December 2018 Government & Community Relations Update

National Quantum Initiative Act heads to President for signature

December 20, 2018
The National Quantum Initiative Act, legislation based on a proposal co-authored by UO Physics Professor Michael Raymer, has passed the House and Senate and is expected to be signed by the President. 

UO supports improved passenger rail service between Southern Willamette Valley and Portland

December 18, 2018
On December 17, President Michael Schill submitted a letter to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) expressing the university’s strong support of improved passenger rail service between the metropolitan areas of Eugene-Springfield and Portland.

Construction cranes dot the sky from Dad's Gate to Hayward

December 11, 2018
By Athony St. Clair; first appeared in UO GivingBrown leaves crunch underfoot, and low clouds hide the sky—but there may be hints of blue to come. Students talk and smile, or review a book or device as they make their way to the next class, meeting, or lab. Throughout the UO campus, construction equipment beeps and rumbles.This might be the home of the Ducks, but right now campus is the home of the cranes—construction cranes, that is. They dot the sky from Dad's Gate to Hayward.