Media week: UO scholars in the news in recent weeks

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UO researchers and scholars were recently featured in stories about the costs of wildfires, climate change, diversity in comics and the Lesbian Oral History Project, among other topics.

Cassandra Moseley, associate vice president for research and research professor, has been in several media outlets recently talking about the rising costs of wildfires. Wisconsin Public Radio and The Daily Beast­­ interviewed her after reading an article she wrote for The Conversation.

Here are some other places where UO researchers ­­were mentioned in the media:

  • Anita Weiss, professor of international studies, appeared on France 24 TV in a segment about elections in Pakistan.
  • Clark Honors College professor Mark Carey talked to The Guardian about individual responsibility and climate change.
  • Voice of America interviewed UO English and comic and cartoon studies professor Ben Saunders for two stories.
  • Forbes featured research by UO computer and information science professor Ramakrishnan Durairajan.
  • Product design professor Kiersten Muenchinger wrote a piece for The Conversation about how silicone took over kitchens.
  • Earth sciences professor Doug Toomey and doctoral student Miles Bodmer co-authored a story for The Conversation about their new research on why parts of the Cascadia fault are more seismically active than others.
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting aired a segment featuring UO journalism instructors Lisa Heyamoto and Todd Milbourn.
  • Judith Raiskin, associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies, and manuscripts librarian Linda Long were interviewed by Eugene Weekly about the Lesbian Oral History Project.

Around the O would like to know when members of the UO faculty, staff or students are interviewed by media or have written for publications based on their role at the UO. If you or a colleague have been in the news or if you would like to learn more about writing for The Conversation, email Molly Blancett at