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June 2, 2023
POLITICAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Amy Bowers Cordalis will speak at the University of Oregon's commencement on Tuesday, June 20. Cordalis is the co-principal of the Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group, a nonprofit that represents Indigenous tribes, organizations and people in natural and cultural resource matters. She graduated from the UO in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science and minor in environmental studies.
May 25, 2023
By mid June, the smiling faces of nearly 60 UO faculty members will soon be flying on banners on campus and into town, highlighting outstanding teaching and scholarship. Each of the 59 banners will feature a portrait of a faculty member, a quote, and the reason the person is being featured, such as excellence in teaching, research, mentorship or leadership.
May 15, 2023
For the winter term, 4,556 University of Oregon students made the Dean' List. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 12 credits with a letter grade and with a grade-point average of at least 3.75.
May 12, 2023
BIOLOGY, THEATRE ARTS - On Thursday, May 25, around 450 UO students and recent graduates presenting their projects at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The annual event showcases student research across all academic fields; 67 majors across all the UO’s schools and colleges will be represented.
May 8, 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the University of Oregon has several mental health resources for students, including anonymous mental health screening, peer connection services, group and individual short-term therapy — and more.
May 3, 2023
THEATRE ARTS - In Q&A with ‘Twelfth Night’ Director John Schmor, he said the play “is one of Shakespeare’s best because it somehow allows for comedy without ignoring that life isn’t purely comedy or tragedy, but a mix of light and dark.”
May 3, 2023
PHILOSOPHY, COMPUTER SCIENCE - Four University of Oregon faculty members will chat about the rise of chatbots and artificial intelligence at an upcoming interactive forum Thursday, May 11.
April 28, 2023
THEATRE ARTS - The University Theater wraps up its 2022-23 season with Shakespeare's comedy classic 'Twelfth Night.' “The comic happenstances in ‘Twelfth Night’ seem to me married to why we need comedy in the first place,” said director John Schmor.
April 27, 2023
The University of Oregon is making significant strides towards becoming a designated Hispanic-serving institution with the release of a comprehensive report and the recent appointment of a special adviser — Laura Pulido, professor of indigenous, race and ethnic studies — to lead the initiative.
April 21, 2023
MATHEMATICS, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIOLOGY - Three University of Oregon professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have received teaching awards for their excellence in the classroom. The annual Tykeson Teaching Awards are presented to one faculty member in each division of the UO’s largest college: the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
April 14, 2023
COMICS & CARTOON STUDIES, CREATIVE WRITING, ENGLISH - The UO professor and Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities in the Creative Writing Program will share how he’s been able to accomplish what he’s done so far, and the factors underlying the keys to its success, in an April 24 talk.
March 30, 2023
PHILOSOPHY - In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Colin Koopman looks at how real lives are being overtaken by their digital lives.
March 22, 2023
FOLKLORE & PUBLIC CULTURE - Iryna Stavynska, a Fulbright scholar from Ukraine, is bringing some of the art and culture of her country to the UO as she makes one last stop on an educational journey that will soon take her back to her war-torn homeland.
March 13, 2023
The Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon today named John Karl Scholz — a distinguished economist, professor, and current provost at University of Wisconsin-Madison — as the university’s 19th president. He will begin his appointment on July 1, 2023.
February 24, 2023
With research showing that young people are increasingly stressed by the effects of climate change, an expert on how to ease that anxiety will speak at the UO as this year’s Kritikos Lecturer. Author and researcher Britt Wray will share practical tips and strategies for productively dealing with emotions, living with climate trauma, and strengthening communities.