Old-growth forests may provide buffer against rising temperatures

The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a study from Oregon State University published today in Science Advances.

OSU history professor awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowship

Christopher McKnight Nichols, an assistant professor of history at Oregon State University, has been chosen as a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a prestigious academic fellowship for social sciences and humanities scholars.

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviors at the same time, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Corvallis Science Pub holds two sessions in April

The Corvallis Science Pub will offer two science topics — microbes in the human gut and gravitational waves — in two separate meetings on Monday, April 11, and on Tuesday, April 12.

Ancient bones point to shifting grassland species as climate changes

More rainfall during the growing season may have led to one of the most significant changes in the Earth’s vegetation in the distant past, and similar climate changes could affect the distribution of plants in the future as well, a new study suggests.

Antitrust laws may hinder socially-responsible business collaboration

A new study suggests that U.S. antitrust laws could hamper the efforts of companies to collaborate on sustainable and socially-responsible business practices, even as consumers and businesses increasingly value them.

College psychology classes lack curriculum about disabilities

Psychology classes are among the most popular courses on college campuses today, but new research shows that many of them lack important information about the largest single minority group in the U.S. – people with disabilities.

Advanced wood products center receives economic development grant

The federal Economic Development Administration has approved a grant of nearly $450,000 to Oregon State University to jump-start the use of new engineered wood products in the building industry.

Fungal pigments provide commercial opportunity for paint and dye manufacturers

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new method for producing stable pigments from fungi, a process they say can be scaled up to match the needs of manufacturers of paints, wood finishes and textile dyes.

New grant will support OSU study of English learners with disabilities

Oregon State University has won a $400,000 grant to study how best to assist students who are English learners and also have disabilities.

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