UO Weekly Wrap for July 19-26

Hayward Field will be the site of next summer's IAAF World Junior Championships

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

Florida verdict inspires march

The Register-Guard: About 150 people rallied Thursday night in Eugene to protest a not-guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial.

Life on land 2.2 billion years ago -- four times earlier than previously thought, research finds

Planetsave: The first land life may have appeared far earlier than was previously thought -- at least 2.2 billion years ago, instead of the 500 million years ago that was estimated before, according to new research from the University of Oregon.

UO on the Web

Oregon Outback Tour 2013: UO’s MNCH takes group back in time

AroundtheO: Archaeologists from the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History lead UO president and interim provost, along with Eugene mayor and other UO alumni and staff, to explore where some of the continent’s earliest residents lived nearly 14,500 years ago.

Latino farmers benefit from UO ties

AroundtheO: University architecture students help the members of Huerto, a Eugene-based nonprofit helping local low-income families, become self-sufficient.

Vice Provost Larson back in Portland after Asian sabbatical

AroundtheO: Wendy Larson, vice provost for Portland Programs and a professor of East Asian Languages, is back in Portland after a sabbatical year to conduct research for her fourth book, “Zhang Yimou: Globalization and Subject of Culture.”

UO Happenings

Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

Locus: The Center for the Study of Women in Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary by creating the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship, which is intended to encourage continued research in the area of feminist science fiction within collections.

UO Athletics

Countdown begins for world junior champs

Competitor: UO’s famous Hayward Field will be the gathering place for the 15th edition of the IAAF World Junior Championships that take place one year from Tuesday.

Newspaper reports that NCAA documents show that UO football values integrity

AroundtheO: The Register-Guard reports that investigations show that the Oregon football program values integrity and that Oregon coaches did nothing to intentionally gain an unfair advantage.