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Oregon State University is a place where people come together to solve challenging problems and make a positive difference in the world. Our faculty and staff — through education, research and service — are improving lives, preserving natural resources and driving innovations that advance economic growth.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

Why are minorities over-represented in private prisons? (VICE) A recent​ study by Brett Burkhardt, an associate professor at Oregon State University, found that private prisons across the country were found to have a disproportionately higher Hispanic population than public prisons by nearly two percentage points, and a smaller white population by more than eight points. That’s after [...] Read full story.

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Nov 21, 2014

Eyespots shift predator’s attack (Nature) Kathleen Prudic, now at Oregon State University in Corvallis, and her team let praying mantids (Tenodera sinensis) feed on Bicyclus anynana butterflies, which have small, drab eyespots in the dry season and larger, brighter spots in the wet season. Anti-viral drug out of Oregon could be used to treat Ebola (Think Out [...] Read full story.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014

Could the midterms shakeup U.S. foreign policy? (Think Out Loud) We’ll assess the near-future of U.S. foreign policy with Christopher McKnight Nichols, a professor of history at Oregon State University. Where there’s oak, there’s fire (Wall Street Journal) “It’s real easy to go to the thermostat and dial it up or down with natural gas or electric,” says [...] Read full story.