"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 June 26
Billboard.biz (Guest post by Dave Allen, UO adjunct instructor): Amid all the things that happened last week during the Universal-EMI Senate hearing, the New Music Seminar, A2IM's indie week and more, nothing seems to have captured the attention of the music industry than a blog post written by an NPR intern named Emily White called " I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With." While she probably didn't intend to kick the hornets' nest so hard -- friends of hers we've heard from have said as much -- she's ended up representing the digital generational divide: The younger generation that's never had any reason to own or pay for music, versus older ones -- represented at great length by Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven singer David Lowery -- railing against what they perceive to be rampant and thoughtless intellectual piracy.
Late mentions for June 25
The New York Times: The tumult at the University of Virginia -- with the sudden ouster of President Teresa Sullivan on June 10, and the widespread anticipation that she will be reinstated on Tuesday -- reflects a low-grade panic now spreading through much of public higher education.
Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon: The current situation of architecture school graduates struggling to find work is all too familiar to Saundra Stevens. She saw the same thing happen in the early 1980s, when a recession forced architecture graduates to find work in other professions. "They were called the 'lost generation,' said Stevens, the president of the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects. "It's a term still used widely across the country for those who just never came back. Unfortunately, it looks like that may happen again here."
Seeking Alpha (guest contributor Tim Duy, UO Economics Department): With the outcome of the June FOMC meeting settled, we can set our sights on the August meeting. And at this point, the outcome of that meeting is just as hazy as the last. There is once again a wide range of reasonable views, spanning from QE3 at the next meeting until early 2013, or not at all. Calculated Risk reviews the various opinions here. Interestingly, Goldman Sachs (GS), who expected QE3 to be announced last week, has completely changed gears and is no longer expecting QE until next year-- this after offering up the possibility of open-ended QE on the eve of the last FOMC meeting!
Late mentions for June 22
Register-Guard: Oregon State University’s president Thursday lined up on the opposing side of powerful University of Oregon donors, among them Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who are pushing for more independence for the state’s public universities that want it — such as the UO. These donors have said that wealthy alumni are more likely to pony up for UO projects if the Legislature allows universities to set up their local governing board focused on that university’s best interest, as opposed to the current statewide board.
Mail Tribune: The University of Oregon's Economic Index readings for the Rogue Valley showed few signs of an expanding economy as of April. Tim Duy, who heads up the Oregon Economic Forum, said Portland and Eugene continued following recent trends — just below a growth level. He said recovery in the Rogue Valley and Salem remains muted, while Central Oregon fell back, most likely because first-quarter indicators were overstated. Even though building has picked up, it remain well off historical levels, creating continued economic drag.
CBS Seattle: Believing if you are on a “highway to hell” could impact whether or not if you commit a crime. A study published in the scientific journal PLoS One by University of Oregon’s Azim Shariff and University of Kansas’s Mijke Rhemtulla finds that people who believe in hell are less likely to commit a crime while people who believe in heaven more likely are to get in trouble with the law.
Late mentions for June 21
KEZI: The Trials are monumental for athletes hoping to get to London, but the event is also a big opportunity for the University of Oregon. Right in the heart of Track Town, the U of O is known for what it can bring to the table athletically but the school says it wants to make sure that that's not all they're known for. In response, the University is using this competition to promote its own challenge -- the Gold Medal Game.