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 finds clothing-based racist stereotypes persist against Black men

Hardworking or lazy; trustworthy or dangerous: People often make assumptions about someone’s character and personality based solely on how they’re dressed.

OSU researcher joins ‘Ocean Nexus’ collaboration with UW to study equity in ocean governance

Oregon State University researcher Ana K. Spalding has received a grant from a recently established ocean research center to study issues of equity and inclusion in ocean governance.

COVID-19 shutdown pushes OSU art students to find creative ways to display senior showcase

In a normal year, seniors in the fine arts program at Oregon State University spend their spring quarter ramping up to a final exhibition in the university’s Fairbanks Gallery, where they can showcase the pieces they’ve been working on for months or even years.

This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the art show for students completing their bachelor’s degree in fine arts is fully online.

Four-day school weeks becoming more common, with mixed results, study finds

In 1999, only 257 K-12 schools nationwide operated on a four-day school week. Twenty years later, that number has swelled to 1,607 schools, but there is no widespread understanding of why or how schools implement a four-day schedule.

A recent study by Oregon State University researchers aimed to understand both the varied reasons why schools choose to adopt a four-day week and how the schedule affects student learning outcomes and behavior. 

OSU’s Music à la Carte concert series goes live on Facebook starting April 3

The Music à la Carte concert series will host a series of Facebook Live events starting this Friday, keeping alive the decades-long tradition while following Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

OSU offering ‘Punch Through Pandemics’ spring course for students, public

Will my parents be OK? Will I be able to keep my job? Will I still graduate on time? Will I even put on pants today?

As the most basic elements of daily life become uncertain amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of professors in Oregon State University’s School of Psychological Science has put together a new course that helps explain what’s happening in our brains and offers some evidence-based coping skills.

OSU Fairbanks Gallery hosts “Frame” Plinkiewisch Art Scholarship Exhibition in March

The Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University presents “Frame,” the 2020 Plinkiewisch Art Scholarship Exhibition, through March 25.

OSU choral program presents annual Orange & Black Scholarship Benefit Concert on March 9

The Oregon State University choral program will present the Orange & Black Choral and Vocal Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. in Corvallis.

OSU’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series presents printmaker Tom Huck on March 5

The School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University presents a talk by the American printmaker Tom Huck at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St.

SAC Presents performing arts series presents Slavic Soul Party! on March 19

The New York City-based band “Slavic Soul Party!” will perform at the next installment of the SAC Presents performing arts series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University.