Global News Archive

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Oregon State University Professor Aaron Wolf the 2023 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The award provides national recognition for a career of outstanding contributions to further international education at state and land-grant institutions. Wolf’s “more than 30 years of work to advance the frontiers of knowledge and help prevent or resolve conflicts over water resources around the globe exemplifies high-impact international scholarship, leadership and engagement,” APLU President Mike Becker said in a statement.




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LeAnn Adam, the director of National and Global Scholarships Advising, secured funding from both the Institute of International Education Passport Project, and an OSU Internationalization Grant, to be able to offer 50 first-year students in the College of Ag Science and the College of Forestry a passport for free. “Studying abroad, until this point and this offer, seemed a distant dream I’d have to continue to put off time and time again,” said Féithleann Schmidt, an Ecampus fourth-year majoring in botany. “Now, it’s becoming a reality.” 



Pavan Akula, assistant professor of civil engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, teams up with universities in India and US industry partners on a project to explore carbon dioxide capture and sequester in 3D-printed building materials, funded by the US Dept. of Energy. 



OSU has nine faculty on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program this academic year, earning the distinction of being a “Top Producer.” Of doctoral institutions, only two universities in the US sent more than 9, and two other universities also produced nine, putting OSU in the top 5 nationally. Learn more on our Fulbright U.S. Scholar program website



After 20 years of painstaking restoration, archaeologists have begun to reassemble the wreck of a 15th century ship found in a south Wales riverbank. "There are archaeological ships on display around the world but nothing from the period of the 15th Century so this is what makes this so significant and special,” said the project curator and OSU alumnus, Toby Jones. 




Randy Bell, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Education, is currently serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Vietnam National University. "Living abroad can be difficult, and even a little scary at times, but just like crossing a busy street in Hà Nội, faith, courage, and little help from your friends can get you where you want to be."



Michael Rataj making a basketball shot

Michael Rataj (pronounced ruh-tie), an OSU first-year international student spent time playing on four different youth national teams and a professional team in his native Germany before arriving in Corvallis to join the men's basketball team. He traveled with the team to Italy over the summer which gave him a chance to get to know his teammates better. He chose OSU because of his interest in biohealth sciences.



Beekeeprs examining a frame from a beehive

The Oregon State University Extension Service’s Master Beekeeper Program added a Spanish track in 2020, the first program of its kind in the United States. With a mission to provide an in-depth, beginner-level educational experience to beekeepers all around our region, providing the course in has “filled a gap in our reach that was badly needed,” said Jen Larson, who coordinates the program.



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The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has named Dr. David Stone as its first-ever Associate Dean of International Programs. This new position is primarily focused on international research, teaching, and outreach through the College of Agricultural Sciences, and also includes a 25% appointment with OSU Extension Service.




Children on roof and people floating in flooded street

An international coalition of researchers says in a report published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened to the point that “humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency.” The report notes that 16 of 35 planetary vital signs the authors use to track climate change are at record extremes.




Oregon State University has received $4 million to lead a national program that will engage educators, artists and writers in polar science activities and increase the impact and visibility of the scientific work underway in the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar STEAM, funded by the National Science Foundation via a five-year cooperative agreement, is a partnership of OSU’s STEM Research Center, the Arts and Education Complex, Pre-College Programs, CEOAS, and CLA.



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Each year in the third week of November, Oregon State University celebrates International Education Week. This year's events include a President's coffee for international students, the Provost's Reception for International Employees and Scholars, and much more. Check out the full calendar of events on the website and the marketing toolkit if you'd like to promote your own events as part of IEW. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate.



Beginning fall term 2022, enrolled members of all 574 federally recognized Tribal nations across America will pay in-state tuition at Oregon State University. Students who are enrolled members of the Nine Tribes of Oregon may also be eligible for the state of Oregon’s new Oregon Tribal Student Grant Program



OSU student talking to Ukrainian people with disabilities

Anastasia Korovskaya is a 25 year-old Ecampus student who will graduate in spring 2022 with a bachelor's in public policy. Since moving to Portland from Ukraine when she was 5 years old, she has been highly active in a variety of professional, volunteer, political, and educational activities from Oregon to DC and in her native Ukraine. 





Hear from CLA faculty Ray Malewitz (SWLF), on a Fulbright serving as Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the University of Warsaw in Poland and his wife Emily (SLCS), who arrived in Poland in January 2022 and have watched the city transform as refugees from Ukraine are flooding in. The country of Poland, colleagues at the university, and Ray and Emily are all finding ways to help the refugees. 




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In response to requests from students, ASOSU will pilot an International Student Center (ISC) for 2022-23. The ISC will serve as a lounge space where students can find support and community, as well as create a bridge between domestic and international students. ASOSU will gather data on student use and conduct a needs assessment to help shape long-term planning.




Hannah Zurjanova crouches on the tailgate of her minivan full of supplies for Ukrainian soldiers

OSU alumni, Hannah Bittner Zurjanova, B.S. ’14, completed an IE3 Global Internship while a student in 2013, teaching English at an orphanage near Corvallis’ sister city Uzhhorod, Ukraine. Since Russia’s invasion, Hannah and her husband Misha Zyryanov have been fundraising and shuttling military and humanitarian supplies acquired in European cities across the border into Ukraine.



Satellite image of war damage to city in Ukraine

Professor of geography and geospatial science, Jamon Van Den Hoek, published an article in Fast Company magazine explaining how very-high resolution (VHR) satellite images can help communicate to the public the brutality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but they often lack context to narrate  more nuanced humanitarian and environmental impacts. 




Melissa Santala works with student, points at computer screen

Associate professor of engineering, Melissa Santala, will conduct research on materials used as catalysts at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa during a four-month Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Fellowship award in materials science for the 2022-23 academic year. 



A drawing of a person wearing blue and yellow with a Ukrainian Flag banner

OSU's Russian Speaking Student Association unites students from a variety of countries and have come together to show solidarity for Ukraine. They produced a flyer to help the community understand the situation better, including suggestions for how to show support, as well as advice on how to respond sensitively and maintain civility.  



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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."