About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

OSU history professor Jacob Darwin Hamblin wins Oregon Book Award for ‘The Wretched Atom’

Oregon State University history professor and author Jacob Darwin Hamblin has been awarded the 2021 Oregon Book Award in general nonfiction for his book, “The Wretched Atom: America’s Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology.”

Holocaust Memorial Week slate of events begins today at OSU

Monday, April 25 marks the start of the 35th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week at Oregon State University, which will run through May 3 and include seven free community events.

New study provides guidance for reconsidering harmful place names in national parks

In a new study examining the origins of more than 2,000 place names in 16 U.S. national parks, researchers have developed a tool for evaluating and changing names that may be harmful or rooted in white supremacy.

Oregonians perceive greater risk than benefit from natural gas export in state, OSU study finds

When presented with proposed natural gas export operations in the state, Oregonians are more likely to perceive the environmental and public health risks than the potential financial gains, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Oregon report details dehumanizing experience of farmworkers during COVID pandemic

A recent report consisting of dozens of interviews with Oregon farmworkers offers a glimpse into the unsafe, unsustainable and often dehumanizing experiences farmworkers have endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Oregon State project asks college students, faculty about pandemic coping strategies

Two years into the pandemic, an Oregon State University psychology professor is inviting college students and faculty to reflect and share about how they’ve managed to cope with the ups and downs of the COVID-19 era.

Public invited to Oregon State panel discussion on Russian invasion of Ukraine

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Russian military action in Ukraine will be the topic of a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

OSU hosting panel discussion during Black History Month titled “It’s 2022. Do Black Lives Really Matter?” Feb. 28

Nearly two years after the murder of George Floyd and promises made across the nation to combat racism, Black faculty and staff at Oregon State University are holding a panel to discuss what has happened in the intervening time and what that means for the country.

Poor sleep and stress exacerbate each other among nurses who work night shift, OSU study finds

Nurses who work the night shift report more sleep disturbances and are more likely to suffer from psychological and physical health symptoms including PTSD, insomnia and inflammation, a recent study from an Oregon State University researcher found.

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