UO Weekly Wrap for Aug. 9-16

UO biochemists have successfully completed two studies relating to the complexities of cellular structure

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

Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America

Timesonline: UO archaeologist Dennis Jenkins joins the debate on the oldest petroglyphs found in North America.

UO unveils Native American studies minor

Daily Emerald: This fall the UO will offer a minor in Native American studies for the first time. Classes will cover topics such as history, anthropology, law and literature of Native American culture.

UO Research

Researcher: Internet search engines prompted transformation for U.S. librarians

AroundtheO: Librarians have gone from thinking of themselves as the knowledgeable person with the best answer to a patron’s question to being an interpreter and connector who points patrons to helpful materials for their consideration.

UO researchers track actin filament growth in cells

AroundtheO: In the name of fundamental understanding, UO biochemists have successfully completed two studies relating to the complexities of cellular structure.

UO on the Web

Alum’s special course on Muslim history shows UO reach

AroundtheO: Farid Nabti helps students explore the economic and political problems in the Middle East and North Africa during a four-week summer course.

Two UO Programs receive NEH grants

AroundtheO: The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded grants to two programs administered by UO Libraries.

UO Happenings

Pianist schedules Beall Hall concert

The Register-Guard: A Russian-trained pianist and a flute concert extraordinaire are planned this week in events sponsored by the UO School of Music and Dance.

UO Athletics

Track and field: Medals for newlyweds Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Oregonian: UO alumni Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen Eaton won gold and silver medals at the World Track and Field Championships in Russia.