Oregon State University

Faculty and Staff

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.

Dec. 22-26, 2014

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Dec 22, 2014

NOAA offers $1.4 million to help shellfish growers track ocean acidification (Oregonian) Burke Hales, an Oregon State University professor who developed a machine that detects chemical changes in the water, will be the leading expert on the project. (see also Perfect Science) Introverts are kind of judgmental at work (New York Magazine) A team led [...] Read full story.

Dec. 15-19, 2014

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Dec 15, 2014

Cape Cod mystery: A surge of stranded sea turtles (New York Times) “Cold-stunning events are really hard things to explain,” said Selina Heppell, an Oregon State University biologist who has been studying changes in the Kemp’s ridley population for 20 years. “They are caused by local conditions, such as sharp changes in temperature, but the [...] Read full story.

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

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Dec 12, 2014

Oregon moves toward girding schools against an inevitable great quake (New York Times) In the Pacific Northwest, which will face a great earthquake (and almost certainly a tsunami) when the offshore Cascadia fault next ruptures, there are signs of progress in efforts to limit losses. The earthquake timeline above, from Chris Goldfinger and others at Oregon State University, [...] Read full story.