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Archive for March, 2008

Physics Prof Praised!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Congratulations to Prof. Corinne Manogue, who was selected as the 2008 winner of the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Excellence in undergraduate Physics Teaching Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an AAPT member in undergraduate physics teaching, in particular her significant work in the highly-regarded Paradigms Program.

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Star Makes Headlines

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Rich Carter is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at OSU. He studies synthetic organic chemistry, publishes like mad, runs a big lab, teaches and oh yes, raises a family. He’s one of those people who, when you meet him, you wonder what the heck you’ve been doing with your life. His latest achievement is his breakthrough […]

Parasites Found on Ducks! Beavers Not Surprised!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Jerri Bartholomew, PhD and professor of microbiology at OSU studies fish parasites. In a study announced today and  published in the International Journal of Parasitology, she identifies nine cases of a newly found species of myxozoa in ducks. It would be unsportsmanlike to say that we’ve always known that ducks are dirty, but we’ll say so […]

Where’d I Put My Keys? The Dog Might Remember.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Associate Professor Tory Hagen studies mitochondria, stress response mechanisms and aging. He’s a biochemist in our Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and is also a member of the Linus Pauling Institute. With colleagues from the University of Toronto, University of California/Berkeley, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and Juvenon, Inc., he has discovered that nutritional supplements successfully […]

Yet Another Coup for Biochemistry and Biophysics

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Congratulations to Kevin Ahern! And great news for all of the students who have the good fortune to work with him… Kevin, a senior instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, received the Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon in November, 2007. “Kevin has touched the minds and souls of thousands of OSU […]

OSAC (aka bugs)

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Oregon State Arthropod Collection lives in Cordley Hall and is part of both the College of Science and the College of Agricultural Science. The curator of the collection is entomologist Chris Marshall, who came to OSU from the Smithsonian and has made great strides to make the collection the largest in the PNW. A […]

OSU Beaver Finds Wolverine!

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

From the Sacramento Bee, this is important news: The researcher, Katie Moriarty, a graduate student at Oregon State University, wasn’t looking for wolverines. She was studying martens, a slender brown weasel fond of old-growth forests, at the Sagehen Creek Field Station between Truckee and Sierraville, just west of Highway 89. The work – part of […]

The Fever

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Mark Hixon is one of OSU’s scientists involved in studies of coral reef ecology. He has also been cited as the leading expert in the Western Hemisphere and third in the world, based on journal publications that were most often cited for their scientific significance. Overall, OSU coral reef research programs ranked sixth in the U.S. and […]