Campus News

A witness description has helped the University of Oregon Police Department create a sketch of a potential suspect in a string of burglaries in campus offices.One or more thieves have broken into faculty and staff offices in Gerlinger, Lawrence, Anstett and Willamette halls, using a tool to pry open office doors and steal computers and other electronics. Ten similar incidents were reported between April 26 and May 23, usually occurring between 6 p.m. and midnight.
1. Where in the world were you? I was in Vienna for the spring term, but it was snowing today. This has been the coldest Viennese winter, a colleague informs me, in 130 years here. 2. What work were you doing there?
Everybody has met that couple: The one who spends and the one who stresses out about the spending. SOJC advertising student Dan Drullinger tapped into that collective consciousness to win the Allstate Life Tracks Ad Competition. His team's ad “Honey Look What I Got” portrays the relationship dynamic between an over-spender and his slightly concerned fiancé. The ad was released nationally across multiple online platforms in May.
The Department of Parking and Transportation is, well, moving. That’s not surprising, perhaps, given the nature of the department. But the department is also actually moving, to a new location on the east side of campus. In an effort to better serve customers, the department is moving to 1401 Walnut St., at an EMX stop across from Dutch Bros. Coffee on Franklin Boulevard and directly accessible to bike paths.
The weekly AroundtheO photo gallery focuses on the people and places that make the University of Oregon special.
Sam Dotters-Katz — a student in the UO School of Law — on May 25 began his second term as president for the Associated Students of the University of Oregon. In 2008, during his junior year as an undergraduate political science and history major, Dotters-Katz was elected to the highest student position at the university for the first time. A friend's suggestion that they partner as running mates spurred his first run for the ASUO presidency; however, this year was a different story.
Campus has been smoke- and tobacco-free for nine months. Here’s your chance to weigh in on the new policy. The Smoke- and Tobacco-free Initiative is conducting a survey of the UO community to assess the smoke- and tobacco-free policy that took effect Sept. 1.
The digital age presents a host of information issues for the business professional: Information management, information design, business management and research in various issues. And a new blog at the University of Oregon has the latest in those areas. The Applied Information Management (AIM) Program has developed a new blog, The Information Umbrella.
A celebration of the role of Oregon’s Latino community in helping shape the state’s cultural, social and political history will be held June 6 in Knight Library on the University of Oregon campus. “Latino Roots Celebration,” running from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., features music, speakers, a display of student work completed in a Latino studies class and more.
The UO’s Computer and Information Science department will host a forum June 5 on data-mining, social networks and the impact on health-care outcomes. Dejing Dou, a professor in the department, and his SMASH research team will host a forum on their project, “Understanding the Mechanism of Social Network Influence in Health Outcomes through Multidimensional and Semantic Data Mining Approaches.”