Media week: UO scholars in the news during the past two weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about early seafaring, mental fatigue, consumer debt and media coverage of mass shootings, among other subjects.

National Geographic featured a story on UO archaeology professor Scott Fitzpatrick and his research on how sailors navigated the Pacific Ocean 3,400 years ago. Faculty members also were featured in stories on movie theaters, the Fourth of July and science policy.

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

  • Elliot Berkman, a psychology professor at the UO, was interviewed about mental exhaustion for a story in Business Insider.
  • UO media studies professor Peter Alilunas shared his research in the history of adult films with the Los Angeles Times.
  • UO political science professor Daniel HoSang talked about the future of the Democratic Party with Univision.
  • Richard Suttmeier, also in political science, provided expert commentary about China’s research policy with Oklahoma Public Radio.
  • UO economist Tim Duy was interviewed by Bloomberg Quint.
  • Nicole Smith Dahmen wrote a story about her study on the media’s coverage of mass shootings for the International Center for Journalists.

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