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Archive for February, 2013

2013 College of Science Winter Awards Day

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The inaugural College of Science Winter Awards Day was held on Wednesday, February 27th at LaSells Stewart Center.  The three major awards that were given that night are as follows: Gladys Valley Award for Exemplary Administrative Support Cindra Fisher, Microbiology Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award Lanelle Connolly, Biochemistry and Biophysics Arts and Science Business Center […]

Dr. Joe Beckman Honored by OSU as a Distinguished Professor

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Dr. Joe Beckman is a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics department as well as the Ava Helen Pauling Chair in the Linus Pauling Institute.  Oregon State University has honored him by naming him a Distinguished Professor along with College of Engineering, Thomas Dietterich. To read more about his recent accomplishment, visit LIFE@OSU.    

Roundworms From the Primordial Ooze

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Astrobiology Magazine discusses OSU professor of zoology, George Poinar’s book, The Evolutionary History of Nematodes in the latest addition. Outlining the history and evolution of the nematode, or more commonly known as roundworms, Dr. Poinar’s book discusses how they play a key role in soil biology and help support much of the planet and animal […]

A war without end – with Earth’s carbon cycle held in the balance

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

By David Stauth, Oregon State University News and Communication CORVALLIS, Ore. – The greatest battle in Earth’s history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years – it isn’t over yet – and until now no one knew it existed, scientists reported today in the journal Nature. In one corner is SAR11, a […]

Blaustein discusses amphibian decline

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

McKinley Smith of The Daily Barometer reports on the Science Pub featuring Dr. Andrew Blaustein.  Read her story online here.  

Science Pub: Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Tonight’s Science Pub presenter will be Distinguished Professor, Dr. Andrew Blaustein. Extinction in Our Time: Why should we care if frogs disappear? With dramatic population declines and extinctions worldwide, amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders and newts) are among the most threatened animals on the planet. Habitat loss, climate change, disease and pollution have well-documented impacts. “Amphibians […]

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award – Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Dr. Jane Lubchenco was honored with the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology.  The foundation has recognized her work that has laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. The jury described Dr. Lubchenco as being “a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of […]

Worldwide amphibian extinctions discussed at Science Pub

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

This story is available online: http://bit.ly/14Pky0w CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amphibians such as frogs, salamanders and newts are declining around the world.  Oregon State University zoologist Andrew Blaustein will discuss what these extinctions mean for ecosystems and for people during a talk at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Feb. 11. Amphibians are among the most […]