Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about bitcoin, sexual harassment and earthquakes, among other topics.

Stephen McKeon, assistant professor of finance, appeared live on CNBC to talk about cryptocurrency.

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

  • PBS Newshour interviewed UO law professor Elizabeth Tippett for a story on sexual harassment training.
  • UO political scientist Dan Tichenor provided expert commentary for a New York Magazine story on Trump’s first year.  
  • The World Economic Forum featured research by UO psychologist Christina Karns. The new study looks at the effect of journaling and gratitude.
  • UO psychology professor Jennifer Freyd wrote an article about institutional betrayal that appeared in The Conversation. The story was picked up by dozens of major media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Salon.
  • Doug Toomey, professor of earth sciences, was quoted in a Huffington Post story on earthquake warning systems.  
  • UO psychology professor Sanjay Srivastava was quoted in a Vox article on willpower.
  • Gizmodo quoted Matthew Ely, a graduate teaching fellow in human physiology, in a story about soreness from exercising.

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