Ancient, newly identified 'mammoth weevil' used huge 'trunk' to fight for mates
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George Poinar has once again identified a new species trapped in amber. This 100-million-year-old weevil is unlike any other known fossilized or living weevil.

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Ant trapped in ancient amber with parasitic mushroom stuck in its butt
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George Poinar has discovered an ancient ant in a strange predicament.

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Class of 2021: Who was there for you?
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Watch this awesome video produced by the OSU Alumni Association, which features several graduating seniors reflecting on the most influential people in their journey to graduation. Among them are Justice Zito, biology '21, and Patrick Callagy, biology '21. 

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In Show of Hope, 2021-2022 OSU Gilman and Freeman-ASIA Scholars Make Plans to Study Abroad Despite Uncertainty
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Congratulations to Maria Arellano, junior in Biology, who received a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for a health-rotation internship in Ecuador.

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Bob Mason named Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
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In his new position, Bob will focus on development and oversight of programs supporting the professional success and advancement of a diverse and outstanding faculty.

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Meet Biden's trailblazing climate science adviser
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Jane Lubchenco says her new job will require her to "make sure there is good science at the table when the administration is considering important actions."

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Oregon State University research shows two invasive beachgrasses are hybridizing
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Sally Hacker and Rebecca Mostow, in collaboration with Felipe Barreto, are studying how invasive beachgrasses and their hybrids affect biodiversity management and coastal protection.

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A passion for wildlife conservation: Zoologist takes care of a little bit of Africa
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Zoology alumna Molly Cordell ('16) completed an internship with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia during her junior year. Now she's working with some 20 species and furthering her skills at Safari West in California. 

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Researcher predicts another dead zone off Oregon's coast
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Francis Chan has studied dead zones in the ocean for more than 15 years. He believes this year is shaping up to be much like 2006, when conditions killed thousands of crabs and other marine life.

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What Can 26,000 Snakes Teach Us About Climate Change?
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Steve Arnold and Bob Mason have each conducted research that has led to a better understanding of snakes' response to climate change.

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