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Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant – a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period – with one of them in the process of making some new seeds for the next generation.

The perfectly-preserved scene, in a plant now extinct, is part of a portrait created in the mid-Cretaceous when flowering plants were changing the face of the Earth forever, adding beauty, biodiversity and food. It appears identical to the reproduction process that “angiosperms,” or flowering plants still use today.

Researchers from Oregon State University and Germany published their findings on the fossils in the Journal of the Botanical Institute of Texas.

The flowers themselves are in remarkable condition, as are many such plants and insects preserved for all time in amber. The flowing tree sap covered the specimens and then began the long process of turning into a fossilized, semi-precious gem. The flower cluster is one of the most complete ever found in amber and appeared at a time when many of the flowering plants were still quite small.

Even more remarkable is the microscopic image of pollen tubes growing out of two grains of pollen and penetrating the flower’s stigma, the receptive part of the female reproductive system. This sets the stage for fertilization of the egg and would begin the process of seed formation – had the reproductive act been completed.

“In Cretaceous flowers we’ve never before seen a fossil that shows the pollen tube actually entering the stigma,” said George Poinar, Jr., a professor emeritus in the Department of Integrative Biology at the OSU College of Science. “This is the beauty of amber fossils. They are preserved so rapidly after entering the resin that structures such as pollen grains and tubes can be detected with a microscope.”

The pollen of these flowers appeared to be sticky, Poinar said, suggesting it was carried by a pollinating insect, and adding further insights into the biodiversity and biology of life in this distant era. At that time much of the plant life was composed of conifers, ferns, mosses, and cycads.  During the Cretaceous, new lineages of mammals and birds were beginning to appear, along with the flowering plants. But dinosaurs still dominated the Earth.

“The evolution of flowering plants caused an enormous change in the biodiversity of life on Earth, especially in the tropics and subtropics,” Poinar said.

“New associations between these small flowering plants and various types of insects and other animal life resulted in the successful distribution and evolution of these plants through most of the world today,” he said. “It’s interesting that the mechanisms for reproduction that are still with us today had already been established some 100 million years ago.”

The fossils were discovered from amber mines in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar, previously known as Burma. The newly-described genus and species of flower was named Micropetasos burmensis.

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Celebrate Veterans Day – then head back to class

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With improved educational benefits and after years of conflict in the Middle East, a flood of veterans are heading to college in numbers that surpass those of recent history.

Oregon State University has 1,025 students who are receiving veteran educational benefits, a new record and the most of any university in Oregon. They now account for about one out of every 25 students at OSU, and a range of programs are being created or expanded to help facilitate this stream of incoming veterans.

“I’ve talked to counterparts all over the country and this is clearly a national trend,” said Gus Bedwell, the OSU veteran resources coordinator. “OSU has always had quite a few veteran students, but right now we’re almost triple the number of five years ago. Other institutions are also seeing three to four times as many veterans as they used to.”

Part of the increase, officials say, is due to an expansion of educational benefits that were put in place in the early 2000s, including some that veteran dependents and spouses can use. A weak economy also made it an opportune time for veterans to attend college, just like many other students.

OSU has responded with renewed efforts to pave the way for returning veterans, programs to cut through federal bureaucracy, and make sure the students get both the personal and professional help they need.

Two new initiatives at OSU are an example. A Student Health Services Veterans Work Group is helping to ensure treatment of the full range of health concerns that veterans face, including access to some local services. And a Veterans Work Group focuses much of its efforts on academic and programmatic support. This group and other officials have trained advisers, worked to expedite the transfer of military transcripts to academia, and helped keep students informed during the recent government shutdown.

A website at http://oregonstate.edu/veterans/home/ helps guide veterans, and a veterans lounge in the OSU Memorial Union allows veterans an opportunity to meet and build their community in a casual setting.

“OSU has really made an effort to understand the obstacles veterans face and help work around them,” Bedwell said.

For instance, he said, the federal government is often slow at making veteran educational benefit payments. Officials know the money will come, but in the meantime it can cost students penalties, interest, and create “holds” that interfere with course registration. So the university created a mechanism to avoid these holds, allow regular progress with an educational program, and refund any penalties once the government payments are made. This program is called the “Goodwill Interest Waiver.”

The university’s nationally recognized program of distance education, E-Campus, is also a favorite with many veterans. They can take courses while living literally anywhere in the world and earn degrees in a wide range of fields.

OSU, with its origin as a land grant college, had a mandate under the Morrill Act of 1862 to “include military tactics” as part of its educational program, and the university has always been tuned to the needs of veterans.

It’s one of a limited number of schools that hosts all four branches of the Reserve Officers Training Corp, and its student center, the Memorial Union, was named to help honor veterans, many of them returned from World War I. OSU has earned the title of “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs several years in a row.

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Celebrated memoirist Nick Flynn to read at OSU on Oct. 11

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Writer Nick Flynn will read from his work on Friday, Oct. 11, at Oregon State University’s Valley Library rotunda. The free public event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Flynn is the author of three memoirs including “The Reenactments” (2013), “The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment” (2010) and “Another … Night in Suck City” (2004). Flynn is also the author of three books of poetry.

Of Flynn’s most recent memoir, “The Reenactments,”  Kirkus Reviews wrote: “Flynn’s determination to better understand his life through the act of writing and remembering has yielded a truly insightful, original work.” Clea Simon of The Boston Globe said Flynn’s writing is “always specific and honest” and “dryly funny.”

His award-winning memoir “Another … Night in Suck City” was turned into the movie “Being Flynn,” starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. That book recounted his unusual relationship with his alcoholic father and the suicide of his mother.

Flynn, 52, is a professor of poetry and married to actress Lili Taylor.

Flynn has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust, and The Fine Arts Work Center.

The Visiting Writers Series brings nationally-known writers to Oregon State University. The program is made possible by support from The Valley Library, OSU Press, the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the College of Liberal Arts, Kathy Brisker and Tim Steele, and Grass Roots Books and Music.

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Thomas Kinkade exhibit at OSU explores artistic process, humanitarian work

CORVALLIS, Ore. – While the late artist Thomas Kinkade is mainly associated with paintings of English country scenes, he had a strong connection with Corvallis through longtime friend, fellow artist Charles Kelley.

Now, with Kelley’s help, one of the first major showings of Kinkade’s work since his death will take place at The La Sells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus, Feb. 23 through March 15.

Kelley is the founder and leader of the charity Bridge Builders International, a Christian gospel-focused evangelical organization based in Philomath that primarily does work in Latvia. Kelley and Kinkade met in 2003 and began a friendship that extended throughout Kinkade’s life. In 2004, Kinkade and his family traveled to Latvia through Bridge Builders International to offer a children’s art camp, and at that time Kinkade began painting Latvian scenes.

“His love for art went hand in hand with his passion for life and commitment to help those in need,” Kelley said. “He and Nanette have always been extremely generous with their resources, helping countless people, organizations and humanitarian causes.  When they have seen needs they have wanted to respond.”

Kinkade’s family says that through his work, he was able to raise more than $10 million for a variety of charitable causes.

Now on the board of the Kinkade Family Foundation, Kelley and Kinkade’s wife and daughters are helping further Kinkade’s dual interests in art and humanitarianism. The exhibit at OSU, titled “What Will Last,” aims to capture both those aspects of Kinkade’s life.

“OSU’s exhibit is unique because every piece in the show is hand selected by the Kinkade family,” said Thomas’ daughter Chandler Kinkade. “By doing this we are able to shed light on how our dad worked as an artist and where his inspiration came from.

“Providing the exhibit with personal photos of our dad creating plein airs (outdoor paintings) on site, original sketches demonstrating the progression from idea to published oil prints, and stories illustrating how our dad’s humanitarian passion influenced his art allows the audiences to better understand our dad’s immensely detailed and comprehensive creative process, which in turn allows them to better understand who he was.”

Kinkade’s art, which continues to be commercially successful, allowed him to pursue his family’s interest in philanthropy.

“Because Thom recognized the power of leveraged help he began creating paintings for causes that he believed in and he then donated high-quality giclee' lithographic prints of these special paintings to these organizations to be used to fund emergencies, scholarships, projects or even operating expenses,” Kelley said. “In this way, he could do what he loved…paint…and combine it with his entrepreneurial bent…multiply his paintings…and literally see millions upon millions of dollars help causes that he loved. More than $10 million was raised for charity in this way, more than any other known artist.”

The exhibit captures some of the process that Kinkade went through when creating a painting. His daughter Merritt Kinkade said inspiration could strike at any time.

“Whether we were on a walk in the neighborhoods or sitting at a local diner, my dad would take out his tiny notepad that fit in his front pocket and start sketching,” she recalled. “He would write words alongside the images so that later he could embellish the concept for a full studio piece.

“From there he would rip the sketch out of his notepad and tape it next to his easel. Then he’d hunt through hundreds of books in his studio library to find ‘scrap’ images of flowers, trees or dogs to include in his masterpiece.”

Her father worked from early morning until dinner time, and would sometimes return later to continue working on a piece. His wife Nanette said she cherished the times when her husband would work plein air. Then she would often sit with him and chat, or paint herself, while he worked. There will be some plein air pieces in the OSU exhibit.

Kelley said the exhibit will help viewers gain a broader view of an already well-known artist.

“He was an artistic genius and avid reader and idea-generating machine,” Kelley said. “He was extremely interested in art history, business, marketing, international affairs, the Christian faith, old cars and even inventing. Even though he succumbed to significant life struggles, what he pursued, the values he embraced and stood for make up things that truly last.”

A reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Giustina Gallery. Members of Kinkade’s family are scheduled to attend.

 

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Tina Green-Price, curator, 541-737-2402; tina.green-price@oregonstate.edu

Recycling gets competitive during RecycleMania

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will be participating in a national recycling competition from Feb. 7 through April 2.

 Known as RecycleMania, the competition pits universities against each other to see which school can reduce the most waste. Colleges are ranked based on several categories, including best recycling rate, recycling rate per capita, and least amount of generated waste.

 Alongside the national competition, OSU will compete locally with the University of Oregon in an annual recycling Civil War, comparing total per capita pounds of recycling and compost. Oregon State won the previous year’s Civil War, reclaiming the trophy and title by only 0.07 pounds per person.

 Events will take place each week during the 8-week competition, starting with the construction of a sculpture created from recovered material, which will be exhibited in the Memorial Union Quad Feb. 8-12.

 During the first three weeks of the national competition, OSU residence halls will compete against each other in the RecycleMania Hall Challenge. Each week, halls will be evaluated for the total pounds of recycling per person generated. The top halls in the competition will receive points for the Inter-Hall Challenge while contributing to efforts in the national competition.

 Other events will include the 11th annual Career Wardrobe event on Feb. 18, the Winter Repair Fair on Feb. 24, and the Recycled Fashion Show on Feb. 25. More events will be added during the later weeks of the competition.

 A full listing of events, as well as further details about RecycleMania and past results, may be found at: http://tiny.cc/rm-osu  

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Andrea Norris, 541-737-5398, andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu

Crossroads International Film Festival celebrates 10 years

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Crossroads International Film Festival is celebrating its 10th year in February with a slate of five films from across the globe. Ranging from Norwegian comedy to a Brazilian documentary, there is a genre and a region to catch every viewer’s interest.

The film festival, held on three consecutive Sundays in February at Darkside Cinema, supports Crossroads International, an Oregon State University program that has provided hospitality and language assistance to international students, visiting scholars and their families for more than four decades.

The films will be shown Feb. 7, 14 and 21 at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St., Corvallis. Tickets are $6 each or a five-ticket passport will be sold for $25.

Screenings and film details include:

Buddy

Screenings: Feb. 7, 1 p.m. and Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Language:  Norwegian

Setting: Norway

Length: 100 minutes

Genre: comedy, drama

Synopsis: Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces, until his video diaries end up with the producer of a popular talk show.

The Great Journey (Le Grande Voyage)

Screenings: Feb. 14, 4 p.m., and Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Language: Arabic | French | Bulgarian | Serbo-Croatian | Turkish | Italian | English

Setting: France to Mecca

Length: 108 minutes

Genre: drama

Synopsis: Reda, a French Moroccan teenager, reluctantly accompanies his father on a car trip across Europe to Mecca. During the trip, they learn more about each other.

Kirikou

Screening: Feb. 21, 1 p.m.

