Thursday, August 5, 2010

News Passion

On the show "Live With Regis and Kelly," URI grad Chritiane Amanpour '83 was interviewed about her new position as host of ABC's This Week. During the interview, Amanpour was unabashedly proud of her alma mater. She spoke passionately about her love for journalism and her years at URI.

Congressional testimony on oil spill

David Smith, associate dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography, is all over the news this week as a result of his testimony before a Congressional committee about the affect of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill on marine life. Among those media outlets that reported on his comments were the Providence Journal, New Orleans Times Picayune, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, International Business Times, Florida Today, United Press International, London Guardian, Channel 10, and many more. The entire Congressional hearing can be viewed on C-Span.