All Things Duck Football
Find out where to be to watch the game when the Ducks are on the road and the best place to get geared up before you see it in person. It’s all right here and it’s all things UO Football! Go Ducks!
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Picking a college is a big step, but not too big for an independent young woman. My daughter will not be going to UC Berkeley this fall. When I broached the idea of applying to my beloved alma mater, she couldn't have been clearer. "I'm sorry, Mom," she said, gently patting my hand, "but it's not my kind of school."
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Student Designer Wins National Award
At her product design class’s final pin-up, undergraduate Tara Nielsen said her project didn’t receive any votes for favorite design. But her simple yet dynamic “Billow Napkin Dispenser” later won a bigger award: one of three Zinc Challenge awards from Interzinc, a zinc industry-marketing group. Nielsen earned $2,000 for her design and the product design program netted another $1,000.
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Recognition Awards Presented to AIM Masters Students
The University of Oregon Applied Information Management (AIM) Master’s Degree Program is well known for the progressive research conducted by students in the final phase of study. AIM is a part-time program and students work full time while engaged in the course work. Writing a research paper provides students with an opportunity to select a topic in the larger field of information management and build a clearly defined link between their professional activity and an academic inquiry.
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UO Buildings LEED the Way
One of the University of Oregon’s two ongoing signature building projects will host legions of sports fans who will loudly support their favorite college hoops team while wearing green and gold ensembles. The other building will welcome graduates returning to their Eugene stomping grounds. While the Matthew Knight Arena and the Ford Alumni Center seem different, they do share design schemes predicated on sustainability.
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Matt Patton ’95 Makes his Mark on Snow Board Industry
Matt Patton will never forget his father's reaction to the news in 2000 that his son was leaving the law firm where he had been employed for nearly three years and starting a snowboard shop with his friends. It's news most parents dread hearing.
» Read more from the UO School of Law…
Andiel Brown ’08 Knows the Roar of the Crowd
He heard it often at Autzen Stadium during his student days at the University of Oregon, where he won a spot on the football team as a walk-on in 2004 and led the Pac-10 Conference in punt returns in 2007. He heard it again recently, not in front of tens of thousands of screaming football fans this time, but in a room full of screaming fans of gospel music, at the Disney Gospel Choir Fest at Disney World in Florida, where a dozen choirs from around the country competed for the gold. (Photo: Claudia Hirt)
» Read more from Register Guard reporter Randi Bjornstad…
Inaugural Caldera Scholar Paris Hart and Dan Wieden ’67
Paris Hart, the first student in her family to attend college, will study photojournalism at the UO with a scholarship created by Dan Wieden ’67. At left, Paris Hart, interviews her mentor and benefactor, Dan Wieden ’67. Hart will attend the SOJC beginning this fall as the inaugural Caldera Scholar.
» Read more from the UO Journalism School…
Technical Assistance Program Assists Distressed Communities
The University of Oregon has received a $97,847 federal grant to support its economic development technical assistance program. The UO technical assistance program helps local governments, tribes, nonprofit organizations and private-sector businesses analyze the economic needs of local communities. The money will be used to help distressed communities create sustainable local economies through capacity building, applied research and partnerships.
» Learn more from Portland Business Journal…
Calling all Advocates
By becoming a UO Advocate, you can help ensure that the University of Oregon’s voice is heard around our communities and in the halls of government — throughout Oregon, in the State Capitol, and in Washington, D.C. Simply fill in the registration form so that we can match your interests and expertise with our upcoming advocacy efforts. As soon as we receive your registration, you’ll become a member of our team.
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New Partnership Update
On October 1, UO President Richard Lariviere presented the University of Oregon’s proposal for higher education reform to the Oregon Legislature’s Higher Education Work Group.
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Olympian Alum Ken Flax ’87 Takes His Place in UO Hall of Fame
Ken Flax ’87 has come a long way since the days in the early 1980’s when he was a barely recruited track and field athlete at Redwood High in California. Roughly 25 years later, Flax is ready to take his place as part of the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame in honor of his career as one of the greatest hammer throwers in NCAA history.
» Read more from Marin Independent Journal…
No. 11 Ducks Jump Four Spots in Coaches Poll
Tied atop the Pac-10 Conference, the No. 11 University of Oregon volleyball team (14-0, 2-0) climbed to a new season high in the fifth American Volleyball Coaches Association coaches’ poll recently released.
» Read more from goducks.com…
Lacrosse Team Begin Preparation for 2011 Campaign
With fall competition beginning in October, the University of Oregon lacrosse team is back on the field and practicing for the first time this week. The Ducks reported to camp and have spent the week conditioning and honing their skills in practice. Head coach Jen Larsen wasted little time in announcing senior Alex Breiner and juniors Jana Drummond and Colleen Taggart her three captains for the 2011 season.
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Q and A with New Athletic Director
As Oregon’s new director of athletics, the 41-year-old Mullens, most recently the deputy AD at Kentucky, is learning about his department, and its $75.3 million operating budget for the current fiscal year, and his coaches, none of whom he hired, and his new community. In an interview with the Register-Guard, Mullens discussed a variety of topics.
» Find out more from Register-Guard reporter Ron Bellamy…
Ga Ga for Googie
Well before Google came Googie. An architectural style popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Googie describes the design of the former Lew Williams and Joe Romania car dealership at the Franklin Boulevard entrance to Eugene. Now, the 50-year-old building’s distinctive architecture is the basis for a request from a Adrienne Donovan-Boyd ’09 to place the structure on the National Register of Historic Places.
» Read more from the Register-Guard…
Donate Blood and Help the Ducks Reclaim the Trophy
This November, help Northwest patients by participating in the 9th annual Civil War Blood Drive. Any UO fan who donates blood statewide on behalf of the Ducks from Nov 4-20 will help UO reclaim the Civil War Blood Drive trophy. By donating you can also enter to win two Civil War football tickets.
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» Find out more about Civil War Blood Drive Night at the Portland Trailblazer game on November 26th…
Sharing the Road to Beatty
Correcting a dangerous curve on Oregon Highway 140 near Beatty, east of Klamath Falls, has been a challenge for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Adjacent to the Sprague River, the curve abuts wetlands and spawning grounds for endangered fish, and carves through an archaeological site that has been home to generations of ancestors to the modern Klamath Tribes.
» Read more from Tom Connolly, Museum of Natural & Cultural History’s Director of Archaeological Research…
Stephen J. Cannell ’64
Stephen J. Cannell ’64 grad from the UO School of Journalism, member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and writer-producer of dozens of TV favorites "The Rockford Files," "The A-Team" and "The Commish," has died at age 69. Cannell passed away at his home in Pasadena, Calif., from complications associated with melanoma.
» Read more from Entertainment Weekly…
Professors Launch Campus Reader Program
Two University of Oregon researchers see electronic reading tablets such as the iPad, Tablet PC and Kindle as potential game changers to help people overcome a variety of barriers to effective reading and comprehension. With the help of a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Stephen Fickas, professor of computer science, and McKay Sohlberg, professor of communication disorders and sciences, have launched the CampusReader project.
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Composition Professor Robert Kyr Profiled on NPR
Professor Robert Kyr finds inspiration in the desert. (Photo by Karen Kuehn for NPR)
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Biologists and Prof Explore the Great Indoors
Two UO biologists and a professor of architecture will lead a scientific journey into what may be the most underexplored frontier on the planet — the indoor environment. "One of the most exciting things we'll be doing is collaborating across biology and architecture to answer questions that have never been raised before," said Jessica Green, UO Professor of Biology.
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Lundquist School of Business Introduces Dean
Cornelis A. “Kees” de Kluyver ’70 MBA ’71 was born in the Netherlands and did undergraduate work at Nyenrode Business University before earning a bachelor's degree in marketing and an MBA from UO. He holds another master's degree and a doctorate in operations research from Case Western Reserve University.
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W. Rex Stevens ’49 shows off his duck hat and vintage camera collection
ESPN Quack Attack Video
Watch our feathered friend in action with the team from ESPN.
Be Bold: The University of Oregon
Watch the new UO TV spot that is airing nationally.
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