Weekly Wrap for the week of May 24-31

UO paleontologist Samantha Hopkins directs group in the field

UO in the News

University of Oregon's mild-mannered new president sets out to raise mega-millions for 'noble' public university

The Oregonian: President Gottfredson seeks help from Congress, Salem and donors to raise the funds the UO needs.

Mapping the Great Indoors

The New York Times: UO’s Jessica Greene discusses her research into building ecology and her expectations for building design that is conscious of microbial impact on humans.

UO’s Gardens Grow Post-Courthouse

Eugene Weekly: The University of Oregon’s urban farm program continues to grow, even after losing its courthouse garden.

UO Research

UO paleontologist exploring dietary role in mammalian evolution

UO Research: Mammalian paleontologist Samantha Hopkins is pursuing her research into the ways ancient dietary trends may have affected the diversity and evolution of mammals with a new grant from the National Science Foundation. 

Free Promos Don't Always Inspire Customer Loyalty

Business News Daily: Marketing Professor Lan Jiang co-authored a study that found that business who give spontaneous special treatment can actually alienate their customers and discourage spending.

UO Happenings

EMU history documentary premieres June 6

AroundtheO: A new documentary by UO alumna Jonna Threlkeld will cover the 25-year struggle to build the EMU and its significance in campus history and culture.

UO on the Web

UO students rethink downtown Portland

AroundtheO: Graduate students from the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability program helped envision a new future for the 34-block Old Town in Portland.

UO Athletics

Ducks softball earns four All-America honors

The Daily Emerald: After posting one of their most successful seasons, the Oregon softball program was recently awarded a nation-high four All-America honors by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.