December - 2020

December - 2020
Black & white publicity photo of Dave Alvin OSU’s American Strings Webcast presents An Evening with Dave Alvin

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Dave Alvin will perform via webcast for the next American Strings event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The concert is free and open to the public.

No poaching occurring within most Channel Islands marine protected areas, new analysis shows

Fish are thriving and poachers are staying out of marine protected areas around California’s Channel Islands, a new population analysis by an Oregon State University researcher shows.

Oregon State’s Kendra Sharp selected to lead National Science Foundation office

Kendra Sharp, who founded a humanitarian engineering program at Oregon State University and holds leadership positions at the university focused on global engagement and faculty development, has been selected to lead the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering.

Whale flukes Leadership by Oregon State helps 14 nations commit to sustainable ocean management by 2025

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Leaders of 14 major maritime nations announced today their commitment to achieve 100% sustainable ocean management of their national waters by 2025, acting on recommendations of a group of global experts co-chaired by Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco.

Oregon State University to host first national symposium on hemp

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will host the first-ever National Hemp Symposium on Feb. 9 and 10.

OSU names Anne-Marie Deitering interim university librarian

After serving in various roles for OSU Libraries over the last 17 years, Anne-Marie Deitering has been appointed the interim Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University.

November - 2020

November - 2020
Generic image of "Nonsmoking Campus" sign Long-term data shows racial and ethnic disparities in effectiveness of anti-smoking measures

Tobacco control efforts have reduced cigarette smoking for many, but those efforts have disproportionately helped white smokers, while other racial and ethnic groups are still struggling, an Oregon State University researcher’s analysis found.

Members of the cast on a Zoom rehearsal OSU Theatre audio drama ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be released online Dec. 11

Pandemic shutdowns won’t keep Tiny Tim from having a merry Christmas this year: Oregon State University Theatre has produced an audio drama of “A Christmas Carol” that will be available for download on Dec. 11.

TRACE field staff Oregon State University receives $2 million Packard Foundation grant to expand TRACE-COVID-19 nationally

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that will expand the OSU’s COVID-19 public health project to other states.

Chal Landgren Some U-cut Christmas tree farms closed but supply adequate

Because of the pandemic tree farms have had to change the way they work.

Chobe the lioness gets prepped for surgery Lioness rescued from ‘Tiger King’ facility receives surgery at OSU veterinary hospital

Doctors at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital are well-versed in spaying and neutering pets, but they had their hands full on Monday when an extra-large patient came in for her appointment.

Oregon Flora launches revamped Oregon plant species website

OregonFlora, an Oregon State University-based organization devoted to the state’s plants, has launched a revamped website that makes its database of over 4,700 plant species that grow in the wild in Oregon more broadly accessible.

Strand Ag Hall Three from Oregon State University honored as AAAS fellows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Seminal contributions in barley breeding, soil nitrogen cycling and computer modeling for how fluids move through sediments and other porous materials have placed three Oregon State University professors among 489 researchers selected this year as American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows.

Annuals like marigold will die in winter and should be pulled out to keep diseases at bay. Photo by Mary Stewart. Take one more go at the garden before retiring for winter

You’ll recognize some perennials that are good choices to clean up now because they die to the ground.

TRACE field staff Oregon State TRACE results suggest five people per 1,000 in Eugene infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from door-to-door sampling Nov. 7 and 8 by Oregon State University and the University of Oregon suggest that about five people per 1,000 in Eugene at the time had the virus that causes COVID-19.

graphic featuring a phone image and text about the program OSU to pilot smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notifications system

Oregon State University is teaming up with the Oregon Health Authority to test a smartphone-based system that notifies users about possible exposure to COVID-19.

Oregon State researchers win national prize challenge to defeat bat-killing fungus

A team of researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz have won a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service national prize challenge to combat a disease that is pushing some native bat species in North America to the brink of extinction.

Angela Davis to give virtual address for Oregon State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

Angela Davis, an American political activist, philosopher, educator and author, will be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Jan. 18, 2021.

E2 Center NuScale Energy Exploration Center opens at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The world’s first NuScale Energy Exploration Center officially opens today at Oregon State University.

Canadian Football League taps Oregon State as its exclusive U.S. provider of online education

Oregon State University and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association today announced a collaboration that provides CFL Players’ Association members access to the university’s top-ranked online educational programs.

Conductor & string ensemble in performance Corvallis-OSU Symphony presenting online concert on Nov. 22

The Corvallis-Oregon State University Symphony string ensemble is presenting a free remote concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Rory Mc Donnell scouting for slugs infested by parasitic nematode. Microscopic worm that liquefies slugs may be answer to controlling this invasive pest

 In Oregon at least half of the 20 top agricultural commodities suffer from slug damage.

TRACE field staff OSU adapts COVID-19 testing of students and employees as holidays near

CORVALLIS, Ore. – TRACE OSU, Oregon State University’s weekly COVID-19 prevalence testing of students and employees, is adjusting to serve thousands of OSU students who may travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

A youth uses virtual reality headset at the the Malheur Youth Health Science Day hosted by Oregon State University and the Frontier STEM Hub. Pacific Northwest youth to explore agriculture through virtual reality, other online activities

Oregon State University’s Precollege Programs and the SMILE Program are partnering with the OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program to lead the effort to implement an innovative Agriculture Distance Education Toolkit.

Topped tree What’s the real story? Garden myths debunked

Misinformation proliferates on the internet so OSU horticulturists give the real story.

Perovskite crystal structure Oregon State researchers make key advance for printing circuitry on wearable fabrics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Electronic shirts that keep the wearer comfortably warm or cool, as well as medical fabrics that deliver drugs, monitor the condition of a wound and perform other tasks, may one day be manufactured more efficiently thanks to a key advance by Oregon State University researchers.

Bob Santelli OSU Liberal Arts launches new podcast ‘PopTalks’ featuring interviews with famous musicians

A new podcast from Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts is bridging the gap between artists and audience by hosting interviews with well-known musicians and other leaders in the music business.

Oregon State enrollment sets another record despite COVID-19 pandemic

Oregon State University’s fall 2020 enrollment reached a record level, driven by many factors, including increases in students of color and students enrolled in the university’s online Ecampus program and OSU-Cascades in Bend.

Slater fire OSU researchers team up with Karuk Tribe on new fire planning approach in northern California

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists from Oregon State University are teaming up with the Karuk Tribe and other partners to develop strategies for managing future wildfires in northern California’s Klamath Mountains and restoring the role of beneficial fire in the region.

logs in mexico Formal community forest management policies often lead to reduced access, resource rights

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The most comprehensive global analysis of community forestry ever undertaken shows that government policies formalizing local residents’ land access and resource rights often backfire by resulting in less access and weakened rights.

TRACE student workers walking in parking lot Community, compassion motivate OSU & UO students to help with TRACE COVID-19 testing

Dozens of community members from the Willamette Valley are stepping up to address COVID-19 as part of 30 teams that will be going door-to-door in Eugene this weekend offering free COVID-19 tests to up to 600 residents as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE Community testing project.

Jeff Bethel gives TRACE instructions to student worker OSU-UO partnership for Eugene COVID-19 testing highlights benefits of university collaboration

Oregon State University’s TRACE Community COVID-19 testing project is heading to Eugene this weekend, where collaboration with the University of Oregon will provide a better understanding of the virus’ community-wide prevalence.

Oregon State names Tumer vice president for research

Irem Tumer, who has helped lead Oregon State University’s research enterprise to record-setting funding levels, has been named vice president for research at the university.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Executive and Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees to meet November 20

The Executive and Audit Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. 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. This meeting is open to the public.

image of larval blackfin tuna Shifts in water temperatures affect eating habits of larval tuna at critical life stage, study finds

Small shifts in ocean temperature can have significant effects on the eating habits of blackfin tuna during the larval stage of development, when finding food and growing quickly are critical to long-term survival.

October - 2020

October - 2020
TRACE field staff Oregon State University, University of Oregon team up to bring TRACE sampling to Lane County

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists and students from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are teaming up to bring OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 public health project to Eugene the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 at the request of Lane County Public Health.

Orange light graphic OSU political experts to hold virtual forum on impact of 2020 presidential election

Oregon State University political researchers will address the fallout of the upcoming 2020 presidential election in a post-election forum on Nov. 12.

Building wildfire adaptive communities will be topic of Oregon State Science Pub

How communities in the western United States can adapt to wildfire hazards at a time when the climate is growing hotter and drier will be the topic of the Nov. 9 Oregon State University Science Pub.

OSU Extension Fire Program webinars help landowners with post-fire issues after the recent wildfires. Photo by Carrie Berger. OSU Extension Fire Program adds faculty, educates people about preventing fire

Six new regional wildland fire specialists have joined the OSU Extension Fire Program team and are adding their expertise to the webinars focusing on post-fire issues for landowners.

Ballard Extension Hall New OSU program improves rural outreach to promote mental health and well-being

A new Oregon State University program is working to improve mental health and address substance use in rural communities by building on existing local partnerships.

manhole OSU adding to Corvallis COVID-19 prevalence understanding via citywide wastewater analyses

Oregon State University researchers say wastewater sampling for the novel coronavirus shows the virus is present in every region of Corvallis, with a moderate increase in virus levels over the past month following the low detection levels that took hold in mid-July.

Coral microscopy, tissue loss Oregon State coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibility

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they’re home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Graphic created with BioRender.com and published in mSystems Gut bacteria associated with animal-based diet may mitigate risk of cardiovascular disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major silver lining: It seems to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Waldo Hall Indigenous cartographers work to decolonize mapping of traditional lands

Amid growing national discourse around social and racial justice, a group of cartographers are diving into decolonial mapping as a means to recenter Indigenous voices and values.

Oregon State University librarian named new leader of university libraries at Penn State

Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University, has been selected to lead university libraries at Penn State University.

henry gates Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to give virtual lecture Nov. 9 at Oregon State University

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. a Harvard University professor and host of a groundbreaking PBS genealogy series, will give a virtual talk Nov. 9 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

tulips in a pot Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Bulbs often do better in pots than in the ground because pots provide better drainage, critical for their long-term survival.

Scan to BIM of mechanical room Oregon State researchers working on a better, faster way to design and maintain buildings

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering are looking for a better, faster way for architects and engineers to design, construct and manage buildings.

Lanaya Irvin OSU Social Action Works presents global business executive Lanaya Irvin Oct. 29

Oregon State University’s Social Action Works initiative continues its “Stories That Change Us” speaker series later this month with New York City-based global business executive Lanaya Irvin.

Javier Rojo Oregon State professor honored for contributions to statistics, minority student success

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Javier Rojo of the Oregon State University College of Science has received a national award for his contributions to the fields of statistics and mathematics and for his commitment to increasing the success of minority students in those disciplines.

Delivery robot Robots provide food delivery to Corvallis campus

Robots will bring food to staff, students and guests around campus

OSU-Cascades newest building named Edward J. Ray Hall, honoring OSU past president

The second academic building on the Oregon State University – Cascades campus will be named Edward J. Ray Hall, honoring Oregon State’s most recent past president. The building is under construction and scheduled to open to students in fall 2021.

Oregon State researchers mobilize to study impact of wildfire smoke on wine

Oregon State University scientists have analyzed almost 500 samples of wine and grapes from throughout Oregon in recent weeks to better understand the impact of smoke on wine.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Revised budget approved by Oregon State Board of Trustees shows slight improvement

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved a revised fiscal year 2021 budget on Friday that forecasts a $173.1 million revenue shortfall, a $44 million improvement compared to earlier estimates of the financial impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating within the university.

OSU campus in autumn Oregon State study finds room for improvement when hospital patients transition to hospice care

PORTLAND, Ore. – Terminally ill patients referred to hospice care from a hospital setting tend to be on hospice for shorter periods than those who enter hospice while living at home or in a residential care facility.

holly Leaf drop after ash blackout shouldn’t be of concern

Some defoliation probably resulted from the heavy smoke created by Oregon's wildfires.

 

Emergency funds receive widespread support at Oregon State University

More than 3,200 donors have given over $1.3 million to Beavers Care, a fundraising initiative serving members of the Oregon State University community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digit, pic by Agility Robotics OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment

AALBANY, Ore. – Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today.

Road closure pic by ODOT Road hazard app designed at Oregon State University played big role during wildfires

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A web application created by Oregon State University students and staff for the Oregon Department of Transportation to alert drivers about real-time road hazards played a significant role with the flow of information last month during Oregon’s historic wildfires.

Corvallis-OSU Piano International virtual piano festival to feature 2 debut video recitals Oct. 15

Corvallis-Oregon State University Piano International’s “Re-imaginings: A Virtual Piano Festival” will feature two video recitals debuting on Thursday, Oct. 15.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University scientists shed new light on viruses’ role in coral bleaching

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching – the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for energy.

Oregon State University geology program gains endowed chair

An endowed chair in geology is being established at Oregon State University, boosting one of the strongest environmental sciences programs in the world.

