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Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas’s father did not go to college. Instead, he moved his family from southern Mexico to Oregon with a dream for a better future.

Through research and partnerships throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area, Oregon State University faculty and staff are working to improve the economic health and preserve the quality of life of the region and the state. Read more...


OSU News

OSU Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement joins Latino research consortium

Dec 11, 2014
Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement has been selected to join the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a national consortium of university-based research centers.… Read full story.
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No laughing matter: Nitrous oxide rose at end of last ice age

Dec 10, 2014
A new study confirms that atmospheric levels of nitrous oxide rose significantly as the Earth came out of the last ice age.… Read full story.

OSU announces plans to renovate Valley Football Center

Dec 10, 2014
Building on a 15-year plan to improve its athletic and educational facilities for student-athletes, OSU announced a $42 million project to expand and renovate the Valley Football Center.… Read full story.

OSU Media Advisory: Oregon State University Shares Results of Investigation into 1998 Sexual Assault

Dec 10, 2014
OSU President Ed Ray sent a letter to the campus community on Wednesday about the university's investigation into a 1998 sexual assault.… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Kevin McShane, who attended Portland's Jesuit High School and Clackamas Community College, comes from a long list of family members who have attended Oregon State, including his father (Bill), mother (Laura), step-mother (Beth) and five cousins. He arrived at OSU for the 2008-2009 season as a walk-on and left as a three-year team captain. Kevin, who aspires to be a high school teacher and basketball coach, notes that "being a team captain isn't about yelling at guys or giving compliments. It's about being a leader on the court, off the court, in the locker room and trying to be the best player you can be and helping others be better players and people at the same time." Read more about other Oregon State Everyday Champions.

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