UO Weekly Wrap for Sept. 27 to Oct. 4

Sand volleyball to become 12th women's sport

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

Efforts to enhance UO’s quality are paying off

The Register-Guard: UO President Michael Gottfredson welcomes students and faculty back to campus in a guest commentary.

Center for Children with Disabilities Receives $1.6 Million To Improve Support, Data Use

THE Journal: The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports operates out of the University of Oregon, and will use the 1.6 million dollar grant to create a national network of resources and research to help students with disabilities succeed academically.

Problem Solvers United

Eugene Weekly: A new course taught by Senior Instructor Julie Haack aims to spread the philosophy of green chemistry and responsible product design with a wide variety of students in different disciplines.

UO on the Web

Meet a New Duck

Celebrating Champions: The 2013 UO freshman class is setting records for excellence, and the UO is highlighting some incoming students in a series of profiles appearing on the UO homepage.

New UO journalism professor named Kopenhaver Fellow

AroundtheO: Laurie Phillips completed her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina, moved across the country to join the public relations faculty at the UO School of Journalism and Communication, and was selected as one of the inaugural group of fellows by the Kopenhaver Center.

UO Research

Research collaborative unveils novel biomarker linked to stress, resilience

Science Codex: In a recent study conducted by researchers at Arizona State University and UO, scientists found that a small sample of saliva could reveal resilience against stress.

October is Research Month at the University of Oregon

Oregon Research: The office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education will highlight the role research plays -- on campus and beyond -- with special events throughout October that are geared toward the UO and local communities.

UO Happenings

UO law school hosts energy symposium Oct. 5

AroundtheO: The “Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation” at the University of Oregon School of Law will delve into the delicate balance of energy policy and environmental policy during its annual symposium on Oct. 5.

Upcoming UO lecture by Google’s chief economist

AroundtheO: Hal Varian, the chief economist for Google, will be the guest speaker for the Oct. 10 George Slape Public Lecture, hosted by the University of Oregon's Department of Economics. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the UO’s Global Scholars Hall.

UO Athletics

Sand Volleyball set to become 12th women's program at UO

GoDucks.com: The University of Oregon Athletics Department announced the addition of women’s sand volleyball to begin NCAA competition in the spring of 2014.

Gone Clubbin’

Eugene Weekly: Club sports offer UO students a fun way to explore activities and meet new people on campus.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications