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Oregon State University launches redesigned web presence

Tue, 18 May 2010 17:21:55 PDT

(image) Oregon State University's home page, receives an average of 1.5 million visitors a month, and starting May 17, those visitors had a whole new way to access all that Oregon State has to offer.

OSU scientists to study whale-deterring sounds

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Scientists from Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute will begin a project in December to test whether a low-power acoustic deterrent device can prevent migrating whales from entering a 500-meter-radius area of the near-shore ocean that may eventually contain wave energy platforms and cables.

OSU College of Business enters new era with gifts, plans for $50M building

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University's College of Business will expand into a $50 million state-of-the-art facility, thanks to a $10-million commitment from Joan and Ken Austin, Jr., of Newberg, Ore., and a $6-million commitment from the late Al Reser, his wife Pat Reser, of Beaverton, Ore., and their family.

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

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) 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."

OSU Business Spotlight - Family Trees

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Once a month, we will be highlighting a nominated Powered by Orange business. This month, Orange Spotlight chose Orchard View Farms in The Dalles, Oregon. Orchard View has been owned by four generations of Beavers for nearly 90 years.

OSU names budget and administrative services leaders to two critical positions

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University has named two financial leaders with deep experience in higher education to play crucial roles in administrative services management and and budget planning, school officials announced today.

Shine a spotlight on businesses that are Powered by Orange

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Do you know a business that is Powered by Orange? If so, here's your chance to shine a spotlight on deserving businesses.

In the Epicenter

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State professor and head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering Scott Ashford is in Chile as a part of a 30-member scientific team that will be studying the effects of the recent earthquake. Ashford will be reporting on his experiences in the Powered by Orange blog.

The return of the big predators

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) As wolves spread across the American West and even into areas of the East Coast, where their official presence has yet to be acknowledged, Ph.D. student Cristina Eisenberg's findings about their place in the ecosystem could help policymakers answer questions about the best way to manage them.

Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically in Pacific Northwest

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage.

New study finds surprisingly high rate of steelhead mortality in estuary

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) A new study by researchers at Oregon State University found that up to nearly half of the ocean-bound juvenile steelhead surveyed in two Oregon river systems appear to have died when they reached the estuaries - before they could reach the ocean.

New genome sequence will aid study of important food, fuel crops

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) A global initiative that includes key scientists from Oregon State University has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties of wheat, oats and barley, as well as switchgrass, a crop of major interest for biofuel production.

Solar research center may spur innovation, industry development in Oregon

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) A newly created signature research center at Oregon State University may give Oregon the potential to become an international leader in solar cell innovation and manufacturing.

Former Oregon State student-athlete reaches out to Haiti

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

(image) Yvenson Bernard, former OSU running back and a native of Haiti, has reached out to former colleagues and friends to gather donations for his home country. Bernard, who plans to travel to Haiti in two weeks and bring donations to the earthquake ravaged country, wrote the following e-mail to request support

Lower income women report more insurance-based discrimination during pregnancy, delivery

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) According to an analysis of statewide data taken from 1998-2001, women in Oregon who made less than $50,000 a year were more than three times likely to report they were discriminated against by health providers because of their insurance status during pregnancy and delivery.

Competitive, trade-friendly nations could best weather volatile crop yields

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) The U.S. is poised to do well, but France would come out on top, according to the study of 21 countries conducted by economists at OSU.

Happy Holidays from University Advancement

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Happy Holidays! Check out University Advancement's stop-motion video card.

Students, faculty and staff sought for Power Up Challenge

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Are you ready for the Power Up Challenge? We're looking for two teams of students, faculty and staff who are interested in challenging themselves to become the healthiest they can be, and who want to inspire others to meet and set realistic physical and mental health goals that will improve their lives.

OSU enrollment jumps more than 8 percent to nearly 22,000

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Underscoring recent public discussions regarding possible Oregon State University enrollment growth over the next 15 years, OSU this fall has enrolled nearly 22,000 students - its largest student body ever, with major growth among graduate and other high-achieving students, students of color and out-of-state students at all levels.

In first major act of academic restructuring, OSU names executive deans

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Oregon State University named four "executive deans" recently to oversee four new academic divisions approved earlier this fall to provide a new organizational framework for OSU's existing 11 colleges.

OSU students prepare for charity rally across Africa

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University sophomores Keegan Warrington and Tate Koenig are preparing to set out on the biggest adventure of their lives. This December, they'll be driving across a quarter of the globe in a 1986 Suzuki Samurai - to raise awareness and donations for three Africa-related charities.

OSU surpasses quarter-billion in research funding

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Oregon State University research efforts attracted more than $252 million in external funding in 2008-09 - a funding record, and one of many areas in which OSU's burgeoning research and scholarship efforts expanded the university's impact on Oregon and the scientific community.

Four New Business Degrees Approved for Oregon State University

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Prospective business students now have more options after the Oregon State Board of Higher Education approved four new bachelor degrees for the College of Business at Oregon State University at its recent meeting. The new degrees are in business information systems, management, finance and marketing.

OSU major participant in initiative to create global ocean observatory system

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A cooperative agreement between the National (image) Science Foundation and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership to support the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which was announced recently in Washington, D.C., will create a global ocean observing network, part of which will operate off the Oregon and Washington coasts.

On the Bright Side: improving solar energy

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Find a problem and solve it. It's the mantra, shared by so many engineers, that Terri Fiez used when she co-founded the solar energy startup Azuray Technologies two years ago. Fiez, a professor and head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State, knew she and her team could use their technical expertise to solve the most difficult problems plaguing the solar energy industry.

Sharing the Bounty: combatting childhood hunger

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Imagine you're a dietitian. What do you do when the state where you live is the third hungriest in the nation? And 18.9 percent of households with children under 18 are at risk for food insecurity, nearly two percentage points above the national average? If you're Anne Hoisington, the answer is outreach.

Family planning: A major environmental emphasis

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 21:53:39 PDT

(image) Some people who are serious about wanting to reduce their "carbon footprint" on the Earth have one choice available to them that may yield a large long-term benefit - have one less child.

Douglas-fir and geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Scientists are comparing annual growth rings of the Pacific Northwest's largest bivalve and its most iconic tree for clues to how living organisms may have responded to changes in climate.

Scientists develop groundbreaking new model for impacts of dams

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Scientists have developed a new system to help policy makers better assess the costs and benefits of building dams - the first system of its kind to use an interdisciplinary approach to simultaneously evaluate the distribution of biophysical, socio-economic and geopolitical impacts of dams, according to one of the study's co-authors.

Research indicates ocean current shutdown may be gradual

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) The findings of a major new study are consistent with gradual changes of current systems in the North Atlantic Ocean, rather than a more sudden shutdown that could lead to rapid climate changes in Europe and elsewhere.

Forest fire prevention vs. carbon sequestration?

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Widely sought efforts to reduce fuels that increase catastrophic fire in Pacific Northwest forests will be counterproductive to another important societal goal of sequestering carbon to help offset global warming, researchers at the OSU College of Forestry conclude in a new report.


Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:34:44 PDT

(image) Oregon State University students in the Baja SAE off-road racing competition roared back in the final event - a four-hour endurance race - to move from fourth place to first, lapped the field and won the national championship for the second time in four years.

Oregon BEST, OSU Team to Help Iraq Engineers Rebuild Their War-Torn Nation Using Green Practices

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) While Oregon's economy remains sluggish and the war in Iraq continues, the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center has helped Oregon State University broker funding for a unique project that could boost business for the state's green building and renewable energy sectors while helping the people of Iraq rebuild their war-ravaged infrastructure.

OSU Scientists Identify Endangered Right Whales Where They Were Presumed Extinct

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) A team of scientists from OSOU and NOAA has documented the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales.

INTO OSU on Target to Meet Goals

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Some nine months after Oregon State signed an agreement to team with INTO University Partnerships on an initiative to recruit international students to the university, the fruits of many thousands of hours of labor is beginning to pay off.

Modelers Explore Future States of the Planet

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) You can't just walk into the data center in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences . The sign on the door says you need a pass card. There should be another sign too: Caution, planetary experiments in progress.

Scientists Return to Erupting Undersea Volcano; Find Massive Cone, New Species

Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Scientists who have just returned from studying an erupting undersea volcano near the Island of Guam report that the volcano appears to be continuously active, has grown considerably in size during the past three years and its activity supports a unique biological community that is thriving despite the eruptions.

Advertising during a Recession May Yield Increased Earnings Later

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Firms that are able to increase advertising during recessions are likely to have stronger future earnings, according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University and Western Oregon University.

Benny on the Move!

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Add your photos to Benny's gallery - Pick up a Benny cutout from any participating business, or download a version online. Then take Benny to your work, on vacation or to your favorite spots around Portland and snap a photo. Then, upload to Flickr!

Airborne Disease Holds Potential for Unexpected, Accelerated Spread

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Both plant and human diseases that can travel with the wind have the potential to spread far more rapidly than has been understood, according to a new study, in findings that pose serious concerns not only for some human diseases but also a new fungus that threatens global wheat production.

Stage the Wave - and Win Cool Stuff!

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

There's still time to enter the College Colors Fridays Stage the Wave Video Contest! Winners receive CCF gear from their favorite institution and a FlipMinoHD video camera. (image)

Kingdom of the Blue Whale

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) The National Geographic Channel documentary "Kingdom of the Blue Whale," which features OSU professor Bruce Mate and his research, was the channel's highest-rated nature special - ever. Check out the micro-site, and some great video of Mate and the whales.

Oregon BEST Facilitates $1.6 Million Investment in Green Building Research

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

(image) The Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center has facilitated a $1.6 million investment in green building research at two Oregon universities, offering Oregon's green building businesses access to advanced research tools, expertise and better-trained employees.

OSU Press Shares in $1-million Grant for Indigenous Studies Series

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) OSU Press is part of a four-member partnership sharing in a new $1-million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will establish a collaborative publishing program focused on Indigenous studies.

Climate Change Gets Personal

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Forget Cancun or Miami. Last winter break, a group of Oregon State University students didn't seek out the sun and sand. Instead, they enthusiastically set off for the coldest place on earth.

OSU Hires Texas A&M Entomologist to Study Honeybee Health

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Recognizing the vital role honeybees serve as pollinators of many regional crops, Oregon State Beekeepers Association, Central Oregon Seeds, and other stakeholders are building an apiculture research fund at OSU.

Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically in Pacific Northwest

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage.

OSU Lands $5 Million Grant from Moore Foundation to Study Microbes in Hypoxia Zones

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) Oregon State University researchers have received a major grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to compare microbial abundance, diversity and activity in hypoxic waters off the coasts of Oregon and central Chile.

OSU Extension Service Helps People Find Help in Hard Times

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) OSU Extension Service has compiled information to help people find the help they need during these tough times.

OSU conservation geneticist has key role in documentary on whales

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) A film whose cast includes an Oregon State University researcher has won one of moviemaking's most coveted honors: the Critics' Choice Movie Award for best documentary feature of 2009. Winners will be announced on Jan. 15.

OSU's Jane Lubchenco Chosen by Barack Obama to Head NOAA

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished Professor of (image) Zoology and Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology, was chosen by Barack Obama to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "I am confident she will provide passionate and dedicated leadership at NOAA," Obama stated.

OSU conservation geneticist has key role in documentary on whales

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

(image) A film whose cast includes an Oregon State University researcher has won one of moviemaking's most coveted honors: the Critics' Choice Movie Award for best documentary feature of 2009.

OSU Helps Turn Cancer Cell Bodyguard Into Killer

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) If you're a cancer cell, you want a protein called Bcl-2 on your side because it decides if you live or die. It's usually a trusted bodyguard, protecting cancer cells from programmed death and allowing them to grow and form tumors. But sometimes it turns into their assassin.

An OSU Student Braves the Antarctic

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) This winter, Ph.D. student Logan Mitchell will spend two months working at the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide research station in Antarctica, as a member of an NSF-funded project that aims to collect a 3.5 kilometer-long ice core. The blog "Transmissions from the Ice Sheet" is a chronicle of his journey.

OSU's Inderbitzin Named Volunteer of the Year; Continues Work in Correctional Facilities

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:19:24 PST

(image) Michelle Inderbitzin, an associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University whose pioneering work in the Oregon prison system continues to expand, has been named the Ruby Isom Volunteer of the Year by the Oregon Criminal Justice Association.

Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Public Health Association

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) OSU professor Marie Harvey has been given the 2008 Carl S. Shultz Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement from the American Public Health Association's Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section.

New Study: Salmon Smolt Survival Similar in the Columbia and Fraser Rivers

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) A new study by researchers in Oregon and British Columbia has found that survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead during their migration to the sea through two large Northwest rivers - the Columbia and the Fraser - is remarkably similar despite one major difference.

New Study Links Shift in Diet of Bald Eagles to Sea Otter Decline

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 09:21:31 PDT

(image) The decline of sea otters along Alaska's Aleutian Islands has forced a change in the diet of a terrestrial predator - the bald eagle - and demonstrates far-ranging impacts when there is a population shift in a keystone species like the sea otter.

OSU Archaeologist to Investigate First West Coast Humans with $1-Million Ggift

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:04:27 PDT

(image) The work of a pioneering Oregon State University archaeologist has attracted a $1-million gift to investigate the first human populations in the Pacific Northwest, coastal California and Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

Successful Ocean Test Advances Wave Energy Research

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:36:45 PDT

(image) The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by OSU and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization.

Ice Core Studies Confirm Accuracy of Climate Models

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:45:37 PDT

(image) An analysis of the global carbon cycle and climate for a 70,000-year period in the most recent Ice Age shows a remarkable correlation between carbon dioxide levels and surprisingly abrupt changes in climate.

Researchers Find Oldest Gecko Fossil Ever Discovered

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Scientists from OSU and the Natural History Museum in London have announced the discovery of the oldest known fossil of a gecko, with body parts that are forever preserved in life-like form after 100 million years of being entombed in amber.

OSU, PSU, UO Launch 'College Colors Fridays'

Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:32:46 PDT

(image) Every Friday, students, alumni and fans all over Oregon and across the country are wearing the colors of their favorite school. It's been an informal practice for years - but now, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University are encouraging you to make College Colors Fridays a statewide tradition.

OSU Recognized as One of America's Top 25 'Green Colleges' and Universities

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:38:14 PDT

(image) Oregon State University's leadership in environmentally responsible practices has earned it a spot in the Kaplan College Guide 2009's list of America's top 25 "green colleges," officials with the popular annual publication have announced.

Study of Loggerhead Turtles Suggests Holistic Look at Issue of Bycatch

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:37:53 PDT

(image) Efforts to reduce the number of loggerhead turtles killed as bycatch by commercial fisheries should focus on protecting those with the highest "reproductive values," according to Selina Heppell, an associate professor of fisheries and wildlife at Oregon State University.

OSU Launches International Student Initiative

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:36:26 PDT

(image) Oregon State University is launching a new initiative to increase its international student enrollment that will broaden the campus experience for all students and rebuild a segment of its student body that has decreased significantly in the post-9/11 era.

Loss of Wolves Causes Major Ecosystem Disruption at Olympic National Park

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Olympic National Park was created in 1938, in part "to preserve the finest sample of primeval forests in the entire United States" - but a new study at OSU suggests that this preservation goal has failed, as a result of the elimination of wolves and subsequent domination of the temperate rainforests by herds of browsing elk.

Sustainable Supply Chains

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Recycling isn't just for consumers. Manufacturers are finding competitive advantages in what is known as "end-of-life product management," says OSU business professor Zhaohui Wu.

Hot Cars

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) Designing and building a solar-powered car fit to take on the North American Solar Challenge took OSU Solar Vehicle Team captains Kathy Van Wormer and Hai-Yue Han three years of work and $50,000. Follow their progress through the longest solar car race in the world.

Efforts of OSU, Corps of Engineers to Relocate Terns Beginning to See Success

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:02:30 PDT

(image) A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian terns in the world - and to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River - is finding early success.

OSU Professor Works to Improve Information System at Olympics

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) OSU computer science professor Carlos Jensen will be participating in the Beijing Olympics this summer. Jensen will be doing research to make it easier for the 4,500 TV and radio commentators who broadcast live from the Olympics to more accurately access data about the athletes and events while on the air.

Scientists Say Caution Prudent, as 200 Countries Agree on Ocean Fertilization Moratorium

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) The recent agreement by nearly 200 countries to halt plans for fertilizing the world's oceans to combat global warming is prudent until more research is done, say scientists from Oregon State University who have conducted experiments with the technique.

A $12 Million Grand Opening for Veterinary Medicine

Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) On May 3, OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine cut the ribbon on $12 million in new large animal and diagnostic imaging facilities.

OSU Honors Two Faculty Members With 'Distinguished Professor' Titles

Thu, 15 May 2008 17:19:45 PDT

(image) (image) Two Oregon State University faculty members are being awarded the title of "distinguished professor" - the highest honor that faculty can receive at OSU - for scholarship and academic achievement that for one has been marked by acclaimed, award-winning writing and the other, by globally recognized work in biotechnology.

Carrington Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) James Carrington, a professor of botany and plant pathology at Oregon State University and a pioneer in the study of "small RNA" in genetic regulation, today was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Tory Hagen Named to New Jamieson Chair in Healthspan Research

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:19:29 PDT

(image) Tory Hagen, a researcher at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute, will become the holder of the new Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Chair in Healthspan Research at a special celebration on Tuesday, April 22.

Expedition to the Edge

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) A love of bugs led Chris Marshall to take a white-knuckle flight into a remote South American rainforest. With an eye on cataloging the diversity of these rich ecosystems before they vanish, the curator of OSU's 3-million-specimen arthropod collection returned with species never seen by scientists.

OSU's Saori Haruguchi Reaches the Olympics

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:05:05 PDT

(image) Saori Haruguchi won her spot on the Japanese Olympic swim team by winning the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:38.94 at the Japanese Olympic trials on April 15.

Latest Earthquake Swarm off Coast Puzzles Scientists

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:39:32 PDT

(image) Scientists at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center have recorded more than 600 earthquakes in the last 10 days off the central Oregon coast in an area not typically known for a high degree of seismic activity.

OSU Researcher Documents Rare Wolverine in California

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:42:22 PDT

(image) An OSU researcher has documented sighting a rare wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest, the first confirmed sighting of the animal in nearly 75 years.

Oregon State University's Campaign Surpasses $400 Million

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:40:14 PDT

(image) Supporters of Oregon State University have contributed more than $400 million to The Campaign for OSU, the university's first-ever comprehensive campaign.

Passion for Research and Learning Drives Tari Tan to All-USA College Team

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:50:32 PDT

(image) Tari Tan, a senior in biochemistry and biophysics in the Honors College, was given USA Today's second team award in the 19th annual All-USA College Academic Team program.

OSU Has $1.5-Billion 'Economic Footprint' Across Oregon

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:15:32 PST

(image) By almost every measure, Oregon State University has charted significant growth as a research university in recent years. But a new study offers perhaps the most dramatic evidence of OSU's impact: The university's "economic footprint" is now $1.5 billion - 50 percent higher than it was just a decade ago.

Sixty Years of Valentines: The Story of Linus and Ava Helen Pauling

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) Linus and Ava Helen Pauling's romance lasted nearly six decades, and was documented by endless love letters throughout their lives together. The letters are among more than 500,000 items in the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, part of the Special Collections at the Oregon State University Valley Library.

Pollution's Long Commute

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

(image) No matter how high you climb up the mountains or how far north you travel into the Arctic, no matter how remote you find yourself, you will find some of the world's most toxic chemicals in concentrations that threaten fish and humans. Founder Boosts OSU Social Entrepreneurship Program

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:42:20 PST

Randy Conrads, founder of one of the Internet's most popular sites, and his wife, Sharon, have given Oregon State University $120,000 to expand the Social Entrepreneurship Program offered through the College of Business.

SMILE Program at OSU Awarded Grant for Pre-College Engineering

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:41:42 PST

The Oregon University System announced recently that the Engineering & Technology Industry Council (ETIC) awarded The SMILE Program at Oregon State University a $73,500 Pre-College Grant for "Engineering the Future: Youth Engagement in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, & Math)."

