UO Weekly Wrap for Aug. 30 to Sept. 6

Rafael Arroyo with solar power project on Outdoor Program Barn (photo by 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

University of Oregon fundraising surpasses $200 million

Daily Emerald: The UO raised more than $200 million in the 2013 fiscal year, more than any of Oregon’s other public universities.

UO on the Web

UO's Richmond appointed presidential chair

AroundtheO: Geraldine "Geri" Richmond, who was named last year to the 25-member National Science Board, has been appointed to serve as the UO's second-ever presidential chair.

UO student powers Outdoor Program solar project

Celebrating Champions: Art student Rafael Arroyo served as project manager for a new 6-kilowatt solar electric array installed in August atop the Outdoor Program Barn at East 18th Avenue and University Street.

UO Research

Canada’s Discovery Channel spotlights UO earthquake research

AroundtheO: Discovery Channel Canada on Aug. 29 covered the Cascadia Initiative, a national seismic experiment led, in part, by UO geophysicist Doug Toomey, with colleagues Emilie Hooft Toomey and Dean Livelybrooks also playing key roles.

UO Happenings

UO hosts German delegation Sept. 6 for programs, partnership

AroundtheO: Twelve representatives from the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany will visit the University of Oregon on Sept. 6 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Oregon University System and Baden-Württemberg exchange program.

National Geographic’s “American West” photo exhibit to open at UO museum

AroundtheO: A National Geographic exhibit of historic and contemporary photos of the American West will open Sept. 28 at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

UO Athletics

Embracing their team and the day

The Register-Guard: Nicholls State fans chose to enjoy their time in Eugene despite the heavy loss to the Ducks on Saturday.