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BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award – Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Dr. Jane Lubchenco was honored with the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology.  The foundation has recognized her work that has laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. The jury described Dr. Lubchenco as being “a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of [...]

Dr. Indira Rajagopal named UHC eminent professor

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Senior instructor in biology, biochemistry and biophysics, Indira Rajagopal was named as an UHC Eminent Professors for 2013 by the University Honors College. Congratulations Dr. Rajagopal! Read the full story at Life@OSU.

Beyond the Surf

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Marine Biology student, Ariana Snow shares her experience studying conservation and preservation of island coral reefs at the well-known Bonaire station of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).  Her experience on the Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela as strengthened her passion for Marine Science. Read her Powered by Orange story here.  

The Power of Estrogen: Male Snakes Attract Other Males

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Science Daily A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest snake in the neighborhood — attracting dozens of other males eager to mate. Read more

Epitaph for a Coral Reef

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

For OSU coral reef scientist Mark Hixon, climate change is personal. He studied a tropical reef for a decade, and the results of his work stunned and inspired him. In a new book, Thoreau’s Legacy, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Books, Hixon describes the calamity that struck in 1998. His is [...]

Biology student to return to Afghanistan for health survey

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Here’s a story from The Oregonian about OSU student Mohammed Farhad who is studying for his biology degree: Farhad wanted to go to college in the U.S. Ultimately, he said, he wanted to become a doctor, return to Afghanistan and help people who had no access to medical treatment. … In September, Farhad began his [...]