Archive for January, 2006

Sustainability at OSU

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Sustainability is becoming a popular catchphrase at OSU. With the introduction of biodiesel and hybrids in the motor pool to the immense paper recycling program on campus, departments are beginning to see the value in paying attention to how they do business. This GT article highlights part of this movement, but a great place to […]

New wastewater technology?

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

An article in The Oregonian points to research at Oregon State that suggests a known technology can be adapted to run self-sufficient wastewater treatment plants…. “The “microbial fuel cell” technology being developed at Oregon State University had been used to create electricity or hydrogen to power a new generation of vehicles viewed as the most […]

NPR interview w/Environmental Sciences Director

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Andrew Blaustein, Director of the graduate program in environmental sciences and professor of zoology at Oregon State University was on “Talk of the Nation” last week being interviewed about global warming and the connection to frog extinctions in Central and South America. Listen to the interview at NPR. -bv

RSS Syndication

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

What is RSS Syndication? Simply put, it is an underlying technology of the page you are viewing that allows the content of the page to be utilized by other methods. The feed is just a wrapper for pieces of regularly updated web content including (but not limited to) news articles, web log posts, photo albums, […]

Spring Visits- Are They Important to the College Decision Process???

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

We get this question quite a bit, especially from someone who visited campus the summer or fall prior to applying. There are a couple of things to consider. -It’s never a good idea to enroll somewhere you’ve never visited. Take this one from my personal experience. I was a first-generation student and really had no […]

Open Source Lab Podcast

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

As a follow up to my previous post about the OSU Open Source Software lab, I came across a podcast interview of the lab director Scott Kveton.

“Dad, it’s Sean Connery on the phone…”

Monday, January 9th, 2006

OSU alumnus Mike Rich is profiled in a GT article titled, “Bringing sports to the big screen”. He’s the screenwriter behind such movies as “Finding Forrester”, “The Rookie”, “Miracle”, and “Radio”. We were pretty lucky to have Mike do a guest spot at one of our OSU Night receptions. I think the prospective students that […]

Beaver Baseball Preseason #8

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Last year’s College World Series visit and loss of only two starters has OSU at #8 in the college baseball rankings. Dallas Buck was also selected as 2nd Team Preseason All-American. GO BEAVS! -bv

To log or not to log…that is the question

Friday, January 6th, 2006

The Biscuit fire in Southern Oregon stirred up controversy once the blaze was extinguished. An OSU graduate student was the lead author on a report to be published in Science journal. This report was also picked up by 68 different news sources including National Geographic. -bv

OSU grad student nabs $3.4 million grant

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Here’s a great story of one of our graduate students (MAIS to boot) who turned her experience into an amazing opportunity to help impoverished and at-risk youth in NYC. Story and post headline by the GT. -BV

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