CORVALLIS, Ore. – Since Oregon State University’s designation as Oregon’s land grant institution in October 1868, research has been at the core of its mission.

At the Corvallis Science Pub on April 9, Larry Landis, director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State, will discuss the origins of OSU research and its connections to contemporary issues. Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis and is free and open to the public.

“Many of OSU’s enduring research projects began in the early 20th century. Some of them continue to have relevance today, such as our renowned hops and wheat breeding programs,” said Landis. Among his topics will be early work in soils, forestry, home economics, social sciences and humanities.

Due to the continuing popularity of Science Pub, attendance will be limited, and advance registration will be required. Registration is available online or by calling University Events at 541-737-4717. People who arrive without a ticket are welcome but will not be admitted to the reserved seating area until 6 p.m.

Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as the roadside geology of Oregon and the bond between people and dogs are available at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/podcast.

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Nick Houtman, [email protected], 541-737-0783

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Larry Landis, [email protected], 541-737-0540

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