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  • Phil Knight
    Hampson "Phil" Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate and philanthropist. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as the chie...
  • William V. Roth, Jr., U.S. Senator (1921 - 2003)
    . William Victor "Bill" Roth, Jr. (July 22, 1921 – December 13, 2003) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of World War II and a membe...
  • Paul Peek, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (1904 - 1987)
    Peek (June 5, 1904 – April 7, 1987) was an American attorney, Democratic politician and jurist. Peek practiced law in southern California prior to his election in 1936 to the California Assembly, where...
  • Frederick Steiwer, U.S. Senator (1883 - 1939)
    Steiwer (October 13, 1883 – February 3, 1939) was an American politician and lawyer in the state of Oregon. A native of the state, he was county district attorney and member of the Oregon State Senate ...
  • James K. Weatherford Jr. (1901 - 1995)
    James Knox Weatherford, Jr. was born on December 27, 1901 in Harrisburg, Oregon. Growing up in Corvallis, Weatherford attended Corvallis High School and Oregon Agricultural College, receiving a degree ...

The University of Oregon (also referred to as UO or Oregon) is a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon. UO was founded in 1876. The institution's campus is 295 acres in size and is situated along the Willamette River. Since July 2014, UO has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon. The university is classified as having very high research activity and has 19 research centers and institutes. UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1969.

UO offers 272 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The university is organized into eight colleges: the Robert D. Clark Honors College (the oldest honors college in the United States), the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Journalism and Communication, the School of Law, and the School of Music and Dance. Additionally, the Graduate School oversees the university's graduate and certificate programs. Academically, UO is notable because it does not have programs in the fields of engineering or medicine.

UO student-athletes compete as the Ducks and are part of the Pacific-12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). With nineteen varsity teams, the Oregon Ducks are best known for their football team and track and field program. The strength of the track program, as well as its connection to Nike, has helped make Eugene become known as "Track Town, USA".