Snapshots

Professors named emeritus

Cathy Neumann has been named Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Health at Oregon State University, effective March 15, 2008.
Anne Rossignol has been named Professor Emeritus of Public Health at Oregon State University, effective Sept. 1, 2008.

Faculty receive funding for release time

The Vice President for Research, Research Office is proud to announce the following proposals have been selected for funding for the Faculty Release Time 2009-10 Fall (Winter or Spring term release) solicitation.
Bokil, Vrushali (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): “Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations and Spatial Ecology”
Solari, Amara (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): “The Hybrid City: Maya Ideologies of Space and the Sacred in Sixteenth-Century Yucatan”
Williams, Tara (Department of English, College of Liberal Arts): “Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century”

Endophyte lab gets international visitors

Distinguished visitors from Japan spent three days in early September at OSU in Morrie Craig’s Endophyte Testing Laboratory. Toshiaki Hayakawa, director of the Lab Division of the Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center (USDA equivalent), and two of his colleagues who are involved in testing animal feed imported into Japan, were here to collaborate with Craig on his laboratory’s analyses for the endophytic toxins in perennial ryegrass and tall fescue. Their goal is to have the values they get in their lab in Japan match those that the lab at OSU gets for the same samples.

Visitors view the OSU Endophyte Testing Laboratory on campus.

Visitors view the OSU Endophyte Testing Laboratory on campus.

A quality control program has been set up to insure harmonization of values from both laboratories. The OSU Endophyte Testing Laboratory analyzes approximately 3,700 samples of straw annually, the majority of which represents straw industry exports to Japan where they use the straw as livestock feed. Straw with toxins greater than threshold levels of toxicity are diluted with endophyte-free straw to insure safe feed for animals. The straw export industry combined with the grass seed industry brought in nearly 800 million dollars to Oregon farmers in the past year.

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