One hundred eighteen college students spent last weekend holed up in the Lillis Business Complex, intensively writing computer code and strategizing. They were participants in the first gaming “hack-a-thon” at the University of Oregon.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, some of his original first folios are on tour in the United States. The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is the only place in the state hosting this traveling exhibit.
University of Oregon Chemistry Professor Geri Richmond is among those chosen by the White House to receive the National Medal of Science. She’ll travel to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to accept the award, along with 8 other scientists.
International student populations at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College have ballooned in the last five years. Both schools have long-term goals to further increase the numbers. However certain costs and risks could jeopardize their efforts.
Last month black students at the University of Oregon met with President Schill to discuss challenges African-Americans face on campus. After that meeting, the Black Student Task Force published a list of demands addressed to UO’s administration.
University of Oregon President Michael Schill Tuesday announced his goal to increase the school's graduation rate by 10 percent in 5 years and to expand access for lower-income Oregon students. Schill is committing $17 million to the effort.