April - 2021

April - 2021
Oregon State Board of Trustees names Becky Johnson interim president

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday voted unanimously to name Rebecca “Becky” Johnson as the university’s interim president.

Stock photo of Milam Hall, classic looking red-brick building Rural-urban divide compounds racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths, study finds

 While Black, Hispanic, Latino, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander people are more likely to die of COVID-19 than white people nationwide, a recent study from Oregon State University found the risk was even greater for racial and ethnic minority groups living in rural areas compared with urban areas.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 16

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, to consider the appointment of OSU-Cascades Vice President Rebecca “Becky” Johnson as interim president.

Partial shade from solar panels increase abundance of flowers in late summer

A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community.

Headshot of Andrew Nathan Oregon State presents lecture by renowned China scholar Andrew Nathan on April 29

One of the world’s leading scholars on China, Andrew J. Nathan, is delivering a free remote lecture on Chinese political strategy as part of an Oregon State University event at noon on Thursday, April 29.

Cover of book "Rethinking American Grand Strategy," with illustration of iconic American cultural forces as blue chess pieces on a red and white board. OSU professor’s new book on U.S. grand strategy appeals to history buffs, global thinkers

A new book from Oregon State University professor Christopher McKnight Nichols aims to expand readers’ understanding of what constitutes U.S. grand strategy — and who has played a role in shaping it over the last century.

Jan Williams, with the OSU Extension Service in Clackamas County, collects paperwork from participants before they receive their shot at the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 31 in Canby. OSU Extension uses statewide network to encourage participation in vaccinations

Efforts include volunteering at mass vaccination clinics, using the OSU Extension website to curate credible vaccine information and provide local access and eligibility details, and working closely with state and local partners to address the challenges of reaching all Oregonians, including vaccine-hesitant populations

coastal development Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities’ risk more than climate change

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

Jim Myers with Midnight Roma purple tomato. Photo by Jim Myers OSU releases new, antioxidant-rich purple tomato

“We were selecting for a really dark Indigo-type processing tomato,” Myers said. “Ultimately, we got a really nice one."

baby birds. Photo from Flickr by Ryan Keane. Picking up baby birds can do more harm than good

Identifying the age of a bird is crucial in how you deal with one that's on the ground.

New Memorial Union art exhibit features OSU pandemic photos

OSU alum has been photographing campus for a year

Former Oregon State President Edward J. Ray will be the 2021 commencement speaker

Edward J. Ray, who led a dynamic transformation at Oregon State University during 17 years of service as its president, will deliver the commencement address for OSU’s Corvallis campus during the commencement event to be held virtually on June 12 in compliance with current health guidelines.

Eucalypt buds Research suggests eucalyptus trees can be genetically modified not to invade native ecosystems

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Eucalyptus, a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil, can be genetically modified not to reproduce sexually, a key step toward preventing the global tree plantation staple from invading native ecosystems.

Vitamin C facts and fiction: topic of next Oregon State Science Pub talk

Vitamin C facts and fiction will be the topic of the April 12 Oregon State University Science Pub.

As lumber prices skyrocket, Oregon State professor develops method to predict future price changes

At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict the future price of logs that uses readily accessible economic information.

Former Oregon State football player to speak about combating bullying

Esera Tuaolo, a former Oregon State University football player who played nine seasons in the NFL, will give a virtual talk April 21 about combating bullying as part of a series of talks featuring OSU alumni leading efforts to achieve justice, equity and community safety and strength. 

N protein image Deep dive into key COVID-19 protein is a step toward new drugs, vaccines

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Science have taken a key step toward new drugs and vaccines for combating COVID-19 with a deep dive into one protein’s role in interacting with SARS-CoV-2 genetic material.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees outline process to name interim president

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday discussed a process and timeline to appoint an interim university president during the week of April 12.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approves tuition and fees for 2021-22 school year

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition rates and fees for the 2021-22 school year, including a 2.5% increase for returning undergraduate students and a 4% increase for new undergraduate students enrolling at the university.

Colorful, diverse dahlias can be addictive. Photo by Julie Moore Fall in love with colorful, dazzling dahlias

Pompoms, collarettes, mignons, waterlilies: The names are as colorful as the blooms they describe.

TRACE field staff Sixth TRACE-COVID-19 survey in Corvallis estimates 13 people in 1,000 had virus

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s sixth round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on March 13 and 14 suggested 13 people per 1,000 in the community carried the novel coronavirus on those days.

Image of Community Hall on Oregon State Campus with spring flowering tree in foreground Oregon State University Food Drive surpasses last year’s totals

The university to beat last year’s total by 74,783 meals

Image of orange starfish and green sea anemone OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center to host virtual Marine Science Day April 10

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will host its annual Marine Science Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

March - 2021

March - 2021
Oregon State introduces the nation’s fifth chapter of an agricultural science LGBTQ+ club

The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences has launched the fifth chapter in the nation, and the first west of the Mississippi River, of a club for agriculture community members identifying as LGTBQ+ and their allies.

Marbled murrelet, photo by Brett Lovelace Sounds like home: Murrelets choose breeding locations by eavesdropping on other murrelets

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers broadcast marbled murrelet calls in mature forests and found that the threatened seabirds’ choice of breeding locations is strongly influenced by whether they hear other murrelets in the area.

Pots of vegetables. No room for vegetables? Pot up your plants

There are some dwarf and miniature varieties of vegetables, such as Thumbelina carrots or other baby vegetables that work particularly well in small confines.

trees to know book cover ‘Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington’ turns 70 with new edition

The new 173-page edition describes more than 125 trees, each illustrated with several color photos.

OSU Extension livestream of hatching chicks returns for eighth year

The livestream started today and will documents the chicks as they hatch. The cameras will remain on until 5 p.m. April 2.

Image of Community Hall on Oregon State Campus with spring flowering tree in foreground OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet April 1-2

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, to consider tuition rates, mandatory fees and student incidental fees for the 2021-22 academic year.

OSU’s Lubchenco joins White House to lead climate and environment initiatives

Oregon State University Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco will lead climate and environmental science efforts in the White House as the new deputy director of climate and environment in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Warm water has overlooked importance for cold-water fish, like salmon and trout, study finds

Warm river habitats appear to play a larger than expected role supporting the survival of cold-water fish, such as salmon and trout, a new Oregon State University-led study published today found.

Image of a short-tailed albatross with red leg band New insights into close encounters between albatross and fishing vessels could reduce bycatch risk

A novel analysis of encounters between albatross and commercial fishing vessels across the North Pacific Ocean is giving researchers important new understanding about seabird-vessel interactions that could help reduce harmful encounters.

Blue and orange bar graph showing significant changes in reactivity and residue on the day of an argument Want a longer, healthier life? Resolve your arguments by day’s end, OSU study says

A recent Oregon State University study found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response associated with that disagreement is significantly reduced and, in some situations, almost entirely erased.

Statement regarding the resignation of OSU President F. King Alexander from Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar

Statement from OSU Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar.

vaccine clinic More than 19,400 vaccinated so far at Samaritan, Benton County COVID-19 clinics at Reser Stadium

Smiles and laughter are common sights during weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics taking place at Reser Stadium

Kelley Oregon State University given gold designation for sustainability for 10th time

Oregon State University continues to lead in sustainability efforts among university campuses

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to meet March 23

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees’ Executive & Audit Committee to meet March 24

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees announced today that the board’s Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24. The committee will discuss a proposed course of action the board will take related to a motion adopted by trustees on March 17 related to President F. King Alexander’s OSU leadership; the Louisiana State University Husch Blackwell report; and OSU Title IX reporting and survivor services. The committee also will discuss next steps to respond to feedback and questions the board has received from the OSU Faculty Senate related to this matter.

Image shows white flowers on a tree branch with a dark background Oregon State University to observe Holocaust Memorial Week, April 5-8

Oregon State University’s 34th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week next month will feature a talk by speaker and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor who spent nearly four years of her childhood in concentration camps.

Ibram X. Kendi to give virtual lecture April 14 at Oregon State University

Ibram X. Kendi, a National Book Award winner, historian and leading antiracist voice in America, will give a virtual talk April 14 as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series.

Image of a woman with an plastic mask on her face & tube extending from it while she rides an exercise bike Cells burn more calories after just one bout of moderate aerobic exercise, OSU study finds

In a recent study testing the effects of exercise on overall metabolism, researchers at Oregon State University found that even a single session of moderate aerobic exercise makes a difference in the cells of otherwise sedentary people.

Statement from OSU President F. King Alexander

Oregon State University President F. King Alexander provides this recorded video message following action Wednesday by the OSU Board of Trustees regarding his performance as the university’s president, Title IX matters related to Oregon State University, and the Husch Blackwell report regarding his leadership of Title IX at Louisiana State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Statement regarding OSU President F. King Alexander from Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar

Oregon State University provides the following message from OSU Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar regarding the performance of President F. King Alexander as OSU’s president, Title IX matters related to Oregon State University, and the Husch Blackwell report regarding his leadership of Title IX at Louisiana State University.

Image of red wolf Chester face-up on operating table with medical team around Endangered red wolf from Washington zoo receives novel operation at OSU veterinary hospital

Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital operated Tuesday on a rare red wolf from the breeding program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Washington.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to meet March 17

The chair of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees announced today that the board will meet from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 to hear public comment, and in public session with OSU President F. King Alexander, review and discuss the findings and recommendations of the Husch Blackwell report as it regards his leadership at LSU over Title IX, his handling of sexual misconduct and subsequent information regarding sexual misconduct that has been shared.

Researchers study public comments on orca conservation to aid future protection efforts

Oregon State University researchers analyzed more than 17,000 public comments focused on orca conservation in the state of Washington and found that the most common emotional sentiments were trust, anticipation and fear.

With spring break approaching, Oregon State ramps up COVID-19 testing

As spring break approaches, Oregon State University is increasing COVID-19 testing and encouraging students and employees to stay close to home.

C Adding compost improves soil’s texture and adds nutrients

The best soil amendment is partially broken-down organic material, better known as compost

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to host virtual gerontology conference

Geriatric experts from around the country will present more than 30 educational sessions for health and human service professionals and the public.

Graphic of a lightbulb on orange background OSU panel to discuss vaccine dissemination March 17

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, Oregon State University experts will hold a panel discussion about the cultural, philosophical, community, policy and strategic aspects of vaccine dissemination.

Webinar series launches to prepare Oregonians for wildfire season

The “Wildfire Wednesdays” webinar series launches March 17 with a noon-1 p.m. presentation by Extension’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program’s Fire Program team. Webinars are scheduled for March 31, April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2 and June 16.

White text on orange, "OSU Authors & Editors" OSU Authors and Editors Series holds events March 15 and 17 to celebrate faculty publications

Oregon State University’s annual Authors and Editors Series is holding two virtual events this month to celebrate literary and scholarly works published by OSU faculty in 2020.

Asian giant hornet not in Oregon yet. Asian giant hornet still far from Oregon

The invasive hornet is a concern and residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for the hornet and report possible sightings.

Early seral by Graham Frank Six months after historic wildfires, Oregon State scientists probe aftermath for insights

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon wildfires threatened multiple cities in summer 2020, destroyed more than 4,000 homes, filled the air with smoke for days and burned more than 1 million acres, the second highest one-year total in state history.

grand fir infill Eastern Oregon forest restoration efforts hampered by diameter limits on tree cutting

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A quarter-century-old harvesting restriction intended to last one year has served as an obstacle to returning eastern Oregon national forests to the healthier, more fire-resilient conditions they embodied in the late 1800s, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry shows.

TRACE field staff Sixth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for March 13 and 14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its sixth round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of March 13 and 14 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

American robins spell spring. Offer robins what they need and they’ll stick around

Oregon State University Extension Service wildlife experts encourage Oregonians to learn more about these underappreciated native birds.

Oregon State plans for predominantly in-person instruction this fall

Oregon State University President F. King Alexander announced Wednesday that planning for a more traditional fall term is underway within OSU, anticipating predominantly in-person instruction and on-site university services and programs statewide.

Image of sandy beach and ocean waves at Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues OSU license for wave energy testing facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued Oregon State University a license to build and operate the nation’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility, culminating an unprecedented regulatory process that spanned nearly 10 years.

Heather Masson-Forsythe OSU biochemistry/biophysics student wins Science Magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Heather Masson-Forsythe, a fifth-year graduate student in the Oregon State University College of Science, is a winner in the 13th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine.

Poster for Ten Minutes at the Townsend OSU Theatre presents original anthology ‘Ten Minutes at the Townsend’ March 19

Oregon State University Theatre will present “Ten Minutes at the Townsend,” an anthology of student plays set in a small-town diner, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19.

Example image of a coastal community OSU researcher leads NOAA-funded project to study West Coast response to ocean acidification

An Oregon State University researcher is part of a new federally supported project investigating how communities along the West Coast are adapting to ocean acidification, with the goal of determining what they need to be more resilient.

Reed Lodge on OSU campus Using a warmer tone in college syllabi makes students more likely to ask for help, OSU study finds

College course syllabi written in a warm, friendly tone are more likely to encourage students to reach out when they are struggling or need help, a new study from Oregon State University found.

On calm days, sunlight warms the ocean surface and drives turbulence, study finds

In tropical oceans, a combination of sunlight and weak winds drives up surface temperatures in the afternoon, increasing atmospheric turbulence, unprecedented new observational data collected by an Oregon State University researcher shows.

cancer and collagen fibers Oregon State research shows how tissue’s microscopic geometry affects spread of cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has revealed a crucial mechanism behind one of humankind’s most deadly physiological processes: the movement of malignant cells from one part of the body to another.

February - 2021

February - 2021
coastal giant salamander Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams’ water temperature as long as the thinning isn’t too intensive, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Artwork sought for Oregon State’s 38th annual Art About Agriculture competition and exhibition

Art About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork coordinated by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2021 exhibition.

Science activism and environmental justice topics of Oregon State Science Pub talk

Science activism and the role it plays in aiding communities vulnerable to environmental risks will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on March 8.

Seed packets. OSU Extension gives away seeds for Grow This! Garden Challenge

Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge kicks off March 1 when people can sign up and start preparing to collect their seed kits at the end of March.

Like wine, environmental conditions impact flavor of whiskey, study finds

Flavor differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher found.

Scientists advance understanding of hop genome, which could aid brewers, medical researchers

Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have significantly expanded the understanding of the hop genome, a development with important implications for the brewing industry and scientists who study the potential medical benefits of hops.

William "Wil" Allen Oregon State University alum had big hand in getting Perseverance to Mars

CORVALLIS, Ore. – William Allen’s trip to Oregon State University four decades ago as a prospective student helped set the stage for his role in another transformative visit this week: the arrival on Mars of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

Algerian mouse Electrical transmission lines have power to enhance habitat connectivity for wildlife

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Converting the ground under electrical transmission towers into spaces for wildlife can enable fragmented populations to connect with one another, increasing local biodiversity and providing animals around the globe an important tool for adapting to climate change, a new study found.

Biological assessment of world’s rivers presents incomplete but bleak picture

An international team of scientists, including two from Oregon State University, conducted a biological assessment of the world’s rivers and the limited data they found presents a fairly bleak picture.

Researchers demonstrate new method to track genetic diversity of salmon, trout

Scientists at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service have demonstrated that DNA extracted from water samples from rivers across Oregon and Northern California can be used to estimate genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout.

image of ocean waves Federal lease allows Oregon State’s offshore wave energy testing facility to move ahead in 2021

An Oregon State University-led project to build the nation’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week as the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management awarded the university a lease to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast.

Professors Settersten and Jones Julia Jones, Richard Settersten named OSU 2021 Distinguished Professor honorees

Oregon State University has named geography expert Julia Jones and human development expert Richard Settersten as its 2021 University Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

gut microbiome Melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy after changes to gut microbiome

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients’ gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.

Asparagus will produce for decades if treated right, With the right care, asparagus beds will produce for decades

Asparagus is a hardy perennial and should be planted as soon as the soil can be properly prepared in the spring.

The songs of fin whales offer new avenue for seismic studies of the oceanic crust

The songs of fin whales can be used for seismic imaging of the oceanic crust, providing scientists a novel alternative to conventional surveying. 

Amazon deforestation Protected areas see continued deforestation but at a reduced rate, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A survey of more than 18,000 land parcels spanning 2 million square miles across 63 countries shows that a “protected area” designation reduces the rate of deforestation but does not prevent it.

Flooding in the Columbia River basin expected to increase under climate change, study finds

The Columbia River basin will see an increase in flooding over the next 50 years as a result of climate change, new modeling from Oregon State University indicates.

Milam Hall Time-specific safety interventions needed to improve construction worker safety, OSU study finds

Workers in the construction industry are most likely to suffer traumatic injuries during the first four hours of their shift, and those who work evening or night shifts experience more severe injuries than their day-shift counterparts, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Albacore tuna Genetic markers show Pacific albacore intermingle across equator but remain separate stocks

NEWPORT, Ore. – Analyzing thousands of genetic markers in albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean, researchers at Oregon State University have learned that just seven dozen of those markers are needed to determine which side of the equator a fish comes from.

TRACE field staff OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling in Redmond suggests 32 cases per 1,000 residents

REDMOND, Ore. – Oregon State University COVID-19 sampling in Redmond on Jan. 29-31 by TRACE Community field workers suggested 32 people per 1,000 in the community carried the coronavirus on those days.

OSU marching band Notes of discomfort: OSU study keys in on trends in marching band members’ workload strain

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new study by Oregon State University suggests.

OSU transportation strategy aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commuting to Corvallis campus

Oregon State University is undertaking a sustainable transportation strategy for its Corvallis campus with the goal of reducing drive-alone trips to campus by students and employees by one-third by 2030.

Red-winged blackbird on a cattail OSU releasing winter series of music, spoken word mini-concerts that call for action on extinction

Oregon State University is publishing 20 four-minute concerts that weave together music and the spoken word to celebrate the creatures that fill the air with sound — frogs, wolves, songbirds, growling grizzly bears — and inspire action to save them.

New College of Education dean named at Oregon State

Susan Gardner, a higher education professor at the University of Maine with a strong focus on equity and inclusion in education throughout her career, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Education. She will start Feb. 28.

OSU College of Business offers free tax preparation services through IRS partnership

The Oregon State University College of Business Center for Advancing Financial Education is offering free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income individuals and families through a partnership with the IRS.

Shemekia Copeland with a blue background OSU’s American Strings Webcast presents An Evening with Blues Artist Shemekia Copeland

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts presents a conversation and live remote performance with blues singer Shemekia Copeland at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Scott Burns headshot OSU hosts ‘Contagion’ screenwriter Scott Z. Burns for virtual talk Feb. 18

The Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film presents “Framing Catastrophe,” a conversation with American screenwriter, producer and director Scott Z. Burns at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

New DNA-based technique allows researchers to determine age of living beluga whales in Alaska

Researchers can now determine the age and sex of living beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet thanks to a new DNA-based technique that uses information from small samples of skin tissue.

OSU receives $50 million lead gift to complete Reser Stadium, enable year-round university programs

An anonymous donor has made a historic $50 million lead gift to transform Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium into a national best-in-class football facility with year-round programs and facilities for all OSU students, faculty and staff.

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with series of free events

Lectures and other events offered digitally

Corals OSU scientists taking deep dive into how microbiomes respond to human-caused stressors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have received a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to study how communities of microorganisms respond to human-caused stress and how the responses relate to the health of the people, plants and animals that host the microbes.

 

Sea ice kept oxygen from reaching deep ocean during last ice age, study finds

Extensive sea ice covered the world’s oceans during the last ice age, which prevented oxygen from penetrating into the deep ocean waters, complicating the relationship between oxygen and carbon, a new study has found.

OSU mortarboard Oregon State University to hold virtual commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and Bend

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University announced today that June 2021 commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and at OSU-Cascades in Bend will be held virtually due to continued COVID-19 public health concerns and the anticipation that public health restrictions for large in-person events will continue into early summer.

Bolsero Dorso Rayado, Streak Backed Oriole, Icterus pustulatus, photo by Amado Demesa, available through Wikimedia Commons, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47747416" rel="noreferrer nofollow">commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curi Finding rare birds is never a picnic, contrary to popular Patagonia belief

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of birdwatching’s most commonly held and colorfully named beliefs, the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect, is more a fun myth than a true phenomenon, Oregon State University research suggests.

Hallie E. Ford Center on OSU campus Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University has found that to best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of 9 to 13, as that’s when kids show the biggest drop in active time.

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