October - 2015
OSU News Release Sex is more likely on days college students use marijuana or binge drink

Undergraduate college students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana or binged on alcohol than on days they didn’t, new research from Oregon State University has found.

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives seeks crowd-funding support

Lovers of beer and history now have an easy way to support the preservation of Oregon beer history.

OSU News Release NSF grant supports high-end imaging instrument development

OSU was awarded an $815,000 “major research instrumentation” grant to develop a high-end, 4D imaging system and establish an Advanced Imaging Facility.

Corvallis mayor to recognize Oct. 12 as Indigenous People's Day

Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber will formally recognize Indigenous People’s Day in the city of Corvallis on Monday, Oct. 12

OSU News Release Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

A discovery at OSU could pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery.

OSU to present seventh International Film Festival Oct. 12-18

Oregon State University’s seventh International Film Festival, showcasing a diverse array of movies from international cultures, will be held Oct. 12-18 in Corvallis.

OSU News Release Sierra Pacific commits $6 million to OSU Advanced Wood Products Laboratory

Sierra Pacific Industries has committed $6 million to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University to support construction of an advanced wood products laboratory.

Future Cascadia earthquake to be discussed at Corvallis Science Pub

At the Oct. 12 Corvallis Science Pub, Chris Goldfinger will discuss the 13-year research effort that led him to conclude that the Pacific Northwest faces a 37 percent chance of a major break along the southern portion of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, from Northern California to about Newport, in the next 50 years.

OSU Libraries forms sister relationship with Nigerian university library

OSU Libraries has forged a connection with a university library in Nigeria.

OSU hires new expert in violence prevention, holds open house for resource center

Oregon State University has hired a new assistant director for violence prevention, Michelle Bangen, and on Oct. 8 will hold a grand opening for its Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center.

OSU News Release NSF awards $4.5 million nanotechnology grant to OSU partnership

OSU has received a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for nanoscale science, engineering and technology research.

Oregon State University outlines efforts to provide a safe campus environment

Oregon State University is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitor and has taken several proactive steps to address safety concerns.

OSU News Release Blue whales use efficient foraging to maintain massive body size

Blue whales maintain their enormous body size through efficient foraging strategies that optimize the energy they gain from the krill they eat.

September - 2015
OSU News Release System may offer new hope for personalized treatment of eczema

Personalized moisturizers based on an individual's own lipid profile may dramatically change the treatment of eczema around the world.

OSU News Release Oregon State Queer Archives to preserve, share history of LGBT experience on campus

The Oregon State Queer Archives is being established to preserve and share the histories and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at Oregon State University. 

OSU News Release Works of Native American artist Rick Bartow to be featured at OSU's Little Gallery

A selection of work from Native American artist Rick Bartow will be on display in Oregon State University’s Little Gallery Oct. 12 through Dec. 18.

Two OSU faculty receive prestigious 'early career' awards

Two Oregon State University faculty members have received prestigious early career awards from national entities.

NSF selects Oregon State to build cohorts of leaders in marine science, data and policy

Oregon State University has been awarded a $3 million grant to develop a new program using 'big data' to analyze and understand the effects of human activities and climate change on the ocean system around the world.

OSU News Release Online program earns OSU German professor top teaching prize
OSU News Release Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death

A 20-million-year-old fossil of a flea in amber may contain the world's oldest evidence of bacteria that could have caused the bubonic plague.

OSU News Release NSF grant establishes natural hazards center at OSU

OSU has received a $3.8 million award from the National Science Foundation for a facility to increase the resilience of the nation’s coastal communities.

OSU News Release Salmon disease lab celebrates 25th anniversary

The John L. Fryer Salmon Disease Lab will commemorate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 2, offering tours of the facility and information about its contributions to our understanding of fish disease and aquatic health.

OSU News Release Study finds valley sites lost - and gained - about half of their bird diversity in 60 years

A new study has documented the loss of roughly 50 percent of the bird species in five Willamette Valley sites – yet at the same time, recorded almost the same number of new species.

OSU News Release U.S. Department of Education awards $8.9 million to alliance including OSU

The U.S. Department of Education awarded $8.9 million to the University Innovation Alliance (through Georgia State University) to improve student success at its 11 members, including OSU.

Friday night football game will have impact on OSU parking

Oregon State University students, staff and faculty should plan ahead as parking on campus will be a challenge on Friday, Sept. 25, due to a weekday home football game against Stanford University beginning at 7 p.m.

OSU News Release Impacts of El Ni~no, La Ni~na on Pacific Ocean communities, beaches could expand in 21st century

A hazard analysis of 48 Pacific Ocean beaches in three continents found the biggest factor influencing communities and beaches in all regions was the impact of El Niño and La Niña events.

OSU News Release New book from OSU expert shows teachers, parents how to help preschoolers thrive

Megan McClelland's new book, “Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom,” is a guide to help preschool teachers and parents understand self-regulation and help children ages 3-6 build those skills.

OSU News Release Earth science offers key to many United Nations "Sustainable Development Goals"

A group of OSU ecologists say that scientific “business as usual” will fall far short of what is needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by the United Nations.

Experience the art of Vistas & Vineyards

A new exhibit at Oregon State University's Giustina Gallery will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Vistas & Vineyards, from Oct. 1-30 in The LaSells Stewart Center.

OSU Orange & Black Rally on Wednesday will include fireworks

Oregon State University will hold an Orange & Black Rally on campus for new students on Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning at about 5:15 p.m. in Reser Stadium.

OSU News Release OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences Dean Tammy Bray to step down

Tammy Bray, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, announced Sept. 17 that she will step down from her position following a national search for her replacement.

New classroom building at Oregon State features cutting edge technology, design

Oregon State University is celebrating the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art academic building that will showcase classrooms unlike any found elsewhere on university campuses.

OSU to move in most new students Sunday, Sept. 20

Oregon State University will host its main day of new resident move-in on Sunday, Sept. 20, for students living in on-campus university housing.

OSU News Release Researchers plan to conduct first analysis of the complete beaver genome

Filbert, a four-year-old beaver born and raised at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, will be the first of his species to have his complete genome sequenced.

OSU News Release Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans, aquatic species

A ban on the use of plastic “microbeads” from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people,researchers say in a new report.

OSU News Release Microchannel systems could boost future of solar thermal electricity

OSU has received a $2.5 million grant to use microchannel technology to enhance the performance of solar thermal power plants.

OSU News Release White House commends OSU's educational outreach to Hispanic youth

The White House recognized Oregon State University's Fiestas, Tech Wizards, Juntos and 4-H Oregon Leadership Institute programs with Bright Spot in Hispanic Education awards.

Plum Creek Contributes $1 million to Oregon Forest Science Complex

Plum Creek, one of the largest private land and timber owners in the United States, has committed $1 million to Oregon State University’s College of Forestry to support construction of the school’s new Oregon Forest Science Complex.

OSU News Release Oregon Center for Health Innovation to respond to emerging health care issues

Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences is establishing a the Oregon Center for Health Innovation to address emerging health needs.

OSU News Release Mundorff to join Oregon State's Advantage Accelerator

Karl Mundorff, an entrepreneur and business development expert, has been named senior program manager for the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis.

Running robots to be discussed at Corvallis Science Pub

Robots already build cars, perform household chores and explore the oceans, but most of these machines are not ready to walk safely among humans.

OSU News Release OSU's Tracy Daugherty explores life, work of writer Joan Didion in new bestseller

Tracy Daugherty’s new book, a biography of American author and journalist Joan Didion, debuted at No. 11 on this week’s New York Times best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction.

OSU News Release "Diet and Optimum Health" conference includes public session on prescription for health

The Linus Pauling Institute will present its eighth biennial conference on “Diet and Optimum Health” on Sept. 9-12 at OSU, attracting an international audience of experts in fields such as nutrition, preventive medicine, oncology, gerontology and public health.

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million

Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

OSU News Release OSU's new barley varieties appeal to brewers, bakers and bovines

A versatile new barley variety just released by Oregon State University could lend subtle malt flavors to Northwest craft brews and also give consumers more choice in fiber-rich barley foods.

Global water analysis re-thinks key part of the hydrologic cycle

A global analysis of how water moves through the ground and is taken up by plants may overturn the way scientists understand a key part of the hydrologic cycle.

