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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!

Oregon State University is collaborating with the forest products industry to develop production processes for cross-laminated timber that can be manufactured in Oregon. Framework, a planned 12-story high-rise in the Pearl District, will be one of the first buildings in the U.S. to use these strong, sustainable building materials.

Join Beaver Nation and President Ed Ray on Friday, Feb. 12 for our annual State of the University address. Learn about Oregon State’s accomplishments in education, research and outreach over the past year, along with our goals for making an impact in 2016.

Oregon State’s Culinary Breeding Network brings the Portland food community together in the pursuit of more flavorful vegetables. Discover where you can find them in stores and farmer’s markets, buy seeds to grow your own and taste them in local restaurants. Bonus: a tasty squash salad recipe to try.

An interactive climate mapping technology that began at Oregon State is helping millions of users better understand microclimates and plant hardiness around the country. Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies uses this tool to select the best plants for green-roof design projects, based on location. 

As the Pacific Northwest’s glittering snowpack turns to brown dirt and flaming forests, the impacts of climate change on snow and ice could go well beyond a possible end to summer skiing, warns professor Anne Nolin, head of the Mountain HydroClimatology Research Group at Oregon State.

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