UO Weekly Wrap for Nov. 29 to Dec. 6

Ben Saunders announces gift to Comics Studies program

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

New Light Shed On Solar Water-Splitting Process

Science Daily: With the help of a new method called “dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry,” University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work.

UO prof lands $500K to help shield Internet from natural disasters

Portland Business Journal: UO Professor Reza Rejaie has received a $500,000 grant to work on ensuring that Internet connectivity remains intact should disaster or some other potential disruption strike.

UO in the News

University of Oregon student named Jewish World Watch fellow

OJLife: University of Oregon sophomore Erin Horwitz was recently awarded a campus fellowship with the anti-genocide organization Jewish World Watch for the 2013-14 academic year.

Pixar Animation Studios visits UO’s Knight Library

Daily Emerald: The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department hosted Pixar Animation Studios’ Greg Snyder and CJ Hsu on Monday in the Knight Library as part of the “Working Filmmakers Series.”

UO on the Web

Good news for UO's Comic Studies minor

UO News: UO’s Comics and Cartoon Studies program has received a $200,000 endowment from a private donor, which help sustain the first academic minor of its kind in the country.

UO cultural anthropologist’s book receives prize

AroundtheO: University of Oregon cultural anthropologist and folklorist Carol Silverman’s “Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora” has received the Alan Merriam Book Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

UO Happenings

2014 Oregon Bach Festival schedule announced

AroundtheO: The 45th annual Oregon Bach Festival will run from June 26 through July 13 in Eugene, Portland, Corvallis, Florence and Newport.

It's A Wonderful Life Manuscript At U of O

KXL: To celebrate the recent discovery of the manuscript of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” UO’s Knight Library will host a special showing of the Christmas classic next Monday night.

UO Athletics

Mariota and Grasu returning to Ducks in 2014

GoDucks.com: Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season.

Edward Cheserek named Division I cross country National Athlete of the Year

Daily Emerald: UO Cross Country runner Edward Chesereck was named the National Athlete of the Year in men’s cross country last Tuesday.