UO E-Clips: Media mentions through February 27, 2014

UO E-Clips is a daily report prepared by the Office of Communications (http://uonews.uoregon.edu/) summarizing current news coverage of the University of Oregon.

Net Impact group seeks insights from green biz pros

Sustainable Business Oregon: As the University of Oregon’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter prepares for its next SPRNG conference, its students who run the program hope to pick the brains of some of their older peers. The Net Impact group is hosting a March 6 mixer for Net Impact members around Oregon as well as “any sustainably minded businesses and individuals.” The mixer takes place at downtown Portland’s Nel Centro, inside the Hotel Modera, between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Dr. Elliot Berkman, University of Oregon; Benefits of Brain Training

WAMC: Elliot Berkman is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon. The SAN Lab studies how motivational factors and neural systems influence goal pursuit.

Gift Economy Advocates Come To UO

Eugene Weekly: From noon until 2:30 pm Friday, March 7, the UO Service Learning Program will sponsor a panel discussion about gift economies at the HEDCO Education building at the UO. The event, called “The Gift Economy: A Model for Collaborative Community,” will cover many forms of the alternative economy, including gift circles ... Deanna Belcher, the director of the Service Learning Program, says that the event will consist of four or five people on a panel sharing ideas and concepts that make up the gift economy, including expanding communities. “I want them to come away with more of a feeling of interconnectedness,” Belcher says. “But also we hope that individuals will be able to make personal connections.”

Urban Farm and sustainability education blossom with student interest

Daily Emerald: Near the fertile land of the Willamette River is a garden owned and maintained by the University of Oregon. It’s called the Urban Farm and it is where students are cultivating skills to grow their own food and truly live sustainably. The Urban Farm has been educating students in the importance of food studies for 38 years. The classes are offered within the department of landscape architecture but are open to students of all majors ... “The classes offer hands-on experience where students learn by doing.”

Law Conference Explores 6th Extinction

JPR: The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is an annual event at the UO Law School. Thousands of Environmental activists, lawyers and students will be at the University of Oregon in Eugene this weekend for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. The three-day event begins Thursday afternoon. The theme of the law conference this year is “Running into Running Out.”