March - 2021

March - 2021
Heather Masson-Forsythe OSU biochemistry/biophysics student wins Science Magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Heather Masson-Forsythe, a fifth-year graduate student in the Oregon State University College of Science, is a winner in the 13th annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest organized by Science Magazine.

Poster for Ten Minutes at the Townsend OSU Theatre presents original anthology ‘Ten Minutes at the Townsend’ March 19

Oregon State University Theatre will present “Ten Minutes at the Townsend,” an anthology of student plays set in a small-town diner, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19.

Example image of a coastal community OSU researcher leads NOAA-funded project to study West Coast response to ocean acidification

An Oregon State University researcher is part of a new federally supported project investigating how communities along the West Coast are adapting to ocean acidification, with the goal of determining what they need to be more resilient.

Reed Lodge on OSU campus Using a warmer tone in college syllabi makes students more likely to ask for help, OSU study finds

College course syllabi written in a warm, friendly tone are more likely to encourage students to reach out when they are struggling or need help, a new study from Oregon State University found.

On calm days, sunlight warms the ocean surface and drives turbulence, study finds

In tropical oceans, a combination of sunlight and weak winds drives up surface temperatures in the afternoon, increasing atmospheric turbulence, unprecedented new observational data collected by an Oregon State University researcher shows.

cancer and collagen fibers Oregon State research shows how tissue’s microscopic geometry affects spread of cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has revealed a crucial mechanism behind one of humankind’s most deadly physiological processes: the movement of malignant cells from one part of the body to another.

February - 2021

February - 2021
coastal giant salamander Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams’ water temperature as long as the thinning isn’t too intensive, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Artwork sought for Oregon State’s 38th annual Art About Agriculture competition and exhibition

Art About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork coordinated by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2021 exhibition.

Science activism and environmental justice topics of Oregon State Science Pub talk

Science activism and the role it plays in aiding communities vulnerable to environmental risks will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on March 8.

Seed packets. OSU Extension gives away seeds for Grow This! Garden Challenge

Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge kicks off March 1 when people can sign up and start preparing to collect their seed kits at the end of March.

Like wine, environmental conditions impact flavor of whiskey, study finds

Flavor differences in whiskey can be discerned based solely on the environment in which the barley used to make the whiskey is grown, a new study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher found.

Scientists advance understanding of hop genome, which could aid brewers, medical researchers

Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have significantly expanded the understanding of the hop genome, a development with important implications for the brewing industry and scientists who study the potential medical benefits of hops.

William "Wil" Allen Oregon State University alum had big hand in getting Perseverance to Mars

CORVALLIS, Ore. – William Allen’s trip to Oregon State University four decades ago as a prospective student helped set the stage for his role in another transformative visit this week: the arrival on Mars of NASA’s Perseverance rover.

Algerian mouse Electrical transmission lines have power to enhance habitat connectivity for wildlife

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Converting the ground under electrical transmission towers into spaces for wildlife can enable fragmented populations to connect with one another, increasing local biodiversity and providing animals around the globe an important tool for adapting to climate change, a new study found.

Biological assessment of world’s rivers presents incomplete but bleak picture

An international team of scientists, including two from Oregon State University, conducted a biological assessment of the world’s rivers and the limited data they found presents a fairly bleak picture.

Researchers demonstrate new method to track genetic diversity of salmon, trout

Scientists at Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service have demonstrated that DNA extracted from water samples from rivers across Oregon and Northern California can be used to estimate genetic diversity of Pacific salmon and trout.

image of ocean waves Federal lease allows Oregon State’s offshore wave energy testing facility to move ahead in 2021

An Oregon State University-led project to build the nation’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week as the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management awarded the university a lease to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast.

Professors Settersten and Jones Julia Jones, Richard Settersten named OSU 2021 Distinguished Professor honorees

Oregon State University has named geography expert Julia Jones and human development expert Richard Settersten as its 2021 University Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

gut microbiome Melanoma patients respond to immunotherapy after changes to gut microbiome

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Statistical modeling developed by Oregon State University researchers has confirmed that changes to melanoma patients’ gut microbiome led them to respond to a type of treatment capable of providing long-term benefit.

Asparagus will produce for decades if treated right, With the right care, asparagus beds will produce for decades

Asparagus is a hardy perennial and should be planted as soon as the soil can be properly prepared in the spring.

The songs of fin whales offer new avenue for seismic studies of the oceanic crust

The songs of fin whales can be used for seismic imaging of the oceanic crust, providing scientists a novel alternative to conventional surveying. 

Amazon deforestation Protected areas see continued deforestation but at a reduced rate, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A survey of more than 18,000 land parcels spanning 2 million square miles across 63 countries shows that a “protected area” designation reduces the rate of deforestation but does not prevent it.

Flooding in the Columbia River basin expected to increase under climate change, study finds

The Columbia River basin will see an increase in flooding over the next 50 years as a result of climate change, new modeling from Oregon State University indicates.

Milam Hall Time-specific safety interventions needed to improve construction worker safety, OSU study finds

Workers in the construction industry are most likely to suffer traumatic injuries during the first four hours of their shift, and those who work evening or night shifts experience more severe injuries than their day-shift counterparts, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Albacore tuna Genetic markers show Pacific albacore intermingle across equator but remain separate stocks

NEWPORT, Ore. – Analyzing thousands of genetic markers in albacore tuna from the Pacific Ocean, researchers at Oregon State University have learned that just seven dozen of those markers are needed to determine which side of the equator a fish comes from.

TRACE field staff OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling in Redmond suggests 32 cases per 1,000 residents

REDMOND, Ore. – Oregon State University COVID-19 sampling in Redmond on Jan. 29-31 by TRACE Community field workers suggested 32 people per 1,000 in the community carried the coronavirus on those days.

OSU marching band Notes of discomfort: OSU study keys in on trends in marching band members’ workload strain

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new study by Oregon State University suggests.

OSU transportation strategy aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commuting to Corvallis campus

Oregon State University is undertaking a sustainable transportation strategy for its Corvallis campus with the goal of reducing drive-alone trips to campus by students and employees by one-third by 2030.

Red-winged blackbird on a cattail OSU releasing winter series of music, spoken word mini-concerts that call for action on extinction

Oregon State University is publishing 20 four-minute concerts that weave together music and the spoken word to celebrate the creatures that fill the air with sound — frogs, wolves, songbirds, growling grizzly bears — and inspire action to save them.

New College of Education dean named at Oregon State

Susan Gardner, a higher education professor at the University of Maine with a strong focus on equity and inclusion in education throughout her career, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Education. She will start Feb. 28.

OSU College of Business offers free tax preparation services through IRS partnership

The Oregon State University College of Business Center for Advancing Financial Education is offering free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income individuals and families through a partnership with the IRS.

Shemekia Copeland with a blue background OSU’s American Strings Webcast presents An Evening with Blues Artist Shemekia Copeland

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts presents a conversation and live remote performance with blues singer Shemekia Copeland at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Scott Burns headshot OSU hosts ‘Contagion’ screenwriter Scott Z. Burns for virtual talk Feb. 18

The Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film presents “Framing Catastrophe,” a conversation with American screenwriter, producer and director Scott Z. Burns at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

New DNA-based technique allows researchers to determine age of living beluga whales in Alaska

Researchers can now determine the age and sex of living beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet thanks to a new DNA-based technique that uses information from small samples of skin tissue.

OSU receives $50 million lead gift to complete Reser Stadium, enable year-round university programs

An anonymous donor has made a historic $50 million lead gift to transform Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium into a national best-in-class football facility with year-round programs and facilities for all OSU students, faculty and staff.

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Oregon State celebrates Black History Month with series of free events

Lectures and other events offered digitally

Corals OSU scientists taking deep dive into how microbiomes respond to human-caused stressors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University scientists have received a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to study how communities of microorganisms respond to human-caused stress and how the responses relate to the health of the people, plants and animals that host the microbes.

 

Sea ice kept oxygen from reaching deep ocean during last ice age, study finds

Extensive sea ice covered the world’s oceans during the last ice age, which prevented oxygen from penetrating into the deep ocean waters, complicating the relationship between oxygen and carbon, a new study has found.

OSU mortarboard Oregon State University to hold virtual commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and Bend

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University announced today that June 2021 commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and at OSU-Cascades in Bend will be held virtually due to continued COVID-19 public health concerns and the anticipation that public health restrictions for large in-person events will continue into early summer.

Bolsero Dorso Rayado, Streak Backed Oriole, Icterus pustulatus, photo by Amado Demesa, available through Wikimedia Commons, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47747416" rel="noreferrer nofollow">commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curi Finding rare birds is never a picnic, contrary to popular Patagonia belief

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of birdwatching’s most commonly held and colorfully named beliefs, the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect, is more a fun myth than a true phenomenon, Oregon State University research suggests.

Hallie E. Ford Center on OSU campus Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University has found that to best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of 9 to 13, as that’s when kids show the biggest drop in active time.

January - 2021

January - 2021
Belinda Batten Oregon State celebrates women in STEM with new film, other events

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will mark the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science this month with a two-day Celebration of Women in Engineering that includes a new documentary plus panel discussions – all of which are free, virtual and open to the public.

Oregon State Board of Trustees approves construction of $70 million Arts and Education Complex

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved construction of a new $70 million Arts and Education Complex that will serve as a center for performing arts classes, programs and performances on the Corvallis campus.

Basket of vegetables. Free virtual Master Gardener education series open to the public

The classes include topics as far-ranging as Dazzling Dahlias to Adapting Your Garden and Landscape to Climate Change.

OSU genetic sequencing detects mutant strains of COVID-19 in multiple Oregon locations

Genetic sequencing of COVID-19 samples done by Oregon State University’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing has detected multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in samples from around the state, including the highly contagious U.K. strain in one sample from Bend, Oregon.

Researchers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about desert bighorn sheep recovery in California’s Mojave Desert

Desert bighorn sheep in the Mojave National Preserve in California and surrounding areas appear to be more resilient than previously thought to a respiratory disease that killed dozens of them and sickened many more in 2013, a new study has found.

aerial view of Memorial Union building The disconnect between science and policymaking focus of Oregon State Science Pub on Feb. 8

The reasons policymakers decline to take science into account when making decisions that affect the general population will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on Feb. 8.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU smoke- and tobacco-free policies became more popular over time, even among tobacco users

Support for policies prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus grew substantially over a five-year span, especially among tobacco users, a recent OSU study found.

TRACE field staff OSU llevará el muestreo de Comunidad TRACE COVID-19 a Redmond este fin de semana

REDMOND, Ore. – El proyecto innovador de la Universidad Estatal de Oregón para determinar la prevalencia comunitaria del nuevo coronavirus se está expandiendo para incluir tres días de muestreo de la Comunidad TRACE esta semana en Redmond los días 29, 30 y 31 de enero.

Oregon State receives grant to spur aquaculture investment in Oregon

Oregon State University has received a nearly $700,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide software tools for investors interested in starting aquaculture businesses in Oregon.

Dr. Mae Jemison, first woman of color in space, to give virtual lecture at Oregon State

Dr. Mae C. Jemison – former NASA astronaut and the first woman of color to travel in space – will give a virtual talk Feb. 4 as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series.

Dogs synchronize their behavior with children, but not as much as with adults, study finds

Dogs synchronize their behavior with the children in their family, but not as much as they do with adults, a new study from Oregon State University researchers found.

TRACE field staff OSU to bring TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling to Redmond this weekend

REDMOND, Ore. – Oregon State University’s groundbreaking project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus is expanding to include three days of TRACE Community sampling this week in Redmond on Jan. 29, 30 and 31.

OSU earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report.

Slater fire 2021 edition of Starker Lecture Series examines resilience in the face of disasters

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on resilience in the face of disasters and other disturbances and how people across the forest landscape work to overcome them and learn from them.

Seed packets. Learn the terms on seed packets to make the right selection

Understanding terms associated with seeds will help you pinpoint which selections best serve specific gardens and practices.

Stock photo of Waldo Hall at OSU ‘Aging well’ greatly affected by hopes and fears for later life, OSU study finds

If you believe you are capable of becoming the healthy, engaged person you want to be in old age, you are much more likely to experience that outcome, a recent Oregon State University study shows.

Little fishies OSU researchers prove fish-friendly detection method to be more sensitive than electrofishing

Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it’s not much fun for the trout.

Even a small amount of gender bias in hiring can be costly to employers, study finds

Tiny amounts of gender bias in employee hiring decisions contribute to concerning rates of discrimination and productivity losses that together represent significant costs, financial and otherwise, for employers, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Divided States of America panel flyer OSU to host expert panel discussion on Capitol insurrection, presidential transition and more

Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion is holding a flash panel to discuss the current political environment, including the recent U.S. Capitol insurrection and ongoing presidential transition.  

Speakers announced for first national hemp symposium at Oregon State University

Business, political and governmental leaders, including a U.S. Senator and representatives from the Sierra Club and American multinational conglomerate corporation 3M, will provide a future outlook on the hemp industry during the first-ever National Hemp Symposium Feb. 9 and 10.

Hinsdale wave lab Oregon State University wave lab receives $4.9M to continue natural hazards engineering research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The National Science Foundation has awarded the Oregon State University College of Engineering nearly $5 million for natural hazards engineering research at OSU’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.

K-9 Officer Arlo preparing for a CT scan TikTok favorite K-9 Officer Arlo receives surgery for bullet wound at OSU veterinary hospital

Following eight hours of complex surgery at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer Arlo was walking with assistance Saturday morning after being treated for two bullet wounds suffered in a police chase in Washington state.

Oregon grape Feed birds in winter with berry-bearing plants

Birds eat berries in winter for food to give them the energy they need to survive the prolonged stress of cold and wet weather.

Applicants sought for free girls’ summer wilderness science education expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions, which offers free, 12-day wilderness science leadership and learning adventures for high school girls, is seeking applicants for its summer 2021 expeditions.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet January 28-29

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Given COVID-19 guidance from the governor’s office, as well as university and county health officials, the meeting will be hosted through a remote conferencing service

Blue orchard bee Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests.

OSU Women's Building Oregon Medicaid expansion helped more women access insurance coverage for abortion services, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University found that after Oregon expanded Medicaid in 2014, more women were able to receive insurance coverage for abortion services, rather than paying out of pocket.

Musician Dom Flemons with his guitar OSU’s American Strings webcast presents ‘An Evening with Dom Flemons’

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts presents a conversation and live remote performance with Dom Flemons, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Bark beetle Stegastochlidus saraemcheana Master of disguise is new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A resemblance to moss, lichens and fungi made for fantastic cover by a new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle described by an Oregon State University College of Science researcher.

Seawater battery New nanostructured alloy for anode is a big step toward revolutionizing energy storage

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.

Wisteria on a house Wisteria care: Take out clippers twice a year and go to town

Before planting one, people should realize the effort involved in keeping them in bounds.

Community invited to hear about Corvallis Campus Vision project

Oregon State University invites Corvallis-area community members to three virtual meetings this month as OSU gathers community input on the long-term vision for the university’s Corvallis campus.

Poet Anis Mojgani OSU hosts Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani for ‘Interrogating the Spirit’ Jan. 15

The Oregon State University Contemplative Studies Initiative and School of Writing, Literature, and Film present “Interrogating the Spirit” with Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15.

Producing hydrogen from water Oregon State researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Efficiently mass-producing hydrogen from water is closer to becoming a reality thanks to Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers and collaborators at Cornell University and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Neighbors influence coastal landowners’ decisions to armor shorelines against erosion, rising seas

Neighbors play an influential role in private oceanfront landowners’ decisions to protect their shorelines from erosion and rising sea levels, which could lead to excessive armoring of the coastline, a new analysis from Oregon State University shows.

Detroit, Oregon ‘Massive-scale mobilization’ necessary for addressing climate change, scientists say

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University researchers who initiated the declaration released an update today that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progress in addressing climate risks.

burned fire truck Report: Climate change taking toll on Oregon, but state has many options for adaptation

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The effects of a changing climate continue to significantly affect Oregonians and the state’s resources and infrastructure, the latest biennial report released today by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute concludes.

Combining solar energy and agriculture to mitigate climate change, assist rural communities

Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual U.S. budget, a new paper by Oregon State University researchers found.

Use of ocean resources changed as Dungeness crab fishing industry adapted to climate shock event

An unprecedented marine heat wave that led to a massive harmful algal bloom and a lengthy closure of the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery significantly altered the use of ocean resources across seven California crab-fishing communities.

Lactobacillus johnsonii by Kathryn Cross, IFR Research shows a few beneficial organisms could play key role in treating type 2 diabetes

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a few organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes, opening the door to possible probiotic treatments for a serious metabolic disease affecting roughly one in 10 Americans.

Amazon deforestation Alert system shows potential for reducing deforestation, mitigating climate change

Forest loss declined 18% in African nations where a new satellite-based program provides free alerts when it detects deforestation activities.

December - 2020

December - 2020
OSU Women's Building OSU studies find Oregon’s Medicaid expansion improved prenatal care access, birth outcomes

A pair of recent studies from Oregon State University found that Oregon’s Medicaid expansion in 2014 has led to increased prenatal care among low-income women, as well as improved health outcomes for newborn babies.

Ashley Thompson inspecting pear tree. Get a leg up on fruit tree problems with dormant oils

Applying dormant sprays – Superior oil, copper and sulfur – helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab.

Valviloculus pleristaminis New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period, a male specimen whose sunburst-like reach for the heavens was frozen in time by Burmese amber.

Hormone metabolites found in poop give researchers new insight into whale stress

Poop samples are an effective, non-invasive tool for monitoring gray whale reproduction, stress and other physiological responses, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

OSU-Cascades campus building New OSU-Cascades report aims to help guide public health messaging around COVID-19

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb, Bend city officials and public health leaders are collaborating with Oregon State University — Cascades researchers to determine how to tailor public health messages to keep communities safer and healthier.

Trees to Know Turn to gardening books for comfort and inspiration

Add a fire and a cup of tea and relax with one of these 11 books recommended by Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturists.

Perceptions based on the clothing people wear is the topic of the next Oregon State Science Pub

The connection between the clothing people wear and how others perceive them will be the topic of the Oregon State University Science Pub on Jan. 11.

Jane Lubchenco OSU distinguished university professor calls on Biden to restore role of science in government

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jane Lubchenco, distinguished Oregon State University professor and former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, outlines a “science restoration” plan for President-elect Joe Biden in an article published today in Scientific American.

Volunteers scour the state for native bees like this cactus bee. Photo by Lincoln Best. New OSU volunteer program tackles statewide native bee inventory

the Master Melittologist program intensively trains volunteers on the meticulous work of locating and cataloging the bees that no one has seen before.

Logo fo Album Club OSU Album Club to discuss Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in January

The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts and popular music studies program is hosting a remote version of Album Club to discuss Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11.

Oregon State names chief of police for its Corvallis campus

Oregon State University announced today that Shanon Anderson, a career law enforcement professional with extensive background in training and leadership, has been named OSU’s associate vice president for public safety and chief of police effective today.

Lookout Creek Oregon State University receives $7.1 million for six more years of long-term forest research

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been awarded $7.1 million from the National Science Foundation for another six years of long-term ecological research on the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest on the western slope of the Cascade Range southeast of Corvallis.

African violet Colorful indoor plants make delightful gifts for the holidays

Colorful African violets, gloxinia, cyclamen, orchids, ornamental peppers and Christmas cactus are blooming and readily available.

Sea star pic by Steve Lonhart Sea star listed as critically endangered following research by Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Elliott forest Land Board votes to keep pursuing Oregon State University management of Elliott State Forest

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to continue the process of evaluating how to transform the Elliott State Forest into a research forest managed by Oregon State University and its College of Forestry.

Stock image of vegetables on counter New OSU report shows about 25% of Oregonians experienced food insecurity in 2020

An estimated 1 million Oregonians — close to 1 in 4 people — experienced food insecurity this year, meaning they had a disruption in their ability to feed themselves or their family, a new report from Oregon State University researchers found.

truck handle Oregon State students engineer solution for longtime trucking industry safety problem

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Students in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have helped the trucking industry get a handle on a longstanding safety problem: drivers slipping and falling while exiting or entering their cab.

Beautiful blue eyes Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye, a key step toward better artificial intelligence

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field.

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