March - 2009

March - 2009
aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Archives becomes among nation's first institutions to join 'Flickr Commons'

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In celebration of the state of Oregon’s 150th birthday, the Oregon State University Archives has become the 21st institution to join the Flickr Commons, a new online project aimed at increasing access to important publicly held photography collections around the world.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon middle school students to visit OSU on Saturday

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Middle school students from various school districts around the state will visit Oregon State University on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, as part of an initiative designed to motivate students to pursue a university education after they graduate from high school.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Invasive parasite spreading among West Coast estuaries

NEWPORT, Ore. – A parasitic isopod that scientists identified five years ago has all but decimated mud shrimp populations in coastal estuaries ranging from British Columbia to northern California – with the exception of a handful of locations in Oregon from Waldport to Tillamook.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Neil LaBute's provocative play opens at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will produce Neil LaBute’s thought-provoking play, “The Shape of Things,” March 5-8 in the Lab Theatre of Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way on the OSU campus.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Climate Experts Featured in Seminar Series

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some of the nation’s leading experts on the causes, effects and ways to deal with climate change will be featured in a winter seminar series at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU One of Nation's "Really Cool" Computer Networking Labs

CORVALLIS – Want to organize and title your music collection? Find a free alternative to popular office software programs? Or enjoy a supportive environment for women in computing at “LinuxChix”?

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State begins NCAA recertification process, hosts public information sessions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has begun the process of renewing its NCAA certification, an effort that all Division I institutions undertake about once every 10 years.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Philip Mote to Lead Oregon's New Climate Research Institute

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A national leader in analyzing the impacts of climate change will direct a new legislatively established institute in Oregon that is designed to facilitate research on issues related to global climate change.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Fleet of Electric Cars, Hybrids Hopes Nissan Looks their Way

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University, which is a leader among Oregon campuses in its use of electric and hybrid vehicles, is poised to take a larger role in emerging electric car technology at a time when Nissan North America has announced a major zero-emission vehicle partnership with the state of Oregon.

aerial view of Memorial Union building 2009 Starker Lectures to Explore Sustainable Forestry

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The 2009 Starker Lectures will be held this winter at Oregon State University, with leading experts discussing issues relating to sustainable forestry.

aerial view of Memorial Union building New Geology Exhibit Helps Oregon Celebrate its Sesquicentennial

SALEM, Ore. – It’s a story of fire and ice, catastrophic floods and epic explosions, glowing lava flows and subtropical jungles. And best of all, most Oregonians don’t have to go far to enjoy it – just look up on any clear day, and with the right kind of eyes see the wonder of the state’s geology all around you.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Portland Couple Boosts OSU Partnership with Oregon Humane Society

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Portland couple is helping local cats and dogs have a happy and healthy new year, while educating the next generation of veterinarians.

aerial view of Memorial Union building 'Ideas Matter' Lecture Series Explores Human Rights

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Department of Philosophy’s Ideas Matter 2009 series, which will focus on the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights, begins on Thursday, Jan. 15.

aerial view of Memorial Union building New County Leaders to Head to 'College'

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An ex-landscaping consultant, a computer technician and a former owner of a septic tank servicing company are some of the approximately 20 new county commissioners who are packing their bags for an educational boot camp that kicks off this month.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Speaker Gives Tips on 'Building a Green Business'

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Martin Tobias, a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist in technology and clean energy solutions, will speak at a free public lecture hosted by the Oregon State University College of Business Austin Entrepreneurship Program.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Lands $5 Million Grant from Moore Foundation to Study Microbes in Hypoxia Zones

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have received a major grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to compare microbial abundance, diversity and activity in hypoxic waters off the coasts of Oregon and central Chile.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU covering Oregon Opportunity Grant shortfall for more than 3,400 students

CORVALLIS, Ore. – More than 3,400 Oregon State University students scheduled to receive reduced Oregon Opportunity Grant awards for the Spring term will have the shortfall made up entirely, thanks to donations from alumni and friends.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Web Site Helps People Find Help When Recession Hits Home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregonians who are finding it hard to make ends meet during these tough economic times have a new resource at their fingertips that quickly links them to key assistance programs with the click of a mouse.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Director of Office of Civil Rights to Speak at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Winston Wilkinson, outgoing director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights, will speak at Oregon State University on Thursday, Jan. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. in Milam Auditorium.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Best Option for Oregon Offshore Aquaculture: Scallops or Mussels; What's Needed Next: A Coastal Community with a Vision

NEWPORT, Ore. – If Oregon chooses to test the waters for offshore aquaculture development to help meet a growing demand for fresh seafood and to create alternative jobs for the state’s coastal communities and seafood industries, the leading candidate for a pilot project might be shellfish.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Sees First Cases of Flu

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Student Health Services diagnosed its first two cases of influenza Tuesday. These patients had classic influenza symptoms, according to Dr. Phillip C. Histand, director of Student Health Services.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine Hosting Seminar Series for Horse Owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a seminar series for horse owners that will help them identify possible signs of illness and lameness in their animals, as well as answer questions about subjects ranging from breeding to weight loss in horses.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Professor Asks, "Do Animals Have a History?"

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities in Oregon State University’s history department, will deliver a lecture titled “Do Animals Have a History – and Why Should We Care?” on Monday, Feb. 2, at OSU.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Fights to Regain Recycling Champ Title

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Starting this Sunday, Oregon State University will begin competing in Recyclemania, a 10-week, nationwide competition between universities to see which can recycle the most.

aerial view of Memorial Union building New Exhibit Explores 'The Big World' of Western and Eastern Artists

CORVALLIS, Ore. – “The Big World,” a new exhibit curated and produced by Julie Green, will show at Oregon State University from Feb. 9-13.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Lecture set on "Charles Darwin, The Man & the Myth"

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mott T. Greene, John Magee Professor of Science and Values at the University of Puget Sound, will deliver a lecture titled “Charles Darwin, The Man & The Myth” on Thursday, Feb. 5, at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Surveys about Adapting to Changing Climate Reveal Coastal Concerns

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Coastal officials and owners of coastal property in Oregon and Maine don’t need to be persuaded that climate change is happening. They believe that both government and individuals should begin taking action now to adapt to expected effects.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Two leaders to step down at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two senior academic leaders at Oregon State University have announced plans to step down from their current positions, school officials announced today.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU helps Oregon company develop earthquake-proof wine rack

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Thanks to rigorous seismic testing at the Oregon Wood Innovation Center at Oregon State University, a wood products company is marketing a new wine rack that can withstand strong earthquakes, keeping bottles secure in seismically sensitive locations.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Warmer Climate Causing Huge Increase in Tree Mortality Across the West

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Regional warming and drought stress are the “dominant contributors” to a rapid increase of tree mortality in old growth forests across the West during the past 50 years, a new report concludes, with the Pacific Northwest the hardest hit of all areas studied.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker to Appear at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Guttentag will visit Oregon State University on Thursday, Feb. 5, as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Guttentag will show clips from his work and discuss storytelling for the screen, the business of film and future trends in the film industry.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OPB Wins Award for Program Produced in Partnership with Oregon Sea Grant

CORVALLIS – Columbia University has awarded Oregon Public Broadcasting a 2009 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its Oregon Field Guide special, “The Silent Invasion.”

aerial view of Memorial Union building Pilot Project to Re-establish Native Oysters in Oregon Shows Promise

NEWPORT, Ore. – A pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of re-establishing native oysters in Oregon – without damaging native eel grass, a protected plant species – has completed its third year and researchers say tests conducted in Netarts Bay near Tillamook show positive results.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Home Food Preparation Can Cause Foodborne Illness

CORVALLIS, Ore. – "Food poisoning" is not always about what we read in the headlines, the most recent involving peanut butter and salmonella. In fact, foodborne illness often is caused by how food is prepared at home.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Beef Quality Assurance Training Sessions Set

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three beef quality assurance educational sessions, presented by Oregon State University Extension Service and the three western Oregon county livestock associations, are planned for February in Dallas, Wilsonville and Roseburg.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Oceanographer Honored by National Society

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kelly Benoit-Bird, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University, has been named the 2009 recipient of the R. Bruce Lindsay Award by the Acoustical Society of America. She was cited for “contributions to marine ecological acoustics.”

aerial view of Memorial Union building Historian to Offer Perspective on Conquest of North Africa

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Edmund Burke III, a leading historian of French colonialism, will deliver the 26th annual George and Dorothy Carson History Lecture at Oregon State University on Monday, Feb. 9.

aerial view of Memorial Union building College of Agricultural Sciences Previews Dean Candidates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Five candidates for dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station will begin a series of interviews in February, and the public is invited to participate.

aerial view of Memorial Union building $6 Million Program To Test Newest Nuclear Energy Concepts

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s really hot, but also energy efficient, very safe and produces no greenhouse gases. And potentially it could provide hydrogen at low cost to fuel the automobiles of the future.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Crossroads International Announces 2009 International Film Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the last 40 years, Crossroads International has provided friendship, hospitality and language assistance to countless international students and visiting scholars and their families at Oregon State University. From providing conversation partners to locating families willing to extend friendships to incoming international scholars, the organization makes difficult transitions more comfortable and friendly.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Author Speaks on 'America's Nuclear Wastelands'

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Author Max S. Power will deliver a lecture titled “America’s Nuclear Wastelands” on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building National Study Recommends More Exercise to Maintain, Lose Weight

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A national team of researchers from the American College of Sports Medicine has examined the evidence regarding physical exercise guidelines for weight maintenance and concluded that greater amounts of physical activity are needed – and modest weight losses can have significant health benefits.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Career Fair for Design Students to be Held

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Department of Design and Human Environment at Oregon State University is hosting a day-long student career fair that is open to the general public. The theme for the symposium is “Design Your World.”

February - 2009

February - 2009
aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to Recognize Earth Week with Series of Activities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University students will recognize Earth Week with a series of activities from April 21-27 that focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Statewide Education Leaders Converge at OSU on May 6

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host the annual Oregon National Association for Multicultural Education, or NAME Conference, which will bring educators together to discuss subjects of diversity, culture, equity and justice, on May 6.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Middle East Journalist, Scholar to Deliver Pauling Lecture at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Rami G. Khouri, a prominent journalist and scholar whose focus is on Middle East politics and conflict, will deliver the 2008 Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace on Wednesday, April 30, at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Corvallis Middle-Schoolers Keep Linus Pauling's Peace Legacy Alive

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Linus Pauling may have graduated from Oregon State University – then Oregon Agricultural College – more than 80 years ago, but his legacy in Corvallis remains strong, and not just in the science classroom.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Workshops Help Ranching Families Plan for the Future

CORVALLIS, Ore. – When it's time to pass on the family ranch, long-term planning is necessary. A continuing series of workshops will help ranch owners plan transitions from one generation to the next.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Taps History of Science Scholars for Endowed Horning Chairs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s nationally recognized program in the history of science has received a boost this week with the selection of two top scholars who will hold endowed professorships.

aerial view of Memorial Union building English Language Institute at OSU to Develop Education Programs in Yemen

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The World Bank has awarded the English Language Institute (ELI) at Oregon State University a contract to develop higher education at four public universities in Yemen.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Study: Impact Exercise Increases Bone Mass, Decreases Fracture Risk

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two new studies conducted by Oregon State University researchers show that jumping exercises conducted over a single school year during early childhood resulted in significant bone mass increases ranging between 3 percent and 8 percent.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Extension Volunteers Offer Recipes, Tips at Lane County Food Pantries

EUGENE, Ore. – What do you do with an abundance of emu, tofu and frozen, pureed peas?

aerial view of Memorial Union building Lead Hazards Can Be Reduced in Garden and Yard Soils

CORVALLIS, ORE. – Lead has been in the spotlight recently as a hazard in imported toys, but it also is a potential hazard in garden soil, experts say. A new publication from the Oregon State University Extension Service tells how to evaluate and reduce lead hazard in gardens and landscapes.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Some Food Dyes May Help Prevent Cancer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Some of the synthetic food dyes that are common in the American diet may actually help prevent cancer, according to a new study by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center Eyes Long-Term Growth

NEWPORT, Ore. – One of the leading marine research facilities on the West Coast is looking to expand to accommodate growth among its partner agencies and foster more research, education and outreach related to the Pacific Ocean.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Groups Offer Music, Food at "Sabor Latino" Celebration

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host “Sabor Latino,” a celebration of Latino culture, on Wednesday, April 23, at Arnold Dining Hall.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Tory Hagen Named to New Jamieson Chair in Healthspan Research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tory Hagen, a researcher at Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, will become the holder of the new Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Chair in Healthspan Research at a special celebration on Tuesday, April 22.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Launches Oregon's Largest Commitment to Financial Aid and Access for Oregonians

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University leaders have announced a new financial aid initiative that in its first school year, 2008-09, will enable a full 10 percent of the Oregonian students who attend OSU to do so free of charge.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Nanotech 'Beaver' Fights On In Tiny New Form

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University logo and “Beaver” trademark, which are often used in publications or seen flashing larger-than-life on an athletic scoreboard, now also exist in a much different form that’s rarely seen – and still not able to be seen, for that matter, without the tools of nanotechnology.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Kirch, Gormley Named to National Sports Posts

