April - 2023

April - 2023
Darius Adams Oregon State University researcher will receive top global forestry award from Swedish king

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Darius Adams, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a pair of groundbreaking forest economic models.

Close up of entrance to Austin Hall Top Oregon family businesses to be honored by OSU College of Business on May 12 in Portland

Several Oregon family businesses will be honored at the Oregon State University College of Business’ 2023 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony Friday, May 12 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Image shows a man in a white tank top and blue jeans from behind, standing in front of a table holding an empty metal crab pot, with electrodes connected to different points of his upper body to record muscle activiity. Fishermen-developed “banger bar” helps reduce risk of injury on crab boats, OSU study finds

Dungeness crab fishermen are at high risk for on-the-job injury, but having a metal bar to bang crab pots against as they harvest can help them prevent injury, an Oregon State University study found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University sets record with eight Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has had a record eight applicants earn placement into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2023-24 academic year.

Massive iceberg discharges during the last ice age had no impact on nearby Greenland, raising new questions about climate dynamics

Greenland, in close proximity to the ice sheet, saw no changes during Heinrich events during the last ice age, while the events caused rapid warming in Antarctica, at the other end of the globe.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State botany and plant pathology graduate students to present at May 3 Science Pub

Three Oregon State University graduate students will talk about their research on Douglas-fir trees and fungi, habitat restoration in the Willamette Valley and pest management in vineyards during Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. May 3.

Jim Myers' indigo tomaotes OSU breeding program produced series of purple tomatoes with healthy antioxidants

People liked the tomato’s novelty but the benefits from the anthocyanins in the skin were the draw.

Summit at the Portland Center State of Black Affairs Summit returns for second year at OSU Portland Center

The summit is for faculty, administrators, advocates and community members

Image shows a majestic California condor in flight, wings stretched wide showing the characteristic white band underneath. California condor samples test positive for H5N1 bird flu at OSU’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory

At least seven deceased California condors from a northern Arizona population were infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza this spring, the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University has found.

event poster with Hawaiian dancers OSU Hawaiian celebration features 100 dancers, lu’au

Event is in its 68th year

Sherman Bloomer named new leader of Oregon State University – Cascades

Sherman “Sherm” Bloomer, associate vice president of budget and resource planning at Oregon State University, has been named chancellor and dean of OSU-Cascades in Bend. He will take on the top leadership position at the campus effective May 1.

Oregon State researchers make breakthrough in understanding the chemistry of wildfire smoke in wine

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that contributes to the ashy or smokey flavors in wine made with grapes exposed to wildfire smoke.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University announces tuition, financial aid increases for 2023-24 academic year

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition rates for the 2023-24 academic year, including a 3.9% increase for returning undergraduate students and a 4.4% increase for new undergraduate students at the Corvallis and Bend campuses.

Image is a poster with large text, "Holocaust Memorial Week April 17-21." Holocaust Memorial Week events at Oregon State University begin April 17

The 36th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week at Oregon State University begins Monday, April 17, and includes a series of free events that are open to the public.

Bees flock to clearcut areas but numbers decline as forest canopy regrows, OSU research shows

Native bees in the Oregon Coast Range are diverse and abundant in clearcut areas within a few years of timber harvest but their numbers drop sharply as planted trees grow and the forest canopy closes, research by Oregon State University shows.

Oregon State University Honors College student selected as Goldwater Scholar

A third-year student in the Oregon State University Honors College has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Happiness advice focus of Oregon State talk by psychologist Laurie Santos 

Nationally acclaimed psychologist, professor and podcast host Laurie Santos shared an array of tips of how to promote happiness and the science behind them Tuesday during a virtual lecture sponsored by Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to discuss tuition, 10-year business forecast, OSU-Cascades Student Success Center at April 13-14 meeting

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet April 13-14 to consider tuition rates for the next academic year, the construction of a proposed student success center at OSU-Cascades, the university’s 10-year business forecast and compensation for members of public boards.

Prominent Oregon State alumni, including CEO of Dutch Bros, to speak at April 11 Alumni Fellows event

Twelve distinguished Oregon State University alumni, including the CEO of the coffee chain Dutch Bros, will participate in an online discussion on April 11 about how they have made positive changes in the Portland area.

Image shows a headshot of Nicholas Kristof, 63-year-old white man with dark brown hair, wearing a black suit jacket, light blue button-down shirt and red tie. Journalist Nicholas Kristof to give lecture at OSU April 24 on homelessness, rural-urban divide

Award-winning global journalist and author Nicholas Kristof will discuss homelessness, poverty and the rural-urban divide in Oregon and the U.S. while giving the 2023 McCall Lecture at Oregon State University on April 24.

Ines Cadena and Kaitlin Fogg Oregon State researchers develop new model for quickly evaluating cervical cancer drugs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have created a means of speeding up and improving the evaluation process for drugs used to combat cervical cancer.

March - 2023

March - 2023
Peppers grown by Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes of OSU Extension. Photo by Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes. Growing peppers adds flavor to ethnic dishes

Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes, Oregon State University Extension Service Open Campus and Juntos student success coordinator, has been growing his home garden for five years. All of his bounty goes into meals he cooks with culturally important foods.

Juvenile black rockfish, photo by Will Fennie Juvenile black rockfish affected by marine heat wave but not always for the worse, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Larvae produced by black rockfish, a linchpin of the West Coast commercial fishing industry for the past eight decades, fared better during two recent years of unusually high ocean temperatures than had been feared, new research by Oregon State University shows.

With fewer salmon to eat, Southern Resident killer whales spend less time in the San Juan Islands

As a key food supply declines, the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales, known to frequent the Salish Sea off the coasts of Washington and British Columbia, is spending far less time in that region, a new study shows.

Black-backed woodpecker Woodpecker that likes burned forest can breed in unburned woods too, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A species of woodpecker once thought to limit itself to recently burned areas can breed successfully in the unburned parts of fire-prone landscapes too, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists that holds key implications for improved conservation and forest management efforts.

Wind energy generation Researchers develop electrolyte enabling high efficiency of safe, sustainable zinc batteries

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists led by an Oregon State University researcher have developed a new electrolyte that raises the efficiency of the zinc metal anode in zinc batteries to nearly 100%, a breakthrough on the way to an alternative to lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage.

ribs and other bones from a blue whale skeleton are laid out on the ground Rare blue whale skeleton heads to Canada for final cleaning and preservation so it can go on display in Newport

The skeleton of a rare 70-foot blue whale that washed up on the Oregon coast several years ago will journey to Alberta, Canada later this week so a team of preservation and restoration specialists can prepare it for public display at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Sanjida Yeasmin, photo by Johanna Carson OSU researchers create artificial enzyme for fast detection of disease-related hormone in sweat

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a handheld sensor that tests perspiration for cortisol and provides results in eight minutes, a key advance in monitoring a hormone whose levels are a marker for many illnesses including various cancers.

Dead Douglas-fir trees in the Applegate Valley area of Oregon's Klamath Mountains. Photo by Bob Schroeder, U.S. Forest Service. Douglas-fir in Klamath Mountains are in ‘decline spiral,’ Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Increases in mortality among Douglas-fir in the Klamath Mountains are the result of multiple factors that have the iconic tree in a “decline spiral” in parts of the region, a new study by the Oregon State University College of Forestry and OSU Extension Service indicates.

Soil thermometer Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

This year, however, paying attention to soil temperature is the best way to go for knowing when to plant vegetables. An inexpensive soil thermometer helps keep planting time in perspective.

Oregon State researchers begin to unravel whale entanglement risk factors off Oregon Coast

New research by an Oregon State University-led team is beginning to unravel the times of year and locations where whales are at greatest danger of entanglement in fishing gear on the Oregon Coast.

Surprising role of plankton in buffering climate change topic of Oregon State Science Pub talk April 5

The surprising role that invisible single-celled microbes play in buffering climate change impacts in ocean waters will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. April 5.

Oregon State names dean of College of Pharmacy

David Bearden, interim dean of Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy since December 2020, has been named dean of the college.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University names two distinguished professors

Oregon State University has named Emily Ho and Yanyun Zhao as its 2023 University Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university bestows on faculty.

Art show at Oregon State includes Antarctic paintings with connection to OSU scientist

An Oregon State University gallery is holding a water-themed art show from March 15 to April 28 that includes paintings from a Salem-based painter who traveled to Antarctica to document the continent’s changing landscape and has strong ties to an Oregon State scientist who studies the continent.

Erica Fischer, left, and Rachael Ramsey. Photo by Johanna Carson National education group honors Oregon State College of Engineering for diversity efforts

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A national education group is honoring the Oregon State University College of Engineering for its work in recruiting and supporting women and underrepresented minorities within the college.

Watch chickens hatch on OSU Extension’s popular livestream

Since the annual livestream launched in 2014, more than 83,400 people from around the world have watched chicks hatching on the OSU Extension website and more have watched on TV station websites.

Kevin Buch with OSU Small Boat Program shows off research dive equipment during a past Marine Science Day at Hatfield Marine Science Center. OSU’s Hatfield Center to host Marine Science Day April 8 in Newport

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its annual science fair and open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

Oregon State names dean of College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Tuba Özkan-Haller, an Oregon State University professor, noted international oceanography researcher, and leader of university research initiatives and diversity, equity and inclusion actions, has been named dean of the university’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Oregon State names Rob Stone next leader of its Impact Studio

Rob Stone, professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, has been named the executive director of the university’s Impact Studio.

Psychologist Laurie Santos to speak about science of happiness during virtual lecture hosted by Oregon State

Nationally acclaimed psychologist, professor and podcast host Laurie Santos will talk about the science of happiness on April 4 as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series.

aerial view of Memorial Union building State higher education leaders focus on need to further support college students during Oregon State panel

Oregon legislative and higher education leaders on Tuesday spotlighted the need to increase state support for college students and to make it easier for students to navigate Oregon’s education system during a panel discussion at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees approve potential future board candidates, change to bylaws

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Tuesday approved a slate of potential future at-large board members to recommend for consideration to be appointed by Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek.

2019 Boundary Prescribed Burn, Fremont-Winema National Forest, photo by Skye Greenler, OSU College of Forestry. To help Oregon’s dry forests, fire needs to be just the right intensity, and happen more than once

Oregon State University research into the ability of a wildfire to improve the health of a forest uncovered a Goldilocks effect – unless a blaze falls in a narrow severity range, neither too hot nor too cold, it isn’t very good at helping forest landscapes return to their historical, more fire-tolerant conditions.

Oregon State Penitentiary, photo by Oregon DOC Opioid overdose risk 10 times greater for those recently released from prison, research shows

People recently released from prison in Oregon face a risk for opioid overdose 10 times greater than the general public, according to a new study led by an Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientist.

Growing Your Own iis now n Spanish. OSU Extension’s ‘Growing Your Own’ gardening book now available in Spanish

The new version of Growing Your Own continues Extension’s commitment to expanding language access and accessibility,

Akula, left, and student in lab (photo by Johanna Carson) Oregon State gets grant to explore carbon sequestration in 3D-printed building materials

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratory have received a three-year, $540,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore capturing carbon dioxide from industrial emissions and sequestering it in a mineralized form in 3D-printed building materials.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, where some OSU public health researchers have their offices; building is old-fashioned yellow brick with red at the top and black roofs on the spires. Oregon State celebrates International Women’s Day with events on March 8

Oregon State University will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, recognizing achievements by women within Oregon State and globally

Graphic depicting how new photocatalyst works Oregon State develops catalyst that purifies herbicide-tainted water and produces hydrogen

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Science have developed a dual-purpose catalyst that purifies herbicide-tainted water while also producing hydrogen.

February - 2023

February - 2023
aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet to consider vice-chair, future potential board candidates

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet virtually from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 7 to consider the vice chair position and potential candidates to recommend for appointment by Gov. Tina Kotek for anticipated at-large vacancies on the board.

Blue whale foraging and reproduction are related to environmental conditions, study shows

A new study of New Zealand blue whales’ vocalizations indicates the whales are present year-round in the South Taranaki Bight and their behavior is influenced by environmental conditions in the region.

Two bowhead whales surface in a small opening in the sea ice. As sea ice declines in the Arctic, bowhead whales are adjusting their migration patterns

As sea ice declines in the Arctic, bowhead whales are staying north of the Bering Strait more frequently, a shift that could affect the long-term health of the bowhead population and impact the Indigenous communities that rely on the whales, a new study by Oregon State University researchers shows.

Sunflower sea star, photo by Steve Lonhart Sea stars able to consume kelp-eating urchins fast enough to protect kelp forests, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A research team including a scientist from Oregon State University has provided the first experimental evidence that a species of endangered sea star protects kelp forests along North America’s Pacific Coast by preying on substantial numbers of kelp-eating urchins.

Oregon State University to host college affordability summit, including panel with state leaders

Oregon State University will host a summit on March 7 about making college more affordable and accessible.

Demographic disparities in financial literacy topic of Oregon State Science Pub talk March 1

Financial literacy and how an Oregon State University center seeks to reduce disparities among demographic groups on the topic will be the focus of OSU's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. March 1.

Burned and fragmented forest in Amazon Researchers develop machine learning model to improve Amazon carbon storage estimates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A collaboration led by an Oregon State University College of Forestry researcher has used very-high-resolution satellite imagery to develop a machine learning model that aims to improve climate scientists’ ability to estimate carbon stocks in the Amazon.

conifer seedling Five tips for properly planting a conifer tree

When it comes to planting conifers, timing is everything.

Local authorities respond to the 2020 Slater fire in Happy Camp, California, during the first day of explosive fire growth after which over 90,000 acres were burned and over 200 homes were lost.  (photo by Will Harling,   director of the Mid Klamath Water Feedback loops make climate action even more urgent, scientists say

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international collaboration led by Oregon State University scientists has identified 26 global warming accelerators known as amplifying feedback loops that the researchers say aren’t being properly included in climate models.

Oregon State opens applications for new polar science experience program for educators

The application period will open Feb. 20 for the first round of research experiences for educators through Polar STEAM, a new Oregon State University-led program to promote the importance of research in the Arctic and Antarctic through education and the arts.

Oregon State Ecampus secures grant funding to help veterans who learn online with housing costs

Thanks to a state grant, Oregon State University’s Ecampus online education program is offering assistance to some military veterans in Oregon who learn online but receive significantly less GI Bill housing support than students enrolled in on-campus instruction.

Public health leader, Oregon State alumnus Dr. Charity Dean to give commencement address on June 17

Dr. Charity Dean, who helped guide the state of California’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and an Oregon State University alumnus, will deliver the commencement address at the university’s 154th graduation ceremony.

Camille Palmer is the associate school head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in the OSU College of Engineering. Oregon State University researcher to help lead $25 million nuclear forensics project

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University faculty member has been selected as the deputy director of a $25 million, 16-university consortium tasked with educating the next generation of nuclear forensic scientists while researching new technology for nuclear security and nonproliferation.

Adrian Gallo holds a disc of ice from a permafrost core in the OSU corelab freezer. Moisture the key to soils’ ability to sequester carbon, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Soil is the Earth’s second-biggest carbon storage locker after the ocean, and a research collaboration has shown that it’s moisture, not temperature or mineral content, that’s the key to how well the soil carbon warehouse works.

Changing climate conditions likely facilitated early human migration to the Americas at key intervals, research suggests

Researchers have pinpointed two intervals when ice and ocean conditions would have been favorable to support early human migration from Asia to North America late in the last ice age, a new paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows.

Foliar scorch, photo by Gabriela Ritokova Pacific Northwest heat dome tree damage more about temperature than drought, scientists say

Widespread tree scorch in the Pacific Northwest that became visible shortly after multiple days of record-setting, triple-digit temperatures in June 2021 was more attributable to heat than to drought conditions, Oregon State University researchers say.

chickens Are you thinking of raising chickens because of record-breaking egg prices? Do your research

Raising and keeping chickens isn’t cheap so you’re not going to save money compared to buying eggs at the market.

The classroom seed kit contains gardening calendar, stickers, foil pans, seed markers, a spray bottle and a peat pot. OSU Extension statewide seed giveaway set to return for fourth year

Starting Feb. 6, individuals and households, schools and groups can sign up to receive an individual/household seed kit, group kit or seed-starting teacher classroom kit through the mail. 

Stock image of Waldo Hall, where some OSU public health researchers have their offices; building is old-fashioned yellow brick with red at the top and black roofs on the spires. OSU report illustrates severe crisis among Oregon health care workforce

Oregon needs to improve the supply and distribution of health care providers, enhance the resiliency and well-being of health care workers and increase diversity among the health care workforce to provide more culturally and linguistically responsive care, a new report by Oregon State University researchers found.

Image of Pamela Eddy OSU to host talk on equity-minded leadership in community colleges Feb. 23 in Portland and online

Higher education leader Pamela Eddy will speak on developing community college leaders who promote social justice at the Oregon State University College of Education’s annual Charles E. Carpenter lecture Feb. 23.

Americans need to grapple with the country’s complexity, Jelani Cobb says during Oregon State University address

Confronting America’s complexity and contradictions is necessary to carry on the work of Martin Luther King Jr., said higher education leader, historian and journalist Jelani Cobb speaking Wednesday at Oregon State University.

Looking beyond microplastics, Oregon State researchers find that cotton and synthetic microfibers impact behavior and growth of aquatic organisms

While microplastics have received significant attention in recent years for their negative environmental impacts, a new study from Oregon State University scientists found microfibers from synthetic materials as well as cotton impacted the behavior and growth of water organisms.

Image is a blue background with the text Congrats to the 2022 AAAS Fellows Two Oregon State University researchers honored as 2022 AAAS fellows

Two Oregon State University researchers have been named 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows for distinguished contributions to the fields of fungal biology and coral reef biology.

January - 2023

January - 2023
Far-off storms fuel sneaker waves along Pacific Northwest coast, new research suggests

Sneaker waves are likely fueled by a specific type of wave condition generated by far-off storms and paired with just the right conditions closer to shore, a new study by Oregon State University researchers has found.

Bighorn ram, photo by Birgitta Jansen, National Park Service. GPS tracking, simulations show optimal locations to help desert bighorn sheep cross freeways

Desert bighorn sheep whose Southern California range is bisected by freeways may one day benefit from Oregon State University modeling designed to show where the animals would be most apt to use overpasses to safely cross the interstates.

Fishing in synchrony brings mutual benefits for dolphins and people in Brazil, research shows

By working together, dolphins and net-casting fishers in Brazil each catch more fish, a rare example of an interaction by two top predators that is beneficial to both parties, researchers have concluded following 15 years of study of the practice.

Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with a series of events

Events highlight the achievements and perseverance of Black and African American communities

pruning fruit tree Fruit trees need attention this time of year

Whether you have one or several, or plan to plant your first fruit tree, it’s time to give them the attention needed to keep them healthy and bearing fruit.

Incorporating mindfulness into social justice classes topic of Feb. 8 Oregon State Science Pub

Incorporating mindfulness into the curriculum of undergraduate social justice courses will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

An instructor leads students in a Body Pump class at OSU; students are arrayed about a fitness room in front of a wall of mirrors, lying back on stacks of risers and raising barbells over their heads. Physical education requirements continue to decline at colleges and universities, OSU study finds

A new study from Oregon State University found that about 32% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require some form of physical education course to graduate, down from 39% as observed in an OSU study from 2010.

Wolves eliminate deer on Alaskan Island then quickly shift to eating sea otters, research finds

Wolves on an Alaskan island caused a deer population to plummet and switched to primarily eating sea otters in just a few years, a finding scientists at Oregon State University and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game believe is the first case of sea otters becoming the primary food source for a land-based predator.

Oregon State Board of Trustees hears update on Elliott State Research Forest, elects leader

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees met Friday and heard an update on the university’s plan to manage the Elliott State Research Forest.

OSU-led wave energy testing facility reaches key construction milestones

The last major pieces of the contract to build the wave energy test facility PacWave South have been executed, paving the way for the completion of the Oregon State University-led facility off the coast of Newport.

A group of students from the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program stand close together and smile for a picture while wearing bright blue t-shirts that say "This is what a feminist looks like." Oregon State’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program holds 50th anniversary celebration

Oregon State University’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program turns 50 this year, and a week of activities is planned for Jan. 23-29 to celebrate the anniversary and to learn about the program’s history and future from alumni, faculty, guest scholars and current students.

Masive flames billow up among the pine trees behind a large house on the edge of the forest. Homeowners’ cultural traits should be considered when promoting wildfire mitigation efforts, OSU study finds

People’s cultural worldviews play a part in how they respond to wildfire risk, and should be taken into account in efforts to get homeowners to engage in pre-fire mitigation efforts such as adjusting landscaping and preparing an evacuation plan, an Oregon State University study found.

Lookout Creek watershed, February 1996. This image appeared with the paper in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Forest landslides’ frequency, size influenced more by road building, logging than heavy rain

A long-term Pacific Northwest study of landslides, clear-cutting timber and building roads shows that a forest’s management history has a greater impact on how often landslides occur and how severe they are compared to how much water is coursing through a watershed.

Freightliner SuperTruck 1 Oregon State partnering with Daimler Truck as part of $199M federal push for cleaner cars and trucks

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are partnering with Daimler Truck North America to develop a zero-emissions heavy-duty truck capable of regional and long-haul freight deliveries.

Manzanita 7 winter-blooming plants to nourish bees

Even a small amount of habitat will sustain bees, even rare species.

Brian Woods White House appoints OSU professor to U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

Brian Woods, professor and head of the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in the Oregon State University College of Engineering, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Researchers on slope, photo by Lina DiGregorio As climate warms, drier air likely to be more stressful than less rainfall for Douglas-fir trees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Douglas-fir trees will likely experience more stress from drier air as the climate changes than they will from less rain, computer modeling by Oregon State University scientists shows.

Ocean-themed films to be featured at Big Blue Film Fest in Newport Jan. 27-28

Sixteen ocean-themed films will be featured during the inaugural Big Blue Film Fest Jan. 27-28 at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Nanoparticles accumulate in neural retina, image by Tetiana Korzun Oregon State University researchers take key step toward new treatment for hereditary blindness

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University College of Pharmacy scientists have demonstrated in animal models the possibility of using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA, the technology underpinning COVID-19 vaccines, to treat blindness associated with a rare genetic condition.

Image of book cover for Study Like a Champ. Title is in blocky all-caps above a cartoon brain lifting a heavy weight. Oregon State professor publishes book with strategies to help students ‘Study Like a Champ’

In a new book published this week, an Oregon State University professor offers study techniques, myth-busting and psychological research to explain why teaching and learning work the way they do.

Award stickers and taste descriptions matter for artisanal cheese buyers, Oregon State research shows

Consumers are willing to pay more for familiar, versus unfamiliar, varieties of cheese if there is a sticker on the cheese indicating it won an award or if sensory information about the cheese – such as a description of its taste or food pairing suggestions – is included, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to discuss Elliott State Research Forest, preliminary tuition scenarios at Jan 19-20 meeting

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Jan. 19-20 and hear a briefing on the Elliott State Research Forest, discuss preliminary tuition scenarios and budget planning for the 2024 fiscal year and hear an update on the university’s strategic plan.

Writer Jelani Cobb to give keynote at Oregon State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Oregon State University’s 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration will take place during the next month with a series of events on the Corvallis campus, including a day of service, peace breakfast, march and keynote address by higher education leader and writer Jelani Cobb.

Dr. Carlos Sanchez of Oregon Zoo, left, and Dr. Ron Mandsager of OSU, right, wheel Bernadette the tiger on a gurney through a hallway in OSU's veterinary hopital After medical testing at OSU veterinary hospital, Oregon Zoo tiger Bernadette happy & healthy

After diagnostic testing at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital, 6-year-old Amur tiger Bernadette from the Oregon Zoo is back to her healthy, playful self, zoo staff say.

Oregon faces sustained and novel risks and opportunities as climate changes, new assessment shows

Oregon continues to face new and enduring hazards related to climate change, but opportunities for adaptation and mitigation are also expanding, the latest assessment released today by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute indicates.

December - 2022

December - 2022
Inspecting clover, a major compoonent of eco-lawn. Photo by Setphen Ward. Top 10 stories of 2022 cover a wide range of topics

Catch the Top 10 gardening stories of 2022.


Hands at computer keyboard Oregon State University receives $4.8M to address national cybersecurity workforce shortage

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received $4.8 million from the National Science Foundation to help the United States close a big gap between the number of cybersecurity job openings and the number of qualified applicants for those positions.

First total ear canal removal surgery performed on Ella the pig at Oregon State veterinary hospital

Doctors at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital performed the first known total ear canal ablation surgery on a pig last week, in consultation with a human ear doctor who previously operated on the lead veterinary surgeon’s ear.