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In the Spring 2007 issue:


Sally Francis.

Dean's Letter


With commencement right around the corner, there's a sense of closure around the Graduate School office — and this year, it's not just our graduating students who are enjoying it.
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Events


Commencement
Some 845 OSU students are planning to complete their graduate degrees this spring, in an extraordinary variety of programs throughout our 11 schools and colleges.
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Student Award Winners


Chris Buerger
Chris Buerger
Moving from Washington, D.C. to Oregon has given Chris Buerger a broader understanding of the public in Public Policy. In OSU's MPP program, he has found the opportunity to merge his interests in environmental policy, community development, and children's issues.
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Ben Li
Ben Li
How older people take care of their health is often influenced by their vision of the future. Ben Li is using the psychological theories of future selves to motivate older adults to exercise.
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Laura Petes
Laura Petes
In her five years of graduate studies at OSU, Laura Petes has stretched the concept of collaboration across disciplines, finding the expertise she needs for marine invertebrate research in colleagues who study fish, anemones, and llamas.
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Todd Sandell
Todd Sandell
Todd Sandell is studying one of the most devastating pathogens of Pacific salmon. Ultimately, his research may help fisheries managers to curb bacterial kidney disease in hatchery salmon and limit transmission to wild salmon, aiding in the recovery of endangered Chinook and coho salmon stocks.
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Brian Sloat
Brian Sloat is working to develop an anthrax vaccine that would be administered through the nose. In case of an emergency requiring the mass immunization of a large number of people, an intranasal vaccine could be self-administered without needles and without professionals to do the injecting.
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Amber Wilburn
Amber Wilburn
Amber Wilburn wants to build a link between the academic side of public health and the communities that need it most. She envisions opening a center in a low-income area to offer research-based programs in health education, life skills, and social support for women and families of color.
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Inside the Graduate School


Peter Bottomley
Mentoring Award
With a nomination driven by grateful students, Dr. Peter J. Bottomley was chosen last year as the inaugural recipient of OSU's Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award.
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Bruce Rettig's Retirement
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the retirement of Dr. Bruce Rettig, associate dean of the Graduate School and longtime faculty to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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NRC Survey Update
OSU is joining more than 200 major research institutions around the country in celebrating the end of data gathering for the National Research Council (NRC) Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs. The survey is expected to have a powerful impact on attracting graduate students, post-docs, and resources to OSU graduate programs.
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