UO Weekly Wrap for Nov. 8-15

UO chemist Dave Johnson goes on the road for "science pubs"

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

Editorial: Report sets stage for UO’s aspirations

The Bulletin: The Bend newspaper weighs in on the UO benchmarking study of top universities, reflecting an inspirational attitude.

University of Oregon and University of Utah Top D.A. Davidson & Co.'s Student Investment Program

Market Watch: The UO student team had the program’s top-performing portfolio, earning over 48.2 percent on its $50,000 investment.

UO on the Web

Duck Veterans

Celebrating Champions: In recognition of Veteran Awareness Week, five student veterans are profiled on the UO homepage.

UO chemist brings cutting-edge science to Oregon communities

UO News: Science will come out of the lab and into the bar as UO chemist David Johnson takes his “science pub” show on the road to three Oregon communities -- Pacific City, St. Helens and Newberg.

UO donor enables faculty to explore new minor in Middle East studies

AroundtheO: Under the Rutherford Initiative in Middle East Studies, faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences will lead a three-year effort aimed at creating an undergraduate minor in Middle East studies.

UO Research

Lynn Stephen's We Are the Face of Oaxaca: A Multi-Platform Book

Duke Press: Lynn Stephen’s book (We Are the Face of Oaxaca), along with an interactive companion website, was launched on Tuesday.

UO Happenings

Give blood on behalf of Civil War football game

Portland Tribune: Fans of the Ducks and the Beavers are encouraged to donate blood to help save a life. The Civil War blood drive will continue through Nov. 24, and all of those who participate are eligible to win tickets to the Civil War Game Nov. 29.

Oxford expert in humanitarian ethics to visit UO Nov. 16-23

AroundtheO: Internationally recognized scholar and educator Hugo Slim visits Nov. 16-23 as the 2013-14 Savage Professor of International Relations and Peace.

UO Athletics

Alex Rovello Court: UO dedicates it to former tennis star

Portland Tribune: UO has dedicated center court on the north side of the Student Tennis Center to Alex Rovello, the late Ducks tennis star from Portland.