April - 2022

April - 2022
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 grows along the ground until it contacts other plants or structures, and it spreads over anything in its path. 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.

 

Image of OSU Valley Library. Oregon State University names three distinguished professors

Oregon State University has named Michael Freitag, Kathryn Higley and Brent Steel as its 2022 University Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

Poet and memoirist Mary Karr to give lecture at Oregon State on April 13

Award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist Mary Karr will talk about alcoholism, recovery and the art of memoir on April 13 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

Aerial view of Elliott State Forest. Legislature establishes Elliott State Research Forest plan, funds OSU-Cascades innovation district, student initiatives

The Oregon Legislature’s 2022 session ended Friday with approval of several key Oregon State University initiatives, including conversion of the Elliott State Forest in southwestern Oregon into an OSU-managed research forest, funds for helping to launch an innovation district at OSU-Cascades in Bend and a housing project serving OSU’s marine studies programs and the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Bull trout Oregon State researchers create tool to help protect native fish from hybridizing with non-natives

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have created a tool to assess the risk of hybridization among native and non-native fish, a development that could aid natural resource managers trying to protect threatened or endangered freshwater fish species.

sweet pea blossom Old-fashioned sweet peas fill the garden with fragrance

Sweet peas grow best when planted during the early spring in western Oregon and a little later in the higher elevation areas east of the Cascades.

Anthony Davis Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis to speak at Oregon State

Davis is composer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera “The Central Park Five”

Oregon State University to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in June

Oregon State University’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this year.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State to lift mask mandate at most university settings starting March 12

Masks will be welcome but not required in most settings at Oregon State University beginning March 12, 2022.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Public invited to Oregon State panel discussion on Russian invasion of Ukraine

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Russian military action in Ukraine will be the topic of a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Oregon State Science Pub to feature speaker who uses dance to communicate science

A recent doctoral graduate of Oregon State University who won a national contest for using dance to communicate her research will be the speaker at Oregon State’s Science Pub on March 14.

February - 2022

February - 2022
Tiny tire particles inhibit growth of organisms in freshwater, coastal estuaries, studies find

Small particles from tires inhibited the growth and caused adverse behavioral changes in organisms found in freshwater and coastal estuary ecosystems, two new Oregon State University studies found.

Smoke from a wildfire chokes the air in a neighborhood Climate change-driven migration is a focus of new IPCC report co-authored by OSU researcher

An Oregon State University researcher is a lead author of an international report that explores the impact of climate change-driven human migration.

Streptococcus bacteria For cancer patients on immunotherapy, harmful gut bacteria might matter more than helpful ones

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Melanoma patients receiving therapy that helps their immune system kill cancer cells respond to treatment differently depending on the types of microbes in their gut, and new research suggests the microorganisms hindering therapy have more influence than the beneficial ones.

Image shows a volunteer holding a basketball and smiling with a student participant in a wheelchair. Both are in a gymnasium, participating in OSU's IMPACT program. Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students, study finds

Fewer than half of K-12 physical educators teaching students with disabilities report using high-quality instruction practices, such as modified instructions or equipment, to fully accommodate those students, a recent study from Oregon State University shows.

surgical incision Oregon State researchers make key advance in fight against dangerous surgical site infections

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have made a key advance against dangerous and costly surgical site infections, the type of infection most commonly associated with health care procedures.

Camp Fire as seen from space Likelihood of extreme autumn fire weather has increased 40%, Oregon State modeling shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The likelihood of hot, dry, windy autumn weather that can set the stage for severe fires in California and western Oregon has increased 40% due to human-caused climate change, new computer models show.

tufted puffin OSU’s STEM Research Center helps launch website aimed at connecting citizens to science

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University STEM Research Center has helped launch a national website aimed at connecting the general public with science in interactive ways.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Give overgrown trees a makeover with new OSU pruning video series

Knowledge is everything when it comes to pruning mature trees.

Voices, vision needed to halt voter suppression, says speaker at Oregon State

LaTosha Brown, a leader in national efforts to build Black political engagement and expand voter access, called on the public to voice opposition to voter suppression efforts during a talk Thursday night at Oregon State University.

Poster announcing the upcoming panel, "It's 2022: Do Black Lives Really Matter?" OSU hosting panel discussion during Black History Month titled “It’s 2022. Do Black Lives Really Matter?” Feb. 28

Nearly two years after the murder of George Floyd and promises made across the nation to combat racism, Black faculty and staff at Oregon State University are holding a panel to discuss what has happened in the intervening time and what that means for the country.

Stock image of two people paddling a canoe on a river with a mountain in the background OSU research uncovers impact of leisure activities on mental health during pandemic

As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.

Image of two whales' tails above the ocean surface New map and report expose growing dangers along whale ‘superhighways’ across the globe

A comprehensive new map and report tracking whale migrations around the globe highlights where they go in the high seas and the cumulative impacts the animals face from industrial fishing, ship strikes, pollution, habitat loss and climate change.

Slater fire, pic by Will Harling OSU research suggests Forest Service lands not the main source of wildfires affecting communities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research led by Oregon State University shows that fires are more likely to burn their way into national forests than out of them.

Oregon State researchers makes key advance in turning apple waste into packaging material

A new study by Oregon State University scientists outlines a key advance in turning apple waste into an environmentally friendly packaging material that could serve as an alternative to plastic.

Stock image of the Women's Building on OSU Campus, red-brick with multiple arches. OSU receives grant to implement equity reforms in College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Oregon State University is one of seven institutions nationwide to receive a new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create and implement reforms that make public health academic programs more equitable. 

Checking seafloor rugosity Oregon State research uncovers key insight for restoration of globally important kelp forests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Restoration efforts for kelp forests may be most effective in areas where the bedrock seafloor is highly contoured, research by Oregon State University suggests.

Stock image of students walking near the library on OSU campus Fifteen from OSU named semi-finalists for Fulbright US Student Program

Students come from many different backgrounds and academic disciplines

Maca Franco in lab Oregon State researchers identify potential new means of slowing neurodegenerative diseases

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have discovered a new class of potential drug targets for people suffering from neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

California Route 89 Low-carbon cement tested at Oregon State approved for California highway projects

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Caltrans, the agency responsible for more than 50,000 miles of highways and freeways in California, has approved the use of low-carbon cement following testing by the Oregon State University College of Engineering.

PacWave Dept. of Energy awards $25 million for wave energy technology testing at Oregon State facility

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Department of Energy has awarded $25 million to eight groups for the testing of wave energy technologies at Oregon State University’s PacWave South facility off the central Oregon coast near Newport.

Clay soil sticks together. Photo by Lynn Ketchum. Like diamonds, clay soils are forever

Bark, manure, leaf mold and compost are among the organic amendments commonly used to improve clay soil.

Donors exceed fundraising goal to transform OSU’s Reser Stadium

In less than one year, Oregon State University donors have given $91.6 million to transform Reser Stadium, exceeding an $85 million fundraising goal, Scott Barnes, vice president and director of OSU Athletics, announced Wednesday night at the university’s annual football national signing day event.

Image shows Reed Lodge on OSU campus, with an orange-and-black sign in the foreground bearing its name. Poor sleep and stress exacerbate each other among nurses who work night shift, OSU study finds

Nurses who work the night shift report more sleep disturbances and are more likely to suffer from psychological and physical health symptoms including PTSD, insomnia and inflammation, a recent study from an Oregon State University researcher found.

Wildfire smoke’s impact on wine topic of next Oregon State Science Pub talk

The impact of wildfire smoke on wine and grapes will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub on Feb. 14.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, blocky white and gray building on OSU campus OSU study finds high levels of depression, anxiety among disabled people during COVID-19 pandemic

A new study from Oregon State University confirms what many in the disabled community already know: People with disabilities have been experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image of the burned-out front half of a fire truck in Detroit, Oregon in 2020. OSU report: Post-2020 wildfires, Santiam Canyon residents burned out by trauma, red tape

More than a year after wildfires devastated Oregon’s Santiam Canyon, an Oregon State University report paints a challenging picture: Residents are struggling to find housing, wrestling with government bureaucracy and worried about toxins in the water, air and soil, all while burdened by the trauma of losing their homes.

Ochre sea star OSU finds little genetic basis for some sea stars staying healthy amid deadly wasting syndrome

Healthy-looking ochre sea stars have minimal genetic difference from those displaying symptoms of sea star wasting syndrome, say Oregon State University researchers who examined whether genetic variation was the reason some animals went unaffected during an epidemic of the deadly disease.

January - 2022

January - 2022
aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State raises $13.8 million to create 15 new endowed faculty position funds

In just six months, donors to Oregon State University committed $13.8 million to establish 15 new endowed faculty position funds to advance research, teaching and engagement, university leaders recently announced.

hemp plant Oregon State hemp vs. COVID researcher thinks preclinical trials will happen in ‘next few months’

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University scientist who led the groundbreaking discovery that a pair of hemp compounds can block the coronavirus from entering human cells thinks preclinical trials will happen within a few months.

Coneflowers are long-day plants. Photo by Ann Murphy. What are short-day and long-day plants?

To understand plant flowering, you need to get a handle on “photoperiodism,” or amount of light and darkness a plant is exposed to.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees approves document that will guide search for next president

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a presidential profile that will guide the university’s search for its next president. The board also heard an update on the national search that is underway and anticipates the selection of a new president to occur in late May.

MLK Peace March Oregon State celebrates Black History Month

A host of free events highlight the achievements and struggles of African-Americans 

Image of high school students sitting in a classroom with colorful papers on the walls Oregon State study finds lower math scores in high schools that switched to 4-day school week

A recent Oregon State University study analyzing the impact of a shorter school week for high schools found that 11th-grade students participating in a four-day week performed worse on standardized math tests than students who remained on five-day schedules.

Decreasing development on forest and agricultural land partly driven by gas prices, study finds

A new study found a steep decline in the development of forest and agricultural land from 2000 to 2015 compared to the previous two decades, which resulted in a broad shift towards denser development patterns throughout the U.S. A primary culprit was rising gas prices.

Image of the front of the Hallie E. Ford Center, looking up, as bright sunlight filters through the trees. Nearly $5M grant to establish children’s environmental health research center at OSU

An interdisciplinary team at Oregon State University received a nearly $5 million grant to create a new research center to transform what scientists know about environmental health risks for children into public health interventions and policy.

Headshot of Lisa Ballance, one of this year's fellows, wearing a black OSU-emblem jacket over a white shirt. Three Oregon State researchers receive distinction of AAAS fellow

Three researchers at Oregon State University have been selected as 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows for distinguished contributions to the fields of marine biodiversity, public health, and analytical and environmental chemistry.

Oregon State earns another top-5 national ranking for online education

Oregon State University has been ranked one of the nation’s five best providers of online education for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, judged on the strength of its faculty and the distance learning opportunities they deliver.

Headshot of Kurt Williams Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU names new director

Dr. Kurt Williams, a veterinary pathologist at Michigan State University, has been named director of the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the lab and its testing capabilities.

Image shows two full glass steins of beer with a foamy top Study from OSU researcher shows how alcohol dampens response to uncertain stressors

When drinking for stress relief, people may make risky decisions because the alcohol affects how much they worry about unknown or unpredictable stressors, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Salpinganthium hispaniolanum Oregon State scientists identify new genus and species of legume, now mysteriously extinct

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have described a new legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within an amber mine in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.

Steelhead Oregon State researchers explore ways to make hatchery steelhead more like wild fish

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hatchery-raised steelhead trout have offspring that are good at gaining size under hatchery conditions but don’t survive as well in streams as steelhead whose parents are wild fish, new research by Oregon State University shows. 

Bagged apples. Love them or leave them: Fruit trees take plenty of work

Research has resulted in easier methods of dealing with pests and diseases, from resistant trees to low-toxicity products.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet January 27-28

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the university’s Corvallis campus. The Memorial Union is located at 2501 SW Jefferson Way.

Keynote speech at Oregon State’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration rescheduled due to speaker’s role with federal voting rights legislation

LaTosha Brown, the keynote speaker for Oregon State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, will be unable to speak Monday, Jan. 17, on OSU’s Corvallis campus due to her involvement supporting federal voting rights legislation currently being debated in Washington, D.C.

Oregon State University Board of Trustees names new board secretary

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Thursday named Jackie Bangs as its new board secretary.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Self-perceptions of aging and stress have significant impact on physical health, OSU study finds

As adults age, it’s common to start thinking about how getting older affects their energy, physical health and cognitive well-being.

Woman in sunshine Oregon State University research suggests possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests that a vaccine stimulating production of a protein critical to the skin’s antioxidant network could help people bolster their defenses against skin cancer.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU presidential search listening sessions being held

The Oregon State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee is holding listening sessions with members of the university and broader community to gather input about the qualities and characteristics desired in OSU’s next president. Input also will be gathered regarding key opportunities and challenges facing the university that a new president may face.

Austin Hall at sunrise Men are more likely to respond negatively to gender threats in the workplace than women, research finds

When male workers believe their gender status is threatened, they are more likely than their female counterparts to engage in deviant behavior such as lying, cheating or stealing in the workplace, new research suggests.

Hemp Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Chinook salmon in river New research on magnetite in salmon noses illuminates understanding of sensory mechanisms enabling magnetic perception across life

In a paper published this week, an international team of researchers, including scientists from Oregon State University, suggest magnetite crystals that form inside specialized receptor cells of salmon and other animals may have roots in ancient genetic systems that were developed by bacteria and passed to animals long ago through evolutionary genetics.

Oregon State names new dean of College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Brian Primack, a dean at the University of Arkansas with a 20-year career of advancing health and higher education initiatives, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. He will start June 30, 2022.

Fisher, photo by ODFW Fishers facing pressure from wildfires, salvage logging, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recovery of the fisher, a charismatic, long-tailed forest carnivore, will likely be hindered by the increasing frequency and intensity of future wildfires, new research by Oregon State University indicates.

Cape Perpetua pic by Tanya Harvey Coastal ecosystem being destabilized by climate change, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ecological communities on the Oregon coast are being subtly destabilized by the pressures of climate change despite giving an appearance of stress resistance, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Moisture damage on wood. Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

What should you do if you find an ant or termite infestation? First, don't panic. Chances are the damage has been there awhile and a few more months isn't going to make any difference.

Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

An Oregon State University research team and collaborators have developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes.

compressed air energy storage Chemical reactions enhance efficiency of key energy storage method, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering has uncovered a way to improve the efficiency of a type of grid-scale storage crucial for a global transition toward renewable energy.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to hold special meeting Jan. 13

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Jan. 13 to consider the appointment of a new board secretary.

Stock image of Bexell Hall at OSU, blocky red brick building in the snow OSU study reveals how COVID shutdowns, restrictions affected countries’ electricity use

A new study from Oregon State University found that countries with stricter COVID-19 lockdowns and larger decreases in local travel early in the pandemic experienced steeper declines in electricity use than countries with more lax restrictions.

Public invited to view livestream of implosion of west side of Oregon State’s Reser Stadium

The public is invited to view a livestream of the implosion of the west side of Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium the morning of Friday, Jan. 7, as part of a $153 million project to complete Reser Stadium.

Selmet Inc. OSU research finds way to scrub carbon dioxide from factory emissions, make useful products

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher.

December - 2021

December - 2021
Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington Top 12 gardening stories of 2021

We present a dozen stories that rose to the top in 2021.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU Pregnant women living near fracking sites face higher risk of hypertension, OSU study finds

In a study of nearly three million births over 13 years, Oregon State University researchers found that pregnant women living in close proximity to oil or gas drilling sites in Texas were more likely to have hypertension compared to those who lived farther away.

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