"O" E-clips: highlights of media coverage involving the UO and its faculty and staff
UO E-Clips is a daily report prepared by the Office of Communications (http://comm.uoregon.edu) summarizing current news coverage of the University of Oregon.
Media mentions for October 11
The Register-Guard: Over the objections of the University of Oregon student government president, the City Council on Wednesday decided to hear from the public on a proposal to crack down on disruptive, alcohol-fueled parties. Councilors decided to have a Nov. 19 public hearing on a proposed ordinance to impose new fines on residents responsible for parties that get out of hand and draw police attention ... The so-called social host ordinance would apply throughout the city, but the push for it came in response to large, unruly gatherings in neighborhoods around the UO.
Phys.org: A comprehensive study at the University of Oregon, using cutting-edge genetic tools, shows that temperate and polar species of animals may be much more resilient to rapid climate change than previously expected. Thousands of species in temperate zones read the length of day--or photoperiodism--to cue irrevocable life and death behaviors, including the timing of development in the spring, when to enter dormancy in the fall, when to reproduce and when to migrate. In the new study, a team of biologists in the lab of William E. Bradshaw and Christina Holzapfel studied ancient and derived populations of the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii.
Late mentions for October 10
The Daily Emerald: Students from the Looking At Dance class performed a Butoh dance exercise Wednesday afternoon at the ASUO Street Faire. A large group of students simultaneously started doing a performance in the middle of the street, and were met with applause from all the faire-goers. Brad Garner, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Oregon teaches Looking At Dance, and tries to incorporate an emphasis on performance to give experience to his students. “This class is probably 90% non-dance majors who don’t get a lot of opportunities to perform, so I try to give those opportunities as much as possible so the students get an idea of how it feels to dance in front of large groups of people.” He explained that Butoh dance, or “ambush performances” are ideal for his class, “I specifically choose Butoh dance exercises because it forces the students out of their comfort zone,” he said.
KMTR: A new Eugene city ordinance aimed at cracking down on rowdy parties could go up for a city council vote soon as councilors are moving forward with the “social host” ordinance. The social host ordinance would add another fine on people who have unruly parties. While it would apply to anyone in the city of Eugene, the effort is mainly aimed at University of Oregon students at the mega parties that have become an extreme nuisance in campus area neighbors. More than half of 1,200+ loud noise complaints in Eugene came from the four neighborhoods surrounding the UO last academic year.
The Daily Emerald: If you’re bummed about Oregon football taking a week off, take solace. Matt Knight Arena offers plenty of excitement in Ducks sports this weekend. Immediately following Friday’s volleyball match between No. 5 Oregon (14-1, 5-1 Pac-12) and unranked Washington State (10-8, 0-6), the net goes down and the hoops go up for this year’s Matt Knight Madness. The free event is billed by the University of Oregon as “the first glimpse of the 2012-13 men’s and women’s programs in a fun, entertaining environment” ... Since the early ’70s, schools have used the traditional first day to unveil new rosters, host skills competitions and get the crowd geared up for another season. Last year’s event featured a dunk contest.