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Final Horning lecture focuses on work of writer Borges

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

A scholar from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give the final lecture in the 2009-10 Horning Lecture Series at Oregon State University, discussing the work of writer Jorge Luis Borges.

New Arizona law could be detrimental to students, according to OSU researchers

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

A new Arizona law targeting ethnic studies classes could negatively affect students' academic achievement and reverse academic gains made over the last several years, according to two Oregon State University researchers.

Nat'l. Geo. editor to give climate change talk for McCall Memorial Lecture

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Dennis Dimick, award-winning executive editor for the environment at National Geographic magazine, will present this year's Gov. Tom McCall Memorial Lecture, a talk titled, "Changing Planet: Where Energy and Climate Collide." The talk is set for April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, at LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Despite much-higher poverty rates, rural Oregonians use less public assistance

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Despite high levels of poverty and unemployment rates that are nearly double that of their urban counterparts, working families in rural Oregon tend to make less use of public assistance, especially childcare subsidies, according to researchers with Oregon State University's Family Policy Program.

Noted environmental philosopher releases collection of essays, meditations

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several friends, Oregon essayist Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of nature. The result can be found in her new book, "Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature." (image)

Iraqi video installation artist presents his work, gives lecture at OSU

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Iraqi video installation artist Adel Abidin will meet with the public and discuss his work as part of the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program sponsored by Oregon State University's Department of Art.

Images from disasters can traumatize children - or educate them

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

Stark images from Haiti of dead bodies piled high and grief-stricken children crying for lost siblings or parents are disturbing for adults, but to children who see them over and over, such exposure can be traumatic, experts say.

Historian explores results of 'The War on Welfare' in new book

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

The war on poverty of the 1960s turned into the war on welfare in the 1990s, and the result, according to a new book by an Oregon State University historian, is that record numbers of women and children have joined the ranks of the working poor.

Acclaimed nature writer Burroughs to speak at OSU

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

Franklin Burroughs, a writer whose essays about the natural world have captivated generations of readers, will speak at Oregon State University on Friday, Feb. 5.

Forum to discuss religious-based medical neglect, faith healing

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

Should parents whose children die because of religious-based medical neglect be prosecuted? Experts will discuss that question and more at Oregon State University. The event, "What More in the Name of God? Faith Healing and the Death of Children," will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in the rotunda of the Valley Library.

Housing growth near national parks may limit conservation value

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

The growth of housing near national parks, national forests and wilderness areas within the United States may limit the conservation value that these protected areas were designed to create in the first place, a new study has found.

Tracy Daugherty's book listed on NY Times Notable Books of 2009

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

Tracy Daugherty, Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University, has made the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2009 list. (image)

OSU researcher releases book on environmental struggles in China

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

Oregon State University anthropologist Bryan Tilt's new book, "The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society," documents one rural Chinese community's battle with environmental contamination, and what local residents are doing to fight pollution.

Study links genetic variation to individual empathy, stress levels

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a genetic variation that may contribute to how empathetic a human is, and how that person reacts to stress. In the first study of its kind, a variation in the hormone/neurotransmitter oxytocin's receptor was linked to a person's ability to infer the mental state of others.

Report: Public wants slow, careful approach to wave energy

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

A new report summarizing public reactions to wave energy development in the Pacific Northwest suggests that many people are cautiously supportive, but want a "go slow" approach that entails careful research and testing before significant use - an approach that could pose obstacles to faster development decisions made by private industry and strong advocacy for alternative energy at the state level.

OSU Theatre presents 'My Name is Rachel Corrie'

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:10:49 PDT

"My Name is Rachel Corrie," a play detailing the experience of a student from Washington's Evergreen State College who was killed in Gaza working for Palestinian human rights, will show at Oregon State University Oct. 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 25.

Internationally regarded poster artist comes to OSU

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Internationally regarded New York-based artist Luba Lukova will give a lecture at on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Oregon State University's Memorial Union Joyce Powell Leadership Room.

OSU students discover sociology through haiku

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

It started as a creative assignment. Kristin Barker, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Oregon State University, required her intro-level students to write haiku, or structured 17-syllable poems, about sociology. The results were so clever and insightful that Barker decided to compile the haiku into a book.

OSU faculty member publishes new book on friendship, leisure and fly fishing

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

An Oregon State University faculty member, nature lover and avid fly fisherman has published a new book that explores the way people "invent" the places they live, and how those places in turn shape the people. (image)

OSU's Daugherty finalist for Oregon Book Award; two OSU Press books also recognized

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Tracy Daugherty, a Distinguished Professor of English at Oregon State University, is a finalist for a 2009 Oregon Book Award.(image)

Art faculty exhibit showcases talented crew

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

The Oregon State University Art Faculty Exhibit opened June 18 in Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. A closing reception will on Wednesday, Oct. 7. This exhibit demonstrates a broad diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art. (image)

Study: George W. Bush's court appointments emphasized ideology over diversity

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

The judicial appointments of former president George W. Bush suggests that his motivation for appointing nontraditional judges was driven more by ideology and strategy than concerns for diversity, a new analysis shows.

Documentary to make its Portland premiere at Portland Art Museum

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

The documentary film, "Finding Face," which recently premiered at The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, will make its Portland premiere on Sunday, Aug. 23, as part of the Northwest Film Center's Tracking Series.

Documentary on Polish Poster Art Shows at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A documentary directed by an Oregon State University professor is showing as part of an exhibit on Polish poster art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. (image)

OSU Appoints New Chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Susana Rivera-Mills, associate professor of Spanish linguistics and diversity advancement at Oregon State University, has been appointed to chair the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. (image)

OSU Study Reveals Conflict Between Doctors, Midwives Over Homebirth

Tue, 19 May 2009 18:17:45 PDT

Two Oregon State University researchers have uncovered a pattern of distrust - and sometimes outright antagonism - among physicians at hospitals and midwives who are transporting their homebirth clients to the hospital because of complications.

Stage Kiss

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Romance, history and science converge in OSU theater production of Arcadia. (image)

Book Review - 'Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme'

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:54:07 PDT

Tracy Daugherty's new book, "Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme," was reviewed well in the New York Times. (image)

Taking on New Challenges

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

For the most part, an adviser's central task is to ensure that a student meets all the necessary requirements in order to graduate. But, for Louie Bottaro, advising means much more.(image)

OSU Professor Awarded Kennedy Center Gold Medallio

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State University's George Caldwell has been awarded the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for outstanding service to the field of educational theater.

Speaker to Discuss Link between Religion and Social Justice

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

Robert P. Jones, president of Public Religion Research, will speak on the topic, "Progressive and Religious" at Oregon State University on Monday, March 2.

Was Nature Ever Wild?

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

For OSU historian Anita Guerrini evidence of human influence on the land must be considered in modern restoration efforts, whether for salmon, marine mammals or birds such as the snowy plover. (image)

New Exhibit Explores 'The Big World' of Western and Eastern Artists

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 23:25:44 PST

"The Big World," a new exhibit curated and produced by Julie Green, will show at Oregon State University from Feb. 9-13.(image)

OSU Professor Asks, "Do Animals Have a History?"

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

Anita Guerrini, Horning Professor in the Humanities in Oregon State University's history department, will deliver a lecture titled "Do Animals Have a History – and Why Should We Care?" on Monday, Feb. 2, at OSU.(image)

'Ideas Matter' Lecture Series Explores Human Rights

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

The Oregon State University Department of Philosophy's Ideas Matter 2009 series will focus on the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights.

OSU Student Selected for New York Times Institute

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

Oregon State University student Taryn Luna is one of 20 students nationwide to be selected to attend the New York Times Student Journalism Institute for members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Miami in January.

New Report on Hunger Identifies Oregon as One of the Worst

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported on Monday that the current hunger rate in Oregon is 5.5 percent, among the highest in the nation and comparable to Mississippi, Maine, South Carolina and Georgia. "That translates into approximately 78,000 Oregon households," said Mark Edwards, an Oregon State University sociologist and an expert in hunger issues.

Visiting Writer Series Features Young Poets

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

Averill Curdy, V. Penelope Pelizzon and Jeffrey Thomson will read poetry as part of a Symposium of Younger Poets, an event designed to showcase young, diverse poets early in their careers. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Main Rotunda at Oregon State University.

