Campus News

1. Where in the world were you?I was in Shanghai, China.2. What work were you doing there?
Aggressive panhandling, public drunkenness, and drug dealing—20 years ago the stretch of East 13th Avenue just west of campus was a magnet for these illegal activities. Shops had bricks thrown through their windows and customers were calling in to see if it was safe to enter the neighborhood.
The UO's Center for Assessment, Statistics and Evaluation (CASE) is seeking campus input to assess the research support needs of faculty and graduate students. An online survey allows participants to share their research practices and submit preferences for support.
Beatrice Dohrn knows nonprofits. She has spent nearly her entire professional career engaged in public interest work — from Legal Aid in Harlem and the Bronx to nearly a decade at the groundbreaking Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.Now she's bringing her expertise, knowledge and commitment to the University of Oregon School of Law as the director of the Nonprofit Clinic. 
The north half of 13th Avenue and the sidewalk on the street's north side will be closed between Fenton and Friendly halls beginning Thursday (July 11) and continuing for about a month, as a fire line extension project gets underway.Users of Fenton, Friendly, Johnson and Chapman halls are expected to be the most affected by the project. The project manager from UO Campus Operations expects periods of loud construction noise.
From June 25 to July 9, UO geophysicist Dean Livelybrooks and a team of national scientists on board the Atlantis research vessel will recover earthquake-monitoring equipment in the Pacific Ocean. Follow tweets and other activity at @uocas and #uoshiptrip.
The weekly AroundtheO photo gallery focuses on the people and places that make the University of Oregon special.
Legislation that authorizes an institutional governing board for the University of Oregon is on its way to the governor for his signature, after the Oregon House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill on Saturday and the Senate concurred with the amended version Monday morning. House members approved Senate Bill 270 with a vote of 44-15, three days after the Oregon Senate passed the bill with a 23-7 vote. Gov. John Kitzhaber – who has been a strong proponent of the legislation – is expected to sign it into law.
The latest “A couple minutes with…” video interview features Donelle Manton, at program assistant in the UO Annual Giving Program … who also is the founder of Tres Islas Orphanage Fund in Mazatlan, Mexico. Manton's day job is all about supporting the UO mission of education and access, she's accomplishing similar things in Mexico. Her goal is to assist children in the orphanage "from cradle through college," emphasizing education and the opportunities it creates.
From June 25 to July 9, UO geophysicist Dean Livelybrooks and a team of national scientists on board the Atlantis research vessel will recover earthquake-monitoring equipment in the Pacific Ocean. Follow tweets and other activity at @uocas and #uoshiptrip. Visit explorationnow.org/atlantis to follow the action live.