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Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birthweights in newborns, study finds

A new study found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity.

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Recess quality influences student behavior, social-emotional development, OSU study finds

Recess quality, not just the time spent out of the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of recess.

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6 reasons to earn a degree in kinesiology online with Oregon State

Earn your kinesiology bachelor’s degree through Oregon State University Ecampus.

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OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon State is accelerating its local outreach to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines in the state’s Latinx population, which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

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Quality supervision, coworker support key to child welfare caseworker retention, OSU study finds

Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, OSU researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.

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OER at Work: Expanding access to learning on all fronts

As an epidemiology professor and beyond, Marit Bovbjerg has championed OSU’s Open Educational Resource efforts.