UO Weekly Wrap for Sept. 6-13

Kendall Brooke in Casa Blanca, Peru (photo by GoDucks.com)

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

University of Oregon students embrace iPad-only publication, challenge traditional storytelling methods

Poynter: UO’s annual iPad-only student magazine successfully challenges students to be innovative.

Marvel Comics’ Brian Michael Bendis to teach class at UO this fall

Daily Emerald: Award-winning and best-selling comic book author Brian Michael Bendis is one of UO’s newest professors, serving as an instructor for the comic book and cartoon studies major.

UO on the Web

UO and Lane Community College pilot internship partnership

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon and Lane Community College are working together to pilot a new internship program that will place LCC students looking for on-the-job technical training at the UO.

UO Research

Flowers get their colors through predictable genetic changes

Science Codex: Researchers at UO reveal that the diversity of flower colors among species is often controlled by a predictable set of genes, suggesting that evolution may be repeatable.

UO Happenings

September brings Bike Commute Challenge back to UO

AroundtheO: The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has initiated their challenge once again: bike to work every day for a month. The competition began on Sept 1 and will continue through the end of the month.

UO Athletics

O Heroes travel to Peru to build a sports court

Celebrating Champions: This summer, 20 members of the O Heroes program — student-athletes who provide service to the community — traveled to Peru to build a sports court.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications