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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:55:10 PDT

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OSU plans to add faculty, build endowment to retain top professors

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University leaders have unveiled an ambitious plan to invest $3.5 million in 25-30 new faculty positions in priority areas over the next year and $1 million in a novel endowment program aimed at helping to retain the university's best faculty through more competitive salaries.

Friend to OSU Al Reser passes away after lifetime of service, leadership

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:29:42 PDT

(image) Al Reser will long be remembered as one of the most generous alumni and longstanding supporters in the history of Oregon State University, OSU leaders said recently. Mr. Reser was 74.

OSU to begin construction on residence hall/education center

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University will begin construction in May on a new five-story living center that will be a combination residence hall and education center, as well as a model of sustainability.

OSU Food Drive breaks all-time highest collection record. Can we do it again?

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:45:14 PST

(image) The Food Drive at Oregon State University has a long tradition of success. Every year during the month of February the University community comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. This effort is in conjunction with the Governor's State Employees Food Drive.

OSU names federal science leader as vice president for research

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) A leading federal science director and accomplished oceanographer, who has overseen research efforts at two major federal agencies, is the new vice president for research at Oregon State University, OSU officials announced recently.

OSU Faculty Senate supports furlough program with overwhelming vote

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) By a margin of 86-17, the Oregon State University Faculty Senate voted recently to support a furlough program for faculty that will help OSU cope with millions of dollars in budget cuts brought on by the national economic downturn and subsequent reductions this year in state funding.

Pathways to Prosperity: A report from President Ray

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Learn about some of the incredible things that are going on at Oregon State in a difficult economic climate, including wind technology, AIDS prevention and research and and industry advances.

OSU President offers vision for future

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University President Ed Ray outlined a new vision for OSU's future, describing a university that in 2025 will be as much as 60 percent larger, focused on signature research areas, more international in scope and built upon goals of student success and faculty achievement.

Powere up: Powered by Orange to launch Sept. 21

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Show the world what it means to be Powered by Orange. Join us on campus and in Portland, starting September 21 for events all day on Monday and continuing throughout the week. There will be prizes, music, food and fun.

OSU Students in Free Enterprise fight hunger

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Inspired by President Obama's campaign pledge to eradicate childhood hunger by 2015, six Oregon State University students traveled across the nation to experience first-hand how some nonprofits are successfully tackling the issue of domestic hunger.

OSU announces steps to deal with anticipated budget reduction

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University recently announced a proposal to focus its resources around four core areas and approved a series of recommendations to mitigate anticipated budget reductions for 2009-11 through streamlining and restructuring administration, eliminating low enrollment courses, and consolidating departments and degree programs.

Powered by Orange Network Grows by More Than 4,400

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:53:39 PDT

(image) This year, 4,476 graduates officially completed their journeys at OSU, but they're not heading out alone. In fact, they've just joined a network of that's 152,762 strong, a long list of people who share their talent, determination and idealism with Portland, Oregon and the world.

Oregon State University's Campaign Surpasses Half-billion on Alumna's Gift

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Supporters of Oregon State University have contributed more than $500 million to The Campaign for OSU, keeping the university on track for meeting its goal of raising $625 million by 2011.

Ancient Diatoms Lead to New Technology for Solar Energy

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Engineers at OSU have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build compared to existing silicon-based solar cells. The secret: diatoms.

Sustainability Report: OSU Reduced Net Greenhouse Emissions 30 Percent in 2007-08

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:59:09 PDT

(image) Large purchases of renewable energy - funded by a fee that Oregon State University students imposed upon themselves - helped OSU reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent during the 2007-08 fiscal year, according to a new report.

OSU Report: Oregon Farmers, Ranchers Gross Record $4.9 Billion in 2008

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:39:11 PST

(image) Oregon's farmers and ranchers grossed an estimated $4.9 billion in 2008 - the largest total in the state's history and the sixth consecutive year of sales growth, according to a new report by Oregon State University.

OSU Covering Oregon Opportunity Grant Shortfall for More Than 3,400 Students

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) More than 3,400 Oregon State University students scheduled to receive reduced Oregon Opportunity Grant awards for the Spring term will have the shortfall made up entirely, thanks to donations from alumni and friends.

Ed Ray on the Governor's Recommended Budget and the Economy

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) Read OSU President Ed Ray's statement on OSU's budget and what the next biennium will bring for the university.

Oregon State University Unveils 'Junior Benny' - a Young Take on His Modern Namesake

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) Ever wonder what Benny the Beaver was like in his younger years - those carefree days when chillin' at the lodge and chewing on the occasional tree trunk were all a youthful aquatic rodent had to worry about? Wonder no more - Junior Benny is here!

