By Jennifer Smith
Oregon State University hosts this year’s Distinguished Professor Awards on Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This ceremony is free and open to the public.
Professors Marie Harvey and William Ripple take the honors this year. A professor of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Harvey will present “It Takes Two to Tango: Unintended Pregnancy and STI Prevention.” Ripple, a professor of the College of Forestry, will present “Conservation by Tooth and Claw: Top Predators Shape Ecosystems.”
The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor for OSU faculty. These titles have been awarded annually since 1988 to faculty members who have achieved national and international importance through their influential work in scholarship, research, education, and service.
Harvey is also the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs. For the past 25 years, she has focused her work on the reproductive health of women such as the acceptance of reproductive technologies that prevent HIV and STIs, and the prevention of HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancy among high-risk women, men, and couples.
Ripple is also the director of the Trophic Cascades Program, a research program that investigates the role of predators in ecological communities. He specializes in wildlife habitat analysis and landscape ecology.
The CH2M Hill Alumni Center is located at 725 SW 26th Street.