Oregon Quarterly Summer 2012

July 1

Always a Story: Kenneth O’Connell and the Art of the Sketchbook

A glimpse inside the travel sketchbooks of Kenneth O’Connell, and the connection he inspires between seeing, drawing, and thinking

John Yeon's Aubrey R. Watzek House is considered a pioneering example of Northwest-style modernist architecture. Photograph by Esto
July 1

Spirit of Place

The story of how John Yeon paved the way for Northwest style and the architecture of Oregon today

Photograph CC Edgeplot by-NC-SA 3.0
July 1


The winning essay of the 2012 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest offers a heartbreaking story of love and longing

Oregon Daily Emerald publisher Ryan Frank '99. Frank is charged with leading the evolution of the organization from a traditional newspaper publishing enterprise to a multimedia endeavor. Photograph by Ivar Vong - Oregon Daily Emerald
July 1

The Oregon "Daily" Emerald

For ninety-two years, the UO’s student newspaper has been a print daily. Beginning this fall, that’s going to change.

Cirque du Soleil performing their touring show Dralion at Matthew Knight Arena, 2011. Photograph courtesy Mike Duncan
July 1

Booking Matt Arena

The man behind the curtain at the UO’s 12,000-seat events facility

Photograph by AP Photo - Wong Maye - E
July 1

Lady Gaga, Sweet Potatoes, and Water Buffalo

Excerpt from Yong Zhao's blog post, "If Lady Gaga Can Be Useful..."

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art - Detail from Happy Buddha by Ik-Joong Kang, 2007
July 1

Going Global

The UO and its strengthening ties with Asia and the Pacific Rim

Illustration by Dan Pegoda
July 1

On Beating Steve Prefontaine

The epic tale of how a race to class became one alum's most memorable moment at UO

Photograph by John Bauguess
July 1

The Best... Bench

A hidden, secluded seat to rest your feet offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of campus

Three University of Oregon undergraduates dream big, launching Blue Dog Mead to take honey wine to the masses. (Left to right: Simon Blatz, Chase Drum, Simon Spencer). Photograph by Jack Liu
July 1

The Busy Bees of Brewing

Three students aspire to become mead moguls