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Photo of Otter Rock located north of Newport at Oregon Coast on Jan. 18. Newport is less than 50 miles away from Oregon State University and has many opportunities for activities throughout the summer to keep cool.

Beat the heat at the coast this summer

Emma Coke, News Reporter
August 7, 2023

As the sweltering summer sun intensifies, the soothing sound of waves crashing against the sandy shores and the cool, salty breeze becomes near impossible to resist.  From hikes amongst the headlands...

Students at the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory during a graduate student recruitment program on March 4. The indoor basin was designed to understand and study tsunami inundation, tsunami-structure impact harbor resonance, and 3D wave propagation.

$25 million awarded for testing wave energy technology at OSU’s PacWave South facility

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
March 30, 2022

Eight stakeholder groups involved with Oregon State University’s PacWave South facility were awarded a combined $25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund projects focused on wave energy...

This photo shows the inside of the Marine Studies Building as it was being built in early 2020. The new building is approximately 72,000 square feet, and houses laboratories for research, classrooms, offices and an auditorium. 

OSU Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building offers escape from tsunamis

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
March 7, 2022

The Cascadia fault line off the Pacific coast could potentially cause a record-breaking earthquake and tsunami in Oregon, and only one building on the Oregon coast is prepared for it. This building,...

The Corvallis to the Sea Trail features 60 miles of trail that connects the Heart of the Willamette Valley with the Central Oregon Coast. The Corvallis to the Sea Trail’s opening ceremony will take place on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Opening ceremony to commemorate Corvallis to the Sea Trail debut

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

After almost 50 years of effort, the Corvallis to the Sea Trail will be hosting an official opening ceremony at the Benton County Fairgrounds.The event, which will take place on Aug. 21 at 2 p.m., is the...

Researchers push out a measurement buoy onto the ocean currents. These buoys measure weather variables such as wave height that are considered in wave energy research facilities.  

PacWave, OSU’s Wave Energy Testing Facility, has been federally approved

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

After an almost 10-year approval process, the estimated $82 million wave energy research facility, PacWave, has been licensed and approved to operate seven miles southwest off the coast of Newport, Ore.PacWave...

Oregon State University President Emeritus Ed Ray smiles in his office. Ray became the 19th president of OSU in 2003. 

President Emeritus Ray reflects on legacy left behind, looks to the future

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
July 26, 2020

President Emeritus and future professor of economics Ed Ray stepped down as president on June 30 after serving Oregon State University for 17 years, and recently reflected on the legacy he left behind.“Five...

Oregon State University president Ed Ray smiles in remembrance during an interview at the Student Experience Center on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, as he talks about some of his favorite experiences over the course of his 17-year presidency. Ray stepped down from his role as OSUs president on Jun. 30.

A look back at President Emeritus Ed Ray’s impression on OSU

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 22, 2020

As Ed Ray stepped out of his position as Oregon State University's president, he left behind almost two decades worth of influence on the university, including improvements to the diversity of the student...

The new housing development and Marine Studies building will help fulfill OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative.

OSU develops new housing in Newport, plans to open Marine Studies Building this month

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
July 14, 2020

Oregon State University will move forward with its new housing development in Newport, Ore., and plans to open a new Marine Studies building at the Hatfield Marine Science Center this month. The new housing...

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