Weekly Wrap for the week of May 3-10

Senior profiles on Celebrating Champions

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

Oregon pip Dubs to take festival crown

Irish Examiner: The UO Chamber Choir visits Ireland and wins the top prize in the Cork International Choral Festival.

Fast and too furious?

PBS: Journalism professor Peter Laufer discusses the consequences of up-to-the-minute news coverage and his ideas on how news should be reported and consumed.

UO program coming to Medford for next project

OPB: UO students will work with Medford officials and residents to tackle practical issues in the fourth year of the university’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.

Scholars boil theses down to core

The Register-Guard: Eleven graduate students competed in a “Three Minute Thesis” competition using only one PowerPoint slide and their ingenuity.

UO on the Web

Richmond speaks to the essential properties of water at Spring Presidential Research Lecture

AroundtheO: Chemistry professor Geri Richmond presented her research on the importance of water surfaces to life on Earth at the Spring 2013 Presidential Research Lecture.

Senior profiles of graduating students

Celebrating Champions: The UO Digital Communications team has created a series of senior profiles to publish throughout spring term to highlight some of the scholars and change-makers earning degrees.

UO Athletics

SI College Athlete of the Year nominee: Oregon's Liz Brenner

Sports Illustrated: Four-sport athlete Liz Brenner has been nominated by Sports Illustrated for its Female College Athlete of the Year honor after success in volleyball, basketball, softball and track & field at the UO.

UO Happenings

Seminar reveals autism facts, fiction

AroundtheO: Autism Experts from the UO and Dr. Eric Fombonne of OHSU held the “Science of Autism” seminar May 7 to reveal the truth about autism.