Weekly Wrap for the week of April 19-26

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 Research

UO's Jon Erlandson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UO News: For his long commitment to anthropology and his recent research involving early American migrants, Jon Erlandson has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Brain biology tied to social reorientation during entry to adolescence
UO News: New research from Psychologist Jennifer H. Pfeifer suggests that pubescent adolescents may be biologically predisposed to social reorientation.

UO in the News

Mistakes in news reporting happen, but do they matter?
The Washington Post: Journalism professor Scott Maier says the public generally accepts reporting mistakes as long as the media organization owns up to them.

Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke hints at departure
CBS News: UO Economist Tim Duy hypothesizes that Fed Chairman Bernanke may not stick around.

UO on the Web

Kaylee Tornay signs with Oregon as a 2013 Stamps Scholar
UO Champions: Bend high school’s Kaylee Tornay was celebrated as one of the first Stamps Scholars and plans to study journalism.

Coltrane assesses first five years as CAS dean
AroundtheO: College of Arts and Sciences dean Scott Coltrane told an audience recently that he has focused in part on addressing enrollment growth, space needs and faculty/student excellence.

Gospel Singers take inaugural trip to China
AroundtheO: During their first tour of China, the UO Gospel Singers experienced overwhelming support and celebration from Chinese fans.

UO Happening

Campus student groups coordinate to host Sexual Violence Prevention Week
The Daily Emerald: The Women’s Center, Men’s Center, Wesley Center, and SASS collaborate to spread awareness and action during their Sexual Violence Prevention Week.

UO Athletics

The Acrobatics & Tumbling team is competing at the NCATA National Championship in Hamden, CT and hopes to win its third straight national title. On April 25, the Ducks won a record 12 National Championships out of 15 total events and sophomore Tara Lubert was named NCATA Most Outstanding Performer. Team competition is April 26 and April 27.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications