Academics and Research

Academics and Research

University of Oregon students and faculty are taking full advantage of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, catalyzing research that benefits our quality of life and launching careers in areas such as sports business, product design, and human performance.


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Forum looks to improve gender equity in sport

More than 100 people including university faculty and students, supporters of Women in Flight and leaders of national track and field federations from around the globe took part in a recent forum that called on themselves and other decision-makers to work on addressing the issue of gender inequity among the top levels of the sport. 

Watch the Out of the Blocks Forum



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UO Launching Initiative to Increase Gender Equity Globally Within Track and Field

The effort, which aims to address the lack of women and under-represented communities in the sport’s leadership positions, will get underway with a forum July 19.

Celebrate Women in Sports



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A Relentless Pursuit

The hallowed grounds of Hayward Field inspire generations of front-runners.

Experience the Magic



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Students Work the Worlds

Students in the School of Journalism and Communication are taking advantage of the sports media opportunity with the World Athletic Championships Oregon22.

See What They're Doing



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Setting the Opening Tone with Animation

Students in the School of Journalism and Communication’s motion graphics course competed to have their work seen by the world in a 30-second opening title sequence for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Set It in Motion



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Students Reporting from the Sidelines

In the School of Journalism and Communication’s Track Bureau class, students go from novice to expert in track and field reporting, culminating in live coverage of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Discover Track Bureau



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Creating Content Worthy of International Broadcast

With the help of alumni, School of Journalism and Communication students created a series of short documentaries for international media while enhancing their skills ahead of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Students in Action



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Turning Allen Hall into a Media Hub

Allen Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Communication, will operate as a touchdown space for World Athletics Championships Oregon22 attendees and international media covering the event.

Welcome to Campus, Worlds!



Connecting Across Cultures

The University of Oregon has assigned a student envoy to each of the 200-plus delegations visiting from around the world for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Meet the Envoys



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Photo courtesy of Michael Geffel
A Lab for All the World to See

A landscape architecture professor is using a riverside meadow as a testing ground with multiple goals in mind.

Discover the Land Lab



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Optimizing Performance for the Human Race

The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Oregon is fast-tracking scientific discoveries into new treatments, technologies and training protocols.

Explore How



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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

MBA students from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center are gaining valuable experience with World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Discover How



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Sports Event Planning with Air Quality in Mind

UO researchers seek to understand public tolerance for poor air quality and preferred methods for receiving event updates.

Discover How



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Better Athletes, Healthier Humans

Discoveries made within a lab inside Hayward Field benefit both competitive athletes and weekend warriors.

Explore How



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Hayward Field Sensors to Advance UO Wildfire Smoke Initiative

New sensors at Hayward Field will help UO researchers and event organizers better understand and prepare for issues like wildfire smoke.

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