UO Weekly Wrap for Aug. 16-23

Hallspot's Sean Thorne and Adam Tirella (Photo: Tim Christie)

The Weekly Wrap is an update each Friday morning from the Office of Strategic Communications. It provides highlights of news you may have missed during the week and showcases UO stories about amazing students, faculty, staff and alumni.

UO in the News

Kitzhaber announces nominees for UO governing board

Daily Emerald: Governor John Kitzhaber named 14 people with ties to the University of Oregon – alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, and a student -- to serve on the university's board of trustees once confirmed by the Legislature.

UO endowment hits record as donors open wallets

Portland Business Journal: The University of Oregon endowment has hit a record high on the heels of a $200 million fundraising year. The money will pay for scholarships, athletics, capital projects, faculty and research. The 2012-13 fiscal year fundraising total, the second-highest in university history, included $48.3 million earmarked for the university's endowment.

UO Research

UO anthropologist: Health of northern natives face climate, economic risks

UONews: A review of 126 published research papers on health conditions of native populations in far-northern climates by UO’s J. Josh Snodgrass raises warning flags for the future.

UO on the Web

Hallspot: A new social media site for college students set to launch at Oregon

UO Celebrating Champions: Hallspot, a new social media site designed by two UO students, will launch this fall.

UO named among top LGBT-friendly campuses

UO Celebrating Champions: The University of Oregon has been named one of America's Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Campus Pride.

UO Happenings

UO School of Law starts classes Aug. 26

AroundtheO: The law school welcomes its newest and returning law students Monday, Aug. 26, for the first official day of law school classes.

UO Athletics

Alumni Return for Final Exhibition Match

GoDucks.com: In their final tune-up before the regular season, Oregon volleyball will host an exhibition match against a team of Oregon Alumni at Matt Knight Arena, Friday at 7 p.m.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications