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K-State Today

July 10, 2015



K-State remains a staple in national news outlets

By News and Communications Services

What's black and white and read all over? Stories about Kansas State University, of course! Numerous news releases from the News and Communications Services team have led to K-State ending up in some high-profile media outlets. 

• USA Today decided that the proverbial principle of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" did not apply to writing about evil. This leader in newspaper readership featured a K-State study about the belief in pure evil in its discoveries of the week. The story was prompted by a K-State news release with Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences and 2015-2016 Coffman chair for distinguished teaching scholars. 

• The Chicago Tribune knows that K-State veterinarians are dogs' best friend — and the source of a great story — when it used a K-State news release as its basis for a story about how artificial sweetener can be toxic for dogs.

• MSNYahoo News and the Business Insider decided K-State's DNA spells W-I-N-N-E-R when it used a K-State news release with Wendong Li, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, for its article about whether one's DNA can spell out a future as a CEO.

• About.com remembered K-State's name and one of our news releases from years ago for its story about how to remember people's names. 

• While Consumer Affairs reported that the food industry is moving away from trans fats, the outlet is keeping food research from Fadi Aramouni, professor of food processing and food product development, on the menu as a source for quality news. It based its story on a news release from K-State about trans fats.

• K-State Today is a source of news for audiences beyond the K-State campus community as proven by a recent article about K-State President Kirk Schulz donating his raise. The article sparked stories in The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Topeka Capital-Journal, the Lawrence Journal-World and dozens of others. It also started a discussion among the Big 12 presidents, which ended in every president investing their raise in the employee programs at their university. 

• Science Daily was abuzz with interest for a K-State news release about how a recent agricultural pest stems from one fly generation's big genetic shift. 

• The National Science Foundation recently featured a news release on its homepage about K-State's Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry; Deryl Troyer, professor of anatomy and physiology; and Matthew Basel, postdoctoral fellow in anatomy and physiology, receiving a patent for a preclinical cancer detection test platform.

Catch up on all the latest news hits concerning K-State by checking out the K-State in the news today section of the News and Communications Services' website.