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
SF Gate: In the 1970s, UO scientists discovered that Zebrafish were excellent for studying development in genetics. In recent years, scientists have been able to complete studies in a fraction of the time it would take to test mice--thereby increasing the Zebrafishs’ popularity.
Science Daily: Researchers at the University of Oregon have determined that mothers with abusive tendencies usually parent in more hostile and controlling ways due to an internal biological response.
UO News: The theoretical work of Peter Higgs and Francois Englert was honored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Oregon Research: The UO Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education has information for the research community regarding the federal government shutdown.
UO on the Web
AroundtheO: Thomas Connolly's contributions across Oregon, especially his collaborative approach to heighten understanding of Oregon's Native American cultures, have landed the Museum of Natural and Cultural History archaeologist the 2013 Earle A. Chiles Award.
AroundtheO: The U.S. Department of State has awarded the UO a $1 million federal assistance grant to advance a three-year cooperative agreement and academic partnership with Karakoram International University in Gilgit, Pakistan.
AroundtheO: UO faculty members are weighing in on the federal shutdown and its effects.
AroundtheO: The Great Oregon Shakeout, a nationwide earthquake preparedness drill, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17.
AroundtheO: Current and former UO students from tribes throughout Oregon are showing their artwork in the 2013 Native American Art Show, on display through the month of October at the Many Nations Longhouse.
GoDucks.com: Quarterback Marcus Mariota was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week today, following his seven-touchdown performance in Oregon’s 57-16 win at Colorado.