September - 2021

September - 2021
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%.

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.

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.

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.

Stock photo of a prescription drug bottle with pills spilling out Students who misuse prescription drugs risk mental health, academic challenges, OSU study finds

College students who misuse prescription stimulants or opioids often experience negative mental health and academic outcomes even if they don’t use other illicit drugs, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Crimson clover Now’s the time to plan for cover crops

Cover crops can add organic matter and aerate the soil, protect it from compaction caused by rain, suppress weeds and reduce erosion,

schooling fish Research shows flocking birds, schooling fish, other collective movements can stabilize ecosystems

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In addition to being visually stunning, schools of herring, herds of wildebeest and countless other groups of organisms that act in concert can help complex ecosystems maintain their diversity and stability, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Image of boats at a marina with blue sky overhead New grant will help OSU researchers find ways to prevent injury in Dungeness crab industry

A team of Oregon State University researchers will use a new federal grant to study how different equipment configurations onboard crab vessels could help prevent injury to crabbers.

Image of laptop on table with hands on keyboard and Oregon State logo water bottle sitting next to computer Oregon State, Guild Education create affordable pathway to degrees and certificates online for America’s workforce

A new collaboration between Oregon State University and Guild Education, involving some of the largest employers in the U.S., gives working adults access to Oregon State’s top-ranked online programs while significantly reducing or eliminating their educational debt.

Begonia 'Spectre Silver'. Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries. Better breeding brings begonias back into the limelight

The variety of begonias is stunning. The leaves, which come in many colors, can be flat, pebbled, shiny, hairy, fuzzy or spiraled. They come in many colors with single blossoms up to huge clusters.

Head and shoulders image of Ivory Lyles Oregon State names new vice provost for extension and engagement, director of OSU Extension Service

Ivory W. Lyles, who prioritized the needs and challenges of the residents of Nevada as associate dean for engagement and director of extension for the University of Nevada, Reno, has been named Oregon State University’s new vice provost for extension and engagement and director of the OSU Extension Service.

pic by Jason Pettigrew, ODF Oregon State scientists collaborate on road map for adapting dry forests to new fire regimes

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists and collaborators from throughout the West say that thinning and prescribed burning are crucial parts of adaptive management for seasonally dry, fire-dependent forests such as those east of the Cascade crest.

wellness clinic OSU trustees authorize advancing wellness clinic lease with Samaritan Health Services

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the key terms of a proposed lease with Samaritan Health Services as part of a Corvallis campus wellness clinic that will provide expanded wellness and health care services to OSU students, faculty and staff as well as Benton County community members.

July - 2021

July - 2021
apples Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop artificial intelligence for agriculture

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Thirteen researchers from the Oregon State University College of Engineering are part of a $20 million federal effort, known as the AgAID Institute, to develop artificial intelligence to tackle mounting agricultural challenges such as diminishing water and labor supplies, weather variations and climate change.

Researchers on a raft testing water quality in a river Study: Buffer zones, better regulation needed to prevent agricultural pollution in rivers, streams

Greater buffer zones around bodies of water and more consistent enforcement of water protection regulations are needed to reduce agriculture-based pollution in the Western U.S., a recent review from Oregon State University found.

Weatherford Hall Oregon State University part of $20M effort to develop AI to help elderly live at home

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of researchers including Oregon State University’s Kagan Tumer, director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, has received a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build intelligent systems that help people as they grow old.

Image of a single gravid krill on a black background Variations in climate conditions affect reproductive success of Antarctic krill, study finds

Climate conditions play a significant role in the reproductive success of mature female Antarctic krill and are a factor in fluctuations of the population that occur every five to seven years, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Slater fire, pic by Will Harling Earth’s vital signs worsen amid business-as-usual mindset on climate change

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Twenty months after declaring a climate emergency and establishing a set of vital signs for the Earth, a coalition headed by two Oregon State University researchers says the updated vital signs “largely reflect the consequences of unrelenting business as usual.”

Priyadarshini Chakrabarti OSU study will provide insight into optimal nutrition for bees

With the $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, the team hopes to improve bee nutrition by building a database of macro and micronutrients found in the flowering plants used in the study.

Cassie the robot Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State makes history by learning to run, completing 5K

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cassie the robot, invented at Oregon State University and produced by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics, has made history by traversing 5 kilometers, completing the route in just over 53 minutes.

mammoth weevil  Ancient, newly identified ‘mammoth weevil’ used huge ‘trunk’ to fight for mates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has identified a 100-million-year-old weevil unlike any other known fossilized or living weevil.

Keeping pH in the right range is essential

Keeping pH in the right range for certain plants is essential.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to meet August 3

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 to consider the organization of schools and a new academic program within the College of Liberal Arts, improvements to the Hatfield Marine Science Center seawater system in Newport, a potential candidate for an anticipated vacancy on the Board of Trustees, a lease agreement with Samaritan Health Services to provide health care services on the Corvallis campus and the board’s proposed 2023 and 2024 meeting calendars.

Photo from Comedy of Errors rehearsal shows Srimanyu Ganapathineedi as Antipholus of Syracuse, brandishing a sword, and Sophie Brown as Dromio of Syracuse, cowering behind Live theater returns to OSU in August with Bard in the Quad’s ‘Comedy of Errors’

Live theater returns to Oregon State University next month with the 16th season of Bard in the Quad featuring Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.”

Sue Ryburn OSU Extension Service Master Gardener awards announced

The awardees are among the nearly 2,900 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 26 Oregon counties.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights in newborns, study finds

A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

Removal of barred owls slows decline of iconic spotted owls in Pacific Northwest, study finds

A 17-year study in Oregon, Washington and California found that removal of invasive barred owls arrested the population decline of the northern spotted owl, a native species threatened by invading barred owls and the loss of old-forest habitats.

OSU takes measures to reduce water usage in response to statewide drought conditions

Oregon State University is taking steps to reduce its water usage in response to serious drought conditions across the state

Fertilizing the vegetable garden. Fertilizing vegetables mid-summer gives plants a boost

So, your vegetable garden is growing lush and fruitful – or not. If the latter is true, you may need to feed your plants.

Oregon State researchers begin to unravel the mysteries of kombucha fermentation

Oregon State University scientists are beginning to unravel the key microorganisms that contribute to the fermentation of kombucha, research that is already aiding large-scale kombucha producers in the fast-growing industry.

Beachie Creek fire Roadless forests see more blazes and greater severity, but fire resilience is the result

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roadless national forests in the American West burn more often and at a slightly higher severity than national forests without roads, but the end result for the roadless forests is greater fire resilience, Oregon State University researchers say.

heat-burned plant How to care for heat-damaged plants

Go ahead and cut off dead flowers on heat-burned plants, but try to resist the urge to remove partially dead leaves.

Kids playing basketball on a blacktop playground Recess quality influences student behavior, social-emotional development, OSU study finds

Recess quality, not just the amount of time spent away from the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of recess, a new study from Oregon State University found.

image of an orange colored sea star in a tidepool Marine education center in Newport to reopen Aug. 1; now selling tickets online

The Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport plans to reopen on Aug. 1 after a nearly 17-month closure due to COVID-19.

 

OSU Extension Master Food Preservers make tomatillo/green tomato salsa. OSU Extension food safety and preservation hotline opens for the season

The toll-free hotline, 800-354-7319, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Oct. 8.

OSU chief diversity officer to return to Ball State University for new opportunity

Charlene Alexander, Oregon State University vice president and chief diversity officer, has announced she will leave OSU to return to Ball State University to help guide the university’s strategic initiatives.

Armin Stuedlein OSU College of Engineering research will save Port of Portland millions on runway work

PORTLAND, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering will help the Port of Portland save as much as $35 million on work to ensure a Portland International Airport runway can survive an expected magnitude 8.0 to 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone earthquake.

image of jumping worm on white background Invasive jumping worms leap into Oregon

Jumping worms stay in the debris on top and eat two to three times the amount of leaf litter as the other worms.

June - 2021

June - 2021
A view of Cordley Hall on the Oregon State University campus Legislature funds Oregon State statewide programs, key building projects in Corvallis, Bend

The Oregon Legislature’s 2021 session provided increased funding for student financial aid and Oregon State University programs serving student success, research, OSU Extension and outreach programs statewide, and bonding for key building projects at OSU’s Corvallis and Bend campuses.

Headshot of OSU professor Ana Spalding, where she is smiling at the camera, wearing a black top and gold earrings. OSU professor joins call for broader, more equitable recognition of scholarship in academia

The current metrics for success in science perpetuate inequity by disproportionately penalizing women and people of color, whose broader contributions to the field often go unrecognized, argues a new paper written by a team of scientists, including an Oregon State University professor.

eastern spadefoot pic by Anne Devan-Song Oregon State graduate student sheds light on better way to study reputedly secretive toad

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by a graduate student in Oregon State University’s College of Science has upended the conventional wisdom that for a century has incorrectly guided the study of a toad listed as endangered in part of its range.

Container plants need plenty of water during heat waves. Tips for gardening in extreme heat

Keep hydrated. Carry a water bottle – and use it! You need water as much as your plants do.

Don’t worry, birds won’t become dependent on you feeding them, OSU study suggests Don’t worry, birds won’t become dependent on you feeding them, OSU study suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have some good news for the well-meaning masses who place bird feeders in their yards: The small songbirds who visit the feeders seem unlikely to develop an unhealthy reliance on them.

OSU’s Spinrad confirmed as NOAA Administrator

Richard “Rick” Spinrad, an Oregon State University professor and former OSU vice president for research, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Glen Canyon photo by Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated/USGS Low-flow research on Colorado River sheds light on eventual new normal for Grand Canyon

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers from Oregon State University say ecological data gathered during a recent low-flow experiment in the Grand Canyon is a key step toward understanding Colorado River ecosystems as the amount of water in the river continues to decline.

OSU College of Liberal Arts appoints executive director of arts and education

Peter Betjemann, a national expert on the history of art, design and literature, has been named the inaugural director of arts and education for Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts.

TRACE field staff Seventh round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s seventh round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on June 5 and 6 suggested three people per 1,000 in the community carried the coronavirus on those days.

mushroom growing out of fossil ant Mushroom growing out of fossilized ant reveals new genus and species of fungal parasite

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has identified the oldest known specimen of a fungus parasitizing an ant, and the fossil also represents a new fungal genus and species.

NANOGrav Oregon State leading $17M effort to understand universe via low-frequency gravitational waves

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is the lead institution for a $17 million National Science Foundation center devoted to pushing the boundaries of physics knowledge by studying the universe through low-frequency gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of time-space.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State closed Friday to commemorate Juneteenth

Oregon State University will be closed Friday, June 18, in recognition of Juneteenth.

 

A band plays at a vaccine clinic in Lincoln City that was hosted by the Olalla Center for Latinx and Indigenous community members. OSU students and Extension employees were on hand to support the clinic. OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon's Latinx population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

Prescribed fire New models predict fewer lightning-caused ignitions but bigger wildfires by mid century

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Human-caused wildfire ignitions in Central Oregon are expected to remain steady over the next four decades and lightning-caused ignitions are expected to decline, but the average size of a blaze from either cause is expected to rise, Oregon State University modeling suggests.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Quality supervision, coworker support key to child welfare caseworker retention, OSU study finds

Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, Oregon State University researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.

Hops Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.

"Ananasnaya" is a hardy, fuzzy kiwifruit. Growing vigorous kiwi takes care and a strong trellis

Kiwifruit need some attention to yield the large amount of fruit they’re capable of producing.

Oregon State names new business school dean

Tim Carroll, who prioritized superior, student-centered learning as dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, will become Sara Hart Kimball Dean of Oregon State University’s College of Business effective July 30.

Oregon State part of national consortium of universities that has outpaced its graduation goals

As part of a national consortium focused on increasing the number of low-income college graduates, Oregon State University graduated 45% more students in 2020 than in 2013, with low-income graduates increasing 17% during those years and the number of students of color graduating increasing 117%.

Image of octopus on rocky ocean bottom in murky water. Oregon State selected to lead NOAA institute for marine research

Oregon State University has been selected to host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration institute focused on collaborative study of the rapidly changing ocean and expanded demands on its use.

Peace accord in Colombia has increased deforestation of biologically-diverse rainforest

Since the end of the long-running conflict in Colombia, large areas of forest have been rapidly converted to agricultural uses, suggesting the peace agreement presents a threat to conservation the country’s rainforest, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

New $20 million dairy processing facility announced at Oregon State University

Investments by private industry coupled with university funding will propel Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences to build a $20 million state-of-the-art dairy processing facility that will further advance the university and Oregon’s dairy industry as national leaders in dairy quality, innovation and sustainability.

Oregon State will graduate a record number of students on June 12

Oregon State University will graduate a record 7,391 students during a virtual commencement event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12.

Alec Levin Southern Oregon wine grapes may need less water, OSU Extension study shows

Levin estimated annual wine grape needs at 11.4 inches annually, depending on time of year – a vast difference for water-starved southern Oregon, which is already bracing for another drought.

TRACE field staff Vaccinations to be offered during Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The TRACE-COVID-19 program at Oregon State University is partnering with Samaritan Health Services this weekend to offer door-to-door vaccinations as TRACE conducts its seventh community survey in Corvallis for the coronavirus.

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought, new study shows

A study of two methods for reconstructing ancient temperatures has given climate researchers a better understanding of just how cold it was in Antarctica during the last ice age around 20,000 years ago.

 

spotted bat Central Oregon bat survey shows value and scale-up potential of citizen science

BEND, Ore. – Bat researchers say a project in Central Oregon shows citizen science’s strong potential for helping ecologists learn more about one of the least understood groups of mammals.

Image of sandy beach and ocean waves at Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site. Construction set to begin this month on Oregon State’s wave energy testing facility

After nearly a decade of work to obtain regulatory approval, Oregon State University is set to begin construction this month on a wave energy testing facility to be located about seven miles off the coast near Newport.

 

May - 2021

May - 2021
Manipulating gut microbes to improve human health topic of next Oregon State Science Pub

The Oregon State University Science Pub on June 7 will focus on how insights from the field of restoration ecology, which was designed to heal natural ecosystems, may help health practitioners to manipulate the gut microbiome in ways that improve human health.

manzinita Save money and help the planet with sustainable garden practices

We can all do our part to help by changing our practices – often just by a bit, depending on the methods you’ve already put in place.

The OSU-Cascades Trail Running Club practices three times a week. New OSU Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy will support $788 billion U.S. industry

Based in OSU’s Division of Extension and Engagement, partners in the center are the College of Forestry and OSU-Cascades in Bend.

Stock image of students walking near the library on OSU campus ‘Shortcuts’ to increase female enrollment in economics may backfire, OSU study cautions

Current best practices for encouraging more female students to pursue degrees in economics may actually have the opposite effect and worsen gender disparities in the field, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

volunteers sorting boxes Master Recyclers, OSU organizations combine efforts for The Great Move-Out

Master Recyclers and Oregon State University are teaming up for The Great Move-Out

TRACE field staff Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6 to include saliva testing for antibodies

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its seventh round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of June 5 and 6 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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