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Lower wages, lack of jobs means more Americans delaying "adulthood"

Mon, 17 May 2010 16:10:34 PDT

Despite living in an age of iPads and hybrid cars, young Americans are more like the young adults of the early 1900s than the baby boom generation: They are living at home longer, are financially insecure and are making lower wages. (image)

A gift to support collaboration among OSU cancer researchers

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:39:30 PDT

Celia gazes out the arched window of the Women's Building as a breeze catches red and yellow leaves swirling against a vivid blue fall sky. "I see things differently now, Even simple fall colors mean more," says the courageous survivor of breast cancer. (image)

OSU's distinctive orange and black tartan is official!

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:24:20 PDT

The OSU tartan created by Krisja Lorenson '07 apparel design, has been officially entered in the Scottish Register of Tartans. (image)

OSU researchers and Corvallis physician publish new book on childhood wellness

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

A new book aimed at giving students a comprehensive understanding of the nutrition, health and safety needs for young children has just been released.

A gift to support collaboration among OSU cancer researchers looking for ways to PREVENT, SURVIVE, THRIVE

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:26:21 PST

Celia gazes out the arched window of the Women's Building as a breeze catches red and yellow leaves swirling against a vivid blue fall sky. "I see things differently now, Even simple fall colors mean more," says the courageous survivor of breast cancer.(image)

OSU researchers and Corvallis physician publish new book on childhood wellness

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

A new book aimed at giving students a comprehensive understanding of the nutrition, health and safety needs for young children has just been released.

Be a hero - redesign your diet!

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 09:17:58 PST

The OSU Extension Service recently launched Food Hero - an initiative to encourage low-income Oregonians to eat a well-balanced diet with more fruits and vegetables.

OSU's Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Conference Room: Sharing African American wisdom and vision through design

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:39:15 PST

Teressa Hartley's internship this past summer provided the perfect opportunity to honor her heritage and practice her interior design skills. A junior majoring in interior design, she refined and managed the redesign of a conference room in the Memorial Union, heading up a team of student designers, faculty, and staff.(image)

New web site provides tool for community advocates

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:35:13 PDT

"The Oregon Rural Communities Explorer provides public, online access to social, demographic, economic, and environmental information about Oregon's rural counties and places," explains Lena Etuk, social demographer with Extension Family and Community Health. (image)

OSU launches Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:15:08 PDT

On Sept. 9, at 9:09 a.m., Oregon State University launched the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, a new research initiative focused on the human lifespan, with a special emphasis on the physical, mental and behavioral health of children. The center was made possible by a generous gift from the late Hallie Ford, and is part of the College of Health and Human Sciences.(image)

Gay men in relationships needed for study on HIV infection rates

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A recent survey article in the journal AIDS concluded that more than 50 percent of gay men reported contracting HIV from their main sexual partner. Now Jason Mitchell, a Ph.D. student in public health at Oregon State University, wants to find out how and why infection rates are increasing among gay couples, and how researchers can better structure health programs aimed at couples instead of just individuals.

Kerri Vanderbom: World champion water skier, PhD student, Gatorade rep

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Earlier this year, Gatorade chose Kerri for their "Everyday Athlete" campaign that features sports celebrities pairing them with amateur athletes who share the same first name. Kerri appears in ads along with Kerri Walsh, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. (image)

Doris Cancel Tirado: First generation college graduate wins prestigious award

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:21:43 PDT

For her commitment to equality, her passion for social justice and her leadership for Latino causes, Doris Cancel Tirado was recently awarded an impressive scholarship from the Oregon Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland. "I can think of no one with greater capacity to promote diversity," says professor Rick Settersten.(image)

Guadalupe Diaz: Focusing on school readiness for Latino children

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:11:16 PDT

(image) When Guadalupe "Lupe" Diaz, a child of immigrant parents, received her diploma on June 13, she became the first in her family of four children with a college education. And she's not stopping there.

Ready or Not

Mon, 18 May 2009 13:24:30 PDT

Parents today want to be sure their preschoolers are ready for school, so they're teaching them numbers, colors, and even how to read. Megan McClelland suggests they put away the flash cards and focus on helping their kids navigate everyday life - learning how to cooperate, share, take turns, and control their behavior. (image)

What We Eat. What We Know.

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:47:39 PDT

Emily Ho, associate professor of nutrition and a member of the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU, is passionate about giving people reliable information about nutrition. (image)

Childhood Food Insecurity: Health Impacts, Screening, and Intervention

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 17:37:29 PDT

Hunger and food insecurity affect one in five Oregon children. And for Anne Hoisington, that's one too many. "Families that are food insecure may have enough food, but not the right food that provides the proper balance of nutrients," she says. (image)

Get Moving!

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:22:58 PST

(image) "From the time they can walk, kids should be outside - running, jumping, climbing, exploring - for at least an hour a day," says Stewart Trost, an internationally recognized expert on childhood obesity.

Creating a Circle of Support

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:07:09 PST

After Kelly Gonzales invited 50 Northwest Indian women with Type 2 diabetes to participate in a pilot study, she held her breath and hoped for a good response. The return rate of 50 percent - much higher than average for social science research - was an encouraging sign.(image)

Shannon Wanless

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:43:16 PST

Shannon Wanless believes self-regulation skills in young children forecast their future success in school. And the data she is gathering in Taiwan bears that out.

A Gift for Caring

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:29:08 PST

Senior care professional Phil Fogg says baby boomers are changing the way we look at long-term care. "I'm thinking they'll prefer the Rolling Stones to Frank Sinatra, piped into the dining room" he chuckles. "Seriously, we do need to be ready to respond with the services they'll want for independent, assisted, and nursing care." (image)

Journeys to the Altar

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:27:16 PST

It's not just a matter of buying the rings and saying "I do." For many families, the journey to the altar is a long, hard road - sometimes impassable. (image)

Finding wisdom among the people of the world

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:54:42 PDT

If you're looking for a new role model for aging gracefully,look no further than Rose Allen Kraft '40. (image)

Listening in: Understanding Messages from the Biological Chat Room

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:52:38 PDT

There's an important conversation going on inside your body. Molecules are talking to cells. Your brain is chatting with your liver. Your liver is telling your pancreas how to act. Hormones and nutrients are directing cells to change. And your genes are tossing in their two cents' worth too. (image)

Preventing Breast Cancer Metastases to Bone

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:51:47 PDT

(image) Urszula Iwaniec's fascination with how the human body works started in 7th grade. "I was doing a science project on human evolution, and it all just clicked for me," the assistant professor in nutrition and exercise sciences says.

Food and Fitness for Winners

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:49:20 PDT

(image) With all the news of soaring obesity rates among children, there's reason to take heart in a program in Portland that's based on tried and true practices.

Where There's a Need, There's a Class

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:47:47 PDT

The beneficiaries of OSU Extensuion faculty member Sharon Johnson's energy and enthusiasm are thousands of citizensin Southern Oregon - whom Johnson is helping age independently. (image)

Shaping a Vision for the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:46:51 PDT

An endowed director for OSU's Hallie Ford Center may be hired as early as this fall, and a September 9, 2009, groundbreaking is planned for the Center made possible by a gift of $8 million from noted Oregon philanthropist Hallie Ford just before her passing at age 102 last year. (image)

Making the Grade

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:00:37 PDT

(image) See how some of OSU's HHS student-athletes are achieving in and out of the classroom.

Student Engagement = Student Success

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:58:11 PDT

(image) According to HHS head adviser Kim McAlexander, "Small learning communities provide safe places to take intellectual risks that lead to personal growth." These OSU communities are met with unbridled enthusiasm.

When to Help

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:58:07 PDT

"The big question is when," says Sara Qualls, OSU Petersen Visiting Scholar in Gerontology. "When should we step in to take care of our parents?"

Happy 100th Birthday, Department of Design and Human Environment

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:19:10 PDT

"What a century it has been," says Leslie Burns, chair of the Department of Design and Human Environment. "From our humble beginnings teaching sewing and home decorating to now being one of the top research programs in the country, we are definitely inspired by our past and designed for our future."

