UO 2013 Fiesta Bowl champs

The University of Oregon Ducks won the day and capped a 12–1 Pac-12 championship season with a victory over Kansas State in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. Photo: Jack Liu

Allen Hall ribbon cutting

President Gottfredson and UO School of Journalism and Communication Dean Tim Gleason cut the ribbon to open the transformed Allen Hall. The world-class facility is designed for the digital age and built to support the school's rigorous standards of excellence in journalism, ethics, and research. Photo: Studio McDermott

President Gottfredson investiture

Michael R. Gottfredson, seen here with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and UO Professor of Geography Alec Murphy, was installed as the University of Oregon's 17th president at a ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena. Photo: Studio McDermott

UO 2013 women's indoor track champs

The Oregon Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team celebrates their 4th consecutive NCAA Championship win in Fayetteville Arkansas. Ten women’s sports teams compete for the University of Oregon.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The University of Oregon hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama in May. More than 11,000 people attended the Dalai Lama’s presentation, “The Path to Peace and Happiness in the Global Society.” Photo: Mason Trinca

UO in Portland campus

The White Stag Block is home to many of the UO’s Portland academic and research programs. The state-of-the-art, LEED gold facility serves as a hub of activity, discussion, and debate, with lectures, exhibits, seminars, classes, and other public events. Photo: Heidi Hiaasen

UO 2013 commencement celebration

Diplomas in hand, new UO graduates jump for joy following commencement ceremonies on June 17, 2013. More than 5,000 students received at total of 5,290 degrees during the 2012-13 school year. Photo David Loveall

Helmuth Rilling and Matthew Halls

New Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls presents a score to Helmuth Rilling and his wife Martina after conducting the music as a surprise encore to the "Passing the Baton" concert on July 6, 2013. Rilling served OBF artistic director for 44 years. Photo: Jon Christopher Meyers

Mac Fleet wins 1500

UO junior Mac Fleet won the 1,500 meters in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field. Hayward will be the first U.S. host for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in July and home of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the next eight years. Photo: Paul W. Harvey IV

UO board of trustees capitol steps

A historic reform of the university's governance structure was launched with the passage of SB 270 establishing an independent governing board for the UO. Pictured are some of the university's 15 new trustees (from left: Kurt Willcox, MA ’81; Mary Wilcox ’76, JD ’80; Allyn Ford; President Gottfredson; Ginevra Ralph ’83, MA ’85; Chuck Lillis, PhD ’72; Joseph Gonyea III). Photo: Studio McDermott

Hatfield Dowlin Complex

The University of Oregon's new football performance center, the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, opened in August, setting a new standard for collegiate athletic training and operations facilities. Photo: ZGF Architects

Happy UO students

With 3,881 incoming freshman, the UO enrolled its highest achieving and most diverse freshman class in fall 2013. The new students from Oregon have the highest high school GPA and college entrance exam scores in school history. There are also more Pell-eligible Oregonians and students of color. Photo: David Loveall

UO research

The UO is remarkable among elite research universities for its emphasis on both research and teaching, which creates outstanding opportunities for students. Each year, hundreds of UO undergraduates get hands-on experience in research settings, adding an invaluable real-world dimension to their paths of discovery. Photo: Studio McDermott

Lillis Hall UO

The University of Oregon is a major economic driver in the state. Not only is the university producing new business leaders, direct spending by the UO, its researchers, students, and visitors added up to $1.2 billion last year, up five percent from the previous year. Photo: Trevor Till and Simon Sanchez

Michael and Karol Gottfredson

President Gottfredson and Karol Gottfredson enjoy the UO tuba-euphonium ensemble's 13th annual Johnson Hall Tuba Concert. Associate Professor of Music Michael Grose conducted the ensemble of student musicians as they kicked off the holiday season.

Wishing you peace, happiness, and joy this holiday season and throughout the new year.