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Archive for the ‘Linus Pauling Science Center’ Category

Bringing research together

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on June 17, 2011

Bringing research together.
Mike McInally, Corvallis Gazette-Times

New Linus Pauling Science Center will unite work in one facility

Sometime later this year, the director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University will cross over a threshold he’s been working toward for nearly 15 years.

It’s a literal threshold: One day soon, Balz Frei will walk into the Linus Pauling Science Center, the new home for the institute, and “we will have for the first time everybody in the institute under a single roof.”

Read the full article here.


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Linus Pauling Science Center launch

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on October 12, 2009

Check out this page on the OSU Foundation’s website containing news about the launch of the Linus Pauling Science Center. There’s a live webcam there, so you can watch construction as it happens! (Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the webcam.)

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A Little Bit of Peace, Love and Chemistry with Every Letter

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on April 21, 2008

A Lasting Impression: The U.S. Postal Service Honors Linus Pauling

In early March, the U.S. Postal Service released a stamp honoring Linus Pauling’s lifetime of achievements. OSU celebrated the release with an unveiling and a commemorative postmark:

Linus Pauling stamp & postmark


Also see the Pauling Blog, maintained by the OSU Libraries Special Collections department.

Bundled within the tens of thousands of web pages that we’ve developed are any number of fascinating stories – stories about Dr. Pauling and stories about, indeed, the history of twentieth century science. It is the primary aim of this blog to extract some of those stories and present them here in easily-digestible form for those who might be interested. Along the way we’ll also be sharing news from within our department – be it upcoming events, new projects soon to be released or extra insight into projects already completed.

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Where’d I Put My Keys? The Dog Might Remember.

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on March 24, 2008

Associate Professor Tory Hagen studies mitochondria, stress response mechanisms and aging. He’s a biochemist in our Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and is also a member of the Linus Pauling Institute. With colleagues from the University of Toronto, University of California/Berkeley, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and Juvenon, Inc., he has discovered that nutritional supplements successfully improve the memory, ability to learn and cognitive function of old dogs – and might be able to do the same thing with humans.

Click here for the full journal article:

Faculty from a few departments in the College of Science are members of the Linus Pauling Institute. The relationship between the two units is so close that our new science center, the Linus Pauling Science Center, will be home to LPI, some of the department of chemistry as well as life science instructional facilities. The building will house equipment used by both units, as well as colleagues across campus. Here’s a bit more info on LPI, including a link to subscribe to their newsletter:

The Linus Pauling Institute’s mission is to:

  • Determine the function and role of vitamins and essential minerals (micronutrients) and chemicals from plants (phytochemicals) in promoting optimum health and preventing and treating disease
  • Determine the role of oxidative and nitrative stress and antioxidants in human health and disease
  • Help people everywhere achieve a healthy and productive life, full of vitality, with minimal suffering, and free of cancer and other debilitating diseases.

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Pauling Set Bar for Valentine’s Day

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on February 14, 2008

Here’s an article from today’s Gazette-Times. We could all learn a few things from Linus Pauling.

The Chemistry Of Love

The new Linus Pauling Science Center will house the Linus Pauling Institute as well as life sciences labs and classrooms, including a cutting-edge auditorium. These new spaces are much different than the ones Dr. Pauling taught in at OSU, but no doubt his dedication to science will bear out there.

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$77M for new Science Center

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on January 10, 2008

lpsc_270x230.jpgOregon State University has received $77 million in private and public commitments to construct the Linus Pauling Science Center and provide support for associated research and education programs.

The new facility, named for Linus Pauling, a 1922 OSU graduate and the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, will house the Linus Pauling Institute and chemists from the College of Science. The facility will also contain classroom and laboratory space for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers studying chemistry, biology, and life sciences.

”This investment will have a transformational impact on the sciences at Oregon State University,” said President Ed Ray. “It will advance health care research, spur the development of new discoveries and programs that will bolster our economy, and help educate the next generation of scientists, who will define the future of health care.”

Funding for the $62.5 million state-of-the-art building includes a $20 million commitment from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation of Oakland, Calif., which was matched by gifts from other donors. These private commitments helped the university secure another $31.25 million in state bonds.

The Valley Foundation has also challenged OSU to raise at least $15 million in additional support for science research and education programs, including faculty positions and scholarships. To date more than $14 million has been committed from nearly 750 donors.

Approximately 120,000 square feet, the Linus Pauling Science Center will occupy the corner of Campus Way and 30th Street, next to existing science facilities.


We are working with donors to offer naming opportunities in the new building for gifts designated for chemistry and life sciences. Naming can be acquired for a gift of $10,000 or more.

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