Wave Tests Measure Forces of Hurricane Flooding

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:40:00 PST

It's flood season in the Pacific Northwest, and one house is being particularly hard-hit. Large waves are lapping at its door, over and over again. This modest wood-frame structure, however, is at the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University, only about three feet high and can be rebuilt after it collapses, time after time.

Study Shows Drug Effective in Treating, Preventing Breast Cancer

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:54:43 PST

(image) A new study of an estrogen-derived drug shows promise as a treatment for breast cancer and breast cancer metastases to bone. The study, which was done in mice, appears on the cover of the November issue of Cancer Research. Urszula Iwaniec, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at OSU, is the one of the authors of the study, along with OSU professor Russell Turner and researchers from the Mayo Clinic.

Discovery to Impact: 2007 President's Report

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:31:40 PST

(image) Eda Davis-Butts directs one of the nation's most successful science and math education initiatives, the SMILE Program at OSU. Tammy Bray salts her work as a dean with research on diabetes and prostate cancer. Jim Carrington is one of the leaders in a field of biology that didn't even exist when he graduated in 1986. Read their stories and more in Discovery to Impact, the 2007 OSU President's Report.

OSU Recognized for Coral Reef Research

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:22:12 PDT

(image) The chilly coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest are quite a distance from the closest tropical coral reef, but Oregon State University research programs on these threatened ecosystems have been recognized as among the best in both the United States and the world.

OSU MBA Program Ranked Among Top 100 by Aspen Institute

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:20:02 PDT

(image) Oregon State University's Master of Business Administration program is among the top 100 in the world, according to the Aspen Institute's 2007-2008 edition of "Beyond Grey Pinstripes," which ranks business schools based on proven integration of social and environmental issues into the curriculum.

Salmonid Hatcheries Cause "Stunning" Loss of Reproductive Ability

Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:04:40 PDT

(image) The rearing of steelhead trout in hatcheries causes a dramatic and unexpectedly fast drop in their ability to reproduce in the wild, a new Oregon State University study shows, and raises serious questions about the wisdom of historic hatchery practices.

Trip to "Lost World" brings insect discoveries to OSU

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:33:01 PDT

(image) You know you're in a pretty remote area when the only people who ever tried to survey it on foot died of malaria. The rivers are filled with deadly electric eels and crocodile stew is a staple dinner dish. Never-before-discovered animal species are, well, all over the place.

OSU conservation biology program ranked best in nation

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:53:03 PDT

(image) Conservation biology research at OSU has been ranked as the best of 315 such programs in the United States and Canada. The rankings, done for the first time by the journal Conservation Biology, point out that OSU had the second highest number of publications, the greatest number of "citations" that reflect the scientific significance of a publication, and the number one overall ranking.

New system could address air traffic crisis

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:48:45 PDT

(image) OSU engineers and NASA have developed a new approach to air traffic control that might reduce congestion in crowded airways by 50-60 percent. The technology could help save billions of dollars each year in lost revenue caused by hundreds of thousands of delayed flights.

A risky recipe: sports, bones and hormones

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:53:13 PDT

(image) It's known as the "female athlete triad," sports, bones and hormones. From the Winter Olympics to OSU's Biomechanics Laboratory, Melinda Manore and her students see what happens when the stress of athletics raises the stakes for a woman's health.

Alumnus pledges $1.7 million to support students and programs

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:37:21 PDT

(image) Patrick and Vicki Stone have made a $1.7 million commitment to support a variety of programs at OSU, with a special focus on creating new opportunities for high-achieving students. Patrick Stone, a 1974 graduate of OSU's College of Liberal Arts, is the former president and CEO of Fidelity National Information Solutions.

Deadly rip currents are hard to predict

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:44:03 PDT

(image) Strong "rip currents" have been blamed for several incidents along the Oregon coast recently, including the disappearance of a teenager swimming near Cannon Beach. Experts say these rip currents are more common than rare, and can at times be deadly.

OSU takes interdisciplinary approach to climate research

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:40:13 PDT

(image) Oceanographers, foresters, biologists - and even philosophers and anthropologists - are among the OSU researchers exploring key questions related to climate change. For a university-wide workshop in mid-June, 125 OSU faculty contributed to a breadth of approaches, findings and ideas for forging interdisciplinary collaborations.