UO Weekly Wrap for Oct. 18-25

Daryle Hawkins (photo courtesy of Eric Evans)

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

5 Schools Break into the Top 10 of StudentAdvisor.com's “Top 100 Social Media Colleges” Rankings

TMC News: University of Oregon was ranked at number 8 in StudentAdvisor.com’s annual list of the top 100 colleges with the best social media practices in the U.S.

'Just cleaning up, doing our part for the community'

KVAL: UO’s outdoor program spent Saturday giving the Agate playground a thorough cleaning to make it a safer place for families and children.

UO Research

Study: Patient Activation Linked to Lower Readmissions

The Lund Report: A new study conducted at Boston Medical Center uses the Patient Activation Measure developed at UO to find a strong link between patient activation and hospital readmissions.

Mammoth tusk found in Eastern Oregon

KGW: After a piece of mammoth tusk was discovered in Eastern Oregon earlier this month, UO paleontologists were able to preserve it for further examination.

UO on the Web

UO’s Erlandson among inductees to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

AroundtheO: University of Oregon professor Jon Erlandson was among 164 artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., this month.

Lillis Business Complex celebrates its 10-year anniversary

UONews: The Lillis Business Complex, one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly business school facilities and the first LEED certified building in the Eugene-Springfield area, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Thursday.

UO Happenings

Last Friday Art Walk brings message of equality

Daily Emerald: The University of Oregon’s ASUO Women’s Center is partnering with Community Alliance of Lane County to feature the Facing Equality photo series in the Oct. 25 Last Friday Art Walk.

UO volunteers join the nation’s largest day of community service

UONews: More than 100 UO students and faculty are planning to participate in Make a Difference Day, a national event on Oct. 26 to give back service to local communities.

UO Athletics

No. 2 Ducks to host College Gameday after 62-38 win over WSU

News 16: The University of Oregon will host its 8th ESPN College Gameday on campus this Saturday to kick off the undefeated Ducks’ game against UCLA.

Hawkins Goes The Extra Mile to Balance Football, School

GoDucks: Over the course of 16 hours, a GoDucks.com writer joins student-athlete Daryle Hawkins from a football practice in Eugene to a classroom in Portland.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications