In 2018, writers in Oregon State University’s News and Research Communications and OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications wrote more than 425 press releases.

Popular topics ranged from yellowjackets to the once-secret life of an Oregon State business professor to a whale tail license plate.

Here are the 10 most viewed press releases of 2018 from the Oregon State newsroom website:

  1. Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year (8-6-18)

    2.Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth (8-1-18)

    3.OSU business professor behind popular ‘Lord Birthday’ cartoons publishes first book (3-6-18)

    4.OSU celebrates 149th commencement with record number of graduates (6-11-18)

    5.Alumnus’ generosity to transform veterinary college at Oregon State (1-17-18)

    6.How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study finds (2-20-18)

    7.Oregon State University President Ed Ray announces new names for three buildings (7-30-18)

    8.Researchers closer to gonorrhea vaccine after exhaustive analysis of proteins (11-7-18)

    9.Oregon’s new gray whale license plate closer to reality after 3,000th voucher sold (4-19-18)

   10.Oregon State to host robotics and artificial intelligence symposium (9-10-18)