Weekly Wrap for the week of June 7-14

Portland-area Stamps Scholars meet the Duck (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

Cleveland and Lake Oswego high school graduates head to University of Oregon on full ride with Stamps scholarships

Oregonian: Three Portland area recipients of the UO Stamps Scholarship are profiled. The university’s story about the June 10 “signing day” event is here.

Eugene-area high school students help turn UO students' trash into good stuff for people in need

Oregonian: “Lighten Your Load” recycling efforts at the UO encourage residence hall students to donate and recycle items during move-out.

UO Research

Low Birth Weight Tied To Academic Struggles

The Inquisitr: A University of Oregon study found that infants born severely underweight have smaller brain volume and suffer academically.

UO on the Web

Veterans Oral History project captures the stories of UO student veterans

AroundtheO: Alex Dracobly, history instructor, created the Veterans Oral History Project as a repository of interviews of veterans and active duty servicemen and women from the University of Oregon.

Oregon law student witnesses historic elections in Pakistan

AroundtheO: Will Johnson recently returned to the UO School of Law from Pakistan, where he was a lecture and research fellow with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

UO Happenings

Wear Oregon green and yellow for Spring Commencement

AroundtheO: For commencement on Monday, June 17, the Division of Student Affairs is encouraging all members of the university community to gather along 13th Avenue to watch and cheer on this year’s graduates in the Duck Walk parade.

UO Athletics

UO Women Win Fifth Straight Program of the Year Award

GoDucks.com: For the fifth straight year, the University of Oregon women’s track and field program has been named the national Terry Crawford Women’s Division I Program of the Year for its national championships in cross country and indoor track and field, and third place finish at the NCAA outdoor championships last week.

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications