June - 2021

June - 2021
aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State closed Friday to commemorate Juneteenth

Oregon State University will be closed Friday, June 18, in recognition of Juneteenth.

 

A band plays at a vaccine clinic in Lincoln City that was hosted by the Olalla Center for Latinx and Indigenous community members. OSU students and Extension employees were on hand to support the clinic. OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon's Latinx population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

Prescribed fire New models predict fewer lightning-caused ignitions but bigger wildfires by mid century

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Human-caused wildfire ignitions in Central Oregon are expected to remain steady over the next four decades and lightning-caused ignitions are expected to decline, but the average size of a blaze from either cause is expected to rise, Oregon State University modeling suggests.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Quality supervision, coworker support key to child welfare caseworker retention, OSU study finds

Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, Oregon State University researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.

Hops Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.

"Ananasnaya" is a hardy, fuzzy kiwifruit. Growing vigorous kiwi takes care and a strong trellis

Kiwifruit need some attention to yield the large amount of fruit they’re capable of producing.

Oregon State names new business school dean

Tim Carroll, who prioritized superior, student-centered learning as dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, will become Sara Hart Kimball Dean of Oregon State University’s College of Business effective July 30.

Oregon State part of national consortium of universities that has outpaced its graduation goals

As part of a national consortium focused on increasing the number of low-income college graduates, Oregon State University graduated 45% more students in 2020 than in 2013, with low-income graduates increasing 17% during those years and the number of students of color graduating increasing 117%.

Image of octopus on rocky ocean bottom in murky water. Oregon State selected to lead NOAA institute for marine research

Oregon State University has been selected to host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration institute focused on collaborative study of the rapidly changing ocean and expanded demands on its use.

Peace accord in Colombia has increased deforestation of biologically-diverse rainforest

Since the end of the long-running conflict in Colombia, large areas of forest have been rapidly converted to agricultural uses, suggesting the peace agreement presents a threat to conservation the country’s rainforest, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

New $20 million dairy processing facility announced at Oregon State University

Investments by private industry coupled with university funding will propel Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences to build a $20 million state-of-the-art dairy processing facility that will further advance the university and Oregon’s dairy industry as national leaders in dairy quality, innovation and sustainability.

Oregon State will graduate a record number of students on June 12

Oregon State University will graduate a record 7,391 students during a virtual commencement event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12.

Alec Levin Southern Oregon wine grapes may need less water, OSU Extension study shows

Levin estimated annual wine grape needs at 11.4 inches annually, depending on time of year – a vast difference for water-starved southern Oregon, which is already bracing for another drought.

TRACE field staff Vaccinations to be offered during Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The TRACE-COVID-19 program at Oregon State University is partnering with Samaritan Health Services this weekend to offer door-to-door vaccinations as TRACE conducts its seventh community survey in Corvallis for the coronavirus.

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought, new study shows

A study of two methods for reconstructing ancient temperatures has given climate researchers a better understanding of just how cold it was in Antarctica during the last ice age around 20,000 years ago.

 

spotted bat Central Oregon bat survey shows value and scale-up potential of citizen science

BEND, Ore. – Bat researchers say a project in Central Oregon shows citizen science’s strong potential for helping ecologists learn more about one of the least understood groups of mammals.

Image of sandy beach and ocean waves at Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site. Construction set to begin this month on Oregon State’s wave energy testing facility

After nearly a decade of work to obtain regulatory approval, Oregon State University is set to begin construction this month on a wave energy testing facility to be located about seven miles off the coast near Newport.

 

May - 2021

May - 2021
Manipulating gut microbes to improve human health topic of next Oregon State Science Pub

The Oregon State University Science Pub on June 7 will focus on how insights from the field of restoration ecology, which was designed to heal natural ecosystems, may help health practitioners to manipulate the gut microbiome in ways that improve human health.

manzinita Save money and help the planet with sustainable garden practices

We can all do our part to help by changing our practices – often just by a bit, depending on the methods you’ve already put in place.

