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Sunflower sea star
Marine Science

Sea star listed as critically endangered following research by OSU marine ecologist

The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Dog standing at shoreline in Puget Sound at Edmond's Wash.
Marine Science

Leadership by Oregon State helps 14 nations commit to sustainable ocean management by 2025

Leaders of 14 major maritime nations announced their commitment to achieve 100% sustainable ocean management of their national waters by 2025, acting on recommendations of a group of global experts co-chaired by OSU marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco.

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Biomedical Science

OSU adapts COVID-19 testing of students and employees as holidays near

TRACE OSU, Oregon State University’s weekly COVID-19 prevalence testing of students and employees, is adjusting to serve thousands of OSU students who may travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

TRACE field staff analyzing documents at TRACE testing site.
Biomedical Science

OSU-UO partnership for Eugene COVID-19 testing highlight benefits of university collaboration

Oregon State University’s TRACE Community COVID-19 testing project is heading to Eugene this weekend, where collaboration with the University of Oregon will provide a better understanding of the virus’ community-wide prevalence.

Corvallis resident placing COVID test in tray on sidewalk for TRACE field staff worker to collect.
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University, University of Oregon team up to bring TRACE sampling to Lane County

Scientists and students from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are teaming up to bring OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 public health project to Eugene the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 at the request of Lane County Public Health.

Diseased and healthy corals sitting in bins.
Marine Science

Coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibility

Found in less than 1% of the ocean but home to nearly one-quarter of all known marine species, coral reefs help regulate the sea’s carbon dioxide levels and are a crucial hunting ground that scientists use in the search for new medicines.

Javier Rojo standing in front of shrubbery.
Statistics

Oregon State professor honored for contributions to statistics, minority student success

Korvis Professor of Statistics Javier Rojo received the 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. 

Aerial shot of coral reef.
Marine Science

Oregon State University scientists shed new light on viruses' role in coral bleaching

Scientists at Oregon State University have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching – the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for energy.

TRACE field staff working in Corvallis neighborhood.
Biomedical Science

Fifth round of Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling suggests three people in 1,000 have virus

Oregon State University’s fifth round of door-to-door sampling throughout the Corvallis community by TRACE-COVID-19 field workers on Sept. 26 and 27 suggested three people per 1,000 in the community carried the novel coronavirus on those days.

A rainbow peering behind Austin Hall.
Faculty and Staff

Oregon State University leads push to include innovation, entrepreneurship in faculty promotion, tenure criteria

Culminating a project led by chemist Rich Carter, leaders from 67 universities and 13 national organizations have unanimously voted to approve a set of recommendations for recognizing innovation and entrepreneurial achievements among the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

Ensign wasp
Integrative Biology

Salute the venerable ensign wasp, killing cockroaches for 25 million years

An Oregon State University study has identified four new species of parasitic, cockroach-killing ensign wasps that became encased in tree resin 25 million years ago and were preserved as the resin fossilized into amber.

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Biomedical Science

TRACE-OSU to support health and safety with in-person, wastewater SARS-CoV-2 testing

TRACE-OSU will launch Sept. 28 and will include weekly random prevalence testing of approximately 1,000 OSU community members.