UO Weekly Wrap for Jan. 10-17

UO Weekly Wrap
UO Weekly Wrap

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, interim provost at University of Oregon, is first of four finalists for the No. 2 UO job

The Oregonian: Scott Coltrane, a sociologist and former University of Oregon dean of arts and sciences who has filled in as interim provost since July, is one of four finalists to get the university's No. 2 post on a permanent basis.

University of Oregon prepares to launch bike share system

Bike Portland: With its bike parking spaces crammed and its long-term bike loan program booked solid, the University of Oregon is preparing to add a four-station bicycle sharing system on its Eugene campus.

Construction Begins at EMU

KEZI: Construction for the University of Oregon’s student union building is officially under way. After years of planning, people involved with the project are very excited to actually see some changes being made.

Stemming the brain drain: UO sharpens focus on best prospects

Register-Guard: The editorial cites UO efforts in recruiting top students.

UO Research

The 'smart life': How connected cars, clothes and homes could fry your brain

WRCBtv: UO professor Edward Vogel comments on the problems that arise when technology becomes too integrated in our lives.

Biology studies lead UO undergrad to probe fish genetics in Antarctica

Celebrating Champions: Ashley Nelson capped off her undergraduate odyssey at the University of Oregon with a five-month-long research trip to Antarctica.

UO on the Web

UO School of Law announces new Portland initiative

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon School of Law is launching a new initiative to dramatically expand its presence in Portland.

UO adds Native American Studies minor to ethnic studies curriculum

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon is providing students an opportunity to learn about historic and contemporary Native American issues through a new Native American Studies minor.

UO Happenings

UO to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with weeklong MLK Celebration

UO News: The University of Oregon will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its weeklong MLK Celebration beginning Monday, Jan. 20.

'Emancipating the Past' launches UO art museum's winter schedule

UONews: The JSMA at the University of Oregon presents “Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power,” on view from Jan. 25 to April 6.

UO Athletics

GPA and test scores show UO student-athletes academically prepared

AroundtheO: The UO registrar’s office has found that UO student athletes don’t fit the negative stereotypes associated with college athletes and academic performance.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications