The global outbreak of COVID-19 has caused widespread uncertainty, social distancing, and major disruption to your everyday lives. And yet, in the midst of all that, the UO community has come together like never before.

That’s why, instead of our typical #DucksGive giving day event, today we explore all the other amazing things that Ducks give. Today, we celebrate you, Ducks.

Our UO family has rallied in response to this crisis in a big way. We are leading the pack when it comes to cutting edge research, taking action, and supporting each other. Ducks around the globe are rolling up their sleeves and giving their all.

Join us today here, on social media, and on YouTube to hear stories, watch videos, and attend events that all aim to celebrate the one thing that makes University of Oregon the best college in the nation–you.

UO’s Response to COVID-19

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Lending a Hand

When three generous, far-sighted UO parents created the Students in Crisis Fund, they couldn’t have imagined how a global pandemic would intensify the need for it.  :: READ MORE


UO researcher hopes to improve COVID-19 disease models

Armed with a rapid response research grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Oregon biologist Stilianos Louca is mining public databases for genomic and associated data being filed on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. :: READ MORE


UO partners with state to house N95 mask decontamination unit

A machine being installed at the University of Oregon will decontaminate N95 respirator masks, allowing the critical personal protective equipment to be used up to 20 times by frontline health care workers. :: READ MORE


Division of Equity and Inclusion offers new support on website

The Division of Equity and Inclusion has launched a new tool employing the concepts of LACE — love, authenticity, courage and empathy — to provide support for members of the UO community during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as in the days ahead. :: READ MORE


How healthcare workers can stay the course during a pandemic

During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the functionality of institutions many take for granted—such as hospitals, schools, and libraries—is at the forefront of people’s minds. A University of Oregon professor is contributing to that understanding through an analysis he and his coauthors conducted of a potential Ebola outbreak in 2014 at a large hospital facility in Australia. :: READ MORE


UO joins with partners to provide critical coronavirus testing

In the race to provide COVID-19 testing to contain the spread of the disease, the University of Oregon is partnering with McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center to test patients in Lane County for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. :: READ MORE