Friday, August 14, 2009

University of Oregon Online

About University of Oregon Online

The University of Oregon Online offers a variety of Distance Education courses designed to allow admitted and non-admitted students the flexibility of completing coursework outside the traditional classroom. Distance Education classes can be taken from virtually anywhere that has Internet access.

Take a Course

Taking a UO credit course without formal admission.

Even if you are not a currently admitted UO student, it is still possible to take courses at the UO. Through the Community Education Program, students can take almost any course offered by the UO, including Distance Education courses.

Online distance education courses for enrolled UO students.

Take a course that fits your lifestyle. Online courses can help resolve schedule conflicts you may have with other courses, employment, athletics, family responsibilities, or your ability to take a course on campus. The University offers online courses from twelve programs on the main campus.

About the UO

The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research university located in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon. The UO offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for learning in the liberal arts and professional programs in architecture, arts, business, education, journalism, law, and music and dance. In the classrooms and laboratories, students are inspired by a faculty of prominent scholars and work side by side with eminent researchers involved in breakthrough discoveries. At the UO, both students and faculty members reach out to make connections that serve communities from small local groups to large international organizations.

Location and Size

Located in Eugene, Oregon, two hours from Portland and one hour each from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains.

Sixty major buildings on 295 acres.

Academic Offerings

The University of Oregon is a public research university and a member of the Association of American Universities, one of only two such universities in the greater Northwest.

Schools, Colleges, and Professional Schools:

Architecture and Allied Arts
Arts and Sciences
Lundquist College of Business
Journalism and Communication
Music and Dance
Clark Honors College

UO Libraries

2.6 million volumes and 18,000 periodicals—second largest in the Northwest.

A Brief History

1876: University of Oregon opens, with first students registering October 16.

1877: First building, later named Deady Hall, completed.

1878: First class, with five members, graduates.

1879: UO Alumni Association formed.

1884: School of Law established in Portland.

1886: Villard Hall completed. Music department added that would become School of Music in 1902.

1893: First dormitory, Friendly Hall, opens.

1894: First football game held.

1895: First track team organized. First summer session held, near Seaside.

1900: Graduate School organized. First fraternity, Sigma Nu, established. Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) organized.

1904: First Rhodes scholar, Harvey Densmore, named. First sorority (later Kappa Alpha Theta) organized.

1907: First library building, Fenton Hall, opens.

1910: Education school established. Oregana chosen as name for yearbook.

1913: Plan to consolidate University of Oregon and Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis defeated.

1914: Schools of commerce, architecture established.

1915: Law school moves to Eugene from Portland. Johnson Hall constructed.

1916: Journalism school created from department established in 1912.

1920: Gerlinger Hall completed. Hayward Field opens. Oregon Daily Emerald replaces Oregon Emerald.

1926: First Ph.D. granted. McArthur Court finished.

1931: Museum of Art completed.

1932: Zorn-Macpherson bill to combine University of Oregon and Oregon State College at Corvallis defeated. Upper-division science courses moved to Corvallis.

1934: William Parry Murphy '14 awarded Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his research on pernicious anemia.

1937: Library completed. Law school moves into Fenton Hall.

1939: The University of Oregon Ducks, known as the Tall Firs, win first NCAA national basketball championship. Chapman Hall opens.

1947: Athletic Director Leo Harris forms an agreement with Walt Disney to allow Oregon to use Donald Duck as school's mascot.

1949: Erb Memorial Union constructed.

1956: Oregon's Jim Bailey runs first sub-four-minute mile on U.S. soil at the Coliseum Relays in Los Angeles. Walter Brattain, M.A. '26, wins Nobel Prize in physics for his research on semiconductors.

1959: Institute of Molecular Biology created as one of the first U.S. institutes to encourage interdisciplinary research. Honors College established.

1962: Oregon wins first of five NCAA men's track championships. Virgil Boekelheide, professor of chemistry, is first UO faculty member elected to National Academy of Sciences.

1967: Autzen Stadium completed.

1969: University of Oregon elected to elite Association of American Universities.

1970: Men's track and field coach Bill Bowerman and former Ducks track star Phil Knight '59 develop the first Nike running shoe. Oregon wins its first NCAA men's cross-country
championship. School of Music's Oregon Bach Festival and Chamber Music Series founded.

1972: Steve Prefontaine runs at the UO, solidifies Eugene's status as Track Town USA.

1977: Deady and Villard halls designated National Historic Landmarks. Animal House filmed on campus.

1989: New four-building, $45.6 million science complex opens.

1992: Riverfront Research Park dedicates first building.

1994: Dave Frohnmayer named fifteenth UO president. Renovated Knight Library rededicated. University launches the Oregon Campaign, state's largest fundraising drive. The James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center founded.

1995: Ducks represent Pac-10 in Rose Bowl for first time in thirty-seven years.

1999: William W. Knight Law Center opens. First phase of Student Recreation Center completed.

2001: The University of Oregon celebrates 125th anniversary with publication of widely acclaimed, international award-winning Atlas of Oregon second edition.

2003: Faculty members secure a record $90.2 million in research funding. Autzen Stadium renovated and expanded. Lillis Business Complex—most environmentally friendly business school facility in country—opens.

2005: UO launches Campaign Oregon: Transforming Lives, most ambitious fundraising effort in state history. Renovated and expanded art museum reopens as Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Museum of Natural and Cultural History reopens with new interactive exhibits in entirely redesigned and reconstructed gallery spaces. Many Nations Longhouse opens. Ground broken for $27 million Living Learning Center, first new residence hall on campus since 1960s.

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