UO Weekly Wrap for Aug. 2-9

UO was a sponsor of Woodburn's Fiesta Mexicana (photo by Jack Liu)

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

Oregon Lundquist Now Offering MBA Track in Sustainable Business Practices

Find MBA: The UO’s new MBA track in Sustainable Business Practices will teach students how to balance social, environmental and financial responsibilities.

Oregon City library to digitize pre-1922 local newspapers

Portland Tribune: UO’s Digital Newspaper Program will help the Oregon City Public Library digitize the early Oregon newspapers published from Territorial Days through 1922.

UO on the Web

UO economist Duy talks Federal Reserve with Al Jazeera America

AroundtheO: Tim Duy, a well-known economics professor at UO, was interviewed Wednesday for an Al Jazeera segment on the Federal Reserve System.

Fun at Fiesta Mexicana

Celebrating Champions: For the third year in a row, the University of Oregon was a major sponsor of Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon.

J-school students rise to the top for documentary films

AroundtheO: The SOJC has announced that three short documentary films by UO journalism students were recently recognized at the regional equivalent of the Emmy awards.

UO Research

Internet search engines drove US librarians to redefine themselves

ScienceBlog: According to a study conducted by the University of Oregon, librarians have gone from thinking of themselves as the knowledgeable person with the best answer to being an interpreter and connector who points the patron in the right direction.

Study: Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with offspring conduct problems

AroundtheO: A study led by Leslie Leve, professor of counseling psychology and human services at the UO, has concluded that smoking during pregnancy can lead to psychological problems in offspring.

UO Happenings

Call for Participants: UO’s Eugene Celebration parade entry

AroundtheO: University of Oregon faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their families and be part of the fun on Saturday, Aug. 24, when the UO participates in the Eugene Celebration parade.

Eugene Marathon Moves To Summer, IAAF Weekend

California Track & Running News: Run TrackTown, a weekend celebration of running featuring the Eugene Marathon, debuts July 26-27, 2014 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

UO Athletics

Oregon wows with new football facility

Stadia: Designed by Gene Sandoval, the UO’s new football facilities are intended to evoke a vision of the future and reinforce the public’s fascination with the Ducks.