Campus News

Well, it looks like the slime is on our face. AroundtheO recently featured the University of Oregon’s Brandy Todd as a candidate for Eugene Slug Queen – but little did we know, the UO is blessed with two contestants for the city’s unofficial-but-oozing ambassadorship. Allow us to introduce Gloria Slimem: Feminist icon, dancing gastropod and champion of Planned Parenthood.
University of Oregon faculty, staff and students are invited to bring their families and be part of the fun on Saturday, Aug. 24, when the UO participates in the Eugene Celebration parade. The university's parade entry will consist of members of the UO community and their family members of all ages.
Any faculty, staff or student on the UO campus has the ability to create a website, thanks to the relatively new UO Blogs service. UO Blogs is a  centrally managed, WordPress-based content management system. It can be used by anyone with an active DuckID to create any kind of website or blog, from one used by a campus department to one used for projects or events. The site takes users through the simple steps to create a website. Because WordPress is designed for low-tech users, the process isn’t complicated.
Smoking during pregnancy appears to be a prenatal risk factor associated with conduct problems in children, according to a study recently published online by JAMA Psychiatry. The paper drew upon data from three different studies, including an adoption-at-birth study conducted by researchers affiliated with the University of Oregon.
Princeton Review’s inclusion of the University of Oregon in an Aug. 5 list of “party schools” in its “The Best of 378 Colleges” publication doesn’t reflect the experience of most students.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley comes to campus Friday to talk about "Reversing the Decline of the Middle Class: Saving the American Dream"
It takes more than a little effort to transform oneself from a respectable, professional university employee to a candidate for Eugene Slug Queen. For Brandy Todd, assistant director for administration at the UO Oregon Center for Optics, competing in the city’s offbeat annual competition starts with applying enough makeup to paint a kitchen. Then comes a white-plastic lab coat and a pair of Chuck Taylors laced up – excruciatingly – all the way to the knee.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof  and his wife, banker and author Sheryl WuDunn, dropped in for a recent session of the UO's Summer Academy To Inspire Learning (SAIL) and shared stories about their work and the paths that led them to it. SAIL is a pipeline program at the UO that aims to make higher education a realistic goal for disadvantaged middle school and high school students.
University of Oregon faculty and staff who are connected with overseas travel and international study will soon have an opportunity to learn about MERS (Mideast Respiratory Syndrome) at a town hall meeting to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 in Room 202 of the Ford Alumni Center. The town hall meeting is a collaborative effort between the UO and Lane County Public Health, designed to provide accurate information on how to prevent infection and limit the spread of the disease. The meeting is free of charge.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife dropped in on a session of SAIL and shared stories about their work and the paths that led them to it