July - 2022

July - 2022
pollinator lawn Eco-friendly lawns require forethought to attract pollinators

Transitioning from an all-grass lawn to a flowering lawn is challenging.

Image from a Twelfth Night rehearsal shows two people seated on a bench, one with arms outstretched in a comical gesture, while a third stands behind holding a white parasol over their heads. OSU Theatre will perform ‘Twelfth Night’ for this year’s Bard in the Quad starting Aug. 4

Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad will perform “Twelfth Night” next month for its 17th season of staging Shakespeare plays in front of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus.

Novel model of fluid distribution in the Cascadia Subduction Zone aids understanding of seismic activity

A novel three-dimensional model of the fluid stored deep in Earth’s crust along the Cascadia Subduction Zone provides new insight into how the accumulation and release of those fluids may influence seismic activity in the region.

Pesticide toxicity graphic Oregon State researchers develop computer model to predict whether a pesticide will harm bees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to help protect bees from pesticides.

Kids fishing on a dock on a pond. OSU Extension to host Oregon 2022 4-H Outreach summer camps

The 4-H International Elementary School and 4-H Multicultural Middle School summer camps will be held August 9-13 at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center in Salem. 

Amber Art Nouveau and Art Deco Entombed together: Rare fossil flower and parasitic wasp make for amber artwork

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University fossil research has revealed an exquisite merger of art and science: a long-stemmed flower of a newly described plant species encased in a 30-million-year-old tomb together with a parasitic wasp.

Image of Vrushali Bokil Vrushali Bokil to serve as interim dean of Oregon State University College of Science

Vrushali Bokil, honored for her work supporting inclusive excellence and an expert in computational and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical biology, has been named interim dean of the OSU College of Science.

Orangutan, photo by Matt Betts Carbon conservation efforts would be enhanced by highlighting threatened forest primates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Efforts to conserve the carbon stored in tropical forests would be enhanced by linking the work to the charismatic, threatened primates that live there, Oregon State University ecologists assert today in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Red crossbills Birds warned of food shortages by neighbor birds change physiology and behavior to prepare

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the Oregon State University College of Science shows.

June - 2022

June - 2022
Algae sampling Oregon State partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after dam removal

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.

Male evening grosbeak Oregon State survey suggests charismatic songbird’s numbers have dramatically declined

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The evening grosbeak, a noisy and charismatic songbird, once arrived at Oregon State University in springtime flocks so vast an OSU statistics professor estimated there were up to a quarter million of the birds on campus daily.

Hoover Dam Oregon State University part of $8M federal effort to improve electric grid operation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is part of an $8 million Department of Energy effort to update and improve the operation of the nation’s hydroelectric generation systems, many of which are roughly a century old.

Lavender Get ready, get set for summer weather with these tips from OSU Extension

Take a lesson from the 2021 historic heat dome and be prepared to help plants through hot and dry weather as the season progresses.

Oregon State announces food and agriculture media fellows

Oregon State University has named 15 leading regional, national and international journalists as its 2022 food and agriculture media fellows.

Dark purple wine grapes growing in a sunny vineyard Oregon State researchers discover compounds contributing to smoke taint in wine and grapes

An Oregon State University-led research team has discovered a class of compounds that contribute to smoke taint in wine and grapes.

Dearborn Hall Oregon State University has record nine faculty earn Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A record nine Oregon State University faculty have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2022-23 academic year, earning OSU a distinction as a “top producing” university, the program has announced.

Valley Library Oregon State University ties record with seven Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has had a record-tying seven applicants earn placement into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-23 academic year.

Oregon State University research finds evidence to suggest Pacific whiting skin has anti-aging properties that prevent wrinkles

The gelatin in the skin of Pacific whiting, an abundant fish on the Pacific Coast of North America, may help prevent skin wrinkling caused by ultraviolet radiation, a new Oregon State University study found.

Dietary sugar Oregon State research reveals how key diabetes drug is made in nature

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University has explained how an important type 2 diabetes drug is made in nature, opening the door to improvements in manufacturing through biotechnology.

Oregon State research highlights importance of large wood in streams for land-based animals

Land managers have invested millions of dollars annually since the 1980s to place large pieces of wood back in streams, owing primarily to its importance for fish habitat. But little is known about how large wood in streams impacts birds and land-based animals.

Department of Energy logo Oregon State University places 2nd in DOE Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A group of Oregon State University students placed second out of 17 teams representing five countries in the Department of Energy’s 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition.

Johnson Hall Oregon State University faculty win prestigious early-career awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Six early-career faculty at Oregon State University have been awarded National Science Foundation grants for exploring a range of topics, from nanomaterials for labeling therapeutic stem cells to non-traditional means of storing energy.

Jane Lubchenco Oregon State University distinguished professor receives honorary degree from Oxford

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco will be among nine people receiving an honorary degree from the University of Oxford on June 22 in Oxford, England.

Harmful algal bloom Oregon State University research clarifies hazards posed by harmful algal blooms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University has shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms such as one four years ago that fouled drinking water in Oregon’s capital city of Salem.

Bacterial sensing Oregon State research sheds light on how bacteria communicate their way to causing infection

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have identified proteins that prevent a bacterial cell from becoming misguided by its own messaging, allowing it to instead wait for collective communication from its group.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, blocky white and gray building on OSU campus People with rare diseases have poor health-related quality of life, OSU study finds

People with rare diseases frequently wait years for a proper diagnosis, have to travel long distances for specialty care and face high out-of-pocket health care expenses, a recent Oregon State University study found.

More than 7,300 students to graduate June 11 at Oregon State in Corvallis

Oregon State University will graduate 7,318 students during its first in-person commencement event in three years. Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry OSU study: Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual health

Sexual dysfunction is a common after-effect for survivors of breast and gynecologic cancers. A recent Oregon State University study found that a mindfulness-based intervention delivered via videoconference by a trained facilitator was a feasible treatment option for survivors.

President Murthy National engineering education, research and service leader named OSU’s next president

Jayathi Y. Murthy, a national leader in higher education engineering teaching, research and service, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, has been appointed Oregon State University’s next president.

Ganaspis brasiliensis wasp. OSU Extension set to release tiny wasp that targets destructive fruit fly

U.S. Department of Agriculture has permitted release of the wasp (Ganaspis brasiliensis), which attacks destructive spotted wing drosophla.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU COVID-19 increases risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after infection, OSU study finds

A recent Oregon State University study found that COVID-19 patients had a roughly 25% increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with people who had other types of respiratory tract infections.

Dietary sugar Oregon State research sheds light on why not all obese patients develop type 2 diabetes

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new analytical method that sheds light on an enduring mystery regarding type 2 diabetes: Why some obese patients develop the disease and others don’t.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU presidential search process concludes with appointment planned June 7

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, to consider the appointment and employment agreement of Oregon State University’s next president.

bird feeder Experts: It’s OK to leave up bird feeders as avian flu outbreak reaches state

Currently veterinarians say there is very low risk to native songbirds from the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain.

Image of women playing instruments in a symphonic orchestra, with the camera focusing on a young blonde woman sitting at a large harp in the center. OSU hosting virtual and in-person conference focused on women in music June 2-4

Oregon State University is hosting an international conference focused on women in music June 2-4, held in a virtual and in-person format so presenters, performers and participants can join from all over the world.

staining nerves with contrast agent Oregon State University research finds solution to common surgical problem of nerve damage

PORTLAND, Ore. – A research collaboration including scientists from Oregon State University has developed a new technology to help surgeons know where a patient’s nerves are, lessening the chance of nerve damage.

Ecotourism hiking trail in Oaxaca, Mexico (photo by Reem Hajjar, OSU College of Forestry). U.N. report co-authored by OSU researcher advocates big increases in sustainable wood production

Increasing sustainable use of the world’s forests would support economic recovery while providing environmentally friendly wood construction materials, according to a United Nations report co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher.

May - 2022

May - 2022
Oregon State Board of Trustees approves operating budget for next fiscal year, building projects

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $1.53 billion budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year and approved constructing, renovating and advancing the design of more than $100 million in projects on the Corvallis and Bend campuses.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to hold executive session May 31 regarding president search

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet virtually in executive session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 to discuss matters related to the employment of the university’s next president.

Stock image of Bexell Hall at OSU, red-brick building with big arches OSU study finds ways to “nudge” students to make better use of academic support services

When trying to inform college students about campus resources they might explore to help boost their grades, limited email reminders work better than other methods, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to consider budget for next fiscal year at May 27 meeting

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet May 27 to consider approving the university’s fiscal year 2022-23 operating budget and two construction projects on the Corvallis campus.

Image shows 3 oyster fishermen in orange waterproof overalls walking over wet sand at Hog Island Oyster Farm, shovels slung over their shoulders. California shellfish farmers need greater flexibility to face climate change, OSU study finds

To adapt more nimbly to the challenges presented by climate change, shellfish farmers along the California coast say they need a streamlined regulatory process, better access to current data and stronger connections with scientists and other farms, a new Oregon State University study found.

Photographer Chris Johns appears in a black vest and baseball cap, facing away from the camera to the right amid a stand of big trees Former National Geographic editor-in-chief Chris Johns to give two talks at Oregon State

Former National Geographic editor-in-chief and Oregon State University alumnus Chris Johns will speak twice at OSU in coming weeks about storytelling through photography in different genres.

Oregon State University Art about Agriculture exhibit to visit Corvallis, Baker City, Newport

Art About Agriculture’s annual exhibition of agriculture and natural resource-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has started a statewide tour in Corvallis and will continue on to Baker City and Newport in the coming months.

2018 College of Engineering Expo Energy from plastic waste, face masks that don’t fog glasses highlight Engineering Expo

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Developing a face mask that doesn’t fog eyeglasses, converting plastic waste into energy and designing a veterinary hospital for a dense downtown area are among the more than 250 senior capstone projects that will be on display Friday, June 3, at the 23rd annual College of Engineering Expo.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University Board of Trustees to hold executive sessions May 23 and May 24

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, to interview finalist candidates to serve as OSU’s next president.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees announces names of finalist candidates seeking to serve as OSU’s next president

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday announced the names of two finalist candidates seeking to serve as OSU’s next president. The candidates will visit OSU’s Corvallis campus on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24.

Hundreds will gather May 21 for Oregon State’s annual Days of Service events

Oregon State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are uniting May 21 for the annual OSU Days of Service event with nearly 20 volunteer opportunities in Oregon, Washington and California.

Dry Tortugas NP, photo by Jessica MacCarthy United States’ ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, Oregon State University analysis shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend toward “lightly” or “minimally” protected from damaging human activity, research led by Oregon State University shows.

Image of oyster shells Oregon Sea Grant awards $1.15 million to OSU researchers for marine-related projects

Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University, has awarded $1.15 million to five OSU scientists.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 20, determine presidential finalists

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 20 to consider candidates to be interviewed as finalists to serve as OSU’s next president.

Mole Moles, voles and gophers dig the garden

Moles, voles and gophers all create tunnels and are active underground, but what they eat and the damage they cause varies. They all improve the soil by aerating it and mixing nutrients, but sometimes their habits get them in trouble with gardeners.

Study provides long-term look at ways to control wildfire in sagebrush steppe ecosystem

New research led by an Oregon State University scientist provides the first long-term study of methods to control the spread of wildfire in the sagebrush steppe ecosystem that dominates parts of the western United States.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU ‘The End of Roe?’ OSU to hold panel discussion Thursday on Supreme Court draft decision

Oregon State University experts will discuss the recently leaked draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that protected abortion access during a panel from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to hold executive session May 9

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold an executive session meeting Monday, May 9 to discuss matters related to the employment of the university’s next president and hold interviews with semi-finalist candidates.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University Board of Trustees to hold executive sessions May 7 and May 9

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold executive session meetings Saturday, May 7, 2022, and Monday, May 9, 2022, to discuss matters related to the employment of the university’s next president and hold interviews with semifinalist candidates.

Chuck Sams Park service director to take part in OSU-hosted Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit

Chuck Sams, director of the National Park Service, and members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will participate in next week’s virtual National Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit hosted by an Oregon State University student group.

pancreatic solid tumor Oregon State University research pushes closer to new therapy for pancreatic cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University has uncovered a potential new therapy for pancreatic cancer, whose survival rate is among the lowest of all malignancies.

black lab smiling Wellness dog provides support, stress relief on OSU Corvallis campus

The OSU Department of Public Safety officially welcomed Cedar, a 17-month-old black Lab, to the team this April

OSU Board of Trustees to hold meeting May 5

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 5 to discuss matters related to the search for the university’s next president.

Oregon State donors make more than 6,300 gifts totaling $1.55 million in 24 hours

Supporters of Oregon State University came together on April 27, 2022, to raise $1.55 million through more than 6,300 gifts during the university’s annual day of giving and engagement.

Offshore wind turbines, photo by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Responsible wind energy generation off Oregon Coast is subject of next OSU Science Pub talk

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Science Pub on Monday, May 9, will focus on the perspectives and complexities associated with responsible wind energy generation off the Oregon Coast.

April - 2022

April - 2022
Headshot of Jacob Hamblin OSU history professor Jacob Darwin Hamblin wins Oregon Book Award for ‘The Wretched Atom’

Oregon State University history professor and author Jacob Darwin Hamblin has been awarded the 2021 Oregon Book Award in general nonfiction for his book, “The Wretched Atom: America’s Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology.”

Blackburnian warbler Bird populations in eastern Canada declining due to forest ‘degradation,’ research shows

Bird species that live in wooded areas are under stress from human-caused changes to forest composition, according to new research led by Oregon State University that quantifies the effects of forest “degradation” on bird habitat.

Amazon collaborates with Oregon State, offers employees tuition benefit to learn on campus, online

Oregon State University today announced a collaboration that assists Amazon employees in Oregon in pursuing a college degree by enrolling in OSU courses on campus and online.

Image of students walking on Corvallis campus Oregon State University ranked in the top 1.4 % of universities worldwide

Oregon State ranked 88th in the nation and 273rd in the world in the center’s 2022-23 rankings

Portland Center Oregon State hosts State of Black Affairs Summit in Portland

The inaugural event takes place May 25 at the OSU Portland Center

Rev up for gardening season with a plant sale

The sales are held statewide, with 19 counties holding an event this year,

Black and white image of the "Kindertransport," with children gathered around a train Holocaust Memorial Week slate of events begins today at OSU

Monday, April 25 marks the start of the 35th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week at Oregon State University, which will run through May 3 and include seven free community events.

A small terrier with glasses and a bowtie smiles in front of an orange Oregon State University sign OSU’s family-friendly Pet Day event returns May 7 after 2-year pandemic hiatus

Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its community Pet Day event on Saturday, May 7. Leashed animals of all kinds are invited to attend with their humans.

Oregon State to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 28 to May 1

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will host a COVD-19 vaccine clinic April 28 to May 1.

Image of Austin Hall facade with trees blooming Top Oregon family businesses to be honored by OSU College of Business on May 6

Several Oregon family businesses will be honored at the Oregon State University College of Business’ 2022 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony Friday, May 6.

endometriosis treatment Nanoparticles developed at OSU show promise for locating, removing endometriosis lesions

PORTLAND, Ore. – Scientists have developed a new nanotechnology approach for locating and removing the painful and dangerous lesions associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.

OSU alumna, leader of California marine science center to lead Oregon Sea Grant 

Karina Nielsen, the leader of a marine science center at San Francisco State University and an Oregon State University alumna, has been named director of Oregon Sea Grant, an OSU-based program that supports marine science, education and outreach. 

Mary Karr addresses mental health, addiction and writing during Oregon State talk

Award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist Mary Karr spoke candidly about addiction and mental health on Wednesday as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated a host of complex issues.  

hula Annual Hawaiian celebration at OSU takes place April 16

The 67th annual Hō‘ike celebrates culture and dance

Image of a jagged mountain and green trees reflected in a lake with blue sky overhead at Glacier National Park. New study provides guidance for reconsidering harmful place names in national parks

In a new study examining the origins of more than 2,000 place names in 16 U.S. national parks, researchers have developed a tool for evaluating and changing names that may be harmful or rooted in white supremacy.

Image of students walking on Corvallis campus Oregon State University announces tuition, financial aid increases for 2022-23 academic year

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition rates for the 2022-23 academic year, including a 3.5% increase for returning undergraduate students and a 4.5% increase for new undergraduate students enrolling in fall.


Oregon State research helps provide scientific framework for psilocybin use in therapeutic settings

A new paper by an Oregon State University-led research team provides a scientific framework to help shape the rollout of a program in Oregon that will legally permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic reasons.

Image of Bexell Hall in the winter; light covering of snow on the ground Oregonians perceive greater risk than benefit from natural gas export in state, OSU study finds

When presented with proposed natural gas export operations in the state, Oregonians are more likely to perceive the environmental and public health risks than the potential financial gains, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Image of farmworkers picking spinach; green foreground of spinach plants under blue sky dotted with clouds. Oregon report details dehumanizing experience of farmworkers during COVID pandemic

A recent report consisting of dozens of interviews with Oregon farmworkers offers a glimpse into the unsafe, unsustainable and often dehumanizing experiences farmworkers have endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.

stack of food cans Oregon State Food Drive raises equivalent of nearly 450,000 meals for state’s most vulnerable residents

The Oregon State University Food Drive raised the equivalent of 447,393 meals in February

Thinned forest Thinning can help offset cost of managing for mature forests, Oregon State study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests a way for forest managers to reduce the costs associated with managing older Douglas-fir stands.

Bindweed is hard to control. Photo by J. Brew. Controlling perennial bindweed takes persistence

This invasive perennial makes itself at home by sinking roots as much as 9 feet into the soil and can stay as an unwanted guest for up to 20 years.

March - 2022

March - 2022
Nurturing resilience in children and their families topic of Oregon State Science Pub on April 11

Oregon State University’s Science Pub on April 11 will focus on how early educators can nurture resilience through daily interactions with children and their families and how community members can further aid those efforts.

Image of white and orange drone on a countertop. OSU’s Hatfield Center to host virtual Marine Science Day April 9

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host a virtual Marine Science Day Saturday, April 9, that will include a live shark dissection and a talk about a rare whale sighting off the coast of Oregon.


Youth ambassador, NBA analyst, OSU alumnus to provide commencement address June 11

Lamar Hurd, a well-known youth ambassador and broadcaster for the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon State University alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, will deliver the commencement address at OSU’s 153rd graduation ceremony June 11.

Oregon State Board of Trustees to consider 2022-23 tuition at April 8 meeting

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet April 8 to consider tuition rates and student fees for the 2022-23 academic year, the university’s 10-year financial forecast and a funding request to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Ryan Mehl, left, in lab Oregon State receives $5.6M to study protein engineering, a key tool in fighting disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received a $5.6 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a research center devoted to genetic code expansion, which allows for the creation of novel proteins with disease-fighting potential.

Oregon State University names Staci Simonich to lead College of Agricultural Sciences

Staci Simonich, a nationally recognized researcher and faculty member who has held numerous leadership positions at Oregon State University over two decades, has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. As dean, she is also appointed the Reub A. Long Professor.

USDA Hardiness Zone Map. From Oregon State University Climate change results in projected shifts in plant hardiness zones

With climate change, the USDA plant hardiness zones are shifting. For instance, the 2012 map zones changed in many areas by 5 degrees.

Federal spending bill expected to aid Oregon State wave energy, wildfire and mass timber projects

Federal spending legislation signed into law yesterday includes funding for several Oregon State University initiatives, including a wave energy project on the Oregon Coast, a study of the impacts of wildfires on drinking water and a professional certification program for mass timber design.

Exterior shot of Hallie Ford Center on OSU campus OSU receives $14.4 million grant for statewide center to support early childhood educators

Oregon State University will use a new $14.4 million grant from Oregon’s Early Learning Division to establish a statewide center focused on strengthening the early childhood education workforce in Oregon.

Logo for Bright Side Project New Oregon State project asks college students, faculty about pandemic coping strategies

Two years into the pandemic, an Oregon State University psychology professor is inviting college students and faculty to reflect and share about how they’ve managed to cope with the ups and downs of the COVID-19 era.

Image of bicycles in a rack Work set to begin on multi-modal improvement plan for key OSU corridor

Oregon State University will begin work next week on a project to contribute to safety, accessibility and multi-modal transportation features along Southwest Washington Way, an important east-west corridor for OSU’s Corvallis campus and the community.

After the Creek Fire Huge forest fires don’t cause living trees to release much carbon, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research on the ground following two large wildfires in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range showed the vast majority of carbon stored in trees before the blazes was still there after the fires.

OSU, Benton County, Samaritan to host virtual community COVID-19 forum

Oregon State University, in collaboration with the Benton County Health Department and Samaritan Health Services, will host an online university and community forum on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

corals under control conditions Long look at Hawaiian corals suggests reasons for optimism amid warming seas, ocean acidification

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The longest experimental study on corals to date, a 22-month project that replicated current and future ocean conditions, suggests Hawaiian corals can remain resilient as climate change makes seawater warmer and more acidic.

California scrub-jay Non-social jays surprise scientists by learning as skillfully as birds living in groups

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The California scrub-jay, a generally non-social bird, can learn just as well as another species of jay that lives in groups, a finding that surprised animal intelligence researchers who devised a novel food puzzle to study cognition in the wild.

OSU Foundation names Pat Reser lifetime trustee

Patricia Valian Reser has been awarded the Lifetime Trustee award from the Oregon State University Foundation. The award is the foundation’s highest recognition for volunteer leaders.