"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 November 16

Neighbors of proposed UO golf course near Creswell appeal permit

The Register-Guard: Neighbors of a proposed golf course for the University of Oregon are challenging a county permit allowing the project, saying the use of chemicals to manage the turf and its use of water could hurt surrounding areas. No decision was made at Thursday’s hearing ... A group led by golf course developer and UO alumnus Mick Humphreys is spearheading the project, which would create a semiprivate golf club on almost 800 acres west of Creswell and south of Spencer Butte. It would be the home course for the UO’s men’s and women’s golf teams and would be open to select other UO alumni, staff, students and guests.

Ready for GameDay

The Register-Guard: It’s not every day that ESPN comes to your college campus. But for the University of Oregon, it seemingly has become every year. The university on Saturday will host ESPN’s “College GameDay” for the fourth time in as many seasons, and for a seventh time overall. Sportscasters will broadcast from a stage in the Memorial Quadrangle, the grassy area between Knight Library and the Lillis Business Complex. The TV broadcast, of course, is a prelude to Saturday’s football game between No. 1-ranked Oregon and No. 14-ranked Stanford. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. While “GameDay” will go live at 6 a.m., the area in primary view for the TV audience will open at 4 a.m. -- and is expected to fill up well before the clock chimes “six.”


Late mentions for November 15

Jordan Schnitzer Museum at University of Oregon known for Asian, Northwest modern art

The Oregonian: If you're of the belief that a great university should have a great museum, the University of Oregon passes that test with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The museum is named for a recent benefactor from Portland, but its history dates to 1930 when it was designed by UO architect Ellis F. Lawrence in a prominent location on campus, the Memorial Quad. Opened in 1933, it was built specifically to house the Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art, more than 3,000 objects given to the university by Gertrude Bass Warner in 1921 as a memorial to her late husband. Asian art remains a focus of the museum, but it offers so much more, with modern Northwest art, European masters on loan and traveling exhibits. The museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1986.

Dalai Lama invited to Eugene, visit not confirmed

KMTR: Several media reports surfaced this week saying His Holiness the Dalai Lama is planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest in 2013.  Oregon is not on the leader's official calendar, and organizers say the visit has not been confirmed. Reps for the University of Oregon say the school and larger community have invited His Holiness to visit Lane County for the past several years, with no success.  Several media outlets reported the Dalai Lama will visit Portland and Eugene next May, but folks at UO say they're not sure if either visit will happen. The Dalai Lama's official schedule shows he will be in India at the end of April, and again at the end of May, with nothing on the calendar in between those visits.  It's possible His Holiness could have some time to visit Oregon, but UO reps say they don't know when the Oregon trip will be confirmed or denied.

Physicists skirt thermal vibration, transfer optical signal via mechanical oscillator

e! Science News: Using tiny radiation pressure forces -- generated each time light is reflected off a surface -- University of Oregon physicists converted an optical field, or signal, from one color to another. Aided by a “dark mode,” the conversion occurs through the coupling between light and a mechanical oscillator, without interruption by thermal mechanical vibrations. In the quest for networking quantum systems and eventually building a quantum Internet -- where photons carry information -- color conversion will be crucial, said co-author Hailin Wang, a member of the Oregon Center for Optics and a professor in the UO physics department.