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Amelia Fitch is the first UO student ever to win a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
February 15

Bio student first at UO to win Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Amelia Fitch, a biology student in the Clark Honors College, will pursue a master's degree at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain.
The UO Graduate School, housed in Susan Campbell Hall, will be able to enroll at least 40 additional doctoral students with the new funding.
February 8

UO will put $4 million into boosting doctoral enrollment

In addition to funding at least 40 new doctoral students, the funding also will help the university boost diversity in the Graduate School.
Beth Stormshak
February 4

UO lands four scholars for obesity prevention cluster

The new faculty members will be part of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, one of the UO’s clusters of excellence.
A UO alumna's gift will create the Aisha Almana Global Health Program
February 1

Saudi alumna’s gift launches new Global Health Program

Generous support from 1970 alumna Aisha Almana will fund scholarships, study abroad, research grants.
UO President Michael Schill
January 25

President Schill to discuss access and education

Schill in November announced the Oregon Commitment, which provides many in-state students the support they need to graduate in four years.
Margaret Hallock introducing the governor at a Morse Center event
January 20

Margaret Hallock retires after more than 30 years at UO

As a tribute to her contributions, the Morse Center is establishing the Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights to carry on her work.
From left: Shane Hall, Stephanie LeMenager and Stephen Siperstein
January 5

Climate change meets the humanities in new text by UO team

A new textbook is the first guide to incorporating climate change issues into university-level humanities courses.
UO chemistry professor Geri Richmond will receive the national Medal of Science
December 22

Highest honor: Geri Richmond to receive Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists, engineers and inventors.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Logo
December 10

UO ranked ninth in nation for Gilman Scholarship recipients

Where in the world would you go study, if you had $5,000 to help you on your way?
Springfield students taking part in an outdoor research class. UO faculty helped teachers draw up lesson plans.
December 9

UO faculty help local teachers fill the K-12 STEM pipeline

Using a grant, the UO is helping K-12 teachers plan lessons that reflect new standards for science, technology and math education.

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