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 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.

‘Shortcuts’ to increase female enrollment in economics may backfire, OSU study cautions

Current best practices for encouraging more female students to pursue degrees in economics may actually have the opposite effect and worsen gender disparities in the field, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

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