OSU names Haggerty interim dean of college

Roy Haggerty has been named interim dean of OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

OSU News Release Hospice patients, practitioners face quandary about antibiotic use

A survey suggests there remain many questions about how or whether to use antibiotics with hospice patients, and how such medications are used in end of life care.

August - 2015
OSU News Release Oregon State University trustee Orcilia Forbes passes away

Orcilia Zúñiga Forbes, a member of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees and former OSU vice president, died on Friday, Aug. 28.

OSU News Release Survey: Oyster industry more sold on ocean acidification impacts than public

Many West Coast shellfish industry leaders are convinced ocean acidification is having consequences – a rate of belief more than four times higher than that of the public.

4-H kids to display their sewing skills in fashion show at Oregon State Fair
Veterinary team to volunteer services

A group of veterinary students and faculty is visiting Nicaragua to help provide much needed veterinary medical services for livestock and pets.

OSU News Release Regulatory, certification systems creating paralysis in use of genetically altered trees

Myriad regulations and certification requirements around the world are making it virtually impossible to use genetically engineered trees to combat catastrophic forest threats

OSU News Release Greenhouse gases caused glacial retreat during last Ice Age

Glacial melting during the end of the last Ice Age as a result of rising CO2 levels is now confirming that today's glaciers may largely disappear in coming decades.

OSU News Release "Quantum dot" technology may help light the future

OSU advances in the manufacturing of "quantum dots" could lead to wider use of energy efficient LED lighting around the nation, as well as many other electronic applications.

OSU News Release As U.S. border enforcement increases, Mexican migration patterns shift, new research shows

Increased border enforcement has alters traditional settlement patterns and leads more Mexican immigrants to settle in states beyond the borders, new research shows.

OSU News Release First-ever discovery of a salamander in amber sheds light on evolution of Caribbean islands

OSU researchers have discovered the only salamander ever preserved in amber, in a place where all salamanders are now extinct.

OSU News Release Poet Rita Dove named OSU's 2016 Stone Award winner

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove has been selected as the 2016 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.

OSU News Release Advance in photodynamic therapy offers new approach to ovarian cancer

A new approach to cancer therapy using improved photodynamic technology has been developed at OSU.

OSU News Release Toxic blue-green algae pose increasing threat to nation's drinking, recreational water

Toxic cyanobacteria in rivers, lakes and reservoirs pose an increasing threat to recreational and drinking water in the U.S. and around the world.

OSU News Release OSU ranked third nationally in best places to study natural resources

Oregon State University is ranked third by College Factual in its ranking of “Best Places to Study Natural Resources and Conservation.”

OSU News Release Wildlife ecologist working on teaching conservation in Africa

Wildlife ecologist Sue Haig was in Namibia when Cecil the lion was killed in nearby Zimbabwe - an event that became a teachable moment for her and 35 African students in her wildlife class.

OSU's statewide programs meet more needs with legislature's support

OSU’s three statewide public service programs received a boost from the Oregon legislature with $14 million additional funds.

OSU News Release New medical research reporting requirements may lead to fewer positive outcomes

New transparent reporting standards may have contributed to a significant reduction in the percentage of studies reporting positive research findings among large-budget clinical trials.

OSU News Release Researchers studying Oregon's "resident population" of gray whales

OSU researchers are studying Oregon's population of 200 "resident" gray whales that hang out off the coast throughout the summer.

High school leadership program for farm worker teens held at OSU

Oregon State University this month is hosting nearly 175 high school students from farm worker families across Oregon through the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute (OMLI).

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science names new head

V. John Mathews, an expert in biomedical signal and information processing, has been selected as the new head of OSU's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

July - 2015
Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks Art Exhibit

Oregon State University’s Giustina Gallery is hosting the Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks art show

Building Oregon website offers architectural photos of Oregon

 A new mobile-friendly website developed by Oregon State University Libraries highlights the architecture of the Pacific Northwest

OSU News Release Concrete expert to head Civil and Construction Engineering

Jason Weiss, a leading researcher in the development of more durable and sustainable concrete has been named the head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU.

Organic gardens transform OSU landscapes, provide local food source

A new organic fruit and vegetable garden planted next to a residence hall at Oregon State University is part of a shifting philosophy by housing and dining landscapers

OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to turn 50 years of age

OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 7, with a special event open to the public.

