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Monday, March 28, 2005

Today's Weather
Showers in Corvallis on Monday with a high of 55. Rain tonight and a low of 43.
Showers on Tuesday with a high near 55.

Oregon Climate Service

Today in the News Media

Nanotech: The tiny science is big and getting bigger (National Geographic)

After decades of hype, speculation, and multimillion-dollar laboratory research, the long-promised nanotechnology revolution is finally coming to a store near you. For proof, check out the transparent sunscreens, spillproof pants, and tennis rackets with extra pop now on sale. "I'd say [nanotechnology] has the potential to be truly revolutionary," said Gregory Rorrer, a chemical engineer at Oregon State University. "That's why there's so much interest in it right now."

OSU students might not lose grants after all (The Oregonian)

A foundation may be having second thoughts about cutting off tuition payments to almost 150 students who rely on its grants to attend Oregon State University. In a blast of disapproval this month, the Clemens Foundation announced it planned to yank the student grants because OSU had mishandled a series of assault and other allegations against a handful of football players. But now the foundation, started more than four decades ago by wealthy timber couple Rex and Ethel Clemens, appears ready to reconsider so students won't face a financial crisis.

Double degree gives ed students more options (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The new education double degree program, which was introduced last fall at Oregon State University, allows students with an undergraduate degree in any field to take 40 additional credit hours in education and graduate with a degree in education as well as in their primary area of study. Upon graduation they're licensed to teach, but they also have the versatility of two degrees to fall back on.

Five Questions With…

Jim Lloyd, director of Facilities Services

1. Question:
Can you give a status report on the major construction projects on campus?

Answer: There are several highly visible construction projects that are in process on campus. The largest is the Reser Stadium expansion project that is scheduled to be completed at the end of August in time for the first home football game this year. Read more…

Today on Campus
Today is the first day of spring term.

The OSU baseball team hosts Brigham Young starting at 5 p.m. at Goss Stadium.

The OSU calendar is available at

Upcoming Events

The 29th annual Gerontology Conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, at CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.
More information…

Tickets are available for the Hui-O-Hawaii luau, scheduled for Saturday, April 2, in Gill Coliseum.
More information…

A community forum on the strategic plan of OSU-Cascades, will be held on Tuesday, March 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Cascades Hall Room 246 on the COCC campus in Bend. Info: 541-322-3161.

For more upcoming events, go to

News for Employees

The deadline for applications for the Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2004-05 is Friday, April 1. The complete program description, application materials and proposal criteria is at the
Research Office Web site. Info: Debbie Delmore, 737-8390.

The Department of Recreational Sports (Dixon Recreation Center) is providing free access and activities today through Sunday, April 3, for faculty, staff and affiliates. There also are free fitness classes and masters swim. Info: 737-3736 or


Due to the reconstruction of the College Inn facility, parking will no longer be offered for student and staff/faculty in the College Inn parking lots as of today.

Student parking lots will not require a parking permit through Friday, April 1. All other rules and regulations are in effect.

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