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Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

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May 31, 2016
Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as major players in global climate.… Read full story.
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Oregon Hatchery Research Center to host annual free fishing day June 4

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May 27, 2016
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will offer a free fishing day and open house on Saturday, June 4, at the center west of Alsea.… Read full story.

Marijuana as medicine

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May 27, 2016
While marijuana has a long history of cultivation, consumption and regulation, scientists are still learning how the plant’s compounds behave in the human body. At the June 6 Corvallis Science Pub, Jane Ishmael will provide an overview of what is known about the chemicals in marijuana and how they affect health. … Read full story.
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Exhibit featuring graduating seniors’ artwork on display at OSU May 31-June 12

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May 26, 2016
Oregon State University students who are completing their bachelor of fine arts degrees will present their thesis work May 31 through June 12 in the Fairbanks Gallery.… 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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