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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.

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.

Three history professors from Oregon State University will be featured in an event at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Their presentation, Legacies of World War II: New Perspectives on Science, Society and Global Connections, coincides with an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. 

Mitzi Montoya, the new Sarah Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business, is a leader known for forging collaborations and advancing innovation with industry and in the community.

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