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Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children, study shows

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Nov 21, 2014
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new OSU study shows.… Read full story.
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Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

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Nov 20, 2014
A new biomarker has been identified that will give pet owners more advance notice that their cats may be suffering from kidney disease, a common cause of death for cats… Read full story.
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New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks

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Nov 19, 2014
A new way to use lidar technology could revolutionize the understanding of landslides around the world, and reveal them in some areas to be far more pervasive than ever before understood.… Read full story.
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Virulent bacteria affecting oysters found to be a case of mistaken identity

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Nov 18, 2014
Researchers have discovered that the bacteria causing problems for oysters on the Pacific Northwest coast is not the pathogen they believed it was - but instead, one that's even more deadly.… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Pat Wolfe ('74, Accounting) has always looked back fondly on his years at OSU and particularly the time spent marching in the OSU band and playing in the basketball pep band. Even though these days he spend more time at his financial and investment management roles, he found he just couldn't give up his trumpet. In 1984 Pat became a charter member of the One More Time Around Marching Band, made up of former high school, college and military marching band members who, like Pat, just want to keep on playing, and marching. The band has played everywhere from the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. And Pat's not the only Beaver in the band. Brad Townsend, OSU Director of Athletic Bands, is in his first year as the Director of the OMTAAMB. He follows in the footsteps of Mary Bengle, also an OSU alum, who directed the band along with her husband, Jay for the past 20 years. The band's first director and co-founder was Bill Chisholm, OSU Class of 1972, who directed the band for its first several years. Even though the band is open to anyone with a minimum of high school experience, it is plain to see that OSU has been a driving force in a band that has provided joy to many people for these past 28 years. 

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