National Science Foundation will support Rocks and Reactors Project

Linda M. Richards, Ph.D. student in History of Science at Oregon State University, has been awarded a prestigious dissertation improvement grant from the National Science Foundation.  She weathered the storm of a tough selection process and now is ready to take her research project on the road–literally.  She’ll be traveling by bus (!) to multiple […]

Pauling Collections Inspire Research on Nuclear History

The Oregon State University research magazine Terra carries an article by undergraduate student Ingrid Ockert, discussing the research of one of our advanced doctoral students, Linda Richards. “Nothing could have prepared Linda Richards for her visit to the Navajo Nation in 1986. The landscape was littered with piles of uranium debris. Signs warning of radioactive […]

Finley challenges the science of Maximum Sustainable Yield

Congratulations to Carmel Finley, who has published a new book that calls into question one of the longest standing concepts in fisheries and marine science.  The book, All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management (Chicago, 2011), is the first sustained historical treatment of MSY in the United […]