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tom Kirch, the director of the Recreational Sports program at Oregon State University, has been named to the board of directors of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, or NIRSA.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Rutgers Oceanographer to Deliver Byrne Lecture at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A prominent oceanographer from Rutgers University, who has been honored for his work in Antarctica, will deliver the annual John Byrne Lecture at Oregon State University on Monday, April 28, where he will outline the impacts of climate change on ocean food webs.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to Present Play by Former NEA Chairman; Noted Actor Stiers Joins Cast

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A play about the intersection of politics and the arts – written by a playwright who knows quite a bit about the topic – will make its debut in May at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building ROTC Branches at OSU to Undergo Annual Joint Service Review

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The four ROTC branches at Oregon State University will combine on Friday, May 2, for their annual Joint Service Review.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Gilfillan Lecture Features Expert on Lou Gehrig's Disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A leading expert on the biological underpinnings of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, will speak Tuesday, April 29, at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to Unveil Large Animal Hospital Expansion During May 3 Open House

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The $12 million large animal hospital and diagnostic imaging expansion at Oregon State University is nearly complete. Launched through a $5 million gift from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation of Oakland, Calif., the project will significantly increase the ability of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine to serve the needs of Oregon’s large animal owners and industries.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Pet Day Celebration Set May 3 at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Whether you are curious about what it takes to become a veterinarian, you are looking for tips on dealing with a rambunctious puppy, or you simply want to pet a goat or two, Oregon State University’s Pet Day has something for everyone.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Designated Pac-10 Champs in EPA Green Power Challenge; Competition Ranks OSU 4th Nationally

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked Oregon State University the fourth-largest college or university purchaser of renewable energy or “green power” through the agency’s “Green Power Challenge,” which concludes today. The competition included 40 schools and 18 conferences nationwide.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Design of Wine Bottles Makes Significant Difference in Perception, Taste

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Whether you want a wine to convey sophistication, ruggedness or even how much it costs, it has a lot to do with the way that wine is packaged and designed.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Carrington Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – James Carrington, a professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a pioneer in the study of “small RNA” in genetic regulation, today was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Students to Test "Tsunami Shelters"

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Their tsunami shelters are only made out of small wooden blocks and held together by toothpaste used for glue, but they also incorporate months of study with computer-aided design, learning about engineering principles, applying skills to real world problems and the simple ingenuity of hundreds of middle school students from Oregon coastal and rural areas.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Medical Practices in Japan-ruled Taiwan Subject of Chun Chiu Lecture at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Shiyung Liu, an associate research fellow at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinca in Taiwan, will deliver a lecture on “Prescribing Colonization: Medical Practices and Policies in Japan-Ruled Taiwan, 1895–1945” on May 8 at Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Loss of Cougars Linked to Disruption of Yosemite Ecosystem

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – A new study of Yosemite National Park concludes that the displacement of cougars in the 1920s and a resulting increase in deer populations are what set the stage for the ongoing demise of black oak trees – a key element of the park’s plant and wildlife ecology.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Albatross Research Has Major Implications for Fishing Industry

NEWPORT, Ore. – The once-abundant short-tailed albatross was hunted to near-extinction before protective measures were put in place and today scientists are working hard to protect the seabird from another danger – interactions with commercial fisheries.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Centennial Alumni and Business Partner Award Winners Announced

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The College of Business at Oregon State University honored some of the state’s most prominent business professionals and educators during the 2008 Centennial Alumni and Business Partner Awards Dinner in Portland on May 1.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to Sign Dual Degree Partnership Agreement on Tuesday with Clackamas

On Tuesday (June 3) Oregon State University will sign a dual degree partnership agreement with Clackamas Community College. This new agreement gives OSU a partnership with all 17 of Oregon’s community colleges, making it the only university in the state with that distinction.

aerial view of Memorial Union building State Police, OSU Bookstore Investigate Online Security Breach

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State Police (OSP) are investigating the theft of personal information from as many as 4,700 online customers of the OSU Bookstore who used credit cards to purchase items.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Signs Dual Degree Partnership Agreement with Clackamas

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University President Ed Ray signed a historic agreement with Clackamas Community College on Tuesday, giving OSU a degree partnership with all 17 of Oregon’s community colleges. OSU is the only university in the state with that distinction.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Chamber Choir Presents President's Concert, Heads to Germany

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will finish its performance season with the fourth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe St., Corvallis.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Begins Oak Creek Restoration at Livestock Facilities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Workers have begun clearing understory along Oak Creek as part of a yearlong project to restore and protect areas of the creek that wind through Oregon State University’s livestock facilities.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Study: Business Students Not Less Ethical than Other Students