Predicting the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released from wildfires, fossil fuel burning

Oregon State University scientists have developed a method that could potentially predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released into the air during wildfires and fossil fuel combustion.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Medical technology company raises nearly $278 million as first OSU spinout to go public

A medical technology company founded on Oregon State University intellectual property has become the first OSU spinout to go public, raising nearly $278 million in its initial public offering.

Leanne Giordono headshot New state-specific poverty measure offers more accurate counting of Oregon’s poor

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new state-specific measure of poverty in Oregon that aims to give policymakers a clearer understanding of who is most at risk of falling below the poverty line and highlights the contribution of public safety net programs.

Author Lynda Barry Author and artist Lynda Barry announced as OSU’s 2021 Stone Award winner

Cartoonist, writer and teacher Lynda Barry has been named the 2021 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement.

hosta Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

It’s time again to slug it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

Raymond Malewitz headshot OSU’s ‘Critical Questions’ literature and film discussion series opens with Malewitz lecture Oct. 28

Oregon State University opens this year’s “Critical Questions” lecture series this month with Associate Professor Raymond Malewitz, who will discuss what the French philosopher Michel Foucault called “the birth of biopolitics” in the mid-18th century and its relevance to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Mike Murawski headshot OSU launches ‘Stories That Change Us’ speaker series Oct. 22

Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts is launching a speaker series, “Stories That Change Us,” through its new Social Action Works initiative that aims to help students meld their creative passions and desire for social change with their career goals.

TRACE field staff Zero positives among more than 300 tested in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University tested more than 300 people at two student housing facilities this past week for the virus that causes COVID-19 after evidence of the virus was found in the buildings’ sewage, and all of the individuals tested were negative.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout the Corvallis community by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on Sept. 26 and 27 suggested three people per 1,000 in the community carried the novel coronavirus on those days.

Winter term instruction at OSU’s Corvallis campus will be primarily through remote delivery

Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus will continue to provide instruction primarily though remote delivery during the winter term, OSU leaders announced Monday. 

Cover image of Chris Stout's book OSU professor’s new book argues politicians will benefit by leaning into ‘identity politics’

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, political pundits and commentators often pointed to the Democratic Party’s focus on “identity politics” as one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost.

But in the intervening four years, as public opinion has shifted and party lines have become more calcified, specific race-based discussions have become less of a perceived liability and more a necessity to energize a party’s base.

Oregon State to manage cyberinfrastructure for the Ocean Observatories Initiative

Oregon State University will assume management of the data transmission cyberinfrastructure for a national initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time, OSU and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced today.

Kelley Engineering Center Oregon State University receives $4.3 million grant to help safeguard U.S. nuclear stockpile

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been awarded $4.3 million from the National Nuclear Security Agency to work on computer simulations essential to ensuring the safety and security of the United States’ nuclear weapons stockpile.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet October 14-16

The board will consider a revised university budget for the fiscal year, an adjustment to fall term 2020 student incidental fees, the president’s goals for the fiscal year, and the board’s work plan for the next calendar year. The board also will hear a report on advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice within the university, and a legislative update.

Odonata by LACIA-INPA Tweaks to land-based conservation efforts would pay huge freshwater ecosystem dividends

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Conservation projects aimed at protecting land-dwelling species could net major gains in helping species living in streams, lakes and wetlands with relatively minor adjustments, an international research collaboration that included Oregon State University has discovered.

Ice discharge in the North Pacific set off series of climate events during the last ice age, study finds

Repeated catastrophic ice discharges from western North America into the North Pacific contributed to, and perhaps triggered, hemispheric-scale changes in the Earth’s climate during the last ice age, new research published online today in Science reveals.

Poster from the Writers & Editors series OSU Authors and Editors series celebrates books published by university faculty

Oregon State University’s annual Authors and Editors series will take place over three days next week starting Monday, Oct. 5, with virtual readings and panel Q&A sessions.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Newest OSU Distinguished Professors to give public lectures next week

Oregon State University’s newest Distinguished Professors Yuji Hiratsuka and David Williams will give public lectures virtually next week showcasing their internationally recognized work in toxicology and fine arts printmaking.

September - 2020

September - 2020
Science, politics and future of pandemics subject of next Oregon State Science Pub

The science, politics and future of pandemics will be the topic of the Oct. 12 Oregon State University Science Pub.

sewer testing OSU wastewater sampling finds viral evidence in Sackett residence hall, GEM apartment building

CORVALLIS, Ore. – TRACE OSU’s wastewater investigators have detected moderate genetic signals of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewer outflows from a residence hall on the west side of Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus and a privately owned apartment building just north of campus.

