Oregon Quarterly Autumn 2011

The legacy left behind by the hippie tree-planters of the 1970s and ’80s who once defined the Eugene scene
An internationally famous spa is only part of the living landscape wonders created by a hard-working UO alumna
A forest trails worker tells a story of softball, baseball, chainsaws, friendship, and being a girl
Volunteers try to fill in the gaps left by reduced city support of the university's gorgeous neighbor, Hendricks Park 
Bringing a feature film to life, with the help of a lot of Pez and an MBA
Former UO women athletes receive their long-delayed letters from the univeristy
UO researchers invent a key to quickly unlock DNA
Sharing stories, passions, and projects by way of Pecha Kucha
Three new buildings transform the edge of campus into a model of innovation and progress
French professor strives to convince college students the Middle Ages matter through poetry
Tim Clevenger takes the helm at the UO Alumni Association
Making the world a cozier place one piece of pillow furniture at a time
Ordinary sneakers become intricate, personalized kicks thanks to two UO alumni and their custom shoe-art business
Duck pens worst line of the year
Cleaning the kitchen and WWE wrestling help a mother and son cope with loss
Letters to the editor include an ode to ants, a grateful account of having quit a sorority, and a smallpox correction