Language: English (dubbed)

Setting: Africa (not specific)

Length: 74 minutes

Genre: family, animation, folk tale

Synopsis: In a little village somewhere in Africa, an unusual baby boy named Kirikou is born. The infant, already able to walk and talk, learns that an evil sorceress is threatening his village, and embarks on a journey with his warrior uncle to confront her.

Only When I Dance

Screenings: Feb. 7, 4 p.m. and Feb. 21, 4 p.m.

Language: Portuguese - English

Setting: Brazil

Length: 78 minutes

Genre: documentary

Synopsis: The documentary captures the dreams of two black children, Irlan and Isabela, from the Favela in Brazil. Despite constant prejudice and doubt, both are both determined to beat the odds and follow their dreams to use dancing as an escape rarely found in their tough day-to-day lives.

XXY

Screenings: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 14, 1 p.m.

Language: Spanish - English

Setting: Uruguay

Length: 86 minutes

Genre: drama

Synopsis: A 15-year-old intersex teen named Alex who has been living as a girl must confront their identity when Alex's mother invites a surgeon to visit to discuss the possibility of sex reassignment surgery.

Year: 2007

For more information, contact crossroadsosu@gmail.com

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Urmila Mali, 541-737-3929; urmila.mali@oregonstate.edu

TEDxOregonStateU event to be held Feb. 11 in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host TEDxOregonStateU, a conference featuring a series of short talks on the theme “Ignite,” on Feb. 11 on the Corvallis campus.

TEDx events feature talks, demonstrations or performances that foster learning, inspiration and wonder. They are independently organized events in the style of the TED conference. This is the third TEDx event to be held at OSU.

This year’s speakers include a teacher, performer and storyteller who is a native of Ghana; a robotics expert who studies legged locomotion; a motivational author and Oregon State alum; a journalist and social justice issues activist; and an associate professor of management whose work focuses on human sustainability issues.

The speakers, who will all touch on aspects of the theme Ignite, are:

●       Habiba Addo: A native of Ghana and a guest teacher and performer for Portland Public Schools, Addo has performed and taught dance, rhythm and stories from Ghana, Guinea, Gambia and Senegal in the United States and internationally for more than 15 years.

●       Chris Barnes: An associate professor of management in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Barnes researches human sustainability issues, especially the relationship between sleep and work.

●       Kyle Hart: A 2013 graduate of OSU, Hart is a children's book author and illustrator living in Portland. His books, “The Mustache that Cured World Hunger” and “The Beard that Boosted Self Confidence,” creatively facilitate conversations around societal problems.

●       Jonathan Hurst: An OSU professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory in the College of Engineering, Hurst researches the fundamental science and engineering best practices for legged locomotion.

●       Chinyere Tutashinda: Tutashinda is a social justice issues activist who has documented injustices in the 2006 Presidential elections in Mexico; participated as a co-facilitator on the Oakland Mayors' Youth Violence Task Force; traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, to lead trainings; and taught middle school students about media activism. 

The event will run from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. Registration is $25 or $15 for students. To register or for additional information, visit www.oregonstate.edu/TEDxOregonStateU.

TEDxOregonStateU is a student-organized event. The 2016 committee includes students Faisal Albassam, Shelby Stevens, Jeremiah Hauth, Christine Kang, McKenzie Ross, Lauren Wallace and Max Redman and recent alumnus and event co-founder Aaron LaVigne. 

Follow the event on Twitter: @TEDxOregonState; Instagram: TEDxOregonStateU; or on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TEDxOregonStateU.

 


 

About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED: TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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Nigel Poor to speak, exhibit work at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Renowned artist and photographer Nigel Poor will speak and exhibit work at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

Poor will speak about her experience teaching history of photography classes for the Prison University Project at California’s San Quentin State Prison at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

Poor’s work from the San Quentin Prison Report Archive Project will be on display in OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery from Feb. 8 through March 1. The exhibit consists of inkjet prints with handwritten text reflecting prisoners’ reactions to a variety of historical prison photographs.

Poor is an associate professor of photography at California State University, Sacramento. Since 2011, she has taught photo history at San Quentin. Her work with the inmates focuses on the various ways people leave behind evidence of their existence and how the U.S. manages crime, punishment and rehabilitation. She also produces a radio storytelling project called the San Quentin Prison Report Radio Project.

