Word of the opening of Iran's blocked social media sites was spread, of course, by social media itself: in celebratory tweets and breathless Facebook posts.
Hours later, the same sites Tuesday chewed over the sobering reality that the four-year-old firewalls were back in place.
"We've seen what social media does in other parts of the Middle East in terms of organizing protests and resistance to their governments," says Suzette Grillot, the Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. "So it raises issues of censorship, but also the critical importance of social media in the public life."
Engineers are declaring success after the Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled upright during a 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany.
Rebecca Cruise, the Assistant Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says the project now allows for a renewed search for the two bodies that were never recovered from the 32 dead, and for the ship to eventually be towed away.
“For the families of the victims to move beyond this, there is some hope that they will be able to find some of these remains,” Cruise says.
In lieu of a traditional request, Sommers said the agency will put together a business plan outlining, not just the programs in the CareerTech system, but the value of the agency and its contribution to the state.
Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 9:17 am
A year after doctors first identified an illness that came to be known as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome researchers are reporting fresh genetic information about the virus that causes it.
The findings don't bring scientists any closer to understanding where MERS is coming from. In fact, the main news is that researchers were wrong about the source of some infections in the largest cluster of cases so far.
Wind Capital Group has announced that it's selling its Osage County Wind development project to TradeWind Energy and its foreign parent company, but a local Indian tribe is still concerned the project may go ahead without required federal, environmental and cultural studies.
Native women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities run by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. The agency confirms that Plan B and generic versions are being provided to women 17 years and older at pharmacy windows.