Weekly Wrap for the week of May 10-17

English Professor Ben Saunders (photo by Tim Christie)
English Professor Ben Saunders (photo by Tim Christie)

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

A teacher on campus

The Register-Guard: The Dalai Lama held a huge crowd in rapture with his speech on human coexistence.

UO on the Web

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Ben Saunders and the Comics Studies minor

UO Champions: English Professor Ben Saunders discusses the value of his brainchild, the Comics Studies minor at the UO.

President Gottfredson: Institutional board bolsters UO mission

AroundtheO: The University of Oregon President expresses his support for institutional governing boards.

UO Athletics

Oregon softball hosts NCAA regionals this weekend at Howe Field

Daily Emerald: The Ducks won their first-ever Pac-12 conference title this season and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the second straight season.

UO Happenings

Undergraduate Research Symposium to fill the EMU

AroundtheO: Eager undergraduates shared their research in the EMU Thursday for the third annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

UO Research

Autism study with zebrafish

Oregon NewsLab: A team of UO biologists has found a way to better understand potential treatments for autism by mutating zebrafish genes.

Scientists find your brain spots grammar mistakes -- even when you’re not aware

The Journal: A UO study has found that we can unconsciously discern written grammar mistakes to understand meaning, even when distracted.

Did you know?

University Day is an annual tradition dating back to 1905 as a way to prepare campus to look its best for commencement. Last spring, approximately 1,200 students, faculty and staff planted 4,000 flowers and spread 5,000 wheelbarrow loads of bark mulch.