Tuesday, March 20, 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.
New deterrent system may prevent eagle deaths caused by wind turbines (Oregonian)
Researchers at Oregon State University are working on a system that could potentially save the lives of thousands of birds killed every year by the spinning blades of wind turbines. (see also KTVZ)
Olympic National Park is one of the best places to bring back gray wolves (OPB)
“Sometimes the carnivores can have very profound impacts on the environment — because they sit at the very top, or apex, of the food web, their effects can ripple down,” said William Ripple, an ecologist at Oregon State University and study co-author.
Researchers: Tree removal could spread invasive grasses (U.S. News & World Report)
A recent study by an Oregon State University researcher questions the effectiveness of some juniper removal and suggests it could be contributing to the spread of non-native grass species.
OSU Extension adds pest management plans to catalog (Capital Press)
Oregon State University Extension is adding several crop-specific pest management plans to its repertoire, working in collaboration with farmers, researchers, agribusiness and industry representatives.
NEW! End of Term Sale: The OSU Beaver Store will have its End of Term sale this week.  Big discounts on Beaver Gear, while supplies last.  Sale goes through Friday, March 23.
COS Learning Assistant (LA) Poster Session: LAs (undergraduates trained in pedagogy and peer facilitation that help implement active learning) will present their projects about student learning at OSU. All projects were developed by LAs and data were gathered from OSU courses. March 20, 10-11 a.m., Cordley 3021. Contact lori.kayes@oregonstate.edu for more information.

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