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Friday, March 6, 2015

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.

The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge (Wired) “It’s the biggest collection of robots in one place that’s ever happened,” says Jonathan Hurst, a roboticist at Oregon State University. “Some people are calling it ‘Robo-Woodstock.’” (Watch out for the brown battery acid.) Hurst specializes in legged locomotion; his lab designed the bipedal ATRIAS robot for the challenge. Wayne […]

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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 nuclear forensics program to help fight terrorism (KTVZ) Oregon State University said Wednesday it is helping to bolster U.S. anti-terrorism and nuclear security efforts through a new graduate student training initiative in nuclear forensics. Painted plates depict 600 inmates last meals (KGW) “The Last Supper” is the work of Oregon State University professor Julie […]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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.

Metro areas with the biggest and smallest weight problems (Wallet Hub) OSU’s Melinda Manore gives tips on healthy eating on a budget. Bridging the rural-urban gap (Democrat-Herald) Farmers have the opportunity to tell urban residents the story about life outside metro areas and decrease the rural-urban divide that exists in Oregon, OSU professor Bruce Weber […]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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 Today was delayed due to a Corvallis campus-wide Internet issue. We apologize for the delay. California’s terrifying forecast: In the future it could face droughts every year (Washington Post) A third study published three years ago had similar findings. The research is newly published, but its findings are not dramatically different from similar studies in the […]

Monday, March 2, 2015

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.

What is the value of nature? (OPB) Environmentalists agree that conservation is key, but there is a long-standing dispute over how much to focus on nature’s intrinsic value rather than emphasizing its value to humans. A paper co-authored by a professor at Oregon State University argues that nature’s intrinsic value is the more effective message. Oregon universities need Legislature’s help (Statesman […]

 

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