Oregon State University

Protecting the Food Web
6:12 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Northwest Biologists Say Preserving Predators Is Critical

You get ten times as many urchins, and ten times less kelp if the otters disappear.
Credit Stephen & Claire Farnsworth/Flickr

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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U of O Audit
4:06 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Audit Finds Overpayments At University Of Oregon Research Unit

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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.

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U of O Falculty Agreement
4:27 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

University Of Oregon Faculty Agree To Contract

Bargaining team member, Ron Bramhall, says the wage increases won't change tuition at the University of Oregon.
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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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Water Pollution
7:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Clackamas Watershed Collects Drinking Water and Pollutants

Clackamas River
Credit Eliza Adam

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.

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Klamath Basin
8:22 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Wyden Looking For Klamath Basin's Solution

The wildlife refuge has restored critical wetlands to the Pacific Flyway, providing habitat for large numbers of birds.
Credit jdegenhardt

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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Climate Change
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

What 3.6 Degrees Means For Snowpack In The Western Cascades

Climate change will reduce snowpack that feeds the McKenzie River in the summer by 56 percent.
Credit Chris / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Oregon State Softball
6:59 am
Mon May 20, 2013

University Of Oregon Softball Team Advances To The NCAA Tournament Super Regional

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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Dalai Lama
7:33 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Dalai Lama Delivers Message of Compassion

The Dalai Lama Spoke at the UO Matthew Knight Arena.
Credit Jack Liu

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.

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College Basketball
4:29 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

The Ducks Are In The Sweet 16

Arsalan Kazemi is senior forward with the University of Oregon Ducks basketball team.
Credit goducks.com

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.

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University Research Funding
5:07 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Universities Say Research Funding Cuts May Bring Job Cuts

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Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 4:59 pm

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.

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