November - 2022

November - 2022
Graphic depicting saliva testing Oregon State researchers take key step toward improving lives of people with epilepsy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have taken a key step toward improving the lives of patients with epilepsy by developing a sensor system for quickly testing their saliva to see if they have the correct level of anti-epileptic medicine in their system.

Oregon State study focuses on challenges facing food and beverage companies seeking to export

A new Oregon State University study that examined exporting practices of Oregon food and beverage companies found that the likelihood of exporting increases with firm size and length of time in business and that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the ability of firms to export.

Hemp as treatment for COVID-19 topic of Dec. 6 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Using natural products such as hemp to treat COVID-19 will be the topic of Oregon State University's Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

Graphic: Nanomedicine for treating ectopic pregnancy (credit: Parinaz Ghanbari) Oregon State researchers move closer to better care for life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have produced a proof of concept for a new and better way of caring for women facing the life-threatening situation of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

Oregon State University-led effort to find Earth’s oldest ice begins this month in Antarctica

A team of 22 scientists from the Oregon State University-led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration, or COLDEX, is headed to Antarctica for the first field season in its pursuit of the Earth’s oldest ice and the climate records preserved in it.

Scott Vignos named vice president and chief diversity officer at Oregon State

Scott Vignos, who has served as Oregon State University’s interim vice president and chief diversity officer since fall 2021, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.

Depiction of a bike box ‘Bike boxes’ can improve urban intersections for cyclists, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A roadway setup known as the “bike box,” a painted-off area for bicyclists at the front of an intersection, can help them stay safe at urban, signalized intersections, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates.

Author Sam Quinones addresses new reality of fentanyl, yet offers hope during Oregon State talk

Journalist and author Sam Quinones spoke about the grim reality that fentanyl and methamphetamine have caused across the United States while also offering reasons for hope amid a crisis that he said is killing thousands annually.

Nanoparticles accumulating in tumor Oregon State researchers develop new, heat-efficient nanoparticles for treating cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have invented a way to make magnetic nanoparticles that get hotter than any previous nanoparticle, improving their cancer fighting ability.

Oceanic manta ray Largest known manta ray population is thriving off the coast of Ecuador, new research shows

Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.

Tree of heaven is invasive. Photo by Weston Miller. New Extension website helps solve pest and disease problems

Solve Pest and Weed Problems focuses specifically on the Pacific Northwest and prioritizes low-risk approaches.

MU  with student Oregon State’s baccalaureate core gets major update

Oregon State University is moving forward to significantly revise the classes required for undergraduate students in an effort to better provide students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that will contribute to their success during and after college.

 

Oregon State University enrollment reaches a new record, eclipsing 35,000

Oregon State University’s fall 2022 enrollment has again reached a record, topping 35,000, driven by a continuing rise in enrollment among students of color, a record class of first-year students, soaring enrollment from out-of-state students and demand for the university’s online education program.

Brown marmolated stink bug. Large increase of brown marmorated stink bugs poses serious threat to Oregon crops

It’s unclear why the population of brown marmorated stink bug exploded this year. Like other insects, the population of the shield-shaped brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) varies from year to year depending on climatic factors.

New battery chemistry Oregon State receives $3M from U.S. Dept. of Energy to explore a more sustainable battery

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $3 million to an Oregon State University researcher to lead the development of a new, high-energy-density battery that does not rely on rare elements.

Image of Dungeness crab in fisherman's hands Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Oregon State University and its research partners $4.2 million to investigate how multiple climate change-related stressors are impacting marine ecosystems off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Volcanic activity and low ocean oxygen events linked to climate warming and rapid ice melt during last ice age, study finds

A chemical analysis of sediment cores from the North Pacific Ocean show a consistent pairing of volcanic ash and hypoxia, a low ocean oxygen interval spanning thousands of years, during times of rapid climate warming at the end of the last ice age, new research shows.

October - 2022

October - 2022
OSU College of Forestry hosting listening session regarding research forests’ management plan

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites community members to participate in a listening session Monday, Nov. 7, regarding the development of a new management plan for the McDonald and Dunn research forests.

Stock image of infant, wrapped in white blanket and with a yellow knit beanie on its head Proximity to heavy traffic congestion linked to lower infant birthweight, OSU study finds

An Oregon State University study published Friday found that traffic congestion is linked to decreased birthweight for full-term babies born to parents living near areas of heavy traffic, such as highways and freeways.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approve building projects, presidential goals

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advanced construction of several projects on the Corvallis campus and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

A gray slug on a sidelwak. Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

Slugs aren’t crazy about winter and summer. They bail from cold or hot weather. But fall and spring are agreeable seasons for slugs.

mRNA therapy graphic Oregon State researchers take key step toward improving treatment of cystic fibrosis

PORTLAND, Oregon – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have taken a key step toward improving and lengthening the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, who experience chronically clogged airways and a dramatically shortened life expectancy.

Bangladesh flooding Report by OSU, international scientists says Earth is ‘unequivocally’ in midst of climate emergency

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international coalition of researchers says in a report published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened to the point that “humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency.”

Executive session added to Friday OSU Board of Trustees meeting

An executive session has been added to the agenda of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees meeting to be held Friday, Oct. 28.

Image of Sam Quinones Journalist, author Sam Quinones to give talk at Oregon State on Nov. 14

Journalist, storyteller and author Sam Quinones will talk about the emergence and impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. and Americans’ attempts to recover their communities from the impacts of drugs on Nov. 14 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

A doe and her white-spotted fawn stand close together in the sun against a background of bright green grass. OSU veterinary laboratory partnering with state to boost testing for chronic wasting disease in deer

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Robots and fruit picking topic of Nov. 1 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Oregon State University research that seeks to overcome the challenge of teaching a robot to pick fruit will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Nov. 1.

Spectrometer on a chip Light-analyzing ‘lab on a chip’ opens door to widespread use of portable spectrometers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists including an Oregon State University materials researcher have developed a better tool to measure light, contributing to a field known as optical spectrometry in a way that could improve everything from smartphone cameras to environmental monitoring.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet and consider president’s goals, building projects

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 28 to consider approving OSU President Jayathi Murthy’s goals for the 2023 fiscal year and advancing building projects, including one involving Withycombe Hall on the Corvallis campus.

mRNA therapy for COVID-19 Nanotechnology, messenger RNA combined in possible new ‘universal’ COVID-19 treatment

PORTLAND, Ore. – A study led by an Oregon State University pharmaceutical sciences researcher has produced a proof of principle for a new “universal” means of treating COVID-19.

Leading Oregon State University donor’s gifts surpass $36 million for the arts

Oregon State University celebrated business leader, philanthropist and OSU alumna Patricia Valian Reser Friday night for a decade of transformative gifts totaling more than $36 million for university arts programs, faculty, students and facilities.

Oregon State University announces second campaign with $1 billion already given toward $1.75 billion goal

Oregon State University and the OSU Foundation on Friday launched Oregon State’s second university-wide fundraising campaign, Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University.

$50 Million Gift by NVIDIA Founder and Spouse Helps Launch Oregon State University Research Center

Oregon State University today announced $100 million in gifts to launch a $200 million research and education center that will harness one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and team-based research in artificial intelligence, materials science and robotics to solve global challenges in areas such as climate science, oceanography, sustainability and water resources.

Plastic waste Oregon State, U.S. Dept. of Energy researchers take key step toward big gains in plastics recycling

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers including an Oregon State University College of Engineering faculty member have taken a key step toward greatly expanding the range of plastics that can be recycled.

communication network Research on how cells respond to stimuli offers insight into disease mechanisms, treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists are decoding how cells communicate and collectively respond to chemical stimuli in the extracellular environment, knowledge that’s critical to understanding physiological processes and blocking disease mechanisms.

Image looks up at Emeritus sculpture in progress from the ground: A sparkling cluster of resin cones dangles high up in the canopy between three sequoia trees. 80-foot-tall sequoia sculpture at OSU to evoke changing climate threat against old-growth forests

An 80-foot illuminated art sculpture is currently being installed at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus, where it will be suspended in midair for the next 14 months among three 80-year-old sequoia trees.

Pet parenting style influences dog behavior, Oregon State University finds

Dogs with owners who have high expectations and are highly responsive to their dog’s behavior and needs are more social, more secure when away from their owners and more persistent problem solvers, an Oregon State University study found.

Diseased ochre sea star Proactive responses are most effective for fighting marine disease, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The best time to deal with diseases in marine species is before an outbreak occurs, a study by Oregon State University shows.

Construction starts on Oregon State agrivoltaics farm that will merge agriculture and solar energy

Construction is underway on a $1.5 million project that will allow Oregon State University researchers to further optimize agrivoltaic systems that involve co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture.

Steelhead Warmer stream temperatures in burned-over Oregon watershed didn’t result in fewer trout

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The number of trout in a southern Oregon stream system showed no decline one year after a fire burned almost the entire watershed, including riparian zone trees that had helped maintain optimal stream temperatures for the cold-water fish.

Long-term tracking of whale feeding behavior via satellite now possible with new tag

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new satellite tag that allows them to better track whales’ behavior, including previously unobservable feeding events during dives.

September - 2022

September - 2022
Courtyard Oregon State launches program to better support students facing challenges or crises

OSU is introducing a four-person crisis response team called OSU Assist to better support students facing mental health challenges and other forms of distress 

Workers in long pants and sleeves to protect against the sun stoop over a green field picking spinach in California OSU study finds higher rates of traumatic injuries for outdoor workers during hotter weather

Rates of traumatic injury among workers in the Oregon agricultural and construction sectors are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, a recent Oregon State University study found.

vitamin E Cystic fibrosis patients can benefit from vitamin supplements, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cystic fibrosis patients who supplement their diet with vitamin C can also derive greater benefit from another antioxidant, vitamin E, resulting in a reduction in damaging inflammation, a study led by Oregon State University suggests.

aerial view of Memorial Union building War in Ukraine topic of Oct. 4 Oregon State Science Pub talk

Recent developments and future trajectories of the war in Ukraine will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub event at 6 p.m. Oct. 4

Cattle grazing with virtual fencing shows potential to create wildfire fuel breaks, study finds

The use of virtual fencing to manage cattle grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight wildfires, a recent Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service study found.

Cassie the robot sets 100-meter record Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State achieves Guinness World Record in 100 meters

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cassie the robot, invented at the Oregon State University College of Engineering and produced by OSU spinout company Agility Robotics, has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.

Stock image of a white hand holding an oyster over a tank of water OSU research discovers probiotic combination drastically improves oyster larvae survival

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

Image is one of a series of 9 panels in a Barbara Kruger artwork; image is a black & white headshot of a man with short dark hair and a frown, with his index finger placed under his right eye. Red letters spelling "SEEN" are placed one in each corner Conceptual art by Barbara Kruger & Analia Saban coming to Oregon State University in October

An art exhibition featuring work by conceptual artists Barbara Kruger and Analia Saban will be shown at Oregon State University’s Little Gallery Oct. 3-Dec. 2, with an official opening event from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 12.

Hemp byproducts are good alternative feed for lambs, Oregon State study finds

An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality.

Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home Oregon State researchers, veterans’ home explore ways to enhance residents’ health with robots

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers are partnering with the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon, on a federally funded project to see if robots can improve residents’ health and wellness by engaging them in physical and mental exercise.

Genetically modified yeast yields intense hop aromas in beer, Oregon State research finds

Oregon State University brewing researchers and a team of bioengineers have shown that a genetically modified yeast strain can alter the fermentation process to create beers with significantly more pronounced hop aromas.

Group shot of students Oregon State University and College Possible partner to support equitable college access and persistence

Oregon State University is expanding its partnership with College Possible

Oregon State and partners will receive $50 million grant to develop climate-smart potatoes

Oregon State University has been awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and Native American Tribes on cropping practices that can enhance soil health and reduce the carbon footprint of the Pacific Northwest potato industry.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Oregon State University will move in most campus residents Sept. 17 - 20

More than 4,500 campus residents are expected to arrive over four days

Braiding sweetgrass OSU College of Forestry, Pacific Northwest Tribes team up on $5 million forest restoration project

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Faculty in the Oregon State University College of Forestry will team up with Pacific Northwest Tribal nations on a three-year forest restoration effort whose goal is to improve the resilience of the region’s woodlands to climate change through Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

A sperm whale sticks its large, square head out of the water in a pose reminiscent of the narwhal on "Elf" when he says "Bye, Buddy, hope you find your dad!" Sperm whales use distinct vocalizations to identify different whale clans, new research finds

Sperm whales in the Pacific Ocean make distinct vocalizations that help them identify whales in different clans, a new study from a team including an Oregon State University researcher found.

Oregon State honored with national diversity and inclusion award for fifth straight year

Oregon State University has received a national award for the fifth consecutive year that honors college and universities for having a university culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

Ruth Watkins speaks onstage in front of the orange curtain at OSU's University Day, wearing a black dress with white piping and a matching blazer. National higher education leader urges colleges to broaden view of student success

America’s universities must think beyond graduation rates and student success while in school, and provide more focus on supporting career success, Ruth Watkins, a national higher education leader, said Tuesday while at Oregon State University.

Research at OSU-Cascades OSU-Cascades research and sponsored activities attract more than $5.7 million

BEND, Ore. – Research and other grant funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached more than $5.7 million during the past fiscal year ending on June 30, a record for the Bend campus.

wine smoke research Oregon State University sets record for annual research funding with awards totaling more than $471 million

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University increased by greater than 22% in the last fiscal year to more than $471 million, a university record.

Graphic depicting therapy in mouse model Oregon State researchers develop messenger RNA therapy for ovarian cancer, muscle wasting

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have developed a promising, first-of-its-kind messenger RNA therapy for ovarian cancer as well as cachexia, a muscle-wasting condition associated with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

 

Jayathi Murthy assumes presidency of Oregon State University

Jayathi Y. Murthy, a national leader in higher education engineering teaching, research and service, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, on Friday Sept. 9, officially began her service as Oregon State University’s 16th president.

clover Now’s the time to plant winter cover crops to prepare soil for next year’s vegetable garden

These hardworking plants can add organic matter and aerate the soil, protect it from compaction caused by rain, suppress weeds and reduce erosion.

Forest canopy, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Forests’ carbon uptake will be compromised by climate change, leaf temperature study suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study led by Oregon State University suggests leaves in forest canopies are not able to cool themselves below the surrounding air temperature, likely meaning trees’ ability to avoid damaging temperature increases, and to pull carbon from the atmosphere, will be compromised in a warmer, drier climate.

Oregon State University receives $4 million to lead national polar education and arts program

Oregon State University has received $4 million to lead a national program that will engage educators, artists and writers in polar science activities and increase the impact and visibility of the scientific work underway in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Becky Johnson concludes nearly four decades of service to OSU, role as interim president

Interim President Rebecca “Becky” Johnson, who began a 37-year career at Oregon State University as an assistant professor and rose to become the first woman to lead the state’s largest university, will retire on Sept. 8.

Chestnut-backed chickadee Characteristics of older forests can buffer effects of climate change for some bird species

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Old-growth forests and managed forests with old-growth characteristics can provide relief from climate change for some bird species, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests.

