October - 2020

October - 2020
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.

holly Leaf drop after ash blackout shouldn’t be of concern

Some defoliation probably resulted from the heavy smoke created by Oregon's wildfires.

 

Emergency funds receive widespread support at Oregon State University

More than 3,200 donors have given over $1.3 million to Beavers Care, a fundraising initiative serving members of the Oregon State University community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digit, pic by Agility Robotics OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment

AALBANY, Ore. – Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today.

Road closure pic by ODOT Road hazard app designed at Oregon State University played big role during wildfires

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A web application created by Oregon State University students and staff for the Oregon Department of Transportation to alert drivers about real-time road hazards played a significant role with the flow of information last month during Oregon’s historic wildfires.

Corvallis-OSU Piano International virtual piano festival to feature 2 debut video recitals Oct. 15

Corvallis-Oregon State University Piano International’s “Re-imaginings: A Virtual Piano Festival” will feature two video recitals debuting on Thursday, Oct. 15.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University scientists shed new light on viruses’ role in coral bleaching

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching – the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for energy.

Oregon State University geology program gains endowed chair

An endowed chair in geology is being established at Oregon State University, boosting one of the strongest environmental sciences programs in the world.

Predicting the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released from wildfires, fossil fuel burning

Oregon State University scientists have developed a method that could potentially predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released into the air during wildfires and fossil fuel combustion.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Medical technology company raises nearly $278 million as first OSU spinout to go public

A medical technology company founded on Oregon State University intellectual property has become the first OSU spinout to go public, raising nearly $278 million in its initial public offering.

Leanne Giordono headshot New state-specific poverty measure offers more accurate counting of Oregon’s poor

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new state-specific measure of poverty in Oregon that aims to give policymakers a clearer understanding of who is most at risk of falling below the poverty line and highlights the contribution of public safety net programs.

Author Lynda Barry Author and artist Lynda Barry announced as OSU’s 2021 Stone Award winner

Cartoonist, writer and teacher Lynda Barry has been named the 2021 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement.

hosta Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

It’s time again to slug it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

Raymond Malewitz headshot OSU’s ‘Critical Questions’ literature and film discussion series opens with Malewitz lecture Oct. 28

Oregon State University opens this year’s “Critical Questions” lecture series this month with Associate Professor Raymond Malewitz, who will discuss what the French philosopher Michel Foucault called “the birth of biopolitics” in the mid-18th century and its relevance to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Mike Murawski headshot OSU launches ‘Stories That Change Us’ speaker series Oct. 22

Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts is launching a speaker series, “Stories That Change Us,” through its new Social Action Works initiative that aims to help students meld their creative passions and desire for social change with their career goals.

TRACE field staff Zero positives among more than 300 tested in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University tested more than 300 people at two student housing facilities this past week for the virus that causes COVID-19 after evidence of the virus was found in the buildings’ sewage, and all of the individuals tested were negative.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout the Corvallis community by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on Sept. 26 and 27 suggested three people per 1,000 in the community carried the novel coronavirus on those days.

Winter term instruction at OSU’s Corvallis campus will be primarily through remote delivery

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will continue to provide instruction primarily though remote delivery during the winter term, OSU leaders announced Monday. 

Cover image of Chris Stout's book OSU professor’s new book argues politicians will benefit by leaning into ‘identity politics’

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, political pundits and commentators often pointed to the Democratic Party’s focus on “identity politics” as one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost.

But in the intervening four years, as public opinion has shifted and party lines have become more calcified, specific race-based discussions have become less of a perceived liability and more a necessity to energize a party’s base.

Oregon State to manage cyberinfrastructure for the Ocean Observatories Initiative

Oregon State University will assume management of the data transmission cyberinfrastructure for a national initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time, OSU and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced today.

Kelley Engineering Center Oregon State University receives $4.3 million grant to help safeguard U.S. nuclear stockpile

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been awarded $4.3 million from the National Nuclear Security Agency to work on computer simulations essential to ensuring the safety and security of the United States’ nuclear weapons stockpile.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet October 14-16

The board will consider a revised university budget for the fiscal year, an adjustment to fall term 2020 student incidental fees, the president’s goals for the fiscal year, and the board’s work plan for the next calendar year. The board also will hear a report on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice within the university, and a legislative update.

Odonata by LACIA-INPA Tweaks to land-based conservation efforts would pay huge freshwater ecosystem dividends

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Conservation projects aimed at protecting land-dwelling species could net major gains in helping species living in streams, lakes and wetlands with relatively minor adjustments, an international research collaboration that included Oregon State University has discovered.

Ice discharge in the North Pacific set off series of climate events during the last ice age, study finds

Repeated catastrophic ice discharges from western North America into the North Pacific contributed to, and perhaps triggered, hemispheric-scale changes in the Earth’s climate during the last ice age, new research published online today in Science reveals.

Poster from the Writers & Editors series OSU Authors and Editors series celebrates books published by university faculty

Oregon State University’s annual Authors and Editors series will take place over three days next week starting Monday, Oct. 5, with virtual readings and panel Q&A sessions.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Newest OSU Distinguished Professors to give public lectures next week

Oregon State University’s newest Distinguished Professors Yuji Hiratsuka and David Williams will give public lectures virtually next week showcasing their internationally recognized work in toxicology and fine arts printmaking.

September - 2020

September - 2020
Science, politics and future of pandemics subject of next Oregon State Science Pub

The science, politics and future of pandemics will be the topic of the Oct. 12 Oregon State University Science Pub.

sewer testing OSU wastewater sampling finds viral evidence in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

CORVALLIS, Ore. – TRACE OSU’s wastewater investigators have detected moderate genetic signals of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewer outflows from a residence hall on the west side of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus and a privately owned apartment building just north of campus.

Headshot of Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones OSU public health guest lecturer to discuss racism as a national health crisis

Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences will host a lecture Friday examining racism as a public health crisis.

Headshot of Youssef Carter OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies announces Cabildos Speaker Series

Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies announced the lineup for a new live webcast speaker series that seeks to center Black voices in academia.

Headshot of Charlene Alexander OSU Anthropology Lecture Series fall season begins Friday, Oct. 2

The Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series opens its fall season with “Visioning OSU as an anti-racist institution” by OSU Chief Diversity Officer Charlene Alexander.

Vessel noise present year-round at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary near San Francisco

The environment in the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco is not a refuge from the noise generated by ship traffic, the first underwater marine acoustic study of the region has shown.

Austin Hall at sunrise Oregon State leads push to include innovation, entrepreneurship in faculty promotion, tenure criteria

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Culminating a project led by Oregon State University, leaders from 67 universities and 13 national organizations have unanimously voted to approve a set of recommendations for recognizing innovation and entrepreneurial achievements among the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

Stock image of clean water OSU receives $1.2M grant for program to encourage private well-water testing in Oregon

A team of Oregon State University public health researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop and test a well water safety program for private well owners in Jackson County, Oregon.

Screenshot from OSU Rec Sports homepage Study finds university recreation programs severely lacking in disability-inclusive language, images

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, universities still have a long way to go toward making their campus recreation programs accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities, a new Oregon State University study found.

ensign wasp Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

TRACE field staff TRACE-OSU para apoyar la salud y la seguridad con pruebas en persona de SARS-CoV-2 de aguas residuales

CORVALLIS, Ore. – La Universidad Estatal de Oregon extenderá su proyecto TRACE-COVID-19 para apoyar entornos más seguros y saludables para sus estudiantes, profesores y personal al proporcionar pruebas de prevalencia semanales durante el período de otoño en el campus de OSU en Corvallis y Bend. Las pruebas de prevalencia también se realizarán en el Centro de Ciencias Marinas de Hatfield en Newport (HMSC).

