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Fill your heart with song and celebrate the life and work of music idol Frank Sinatra with the Oregon Symphony on Saturday, April 2. 

Record research funding. Breakthrough innovations. Fearless student leaders. These are just some of the accomplishments President Ed Ray shared during his State of the University address on Feb. 12 in Portland. Business and community leaders, faculty, alumni, students and friends of Oregon State all gathered together to hear about the milestones reached in 2015 and goals for 2016.

The classic science fair has grown up and gone to grad school in Oregon State’s College of Engineering. At the 2016 Engineering Graduate Research Expo, to be held Tuesday, March 1 at the Portland Art Museum, you can see the latest ideas and innovations from the next generation of world-changing engineers.

College of Business alumnus Trey Winthrop has worked his way up to serve as chief financial officer at Bob’s Red Mill in Milwaukie. In addition to focusing on the numbers and “corporate storytelling,” Winthrop has also found ways to give back to his alma mater.

Calling all foodies! Add some extra zing to an otherwise ordinary salad, appetizer or stir-fry dish with dulse salad dressing and marinade, created by Oregon State research chef Jason Ball. This culinary creation is now available at New Season Markets across Portland.

It was a mammoth discovery — literally — at Reser Stadium last month when construction crews uncovered several bones from a 10,000-year-old wooly mammoth, sparking a worldwide media sensation.

Aspiring urban farmers are turning their love of high-quality, local food into long-lasting careers with the help of Oregon State’s Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program (BUFA). Former student Kenel Pierre has returned to his hometown in Haiti to help residents learn to grow their own food.

Local educators, youth, communities and businesses are banding together to help Oregonians thrive through the Healthy Communities Outreach Project. Find out how OSU Extension and other volunteers in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties are helping Portland-area residents live healthier lives.

Tickets are still available for Oregon State’s annual State of the University address on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Oregon Convention Center. Hear President Ed Ray speak about our recent accomplishments, network with other proud Beavers and make new connections. You won’t want to miss it!

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