For OSU coral reef scientist Mark Hixon, climate change is personal. He studied a tropical reef for a decade, and the results of his work stunned and inspired him. In a new book, Thoreau’s Legacy, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Books, Hixon describes the calamity that struck in 1998. His is one of 67 personal stories and reflections on global warming at http://www.ucsusa.org/americanstories/. A story about Hixon’s research appeared in the spring 2008 issue of Terra magazine.
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Posted by houtmann on June 25, 2009
Posted by The College of Science at OSU on February 27, 2009
Here’s a story from The Oregonian about OSU student Mohammed Farhad who is studying for his biology degree:
Farhad wanted to go to college in the U.S. Ultimately, he said, he wanted to become a doctor, return to Afghanistan and help people who had no access to medical treatment.
In September, Farhad began his junior year at Oregon State University. In addition to scholarships and his work income, Farhad visits schools and churches, “where I talk about Afghanistan, its people and culture and their problems.”