In the Field

Ducks know there's more to a college education than what happens in the classroom. They venture off campus to compete in athletics, and to learn more about the world around them.

James Beke and Tyree Harris. Photo: Neil Kirkpatrick.
Less than a year after leaving the University of Oregon, James Beke and Tyree Harris have created a television ad campaign for Beats by Dre headphones that’s gained national attention.
Kaitlin Olson.
HOMETOWN: Tigard, Oregon YEAR GRADUATED UO: 1997 DEGREE: Bachelor's of Science in Theater Arts.  (The department hated that I got a Bachelor of Science instead of a Bachelor of Arts. I assured them that no producer would care or even ask whether I took Math instead of French.)
Brian Coombs. Photo: Tim Christie.
AGE: 24  HOMETOWN: Truckee, Calif.  YEAR GRADUATED UO: 2011
Ryan Knutson.
AGE: 26  HOMETOWN: Aloha, Oregon  YEAR GRADUATED UO: 2009
Paria Sadighi.
AGE: 29 HIGH SCHOOL: North Hollywood (Calif.) High.  YEAR GRADUATED UO: 2008 DEGREE: Electronic Media from the School of Journalism and Communication.
Allie Burger points at a monitor during a taping of sports segement.
At 10 o’clock on a Sunday morning near the end of fall term, a group of University of Oregon students wanders into the TV studio of Allen Hall.
Ashley Nelson sits amid ice and rocks in Antarctica
Ashley Nelson capped off her undergraduate odyssey at the University of Oregon with a five-month-long research trip to Antarctica, returning to Eugene more self-confident than ever and with a message to undergraduate students who may be hesitant to pursue an in-the-field research experience:
UO freshman Alex Mentzel.
University of Oregon freshman Alex Mentzel is co-starring on the fall season finale of NBC's hit show "Grimm," airing at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
Energy educators Melodi Yanik and Derek Leung.
On a recent sunny fall afternoon, Derek Leung and Melodi Yanik knocked on the door of a student apartment off 18th Avenue, a few blocks from the University of Oregon campus.
Aisha Praught works out at Hayward Field.
Oregon Track Club Elite athlete Aisha Praught was working out at Hayward Field on a cool October morning, running about five miles at 5:45 pace.