Alumni

Artist rendering of James Webb Space Telescope
April 6

UO Alumna Part of Webb Space Telescope Team

Charity Woodrum overcame personal tragedy to pursue a career in space physics
Folake Owodunni, UO alumna
April 6

Biology Alumna Addresses Medical Needs With Emergency Response Africa

The network started by Folake Owodunni is operating in three Nigerian cities
Steve Bence Photo by Marina Koslow
April 6

Math and Business Alum Pens Book on Life with Nike and Prefontaine

First-time author recounts track-and-field days at UO and running with Steve Prefontaine
Tom Bode and companion Luna
April 6

Adventure Follows Quest for Giant Doug Fir Near Albany

Alumnus Tom Bode and his dog set out in search of Nefertiti in Crabtree Valley
The Duck posing with parents
March 25

UO opens its doors for an in-person Spring Family Weekend

Running April 22-24, the event gives parents a look at the life of their students
Amber Starks
March 15

Activist shares Native and Black experiences for Common Reading

Alumna Amber Starks is inspiring students using her Muscogee roots and Black activism
Map of original tribal communities in NW Oregon
February 22

Two UO grads put their skills to work serving their tribes

Rachel Cushman and Carina Miller are now giving back as elected leaders
Polly Irungu
February 17

UO alumna to take part in panel on diversity in photography

Polly Irungu, a 2017 grad, is the founder of Black Women Photographers
Wordle game on cellphone
February 4

Wordle, the brainchild of a UO alum, is sweeping the globe

Created by 2011 digital arts grad Josh Wardle, the puzzle is part game and part love letter
Elephants in Sri Lanka
January 24

UO alum, grad student working to save elephants in Sri Lanka

They hope to create an environment where humans and the largest land mammal coexist

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