"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.
Late mentions for October 16
KMTR: The Great Oregon Shakeout is coming up October 18th, and University of Oregon's Emergency Preparedness team build activities around the event running all week. Tuesday, a Preparedness Fair set up outside the student union on campus, offering students information on how to protect themselves in all kinds of disasters. Organizers wanted to include some fun events, to get students interested. Three teams participated in an Iron Chef-style cook off, using non-perishable ingredients that would likely be found in an emergency kit. Thursday morning, UO students will participate in the Shakeout, and the school will also test its emergency notification system.
AASHE Press Release: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is excited to reveal the winners of its 2012 Sustainability Leadership Awards ... For their efforts to create the Sustainable City Year Program at the University of Oregon, Nico Larco and Marc Schlossberg were honored with the Faculty Sustainability Leadership Award ... In the three years since this program was launched, it has already helped to direct 75 courses across 13 academic departments and two universities, encompassing 1,300 students and 200,000 hours of effort on more than 40 sustainability related projects for three different cities in Oregon.
About.com: To help promote National Substance Abuse Prevention Monty, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released a new tool for parents aimed at helping them develop positive parenting skills. The new online resource is aimed at helping parents keep their children drug-free. It was developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon. The online tool Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse asks parents five questions about how they interact with their children. The questions highlight the research-based parenting skills proven to help prevent substance abuse among adolescents. Each of the five questions is supported by videos that show parents examples of how to use the specific parenting skill with their own child.