December - 2021

December - 2021
Blue-gloved hands pipetting in a sterile hood in the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Oregon State Veterinary Diagnostic lab receives 3 grants to expand emergency response capacity

Three grants from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network will allow the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory housed at Oregon State University to continue to expand its role in responding to large disease outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State plans for in-person instruction on Jan. 3; will require booster shots

Oregon State University plans to resume in-person instruction and other university activities and operations on Jan. 3 as planned at all of its campuses and locations.

Close-up image of an adult female gray whale's head nuzzling up close to her calf in the water Meet some of Oregon’s most recognizable gray whales via new OSU website

Scarlett is known for the large scar on her back. Equal bears the mark of a boat propeller injury. Roller Skate’s fluke was damaged due to entanglement with fishing gear. Solé has a favorite foraging ground she returns to each year.

Image of red-orange glow of wildfire and smoke creeping over a darkened hillside at night OSU winter lecture series will explore what a future with frequent wildfires means for community

An Oregon State University remote lecture series starting in January will host speakers who will discuss what living with wildfire looks like in practice, both as individuals and as communities. 

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 Jan. 10.

Sources of dietary fiber Dietary fiber improves outcomes for melanoma patients on immunotherapy, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Melanoma patients receiving therapy that makes it easier for their immune system to kill cancer cells respond to treatment better when their diet is rich in fiber, according to a large, international research collaboration that includes the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

OSU Extension’s Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network will create a stronger mid-tier niche meat supply chain. OSU Extension Small Farms Program will use grants to strengthen Oregon’s food systems

OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems and the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network received more than $800,000 in grant money.

Elliott forest Public invited to presentation on Elliott State Research Forest financial analysis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host a public information session on Tuesday, Dec. 21, to discuss a budget model for management of the Elliott State Forest as the publicly owned Elliott State Research Forest.

View of restored wetlands in the Tillamook Bay Benefits of Tillamook Bay wetlands restoration extend far beyond the scope of initial project, report finds

A 443-acre tidal wetland habitat restoration project in Oregon’s Tillamook Bay designed to reduce flooding and improve salmon habitat also brought a host of other socioeconomic benefits to the community, a new report from Oregon State University researchers shows.

North Atlantic, photo courtesy Luis Bolaños, OSU Gas-passing plankton illumine another piece of the carbon cycle puzzle

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The ocean’s most abundant life form, a type of bacteria discovered by Oregon State University, consumes an organic compound commonly found in solvents like paint remover, a new study by OSU shows.

Mount Jefferson, photo by Steve Lundeberg Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University approves timeline for hiring new president

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a presidential search process to name a new OSU president by the end of May and voted to elect a new board chair and vice chair.

Co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund to give keynote at OSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. event

LaTosha Brown, a leader in national efforts to build Black political engagement and expand voter access, will be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Jan. 17, 2022.

Zhenxing Feng Oregon State researchers develop advanced catalysts for clean hydrogen production

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research into the design of catalysts has shown that hydrogen can be cleanly produced with much greater efficiency and at a lower cost than is possible with current commercially available catalysts.

Brian D. Wood OSU research enables a key step toward personalized medicine: modeling biological systems

CORVALIS, Ore. – A new study by the Oregon State University College of Engineering shows that machine learning techniques can offer powerful new tools for advancing personalized medicine, care that optimizes outcomes for individual patients based on unique aspects of their biology and disease features.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon public universities reach historic 5-year contract with SEIU, secure compensation increases, healthcare benefits through June 2026

Bargaining teams representing Oregon’s seven public universities and classified union employees have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract, the longest ever between the two parties.

microfluidic photoreactor Microfluidics show promise as safer, simpler treatment option for severe neonatal jaundice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering has led to a promising potential therapy for neonatal jaundice that’s more safe, simple and convenient than the blood transfusions currently given to babies suffering from the most dangerous forms of the condition.

Grand fir and noble fir. ‘Trees to Know’ guidebook helps identify Christmas trees

Make it fun by challenging everyone to find each of the most common Christmas trees: Douglas-fir, noble fir and grand fir.

 

Oregon State University names new dean of libraries

Anne-Marie Deitering, who has served as interim university librarian and held a series of leadership roles at Oregon State University during the past 18 years, has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries for OSU.

Completing Reser Stadium project includes implosion of stadium’s west side

A $153 million project to complete Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium will include the implosion of the stadium’s west side on Jan. 7.

Arches NP, photo by David Patton, Riding The Edge Photography Climate mapping algorithm developed at OSU shows temperatures rising, especially daily lows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s new maps of 30-year U.S. climate “normals” show the area east of the Rockies is getting wetter, the Southwest is getting drier, and temperatures are inching upward – with daily lows rising faster than daily highs.

November - 2021

November - 2021
Warm-water habitat ‘pays the bills,’ allowing cold-water fish to fuel up

New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet December 10

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Dec. 10 to consider an update to the proposed presidential search timeline and process; elect board officers; and consider the appointment of the board secretary.

Zhenxing Feng and student OSU research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

Bahman Abbasi OSU-Cascades spinout is semifinalist in $4 million federal lithium extraction contest

BEND, Ore. – A company started by an Oregon State University – Cascades researcher is a semifinalist in a $4 million federal competition to develop green, economically viable methods for extracting from geothermal brine a chemical element important for electric vehicles.

Postfire snow, photo by Kelly Gleason, OSU Snow cover critical for revegetation following high-severity forest fires, OSU study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – How much and how long a severely burned Pacific Northwest mountain landscape stays blanketed in winter snow is a key factor in the return of vegetation, research by Oregon State University and the University of Nevada, Reno shows.

Arborvitae hedge. Arborvitae stands tall as easy-care hedge

When finding a location for arborvitae in the garden look for full sun and well-drained soil.

Oregon State University presidential search committee named

Members of a search committee have been named to help Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees select the university’s next president.

 

 

aerial view of Memorial Union building Five new members appointed to Oregon State University Board of Trustees

The Oregon Legislature on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of five new members to the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.

fossilized needles at tip of stems OSU study yields a first in fossil research: Seeds sprouting from an amber-encased pine cone

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has uncovered the first fossil evidence of a rare botanical condition known as precocious germination in which seeds sprout before leaving the fruit.

A dark-haired woman in labor leans against the edge of a water-birth tub while a birthing coach crouches next to her. Major water birth safety study from OSU finds no increased risk of death, major trauma

Oregon State University researchers have conducted the largest study of water births to date and found they were associated with better overall outcomes than non-water births. 

Hemlock and fir OSU to host mini-symposium on 2021 ‘heat dome’ event and impact on PNW forests and trees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The effect on trees of this year’s early summer Pacific Northwest heat wave is the subject of a Nov. 19 event hosted by the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

Corals Climate change will destroy familiar environments, create new ones and undermine efforts to protect sea life

Climate change is altering familiar conditions of the world’s oceans and creating new environments that could undermine efforts to protect sea life in the world’s largest marine protected areas, new research from Oregon State University shows.

New computer model is a key step toward low-temperature preservation of 3D tissues, organs

Medical science is a key step closer to the cryopreservation of brain slices used in neurological research, pancreatic cells for the treatment of diabetes and even whole organs thanks to a new computer model that predicts how tissue’s size will change during the preservation process.

OSU-Cascades fall enrollment shows an increase in degree-seeking students, students taking more classes

The number of students pursuing degrees in fall term at Oregon State University – Cascades increased 2% over the previous year, and students are taking significantly more courses.

Oregon State fall enrollment sets record, driven by in-person and online offerings

Oregon State University’s fall 2021 enrollment again has reached record levels, with strong demand for in-person and online classes, a continued rise in students of color and surging interest in an OSU education from out-of-state students.

October - 2021

October - 2021
Oregon State receives $7.65 million grant to study impact of smoke on grapes and wine

Oregon State University researchers and a team of West Coast university collaborators have received a $7.65 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project that will provide critical knowledge to grape growers and winery owners severely impacted by widespread wildfire smoke in recent years.

Aim for frustrating yet achievable challenges to keep brain active, OSU Provost’s Lecture Series speaker says

Neuroscientist, author and entrepreneur David Eagleman stressed that the brain is ever changing and encouraged people to seek difficult challenges to keep their aging brains active as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series on Wednesday.

Camp Fire as seen from space Study of destructive California fire finds resilience planning must account for socially vulnerable

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Effective resiliency planning must account for the socially vulnerable and the many ways that schools and health care facilities serve and connect those people to their community, according to researchers who examined the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire that devastated Paradise, California.

Oregon State Science Pub talk to focus on how to grow a quality Christmas tree

Oregon State University Extension’s Christmas tree specialist will talk about what it takes to grow a quality Christmas tree at OSU’s Science Pub on Nov. 8.

Cancer cells Cancer cells change shape, how they move to invade different types of tissue, OSU research shows

Oregon State University research has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue.

Snowpack research pic by Kendra Sharp Citizen scientists’ contributions a boon to snowpack modeling, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Data gathered by backcountry skiers, avalanche forecasters and other snow recreationists and professionals has the potential to greatly improve snowpack modeling, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates.

Artistic renderings of sea creatures in black ink on canvases hanging on a all ‘Blue Heart,’ an exhibit of the Japanese folk art of fish rubbing, on display at Hatfield Marine Science Center

An exhibit of works featuring the traditional Japanese folk art style of gyotaku, or fish rubbing, is now on display in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

 

Retired Marine Corps lieutenant general to speak about cyber trends and national security

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lori Reynolds, whose career culminated with a leadership role tackling the new warfare areas of space and cyberspace, will deliver a virtual presentation sponsored by Oregon State University at 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Fireplace Photo by USDA. Sweep wood ash from the fireplace to the garden

As you clean the fireplace, do your plants a favor and sprinkle the ashes in the garden instead of throwing them in the garbage.

OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute to develop wildlife distribution models to inform wind energy development

Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute has been awarded a $2 million grant to collect data about distribution and density of marine mammals and seabirds that will be used to inform decisions about offshore wind energy development.

poinsettia Start now to get color from last year’s poinsettias in time for the holidays

To make a poinsettia bloom in early winter, indoor gardeners simply need to adjust the amount of light and darkness to "fool" the plant.

Headshot of David Eagleman, who looks straight at the camera over his arms folded in front of him Neuroscientist David Eagleman to deliver lecture on the power of the brain on Oct. 27 at OSU

Neuroscientist, author and entrepreneur David Eagleman will deliver an address on brain plasticity and how the brain is constantly reconfiguring its own circuitry on Wednesday, Oct. 27 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

Study yields insights into the ecology of fishing jaguars, including rare social interactions

Oregon State University researchers and a team of international scientists have gained new insights into the diet, population density and social interactions of a group of Brazilian jaguars.

Sunshine OSU study: After two hours, sunscreen that includes zinc oxide loses effectiveness, becomes toxic

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists.

Nordica MacCarty Oregon State receives $2.5 million grant to create wood stoves that burn more cleanly

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of Oregon State University researchers has received a $2.5 million federal grant to work on reducing harmful emissions from wood-burning stoves, a primary source of heat in Native American communities and in low-resource areas in the United States.

Sage grouse Sage grouse studies find mixed results from hunting restrictions in West

Conservation of the birds prompted research led by the Oregon State University Extension Service to determine whether hunting affects the birds’ population.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State trustees approve preliminary plans for presidential search

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved preliminary plans for an open search process to begin in this month for the selection of the university’s next president.

marine carbon cycle Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

Microbiology researchers at Oregon State University have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

Image of coho salmon spawning in an Oregon stream Genetic analysis reveals differences in mate choice between wild and hatchery coho salmon

A new study of the genetic profiles of wild and hatchery coho salmon demonstrates important distinctions in how the two types of fish form mating pairs.

 

Image is a close up of a blossom on a hemp plant. Oregon State receives $10 million grant to study hemp market in western U.S.

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, where the researcher's office is located OSU heart disease study highlights need for more data on Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

A recent Oregon State University study on cardiovascular disease among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders revealed more about the lack of scientific literature on racial and ethnic groups with small populations than about the overall risk factors and heart disease rates.

Oregon State Science Pub talk to focus on using Star Trek to make the world a better place

The Oregon State University Science Pub on Oct. 11 will focus on how science fiction like Star Trek movies and television programs may strengthen hope for building a better future when the world seems overcome with crises.

Oregon State honored with national diversity and inclusion award for fourth straight year

Oregon State University has received a national award for the fourth straight year that honors colleges and universities for having a campus culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

Eograminis balticus with insect Oregon State fossil research leads to first description of grass in Baltic amber

Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world’s most well-known amber deposits.

Saving seeds is a rewarding garden experience. Photo by Lynn Ketchum. Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

The key to saving seed is selecting open-pollinated or heirloom plants, which produce offspring with the same traits.

Stock photo of Milam Hall, classic looking red-brick building Medical mistrust, misinformation factor into Latino vaccine hesitancy, OSU study finds

Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities, a new Oregon State University study found.

September - 2021

September - 2021
Close-up front view of a buffalo looking straight at the camera over enclosure bars. It has a big nose. OSU study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.

Value of Oregon agriculture, food and fiber sector exceeds $42 billion, number of farms grow, report shows

More than 2,000 new farms were established in Oregon in recent years, and the total value of state’s agriculture, food and fiber sector exceeds $42 billion, according to a new economic analysis report by Oregon State University researchers.

Metolius flux tower OSU research helps uncover strikingly simple means of diagnosing ecosystem health

An international collaboration including Oregon State University researcher Bev Law says the health of a terrestrial ecosystem can be largely determined by three variables: vegetations’ ability to uptake carbon, its efficiency in using carbon and its efficiency in using water.

A red chicken looking very threatening and/or pensive Adding foliage to your chicken habitat may help increase growth, reduce infection, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University’s veterinary college found that planting hedgerows in pasture-raised chicken farms may reduce heat stress to help certain chicken breeds grow faster and increase their immune response to better enable them to fight off pathogens.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet October 6-8

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the university’s Corvallis campus.

Forest fuels monitoring OSU study: Thinning moderates forest fire behavior even without prescribed burns – for a while

Mechanical thinning alone can calm the intensity of future wildfires for many years, and prescribed burns lengthen thinning’s effectiveness, according to Oregon State University research involving a seasonally dry ponderosa pine forest in northeastern Oregon.

It's time to plant garlic. Photo by Lynn Ketchum. Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

September through November is the best time to plant garlic.

Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs, researchers find

When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon’s Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native fish per individual, new research found.

Image of a large gray jug with a sample of the dark, reflective material next to it OSU startup Inpria nets $514M acquisition for trailblazing chemical manufacturing

Inpria Corporation, which got its start at Oregon State University and whose revolutionary material used in microchips has attracted investors such as Intel and Samsung, has agreed to be acquired by Japanese firm JSR for $514 million.

transition metal molecules Oregon State to lead Department of Energy project to capture carbon dioxide from the air

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop technologies for combating climate change by extracting carbon from the air.

Give plants a head start by planting in fall

As more people push to plant in autumn, garden stores are stocking more at the end of summer.

Image of Shook Twins, seated side by side against a black backdrop OSU American Strings Series opens new season in person Oct. 6 with Shook Twins

Oregon State University’s American Strings Series, presented by the College of Liberal Arts, is launching its new season at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a special outdoor program featuring the indie-folk band Shook Twins.

Ocean monitoring Oregon State University research enterprise continues upward trend

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University has topped $380 million for the fifth straight fiscal year, and research expenditures by the university, a key measure of research output, rose despite the pandemic for the seventh consecutive year, increasing by 5%.

Austin Hall at sunrise Oregon State-led coalition pushes to increase universities' societal impacts, inclusivity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – University promotion and tenure criteria and processes should be broadened and made more inclusive to value innovation, entrepreneurship and other forms of scholarly impact, a collaboration led by Oregon State University asserts today in a paper published in Science.

running shoe Annual research funding at OSU-Cascades is second highest in history, contributing solutions to local and global challenges

BEND, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached $3.4 million during the past fiscal year, the second highest total in campus history.

Headshot of Holden Thorp OSU University Day speaker gives blunt assessment of where science, higher education need to do better

Science journal Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp provided an unvarnished view of the challenges facing higher education and the scientific community, especially in light of the pandemic, during a keynote address at Oregon State University on Tuesday.

Image of a pair of New Zealand blue whales in the ocean New forecasting tool enables proactive conservation of New Zealand blue whales

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for forecasting the locations where a distinct population of New Zealand blue whales are most likely to occur up to three weeks in advance.

Stock image of CEOAS administrative building on OSU campus Nearby gas leak closes three OSU buildings

Three Oregon State University Corvallis campus buildings were evacuated and closed Tuesday afternoon after a contractor hit a gas line near the campus while working near northwest 25th Street and northwest Monroe Avenue.

Image of Oregon State University logo on white banner hanging from pole. Oregon State to host international, United Nations-sponsored training academy on climate change

Oregon State University is one of three institutions worldwide selected to host a five-year international training program to support climate leaders within national governments in meeting goals established under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. 

