ava and linus pauling standing in front of a blackboard talking with each other

The issues to which Ava Helen Pauling committed herself for five decades weigh on us even more urgently today: world peace, justice, human rights, and the preservation of wilderness and natural areas.  To underscore the importance of these causes and to honor the woman who championed them, the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University established in 1982 the Ava Helen Pauling Lectureship for World Peace.  In 1995 Linus’s name was included to make the Lectureship a Memorial to this remarkable couple, both of whom attended Oregon State.