May - 2017
OSU News Release Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

A new study published in Nature Communications documents how some foraminifera grow, incorporating magnesium in their shells that can be used to determine seawater temperatures in the past.

Executive & Audit Committee of OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 23

The Executive & Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

OSU News Release Oregon State alum, noted philanthropist to give OSU commencement address

OSU alumnus, business leader and philanthropist Hüsnü M. Özyeğin will return to his alma mater this June to give Oregon State's 2017 commencement address.

OSU News Release OSU College of Engineering establishes institute for robotics, intelligent systems

OSU’s College of Engineering has established a research institute to advance the theory, design, development and deployment of robots and intelligent systems able to interact seamlessly with people.

New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals ever to live on Earth by being dainty eaters.

OSU News Release Fishing and seafood in Oregon are the focus of May 18 discussion at OSU

Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon, a conversation about Oregonians’ relationship with ocean life and products of the sea, will be held on Thursday, May 18  at The Center for the Humanities.

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

The orchid family has some 28,000 species – more than double the number of bird species and quadruple the mammal species. 

OSU to hold three-day eclipse celebration

Oregon State University will be directly in the path of this summer’s rare total solar eclipse.

OSU News Release Study provides detailed glimpse of predators' effects on complex, subtidal food web

Research using time-lapse photography in the Galapagos suggests the presence of a key multilevel “trophic cascade” involving top- and mid-level predators as well as urchins and algae.

The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

Dogs could serve as an ally in efforts to help incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives.

OSU News Release Study: The family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities

The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

OSU News Release OSU to hold three-day eclipse celebration

Oregon State University will be directly in the path of this summer’s rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Peet's Coffee employees Oregon State, Peet's Coffee collaborate to give employees a new pathway to a college degree

Oregon State University and Peet’s Coffee are teaming up on the Peetnik Pathway to College Program, a tuition reimbursement plan that gives thousands of the specialty coffee company’s employees access to OSU’s online education.

Pacific Northwest forests are at a crossroads, scientists argue in new book

The Pacific Northwest faces two stark choices for managing its forests, scientists suggest in a new book. One choice leads to stagnant or declining rural communities and risks to some native species, and the other leads to environmental benefits and increases in employment.

    

Science writer for The Atlantic to give lecture on microbes in human body

Author and science journalist Ed Yong will present a free public lecture on the human microbiome from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union.

OSU to discuss Elliott State Forest with State Land Board

OSU has been asked by state Treasurer Tobias Read to engage in discussions with the State Land Board regarding options to retain public ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

Startup Showcase, a celebration of entrepreneurship, will be held May 10 in Corvallis

Startup Showcase, a celebration of achievements and a new take on a traditional startup graduation event, will be hosted by the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis program on May 10 in the ATAMI building at HP in Corvallis.

OSU to celebrate its 25th repair fair

Volunteers will repair broken items for free at the Oregon State University Spring Repair Fair on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

OSU News Release Pigment discovered at Oregon State University inspires new Crayola crayon color

A blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University is the inspiration for Crayola’s new crayon color.

OSU News Release Auditions for OSU's summer Bard in the Quad production to be held May 15-16

Open auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s popular summer event, Bard in the Quad, will take place May 15-16 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

OSU News Release Boston Brass to play at Oregon State University May 24

Boston Brass, a quintet that plays a combination of classical repertoire, jazz standards and original compositions, will perform on Wednesday, May 24, at OSU.

OSU adds new parking lot, additional shuttle bus to campus

A new parking lot will open in June on the south side of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus as OSU also makes plans to expand campus bus service.

OSU News Release Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A new study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45-55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid fossil.

OSU News Release Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Total solar eclipse featured topic at Corvallis Science Pub

This Aug. 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth. At the May 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Randall Milstein will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses and offer practical tips on how to witness the event safely. 

April - 2017
OSU News Release Annual OSU gathering of 'world's largest' Native American flute circle set for May 12

The annual gathering of the Oregon State University Native American flute circle, led by instructor Jan Looking Wolf Reibach, is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Student Experience Center plaza.

OSU News Release Author Karen Russell to read at Oregon State University May 19

Author Karen Russell will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

Canadian piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker to perform at OSU May 7

Canadian piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker will perform on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at Oregon State University as part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series.

OSU News Release OSU Theatre to present 'The Upward-Beating Heart' in May

Oregon State University Theatre will present in May the premiere of “The Upward-Beating Heart,” an original, devised work developed by OSU students.

OSU News Release OSU vet college to host popular Pet Day celebration on Saturday, May 6

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University will host its popular annual Pet Day celebration on Saturday, May 6, at Magruder Hall on campus.

Historic photos, documents of Oregon conservationists digitized, will tour the state

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OSU has collaborated on a digital project that is making 40 years of Oregon wildlife conservation photos and documents available to the general public

OSU News Release Want to better comply with dietary guidelines, and save money? Cook dinner at home

The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.

Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet May 2

The Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to address high-risk behaviors.

Oregon State University to hold "Take Back the Night" event

Oregon State will hold a march, rally and survivor speak-out on Thursday, April 27

OSU News Release Oregon State ROTC to hold annual Joint Service Review on May 5

Cadets in all four branches of Oregon State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps will assemble May 5 in the Memorial Union quad for the annual Joint Service Review.

OSU News Release OSU College of Science to host "The Colorful World of Pigments" on May 5

Oregon State University will celebrate the blue pigment discovered at the university at an event called “The Colorful World of Pigments” scheduled for May 5 on OSU’s Corvallis campus. 

OSU News Release Inspired by land grant mission, state flag, OSU's new logo emphasizes far-reaching service

Oregon State University unveiled a new institutional logo and branding Monday that pays homage to OSU’s nearly 150 years of service as Oregon's statewide university and to its land grant mission.

OSU News Release OSU Board of Trustees finalizes tuition increases amid lagging state support

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition and mandatory fees for the 2017-18 academic year.

OSU News Release OSU Center for the Humanities hosts 'Blackout' exhibit featuring work of Kerry Skarbakka

“Blackout,” an exhibit of work by Oregon State University’s Kerry Skarbakka, is on display at the OSU Center for the Humanities now through June 8.

OSU to host Spring Family Weekend comedy show

Three comedians will perform on May 6 during the Oregon State University Spring Family Weekend.

OSU News Release Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

Looking to improve your life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment. And also look for ways to build your trust in resource managers.

OSU News Release Oregon State University announces plans for arts and education complex

Oregon State University is developing a new arts and education complex on the Corvallis campus that will expand and enhance the existing LaSells Stewart Center, bringing together music, theater, digital communications programs and the visual arts to form a center of creativity infused with science and technology.

Nutrient offers hope to stop deadly march toward cirrhosis, liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance to avoid serious liver damage.

OSU News Release New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

New era of western wildfire demands new ways to protect people, ecosystems

Current wildfire policy can’t adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing, according to a report published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

OSU News Release Writer Chris Anderson to read at Oregon State University April 28

Writer and Oregon State University Professor Chris Anderson will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Valley Library Rotunda.

OSU News Release OSU to host 20th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl April 20-23

High school teams from around the country will compete April 20-23 at Oregon State University in the finals of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, an academic quiz-bowl style competition.

Finance & Administration Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 24

The Finance & Administration Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Monday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

OSU News Release OSU's 2017 EdFest to focus on literary citizenship

EdFest, a biennial festival that brings in panels of editors, publishers, agents and writers to address a range of topics related to professional development for emerging writers, will be held Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 in Corvallis.

OSU News Release Study examines impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home and birth center births

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found.

Brain imaging shows alcohol dependence severity relates to impulse-control deficiency

Research sheds new light on what happens in the brain when a person with alcohol use disorder is presented with an opportunity to forgo a larger reward later in favor of a smaller one sooner.

Adolescents with frequent PE more fit, more informed about physical activity's role in health

Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health.

OSU News Release Second round of OSU meningococcal mass vaccination clinics set for April 17-18

The second mass vaccination clinic for type B meningococcal disease – to provide a second dose for most attendees and the first dose for some people – will be held April 17-18 at OSU.

Oregon State ranked among top three universities in the world in forestry, oceanography

Oregon State University has been ranked among the top three universities in the world in forestry and oceanography on the basis of the number of research articles published in top-tier scientific journals.

    

OSU Board of Trustees to meet April 21

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting on Friday, April 21, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Staying informed in a post-truth, fake news era

Scholars will explore fake news in a speaker series at Oregon State University this spring

OSU News Release Diversity within Latino population may require more nuanced public health approaches

Public health approaches may need to be tailored based on needs of the diverse groups within the Latino population, new research from Oregon State University indicates.

OSU News Release Technology to improve rockfall analysis on cliffs could save money, lives

Researchers have developed a new technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs, to help protect public safety. save money and lives.

OSU News Release Oregon State University to observe Holocaust Memorial Week events

Lucille Eichengreen, a Holocaust survivor, will speak at Oregon State University April 25 as part of the university’s annual Holocaust Memorial Week.

OSU News Release Auditions for OSU's one-act festival to be held April 16-17

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s Spring One-Act Festival 2017 will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 16 and April 17 in the Withycombe Hall Lab Theatre.

As more of the Pacific Northwest burns, severe fires change forest ecology

Over the last 30 years, the landscape annually affected by forest fires has slowly increased across the Pacific Northwest, and in some regions, severe blazes account for a higher proportion of the area burned than in the past. As a result, the ecology of some of the region’s forests is changing in unprecedented ways.

OSU News Release Social media tools can reinforce stigma and stereotypes

New software to analyze social media content has found that many comments related to a topic such as Alzheimer's disease can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and reinforce stereotypes.

Image of artwork by Betty LaDuke Works by artist Betty LaDuke to be featured in OSU's Little Gallery

'Bountiful Harvest & Border Crossings,' an exhibition of works depicting the stories of Latino farmworkers, by Ashland artist Betty LaDuke, is now on display in the Little Gallery.

