Weekly Wrap for the week of June 14-21

Future Duck crowned Rose Festival queen (photo by Jack Liu)

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

Grads enjoy the moment

The Register Guard: Monday was a day of celebration for the more than 5,000 graduates of the UO’s class of 2013.

Researchers explain how neural stem cells create new and varied neurons

Press News: A new study by researchers at the University of Oregon shows how a select group of stem cells can create progenitors that then generate numerous subtypes of cells.

Oregon Undergrad Researches Native Language Learning

Indian Country: UO undergraduate Carson Viles wants to produce a senior thesis that documents the methods and techniques that are most effective for learning tribal languages.

UO Research

UO Physicist was “trigger” for Higgs boson breakthrough

AroundtheO: Strom, a physics professor, played a pivotal role in last summer’s monumental discovery of what is believed to be the elusive Higgs boson, a particle that since 1964 has existed only as a theory.

UO on the Web

Oregon’s top achievers flock to UO

AroundtheO: More of the Portland metro area’s top “Academic Achievers” will flock to the UO than any other university in the world come fall.

National leader hired to head UO admissions

AroundtheO: Jim Rawlins, a nationally recognized leader in admissions, has been hired as the new director of Admissions at the University of Oregon.

UO public records office increases volume, efficiency

AroundtheO: A year-end report from UO’s Office of Public Records indicates a larger volume than ever of requests for information and a steadily decreasing amount of time required to fulfill the requests.

UO Happenings

A future fit for a queen

Celebrating Champions: The Portland Rose Festival activities include the University of Oregon, from the entry in the grand floral parade to incoming freshman Hannah Rice, who was crowned as its queen.

UO Athletics

Pac-12 honors 27 Ducks for academics

GoDucks.com: NCAA champion Elijah Greer led 27 Duck track and field student-athletes -- nearly a quarter of the roster -- who earned Pac-12 all-academic honors.