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Archive for April, 2009

Campaign for OSU Update!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

News from the OSU Foundation! They write: The Campaign for OSU surpasses half billion milestone! Supporters of Oregon State University have contributed more than $500 million to The Campaign for OSU, keeping the university on track for meeting its goal of raising $625 million by 2011. The campaign, which was publicly launched in 2007, is […]

The Oregon Way

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

On February 11, 2009, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski issued an executive order (link opens as a PDF) creating a new public/private partnership to advance Oregon’s recovery. Peggy Fowler (OSU/College of Science Parent), Catherine Mater (Political Science ’75; M.S., Civil Engineering ’84), and Jim Walls (Wildlife Science ’75) have been appointed to the group which will […]

Save the Date: F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award Lecture

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Date: May 4, 2009 Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Conference Center Welcome: 7:15-7:30 p.m. Introducing Dr. Peter Clark Dr. Sherman H. Bloomer, Dean, College of Science Lecture, Q&A: 7:30-8:30 p.m. About the F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science: A true Renaissance man, Francois A. “Doc” Gilfillan inspired colleagues and students alike. He served […]

Micro-Hydro Project

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Check out this video introducing the first joint JD/MS in water resources science student who is researching the feasibility of generating electricity from low flow springs in the Oregon Cascades. Jennifer’s research is made possible by a gift from Mrs. Esther Rada to the Water Resource Management Research Fund at OSU. The fund is used […]

Committed to a Fault

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Some of us need a direct, physical connection with a subject to look at it through the lens of science. For Ajeet Johnson, an OSU master’s student in Geosciences from Bend, that connection came from rock climbing at Smith Rock and skiing at Mt. Bachelor. Now she locates fault lines and seeks answers to questions […]