Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about the 40th anniversary of “Animal House,” truthfulness on dating apps, Portland’s new scooters and risky behavior, among other topics.

Two UO professors were interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting for separate stories. Physicist Jim Brau appeared on a program about the solar eclipse. Media studies professor Tom Bivins provided expert commentary for a segment on the 40th anniversary of ‘Animal House.’

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

  • David Markowitz, a new faculty member in the School of Journalism and Communication, wrote a Conversation piece about lies people tell on dating apps to find love. The story was picked up by several other media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  • The Nieman Journalism Lab featured research by UO journalism professor Seth Lewis in a story about the effect of someone’s political views on online search results.
  • Psychology professor Gordon C. Nagayama Hall wrote a Psychology Today post about stereotypes and the new movie “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • Marc Schlossberg, co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative, provided expert commentary for a Willamette Week story on scooters.
  • The Register-Guard interviewed Atika Khurana, a UO professor in counseling psychology and human services, about her new research on teen decision-making.   
  • UO sociologist Jocelyn Hollander talked to Apolitical for a story about feminist self-defense.  

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