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12 hrs ago | Bend Bulletin

Approval for OSU-Cascades appealed

OSU-Cascades had just two weeks to enjoy a ruling that approved its planned four-year campus, as an appeal challenging the project was delivered to the city Monday morning. On Sept.


Related Topix: Bend, OR

14 hrs ago |

Oregon State aligns itself to help lower-income students: Editorial Agenda 2014

Oregon State President Ed Ray said the University Innovation Alliance grew out of conversations Arizona State President Michael Crow had with him and others. Oregon State University has placed itself in a position to help solve one of education's most challenging problems: the achievement gap between higher-income and lower- income students.


Related Topix: Oregon, Eastern Oregon University, Education Etc., Western Oregon University, University of Oregon, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Business Journal

BEST Fest: Bend startup gets $3M to drive compressed natural gas work

Bend-based Onboard Dynamics secured $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to commercialize its in-engine natural gas compression technology. A Bend startup has secured more than $3 million to support its work to commercialize on-vehicle natural gas compression technology.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President John Hitt said at the core of the group's effort is this statistic: Students from upper-income families are seven times more likely to earn college degrees by age 24 than those from low-income families, who typically are the first in their family to attend college.


Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Ohio State University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, Georgia State University

High Country News

Fall is for reading

The green of August is turning to gold as I write this, and western Colorado's aspen trees are already flecked with new colors. There's a dusting of snow on the highest peaks, and the evenings are too chilly to linger outdoors past sundown.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, California

Business Journal

Oregon tech startup champion looks to nurture more non-Portland companies

Corvallis, home to the research-centric Oregon State University, could benefit from a state program looking to impel more companies from non-Portland cities. For entrepreneurs in the south Willamette Valley an organization, cleverly called RAIN, is aiming a spotlight on the resources available in communities south of Portland and gathering momentum for its own funding vehicle.


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PhysOrg Weblog

Report urges individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease and stroke

A recent guideline for using statins to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has wavered too far from the simple cholesterol goals that have saved thousands of lives in the past decade, and doesn't adequately treat patients as individuals, experts said today in a national report. An expert panel coordinated by the National Lipid Association has created its own outline for how to best treat people at risk for cardiovascular disease, which they say focuses on reducing cholesterol to an appropriate level, and puts less emphasis on whether or not a patient fits into a certain type of group.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol, Health, Heart Disease, Oregon Health & Science University

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Stress Can Make a Mess of Your Life

Everyone's got to shuck their mortal coil at some point but perhaps there are ways of delaying the inevitable. One option, at least for men, is to try and eliminate stress from their lives.


Health News Digest

Vitamin E intake Critical During "the first 1000 days"

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant.


Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin E, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Mail on Sunday

The black box for CYCLISTS: Bike helmet has built-in data recorder...

Students at Oregon State University and Intel have devised a 'smart' bike helmet that collects data during a crash The helmet syncs with an app that can provide medical questions to the rider after a crash or call emergency services The product is only in the prototype phase at the moment so no potential release date or price has been announced A team of students has devised a helmet with built-in sensors and smartphone functionality to provide data after a crash. The so-called 'black box' helmet can also call emergency services, talk to the cyclist and provide hands-free calling.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

The News-Star

ULM program keeps earning accoladesULM program keeps earning...

ULM program keeps earning accolades This is the second time in a month that we have congratulated the university. Check out this story on - an online resource for campus and online education - has nationally ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online platform, eULM, for the second time in less than a month.


Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Arkansas, University of Florida, State University, AR, Opinion

The Newberg Graphic

Task force continues to look at bee health

A legislative task force has two months to come up with recommendations about what more Oregon should do to protect bee pollinators.


Related Topix: Oregon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Apiculture, Science

A Stanford trumpet, a Rose parade trombone: The stories behind instruments donated to Beaverton kids

Somewhere in Beaverton , a middle school student will play a trumpet that traveled to Japan, was marched across Stanford University's football stadium and played at a wedding reception. There's a trombone that was played in the Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade , a flute whose owner struggled to part with it and a clarinet that was part of a talent show.


Related Topix: Whitford (Beaverton, OR), Beaverton, OR, Family, Kids, Stanford University, Canada,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Researchers openly admit dengue vaccine would cause 7-fold spike in infections

A vaccine for dengue fever would actually increase rates of dengue infection over the first few years, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and Clemson University, and published in the journal Epidemiology & Infection . "Our analysis suggests that if we develop and widely use a vaccine for dengue fever, there may later be spikes in the incidence of the disease that are two to three times higher than its normal level," researcher Jan Medlock said.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Corvallis man's documentary on assisted living: 'Thin edge of dignity'

Blogger, author and now documentary maker Dick Weinman says his latest project was only intended to be a training video. "Now I find my independent spirit curtailed, but I strive to hold on to it, walking along the thin edge of dignity," the retired broadcaster and Oregon State University professor said in the piece, detailing his life in an assisted living facility.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon

New low-cost, ultra-sensitive biosensor uses diatoms and nanoparticles

Ultra-sensitive immunoassay biosensor using diatom biosilica with self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles Oregon State University researchers combined diatoms with self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles to create a low-cost sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers. Optical biosensors are important in health care for such applications as detecting levels of blood glucose or the presence of antibodies.


Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Longtime dean honored as fine leader, friend

Family, colleagues and friends of the late Steve Flynn gathered outside Southern Oregon University's McNeal Pavilion Wednesday to dedicate two large steel benches bearing plaques to honor the 27-year dean of students and director of financial aid who died of Alzheimer's last year at 74. With no shortage of damp eyes and choked voices, Flynn was recalled as that rare kind of administrator who made it fun for everyone, loved jokes, nicknames, one-line zingers and keggers and could still get the job done at the highest level, while always honoring the student first.


Related Topix: Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Realtor Magazine

Study: Greener Neighborhoods Make for Healthier...

Pregnant women living in "green" neighborhoods are more likely to deliver healthier babies, suggests a new study from researchers at Oregon State University and the University of British Columbia. What makes a neighborhood green: the presence of trees, leaves, grass, and other greenery.


Related Topix: Canada

The Miami Herald

For patent lawyer, work is always something new

After just five years of private practice as a patent attorney, Stewart Myers can't really claim to have seen it all. But he's seen an awful lot of things he never expected to see.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Oregon

KVAL-TV Eugene

Deep sea exploitation: 'The impacts are global'

CORVALLIS, Ore. The world's oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril, an international team of scientists warned this week.


Related Topix: Corvallis, OR, Environment, Science