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OSU-Cascades Assistant Professor of American Studies and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing, Jennifer Reimer Recio, co-edited a new publication entitled “Forms of Migration: Global Perspectives on Im/migrant Art and Literature.” The book is a rich collection of essays, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, and visual material.

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“To me, it’s long-overdue and yet very urgent for Oregon State University to demonstrate its responsibility to the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon and to the Indigenous people who call the Pacific Northwest home,” said Susan Bernardin, Director of the School of Language, Culture and Society. The hires pave the way for the creation of an Indigenous Studies minor.

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Harvard Business review published an article by OSU faculty Rajat Panwar on why it is important to make the effort to pronounce someone's name correctly. "Names are our identities. Often, they are deeply rooted in our social and cultural beliefs." 

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CEOAS researcher David Wrathall is lead author on a report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which explores climate change-driven human migration. The report addresses impacts on economies, societies, food systems and ecosystems that humans depend on with an emphasis on actionable, feasible solutions.

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Twenty-one current or former OSU students submitted Fulbright applications with assistance from OSU’s National and Global Scholarships Advising office, meaning 71% of those who submitted applications were named semi-finalists. That represents the highest percentage success rate since the office was created in 2015.

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A comprehensive new map and report tracking whale migrations around the globe highlights where they go in the high seas and the cumulative impacts the animals face from industrial fishing, ship strikes, pollution, habitat loss and climate change.

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Sylvester Omondi came to Oregon State University from Kenya to gain the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to impact the lives of people in his home country for the better. Omondi says some of the best things about being at Oregon State have been the connections and friendships he has made, the welcoming faculty and surrounding community, and experiences in student groups. 

The study, led by recent graduate Zachary Randell when he was an Oregon State doctoral student, shows that kelp forests in areas with ocean floor ruggedness – scientifically termed substrate complexity or surface rugosity – tend toward stability. The findings are important because kelp forests are under siege from environmental change and overgrazing by urchins.