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OSU’s 13th president leaves legacy of university expansion and success


Paul Risser, the 13th president of Oregon State University from 1996 to late 2002, died Thursday in Norman, Oklahoma. He was 74. He was president through a period of enrollment growth, new facilities, expanded fund raising, renewed athletic success and the creation of the OSU-Cascades Campus.


Video games could provide venue for exploring sustainability concepts


Could playing video games help people understand and address global sustainability issues such as pollution, drought or climate change? At least two researchers believe so, outlining their argument in a concept paper published in the journal “First Monday.”


Oregon honeybee losses continue at economically unsustainable rate, OSU survey finds


More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers.


Research may yield new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant TB


Scientists in the United States and India have successfully modified the precursor to one of the drugs used to treat tuberculosis, an important first step toward new drugs that can transcend antibiotic resistance issues that experts consider a serious threat to global health.

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Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race


Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years – long before any humans walked on Earth.

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12 Jul 2014

Walk for Water

5K Walk. OSU Hydrophiles, Corvallis-Gondar Sister City Association.

07 Aug 2014

Bard in the Quad 2014: JULIUS CAESAR

Now in its 9th season, Bard in the Quad presents Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's historical tragedy of conspiracy, betrayal, and political intrigue.

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