Friday, December 11, 2009

Recent local TV coverage

The University of Rhode Island has been featured in several recent local television news reports that deserve attention. In addition to the daily news reports about the success of the men's basketball team, stories have aired about the URI Theatre production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," advice about caring for holiday poinsettias, a new book about a global census of ocean life, and Prof. Robert Ballard's webcast about his archaeological oceanography research. All these news reports can be viewed here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More URI experts in the news

URI experts continue to regularly be asked to comment about the news of the day, and this week was no exception. Women's Studies Professor Donna Hughes contributed insight to a Los Angeles Times story about child prostitution; Natural Resources Sciences Professor Y.Q. Wang was quoted in the Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina) about satellite imagery of the Appalachian Trail; Dan Doyle, director of the Institute for International Sport, offered an opinion to the Associated Press about sports role models in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal; and GSO Marine Scientist Bob Kenney discussed seals in Narragansett Bay with the Jamestown Press.