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Find a path into your dream “green” job | March 7

Is environmentalism an important part of your everyday life? Whether you're a current OSU student or preparing to change careers, join an online panel with OSU alumni now working in roles that enhance and protect the natural environment. The Ask Alumni talk — hosted by the Klatowa Ina Alumni Network — will offer insights from four Beavers about the experiences that prepared them and the passions that drive them.



How you can help level the playing field in youth sports | March 8

Teaching kids how to master their body movements is an essential duty for every coach, no matter what sport. Learn strategies for giving instructions and feedback and reinforcing patterns in a free in-person training with OSU kinesiology faculty designed for current and prospective coaches of all experience levels.



Empty Bowls fight against student hunger | March 11

This fall and winter, 460+ donors gave more than $132,000 to make an immediate difference for students by supporting food pantry services on the Corvallis and Bend campuses. Will you build on their support? Register for OSU’s 17th Annual Empty Bowls benefit where you can enjoy a meal among fellow Beavers with music, activities for kids and a silent auction — all funds support the OSU Basic Needs Center and Fresh and Local First, a nonprofit that serves Linn and Benton counties.



Get a taste for travel with Italian coffee and wine | March 21

Explore the science behind two of the world’s most popular beverages: wine and coffee. Elizabeth Tomasino from OSU's Department of Food Science and Technology will share a splash of her extensive research on sensory analysis, flavor chemistry, global/regional/sub-regional wine styles and consumer preferences. Then, preview upcoming Italian getaways with the OSUAA Group Travel Program!


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Pushing particles – The enduring correlation between Monte Carlo neutron transport and high performance computing | March 7
Hear from OSU Nuclear Science and Engineering Professor Todd Palmer, ’87, about how computers automate calculations vital to radiation transport and the often-parallel advances of nuclear engineering and computer science.

OSU Album Club: Fresh Cream | March 7
In person and online
Listen to and discuss the 1966 debut studio album of power trio Cream — Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker — with OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli and Colson Legras.

FURst Aid: NSAIDs safety for large animals | March 8
In person and online
Dr. Andee Frei from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will present a free lesson on how nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work and when not to use them for horses and other large animals.

International Women’s Day | March 8
In person and online
President Murthy and Provost Feser will host a reception as part of a university-wide recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call to action for accelerating women's equality globally.

New microbial antimicrobial peptides and the fight against emerging foodborne pathogens | March 9
Join a lecture with the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Food Science and Technology and Ohio State University Food Microbiologist Ahmed Yousef, whose work focuses on the decontamination of food, discovery of antimicrobial preservatives and how emerging technologies can advance food safety.

Engineered Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – the Why? How? and When? | March 14
Hear from Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Professor Dorthe Wildenschild about carbon capture and storage, a key component in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

Farm 2 Fork – Sustainability at Nestlé | March 17
The OSU Department of Food Science and Technology welcomes Rao Mandava, Sustainability Manager at Nestlé, for a conversation about the company’s sustainability goals.

Member shopping event: Columbia Sportswear Employee Store | Now – March 12
Save up to half off retail prices with your exclusive shopping pass for the Columbia Sportswear Employee Stores. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Member shopping event: adidas Employee Store | March 1 – 31
Enjoy special access to savings of up to 50% off the latest apparel, accessories and footwear. Not an OSUAA member? Join online to access this perk.

Provost’s Lecture featuring Laurie Santos: Psychologist, podcaster and professor | April 4
Learn about the science of happiness with Laurie Santos — the creator of the popular podcast “The Happiness Lab” and the professor behind Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, “Psychology and the Good Life.”

Alumni Fellows conversations with OSU influencers | April 11
Join inspiring conversations with twelve distinguished Portland-area alumni making positive change within their professions and communities.

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Beavers gave a voice to education on Advocacy Day

Thank you for getting loud for a good cause during the annual Beavers vs. Ducks Advocacy Challenge on Feb. 22. Beavers sent 420 messages urging policymakers to invest in OSU and higher education statewide — making it our loudest Advocacy Day yet!

Did you know that ten OSU alumni are serving in the Oregon Legislature in 2023? Learn all about the Beavs serving the state and find out about simple ways you can urge support for education and OSU priorities with the Beaver Caucus.

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Scientists search Antarctica for Earth’s oldest ice

Braving the cold to drill miles down into the ice cores of Antarctica, 22 scientists from the OSU-led Center for Oldest Ice Exploration, or COLDEX, are in search of the world’s oldest piece of ice to uncover an important record of Earth’s climate and environmental history.



Supporting the advancement of women in science

The new College of Science Gender Equity in Leadership Fund aims to improve pathways to leadership skills and opportunities for women faculty members in the college.

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Beaver gymnasts set a new all-time high for OSU

Oregon State gymnasts are beaming with pride after sealing the first 198+ beam score in school history and tying the program’s second-highest floor score on the way to a victory against Stanford.



OSU women’s golf trailblazer enters Pac-12 Hall of Honor

Dr. Mary Budke, who laid the foundation for the OSU women’s golf program, is set to be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor, the most prestigious recognition of on-field and off-field contributors to Pac-12 athletics.


Beavers inspire action

Beavers are often the first in line to create strong communities that are welcoming for all. Read the latest edition of the Office of Institutional Diversity’s biannual Taking Action newsletter for stories about:

  • Tonga Hopoi, ’12, pictured above, an alumna who has blazed trails from OSU student government to the White House and beyond
  • How the OSU Pride Center and OSU Rainbow Connect Alumni Network are facilitating intergenerational support systems
  • The inaugural State of Black Affairs Summit, organized by OSU faculty to turn inclusive goals into actions
  • And more


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» You’ll want to put power vegetables on the menu after listening to the latest Public Health Insider webcast, where OSU faculty in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Moore Family Center share research linking cruciferous vegetables to cancer prevention.

» Do you love sports or are you considering a career in sports journalism? Listen to a Changemakers conversation with Lindsey Schnell, ’09, about her 10+ years navigating the male-dominated world of sports reporting.

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Winter comfort foods

The crisp winter weather calls for tasty and comforting foods: Soups, hearty root vegetables, warm spices and sweet fruits. Explore a new take on your favorite foods or try something new with OSU Extension’s Food Hero program!


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