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OSU Libraries Resident Scholar Lecture: Leah Aronowsky

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The OSU Libraries’ first Resident Scholar lecture for 2017-18 has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th at 2:00pm, to be held in the Willamette East seminar room on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. Our speaker will be Leah Aronowsky, a doctoral candidate in the history of science at Harvard University. Her presentation is […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Move Out is coming. Here’s how you can make it a success.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Last year the Res Hall Move Out Donation Drive diverted 23,000 pounds of material from landfills and donated to non-profits during move out. This year, for the first time, OSU will work both on-campus and in the Corvallis community to divert even more materials! Your help is needed on this effort to improve our neighborhoods, […]

2040 Thriving Communities: REPORT OUT

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Some Oregon State groups participated in listening sessions regarding Benton County 2040, and now it is time to share from results from those responses. The Benton County 2040 Thriving Communities Council is hosting five events in May to share nearly 9,000 responses from more than 3,400 people over the past few months. The 2040 Council’s […]

Summer Job Opportunity: Pedal Corvallis Bikeshare

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Another update about Pedal Corvallis: They are hiring! Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments is looking for two Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassadors! Some background: The OCWCOG and its partners launched a community bikeshare program, called Pedal Corvallis, in June 2016, and partnered with Oregon State University (OSU) on an expansion to campus in April 2017. The program […]

Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

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