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

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about marine biology, the UO’s hiring of Nobel Prize-winning physicist David Wineland and Mexican culture in Los Angeles, among other topics.

The New York Times interviewed UO marine biologist Kelly Sutherland about recent findings on the behavioral patterns of the sea salp, a kind of jellyfish. The story featured video and images of sea salps provided by Sutherland and her colleagues.

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

  • Nobel Prize-winning physicist and new UO Knight research fellow David Wineland appeared in The Oregonian after the announcement of his hiring. Wineland was also interviewed for KLCC and The Register-Guard.
  • Laura Pulido, professor of ethnic studies at the UO, was interviewed by Al Jazeera for the story Mexican LA: History, culture and resistance.
  • Research by UO psychology professor Jennifer Freyd appeared in an Inside Higher Ed story about harassment of graduate students. 
  • UO education studies professor Jennifer Ruef wrote a commentary about how “Wonder Woman” offers a new view of power structures for the San Francisco Chronicle.  
  • Ocean Howell, a professor of architectural history in the Clark Honors College, talked about skateboarding and urban development in a story in The Guardian.
  • UO law professor Mary Wood was quoted in Business Insider’s story Baby Boomers could irreversibly ruin the planet for Millennials — and the clock is ticking.
  • UO architecture professor Kevin Nute wrote a piece for The Conversation about the next step in sustainable design. The piece was picked up by dozens of outlets around the country, including the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.
  • UO sociology professor Jocelyn Hollander was quoted in Glamour about self-defense. 
  • David Tyler, professor of chemistry, told Wired that food waste is worse for the environment than meal kit packing.
  • T. Bettina Cornwell, professor of marketing in the Lundquist College of Business, commented on PepsiCo.’s sponsorship of the Washington Redskins in the Associated Press. The story was picked up by dozens of media outlets, including the New York Times.
  • Danielle Knapp, a curator at a museum at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, was quoted in an Associated Press story about a football art collection.

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