Imaging the Universe – A New Perspective

The drastic changes necessitated by COVID-19 have made it especially challenging to teach courses with hands-on components. However, Oregon State faculty and students have still found ways to make the remote-learning experience valuable, fun and exciting. “The universe is far more than what our eyes can see,” is the hook of one of this term’s […]

Time to Think Creatively

This spring, students will be given the chance to exercise their creativity remotely, via an Ecampus version of Honors Introduction to Fiction Writing with Professor Rob Drummond. The course, which is a new take on the standard face-to-face version of the class, will allow students to experience the fiction writing process electronically with an Honors-twist. […]

Susan Jackson Rodgers Appointed Honors College Interim Associate Dean

Susan Jackson Rodgers, a professor in the School of Writing, Literature and Film, has been named interim associate dean of the Oregon State University Honors College. She will replace Dr. Tara Williams, who has taken a position as dean of the University of Alabama Honors College. Dr. Williams has been the associate dean of the […]

Telling Stories over the Summer

This year, honors students had the unique opportunity to take the Honors College with them over the summer via a new Ecampus colloquium course. Regardless of whether they stayed in Corvallis or went back home, honors students were able to engage with one another and share deeply personal experiences – just as if they had […]

Building a Foundation – Dean Ben Mason Shares His Work, Research

In order to further the academic and personal connections inherent in the Oregon State University experience, the Honors College recently introduced a new series of talks given by faculty about their research and careers. These talks are designed to foster student-faculty connections and share the importance of research in an honors education – regardless of academic […]

Indonesia earthquake study could make Pacific Northwest more safe

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Findings by a team led by an Oregon State University geotechnical engineer are paving the way toward engineering techniques that could keep Pacific Northwest residents more safe during the eventual Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Ben Mason of the OSU College of Engineering led a National Science Foundation-supported team that traveled to Indonesia […]

Honors College Names Bob Mason and Jim Liburdy 2019 Eminent Professors

The Oregon State University Honors College is pleased to recognize its 2019 Eminent Professors, Dr. Bob Mason from the Department of Integrative Biology and Dr. Jim Liburdy from the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Since 2002, Dr. Robert (Bob) Mason has served as chair of biology and since 2014 as associate head, acting […]

The Art of Planetary Motion

“Humans are just not that important,” says Dr. Randall Milstein, NASA Astronomer-in-Residence and instructor of HC 407: Comparative Planetology.     It’s a humbling statement, but one fitting when viewing Earth and humanity from a universal context. That’s exactly what students in the spring section of HC 407: Comparative Planetology will spend 2 hours per […]

Jaga Giebultowicz Named the 2018 Honors College Meehan Eminent Mentor

Following years of outstanding mentorship of honors students, Department of Integrative Biology Professor Jaga Giebultowicz was named the Margaret and Thomas Meehan Honors College Eminent Mentor for 2018. This award recognizes one honors faculty member each year for their mentorship of honors students, particularly through the thesis process. Students and recent alumni can nominate their […]