To: Oregon State University Community
From: Sabah Randhawa, Provost and Executive Vice President
Subject: 2012 Spring Recognition Events
OSU takes pride in its many outstanding programs, the interdisciplinary collaboration of our faculty, and the university’s historic strengths in forestry, agriculture and engineering now being joined by emerging programs such as nanotechnology, computational genomics and healthy aging. We take pride in the enormous impact that all of these programs make to help the people of Oregon, the nation and the world – now estimated to be more than $2 billion a year.
Please join me in celebrating the excellence created by our faculty and students by attending the Spring Recognition Events listed below.
Tuesday, May 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., we’ll honor the OSU authors and editors who published books in 2011, with readings and discussions. This event will take place in the second floor rotunda of The Valley Library. OSU faculty members publish, on average, 30 books every year, a tremendous creative accomplishment. You can see a full display of their work in the library lobby during the entire month of May.
Wednesday, May 9, we will recognize our 2012 Distinguished Professors – the highest academic honor that OSU can bestow. The 2012 Distinguished Professors are Dr. Andrew Blaustein, professor of Zoology and Director of the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program; and Stephen Giovannoni, a professor and Pernot Endowed Chair of Microbiology. Each will present a lecture to the campus community in the Willamette Room of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Dr. Giovannoni at 10:30 a.m., and Dr. Blaustein at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21, celebrate our outstanding students from across campus at the All University Student Recognition and Awards Event taking place in the Memorial Union Lounge and Ballroom. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., gather in the MU Main Lounge for a pre-program reception, followed by a Formal Dessert Reception and Award Ceremony from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the MU Ballroom. A formal invitation with request for online RSVP will be sent out at a later time.
Thursday, May 31, we will be celebrating OSU’s undergraduate researchers, who engage in discovery and creative expression above and beyond their classroom assignments. Undergraduates from all disciplines will present their current and recent projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches and interests at Oregon State. These are the leading scientists and scholars of the future. Join us in the Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view their accomplishments.
To learn more about any of these events, visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/recognizing-excellence