OSU News Release OSU Open Source Lab improves infrastructure, services

The Open Source Lab at OSU has significantly upgraded its services to the software community, and can now handle millions of additional download requests per day.

OSU News Release Northwest residents should channel fear of earthquake into pragmatic action

The Northwest will likely get a major earthquake in the near future; rather than take a fatalistic attitude or ignore the threat, residents and communities should begin preparing now, experts say.

OSU News Release A single wave of migration led to population of the Americas, genetic research shows

A single wave of migration from Siberia brought people across the Bering Land Bridge and into the Americas no more than 23,000 years ago, a new study of ancient and modern genetic information has found.

OSU News Release Gift establishes professorship in "humanitarian engineering" at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s humanitarian engineering program now has one of the nation’s only endowed professorships in this emerging field.

OSU News Release Researchers conclude popular rockfish is actually two distinct species

A new analysis confirms that the Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus), a rockfish sought by anglers primarily off the California and Oregon coasts, is actually two separate and distinct species.

Common chemicals may act together to increase cancer risk, study finds
OSU News Release Insect-killed forests pose no additional likelihood of wildfire

An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage.

OSU News Release Bard in the Quad at OSU celebrates 10th season with 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Oregon State University will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular Bard in the Quad program with a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in August.

OSU News Release OSU history professor elected to Council on Foreign Relations

Oregon State University history Professor Christopher McKnight Nichols has been elected to life membership on the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations.

OSU News Release Engineering initiatives to make education more inclusive, relevant

The OSU College of Engineering hs joined two NSF initiatives to change engineering education and foster a more inclusive culture of underrepresented minorities and women.

OSU News Release System to boost levels of resveratrol, quercetin could provide new options for cancer therapy

A new system to deliver cardioprotective polyphenols such as resveratrol and quercetin may have value in improving cancer therapy.

OSU News Release Oregon State University celebrates record year for fundraising

The Oregon State University Foundation closed the books June 30 on its best fundraising year in history, with gifts totaling $130.8 million to advance university priorities.

OSU News Release OSU researchers discover the unicorn - seaweed that tastes like bacon!

OSU researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly

OSU News Release Fossils indicate human activities have disturbed ecosystem resilience

A study of fossils from a cave in Utah provide evidence that the ecosystem there has lost some of its resilience to climate change, compared to the past.

OSU News Release Study: Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

A new review found that sea levels have risen in the past by about 20 feet with an increase in global mean temperatures of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius).

OSU News Release Legislature approves bonding for the Oregon Forest Science Complex

The Oregon Legislature has approved $29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

OSU News Release OSU makes plans for expansion at Hatfield Marine Science Center

The Oregon Legislature has approved $24.8 million in state bonding to help fund a new building at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

OSU study: Mercury scrubbers at Oregon power plant lower other pollution too
OSU News Release OSU names ASU vice president as dean of the College of Business

Mitzi Montoya, vice president and university dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the OSU College of Business.

OSU Master Food Preservers answer questions statewide
OSU News Release Tough tail of a seahorse may provide robotic solutions

The odd, square tail of the seahorse is inspiring a new approach to robotics that may combine both strength and flexibility.

OSU faculty to receive $4.6 million in grants for early childhood learning research

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences have been awarded $4.6 million in federal grants to study how to better prepare at-risk children for school.

Community art show at OSU celebrates tenth year

A decade of supporting community art will be celebrated this month when the 10th annual Community Art Show comes to Oregon State University’s Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center. 

OSU News Release New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

OSU engineers have created a way to use silver in printed electronics, with many possible applications in microelectronics, transparent electronics and other uses.

Media advisory: Oregon State wildfire experts
OSU News Release OSU names Hoffman vice provost for international programs

Mark Hoffman, associate dean in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has been named vice provost for international programs at Oregon State University.

OSU named Best Buy School by Fiske Guide

Oregon State University is among 44 "Best Buy Schools" named in the 2016 edition of "The Fiske Guide to Colleges.”

June - 2015
Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security

In an analysis of food preservation and transportation trends published in this week’s issue of the journal BioScience, scientists warn that new sustainable technologies will be needed for humanity just to stay even in the arms race against the microorganisms that can rapidly spoil the outputs of the modern food system.