Weekly Wrap for the week of April 5-12

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's Jessica Green is named Guggenheim Fellow
AroundtheO: University of Oregon biologist Jessica Green was announced this week as one 175 U.S. and Canadian scholars, artists and scientists named as 2013 Guggenheim Fellows.

President Gottfredson addresses governance during UO Day at the Capitol
AroundtheO: President Gottfredson testified about Senate Bill 270 that would establish university governing board while UO programs and the university’s service to the state were highlighted through displays in the Capitol Galleria, student performances in the House and Senate, and visits with legislators.

Return of Olympic Trials to Eugene announced at state Capitol
The Register-Guard: For the third straight time, Eugene was selected to host the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. President Gottfredson spoke at the announcement along with Gov. John Kitzhaber, USA Track & Field President Max Siegel and other state officials.

UO Research

A PR Person's How-To Guide For Spinning College Sports
NPR: T. Bettina Cornwell from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center was the expert for a story about universities adapting when unexpected good and bad things happen to their sports teams.

Geography is covering new ground for travelers
Los Angeles Times: UO Geographer Alexander Murphy calls new geography “the where, what, and why.”

Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves
Voice America: UO psychology professor Jennifer Freyd discusses her research on betrayal trauma as presented in “Blind to Betrayal," a new book she co-authored with her Psychology Department colleague Pamela Birrell.

Human society studies have overlooked animals' role
AroundtheO: University of Oregon sociologist Richard York argues that studies of evolving human societies overlook the role of animals

UO on the Web

Universities nationwide come for UO sustainability program
AroundtheO: 50 people from 20 universities will visit the UO for the 2013 Sustainable City Year Conference as schools across the country begin to adopt the UO program.

UO alum Duncan MacDonald-Korth: Improving the lives of others
AroundtheO: Former UO Tennis player vies for prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to continue pursuing a life in anthropology

UO Happenings

Video: Chimamanda Adichie Speaks at the University of Oregon
The Daily Emerald: Award-winning author Chimamanda Adichie, of Ted Talk fame, spoke at the UO on April 1st.

UO Athletics

Matthew Knight Arena is awarded certification for being green
The Daily Emerald: Matthew Knight Arena announced its LEED Gold certification, joining the UO in Portland’s White Stag Block as the two UO buildings with the honor.

Did You Know?

Top 6 College Towns to Retire In
Huffington Post: Eugene ranks number 6 for retirees thanks, in part, to the UO.