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.


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



Students sharpen skills at sports documentary bootcamp

A team of School of Journalism and Communication students and alumni produced a video that gave them real-world experience in advance of World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Watch the Video



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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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Photo courtesy of Josh Gurnick
Track Bureau class gives UO journalism students hands-on reporting experience

The course teaches students what it takes to be a sports journalism or public relations professional.

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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.

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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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