Oregon State University

Science & Technology
8:33 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

OSU Develops Wristband That Detects Pollutants

OSU developed silicone wristbands that can detect an individual's exposure to environmental toxins.
Credit Steve O'Connell

Everyday people are exposed to chemicals and pollutants. Researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis have developed a silicone wristband that can detect these compounds. The new accessory can help scientists understand the link between exposure to toxins and disease. The wristband looks similar to the ubiquitous colorful rubber wristbands that often promote causes or charities, such as breast cancer. Kim Anderson is a professor in the OSU Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology.

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City Club of Eugene
9:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Collaboration Corvallis: A Project To Manage The Impacts of A University's Growth

Meeting Date: March 14th, 2014

Air Date: March 17th, 2014

Student enrollment at OSU grew at a rate of 8% a year for several years. That population increase sparked a community livability initiative by OSU president Ed Ray and Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning.

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Civil War Game
9:18 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Ducks Down Beavers In PAC-12 Tournament Civil War Game

Before Wednesday night's PAC-12 Tournament game, the UO and OSU met twice in the regular season, splitting the series.
Credit Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics

It was a Civil War battle Wednesday night in the first round of the PAC-12 Tournament.  The number Ducks played the Beavers in Las Vegas, and the U of O walked away with the victory. 

Oregon and Oregon State had already met twice this season, with each team chalking a win.  The Ducks entered the PAC-12 Tournament with momentum though, having won their previous seven games.

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Environment
2:36 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Wolves Stress Cows Out

Credit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

It may not come as a surprise to hear that wolves make cows nervous. Unlike bovine that haven’t ever had a run-in with a wolf pack, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports researchers with Oregon State University have found a way to measure the stress of a wolf attack on beef cows.

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Oregon State University
9:50 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

OSU Women Come Up Short In The PAC-12 Tournament Final

OSU's Jamie Weisner scored 6 during PAC-12 Tournament final.
Credit Elaine Thompson - AP

The Oregon State women’s basketball team made it to final of the PAC-12 tournament this weekend, only to fall short against the USC Trojans on Sunday. 

Oregon State was within five points with less than a minute to go, but ended up losing 71-62. 

The Beavers went into the tournament a number 3 seed, having won their final nine regular-season games.   But USC was even hotter in the tournament.  They defeated Stanford, one of the best teams in the country, in the semifinals. 

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Science & Technology
5:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Oregon State Scientists Discover Fourteen New Pollution Compounds

Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Staci Simonich in her office at Oregon State University
Credit Jes Burns

The South Willamette Valley consistently ranks high nationally for levels of air pollution.  According to the American Lung Association, Eugene-Springfield was the 14th worse in the country for “short-term particle pollution” in 2013.  

Air pollution is a complex mixture of chemicals and particulate matter –so complex, scientists still don’t know exactly what’s in the air we breathe.  But now they’re one step closer.

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OSU Spring Creek Project
6:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Transformation without Apocalypse

Sarah van Gelder

The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word presents a free symposium entitled Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well On an Altered Planet. It will be held at Oregon State University on February 14th and 15th. Keynote speaker Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor of Yes! Magazine, speaks with Eric Alan about the nature of transformation, and the positive ones already taking place.  

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Oregon State University
6:06 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Elena Passarello, from Scream to Song

Elena Passarello wins the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest.

The tenth anniversary of Presidential candidate Howard Dean’s infamous career-damaging scream is  Sunday, January 19th. Elena Passarello honors this scream, alongside those of Marlon Brando and Roger Daltrey, and the famous Wilhelm Scream, which has been used in 350 movies. Elena Passarello is an Oregon Book Award finalist for her book of essays on the human voice, Let Me Clear My Throat. She was the first woman to win the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest in New Orleans, and teaches at Oregon State University.

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Oregon Football
8:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Oregon's 'Civil War' Game Has A History Of Wagers

Marching Bands at the 2013 Civil War
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

The University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have played each other since 1894. And along the way, friends, family and co-workers have been known to place wagers on the rivalry. KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle attended the game and asked fans from both schools about their most memorable civil war betting experience.

This year's game was a nail-bitter. Tied at halftime at 17, the Ducks pulled ahead of the Beavers with 29 seconds left in the 4th quarter with a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota. The 36 to 35 victory was the sixth in a row for the Ducks in the series.

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Oregon Football
10:41 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Tough Day For Ducks, Beavers

It wasn't the most stellar day for Oregon football.

The fifth-ranked University of Oregon Ducks didn't help their chances for a fourth year of B-C-S bowls. The Ducks were routed by the University of Arizona Wildcats 42 to 16, Saturday, in Tucson. The Wildcats took advantage of numerous Oregon miscues including three turnovers.

Things didn't go much better for Oregon State. The University of Washington Huskies defeated the Beavs 69 to 27 Saturday night in Corvallis. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak over the Huskies at Reser Stadium.

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