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.
Science at the Nexus of Life and Death
On Tuesday, May 9, Patrick Phillips, acting director of the Knight Campus, gave a community lecture at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts where he discussed his research on aging and the challenges and opportunities created by the potential for prolonging human life.
Message from the Executive Director
Acting Executive Director
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
June 6, 2017
We have had an engaging three months with bi-monthly, multiple day marathon sessions with our terrific architecture and design team and the faculty-led building user group. Through this process, we have brought together a tremendous variety of UO stakeholders, usually organized into focus groups geared toward issues ranging from sustainable building practices, loading docks and alternative transportation needs to core research facilities and innovation spaces. We have just completed our conceptual design phase, which means we have a good idea of how the building will fit on our available site, as well as general agreement on the activities that will be able to be accommodated within these research-intensive buildings.
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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