President Ray launches "This Is Your OSU"

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:44:55 PDT

Did you know that OSU and Oregon lead the world in developing safer nanotechnologies? Or that students and faculty members are partners in a project that may revolutionize those large introductory classes? A new Web site - This Is Your OSU, A quarterly report from President Ed Ray - offers these and other stories. Part of our continuing drive for sustainability, it replaces a printed annual report. (image)

National Historic District Approved for Oregon State University

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:19:49 PDT

(image) Anyone who spends time wandering the heart of Oregon State University's main Corvallis campus knows it's a lovely place, and its uniqueness was not lost on the National Park Service, which recently announced that is has placed not just a building but an entire "historic district" of OSU structures, green spaces and plans on the National Register of Historic Places.

OSU Research Funding Grows By $25 Million, $75 Million Over Past Five Years

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:43:14 PDT

Oregon State University scholars earned more than $231 million in external research funding in 2007-08, a near 11 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. The $25 million jump continued an upward trend in OSU research funding, which has grown by some $75 million over the past five years.(image)

Terri Irwin Backs OSU Whale Research

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Terri Irwin, whose efforts with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and daughter Bindi, to protect wildlife have made her an international figure in conservation advocacy, signed an agreement with the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University to fund two humpback whale research projects.

OSU Signs Dual Degree Partnership Agreement with Clackamas

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University President Ed Ray recently signed a historic agreement with Clackamas Community College, giving OSU a degree partnership with all 17 of Oregon's community colleges. OSU is the only university in the state with that distinction.

OSU to Honor WWII-era Students of Japanese Ancestry at June Commencement

Mon, 19 May 2008 16:58:27 PDT

Oregon State University will recognize at its June 15 commencement ceremony the 42 former students of Japanese ancestry who were forced to leave school during World War II because of President Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066. Many ended up in internment camps. (image)

OSU Launches Oregon's Largest Commitment to Financial Aid and Access for Oregonians

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:58:15 PDT

(image) Oregon State University leaders have announced a new financial aid initiative that in its first school year, 2008-09, will enable a full 10 percent of the Oregonian students who attend OSU to do so free of charge.

Veterinary Medicine Leader to Give 2008 Commencement Address at OSU

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Helen Diggs, DVM, a College of Veterinary Medicine alumna whose work in public health and disease has brought her national recognition, will return to her alma mater this June to give OSU's commencement address.

Giustina Family Honors Nat

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:10:08 PST

(image) The family of Nat Giustina honored the late Oregon businessman recently with a $4 million gift to OSU, his alma mater, to establish two new professorships as part of The Campaign for OSU. As of the end of January, the campaign has raised $391.5 million.

OSU Ranks High Nationally in Measure of Faculty Productivity

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:16:09 PST

A new ranking of graduate programs at research universities around the country shows that Oregon State University faculty are exceptionally productive, ranking among the top 10 U.S. universities in eight of the disciplines measured.

My OSU News on Hiatus in January

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:15:50 PST

My OSU News will not publish in January. Look for your newsletter again in February, when we resume publication with a new editor in charge!

The Campaign for OSU

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:46:56 PST

(image) Oregon State University's first university-wide capital campaign debuted on Oct. 26 with a bang, as university leaders announced a $625-million goal, $350 million in progress toward that target and $77 million in funding for the Linus Pauling Science Center. President Ed Ray called the launch "a historic moment for OSU."

Campaign for OSU launches Oct. 26

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 10:12:09 PDT

(image) Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to be a part of the Oct. 26 festivities announcing The Campaign for OSU, the university's first campus-wide fundraising campaign. "This Amazing Place, This Historic Moment," a free one-hour multimedia which starts at 4 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, will feature an announcement of fundraising goals and progress achieved to date.

Measuring OSU's performance

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:02:24 PDT

(image) While the U.S. News and World Report college rankings are a popular -- and controversial -- scorecard of higher education institutions, other rankings offer deeper and better reflections of OSU's performance and its contributions to society. OSU President Ed Ray gives you an insider's view of how we stack up.

OSU flexes research muscles

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 11:21:28 PDT

(image) Scientists at Oregon State University earned more than $206 million in research contracts and grants during 2006-07, while licensing income from technology transfer efforts brought in nearly $2.5 million, a significant increase from last year's $2.13 million. The new figures demonstrate the resilience of the university's research efforts, which have faced funding and facilities challenges in recent years, as well as the impact of OSU's strategic initiatives, which have placed campus-wide focus on signature research centers and investment in other areas of significant promise.

