HealthNewsResearch

Researchers at UO attempt to identify genes that cause heart disease

University of Oregon researchers are performing studies that aim to find out which genes cause congenital heart defects. About 40,000 people are born with congenital heart defects per year. One quarter of these cases are considered critical and often require surgery within their first year. On March 15, the UO …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Lambda Chi Alpha to return to Lake Shasta to aid clean up

The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council of the University of Oregon issued a statement today regarding last week’s littering incident that took place at Shasta Lake. The announcement indicated that one fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, has taken partial responsibility. Its fraternity members are now required to travel to Lake Shasta …

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News

UO alters protocol in effort to contain virus outbreak

Over the past week and a half, the University of Oregon has taken extensive sanitary precautions in an effort to contain the Norovirus outbreak. Norovirus is very contagious; difficult to terminate and causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. It’s rarely life threatening to healthy adults, however for the elderly …

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News

UO owes positive LGBTQ ranking to multitude of resources and programs

Independent online college ranking and review website collegechoice.net recently published a list of the top 50 colleges for LGBTQ students in the nation. University of Oregon came in  42 place and was the only college in the state of Oregon to make the list. Maure Smith-Benanti, the director of the university’s LGBTQIA …

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NewsPolitics

Democratic Party of Lane County holds watch party at Wild Duck with winner of mayoral race, Lucy Vinis

The Democratic Party of Lane County held an election watch party tonight at Wild Duck Café in Eugene. The restaurant was packed as voters waited in anticipation to hear the results of the elections that would determine Oregon’s new governor, Eugene’s new mayor, and Oregon’s democratic primary. Mayoral candidate Lucy …

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HealthNews

New study by UO researchers suggests allergy medication may hinder athletic performance

Spring in Eugene can be a difficult season for people allergic to pollen. Eugene is considered one of the most active cities in the nation in terms of pollen count. Those who fall victim to seasonal allergies may stock up on antihistamines such as Allegra and Zyrtec in order to battle the …

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CrimeNews

UO student reports she was sexually assaulted at Sigma Phi Epsilon on May 5

A female student was sexually assaulted late May 5 at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house on Alder Street, according to a University of Oregon campus crime alert. The student said she did not know the man who assaulted her, but told police he had “spiked up” hair and wore a button-up …

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HealthNewsTechnology

Eugene business attempts to distribute coasters that test for date rape drugs

MedTech Resource is a local company that manufactures safety products – from IV bags to bulletproof backpacks. About a year and a half ago, they developed coasters that change colors when they come into contact with a liquid that has GHB or ketamine in it. The company is currently collaborating …

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CrimeNews

Fake firearm in south campus raises suspicion

At 5:24 p.m. a UOAlert! advised students to stay clear of the 18th Avenue and Onyx Street area on the south edge of campus. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and what appeared to be a holstered pistol was seen strolling the area. Police arrived on the scene and determined that …

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News

5th Annual UO Science and Invention Fair to take place this Saturday

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade will unveil their inventions and engage in science experiments this Saturday at the University of Oregon’s 5th Annual Science and Invention Fair. The fair, which takes place in Willamette Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will have science activity tables, science workshops, a physics …

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NewsPolitics

Update: Campaign staffer confirms Donald Trump visit to Eugene Friday night,

Lauren Garetto and Taylor Perse also contributed to this report. Update: The Register-Guard reported on Wednesday that the rally will take place at the Lane Events Center. Original: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Eugene at 7 p.m. Friday, said Chris Gergen, Oregon political director for the Trump campaign. While the …

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CityNews

Eugene reviewing proposal to encourage Uber’s return

Despite the rumors, Eugene may not see Uber return for the foreseeable future. On April 3, 2015, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service, which currently operates in 410 cities worldwide, suspended operations in Eugene. The company sent a letter to Mayor Kitty Piercy and city council members explaining its withdrawal. The letter stated …

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Crime

Florence police arrest two suspects in Market of Choice robbery

The man and woman who robbed the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard last week have been arrested. Soul Hardesty, 19, and Bradley Ossenbeck, 25, were caught dining and dashing on Sunday in Florence. On April 20, the two stole a number of items from the Market of Choice near campus and fled …

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NewsPolitics

Local union urges lawmakers to change smoking laws

Last month, the Oregon division of the Service Employees International Union urged Oregon legislators to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. California may raise the minimum age soon depending on Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval. Heather Conroy, executive director of SEIU Local 503, said that Oregon should follow …

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News

Event hosted by Safe Ride holds open discussion about sexual violence prevention efforts

Last Friday, students and staff came together to discuss ways to prevent sexual assault on campus. Room 240A in McKenzie Hall was brimming with enthusiasm and passion as panel discussion leader Monica Nunan commenced the Safe Ride sponsored event, Let’s Talk About It. “It’s hosted by Safe Ride and a …

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News

The Solidarity Project: A chance for survivors of sexual assault to heal

“If you could say one thing to a survivor of sexual assault, what would it be?” Those are the words of Esther Hardy, a University of Oregon alumni and intern for the evangelist group ARISE, that is funding this week’s Solidarity Project. This project is one of many events centered around …

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Crime

Police search for suspects in Market of Choice robbery

Two people robbed the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard this morning. A man and woman entered the store at 10:30a.m., attempted to shoplift items and escaped the store after an employee attempted to stop them. They made away with the items and were last seen heading south on Orchard Street on mountain …

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