Twenty current and former University of Oregon student-athletes competed at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio—12 from the United States, three from Canada, one from Australia, one from Belgium, one from Greece, one from Guatemala, and one from Nigeria. That’s more Ducks than in 2012, 2008, and 2004 combined. Read more here. (Source: https://around.uoregon.edu/2016olympians)
Around the O recently featured GSS Alum Jenna Prandini in an article by Damian Foley. Foley highlighted that “Prandini was undeclared her first two years at the UO, but after taking a number of business classes found she had a passion for the subject. She declared her major in general social science with concentrations in business and economics, and then set about juggling her coursework with the demands that come with being an elite student-athlete”.
Peer Leaders IN the Know (Peer LINK) is a University-wide Peer Advising Program. Peer LINK Advisors are undergraduate students highly trained in the area of academic advising. They serve as a vital link between students and the university by helping them connect with campus resources, navigate degree requirements, and explore a multitude of educational opportunities. (Source: https://advising.uoregon.edu/content/peer-link)
UO Alumna and General Social Sciences Major, Hilda Heine, BS ’74, became the first female head of state of an independent Pacific Island nation when she was elected president of the Marshall Islands in January. (Source: http://www.uoalumni.com/s/1540/uoaa/index.aspx?sid=1540&gid=3&pgid=5372)
Clayton Steinke ’65, for one, credits his multitude of social science classes—from anthropology to history, sociology and economics—with helping him understand the dynamics of human relationships, thereby supporting his later management role in business. (Source: http://cascade.uoregon.edu/spring2011/cas-alumni/)