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study by Oregon State University researchers finds that business school students do not differ from other students in terms of personal moral philosophies – a finding that contradicts some widely held assumptions about business students and business education.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Alumnus, Department Head Named to National 4-H Council Board of Trustees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Carl M. Casale has been elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees for the National 4-H Council. Casale was a member of the Oregon 4-H program as a youth and is a graduate of Oregon State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to Graduate Largest Class, Honor Displaced WWII-era Students

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will graduate the largest class in its history on Sunday, June 15, during the university’s 139th annual commencement ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. in Reser Stadium. It will be broadcast live on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Awards Hyslop Endowment to Seed Scientist

CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's Department of Crop and Soil Science has awarded an endowed professorship to one of its most accomplished faculty members.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Forestry Students Named First Recipients of Mason Prize

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The first recipients of Oregon State University’s Mason Prize for Integrity and Moral Courage are Cristina Eisenberg and Daniel Donato, graduate students in the OSU College of Forestry.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Scientists Say Caution Prudent, as 200 Countries Agree on Ocean Fertilization Moratorium

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recent agreement by nearly 200 countries to halt plans for fertilizing the world’s oceans to combat global warming is prudent until more research is done, say scientists from Oregon State University who have conducted experiments with the technique.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Scientist Uses Fiber Optics to Measure Water and Air

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University are using fiber optics to study the temperature of water, the flow of air, and the dynamics of snow melt.

aerial view of Memorial Union building "Free-Choice" Learning Challenges Traditional Science, Math Education

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has incorporated an option for “free-choice learning” into its programs for K-12 and college educators – a concept that challenges some of the basic tenets of science instruction, and if widely adopted could change the face of education.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon BEST Invests in Sustainability Sector

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of Oregon’s new signature research centers, the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center, or Oregon BEST, is investing $480,000 in 10 Oregon university faculty teams whose work could fuel the state’s growing sustainability and renewable energy sectors.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Debate Over Geologic "Hotspots" Continues, as New Paper Traces Origins of Samoa

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study that determines Samoa is indeed on the path of a geologic “hotspot” trail is adding fuel to a vigorous scientific debate over the origins of volcano chains – especially in the Pacific Ocean.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to Host SeaFest Celebration June 28

NEWPORT, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its annual SeaFest celebration on Saturday, June 28, when visitors to the Newport research and education facility will have the opportunity to pilot a remotely operated vehicle, meet a giant Pacific octopus, or tour one of OSU’s research vessels.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Robotics Team Wins National Competition

DESERT RESEARCH STATION, Utah – With a successful simulated rescue mission on Mars and a unique design that literally overpowered some of its competition, the Oregon State University Robotics Team last weekend won the 2008 University Rover Challenge at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Get a Little Sun This Summer - It Could Help Save Your Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As summer comes and people across America get ready to start slathering on the sunscreen, a note of caution is in order – a little sunshine is good for you.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Major Plant Conference Set This Week in Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A leading group of botanists and plant experts from around the world will meet in Oregon this week at the 19th New Phytologist Symposium, to discuss the explosion of knowledge in recent years about genetic controls of plant processes, agricultural advances and many other topics.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Art About Agriculture Announces 27th Regional Art Competition

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University is holding its 27th annual Art About Agriculture regional art competition. The exhibit will open next April with the artists' reception and awards presentation in OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Names Cebra to Head Clinical Sciences

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Christopher Cebra, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Invites Middle School Girls (and Parents) To Discover Science

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host a workshop this Saturday, Nov. 8, for 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade girls designed to encourage them to explore science careers.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU-developed Technology Licensed to Home Dialysis Plus, Ltd., for First Medical Application

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 5, 2008) – Home Dialysis Plus, Ltd. (HD+), a developer of advanced home hemodialysis devices, announces the signing of a licensing agreement with Oregon State University for exclusive global use of MECS technology in blood filtration and water treatment for dialysis.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU's Inderbitzin Named Volunteer of the Year; Continues Work in Correctional Facilities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Michelle Inderbitzin, an associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University whose pioneering work in the Oregon prison system continues to expand, has been named the Ruby Isom Volunteer of the Year by the Oregon Criminal Justice Association.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Beef Quality Assurance Trainings Set

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two beef quality assurance educational sessions, presented by Oregon State University Extension Service and the Polk County Livestock Association, are planned for November in Dallas and at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Plastic Roundup Engages Recycling Partners in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The Jackson County Plastic Roundup, the first event of its kind in the county, engages Master Recyclers with several partners to reduce and prevent solid waste.

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