Media week: UO scholars in the news in the past week

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about the first humans in the Americas, immigration, President Trump’s first 100 days, the sub-two hour marathon attempt, testosterone and decision making, public media, the eclipse and the U.S. economy.

Research on the first humans in the Americas by UO anthropologist Jon Erlandson appeared in dozens of major media outlets, including Scientific American, Science Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic and USA Today.

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

  • The New York Times featured an interview with Dan Tichenor in a story about the ascent of immigration hard-liners to power.
  • TIME chose UO history professor Julie Weise to comment on President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
  • Mike Hahn, director of the UO’s Bowerman Sports Science Clinic, and UO PhD student Evan Day, were interviewed by Reuters for a story about the sub-two hour marathon attempt.
  • Pranjal Mehta, an assistant professor of psychology at the UO, provided expert commentary in Newsweek for a story on testosterone supplements and decision making. 
  • UO journalism professor Chris Chavez wrote a piece for The Conversation titled Why America’s public media can’t do its job. The story was picked up by dozens of media outlets, including the AP and the Huffington Post.

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