Poor’s work has been exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Her work is also featured in the collections of several museums and galleries.

The Fairbanks Gallery, 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture series brings world-renowned artists and scholars to campus to interact with students so they can learn what is required of a professional artist or scholar.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the Albany Artists 10 x 10 art exhibit again this year. The show will be on display from Jan. 26 through Feb. 19.  A free public reception will be held Wednesday Feb. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This show is comprised of a diverse collection of two-dimensional work by ten local artists. Each artist will be showing 10 pieces of new work. New artists in this year’s show include Bill Marshall, Lynn Powers and Mio Streitberger. Returning artists are Molly Perry, Kurt Norlin, Marsha Meidinger, Diane Wenzel, Rob Robinson, Billie Moore and Michael Moore.

Many of the artists have previously shown in conjunction with other exhibits or been part of juried shows. The group started more than 10 years ago from an original circle of artists called the Albany Painting Enthusiasts, who got together once a month at a member’s house or other location to paint.

Show curator Michael Moore, said a diverse group of artists are participating this year, including retired school teachers and community college educators. The background and style of each painter is distinct.

“Mio (Streitberger) is a very welcome addition to this show and is a prolific painter with subtle meanings. He paints daily and in large bold colors,” Moore said.

Several of the people in the show belong to the Calapooia Gallery, which is one of only a few locations to display art in Albany. The Giustina Gallery has one of the largest gallery spaces in the Willamette Valley.

“We love showing in the Giustina Gallery because it is great space and the staff is always so wonderful to us,” Moore said.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located inside The La Sells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus, 875 S.W. 26th Street. Parking is available in the Reser Stadium parking lot across the street.

More information about this show and upcoming exhibits is available at http://oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.  

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Lauri Morris, 541-737-9315, lauri.morris@oregonstate.edu

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OSU College of Business establishes Portland headquarters, launches innovation MBA

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon State University College of Business is launching a new MBA in innovation and establishing a Portland headquarters in the Pearl District.

The new space, located at 220 N.W. Eighth Ave., will be celebrated with several events, including informational meetings for the new MBA track in innovation as well as an upcoming open house for alumni, students, prospective students and industry representatives. 

“It’s an exciting time for us to grow in the Portland market,” said Dean Mitzi Montoya, who joined OSU’s College of Business in September.

OSU’s hybrid MBA program, based in Portland, offers a mix of online and in-person work. The innovation MBA will focus on one of Portland’s core values, entrepreneurial business growth, as it pertains to starting new businesses and advancing existing Oregon companies.

The MBA program in Portland also includes tracks in executive leadership and business analytics. Tracks in supply chain and logistics management and a certificate in financial planning will be offered beginning in the fall.

The flexible hybrid program format makes it accessible for the working professional. It involves working online about 80 percent of the time and gathering twice per 10-week term for team and faculty meetings, professional development, alumni networking and applied project work.

“OSU is an engine of innovation, and Portland is an exciting and growing innovation economy,” Montoya said. “I am excited about the tremendous potential of our work to grow Portland’s capacity to innovate even further.”

The College of Business’ new Portland headquarters will be located in the WeWork building in the Pearl District. WeWork is a national chain of shared office buildings and offers “co-working communities” that house multiple ventures, often startups. The businesses share office space, equipment and related amenities.

“WeWork’s entrepreneurial environment and its mission, to support hard-working members who produce results, aligns with the culture of the College of Business, our alumni and our programs,” Montoya said. 

The open house will be held on Feb. 18 from 4-6 p.m. Alumni, industry representatives, current MBA students, prospective students and community members are invited to attend the free event, which will be hosted by Montoya and other college leaders.

Information sessions for the new MBA track in innovation will be held on Feb. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. and from 4-5 p.m. The track will be offered starting in fall 2016. Business professionals in the metro area are invited to attend. RSVPs are appreciated but not required and can be made at osumba@oregonstate.edu.

In addition to the new WeWork space, the College of Business will continue to offer courses at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland’s South Waterfront district and expand its collaboration with OSU’s Food Innovation Center in Northwest Portland.

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Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039, steve.lundeberg@oregonstate.edu