OSU documents promise of biofuels industry

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:37:53 PDT

(image) A new study from OSU has brought the fuzzy potential of the biofuels industry into sharp focus for the state of Oregon, determining that it could be a $2.5-billion slice of the state's economic pie within 20 years. Study author and head of civil, construction and environmental engineering Ken Williamson finds that Oregon is exceptionally well prepared to succeed in the most promising new area of bioenergy development, cellulosic ethanol.

$8 million gift strengthens OSU's children and family programs

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:13:29 PDT

(image) OSU's already-strong programs dealing with Oregon children and their families have received a boost through a final act of philanthropy from Hallie Ford. The $8 million gift from Ford, who died June 4 at the age of 102, will build the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families on the OSU campus. The center, the only research cluster of its kind in Oregon and possibly the nation, will pull together the many OSU researchers working on issues such as early childhood development, school readiness, childhood obesity, and child, youth and family resiliency.

Project underscores OSU's leading role in marine science

Fri, 18 May 2007 10:05:03 PDT

(image) A new research effort aimed at studying the Sunda subduction zone, site of the mammoth 2004 Indonesian tsunami, underscores once again the leading role that Oregon State University plays the marine sciences. Heading a 32-member international expedition team, OSU marine geologist Chris Goldfinger recently traveled to the region, marking the first time in nearly 30 years that a U.S. research vessel has been allowed in Indonesian waters.

OSU shares grief, sympathy with Virginia Tech

Fri, 20 Apr 2007 06:52:27 PDT

A candlelight vigil on April 17 and a campus-wide moment of silence on April 20 were among the ways OSU showed its connection with the shooting that took the lives of 33 Virginia Tech students and faculty earlier in the week. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the parents, families and friends who lost their lives or were injured," OSU President Ed Ray said. He added OSU is doing all it can to similar occurrences here. "I want you to know that at OSU, we are working closely with our public safety partners to see how we can address any concerns," he said.

Oregon State University announces global open source health project

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:10:00 PDT

Building on its worldwide leadership in the open source software movement, Oregon State University has announced a new global collaborative effort to develop open source software solutions for the health information community. OSU is working with such partners as the Mayo Clinic and the Eclipse Foundation on the project, which could revolutionize the way that doctors, hospitals and others in the health care industry handle medical records.

OSU signs agreement to help train medical students

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:22:49 PST

(image) Oregon State University entered a new era on Feb. 7 when President Ed Ray signed a memorandum of understanding with leaders of Oregon Health and Sciences University and Samaritan Health Services that will bring medical student education to Corvallis, beginning in Fall 2008. By the following year, 20 physicians-in-training will be studying at OSU, where the university's success in preparing future doctors is already firmly established.

OSU graduate is first woman to head Forest Service

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:19:59 PST

(image) Heading the U.S. Forest Service -- a $4-billion enterprise with some 30,000 employees -- is no small challenge. No one knows this better than OSU graduate Gail Kimbell, who has been named the nation's new Forest Service chief. Kimbell, who earned a master's degree in forest engineering at OSU, is the first woman to hold that position. "Gail brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position. She is well respected both within the agency and by our stakeholders," said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.

Share "your" OSU with friends

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:25:41 PST

(image) Don't keep the latest OSU news to yourself. Forward your copy of My OSU News to fellow Oregon Staters or prospective students and encourage them to stay on top of their own areas of interest by subscribing. Let them know they can select whatever information they want to receive from more than 30 areas, including events, sports, and academic or research areas of interest. Anyone can create a personalized version of My OSU News by following the link below.

OSU has strong representation in Legislature

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:32:45 PST

OSU alumni are making a bigger difference than ever in the Oregon Legislature. In the recently concluded elections, the number of Beavers serving in the state Senate and House of Representatives jumped from seven to 12. On the Senate side, those individuals are Brad Avakian, Roger Beyer, Margaret Carter, Larry George and Frank Morse. In the House, they are Brian Boquist, Kevin Cameron, Brian Clem, Chris Edwards, Sara Gelser, Fred Girod and Ron Mauer. With the start of the 2007 legislative session just weeks away, OSU wishes all of our legislative alumni the best as they take on the state's many challenges in service of the people of Oregon.

OSU sponsors successful Open Source conference

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 13:07:58 PDT

(image) More than 250 information technology professionals from government agencies around the country and abroad took part in the OSU-sponsored 2006 Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) at Portland's Governor Hotel. Speakers detailed the advantages of open source software -- typically developed by a community of programmers and made available to users free of charge -- for cost-conscious agencies looking for cutting-edge technical solutions to workplace challenges. This second edition of the annual conference drew twice as many participants as last year, including key industry press, such as CIO magazine, Tech News World and Government Technology magazine, underscoring the growing acceptance for this relatively new software approach. "We all know open source is going to come into state agencies," said Oregon Department of Justice General Counsel Jacob Carroll. "The question is, how do we manage it?"

