Media week: Faculty members tapped by national news outlets

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UO researchers were featured in stories about civil discourse on college campuses, prestigious awards, the future of urban planning and the influence of technology on the presidential election over the last week. 

Yvette Alex-Assensoh, vice president for equity and inclusion, wrote a commentary titled “In Tumultuous Times, Colleges Can Do What They Do Best” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. UO math professor Ben Elias was mentioned in The New York Times and Geekwire for winning a New Horizons Prize in mathematics. 

Here are some other places where UO researchers were mentioned in the media:

  • Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, talked to Fast Company about the future of urban planning under President-elect Trump.
  • Damian Radcliffe, Caroline S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, wrote a piece for The Conversation about the influence of tech and media industries on the outcome of the presidential election. The story was picked up by dozens of other outlets around the country, including the Associated Press and the Houston Chronicle.
  • Elly Vandegrift, associate director of the Science Literacy Program, was interviewed by Science News for Students about her goal of making science “interesting, accessible, engaging and relative for all students.”

Any faculty members who have been interviewed by media and want to be featured in Around the O can send an email to