Oregon State University professor Scott Ashford travels to Chile next week on a mission of inquiry. The head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Ashford is one of about 30 members of a scientific team sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and its “Learning from Earthquakes Program.”
Oregon State University announced Friday that it’s wheat breeder and the head of the National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC), Dr. Jim Peterson, has accepted a position in the private sector as the vice president of research with Limagrain Cereal Seeds. (See also Agrimarketing)
The samples were sent to Scott Baker, associate director of the highly regarded Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University. Baker determined that the meat was sei whale. (See also CNN, KIRO Seattle and KTVU San Francisco)
Jessica Brown was excited Tuesday about mingling with fellow students and professionals, even if she was a little concerned about the classes she was missing. The Willamette High School sophomore from Eugene is a straight-A student, and she has known she wants to be a lawyer since she was 5. Brown came to Corvallis on Tuesday as one of 197 high school and middle school students who participated in the fourth annual African-American Youth Leadership Conference at Oregon State University.
Susana Rivera-Mills, associate professor of Spanish linguistics and diversity advancement at Oregon State University, has been appointed to chair the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Rivera-Mills has been at OSU since 2007. Her passion for her teaching and research goes beyond an academic interest – she emigrated with her family from El Salvador at the age of 12.
"Susana's leadership skills make her an ideal advocate for the importance of language study both in the university and in Oregon communities," said Lawrence Rodgers, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
A distinguished alumnus of the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy's class of 1982 is returning to campus from his native Cameroon to receive an award for the work he has done in his home country.
Nkwenti Davidson Achu will receive the Noel B. Flynn Award for Alumni Achievement Thursday, June 11, at 3 p.m. in the Pharmacy Building Conference Room 213. During the event, which is free and open to the public, Achu will speak on "Health Care and Pharmacy Practice in Cameroon." A traditional Cameroon tea ceremony and a red feather presentation, also a Cameroon tradition, will follow.
Achu is the president of the Cameroon Diabetes Association, the owner of a popular Cameroon pharmacy, president of the National Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Cameroon and vice president of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Through the years he has been a champion for the treatment of chronic diseases, and has helped create three pharmacy schools in the country, using lessons he gained from his time at OSU.
An international group of scholars will meet at OSU June 19-21 to discuss the work of Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle.
Cavendish (1623–1673) was the first woman to publish scientific works in English, as well as works of poetry, plays, orations, letters and science fiction. The theme of the conference is "Margaret Cavendish and Nature." All conference sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the Center for Humanities (Autzen House), 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Corvallis.
Stephen Clucas of the University of London will deliver the keynote talk on Friday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the center.
The Daily Barometer interviews Abdul-Razak Amadu, a junior in microbiology who came to study at OSU from Ghana. Amadu is a student ambassador in the International Cultural Service Program. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in the United States and then return home to teach.