Weekly Wrap for the week of April 19 to May 3

Jason Collins (photo by Tami Chappell/Reuters)
Jason Collins (photo by TAMI CHAPPELL / Reuters)

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 professor investigates justice system In Bosnia

OPB: Law professor Carrie Leonetti compares Bosnia’s justice system with the United States’ after a Fulbright year of research in the European country.

Public panel brings autism experts together at UO

AroundtheO: “The Science of Autism” seminar at the University of Oregon will bring together experts and advocates to discuss prevalence, research and best practices on Tuesday, May 8.

UO in the News

Collins’ rising brand may induce others to follow

NBC News: Paul Swangard of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center speaks to the marketability of athletes who are “firsts.”

North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 15 years hard labor

Wall Street Journal: Former University of Oregon student Kenneth Bae was detained for six months and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. Diplomatic efforts are on-going as a result of work by former UO classmate Bobby Lee.

Panthers QB Cam Newton teams up with Belk to start clothing line

Charlotte Observer: UO marketing professor T. Bettina Cornwell discusses the growing trend of celebrities creating their own product lines.

UO on the Web

Coltrane named interim senior vice president and provost

AroundtheO: Scott Coltrane, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the interim senior vice president and provost during a national search, UO President Michael Gottfredson announced.

Martinez wins diversity award

AroundtheO: Associate Psychology Professor and former Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity Charles Martinez has been recognized for his continuing commitment to diversity with the 2013 Diversity Award from the Oregon Psychological Association.

UO Athletics

According to FOOD for Lane County, the food and money collected at the Spring Game at Autzen Stadium on April 27 will provide 72,673 pounds of food for local families. The annual event is typically the largest single-day collective event for the local organization.

UO Happenings

Wilde’s witty ‘Earnest’ showcases young talent

The Register-Guard: Playwright Dorothy Velasco reviewed the production at the Robinson Theatre with performances through May 11.