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OSU sociologist: Policy will determine economic impact of legal marijuana

Aug 20, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market… Read full story.

OSU among top 50 colleges in US for LGBT students

Aug 18, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University received a five-out-of-five star rating from Campus Pride, ranking it among the top 50… Read full story.

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OSU research helps Chinese crested terns make comeback

Aug 18, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A collaborative project between researchers in Oregon and Asia last year helped establish a new breeding… Read full story.

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First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

Aug 18, 2014

NEWPORT, Ore. – Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales… Read full story.

New book details world-wide research on Douglas-fir

Aug 15, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Pacific Northwest’s iconic Douglas-fir tree rivals coast redwood for honors as the world’s tallest tree.… Read full story.

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Few surfers are deterred by ocean bacteria that makes them sick

Aug 15, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out… Read full story.

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Lionfish characteristics make them more “terminator” than predator

Aug 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is… Read full story.

Walmart and The Walmart Foundation award OSU grant to help boost U.S. manufacturing

Aug 14, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been chosen for one of the first seven grants from the Walmart… Read full story.

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Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

Aug 12, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as… Read full story.

City manager to lead OSU Foundation’s athletics fundraising

Aug 11, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – James “Jim” Patterson, city manager and CEO of the City of Corvallis, has been named the… Read full story.

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ChickTech encourages girls to enter technology fields

Aug 8, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – ChickTech is hosting a workshop on Aug. 23-24 at Oregon State University to encourage high school… Read full story.

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OSU joining “badges” movement, new concept in education credentials

Aug 7, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Professional and Continuing Education, or PACE program at Oregon State University has begun an educational… Read full story.

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Racial makeup of private prisons shows disparities, new OSU study finds

Aug 6, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A disproportionate number of Hispanics are housed in private prisons across the United States, a pattern… Read full story.

Three OSU faculty members named fellows of American Geophysical Union

Aug 5, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three Oregon State University faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union.… Read full story.

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Chemistry professors named ACS Fellows

Aug 4, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore.  -  Two professors at Oregon State University have been named as fellows of the American Chemical… Read full story.

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Schellman to head physics department

Aug 4, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore.  – Heidi Schellman has been appointed to head the Department of Physics in the College of Science… Read full story.

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Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

Jul 29, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting… Read full story.

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Strategies identified to improve oral contraceptive success with obese women

Jul 28, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. – The findings of a new study suggest two ways to effectively address the problem that birth… Read full story.

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Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age

Jul 24, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth’s climate system across a “tipping… Read full story.

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Advantage Accelerator “graduates” moving toward successful new businesses, jobs

Jul 24, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four promising startup companies in fields ranging from social media to chemical manufacturing are among the… Read full story.

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15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Jul 23, 2014

NEWPORT, Ore. – A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of… Read full story.

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Portland fundraiser to lead OSU Foundation’s Metro office

Jul 22, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. – Kristin Watkins, associate vice president for advancement at Portland Community College and executive officer of the… Read full story.

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OSU Board of Trustees OKs budget, approves new degree programs

Jul 18, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the university’s operating budget for the… Read full story.

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Ninth season of Bard in the Quad at OSU to feature ‘Julius Caesar’

Jul 17, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s ninth season of the popular Bard in the Quad program will feature… Read full story.

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Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the “biological clock”

Jul 17, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are… Read full story.

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