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Oregon Coast Sees Starfish Baby Boom

May 16, 2016
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A massive starfish die-off has been affecting the shores of the west coast for the past three years, but now the species is poised to make a comeback.

Norovirus Outbreak At Oregon State University

Apr 7, 2016
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Benton County health officials have confirmed an outbreak of norovirus at Oregon State University. At least 88 students have been sickened and officials expect to see more cases in the coming days.

Northwest Biologists Say Preserving Predators Is Critical

Jan 13, 2014
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In a paper published in the journal Science Thursday, biologists with University of Washington and Oregon State University make the case for protecting carnivores. They say that two thirds of the world’s largest predators are threatened. And losing them could trigger a cascade of effects.

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Secretary of State Kate Brown says a University of Oregon research department manipulated payroll in order to avoid mandatory furloughs and salary freezes imposed by the governor.

University Of Oregon Faculty Agree To Contract

Sep 19, 2013
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The faculty union at the University of Oregon has settled its first contract with administrators. After ten months of bargaining, the United Academics at University of Oregon have reached a tentative agreement with the university. It's set to be ratified next month.

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On a nursery in Boring, researchers are demonstrating a new high-tech pesticide sprayer for a dozen growers. Oregon State University extension entomologist Robin Rosetta explains how this so-called “smart sprayer” uses a computerized sensor to detect the shape of plants and tell the nozzles on the machine where to spray and where not to spray.

Wyden Looking For Klamath Basin's Solution

Aug 2, 2013
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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says he’s looking for permanent solution to the Klamath Basin’s regional water crisis in southern Oregon. And he says he wants it on his desk by September tenth. A group charged with finding those answers met Thursday in Klamath Falls.

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Rising temperatures will reduce the peak snowpack in the Cascades slopes east of Eugene by more than 50 percent. That’s according to a climate study Oregon State University researchers published today.

The University of Oregon softball team is going to the “NCAA Super Regional” after winning the Regional final Saturday in Eugene. The Ducks defeated Big 10 Conference Champions Wisconsin. KLCC's Jes Burns has more.

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An estimated 11 thousand people heard Tibetan Spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, speak at the University of Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena Friday. His message: peace and compassion. KLCC's Rachael McDonald reports.

The Ducks Are In The Sweet 16

Mar 25, 2013
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The Ducks have made it to the sweet 16. The University of Oregon men's basketball team was seeded 12 in the NCAA Tournament. But they defeated fourth seeded Saint Louis Saturday night, 74 - 57.

The Northwest's public universities pull in massive amounts of federal research dollars. It totaled $1 billion last year at the University of Washington. Oregon State University won close to $200 million in federal research funds. The University of Idaho is counting on $100 million this year. So it's no surprise that university administrators are hanging on every scrap of news about imminent automatic federal budget cuts.

The University of Oregon is looking for a new head football coach. Chip Kelly announced Wednesday he’s leaving for the NFL to lead the Philadelphia Eagles. UO Athletic Director Rob Mullens says player recruiting is underway so this is a less than ideal time for Kelly to leave. Mullens describes what they’ll be looking for in a new coach.

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University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly will remain in Eugene for the 2013 season. Monday afternoon, UO Athletic Director Rob Mullens announced Kelly's decision.

Explosions Rock UO Campus Monday Morning

Jan 7, 2013
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On the first morning back from winter break the University of Oregon campus community experienced a series of explosions. The booms and resulting smoke were traced to an underground tunnel which houses the electrical power system.

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The University of Oregon hosted the first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament Friday night at Matt Court. It was the first time the U of O has hosted the tourney since the 1980's and the 5th seeded Ducks didn’t disappoint.

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The number of students enrolled at public universities in Oregon has reached an all-time high. The Oregon University System announced Thursday that more than 101,000 people are taking classes.

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The Oregon Ducks continued their roll Saturday night with a victory over their Washington rivals, the Huskies.

Ducks And Beavers Continue Their Rolls

Oct 8, 2012
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The Washington Huskies came to Eugene Saturday night, high off a surprise victory over Stanford. They were expected to give 2nd-ranked Oregon a tough challenge. But that wasn’t the case.

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Saturday the Oregon State Beavers take on the Washington State Cougars at home in Corvallis. Then a couple hours later, the Oregon Ducks play the University of Washington Huskies in Eugene. The two games will bring a lot of traffic. Officials are urging fans to have a game plan.

Fires Not All Bad For Local Economies

Sep 14, 2012
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Crews continue to make progress on several wildfires in central Washington. State health officials say the air is smoky enough around Wenatchee to be unhealthy for people with sensitive respiratory systems.

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The former dean of the University of Oregon School of Music was killed Friday along with her boyfriend. Lane County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at their home south of Eugene and found Anne Dhu McLucas and James Gillette.

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One of the key indicators of whether a student will go on to finish college shows up before the child even starts kindergarten. That’s the conclusion of new research from Oregon State University.

Tsunami Dock Species Under The Microscope

Jun 27, 2012
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The Japanese dock that washed ashore in Oregon carried more than a few invasive species. Scientists have found enough living cargo to keep them busy for decades.

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Dozens of Northwest runners, jumpers and throwers will compete for slots on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team starting this weekend. Once again Eugene, Ore., is hosting the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field. The qualifying action could help determine whether the London Games this summer feature a love story.

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The State Board of Higher Education has formally hired Michael Gottfredson to lead the University of Oregon. He was appointed president Friday.

Dr. Gottfredson has been a senior administrator at the University of California, Irvine for 12 Years. He says his first order of business is to get to know the University of Oregon better.

“There’s one overwhelming impression, great enthusiasm for the University of Oregon from every quarter: faculty, students, community," Gottfredson says. "I had very high expectations and they have been exceeded in every way.”

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Dr. Michael Gottfredson has been selected as the finalist for the new president of the University of Oregon.

Gottfredson has served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California Irvine since 2000. He is an expert in criminology. Oregon University System Chancellor George Pernsteiner calls Gottfredson an academic leader of distinction.

"That's a great combination for Oregon," Pernsteiner says. "Somebody who is committed to higher education and has a track record of real success and is able to work collaboratively with the other elements of education in this state for the betterment of the state and its citizens."

University of Oregon Student Dies of Meningitis

May 15, 2012

Health officials say it's unlikely those who had casual contact with a University of Oregon student who died Friday are at risk of contracting bacterial meningitis. The disease is believed to have caused the death of 21-year old Lillian Pagenstecher. KLCC's Rachael McDonald reports.

First Lady Will Deliver OSU Commencement Address

Mar 28, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Oregon State University's commencement ceremony in June.

University of Oregon faculty members are collecting signatures in an effort to establish a union. It would be comprised of all full and part time professors and instructors -- about 2,000 members. KLCC's Rachael McDonald has more.

The group United Academics of the University of Oregon has been gathering support for the union effort this month. But it's a process that began in the fall according to Michael Dreiling, an Associate Professor of Sociology.

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