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Friday, March 13, 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.

California fogs are thinning (Science) Such changes could have implications for both regional ecosystems and humans. Fog is likely a key source of water in the arid forests and chaparral that ring Los Angeles, notes Christopher Still of Oregon State University, Corvallis. Loss of the moisture could result in “a lot of plant mortality and […]

Thursday, March 12, 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.

How a hospital withstood a 9.0 earthquake with nary a broken window (PBS News Hour) In this report, OPB’s Ed Jahn follows Jay Wilson of the of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, paleo-seismologist with Oregon State University Chris Goldfinger and geotechnical engineer Allison Pyrch to learn how a hospital withstood a magnitude 9.0 […]

Wednesday, March 11, 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 fraternities react to SAE chant (KEZI) Fraternities at OSU say diversity in Greek Life is important, and they do not tolerate any racist behavior. They say what happened in Oklahoma does not represent who they are. As Oregon’s warm winter ends, snowpack worries rise (KTVZ) “It has been a very, very warm winter – […]

Tuesday, March 10, 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.

Discerning plant picks its pollinators (New York Times) Only two types of the hummingbirds — those with the longest bills and that travel most extensively — were consistently successful in getting pollen from the plant. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Oregon State University and the Smithsonian suggest this coyness may […]

Monday, March 9, 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.

Lack of snow leaves California’s ‘water tower’ running low (National Geographic) Philip Mote of Oregon State University, who studies trends in western U.S. mountain snowpack, said in the October 2014 National Geographic article “When the Snows Fail” that “warmer winters are reducing the amount of snow stored in the mountains, and they’re causing snowpacks to melt earlier […]

 

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