TRACE field staff Quinto fin de semana de muestreo TRACE-COVID-19 en Corvallis el 26 y 27 de septiembre

CORVALLIS, Ore. – La Universidad Estatal de Oregon (OSU) llevará a cabo su quinta ronda de muestreo puerta-a-puerta en Corvallis este fin de semana, 26 y 27 de septiembre, para el nuevo coronavirus que causa COVID-19.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for Sept. 26 and 27

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 26 and 27 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

TRACE field staff TRACE-OSU to support health and safety with in-person, wastewater SARS-CoV-2 testing

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will extend its ongoing TRACE-COVID-19 project to support safer and healthier environments for its students, faculty and staff by providing weekly prevalence testing during fall term on OSU’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend. Prevalence testing also will occur at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Dr. Larry Griggs, longtime head of Educational Opportunities Program OSU mourns death of longtime Educational Opportunities Program director Larry Griggs

Lawrence F. Griggs, a longtime Oregon State University director and community leader who devoted decades to helping underrepresented and nontraditional students succeed and thrive, has died.

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

For the third consecutive year, Oregon State University has received a national award that honors colleges and universities for having a campus culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Acclaimed author kicks off seminar on ecology, evolution and conservation biology of pandemics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Science journalist David Quammen, author of 16 books including “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” in 2012, will give a virtual public presentation at 3 p.m. Friday to kick off the Oregon State University seminar series, “What can ecology, evolution and conservation biology contribute to understanding global pandemics?”

Oregon State-led project receives $10M grant to harness biomedical knowledge to aid patients, doctors and researchers

A group of researchers led by a team at Oregon State University have received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center of Excellence in Genomic Science where they will develop tools to modernize how medical knowledge about genetic conditions is captured, stored and exchanged.

Stock photo of laptop Student expectations, self-confidence major predictors for how they fare in remote learning

A new Oregon State University study found significant links between students’ self-perception upon entering remote courses and their overall academic performance.

Murrelet; photo by Kim Nelson and Dan Cushing Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Stock photo of pills in a pill bottle Older adults risk ER visits when dentists prescribe opioids on top of other meds, study finds

When dentists prescribe opioid painkillers to older patients who are already taking medication for depression or anxiety, the combination of drugs increases patients’ risk of landing in the emergency room and being hospitalized, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

cachexia therapy With awards totaling nearly $450 million, Oregon State sets record for annual research funding

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research funding at Oregon State University increased by more than $10 million in the last fiscal year to almost $450 million, setting a university record and marking the third time in four years that OSU’s research awards have totaled more than $400 million.

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E Study shows vitamin E needed for proper nervous system development

In research with key ramifications for women of childbearing age, findings by Oregon State University scientists show that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems.

pear Know when it’s time to harvest apples and pears

Apples and pears have different characteristics when it comes to harvest.

Oregon State Board of Trustees receives updates on COVID-19 safety plan, budget

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees heard updates during a special meeting Thursday on the university’s budget, OSU’s fall COVID-19 resumption plan, and the university’s public safety plans for the Corvallis campus.

Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at University Day 2020 OSU University Day speaker calls for advancing higher education opportunity for diverse students

National higher education leader Freeman Hrabowski, keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s annual University Day event Tuesday called on U.S. higher education leaders to look in the mirror to understand what they can do to improve access and inclusion for students from a variety of backgrounds.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling postponed again as smoke persists

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is again postponing its fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of continuing poor air quality caused by wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Using a mosquito trap in South Africa Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent Oregon State University study found.

OSU, city of Corvallis, Benton County team up on public health education and prevention effort

Oregon State University is collaborating with the city of Corvallis and the Benton County Health Department on a public health education campaign to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 in the community.

TRACE field staff Smoke postpones TRACE-COVID-19 sampling scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is rescheduling this weekend’s fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 because of poor air quality caused by numerous wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Plant last seen in the wild in Oregon in 1938 subject of Oregon State Science Pub talk

A rare and threatened plant last documented in the Oregon wild in 1938 will be the focus of Monday’s virtual Oregon State University Science Pub.

ash on tomatoes Take precautions when wildfire ash falls on fruits and vegetables

Wildfires can be unsafe when it lands on unharvested produce.

TRACE field staff Fifth weekend of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling to take place Sept. 12-13

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct a fifth round of door-to-door sampling in Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 12 and 13 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State closing many statewide facilities due to wildfires

Oregon State University is closing many of its facilities statewide until further notice due to prolonged smoke and ash conditions from numerous wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Hazelnuts Dietary changes could produce big offsets to carbon emissions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the atmosphere, research by Oregon State University shows.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 17

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17, to consider the issuance of OSU revenue bonds and an adjustment to the Cordley Hall capital project budget. The board also will receive updates on the university’s COVID-19 planning and response efforts, budget and public safety program.

Student move-in at Oregon State’s Corvallis campus to include enhanced health and safety steps

Oregon State University’s fall 2020 Corvallis campus residence hall move-in will feature enhanced health and safety measures, including required COVID-19 testing for students living on campus and scheduled move-in dates and times to ensure adequate physical distancing.

Valley Library Oregon State University reports IT security incident

Oregon State University announced that personal information of some students and faculty may have been exposed during a recent IT security incident.

 

Max the sea lion getting ready for his CT scan Sea lion with heart trouble receives CT scan at Oregon State University veterinary hospital

Oregon State University’s Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital received an unusual patient on Monday: fan favorite Max the sea lion from the Oregon Coast Aquarium, who presented with breathing problems and needed a CT scan.

beaver Beavers appear to help the growth of brown trout in South America, study finds

Through field work in a remote area of Tierra del Fuego, Chile, OSU researchers determined that dam building by the beaver enables a wider range of more energy-dense food sources for brown trout.

August - 2020

August - 2020
Checking samples in the OVDL New federal certification streamlines OSU veterinary lab’s COVID-19 testing process

The Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has received a federal certification that will allow it to streamline and ramp up its COVID-19 testing capacity.

NuScale Power Module OSU spinoff NuScale passes major regulatory milestone as feds sign off on reactors’ safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. – NuScale Power, founded by Oregon State University Professor Emeritus José Reyes during his time at OSU, has marked a major regulatory milestone on the way to supplying power plant developers with small modular reactors designed by the company.

lawn Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.

 

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash OSU’s American Strings webcast presents An Evening with Rosanne Cash on Sept. 15

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, eldest daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, will perform next month as part of the American Strings Series organized by Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts and the OSU Alumni Association.

Tyler Radniecki Corvallis sewer surveillance: Novel coronavirus still present but trending downward

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Genetic evidence in Corvallis wastewater of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been consistently detected at moderate levels for the past month following a late July spike, said Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University.

Photo by Scott Nelson, courtesy city of Bend. Oregon State receives Oregon Health Authority grant to expand Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received a $1.2 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority to expand its Coronavirus Sewer Surveillance project throughout Oregon to comb community wastewater systems for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

A bighorn ram perched on a cliff in Grand Canyon National Park. Native desert bighorn sheep in ecologically intact areas are less vulnerable to climate change

The researchers used genetic information from more than 1,600 individuals in 62 populations in and around 10 National Park Service units in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

Nanotech lab Oregon State, University of Washington receive another $5 million to advance nanotech innovation

The National Science Foundation has awarded an additional $5 million to Oregon State University and the University of Washington to continue leading a nanotechnology research partnership that’s already enabled breakthroughs in areas such as glucose monitoring for diabetics, better solar cells, improved battery electrodes and more energy-efficient fiber optic networks

A map showing the 15 extreme weather events included in the study Natural disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change, study finds

Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study from Oregon State University found.

Rather, policy change in response to extreme weather events appears to depend on a combination of factors, including fatalities, sustained media coverage, the unusualness of the event and the political makeup of the community.

Cover art for The Sport Marriage New book on sport marriages details systemic subordination of women

In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships.

pumpkin Plan ahead for winter storage of pumpkins and squash

It's not time yet, but pretty soon you'll be harvesting pumpkins and squash and will need to store them correctly for long life.

Firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, wore personal passive samplers in the shape of a military-style dog tag made of silicone on an elastic necklace. The samplers detect chemicals in the air. Firefighters exposed to more potentially harmful chemicals than previously thought

The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher exposures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which are a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer.

Robert Bertini Robert Bertini appointed head of OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Robert Bertini will take over as head of the Oregon State University School of Civil and Construction Engineering on Aug. 31.

Cheadle Lake OSU College of Engineering hosting Clean Water Virtual Conference on Sept. 1

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University College of Engineering will host the Clean Water Virtual Conference, a free public event on Sept. 1 featuring four speakers giving live lectures and more than two dozen video chats with other researchers talking about their projects.

Sardines, pic courtesy Costello lab, UCSB Seafood could account for 25% of animal protein needed to meet projected increases in demand

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Policy reforms and technological improvements could drive seafood production upward by as much as 75% over the next three decades, research by Oregon State University and an international collaboration suggests.

multivitamins Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo.

Austin Hall Seven Oregon State University students receive Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study internationally during the 2020-21 academic year under a congressionally funded program designed to broaden the United States’ participation in education abroad.

Ranchers attracted to regenerative agriculture for reasons other than climate change mitigation

Regenerative ranching, a holistic approach to managing grazing lands, enhances ranchers’ adaptive capacity and socioeconomic well-being while also providing an opportunity to mitigate climate change, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees approve COVID-19 resumption plan, discuss growing budget gap

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the university’s COVID-19 plan for the coming academic year and discussed steps OSU is taking to address impacts to the university’s budget.

weeder Roll up your sleeves: Use multiple strategies to control invasive weeds

Keeping weeds at bay can be frustrating, but it can be done.

Gleeson Hall OSU researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxide

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.

Valley Library Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.

Oregon State to provide flexible learning options for students this fall

Oregon State University will deliver most courses remotely and online in the fall, providing maximum flexibility that will enable students to learn how and where they want while advancing their safety, success and continued academic progress amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

opioid tablets Study points out opioid risks for hospital patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hospital patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities often bring a high-dose painkiller prescription with them, suggesting more attention should be paid to opioid safety for those patients, research from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy shows.

Cast of Macbeth rehearses remotely via Zoom OSU Theatre presents “Bard in Your Yard” podcast production of Macbeth, available Aug. 14

Witches cackling, swords clanging, ominous music warning of something wicked coming this way — such are the dramatic forces shaping this year’s immersive audio version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, performed by Oregon State University Theatre.

Prof. Chris Nichols Historians offer context, caution on lessons 1918 flu pandemic holds for COVID

The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic can seem eerie at times: the disproportionate impact on marginalized people, the arguments over mask use, the lack of scientific consensus, the calls for hand-washing and social distancing.

Blues artist Keb' Mo' with guitar OSU’s American Strings Series presents live webcast with renowned blues artist Keb’ Mo’

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Oregon State University Alumni Association present a conversation and live remote performance with blues artist and five-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Researcher David Rothwell Study: Most Americans don’t have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income

A new study from Oregon State University found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months.

A 40-year journey leads to a new truffle species

Forty years after Dan Luoma found an unsual truffle collection, scientists confirmed it is a new species and named it after Luoma. 

July - 2020

July - 2020
slime mold Slime mold looks ugly in the garden but does no harm

Primiative substance appears overnight during a rainy spring.

OSU Board of Trustees to meet August 14

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, August 14 to consider the university’s pandemic-related plans for fall term, proposed new academic programs in the colleges of business and engineering and the Fairbanks Hall renovation project. The board also will receive updates on the university budget, public safety and diversity and inclusion efforts.  

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