Oregon Quarterly is the flagship magazine of the University of Oregon. We publish in-depth articles, profiles, and campus news for a well-educated audience of UO alumni 250,000 strong, the university community, and friends who live in Oregon and beyond.

Our editorial focus is on the university’s role in issues of state, regional, and national interest. We also celebrate the university and its exceptional alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

The magazine is the successor to Old Oregon, the University of Oregon alumni magazine founded in 1919. In 2023, Oregon Quarterly ceased publication of its print edition and made the change to all-digital, online editions. It is produced by University Communications in partnership with the University of Oregon Alumni Association and University Advancement.


George Evano Publisher

In a communications and marketing career spanning more than thirty years, George has directed record-setting sales campaigns for the Oregon Bach Festival, produced marketing materials that have won Telly, Summit, and International Graphics Competition awards, and led fundraising communications teams for the University of Oregon. Following his own Oregon Trail, he grew up playing ice hockey in New Jersey, attended college in West Virginia, was a graveyard shift DJ for KUNM in New Mexico, and worked as a theater publicist in the San Francisco area before answering the Duck call and coming to the UO in 1993. As Senior Director of Editorial Content for University Communications, he oversees Oregon Quarterly and Around the O.

Matt Cooper Managing Editor

When Matt was a kid, Thursdays after school meant a furious bike ride to Gil’s variety store for the latest comics about Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman—it was an introduction to the power of storytelling. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Matt worked for the weekly newspapers in his hometown Cincinnati for five years before heading west in 1996. He was a feature writer at the Yakima Herald-Republic and he covered county government for the Register-Guard prior to joining the UO as a writer in 2012. Throughout, Matt has striven to find uncommon stories that inform and entertain, and to tell them in a manner that keeps readers reading.