Latest Oregon State University Stories

2011-02-10 20:39:09

Study investigates reasons for low enrollment in fishery and wildlife programs A troublesome trend is occurring at colleges and universities around the country: fewer students are graduating with degrees in natural resource related degree programs. As a result, the number of qualified professionals to manage fish and wildlife programs is dwindling. What is even more troubling is that nationally, the percentage of students enrolling in the major has increased. For reasons unknown, students...

2011-02-08 12:05:00

A study suggested Tuesday that if China continued with pollution cutbacks implemented during the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing residents could see their lifetime lung cancer risk cut in half. The study said that could translate to 10,000 fewer cases of lung cancer. The study, which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives by researchers from Peking University in Beijing and Oregon State University, focused on pollutants called PAHs that arise from coal-burning, wood...

2011-01-31 20:52:39

Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout. Steelhead and rainbow trout look different, grow differently, and one heads off to sea while the other never leaves home. But the life histories and reproductive health of wild trout and steelhead are tightly linked and interdependent, more so than has been appreciated, a new Oregon State University study concludes. The...

2011-01-30 10:35:00

Engineers have created a new type of "stereo vision" to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.The approach, which uses two video cameras to feed data into an advanced computer system, can observe large areas of ocean waves in real time and help explain what they are doing and why, scientists say.The system may be of particular value as climate change and rising sea levels pose...

2011-01-04 00:00:36

Oregon State Extended Campus has partnered with the College of Health and Human Sciences to launch an online bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS). Oregon State's popular HDFS program is now available to a more diverse group of students, regardless of location, family obligations, or career responsibilities. Corvallis, OR (PRWEB) January 3, 2011 "ËœHelping' professionals are getting some assistance of their own from Oregon State University...

2010-12-30 12:28:42

Members of the engineering faculty at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that will be particularly useful for cleanup of sites with radioactive contamination, making the process faster, more accurate and less expensive. A patent has been granted on this new type of radiation spectrometer, and the first production of devices will begin soon. The advance has also led to creation of a Corvallis-based spinoff company, Avicenna...

2010-12-23 13:58:02

Marine ecologists at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and "re-seed" fish stocks significant distances away "“ more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii. The findings add credibility to what scientists have believed for some time, but until now been unable to directly document. The study also provides a significant demonstration of the ability of marine reserves to rebuild fishery stocks in areas outside the...

2010-12-11 00:00:43

New online school offers free classes, community and support for course creators. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 Educadium announced today the launch of EasyCampus Learn, a new website and online school that provides valuable instruction about online course development and learning management administration. "Building an online school or training program just got easier," said Educadium President Todd Harris. "The EasyCampus Learn portal brings together important resources for our...

2010-12-07 07:35:00

It's illegal for businesses and law enforcement to profile a person based on their race, gender, or ethnicity, yet millions of Americans are being profiled every day based on their online consumer behavior and demographics. Known as consumer profiling for behavioral advertising purposes, this type of profiling is largely unregulated. The result, according to two recent articles in the journal of Computer Law & Security Review, is that consumers have less privacy and are being targeted by...

2010-12-02 09:35:00

The problem of toxic lead in used consumer products is extremely widespread and present at levels that are far beyond safe limits, researchers conclude in a new study. Research reported recently by the Associated Press found that lead and cadmium were present in cartoon character drinking glasses. Now a new study has found that many other items available for purchase throughout the United States "“ such as toys, home d©cor items, salvage, kitchen utensils and jewelry "“...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.