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
The Register-Guard: 85-year-old Straub Hall will be completely renovated, including 1,000 classroom seats (700 new and 300 renovated) to increase instruction space.
The Register-Guard: The Regional Accelerator Innovation Network, or RAIN, will partner the UO, Oregon State University, cities of Eugene and Corvallis, with industry to help entrepreneurs.
Science Codex: UO biochemists have determined how tiny synthetic molecules disrupt an important actin-related molecular machine in cells, which may suggest a potential future route to therapeutic targeting.
UO on the Web
AroundtheO: The University of Oregon's selection this week as the state's top-ranked public university by Forbes magazine did not surprise the UO's chief enrollment officer. Nationally, the UO placed 65th among public institutions.
AroundtheO: IntroDUCKtion brings incoming freshmen together before the start of fall term.
UO Communications: University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson is one of 165 university presidents and chancellors representing all 50 states who have signed an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, expressing concern about federal budget cuts to research and higher education.
AroundtheO: University of Oregon biologist Joe Thornton’s long-running study of protein mutations and cancer has yielded another breakthrough.
AroundtheO: UO physicist Benjamin J. McMorran is among 65 recipients of 2013 early career research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy. His research proposal was among 770 submitted for the highly competitive award by U.S. scientists who are less than 10 years into their careers.
The Register-Guard: The UO’s Mad Duckling Children’s Theater will perform “King Midas and the Golden Touch” through Saturday and August 6-10 in Amazon Park.
Sports Illustrated: UO’s new Football Performance Center “is intended to help keep the Ducks in national-championship contention for years to come.”