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Archive for June, 2008

Breakthroughs in Science: Houston

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

A BIG thank-you goes out to College of Science Board Member, Rusty Gorman (Zoology ’73) and Ruth Spence for hosting our Breakthroughs in Science: Solutions for a Changing World event in Houston on May 9. The event, held at The Grove Restaurant in Downtown Houston’s Discovery Green Park, was well attended by College of Science […]

Zayed Prize awarded to Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Valued at $1 Million, the Zayed Prize is the world’s most valuable environmental award: To recognize and promote major pioneering contributions in the field of environment and sustainable development, in accordance with the development philosophy and vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and in support of global initiatives such as the […]

Transparent integrated circuit finds industrial use

Monday, June 16th, 2008

In early 2006, OSU researchers announced that they had created a completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds. Now, reports the Corvallis Gazette Times, that technology has found its first industrial use in solar panels: Silicon-based solar cells — the heavy black panels currently in use — require mechanical devices to pivot them and track […]

Gift Annuity rates set to decrease

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The OSU Foundation has information on their site about the suggested rates on gift annuities decreasing as of July 1, 2008, due to current economic conditions. If a gift annuity is in your giving plans, you can receive higher payments if you complete the gift before this date. Charitable gift annuities are just one of […]

Chief pre-med advisor receives Founders Award

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Congratulations to Chere Pereira, chief pre-med advisor at OSU for 21 years, for her receipt of the Founders Award from the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation. “Chere is an inspiring leader in promoting students’ interest in entering the osteopathic medical field,” said Dr. John Pham, a former OSU student who presented her the award. Here, in […]

2008 Scholarship Dessert

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

On Thursday, May 22, the College of Science honored its exceptional students receiving scholarship awards for the academic year 2008-09 with a dessert and awards ceremony. The event, held in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center’s Cascade Ballroom, was attended by students, their parents, donors and faculty, with opening and closing remarks by Dean Sherman Bloomer. […]