The Collapse of Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Flash Panel

On February 1st, 2019 President Trump and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced that the U.S. would begin pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. In an effort to understand what this means, the College of Liberal Arts and the School of History, Philosophy and Religion organized a flash panel. The panel was held […]

Exploring SCARC: Lavoisier’s Traité élémentaire de chimie

by Kelsey Kennedy   Oregon State’s Valley Library is home to many resources, including the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC). There, students (and the curious-at-large) can find archives covering the university’s history, as well as a number of rare books, many of which are notable in the history of science. The two volumes […]

Historians and scientists look back at Linus Pauling

Long-time OSU historians Mina Carson and Mary Jo Nye (emerita) contributed to a fascinating OPB documentary on chemist and activist Linus Pauling.  It includes substantial discussion of the science, the political controversies, and his partnership with Ava Helen Pauling.