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Friday, Feb. 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.

Today’s drought in the West is nothing compared to what may be coming (Washington Post) The research is newly published, but its findings are not dramatically different from similar studies in the past. Beverly Law, a specialist in global change biology at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, co-authored a study of megadroughts three years […]

Thursday, February 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.

Using a fancy treadmill desk won’t help you lose weight (Marie Claire) Researchers at Oregon State University had a group of overweight and obese office workers try treadmill desks for three months, and measured their daily step count and general physical activity. They found that treadmill desks help you get active, but not by a […]

Wednesday, Feb. 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.

This town in Oregon is supposedly more “innovative” than Seattle (Geek Wire) If Corvallis, Ore., is looking for a new slogan to slap on its town sign, it might be this: “Welcome to Corvallis. More innovative than Seattle.” (see also Nerd Wallet) Bill would expand accessible child-care to low income (Statesman Journal) Bobbie Weber, faculty […]

Tuesday, Feb. 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.

Dinosaurs and LSD might have co-existed, study says (Digital Journal) “It seems like ergot has been involved with animals and humans almost forever, and now we know that this fungus literally dates back to the earliest evolution of grasses,” said George Poinar, Jr., faculty at the OSU College of Science. (see also Science Blog, Daily Mail, […]

Monday, Feb. 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.

OSU scientist experiences Dead Sea, dead body (OPB) It’s not as if anyone plans on having the worst job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Oregon State professor John Selker is featured in this month’s Popular Science magazine for having one of the worst (and most dangerous) jobs in the business. But Selker, a hydrological engineer who’s studying the way […]

 

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