Weekly Wrap for the week of April 12-19

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 on the Web

Signing Day: Meet Candace Joyner, a 2013 Stamps Scholar

UO Champions: The UO held a “signing day” for its first Stamps Scholarship recipient, Candace Joyner, an outstanding student from Pleasant Hill.

UO in the News

Warsaw Sports Marketing Center: Two decades of educating sports marketing leaders

Huffington Post: The UO’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center was the first of its kind, and 20 years later its innovation continues.

Pain of giving up children for adoption endures through decades

The Sacramento Bee: History Professor Ellen Herman discusses the ongoing trials people can face when they put children up for adoption, as well as her “Adoption History Project.”

UO Research

With gadgets like these, who needs imaginary friends?

Mobiledia: Psychologists from the University of Oregon say that technology is affecting kids’ creativity.

UO researchers had role in international study of an ancient fish

UO Research: John Postlethwait and postdoc Ingo Braasch were among 91 co-authors on a Nature paper presenting the genome of the African coelacanth, which dates back to when fish first walked on land.

UO Happening

Fourth annual Cinema Pacific Film Festival hosts Guillermo Arriaga, others

Daily Emerald: The UO’s annual Cinema Pacific Film Festival is underway this week with focuses on Mexico and China.

UO Athletics

Missy Franklin wins Sullivan Award, beating out Oregon's Liz Brenner

Oregonian: University of Oregon student-athlete Liz Brenner was one of three finalists for the Sullivan Award, which honors the nation's outstanding amateur athlete.

Did You Know?

UO named to Princeton Review’s Green Colleges list

AroundtheO: The UO’s green reputation strikes again as it lands among other top environmentally friendly schools on Princeton Review’s Green Colleges list.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications