Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

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.
OSU community remembers legacy of Oscar Montemayor (LIFE@OSU)
Oscar Humberto Montemayor, associate director of Academic Success with Diversity and Cultural Engagement at Oregon State University, died Saturday, Oct. 22 after suffering a stroke. He was 53.
Boosting known antitoxin may reduce the effects of aging (PhysOrg)
Investigators from Oregon State University say the potential exists to increase the level of glutathione during youth. They report that a compound – N-acetyl-cysteine, or NAC – is already used in high doses in medical detoxification emergencies. (see also Health Site)
Marine studies project to have oversight panel (Gazette-Times)

An oversight committee will monitor construction of a new marine studies building and student housing facilities in Newport, Oregon State University announced on Monday. University President Ed Ray said the committee’s task will be to ensure that the buildings meet high standards for safety in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.
South America deal to share huge aquifer swamped by politics (Ag Week)
“The Guarani aquifer agreement was the gold standard on how countries can share things,” said Aaron Wolf, an Oregon State University professor who studies water management.
Father and son team up to study glacier retreat near Petersburg (KFSK)
Elliot has grown up in a generation where global warming and rising sea levels are in the news. It was a known fact when he was born. His dad, on the other hand, who is Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University, remembers a time when it wasn’t so clear.
The challenges of farming in Oregon (Jefferson Public Radio)
A recent report from Oregon State University …

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