Feature Story Archive


Kayvon Thibodeaux in his Oregon football uniform after a play

For the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Allen Hall was just as important as Autzen Stadium

A woman wearing a VR headset

360-degree video. Augmented reality apps. Virtual worlds. Students and faculty at UO Portland's new Oregon Reality Lab are using immersive media technologies to create virtual reality experiences. They're also also studying their impact on communication, business, and social innovation.

Collage of the covers of old Oregon Quarterly issues

Oregon Quarterly celebrates 100 years with 100 heroes nominated by the UO community

Kahei Lee, Brianna Kendrick, and Devon Linville in cap and gown

Celebrating caps, gowns, and cheers for PathwayOregon graduates

Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Michelle Hernandez with her mentor, Kelly Hyland, working in a lab

During a year of intensive research and lab experience, the Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program is developing the next generation of leading researchers

Lundquist College of Business: Start Here to Go There

Our Lundquist College of Business will give you the hands-on experience to help get you where you’re going—fast.

Ben Saunders with Spiderman handing upside down

As director of the UO's Cartoon and Comic Studies Program and chief curator of the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes exhibit, professor Ben Saunders shows us why comics belong in classrooms and museums


Hikers at Eagle Creek

As wildfires rise, so does the threat of landslides. A UO geologist ventures into the Columbia River Gorge to investigate what this means for the Pacific Northwest.

Tre’von Robinson, Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi, and Chloe Borchard in front of a light green and blue background

Culture. History. Tradition. Future visions. UO Latinx lives. Hear, see, and experience the UO Patos community.

A path through the woods

10 years. More than 5,000 Oregonians. The PathwayOregon scholarship program celebrates a decade of making college dreams come true.

Candid portraits of 12 SOJC students

You will learn by doing through the powerful hands-on experiences offered by every program in our School of Journalism and Communication.

Rendering of Hayward Field

The University of Oregon celebrates the latest milepost in our pursuit of excellence, the Hayward Field renovation

Fish eye lens view of campus near the Lillis Business Complex

A trek into virtual reality enables new Ducks to visit the University of Oregon without ever leaving home

Collage of the six participants in a Black History Month roundtable

Students, past and present, address the needs and experiences of our Black community

Historical images of former Black students at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon's Black history reveals stories of strength, courage, and hope

Sketches of the anti-poaching tower

Interior architecture student Jess Kokkeler created a new type of lookout tower for a game reserve in Zimbabwe that aims to stop the slaughter caused by poaching


Kodi Whitfield sketching athletic shoe designs

Former Stanford football player Kodi Whitfield now tackles innovation in the University of Oregon’s sports product design studio instead of on the field

Chris Hendon with a cup of coffee

The Atlantic recently referred to Christopher Hendon as “specialty coffee’s resident scientist.” Now that he’s our scientist, he’s using supercomputers to work on solving the world's most pressing energy and sustainability problems

Robert Guldberg

Robert Guldberg to take the helm of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact next fall

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló manipulating glass with a torch

On-campus jobs help our students gain new skills, find a community, and beef up their résumés

Knight Campus renderings campus bridge view

The University of Oregon unveiled architectural renderings of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, revealing a singular design where impact and curiosity will come to life

Promotional picture from the Left Hand of Darkness play

Singing and science fiction? UO students have the unique opportunity to make an adaptation of Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness come to life on opening night

Manju Bangalore

Fueled by a desire to travel to space, physics major and NASA intern Manju Bangalore proves that focus, determination, and failure are all necessary for success

President Michael Schill

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Nelson

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

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 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

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

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

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

President Michael Schill with Phil Knight

From making well-timed gifts to steady the UO’s academic mission during hard times to propelling the Ducks to the national stage, Nike founder Philip H. Knight’s incredible generosity has transformed the UO during his lifetime.

Blanching tomatoes in hot water as part of 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

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

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

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

Two students throwing the O

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

Devon Allen on the track at Hayward Field

Wherever his endeavors on the track and the football field take him, Devon Allen plans to pursue a career in sports marketing

Fort Rock General Store

Our archaeology field school explores early human migration in Oregon

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

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

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

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

Geri Richmond with two students in the lab

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

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

Product Design students create specialized gear for wheelchair rugby

Two colliding black holes

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

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

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