THE STATE OF OREGON Oregon is lofty snow-covered mountains and white, sandy beaches. It is fertile green valleys and plains. Oregon has the most up-to-date cities amid hamlets reminiscent of early frontier days. The state is raging rivers, trickling brooks, mountain lakes, dramatic deserts and the powerful Paci! c Ocean. If America is a land of immigrants, Oregon is the end of the rainbow for people who traveled west and found a land too beautiful and promising to leave. There’s an overpowering presence of things green in Oregon. The grass is green. The valleys are green. The towering trees are green. Everything is fresh, alive, growing. Then, too, there are the beaches. Miles of pure, white sand. And the mountains … Hood, Bachelor, the Three Sisters and more. You can ski the slopes and hike the trails. To some there’s a bit of paradise in fishing a mountain-fed lake. In Oregon, some people gaze out their living room window to the majesty of a snow-capped peak. Oregon’s rivers share in the magnetism. There’s the mighty Columbia, starting as a trickle in Canada before building to one of the nation’s most scenic waterways as it races to the ocean, de! ning the Oregon and Washington boundary. The salmon-crowded Rogue River in southern Oregon draws its share of sportsmen, as well as sight-seers. For others, no river matches the McKenzie, which meets the scenic Willamette in Eugene on its meandering journey through Oregon’s evergreen forests. To most residents, a large part of Oregon’s magic stems from the fact that their jobs and homes are right in the middle of nature’s giant playground. Recreation is only a small stride from your doorstep. Recreation here isn’t a weekend thing or 50 weeks of backbreaking work for two weeks of vacation half a world away. It’s available seven days a week in Oregon. The state’s recreation pursuits are rewarding and educationally stimulating for University of Oregon students. In the Eugene area, the recreational diversity is almost limitless. There is snow skiing and backpacking in the nearby Cascade Mountains. Water skiing is just minutes away. White water boat trips down rushing mountain steams are a common undertaking. Bike paths are everywhere, and there are almost 50,000 bikes in Eugene alone — equalling one bike for every two people. Dubbed Track Town U.S.A., it’s unquestionably the running capital of the world, and jogging trails abound. Fishing is one of Oregon’s most popular sports. The Paci! c Ocean and deep-sea fishing for ocean salmon is an hour away. And, the rainbow trout greet anglers in the McKenzie every spring. Oregon is a fisherman’s paradise, capable of measuring up to the wildest fish stories. On the beautiful and uncrowded beaches of the Oregon Coast, beach camping and nighttime hot dog roasts signal a pleasant good evening to splashing, Frisbee tossing and beach browsing of the day. There are oceanside crab feeds and beachcombing along Oregon’s 400 miles of rugged shoreline.
EUGENE, OREGON Eugene is known for its unique, exciting mix of arts, culture, education, scenic beauty, and passion for recreation. The Willamette and McKenzie rivers are magnets for water sports and recreation, and more than 100 parks and 2,600 acres of open space offer the perfect settings for any outdoor activity you can imagine. Also an arts and culture destination, Eugene offers festivals, performances and shows year-round. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts anchors the arts scene with two worldclass theaters. Downtown is a great place to shop, dine and “people watch” with blocks of art galleries, restaurants and boutique shops. With the University of Oregon and Lane Community College, Eugene is also a center for higher learning -- and top-notch athletic events from football at Autzen Stadium to track and field at historic Hayward Field. Whether you come for the scenic beauty, culture, education or sports, Eugene has it all. If we didn’t, we couldn't call ourselves the “World’s Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors!”
Fifth Street Market It’s the real flavor and fun of Eugene. The flavor of your favorite foods, local artisans, the fun of being in the middle of it all. See the world, the way we see it from the Fifth Street Public Market. Within the walls of the Historic Fifth Street Public Market you’ll find a colorful collection of shops, restaurants, and an artisan gallery room. Business and pleasure mix to create one of Eugene’s most entertaining destination points. The courtyard and balconies are perfect for taking a break to watch local musicians and artists or other people. Whether you’re on your own or with a crowd, you can’t be bored at Fifth Street Public Market.
Local Music Scene Eugene has a thriving local music scene that started to blossom in the early 1990s. Local venues include the W.O.W. Hall, the EMU Ballroom, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Cuthbert Amphitheater, The Shedd, Sam Bond’s Garage, Beall Concert Hall and the McDonald Theatre, which draws large national acts with regularity.
Outdoor Recreation You can enjoy the outdoors like no other place in America right in your own back yard! Some popular places to hike, bike, swim, raft, float, camp and just generally have fun include: * Alton Baker Park - Running, Biking, General Recreation * Buford Recreation Area - Hiking, Scenic Viewing, Picnicking * Clear Lake - Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Camping * Cougar (Terwilliger) Hot Springs * Florence Sand Dunes * Hendricks Park - Hiking, Picnicking, Garden Viewing * Koosah Falls * McCredie Hot Springs * Mt. Pisgah Arboretum - Hiking,Wildlife Viewing * North Umpqua River - Rafting, Hiking, Camping * Sahalie Falls* Silver Falls State Park - Hiking, Waterfalls, Swimming, * Skinner’s Butte - Hiking, Scenic Viewing * Spencer Butte - Hiking, Scenic Viewing * Trail Bridge Reservoir - Fishing, Camping, Hiking * Wildwood Falls - Swimming, Cliff Diving, Hiking
WHERE THE UO RANKS College of Education U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Oregon College of Education among the nation’s top 10 public institutions of education for five consecutive years. The college is among the nation’s top 10 most selective public or private institutions. Faculty at the College of Education created the leading national model for effective behavior support, nurturing school-wide positive behavior. The UO’s Special Education Program has been ranked in the top three nationally for seven consecutive years.
Department of Architecture The UO’s Interior Architecture Program consistently ranks in the nation’s top five among accredited programs, and the Department of Architecture is ranked fifteenth in the nation by Design Intelligence magazine.
College of Business U.S. News & World Report ranks the UO’s Lundquist College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs among the best on the West Coast. Forbes has ranked the College’s MBA program among the best in the nation for return on investment. According to Sports Illustrated, The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center is “the best sports management school in the nation.”
School of Journalism and Communication Flux magazine is on a roll: 13 Gold Crown Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association since it was launched in 1994. Flux is written, designed, edited, and produced entirely by students in the School of Journalism & Communication. The magazine has received more than 100 national awards, making it the most honored college student publication in the country.
School of Music and Dance The School of Music and Dance received a grant from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to study skilled performance in musicians. Since 1991, 100 percent of music education graduates have been placed in teaching positions.
Green Chemistry The first of its kind in the nation, the University of Oregon Department of Chemistry’s Green Chemistry Program eliminates or reduces the use of toxic chemicals by finding creative ways to minimize the human and environmental impact without stifling scientific progress.
School of Law The UO School of Law developed the first public interest environmental law clinic, the world’s largest and oldest public-interest environmental law conference, and an environmental law program that was one of the first in the nation.
Research The Brain, Biology, and Machine Initiative brings together top researchers in psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, and is set to receive more than $4.8 million in Congressional research grants. The Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories provide a 30,000-square-foot signature research facility associated with the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute. Located 19 feet below ground on bedrock, the laboratories provide an optimal setting for research at the nanoscale.
The athletics department addresses the primary objective of its student-athletes with the work of its academic support staff. The academic support team acts as a bridge between the student-athlete and campus resources, ensuring that they are aware of and use the resources the university has to offer.
* Organize and monitor a structured study hall. All first-year students are required to attend study sessions four nights each week * Trace academic progress using information on attendance and performance submitted in mid-term grade reports by faculty
The function of the support team is to: * Advise and assist student-athletes with academic, pre-professional and career problems
* Provide individual and group tutoring and other study sessions among students with similar needs, assuring questions are answered properly
* Assist with resumes and sharpening job interview skills * Encourage students to approach its members with problems and questions. In addition to the academic support staff, the UO provides a variety of other resources that give students the personal attention needed, both inside and outside the classroom.
JIM RADCLIFFE One of the most overlooked elements in the success of Oregon’s student-athletes is Jim Radcliffe, who is in the midst of his 23rd year as the school’s head strength and conditioning coach. He not only plays a significant role in the Ducks’ football and baseball programs as the designer of the year-round conditioning calendar, but also has been quick to aid the athletic development of athletes in all sports. Radcliffe furnishes the student-athletes with a wide variety of exercise through weight training and lifting systems, and is a noted authority in the field of exercises dealing with the improvement of speed and quickness. The 51-year-old native of McCloud, Calif., became assistant strength coach at Oregon in 1985, a position he held for two years before assuming the duties of head coach in that area.
JAMES HARRIS James Harris begins his third year at the University of Oregon as director of sports nutrition after a five-year tenure as coordinator of sports nutrition at the University of Nebraska. He oversees the implementation of nutrition plans for all sports, customizing specific preseason, competition and postseason nutritional programs to help ensure a healthy diet for all of Oregon’s student-athletes. Recently Harris’ work with former Oregon linemen Cole Linehan and Jeff Kendall was featured in an Sports Illustrated article, detailing Harris’ efforts in helping the two Ducks slim down after their playing days. You can view the article, written by George Dohrmann, online at SI.com. He earned an undergraduate degree in nutritional science and dietetics from Nebraska in 2000, as well as a master’s in nutrition and health sciences in 2004. “From the moment I stepped on campus, it has been obvious to me that the goal of the department is to enhance the lives and abilities of student-athletes and win championships,” Harris said. “The University of Oregon is a unique family-like atmosphere and provides an excellent opportunity to work with elite athletes and coaches.” The 29-year old registered dietitian has been a member of the American Dietetics Association since 2001, has been active in the International Society of Sports Nutrition since 2003, and has been involved with the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionist Association since 2004.
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richard lariviere UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FIRST YEAR Iowa (‘72), Penn (‘78) For the first time in 16 years, the University of Oregon welcomes a new leader at the helm of the state’s flagship institution of higher education. Richard Lariviere officially began his role as president of the Eugene university on July 1, 2009, following three years as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Kansas. Lariviere succeeded Dave Frohnmayer, who had served as president of the state’s largest university since 1994. As the chief academic officer at Kansas, Lariviere had overseen the reorganization of the KU graduate school and the School of Fine Arts, as well expansion efforts to KU’s School of Pharmacy and student recruitment tools. Prior to his tenure in Lawrence, Kan., Lariviere worked as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin from 1999 to 2006. During his tenure heading the nation’s largest college of liberal arts, the college’s rate of external research funding doubled, a $120 million capital campaign was completed, and more than 230 faculty members were hired. Lariviere’s scholarly roots extend around the world. After earning his bachelor’s degree in the history of religions from the University of Iowa in 1972, Lariviere and his wife, Janis, traveled to India for the first time. Lariviere eventually built an impressive academic career around the country’s languages, histories, religions and culture. In 1978, he earned his doctorate in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania. While he has published articles and several books on Indian legal history, he has also tackled subjects ranging from religion in India to matrimonial remedies for women in classical Hindu law. He reads eight languages and speaks French and Hindi. He has conducted research in London, Oxford, Calcutta, Poona Kathmandu, Tokyo, Beijing, Lahore, Munich, Colombo, and Madras, as well as a host of smaller cities in India.
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Lariviere is a Fellow of the IC2 Institute, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, a life member of the American Oriental Society, and a founding member of the Society for Design and Process Science. In addition, he has augmented his experience in higher education by consulting for American and Indian companies in information technology and Business Process Outsourcing. He has also served on corporate boards in the IT industry. Lariviere’s wife, Jan Worcester Lariviere, has worked in science education at the University of Kansas and the University of Texas. The couple has one daughter, Anne Elizabeth, who graduated from Barnard College and lives in New York City.
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mike bellotti ATHLETICS DIRECTOR FIRST YEAR UC Davis (‘73) One of the most successful football coaches in the history of the University of Oregon has turned his attention toward overseeing the entire operation of the school’s athletics department as of July 1, 2009. And if he is as productive in his new role as he was in his first 20 years of his Oregon tenure, there is little doubt the fortunes of the department will continue to flourish. While the practice of elevating former coaches to athletics departments’ top spots is no longer the norm, the move to place Mike Bellotti in charge of one of the university’s most visible positions not only speaks volumes for his regard nationally among collegiate athletics circles but also his intuitive administrative sense and leadership skills. Stepping aside as the Ducks’ winningest football coach ever (116-55) following 14 seasons at the helm, Bellotti guided the program to an unprecedented 12 post-season appearances and six bowl triumphs, shares of two Pacific-10 Conference titles, a school-record 11 wins and a No. 2 national The Ducks finished his final year with a 10-3 record and ranked ninth in the country in the USA Today ranking in 2001, eight or more victories in a single season nine times, as well as a Top-25 national (coaches) poll, while The Sporting News tabbed Bellotti as its Pac-10 Coach of the Year. finish on six occasions in the past 10 years. In 2008, Oregon shattered school marks for rushing yardage (3,641), total offense (6,303) and scoring Since first becoming a part of the Oregon football coaching staff as offensive coordinator and (545) for the second year in a row, while the offense topped 60 points three times and scored 50 or quarterbacks coach under Rich Brooks in 1989, the 36-year coaching veteran was instrumental more points on five occasions. The nation’s second-ranked rushing offense (280.1 avg.) led the league in assembling close to 28 percent (155) of the school’s 558 all-time victories. He also retired from for the third year in a row, produced two 1,000-yard rushers for the second time in school history, and coaching as the third-winningest football mentor in conference history in regards to league wins placed three runners among the top 10 in the Pac-10. (72-43) – trailing only UCLA’s Terry Donahue (98-51-5, 1976-95) and Washington’s Don James (97Bellotti coached the Ducks to a school-record 11-win season in 2001 as Oregon crushed Colorado, 38-2, 1975-92). 38-16, in the Fiesta Bowl to finish with an all-time high national ranking of second in the Associated There is little question that his experience gained from elevating the Ducks’ football program into one Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. For his efforts, Bellotti was one of seven finalists for the Paul of the most respected and successful in the country will serve him well as he tackles the economic “Bear” Bryant College Football Coach of the Year Award. challenges that lie ahead in collegiate athletics. In addition, he remains a strong proponent of In 2005, Oregon’s 10 wins represented the program’s greatest single-season turnaround in 77 years. maintaining the athletics department’s financial self-sustainability from the rest of the university. The former UC Davis honors student and 1973 graduate, Bellotti (12-21-50) is in his second year as chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee in addition to having completed five years on the Board of Trustees for the American Football Coaches Association before stepping down as the association’s third vice president.
