Media Week: UO scholars featured in recent news stories

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about the California fires, marine biology and sports marketing, among other topics.

President Michael H. Schill defended free speech rights and condemned those seeking to silence opposing views in a column published in the New York Times. The Oct. 23 op-ed, headlined “The Misguided Student Crusade Against ‘Fascism,” followed a student protest earlier this month that disrupted Schill’s state of the university address and forced him to deliver his remarks via prerecorded video. He said that kind of silencing works against the protesters’ interests.

Cassandra Moseley, senior associate vice president for research and director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program, served on a panel of wildfire experts for a story on the California fires with Milwaukee Public Radio. The interview was picked up by National Public Radio stations across the country, including stations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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

  • Clark Honors College and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology professor Kelly Sutherland talked to Newsweek about thousands of jelly-like sea creatures washing up on New Zealand beaches. also published the story.
  • UO psychology professor Paul Slovic was quoted in the Washington Post about why people choose to live in places prone to natural disasters.
  • The Los Angeles Times interviewed UO journalism instructor Kelli Matthews about #WomenBoycottTwitter.
  • A New York Times story about office design and space included a link to research by UO architecture professor Ihab Elzeyadi.
  • Whitney Wagoner, director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the UO, provided expert commentary for a story about the Golden State Warrior’s popularity worldwide in the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Joshua Gordon, the undergraduate program manager of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and an instructor of sports business, co-authored a piece on Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case. The story appeared in The Guardian.
  • Dennis C. Galvan, professor of political science and international studies and vice provost for international affairs, was on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s program Think Out Loud talking about pop-up campuses.

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