Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about a trade war, the power of locavores, anthropology and the science in ‘Jurassic World,’ among other topics. PBS NewsHour interviewed geographer Peter Walker about President Trump’s pardoning of two Eastern Oregon ranchers. Here are some other places where UO researchers were mentioned in the media:

  • Economics professor Tim Duy was quoted in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal in stories about a trade war and inflation.  
  • Josh Beck, assistant professor of marketing, and marketing doctoral candidate Brandon Reich co-authored an article for The Conversation about how locavores are changing the way Americans eat. The Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune all republished the story.
  • Architect Magazine featured research by Ihab Elzeyadi, director of the UO’s High Performance Environments Lab (HiPE) and the principal researcher for the Saint-Gobain North American Headquarters Occupant Comfort Study.
  • The Scientist published a story on new research by anthropologist Josh Snodgrass.
  • Music professor Craig Phillips was featured in a Register-Guard story about his discovery of rare music.
  • Earth sciences instructor Mary Baxter provided expert commentary for an Oregonian story on the science in “Jurassic World.”
  • Anthropologist Carol Silverman co-wrote an article for American Theatre about the use of the word Gypsy in the theater world.
  • The Manila Times quoted political scientist Tuong Vu.

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