President's Updates

Letter to Congresswoman Bonamici opposing the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act

03/31/2014 • President Gottfredson and Vice President for Research and Innovation Kimberly Espy sent the following letter to Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) expressing their opposition to H.R. 4186, the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act, citing the act's potentially adverse effect on research. March 31, 2014 Congresswoman Suzanne BonamiciUnited State House of Representatives439 Cannon HOBWashington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Bonamici:

President's Update to the UO Board of Trustees, March 27, 2014

03/28/2014 • President Gottfredson's university update, below, was distributed to members of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees at their spring meeting on March 27, 2014. Good morning. Since we last met as a full group, we have experienced great progress and we have reason to celebrate on campus. You may have heard about many of these accomplishments, but I think it is important to share our success, collectively, as we work toward our aspirations. Others will expand on some of these topics over the course of this meeting.

Memo to the University Senate, March 12, 2014

03/11/2014 • President Gottfredson provided the following memo to the University Senate in place of his March update, as both he and the senior vice president and provost are traveling on university business and unable to attend the senate meeting.

Scott Coltrane named senior vice president and provost

02/13/2014 • I am pleased to announce that Scott Coltrane has agreed to serve as the new senior vice president and provost of the University of Oregon.

Remarks to the University Senate, February 12, 2014

02/12/2014 • The following is the text of the president's prepared remarks to the University Senate at its regular monthly meeting.

Bruce MacAllister to join UO as university ombudsperson

02/10/2014 • I am pleased to announce that Bruce MacAllister will join the University of Oregon as university ombudsperson.

Memo to the University Senate President regarding Senate Resolution US12/13-20 Payments by the Athletics Department for Academic Purposes

02/07/2014 • A memo from President Gottfredson to University Senate President Margie Paris outlining his detailed review of points raised by the May 2013 resolution. In an earlier response to the resolution, the president indicated he would undertake further review of the matters involved. This memo describes the process and conclusions of that review. Memo to Senate President re US12/13-20, February 7, 2014

Remarks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration

01/20/2014 • President Gottfredson represented the University of Oregon and the Equity and Community Consortium of Lane County at the community celebration and march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The president addressed a group of community members at the Shedd Institute in Eugene following the march. The following is the prepared text for those remarks.

Remarks to the University Senate, January 15, 2014

01/15/2014 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. Good afternoon. I hope the new year and the new term are starting off well for you.

Statement on academic boycott of Israel

01/09/2014 • University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson issued this statement regarding the American Studies Association proposal endorsing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions:

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