The OSU-Cascades Trail Running Club practices three times a week. New OSU Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy will support $788 billion U.S. industry

Based in OSU’s Division of Extension and Engagement, partners in the center are the College of Forestry and OSU-Cascades in Bend.

Stock image of students walking near the library on OSU campus ‘Shortcuts’ to increase female enrollment in economics may backfire, OSU study cautions

Current best practices for encouraging more female students to pursue degrees in economics may actually have the opposite effect and worsen gender disparities in the field, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

volunteers sorting boxes Master Recyclers, OSU organizations combine efforts for The Great Move-Out

Master Recyclers and Oregon State University are teaming up for The Great Move-Out

TRACE field staff Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6 to include saliva testing for antibodies

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its seventh round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of June 5 and 6 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Oregon State Corvallis campus to hold in-person graduation event

Oregon State University will hold an in-person celebratory event June 11 for 2020 and 2021 Corvallis campus graduates, the day before the university holds its formal virtual 2021 Commencement ceremony.

heidi With a few tips and patience, gardeners can grow melons

If you’re choosing varieties for western Oregon, look for melons that require a shorter season.

Stock image of the Hallie E. Ford Center, red brick building on OSU campus Pre-pandemic, Oregon child care was already scarce, new OSU report says

A new report from Oregon State University shows that as of March 2020, all 36 counties in Oregon qualify as child care “deserts” for infants and toddlers — meaning that there are at least three children under the age of 2 for every available child care slot in the county.

Long Beach, Washington Oregon State University research shows two invasive beachgrasses are hybridizing

Two species of sand-stabilizing beachgrasses introduced to the Pacific Northwest starting in the early 1900s are hybridizing, raising new questions about impacts to the coastal ecosystems the non-native plants have been engineering for more than a century.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approves fall resumption plan, Reser Stadium renovation

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Friday approved plans for returning to on-site learning and employment this fall and the renovation of Reser Stadium.

Headshot of Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan in navy blazer and pink blouse and standing in front of a forest background Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan to discuss voting rights in OSU McCall Lecture May 27

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan will speak on Oregon’s voting system and ongoing efforts to establish fair, accessible elections for this year’s Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University.

close up image of dorsal fin of white shark White shark population is small but healthy off the coast of Central California, study finds

The population of white sharks that call the Central California coast their primary home is holding steady at about 300 animals and shows some signs of growth, a new long-term study of the species has shown.

 

Colin Johnson Researchers get closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear.

Ellen Ochoa First Latina in space to deliver keynote at Engineering Virtual Expo 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to journey to space and the former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, will deliver the keynote lecture next month at Engineering Virtual Expo 2021, an event organized by the Oregon State University College of Engineering that showcases undergraduate student design projects.

Oregon State student-driven lab creates environmental sensing tools for landslides, vineyards

A student-driven lab at Oregon State University is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the development of environmental sensing devices that aid a variety of groups, including vineyard managers, agencies that monitor landslides and scientists focused on fish conservation.

Fire refugia Oregon State research shows why some pockets of conifer survive repeated forest fires

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers say “topographic templates” can help forest conservation managers develop strategies for protecting and restoring the most fire-resistant parts of vulnerable forests across a range of ecosystems.

Abra Lee Horticulturist Abra Lee to speak on culture of gardening

Lee plans to discuss how Black woman have, through determination, enthusiasm and willpower, overcome ugliness in America to cultivate beauty in the landscape.

red-capped manakin Species losses on isolated Panamanian island show importance of habitat connectivity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Free from human disturbance for a century, an inland island in Central America has nevertheless lost more than 25% of its native bird species since its creation as part of the Panama Canal’s construction, and scientists say the losses continue.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State, Samaritan Health Services looking to partner on campus wellness clinic

Oregon State University and Samaritan Health Services leaders announced today that they are engaged in discussions to collaborate on a proposed wellness clinic adjacent to Reser Stadium that would serve OSU students, with additional services available for employees as well as Benton County community members.

HALE team Oregon State students test-fire high-altitude rocket motor, reach final eight in $1M challenge

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team from Oregon State University is the first college student group in Oregon to fire a liquid bipropellant rocket engine and one of eight finalists in a $1 million competition to send a rocket to outer space, 100 kilometers from the Earth.

Oregon State researchers discover new class of cancer fighting compounds

A team of Oregon State University scientists has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds that effectively kill liver and breast cancer cells.

Illustrated sign with image of purple camas flowers and wooden digging stick, along with Chinuk Wawa and Kalapuyan greeting words ‘This IS Kalapuyan Land’ exhibition, talks come to Oregon State University starting May 11

An outdoor museum exhibition and series of talks recognizing native Kalapuya history and land stewardship in Oregon is coming to Oregon State University starting May 11.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet May 20 – 21

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, May 21, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Sciences opens online store for cheese, honey, jerky

The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences has launched an online retail store to sell cheeses, honey and beef jerky made by its students.

Reginald DesRoches Rice provost, native Haitian to speak on race, inequities and devastating 2010 earthquake

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Reginald DesRoches, provost of Rice University and a native Haitian, will present this year’s College of Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, “The 2020 Haiti Earthquake: A Story of History, Race, Inequities, and Natural Hazards.”

Roundhouse Foundation gift to support learning experiences in marine innovation and technology

The Roundhouse Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to Oregon State University to support students conducting research and exploring careers in marine technology, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Oregon State University plans to require COVID-19 vaccine for students and employees this fall

Oregon State University announced today that it is planning to require COVID-19 vaccinations beginning fall term 2021 for students and employees who study and work onsite at OSU locations.

Oregon State’s 24-hour fundraising effort yields more than $1.1 million

A 24-hour fundraising event last week within Oregon State University yielded more than 4,000 gifts totaling more than $1.1 million, the majority of which will directly benefit students.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Three from OSU College of Engineering win prestigious award from National Science Foundation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three early-career faculty in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation grants, one for studying the use of mass timber for building construction, another for researching the safe production of hydrogen gas from seawater, and the third for improving the species distribution models used by ecologists and natural resource managers.

Becky Johnson now serving as Oregon State’s interim president

Rebecca “Becky” Johnson began her service May 1 as the interim president of Oregon State University.

Grains, seeds and nuts that have been soaked in cold water. \ A cold soak lowers the risk of salmonella growth on ‘sprouted’ foods

If the soaking phase happens at ambient temperature, there is a significant food safety problem, study finds.

April - 2021

April - 2021
lawn Choose a lawn mower to fit your needs

How you choose between rotary, reel and electric models has to do with your situation and preferences.

Andrew Ketsdever named interim vice president of OSU-Cascades

Andrew Ketsdever, chief academic administrator of Oregon State University – Cascades, was named today to serve as interim vice president of the campus.

Black & white image of musicians Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird; Mathus leans back in his chair, holding a guitar between his legs, while Bird sits on a taller stool, resting a violin upright on his thigh. OSU’s American Strings presents An Evening with Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus

The next installment of Oregon State University’s American Strings series will feature musicians Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

Generic photo of Waldo Hall, imposing yellow and red brick building with spires Older adults found resilience during pandemic through community, human connection, study finds

Older adults were significantly affected by isolation and stress during Oregon’s initial COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but they were also able to find connection and meaning in community, new hobbies and time for themselves, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Combining solar panels and lamb grazing increases land productivity, study finds

Land productivity could be greatly increased by combining sheep grazing and solar energy production on the same land, according to new research by Oregon State University scientists.

crowd Socially just population policies can mitigate climate change while advancing global equity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Socially just policies aimed at limiting the Earth’s human population hold tremendous potential for advancing equity while simultaneously helping to mitigate the effects of climate change, Oregon State University researchers say.

Top Oregon family businesses to be honored by OSU College of Business at virtual event May 7

Several Oregon family businesses will be honored at the Oregon State University College of Business’ 2021 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held virtually.

 

Rebecca Hutchinson Oregon State University launches graduate program in artificial intelligence

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is launching a unique program for graduate study in artificial intelligence, with an initial cohort of about 40 students to be enrolled in fall 2021.

Lettuce growing in the ground. Photo from Flickr by Dwight Sipler.f Plant veggies at the right time to avoid disappointment

One of the biggest mistakes people make is to plant too early.

Stock image of the coronavirus: round ball with red spikes against a dark background Wastewater testing suggests highly contagious South African COVID-19 variant in Albany, Corvallis

Ongoing statewide wastewater testing and genome sequencing through the collaboration of Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 project and the Oregon Health Authority suggests the South African variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in Albany and Corvallis.

MU Oregon State University again ranked in the top 1.4 percent of universities worldwide

Oregon State ranked 89th in the nation

Unprecedented combination of weather and drought conditions fueled Oregon’s September wildfires

An unprecedented combination of strong easterly winds and low humidity coupled with prolonged drought conditions drove the spread of catastrophic wildfires in the Oregon Cascades last September, a new study has found.

TRACE stats OSU TRACE-COVID-19 project tests 60,000 individuals, 3,000 wastewater samples in first year

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s groundbreaking public health project, TRACE-COVID-19, has conducted more than 60,000 individual tests and more than 3,000 wastewater tests in dozens of Oregon communities as it marks its one-year anniversary.

Oregon State to recognize Juneteenth as a university holiday

Oregon State University will recognize Juneteenth as a university holiday on June 18, 2021, underscoring the university’s commitment to leading change and dismantling systemic racism.

Wave energy and its role in the energy sector and Oregon topic of next Oregon State Science Pub

Wave energy and its role in decarbonizing the energy sector in the world, nation and in Oregon will be the focus of the Oregon State University Science Pub on May 10.

Rick Spinrad stands at a podium Oregon State’s Spinrad tapped to serve as NOAA administrator

Richard “Rick” Spinrad, an Oregon State University professor and former OSU vice president for research, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Image of Adom Getachew, wearing glasses, dangly earrings and a white button-up blouse against a background of green leaves OSU Cabildos Lecture Series concludes April 28 with political theorist Adom Getachew

Political theorist Adom Getachew will deliver the final lecture of Oregon State University’s 2020-21 Cabildos Lecture Series at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.

Monitor to support non-invasive ventilation of COVID-19 patients launches with help from OSU researcher

The Food and Drug Administration just approved a medical monitoring device that could aid patients with COVID-19 and other respiratory ailments that was developed by a team including an Oregon State University researcher.

Students in Guam After 40 years, new fish species in OSU Ichthyology Collection named by students on Guam

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four decades after their capture more than a half-mile below the ocean’s surface, three snailfish species have received their scientific names, two of them from school children on Guam in the island’s native Chamorro language.

Pharmacy Building Efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions may be hindering end-of-life pain management

PORTLAND, Ore. – Policies designed to prevent the misuse of opioids may have the unintended side effect of limiting access to the pain-relieving drugs by terminally ill patients nearing the end of their life, new research led by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests.

Headshot of Lynda Barry, wearing glasses, red lipstick & hair in two braids. Artist, author, teacher and mentor Lynda Barry to receive OSU’s Stone Award April 29

Cartoonist, author and teacher Lynda Barry will deliver a virtual reading at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, as the 2021 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement.

Oregon State Board of Trustees names Becky Johnson interim president

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

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

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

OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Memorial Union art exhibit features OSU pandemic photos

OSU alum has been photographing campus for a year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Oregon State football player to speak about combating bullying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March - 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OSU Extension livestream of hatching chicks returns for eighth year

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

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

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

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

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

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