UO Weekly Wrap for Jan. 3-10

UO's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will stay in school for his senior year to earn his degree (photo courtesy of GoDucks.com)

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 ranks high in efficiency

The Register-Guard: U.S. News recognizes UO’s ability to do more with less investment from the state by ranking the university among the top 20 “national universities.”

UO’s Alternative Breaks program takes students around the world for a little social change

Daily Emerald: UO’s Alternative Breaks program offers service learning based excursions to students, which provides them with unique experiences and the opportunity to promote social change.

UO Research

How A 3-D Printer Is Helping Preserve A Sabertooth Salmon

http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/how-a-3-d-printer-helped-preserve-a-sabertooth-sal/

OPB: Scientists at the University of Oregon have found a way to duplicate fragile fossils without damaging them with the help of a 3D printer.

Why sharks have no bones

Nature: John Postlethwait, a developmental biologist at UO, is among those researching sea fish that lost the ability to form bone over the course of evolution.

UO on the Web

UO welcomes high achieving students for Scholars Recognition Day

UONews: UO will host high-achieving prospective students Jan. 10 for Scholars Recognition Day.

UO's Murphy to get AAG's Lifetime Achievement Award

AroundtheO: Alexander Murphy, holder of the UO's James F. and Shirley K. Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Science, will receive the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

UO Happenings

Oregon Court of Appeals to hear environmental case at UO

AroundtheO: The Oregon Court of Appeals will make its annual visit to the University of Oregon School of Law beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Music spans the globe and the ages

The Register-Guard: There will be music from around the world and through the centuries during the next few days, as the University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance springs back into action after winter break.

UO Athletics

Ekpre-Olomu will remain at Oregon for his senior season

GoDucks.com: The UO student-athlete cites earning a degree as part of the decision to return for his senior year. “Football is only one phase of who I am; my degree will be forever.”

UO Snow enters 2014 with biggest team in program history

Daily Emerald: It has been an uphill climb for UO Snow, the University of Oregon’s club freestyle ski and snowboard team. With the 2014 season approaching, membership is at an all-time high despite numerous challenges.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications