May - 2009

May - 2009
aerial view of Memorial Union building Active Women with Menstrual Dysfunction Sought for Study, Intervention

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Active woman with menstrual dysfunction between the ages of 18 and 35 may be eligible to participate in a new study and an intervention at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU joins Peace Corps Masters International Program

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has become a Peace Corps Master’s International partner, and will participate in an innovative program that allows a graduate student to get a master’s degree while also doing a full 27-month service project in the Peace Corps.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Airborne disease holds potential for unexpected, accelerated spread

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Both plant and human diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential to spread far more rapidly than has been understood, according to a new study, in findings that pose serious concerns not only for some human diseases but also a new fungus that threatens global wheat production.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Research identifies genetic "master regulator" in skin formation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development, in research that could help address everything from skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis to the wrinkling of skin as people age.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Fifty years of collaboration: Warm Springs tribes, OSU build on historic partnership

CORVALLIS, Ore.— For some 11,000 years, native peoples of the Pacific Northwest gathered at Oregon’s Celilo Falls to fish its enormous salmon runs and trade such a wide range of goods that historians described the area in the 19th century as the “Wall Street of the West.”

aerial view of Memorial Union building Older adults' concern for personal health linked to walking difficulty

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Older adults who worry about their health engage in less physical activity, and those who participate in less activity are more likely to report having difficulty walking, according to a new study.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Russian-language comedy play to show at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Russian Troupe will stage Mikhail Bulgakov’s “Half-Witted Jourdain” on April 3 and 4.

 

aerial view of Memorial Union building Vitamin D, immune response may reduce fatal infections in dialysis patients

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Higher levels of a certain antimicrobial protein that’s regulated by vitamin D appear to significantly reduce the risk of death from infection in dialysis patients, a new study has found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to host Gerontology conference, April 2-3

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host its 33rd annual gerontology conference April 2-3 on campus.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU's Lubchenco confirmed as undersecretary of Commerce, head of NOAA

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University community awoke to news this morning that one of its own, renowned marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, an OSU faculty member for more than three decades, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate late yesterday to serve as undersecretary of Commerce in the Obama administration.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Health professionals learn to spot food insecurity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Although more than 12 percent of Oregon's households are considered to be "food insecure," compared to 11 percent nationally, it's not easy to identify individual households where meals are skipped because of lack of money to buy food.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to harness the power of its students - literally

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Every day, thousands of college students determinedly hit the cardio machines, lowering their stress after a tough exam, getting in shape for spring, or working off those chocolate chip cookies that showed up in a care package from home.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Media critic Jennifer Pozner to speak at OSU on women and reality TV

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jennifer Pozner, founder of Women in Media and News, will give a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Monday, Feb. 23, that looks at how women are portrayed on “reality” television shows.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Conversation with Justice Betty Roberts kicks off Women's History Month events, Feb. 25

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A conversation between Oregon’s first woman Supreme Court justice and the director of a group that provides leadership training programs to college women in Oregon is the kick-off event for a series of Women’s History Month programs being presented by the Oregon State University Women’s Center.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Tsunami simulations featured during National Engineers Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Next week students from Sweet Home, Ore., to Washington, D.C., not to mention program managers from the National Science Foundation, will all be building small, tsunami-resistance structures – only to knock them over with waves and see which ones survive.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Iraqi university presidents visiting Oregon State University this Saturday

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As part of a tour of key campuses across the United States, a delegation of Iraqi university presidents is visiting Oregon State University this Saturday. The initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the American Council on Education, but the OSU leg of the tour was made possible, in part, by the efforts of an alumnus who helped create a relationship between OSU and Iraqi universities while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Findings may lead to new cancer therapies

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University have identified a protein that’s essential to life but, when “expressed” at too high a level in cells, can lead to their death.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Second lecture in Charles Darwin Series to look at theologies

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Piers Hale will deliver a lecture titled “The Post-Darwinian Natural Theologies of Asa Gray and Charles Kingsley” on Friday, Feb. 20, at Oregon State University. The free public lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Memorial Union Room 208.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to reopen gardening hotline in Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. – Gardeners in Multnomah County now have a new way to get answers to questions ranging from how to keep black spot off their roses to how to grow beans and blueberries.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Press shares in $1-million grant for Indigenous studies series

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State University Press is part of a four-member partnership sharing in a new $1-million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will establish a collaborative publishing program focused on Indigenous studies.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon students receive state 4-H scholarships

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sixteen high school students from across the state have been awarded State 4-H Scholarship Awards through the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Help available for first-time gardeners

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The faltering economy combined with interest in healthy food choices has led to an increase in calls to Oregon State University Extension Service county offices with questions about growing food in home gardens – and more calls are expected as spring approaches.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Hires University of Florida Grad to Help Cattle Ranchers

BURNS, Ore. – Oregon State University has hired a recently graduated animal scientist from the University of Florida to conduct research on beef cattle and help address ranchers' needs.

Fish Trax: Consumers Can Track Fish, Meet the Fishermen

PORTLAND, Ore. – Seafood lovers who prefer eating local products will soon have another tool at their disposal – a bar-coding system that traces the history of their fish from ocean to market and introduces the buyer to the fishermen who supplied their meal.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Researchers Find Key Link Between Influenza Prevalence, Absolute Humidity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study by Oregon researchers has found a significant correlation between “absolute” humidity and influenza virus survival and transmission. When absolute humidity is low – as in peak flu months of January and February – the virus appears to survive longer and transmission rates increase.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU food drive gathers mountains of donations

CORVALLIS, Ore. – At a time when local emergency food pantries are facing growing demands, Oregon State University faculty, staff and students collected and donated the equivalent of more than 485,000 pounds of food during OSU’s annual food drive, which took place throughout the month of February.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Report: OSU reduced net greenhouse emissions 30 percent in 2007-08

Large purchases of renewable energy – funded by a fee that Oregon State University students imposed upon themselves – helped OSU reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent during the 2007-08 fiscal year, according to a new report.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Graduate students honored

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University have been honored for their academic accomplishments.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Advance made in turning water, sunlight into fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Simply split H2O into H2 and O. And just like that, the energy crisis is solved. That may sound too easy to be true. Actually, it’s not all that easy, but it could be true. According to engineers at Oregon State University, it should be possible to meet much of the world’s energy needs with nothing more than the combination of water, sunlight and cyanobacteria. And an important advance has just been made toward that goal.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Scientists to return to undersea volcano, which may be erupting again

NEWPORT, Ore. – An international team of scientists will return this April 3-17 to an undersea volcano near the Mariana Islands northwest of Guam where in 2004 they observed a deep-ocean eruption live for the first time from a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV – a feat they duplicated in 2006.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU College of Education alums return to quilt, share teaching practices

CORVALLIS, Ore. – While most classrooms in Oregon State University’s Education Hall were quiet on a recent Sunday afternoon, the steady hum of sewing machines and the murmur of voices made it clear that one room was busy.

aerial view of Memorial Union building College of Forestry Names Administrators

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two new administrators have been appointed in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

Steve Tesch, a professor of silviculture in the OSU Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, has been named executive associate dean. Brenda McComb, an associate dean for natural resources at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been named head of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Alumni Association honors four with awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Alumni Association has honored four individuals with awards for leadership, achievement and contributions to OSU. Recipients include Patrick Stone of Portland; and Johnnie and Carol Rice, Dean Frischknecht and Kate Hunter-Zaworski, all of Corvallis.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Hummingbird "Tag" Suggests Fragmentation May Be Part of Pollination Crisis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To find out the cause of what’s being called a global “pollination crisis,” researchers at Oregon State University have successfully attached an electronic tracking device to a hummingbird for the first time – and the darting travels of the tiny bird may be pointing the way to at least part of the problem.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Lincoln City seminar promotes local self-reliance

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – A seminar that promotes local self-reliance through three cornerstones of energy, community and economy will be held Wednesday, March 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU engineering student named Fulbright scholar

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Danielle Jansik, a graduate student in environmental engineering at Oregon State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will study next year in Denmark.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Strauss named 'Forest Biotechnologist of the Year'

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Steven Strauss, a distinguished professor of forest biotechnology at Oregon State University, has been named the 2008 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biotechnology.

aerial view of Memorial Union building New wood composites course to aid industry professionals

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An online short course series on wood-based composite science will begin May 11 to provide professionals with a fundamental knowledge of wood as an engineering material in the manufacture of wood-based composites.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU seeks nominations for 2009 Excellence in Family Business awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Excellence in Family Business Awards, presented by Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program. The awards program, first presented in 1988, is both the first and longest-running family business recognition series in the nation.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University library faculty grant open access to their work

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Faculty at Oregon State University Libraries are granting open access to their scholarship and knowledge.

On March 6, library faculty adopted a policy that requires deposit of final published versions of scholarly works in the libraries’ institutional repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU. This is the first open access mandate adopted by a library faculty in the United States, according to Michael Boock, head of digital access services for OSU Libraries.

aerial view of Memorial Union building California first graders have eye on becoming OSU's Class of 2020

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Cielo Vista Elementary School may be a long way from Corvallis, but there is a small contingent of passionate Beaver supporters who haven’t even graduated from first grade yet.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Green buildings laboratory to boost sustainable construction

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Imagine taking wood that’s soft and weak and using a combination of heat, steam and pressure to transform it into a product more than twice as strong as Douglas fir. And consider that this wood comes from trees that grow incredibly fast and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon BEST facilitates $1.6-million investment in green building research
aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU receives grant from American Forest Foundation to address transfer of family forests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The American Forest Foundation this week announced a three-year, $510,000 grant to Oregon State University to help address an issue of growing concern to many of America’s 10 million family forest owners: What happens to the forest under the next owners?

aerial view of Memorial Union building Documentary film to premiere at human rights festival in Geneva

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University faculty member and Portland resident Patti Duncan, along with co-producer Skye Fitzgerald, will premiere their documentary film, “Finding Face,” at The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, which takes place March 6-15 in Geneva. “Finding Face” screens on March 11 and 14.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Rip currents could play role in increased coastal erosion

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amid growing concern about rising sea levels triggered by global warming, Oregon Sea Grant researchers at Oregon State University are discovering that rip currents might play a role in coastal erosion because they create rip “embayments” – or low areas on sandy beaches – that expose nearby land to higher rates of erosion by wave activity.

OSU News Release Scientists return to erupting undersea volcano; find massive cone, new species

Scientists just back from an erupting undersea volcano near Guam report that the volcano appears to be continuously active, has grown considerably during the past three years and supports a thriving biological community, despite the eruptions.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU taking applications for middle school summer science camp
aerial view of Memorial Union building 2009 Art About Agriculture tour begins at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS. Ore. – The 27th annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibit opens March 16 and runs through April 24 at the Oregon State University LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Art Gallery.

OSU Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two Oregon State University researchers have uncovered a pattern of distrust – and sometimes outright antagonism – among physicians at hospitals and midwives who are transporting their homebirth clients to the hospital because of complications.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation gives $500,000 to OSU College of Forestry

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has made a $500,000 gift to Oregon State University, home to one of the premier academic forestry programs in North America.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Horning Conference to examine oceanography, coinciding with OSU anniversary

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A special conference at Oregon State University on May 14-15 will focus on the emergence of oceanography in the mid-20th century as a critically important science. The event coincides with the 50th anniversary of oceanography at OSU.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Technology commercialization guru to present first 'Innovation Lecture' at OSU, May 11

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A longtime leader in launching and growing leading-edge technology firms will present the first Oregon State University “Innovation Lecture” Monday, May 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center as part of “Recognizing Excellence Week.”

aerial view of Memorial Union building Universities study health of organic, conventional dairy cows with $1 million grant

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three universities have launched a four-year study with nearly $1 million in funding that will examine the impact that organic and conventional management practices have on the health of cows at 300 dairy farms in New York, Oregon and Wisconsin.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University's Housing and Dining Services named Ivy Award winner

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Housing and Dining Services has been named the 2009 Ivy Award winner by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine for its demonstration of the highest standard of excellence in food, service and overall hospitality.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Inappropriate drug prescriptions potentially wasting millions, raising health risks

CORVALLIS, Ore.- A recent study in Oregon suggests that drugs designed for treating the most severe mental illnesses are often prescribed at inappropriately low doses and at considerable expense, for use in conditions where their benefit has not been established.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Open Source Lab announces OSL Alliance corporate sponsorship program
aerial view of Memorial Union building Applications Sought for 2009 High School Business Educator Awards

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Outstanding High School Business Educator Awards, presented by the Portland Tribune and the Oregon State University College of Business.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Neah-Kah-Nie wins Salmon Bowl once again

CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the fourth consecutive year, a team from Neah-Kah-Nie High School has won the regional Salmon Bowl competition at Oregon State University, and qualified for a trip to nationals.

aerial view of Memorial Union building California's Poet Laureate to Read, Answer Questions at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – California’s poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes will visit the Oregon State University campus on Friday, Feb. 20, to read from her works. The reading, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the Valley Library main floor rotunda, 201 S.W. Waldo Place, Corvallis, and is free and open to the public.

OSU News Release Public Urged to Refrain from Handling Seal Pups

Seal pups are appearing on the beaches of Oregon, and an Oregon State University marine mammal biologist is urging the public to refrain from trying to “rescue” them. Bystanders should stay at least 50 yards away and keep dogs leashed.

OSU News Release National Geographic Channel Film on blue whales features OSU's Mate, Pacific storm

Documentary narrated by actor Tom Selleck

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Business Students Take Second in Accounting Competition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of four accounting students from Oregon State University's College of Business took second prize in the recent 2009 Berntson Porter/University of Washington Master of Professional Accounting Tax Competition in Seattle.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Dry Lands, Turmoil Provide Perfect Forum for Student Venture

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A group of students from Oregon State University who want to learn how to balance water management with conflicting interest groups are headed to one of the most arid, conflict-riddled regions of the world to see what lessons it can offer.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Portland Summit to Discuss Harmful Algal Blooms; Public Session Set on Feb. 12

PORTLAND, Ore. – Scientists and policymakers are holding a three-day summit in Portland to analyze the effects of harmful algal blooms along the West Coast and to discuss ways to develop a more effective monitoring process for Oregon, Washington and California.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Sea Level Rise Could Be Worse Than Anticipated

CORVALLIS, Ore. – If global warming some day causes the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to collapse, as many experts believe it could, the resulting sea level rise in much of the United States and other parts of the world would be significantly higher than is currently projected, a new study concludes.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Alum, NASA Astronaut to Speak at Engineers Week Banquet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – NASA astronaut and Oregon State University alumnus Donald Pettit, a veteran of almost six months in space, will be the featured speaker on Monday, Feb. 23, at the 10th annual Engineers Week Banquet at OSU.

Book on Old Growth Forests Combines Views of Different Stakeholders

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore looks at an old growth forest and sees a sanctuary, a place that has spiritual value. Timber company chairman Howard Sohn sees the value in old growth for its ecological characteristics, and wants to remove the guilt associated with forest management.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Annual Student Fashion Show to be Held June 1

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual Student Design Exhibition and Fashion Show at Oregon State University will take place on Monday, June 1, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Hires Texas A&M Entomologist to Study Honeybee Health

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has hired a honeybee researcher from Texas A&M University as part of an initiative to help ensure that there are enough healthy honeybees to pollinate Oregon's crops.

aerial view of Memorial Union building 'Science Pub-Corvallis' hosts talk on organic produce, clean soil and local food May 11

CORALLIS, Ore. – Two Oregon State University experts on organic produce, what it takes to grow it and the local food movement are the featured speakers for the May 11 “Science Pub-Corvallis,” the popular monthly series that takes science out of the lab and into a relaxed setting where everyone can enjoy learning, regardless of educational background.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Study Finds Oldest Trees Grow Slowest - Even as Youngsters

NEWPORT, Ore. – A newly published study has found that the oldest trees in the forest also grow the slowest – and they likely aren’t the prettiest.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Women's Network formed

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s women employees have a new opportunity to work, socialize and mentor each other with the introduction of the OSU Women’s Network.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Researcher to Work with Marion County Youths on Vet Med Project

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Elementary students at Marion and Turner schools in Marion County will have the opportunity to learn about the intestinal physiology of a llama, examine a freeze-dried horse leg, compare the differences between a veterinarian and a medical doctor, and help conduct an exam on a dog.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Campus planning celebrates OSU's National Historic District

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A ceremony honoring Oregon State University’s rich history, architectural legacy and newly formed OSU National Historic District will be held May 14 on campus. A new National Historic District marker will be unveiled at 1 p.m.

aerial view of Memorial Union building New ONAMI Fellow to Examine Safety, Toxicology Aspects of Nanotechnology

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Stacey Harper, a nationally recognized leader in the interactions of nanomaterials with biological systems, has been named as the sixth “signature research faculty fellow” of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, or ONAMI.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU invites essay contest entries on commitment to diversity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Student writers are invited to submit essays for a contest being held by the Oregon State University Office of Community and Diversity to generate ideas for making OSU the “destination of choice for people who are committed to diversity.”

aerial view of Memorial Union building Faculty authors, distinguished professors and inventors the focus of 'Recognizing Excellence Week'

CORALLIS, Ore. – The second-annual “Recognizing Excellence” week at Oregon State University kicks off on May 11 with a half-day of events focused on faculty researchers, their inventions and commercializing OSU innovations for the marketplace.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Oceanographer, Forest Hydrologist Named AGU Fellows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Clare Reimers, a professor of chemical oceanography at Oregon State University, and Jeffrey McDonnell, an OSU forest hydrologist, have been elected fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Mental Health Expert to Speak at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and the Office of Student Affairs are working to shed light on mental health.

aerial view of Memorial Union building 2009 Alumni & Business Partner Award Winners Announced

PORTLAND, Ore. – Leading Oregon State University alumni and industry professionals took center stage during the 2009 Alumni and Business Partner Awards dinner, hosted by the College of Business in Portland Thursday (May 7). The Pamplin Media Group was the event’s premier sponsor.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Experts Explore Pathways to Salmon Resilience in New Journal Issue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Is there anything really new to be said about the prospects for salmon in the Pacific Northwest? Yes, says a group of experts, including several from Oregon State University, in a series of perspectives collected in a special feature issue of the online journal Ecology and Society.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Yunker lecture to feature nanotech expert

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual Yunker Lecture at Oregon State University will be presented Wednesday, June 3, by Paul McEuen, a leading expert on the science and technology of nanostructures.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Marine Reserves Featured at New Google Ocean Site

SAN FRANCISCO – One part of a new Google Earth feature that was announced today, Ocean in Google Earth, will highlight marine reserves – one of the most promising approaches to conserving biodiversity, restoring decimated fish populations and other marine species, and bringing significant parts of the world’s oceans back to health.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Students Teach Financial Literacy at Local High School

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Students in the Oregon State University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are partnering with the Corvallis school district to teach financial literacy courses to high school students at Harding Center, an alternative education facility.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Former Tanzania Peace Corps Official Heads OSU Extension in Portland Area

PORTLAND, Ore. – Patrick Proden's jobs have taken him from one extreme to another: from the concrete jungle of Baltimore's rough inner city, to a tiny town in rugged Alaska with no indoor plumbing, to the hot and humid coast of Tanzania.

And now Oregon.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Four Teachers Receive 2009 Outstanding High School Business Educator Award

PORTLAND, Ore. – Exceeding expectations is a common trait found among the four recipients of the second annual Outstanding High School Business Educator Awards. The honors are presented annually to recognize outstanding Oregon and southwest Washington high school business educators.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Sea Grant Extension Veterinarian Helps Control Virus in Koi Ponds

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Call him the koi doctor. An ichthyologist a la koi. The koi keeper’s confidant.

His patients are living works of art – brilliantly painted Picassos that swim in elaborate ponds and fetch up to $70,000 apiece. When disease strikes, the fallout can be disastrous, costing koi keepers in Oregon and around the world hundreds of thousands of dollars.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Northwest Teens to Compete in Annual Salmon Bowl Competition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sixteen teams from Northwest high schools will test their knowledge of marine sciences on Saturday, Feb. 21, during the annual Salmon Bowl competition at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Willamette Valley art exhibit on display in Independence

NDEPENDENCE, Ore. – The second in a series of art exhibits about Oregon's Willamette Valley, sponsored by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences, is on display at the River Gallery in Independence.

Documentary Film on Acid Violence to Show at OSU Documentary film on acid violence to show at OSU

The documentary film, “Finding Face,” which recently premiered at The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, will make its Northwest premiere at Oregon State University on Tuesday, May 26.

March - 2009

March - 2009
aerial view of Memorial Union building Speaker to Discuss Link between Religion and Social Justice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Robert P. Jones, president of Public Religion Research, will speak on the topic, “Progressive and Religious” at Oregon State University on Monday, March 2

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Report: Oregon Farmers, Ranchers Gross Record $4.9 Billion in 2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon's farmers and ranchers grossed an estimated $4.9 billion in 2008 – the largest total in the state’s history and the sixth consecutive year of sales growth, according to a new report by Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Alumni Association Honors Moore Brothers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Alumni Association has chosen Don Moore of Forest Grove and Rod Moore of Portland to receive the Dan Poling Service Award. The brothers will be honored at the annual Destination OSU awards banquet in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Tuesday, March 3.

aerial view of Memorial Union building McKennon Honored with Lifetime Trustee Award

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Foundation has chosen Keith McKennon to receive the Lifetime Trustee Award. He will be honored at the annual Destination OSU awards banquet in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Tuesday, March 3.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Bud Gienger to Receive Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has chosen Lenhart “Bud” Gienger of Bay City, Ore., for the prestigious 2009 Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored at an awards banquet in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Tuesday, March 3.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Researchers Monitoring Potential Spread of Fungal Disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A fungal organism called Cryptococcus gattii, which caused a disease outbreak among humans and animals on Vancouver Island 10 years ago, may be showing signs of emerging in other areas of the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon's Green Building Community Sets Sights on National Research Center

PORTLAND, Ore. – Leveraging Oregon’s reputation as one of the greenest states in the nation and the epicenter of green building, a group of Oregon business executives, academic researchers and government leaders is hoping to lure a national Green Building Research Center to the state.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Genetic discovery could lead to advances in dental treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have identified the gene that ultimately controls the production of tooth enamel, a significant advance that could some day lead to the repair of damaged enamel, a new concept in cavity prevention, and restoration or even the production of replacement teeth.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU, OMSI, Downtown Corvallis Assn. launch 'Science Pub Corvallis' March 9

CORVALLIS, Ore. – When many think of science, hushed laboratories where scientists peer into microscopes or chart complex equations come to mind. But a new collaboration between Oregon State University, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Downtown Corvallis Association aims to present fascinating findings from leading researchers in an unexpected forum: the local pub.

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