Why donate on Linus Pauling Day?

Linus Pauling concluded that vitamins and other essential micronutrients play a significant role in enhancing health and preventing disease. He co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute to carry out research in this field that he believed would be of enormous importance to public health.

On Linus Pauling Day (February 28, 2020) your gifts to the Institute support our graduate student fellowships. With your help, we can train the next generation of Nobel laureates.

How can you help support the Linus Pauling Institute?


Linus Pauling Celebration in Corvallis

The State of Oregon commemorates Linus Pauling on his birthday, February 28th. Come to the OSU campus and learn about the research institute founded by one of the world's greatest scientists. 


Friday, February 28th, 2020 

Linus Pauling Science Center Room 125 

Seminar: 3:00 - 4:30 P.M.

  • Linus Pauling Day Introduction 
    Dr. Richard van Breemen, Endowed Chair and Director, Linus Pauling Institute
  • Oral history of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine (LPISM) and LPI
    Steve Lawson, former Executive Officer, Linus Pauling Institute 
    Chris Petersen, Administrator of the Oral History Program at the OSU Libraries.
  • The power of nutrition for cancer prevention
    Dr. Emily Ho, Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute, Endowed Director, Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health
  • Fighting infections with Vitamin D
    Dr. Fritz Gombart, Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute
  • Vitamin E: what you should eat to get smarter
    Dr. Maret Traber, Ava Helen Pauling Professor, Linus Pauling Institute

Reception: 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Cupcakes and coffee will follow the seminar in honor of Linus Pauling 119th birthday.
Coffee generously donated by Ava’s cafe!