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Archive for February, 2008

Victory Over Tree Fungus

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Major Research Effort Saves Prized Oregon Tree  


Friday, February 29th, 2008

With all due respect to the other Janes on campus, at OSU when you say “Jane”, it can only mean one person: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distringuished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University. Jane was recently a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Map Reveals Extensive Damage to […]

1.5 Billion Reasons to Cheer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

OSU Has $1.5-Billion ‘Economic Footprint’ Across Oregon A new publication outlines OSU’s impact on Oregon’s economy. And it explains these pears.

No Brain Drain Here, Folks

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Another news-flash from the GT: Corvallis Ranked Among Smartest Spots in Nation The study found 93.32 percent of Corvallis residents had graduated from high school and 47.65 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. It also found that 5.62 percent of Corvallis residents have a Ph.D. and 1.95 percent have a professional degree, required for […]

Beaver Nation, Wa-hooo!!

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Tari Tan, one of our very best and brightest, was named a member of the All-USA College All-Stars this week. Tari is a biochemistry/biophysics student. We are veeeery proud of her.  Go Beavs!

Pauling Set Bar for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Here’s an article from today’s Gazette-Times. We could all learn a few things from Linus Pauling. The Chemistry Of Love The new Linus Pauling Science Center will house the Linus Pauling Institute as well as life sciences labs and classrooms, including a cutting-edge auditorium. These new spaces are much different than the ones Dr. Pauling […]

Terra: A World of Research and Creativity at OSU

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

At the right of this page, you’ll see a few hotlinks to sites that might also be of interest, including Terra, OSU’s research magazine. It’s excellent.  One of the features of the Winter 2008 issue cites new funding from Oregon SeaGrant to support OSU scientists in the Departments of Zoology and Geoscience, who have documented a slow but steady takeover of […]

Today’s Oregonian

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Dr. Anne Nolin’s research is featured today on the front cover of The Oregonian.

At risk snow

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Dr. Anne Nolin studies “at risk snow” as a member of our Climate Change Group in Geosciences Department. The department was ranked 6th in the country this year.  She is one of the scientists in the IPCC to share in the Nobel Peace Prize this year. “I chose to study snow because it is an […]

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Summer Research Internship for Undergraduates in Plant Sciences

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Ernest (College of Science ’50 and ’52) and Pauline (College of Science ’50) Jaworski of St. Louis, MO put in place a grant for summer internships almost 10 years ago. They have since endowed the account, guaranteeing this support for perpetuity.  Terra featured a story on scholarships in the Winter 2008 article, and gave us a glimpse […]