About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015; its new campus opened in fall 2016.

OSU-Cascades students and alumni contribute to COVID-19 testing in Bend

Risa Christie, Alaric Hartsock and Jessica Thomas were among 70 trained field staff knocking on doors of randomly selected homes in late May in Bend as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 study to help understand the prevalence of the virus in the community.

OSU-Cascades students and alumni contribute to COVID-19 testing in Bend

Risa Christie, Alaric Hartsock and Jessica Thomas were among 70 trained field staff knocking on doors of randomly selected homes in late May in Bend as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 study to help understand the prevalence of the virus in the community.

Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest

The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration based at Oregon State University – Cascades.

OSU president outlines promise of Central Oregon collaboration, higher education challenges

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray Monday applauded the regional collaboration underway in support of Oregon State University – Cascades during his annual State of the University Address. He also called upon local community members to join him in urging state leaders to increase funding for higher education in Central Oregon and around the state.

 

Despite transition period, maximal running shoes may still lead to increased risk of injury

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time.

Head of FORCE Lab at OSU-Cascades to share latest on running shoes at Science Pub Corvallis

Christine Pollard, who directs the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence Laboratory – better known as the FORCE Lab – at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend will present the lab’s unexpected findings on “maximal” or cushioned running shoes at the next Science Pub Corvallis. 

Oregon State-produced documentary to be screened at BendFilm Festival

An Oregon State University-produced feature-length documentary about the decline of coral reefs will be screened at the BendFilm Festival at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Regal Old Mill theater.

OSU-Cascades researcher awarded $2 million for research turning salt water into drinking water

A researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades will lead a team working on turning salt water into drinking water as part of a $21 million national effort.

‘Maximal’ running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

Researchers in the FORCE Lab found that runners experienced a higher impact peak and increased loading rate with “maximal” shoes, which are associated with a greater likelihood of injury, such as plantar fasciitis and tibial stress fractures.

OSU biologist advocates ecological approach to improving human health

Chronic diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders and obesity may ultimately vanquish the efforts of medical intervention unless people change their diet.

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