Public Affairs and News

Public Affairs Communications develops and manages content for the University of Oregon’s primary storytelling hub, Around the O, while serving as the liaison with student, local, regional, national and international media. The team also curates content from across campus, collaborating with leadership communicators from within schools, colleges and departs to support the university’s mission and share a cohesive and inspiring message.

If you are a journalist looking for news contacts or a faculty or staff member seeking guidance in working with the media, visit UO News. In addition, Science and Research Communications promotes the UO’s innovative work around the state, nation, and world.


Around the O

Around the O is the UO’s go-to place for information about the university, its people and the difference they make in Oregon and around the world. It brings stories of the university’s groundbreaking research and world-class faculty and students to the broadest possible audience, while also serving as the hub for news, announcements and information of interest to the campus community.

Around the O Submit Your Story Idea Editorial Guidelines


Oregon Experts

The University of Oregon is home to many elite researchers and experts in a variety of fields who are available for media interview and related requests. These experts are changing the way we think about everything from the drought to germs, and childhood obesity to sporting goods. They are reshaping the world through green chemistry, and examining life at the nano-scale. To book, contact Molly Blancett by email or at 541-346-9134 (this number rings to her mobile phone).

Oregon Experts


For Journalists

The University of Oregon Media Relations team connects journalists with university experts and can be a resource for story ideas and information. Contact us to receive official university press releases and to request interviews with UO President Michael Schill and other university leaders. Director of Public Affairs and Issues Management Kay Jarvis can be reached by email or at 541-346-5558.

For Journalists