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58 min ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago |

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

Domestic Fuel

Wave Energy Research Progressing

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the funding of up to $4 million for continued wave energy technological research and monitoring efforts. Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center faculty will also share in another $3.25 million grant to i The project team is comprised of NNMREC with support from Oregon State University and University of Washington will be expanded to add the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, University of Washington, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Courier Mailer

Forest Grove City Council race: Nathan Seable wants city to expand public safety, maintain...

Nathan Seable, 37, said he wants to increase the city's public safety personnel and maintain its small town feel. As part of an ongoing series, the Forest Grove Leader will take a look at the seven candidates running for City Council in November.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Tillamook, OR, South Fork Forest Camp, State Prisons, Prison

KATU-TV Portland

PSU confronts sexual assault, makes it a campus issue

Portland State University has taken steps to overhaul the attitude toward sexual assault on its campus. University leaders started an honest conversation with students about the issue in a way that's forcing them to take notice.


Related Topix: Portland State University

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Science Daily

Even small stressors may be harmful to men's health, new OSU research shows

Older men who lead high-stress lives are likely to die earlier than the average for their peers, new research shows. The study looked at two types of stress: the everyday hassles of such things as commuting, job stress or arguments with family and friends; and significant life events, such as job loss or the death of a spouse.


Business Journal

Human impact on Northwest: 1.3 degrees F

A joint study by the University of Idaho and Oregon State University links human causes to climate change at a regional level. The study, published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of Climate, links human causes to wetter springs and longer growing seasons, among other impacts.


Related Topix: University of Idaho, Weather

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Business Journal

Oregon BEST takes a second look at 'LilyPads'

Oregon BEST has awarded a grant to help Beaverton startup Puralytics adapt its solar-powered water purification system to manage storm water pollution. Oregon BEST has awarded a second round of commercialization funding to Puralytics to support ongoing research into solar-activated stormwater treatment.


Related Topix: Oregon


Blood Pressure Differences Associated With Optimal Macronutrient...

Blood Pressure Differences Associated With Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health -Like Diet Compared With a Typical American Diet From the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health , MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health , Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis ; School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom ; MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; and Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL .


Related Topix: Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Corvallis, OR, Mathematics, Science,

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Experts warn about temporary 'spikes' caused by 'dengue vaccine'

Scientists have warned that dengue vaccines could cause short-term but major spikes in the years after they are first used. Jan Medlock, an assistant professor at Oregon State University said that their analysis suggested that if they developed and widely used a vaccine for dengue fever, there might later be spikes in the incidence of the disease that were two to three times higher than its normal level.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Wayne Tinkle finalizes Oregon State Beavers coaching staff with director of player personnel

Wayne Tinkle is introduced as Oregon State University's new men's basketball head coach in May at Gill Coliseum by athletic director Bob DeCarolis. The Beavers are set to hire former Eastern Washington assistant coach Rachi Wortham as director of player personnel, according to a source close to the program.


The Oregonian

Tomato late blight: Stop purple black spots that kill foliage

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure for late blight in tomatoes, say OSU gardening experts. Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it's dispersed by the wind and rain.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Lane County, OR, Weather