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Oregon State University will graduate the largest class in its history on Sunday, June 15, during the university’s 139th annual commencement ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. in Reser Stadium. It will be broadcast live on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
...Twenty-three former Oregon State students will receive honorary bachelor’s degrees. They are among the 42 students – all of Japanese ancestry – who were forced to leave the university during the early years of World War II after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which sent many of them to internment camps.
...Lori Chen, from Clackamas, is graduating after just three years with a 4.00 grade point average and a degree in human development and family science and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Last summer she participated in a study abroad program in Angers, France, and she had two rigorous internships involving children, including a stint with an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her internships became life-changing experiences that solidified her interests in international adoption work with a long-term goal of opening her own orphanage.
The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven M. Zielke, will finish its performance season with the fourth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe St., Corvallis....Just days after this performance, the choir will leave for Germany, where it will perform seven concerts over 10 days in cities including Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Tübingen. The Chamber Choir will appear on the Friday Church Music Series at the Evangelische Stiftskirche of Stuttgart and perform at a gala concert commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Oregon–Baden Württemberg academic exchange program.
Fresh out of Roseburg High School in 1998 and volunteering with relief workers in Nicaragua amid the devastation wrought by Hurricane Mitch, John Roth decided on a career in medicine.
Fluent in Spanish, he worked as a medical interpreter for health care teams dispatched by Mercy Ships, a global nondenominational Christian charity. "I was the voice between the doctors and the people, and I had to be very aware of how they interacted," Roth recalls. That role inspired him to become a physician assistant -- a profession with growing responsibilities in a health system facing the dual challenge of expanding access while containing costs. ... Roth graduated from Oregon State University with degrees in public health and international studies.
Jay Chen's hometown of Chengdu, China, sits in a lush valley ringed by snowcapped mountains. The valley is so beautiful, the soil so rich and the flowers so yellow, they call it "Land of Heaven." But then the May 12 earthquake struck, killing 68,109 by latest count and leaving many millions homeless in the province of Sichuan. Survivors said it looked like the world was ending. …On Sunday, Chen will lead an hour's program of classical music that
will raise money for the Red Cross. Three dozen of the region's top
brass players will perform noble and consoling selections, accompanied
by photographs of the devastation.
A computer science professor at Oregon State University will be participating in the Olympics in Beijing this summer – sort of. Although Carlos Jensen won’t be throwing the javelin, competing in beach volleyball or fencing, he will be doing research to make it easier for the more than 4,500 television and radio commentators who broadcast live from the Olympics to more accurately and instantly access data about the athletes and events while on the air. ...The Olympic Games, with their international flavor, are a perfect fit for the multi-lingual Jensen, who was born in Spain, the son of a Norwegian father and a Spanish mother, but grew up in Norway, where he watched the Olympics on television.
An expert on the effect of the geography and geology of the Dead Sea Rift Valley on Middle East culture and politics will speak at Oregon State University on Thursday, May 29, at the Geology Colloquium. Uri ten Brink, a project chief at the Woods Hole Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, will present "Peace and Science in the Middle East." The lecture is sponsored by the OSU Department of Geosciences. It will be in Gilfillan Auditorium beginning at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Jane Lubchenco, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology at OSU, has received the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, in recognition of her accomplishments as "a world leader in environmental sciences." Lubchenco shares the "scientific and technological achievement" category of this award with V. Ramanathan, an atmospheric physicist from India. It includes a trophy and diploma, plus $300,000 to be divided between the two winners, and will be presented at ceremonies next month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Thousands were left homeless last week when an earthquake struck China - and OSU students are trying to help. "We can save a lot of children and schools, and we just want to spread information [about the earthquake]," said Wei Wang, a graduate student in chemical engineering. The Chinese Association set up in front of Snell Hall on Wednesday and Thursday last week in an effort to create awareness and raise donations for the earthquake that hit southwest province of Sichuan early last week. ...Donations will be transferred to the Chinese Embassy, said Wang.
Oregon State volleyball player Rachel Rourke will take part in the First Annual Abu Dhabi International Women’s Volleyball Championship, hosted by the Higher Organising Committee (HOC), as a member of the Australian National Team, beginning May 21.