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There is another confirmed case of meningococcal disease in Corvallis. This time it’s a middle school student. Health officials say the bacterial infection is rare to occur in young kids. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports.

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Oregon State University will now require all its students age 25 or younger to get a vaccine against meningococcal disease by February 15th.

Fifth OSU Student Treated for Meningococcal Disease

Nov 28, 2017
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A student at Oregon State University in Corvallis is being treated for meningococcal disease. The student is an undergraduate and is listed as being in good condition.

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Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced Monday that the school will rename 3 buildings on campus whose namesakes have associations with racism.

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For $40, Oregon drivers can have a whale on their license plate. Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute in Newport is selling the plates to raise money for its research, graduate student education and public outreach.

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Researchers at Oregon State University have embarked on a long term study of an elusive threatened seabird along the west coast. The goal is find out more about the marbled murrelet to better inform conservation efforts.

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Oregon State University has received funding for a new class of research vessel for the U.S. Academic Fleet. The $122 million grant from the National Science Foundation is the largest in the university’s history.

Driverless cars are being tested on America’s roads right now. Cars without steering wheels or pedals have been approved for the road in California. Ford hopes to have a fleet of driverless cars on the roads in 2021.  The US Department of Transportation has published guidelines for the automakers.  Do you trust the technology?

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Oregon State University plans to use $25 million from an anonymous donor to launch an expansion of its LaSells Stewart Center. It says the project will bring together music, theater and visual arts in a new arts and education complex.

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Oregon State University has announced its new Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. 

Karen Richards

 

Oregon's higher ed campuses do a good job of integrating international students with each other. The schools have a harder time with a bigger goal: Creating a cultural exchange across the whole institution.

Author Elena Passarello has created a bestiary with her new book of essays, Animals Strike Curious Poses, exploring the lives of individual animals who’ve had enough impact on humanity to be named and widely remembered.

  The role of the arts in strengthening communities and addressing social issues will be the topic of this year’s Oregon Arts Summit, with the theme of “Arts in Action.” 

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The Environmental Protection Agency fined Oregon State University over $200,000 for improper storage and labeling of hazardous materials.

This was the largest regional penalty settled with the federal agency this year.


#IllGoWithYou Supports OSU Transgender Students

May 18, 2016
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A national campaign to support transgender people has made its way to Oregon State University. Some students and faculty are sporting a button with the phrase “I’ll Go With You.” Someone who wears the button is willing to accompany a transgender person into a potentially uncomfortable space.  

  The Thin Green Line is a conference that will gather activists, artists, writers, scientists, policy makers and others to explore creative resistance to fossil fuel development in the Pacific Northwest.

Benton County health officials have confirmed an outbreak of norovirus at Oregon State University.


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Oregon State University's College of Engineering has launched a humanitarian engineering program. The minor is one of only a few in the nation.

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While the commercial Dungeness crab fishery is the most valuable fishery in Oregon, it’s also a very dangerous occupation. As crab season finally gets underway, researchers at Oregon State University are studying non-fatal injuries among crab fishermen and women.

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Seven times in the past two years, Oregon was the site of bee die-offs involving hundreds of thousands of bees. Each event was associated with the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. Bees are vital to a functional ecosystem — and food production.

Seafloor Samples Reveal Ghosts Of Blobs Past

Nov 27, 2015
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A huge mass of warm water in the Pacific Ocean is causing problems off the coast of Oregon and Washington. The so-called “blob” is being blamed for toxic algae blooms, which have caused marine mammal deaths and crabbing closures. New evidence shows this isn’t the first time the blob has appeared off the Northwest coast.

OSU Applies For Permission To Research Industrial Hemp

Nov 8, 2015
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Faculty and professors at Oregon State University are seeking permission from the federal government to conduct research on industrial hemp.

OSU Report Says Algae Blooms Are Poorly Monitored In U.S.

Aug 18, 2015
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Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is increasingly creating a global health threat and poorly monitored in the U.S. That's according to a report released by scientists at Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina.

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Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a wristband that can detect chemicals in the environment. Advocacy groups see them as a tool to help people to find out what they're being exposed to and eventually use the information to affect policy. And a new company hopes to sell the wristbands commercially.

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The Oregon legislature has approved a nearly 30 million dollar taxpayer bond for a new wood products lab and other additions at Oregon state university. 

According to Thomas Maness, Dean at the School of Forestry, the project will add new classrooms and research facilities, including a twenty thousand square foot laboratory focused on utilizing Oregon's wood products for a growing global demand:

Thomas Maness: "Architects and engineers are really looking for a solution to build larger buildings than we currently build out of sustainable materials."

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Oregon’s US Senator Jeff Merkley was in Eugene on Tuesday to discuss a study which measured human exposure to toxic chemicals.

The battle to prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, continues in Oregon. In the upcoming special election, Benton County voters will decide if a measure to ban GMO's is right for them. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke with people on both sides of the issue and filed this report.

On the face of it, Measure 2-89 seeks to protect local food sources by banning the cultivation of genetically modified crops anywhere in the county. The measure also promotes saving heritage seeds and a sort of “We the People” right to self-governance.

OSU Students Will Travel To Nepal To Assist Non-Profit

Apr 28, 2015
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Two Oregon State University students are set to leave for Nepal on Friday. Since the devastating earthquake struck over the weekend, they’ve been gathering and packing as many medical supplies as possible. 

Christian Nishioka and Cole Miller have been planning a trip to Nepal since January. They intend to make a film about CardioStart, a heart surgery non-profit. OSU professor Alina Padilla-Miller says the young men are part of her Transnational Transmedia class, which allows students to document organizations providing humanitarian aid to developing countries.

Last week, Governor Kate Brown declared drought emergency in two more Oregon counties—Wheeler and Baker. Currently, more than half of the state is eligible for emergency federal aid—and it's only April. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke with one of the state’s leading climatologists about regional drought and what the future holds.

OSU Microbiologist Heads For South Africa

Apr 8, 2015

Joey is crowd funding to raise money for his scientific studies. For more information, click here:

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