Rediscovery of Native Flute Brings Healing to OSU Music Instructor

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Sitting on a recliner in his comfortable home in McMinnville, Native American flutist and Oregon State University music instructor Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach contemplates a career that includes 12 albums, two DVDs, and more than 23 award nominations. (image)

Julianne Malveaux to Launch New Series at OSU

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Julianne Malveaux, an activist, author and commentator on race, culture, gender and economics, will launch a new series at Oregon State University with a free public lecture on Monday, Oct. 20.

Mentors: Jeff Hale and '08 CLA Alumna Rosie Richards

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Lots of students enter college wanting to change the world. CLA alumna Rosie Richards already is. Richards was one of four students to receive the College of Liberal Arts annual Leadership in Social Change Award, which includes an overseas internship with a nonprofit organization.

OSU Names Kansas State's Rodgers as Dean of Liberal Arts College

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:49:23 PDT

Lawrence R. Rodgers, an associate dean at Kansas State University with a track record of liberal arts advocacy, fundraising, and creating new learning opportunities for students, has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. (image)

Annual Bard in the Quad Production at OSU, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Opens in July

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:59:23 PDT

The third installment in the hugely successful Bard in the Quad summer program at Oregon State University is "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.

From Risk to Relationship

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Sociology professor Michelle Inderbitzin and her colleagues at OSU are tackling some of the most pressing challenges that confront families and youth: the development of positive behaviors; the channeling of youthful energy to meet community needs; the lengthening transition to adulthood.

Lecture Series for 'Bard in the Quad' Announced

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State University Theatre will host the second annual "Bard in the Quad" Lecture Series from July 16 through Aug. 1 to coincide with the outdoor performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Forestry Students Named First Recipients of Mason Prize

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

The first recipients of Oregon State University's Mason Prize for Integrity and Moral Courage are Cristina Eisenberg and Daniel Donato, graduate students in the OSU College of Forestry.

Campbell Named Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Courtney S. Campbell, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University, has been named the Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture at OSU.

Spring OSU Theatre Performance Boasts Stellar Contributions

Mon, 19 May 2008 12:33:34 PDT

(image) The OSU Theatre presented the world premiere of SPIN, former NEA chairman John Frohnmayer's controversial look at the intersection of politics and the arts. Cast in a key role is M*A*S*H* alum David Ogden Stiers; Corvallis jazz pianist/composer Sila Cevikce Shaman wrote all the music.

OSU's Wind Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) The Oregon State University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Christopher Chapman, will perform at prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York on June 1.

Middle East Journalist, Scholar to Deliver Pauling Lecture at OSU

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Rami G. Khouri, a prominent journalist and scholar whose focus is on Middle East politics and conflict, will deliver the 2008 Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace on Wednesday, April 30, at Oregon State University.

OSU Taps History of Science Scholars for Endowed Horning Chairs

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State University's nationally recognized program in the history of science has received a boost this week with the selection of two top scholars who will hold endowed professorships.

Chinese Buddhist Activism Carves a Pathway to Modernity

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:59:17 PDT

The Department of History will present the Chun Chiu Conference: Buddhist Activism in Greater China and Beyond, on April 25-26, 2008. The lecture will disseminate vital information on the role modern Chinese Buddhist activism played in the making of modernity at both national and transnational levels.

Mason Prize for Integrity and Moral Courage Announced

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State University is creating a new award that will be given annually to students, faculty or staff who exemplify qualities of integrity and moral courage.

Who Owns the Sky? Lecture Series Explores the Commons

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

How does the idea of "the commons" inspire new ways of thinking about ownership and about the management of our ideas and resources? Explore the answers in the "Who Owns the Sky? The Tragedy or Triumph of the Commons" lecture series, held each Thursday through April 9 at OSU's Gilfillan Auditorium.

Two New Books Highlight History of Cinema; Film as History

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:41:44 PST

Oregon State University film professor Jon Lewis has two new books for movie fans and film scholars. One is a comprehensive guide to the history of American cinema, complete with glossy images from such landmark films such as "Raging Bull" and "Gone with the Wind." The other is a book edited by Lewis that focuses on alternative historical materials, elaborating approaches to film history that do not take movies as their primary source.

New Book Published on Pioneering Native American Philosopher

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:40:51 PST

Oregon State University professors Kathleen Dean Moore and Kurt Peters, former OSU student Amber Lacy, along with a colleague at the University of New Mexico, have edited a book that pays tribute to the life of pioneering educator Viola Cordova – the first Native American woman to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Ushering Print Media into the 21st Century

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:26:27 PST

Hailed as the cornerstone for all media communications, newspapers have long been the public's most trusted source of information. As more cutting-edge media technology takes center stage, it is crucial that the newspaper industry adapts to the changing face of print media. Under the leadership of executive director and OSU graduate Laurie Hieb, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association is already taking steps to prevent Oregon's newspapers from becoming the endangered species of the journalistic world.

"Food for Thought" Lectures Combines Horning, Biotechnology Series

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:13:24 PDT

For the first time, the OSU Horning Endowment in the Humanities Lecture Series will partner with the Outreach in Biotechnology's Food for Thought Series to bring seven speakers to campus during 2007-2008 who will address the theme "Food for Thought: History, Technology, Gastronomy."

Civil Rights Activist Legend to Deliver Pauling Peace Lecture

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:57:41 PDT

Grace Lee Boggs, a 92-year old activist who has been a national figure in the civil rights, black power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements, will deliver the annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace at Oregon State University, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Career Services says job prospects good for liberal arts grads

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:55:46 PDT

Today's global economy requires cultural sensitivity and communication skills that place liberal arts students a cut above the rest. A liberal arts education is holistic in its approach to learning and personal development, which is what today's businesses want, career counselors say.

Book says too much success could hurt NFL

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:30:29 PDT

"Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport" raises some questions about the multi-billion-dollar pro football business. It was written by Michael Oriard, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, who once played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Study says Hispanic drug use rises with U.S. acculturation

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:32:09 PDT

Substance abuse increases among recent Hispanic immigrants as they replace traditional cultural beliefs with those of white Americans, according to new research led by Scott Akins, assistant professor of sociology.

You've heard of virtual reality; how about virtual psychology?

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 09:06:54 PDT

An assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts wants to document behavioral changes in gamers that occur in and out of virtual reality.

Larry Roper named interim dean of liberal arts

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:05:00 PDT

Larry Roper, OSU's vice provost for student affairs, has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. The long-time senior administrator succeeds Kay Schaffer, who is retiring June 30 after 13 years as dean.

Study German this summer

Thu, 17 May 2007 13:30:29 PDT

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? No matter what your proficiency, you can complete an entire first-year, second-year or third-year German sequence this summer online through OSU Extended Campus. After taking German culture (GER 331, GERM 332), you will probably want to save the last part of your summer for a trip to Deutschland! In cooperation with the foreign languages and literatures department, Ecampus now offers a German minor completely online.

Betu Herrera-Idica is a citizen of the world

Thu, 17 May 2007 13:24:51 PDT

Betu Herrera-Idica, an office specialist in the music department, has two careers and a multitude of responsibilities that require her presence in Corvallis, Eugene, and even our nation's capital. Her ability to balance her responsibilities at OSU and with several governmental organizations is amazing.

OSU philosophy professor retiring to start new chapter in life

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:26:37 PDT

OSU professor Marcus Borg, a leading scholar on ancient Christian scripture and Jesus, is retiring after a distinguished 28-year career at the university.

OSU forensic team heads for national tournaments

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:41:24 PDT

After gaining individual and team honors at debate competitions throughout the Northwest, the OSU forensics team is preparing to take its war of words and wit to the national level.

Video game study may determine direction of entertainment

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:19:49 PST

Under the leadership of Todd Kesterson, assistant professor of new media communications at OSU, a student research team is preparing to study the aesthetic value, cultural and societal implications and future direction of computer and console-based games.

Mary Jo Nye honored with prestigious Sarton Medal

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:53:46 PST

The award is only the beginning: Mary Jo Nye, Horning Professor of the Humanities and professor of history at OSU, talks about her plans for life after the award.

