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

This year, like the previous two years, we are holding a webinar on vitamin C (see right). For 2023, 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 4 to 6 pm on Tuesday, February 28. All are welcome to attend!

Open House: Please RSVP by February 24th

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

Optimizing Immune Health: How Much Vitamin C Do You Need?

Vitamin C is incredibly important to the immune system, but how much do we need to reap its benefits? In this one-hour Linus Pauling Day webinar, we will explore vitamin C requirements with Dr. Anitra Carr from the University of Otago.

February 28, 2023 at 2pm (pacific time)
Online registration

Visions of Pauling

Oregon State University archivist Chris Petersen recently edited a new book, Visions of Linus Pauling, which touches upon the major eras of Pauling's life. Each chapter dials into specific episodes, themes, accomplishments, and failures at a level of detail that has not been put forth in previous works.


For Linus Pauling Day open house in Corvallis, Chris will be on hand to talk about this book and Dr. Pauling's life. Stay tuned more announcements regarding Visions of Linus Pauling!

Giving to the Linus Pauling Institute

If you are interested in giving to the Institute, we encourage you to place your gift on Dam Proud Day (April 26). Because this will be a special day of giving for Oregon State University, your gift can have a greater impact with our pledged matching gifts. If you're interested in knowing more about Dam Proud Day, just let us know.