UO Weekly Wrap for July 12-19

Students in the Media in Ghana Program at Lake Bosomtwe

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 Prepares to Renovate

KEZI: On the last day of their session legislators approved nearly $240 million in state-issued bonds for the reconstruction of both UO’s recreation center and the Erb Memorial Union.

We the People: Oregon program makes century-old newspapers available online

NewsOK: The University of Oregon Newspaper Program at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu is an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it available to the public through a free keyword-searchable online database

UO on the Web

Media in Ghana program immerses students in work, culture

Celebrating Champions: Sixteen University of Oregon journalism students are spending part of their summers in Ghana, working as interns for news organizations, advertising and PR agencies and non-governmental organizations in the West African nation.

OBF artistic director receives Presidential Medal, conducts final concert

AroundtheO: President Gottfredson presented Helmuth Rilling, Oregon Bach Festival artistic director, with the University of Oregon Presidential Medal following his final concert on July 14.

UO's Sinha training local math teachers on Common Core standards

AroundtheO: UO math professor Dev Sinha is putting his national Common Core development into play at the local level, giving Lane County math teachers hands-on training in the new standards that will bring Oregon students up to speed in math ability.

UO Happenings

Schnitzer museum hosts free outdoor screening of “The Painting”

AroundtheO: The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosts a free, outdoor screening of Jean-François Laguionie’s animated film, “The Painting,” at 8:30 p.m. July 24.

UO Athletics

Best in College Sports: Innovation sets No. 2 Oregon apart

CBS: The CBS Sports' “Best of College Sports” series looks at the Ducks’ rise to the elite level.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications