Category Archives: Around The O

University receives notice from federal Office for Civil Rights

The message says the U.S. Department of Education has opened a Title IX investigation. The University of Oregon is in receipt of a notice of investigation from the Office for Civil Rights. Source: University receives notice from federal Office for Civil Rights | Around the O

New approach is helping youngsters steer clear of alcohol

Alcohol and tobacco use declines among seventh-graders with a tweaked version of cooperative learning. In 15 public middle schools in rural Oregon, UO education researcher Mark Van Ryzin is testing an old approach proven to enhance learning to see if it can be adapted to head off behavioral problems. It appears to be working. Source: […]
Read More »

UO joins a regional partnership that is helping fuel innovation

The Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network will support entrepreneurs and researchers. The University of Oregon has signed on as a founding member of an innovation network that will connect scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors and bring research institutions, industry associations and other regional players together Source: UO joins a regional partnership that is helping fuel innovation | […]
Read More »

Researcher helps explain an invasion of weird sea creatures

Kelly Sutherland says by-the-wind sailors wash up regularly on Pacific beaches. In April, thousands of jellyfish relatives known as Velella velella washed ashore on Oregon beaches, and now the same thing has happened in New Zealand, littering Fitzroy Beach in New Plymouth. Commonly known as by-the-wind sailors, the blue, gelatinous velella skim across the surface […]
Read More »

Renewal of federal grant for UO center supports rural Oregonians 

The Community Service Center helps small communities with economic development. If you were to ask UO students who hail from the state’s small towns what they did for fun growing up, chances are they’d say they went to the movies at a local theater. They might even say they sold tickets and worked the popcorn […]
Read More »

UO’s role in ShakeAlert gets federal funding boost

UO efforts to strengthen the state’s monitoring and disaster-preparation efforts got a boost of just under $1 million in new federal funding announced recently by the U.S. Geological Survey. “The funds will be used to install, maintain and operate additional seismic-monitoring sites throughout Oregon,” said UO geophysicist Doug Toomey, who leads the UO’s long-running efforts […]
Read More »

3+3 law program jump-starts students’ legal careers

Clark Honors College students Nicole Meyers and Justin Ambron will be the first to complete their undergraduate degrees a year early as part of the 3+3 Program that, in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Law, allows honors college students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor in six consecutive years. Source: […]
Read More »

Oregon legislature adjourns, passes key UO funding and bills

The state legislative session that adjourned July 7 was, by many measures, a difficult session for lawmakers, who were faced with a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion and major initiatives to negotiate, including a multibillion-dollar transportation package and a Medicaid package to ensure thousands of Oregonians are able to stay on the Oregon […]
Read More »

President Schill expresses thanks for legislative funding efforts

UO President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community July 11:Dear University of Oregon community, This afternoon, the UO Board of Trustees voted to roll back the 2017–18 resident undergraduate tuition increase to 6.56 percent—a reduction of more than a third—providing welcome relief to Oregon students and families. Source: President Schill […]
Read More »

Legislature taps UO museum as state’s official home for fossils

Oregon fossils are now assured an Oregon home with the passage of a new law that makes the UO’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History the state’s official repository for publicly owned paleontological collections. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will offer a safe, long-term home for Oregon fossils and other paleontological materials, […]
Read More »