Duck Life

Spring 2024

Navigating Change by Staying Her Course

She ran track in high school, and now Nike executive Sarah Mensah is sprinting past business milestones

Group of UO students in woodsy setting
Spring 2024

It Takes Mettle to Earn Stamps, and These Ducks Prove It

Student achievements have helped UO expand its ability to award the rigorous scholarships

Saghar Salehi chats with Reza Rejaie at a computer in a classroom
Spring 2024

Escaping the Taliban, She Fights for Education and Women

Saghar Salehi fled her homeland and landed at the UO to study and fight for women in Afghanistan

Spring 2024

Think You Know UO Research? Take the OQ News Quiz and See

Test your knowledge of our scientific and scholarly work with fifteen brain-teasing questions from UO news

Winter 2024

Rhodes in Hand, Her Sights Are Set on Global Health

Video: Nayantara Arora is the first UO woman to win the world’s most prestigious international scholarship

Winter 2024

The UO’s First Black Woman Grad Brought Lasting Change

The legacy of Nellie Franklin—a Black student who was not permitted to live in a dorm—still resonates today

Winter 2024

Finding Herself, Thousands of Miles from Home

From the classroom to the lab to a global health internship, Dante’ James has excelled while exploring what it means to be mixed race

Autumn 2023

National Science Conference Has Diversity at Its STEM

UO students found camaraderie, career paths, and more at major conference in Portland

Autumn 2023

Meeting Many to Listen and Learn

Karl Scholz has spent his first ninety days engaging Ducks at a whirlwind pace