May - 2021

May - 2021
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.

Warm water has overlooked importance for cold-water fish, like salmon and trout, study finds

Warm river habitats appear to play a larger than expected role supporting the survival of cold-water fish, such as salmon and trout, a new Oregon State University-led study published today found.

Image of a short-tailed albatross with red leg band New insights into close encounters between albatross and fishing vessels could reduce bycatch risk

A novel analysis of encounters between albatross and commercial fishing vessels across the North Pacific Ocean is giving researchers important new understanding about seabird-vessel interactions that could help reduce harmful encounters.

Blue and orange bar graph showing significant changes in reactivity and residue on the day of an argument Want a longer, healthier life? Resolve your arguments by day’s end, OSU study says

A recent Oregon State University study found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response associated with that disagreement is significantly reduced and, in some situations, almost entirely erased.

Statement regarding the resignation of OSU President F. King Alexander from Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar

Statement from OSU Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar.

vaccine clinic More than 19,400 vaccinated so far at Samaritan, Benton County COVID-19 clinics at Reser Stadium

Smiles and laughter are common sights during weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics taking place at Reser Stadium

Kelley Oregon State University given gold designation for sustainability for 10th time

Oregon State University continues to lead in sustainability efforts among university campuses

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to meet March 23

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees’ Executive & Audit Committee to meet March 24

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees announced today that the board’s Executive & Audit Committee will meet from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24. The committee will discuss a proposed course of action the board will take related to a motion adopted by trustees on March 17 related to President F. King Alexander’s OSU leadership; the Louisiana State University Husch Blackwell report; and OSU Title IX reporting and survivor services. The committee also will discuss next steps to respond to feedback and questions the board has received from the OSU Faculty Senate related to this matter.

Image shows white flowers on a tree branch with a dark background Oregon State University to observe Holocaust Memorial Week, April 5-8

Oregon State University’s 34th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week next month will feature a talk by speaker and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor who spent nearly four years of her childhood in concentration camps.

Ibram X. Kendi to give virtual lecture April 14 at Oregon State University

Ibram X. Kendi, a National Book Award winner, historian and leading antiracist voice in America, will give a virtual talk April 14 as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series.

Image of a woman with an plastic mask on her face & tube extending from it while she rides an exercise bike Cells burn more calories after just one bout of moderate aerobic exercise, OSU study finds

In a recent study testing the effects of exercise on overall metabolism, researchers at Oregon State University found that even a single session of moderate aerobic exercise makes a difference in the cells of otherwise sedentary people.

Statement from OSU President F. King Alexander

Oregon State University President F. King Alexander provides this recorded video message following action Wednesday by the OSU Board of Trustees regarding his performance as the university’s president, Title IX matters related to Oregon State University, and the Husch Blackwell report regarding his leadership of Title IX at Louisiana State University.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Statement regarding OSU President F. King Alexander from Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar

Oregon State University provides the following message from OSU Board of Trustees Chair Rani Borkar regarding the performance of President F. King Alexander as OSU’s president, Title IX matters related to Oregon State University, and the Husch Blackwell report regarding his leadership of Title IX at Louisiana State University.

Image of red wolf Chester face-up on operating table with medical team around Endangered red wolf from Washington zoo receives novel operation at OSU veterinary hospital

Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital operated Tuesday on a rare red wolf from the breeding program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Washington.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to meet March 17

The chair of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees announced today that the board will meet from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 to hear public comment, and in public session with OSU President F. King Alexander, review and discuss the findings and recommendations of the Husch Blackwell report as it regards his leadership at LSU over Title IX, his handling of sexual misconduct and subsequent information regarding sexual misconduct that has been shared.

Researchers study public comments on orca conservation to aid future protection efforts

Oregon State University researchers analyzed more than 17,000 public comments focused on orca conservation in the state of Washington and found that the most common emotional sentiments were trust, anticipation and fear.

With spring break approaching, Oregon State ramps up COVID-19 testing

As spring break approaches, Oregon State University is increasing COVID-19 testing and encouraging students and employees to stay close to home.

C Adding compost improves soil’s texture and adds nutrients

The best soil amendment is partially broken-down organic material, better known as compost

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU to host virtual gerontology conference

Geriatric experts from around the country will present more than 30 educational sessions for health and human service professionals and the public.

Graphic of a lightbulb on orange background OSU panel to discuss vaccine dissemination March 17

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, Oregon State University experts will hold a panel discussion about the cultural, philosophical, community, policy and strategic aspects of vaccine dissemination.

Webinar series launches to prepare Oregonians for wildfire season

The “Wildfire Wednesdays” webinar series launches March 17 with a noon-1 p.m. presentation by Extension’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program’s Fire Program team. Webinars are scheduled for March 31, April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2 and June 16.

White text on orange, "OSU Authors & Editors" OSU Authors and Editors Series holds events March 15 and 17 to celebrate faculty publications

Oregon State University’s annual Authors and Editors Series is holding two virtual events this month to celebrate literary and scholarly works published by OSU faculty in 2020.

Asian giant hornet not in Oregon yet. Asian giant hornet still far from Oregon

The invasive hornet is a concern and residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for the hornet and report possible sightings.

Early seral by Graham Frank Six months after historic wildfires, Oregon State scientists probe aftermath for insights

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon wildfires threatened multiple cities in summer 2020, destroyed more than 4,000 homes, filled the air with smoke for days and burned more than 1 million acres, the second highest one-year total in state history.

grand fir infill Eastern Oregon forest restoration efforts hampered by diameter limits on tree cutting

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A quarter-century-old harvesting restriction intended to last one year has served as an obstacle to returning eastern Oregon national forests to the healthier, more fire-resilient conditions they embodied in the late 1800s, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry shows.

TRACE field staff Sixth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for March 13 and 14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its sixth round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of March 13 and 14 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

American robins spell spring. Offer robins what they need and they’ll stick around

Oregon State University Extension Service wildlife experts encourage Oregonians to learn more about these underappreciated native birds.

Oregon State plans for predominantly in-person instruction this fall

Oregon State University President F. King Alexander announced Wednesday that planning for a more traditional fall term is underway within OSU, anticipating predominantly in-person instruction and on-site university services and programs statewide.

Image of sandy beach and ocean waves at Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issues OSU license for wave energy testing facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued Oregon State University a license to build and operate the nation’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility, culminating an unprecedented regulatory process that spanned nearly 10 years.

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