UO Weekly Wrap for Nov. 1-8

Energy educators Melodi Yanik and Derek Leung (photo: Tim Christie)
Energy educators Melodi Yanik and Derek Leung (photo: Tim Christie)

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 Research

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: A History Of State Secession

NPR: Prompted by the recent attempts of Colorado counties to secede from their state, Audie Cornish spoke with UO professor Peter Laufer on state secession in the US for NPR’s All Things Considered segment.

From Angkor Wat to Stonehenge: How Ancient People Moved Mountains

National Geographic: Terry Hunt, UO archaeologist and new dean of the Clark Honors College, comments on the awe-inspiring feats of ancient peoples.

UO in the News

NPR’s Race Card Project In Eugene

Eugene Weekly: UO’s Center on Diversity and Community will host NPR correspondent Michele Norris’ The Race Card project in correlation with a yearlong project exploring identity.

Rwanda: U.S. Embassy Recognises Recipients of E-Teacher Certification

All Africa: The American Embassy on Friday recognised six Rwandan teachers of English for completing the intensive E-Teacher programme, which is sponsored by the US Department of State and implemented by the University of Oregon.

UO on the Web

Energy educators help student renters save cash and the environment


Celebrating Champions: $CORE, or Student and Community Outreach on Renter Efficiency, is a student-run program, in its second year helping UO students save money by making their off-campus digs more energy efficient.

UO reinforces liberal arts strength with General Social Sciences major

AroundtheO: Reuben Zahler is passionate about the new General Social Sciences program, which allows students to pursue a non-traditional educational path.

UO launches new Global Studies Institute

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon has launched its new Global Studies Institute – a home for internationally oriented centers, programs and new initiatives within the Office of International Affairs.

New media and culture certificate offers opportunity for UO grad students

AroundtheO: A new graduate certificate program in new media and culture will give University of Oregon master's and doctoral students an opportunity to study the history, criticism, aesthetics and production of new media technologies in conjunction with their existing degree programs.

UO Happenings

Physiology lecture to feature UO alumni Andrew Winterstein Nov. 8

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon's Department of Human Physiology will host a lecture on “Patient Outcomes Following Knee Injury: Clinical Trends and Current Research,” on Nov. 8.

UO Athletics

CM’s Top 100 College Mascots

College Magazine: UO’s mascot is number one on College Magazine’s list of top ten college mascots.
- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications