Latest news from the UO

  • Congress passes CR to fund federal government through Nov. 17

    H.R. 5860, which funds the federal government through November 17, was approved by the House and the Senate on September 30. The interim financing bill was supported by all six House representatives and two senators from Oregon.

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  • DACA struck down again, but protections remain in place for current recipients

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was declared illegal on September 13 by the U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas, denying a bid by the Biden Administration to codify the policy.

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  • Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum won't seek reelection

    Oregon Attorney General and UO Alumni Ellen Rosenblum announced that she will not be seeking reelection in 2025.  

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  • Fostering a culture of creative excellence

    The University of Oregon was awarded $180.2 million in sponsored projects in fiscal year 2022-2023, a .3% increase over the prior year. Faculty submitted 1,045 proposals, 541 of which were funded.

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  • New tools for teachers to address math learning loss

    University of Oregon researchers have developed research-based programs to identify students who struggle with numbers in kindergarten, provide support at the whole-class level and equip families with home-based interventions.

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  • Revving the innovation flywheel

    Between July 2022 and June 2023 of fiscal year 2022–2023 (FY 23), the UO submitted 26 new patent applications and made 31 innovation disclosures. There are now 32 active startups with official ties to the university thanks to the formation of two new spinout companies by researchers based on university research.

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  • New president connects with community

    After assuming office in July of 2023, new University of Oregon President, Karl Scholz has wasted no time getting to know the university. From various meet and greets to the U.S.A. National Track and Field Championship, Scholz has made his presence on campus known and has presented himself to students and university associates as a man of the people.  

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  • New earthquake center coming to the UO

    The Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center, a National Science Foundation-funded program led by the University of Oregon aims to bring the best seismologists to the west coast to study the Cascadia fault and the destructive earthquakes that it is bound to cause. This center is the first of its type in the nation and is led by University of Oregon professor Diego Melgar, with collaborations from some of the best universities across the country.  

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  • UO to lead new earthquake research center

    he University of Oregon will lead a new multi-institution earthquake research center, which will receive $15 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to study the Cascadia subduction zone and bolster earthquake preparedness in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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