Latest Oregon Quarterly takes readers over land, under sea

Students gaze at mountains in wolf country

Say goodbye to the winter doldrums: The new Oregon Quarterly is your ticket to adventure, from the forests of Eastern Oregon to the Rockies of Western Wyoming, the depths of the Salish Sea off coastal Washington and beyond.

The winter 2019 issue, available now, follows Ducks whose studies, research or professional endeavors take place in exotic, far-flung locales.

Students in environmental studies traveled the state to meet ranchers, environmentalists and others with a stake in wolf conservation. The students gained more than just an appreciation for the complexity of the issue; they learned approaches to bridging divides on any polarizing topic.

Marine biologist Aaron Galloway took his first-ever trip in a submersible near Washington’s San Juan Islands, bringing readers along for the dive as he hunted for the bizarre red sea urchin. Meanwhile, a collaboration between biology alumnus Matt Kauffman and the UO InfoGraphics Lab’s James Meacham culminated in a stunning atlas that documents, and helps protect, migrations of mule deer and other large mammals across Wyoming.

Other destinations this issue: Syria, where 2017 journalism grad Aaron Weintraub is putting his journalism and Arabic skills to work helping victims of the fighting tell their stories; Ethiopia, where 1989 alumnus David Koch, with degrees in German and art history, is developing public exhibitions for a United Nations restoration project; and Europe, visited by the Oregon Jazz Ensemble last year for a 10-day, three-country tour.

Don’t miss profiles of Clark Honors College Dean Gabe Paquette, football star Spencer Paysinger, pot blogger Tiara Darnell and emeritus professor Doug Carnine’s Duck Tale on Buddhism in prison. Happy travels.