August - 2022

August - 2022
Musician Keb' Mo' looks directly at the camera, sitting up with his guitar atop his lap and resting his chin on his fist. He wears a tan fedora-style hate and a dark t-shirt and pants. He looks very cool. Oregon State University’s American Strings series will host musician Keb’ Mo’ for 2 live events

Oregon State University’s American Strings series will host rock and blues musician Keb’ Mo’ for a live campus event Oct. 6, and then in Beaverton at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts on Oct. 7.

Oregon State University helps develop tool to help underserved students applying for college

Oregon State University has helped develop a free online toolkit to assist students globally in completing college applications. The service launches on Sept. 1.

Image shows a German shepherd lying down with head on paws, looking up at the camera with big beautiful eyes. NSF grant to OSU researchers will aid development of antibody treatment for dogs with cancer

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine are moving forward with developing a specialized antibody treatment for dogs with cancer, thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Oregon State study examines adult health and behavior of chronic child sexual abuse survivors

Chronic experiences of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to lead to adverse health and life achievement outcomes in adults than single instances of childhood sexual trauma, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Young trees in Dunn Forest OSU College of Forestry hosting listening session regarding research forests’ management plan

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites community members to a listening session Wednesday, Aug. 31, regarding the development of a new management plan for the McDonald and Dunn research forests owned by OSU.

How to live in balance with social media will be the topic of Oregon State Science Pub on Sept. 6

Oregon State University’s Science Pub series will return to an in-person format for the first time in more than two years with a talk about living in balance with social media at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Old World Deli in Corvallis.

Soldier fly larvae Don’t worry, maggots help break down compost pile

Soldier fly larvae are voracious consumers of high nitrogen materials such as kitchen food scraps and manures, as they decay.

A woman with brown hair is wearing a gray sweater and smiling while posing for a photo. Marine scientist hired as new Oregon Sea Grant Extension coastal hazards specialist

Felicia Olmeta-Schult succeeds Patrick Corcoran, who retired in 2020 after 32 years with Sea Grant Extension.

Cristina Eisenberg OSU College of Forestry hires Cristina Eisenberg as director of tribal initiatives

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cristina Eisenberg, an Oregon State University alumna with a background in restoration ecology, wildlife biology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, has been named the OSU College of Forestry’s first associate dean for inclusive excellence and director of tribal initiatives.

Palaeotanyrhina exophthalma Newly identified fossil insect used 360-degree vision and sticky feet to find and snare its meals

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With bulging eyes, an elongated mouth and feet that oozed resin, a fossil insect identified by Oregon State University research is so different from anything alive today that it needed to be placed in its own, extinct family.

Ron Wyden and Becky Johnson Energy secretary, senators, governor tour Oregon State wave lab, learn about green energy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – U.S. Department of  Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University on Tuesday afternoon, with Granholm touting wave energy as “the elixir that we need” to address climate change by ending the energy sector’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Wolf More wolves, beavers needed as part of improving western United States habitats, scientists say

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists are proposing management changes on western federal lands that they say would result in more wolves and beavers and would re-establish ecological processes.

Jane Moyer OSU Extension Master Gardeners announce 2022 awards

The awardees are among the nearly 2,300 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 27 Oregon counties and 85 educational gardens.

Tsunami escape route sign Oregon State researchers develop framework for modeling post-earthquake infrastructure resilience

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a computational model for predicting the resilience of local and regional infrastructure networks and the recovery time for impacted communities following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Growing environment impacts aroma of hops and beers brewed with them, Oregon State study finds

Hops of the same variety grown in Oregon and Washington and beers brewed with those hops have different chemical properties and aroma profiles, a new Oregon State University study found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Enrolled members of all federally recognized Tribal nations eligible for in-state tuition at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Enrolled members of all 574 federally recognized Tribal nations across America will pay in-state tuition at Oregon State University beginning fall term 2022, regardless of where they live, the university announced Wednesday.

