Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research university in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs along with a variety of graduate and doctoral degrees. It is also the largest university in the state, with a total enrollment exceeding 28,000. More than 230,000 students have graduated from OSU since its founding.[5] The Carnegie Foundation designates Oregon State University as a "Community Engagement" university and classifies it as a doctoral university with a status of "Highest research activity".[6]

OSU is one of 73 land-grant universities in the United States.[7] The school is also a sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant institution, making it one of only three U.S. institutions to obtain all four designations and one of two public universities to do so. (Cornell and Penn State are the only others with similar designation; Penn State is the only public university with matching designations.)[8] OSU received $441 million in research funding for the 2017 fiscal year.[9]

Oregon State University
Oregon State University seal
Academic affiliations
Endowment$549.4 million (2017)[1]
Budget$1.1 billion[2]
PresidentEdward John Ray
ProvostEdward Feser
Students30,896 (Fall 2017)[3]
Undergraduates25,838 (Fall 2017)[3]
Postgraduates4,458 (Fall 2017)[3]
Other students
600 (Fall 2017)[3]
Location, ,

44°33′50″N 123°16′44″W / 44.564°N 123.279°WCoordinates: 44°33′50″N 123°16′44″W / 44.564°N 123.279°W
CampusCollege town,
400 acres (160 ha)
ColorsOrange and Black[4]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IPac-12 Conference
MascotBenny Beaver
Oregon State University current logo
Oregon State University is located in the US
Oregon State University
Oregon State University
Location in the United States
Oregon State University is located in Oregon
Oregon State University
Oregon State University
Location in Oregon


Early years

Style show at Multnomah Hotel in Portland Oregon 1920
OAC Home Economics Department at Multnomah Hotel in Portland, 1920

The university's roots date back to 1856, when it was established as the area's first community school for primary and preparatory education. Throughout the university's history, the name changed eleven times. Like other early established land-grant colleges and universities, the majority of name changes occurred through the 1920s. Generally, name changes were made to better align a school with the largest available federal grants in agriculture research.

Early names

Year Name
1856 Corvallis Academy
1858 Corvallis College*
1868 Corvallis State Agricultural College
1876 State Agricultural College
1881 Corvallis State Agricultural College
1882 Oregon State Agricultural College
1886 State Agricultural College of Oregon
1890 Oregon Agricultural College
1927 Oregon State Agricultural College
1937 Oregon State College
1961 Oregon State University

*Unofficial title 1868-1885[10]

Corvallis area Freemasons played a leading role in developing the early school. Several of the university's largest buildings are named after these early founders.[11][12] The school offered its first college-level curriculum in 1865, under the administration of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

On August 22, 1868, official articles of incorporation were filed for Corvallis College. October 27, 1868, is known as OSU Charter Day. The Oregon Legislative Assembly designated Corvallis College as the "agricultural college of the state of Oregon" and the recipient of the Land Grant. Acceptance of this grant required the college to comply with the requirements set forth in the First Morrill Act and the name of the school was changed to Corvallis State Agricultural College. The school was then authorized to grant the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees. The first graduating class was in 1870, granting Bachelor of Arts degrees. The school's name changed several times in the early years as its mission quickly broadened.

Oregon State

The Oregon Unification Bill was passed in 1929 by the Legislative Assembly, which placed the school under the oversight of the newly formed Oregon State Board of Higher Education. A doctoral in education was first offered in the early 1930s, with the conferral of four Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1935. This year also saw the creation of the first summer session. The growing diversity in degree programs led to another name change in 1937, when the college became Oregon State College.[13]

The university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted on March 6, 1961, by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield.[14]

In 2007, Scott Reed was named the Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement as OSU Extension Service and OSU Ecampus were aligned under this new division. Ecampus delivers OSU degree programs and courses online and at a distance to students worldwide.



Annual Fall Freshman Statistics[15][16][17][18][19]

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Applicants 12,197 12,330 14,239 14,115 14,058
Admits 9,471 9,720 11,303 10,975 11,016
% Admitted 77.7 78.8 79.4 77.8 78.4
Enrolled 3,506 3,333 3,970 3,718 3,593
Avg Freshman GPA 3.56 3.56 3.56 3.59 3.58
SAT Range (out of 2400)* NA 1430-1810 1430-1810 1440-1820 1440-1830
ACT Range (out of 36)* 21-27 21-27 21-27 21-28 21-28

* middle 50%

Admission to Oregon State is rated "selective" by U.S. News & World Report.[20]

For Fall 2015, OSU received 14,058 freshmen applications; 11,016 were admitted (78.4%) and 3,593 enrolled.[15] The average high school grade point average (GPA) of the enrolled freshmen was 3.58, while the middle 50% range of SAT scores were 480-610 for critical reading, 490-630 for math, and 470-590 for writing.[15] The middle 50% range of the ACT Composite score was 21-28.[15]


Weatherford Hall Oregon State University Greg Keene
Weatherford Hall, 2009

Research has played a central role in the university's overall operations for much of its history.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30] Most of OSU's research continues at the Corvallis campus, but an increasing number of endeavors are underway at various locations throughout the state and abroad. Current research facilities, beyond the campus, include the John L. Fryer Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory in Corvallis.,[31] the Seafood Laboratory in Astoria and the Food Innovation Laboratory in Portland.[32] The university's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) operates several state-of-the-art laboratories, including the Hatfield Marine Science Center and three oceanographic research vessels based in Newport.[33] CEOAS is now co-leading the largest ocean science project in U.S. history, the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI features a fleet of undersea gliders at six sites in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with multiple observation platforms.[34] CEOAS is also leading the design and construction of the next class of ocean-going research vessels for the National Science Foundation, which will be the largest grant or contract ever received by any university in Oregon.[35] OSU also manages nearly 11,250 acres (4,550 ha) of forest land, which includes the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest.[36]

The 2005 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized Oregon State as a "comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary" university. This is one of only three such universities in the Pacific Northwest to be classified in this category. In 2006, Carnegie also recognized the university as having "very high research activity," which makes OSU the only university in Oregon to attain these combined classifications.[37]

Irish Bend Covered Bridge 2
Irish Bend Covered Bridge - The west side of campus is dedicated, primarily, to agricultural research. It is also home to this historic landmark.

The National Sea Grant College Program was founded in the 1960s. OSU is one of the original four Sea Grant Colleges selected in 1971.[38]

In 1967 the Radiation Center was constructed at the edge of campus, housing a 1.1 MW TRIGA Mark II Research Reactor. The reactor is equipped to utilize Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) for fuel. Rankings published by U.S. News & World Report in 2008 placed Oregon State eighth in the nation in graduate nuclear engineering.

OSU was one of the early members of the federal Space Grant program.[39] Designated in 1991, the additional grant program made Oregon State one of only 13 schools in the United States to serve as a combined Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant university. Most recently, OSU was designated as a federal Sun Grant institution. The designation, made in 2003, now makes Oregon State one of only two such universities (the other being Cornell University) and the only public institution with all four designations.

In 1999, OSU finished a $40 million remodelling of the campus library. Known as the Valley Library, the totally remodelled building was selected by The Library Journal as their 1999 Library of the Year, the first academic library so named.[40]

In 2001, the university's Wave Research Laboratory was designated by the National Science Foundation as a site for tsunami research under the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. The O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is on the edge of the campus and is one of the largest and most sophisticated laboratories for education, research and testing in coastal, ocean and related areas in the world.[41]

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences funds two research centers at Oregon State University. The Environmental Health Sciences Center[42] has been funded continually since 1969 and the Superfund Research Center[43] is a newer center that started funding in 2009.

OSU administers the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, a United States Forest Service facility dedicated to forestry and ecology research. The Andrews Forest is a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve.

Rankings and recognition

University rankings
ARWU[44] 62-71
Forbes[45] 328
U.S. News & World Report[46] 143
Washington Monthly[47] 75
ARWU[48] 151-200
QS[49] 451-460
Times[50] 251-300
U.S. News & World Report[51] 218
National Program Rankings[52]
Program Ranking
Biological Sciences 75
Chemistry 80
Computer Science 67
Earth Sciences 34
Economics 90
Education 130
Engineering 78
Mathematics 73
Pharmacy 40
Physics 77
Psychology 148
Public Affairs 115
Statistics 43
Veterinary Medicine 26
Global Program Rankings[53]
Program Ranking
Agricultural Sciences 51
Biology & Biochemistry 255
Engineering 352
Environment/Ecology 30
Geosciences 31
Materials Science 332
Microbiology 155
Plant & Animal Science 30
Social Sciences & Public Health 222

OSU has more majors, minors and special programs than any other university or college in Oregon.[54]

The 2016 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Oregon State in the "151 to 200" tier for universities worldwide and "62-71" nationally. In its rankings for 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Oregon State University tied for 143rd nationally and as the 71st (tied) top public university.[55] In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranks OSU as tied for the 218th best university globally.

In its 2016 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Oregon State University's Environmental Science & Engineering program 20th in the world, its Electrical & Electronic Engineering program was ranked in the top "151-200" positions worldwide, while its Materials Science & Engineering program was ranked among the top "301-400" international programs.[56]

Moreover, The forestry and agricultural sciences subject at Oregon State University ranks 9th in the world (7th in the US), according to QS World University rankings in 2015.[57]

In 2012, ECONorthwest conducted an economic impact analysis that found that each year OSU has a $2.06 billion economic footprint. $1.93 billion of this total was in the state of Oregon.[58][59]


Main campus (Corvallis)

OSU by air
Aerial view of Memorial Union Quad

The 420-acre (170 ha) main campus is located in Corvallis, in the Willamette Valley. In 1994, OSU was rated the safest campus in the Pac-10 in a study of universities.[60] In September 2008, much of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis was designated the Oregon State University Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places.[61] It is the only college or university campus in Oregon to have a historic district designation. The effort to have the John Charles Olmsted-designed campus listed on the National Register took two years.[62][63]

Branch campus (Bend)

OSU recently completed the construction of a branch campus located in Bend. This new branch campus is called OSU-Cascades and offers students living in the more central region of the state an opportunity to attend select classes at a campus location closer to their homes.

Ecampus (online)

Oregon State offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs made up from a selection of over 900 online courses in 90 subject areas.[64] OSU's online bachelor's degree programs were ranked 5th in the United States by US News & World Report in 2015.[65] These programs and courses are developed by OSU faculty and delivered online by Oregon State University Ecampus. Students who pursue an education online with OSU earn the same diploma and transcript as the university's on-campus students.


Oregon State University clock tower
OSU's Beta Campanile Tower

Colleges and schools

The academic programs are divided among twelve colleges plus the graduate school, each with a dean responsible for all faculty, staff, students and academic programs. Colleges are divided either into departments administered by a department head/chair or schools administered by a director who oversees program coordinators. Each school or department is responsible for academic programs leading to degrees, certificates, options or minors.

International partnerships

Oregon State has varied, and numerous,[66] partnership agreements with international institutions that include James Cook University in Australia, the University of Forestry in Bulgaria, Lincoln University in New Zealand and India's Gokula Education Foundation[67] founded by Indian industrialist M. S. Ramaiah.

Student government

The Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) is the officially recognized student government at Oregon State University and represents all students in campus affairs and at community, state and federal levels regarding issues that directly influence the quality of and access to, post-secondary education.

Student life

Corvallis is the tenth largest city in the state. Still, it is a relatively small community and many of the local events have a strong connection to the university. Oregon State has over 400 active student organizations and groups. The campus is located only a few hours driving distance from any number of outdoor recreation opportunities. Several federal and state natural forests and parks make up popular student destinations. These include the Cascade Range, a rugged coastline, several large forests, the high desert and numerous rivers and lakes. Portland, Oregon's largest city, is 85 miles (137 km) north of the campus.

From 1930[68] until 1968, Oregon State University was home to the Gamma chapter of Phrateres, a philanthropic-social organization for female college students. Gamma was the third chapter of the organization, which eventually had over 20 chapters in Canada and the United States.

The majority of older students at Oregon State University live off-campus, but on-campus housing is available and required for most incoming freshmen. There are 16 residence halls on campus,[69] which are organized into individual Hall Councils. The residence halls include Bloss Hall, Buxton Hall, Callahan Hall, Cauthorn Hall, Dixon Lodge, Finley Hall, Halsell Hall, Hawley Hall, International Living-Learning Center, McNary Hall, Poling Hall, Sackett Hall, Tebeau Hall, Weatherford Hall, West Hall, and Wilson Hall. Residents make up the membership and each council holds their own elections to select management over the hall government. All of the councils are managed by the Residence Hall Association (RHA).[70]

The LaSells Stewart Center is the conference and performing arts center for the campus. Many famous speakers have graced the stage of the campus' main auditorium, Austin Auditorium, while the Corvallis-OSU Symphony plays there frequently. The OSU Office of Conferences and Special Events is located within the auditorium.

The university is home to Orange Media Network, the university's student media department. Orange Media Network encompasses the award-winning The Daily Barometer student newspaper, KBVR 88.7 FM, KBVR-TV, Prism Art and Literary Journal, lifestyle magazine Beaver's Digest, and fashion magazine DAMchic.

Two Oregon State students are members of the Oregon Student Association Board of Directors.

Notable among a number of songs commonly played and sung at various events such as commencement, convocation and athletic games are: Hail to Old OSU and the Alma Mater.


OSU mascot Benny Beaver

In a 2008 national ranking based on academics, athletic opportunity and overall performance, Oregon State was chosen as one of the "premier" universities in America. This ranking, performed by STACK magazine, places Oregon State 29th in the nation's "Elite 50" universities and uncontested within the state that year.[71] Since then, the University of Oregon has joined Oregon State in the STACK rankings.

The history of Oregon State athletics dates back to 1893, when "Jimmie the Coyote" was chosen as the college's mascot.[72] This was replaced by the beaver in 1910; it has remained the school's mascot. In 1915, the college became one of the four charter members of the Pacific Coast (Athletic) Conference.

Football is played in Reser Stadium. The current costumed mascot Benny the Beaver made his first appearance in 1952. The next year, 1953, saw the opening of the football facility, Parker Stadium (now named Reser Stadium). The Raising Reser campaign expanded the stadium from 35,000 seats to 46,200 throughout 2006–07. A time lapse video recording of the expansion is viewable on the internet.[73] 1962 saw OSU's (and the west coast's) first Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Terry Baker. The University of Oregon is often seen as the school's key athletic rival, with the annual Civil War football game between the two teams being one of the nation's longest-lived rivalries.

Trysting Tree's name is traced to a tree near Benton Hall where student couples would meet and make dates. Basketball is held in Gill Coliseum, named after former Beavers coach Slats Gill, also home to the University's Collegiate wrestling team. The Civil War is one of the most contested rivalries in the nation. Baseball is held in Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. The OSU baseball team, managed by Pat Casey, won back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in 2006 and 2007[74] and added a third in 2018.[75][76] Softball is held in the OSU Softball Complex. Opened in April 2001, the $1.5 million OSU Softball Complex seats 750. Oregon State hosted a Regional and Super Regional tournament in the 2006 NCAA tournament, winning both and moving on to the Women's College World Series.

Oregon State has a total of four NCAA championships. In addition to the three baseball titles (2006, 2007 and 2018), the Beavers won the 1961 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship. In 1975, the men's rowing Varsity-4 with coxswain team won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Collegiate Rowing Championships in Syracuse, New York, establishing a course record which stood for 15 years.[77] The Oregon State racquetball team has won 10 consecutive USA racquetball intercollegiate championships, beginning in 2008.[78]

The 2018 Oregon State baseball team won the NCAA Division I Championship defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks in three games making it their third title ever in the sport of baseball managed by the same manager from the previous two titles Pat Casey.


In fall 2017, total student enrollment was 30,896,[3] the largest among all Oregon universities.

In accordance with the university's mission for diversity, many organizations, clubs, and departments have been formed, including the Office Of Community and Diversity[79] and several cultural and resource centers.

Oregon State University has several cultural centers aimed at promoting diversity and supporting students of color, including the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Native American Longhouse, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center and the Centro Cultural César Chávez.

In addition to its mission of ethnic diversity, Oregon State University supports its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population with a Pride Center.

Fund raising

Together with university leaders, the OSU Foundation publicly launched Oregon State's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, The Campaign for OSU, on October 26, 2007, with a goal of $625 million.[80] Donors exceeded the goal in October 2010 nearly a year ahead of schedule, resulting in a goal increase to $850 million. In March 2012 the goal was raised to $1 billion.[81] At OSU's annual State of the University address in Portland on January 31, 2014, President Edward J. Ray announced that campaign contributions had passed $1 billion, putting Oregon State in a group of 35 public universities to cross the billion-dollar fundraising mark and one of only two organizations in the Pacific Northwest to reach the $1 billion campaign milestone.[82][83][84] The Campaign for OSU concluded on December 31, 2014, with more than $1.1 billion from 106,000 donors.[85]

The Oregon State University Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered to raise and administer private funds in support of the university's education, research and outreach. The OSU Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.[86] It holds assets of more than $650 million[87] and manages the majority portion of the university's composite endowment, valued at more than $505 million (June 30, 2015).[88]



Oregon State University has numerous nationally and internationally famous alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions. Among over 200,000 OSU alumni, scientist and peace activist Linus Pauling may be the most famous.[89] Pauling is the only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes, awarded in the fields of chemistry and peace.[40][90]

Arts and entertainment

In arts and entertainment, alumni include:


In the business world, some OSU alumni hold or have held prominent positions in various industries such as the following:


Several notable OSU alumni are associated with the military, including:

Oregon State University ROTC JSR 2015
Joint Service Review 2015. From left to right; Army ROTC, Naval ROTC, Air Force ROTC.

Oregon State University is also one of the few universities to have ROTC detachments for each branch of the US Military. Oregon State University Army ROTC is a distinguished program and has been taught regularly since 1873. The so-called Beaver Battalion is known as the West Point of the West for producing more commissioned officers than any other non-military school during World War II.[91] It is located in McAlexander Fieldhouse, named after General Ulysses G. McAlexander, the former commander of Army ROTC. After the Second World War ended in 1945, a Department of Naval Science was added at Oregon State. Providing officer training for the both the US Navy and the US Marine Corps, it is now one of the largest in the nation and has earned the unofficial title "Naval Academy of the Northwest."[92] On 1 July 1949, the US Army Air Corps training branch became a separate officer training unit now known as Aerospace Science. The Oregon State Air Force ROTC draws more freshmen scholarships than any other AFROTC unit in the nation and has had over 1,000 officers commissioned. In 1977, two graduates of the OSU AFROTC became the first women pilots in the Air Force.[93] Today, the Army and Air Force ROTC programs at the University share the McAlexander Fieldhouse.


In politics, notable alumni include the following:

Science and engineering

Notable science and engineering alumni include:


Oregon State athletes have had a significant showing in professional sports, including more than 15 MLB players, more than 20 NBA players and more than 130 NFL players.[94][95][96]


Other notable alumni include:

Faculty and staff

OSU has several notable faculty members including:

Extension Service program

OSU Extension Service program is a section for non-students and adult education established on July 24, 1911[99] under the leadership of Vice-Provost Scott Reed (OSU Extension Service Administration)[100] OSU Extensions, Combined Experiment & Extension Centers, Branch Experiment Stations, and Open Campus are located in several counties.[101] Programs include 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources (includes OSU Master Gardener, Metro Master Gardener[102]), Family and Community Health/SNAP-Ed, and Forestry and Natural Resources.

Points of interest

See also

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Benny Beaver

Benny Beaver is the official mascot of Oregon State University and winner of the 2011 Capital One Mascot of the Year write-in campaign. The exact date of when the name was first used as the university's mascot is not known, but photographs in the school's yearbook document its use as early as the 1940s.

Brent Dalrymple

G. Brent Dalrymple (born May 9, 1937) is an American geologist, author of The Age of the Earth and Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies, and National Medal of Science winner.He was born in Alhambra, California. After receiving a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Dalrymple went to work at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. In 1994 he left the USGS to accept a position at Oregon State University, where he served on the faculty until retiring in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

In 2003, Dalrymple was awarded the National Medal of Science. He was presented with the Medal at a ceremony in 2005.Since 2013, Dalrymple has been listed on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Science Education.

Gill Coliseum

Gill Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena located on the campus of Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon. Opened 70 years ago in 1949, the arena has a seating capacity of 9,604 and is home to the Oregon State Beavers' basketball, wrestling, volleyball, and gymnastics teams. It is named after basketball coach Amory T. "Slats" Gill, who compiled a 599–392 (.604) record in 36 seasons—from 1928 to 1964.

The court is named after another OSU coach, Ralph Miller, who led the men's basketball program from 1971 to 1989. The building also houses a weight room, equipment center, locker rooms, and offices for the Oregon State University athletic department and its teams. Inside, on the south wall of Gill Coliseum is a painted mural of many former Oregon State men's basketball players including Gary Payton, Brent Barry, AC Green, Lester Conner, and Steve Johnson.

Hail to Old OSU

"Hail to Old O.S.U." is the song from which the fight song for Oregon State University is based. It was written by Harold A. Wilkins in 1914 and is played mainly at sporting events like football and basketball games. The lyrics have been slightly altered since being written "to conform to a changing culture", changing to conform to new initials (O.A.C. became O.S.C., and later, O.S.U.), and the use of a more gender-neutral version.

The music and lyrics were copyrighted in 1914 and are now public domain.

Jensen Huang

Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is an Taiwanese American entrepreneur and businessman. He co-founded the graphics-processor company Nvidia in 1993 and has served as its president and CEO since inception. Huang graduated from Oregon State University before moving to California. He graduated with a master's degree from Stanford University. In 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs and one of the wealthiest Asian-Americans in the United States.

Linus Pauling

Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, educator, and husband of American human rights activist Ava Helen Pauling. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history.Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. His contributions to the theory of the chemical bond include the concept of orbital hybridisation and the first accurate scale of electronegativities of the elements. Pauling also worked on the structures of biological molecules, and showed the importance of the alpha helix and beta sheet in protein secondary structure. Pauling's approach combined methods and results from X-ray crystallography, molecular model building and quantum chemistry. His discoveries inspired the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, and Rosalind Franklin on the structure of DNA, which in turn made it possible for geneticists to crack the DNA code of all organisms.In his later years he promoted nuclear disarmament, as well as orthomolecular medicine, megavitamin therapy, and dietary supplements. None of the latter have gained much acceptance in the mainstream scientific community.For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is one of four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger). Of these, he is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie.

List of Oregon State Beavers bowl games

The Oregon State Beavers college football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), representing Oregon State University in the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Since the establishment of the team in 1893, Oregon State has appeared in 17 bowl games. Included in these games are three appearances in the Rose Bowl Game and one Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game appearances, in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl. This does not include the 1960 Gotham Bowl, that was canceled after bowl organizers could not find an opponent to compete against Oregon State who had already accepted the bid.

List of Oregon State University alumni

This is a list of notable alumni of Oregon State University, a university in Corvallis, Oregon in the United States. The university traces its roots back to 1856 when Corvallis Academy was founded. It wasn't formally incorporated until 1858 when the name was changed to Corvallis College, and wasn't chartered until 1868. In 1890 the school became known as Oregon Agricultural College, in 1927 it was known as Oregon State Agricultural College, and the current name was adopted in 1961. Alumni from each of these eras may be included on the list, and more than 200,000 people have attended the university since its founding.

Meghna Chakrabarti

Meghna Chakrabarti is an American journalist and radio producer. She is the host of NPR's On Point, the former host of the WBUR news program Radio Boston and the Modern Love podcast, a collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times, and is the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, produced by WBUR and distributed nationally by NPR. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University (1998), a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Risk Management from Harvard University (2001), and a Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration (with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Change) from Boston University (2013). Born in Boston to Mumbai immigrant parents, as a child Chakrabarti's family relocated to Oregon where she was raised. She has received awards in reporting from the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association, and her WBUR team shared the 2016 award for General Excellence in Radio/Audio from the Asian American Journalists Association.

Oregon State Beavers football

The Oregon State Beavers football team represents Oregon State University in NCAA Division I FBS college football. The team first fielded an organized football team in 1893 and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Jonathan Smith has been the head coach since November 29, 2017. Their home games are played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

Oregon State Beavers men's basketball

The Oregon State Beavers men's basketball program, established in 1901, is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Members of the Pac-12 Conference in NCAA Division I, the team plays home games on campus at Gill Coliseum, and the current head coach is Wayne Tinkle.

Oregon State has seventeen appearances in the NCAA Tournament (though three

(1980–82) were later vacated by the NCAA). The Beavers advanced to the Final Four twice (1949, 1963), and their most recent appearance was in 2016, a first round loss to Virginia Commonwealth.

Oregon State Beavers women's basketball

The Oregon State Beavers women's basketball team represents Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The Beavers' official colors are orange and black. They are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division I, and the Pac-12 Conference. The team's home venue is Gill Coliseum, which seats 9,604. The Beavers have made ten appearances in NCAA Tournaments, most recently in 2018. The current head coach is Scott Rueck, assisted by Jonas Chatterton, Mandy Close, and Eric Ely.

Oregon State University Cascades Campus

Oregon State University - Cascades (OSU-Cascades) is a branch campus of Oregon State University (OSU) located in Bend, Oregon. It is the only university in Central Oregon that offers both baccalaureate and graduate programs. OSU Cascades also offers professional pathways and certificate programs. The 10-acre campus is the first public university to open in Oregon in more than 50 years. The campus plans to expand academically with new degree programs over a 10-year period.

Oregon State University Marching Band

With over 250 members, the Oregon State University Marching Band, ("OSUMB"), is the marching band of Oregon State University, known as the "Spirit and Sound of OSU." It was founded in 1891 making it the oldest band in the Pac-12. The Oregon State University Marching Band is the primary athletic band at Oregon State. In addition to the Oregon State University Marching Band, other athletic bands include Basketball Band, Rhythm & Beavs, Rhythm & Beavs: Travel Band, the Away Game Pep Band (for select away games), Alumni Band (the band that covers any games occurring prior to the start of the school term), Gymnastics Band (the ensemble that performs at home gymnastic meets; this ensemble also include alumni members), and Bar Band (a small ensemble that tours local bars on the day before a home football game). All band members are required to participate in marching band before they may be eligible to participate in any of the other bands Oregon State offers.

The Athletic Bands program is based partially on the same program at Kansas State University.

Oregon State University Press

Oregon State University Press, or OSU Press, founded in 1961, is a university press that publishes roughly 15 titles per year and is part of Oregon State University. The only academic publisher in Oregon, the press produces works related to the Pacific Northwest, particularly the history, natural history, cultures, and literature of the region or environmental history and natural resource issues.

Since June 1, 2005 OSU Press has distributed the books published by University of Oregon Press.

Oregon State University Radiation Center

The Oregon State University Radiation Center (OSURC) is a research facility that houses a nuclear reactor at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. The Oregon State TRIGA Reactor (OSTR) serves the research needs of the OSU nuclear engineering department along with other departments (notably medical applications).

About 70% of the research projects at the OSU Radiation Center use the reactor.

Reser Stadium

Reser Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in the northwest United States, on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. It is the home of the Oregon State Beavers of the Pac-12 Conference, and opened 66 years ago in 1953 as Parker Stadium. It was renamed in 1999, and its current seating capacity is 43,363. The FieldTurf playing field runs northwest to southeast, at an approximate elevation of 240 feet (73 m) above sea level, with the press box above the grandstand on the southwest sideline.

Sara Jean Underwood

Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1983) is an American model, television host, and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is a former host of Attack of the Show! on G4.

Warren M. Washington

Warren M. Washington (born August 28, 1936) is an American atmospheric scientist, a former chair of the National Science Board, and currently senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

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