News Archive prior to Feb. 2015

Edutopia's Chen to inaugurate Dean's Distinguished Lecture in Global Education

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Oct. 14, 2011) -- Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, will give the first talk in a new annual lecture series at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Oregon.

Berwicks’ gift of $10 million moves UO closer to new performance venue

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Oct. 13, 2011) -- The University of Oregon today announced a $10 million gift from alumni Phyllis and Andy Berwick. The gift is a commitment to support a potential new performance venue to be funded primarily by private gifts.

ESPN College GameDay location will be on the UO’s memorial quad

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Oct. 12, 2011) -- ESPN College GameDay, the nation's premier college football pre-game program is coming to the University of Oregon this weekend, and will stage its production in the memorial quadrangle area of campus.

The Ford Family Foundation partners with UO to bring renowned art curators, critics to Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. -- (Oct. 11, 2011) - A series of public lectures featuring nationally renowned art curators and critics will begin in November, thanks to a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

Finance administrator at UO moving from athletics department to university leadership team

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Oct. 10, 2011) - Jamie Moffitt, the University of Oregon administrator who currently oversees all financial aspects of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, has been selected by UO President Richard Lariviere to serve as vice president for Finance and Administration.

UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers archaeology lecture series

EUGENE, Ore. -- (October 7, 2011) - Acclaimed archeological author Jean Auel will lead off a three-part lecture series on archeology over the next month sponsored by the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History. The lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evenings, Oct.

Retired AAU president to work with UO

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Oct. 6, 2011) - Robert Berdahl, who retired in June after serving five years as president of the Association of American Universities, will work as a special assistant to the president at the University of Oregon during the 2011-12 academic year.