Feature Story Archive


Sarah Miller outside wearing a mask
December 17, 2020
“To protect the people I love, but also everyone in the community, whether I know them or not." Ducks share why they wear a mask.
Mark Blaine films Sven Haakanson as he fillets a salmon for the documentary series A Kayak to Carry Us.
December 14, 2020
The School of Journalism and Communication's Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) aims to make complex science useful to the public.
The Knight Campus skybridge lit up in green and yellow
December 2, 2020
The UO ascends into new realms of discovery and possibility with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.
Dave Sutherland, Kristin Schild, and Casey Shoop in front of a glacier
November 20, 2020
A team of four investigators led by Clark Honors College Mark Carey travel to Greenland to create a comprehensive lens on vanishing ice.
Native American Heritage Month
November 5, 2020
A time of reflection, community building, and resilience of indigenous communities in 2020.
Collage of students on a zoom call throwing the O
November 4, 2020
From Netflix use to economic inequality, UO students pursue the questions that fascinate them, working independently or with a faculty mentor.
A star and a stripe from a close up of the American flag
October 26, 2020
Students, faculty, and staff offer their perspectives on the democratic process in a momentous election season.
Icons of an ear (listen), a brain (learn), and a fist (act).
October 20, 2020
Your voices have again challenged us to address systematic racism. We will highlight ways we are keeping focused on this critical mission throughout the year. We will listen, learn and act.
The Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center sign through grass
October 16, 2020
Adapting to a mostly virtual world, the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center has built strong bonds and provided support and pride for Black students, faculty, and staff.
Jordan Burkes wearing a mask while working in an office
October 12, 2020
Meeting the virus head on, UO Corona Corps student staff members care for hundreds exposed in the community, and a new care team serves and supports sick students.
Latinx Heritage Month 2020
September 28, 2020
Honoring and engaging Latinx history, cultures, and visions for the future.
Two students walking through campus wearing masks
September 21, 2020
Let’s be honest: This won’t be a typical year on campus. But if we work together, we can make it a great one. New experiences are what we came here for, right? So let’s embrace it together.
A mother and son posing with the Oregon Duck
August 19, 2020
As your student transitions to college your role as a family member may change, but your support will still be key to their success as a Duck.
Overhead view of the Ferry Street and Peter Defazio bridges over the Willamette River
July 8, 2020
Find out why so many who attend to the University of Oregon take a part of Eugene with them when they leave.
Aerial view of campus with text overlay that says Congratulations, Ducks!
June 10, 2020
In a year like no other, the University of Oregon celebrates the tremendous accomplishments of a class that rose to the challenge.
Fish eye lens view of campus near the Lillis Business Complex
May 19, 2020
A trek into virtual reality enables new Ducks to visit the UO without ever leaving home
Psychographic map of the College of Design
May 4, 2020
Explore the College of Design to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.
The Duck with text that says UO Virtual Visits
April 8, 2020
Our new virtual visits give admitted students and their families a customized digital experience from their homes.
Illustration of coronavirus
March 24, 2020
In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—to under its effect on us, our wellbeing, and society.
Sabrina Ionescu
March 3, 2020
The story of Sabrina Ionescu, as told by basketball legends Kobe Bryant and Diana Taurasi, her UO professors, and other fans of the best NCAA basketball player… ever?
Man in a kayak taking a photo of a glacier
February 24, 2020
Students witness the impact of a warming planet firsthand in the School of Journalism and Communication’s innovative experiential learning program
Volcano icon
February 10, 2020
Born in 1965, the University of Oregon's Center for Volcanology is now an international powerhouse. Our students and researchers are working on computer simulations, analyzing materials in their labs, and working out in the field at various volcanic sites.
Cutout image of Bill Bowerman and an athlete
February 3, 2020
Mounting of crown on tower at Hayward Field sets in motion installation of graphics honoring UO greats and inspiring the next generation of university excellence
Dave Depper playing the keyboard
January 16, 2020
How Death Cab for Cutie’s Dave Depper ran from the School of Music and Dance to rock stardom


Black and white photo of football players warming up on the field, and the crowded stands prior to the start of the 1958 Rose Bowl game between the University of Oregon and Ohio State
December 17, 2019
The southern migration for the Ducks-Badgers matchup is about more than just competition. The UO will showcase research collaborations, academic programs, community service, and the rosy UO student experience.
Two students in cap and gown smiling during commencement
December 17, 2019
At the University of Oregon, about 65 percent of our undergraduates receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.
Exterior of Chapman Hall
December 13, 2019
Clark Honors College is where you'll meet limitless opportunities, unlock your potential, and maybe even find your purpose.
The Duck holding a globe in front of Big Ben in London
November 22, 2019
Our students don’t just study in Eugene. They take their academic experience across the world to understand cultures, countries, languages, and more.
2019 Native American Heritage Month
November 1, 2019
The University of Oregon is situated on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. This month, we honor the diverse cultures, history, and contributions of all Native Americans.
Emily Niebergall working in the lab with her mentor Emily Beck
October 28, 2019
Knight Campus program provides young scientists with tailored professional development activities to prepare for the next step in their careers
Group photo of SOJC students with a backdrop of the track in Doha
October 21, 2019
Journalism and public relations students traveled to Doha, Qatar, to cover the IAAF Track and Field World Championships for US media. It was a preview for 2021, when Eugene hosts the championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
LGBTQIA+ History Month with a rainbow
October 11, 2019
“Coming out is never a single day or event – it is a door that, once open, never closes.”
– Amber Rolland, Biochemistry PhD candidate
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker and Aris Hall in front of the Black Cultural Center
October 8, 2019
A new academic, cultural, and social home for the UO’s Black students and the community
The exterior of Tykeson Hall
September 30, 2019
The new Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall welcomes students offering expanded advising, career and academic support
Latinx Heritage Month 2019
September 16, 2019
During Latinx Heritage Month at the University of Oregon, mi campus feels like mi casa
Kayvon Thibodeaux in his Oregon football uniform after a play
September 4, 2019
For the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Allen Hall was just as important as Autzen Stadium
A woman wearing a VR headset
August 16, 2019
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
July 10, 2019
Oregon Quarterly celebrates 100 years with 100 heroes nominated by the UO community
Kahei Lee, Brianna Kendrick, and Devon Linville in cap and gown
June 3, 2019
Celebrating caps, gowns, and cheers for PathwayOregon graduates
Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Michelle Hernandez with her mentor, Kelly Hyland, working in a lab
May 14, 2019
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
April 15, 2019
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
March 19, 2019
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
Abstract breaking glass
March 14, 2019
Women’s History Month Inspiration: Ten of our outstanding women faculty members help shatter the glass ceiling – their stories, who inspired them, and how they are inspiring others


Hikers at Eagle Creek
December 14, 2018
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
November 7, 2018
Culture. History. Tradition. Future visions. UO Latinx lives. Hear, see, and experience the UO Patos community.
A path through the woods
September 11, 2018
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
May 15, 2018
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
April 17, 2018
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
March 14, 2018
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
February 23, 2018
Students, past and present, address the needs and experiences of our Black community
Historical images of former Black students at the University of Oregon
February 14, 2018
The University of Oregon's Black history reveals stories of strength, courage, and hope
Sketches of the anti-poaching tower
January 16, 2018
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
December 14, 2017
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
December 4, 2017
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
November 20, 2017
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
November 6, 2017
On-campus jobs help our students gain new skills, find a community, and beef up their résumés
Knight Campus renderings campus bridge view
October 27, 2017
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
October 23, 2017
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
October 10, 2017
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
October 6, 2017
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
September 28, 2017
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
September 15, 2017
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
August 21, 2017
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
August 1, 2017
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
July 12, 2017
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
June 30, 2017
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
June 26, 2017
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
May 30, 2017
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
May 15, 2017
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
May 3, 2017
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
April 25, 2017
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
April 4, 2017
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
March 13, 2017
As we celebrate Women's History Month, get to know legendary explorer and educator Ann Bancroft, BS '81
Aaron Nelson
March 1, 2017
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
February 9, 2017
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
January 9, 2017
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
December 19, 2016
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
November 16, 2016
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
October 26, 2016
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
October 17, 2016
The University of Oregon launches the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
President Michael Schill with Phil Knight
October 17, 2016
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
October 4, 2016
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
September 22, 2016
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
September 20, 2016
Follow the first-hand accounts of three Ducks as they share their different perspectives on the start of fall term
Two students throwing the O
September 2, 2016
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
August 11, 2016
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
August 4, 2016
Our archaeology field school explores early human migration in Oregon
Student writing in a notebook with the Pre book in the background
July 22, 2016
School of Journalism and Communication students in advanced sports reporting turn the Olympic Trials into a real-world newsroom
Ashton Eaton / Image by Kirby Lee
July 11, 2016
Gold medalist Ashton Eaton and 19 current and former Ducks competed at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio
Jenna Prandini in the starting blocks at Hayward Field
July 1, 2016
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
June 7, 2016
Historic Hayward Field hosts the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 8-11
Geri Richmond with two students in the lab
May 17, 2016
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
April 29, 2016
Product Design students create specialized gear for wheelchair rugby
Two colliding black holes
February 11, 2016
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
January 12, 2016
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
November 10, 2015
Through the PathwayOregon program we’re making higher education accessible to more Oregonians.​​​​​​