Four scuba divers are submerged in waters of a deep-blue depth, with bubbles rising from their tanks

Scuba-diving scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered that colonies of salps, gelatinous sea animals that look similar to jellyfish, swim through the ocean in giant corkscrew shapes using coordinated jet propulsion. It's an unusual kind of locomotion that could inspire new designs for efficient underwater vehicles. 

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They’re courageous, committed, endlessly creative. Ducks featured in the spring 2024 issue of Oregon Quarterly are pushing the limits of discovery, career, and—in the case of a fearless refugee from Afghanistan—women’s rights. Binding them together is their power to inspire. Plus: a news quiz! 

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Composer Reimagines a Classic for Bach Fest Project

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Party like it’s 1999 at the 25th Reunion!

Calling the classes of 1998–2000: Mark your calendars for October 25–26, 2024, to celebrate the first-ever 25th reunion on the Eugene campus. Visit the UO Alumni Association online to learn more! Registration opens in July 2024.

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