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Research

Preparing for the next pandemic: $1M grant to create interdisciplinary research center

A team of Oregon State University researchers have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to identify, model, predict, track and mitigate the effects of future pandemics.

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Graduate students

Graduate students pursuing ecological research win national policy award

Two students from the College of Science at OSU are among the 22 receiving a Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award, presented annually by the Ecological Society of America.

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Biomedical Science

Demystifying coronavirus: Is it a pandemic and other questions answered

Ecologist Benjamin Dalziel discusses the novel coronavirus outbreak and transmission and its ramifications for all of us.

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Student Success

Building student success: Peer-to-peer learning garners crucial support from science alumni

The Learning Assistant program in the College of Science has reduced the drop-fail-withdrawal rate in several key courses by half and has become a model for other colleges at the university.

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Integrative Biology

Bridging the communication gap between scientists and the public

Effective communication can be a critical tool to ensure one's science discoveries translate to real-world breakthroughs and influence policy makers.

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Marine Science

Marine ecologists devise handbook to accelerate global ocean protection

Two new grants will assist marine scientists at Oregon State University to make significant progress in global ocean protection.

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News

Renowned ecologists call for a new ocean narrative to spur new science and effective actions

Distinguished marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco proposes a “new narrative for the ocean” in an editorial published in the journal Science.

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Faculty and Staff

Two distinguished professors share their impacts in science

Faculty members who have received one of the university’s top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures on May 13.

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Events

Pre-eminent marine biologist from Australian Research Council to discuss Great Barrier Reef

Renowned marine biologist Terry Hughes, director of Australia’s Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, to discuss the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Graduate students

From the lab to the world: OMSI Science Communication Fellowships

Applications are open for Oregon's top academic and professional fellowship program: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's OMSI Science Communication Fellowship.

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Integrative Biology

'Transformative' research unrealistic to predict, scientists tell granting agencies

Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be “transformative” may actually be hindering discovery, according to a study by OSU ecologists.

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Events

Climate change: Facts, fictions and faith

A free public lecture will untangle the role faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and reactions to the complex science behind global warming.