November - 2023

November - 2023
OSU horticulturist Amy Jo Detweiler, photo by Lynn Ketchum New plant hardiness map, used by gardeners nationwide and based on OSU climate data, unveiled

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released its new Plant Hardiness Zone Map, the national standard by which gardeners can determine which plants are most likely to survive the coldest winter temperatures at a certain location.

Wildfire, drought cause $11.2 billion in damage to private timberland in three Pacific states, study finds

Wildfires and drought have led to $11.2 billion in damages to privately held timberland in California, Oregon and Washington over the past two decades, a new Oregon State University study found.

Oregon State University names inaugural director of Tribal relations

Chance White Eyes, an assistant professor of Native American studies at Southern Oregon University and an alumnus of Oregon State University, has been named the inaugural director of Tribal relations at Oregon State. He starts Dec. 15.

Ellery Ohlwiler and David Abiola collect Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data on the OSU campus. Photo by Chris Parrish, OSU College of Enginering. Oregon State to receive $6.5M for federal effort to modernize geospatial coordinate system

Oregon State University is one of four institutions selected to advance a federal effort to modernize the National Spatial Reference System, which underpins surveying, mapping, autonomous vehicle navigation, precision agriculture and the rest of the United States’ geospatial economy.

Tongass National Forest, photo by Logan Berner Southern Alaska’s national forests key to meeting climate, conservation goals, OSU study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Analyses of U.S. national forests led by Oregon State University scientists shows that increased protections for two Alaskan forests is a key to meeting climate and biodiversity goals.

Oregon State University enrollment reaches a new record, topping 36,000

Oregon State University’s fall 2023 enrollment has reached a record for the 27th consecutive year, topping 36,000, with growth spread across its Corvallis and Bend campuses and its online education unit.

An aerial photo shows the large PRAx building under construction on OSU's campus. OSU’s Patricia Valian Reser Center for Creative Arts announces inaugural season lineup

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts at Oregon State University today announced the lineup of events and performances for its inaugural 2024-2025 season, with tickets going on sale Nov. 15.

Pollinators preferred native Clarkia amoena over its cultivars. Photo by Jen Hayes. The debate over native plants and their cultivars gathers steam

Research about native plans and their cultivars that has been done – primarily on the East Coast – hasn’t been conclusive.

Headshot of author Robin Wall Kimmerer, a smiling lady with shoulder-length gray hair, wearing blue and white beaded earrings and a blue, black and turquoise shawl. Indigenous author & botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer named recipient of OSU’s 2024 Stone Award

Indigenous author, botanist and professor Robin Wall Kimmerer has been named as Oregon State University’s 2024 recipient of the Stone Award for Literary Achievement.

Image of scientist Dawn Wright Scientist Dawn Wright to discuss her dive to the deepest spot on the planet during Nov. 15 lecture at OSU

Geographer and oceanographer Dawn Wright, who in 2022 became the first Black person to dive to the deepest known point on the planet, will give the fall 2023 Marston lecture Nov. 15 at Oregon State University.

Dam removals, restoration project on Klamath River expected to help salmon, researchers conclude

The world’s largest dam removal and restoration project currently underway on the Klamath River in Oregon and California will aid salmon populations that have been devastated by disease and other factors. However, it will not fully alleviate challenges faced by the species, a team of researchers conclude in a just-published paper.

October - 2023

October - 2023
Researchers observe wolves hunting and killing sea otters and harbor seals on Alaska’s Katmai coast

Firsthand observations of a wolf hunting and killing a harbor seal and a group of wolves hunting and consuming a sea otter on Alaska’s Katmai coast have led scientists to reconsider assumptions about wolf hunting behavior.

Image shows a lab technician pipetting material into a box of vials in a lab hood. OSU veterinary researchers to test hundreds of wild animal species for SARS-CoV-2

Backed by a new cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, researchers at Oregon State University will soon begin testing approximately 1,600 wild animal specimens for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

OSU Pharmacy Building Oregon State researchers uncover mechanism for treating dangerous liver condition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study spearheaded by Oregon State University has shown why certain polyunsaturated fatty acids work to combat a dangerous liver condition, opening a new avenue of drug research for a disease that currently has no FDA-approved medications.

flooding Climate report: ‘Uncharted territory’ imperils life on Earth

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international coalition of climate scientists says in a paper published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened beyond anything humans have yet seen, to the point that life on the planet is imperiled.

Pacific Northwest’s semiconductor and sustainable timber industries to be strengthened by two Oregon State-led federally designated Tech Hubs

Oregon State University is the leader of two federally designated Tech Hubs – one focused on microfluidic technology for semiconductors and the other on mass timber design and manufacturing – announced today by the White House.

Klamath River dam removal topic of Nov. 1 Science Pub talk in Corvallis

The world’s largest dam removal project currently being undertaken on the Klamath River and will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub on Nov. 1.

Looking up at the red-brick front of the Women's Building on OSU campus College students in minoritized groups feel less confident about peer support in event of sexual assault, study finds

College students who identify as part of minoritized groups have more negative perceptions about how their peers might react if they were to disclose experiences of sexual violence, a recent Oregon State University study found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees approve strategic plan and president’s goals

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday accepted a university strategic plan that will guide Oregon State through 2030, and in which OSU seeks to increase research activity, improve graduation rates and increase enrollment online and at OSU-Cascades in Bend.

Try some unusual bulbs to change it up this spring. Photo by Karen Zimmerman. Go underground with bulbs for colorful spring bloom

When purchasing bulbs, choose large ones. The bigger the bulb, the bigger the bloom.

Art About Agriculture celebrates 40th anniversary with show in Portland

Art About Agriculture’s annual exhibition of agriculture and natural resource-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a touring show that will be on display from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31 in Portland.

Financial journalist Diana B. Henriques to speak Nov. 8 at Oregon State about why financial history matters

Financial journalist and author Diana B. Henriques will speak about why financial history matters Nov. 8 at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series.

Aerial image of a pod of gray whales. Gray whales experience major population swings as a result of Arctic conditions, research shows

Dynamic and changing Arctic Ocean conditions likely caused three major mortality events in the eastern North Pacific gray whale population since the 1980s, a new study has found.

High-performance custom cryogenic computer built by OSU Overclocking. Photo provided by Josh Gess, OSU College of Engineering. Oregon State to lead $2M federal push toward more-efficient, longer-lasting electrical components

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are spearheading a $2 million federal effort to explore new ways of developing electrical components that are better able to withstand extreme operating conditions, especially high temperatures.

6,000 Samaritan employees eligible for scholarships to learn online thanks to new OSU collaboration

Oregon State University is expanding its relationship with Samaritan Health Services to provide thousands of the regional health system’s employees with more affordable access to academic programs and workforce education opportunities online.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to discuss strategic plan, president’s goals

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 18 to 20 on the university’s Corvallis campus to consider approving a strategic plan that will guide the university through 2030 and goals for President Jayathi Murthy for the next year.

Image shows a series of 5 massive offshore wind turbines in open ocean under a glaring sun; the first turbine is close by in the foreground and the others look progressively smaller as they are farther away. OSU-led project receives $2.5 million to study community perceptions of offshore wind energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a team of researchers led by Oregon State University to receive up to $2.5 million to study what coastal communities think of potential offshore wind energy development and the benefits they could gain from those projects.

Structures on antennae of new genus and species of micro-wasp. Photo provided by George Poinar Jr. New type of tiny wasp comes with mysterious, cloud-like structures at ends of antennae

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Fossil researchers have discovered a novel genus and species of tiny wasp with a mysterious, bulbous structure at the end of each antenna.

Species: gray wolf (Canis lupus) Photo credit: Gary Kramer, USFWS Source: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/5584759091">www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/5584759091</a> Gut bacteria found in wild wolves may be key to improving domestic dogs’ health

BEND, Ore. – Gut microbes found in wild wolves may be the key to alleviating a debilitating gastrointestinal condition common to domestic dogs, according to a study led by researchers at Oregon State University – Cascades.

Image of whale bones scattered across the ground. DNA from discarded whale bones suggests loss of genetic diversity due to commercial whaling

Commercial whaling in the 20th century decimated populations of large whales but also appears to have had a lasting impact on the genetic diversity of today’s surviving whales, new research from Oregon State University shows.

September - 2023

September - 2023
Tuberous begonias can be kept over winter for bloom next year. Photo from Flickr, denisbin. Five steps for saving tuberous begonias as frost approaches

The tubers can be saved and planted again the next spring for another year of showy color.

OSU researchers receive NSF grant to develop robot swarm that can explore under ice shelves

Oregon State University researchers will lead a team of scientists and engineers on a three-year, $1.5 million project to develop and test a team of robots that could travel under ice shelves and collect critical measurements about the extent of ice cavities and surrounding ocean properties.

Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Steve Dundas, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Is Instagram making the great outdoors more crowded? Not as much as you might suspect

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Except for modest visitor increases at a small percentage of iconic places, Instagram content is not resulting in more tourist traffic on public lands, according to a study by researchers at Oregon State University.

Image of a crew working on a large research buoy aboard a research vessel. Consortium receives National Science Foundation funds to continue initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations including Oregon State University a five-year, $220 million cooperative agreement to continue operating and maintaining the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Hops, like those growing on this trellis in Corvallis, Ore., can be a source of xanthohumol, which researchers believe may have value in addressing obesity and metabolic syndrome. (Photo courtesy USDA) Compound derived from hops reduces abundance of gut microbe associated with metabolic syndrome

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have shown in a mouse model and lab cultures that a compound derived from hops reduces the abundance of a gut bacterium associated with metabolic syndrome.

Image of sign indicating road closure due to forest fire with smoke heavy in the air. Socially vulnerable populations are disproportionately exposed to wildfires in the West, study finds

People experiencing a high degree of social vulnerability are also more exposed to wildfires in Oregon and Washington as wildfire risk increases, a new study shows.

Court action is necessary to establish climate stability as a protected right to break climate change impasse, Oregon State professor concludes

New court actions upholding climate stability as a protected right are needed to break the climate change impasse, an Oregon State University economist concludes in a just-published paper.

Headshot of Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences. She has short blonde hair and is wearing a dark blue blazer, seated with her elbows propped on a table and one hand supporting her chin as she looks at the camera. National Academy of Sciences president says higher ed must innovate to meet students’ needs

Higher education must innovate to keep up with the evolving economy, students’ financial constraints and the need for greater public trust in the sciences, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt said Tuesday in a speech at Oregon State University.

Science Pub talks on sharks and eclipse set for October in Corvallis and Lebanon

Oregon State University’s Science Pub events return in October with two talks, one in Corvallis focused on the secret lives of sharks and a second talk in Lebanon about the annular solar eclipse that will be visible in Oregon on Oct. 14.

Oregon State researchers receive grants to study marine carbon dioxide removal solutions

Oregon State University researchers are receiving federal funding to study potential solutions for removing carbon dioxide in marine environments.

Oregon State receives $7.5 million grant to build state of the art zebrafish biomedical research facility

Oregon State University has received a $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to modernize a lab focused on using zebrafish to address pressing human health challenges

The Beeches, Asher Durand, 1845 Art, science merge in Oregon State study of 19th-century landscape paintings’ ecological integrity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Remaining members of Pac-12 take legal action to confirm governance

Oregon State University and Washington State University, the two remaining members of the Pac-12 Conference, initiated legal action today to confirm the governance structure of the conference, gain access to business information, and protect the conference’s assets. This is a critical step that allows the two universities to continue to explore all options for preserving the conference going forward, according to Oregon State President Jayathi Murthy and Washington State President Kirk Schulz.

New multi-institution earthquake center aims to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone

Oregon State University researchers will play key roles in a new multi-institution earthquake research center dedicated to the study of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is capable of producing earthquakes comparable to the largest recorded globally.

The Oregon Agristress Helpline – 833-897-2474 – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by call or text. Crisis helpline for Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities is now open

The Oregon Agristress Helpline – 833-897-2474 – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by call or text.

Erin Pettit cuts glacier ice with a chain saw to measure ice structural properties and bubble pressures. Bursting air bubbles may play a key role in how glacier ice melts, Oregon State research suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has uncovered a possible clue as to why glaciers that terminate at the sea are retreating at unprecedented rates: the bursting of tiny, pressurized bubbles in underwater ice.

OSU field crew workers collect data in the Marshall Devine planning area in the Malheur National Forest in the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon (photo provided by James Johnston of the OSU College of Forestry). Efforts to restore federal forests in eastern Oregon are working, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Forest thinning is improving the robustness of older trees and enhancing native biodiversity on federal lands in eastern Oregon, evidence that collaborative efforts to restore forests are working, research by Oregon State University shows.

In no-till gardening, using a garden fork means less soil disturbance. Photo by Tom Gentle. No-till gardening keeps soil – and plants – healthy

No-till gardening minimizes soil disruption, which compacts the soil and destroys the pathways that channel air and water through the soil.

Potatoes Oregon State University sets record with research awards totaling $480 million

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Bolstered by a big jump in funding from U.S. government agencies, Oregon State University’s research awards in the last fiscal year surged to $480 million, a university record.

August - 2023

August - 2023
Science Pub talks set for September in Corvallis and Lebanon

Oregon State University’s Science Pub events return in September with two talks, one in Corvallis focused on Oregon’s beaches and dunes and a bonus talk in Lebanon about beer and wine aromas.

A bison bull breaking aspen saplings and eating aspen in the Lamar Valley in northern Yellowstone National Park. Overstory aspen trees have died and fallen to the ground as seen in the photo, and tall saplings have grown since the early 2000s. Broken stem Broken by bison, aspen saplings having a tough time in northern Yellowstone

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In northern Yellowstone National Park, saplings of quaking aspen, an ecologically important tree in the American West, are being broken by a historically large bison herd, affecting the comeback of aspen from decades of over-browsing by elk.

Reser Stadium. Image provided by Hoffman Construction Oregon State University trustees consider implications of Pac-12 departures

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Jayathi Murthy and OSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes shared an update Friday with university trustees about the effects of recent developments with the Pac-12 Conference.

Stock image of an orange plastic bottle of white pills spilling out. FDA approving drugs after fewer trials, providing less information to public, OSU studies find

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is approving more novel pharmaceutical drugs based on single clinical trials and with less public disclosure about those trials than was the norm just a few years ago, a pair of new studies from Oregon State University found.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet remotely Aug. 25 to consider capital projects, hear updates

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. remotely via Zoom Friday, Aug. 25.

Algae sampling Oregon State researchers develop novel technique for sniffing out toxic algae blooms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to monitor the danger associated with algae blooms: “sniffing” the water for gases associated with toxins.

Image of Eugene Emeralds mascot and Leigh Torres of the Marine Mammal Institute. ‘Exploding Whales’ partnership with Eugene baseball team benefits OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute

A minor-league baseball promotion rooted in a quirky bit of Oregon history will culminate this weekend in Eugene with a fundraising auction to benefit Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

OSU campus has been accredited as an arboretum. Photo from University Marketing, Oregon State University. Oregon State University’s historic campus earns coveted arboretum status

The accreditation validates OSU’s long recognized reputation as a beautiful, walkable campus.

white colored mothball Mothballs are a pesticide and should be used with care

Mothballs, one of the most common methods to control clothes moths, need to be recognized as a pesticide that can be harmful to humans or animals when misused.

Image of sign on side of Oregon State University Portland Center. Oregon State initiative aims to create better pathways to higher education for minoritized communities in Portland area

Oregon State University is launching an initiative to create seamless pathways to higher education for Black, Indigenous and Latino communities in the Portland area through collaborating with organizations serving these communities.

Reser Stadium. Image provided by Hoffman Construction Public invited to tour Reser Stadium, Health Center, Welcome Center at Aug. 19 open house

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The public is invited to tour Oregon State University’s completed Reser Stadium during an open house Aug. 19.

Researchers led by an Oregon State University scientist have identified a new species of beetle from Burmese amber, a specimen with antennae nearly 8 millimeters long attached to a 2.3-millimeter body. Collaborators named the new silvan flat bark beetle P New species of beetle used extra-long antennae to battle for mates at the feet of dinosaurs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One hundred million years ago, as iguanodons and triceratops fled from hungry tyrannosaurs, another biological drama played out on the ground where the giant reptiles trod: Male beetles using their supersized antennae in combat for mates.

Aerial view of a gray whale feeding near a rock. Gray whales feeding along the Pacific Northwest coast are smaller than their counterparts who travel farther to forage

Gray whales that spend their summers feeding off the coast of Oregon are shorter than their counterparts who travel north to the Arctic for food, new research from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute shows.

Oregon State names new College of Science dean

Eleanor Feingold, a statistical geneticist and associate dean with nearly 20 years of leadership experience at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Science. She will start Oct. 31.

Close-up image of vibrant green marijuana plant. In states that legalized cannabis, frequent cannabis use became more common in young adults who are not in college, OSU study finds

An Oregon State University study found that in states where recreational cannabis has been legalized, young adults not in college more often became frequent users of the drug than their college-enrolled peers.

July - 2023

July - 2023
Image of surf and sand at Driftwood Beach south of Newport, Oregon. Visible work on OSU-led wave energy testing facility to begin in August

The next step in Oregon State University’s construction of a wave energy testing facility off the Oregon Coast is likely to be visible to residents and visitors to the area in August.

Symptoms of an emerald ash borer infestation are a dying crown, sucker shoots growing from the trunk or base of the tree, D-shaped holes in the bark, splitting back and S-shaped areas underneath the bark. Don’t cut down that ash tree just yet – Oregon won’t see full effect of emerald ash borer for years

Currently, the emerald ash borer has been found in trees only in Washington County, where a quarantine prohibits moving ash (Fraxinus) or fringe tree (Chionanthus) wood in or out of the area.

Juvenile steelhead trout in a natural stream environment. (Photo by John McMillan) Billions in conservation spending fail to improve wild fish stocks in Columbia Basin

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four decades of conservation spending totaling more than $9 billion in inflation-adjusted tax dollars has failed to improve stocks of wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, according to Oregon State University research.

Lynn Kunstman of Jackson County has a passion for native plants. Five Oregon gardeners recognized with statewide awards

The honorees received their awards at the Joy of Gardening conference, an annual event sponsored by the Oregon Master Gardener Association.

A field of red clover blooms in Yamhill County. Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

Image shows a view through the perfectly round opening of a CT scanning machine, with a gray harbor seal lying on the table on the other side while veterinarians in scrubs lean over her. Oregon Coast Aquarium harbor seal Boots gets diagnosed at OSU veterinary hospital

This Boots was made for flopping; that’s just what seals do.

Boots, a popular 35-year-old harbor seal from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, flopped her way into the hearts of doctors and students alike at Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital last week when she underwent medical testing that revealed an ulcer in her esophagus.

Scientists develop tool to predict dam removal costs by analyzing 55 years of past removals

Scientists analyzed more than 650 dam removal projects over 55 years in the United States totaling $1.52 billion inflation-adjusted dollars to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.

Olena Taratula of the OSU College of Pharmacy and Leslie Myatt of Oregon Health & Science University led a team of researchers that used pregnant mice to develop a novel nanomedicine technique for diagnosing and ending ectopic pregnancies, which are non-v New drug delivery system shows promise in treatment of life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy have developed a drug delivery system that shows promise for greatly enhancing the efficacy of the medicine given to women with the life-threatening condition of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

Xue Jin, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University, is developing hybrid filtration technology to enable the use of reclaimed water in agriculture, reducing the need for freshwater and chemical fertilizers. Photo by Johan Oregon State researchers developing technology to make wastewater usable for irrigation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are developing technology to convert wastewater into a product that would simultaneously irrigate and fertilize crops.

Benson Lake, Willamette National Forest Oregon State faculty named to federal panel charged with modernizing Northwest Forest Plan

Two researchers in the Oregon State University College of Forestry have been named to a new federal advisory panel charged with updating the landmark 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.

Green cherry tomato. Myth vs. reality: What’s the truth behind some common gardening practices?

Experts from Oregon State University Extension Service stepped up to bust some common gardening myths.

Labels on the ends of stacks of sediment cores stored in the OSU Marine and Geology Repository. National Science Foundation awards $4.6 million to OSU Marine and Geology Repository

Oregon State University has been awarded $4.6 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the Marine and Geology Repository, one of the nation's largest repositories of oceanic sediment cores, for the next five years.

The ocean’s color is changing as a consequence of climate change, study finds

The ocean’s color has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and the global trend is likely a consequence of human-induced climate change, scientists, including one from Oregon State University, report in a new study.

Warmer ocean temperatures increase risk of salmon bycatch in Pacific hake fishery

Rates of Chinook salmon bycatch in the Pacific hake fishery rise during years when ocean temperatures are warmer, a signal that climate change and increased frequency of marine heatwaves could lead to higher bycatch rates, new research indicates.

In a smoky forest, a large road sign on the left of a two-lane road says "Fire Closures Ahead." Image was taken during the 2020 wildfires in Oregon. Personal experience with wildfire increases engagement in disaster preparedness, OSU study finds

Residents who experienced direct harm from Oregon’s 2020 wildfires are more likely to take steps to mitigate their fire risk in the future, an Oregon State University study found.

New MOF for capturing carbon from wet flue gas Oregon State scientists find a better way to capture carbon from industrial emissions

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Science have demonstrated the potential of an inexpensive nanomaterial to scrub carbon dioxide from industrial emissions.

Ponderosa pine needles What’s the real story? Garden myths debunked

Misinformation proliferates on the internet so OSU horticulturists give the real story.

June - 2023

June - 2023
Pulsar timing array image courtesy NANOGrav Astrophysics collaboration led by Oregon State finds 'chorus' of gravitational waves

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of time-space predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago, are permeating the universe at low frequencies, according to a multiyear National Science Foundation project led by Oregon State University scientists.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, gray and white building on OSU campus that houses the psychology department OSU study: People with facial differences fare best when they disclose conditions on own terms

People with noticeable facial differences often feel compelled to explain the medical reasons behind those differences, but such involuntary disclosure may increase stigma, anxiety and depression, recent research from Oregon State University has found.

Carson Rivard, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, is using a thermal evaporator in the Oregon State University cleanroom to deposit a thin film of aluminum. The cleanroom serves as a teaching laboratory as well as a research facili Oregon State a founding member of multi-university effort to grow semiconductor workforce

Oregon State University has become a founding member of a university-industry collective tasked with developing the United States’ next generation of semiconductor workers.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State’s collaborative innovation project receives $72 million from Oregon Legislature

Oregon State University is on track to break ground in December on the $213 million Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex, following final legislative approval Sunday of $72 million in state bonding from an Oregon Legislature eager to enlarge the state’s semiconductor footprint.

Poop and prey help researchers estimate that gray whales off Oregon Coast consume millions of microparticles per day

Oregon State University researchers estimate that gray whales feeding off the Oregon Coast consume up to 21 million microparticles per day, a finding informed in part by poop from the whales.

coffee grounds are mixed into a compost container with egg shells Used appropriately, coffee grounds improve soil and kill slugs

Coffee grounds can be worked into the soil or added to a compost pile but should be done with some restraint.

USDA awards $10 million to OSU to serve as coordinator of innovative projects for youths in agriculture

Together for Innovating Youth in Agriculture, housed at OSU and designating OSU Extension as a National Center of Excellence for Youth Development, will emphasize support, collaboration and technology to ensure the success of projects that promote positive youth development in agriculture, both regionally and nationally.

Camas has been determined to be one of the best Oregon plants to attract native bees. 25 plants for attracting native bees to the garden

About 500 -- perhaps more -- native bees make Oregon their home. Gardens are important habitat for these important pollinators.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon Legislature confirms six new members for the Oregon State Board of Trustees

The Oregon Legislature on Friday confirmed the appointment of six new members of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.

Scott Svadlenak shows some product wax solution. Photo by Johanna Carson. Oregon State University researchers working on process for upcycling waste PVC into adhesive

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are developing a process for safely converting waste polyvinyl chloride, commonly referred to as PVC, into a wax that can be used as an adhesive for flooring and other products.

Massive underwater plateau near Solomon Islands is younger and its eruption was more protracted than previously thought, research suggests

The Ontong Java Plateau, a volcanically-formed underwater plateau located in the Pacific Ocean north of the Solomon Islands, is younger and its eruption was more protracted than previously thought, new research led by Oregon State University suggests.

Multivitamins Dietary supplementation shown to improve nutrition biomarkers in study of older men

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A six-month study of healthy older men demonstrated that daily multivitamin/multimineral supplementation had a positive effect on key nutrition biomarkers.

Oregon State names new vice president of university relations and marketing

Rob Odom, a marketing and communications leader with nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and health care, has been named vice president of university relations and marketing at Oregon State University. He will start July 1.

OSU College of Engineering researchers at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory found that dunes with newly planted vegetation scarped faster than bare dunes. Photo provided by Meagan Wengrove, CoE. Newly planted vegetation accelerates dune erosion during extreme storms, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Newly planted vegetation on coastal sand dunes can accelerate erosion from extreme waves, a study involving researchers from the Oregon State University College of Engineering suggests.

Image of Austin Hall, home of the College of Business at Oregon State University. U.S. consumers judge morality of armed self-protection on case-by-case basis, OSU research shows

American consumers use their understanding of gun rights when judging the morality of civilians’ use of guns to protect themselves from crime, and that assessment varies depending on specific scenarios, new research from Oregon State University shows.

"Ananasnaya" is a hardy, fuzzy kiwifruit. Growing vigorous kiwi takes care and a strong trellis

Kiwifruit need some attention to yield the large amount of fruit they’re capable of producing.

Rain garden Rain gardens help keep pollutants out of waterways

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces has been routed directly to streams through stormwater pipes and ditches with little infiltration or treatment.

More than 7,300 students to graduate June 17 at Oregon State University in Corvallis

Oregon State University will graduate 7,338 students during its university-wide commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus.

Image is an artist's rendering of what the southeast corner of the new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts will look like when it's finished. OSU’s new Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts prepares to open next year

Construction is nearly three-quarters complete on the $75 million Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, a multidisciplinary performance, gallery and teaching space that will open April 6, 2024 on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

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