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We are


Change makers and big dreamers, with our hands in the dirt and our eyes on the cosmos. We're solutions oriented and community focused, resourceful and collaborative, and we don't shy away from a difficult problem.


We believe


In the power of stories and of data, in upending the conventional while learning from our history. We appreciate our commonalities and celebrate our differences, and we value those who challenge our assumptions.


We are Ducks

Ducks Expand Horizons



Esther Pohl Lovejoy is appointed the first woman to direct a department of health in a major US city.


Lila Acheson Wallace cofounds Reader's Digest


Minoru Yasui protests wartime curfews. His activism leads to reparations for Japanese-Americans in 1988.


Edwin Coleman II is hired. His work leads to the creation of the ethnic studies department.


Bill Bowerman uses a waffle iron to fashion the first prototype of the Nike Waffle Trainer.


Biologist George Streisinger clones the first vertebrate: a zebrafish.



Tinker Hatfield's iconic "O" design is adopted as the official UO logo.


Ann Curry wins an Emmy for her reporting on the Darfur crisis with NBC Nightly News.


A team of physicists including UO researchers detect a gravitational wave for the first time.


Mustafa Kasubhai becomes the first Muslim-American seated on a US federal court.

Plus So Much More

Alumni Stories Undergraduate Research Symposium

Honoring Native Peoples and Lands

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, their descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities, at the UO and across the land now referred to as Oregon.

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