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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ULM program keeps earning accolades This is the second time in a month that we have congratulated the university. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1s2I9Ju TheBestSchools.org - 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.
A legislative task force has two months to come up with recommendations about what more Oregon should do to protect bee pollinators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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