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Showing the University of Oregon Ducks a little love

Whatever your baggage, your colors, your fight song, it's hard not to root these days for the University of Oregon, given how few institutions in this timid state have similar ambition.

University of Oregon: Pursuing excellence in a state committed to mediocrity

During this fiscal year, the state of Oregon will spend $48 million of taxpayer money to support the University of Oregon.

President Richard Lariviere talks pay raises, New Partnership, fedora

University President Richard Lariviere sat down with the Emerald on Sept. 13 and talked about everything from the New Partnership Plan, justifying pay raises to Officers of Administration, all the way down to why he wears his signature fedora.

Lariviere defends UO faculty pay raises

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is strongly defending his decision to grant raises to hundreds of faculty and administrators, saying the raises were necessary to hold on to top teachers and managers and that the UO could afford them.

Flagships Just Want to Be Alone

Hard times strain relations between big public research universities and their states

University President says New Partnership will end 30-year streak of tuition increases

Lariviere explains how the endowment will give a degree of certainty to students and their families

President's plan serves students' interests; learn more at Jan. 26 meeting

Thanks, But No Thanks

Oregon must free its university system

In a public finance crisis, talk must give way to action on higher ed reforms, including autonomy, local boards and a search for funding alternatives

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere asks legislators for $800 million in bond money

President Richard Lariviere made his pitch before legislators today for funding the university with $800 million in state-issued bonds.

It’s time for a UO endowment to preserve public mission

GUEST VIEWPOINT: It’s time for a UO endowment to preserve public mission.

Interview with UO Today

Richard Lariviere discusses various issues around the UO campus and community. Topics include the university’s financial situation and the “New Partnership” proposal.

Lariviere's Pitch

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere makes a pitch for reshaping the university’s financial health and making the college more accessible to under-served populations during a Portland visit to the university White Stag block in Old Town.

Tough Times, Bold Plan

The UO offers a plan for new governance and financial models to improve student access and stabilize funding.

UO President Lariviere and the Race for the Cure

The president of the University of Oregon and his wife will be Honorary Chairs at Eugene's first ever Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

UO President Returns to the Classroom

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere took time out from his executive duties to get back in the classroom. Lariviere spoke to a group of about 40 upcoming freshmen from the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program and gave them a brief overview of Sanskrit. Lariviere says Sanskrit is his area of expertise and is happy to pass on his love for the language to eager students.

Video of Investiture, May 21, 2010

Watch this recording of President Lariviere's Investiture.

New Partnership in the News

News coverage of New Partnership.

Coffee with U. of Oregon President Lariviere

I had coffee recently with Richard Lariviere, president of the University of Oregon.

One of 60 members of the elite Association of American Universities, UO has one of the nation's premiere education schools, a cartoon character as its mascot and the glorious -- or perhaps dubious -- distinction of having loaned its campus to the makers of Animal House.

"My office is Dean Wormer's office," Lariviere said. ...

Raising aspirations and pride

The Latino students in Kelly Middle School’s Ganas program were going around a circle in staccato style, saying their names, grades and what they hope to be when they grow up: mainly doctors, lawyers, teachers and veterinarians.

Finally, it came time for a guy who looked a tad out of place.

“My name is Richard,” he said. “I’m not in eighth grade and I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up.”

The students broke into wild laughter.

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere, who turned 60 Wednesday, was instantly part of the inner circle.

Rose Bowl fans help feed the hungry

University of Oregon fans will be gearing up for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., with a pre-game function at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank tomorrow morning.
They will be joining volunteers from rival Ohio State University to sort food and pack food boxes for the hungry from 9 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

UO President: Higher Education Will Help Community Out of Recession

The University of Oregon's new president says higher education will help the community out of the recession. Dr. Richard Lariviere made the comments while speaking at the Eugene Rotary on Tuesday. He also told the crowd that he wants to break the mold and build new relationships with the state to find a new funding model for higher education. Lariviere replaced Dave Frohnmayer as UO president in July.

Lariviere receives a "rose" from Roseburg newspaper

The new University of Oregon president impressed us by making Roseburg his first stop outside Eugene since taking over the helm just a month ago. Richard Lariviere made sure he was versed in Roseburg history, alumni and current students, and the friendly rivalry the annual Civil War brings out among UO and Oregon State University fans...

New UO President visits Roseburg

It took new University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere only a few moments to get in his first shot. Appearing before the Rotary Club of Roseburg at a luncheon Thursday at Kowloon Restaurant, Lariviere turned to thank Roseburg dentist Alanson Randol for his introduction...

The Successor: A new president inherits strengths and challenges at the UO

Richard Lariviere’s first day as president of the University of Oregon was bound to bring some emotional moments, but he might not have expected a couple of them to occur during a 90-minute conversation Wednesday with members of The Register-Guard’s editorial department...

UO president on the job

Greeting the school’s groundskeeping crew at 5:30 a.m. is just the first task in a long line of duties for the new chief of the University of Oregon.

Lariviere Takes Reigns As New UO President

It was day one for new University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere. Dave Frohnmayer stepped down from his post this week after fifteen years. Economic troubles paired with questions about rising cost for students means Lariviere's job will not be easy. For the time being, he is focusing on learning as much about the people and the institution he has been chosen to lead. A priority for Lariviere is making the university accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay.

The clock starts ticking Wednesday for Lariviere

Academic habits die hard, and Richard Lariviere is nothing if not an academic. So if the former Kansas University provost is doing anything this weekend, it’s cramming. On Wednesday, Lariviere takes over as the University of Oregon’s 16th president.

Welcoming another hat

The new president of the University is Oregon is noteworthy for many things, including that he earned his doctorate in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, and speaks Hindi, the main modern-day language of that huge and increasingly powerful and influential country.

Lariviere addresses campus

Richard Lariviere confronts many of the issues facing campus from budget shortfalls to sustainability.

UO presidential candidate offers his view of education

Richard Lariviere shares his professional background and education philosophy with a small audience.

UO picks final candidate for top job

Richard Lariviere, a University of Kansas executive, is scheduled to visit the UO campus; the decision to hire is up to the higher education board

UO's next prez: U. Kansas provost named sole finalist

The University of Kansas' No. 2 administrator, Richard Lariviere, is the sole finalist to succeed Dave Frohnmayer as president of the University of Oregon, state officials announced Monday. Lariviere, chief operations and academic officer on KU's Lawrence campus, will visit Eugene on March 10 and 11 and is set to become UO president on July 1, when Frohnmayer retires after 15 years in the role.

UO names president finalist

Richard Lariviere, executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Kansas, is the sole finalist to become the University of Oregon's next president.