Weekly Wrap for the week of June 28 to July 5

Helen Neville (left) and Scott Klein

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

UO law clinic aids nonprofit agencies

The Register-Guard: For a third year, trios of graduate-level University of Oregon students -- in law, public policy and conflict resolution -- will spend four months studying how local nonprofit agencies operate and helping them up their game.

Oregon Ducks’ “Gangnam Style” Parody Earns National Honor

Eugene Daily News: A parody by UO students of the popular “Gangnam style” music video merits a national award.

UO Research

Head Start children and parents show robust gains in new intervention

UO News: An eight-week intervention involving 141 preschoolers in a Head Start program and their parents produced significant improvements in the children's behavior and brain functions supporting attention. It also reduced levels of parental stress that, in turn, improved the families' quality of life.

UO on the Web

Sergeants hone leadership skills

AroundtheO: Two sergeants from the University of Oregon Police Department have completed a prestigious leadership program in Salem.

Oregon teachers learn to better engage Latino students

AroundtheO: Fifteen Oregon teachers were on campus, making art and learning Latin American history, thanks to the Summer Institute for Middle School and High School Teachers.

UO Happenings

Oregon’s public universities near independence

Register-Guard: A bill that would grant the UO its own governing board was comfortably approved by the state Senate on Wednesday and heads to the House, where it is also expected to pass.

UO Athletics

Ducks Continue Lofty Results

eDucks: UO completed its fourth top-25 finish in five years and topped all institutions with 18 or fewer NCAA sports for a sixth consecutive year in the final 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings.