"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 April 20

University-city partnership to expand across U.S.

Statesman Journal: The university-city partnership that created hundreds of ideas for the future growth of Salem is expanding to universities throughout the country. Faculty and officials from more than 22 universities traveled to Oregon to learn how to replicate the Sustainable City Year, an innovative program between the University of Oregon and one city in Oregon in which students work on real-world problems. The university partnered with Salem last year.

EDITORIAL: Donors and dinos

Register-Guard: While it may seem that the Field Museum in Chicago made an unorthodox choice in hiring former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its chief executive, and that Lariviere's career has taken an odd-angled turn, the fit promises to prove comfortable. A big state university and a leading museum of natural history have more than a few things in common.

Kelly says pot use not as common as reported

Register-Guard: One day after an ESPN report led to the University of Oregon football team being painted as a band of chronically stoned potheads, UO coach Chip Kelly rebutted estimates that about half his players use the drug, but he also noted his efforts to educate his players about the issue and pledged to continue doing so.


Late mentions for April 19

Newsmaker: Jessica Green brings microbes to life

Sustainable Business Oregon: This weekend, Jessica Green will tell Portland why microbes matter.Jessica Green -- aka "Thumper Biscuit" in roller derby circles -- will speak this weekend at the TEDxPDX event this weekend about the role that microbes can play in green building.Green is a professor at both the University of Oregon and the Santa Fe Institute. She's a TED Fellow whose current goal is to help people visualize the invisible world of microorganisms to foster a world full of buildings that limit infectious disease and maximize energy.

Duck identity crisis?

KVAL: Ask University of Oregon students what they call their beloved Duck, most say one name. "I think his name is Puddles," said UO sophomore, Christine Leasure. "Puddles," said junior Matt Kamery. "Puddles," said UO graduate Ben Vermillion. While they may love their Ducks, these Duck fans have it all wrong.