Media week: UO scholars in the news during the month of August

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about financial misreporting, the New York City Highline, achievement gaps, branding, anthropology, architecture, the eclipse and music.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed UO accounting professor Dane Christensen about his research on a link between gambling and financial misreporting.

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

  • College of Design Dean Christoph Lindner talked to CNN about the allure of New York City’s Highline.
  • UO political scientist Joseph Lowndes was interviewed by The Guardian for a story about confederate symbols.
  • Ilana Umansky, assistant professor in the College of Education, discussed her research on the achievement gap between Spanish-speaking English learners and other groups with WHYY, Philadelphia’s public media provider.
  • UO marketing professor Bettina Cornwell’s new research on how faces on product labels appeal to lonely people appeared in Futurity and The Memo.
  • Jon Erlandson, director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, provided expert commentary for a story in Science Magazine.
  • UO architecture professor Kevin Nute wrote about the value of bringing the outdoors inside for The Conversation. The piece also appeared in the online and print versions of the Washington Post.  
  • UO astrophysicist Scott Fisher previewed the solar eclipse on KLCC.
  • Brian McWhorter, associate professor of trumpet, was interviewed for the Classically Trained podcast.

Around the O would like to know when members of the UO faculty, staff or students are interviewed by media or have written for publications based on their role at the UO. If you or a colleague have been in the news please send an email to