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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 […]

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 […]

Breaking the Tyranny of the Textbook

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Here is the rabbit-warren to be renovated in Weniger Hall…and the cutting-edge classroom that will be created to carry out the “Paradigms In Physics” program for first-and second-year students in Physics at OSU. Here’s a bit of background from Corinne Minogue and Dedra Demaree, the visionaries in charge: The experience of being an upper-level undergraduate […]