The Digital Media Center is housed at Southern Oregon University which gives us access to some great campus lectures and events that cover as diverse a range of topics as you would expect from a Liberal Arts University. The good folks who make up our Faculty here at SOU don’t just disperse knowledge and experience in the classroom, they are often active on a local and national basis in areas of expertise. One of the ways those standout faculty members are showcased is the Distinguished Lecture Series during the academic year. President Mary Cullinan introduces each quarter’s featured speaker. Featured for the winter term was SOU Professor of Environmental Studies Greg Jones and his presentation on Grapes and Wine.
Gregory V. Jones is a professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University who specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He was recently named to Decanter Magazine’s 2009 Power List representing the top 50 most influential people in the world of wine and the Oregon Wine Press’s 2009 Wine Person of the Year, and has been in the top 100 most influential people in the US wine industry in 2012 and 2013 (intowine.com). If you like wine, catch Greg’s lecture at 9pm tonight on Channel 9 and 8pm tomorrow on Channel 14. It is also available anytime at http://vp.telvue.com/player?s=sou. It’s also in the Channel 21 GP rotation in the weeks ahead.
Meeting replays highlight the Channel 14 schedule early this week, the Ashland Parks Commission at 6pm and the Medford MURA Board at 9pm highlight the Monday schedule. On Tuesday the RVTD Board plays back at 5pm and the Medford Site Plan Commission at 11pm. Then on Wednesday at 4pm catch the replay of the Ashland City Council meeting from the night before, as well as the weekly 10pm playback of the Jackson County Commissioners Wednesday morning meeting.
It won’t be long until harvest time. Grow you knowledge of our local area by watching RVTV on cable and online at http://rvtv.sou.edu. Like an information vine from the DMC right into your home. Take a taste today!