UO Weekly Wrap for Dec. 27 to Jan. 3

Retiring UO Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti is all smiles after Alamo Bowl (GoDucks.com photo by Eric Evans)

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

UO science building lands state's first higher-ed lab LEED status

Sustainable Business Oregon: The UO’s Lewis Integrative Science Building has become the state’s first higher education lab to receive LEED platinum status.

Women of Interest: Visual Thinker

Register-Guard: The special edition section of the Register-Guard profiles Jill Hartz, executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Alamo Bowl Teams Set Aside Differences To Help San Antonio Food Bank

Texas Public Radio: Prior to Alamo Bowl, the UO participated in the “Fighting Hunger Together” Alamo Bowl service project with representatives from the University of Texas to assemble boxes with more than 15,000 pounds of food.

UO Research

The Risky Business of Paternity Leave

The Atlantic: Interim Provost Scott Coltrane contributed a commentary about a recent study with other UO sociologists about paternity leave.

Brain training works, but just for the practiced task, say Oregon researchers

UO News: Psychology professor Elliot Berkman has a new study in the Jan. 1 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience that concludes that “brain training” for a particular task heightens performance, but that advantage doesn't necessarily carry over to a new challenge.

Scientist’s goal is a better condom

Register-Guard: UO’s Richard Chartoff is a recipient of a Gates Foundation grant to design a better condom to improve global health.

UO on the Web

UO's Alamo Bowl festivities in San Antonio

Celebrating Champions: The University of Oregon met with prospective and current students and families, helped the local community with a service project, and joined alumni to cheer on the football game at its bowl appearance.

Top AroundtheO stories of 2013

AroundtheO: More than 1,000 stories were posted to AroundtheO over the past year, and those stories drew a total of nearly 745,000 page views.

UO Happenings

Trombone master in residence at UO

AroundtheO: UO will welcome international trombone soloist and recording artist Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, for a weeklong residency in January at the School of Music and Dance.

UO Athletics

UO defense sends Aliotti out with a bang

GoDucks.com: Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti coached his last game at the Valero Alamo Bowl to cap a 24-year coaching tenure at Oregon.