Hops Gut microbes are key to health benefit delivered by hops compound

The health-enhancing performance of a compound found in hops is dependent upon its interactions with intestinal microorganisms, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Image of Scott Vignos sitting on orange colored stairway. Oregon State names interim chief diversity officer

Scott Vignos, assistant vice president for strategic diversity initiatives in Oregon State University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, has been named the university’s interim vice president and chief diversity officer.

Tiny bubbles are seen in piece of ancient ice being held by tweezers. Oregon State to lead National Science Foundation-funded Center for Oldest Ice Exploration

Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded effort to discover Antarctica’s oldest ice and learn more about how the Earth’s climate has changed over the past several million years.

Sharks over healthy reef Oregon State University leads global project to optimize, evaluate marine protected areas

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Led by Oregon State University researchers, more than three dozen scientists from around the globe have produced a guide to help nations better plan, evaluate and monitor marine protected areas set aside to safeguard ecosystems and support a healthy ocean.

hypoxia research Ocean hypoxia off Pacific Northwest coast more troubling than ever, experts say

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Rather than ocean oxygen levels improving as they usually do this time of year, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it’s been at any point in 2021, according to collaborative research by Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon’s crabbing industry.

Editor-in-chief of Science, former university chancellor to give keynote talk at Oregon State

Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of Science journals, will give a keynote address on science, politics, and higher education in light of the pandemic on Sept. 14 as part of University Day at Oregon State University.

Oregon State to lead National Science Foundation-funded research hub for coastal resiliency

Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research hub focused on increasing resiliency among coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Soil ribbon Sand, silt or clay? Texture says a lot about soil

Texture determines all kinds of things like drainage, aeration, the amount of water the soil can hold, erosion potential and even the amount of nutrients that can be stored.

August - 2021

August - 2021
Image of facade of Moreland Hall, the home to the School of Writing, Literature and Film at Oregon State. OSU hosting free antiracism teaching conference to equip educators with practical techniques

Oregon State University is hosting a free, online conference this fall for secondary and college-level educators to learn about advancing antiracist teaching practices and to connect with a broader community working to implement those practices.

 

Trees in fall color. Photo by Neil Bell. 10 trees for fiery fall color

When choosing a tree, first do some research. Walk around neighborhoods, parks and public gardens to get ideas.

Beavers are well established and moving through the Oregon Coast Range, study finds

Beavers are often translocated to restore populations in areas, reduce their conflicts with humans and to take advantage of their ability to improve ecosystems.

Oregon Sea Grant leader leaving post for leadership position at National Science Foundation

Shelby Walker, director of Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon State University-based marine research, outreach, education and communication program, has been appointed to a senior leadership position within the National Science Foundation.

OSU Distinguished Professor receives $7M for wide-ranging study of biological impact of chemicals

An Oregon State University toxicologist has received a $7 million grant to study the biological impacts of chemicals, which could potentially lead to reducing or eliminating the need for chemical testing on animals.

wave testing OSU research shows scale models effective for predicting storm damage to wood-frame buildings

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A pair of scale model structures subjected to simulated storm conditions in an Oregon State University lab responded like real wood-frame homes during recent hurricanes, suggesting model buildings can yield important design information for low-lying areas vulnerable to storm surges and big waves.

Mountain lion Carnivore interactions are a game of risk and reward, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Coyotes can eat by scavenging cougars’ prey but it’s a risky proposition as coyotes often end up killed by cougars too, a new study of predator interactions by Oregon State University shows.

Tree rings from old growth Douglas-firs on the Oregon Coast show evidence of 1700 tsunami

Core samples taken from a stand of old growth Douglas-fir trees in the South Beach area just south of Newport showed reduced growth following the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the Pacific Northwest in 1700.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to require proof of vaccination to attend university and athletic events, activities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University announced today that people attending designated university events and activities, including athletic events, concerts and conferences, will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Mike Rosulek OSU cryptography research leads to huge efficiency gain in secure computing

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have developed a secure computation protocol that’s 25% more efficient than what had been thought the best possible, meaning future savings in time and energy costs for groups needing to team up on computations while keeping their individual data private.

Slugs and snails, destructors of crops and gardens, could be controlled by bread dough

Bread dough is a nontoxic, generic and effective tool that could be used in the detection and management of gastropods worldwide.

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