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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.

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. 

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.

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.

Six Beavers football players brought smiles to young patients and their families when they recently visited Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. Learn how Beyond Football is connecting student athletes with meaningful opportunities to engage in the community. 

A white-winged insect has infested the Portland metro area, a nuisance to residents and a threat to plants. Oregon State University Extension Service entomologist Robin Rosetta says the situation should improve with colder temperatures.

Oregon State’s Austin Family Business Program is recognizing several Portland-area companies in its 2015 Excellence in Family Business Awards. The Nov. 19 event in Portland recognizes achievements in entrepreneurship, community involvement and multigenerational planning.

Why do beavers build dams? Why do they eat wood? Why do they have buck teeth? Scientists at Oregon State hope to gain insights about the school’s mascot by sequencing the beaver genome.

A new book out this fall, “A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University,” precedes the celebration of OSU’s 150th anniversary in 2018. Meet author Larry Landis, director of the university’s Special Collections & Archives Research Center, at a special event in Portland.

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