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Notes from a Forest

In environmental science, the H.J. Andrews Forest is a place of beginnings. It’s here that researchers monitor the heartbeat of aging trees, leading to new understanding for the term “old growth.” It’s where studies of an obscure owl shape forest policy, trickling streams become windows on abrupt and sudden events and scientists prod, poke and measure trees like doctors in the emergency room.

Creating Great Writers

Marjorie Sandor, former director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Oregon State began plotting an opportunity for OSU students: to add a third year to the typical two-year master of fine arts (MFA) program.