President's Updates

Email to faculty and staff: Winter campus update

01/08/2014 • President Gottfredson sent this message to faculty and staff during the first week of the winter academic term.

Email to campus: Statement regarding snowball fight

12/09/2013 • A message to UO faculty, staff, and students regarding a YouTube video of a campus snowball fight: Monday, December 9, 2013 Members of the Campus Community: On Friday, a short video was posted to YouTube depicting an incident in which several individuals inappropriately interfered with two vehicles attempting to drive through a snowball fight on our campus.

Oregon Presidents' Joint Letter to End Sequestration

12/06/2013 • The following is the text of a November 27, 2013 letter to U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley from President Gottfredson and the presidents of Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health & Science University. Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley: As Presidents of Oregon’s public research universities, we ask that you support a FY 2014 budget agreement that eliminates the federal budget sequester and promotes the economic vitality of the country by investing in education and scientific research.

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, December 4, 2013

12/05/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. I’m pleased to be here today, and thank you for being here as well—I know this is an especially busy time. It’s been just three weeks since I last met with the Senate so I’ll keep my remarks concise, but I do have a few updates I’d like to share with you.

Time to end sequester cuts to research and education (Oregonian op-ed)

12/01/2013 • The following opinion piece appeared in the Sunday, December 1 Oregonian. By Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson,Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson 

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, November 13, 2013

11/15/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Email to faculty and staff: Benchmarking the University of Oregon

11/07/2013 • President Gottfredson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Coltrane shared information about the university's benchmarking report in an email to the campus community.

Remarks, Breakfast for Diversity Champions

11/04/2013 • In his introductory remarks at the Office of Equity and Inclusion's October 31, 2013 Breakfast for Diversity Champions, President Gottfredson celebrated those who champion diversity on our campus daily and called upon all to continue working to institutionalize equity, inclusion, and diversity as commonplace practices at the University of Oregon.

Email to faculty and staff: Welcoming our Board of Trustees nominees

10/29/2013 • Dear Colleagues, This week, nominees to the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees—the institutional governing board recently established by the Oregon Legislature—will visit our campus for an orientation workshop. It is one of many opportunities our new trustees will have to become broadly knowledgeable about the university and their role as board members before their authority becomes fully effective in July 2014.

Email to faculty and staff: Fall campus update

10/15/2013 • Dear Colleagues, I hope your academic year is off to a great start. I’ve enjoyed meeting new students and welcoming our outstanding new faculty and staff members to campus at events marking the beginning of school, from “Unpack the Quack” and our neighborhood welcome walk to the annual new faculty picnic. Since the close of our previous academic and fiscal years, we’ve made significant progress on a number of fronts that affect the university, and I’m pleased to take this opportunity to share a few highlights with you.