"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://uonews.uoregon.edu/) summarizing current news coverage of the University of Oregon.

Media Mentions for April 17

The UO’s ‘Girls’ jumps into the big pool in Washington, D.C.

The Register-Guard: Even before the really big news came, the lineup for this weekend’s performance of the University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company was impressive. Now it’s even more so, following the announcement last week that choreographer Rachel Winchester, a graduate student in dance in the master of fine arts program, will be taking her piece of the program, “Girl Pool,” to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., in early June. It’s the first time ever that a UO dancer and choreographer has won a coveted spot in the biennial American College Dance Festival, which the dance department describes as “the highest possible honor in adjudicated collegiate dance.”

Americans largely optimistic about science, survey finds

KSDK: Americans are generally optimistic about the future of science and technology, though they're concerned about some of the details, according to a new poll by the Washington-based Pew Research Center ... Geraldine Richmond, a physical chemist who holds the Presidential Chair in Science at the University of Oregon, said the poll showed her that Americans remain inspired by science. “As a scientist, I get really excited to sit back and think about the opportunities that are ahead,” said Richmond ... “This survey shows that other people fantasize in the same way about what might be possible.”

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Late Mentions for April 16

Southridge graduate earns Truman Scholarship

Portland Tribune: When Andrew Lubash of Beaverton found out he’d become a Truman Scholar on Monday, he was in economics class at the University of Oregon. Two days earlier than he was expecting, the university president, dean of students, administrators who helped him through the process, professors, and numerous other faculty surprised Lubash with the life-altering news ... The first UO student to earn the award since 1992, and only the eighth ever, Lubash is a double major in economics and political science with a 3.95 GPA in the Clark Honors College.

Summer sports law program looks to grow into national recognition

The Daily Emerald: This summer the University of Oregon Law School will start a new five week seminar focusing on sports, while reeling in some big names from the industry help grow the stature of the UO Law School. Rob Illig, an associate professor at the law school, is spearheading the program called the Oregon Sports Law Summer Institute. It will begin July 6 and cost $10,000 for both in and out-of-state students and be worth six credits.

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"O" E-clips: highlights of media coverage involving the UO and its faculty and staff