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Thinking Globally,

Eating Locally

In the storied Willamette Valley — drenched with rain, laced with rivers, blessed with rich, black earth — people go hungry. That irony has inspired OSU researchers and outreach experts to join a broad–based push to make locally grown foods available and affordable to everyone in the community.

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Bilingual Education

Oregon schools serve rising numbers of Hispanic and Latino youth, but communities face a shortage of bilingual teachers. Kathryn Ciechanowski, assistant professor in the OSU College of Education, is addressing that problem...

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OSU Establishes Native American Collaborative Institute

When Kurt Peters and Clarissa Bertha meet with members of Oregon’s Native American communities, they expect a crowd. The issues can include economic development, natural resources, education, child welfare and opportunities for students. Since these topics are interconnected, many community members take an interest.