UO Weekly Wrap for Aug. 23-30

UO athletic venues recognized for sustainability

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

Biodiesel Maker Hits Milestone, Makes Univ. Deal

Domestic Fuel: SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, the region’s longest running commercial biodiesel producer, has struck a deal with the UO to recycle all of the athletic department’s cooking oil into biodiesel.

UO Research

Two Key Mutations Affecting a Few Atoms in Receptor Proteins Apparently Largely Responsible for Current Hormone Function

ScienceRay: Researchers from the University of Oregon joined Dr. Joe Thornton from the University of Chicago in his study to examine why our reproductive systems are the way they are.

UO on the Web

UO College of Education partners with state department to serve disabled in Bangladesh

AroundtheO: The UO College of Education has been selected to participate in a two-way international exchange program that aims to advance the rights of persons with disabilities around the world.

UO Happenings

UO’s Schnitzer museum celebrates 80 with Chinese art effort

AroundtheO: In celebration of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s 80th anniversary, the museum is raising donations to acquire Chinese artist Xiaoze Xie’s “Order (The Red Guards)” for its permanent collection.

UO Athletics

UO recognized for sustainability at athletics venues

Celebrating Champions: A new report about sustainability efforts in collegiate athletics includes the University of Oregon in its list of top programs.