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Archive for July, 2017

Hiring: Benton County Climate Action Intern

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Are you interested in climate change policies and sustainability? Benton County is hiring a Climate Action Intern! This is a funded, part-time internship that will begin in September and run approximately through December. There is a lot of County momentum and initiatives addressing carbon reduction, resource efficiency, and climate adaptation. They are looking for a […]

Rain Forest Conservation and Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Golden Conure. (Photo: David Ellis) Last week, Nick Houtman wrote an article about the correlation between forest habitat loss and the increased risk of wildlife extinction. Matthew Betts, a College of Forestry professor at Oregon State University, and Christopher Wolf, an OSU Ph.D student in forest ecosystems and statistics, were two of the eight co-authors […]

SSI Professional Development Grant Recipient: Kendall Conroy

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Recipient of the SSI Professional Development Grant, Kendall Conroy, has been conducting a parallel research on engineered wood products. In collaboration with Dr. Mariapaloa, Dr. Chris Knowles from Oregon State she also worked with Dr. Manja Kuzman from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She recently attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada to present on this research. This […]

OSU shatters goal by collecting almost 36,000 pounds during Move Out Donation Drive

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Official results are in: OSU residents donated nearly 36,000 pounds  – 18 tons – during this year’s Residence Hall Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 15,502 pounds of housewares 4,119 pounds of food, toiletries and school supplies 8,191 pounds of clothing, linens and shoes 7,864 pounds of loft kit wood That’s a total of […]

Oregon State staff address “Wicked Problems”.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Oregon State Scholars publish a new book, “New Strategies for Wicked Problems: Science and Solutions in the 21st Century”, a look into current problems that our society confronts on social, economic, political and environmental topics. This book is a series of articles that addresses these issues and proposes an assortment of problem-solving methodologies to confront […]

PAC-12 Sustainability Conference

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Last Monday, three members of the Sustainability Office and two student athletes who are a part of the Beaver Athletics Sustainability Team (BAST), represented Oregon State University at the PAC-12 Sustainability Conference in Sacramento, CA. This conference focused on incorporating sustainability practices into the PAC-12 athletic programs. There were about 150 attendees who represented the […]

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