Oregon Quarterly Autumn 2011

Photograph courtesy UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives
October 1

With a Human Face: When Hoedads Walked the Earth

The legacy left behind by the hippie tree-planters of the 1970s and ’80s who once defined the Eugene scene

October 1

Hands-On Magic

An internationally famous spa is only part of the living landscape wonders created by a hard-working UO alumna

Photograph CC Soul Rider.222 by-NC-ND-3.0
October 1

Saw Chips in My Bra

A forest trails worker tells a story of softball, baseball, chainsaws, friendship, and being a girl

Left to right: Thomas Mickel; Sarah Vasconcellos; Harriet Kelly; Karen Goebel; Phyllis Hamel; and Ray Scofield. Photograph courtesy Friends of Hendricks Park
October 1

People's Park

Volunteers try to fill in the gaps left by reduced city support of the university's gorgeous neighbor, Hendricks Park 

On the set of Little Blue Pill, an indie film shot in Portland. Photograph courtesy Montauk Project Films
October 1

Little Blue Movie

Bringing a feature film to life, with the help of a lot of Pez and an MBA

Peg Rees, Sue Wieseke, and Wendy Polhemus display their long-delayed letters. Photograph by Isaac Viel
October 1


Former UO women athletes receive their long-delayed letters from the univeristy

Codevelopers of enhanced genome sequencing technique Eric Johnson and Michael Miller, along with Floragenex CEO Nathan Lillegard. Photograph by John Bauguess
October 1

Fast-Forwarding Mendel

UO researchers invent a key to quickly unlock DNA

These four images by Portland artist Gwenn Seemel were part of her Pecha Kucha presentation that explored the challenges of artistic creation. Can you find the differences? Paintings by Gwenn Seemel
October 1

Thinking Inside the Box

Sharing stories, passions, and projects by way of Pecha Kucha

The Matthew Knight Arena is home to lots of sports action, but has also provided a large-capacity entertainment venue for a variety of shows. Photograph by John Bauguess
October 1

A Gleaming Campus Gateway

Three new buildings transform the edge of campus into a model of innovation and progress

Photograph courtesy Barbara Altmann
October 1

Profile: Barbara Altmann

French professor strives to convince college students the Middle Ages matter through poetry