Elusive Equity: Oregon State tackles the persistent bias inhibiting women in STEM fields

Jane Lubchenco recalls challenges she faced as a grad student in a male-dominated field.  Oregon State continues to improve equity for women in STEM fields and is launching ADVANCE, an NSF-supported  program to further the progress.

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66 IB Undergraduates Receive College of Science Scholarships

The College of Science held its annual Scholarship Dessert on June 2 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Fifty-two Biology majors and 14 Zoology majors received one or more scholarships. Congratulations, students! We'd also like to extend a big Thank You to the donors.

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IB presents annual Castor canadensis awards

Virginia Weis, Chair of Integrative Biology, presented the annual Castor canadensis awards at the IB spring picnic. The awards recognize outstanding service to the department. Barb Taylor received the faculty/staff award, while Tye Kindinger received the graduate student award.

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Purple Beer Launched to Save Sea Stars

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Rogue Brewery's Wasted Sea Star Pale Ale will go towards PISCO's research into the wasting syndrome that's affecting sea stars along the Pacific Coast.

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Amber-encased plant could be oldest known grass: Specimen may also preserve a Cretaceous-aged hallucinogen

George Poinar analyzed amber from Myanmar. He discovered it may contain the oldest fossilized grass specimen, which may also be infected with ergot, a fungus.

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Rogue supports higher ed with new Oregon craft beers for PSU, OSU

A portion of the proceeds from sales of Rogue Brewery's Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale will go to PISCO's research on sea star wasting syndrome.

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In A Snake Orgy, Ejaculate Can Get Expensive

Bob Mason and Chris Friesen (PhD, OSU Zoology, 2012) investigated the energy expenditure of garter snakes' mating.

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Snail Genetic Variation Associated With Resistance to Schistosomiasis

Jacob Tennessen and researchers in the Blouin Lab have discovered genes that allow snails to resist infection by schistosomes.

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What the 'False Eyes' of Butterflies Are Really For

Katy Prudic's research helps explain why eyespots are beneficial to butterflies.

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Disrupted Biological Clock Linked to Alzheimer's

The Giebultowicz Lab's research is shedding light on the relationship between biological clocks, sleep patterns and Alzheimer's.

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