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Science Advancing Society

Dramatically shortening the timeline between discovery and societal impact through world-class research, training, and entrepreneurship in a nimble scientific enterprise.

The University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The Knight Campus will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

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Impact and Curiosity Come to Life

The University of Oregon unveiled architectural renderings of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, revealing a singular design where impact and curiosity will come to life.

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Message from the Executive Director

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips
Acting Executive Director
Phil and Penny 
Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

September 25, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since we launched the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. With the hard work of many on campus, I am pleased to say that visions — both of the campus and its programming — are rapidly turning into realities.

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Updates from the Acting Executive Director

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Zander Jacoby and Jonathan Goldstein, student in the Master's Industrial Internship Program, work in the optics lab (Photo by Jack Liu)

Master's Industrial Internship Program enters its 20th year and is now a graduate training program under the Knight Campus

OHSU President Joe Robertson (left) and UO President Michael Schill

Faculty members from both institutions identify opportunities to work together as campuses build on Knight gifts

Philips discuss life, death and science

More than 400 people filled the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts for the talk

The Oregon Capitol building

A letter urges legislators to allocate $100 million in state bonds to support the project

George Streisinger

Working behind the scenes, a team of faculty members helped envision the new Knight Campus

Collage of images of projects designed by Bora Architects and Ennead Architects

Bora Architects of Portland and Ennead Architects of New York will design the buildings

Collage of construction and building images from some of the projects Hoffman Construction has completed

Hoffman Construction will be the construction manager/general contractor

Jennifer Hampton Hill

A UO graduate student's unexpected discovery could someday lead to new treatments

Alex de Verteuil in the lab

Students of Color Opportunities for Research Enrichment — or SCORE — is now in its second year

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Accelerating Impact

The Future Starts Now

The University of Oregon is proud to introduce the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact—a game-changing initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generation of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

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