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Archive for July, 2008

Good Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This spring, Dr. Roger Nielsen completed his service as Chair of the Department of Geosciences. Folks here at the Breakthroughs in Science HQ Annex are utterly grateful for his leadership. Roger is the best when it comes to helping us attract funding for science breakthroughs, plus he’s got a great, dry sense of humor–you might […]

David T. Wong named Indiana Living Legend

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

On July 18, 2008, Dr. David T. Wong (’64 Chemistry) was honored as an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society. He is best known for his work discovering Prozac, Strattera and Cymbalta, but here at OSU, we also know him as a 2003 OSU Alumni Fellow. He remains active in the OSU community, […]

OSU GeoClub in Death Valley – Pictures!

Friday, July 25th, 2008

This is part one of a two part entry, come back next week to view part two. All photos can be clicked-on to view a larger version! Stay tuned for more photos next week!

Tom Webb Stops By

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Tom Webb stopped by the Breakthroughs HQ Annex (aka the OSU Foundation) today for a visit. He’s recently “retired” from his career on the chemistry faculty at Auburn University (he kept his office there, so I suspect he’s still making frequent appearances at work). He has maintained his connections at his alma mater, OSU, stopping […]

Because The Previous Post About Our Dean Was a Little Unkind

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

What fun would we be having at Breakthroughs HQ if we couldn’t make fun of the Dean now and then? Sherm took issue with the “venerable” comment, but he couldn’t really defend the “bad fashion” comment, it turns out. Here’s another photo. He says this: “….we’re getting beaten up on the way to Tokyo from […]

Breakthroughs in Science: New York

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The College is sincerely grateful to Dr. Jim Paul (PhD ’71) and Dr. Kala Paul (M ’72 Microbiology) for hosting our second Breakthroughs in Science: Solutions for a Changing World dinner event in New York on June 18. Our New York event was held at Triomphe Restaurant (named by the New York Times as one […]

Haute Couture Hits High Seas

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Sherm (our venerable Dean) has escaped the office and is now at sea on a Japanese ship collecting data. We’re filing this under “General News” because we don’t have a category for “Someone Call The Fashion Police.”


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Why, you ask, is Dr. Staci Simonich, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Toxicology, standing on the rooftop of Peking University during the Olympics, holding a bunch of of white rectangular things? She’s not competing in the emerging “waving white things” segment of the pentathalon. Well, maybe she is. And we think she would bring home […]

Some bug-related news for today

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Today The Oregonian brought us two stories about the work of the OSAC (Oregon State Arthropod Collection). Part 1 features the work of Jim Young, and his work at the Insect ID Clinic: The deliveries to the Insect ID Clinic at Oregon State University arrive with the same question — what is it? And Young, […]

Flat Screen TV’s for EVERYONE!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

This article points up OSU as a pioneer in transparent electronics and touts a partnership among the U.S. government, private industry and university research to enable critical innovations for future display technology. For the non-pioneers among us here’s what wiki has to say about thin films. Flat screen TV’s are clearly the least of it. Beavers, always building stuff.