Spring 2021

Oregon Quarterly Spring 2021

Science & Technology

Physics Student is Melting Glass Ceilings

Nicole Wales has distinguished herself through research into the physical properties of glass—and by what she’s overcome

Cartoonist rendition of seratonin with glasses and circuitry
Science & Technology

Drawn to Science

Research faculty members and students from the UO’s first-in-the-nation comics studies minor bring complex concepts to life through illustrations

student in neuroscience lab
Science & Technology

Science of the Mind

A longstanding area of research excellence and a popular new major, neuroscience takes center stage at the University of Oregon

Art, Design & Literature

Adrian Parr: An Explorer by Design

The College of Design dean will help the UO flex its imagination in the pursuit of environmental and social justice

Media & Communications

Black Lives Matter Protests Behind, Wildfires Ahead

Last summer was dangerous for documentary photographer Mason Trinca. This summer will be the same.

Art, Design & LiteratureDuck Life

Anne Helen Petersen and the “Burnout Generation”

The English grad's viral Buzzfeed essay led her to redefine what it means to be a Millennial

Politics & Society

Empowering the Incarcerated through Education

UO Prison Education Program provides new opportunities for personal growth among students and incarcerated Oregonians

Politics & Society

Human Rights Motivates Grad

Namratha Somayajula’s lifelong interest in human rights leads to a career in advocacy

Politics & Society

Greg Walden: A Friend Leaves the House

Now retired, the former US Representative and alumnus has a future of skiing, kayaking, and camping ahead of him