University of Oregon

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University of Oregon

MottoMens Agitat Molem
(Latin, "The mind moves the mass.")
Established 1876
School type Public
President Dave Frohnmayer
Location Eugene, Oregon, USA
Enrollment 20,339 students
(Fall 2004)
Sports team Ducks
Campus 280 acres (1.1 km²)

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The University of Oregon (UO) is located in Eugene. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class (five students) two years later.

The school colors are green and yellow.

According to US News and World Report, academically, it is the highest ranked national university in the state of Oregon. Overall, it is ranked 117 out of 248 national universities.

Former Oregon attorney general Dave Frohnmayer is the president of the university administration. UO receives much of its funding from the UO Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization. Foundation members include executives from Intel and the Pape company, a Eugene-based manufacturer of tractors and forklifts.

The university maintains the Riverfront Research Park on the other side of Franklin Blvd. from the main campus, next to the Willamette River. The Park is used for creating new technologies (including projects funded by the US military), such as research about artificial intelligence at the Computational Intelligence Research Lab and genetic engineering research on zebrafish.



The University of Oregon has around 80 buildings and facilities, including athletics sites, such as Autzen Stadium, Hayward Field, and off-campus sites such as Pioneer Cemetery, Westmoorland Housing and the Riverfront Research Park. The university is known for being the site of a pioneering participatory planning experiment known as the Oregon Experiment, the subject of a book of the same name. Its major principles are that buildings should be designed by people who will use them, with the help of an "architect facilitator", and that construction should take place in large number of small projects, not only in a few large ones. However, despite some initial successes, these principles have generally not been adhered to.

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Willamette Hall
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Lillis Business Complex
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Solar panels
Oregon Hall
Oregon Hall
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Deady Hall
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Villard Hall
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Knight Library
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Pioneer Statue

Willamette Hall is home to the university's hard sciences. The construction of the $45.3 million complex was completed in 1989.

Lillis Business Complex is home to the Lundquist College of Business. The complex has a capacity of 196,500 square feet (18,000 m²) and has the largest array of architectural solar glass installed in the Northwest.

Oregon Hall is the university's main administrative heart. This building includes the Registrar's Office and Office of Admissions.

Deady Hall is the university's oldest building. Erected on October 16, 1876 it was the only building on campus with an enrollment of 177 students. Deady Hall is now home to many classrooms, offices of mathematics faculty and graduate students, and the mathematics undergraduate lounge. In 1977, Deady Hall was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Villard Hall is home to Theatre Arts. This building was also designated a National History Landmark in 1977.

Knight Library was originally errected in 1937. There were additions to the building in 1950, 1966, and a renovation in 1994. By the time of the third addition, the library had increased in size by 132,000 square feet (12,000 m²).

Pioneer Statue was created by sculptor Alexander Proctor in 1919, and is located between Fenton and Friendly hall. It is rumored to be Jebediah Springfield from the Simpsons.


The University of Oregon's 280 acre (1.1 km²), park-like campus is home to more than 500 varieties of trees.

The university was the site of many major protests against the Vietnam war and continues to this day to be a center of radical activity.

Confrontations between students living in the West University neighborhood and the Eugene Police Department's Party Patrol have escalated into riots a number of times in the past few years.

The film Animal House was filmed on the University campus and the surrounding area.

There is a campus rumour that the "Pioneer Mother," a statue on campus of an elderly settler woman sitting in a chair, will stand when the first student remaining a virgin graduates.

Colleges and professional schools

College of Arts and Sciences (Departments and Programs)

    • American English Institute (AEI)
    • Anthropology
    • Asian Studies
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Classics
    • Comparative Literature
    • Comparative Literature Journal
    • Computer and Information Science
    • Creative Writing
    • East Asian Languages & Literatures
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • European Studies
    • Folklore
    • General Science
    • Geography
    • Geological Sciences
    • Germanic Languages and Literatures
    • History
    • Humanities
    • Human Physiology
    • International Inst. for Sport and Human Performance (IISHP)
    • International Studies
    • Judaic Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Mathematics
    • Medieval Studies
    • Northwest Review
    • Oregon Inst. of Marine Biology (OIMB)
    • Oregon Survey Research Lab (OSRL)
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Pine Mountain Observatory
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Romance Languages
    • Russian and East European Studies Center
    • Social Science Instructional Lab (SSIL)
    • Sociology
    • Theatre Arts
    • Women and Gender Studies
    • Yamada Language Center
  • Affiliated Centers and Institutes
    • Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS)
    • Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS)
    • Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences
    • Institute of Molecular Biology
    • Institute of Neuroscience
    • Institute of Theoretical Science
    • Materials Science Institute
    • Oregon Humanities Center

Charles H. Lundquist School of Business

School of Architecture and Allied Arts

  • Department of Architecture
  • Portland Architecture Site
  • Department of Art
  • Digital Arts (formerly Multimedia Design)
  • Department of Art History
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management

School of Journalism and Communication

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies
  • Electronic Media
  • Magazine
  • News/Editorial
  • Public Relations
  • School of Law
  • College of Education
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College
  • Graduate School
  • UO in Portland
  • Continuing Education
  • Special Studies
  • Research Institutes and Centers


Main article: Oregon Ducks

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The "Nikeized" logo

The mascot of the University of Oregon is the Ducks. UO is a member of the Pacific Ten Conference conference and Division I-A for athletics. Home football games are played in Autzen Stadium. The university intends to build a larger arena to replace McArthur Court, where basketball games are played.

The University of Oregon has produced many world-class track and field athletes, including Steve Prefontaine. The university also maintains a relationship with shoe manufacturer Nike, who also provides uniforms and logo merchandise for the Ducks.

External links

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