January - 2021

January - 2021
Stock photo of Waldo Hall at OSU ‘Aging well’ greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, OSU study finds

If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows.

Little fishies OSU researchers prove fish-friendly detection method to be more sensitive than electrofishing

Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it’s not much fun for the trout.

Even a small amount of gender bias in hiring can be costly to employers, study finds

Tiny amounts of gender bias in employee hiring decisions contribute to concerning rates of discrimination and productivity losses that together represent significant costs, financial and otherwise, for employers, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Divided States of America panel flyer OSU to host expert panel discussion on Capitol insurrection, presidential transition and more

Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion is holding a flash panel to discuss the current political environment, including the recent U.S. Capitol insurrection and ongoing presidential transition.  

Speakers announced for first national hemp symposium at Oregon State University

Business, political and governmental leaders, including a U.S. Senator and representatives from the Sierra Club and American multinational conglomerate corporation 3M, will provide a future outlook on the hemp industry during the first-ever National Hemp Symposium Feb. 9 and 10.

Hinsdale wave lab Oregon State University wave lab receives $4.9M to continue natural hazards engineering research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The National Science Foundation has awarded the Oregon State University College of Engineering nearly $5 million for natural hazards engineering research at OSU’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.

K-9 Officer Arlo preparing for a CT scan TikTok favorite K-9 Officer Arlo receives surgery for bullet wound at OSU veterinary hospital

Following eight hours of complex surgery at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer Arlo was walking with assistance Saturday morning after being treated for two bullet wounds suffered in a police chase in Washington state.

Oregon grape Feed birds in winter with berry-bearing plants

Birds eat berries in winter for food to give them the energy they need to survive the prolonged stress of cold and wet weather.

Applicants sought for free girls’ summer wilderness science education expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions, which offers free, 12-day wilderness science leadership and learning adventures for high school girls, is seeking applicants for its summer 2021 expeditions.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet January 28-29

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Given COVID-19 guidance from the governor’s office, as well as university and county health officials, the meeting will be hosted through a remote conferencing service

Blue orchard bee Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests.

OSU Women's Building Oregon Medicaid expansion helped more women access insurance coverage for abortion services, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University found that after Oregon expanded Medicaid in 2014, more women were able to receive insurance coverage for abortion services, rather than paying out of pocket.

Musician Dom Flemons with his guitar OSU’s American Strings webcast presents ‘An Evening with Dom Flemons’

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts presents a conversation and live remote performance with Dom Flemons, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Bark beetle Stegastochlidus saraemcheana Master of disguise is new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A resemblance to moss, lichens and fungi made for fantastic cover by a new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle described by an Oregon State University College of Science researcher.

Seawater battery New nanostructured alloy for anode is a big step toward revolutionizing energy storage

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.

Wisteria on a house Wisteria care: Take out clippers twice a year and go to town

Before planting one, people should realize the effort involved in keeping them in bounds.

Community invited to hear about Corvallis Campus Vision project

Oregon State University invites Corvallis-area community members to three virtual meetings this month as OSU gathers community input on the long-term vision for the university’s Corvallis campus.

Poet Anis Mojgani OSU hosts Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani for ‘Interrogating the Spirit’ Jan. 15

The Oregon State University Contemplative Studies Initiative and School of Writing, Literature, and Film present “Interrogating the Spirit” with Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.

Producing hydrogen from water Oregon State researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Efficiently mass-producing hydrogen from water is closer to becoming a reality thanks to Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers and collaborators at Cornell University and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Neighbors influence coastal landowners’ decisions to armor shorelines against erosion, rising seas

Neighbors play an influential role in private oceanfront landowners’ decisions to protect their shorelines from erosion and rising sea levels, which could lead to excessive armoring of the coastline, a new analysis from Oregon State University shows.

Detroit, Oregon ‘Massive-scale mobilization’ necessary for addressing climate change, scientists say

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University researchers who initiated the declaration released an update today that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progress in addressing climate risks.

burned fire truck Report: Climate change taking toll on Oregon, but state has many options for adaptation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The effects of a changing climate continue to significantly affect Oregonians and the state’s resources and infrastructure, the latest biennial report released today by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute concludes.

Combining solar energy and agriculture to mitigate climate change, assist rural communities

Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual U.S. budget, a new paper by Oregon State University researchers found.

Use of ocean resources changed as Dungeness crab fishing industry adapted to climate shock event

An unprecedented marine heat wave that led to a massive harmful algal bloom and a lengthy closure of the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery significantly altered the use of ocean resources across seven California crab-fishing communities.

Amazon deforestation Alert system shows potential for reducing deforestation, mitigating climate change

Forest loss declined 18% in African nations where a new satellite-based program provides free alerts when it detects deforestation activities.

Lactobacillus johnsonii by Kathryn Cross, IFR Research shows a few beneficial organisms could play key role in treating type 2 diabetes

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a few organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes, opening the door to possible probiotic treatments for a serious metabolic disease affecting roughly one in 10 Americans.

December - 2020

December - 2020
OSU Women's Building OSU studies find Oregon’s Medicaid expansion improved prenatal care access, birth outcomes

A pair of recent studies from Oregon State University found that Oregon’s Medicaid expansion in 2014 has led to increased prenatal care among low-income women, as well as improved health outcomes for newborn babies.

Ashley Thompson inspecting pear tree. Get a leg up on fruit tree problems with dormant oils

Applying dormant sprays – Superior oil, copper and sulfur – helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab.

Valviloculus pleristaminis New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period, a male specimen whose sunburst-like reach for the heavens was frozen in time by Burmese amber.

Hormone metabolites found in poop give researchers new insight into whale stress

Poop samples are an effective, non-invasive tool for monitoring gray whale reproduction, stress and other physiological responses, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

OSU-Cascades campus building New OSU-Cascades report aims to help guide public health messaging around COVID-19

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb, Bend city officials and public health leaders are collaborating with Oregon State University — Cascades researchers to determine how to tailor public health messages to keep communities safer and healthier.

Trees to Know Turn to gardening books for comfort and inspiration

Add a fire and a cup of tea and relax with one of these 11 books recommended by Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturists.

Perceptions based on the clothing people wear is the topic of the next Oregon State Science Pub

The connection between the clothing people wear and how others perceive them will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on Jan. 11.

Jane Lubchenco OSU distinguished university professor calls on Biden to restore role of science in government

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jane Lubchenco, distinguished Oregon State University professor and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, outlines a “science restoration” plan for President-elect Joe Biden in an article published today in Scientific American.

Volunteers scour the state for native bees like this cactus bee. Photo by Lincoln Best. New OSU volunteer program tackles statewide native bee inventory

the Master Melittologist program intensively trains volunteers on the meticulous work of locating and cataloging the bees that no one has seen before.

Logo fo Album Club OSU Album Club to discuss Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in January

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts and popular music studies program is hosting a remote version of Album Club to discuss Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11.

Oregon State names chief of police for its Corvallis campus

Oregon State University announced today that Shanon Anderson, a career law enforcement professional with extensive background in training and leadership, has been named OSU’s associate vice president for public safety and chief of police effective today.

Lookout Creek Oregon State University receives $7.1 million for six more years of long-term forest research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been awarded $7.1 million from the National Science Foundation for another six years of long-term ecological research on the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest on the western slope of the Cascade Range southeast of Corvallis.

African violet Colorful indoor plants make delightful gifts for the holidays

Colorful African violets, gloxinia, cyclamen, orchids, ornamental peppers and Christmas cactus are blooming and readily available.

Sea star pic by Steve Lonhart Sea star listed as critically endangered following research by Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Elliott forest Land Board votes to keep pursuing Oregon State University management of Elliott State Forest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to continue the process of evaluating how to transform the Elliott State Forest into a research forest managed by Oregon State University and its College of Forestry.

Stock image of vegetables on counter New OSU report shows about 25% of Oregonians experienced food insecurity in 2020

An estimated 1 million Oregonians — close to 1 in 4 people — experienced food insecurity this year, meaning they had a disruption in their ability to feed themselves or their family, a new report from Oregon State University researchers found.

truck handle Oregon State students engineer solution for longtime trucking industry safety problem

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Students in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have helped the trucking industry get a handle on a longstanding safety problem: drivers slipping and falling while exiting or entering their cab.

Beautiful blue eyes Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye, a key step toward better artificial intelligence

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field.

Black & white publicity photo of Dave Alvin OSU’s American Strings Webcast presents An Evening with Dave Alvin

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Dave Alvin will perform via webcast for the next American Strings event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The concert is free and open to the public.

No poaching occurring within most Channel Islands marine protected areas, new analysis shows

Fish are thriving and poachers are staying out of marine protected areas around California’s Channel Islands, a new population analysis by an Oregon State University researcher shows.

Oregon State’s Kendra Sharp selected to lead National Science Foundation office

Kendra Sharp, who founded a humanitarian engineering program at Oregon State University and holds leadership positions at the university focused on global engagement and faculty development, has been selected to lead the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering.

Whale flukes Leadership by Oregon State helps 14 nations commit to sustainable ocean management by 2025

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Leaders of 14 major maritime nations announced today their commitment to achieve 100% sustainable ocean management of their national waters by 2025, acting on recommendations of a group of global experts co-chaired by Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco.

Oregon State University to host first national symposium on hemp

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will host the first-ever National Hemp Symposium on Feb. 9 and 10.

OSU names Anne-Marie Deitering interim university librarian

After serving in various roles for OSU Libraries over the last 17 years, Anne-Marie Deitering has been appointed the interim Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University.

November - 2020

November - 2020
Generic image of "Nonsmoking Campus" sign Long-term data shows racial and ethnic disparities in effectiveness of anti-smoking measures

Tobacco control efforts have reduced cigarette smoking for many, but those efforts have disproportionately helped white smokers, while other racial and ethnic groups are still struggling, an Oregon State University researcher’s analysis found.

Members of the cast on a Zoom rehearsal OSU Theatre audio drama ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be released online Dec. 11

Pandemic shutdowns won’t keep Tiny Tim from having a merry Christmas this year: Oregon State University Theatre has produced an audio drama of “A Christmas Carol” that will be available for download on Dec. 11.

TRACE field staff Oregon State University receives $2 million Packard Foundation grant to expand TRACE-COVID-19 nationally

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that will expand the OSU’s COVID-19 public health project to other states.

Chal Landgren Some U-cut Christmas tree farms closed but supply adequate

Because of the pandemic tree farms have had to change the way they work.

Chobe the lioness gets prepped for surgery Lioness rescued from ‘Tiger King’ facility receives surgery at OSU veterinary hospital

Doctors at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital are well-versed in spaying and neutering pets, but they had their hands full on Monday when an extra-large patient came in for her appointment.

Oregon Flora launches revamped Oregon plant species website

OregonFlora, an Oregon State University-based organization devoted to the state’s plants, has launched a revamped website that makes its database of over 4,700 plant species that grow in the wild in Oregon more broadly accessible.

Strand Ag Hall Three from Oregon State University honored as AAAS fellows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seminal contributions in barley breeding, soil nitrogen cycling and computer modeling for how fluids move through sediments and other porous materials have placed three Oregon State University professors among 489 researchers selected this year as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows.

Annuals like marigold will die in winter and should be pulled out to keep diseases at bay. Photo by Mary Stewart. Take one more go at the garden before retiring for winter

You’ll recognize some perennials that are good choices to clean up now because they die to the ground.

TRACE field staff Oregon State TRACE results suggest five people per 1,000 in Eugene infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from door-to-door sampling Nov. 7 and 8 by Oregon State University and the University of Oregon suggest that about five people per 1,000 in Eugene at the time had the virus that causes COVID-19.

graphic featuring a phone image and text about the program OSU to pilot smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notifications system

Oregon State University is teaming up with the Oregon Health Authority to test a smartphone-based system that notifies users about possible exposure to COVID-19.

Oregon State researchers win national prize challenge to defeat bat-killing fungus

A team of researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz have won a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service national prize challenge to combat a disease that is pushing some native bat species in North America to the brink of extinction.

Angela Davis to give virtual address for Oregon State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

Angela Davis, an American political activist, philosopher, educator and author, will be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Jan. 18, 2021.

E2 Center NuScale Energy Exploration Center opens at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The world’s first NuScale Energy Exploration Center officially opens today at Oregon State University.

Canadian Football League taps Oregon State as its exclusive U.S. provider of online education

Oregon State University and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association today announced a collaboration that provides CFL Players’ Association members access to the university’s top-ranked online educational programs.

Conductor & string ensemble in performance Corvallis-OSU Symphony presenting online concert on Nov. 22

The Corvallis-Oregon State University Symphony string ensemble is presenting a free remote concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Rory Mc Donnell scouting for slugs infested by parasitic nematode. Microscopic worm that liquefies slugs may be answer to controlling this invasive pest

 In Oregon at least half of the 20 top agricultural commodities suffer from slug damage.

TRACE field staff OSU adapts COVID-19 testing of students and employees as holidays near

CORVALLIS, Ore. – TRACE OSU, Oregon State University’s weekly COVID-19 prevalence testing of students and employees, is adjusting to serve thousands of OSU students who may travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

A youth uses virtual reality headset at the the Malheur Youth Health Science Day hosted by Oregon State University and the Frontier STEM Hub. Pacific Northwest youth to explore agriculture through virtual reality, other online activities

Oregon State University’s Precollege Programs and the SMILE Program are partnering with the OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program to lead the effort to implement an innovative Agriculture Distance Education Toolkit.

Topped tree What’s the real story? Garden myths debunked

Misinformation proliferates on the internet so OSU horticulturists give the real story.

Perovskite crystal structure Oregon State researchers make key advance for printing circuitry on wearable fabrics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Electronic shirts that keep the wearer comfortably warm or cool, as well as medical fabrics that deliver drugs, monitor the condition of a wound and perform other tasks, may one day be manufactured more efficiently thanks to a key advance by Oregon State University researchers.

Bob Santelli OSU Liberal Arts launches new podcast ‘PopTalks’ featuring interviews with famous musicians

A new podcast from Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts is bridging the gap between artists and audience by hosting interviews with well-known musicians and other leaders in the music business.

Oregon State enrollment sets another record despite COVID-19 pandemic

Oregon State University’s fall 2020 enrollment reached a record level, driven by many factors, including increases in students of color and students enrolled in the university’s online Ecampus program and OSU-Cascades in Bend.

Slater fire OSU researchers team up with Karuk Tribe on new fire planning approach in northern California

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists from Oregon State University are teaming up with the Karuk Tribe and other partners to develop strategies for managing future wildfires in northern California’s Klamath Mountains and restoring the role of beneficial fire in the region.

logs in mexico Formal community forest management policies often lead to reduced access, resource rights

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The most comprehensive global analysis of community forestry ever undertaken shows that government policies formalizing local residents’ land access and resource rights often backfire by resulting in less access and weakened rights.

TRACE student workers walking in parking lot Community, compassion motivate OSU & UO students to help with TRACE COVID-19 testing

Dozens of community members from the Willamette Valley are stepping up to address COVID-19 as part of 30 teams that will be going door-to-door in Eugene this weekend offering free COVID-19 tests to up to 600 residents as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE Community testing project.

Jeff Bethel gives TRACE instructions to student worker OSU-UO partnership for Eugene COVID-19 testing highlights benefits of university collaboration

Oregon State University’s TRACE Community COVID-19 testing project is heading to Eugene this weekend, where collaboration with the University of Oregon will provide a better understanding of the virus’ community-wide prevalence.

Oregon State names Tumer vice president for research

Irem Tumer, who has helped lead Oregon State University’s research enterprise to record-setting funding levels, has been named vice president for research at the university.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Executive and Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees to meet November 20

The Executive and Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Given COVID-19 guidance from the Governor’s Office, as well as university and county health officials, the meeting will be hosted through a remote conferencing service. This meeting is open to the public.

image of larval blackfin tuna Shifts in water temperatures affect eating habits of larval tuna at critical life stage, study finds

Small shifts in ocean temperature can have significant effects on the eating habits of blackfin tuna during the larval stage of development, when finding food and growing quickly are critical to long-term survival.

Oregon native vine maples have beautiful fall color. 10 trees for fiery fall foliage

Fall is a great time to search out the perfect tree for fall color.

October - 2020

October - 2020
TRACE field staff Oregon State University, University of Oregon team up to bring TRACE sampling to Lane County

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists and students from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are teaming up to bring OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 public health project to Eugene the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 at the request of Lane County Public Health.

Orange light graphic OSU political experts to hold virtual forum on impact of 2020 presidential election

Oregon State University political researchers will address the fallout of the upcoming 2020 presidential election in a post-election forum on Nov. 12.

Building wildfire adaptive communities will be topic of Oregon State Science Pub

How communities in the western United States can adapt to wildfire hazards at a time when the climate is growing hotter and drier will be the topic of the Nov. 9 Oregon State University Science Pub.

OSU Extension Fire Program webinars help landowners with post-fire issues after the recent wildfires. Photo by Carrie Berger. OSU Extension Fire Program adds faculty, educates people about preventing fire

Six new regional wildland fire specialists have joined the OSU Extension Fire Program team and are adding their expertise to the webinars focusing on post-fire issues for landowners.

Ballard Extension Hall New OSU program improves rural outreach to promote mental health and well-being

A new Oregon State University program is working to improve mental health and address substance use in rural communities by building on existing local partnerships.

manhole OSU adding to Corvallis COVID-19 prevalence understanding via citywide wastewater analyses

Oregon State University researchers say wastewater sampling for the novel coronavirus shows the virus is present in every region of Corvallis, with a moderate increase in virus levels over the past month following the low detection levels that took hold in mid-July.

Coral microscopy, tissue loss Oregon State coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibility

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they’re home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Graphic created with BioRender.com and published in mSystems Gut bacteria associated with animal-based diet may mitigate risk of cardiovascular disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major silver lining: It seems to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Waldo Hall Indigenous cartographers work to decolonize mapping of traditional lands

Amid growing national discourse around social and racial justice, a group of cartographers are diving into decolonial mapping as a means to recenter Indigenous voices and values.

Oregon State University librarian named new leader of university libraries at Penn State

Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University, has been selected to lead university libraries at Penn State University.

henry gates Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to give virtual lecture Nov. 9 at Oregon State University

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. a Harvard University professor and host of a groundbreaking PBS genealogy series, will give a virtual talk Nov. 9 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

tulips in a pot Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Bulbs often do better in pots than in the ground because pots provide better drainage, critical for their long-term survival.

Scan to BIM of mechanical room Oregon State researchers working on a better, faster way to design and maintain buildings

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are looking for a better, faster way for architects and engineers to design, construct and manage buildings.

Lanaya Irvin OSU Social Action Works presents global business executive Lanaya Irvin Oct. 29

Oregon State University’s Social Action Works initiative continues its “Stories That Change Us” speaker series later this month with New York City-based global business executive Lanaya Irvin.

Javier Rojo Oregon State professor honored for contributions to statistics, minority student success

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Javier Rojo of the Oregon State University College of Science has received a national award for his contributions to the fields of statistics and mathematics and for his commitment to increasing the success of minority students in those disciplines.

Delivery robot Robots provide food delivery to Corvallis campus

Robots will bring food to staff, students and guests around campus

OSU-Cascades newest building named Edward J. Ray Hall, honoring OSU past president

The second academic building on the Oregon State University – Cascades campus will be named Edward J. Ray Hall, honoring Oregon State’s most recent past president. The building is under construction and scheduled to open to students in fall 2021.

Oregon State researchers mobilize to study impact of wildfire smoke on wine

Oregon State University scientists have analyzed almost 500 samples of wine and grapes from throughout Oregon in recent weeks to better understand the impact of smoke on wine.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Revised budget approved by Oregon State Board of Trustees shows slight improvement

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved a revised fiscal year 2021 budget on Friday that forecasts a $173.1 million revenue shortfall, a $44 million improvement compared to earlier estimates of the financial impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating within the university.

OSU campus in autumn Oregon State study finds room for improvement when hospital patients transition to hospice care

PORTLAND, Ore. – Terminally ill patients referred to hospice care from a hospital setting tend to be on hospice for shorter periods than those who enter hospice while living at home or in a residential care facility.

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