Oregon Quarterly Spring 2021

OQ spring 2021
A look at UO neuroscience
April 7

Neuroscience on the Rise

A longstanding area of research excellence and a popular new major take center stage at the University of Oregon

Nicole Wales' glass research
April 7

Physics Student is Melting Glass Ceilings

Nicole Wales has distinguished herself through research into the physical properties of glass—and by what she’s overcome

comics studies cartoon of science research
April 7

Comics Studies Program is Drawn to Science

Researchers and students from the UO’s first-in-the-nation comics studies minor illustrate complex ideas

Empowering Through Education: UO's Prison Education Program
April 7

Empowering the Incarcerated through Education

UO Prison Education Program provides new opportunities for personal growth among students and incarcerated Oregonians

Adrian Parr, the new Dean of the UO College of Design
April 7

Adrian Parr: An Explorer by Design

Adrian Parr will help the UO flex its imagination in the pursuit of environmental and social justice

Kara Clevinger, via Zoom
April 7

Kara Clevinger, of English, on Remote Teaching and Wawa Pretzels

Kara Clevinger guided peers through a redesign of classes, and admits a fondness for snacks

Anne Helen Petersen, MA '07 (English)
April 7

Anne Helen Petersen and the "Burnout Generation"

Anne Helen Petersen's viral Buzzfeed essay led her to redefine what it means to be a Millennial

Alumna Namratha Somayajula shines in her work for the Human Rights Watch
April 7

Human Rights Watch Fits International Studies Graduate

Namratha Somayajula's lifelong interest in human rights leads to a career in advocacy

Photographer Mason Trinca photographed protests in Portland in summer 2020
April 7

Mason Trinca: Black Lives Matter Protests Behind, Wildfires Ahead

Last summer was dangerous for documentary photographer Mason Trinca. This summer will be the same.

Greg Walden, former U.S. Representative
April 7

Greg Walden: A Friend Leaves the House

Now retired, former US Representative and alumnus Greg Walden has a future of skiing, kayaking, and camping ahead of him