Feature Stories

Too many Oregon students unready for kindergarten, state officials lament
Some districts start the school year needing to instill a lot of self-regulation and interpersonal skills.
Video: Commencement 2015 – A world of possibilities

In addition to a record-breaking number of graduates in the college – more than 800 undergraduates and nearly 100 graduate students – these graduating students are the first to earn a degree from the newly accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Beaming with pride: Luke Kawasaki takes center stage in OSU LGBTQ community

“Drag is more than just getting on stage in high heels and a gorgeous dress with makeup on my face,” says CPHHS senior Luke Kawasaki. “I use drag to tell the world that gender queer and trans bodies are not something to be feared or ignored."

PHHS students respond to air quality concerns in Philomath

In comparison to bigger cities like Portland, or even Corvallis, Philomath supports a relatively small population and is set in a rural, forested location. But the frequent bustling of logging trucks and daily activity at local sawmills has some residents concerned about air quality.

Video: Dawn Phillips - Nourishing health

“Oregon State has given me a chance to leave the past behind and look toward the future,” says Dawn Phillips, who is graduating in June. “I have so much security in knowing that I have an education and a career I love.”

Inside the mind of researcher JK Yun

“As a researcher, my goal has been to promote full participation and active lifestyles for individuals with disabilities through evidence-based practice," JK says.

Video: Scholarship/fellowship recipients celebrated in new style
Public health and human sciences students represent the future of health, and to recognize their achievements the college treated 325 high-achieving scholarship and fellowship recipients to two new events.
College celebrates 10 years of healthy aging research
The CPHHS and its Center for Healthy Aging Research celebrated the center’s 10th anniversary April 1 with a number of high-profile guests, including Don and Jo Anne Petersen and Rep. Peter DeFazio.
Inside the mind of researcher Perry Hystad

"A large portion of my research uses spatial exposure assessment methods to determine the health effects associated with exposure to air pollution, ranging from adverse birth outcomes to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases to cancers," says Assistant Professor Perry Hystad.

Globetrotting journalist and doctor shares his view from both sides of the camera

Words matter. That’s the message pediatrician, journalist and public health advocate Dr. Richard Besser shared during a public lecture and private audience with College of Public Health and Human Sciences students in April.