Category Archives: Around The O

3+3 law program jump-starts students’ legal careers

Clark Honors College students Nicole Meyers and Justin Ambron will be the first to complete their undergraduate degrees a year early as part of the 3+3 Program that, in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Law, allows honors college students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor in six consecutive years. Source: […]
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Oregon legislature adjourns, passes key UO funding and bills

The state legislative session that adjourned July 7 was, by many measures, a difficult session for lawmakers, who were faced with a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion and major initiatives to negotiate, including a multibillion-dollar transportation package and a Medicaid package to ensure thousands of Oregonians are able to stay on the Oregon […]
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President Schill expresses thanks for legislative funding efforts

UO President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community July 11:Dear University of Oregon community, This afternoon, the UO Board of Trustees voted to roll back the 2017–18 resident undergraduate tuition increase to 6.56 percent—a reduction of more than a third—providing welcome relief to Oregon students and families. Source: President Schill […]
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Legislature taps UO museum as state’s official home for fossils

Oregon fossils are now assured an Oregon home with the passage of a new law that makes the UO’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History the state’s official repository for publicly owned paleontological collections. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will offer a safe, long-term home for Oregon fossils and other paleontological materials, […]
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Big issues remain as Legislature closes in on session’s end

University of Oregon leaders and supporters are staying visible in Salem as legislators continue to work through important bills and policy issues. President Michael Schill met with legislators and was present for the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 37, which honored the University of Oregon for its recent academic and athletic achievements. The resolution was […]
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A UO grad student is on the trail of a weird jellyfish invasion

UO graduate student Hilarie Sorensen went to sea on her first research cruise in May in search of a species of jellyfish seen in large numbers the previous two years along the Oregon coast. Instead of finding the water jellies she sought, she witnessed an emerging phenomenon along the Pacific Northwest coastline. Source: A UO […]
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Scientists deploy new technique at one of Oregon’s Paisley Caves

An international team of researchers has reopened a part of the Paisley Caves archaeological site with the aim of resolving a longstanding debate about how and when people first came to the Americas. Source: Scientists deploy new technique at one of Oregon’s Paisley Caves | Around the O

Agreement with Pacific U creates pipeline for pharmacy students

The complicated process of applying to pharmacy school just got a bit easier for UO undergraduates, thanks to a newly signed partnership agreement between the University of Oregon and Pacific University. Called the UO-Pacific Bridge Program, the new option will provide a pipeline for UO undergraduates pursuing careers as pharmacists, said Ian McNeely, associate dean […]
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Oregon and Washington are now in real time with ShakeAlert

The West Coast earthquake early warning system, ShakeAlert, is closer to full reality thanks to expanding seismic monitoring in Oregon and buy-in from the Eugene Water and Electric Board as the state’s first end user of the technology. Source: Oregon and Washington are now in real time with ShakeAlert | Around the O

UO’s Knight Campus gets first hearing in state Legislature

The UO’s Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact made its debut before the Oregon Legislature last week when a group of university faculty and students spoke about the potential of the $1 billion initiative before a House committee. Source: UO’s Knight Campus gets first hearing in state Legislature | Around the O