06/02/2017 • As national a leader in sustainability and environmental research and innovation, the University of Oregon recognizes that climate change is real and one of the defining scientific and social challenges of our times. The UO remains committed to leading and pioneering research and academic initiatives focused on finding creative solutions to the world’s environmental challenges.
05/12/2017 • The Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s decision yesterday to reject the University of Oregon’s tuition plan is disappointing and creates uncertainty on our campus. If it stands, we will be forced to make even deeper cuts at the UO than are already anticipated, including cuts that will likely affect student support services, academic programs, and jobs.
04/20/2017 • Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time in Salem talking with lawmakers about the urgent need for additional state funding for public higher education. Read my update about the challenges and optimism for the University of Oregon.
04/12/2017 • As my two-year anniversary as president of the University of Oregon approaches, enough time has elapsed for me to do some assessment and make some course corrections. Over the past 21 months we have achieved quite a number of things. I am proud of what we, collectively, have achieved. But today’s Open Mike will focus on a failure, rather than a success.
02/13/2017 • It is my great pleasure to announce that distinguished physicist Jayanth R. Banavar will join the University of Oregon as our next provost and senior vice president. The hiring of Jayanth as the UO’s next chief academic officer is the culmination of a nationwide recruitment that started in August.
02/10/2017 • Pursuant to university policy, the provost and I have received the recommendations of the Tuition and Fee Advisory Board (TFAB), a body containing students, administrators, and members of the faculty and staff.
01/29/2017 • Academic excellence and global engagement go hand in hand at the UO. By continuing our long history of welcoming eager, talented scholars from many countries, we draw global perspectives into our community and enrich the educational experience.
01/25/2017 • Like many universities throughout the nation, the University of Oregon is actively engaging in issues of diversity and inclusion on campus and using them as an opportunity for debate, learning, and community-building.
01/18/2017 • President Schill addressed students and community members on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day.
01/12/2017 • As many of you may know, the Provost Search Committee has been hard at work for the past five months. The 17-member committee, which includes representatives from virtually all of the UO’s constituencies, has created a position description, built a pool of candidates, and conducted interviews with a wide variety of potential candidates. We are now at the stage of the process where we plan to bring some of them back to Eugene for more intensive interviews and recruitment.