UO Weekly Wrap for Oct. 25 to Nov. 1

Blogger Alex Lyons on the GameDay set (photo by Robert Rosenberg)

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

Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements

Health Canal: Essential amino acids can help patients recover from knee-replacement surgeries faster and with much less atrophy.

Why Kids Pull the Trigger

Discovery News: UO psychology professor Jennifer Pfeifer has noted a link between experiencing a rejection and subsequently taking more risks than usual.

'Scientists came together to solve an important problem'

KVAL: Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon this week announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years – a platform to study and fully understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum, one of the world’s most important metals.

UO on the Web

UO’s Lundquist College of Business graduate programs receive another international top 10 sustainability ranking

UONews: Just a month after being ranked ninth worldwide for sustainability by Corporate Knights, the graduate programs at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business were ranked No. 8 internationally for sustainability in Net Impact’s “Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2013.”

UO McNair Scholar confirms ancient harpoon technology and receives award

AroundtheO: Gabriel Sanchez, a member of the McNair Scholars Program at the UO, attended the 40th national conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science this fall and received an undergraduate research award from conference judges.

PacificSource kicks off annual Healthy Life Civil War Challenge with UO, OSU

AroundtheO: On Oct. 28 Pacific Source Health Civil War Challenge kicked off its third year of uniting UO and Oregon State fans in a friendly competition that will benefit nonprofit organizations in the Willamette Valley.

UO Happenings

Bead exhibit planned at UO

The World: The UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History is planning a bead exhibit in May 2014 that will showcase beaded jewelry from all over the world, including local Oregon tribal work.

The Vienna Boys Choir is in concert at Beall Hall on Monday

The Register-Guard: The world-famous Vienna Boys Choir performs in Eugene for the first time in eight years, at the University of Oregon on Monday.

UO Athletics

Oregon football: Ducks' pink helmets help raise more than $200,000 for cancer research

The Oregonian: The University of Oregon helped raise more than $200,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in an auction of 25 pink helmets worn by the football team during its Oct. 19 game against Washington State.

ESPN College GameDay’s Roadkill Grill: An Inside Look at the Cast & Crew’s Tailgating Traditions

Under Our Wing: Blogger Alex Lyons experiences ESPN’s traditional GameDay tailgate first hand.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications