May - 2019
Strawberries Sweeten up summer with strawberries

Growing strawberries isn't difficult if you follow some simple tips.

OSU choirs to perform ‘Spring Sing’ concert May 31

The Oregon State University choral program will present the annual “Spring Sing!” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis.

OSU’s Spring One-Act Festival to run May 29-June 2

Oregon State University Theatre’s annual Spring One-Act Festival, featuring original short plays written and directed by OSU Theatre students, will run May 29 through June 2 on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

Great Move Out donation drive starts soon

The Great Move Out, a program to help students recycle instead of discard unwanted items, begins as students move out of their residences.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Prescriptions written by pharmacists reducing risk of unwanted pregnancies

A 2016 Oregon law allowing pharmacists to write birth control prescriptions is helping more women at risk for unintended pregnancies to use contraception, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet May 30 - 31

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, May 31, to consider the university’s operating budget for the coming fiscal year and work to reclaim a previous pumice mine and a landfill that adjoin the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend. The board also will consider a presidential leadership profile, which will be used to recruit candidates for the search underway to select OSU’s next president.

Oregon State offering enhanced support services to help Native American students earn degrees online

Oregon State University is increasing its outreach to Native American communities in Oregon and across the country by enabling tribal members to earn college degrees through OSU’s nationally ranked online programs.

Randy Wildman holds a largemouth bass he caught in Fall Creek Reservoir Extreme draining of Oregon reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

Low-cost, extreme draining of Fall Creek Reservoir aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake.

OSU Jazz Ensemble performs Ellington and more May 29

The Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble will present its final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Community invited to open house focused on future vision for OSU’s Corvallis Campus

Oregon State University invites Corvallis-area community members to share their input for a long-term vision for the university’s Corvallis campus. 

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU part of $1.94 million grant to study connection between autism, microbiome

An Oregon State University researcher is part of a $1.94 million grant to look for possible connections between the human microbiome and autism spectrum disorder.

Barring wildlife helps get your space back

Sometimes, it's best to learn to live with the animals that also call our gardens home.

Annual OSU gathering of ‘world’s largest’ Native American flute circle set for May 29

The annual gathering of the Oregon State University Native American flute circle is set for noon Wednesday, May 29, at the Student Experience Center plaza, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

‘Drawing in the Northern Light’ poems and photographs on display at OSU’s Little Gallery

“Drawing in the Northern Light,” a series of poems and photographs by Oregon State University Professor Joseph Ohmann Krause, will be on display May 28 through Sept. 30  in the Little Gallery on the OSU campus in Corvallis.

OSU to re-enact historic black student march of 1969  

A re-enactment of an historic campus 1969 march and walk-out of black students that inspired greater multicultural programs and inclusivity at Oregon State University will take place Tuesday.

Conflicts and cooperation from the Columbia River to the Nile topic of Science Pub Corvallis

Hassan Latif, Egyptologist and a former curator at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, and Aaron Wolf, a geography professor at Oregon State University, will discuss how the movement and availability of water change cultures and influence politics at the June 3 Science Pub Corvallis. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Avenue.

Complete removal of tumor reduces risk of recurrence of cancer in dogs, analysis shows

The relative risk of a recurrence of cancer is reduced by 60% in dogs whose tumors are completely removed, a new analysis by Oregon State University researchers has found.

Egyptologist Hassan Latif is a Cairo native with nearly 30 years of experience guiding visitors, lecturing and tutoring. OSU Science on Tap presents talk on Egyptian tombs, language and culture

Egyptologist Hassan Latif will present “Secrets to the afterlife – decoding Egyptian tombs, language and culture” at Oregon State Science on Tap on May 30.

Oregon State names vice provost for student affairs

Dan Larson, a longtime leader at Oregon State University who has helped guide extensive student success efforts inside and outside the classroom, on Monday was named the university’s vice provost for student affairs.

Ipe tree ‘Donald Trump and Ideology’ the focus of keynote address at OSU foreign policy conference

The Council on Foreign Relations’ James Lindsay will present “Donald Trump and Ideology” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Garden 5 easy ways to be sustainable in the garden

Being kinder to the environment isn't difficult if you choose a few easy practices that will not only help the planet but your wallet, too.

OSU Wind Ensemble performs Holst, Sousa and more May 23

The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis.

Researchers create standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy

An international team of researchers has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improve the care for current and future patients with the condition.

Angee Doerr is a new fisheries specialist for Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State University Extension Marine scientist joins Oregon Sea Grant and OSU Extension as fisheries specialist

Angee Doerr, an interdisciplinary marine scientist, has joined Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service to work with the fishing industry on the central Oregon coast.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU presidential search committee named

A 15-member search committee has been named to help Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees select the university’s next president.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 on May 20

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra will close its 2018-2019 season with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Valley Library Essayist Melissa Febos to read at Oregon State University May 17

Essayist Melissa Febos will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

OSU president outlines promise of Central Oregon collaboration, higher education challenges

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray Monday applauded the regional collaboration underway in support of Oregon State University – Cascades during his annual State of the University Address. He also called upon local community members to join him in urging state leaders to increase funding for higher education in Central Oregon and around the state.

 

Karen Harper Golf simulator, smart headband highlight Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Improved treatments for stormwater and landfill leachate, a better way to administer vaccines, an adaptive golf simulator and a headband that monitors the wearer’s hydration are among the 275 senior design projects that will be on display Friday, May 17, at the 20th annual Engineering Undergraduate Expo.

Siletz estuary OSU researchers develop better way to determine coastal flooding risk

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new methodology for building computer models that paves the way to better understanding the flood risks faced by coastal communities.

Mahonia Popularity of native plants on the rise

Native plants take less care if sited correctly and are a boon to birds and pollinators.

OSU’s spring production, ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ runs May 9-11 and May 17-19

Oregon State University Theatre’s spring production, “Sense and Sensibility,” will run May 9-11 and May 17-19 in the Withycombe Main Stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis.

More than 2,700 people contribute during Oregon State’s first giving day

Beaver Nation united Tuesday to raise more than $600,000 to support OSU colleges and programs ranging from student scholarships, the arts, Extension programs and athletics during Oregon State University’s inaugural giving day.

Juvenile northern red-legged frogs raised in terrariums at Oregon State University Young frogs that were stressed as tadpoles move less on land, putting their survival at risk

New Oregon State University research shows that juvenile northern red-legged frogs that have experienced climate-related stress as tadpoles are less likely to move on land, putting their survival at risk.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Localized efforts to save coral reefs won’t be enough, Oregon State study suggests

A study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution on reefs won’t save them without a worldwide effort to reduce global warming.

Coastal Pacific marten in the Oregon Dunes is captured by a remotely-triggered camera New scat study provides clues to puzzling existence of Humboldt martens in Oregon Dunes

Researchers are chipping away at solving a biological mystery on the central Oregon coast: the existence of an isolated population of a small but fierce forest predator that makes its home in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

April - 2019
OSU Pet Day planned for May 4

Oregon State University will hold its 32nd annual Pet Day on Saturday, May 4, when the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates the human-animal bond with lots of family-friendly activities.

Pharmacy Building OSU researcher gets $3.3 million grant to develop universal treatment for cystic fibrosis

A pharmaceutical sciences researcher at Oregon State University has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a way for cystic fibrosis patients to get molecular treatment via an inhaler, a potential vast improvement over existing therapeutic methods.

Star Trek “Trek Wars” returns with discussion of heroic female characters

Female representation in these universes will be explored during “Trek Wars: Visions of Heroic Women.”

Goats Responses to environmental tragedies often make matters worse, ethicists find

Without sound decision-making, responses to seeming environmental tragedies can often make matters worse, according to ethicists who analyzed a controversial goat removal program on an Australian island.

apple 7 tips for controlling frustrating apple scab

Prevention is the best method when it comes to controlling this fungal disease.

Study: Deep-ocean creatures living a “feast-or-famine” existence because of energy fluxes

Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor more than two miles below, where they say a surprisingly robust ecosystem eagerly awaits.

Novelist John Larison to read at Oregon State University May 3

Novelist John Larison will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

Tropical forest pollination conservation topic of Science Pub Corvallis

Matthew Betts, a professor of landscape ecology in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, will talk about the movement of hummingbird species across tropical forest landscapes and the pollination of plants within those landscapes Monday, May 13, at Science Pub Corvallis. The presentation will start at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis.

Exhibition of work by late NPR photojournalist David Gilkey on display at OSU

Work by David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist killed while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2016, will be on display April 29 through May 23 in the Fairbanks Galley at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Tickets on sale for 64th annual luau at Oregon State on April 27

Oregon State University students are holding their 64th annual luau from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.­­­

Cassie the robot OSU to host Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit in Corvallis on May 9

Oregon State University is hosting entrepreneurs, innovators and investors at a daylong event designed to maximize the impact of research advances and other ideas for new products and services.

Silicone chemical-sampling wristbands developed by Kim Anderson’s research team at Oregon State monitor exposure to environmental pollutants Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents and found that no two wristbands had identical chemical detections – but the same 14 chemicals were detected in more than 50 percent of the wristbands.

Oregon State University names new dean of College of Pharmacy

Oregon State University has named Grace Kuo, who has spearheaded national models of collaboration between physicians and pharmacists, as dean of OSU’s College of Pharmacy. Kuo presently serves as a professor and associate dean at the University of California, San Diego.

Tovar Master gardeners share stories of missteps and successes

Three gardeners recount their hits and misses.

OSU News Release OSU Guitar en Route series presents Japanese guitarist Ikuo Inoue May 1

Japanese guitarist Ikuo Inoue will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

National Science Foundation authorizes Oregon State to lead construction of third research vessel

Oregon State University has received an additional award of $108.12 million from the National Science Foundation to manage the construction of a third Regional Class Research Vessel to help bolster the nation’s aging academic research fleet.

Oregon State University to host Phish academic conference

Oregon State University will host an academic conference devoted to the improvisational rock band Phish from May 17 to 19.

Aleksandra Sikora OSU researcher to help lead $10.7 million push toward gonorrhea vaccine

An Oregon State University scientist is part of a $10.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a vaccine for gonorrhea.

Despite transition period, maximal running shoes may still lead to increased risk of injury

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time.

Woodstock publicist Rona Elliot and photographer Henry Diltz to speak in Corvallis

“Woodstock, Revisited: A conversation with publicist Rona Elliot and official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

OSU presidential search process starts with statewide listening sessions

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold 10 listening sessions April 30 and May 1 around Oregon to gather input from the public and university stakeholders regarding OSU’s strengths, the challenges the university will face over the next decade, and the attributes that the university’s next president should possess.

Akon Akon, Jesse McCartney announced as OSU’s Dam Jam 2019 performers

This year, Akon and Jesse McCartney will take the main stage

Quake rubble Indonesia earthquake study could make Pacific Northwest more safe

Findings by a team led by an Oregon State University geotechnical engineer are paving the way toward engineering techniques that could keep Pacific Northwest residents more safe during the eventual Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

Oregon State University to observe Holocaust Memorial Week April 29-May 2

Holocaust survivor Stephen Nassar, who was 13 when he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, will speak at Oregon State University in Corvallis Monday, April 29, as part of the university’s 33rd annual Holocaust Memorial Week.

 

Thermometer Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

It's time to plant cool-weather vegetables like greens and peas; wait for the soil to warm before planting tomatoes, squash and peppers.

“Avenue of Elms,” artwork by Erik Sandgren Erik Sandgren exhibit on display at OSU’s Strand Agriculture Hall through June 15

“Parallels: Making the Avenue of Elms,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Erik Sandgren, is on display in the Strand Gallery through June 15.

portrait in garden University of Oregon’s Geri Richmond receives Linus Pauling Award from Oregon State University
Richmond, a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon, is the 2019 winner of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award 
When it comes to positive youth development, it is possible to care too much

New research indicates there may be a point where youth can “care too much” and caring becomes detrimental to their well-being.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approves tuition increases

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Friday approved tuition for the 2019-20 academic year representing a 4.29% increase for full-time Oregon resident undergraduates attending OSU’s Corvallis campus and a 4.44% increase for full-time resident undergraduates at OSU-Cascades.

Valley Library Writers George Estreich and Erica Trabold to read at Oregon State April 19

Nonfiction writers George Estreich and Erica Trabold will read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Valley Library Rotunda.

hummingbird Offer nectar to tempt hummingbirds to the garden

Hummingbirds are more than just beautiful in the garden, they also play a place in the ecosystem by eating bugs and pollinating.

OSU sign Visualization strategies may backfire on consumers pursuing health goals

Using visualization as motivation is a common technique for achieving goals, but consumers who are pursuing health goals such as eating healthy or losing weight should use caution when using perspective-based visualizations, a new study has found.

Naomi Fitter and Jon the Robot Tickets available for OSU-produced robot comedy/variety show at Corvallis’ Majestic Theater

“Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show” will take the stage April 19 at Corvallis’ Majestic Theater, 115 SW Second St.

New research suggests living near protected areas can have positive impacts on human well-being

Living near a protected area can improve aspects of human well-being across the developing world, new research published today in Science Advances suggests.

Tsetse fly Global eradication of ‘fly of death’ not ethically justified, Oregon State researchers conclude

Two Oregon State University researchers argue that human-caused extinction of the tsetse fly would be unethical, but elimination campaigns targeting isolated populations of the fly are ethically defensible.

Triepeolus on Canada thistle Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire

A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with low-severity fires.

Cocaine ‘NarcoLogic’ computer model shows unintended consequences of cocaine interdiction

Efforts to curtail the flow of cocaine into the United States from South America have made drug trafficking operations more widespread and harder to eradicate.

Oregon State to award honorary doctorate to Pat Reser

Pat Reser, an alumna and longtime supporter of Oregon State University and the chairperson of the university’s initial board of trustees will receive an honorary doctorate at OSU’s commencement ceremony on June 15.

Hops Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops

The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Oregon State trustees announce presidential search process

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees Monday announced a community engagement process to help the board select OSU’s next president.

March - 2019
Steinway Piano Series presents pianist Yeol Eum Son April 14

Pianist Yeol Eum Son will perform at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

artichoke Peel off the layers of growing artichokes

Whether you eat them or let them produce flowers, artichokes are versatile and beautiful in the garden.

SAC Presents concludes season with performance of ‘Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait’

Oregon State University’s SAC Presents series wraps up its fourth season with a live music and film piece, “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery presents artwork by Shelley Jordon

The artwork of Oregon State University Professor of Art Shelley Jordon will be on display in the Fairbanks Gallery of Art April 1 through April 25.

Ancient community of undersea microbes may resemble early life on Earth, other planets

Far beneath the surface of the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States – and nearly a quarter-mile below the seafloor – lives a community of hydrogen-consuming microbes that scientists say are like those in Earth’s early history.

OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet April 4 - 5

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, April 5, to consider tuition rates, mandatory fees and student incidental fees for the 2019-20 academic year and summer session 2019. The board also will consider approval of the Merryfield Hall capital project on OSU’s Corvallis campus and proposed amendments to the board officers policy, and will hear a legislative update. 

Free OSU Music à la Carte opens spring season April 5

The Oregon State University Music à la Carte concert series opens its spring season at noon Friday, April 5.

Sixth annual Corvallis Maker Fair to be held at OSU April 6

Oregon State University and The CO will host the Corvallis Maker Fair, a hands-on celebration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics education and innovation, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 on the Corvallis campus.

mason bee Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge

Helpful mason bees pollinate our fruit trees that bloom in March and April

Dynamics of human migration caused by global warming topic of Science Pub Corvallis

David Wrathall, an assistant professor in Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, will talk about how climate change affects human migration Monday, April 8, at Science Pub Corvallis. 

OSU President Ed Ray will step down in June 2020

Edward J. Ray, Oregon State University’s president since July 2003, announced today that he will step down as OSU’s president when his current five-year contract ends on June 30, 2020.

Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes

In a perspective essay published this week in Nature Communications, scientists argue for more “synthesis” research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes.

Chemistry building Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug

Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them.

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes, new research indicates

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Pharmacy Building OSU professor joins congressman for public forum on drug prices Thursday in Portland

A professor from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy will join Rep. Earl Blumenauer for a public forum on prescription drug prices Thursday, March 21, in Portland.

Jane Lubchenco Oregon State’s renowned marine ecologist to speak at 150th annual commencement in June

Jane Lubchenco, a world-renowned leader in environmental research and an Oregon State University marine ecologist, will deliver the commencement address at OSU’s 150th graduation ceremony.

Scientists will spend winter in Antarctica to further research diet and juvenile krill health

Scientists studying Antarctic krill over a two-year period found that this key species – a critical food resource for a variety of animals in the Southern Ocean – fared radically different depending on the amount and timing of sea ice and the algae that live in it.

Sargasso Sea phytoplankton research Discovery of parasitic arsenic cycle may offer glimpse of life in future, warmer oceans

A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will bring.

onions No need for tears if you plant onions soon

March and April are prime times to plant onions.

white pelicans Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.

 

OSU sign Oregon State names three distinguished professors

Oregon State University has named Clare Reimers, Mas Subramanian and Virginia Weis as its 2019 Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

Author Colson Whitehead to receive OSU’s Stone Award April 1

American novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead will visit Oregon State University April 1 to accept the 2019 Stone Award for Literary Achievement and read from his work.  

Scientists use honey from beekeepers to trace heavy metal contamination

 Scientists from Canada and the United States are using honey from neighborhood beekeepers to test for the presence of heavy metal pollution.

terrarium Go miniature with a glass terrarium

Give your terrarium your own spin with accessories from sea shells and drift wood to miniature garden and animal pieces.

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