UO Weekly Wrap for Jan. 17-24

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.


Climate debate takes center court

The Register-Guard: In a hearing on UO’s campus, Two Eugene teenagers argue that the Oregon Courts can do more to slow down global climate change.

UO Students Lend a Hand

KEZI: Some UO students chose to actually do service work on MLK Day, spending several hours volunteering their time at various public schools in the area.

Product Design “Duck Tank” Competition Celebrates Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jefferson Public Radio: UO product design professor Jason Germany hopes that Duck Tank will help students create job opportunities for themselves in the future.


Oregon MBA in top 10 of U.S. News best value rankings

AroundtheO: With new graduates making more than three and a half times their student debt, the Oregon MBA program in the Lundquist College of Business ranked ninth in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 10 MBA Programs with the Most Financial Value at Graduation.”

JSMA's interactive installation relies on audience texts, tweets

AroundtheO: Kathy Marmor’s “The Messengers” relies on user content to create Twitter-influenced mash-ups, which are displayed in LED lights. The random sentences that result depict abbreviated communication gone awry.


Source of Galápagos eruptions is not where models place it

UONews: Images gathered by UO scientists using seismic waves penetrating to a depth of 300 kilometers (almost 200 miles) suggests that geologists and computer models incorrectly predicted the source of the Galápagos eruptions.


UO hosts author Craig Childs for lecture on future of Earth

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon will host science writer Craig Childs for his lecture “Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Future of the Earth,” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, in 182 Lillis Hall.

LumiCord Partners with UO Miracle to Raise Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

PRWeb: On January 25, LumiCord will participate in “Electr0,” a dance fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Presented by UO Miracle, Electr0 is a dance-till-you-drop event running from 2am to 2pm with 12 solid hours of DJs and dancing.


Reed embraces new role as baseball opens spring practice

GoDucks.com: After two years of reaching the postseason but falling short of the College World Series, the theme for Oregon baseball in 2014 is finishing. As pitcher Jake Reed said earlier this week, the Ducks have pushed the boulder up near the top of the mountain, and now it’s time to shove it all the way over.


Five things you didn’t know about UO President Michael Gottfredson

Daily Emerald: Halfway through his second year at UO, President Michael Gottfredson is still a mystery to many students. Here are five tidbits about him that will make you feel like you’re on a first name basis.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications