Weekly Wrap for May 31 to June 7

Philip Washbourne, UO Biology, from Science Daily story about over-produced autism gene

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

Investiture and investment

The Register-Guard: The editorial board provided its viewpoint on the investiture address by UO President Michael Gottfredson.

UO Research

Over-Produced Autism Gene Alters Synapses, Affects Learning and Behavior in Mice

Science Daily: UO Biologist Philip Washbourne suggests new potential gene therapies for autism spectrum disorders.

UO on the Web

Crystal Apples fall into the hands of revered faculty

AroundtheO: Last week, President Gottfredson paid surprise visits to a trio of educators and presented them with Crystal Apple awards.

Helm’s egg-cellent presentation earns full ride to Netherlands

AroundtheO: Business student Brice Helm won a full ride to a Dutch university with his plan for branding sustainably farmed eggs.

UO Happenings

Students Rent-A-Pooch from Greenhill

KEZI: Students got a taste of pet ownership at the bi-annual Rent-A-Pooch fundraiser for Greenhill Humane Society.

Did you know?

The University of Oregon is the only university in the nation to play in a BCS Bowl in football, NCAA Sweet 16 in men’s basketball and earn a top 8 national seed in baseball this year.