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Friday, February 27, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

“Blood-sucking” parasite decimating coastal mud shrimp (Oregonian) An Oregon State University researcher is tracking the apparent collapse of mud shrimp populations in coastal estuaries along the West Coast. An intimate look at the awakening giant (Oregonian) The sleeping giant is awake. And the world is shaking — but in its mostly Chinese-made shoes. “There’s always [...]

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Higher ed institutions prepare to teach more with less (Oregonian) Oregon’s public colleges and universities are bracing for more students and less money in the next two years as the recession deepens and the state’s budget shrinks. Oregon State University is not planning to raise tuition this spring, said President Ed Ray. But he is [...]

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Blue Whales (National Geographic) Bruce Mate, director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, is the world’s most inventive and prolific satellite-tagger of whales. Green expertise turns to gold (Oregonian) As in Oregon, job creation is No. 1 right now, says Hu Tao, a researcher for a Chinese think tank associated with the [...]

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Washington century: Salmon (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) At the end of this century, will the Pacific Northwest’s salmon still be an icon? As an excellent report in Oregon State University’s Terra magazine puts it, salmon can rebound if the public and policymakers are willing to take strong enough measures. Rare fungal disease migrates to Oregon, Washington (Oregonian) [...]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Shop owners shut doors on their dreams (USA Today) The economy is forcing many other small businesses to close — including some owned by families for generations — shrinking shoppers’ options and eroding communities’ character. There are about 25 million family-owned businesses in the USA, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop operations, says Robin [...]

Friday, February 20, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Potentially fatal airborne fungus found in Oregon (Seattle Times) A new and potentially fatal strain of an airborne fungus, related to one that killed several people on Canada’s Vancouver Island, has turned up in Oregon and researchers, including some from Oregon State, say they don’t know how it got here. Do you know where you [...]

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Oregon legislation considers reissuing unused prescriptions (Oregonian) An estimated 3 percent of drug prescriptions nationwide go unused — lost, ignored, replaced or no longer needed. In Oregon, that translates to more than 1 million drugs a year. One example — a bottle of anti-cancer pills worth about $3,000 — sits on a cupboard shelf in [...]

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Donald Barthelme: America’s Weirdest Literary Genius (TIME) Donald Barthelme is often regarded as a dead, twisted branch on the evolutionary tree of American letters. The first major biography of him, Oregon State University Distinguished Professor of English Tracy Daugherty’s “Hiding Man,” should help correct that. Sweat power is green power (Gazette-Times) Oregon State University women [...]

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Clear Opportunities (New Electronics) In a January cover story for New Electronics, a trade and technical magazine serving the electronics design community, OSU Electrical and Computer Engineer professor John Wager discusses the future of transparent electronics. OSU student exercise to generate power (Oregonian) Thousands of college students regularly hit the cardio exercise machines to work [...]

Monday, February 16, 2009

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

OSU student mentioned on Rachel Maddow show (MSNBC) Bobby Henderson, inventor of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is praised by Maddow on the anniversary of Darwin’s birth. In Search of a Better Search Engine (Chronicle of Higher Education) Web sites for colleges and universities everywhere have become repositories for data sheets, meeting minutes, [...]

 

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