Oregon Quarterly Winter 2012

Chichén Itzá. Photograph CC-by-NC-ND-3.0 Nicolas Karim
January 1

Doomsday or Deliverance?

Folklorist Dan Wojcik examines the Internet-fed frenzy over an ancient Mayan prophecy that says when the world will end

Wyatt Harris in the rural village where he was born near Ma'anshan, an industrial city in eastern China's Anhui provence. Photograph courtesy Wyatt Harris
January 1

Long Journey Home

With luck, determination, and the kindness of strangers, a young man uncovers the mysterious circumstances of his birth

Gentoo penguin, Primavera Station, Antarctica. Photograph by John Postlethwait
January 1

To the End of the Earth

If you want to study Antarctic icefish, you have to go where they live

University of Oregon archaeologist Dennis Jenkins, far right, and fellow researchers excavate the site. Photograph by Paul Baumman and Alton Strupp
January 1

Rediscovering the New World

UO archaeologists are rewriting the history of the Americas with their discoveries in Oregon's Paisley Caves

Illustration courtesy L. Miller ans Son, LTD., U.K.
January 1

We Can Be Heroes

Excerpt from English professor Ben Saunder's book, Do the Gods Wear Capes?

Abigail Scott Duniway signs Oregon's Equal Suffrage Proclamation on November 30, 1912, as Governor Oswald West and Viola M. Coe watch. Photograph courtesy Library of Congress
January 1

Vote, Baby, Vote

Abigail Scott Duniway's battle to win women the right to vote and her victory's 100-year anniversary

Michael Bishop, left; Jamie Slade, center; and Brian McAndrew have pursued separate interests since their energetic performance pictured here, rallying Ducks fans before the 2011 BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph by Jack Liu
January 1

What’s Up, Supwitchugirl Guys?

Where are they now?

Photograph by Jack Liu
January 1

Fostering Connections

UO psychology professor Philip Fisher supports foster and adoptive families facing big challenges

Photograph by John Bauguess
January 1

The Best... Place to See the Fall Leaves

One of the most colorful spots on campus come autumn gives a welcome release from the stresses of school

Photograph by Erin Flood Fortier
January 1

Profile: Jennifer Reynolds

UO law professor teaches students the importance of mediation and the indefinite nature of law