October - 2022

October - 2022
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.

Image of Vrushali Bokil Vrushali Bokil to serve as interim dean of Oregon State University College of Science

Vrushali Bokil, honored for her work supporting inclusive excellence and an expert in computational and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical biology, has been named interim dean of the OSU College of Science.

Orangutan, photo by Matt Betts Carbon conservation efforts would be enhanced by highlighting threatened forest primates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Efforts to conserve the carbon stored in tropical forests would be enhanced by linking the work to the charismatic, threatened primates that live there, Oregon State University ecologists assert today in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Red crossbills Birds warned of food shortages by neighbor birds change physiology and behavior to prepare

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the Oregon State University College of Science shows.

June - 2022

June - 2022
Algae sampling Oregon State partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after dam removal

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.

Male evening grosbeak Oregon State survey suggests charismatic songbird’s numbers have dramatically declined

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The evening grosbeak, a noisy and charismatic songbird, once arrived at Oregon State University in springtime flocks so vast an OSU statistics professor estimated there were up to a quarter million of the birds on campus daily.

Hoover Dam Oregon State University part of $8M federal effort to improve electric grid operation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is part of an $8 million Department of Energy effort to update and improve the operation of the nation’s hydroelectric generation systems, many of which are roughly a century old.

Lavender Get ready, get set for summer weather with these tips from OSU Extension

Take a lesson from the 2021 historic heat dome and be prepared to help plants through hot and dry weather as the season progresses.

Oregon State announces food and agriculture media fellows

Oregon State University has named 15 leading regional, national and international journalists as its 2022 food and agriculture media fellows.

Dark purple wine grapes growing in a sunny vineyard Oregon State researchers discover compounds contributing to smoke taint in wine and grapes

An Oregon State University-led research team has discovered a class of compounds that contribute to smoke taint in wine and grapes.

Dearborn Hall Oregon State University has record nine faculty earn Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A record nine Oregon State University faculty have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2022-23 academic year, earning OSU a distinction as a “top producing” university, the program has announced.

Valley Library Oregon State University ties record with seven Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has had a record-tying seven applicants earn placement into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-23 academic year.

Oregon State University research finds evidence to suggest Pacific whiting skin has anti-aging properties that prevent wrinkles

The gelatin in the skin of Pacific whiting, an abundant fish on the Pacific Coast of North America, may help prevent skin wrinkling caused by ultraviolet radiation, a new Oregon State University study found.

Dietary sugar Oregon State research reveals how key diabetes drug is made in nature

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University has explained how an important type 2 diabetes drug is made in nature, opening the door to improvements in manufacturing through biotechnology.

Oregon State research highlights importance of large wood in streams for land-based animals

Land managers have invested millions of dollars annually since the 1980s to place large pieces of wood back in streams, owing primarily to its importance for fish habitat. But little is known about how large wood in streams impacts birds and land-based animals.

Department of Energy logo Oregon State University places 2nd in DOE Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A group of Oregon State University students placed second out of 17 teams representing five countries in the Department of Energy’s 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition.

Jane Lubchenco Oregon State University distinguished professor receives honorary degree from Oxford

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Distinguished Professor Jane Lubchenco will be among nine people receiving an honorary degree from the University of Oxford on June 22 in Oxford, England.

Johnson Hall Oregon State University faculty win prestigious early-career awards

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Six early-career faculty at Oregon State University have been awarded National Science Foundation grants for exploring a range of topics, from nanomaterials for labeling therapeutic stem cells to non-traditional means of storing energy.

Harmful algal bloom Oregon State University research clarifies hazards posed by harmful algal blooms

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University has shed new light on the hazards associated with harmful algal blooms such as one four years ago that fouled drinking water in Oregon’s capital city of Salem.

Bacterial sensing Oregon State research sheds light on how bacteria communicate their way to causing infection

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have identified proteins that prevent a bacterial cell from becoming misguided by its own messaging, allowing it to instead wait for collective communication from its group.

Stock image of Reed Lodge, blocky white and gray building on OSU campus People with rare diseases have poor health-related quality of life, OSU study finds

People with rare diseases frequently wait years for a proper diagnosis, have to travel long distances for specialty care and face high out-of-pocket health care expenses, a recent Oregon State University study found.

More than 7,300 students to graduate June 11 at Oregon State in Corvallis

Oregon State University will graduate 7,318 students during its first in-person commencement event in three years. Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry OSU study: Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual health

Sexual dysfunction is a common after-effect for survivors of breast and gynecologic cancers. A recent Oregon State University study found that a mindfulness-based intervention delivered via videoconference by a trained facilitator was a feasible treatment option for survivors.

Image of Jayathi Murthy in front of OSU entrance sign National engineering education, research and service leader named OSU’s next president

Jayathi Y. Murthy, a national leader in higher education engineering teaching, research and service, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, has been appointed Oregon State University’s next president.

Ganaspis brasiliensis wasp. OSU Extension set to release tiny wasp that targets destructive fruit fly

U.S. Department of Agriculture has permitted release of the wasp (Ganaspis brasiliensis), which attacks destructive spotted wing drosophla.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU COVID-19 increases risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after infection, OSU study finds

A recent Oregon State University study found that COVID-19 patients had a roughly 25% increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the four months following their infection, compared with people who had other types of respiratory tract infections.

Dietary sugar Oregon State research sheds light on why not all obese patients develop type 2 diabetes

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new analytical method that sheds light on an enduring mystery regarding type 2 diabetes: Why some obese patients develop the disease and others don’t.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU presidential search process concludes with appointment planned June 7

Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, to consider the appointment and employment agreement of Oregon State University’s next president.

bird feeder Experts: It’s OK to leave up bird feeders as avian flu outbreak reaches state

Currently veterinarians say there is very low risk to native songbirds from the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain.

Image of women playing instruments in a symphonic orchestra, with the camera focusing on a young blonde woman sitting at a large harp in the center. OSU hosting virtual and in-person conference focused on women in music June 2-4

Oregon State University is hosting an international conference focused on women in music June 2-4, held in a virtual and in-person format so presenters, performers and participants can join from all over the world.

staining nerves with contrast agent Oregon State University research finds solution to common surgical problem of nerve damage

PORTLAND, Ore. – A research collaboration including scientists from Oregon State University has developed a new technology to help surgeons know where a patient’s nerves are, lessening the chance of nerve damage.

Ecotourism hiking trail in Oaxaca, Mexico (photo by Reem Hajjar, OSU College of Forestry). U.N. report co-authored by OSU researcher advocates big increases in sustainable wood production

Increasing sustainable use of the world’s forests would support economic recovery while providing environmentally friendly wood construction materials, according to a United Nations report co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher.

May - 2022

May - 2022
Oregon State Board of Trustees approves operating budget for next fiscal year, building projects

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $1.53 billion budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year and approved constructing, renovating and advancing the design of more than $100 million in projects on the Corvallis and Bend campuses.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to hold executive session May 31 regarding president search

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet virtually in executive session at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 to discuss matters related to the employment of the university’s next president.

Stock image of Bexell Hall at OSU, red-brick building with big arches OSU study finds ways to “nudge” students to make better use of academic support services

When trying to inform college students about campus resources they might explore to help boost their grades, limited email reminders work better than other methods, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to consider budget for next fiscal year at May 27 meeting

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet May 27 to consider approving the university’s fiscal year 2022-23 operating budget and two construction projects on the Corvallis campus.

Image shows 3 oyster fishermen in orange waterproof overalls walking over wet sand at Hog Island Oyster Farm, shovels slung over their shoulders. California shellfish farmers need greater flexibility to face climate change, OSU study finds

To adapt more nimbly to the challenges presented by climate change, shellfish farmers along the California coast say they need a streamlined regulatory process, better access to current data and stronger connections with scientists and other farms, a new Oregon State University study found.

Photographer Chris Johns appears in a black vest and baseball cap, facing away from the camera to the right amid a stand of big trees Former National Geographic editor-in-chief Chris Johns to give two talks at Oregon State

Former National Geographic editor-in-chief and Oregon State University alumnus Chris Johns will speak twice at OSU in coming weeks about storytelling through photography in different genres.

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