Journalism Values and Vision: Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption
Join us on February 11 in Seattle for a conversation about the future of journalism
In an era when audience attention lasts 140 characters and major media outlets blur the lines between news and commentary, how will the School of Journalism and Communication help to shape the future of journalism?
SOJC Dean Tim Gleason and the UO Alumni Association invite you to join a town hall meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Seattle's Town Hall to discuss a rapidly-changing media landscape and to debate the future of journalism. Gleason will be joined by Mike Fancher '68 retired executive editor, The Seattle Times; brand strategist Scott Bedbury '80; social media visionary Peter Rinearson; local news correspondent Lara Yamada '08; and content strategist Heidi de Laubenfels. Topics include the state of a nation with a continued erosion of trust in the media, how to win back the public trust, and what is likely to replace traditional media.
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Creative Writing Program Ranked #10 in Nation
The UO's MFA program in creative writing was ranked 10th in the nation by Poets & Writers Magazine, in an analysis of the top 50 programs in the U.S. The UO program also rated fifth in the magazine's postgraduate placement category, which ranks schools based on fellowships and awards.
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G. Z. Brown Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Energy Conservation
G.Z. Brown, Knight Professor of Architecture, was chosen for a lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Professional Energy Managers in December. The award recognizes his years of service, including his solution for an energy-efficient classroom and an innovative daylighting devise he designed for an educational building, both at Mt. Angel Abbey, and his work at the UO’s Energy Studies in Buildings Lab.
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National Geographic photographer Sam Abell debuts “Amazonia” exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Few people ever have the opportunity to experience the headwaters of the Amazon in person. A new photography exhibit at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus is bringing the experience to life in early 2010. The exhibition, "Amazonia," will feature more than 50 full-color photographs and commentary by National Geographic photographer Sam Abell, and additional photos and text by the Danish wildlife photographer Torben Ulrik Nissen. "Amazonia" will run from Jan. 17 through May 2.
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Donna DuBois M.S. ’05 Oregon Teacher of the Year
Donna DuBois, Education Leadership Master’s Program alumna and fourth-grade teacher at Camas Ridge Community School in Eugene, is Oregon's Teacher of the Year, 2009–10. The 12-year teaching veteran will be honored at a national forum in Washington, DC.
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UO Faculty and Staff Give Back
Once again UO faculty and staff have responded with generosity to the statewide Charitable Fund Drive. As of January 6, 2010, pledges from UO faculty and staff to date exceed $220,000. These funds will be well used to address critical needs at a time when the recession has hit our community hard. Thank you UO Employees!
Ismaël’s Duck Story
Ismaël Coulibaly doesn’t see himself as someone special. But from the first moment I met this well-spoken and polite student, I knew I was sitting across from someone poised to make his mark on the world. As a junior majoring in Political Science with a dual-minor in Business and Computer Science, Ismaël truly represents the kind of driven student who enriches the campus environment through his involvement. As if pursuing multiple degree concentrations wasn’t enough, he serves as Vice-President of the UO Entrepreneur Club and an active member of the African Students Association (ASA) where he’s leading efforts to organize a campus-wide Malaria Day to raise funds for mosquito nets in Africa. Thanks to the generosity of alumni donors who support the Ghent Scholarship, the Mills Study Abroad Scholarship, and the Office of International Affairs, UO students have the opportunity — both inside and outside the classroom — to gain the global perspectives necessary to thrive in today’s interconnected world.
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John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes Opens
The University of Oregon recently opened the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes at the corner of 13th Avenue and Agate Street.
The building will provide student athletes with a facility to encourage academic achievement as well as athletic performance at UO. In addition, the Jaqua Center is an asset to campus and the community with scheduled class and meeting spaces, first-floor tutor rooms available for general student use, and an Allan Bros. coffee shop.
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Hockey Team Sweeps Stanford
In a span of just over 24 hours, Oregon hockey scored 25 goals and accrued two shutouts. Not bad for a squad that endured a first-half schedule playing shorthanded. Oregon rolled Stanford by scores of 15-0 and 10-0 on January 8 & 9th. (Photo: Phil Johnson)
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Bristow Rallies from Slow Start to Earn LPGA Tour Spot
With an eagle on the par-5 closing hole, former University of Oregon golfer Cathryn Bristow overcame a horrid start to Monday December 7th’s final round and earned playing status on the LPGA Tour for 2010. The left-hander from New Zealand closed with an even-par 72 to finish tied for 22nd place in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament at the LPGA International Champions Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Photo: Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)
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Ducks and Bucks Feed the Hungry in LA
A day ahead of the kickoff for the 2010 Rose Bowl Game, The Ducks and the Bucks teamed up to fight hunger. Students, staff and alumni from The University of Oregon and The Ohio State University packed food boxes for the hungry at the Los Angeles regional food bank.
Left: Duck and Brutus being friendly. Right: President Lariviere and volunteers.
Kurt Aherns (in yellow tee) and other volunteers help at the food bank.
(Photos: Remi Nagata)
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NCAA Track & Field Championship Tickets to go on Sale Jan. 22
All-session tickets for the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships will go on sale to the public on Friday, Jan. 22. The University of Oregon is hosting the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field June 9-12. Tickets will be available on line at www.goducks.com, via phone (1-800-932-3668/541-346-4461) or in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Len Casanova Center. The four-day, all-session ticket prices are $80 for reserved seating, $60 for adult general admission and $40 for youth and senior general admission and U of O students.
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Students Wow Gresham’s Rockwood Urban Renewal with Ideas
About six months ago, Gresham urban renewal leaders parted ways with a promising developer whose vision for Rockwood didn’t agree with theirs. Now, some of those same leaders are wide-eyed in amazement and awe at what a group of students have proposed for the same area. (Graphic courtesy of the City of Gresham)
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UO Archaeologists Exposing Pre-Mazama Human Occupation on the North Umpqua
The eruption of Mount Mazama around 7600 years ago, which resulted in the Crater Lake caldera, also deposited a thick layer of pumice and ash across the central Oregon landscape and in the headwater regions of the Umpqua, Rogue, and Klamath rivers. Archaeological investigations in the upper North Umpqua River drainage have uncovered evidence in several locations of human occupation buried beneath this ash.
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UO law professor receives National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship
Michelle McKinley, a University of Oregon law professor, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship. She was awarded $25,200 to work on the book manuscript, "Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism, and Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.”
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Chemistry Professor visits White House
Geri Richmond, professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon, was invited to the White House on Thursday to share her secrets about helping girls and women succeed in the sciences. Richmond was invited to speak to the White House Council on Women and Girls on how to help women enter and thrive in fields of science, engineering and mathematics. The professor uses lasers to research the molecular structure of water and other liquid surfaces, but she also has devoted time over the last three decades to help other women build careers in science and math.
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Rose Bowl Photo Gallery
Left: Ed Bullard ’64 Enjoys the Rose Bowl. Right: Supwitchugirl performs at UOAA Tailgate Party
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