May - 2020

May - 2020
Stock image of kids playing Research group advocates prioritizing recess as schools look ahead to students’ return

As K-12 schools look ahead to students returning to classrooms in the fall after an extended period of coronavirus-induced isolation, an international group of researchers has one plea: Don’t forget about recess.

TRACE name tag TRACE week three results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the third weekend of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on May 9-10.

Seeds OSU Extension’s Food Hero to distribute 80,000 seeds as part of Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge

Oregonians invited to grow gardens for fun and food.

Milam Hall Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers

A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Bernadine Strik Learn how to prune berries, kiwifruit and grapes in online classes

Learn about pruning blackberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, grapes and blueberries.

Bend wastewater reclamation plant Sewer surveillance: OSU researchers to comb Bend’s wastewater for evidence of COVID-19

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University will look in Bend’s sewer system for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in an effort to help determine the virus’ prevalence in the city.

badge Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Bend

BEND, Ore. – TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.

Oregon State and partners to receive up to $300 million to lead NOAA institute on climate, ocean research

Oregon State University, the University of Washington and University of Alaska, Fairbanks will receive up to $300 million to lead a new institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.

Naomi Fitter and Jon the Robot Comedy club performances provide insights on how robots, humans connect via humor

Standup comedian Jon the Robot likes to tell his audiences that he does lots of auditions but has a hard time getting bookings. “They always think I’m too robotic,” he deadpans.

Hops Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren’t likely to cause drug interactions, new research from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy shows.

Crystals OSU College of Engineering hosting Engineering Virtual Showcase of student projects on June 5

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Student projects involving artificial intelligence, earthquake safety, clean water and nuclear energy are among those that will be on display June 5 during the Engineering Virtual Showcase hosted by the Oregon State University College of Engineering.

training in Cameroon OSU College of Forestry is new headquarters of crime-fighting wood forensics lab

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States’ forest products industry.

artichoke Ornamental or edible, artichokes have a place in the garden

OSU breeder recommends Green Globe, Imperial Star and Emerald artichoke varieties.

The youth education resources page on Oregon State University Extension Service's website provides convenience to Oregon’s families who are seeking credible lessons and activities for kids. OSU Extension creates youth education resources webpage for families and educators

The page provides research-based lessons and activities for Oregon’s families.

Public urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon beaches

The public is urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon's beaches. Young seal pups are at risk from well-meaning people who mistakenly try to rescue them.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet May 26, May 29 and June 5

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, May 29 to consider the university’s operating budget for the coming fiscal year and the consolidated request for operating funds for the next biennium being made by Oregon’s seven public universities to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

TRACE field staff TRACE week two results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis was infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the second weekend of door-to-door sampling May 2-3 by Oregon State University suggest that about one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 during that period.

Brad Cardinal in front of Langton Hall Online exercise advice rarely aligns with national physical activity guidelines, study finds

Whether for convenience, cost or comfort, many people look to online resources for fitness and exercise information — especially when faced with fitness center and gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, most internet-based recommendations for physical activity don’t match up with the guidelines supported by national health organizations, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Oregon State seeks artists for 37th annual Art About Agriculture competition and exhibition

Art About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2020 exhibition.

Milam Hall Older, larger companies benefit from not investing in worker safety, study finds

Companies best equipped to provide safe workplaces are the least likely to do so, because they benefit financially from forgoing the cost of enacting workplace safety practices, a recent study found. In some cases, companies with worker injury claims were more than 50% more likely to survive than their safer counterparts. 

Oregon State University names interim police chief

Oregon State University announced today that Edgar Rodriguez, a community and higher education public safety leader, will serve as OSU’s interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police.

Valley Library Contribute your pandemic experience to OSU archives project

Oregon State University community members are invited to document and share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

OSU sign Oregon State University releases plan to resume campus and facility operations

Oregon State University is preparing plans to resume in-person instruction in late summer and fall term on its campuses in Corvallis and Bend, pending state authorization.

Kelley Engineering Center Four from OSU College of Engineering win prestigious award from National Science Foundation

Four professors in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation.

poling hall New Living-Learning Communities at Oregon State will focus on cultural identity

These are the first Living-Learning Communities at OSU focused on the experiences of ethnic cultural communities

Vegetables in pots Don’t let lack of room discourage you from gardening

Save space and reap a harvest by growing vegetables in containers.

TRACE field staff TRACE first week’s results suggest two people per 1,000 in Corvallis were infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the first weekend of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that about two people per 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when they were tested.

OSU’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests to reopen for recreational activities on Friday

Oregon State University’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests on Friday, May 8, will enter a trial reopening phase for recreational activities, the College of Forestry announced Tuesday. 

OSU Ecampus publishes resources to help K-12 teachers, parents with remote instruction

Oregon State University’s nationally ranked online Ecampus program has published a collection of resource guides to assist K-12 teachers, administrators and parents in helping students learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oceans should have a place in climate ‘green new deal’ policies, scientists suggest

The world’s oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive “green new deal” proposals being promoted by elected officials and agency policymakers.

Simvastatin Benefits of higher doses of certain medicines fail to justify costs and risks, study shows

Clinical trial data behind drug dose recommendations for elevated cholesterol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease illustrate how larger doses may not be worth the extra costs for many types of patients, according to an Oregon State University College of Pharmacy researcher.

Willamette Grange Hall OSU study shows grange a ‘natural partner’ for expanding public health outreach, access

In the ongoing struggle to address health care disparities in rural communities across the U.S., a recent Oregon State University study found that the perfect partner may be hiding in plain sight.

Dearborn Hall Robot vacuum cleaner conveys Seven Dwarf personalities by movement alone

Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers used a vacuum cleaner and the personalities of three of the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White to demonstrate that people can correctly infer a robot’s personality solely by how it moves.

Returning chinook salmon Magnetic pulses alter salmon’s orientation, suggesting they navigate via magnetite in their tissue

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences have taken a step closer to solving one of nature’s most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it’s time to spawn, find their way back from distant ocean locations to the stream where they hatched?

Virtual OSU Science Pub focuses on runners and their shoes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon State University’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend have collaborated to host a virtual science pub talk on May 11 about how runners perform in different running footwear.

Master gardener OSU Extension continues gardening education during COVID-19

From webinars and videos to online classes, OSU Extension has what you need to learn gardening.

April - 2020

April - 2020
Oregon State COVID-19 testing workers motivated by potential widespread impact of project

Traditional health workers and OSU students inspired to help with TRACE study

OSU-developed color palette Discoverer of famed blue pigment receives NSF grant to look for new red

Mas Subramanian, distinguished professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received a special $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the holy grail of color research: an inorganic red pigment that’s vivid, safe and durable.

Dick Waring Oregon State University researcher will receive top global forestry award from Swedish king

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Richard Waring, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a revolutionary computer model to predict forest growth in a changing climate.

Three years of monitoring of Oregon’s gray whales shows changes in health

Three years of “health check-ups” on Oregon’s summer resident gray whales shows a compelling relationship between whales’ overall body condition and changing ocean conditions that likely limited availability of prey for the mammals, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

Biobutanol separation method Researchers make key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels.

kale OSU Extension Master Gardener discovers novel way to control cabbage white worm

Stripping a kale plant in fall thwarts white cabbage worm and gives a head start on the next season.

Oregon State’s annual day of service goes digital

The Oregon State University Alumni Association is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching a worldwide two-week virtual gathering of volunteers called OSU Digital Days of Service.

Linus Pauling Science Center Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19, other respiratory conditions

Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, an Oregon State University researcher says.

rainbow at OSU Oregon State University making intellectual property available to help fight COVID-19

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is joining universities and academic health centers nationally in making licensing agreements for its intellectual property quickly executable to speed up the development of technologies that can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent COVID-19.

New Zealand blue whale Surface feeding could provide more than just snacks for New Zealand blue whales

Feeding at the ocean’s surface appears to play an important role in New Zealand blue whales’ foraging strategy, allowing them to optimize their energy use, Oregon State University researchers suggest in a new study.

 

Stock image of the Women's Building LGBTQ military service members at higher risk of sexual harassment, assault, stalking

A recent study found that LGBTQ service members face an elevated risk of sexual victimization including harassment, assault and stalking while in the military than their non-LGBTQ counterparts.

'Sticks on Fire' euphorbia Carefree succulents continue to grow in popularity

Master Gardener Marcia Sherry has been collecting succulents since the 1970s and now has 50 varieties.

Oregon State University project to determine COVID-19 prevalence in Corvallis

Oregon State University scientists will embark on a groundbreaking project in the coming days as they start testing in the greater Corvallis community to determine the prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

 

Lab technician pipetting in the OVDL Oregon State’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab teams up with local lab to test for COVID-19

As health centers nationwide continue to struggle with limited testing for the virus that causes COVID-19, the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OVDL) at Oregon State University is teaming up with the private Corvallis-based WVT Laboratory to increase novel coronavirus testing for medical providers in Oregon and beyond.

Finding a ladybug. OSU Extension Outdoor School provides resources for families during stay-at-home order

Extension Outdoor School added a webpage – “Educational Resources for Stay Home, Save Lives,” — to its website where parents, guardians and teachers can find links to resources to support outdoor learning experiences while schools are out of session.

OSU research program awarded $12.7 million grant for Superfund research

The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program received the five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

California poppies Wildflowers give gardens a charming, relaxed look

Put aside an area of the garden for the beauty of wildflowers.

Oregon State postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and Bend

Based on input from Oregon State University students, the university announced today it is postponing commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and at OSU-Cascades in Bend until a later date, possibly in the fall.

OSU partners with USGS on electrical mapping project to help protect power grid

Oregon State University will carry out large-scale mapping of the electrical properties of Earth’s crust and mantle beneath the southern and southwestern United States under a new two-year, $2.5 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Emily Ho Oregon State University names new Linus Pauling Institute director

Emily Ho, the leader of Oregon State University’s Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and an internationally recognized expert in the study of nutrients and chronic disease, has been named the next endowed chair and director of the university’s Linus Pauling Institute.

marbled murrelet Oregon State University College of Forestry creates weekly online lecture series

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites everyone to a new, weekly Stay at Home Lecture Series starting April 9 that features a variety of presenters talking about everything from recreation in national parks to a secretive seabird.

Pharmacy Building Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for painful gynecological condition

Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State freezes tuition for returning undergraduate students

In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon State University students and their families, the university’s Board of Trustees voted today to freeze tuition rates for currently enrolled undergraduate students at OSU’s Corvallis and Bend campuses for summer session and the 2020-21 academic year.

strawberries Add strawberries to the garden for a sweet harvest

As interest in edible gardening continues to climb at a fast rate, strawberries are a good candidate to add to the mix.

Magruder Hall OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab produces critical COVID-19 test component for Oregon hospitals

When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, scientists in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized their diagnostic lab already had all the ingredients and equipment to make the fluid needed to transport patient samples to testing facilities.

Gideon Freudmann with cello OSU’s Music à la Carte concert series goes live on Facebook starting April 3

The Music à la Carte concert series will host a series of Facebook Live events starting this Friday, keeping alive the decades-long tradition while following Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

Multnomah County Master Gardener demonstration garden at Portland State University's Learning Garden Lab in Portland. Enrollment skyrockets for OSU Master Gardener vegetable course

More than 17,600 people – at a growing clip of about 1,000 more each day – are signing up for a vegetable gardening course offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service, as people nationally abide by stay-at-home pandemic orders.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Finance and Administration Committee to meet April 3, 2020

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020. Additionally, the board’s Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. that same day. In keeping with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding Stay Home, Stay Safe, and the university’s measures to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, each meeting will be hosted through the remote conferencing service Zoom.

Western North Atlantic Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom

A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning a key weapon in the fight against excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may not be as powerful as had been thought.

March - 2020

March - 2020
Shauna Tominey reading a book with a child OSU parenting experts offer advice for families under quarantine

When schools started closing their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents nationwide suddenly found themselves trying to home-school their children, work from home, and keep everyone fed and clothed while maintaining some semblance of sanity.

KidSpirit kids play on a tire swing Resources for parents during COVID-19 quarantine

Shauna Tominey, an assistant professor of practice at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a parenting education specialist and author of the book “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children.”

Yellowstone bison Bison in northern Yellowstone proving to be too much of a good thing

Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar Valley in the northern part of the park, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists.

baby chicks Watch chicks hatch on streaming OSU Extension Chickcam

The OSU Chickcam marks its sixth year with a new batch of baby chicks.

boy with binoculars Look to the garden to keep you busy and quiet your mind

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we need things to help us cope, and gardening qualifies.

Oregon State collects nearly 200,000 pairs of gloves, other medical supplies for COVID-19 crisis

Oregon State University faculty and employees collected more than 12 pallets of personal protective equipment, including nearly 200,000 pairs of gloves and more than 8,000 face masks, and is providing the much-needed supplies to Oregon health care workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stock image of Reed Lodge OSU offering ‘Punch Through Pandemics’ spring course for students, public

Will my parents be OK? Will I be able to keep my job? Will I still graduate on time? Will I even put on pants today?

As the most basic elements of daily life become uncertain amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of professors in Oregon State University’s School of Psychological Science has put together a new course that helps explain what’s happening in our brains and offers some evidence-based coping skills.

Hydrogel beads OSU research paves way to improved cleanup of contaminated groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.

Stock image of Waldo Hall Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants — even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs.

OSU to allow freshmen option to provide standardized test results

Oregon State University announced today that it will no longer require freshman applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission, starting with fall term 2021.

All Oregon public universities to no longer require standardized admissions tests 

Oregon’s seven public comprehensive universities and Oregon Health & Science University announced jointly today that none will require freshman applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission, starting with fall term 2021.

Parent holds a ball to pass to child Parents modeling physical activity help kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills

It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less opportunity to practice those same motor skills.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Finance and Administration Committee to meet April 3

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, April 3, to consider tuition rates, mandatory fees and student incidental fees for the 2020-21 academic year and summer session 2020.

coneflower Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy and productive

When perennials start looking raggedy and the middle dies out, the time has come to dig them up and make more plants.

Oregon State University COVID-19 experts

The following Oregon State University faculty and staff have expertise related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and are willing to speak with journalists.

Timber harvesting results in persistent deficits in summer streamflow

Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.

Trapped ions may unlock a path to better batteries and much more

A serendipitous discovery during research into batteries at Oregon State University holds major implications for inventing new materials with a vast range of scientific and commercial applications, the study’s corresponding author says.

Oregon Sea Grant awards $1.15 million to OSU researchers for five marine-related projects

Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University, has awarded $1.15 million to five OSU scientists to study beach grass, groundfish trawling, sea lions and oysters over the next two years.

Toddler at beach OSU receives nearly $9 million to make machines learn like toddlers

Oregon State University has received nearly $9 million to lead a four-year research project aimed at infusing artificial intelligence and robotic systems with more common sense.

straw bale Straw bale gardens work where others won’t

If you've got little space, bad soil or aren't able to bend over, straw bale gardening is an altertnative to inground gardens.

Bull kelp Satellite data boosts understanding of climate change’s effects on kelp

Tapping into 35 years of satellite imagery, researchers at Oregon State University have dramatically enlarged the database regarding how climate change is affecting kelps, near-shore seaweeds that provide food and shelter for fish and protect coastlines from wave damage.

Photo from Ana Pearse's series "What Were You Wearing?" OSU Fairbanks Gallery hosts “Frame” Plinkiewisch Art Scholarship Exhibition in March

The Fairbanks Gallery of Art at Oregon State University presents “Frame,” the 2020 Plinkiewisch Art Scholarship Exhibition, through March 25.

Peter Konstantinidis (left), Oregon State University instructor and curator of the Oregon State Ichthyology Collection, and student Kelci Pauk, look at a preserved whitefish Researchers use OSU fish collection to detect historical infection of salmon parasites

Decades-old fish stored at Oregon State University proved valuable in learning more about parasites that infect a family of fish that includes salmon and trout in the Pacific Northwest.

Fisher Photos from Yosemite suggest secretive forest predator might be moving north

New photographs from Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada represent an exciting development in the recovery of the fisher, a fierce and secretive predator whose numbers dwindled in the 19th and 20th centuries due to fur trapping and logging.

Stock image of Waldo Hall Chronic environmental stressors, not combat exposure, biggest predictor of PTSD in Korean Vietnam veterans

In the Vietnam War, the second-largest contingent of soldiers fighting North Vietnam came from Korea. Now, 45 years later, roughly 40% of Korean Vietnam veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder, a rate higher than their American counterparts.

black spot on rose Fight ‘big four’ rose problems with prevention strategies

There are steps you can take to control black spot, rust, downy mildew and powdery mildew.

Ipe tree Quickly unfolding flash droughts present new challenge for weather prediction

Flash droughts, which can develop in as little as two weeks and intensify rapidly, are drawing new attention as researchers work to identify and test the reliability of indicators that could help predict these weather events.

February - 2020

February - 2020
OSU's Bella Voce choir in performance OSU choral program presents annual Orange & Black Scholarship Benefit Concert on March 9

The Oregon State University choral program will present the Orange & Black Choral and Vocal Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. in Corvallis.

Printmaking artist Tom Huck at work OSU’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series presents printmaker Tom Huck on March 5

The School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University presents a talk by the American printmaker Tom Huck at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St.

Image of the 9 members of Slavic Soul Party! lying in a circle SAC Presents performing arts series presents Slavic Soul Party! on March 19

The New York City-based band “Slavic Soul Party!” will perform at the next installment of the SAC Presents performing arts series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University.

Climate science pioneer extends legacy with scholarship gift

Nationally known climate scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Warren Washington and his wife, Mary, have established OSU’s largest endowed scholarship fund for students engaged in climate studies.

Freshwater flowing into the North Pacific plays key role in North America’s climate

Massive freshwater river flows stemming from glacier-fed flooding at the end of the last ice age surged across eastern Washington to the Columbia River and out to the North Pacific Ocean, where they triggered climate changes throughout the northern hemisphere, new research published today in Science Advances shows.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Sessions scheduled to gain input on future of public safety at Oregon State

Four community listening sessions are scheduled in March to gather input on future public safety needs and services at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

Don Pettit Astronaut and OSU alumnus Donald R. Pettit to give free lecture on campus March 5

Astronaut Donald R. Pettit, a 1978 graduate of the Oregon State University College of Engineering, will give a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the LaSells Stewart Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus, 875 SW 26th St.

Woman forester Lecture series explores leadership role of women in forestry, forest products

The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sectors, and also in their communities.

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