Feature Story Archive

President Michael Schill

Investing in Innovation

President Michael H. Schill announced an expansion of research and discovery, student access, and faculty hiring made possible by a new, $50 million anonymous gift to establish the Presidential Fund for Excellence.

Sarah Hovet

The Architect of Her Own Experience

Poet Sarah Hovet was determined to use the opportunities at the UO to craft her education and rise to national recognition

George Wickes on a rooftop

The Spy Who Taught Me

Former intelligence officer and UO professor George Wickes featured in Ken Burns’ new documentary “The Vietnam War”

Hurtis Hadley discussing the Vanport flood with UO grad students Winnie Huang, Whitney Gomes and Viktoria Haiboniuk

Resurfacing History

One of the worst disasters in Oregon history.
Two African American communities in Portland.
Three UO grad students document history.

Dave Wineland in the lab

UO lands a Nobel Laureate

A giant in the world of quantum physics, David Wineland hopes to use his expertise to inspire and support UO students and researchers

Student in a recording booth

When is a classroom not a classroom? When it’s a world-class sound studio for the new audio production minor that starts fall 2017.

Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy performing at the Oregon Bach Festival

The Sound of Music

The Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy celebrates 20 years of transforming the lives of high school musicians while keeping classical music alive and relevant.

Juan Camacho hugging a woman a the Latino Roots Celebration

Latino Roots

Forming identity and sharing stories. This class on documentary filmmaking does more than just put a camera in students’ hands — it makes them aware of where they are pointing it, and why.

Alex Chang, Candace Joyner, Ruby O’Connor, Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, and Kaylee Torna

The First Five

In 2013, five outstanding Oregon high school seniors committed to the University of Oregon after being named the first UO recipients of the prestigious Stamps Scholarship. This June, that first cohort will graduate.

Students from Creston Elementary School walking through the woods

Passport Oregon

Kevin Frazier, BS '15, founded Passport Oregon in the spring of 2016 to take students and their parents out of their normal, every day city lives and into nature; helping Oregonians experience the state of Oregon.

Students participating in Alternative Spring Breaks

Breaks That Make a Difference

Alternative Breaks allow students to partner with community members to explore the root causes of social issues and current efforts to make sustainable change.

Dristi Manandhar

Remembering Nepal

After surviving the devastating 2015 earthquake, grad student Dristi Manandhar helped thousands find shelter. After graduating in June, she'll return home to help rebuild Nepal.

Hospital bed in an operating room

The Morality of Medicine

Students in Philosophy 410 spent winter term learning about the ethical issues that surface in a medical setting — by turning a hospital into their classroom

Ann Bancroft pulling a sled

From Classrooms to Crampons

As we celebrate Women's History Month, get to know legendary explorer and educator Ann Bancroft, BS '81

Aaron Nelson

Bluegrass Biologist

For musician, ecologist, and nontraditional undergrad Aaron Nelson, a passion for research has led to work in the UO’s Roy Lab—and the tropical forests of Gabon.

August Jefferson, Chris Holloway, and Drake Hills

Our Shared History

Ducks discuss what Black History Month means to them and how black culture, black history and the black experience are an integral part of American history

Alex de Verteuil in the lab

The Evolution of Scientists

The University of Oregon's SCORE program helps underrepresented minorities in the sciences get their foot in the laboratory door

Jennifer Hampton Hill looking at a petri dish

Pursuing a Hunch

A UO graduate student's unexpected discovery could someday lead to new treatments for the nearly 1.5 million Americans with Type 1 diabetes

Kiara Kashuba

Eating Well

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and food. For senior Kiara Kashuba, food is the focus of her PPPM degree—and career plans

Brendan Bohannan working with a young child

Teaming Up for Impact

Working behind the scenes, a team of faculty members helped envision the new Knight Campus

President Michael Schill, Karen Guillemin, William Cresko, and Patrick Phillips on the roof of Onyx Bridge

The Future Starts Now

The University of Oregon launches the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Blanching tomatoes in hot water as part of Project Tomato

Project Tomato

This immersive learning opportunity lets students experience the full farm-to-fork concept that everyone can enjoy October 27

The back of a shirt that says I speak parent

Holding On, Letting Go

While students get introduced to college life during IntroDUCKtion, their parents are offered straight talk on how to help them succeed

Collage of welcome back photos and portraits of Britnee Spelce-Will, Travis Kim, and Jesse Summers

Fall Migration

Follow the first-hand accounts of three Ducks as they share their different perspectives on the start of fall term

Ashton Eaton / Image by Kirby Lee

Going for Gold

Gold medalist Ashton Eaton and 19 current and former Ducks competed at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio

Two students throwing the O

#ThrowYourO

We invite Ducks everywhere to show us how they throw their O in the pursuit of excellence every day

Geri Richmond with two students in the lab

A Medal Delivered

Endless curiosity fueled Geri Richmond's rise to the National Medal of Science

Fort Rock General Store

Dig Into Oregon

Our archaeology field school explores early human migration in Oregon

Student writing in a notebook with the Pre book in the background

Tracking Deadlines

School of Journalism and Communication students in advanced sports reporting turn the Olympic Trials into a real-world newsroom

Jenna Prandini in the starting blocks at Hayward Field

One Track Mind

The singular focus that former Ducks All-American Jenna Prandini, BA '16, used to excel in the classroom has now propelled her all the way to the 2016 Summer Olympics on the track

Bill Bowerman statue at Hayward Field

Welcome to TrackTown USA

Historic Hayward Field hosts the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 8-11

Sara Novak, University of Oregon product design student, uses a foot form to build her project pattern for the Adaptive Design studio class in Portland

Pushing the Boundaries

Product Design students create specialized gear for wheelchair rugby

Two colliding black holes

Catching a Wave

A team from the University of Oregon helps prove Einstein’s theory of relativity

The Daddies singer Steve Perry at a microphone in the studio

Zoot Suit Zoologist

The second life of The Daddies singer Steve Perry ’04, the UO biology department’s biggest fan

 

A dirt path through a grove of trees

A Clear Path Forward

Through the PathwayOregon program we’re making higher education accessible to more Oregonians.​​​​​​