The former California State Chico head coach wasted little time leaving his mark on an Oregon program which snapped a 25-year postseason drought in his first season as an assistant in Eugene, with the Ducks surpassing all previous team scoring records in 1989. His initial six-year association with the university resulted in the establishment or equivalency of no fewer than 40 team and individual single-game and season UO records.
His respect among a variety of campus constituents also was evidenced by his selection to the University’s presidential transition team as Oregon welcomed incoming President Richard Lariviere Born in Sacramento, Calif., he assumed control over a program which had just won its first undisputed Pacific-10 Conference title in school history and received its first Rose Bowl invitation in four decades. on July 1, 2009, following Dave Frohnmayer’s 15 years as the UO leader. What resulted was Oregon’s first-year mentor coaching the team to a second-consecutive New Year’s The passions have always run much deeper than that of just football for the state’s most recognizable Day appearance for the first time in school history as the Ducks equaled the previous season’s effort collegiate athletics figure who contributed to the elevation of football fortunes throughout the state. with a nine-win season and a Cotton Bowl appearance in 1995. He has sponsored an annual charity golf tournament since 1995 – the Mike Bellotti Golf Classic – which raised a single-year record of $151,000 in 2008 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and During his Oregon tenure, Bellotti has been influential in the development of five Pacific-10 allhas accumulated gross proceeds in excess of $1.1 million the past 15 years. In addition, he has conference quarterbacks—Bill Musgrave in 1990, Danny O’Neil in 1994 (who completed his career personally donated more than $50,000 to the university’s library system since the establishment of as the Rose Bowl co-MVP), Akili Smith in 1998 (Oregon’s first Pac-10 offensive player of the year ever), Joey Harrington in 2001 (Pac-10 offensive player of the year and a Heisman Trophy finalist) and the Bellotti Family Library Endowment Fund in 2002. Dennis Dixon in 2007 (Pac-10 offensive player of the year and Maxwell Award finalist). Bellotti certainly could not have scripted his farewell to the coaching ranks much better, beginning with a resounding 56-21 Sun Bowl win over South Florida to close the 2007 campaign. The momentum Bellotti becomes the 11th individual to serve as the university’s director of athletics. He succeeds Leo continued in 2008 as his final Oregon squad put together its fourth campaign of 10 or more wins in Harris (1948-67), Len Casanova (1967-70), Norv Ritchey (1970-76), John Caine (1976-81), Rick Bay the decade, culminating in four-consecutive victories to end the season. Included was a dominating (1981-84), Bill Byrne (1984-92), Rich Brooks (1992-94), Dan Williams (1994-95), Bill Moos (199565-38 triumph at Oregon State – the most points ever scored by either team in the 112 meetings 2007) and Pat Kilkenny (2007-09). between the intrastate rivals – followed by a 42-31 win over Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl. Mike (12-21-50) and his wife, Colleen, are the parents of three children; Luke, Keri and Sean.
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UO ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION
Jim Bartko Exec. Sr. Assoc. AD
Joe Giansante Sr. Assoc. AD
Herb Yamanaka Assoc. AD
James Harris Asst. AD
Hal Abrams Assoc. AD
Reneeâ€™ Baumgartner Exec. Sr. Assoc. AD
Bob Beals Assoc. AD
Vin Lananna Assoc. AD
Gary Gray Sr. Assoc. AD
Bill Clever Exec. Asst. AD
Mark Ruckwardt Asst. AD
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Mike Duncan Sr. Assoc. AD
Tom Larson Sr. Assoc. AD
Jeff Hawkins Sr. Assoc. AD
Mike Marlow Sr. Assoc. AD
Dave Williford Exec. Asst. AD
Leanne Brooks Asst. AD
Angie Sit Asst. AD
Neal Zoumboukos Special Asst. to AD
Published on Feb 18, 2010
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