UO Weekly Wrap for Feb. 7-14

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

Scott Coltrane named provost at University of Oregon

Oregonian: President Michael Gottfredson announced today that Coltrane has accepted the position of senior vice president and provost following a comprehensive national search.

Two MBA programs headed to Bend

The Bend Bulletin: The Bend Bulletin highlights two MBA programs in Bend launched by UO and OSU-Cascades.

“Creating Change” conference encourages equality on campus

Daily Emerald: Ten UO students traveled to Texas to attend the Creating Change conference, the biggest congregation of activists who gather to promote equality and raise awareness concerning the LGBTQ community.

City, LTD To Study Feasibility Of Bike Share Program

Lane Today: The City of Eugene and Lane Transit District discuss linking LCC and UO bike share systems at an open house on Wednesday.

UO Research

Oldest Burial Yields DNA Evidence of First Americans

National Geographic: The National Geographic article on newly discovered DNA linking Native American origins to Asia cites UO anthropologist Dennis Jenkins, who believes the discovery could apply to findings in the Oregon Paisley Caves.

Social Media Makes Us Dumb, But Think We're Smart

Media Post: Researchers at the UO discover that individuals feel brilliant but score poorly on trivia questions when they are denied social connections during testing.

San Francisco's 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault

UONews: Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to San Francisco's devastating 1906 disaster.

UO Athletics

Oregon women’s athletics receive funding boost from ‘Women in Flight’ Initiative

Daily Emerald: UO women’s athletics is prospering due to the new ‘Women in Flight’ initiative.

Winter Olympics 2014: Oregon skier Laurenne Ross crashes during women's super combined

The Oregonian: UO Junior and Olympic competitor Laurenne Ross crashed in the downhill portion of the women’s super combined. She will compete in two more events.