UO Weekly Wrap for Sept. 20-27

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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

Sleeping Babies Can Sense When Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting

Smithsonian Magazine: Opening a new window into the mysterious realm of how infants respond to their surroundings, UO researchers have found that parental bickering appears to have a visible effect on babies’ brains—even when the little ones are sleeping.

University of Oregon's MBA program is one of the nation's greenest

Sustainable Business Oregon: The University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business is second in the U.S. and ninth worldwide in a new ranking of the “Top 30 Global Green MBA schools” by the Canadian business magazine Corporate Knights.

Oregon To Spend $28 Million To Raise Awareness Of Health Exchange

Daily Astorian: UO faculty members Chistopher Chavez and Deb Morrison provide their perspective on the advertising campaign about the new health insurance exchange in Oregon.

OUS, Workers Union Reach a Deal

Kezi9 News: After negotiations, which continued until 2:30 on Thursday morning, the classified workers union and the Oregon University System have reached a deal, averting a strike that would have started on the first day of classes.

National labor leaders herald University of Oregon tentative faculty contract as historic, good for university prestige

The Oregonian: Prominent nationwide union leaders are heralding the tentative faculty contract forged by the University of Oregon's administration and its new faculty union as “historic” and one that will raise the UO's prestige by honoring its faculty members.

UO on the Web

Gift supports UO law school’s research and writing program

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon School of Law's Legal Research and Writing program has received a gift of $850,000 to establish the Morris J. Galen Fund. The gift will support opportunities for student writing.

UO participates in prestigious World Stage Design 2013 Exhibition

AroundtheO: Three representatives of the University of Oregon’s Theater Arts Department were recognized recently at World Stage Design, an international design exhibition in Cardiff, Wales.

UO alum receives Teach For America award

AroundtheO: University of Oregon alumnus Hoang Pham recently received the prestigious Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award from the nonprofit organization Teach for America.

UO Happenings

Nationally known LGBT activist speaks at UO events in Eugene and Portland

AroundtheO: Shannon Minter will address current issues faced by the LGBT community in a talk titled “Marriage and More” in Portland on Oct. 2 and Eugene on Oct. 3.

UO Athletics

Oregon to Launch Fan Scan at Matthew Knight Arena

GoDucks.com: Duck fans will be the first to experience Fan Scan, a new app and seat mount solution, at the women’s volleyball match vs. No. 2-ranked Washington Huskies on Sept. 27.  Using the smart phone app and/or seat mounted technology, fans will participate in contests and giveaways, access up to the minute stats, upcoming events, arena info, etc.