July - 2022

July - 2022
Silversih gray fish swimming in a lake. Releasing non-native fish to control mosquitoes is often ineffective and harmful to environment

"Do-it-yourself” solutions aren’t effective for mosquito control, and they aren’t good for the environment.

Stock photo of Milam Hall, classic-looking red-brick building on OSU campus Where you live can affect your ability to conceive, Oregon State study finds

People who live in socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods are about 20% less likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle compared with people living in neighborhoods with more resources, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Flies under blue light Harm from blue light exposure increases with age, Oregon State University research suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers and household fixtures worsen as a person ages, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

Breach of Lower Snake River dams will aid recovery of native fish, new study says

A team of scientists, including one from Oregon State University, concluded in a recent paper that breaching four dams in the Lower Snake River Basin in Washington provides the best and only reasonable opportunity to promote recovery of key fish species, including salmon and steelhead.

Marine conservation effort in U.S. Virgin Islands aids key fish species, Oregon State research finds

A more than 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found.

Jonathan Cordisco and locker Visitors group looks to Beaver Boat Locker to drive economic impact along Willamette River

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Paddlers who want to leave their boat on the riverbank in Independence and  explore the historic town won’t have to worry about their watercraft not being there when they return, thanks to the Oregon State University College of Engineering’s Prototype Development Lab.

teklanika_river_nps_photo_emily_mesner_-_npgallery_public_domain_copy.jpg Ill-fated ‘Into the Wild’ adventurer was victim of unfortunate timing, Oregon State study suggests

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The ill-fated “Into the Wild” adventurer chronicled by author Jon Krakauer and film director Sean Penn may have been able to cross the river that turned him back had he tried a day earlier or later, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering suggests.

permitted left turn Left-turn traffic signals, better lighting, shorter crossings would enhance older pedestrians’ safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering and Portland State University suggests a trio of roadway treatments would enable people age 65 and older to travel on foot more safely.

Four women in white lab coats and purple latex gloves stand behind a lab bench placing silicone wristbands in plastic bags. Houston residents’ chemical exposure increased post-Hurricane Harvey, OSU study finds

Researchers at Oregon State University used silicone wristbands to measure Houston residents’ increased exposure to hazardous chemicals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

pollinator lawn Eco-friendly lawns require forethought to attract pollinators

Transitioning from an all-grass lawn to a flowering lawn is challenging.

OSU Extension Food Safety and Preservation hotline opens for the season

The toll-free hotline, 800-354-7319, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Oct. 7.

Image from a Twelfth Night rehearsal shows two people seated on a bench, one with arms outstretched in a comical gesture, while a third stands behind holding a white parasol over their heads. OSU Theatre will perform ‘Twelfth Night’ for this year’s Bard in the Quad starting Aug. 4

Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad will perform “Twelfth Night” next month for its 17th season of staging Shakespeare plays in front of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus.

Novel model of fluid distribution in the Cascadia Subduction Zone aids understanding of seismic activity

A novel three-dimensional model of the fluid stored deep in Earth’s crust along the Cascadia Subduction Zone provides new insight into how the accumulation and release of those fluids may influence seismic activity in the region.

Pesticide toxicity graphic Oregon State researchers develop computer model to predict whether a pesticide will harm bees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to help protect bees from pesticides.

Kids fishing on a dock on a pond. OSU Extension to host Oregon 2022 4-H Outreach summer camps

The 4-H International Elementary School and 4-H Multicultural Middle School summer camps will be held August 9-13 at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center in Salem. 

Amber Art Nouveau and Art Deco Entombed together: Rare fossil flower and parasitic wasp make for amber artwork

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University fossil research has revealed an exquisite merger of art and science: a long-stemmed flower of a newly described plant species encased in a 30-million-year-old tomb together with a parasitic wasp.

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