Duck to Duck Mentoring
This fall, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is very excited to launch our Duck to Duck mentoring program to current SAA members. During and after their time at UO, this mentoring program will allow SAA members to search a database of successful UO alumni to find a match that may help them along their journey to becoming great Ducks. As an alum myself, I have been excited to provide insight and wisdom about my time at UO and my journey after graduation in 2005.
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President Breaks Ground on East Campus Project
All that was missing was his lunch pail when University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere donned a fedora hard hat on Monday and climbed into the cab of a backhoe to scoop a ceremonial first shovel of gravel at a ground-breaking for the university’s new East Campus Residence Hall. (Photo: Oregon Daily Emerald)
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Old Idaho Penitentiary in Boise is Site of the 2010 UO Preservation Field School
Preserving significant Pacific Northwest buildings and using them as learning laboratories has been the focus of the past 15 years of work by the University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Field School. This year is no different. The 16th annual Pacific Northwest Field School will be held at the Old Idaho Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho, one of the several remaining territorial prisons in the American West. The field school is still accepting applications from interested students, architects, skilled trades workers, and those interested in preservation.
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Mastering the Mass: Behind-the-Scenes Choral Conducting Workshop is the “Heart of the Festival”
One afternoon a few days before the Oregon Bach Festival opened this year, Helmuth Rilling was hunched over a musical score as though sitting at the keyboard of a giant organ. In front of him, though, was not an organ but a 40-member chorus, dressed for the rehearsal in shorts, T-shirts and sandals.
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Ancient Sabertooth Salmon Gets CT Scan for Science
This is one patient who didn’t have to be told to stay perfectly still while getting a CT scan. Nor did technicians have to worry about him becoming claustrophobic while lying in a $900,000 state-of-the-art machine. And getting his insurance card? No need. “Mr. Salmon,” you see, is not a living creature. He has long since passed. About 5 million years ago, to be precise.
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Kay Gott Chaffey ’51 Receives Congressional Gold Medal
Women from all military branches gathered in March of this year at the Oregon Women Veterans Conference in Canyonville, Oregon to share stories and gain strength from each other. They also filled their bags with souvenir dog tags and other goodies.
» Read an extraction from the Correspondent Angela Kellner’s article published on the Northwest Public Radio website…
Tyler Wallace ’07 Uses Creative Talents to Make Mark on International Architecture
2007 UO graduate Tyler Wallace is using his creative talents to make a mark on public architecture internationally. Currently working for Fentress Architects in Denver alongside the influential and distinguished leadership of designer Curt Fentress, Wallace has been actively participating in local and international competitions.
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‘Stand by Me’ Cast Member Kent Luttrell ’88 Celebrates Film’s 25th Anniversary
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the classic coming-of-age movie "Stand by Me." Brownsville, the small Oregon town where the movie was filmed, is hosting a celebration for fans and local members of the cast and crew.
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Former Running Back Jonathan Stewart Finds His Footing On and Off the Field
In what camp organizers called rare, Stewart held his first football camp free of charge to about 180 kids ages 7 to 14 in what he hopes will become a tradition that will last long after he's "dead and gone." (Photo: Aaron Fentress/The Oregonian)
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Students Receive Scholarships from Pat Tillman Foundation
Bryan Boender was preparing for a career in financial management when he spent all of January 2001 training with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the firm's offices in the South Tower of New York's World Trade Center. A little over seven months later, Al-Qaeda terrorists flew two hijacked airliners into the trade center's twin towers, killing 2,750 people. The attack drew the U.S. into its ongoing war on terrorism and helped change the direction of Boender's life.
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Eaton and Wheating Finalists for Bowerman Award
Two University of Oregon track and field athletes are finalists for a major award that has special meaning to the team that competes at Hayward Field. Ashton Eaton and Andrew Wheating, who concluded exceptional college careers with individual NCAA titles last month, are two of the three male finalists for The Bowerman as announced July 13 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. (Photos: Oregon Daily Emerald, World Track Org.com)
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Tyler Anderson, Scott McGough Named to U.S. College National Team Roster
CARY, N.C. – Oregon pitchers Tyler Anderson and Scott McGough were named to the 2010 Collegiate National Team by USA Baseball. This year’s squad consists of five infielders, four outfielders, two catchers, nine pitchers and a pair of two-way players.
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Mullens is New Athletic Director
University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere announced that he has chosen Rob Mullens — deputy director of athletics at the University of Kentucky for the past four years — to become director of intercollegiate athletics at the UO.
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The Oregon Tailgate 2010-Oregon vs. Tennessee
Join the fun before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Calhoun's in Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s the perfect way to root on the Ducks when they’re on the road. If you are a UOAA member, $5.00 gets you in!
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Dear College Football Nation, Oregon Is Your Next Powerhouse Program
The reality of today makes it easy to assume the facts of tomorrow. Looking into a crystal ball, the next decade of Oregon football looks to be very exciting, competitive, and enjoyable. We all know things can change, but the transformation of college football on the west coast over the past few months tends to lean things in Oregon's favor.
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Outdoor Program Gains Elbow Room
Want to rent a float tube for a relaxing day in the river? You’re in luck. Want to upgrade to a river raft? Take a number. The summer rush is in full swing at the University of Oregon Outdoor Program, and a nearly-complete $500,000 renovation of the program’s “barn” at the northeast corner of University Street and 18th Avenue has made life better for both employees and customers.
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Track Legend Lives on at Hayward Field at the Prefontaine Classic
Going to the Prefontaine Classic on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon is a bit like being a kid in a candy store. There’s too much to look at all at once — pole vaulting, javelin, shot put, hurdles, long jump and, of course, foot races of all distances — as competitors flash by, their jerseys streaking neon pink, yellow, green, turquoise, orange and blue. (Photo: KVAL TV)
» Read more from the Register-Guard’s Randi Bjornstad…
Dr. Vern Hansen Ph.D. ’71
Dr. Vernon Arthur "Vern" Hansen, Ph.D. was born December 21, 1927 in Ulen, Minnesota, to the late Arthur Hansen and Gina (Syverson) Hansen. He grew up on the family farm in Ulen, and as the story goes, skated to school in the winter. He graduated from Ulen High School in 1945. Vern joined the United States Marine Corps on December 29, 1945 in Fargo, North Dakota and was a veteran of World War II. When he received his discharge on October 20, 1947, he was a Corporal. Subsequently, he served for another four years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
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Product Design Professor Earns International Recognitions
The product designs of John Arndt have been winning international acclaim with awards, exhibits and publications. His concept kitchen Flow 2 recently received a Silver IDEA in the Home Living category from the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards.
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Associate Professor of History Carlos Aguirre Talks About the World Cup
Carlos Aguirre still remembers his first soccer ball. It was a Christmas present when he was 3 or 4 years old — quite a treat for a young boy growing up in a small town in northern Peru, where the neighborhood kids would wad up some socks or paper to play futbol, and use two stones or a pair of shoes to mark the goal. "I grew up playing soccer virtually every day," he said. "We played on pavement or dirt or on the beach."
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Asia Specialist is New International Affairs Vice Provost
Denis Fred Simon, an International a Affairs Professor and administrator with extensive experience in Chinese business practices, has been chosen to be the new vice provost for international affairs at the University of Oregon.
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Autzen at Night
Autzen Stadium at Night shot by Wolfram Burner… "Let's Get Ready for Some Football!"
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The Knight Library provides an evening glow. (Photo by Wolfram Burner)
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