What is Linus Pauling Day?

Dr. Pauling was born February 28, 1901 in Portland, Oregon. After his death in 1994, the governor of the state of Oregon declared February 28th as "Linus Pauling Day" to honor this great man and his achievements. 

Each year on February 28, the Linus Pauling Institute holds an event in honor of Dr. Pauling's life and legacy. Our events showcasing the research from the Institute and demonstrating how Dr. Pauling changed the face of nutrition science.


A Linus Pauling Day Celebration

Each year, we hold a Linus Pauling Day webinar (see right). For 2024, the Linus Pauling Institute will also be hosting an open house at the Linus Pauling Science Center on the Corvallis campus of Oregon State University starting from 3 to 5 pm on Wenesday, February 28.

All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP by Friday, February 23th

Since this event coincides with the OSU Annual Food Drive, we encourage everyone to consider bringing a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the cause. Everyone who contributed on Linus Pauling Day will come home with one of our books


Living Better, Longer: Healthy Compounds Found in a Mediterranean Diet

People in the Mediterranean area enjoy better health and longevity than most of the rest of the world. Is it in their genes? Is it built into their society? Or is it something else? A large amount of experimental data points to the Mediterranean diet as the major contributor to health. In this webinar by Dr. Francesco Visioli from the University of Padua, we will dissect its components to provide science-based dietary advice.

Webinar Watch Party

Can't make the webinar online or just want to watch it with us? Come to the 4th floor of the Linus Pauling Science Center on February 28 at 2pm (just before the open house) for our webinar watch party! If you want to come, just RSVP by February 23 by emailing [email protected] or calling 541-737-5075