Spring 2022

Oregon Quarterly Spring 2022

Environment & Sustainability

Queen of the Bees

Biologist Lauren Ponisio has a plan to help the pivotal pollinators in the Pacific Northwest

Motherwell painting of pastoral setting presumably in Eugene
Art, Design & Literature

Mystery Canvas Ties Famed Painter to UO Days

Physics professor and art expert Richard Taylor recounts the story of "a true great of American art" who taught briefly at the UO

Hip hop dance party with person dancing in foreground to lively beat amid a large throng of people
Duck Life

Let’s Get this Party (Re)started

Live and in-person (once again!) in December ’21, the UO Hip Hop Jam celebrates diverse communities and hip-hop culture—while teaching first-year students the business of events planning

Science & TechnologyDuck Life

UO Alumna Part of Webb Space Telescope Team

Charity Woodrum overcame personal tragedy to pursue a career in space physics

Media & Communications

Movies That Move You

From UO theater to Hollywood, from teaching to creating award-winning documentary films, it wasn’t a straight path for Skye Fitzgerald

Duck Life

Peace Corps Celebrates 60 years at the UO

The UO is ranked top 20 in the nation for volunteers, many of whom credit the UO with giving them the push they needed to join

Science & Technology

Gulp! Little Larvae Have a Surprising Survival Strategy

Tiny marine larvae survive by turning carnivorous, study finds

Art, Design & Literature

Hannah Thomas Steps Up to Lead New Dance Degree

New dance faculty member says program will emphasize both Eurocentric and African dance forms

Business & Innovation

Alumna Addresses Emergency Medical Needs Across Africa

The network started by Folake Owodunni is operating in three Nigerian cities

Science & Technology

Knight Campus researchers develop gene therapy for eye disease

The therapy could eventually provide an alternative treatment for Fuchs’ dystrophy, an eye disease that is the leading cause of corneal transplant surgery

Science & Technology

Cybersecurity Researchers Help Protect the Internet

Cybersecurity is the lifeblood of the internet—and a growth area in the computer science department