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Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

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.

Role of chaos in deep ocean turned upside down (Nature) In 1966, Munk suggested that turbulence drove this process, and calculated how much of it the oceans would need to power their great conveyor belts of water1. Over the years, his calculation went from controversial heresy to established wisdom. At first, expedition after expedition probing […]

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

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.

Black lives matter at OSU (Register-Guard) Oregon State University is grappling with issues of equity and inclusion like the University of Oregon, its counterpart to the south, and many other large universities in the country. Better nutrition helps bees mitigate pathogen presence, OSU study finds (Capital Press) Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University’s honeybee researcher, has […]

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

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.

Whoops! 12 tales of accidental brilliance in science (NPR) Mas Subramanian wasn’t at all interested in this problem. In the department of chemistry at Oregon State University, he was looking for materials with novel magnetic properties to use in advanced computer hard drives. He would mix up likely chemicals and bake them in a furnace […]

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

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: Disabilities underrepresented in college psychology classes (Inside Higher Ed) “About 57 million people in the U.S. have a disability, and it’s likely we will all interact with someone with a disability on a regular basis,” Kathleen Bogart, an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University and a co-author of the study, said in […]

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

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.

‘Fat studies’ embrace diversity and take on the biases of being overweight (USA Today) Patti Watkins, a professor and clinical psychologist at Oregon State University, says fat studies courses are educating students that being overweight is not necessarily the real health threat“There’s a real knee-jerk reaction in our society that of course fat is bad,” […]

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

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.

Wooden buildings as strong as steel (Newsweek) This project, Albina Yard, is using CLT made from Oregon Douglas fir. At the DR Johnson plant three hours to the south—the first in the country to make structural-grade panels—the timber is planed down to a thickness of 1.375 inches, laid flat and set end to end in […]

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

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 different is wild salmon than fish raised in hatcheries? A lot, DNA shows (Christian Science Monitor) Looking specifically at the steelhead trout salmon, researchers at Oregon State University, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, found more than 700 genetic variations between farm-raised and wild salmon. (see also The Fish Site, Global […]

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

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.

Salmon born in hatcheries are different at DNA level than wild salmon in hundreds of ways (Newsweek) A 2011 Oregon State University study found that fish born in hatcheries become domesticated in as little as a generation. Adapting to captivity so quickly affects their ability to successfully reproduce in the wild, the study’s lead researcher Michael […]

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

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.

Hatchery life changes fish genetics, Oregon study shows (Oregonian) A new study out of Oregon State University lays to rest the debate over whether hatchery life changes fish at the genetic level. (see also Gazette-Times, Science Codex) Study: NASA satellites show areas growing drier, wetter (9News) The research provides a new and useful global-scale view […]

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

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.

Deadly beauty: Amber-entomed flower may have been toxic (Reuters) The flowers lived in a tropical, humid forest alongside a variety of trees, shrubs, grasses and climbing vines, said Oregon State University entomologist and amber expert George Poinar. (see also BBC, Gizmodo, UPI) Is there really a war on science? (Scientific American) Panelist Steve Strauss, Oregon State University […]

 

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