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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Summer Research Internship for Undergraduates in Plant Sciences

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Ernest (College of Science ’50 and ’52) and Pauline (College of Science ’50) Jaworski of St. Louis, MO put in place a grant for summer internships almost 10 years ago. They have since endowed the account, guaranteeing this support for perpetuity.  Terra featured a story on scholarships in the Winter 2008 article, and gave us a glimpse […]

Tell the truth: You wonder what ONAMI is and why you should care

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

A recent article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times about Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) explains why the support of higher education is so key to the economic health of Oregon in the global market: Oregon needs to start ramping up its support of higher education, or else the state will be unable to compete in the global marketplace. That’s […]

John E. Smith and Willetta M. Smith Fellowship in Geosciences

Monday, February 4th, 2008

 John and Willetta, each holding their daughter, Joan. Having just gotten the blog up and running, we’re backlogged on announcements of some of the fantastic gifts that have been made to the College of Science during the Campaign for OSU. Joan and Chuck McDougald of Corvallis made a commitment in honor of Joan’s parents, John E. […]

Quantum Leaps in Physics

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

 The Physics Department is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year. At right, a photo, taken sometime in 1928, of Professor Jordan (left), who built the first radio transmitter, KFDJ, 5 watts. Dr. Weniger (right) founded the department in 1908. Also, chair and professor emeritus, Ken Krane, has been selected by the Honors College as 2008’s Eminent Professor. In […]