchers join WSU, UI on $2.7 million grant to combat potato disease

Researchers at Oregon State University are teaming with colleagues in Washington and Idaho to help farmers combat an insect-transmitted disease that could devastate the Pacific Northwest’s $9 billion potato crop.

Panelists to discuss Iran nuclear deal Nov. 5 at Oregon State

Oregon State University faculty and other experts will discuss the latest news and information about the nuclear deal with Iran beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

OSU News Release Single-agent phototherapy system offers significant new tool to fight cancer

A significant new advance in the field of phototherapy may ultimately change the efficacy of cancer surgery and treatment.

OSU News Release 'Contemporary Japanese Prints' exhibit opens Nov. 9 at Fairbanks Gallery

'Contemporary Japanese Prints,' an exhibit exploring the Japanese aesthetic, will be on display Nov. 9 through Dec. 1 in the Fairbanks Gallery at OSU.

OSU's Giustina Gallery to present "Life & Death" exhibit

A new art exhibit at the Giustina Gallery will celebrate the eighth biennial photography show, “Life & Death,” Nov. 3 through Dec. 11.

OSU News Release Novelist T. Geronimo Johnson to read at Oregon State Nov. 5

Author T. Geronimo Johnson will give a free public reading beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Valley Library rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.