Oregon Quarterly, the flagship magazine of the University of Oregon, showcases the many facets of university life and the contributions the UO and its people make to Oregon and the world. OQ publishes quarterly issues and additional stories throughout the year in an online, digital format. It is produced by University Communications in partnership with the University of Oregon Alumni Association and is available free by subscription.
The magazine is the successor to Old Oregon, the University of Oregon alumni magazine founded in 1919.
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 is a contributing editor to 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.
Ed Dorsch Contributing Editor
Ed Dorsch, BA ’94 (English, sociology), MA ’99 (journalism), has known he wanted to write since third grade, when he published a poem titled “Grandpa Fog.” A former teacher, school director, and fiction editor for the Northwest Review, Dorsch comes from a family of educators. In graduate school, he was editor in chief of Flux, one of the nation’s top student-produced magazines, and wrote his first story for Oregon Quarterly. After earning a professional master’s degree with a focus on magazines, he became vice president of a national environmental nonprofit and editor of its newsletter. For more than two decades, Dorsch has served the UO as a writer, producer, and storyteller. In addition to a PRSA Spotlight Award, he’s won bronze, silver, and gold CASE awards.