01/13/2020 • Conversations I regularly have with students, faculty, staff, donors, and community members often go one of two very different ways. The vast majority of conversations are incredibly positive and optimistic. They are about the excitement of opening the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, hiring new faculty and academic advisors, opening new buildings and residence halls, celebrating the football team’s Rose Bowl win, or making programmatic investments in prevention science, environmental humanities, data analytics, and more. They focus on this transformational time for the university and its bright future.
What does the Rose Bowl have to do with the future of the global internet, earthquakes and wildfires?
12/31/2019 • It’s been eight years since our two schools (UO and UW-Madison) last met on the field at the 2012 Rose Bowl and we’ve both been eagerly anticipating the rematch. While most people will see University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon as fierce gridiron competitors, off the field our faculty collaborate on work with global implications.
12/11/2019 • President Michael H. Schill presented a report entited Five Years of Institutional Governance to the UO Board of Trustees at the board's meeting on December 10, 2019. The report and slide show presentation chronicles the successes and challenges of the University of Oregon during its first five years of governance under the UO Board.
11/08/2019 • Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is important to the University of Oregon because for students on our campus, and at other universities across the country, DACA helps provide a path to higher education and a better life.
10/25/2019 • President Michael H. Schill delivered the following remarks at the UO Board Summit lunch, a gathering of several hundred UO school, college, and unit volunteers and donors.
10/10/2019 • A few weeks ago, UO’s new Provost Patrick Phillips and I took a walk around campus and talked about some of the things we are both looking forward to at the start of a new academic year.
10/03/2019 • I am delighted to welcome all of you—students, faculty, and staff—to fall term at the University of Oregon. The start of an academic year always holds the promise of renewal and a fresh start, of making discoveries and insights, creating and re-establishing meaningful connections and friendships, and charting a new course for excellence and success.
08/27/2019 • It is a privilege to have the opportunity to name a building on the University of Oregon campus. The honor of naming the UO’s new Black Cultural Center (BCC) becomes even more significant knowing that it will be a place dedicated to student success and transformation, cultural understanding and historical education, and a source of inspiration for many generations to come.
07/23/2019 • This fall the University of Oregon will proudly open the new Black Cultural Center on our campus. It will be a home base for academic and social activities of Black students and a place where other students and visitors can learn about the Black student experience and history at the UO through exhibits and programs. Creation of the center came out of the demands of the Black Student Task Force, seeking to make the university a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse place. A center of such distinction requires a name that reflects the important mission it will embody.
06/13/2019 • I am pleased to announce that Biology Professor Patrick Phillips will be the UO’s next provost and senior vice president. From a pool of tremendously strong internal candidates, Patrick emerged as the next provost due to his nearly two decades of distinguished service as one of the UO’s most respected faculty members, a track record of success as an administrative leader, and clear vision for what it will take for this institution to achieve new levels of academic excellence and distinction. Patrick will begin his term July 1.