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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

Natural disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change, study finds

Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study from Oregon State University found.

Rather, policy change in response to extreme weather events appears to depend on a combination of factors, including fatalities, sustained media coverage, the unusualness of the event and the political makeup of the community.

New book on sport marriages details systemic subordination of women

In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships.

Historians offer context, caution on lessons 1918 flu pandemic holds for COVID

The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1918-19 influenza pandemic can seem eerie at times: the disproportionate impact on marginalized people, the arguments over mask use, the lack of scientific consensus, the calls for hand-washing and social distancing.

TRACE-ing her path toward nonprofit leadership

For soon-to-be graduate Adrianna Marlen, signing on with OSU’s TRACE-COVID-19 coronavirus prevalence project meant a chance to meld community service with the goal of testing her “real-life skills.”

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