White named distinguished scientist
The American Chemical Society (ACS) inducted 213 distinguished scientists as ACS Fellows during the Society’s recent national meeting in Denver. Selection is based on outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. James White, who has an emeritus appointment in chemistry at OSU, was among those selected.
Becker-Blease named a rising star
Oregon State University faculty member John Becker-Blease, an expert on gender equality and social justice in the workplace, has been named the 2011 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer in the Rising Star category.
Becker-Blease, an assistant professor of finance in the College of Business at OSU, will be honored at an event in New York City on Oct. 21. He is the first professor in Oregon to be honored with this award.
Named “the Oscars of the business school world” by the Financial Times, the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Awards celebrate educators who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social and environmental issues into academic research, educational programs and business practice.
Black receives award for climate presentation
Bryan Black, an OSU researcher who looks at climate history through examining rings on trees, clams and fish otoliths, received an award for the best presentation at the 2011 annual science conference of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas. Black, who works at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Portland, was honored for his presentation comparing long-term growth chronologies of Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean fish.