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Black History is History

Resilience and Joy: What can Black History Month mean in these times?

Celebrate and Recognize

 

Renee Mitchell
The Courage to Speak

Ducks are building on strength, resilience, and each other to face critical issues and lean into change.

Join in the Voices

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Mental Well-being Resources

New WellTrack and Nod apps feature mental health support for our students

Improve Your Mental Health

 

 
 

 

Nestled between rivers, mountains, and a rocky coastline—we’re all about beautiful contrasts.

We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in a history we’re constantly learning from. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, adventurers, and change agents happily rooted in our own personal arboretum.

We love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. We believe in respect and inclusion, conversation, and collaboration, and we’re always interested in diverse perspectives.

So don't you want to be a Duck?

Why UO?

 

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#1
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN OREGON FOR first-year RETENTION and GRADUATION RATES
16:1
student to teacher ratio
$246M
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID OFFERED TO UO STUDENTS per year
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Study Life in All Its Forms

Want to study the life sciences—life and all living things—in the classroom, the lab, and natural habitats? We offer outstanding programs in biochemistry, human physiology, and many facets of biology—including the only marine biology program in the Pacific Northwest. Can't pick just one? Consider general science, where you can choose a specialization tailored to your interests and career goals.

As a Tier 1 research institution, our renowned faculty provide practical training in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for a career in research, medicine, neuroscience, or other health-related disciplines.

Dissect Biological Sciences Degrees


Find the Degree Program for You

 

 
Faith Longnight

“I want to pursue research so that I can show others that might feel alone that they are worthy, and to show that researchers of color are valid, and that diversity is vital within the sciences.”

—Faith Longnight, Class of 2022, chemistry and sociology major

Bita Habashi

“The UO has given me opportunities to expand and specify my studies based on my passions, and my career and personal goals in promoting inclusivity throughout education systems.”

—Bita Habashi, Class of 2021, English major

 
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A Place for Curiosity

Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer.

We’re re-defining research education with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, shaping the next generation of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, ready to serve the state, nation, and world with discovery and impact.

Oregon Research

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Tier 1
NATIONAL PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
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73%
OF STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN RESEARCH ACTIVITY
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90%
of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months
Mars Rover
Friction from Mars Dust Poses Little Threat

Swirling Martian-like dust in a bottle in the lab of Josef Dufek, director of the Oregon Center for Volcanology, indicates a low probability of large electrical storms or problems from static electricity from dust colliding with NASA’s exploration vehicles.

Strike Lightning

News

Get the latest info from Around the O, the University of Oregon's official news source.

The UO's anti-racism initiatives also are creating authentic and civil spaces for discussion

Freeman A. Hrabowski is next African American Workshop and Lecture series speaker

Their experience in managing large-scale events has been a valuable contribution

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Events

LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Event: LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Feb25
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. Feb 25
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Event: Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Feb25
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón Feb 25
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment
Event: All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment
Feb25
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment Feb 25
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos
Event: Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos
Feb25
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos Feb 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen
Event: Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen
Feb25
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen Feb 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)
Event: Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)
Feb25
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person) Feb 25 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)
Event: SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)
Feb25
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual) Feb 25
Talking About Mental Health
Event: Talking About Mental Health
Feb25
Talking About Mental Health Feb 25
Let's (Tele) Talk
Event: Let's (Tele) Talk
Feb25
Let's (Tele) Talk Feb 25
Leadership During a Crisis Workshop
Event: Leadership During a Crisis Workshop
Feb25
Leadership During a Crisis Workshop Feb 25

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