Winter 2022

Oregon Quarterly Winter 2022

Media & Communications

Maxwell Foxman Examines “The Elephant in the Zoom”

Virtual meeting spaces aren’t as inclusive as we’d like to think, and researchers aim to expose the inequities

trygve faste drawing design
Art, Design & Literature

Teaching by Design with Trygve Faste

The Tim and Mary Boyle Chair in Material Studies and Product Design, applies professional practices and skills to teaching

nichole kelly rethinking weight scale
Education, Health & Wellness

Let's Rethink Our Focus on Weight

Focus instead on activity, diet, and support for improved health, say UO researchers

Art, Design & Literature

Nathan Harris and “The Sweetness of Water”

With a nudge from his creative writing professor, Nathan Harris authors a first novel of critical acclaim before turning 30

Sports & Fitness

Dick Harter: Holding Bricks in the Air

Ten years after the fabled coach’s death, reflections on the value of hard work—in hoops, in life

Business & Innovation

Liz Shuler of AFL-CIO is a Voice for the People

As the first woman and first Oregonian to helm the AFL-CIO, Liz Shuler leads the nation’s unions with conviction

Environment & Sustainability

Passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs

New UO research examines the value of skylights in the effort to reduce fossil fuel use

Business & InnovationDuck Life

AK Ikwuakor Is Hurdling the Pandemic

Pandemic brings AK Ikwuakor, BS ’07 (sociology), personal clarity and professional opportunities

Science & Technology

Computers, Ethics, and the Nature of Knowledge

A member of the UO Presidential Initiative in Data Science, Alvarado studies computers and how people use them


There Is No Ducking The Fight Song

Learning the words to Mighty Oregon is a tough job. But he vowed to do it. With a beer in hand.