Letter From the Vice President - Fall 2015

Welcome back! The fall term has barely begun and already big things are happening — in our office and across the spectrum of research and innovation. We’ve released our latest numbers for the 2015 fiscal year, launched two research centers, unveiled new programs for undergraduates engaged in research and built out training and mentorship opportunities for our graduate students. There are many more developments on the horizon and I look forward to working with you in support of President Schill’s three core objectives, which include building our tenure-related faculty and promoting our academic research.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest faculty members. They represent an array of different research tracks and areas of scholarship and creative activity and I am excited to see all of the different ways in which they will contribute to our thriving academic community. In the coming months we will be introducing them to the research services we offer and introducing you to some of these new faces you see on campus. You can look forward to profiles of them and their work in Around the O, on social media and on our Oregon Research website.

I encourage you to visit our website, where you can register for workshops, educational opportunities and trainings, stay up to date on research compliance issues, connect with our innovation experts and subscribe to our Funding Opportunities newsletter. You can also receive assistance with a professional bio, request a portrait or seek help publicizing your research by contacting our research communications team.

Throughout the month of October, we will be highlighting research, scholarly activity and creative endeavors in the arts and humanities as part of National Arts & Humanities Month. This national effort is designed to recognize the tremendous impact the arts and humanities have on our culture and to encourage everyone to experience these vital areas of discovery and creation. With that in mind I hope you will join me in celebrating the work of our colleagues in the arts and humanities. Throughout the year we will be highlighting other areas of inquiry. I invite you to participate in those efforts, as well. If you have a success story to share, we’d love to hear about it. Together, we can make our community of scholars even stronger and grow and enhance our standing as a world-class research university.

Sincerely,

Brad Shelton
Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation,
Vice Provost Budget & Planning

shelton@uoregon.edu
(541) 346-2090