Oregon State receives grant to reduce university food waste

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program has awarded Oregon State University with a $27,372 grant to help the university reduce food waste by 10 percent at its Corvallis campus.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program has awarded Oregon State University with a $27,372 grant to help the university reduce food waste by 10 percent at its Corvallis campus.

After a wildfire, attitudes about recovery vary with sense of place and beliefs about fire ecology

How people who live close to burned forests feel about landscape recovery — whether they sense overwhelming loss or see positive signs in the growth of new vegetation — depends largely on their attachment to the area and on their appreciation for the ecological role of fire.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — How people who live close to burned forests feel about landscape recovery — whether they sense overwhelming loss or see positive signs in the growth of new vegetation — depends largely on their attachment to the area and on their appreciation for the ecological role of fire. 

Oregon State University librarian is honored with national award

Natalia Fernández, curator and archivist at Oregon State University Libraries and Press, was named a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award from the American Library Association. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to garner this national honor. She is also the first librarian from Oregon to earn the award.

OSU ember research: Smaller branches pack the fastest, biggest fire-spreading punch

As the West tallies the damages from the 2017 wildfire season, researchers at Oregon State University are trying to learn more about how embers form and about the blaze-starting potential they carry.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As the West tallies the damages from the 2017 wildfire season, researchers at Oregon State University are trying to learn more about how embers form and about the blaze-starting potential they carry.

NASA looks for citizen scientists to collect snowpack depth measurements

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking for snowshoers, backcountry skiers and snow-machine users in the Pacific Northwest to gather data to use in computer modeling for snow-water equivalent, or SWE.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking for snowshoers, backcountry skiers and snow-machine users in the Pacific Northwest to gather data to use in computer modeling for snow-water equivalent, or SWE.

Birth outcomes improve after implementation of coordinated care organizations, study finds

Oregon women on Medicaid were more than 10 percent less likely to have babies with low birthweight or abnormal conditions following the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon women on Medicaid were more than 10 percent less likely to have babies with low birthweight or abnormal conditions following the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

College of Veterinary Medicine resumes normal operations following EHV-1 case

Three weeks after diagnosing a horse with a form of equine herpes virus and suspending all elective surgical and medical services for horses and camelids, the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that it is resuming normal operations.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three weeks after diagnosing a horse with a form of equine herpes virus and suspending all elective surgical and medical services for horses and camelids, the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that it is resuming normal operations.

With ‘material robotics,’ intelligent products won’t even look like robots

Robots as inconspicuous as they are ubiquitous represent the vision of researchers in the new and burgeoning field of material robotics.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Robots as inconspicuous as they are ubiquitous represent the vision of researchers in the new and burgeoning field of material robotics.

In an invited perspective paper published today in Science Robotics, Oregon State University researcher Yiğit Mengüç and three co-authors argue against looking at robotics as a “dichotomy of brain versus body.”

U.S. social policies helped keep child poverty rates from climbing during Great Recession

Social policies enacted in the United States during the Great Recession appear to have kept child poverty rates stable during a critical period when such programs were most needed because of a struggling economy, an Oregon State University researcher has found in a new study.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Social policies enacted in the United States during the Great Recession appear to have kept child poverty rates stable during a critical period when such programs were most needed because of a struggling economy, an Oregon State University researcher has found in a new study.

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announces building names decision

Oregon State University President Ed Ray today announced his decision to rename three buildings on OSU’s Corvallis campus while retaining the names of two other buildings.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Ed Ray today announced his decision to rename three buildings on OSU’s Corvallis campus while retaining the names of two other buildings.

The names of the Arnold Dining Center and Gill Coliseum will not change. Ray said that the university will undertake a process in winter 2018 that engages the entire OSU community to recommend to him:

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