UO Weekly Wrap for Oct. 4-11

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

Zebrafish in the swim as research animals

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.

Abusive Parenting May Have a Biological Basis

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 Research

Oregon's Brau says Nobel Prize for Higgs boson is right call

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.

UO Research office launches government shutdown website

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

UO archaeologist Connolly to receive Earle A. Chiles Award

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.

UO receives $1 million grant for university partnership in Pakistan

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.

UO faculty members weigh in on federal government shutdown

AroundtheO: UO faculty members are weighing in on the federal shutdown and its effects.

UO Happenings

Campus urged to get ready for UOAlert! and Great Oregon Shakeout

AroundtheO: The Great Oregon Shakeout, a nationwide earthquake preparedness drill, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17.

UO's 2013 Native American art show begins with Oct. 9 reception

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.

UO Athletics

Mariota named Pac-12 player of the week

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.