'Mighty Oregon' report spotlights the UO’s public purpose, impact

January 24, 2023 - 10:15am

A new university report titled “Mighty Oregon” is highlighting how the University of Oregon is tackling societal challenges in new and innovative ways.

Interim President Patrick Phillips has shared the report with campus, alumni, university peers and public stakeholders this week to spotlight the University of Oregon’s impact.

“In a time of intensifying challenge and change, society needs what our researchers, teachers, staff, students and graduates have to offer — more than ever,” Phillips said. “We are called to demonstrate our value and focus our efforts for the greater good.”

The report features nine areas of focus, outlined in the University of Oregon’s strategic priorities document, in which the university has unique expertise, resources and culture to make change. They include children’s behavioral health, accelerating science, the environment, data science, innovation, sport and wellness, diversity and equity, global studies and languages, and student success.

“These programs and academic priorities challenge us to think differently and boldly about how we are going to educate our students and the impact of our research,” said Janet Woodruff-Borden, acting provost and executive vice president. “They continue the university’s long history of breaking traditional barriers, working collaboratively and carving new paths to accelerate impact and contributions.”

The report includes images and stories of discovery and impact, as well as information about the faculty and staff contributing to the work. The report invites stakeholders to sign up to receive more Mighty Oregon news and information from the university.

“Working together, we have propelled society forward,” Phillips said. “Each school, college, campus, division and institute — and every individual who makes up the University of Oregon — contributes to our mission. This web of expertise, talent and drive undergirds our work to make the world a better place.”