UO Today: President Michael Schill talks about Knight Campus

UO President Michael H. Schill

A recent episode of “UO Today” featuring UO President Michael H. Schill focuses on the president’s accomplishments of the last year and the priorities for 2017-18.

The president spoke about the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, detailing its importance to the UO, Eugene and Oregon. Schill explained how the establishment of the Knight Campus will lead to collaborative research among UO faculty and with colleagues at Oregon Health & Science University.

“The idea came from faculty,” Schill said. “It wouldn’t have happened without an enormously generous alumnus and his wife, Penny. And it’s going to be amazing for the university Many folks, particularly in the sciences, want to see the work that they are doing be used in cures and new types of material and helping the environment..”

The Knight Campus will pave the way for the knowledge created at the UO to make an influence on the community, state and world, Schill said.

Other topics discussed during the interview included: recent and imminent university leadership hires, the Institutional Hiring Plan, the Diversity Action Plan, free speech vs. safety on campus, the new Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response Policy, and the recent decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The full interview can be viewed on the UO Channel.

“UO Today” is a weekly half-hour interview program hosted by Paul Peppis, a UO English professor and director of the Oregon Humanities Center. Each episode features a conversation with UO faculty and administrators, visiting scholars, authors or artists.

It is produced by the Oregon Humanities Center in collaboration with UO Libraries’ Center for Media and Educational Technology. An archive of past interviews is available on the Oregon Humanities Center’s website or on their YouTube channel.