About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

Study from OSU researcher shows how alcohol dampens response to uncertain stressors

When drinking for stress relief, people may make risky decisions because the alcohol affects how much they worry about unknown or unpredictable stressors, new research from Oregon State University shows.

OSU study reveals how COVID shutdowns, restrictions affected countries’ electricity use

A new study from Oregon State University found that countries with stricter COVID-19 lockdowns and larger decreases in local travel early in the pandemic experienced steeper declines in electricity use than countries with more lax restrictions.

OSU winter lecture series will explore what a future with frequent wildfires means for community

An Oregon State University remote lecture series starting in January will host speakers who will discuss what living with wildfire looks like in practice, both as individuals and as communities. 

Major water birth safety study from OSU finds no increased risk of death, major trauma

Oregon State University researchers have conducted the largest study of water births to date and found they were associated with better overall outcomes than non-water births. 

OSU American Strings Series opens new season in person Oct. 6 with Shook Twins

Oregon State University’s American Strings Series, presented by the College of Liberal Arts, is launching its new season at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a special outdoor program featuring the indie-folk band Shook Twins.

OSU hosting free antiracism teaching conference to equip educators with practical techniques

Oregon State University is hosting a free, online conference this fall for secondary and college-level educators to learn about advancing antiracist teaching practices and to connect with a broader community working to implement those practices.

 

Students who misuse prescription drugs risk mental health, academic challenges, OSU study finds

College students who misuse prescription stimulants or opioids often experience negative mental health and academic outcomes even if they don’t use other illicit drugs, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Live theater returns to OSU in August with Bard in the Quad’s ‘Comedy of Errors’

Live theater returns to Oregon State University next month with the 16th season of Bard in the Quad featuring Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.”

OSU professor joins call for broader, more equitable recognition of scholarship in academia

The current metrics for success in science perpetuate inequity by disproportionately penalizing women and people of color, whose broader contributions to the field often go unrecognized, argues a new paper written by a team of scientists, including an Oregon State University professor.

OSU College of Liberal Arts appoints executive director of arts and education

Peter Betjemann, a national expert on the history of art, design and literature, has been named the inaugural director of arts and education for Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts.

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