Beaver Nation assembles in Salem for 'OSU Day at the Capitol'

Thursday, April 20, is OSU Day at the Capitol

OSU News Release OSU Music, Corvallis Repertory Singers present David Maslanka's Mass

The West Coast premiere of composer David Maslanka’s Mass will be presented at Oregon State University on Thursday, April 20.

OSU News Release New function discovered for compound that may help slow aging

Researchers have found that a compound called rapamycin has unusual properties that may help address neurologic damage such as Alzheimer’s disease.

OSU News Release Four OSU engineering faculty earn top awards

Four faculty members in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have received more than $2 million in prestigious early career awards.

Corvallis Science Pub focuses on the surprising science and history of leavening agents

Cakes, breads, biscuits and other baked goods rise to the occasion as they heat up in the oven, and the agents responsible for this feat have a surprising story

    

OSU News Release New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

OSU News Release Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal.

OSU News Release Charlene Alexander named vice president and chief diversity officer at Oregon State

Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray has named Charlene Alexander to serve as the chief diversity officer and a vice president for the university.

March - 2017
OSU News Release New OSU sculpture offers 'Tulip for Tebeau'

A massive new interactive sculpture recently installed outside Tebeau Hall on the Oregon State University campus is the latest addition to the university’s collection of public art.

OSU News Release OSU to host Marine Science Day on April 8

Marine Science Day on Saturday, April 8, will give visitors an opportunity to see labs behind-the-scenes, interact with student scientists and learn more about marine research.

OSU News Release Artist Hank Willis Thomas to speak at OSU April 19

Hank Willis Thomas, a photo conceptual artist who works primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture, will speak April 19 at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

OSU News Release Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

OSU News Release Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

A study of 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that high blood pressure doesn't increase mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.

OSU News Release OSU presents Northwest Dance Project April 14

NW Dance Project will present an evening of contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release Poet and nonfiction author Ellen Bass to read at OSU

Poet and nonfiction writer Ellen Bass will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

OSU News Release OSU to host exhibition from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Oregon State University will host 'Cultural Conversations,' an exhibition of prints from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Schnitzer Family Foundation, April 3 through May 3.

OSU News Release Oregon high schools lacking 'best practices' for athletic emergencies

Oregon high schools may not be adequately prepared to respond with "best practices" to a catastrophic injury or health event with their student-athletes.

OSU News Release Oregon State part of new NSF research program in the Arctic

Oregon State University is part of s new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the Arctic that will explore how relationships between the land and water affect coastal ecosystems.

Image of Rachelle McCabe and Kathleen Dean Moore OSU presents 'A Call to Life' performance, discussion

'A Call to Life,' a three-part event featuring music, creative writing, science and discussion will be held Friday, April 7, at OSU.

UPDATE: Event Cancelled - Architect Maya Lin to speak at OSU

American architect and sculptor Maya Lin will deliver the next Provost’s Lecture at OSU

OSU News Release OSU names Mix, Selker as distinguished professors

OSU has named Alan Mix and John Selker as its 2017 Distinguished Professor recipients, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member.

OSU News Release Natural carbohydrate shows promise as weapon against food poisoning

Chitosan, a natural carbohydrate derived from crustacean shells, is showing promise as a weapon against a bacterium that annually sickens more than a million people in the United States.

OSU News Release Workers' compensation claims offer insight into seafood processing injuries in Oregon

A review of workers’ compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon’s seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average.

OSU News Release Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics

Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that’s helps prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs.

Workshop to explore bees, birds and other forest pollinators

The College of Forestry at Oregon State University will offer a look at research on forest pollinators in a workshop at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus on Thursday, March 30. 

OSU News Release Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.

OSU News Release OSU to expand sediment core collection to one of largest in the world

One of the nation’s most important repositories of oceanic sediment cores, located at OSU, will more than double in size when the university assumes stewardship of a collection of sediment cores taken from the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

OSU News Release Mass vaccination clinics a success, work continues with OSU meningococcal program

Clinics at OSU's Corvallis campus on March 8-9 vaccinated more than 1,800 students against type B meningococcal disease.

Pianist Arthur Greene presents OSU lecture and concert

Pianist Arthur Greene will present a multimedia lecture and concert on Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata on Sunday, March 19, at Oregon State University.

OSU News Release OSU's Fairbanks Gallery to present Plinkiewisch Scholarship Exhibition

The Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will present “Way Beyond the Rainbow,” the 2016-2017 Plinkiewisch Scholarship Exhibition, from March 13 through March 31.

OSU News Release Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study released today.

OSU News Release Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

Atopic dermatitis Altered lipids, skin infections may point to new personalized therapy for atopic dermatitis

Researchers have made a fundamental advance in dermatology that could lead to new therapies for millions of people with atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema.

Journalist, activist Harsha Walia to speak at OSU

Journalist and social activist Harsha Walia will discuss her new book, “Undoing Border Imperialism,” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Oregon State University.

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