Friday, December 4, 2009

URI's Robert Ballard profiled by 60 Minutes

The top-rated CBS news program "60 Minutes" profiled Professor Bob Ballard and URI's Inner Space Center, Sunday, Nov. 29. In the program, Ballard discussed the discovery of the Titanic and other modern and ancient shipwrecks, as well as how the University's newly opened Inner Space Center will revolutionize ocean exploration. View clips and much more from 60 Minutes, add your comments on the "60 Minutes site", read the release. In addition, on Dec. 3, Ballard headlined the first Webcast from the Inner Space Center that was transmitted to students at schools around the country via www.immersionlearning.org. Read the New London Day report on this first voyage.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Expertly speaking

URI faculty members were called upon as experts by several news outlets around the country for stories that appeared this weekend. The Seattle Times quoted from oceanographer Ted Smayda in a story about an algal bloom that killed birds in the Pacific Northwest; the Hartford Courant referenced psychologist Jim Prochaska and his studies of how to make positive behavior changes; and the Berkshire Eagle Tribune spoke with botanist Keith Killingbeck for its story about invasive species in holiday decorations.