Weekly Wrap for the week of May 17-24

photo from the Chronicle of Higher Education

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

10-Week Think Tanks

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative is called “one of higher education's most successful and comprehensive service-learning programs,” that schools around the country are beginning to emulate.

Yankees Invest in Soccer Team Controlled by Manchester City

Bloomberg: Warsaw Sports Marketing Center Director Paul Swangard comments on the growing prevalence of soccer in the U.S.

What’s the best way to pass a climate bill? Fix the economy first

The Washington Post: Grant Jacobsen, of PPPM, surveyed senators’ voting records and found that senators are less likely to vote for green initiatives when their state has high unemployment.

Infant Perception and Parental Arguments

Inside Higher Ed: UO Psychology Professor Phil Fischer discusses research on an infant’s ability to pick up on the tone of conversations around them.

UO Research

UO receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for research in global health and development

AroundtheO: Neuroscience and African Studies professor Janis Weeks will pursue an innovative global health and development research project with help from a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

UO Happenings

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues

AroundtheO: Hungarian Romani activist Angela Kocze will be at the University of Oregon on Friday, May 24, to present “Romani (Gypsy) Women and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities.”