Hey Kids! It's Good to Jump Off the Bed

Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Attention kids: Researchers have supplied a great excuse to keep using the couch as a launch pad. It's good for your health. Jumping exercises performed during childhood may provide long-lasting protection from bone-depleting osteoporosis, researchers from Oregon State University reported recently.

Women Empowering Women

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:31:57 PDT

"We wanted to give a gift that honors education,the dedication of teachers, and Joan's parents," says Chuck McDougald, adding, "This is really about Joan and her parents."

Study Details Risks for Contamination on American Indian Lands

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:47:47 PDT

As American Indian tribes focus on traditional ways of living, scientists from tribal governments and Oregon State University have developed new guidelines for evaluating health risks stemming from contamination of native lands.

Color my World

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:26:36 PDT

(image) As she watches her two-year-old son Michael paint a red, fire-breathing dragon, Marilyn Read knows just how his environment impacts his creativity.

Begin with the Children

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:48:03 PDT

"If this old lady can do it, you can, too." That's Arlita Rhoan's message to her five children and eleven grandchildren as she follows her goal of earning her bachelor's degree under a new program that's creating higher education opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon.

Third Generation Generosity

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:06:15 PDT

A family with longstanding ties to OSU has recently given the school a generous gift. "We wanted to give a gift that honors education, the dedication of teachers, and Joan's parents," says Chuck McDougald. (image)

Lives Depend on Them

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:01:47 PDT

Leonard Friedman teaches six classes at OSU's health management and policy program and says, "I want my students to understand that beyond what they learn in the classroom, to be successful, they need to be exceptionally skilled at building and maintaining relationships." (image)

Ben Young: A Leonard Friedman Protégé

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:57:12 PDT

Ben Young, administrator of Beaverton Rehabilitation and Specialty Care, says that following through with patients and staff is essential. (image)

Not Just for 50 Minutes...for a Lifetime

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:10:41 PST

(image) Dani Blackwell is changing the stereotype and the curriculum of high school physical education, and educators across the state are watching.

Healthy Choices, Active Lifestyles

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:09:41 PST

(image) They gather together for their weekly nutrition and cooking lesson as part of the Parent Enhancement Program in Corvallis. They chop, mix, and sauté. They learn and laugh and bond and take home ideas for keeping their families healthy.


Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:51:07 PST

(image) The process of becoming an adult has changed profoundly, and professor Rick Settersten can tell you what it looks like.

Swimming with Sam

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:09:55 PST

(image) Kathryn and Doug Collins always taught their son Jeff to give back to his community. As he grew up, he volunteered at school, at the community food drive, for the Kiwanis, and for fundraisers like Corvallis' annual Pumpkin Run.

Kids in the Kitchen

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:08:37 PST

(image) Kids in the Kitchen...and on the the pool...on the climbing the classroom.

Taking Care of Life...Help tips from our experts

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:06:34 PST

Get health tips from the experts at the College of Health and Human Sciences

Women make a PROMIS to themselves

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 11:12:44 PST

(image) We read the literature: eat a balanced diet, three meals a day, healthy snacks. We hear the advice: exercise three to five times a week, take time for yourself.

Anti-smoking ads that don't work

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 09:50:03 PST

To Brian Flay it was no surprise that the tobacco company-sponsored anti-smoking ads aimed at kids didn't work.

Strong women...strong bones

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 09:48:53 PST

(image) Exercise program offered in seven counties aims to build strong women across Oregon.

OSU Faculty Member Named Educator of the Year by Apparel Magazine

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:50:53 PST

Kathy Mullet, an Oregon State University faculty member, has been named Educator of the Year by Apparel magazine. Mullet, an associate professor in OSU's Department of Design and Human Environment, will be featured in the December issue of the magazine.

Lifelong learner finding inspiration in nature

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:14:02 PDT

(image) Alumna's hand-dyed fabrics are "wearable art." After retirement three years ago, Vicky Heldreich Durand returned to her original love for clothing and textiles, developing her own techniques for coloring and printing natural fabrics, primarily silk.

Protecting traditions, Empowering tribes

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:11:05 PDT

(image) "I have a deep respect for Native Americans and their connection to nature, to the land," says environmental health researcher and professor Anna Harding. "Their lives are so intertwined physically and spiritually to the earth." She has concerns about environmental exposures to indigenous populations, and those have led her to become an advocate for extra protection for tribes, working with federal agencies to clean up sites and protect tribal lands.

Managing Chronic Disease

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:07:04 PDT

(image) Some may have thought it an oxymoron: "Learn to live well with chronic disease." But as they parted ways after the last class, the 12 participants in the Living Well course said they learned to set goals, ease depression, eat well, manage pain, exercise, lessen stress, improve communications with their doctors, and make an action plan for better health.

Investing in Oregon's future

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:47:46 PDT

(image) "The future workforce for Oregon is educated here," says Dinah Schild Nicholson.

Real world applications for student research

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:45:07 PDT

(image) Undergraduates find answers and opportunities by working on research projects. They also find themselves working on important projects.

A passion for building

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:41:58 PDT

(image) She's a scientist, a professor, a leader. She's enthusiastic, funny, dynamic. She's strategic, focused and fair.

A new role model

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:03:06 PDT

(image) "Generous people helped make my OSU education possible, so now we're pleased to help the next generation of students. It was the right time to give back for all that OSU has given to me," said Chad Reese, class of 1990.

Jumping for joy ... and strong bones

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:57:56 PDT

(image) "The results of our research are really quite remarkable," says assistant professor Kathy Gunter, Extension family and community development and nutrition and exercise sciences. See page 2 of the PDF file.

Functional textiles

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:54:32 PDT

(image) OSU researchers are making advances in fiber insulation design to enhance life for soldiers and seniors.

Alan Sugawara helps children and families

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:03:04 PDT

(image) Alan Sugawara makes sure that each child who comes to the Old Mill Center for Children and Families has his or her own "quillow," a pillow that transforms into a quilt at nap time. He serves on the board and spends every Wednesday morning with the children there.

The making of a family

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:30:00 PDT

(image) A grant from the Ford Family Foundation is creating networks in rural communities to support families and children. Read the story of one of those families.

Fu Jen friendships

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:28:50 PDT

(image) "We were there to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in Taiwan. Everyone welcomed us into their homes to stay and witness this sacred time," said Sharon Rosenkoetter. See page 2 of this PDF.

Oregon philanthropist leaves $8 million to HHS

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:28:08 PDT

(image) The gift from Hallie Ford to the College of Health and Human Sciences will establish the Center for Healthy Children and Families.

Melissa Plantenga '00: public health "detective" in the spotlight

Wed, 16 May 2007 15:15:09 PDT

(image) When news of the "Spinach Sleuth" who solved the E.coli breakout hit the papers in September, associate professor Anna Harding proudly announced to her peers that "Melissa (Scroggins) Plantenga, the now famous E.coli disease detective, is 'one of ours!'"

Couple makes "his and hers" gifts to OSU

Wed, 16 May 2007 15:06:42 PDT

(image) "A good marriage is where it all starts...we support each other and we wanted to support each of our OSU interests," agreed Barbara (Hayden) and Bob Loomis of Eugene, who recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Linking individuals, families and environments

Wed, 16 May 2007 15:00:07 PDT

The Center for Healthy Aging and Research at OSU invites Oregonians to be part of research. Join the center: Linking Individuals, Families and Environments (LIFE) Registry.

"We create environments so they can dream"

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:16:53 PDT

(image) "I have a strong desire to learn. I've always worked hard and maintained a high GPA." Said Judi Hill '07, "but Dr. Friedman demanded more from me. He made me dig deeper to produce to a higher level."

LIFE Scholar: Undergraduate researcher finds niche in gerotechnology

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:14:11 PDT

(image) Hiromi Omatsu is fascinated by how advances in technology are changing the way we look at aging in place.

Social demographer seeks to enrich future of communities

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:11:29 PDT

(image) "Social demography gives us a deeper, richer understanding of population. Social demographic analysis can, therefore, help us plan for the healthy growth of communities," says Lena Etuk.

Graduate student's research on lead in candy wins national award, heightens awareness

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:36:26 PDT

(image) Elisabeth Maxwell and associate professor Cathy Neumann are concerned about levels of lead ingested by children who eat candy from Mexico.

"My mentor has opened so many doors for me!"

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:34:53 PDT

(image) "She gets excited with us, encourages us, and finds opportunities for us to build new skills," said master's student Michaella Sektnan BS '03 of assistant professor Megan McClelland.

Faculty mentors train new generation of program evaluators

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:32:41 PDT

(image) "We want to assure that the next generation of program evaluators approaches their work with a commitment to diversity," said associate dean Marc Braverman about a new evaluation mentorship program made available by the Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN).

Linking individuals, families and environments

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:11:24 PST

The Center for Healthy Aging and Research invites Oregonians to be part of research. Join the Center for Healthy Aging Research: Linking Individuals, Families, and Environments (LIFE) Registry.

HHS Ambassadors share student to student connections

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:28:05 PST

(image) "Working as an ambassador helped me strengthen my communication and leadership skills and has given me the opportunity to help students with their academic needs. It's rewarding to know I can have a beneficial impact on students' success here at Oregon State," said Collin Kayser, design and human environment junior.

Mentors guide student through all facets of research in Bone Research Laboratory

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:25:00 PST

(image) "Working with researcher of this caliber has been a phenomenal experience," said Phil Menagh who credits Russ Turner and Urzula Iwaniec with giving him the added confidence to ponder his next steps: foreign exchange, medical school or Rhodes Scholar.

Susan Parker named 2006 alumni fellow

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 14:52:20 PST

(image) Susan Parker '74 apparel design has been named one of seven 2006 OSU alumni fellows for distinguishing herself professionally and sharing her expertise with the university community.

Who inspired you at OSU?

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:39:56 PST

Celebration of Advising and Mentoring honored longtime adviser Winnifred Fulmer. It was a day-long event that embraced generations of alumni, faculty and students who came together on campus to honor those who touched their lives.

Dean juggles two jobs and still finds time for her garden

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:03:55 PST

"I enjoy problem solving, building, moving forward and finding new answers, and those go with both of my jobs," says Tammy Bray, dean of OSU's College of Health and Human Sciences and a renowned researcher in health-related fields.

Graduate's research lands prestigious award

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:00:56 PST

Kin-Kit (Ben) Li, a doctoral student in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, recently received the 2006 Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Research Consortium Graduate Student Award for his research on the effect of health worry on the likelihood of having difficulty walking among older adults in the U.S.

Scott Hofer and Andrea Piccinin published in JAMA and featured in Forbes Magazine

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 10:59:48 PST

New Human Development and Family Sciences faculty members Scott Hofer and Andrea Piccinin had their researched published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and featured in Forbes Magazine. They were part of a research team studying Australian children and behavior problems common in mentally retarded children.

Third Annual Eat and Run is successful

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 10:55:38 PST

(image) The College of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences put on the annual 5k Eat and Walk/Run every year during Homecoming. This year there were 98 participants!

Amazing power of a gift

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:44:26 PDT

(image) Jo Anne "Jody" (Leonard) Petersen's endowment has changed everything for professor Alexis Walker, the Petersen Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies.

College of Health and Human Sciences brings in six University Day awards

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:35:22 PDT

The College of Health and Human Sciences had six faculty members win with various honors: Donna Champeau, D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award; Leonard Friedman, Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award; Grace Golden, Herbert F. Frolander Graduate Teaching Assistant Award; Liz Gray, Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award; Sharon Johnson, Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award; and Kim McAlexander, Karel J. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership Service Award.

OSU offers Pacific Northwest's only graduate international health program

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:08:38 PDT

OSU is training graduate students in health with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of settings and countries. In addition to health issues, students prepare by studying the culture, history and language of other countries.

