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K-State in the news today

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Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

National/International

Face recognition isn't just for humans — it's learning to identify bears and cows, too
11/22/20 CNN
Hoagland approached KC Olson, a professor at Kansas State University, who brought together a group of specialists at the school in areas like veterinary science and computer science in order to gather pictures of cattle to create a database for training and testing an AI system. They built a proof-of-concept system in March that included more than 135,000 images of 1,000 young beef cattle; Olson said it was 94% accurate at identifying animals, whether or not it had seen them before.

Keep food poisoning off the menu
11/23/20 Consumer Reports
2018 study published in the Journal of Food Protection found that 61 percent of poultry packages had meat juice on their outside surfaces, which was often transferred to shoppers' hands, grocery bags, and kitchens—in addition to other food items in their carts. Researchers from Kansas State University recommend using the bags for raw poultry and meat while you're shopping and when storing the products in the fridge.

Regional/State

*K-State Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit performs 25,000th procedure
11/21/20 WIBW-TV
Kansas State University says the numbers keep adding up while veterinary students continue to gain valuable surgical experience with its Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit.

How likely is a wildfire this time of year in Kansas? The risk may be higher than you think.
11/22/20 Topeka Capital Journal
Dry land, low humidity and high winds are a triple threat when it comes to creating conditions in which wildfires thrive, according to Christopher Redmond, a Kansas State University meteorologist. And he said those risk factors can be common this time of year.

Local

*K-State celebrates completion of new multicultural student center
11/20/20 KMAN
A new campus building will bridge cultures for years to come at Kansas State University.

*Faculty furloughs cut costs and morale, provost says
11/20/20 Kansas State Collegian
In response to budget declines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas State implemented faculty and staff furloughs for the College of Arts and Sciences effective from Aug. 9, 2020 to June 12, 2021.

“To date, the university has an estimated financial impact of $111 million in new costs or lost revenues from the still-evolving COVID impact, declining enrollment and uncertain state funding,” provost Charles Taber wrote in an email.

 

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