UO Weekly Wrap for July 5-12

Brad Nolen, Pew Scholar

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

Big Oregon Universities Applaud Boards, Bonds Bills

OPB: University of Oregon president Michael Gottfredson called his school’s ability to form an independent board a “great opportunity and a great responsibility.” The AroundtheO story with more detail is here.

Make it RAIN: State tells UO, OSU and cities to team up, grow jobs

KVAL: The South Willamette Valley Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, or RAIN, will ally UO and OSU with the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis and Albany. Two facilities will be created, in Corvallis and Eugene, to house acceleration programs, startup companies and other support services.

Two Oregon universities make top 21 best buys list

Statesman Journal: University of Oregon and Oregon State University made the 2014 Best Buy list, because of their affordability and quality of their academics.

UO Research

Physicist finds new world with leaf-cutter ants

AroundtheO: For Robert Schofield, the tiny leaf-cutter ant is a model social insect, one bearing important clues about how complex behaviors evolve in simple organisms.

Two years as Pew Scholar a good fit for UO biochemist

Oregon Research: UO scientist Brad Nolen, who studies the molecular basis for actin formation in cells, is completing his second year as a high-profile Pew Scholar.

UO on the Web

Dohrn directs UO School of Law’s nonprofit clinic

AroundtheO: Beatrice Dohrn brings her expertise, knowledge and commitment to the University of Oregon School of Law as the director of the Nonprofit Clinic.

Seafaring students dive into STEM careers

AroundtheO: There can be an excitement to STEM careers – science, technology, engineering and math – that can’t be captured in a textbook, Dean Livelybrooks and others say, and helping students tap into it will inspire interest in those fields.

UO Happenings

About this series: Oregon JAM puts local fine arts in focus

KVAL: The JAM Workshop -- Journalism Arts Multimedia -- is a brand new class taught at UO and conceived by professor Tom Wheeler, which brings together student writers, photographers and videographers to profile local artists.

UO Athletics

Ducks trio under consideration for nation’s top awards

Statesman Journal: Three University of Oregon football standouts are among the top college players in the country added to “watch lists” for awards that will recognize the best performers during the upcoming 2013 football season as chosen by the Maxwell Club’s selection committee.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications