Thursday, April 5, 2018

OSU Today

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.
More communication needed regarding disposal of pet pharmaceuticals (Science Daily)
New research from Oregon State University found that more than 60 percent of veterinary care professionals do not counsel their clients when it comes to the environmental stewardship aspect of medicine disposal – findings that are troublesome but also represent an opportunity to dramatically reduce watershed contaminants. (see also KTVZ, the Lund Report)
Navigating edu tech – why universities need to up their game (Cambridge Wireless)
And at Oregon State University – just 45 miles north of my university – senior instructors are reshaping biology education. They are assigning their students projects to create their own media content and to share their stories across their class social media channel. There is an ever-increasing importance for all students, including those studying science and not just those in creative curriculums, to learn how to become storytellers and curators of digital media.
Start scouting fields for stripe rust, agronomists say (Capital Press)
Drader advises farmers to follow stripe rust reports from their retailers, Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service. USDA ARS research plant pathologist Xianming Chen predicts an 18 percent yield loss to stripe rust on susceptible wheat varieties.
Rare coastal martens under high risk of extinction in coming decades (Phys Org)
Some threats to coastal martens include trapping and being hit by cars, said Moriarty, an Oregon State University graduate now with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Martens are trapped for their fur throughout Oregon with no bag limit.

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