OSU research shines in 2005-06

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:17:18 PDT

(image) OSU researchers have just completed another banner year, conducting studies that pushed overall research expenditures to a record $194 million. But their performance in setting three other institutional records offers new and equally strong evidence of the impact of the research program: Faculty disclosed 48 inventions, entered into 43 licensing agreements and earned $2.13 million in licensing revenue. "By nearly every measure, this was a strongly successful year for research at Oregon State University and for the many scientific partners, organizations, businesses and agencies that we work with," said OSU President Ed Ray.

New OSU technology among world's "coolest"

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:03:00 PDT

(image) OSU has always been known for important research, but it's nice to be told that what you're doing is also cool. That was the case when PC Magazine named transparent integrated circuits one of the "10 Coolest Technologies You've Never Heard Of." The development could revolutionize the entire electronics industry. "I think we're onto something huge here at Oregon State," says John Wager, OSU electronics engineering professor whose research group developed the transparent circuit, "and other people are beginning to sense that now." Including PC Magazine.

We're No. 1!

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:41:45 PDT

(image) Most Oregonians and Beaver fans know how OSU overcame the odds to win college baseball's national championship. Equally important, however, is how the university's student-athletes performed off the field. And athletic director Bob De Carolis reports that things are going well there, too. Among his points: The graduation rate for athletes who complete their eligibility is about 90 percent; OSU had 109 selections to All-Academic Pac 10 teams this year; and the most recent data indicates a 2.98 grade-point average for OSU's athletes, the highest ever.

OSU dean appointed to two major groups

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 07:22:09 PDT

(image) OSU continues to be recognized as a leader in science and ecology. The latest recognition comes with the nomination by President Bush of Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, to the prestigious National Science Board. Jane Lubchenco, OSU's Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology, and OSU alumnus Warren Washington recently completed service on the board. Abbott also was appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to co-chair a new state Climate Change Integration Group.

OSU, Oregon ready to take lead in nanotechnology

Fri, 19 May 2006 13:21:44 PDT

(image) Oregon State University's already strong position in materials science and nanotechnology has been strengthened with the hiring of Mas Subramanian, a world leader in the discovery and development of new materials. Subramanian is the new Milton Harris Professor of Materials Science at OSU as well as the first Signature Faculty Fellow in the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), a major collaborative effort among OSU, other Oregon universities and private industry. One Oregon scientist said the hiring could help "make Oregon the best place in the world to study materials chemistry."

OSU continues to lead the way in transparent technology

Sat, 15 Apr 2006 07:14:31 PDT

(image) OSU's reputation as a leader among research institutions has taken another stop forward with the creation by an interdisciplinary team of the world's first completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds by an interdisciplinary team. Collaborators on the project included John Wager, professor of electrical engineering, Doug Keszler, head of the chemistry department, Janet Tate, physics professor, and Rick Presley, a master's candidate in electrical engineering who has been at the cutting edge of the new electronics industry.

Power to the people: Making strides in alternative energy

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:04:51 PST

OSU faculty members are playing an increasingly prominent role in the development of viable alternative energy sources to power the world in the 21st century and beyond. Among the many high-profile research projects under way are studies of new ways to manufacture biodiesel, to use microorganisms as producers of hydrogen for fuel cells, to generate electricity through the power of ocean waves, to create a new generation of safe, clean nuclear reactors and more.

OSU ready to take on expanded role in sustainability

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:50:22 PST

OSU's rapidly expanding research and teaching efforts in sustainability are expected to take on a higher profile consistent with Gov. Ted Kulongoski's recently announced executive order on sustainability. OSU's widely recognized expertise in green building and forest products, alternative energy and water management will incorporate environmentally friendly practices further into the Oregon experience.

Strategic Initiatives

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:01:01 PST

(image) OSU has identified six strategic initiatives for investment that will bring the university new centers for research and outreach, additional faculty, and undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, internships and educational opportunities. "OSU's strength is the depth and breadth of our faculty," says Provost Sabah Randhawa, "and our ability to create interdisciplinary teams of wide-ranging expertise should be attractive to external funding sources."

Oregon State University's Campaign Surpasses Half-billion on Alumna's Gift

Fri, 19 May 2000 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Supporters of Oregon State University have contributed more than $500 million to The Campaign for OSU, keeping the university on track for meeting its goal of raising $625 million by 2011.