Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about suicide intervention, xenophobia in Puerto Rico, definitions of terrorism and climate change, among other topics.

Psychology professor Nick Allen talked about how sensors on phones and wearables may one day be used as tools for mental health intervention. Allen’s research and news about the UO’s new Center for Digital Mental Health appeared in a story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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

  • Nature featured research by UO archaeologist Dennis Jenkins.
  • Alaí Reyes-Santos, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the UO, commented on the marginalization of Dominicans in Puerto Rico in a story in the Huffington Post.
  • Education Week looked at UO education professor Ilana Umansky’s research on English-language learner classification.
  • UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe commented on aggression and masculinity in a story for Quartz.
  • Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd discussed institutional betrayal in a story on The Ringer.
  • UO political science professor Jane Cramer was interviewed for the podcast How Stuff Works.
  • Leslie Harris, also a law professor, was interviewed about public school reporting guidelines on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s program Think Out Loud.
  • UO history and environmental studies professor Mark Carey was interviewed on the Alpinist podcast. Carey teaches in the Clark Honors College.
  • Eugene NBC affiliate KMTR interviewed UO psychology professor Caitlin Fausey about her research about what babies hear.

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