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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

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.

Study finds homebirths relatively safe, for low-risk mothers, infants (Lund Report) “Given our findings, especially in light of other observational studies published in the last decade, I think it’s time to start shifting the discourse around home birth in this country,” said Melissa Cheyney, a medical anthropologist at Oregon State University and lead author on the [...]

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

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.

Shortage of computer science grads (KEZI) No longer does a college degree mean instant employment, but Oregon State University expanded its computer science program for students who have graduated, but might be struggling to find work. (see also TCM) Wrench in OSU-Cascades expansion plan (Bend Bulletin) Oregon State University-Cascades Campus officials have hit a financial [...]

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

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.

New worry for college students: Food insecurity (TIME Magazine) Study author Daniel López-Cevallos, an associate director of research with the Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement at Oregon State University, says at first his team was surprised by the high number of students who weren’t eating enough, but realized after additional research that it’s a growing problem. [...]

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

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.

It’s not just the freshmen 15 that plagues college students; food insecurity is also a problem (Portland Business Journal) A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that 59 percent of college students, at least at one Oregon university, were “food insecure” at some point during the previous year, raising concerns for their physical and mental [...]

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

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.

How the threat to lions, leopards and wolves endangers us all (Guardian) “Globally, we are losing our large carnivores,” said William Ripple, the report’s lead author. “Many of them are endangered and their ranges are collapsing. Many are at risk of extinction, either locally or globally. And, ironically, they are vanishing just as we are [...]

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

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.

New species of river dolphin discovered in Brazil (Science World Report) “It’s exciting evidence for a previously unrecognised species within the ancient lineage of Amazon river dolphins,” said Scott Baker of Oregon State University in Newport, via NewScientist.com. “Yet it’s already rare, and its habitat is now fragmented by dams.” (see also International Business Times) How to make [...]

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

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.

War on invasive lionfish in Atlantic yields first good news (UPI) Researchers at Oregon State University, Canada’s Simon Fraser University and other institutions report both computer models and 18 months of field tests on reefs show reducing lionfish numbers by specified amounts — between 75 percent and 95 percent at the sites they studied — will allow [...]

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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.

Couch potato science: Oregon State University warns against time on your tush (Oregonian) For the study, co-authored by OSU’s Bradley Cardinal and Hyo Lee, a former OSU doctoral student, researchers examined activity patterns of more than 5,500 adults through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Participants wore accelerometers – devices that measure acceleration. Psst. Wanna buy [...]

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

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.

Walking is easy, but not figuring out exactly how we do it (UPI) Those interactions improve the understanding of a leg moving forward in a way that maximizes motion while using minimal amounts of energy, researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University said. (Science 360, News Medical, Bio-Medicine) OSU Peace Breakfast speaker challenges people to follow [...]

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

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 mourns loss of dedicated administrator Mark McCambridge (LIFE@OSU) Mark McCambridge, former vice president for Finance and Administration at Oregon State University, died Thursday, Jan. 16, from cancer. He was 62. (see also Daily Barometer) Easy ways to move more at work (ABC News) “There’s a major decline in physical activity from 18 to 19 [...]

 

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