Headshot of Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones OSU public health guest lecturer to discuss racism as a national health crisis

Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences will host a lecture Friday examining racism as a public health crisis.

Headshot of Youssef Carter OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies announces Cabildos Speaker Series

Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies announced the lineup for a new live webcast speaker series that seeks to center Black voices in academia.

Headshot of Charlene Alexander OSU Anthropology Lecture Series fall season begins Friday, Oct. 2

The Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series opens its fall season with “Visioning OSU as an anti-racist institution” by OSU Chief Diversity Officer Charlene Alexander.

Vessel noise present year-round at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary near San Francisco

The environment in the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco is not a refuge from the noise generated by ship traffic, the first underwater marine acoustic study of the region has shown.

Austin Hall at sunrise Oregon State leads push to include innovation, entrepreneurship in faculty promotion, tenure criteria

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Culminating a project led by Oregon State University, leaders from 67 universities and 13 national organizations have unanimously voted to approve a set of recommendations for recognizing innovation and entrepreneurial achievements among the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

Stock image of clean water OSU receives $1.2M grant for program to encourage private well-water testing in Oregon

A team of Oregon State University public health researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop and test a well water safety program for private well owners in Jackson County, Oregon.

Screenshot from OSU Rec Sports homepage Study finds university recreation programs severely lacking in disability-inclusive language, images

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, universities still have a long way to go toward making their campus recreation programs accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities, a new Oregon State University study found.

ensign wasp Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

TRACE field staff TRACE-OSU para apoyar la salud y la seguridad con pruebas en persona de SARS-CoV-2 de aguas residuales

CORVALLIS, Ore. – La Universidad Estatal de Oregon extenderá su proyecto TRACE-COVID-19 para apoyar entornos más seguros y saludables para sus estudiantes, profesores y personal al proporcionar pruebas de prevalencia semanales durante el período de otoño en el campus de OSU en Corvallis y Bend. Las pruebas de prevalencia también se realizarán en el Centro de Ciencias Marinas de Hatfield en Newport (HMSC).

TRACE field staff Quinto fin de semana de muestreo TRACE-COVID-19 en Corvallis el 26 y 27 de septiembre

CORVALLIS, Ore. – La Universidad Estatal de Oregon (OSU) llevará a cabo su quinta ronda de muestreo puerta-a-puerta en Corvallis este fin de semana, 26 y 27 de septiembre, para el nuevo coronavirus que causa COVID-19.

TRACE field staff Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling set for Sept. 26 and 27

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will conduct its fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis this weekend on Sept. 26 and 27 for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

TRACE field staff TRACE-OSU to support health and safety with in-person, wastewater SARS-CoV-2 testing

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will extend its ongoing TRACE-COVID-19 project to support safer and healthier environments for its students, faculty and staff by providing weekly prevalence testing during fall term on OSU’s campuses in Corvallis and Bend. Prevalence testing also will occur at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Dr. Larry Griggs, longtime head of Educational Opportunities Program OSU mourns death of longtime Educational Opportunities Program director Larry Griggs

Lawrence F. Griggs, a longtime Oregon State University director and community leader who devoted decades to helping underrepresented and nontraditional students succeed and thrive, has died.

Oregon State honored for third straight year with national diversity and inclusion award

For the third consecutive year, Oregon State University has received a national award that honors colleges and universities for having a campus culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Acclaimed author kicks off seminar on ecology, evolution and conservation biology of pandemics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Science journalist David Quammen, author of 16 books including “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” in 2012, will give a virtual public presentation at 3 p.m. Friday to kick off the Oregon State University seminar series, “What can ecology, evolution and conservation biology contribute to understanding global pandemics?”

Oregon State-led project receives $10M grant to harness biomedical knowledge to aid patients, doctors and researchers

A group of researchers led by a team at Oregon State University have received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center of Excellence in Genomic Science where they will develop tools to modernize how medical knowledge about genetic conditions is captured, stored and exchanged.

Stock photo of laptop Student expectations, self-confidence major predictors for how they fare in remote learning

A new Oregon State University study found significant links between students’ self-perception upon entering remote courses and their overall academic performance.

Murrelet; photo by Kim Nelson and Dan Cushing Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

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