Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about school desegregation, psychology, time-tracking software and LIGO, among other topics.

Education studies professor Jerry Rosiek wrote about why America needs a new approach to school desegregation in an article in The Conversation. The story was picked up by major national media outlets, including Salon, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.Here are some other places where UO researchers were mentioned in the media:

  • VICE News interviewed UO sociology professor C.J. Pascoe for a story about the Santa Fe High School shooting.  
  • UO psychology professor Elliot Berkman talked to the Washington Post for a story about the psychology of quirky preferences. The story was picked up by outlets around the world, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Straits Times of Singapore.
  • Journalism professor Nicole Dahmen and psychology professor Paul Slovic talked to Quartz about images during a tragedy and political symbols.  
  • UO law professor Elizabeth Tippett was interviewed by National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal about her research on time-tracking systems.   
  • Physicist Robert Schofield talked to Forbes about a data glitch at the gravity wave detector known as LIGO.   
  • Atlas Obscura featured research by Paul Cziko, visiting research assistant professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution.

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 If you would like to learn more about writing for The Conversation, email Molly Blancett at