College planning new Prevention Research Center

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:50:04 PDT

Plans are under way in HHS for an innovative center that will provide the framework for collaborative research, broad dissemination of findings and the preparation of a new generation of public health researchers to address public health issues around the world.

Creative and healthy recipes at your fingertips

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:09:49 PDT

(image) The Web site was designed to help all Oregon families eat balanced healthy diets and reduce the risk of diet-related disease such as obesity and diabetes.

The rich rewards of caring for the dying

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:06:09 PDT

(image) Associate professor Patricia Moran studies end-of-life issues, including those that affect the person who is dying and that person's family.

Models! Designers! Runways! Bright lights! Trash?

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:25:59 PDT

(image) Yes, trash! Or should we say recycled materials? Call it what you want, but the creativity of OSU students helped fashion Coke cans, garbage bags, shower curtains and business cards into award-winning wearable art!

Gerontology conference marks 30 years and looks to the future of aging

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:23:14 PDT

(image) Clara Pratt and Vicki Schmall first hosted the Aging and the Art of Living conference at OSU in 1976 for 50 people. Little did they know that it would become the largest gerontology conference in the Pacific Northwest. This year, more than 335 people attended.

Growing up in a rural trailer park: A community challenge

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:54:43 PDT

(image) Assistant Professor Kate MacTavish and her daughter Camila lived partime in a trailer park last summer, creating an experiential basis for MacTavish's research.

The goddess of vitamin E

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:55:56 PDT

(image) "Goddess of vitamin E," Dr. Maret Traber gives practical advice about the vitamin. Check the link to OSU's research magazine, Terra, or visit

College presents 2006 awards

Wed, 17 May 2006 14:28:52 PDT

Relive the college awards presented by Tammy Bray at the Celebration of Excellence held May 7, 2006. The event was held to honor our college's generous donors, faculty and staff, and student recipients of scholarships and fellowships.

Mari Embertson wins national essay competition

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 09:50:11 PDT

(image) Mari Embertson placed first with "The Importance of Middle Managers in Healthcare Organizations." This is the first OSU student ever to be so honored. Embertson will receive $3,000 and a plaque; OSU will receive $1,000. In addition, her article will be published in the "Journal of Healthcare Management."

Human Development & Family Sciences' Human Services Option received the "Northwest Human Services Association Outstanding Human Services Education Program of the Year Award."

Sun, 09 Apr 2006 00:00:00 PDT

At the Annual Regional Human Services Conference in Auburn, Washington, the Human Development & Family Sciences' Human Services Option received the "Northwest Human Services Association Outstanding Human Services Education Program of the Year Award." Nomination letters were sent by Wendy McKenna, of the Child Development Lab Head Start Program and by Carolyn Aldwin, Human Development & Family Sciences Chair. Next year the conference is being held at University of Oregon.

Mari Embertson is the winner of the 2006 American College of Healthcare Executives Student Essay Competition

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:00:00 PST

Mari Embertson placed first with "The Importance of Middle Managers in Healthcare Organizations." This is the first Oregon State University student ever to be so honored. Embertson will receive $3,000 and a plaque; OSU will receive $1,000. In addition, her article will be published in the "Journal of Healthcare Management," American College of Healthcare Executives' official journal.

Sexual health: asking the tough questions

Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:02:10 PST

(image) In its first issue, "Terra," Oregon State University's new research magazine, highlighted Marie Harvey's groundbreaking research on sexual health.

Thermal manequin one of four in nation

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 13:02:06 PST

"Newton" is no ordinary mannequin. He can run, walk, and even sweat.

OSU alums assist Katrina victims

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 15:58:54 PST

(image) Two recent public health graduates aided Hurricane Katrina victims: one helped set up a clinic in a cafeteria and another established a disease surveillance system.

The OSU tartan is unveiled

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:41:40 PST

(image) Krisja Lorenson, class of '07, submitted the winning OSU tartan design that will be used for a variety of products.

Public health researcher earns prestige

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:17:57 PST

(image) Professor Brian Flay is one of 12 OSU researchers whose works are among the most often cited in peer-reviewed scientific journals. That's more than all other Oregon universities combined.