May 2004

May 27th

A long list of exceptional OSU animal sciences alumni and others who have given outstanding service to the state's livestock industry were honored today by the OSU Department of Animal Sciences as charter members of a new honorary association called the Withycombe Club.
Thayne Dutson, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Oregon State University has been awarded the American Distance Education Consortium's (ADEC) highest award for service, the Irving Award, in May at ADEC's annual national meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

May 23rd

Carol Coren, community program specialist at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center in Portland has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Technology and eGovernment Advisory Council.

May 17th

Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 26.

May 13th

Nationally known economist Ken Stone will speak at Oregon State University on Wednesday, May 26, about the economic impacts of establishing "big-box" retail stores in both small and larger communities.

May 12th

Sujaya Rao, an assistant professor in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at Oregon State University, is the winner of the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America, Pacific Branch.

May 9th

An Oregon 4-H project called "Corroboree" is helping Oregon elementary school students from Salem and Milwaukie reach around the world to share results of natural resource science projects with school children in Australia.

May 4th

Thanks to the donation of a portable computer lab by Hewlett-Packard Company, the Oregon 4-H Youth Program is expanding efforts to help Latino youth cross the digital divide.

May 2nd

Oregon State University scientists have received dozens of patent claims for a new technology that uses variable radio frequencies to pasteurize and prepare foods as diverse as surimi, alfalfa sprouting seeds and turkey hotdogs.