From the New York Times to the Washington Post, University of Oregon researchers have been at the forefront of media coverage around COVID-19 as journalists seek out experts on the national and world response, reaction and preparation for the virus.
Here are some of the stories featuring UO faculty members from the week of May 4-8:
- We're striving to make buildings — and their microbiomes — healthy places
GreenBiz: Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, associate professor of architecture and director, Biology and the Built Environment Center, Leslie Dietz, Wet Lab manager, and Mark Fretz, research assistant professor of architecture, wrote for The Conversation. It was published in GreenBiz.
- Making Masks in Lane County, Local groups are making masks for a variety of those in need
Eugene Weekly: The story highlights the work of the UO’s Office of Sustainability.
- “We Get It!”: College Admission Deans Speak Out
Forbes: Jim Rawlins, assistant vice president for student services and enrollment management and director of the Office of Admissions, provides expert commentary.
- We’ve known how to make healthier buildings for decades
The Verge: Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, associate professor of architecture and director, Biology and the Built Environment Center, is featured.
- There's Plenty of Room for Bulls and Bears
Yahoo via Bloomberg: UO economist Tim Duy wrote for Bloomberg. The piece was published on Yahoo.
- Research shows even animals in the wild benefit from physical distancing to prevent disease
University of Texas San Antonio: The story features research by UO anthropologist Nelson Ting.
- As Some Push To Open Oregon Faster, Public Confidence Is Key To Economic Recovery
Oregon Public Broadcasting: UO law professor Ofer Raban is featured.
- Teachers, Firefighters Slam Freedom Foundation For Pandemic Union-busting
Oregon Public Broadcasting: University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center professor Gordon Lafer provides expert commentary.
- Coronavirus Leaves Students and Colleges Playing Waiting Game
The Wall Street Journal: UO VP of student services and enrollment management Roger Thompson is quoted.
- Opinion: To stay safe, University of Oregon must stay the course on remote-learning
The Oregonian: UO Clark Honors College professor Melissa Graboyes writes an op-ed.
- To study coronavirus in the air, all eyes on a Chinese restaurant
ABC News: Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, associate professor of architecture and director, Biology and the Built Environment Center, is featured.
- Trump Is Lying More Than Ever: Just Look At The Data
Forbes: UO journalism professor David Markowitz writes for Forbes.
- Pants or no pants? 3 tips for nailing a virtual job interview
Fast Company: UO law professor Liz Tippett wrote a piece for The Conversation. It was published in Fast Company.
- We call workers 'essential' – but is that just referring to the work, not the people?
MoneyControl.com: Zachary Jaggers, a postdoc in linguistics, wrote for The Conversation. It was picked up by MoneyControl.com.
- Opinion: A fraying of humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Oregonian: UO law professor Ofer Raban contributes an op-ed.
- Guest View: Goodness prevails during these times
The Register-Guard: UO journalism professor Peter Laufer contributes a guest view.
- Free and Low Cost Tools Now Available for Schooling At Home
The Scanner: The University of Oregon has made available proven teaching tools to help with the transition.
- The University of Oregon is planning for students to return to campus
CNN: President Michael Schill is interviewed.
- Pants or no pants? Tips for virtual job interviews from home
The Conversation: UO law professor Liz Tippett writes for The Conversation. The story also appears in the following outlets: Yahoo, Idaho Press-Tribune, The Hour (Norwalk, Connecticut), The Telegraph (Alton, Illinois), Lee Enterprises (newspaper chain).
- We call workers ‘essential’ – but is that just referring to the work, not the people?
The Conversation: Zachary Jaggers, postdoc in linguistics, writes for The Conversation. The story was picked up by the following outlets: Yahoo, San Antonio Express-News, San Francisco Chronicle, Greenwich Time, Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
- Fear of Catching COVID-19 Does Not Meet Vote-by-Mail Eligibility, Texas AG Says
Epoch Times: UO PPPM professor Ben Clark provides expert commentary.
- Central Oregon economy to turn on, one bit at a time
The Bulletin: UO economist Tim Duy provides expert commentary.