Scholar athlete Sammie Stroughter leads a multi-faceted life

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:42:04 PST

OSU wide receiver Sammie Stroughter reflects on his childhood, his college football career, and the importance of a sound education. The sociology major adeptly balances athletics and academics while maintaining a down-to-earth attitude.

OSU Horning Professor receives prestigious Sarton Medal

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:05:11 PST

Mary Jo Nye, Horning Professor in the Humanities and professor of history at OSU, was awarded the Sarton Medal, which is the highest honor given by the History of Science Society. The annual award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement.

College of Liberal Arts dean announces plans to retire

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:38:12 PDT

After twelve years as dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Kay Schaffer plans to retire after spring term 2007. During her tenure as dean, Schaffer has seen the college grow tremendously, maintained steady and effective leadership through fiscal difficulties, and established the unique master teachers program.

OSU professor plays major role in movie ratings documentary

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:19:48 PDT

OSU English professor Jon Lewis is featured prominently in "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," a documentary about movie ratings decisions. Lewis has a national reputation as an author and historian of the film industry.

OSU theatre arts professor adds personal flair to a celebrated Irish classic

Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:50:59 PDT

Charlotte Headrick of OSU's theatre department is directing the American premier of "Heritage," a classic Irish play written by Nicola McCartney. The play explores the struggles and joys shared by two Irish families settling on the Canadian prairies.

Oregon shows major drop in hunger rate, food insecurity

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:02:52 PDT

Promising new studies led by Mark Edwards, associate professor of sociology at OSU, indicate Oregon is experiencing a drop in its hunger rate, bucking a national trend.

Liberal arts provides a nice complement to other fields of study

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:31:59 PDT

Several OSU graduates discuss the benefits and difficulties of tackling multiple majors, many of which feature liberal arts course work in foreign languages and speech communications.

Ethnic names incite housing discrimination

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:59:49 PDT

A revealing study by William Loges, assistant professor of new media communications and sociology at OSU, shows that an ethnic name may be the deciding factor in denying a person housing.

OSU Chamber Choir prepares for European tour

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:57:28 PDT

Following their stellar performance at the prestigious 60th Music Educators Conference in Salt Lake City, the OSU Chamber Choir is headed for its next gig, a five-concert swing through the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Graduate achieving goal of helping people

Wed, 17 May 2006 14:53:15 PDT

After receiving a Leadership and Social Change award, sociology student Kelly Fawcett is headed for graduate school armed with a scholarship, an impressive resume and a bright outlook for the future.

Tracy Daugherty wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Tue, 11 Apr 2006 00:00:00 PDT

Tracy Daugherty, a noted author and professor of English at Oregon State University, has received a prestigious 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue his writing.

Former OSU President Leads Effort for New Steinway at LaSells Stewart Center

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 00:00:00 PST

A grassroots fund-raising effort to acquire a new Steinway concert grand piano for the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University -led by former OSU President John Byrne and his wife, Shirley - has raised enough money to purchase the top-of-the-line piano.

Paul Evans answers the call

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:33:34 PST

Paul Evans, a 2001 master's degree recipient, has been there to serve, whether it's at the national or community level. Read his story on Page 2 of the February 2006 CLA Newsletter.

Podcasting professor brings technology to philosophy

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 08:48:23 PST

Joseph Orosco, assistant professor of philosophy, is using new technology to expose students and others to the ancient art of truth-seeking through dialogue.

OSU master's student nabs $3.4-million grant

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:19:24 PST

Meghan Barp is no doubt the only graduate student in Oregon State University history to nab a $3.4-million grant while finishing her Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

Oregon Book Award winner decries increasing lack of art education in schools

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:25:17 PST

Art education in Oregon public schools has declined precipitously over the past two decades, a victim in most school districts of budget cuts. Professor Henry Sayre would like to see it rebound.

Lecture series looks at marriage, reproduction and sexuality

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 09:58:10 PST

OSU's Horning Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of History, will offer six presentations between January and May. Eric Vilain of the UCLA School of Medicine makes the first presentation of 2006 on January 19.