Showcasing Excellence

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Family Ties and a New Faculty Chair

Dr Ned Robert is the son of a couple of Ducks, and his family's deep history with the UO led to a $1 million gift to endow a faculty chair in biology.

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Musician, Mentor, Bridge Builder

A professor who helped put the University of Oregon on the world’s musical map will have his legacy live on thanks to a former student’s $1 million gift establishing a faculty chair in his name.

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Lokey's Next Project: Knight Campus Faculty

The man who took steps to “fill holes in the ground” with state-of-the-art labs on campus has a vision for attracting faculty to the UO’s newest science initiative, and is urging others to join him.

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Business Secures 'Excellence' Faculty Chair

A Duck known for his success as a venture capitalist is taking advantage of a $1 million match to establish a new faculty chair in the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

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Maletis Gift Endows LCB Deanship

Dean of the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business will have additional resources, thanks to a $5 million naming gift from Cynthia and Edward Maletis

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Lillis gift boosts volcanology

A $10 million gift from Gwen and Chuck Lillis enables build-out of volcanology cluster of faculty excellence

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Fisher Newly Knighted

UO Psychology Professor Phil Fisher starts fall 2015 as a Philip H. Knight Chair

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Gift to endow Special Collections directorship

New gift from the Giustina Forest Foundation will secure outstanding leader and enrich vital library resources.

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Name That Librarian

UO’s first Singer Science Librarian supported by a gift from Kenda, BS ’74, and Kenneth Singer

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Campaign Nets $50 Million Gift

Ballmer gift to enhance access for Oregon students, strengthen research, and increase visibility for academics

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Breaking Boundaries

Emmy Award–winning journalist and former multimedia editor at the New York Times named inaugural Chair of the Agora Journalism Center for Innovation and Civic Engagement.

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Finding a Better Way

UO researchers working to solve the childhood obesity problem will benefit from a major campaign gift

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Faculty members honor legacy, endow chair

Diane Bricker, Jane Kaplan Squires and Paul Kaplan have made a combined $1.2 million gift to endow the Bricker/Squires Chair in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.


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First Singer Professor

Chris Minson appointed as the Ken and Kenda Singer Professor in Human Physiology.

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Galen Scholar in Legal Writing

Assistant Professor Michael Fahkri has been named the 2014 Oregon Law Galen Scholar in Legal Writing.

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Chemical Reaction

Privately-funded professorships, like the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professorship in Chemistry, enable the UO to honor excellent faculty members.

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Seat of Honor

National Academy of Sciences and National Science Board member Geri Richmond is UO's second-ever presidential chair.