CHC Stories

Stories about the CHC community: Who we are, what we're doing, where we're going, and how we are making positive change in our space and all over the world.

nelson Perez catalán

Perspective is Everything: For Nelson Perez Catalan, ’20, growing up in Chile emphasized the horizons and possibilities in CHC


Francesca Fontana

Story by Sarah Hovet, CHC Communications
A typical day for Francesca Fontana begins around 7:30 a.m., when she enters The Wall Street Journal offices in New York, two hours before the stock market opens...

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Photos and story by Dana Sparks, CHC Communications
Tucked inside the west side of the Knight Library on the second floor is the Special Collections and University Archives, or SCUA. There, an intimate Clark Honors College course, Touching Archives, gathers to dive into the collections and archive that reportedly holds more than a million items...

Story by Isabella Garcia, CHC Communications
Interdisciplinary research is a hallmark of the Clark Honors College and a value that Dr. Melissa Graboyes exemplifies in her work...

Mackenzie Myers

Story by Abbey McDonald, CHC Communications
When nominations were being accepted for the Faculty Research Mentor Award, Clark Honors College student Mackenzie Myers decided to organize a submission for his mentor, Professor Mark Carey.  Myers, a sophomore and the only undergraduate on Carey's Glacier Lab research team, assembled the other members — PhD and graduate students — to write a paragraph each earlier this year to nominate Carey for the coveted honor...

Story by Abbey McDonald, CHC Communications 
Alex Ross has a job most people will only dream about, listening to music for a living...


Story by Lucy Kleiner and Sarah Hovet, Photos by Lucy Kleiner, Video by Abbie Winn
In downtown Eugene, on the second floor of a faded brick building, lives Nulia, a problem-solving enterprise disguised as a tech company, joining a growing hub of tech-industry start-ups such as Palo Alto, InterVision Media and Emberex...

Wayne Morse Scholars

Every year, the University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics recognizes 25 UO students for their interest in politics and public service, their experience, and their leadership potential. These students take seminars on democratic dilemmas and democracy in practice, attend monthly luncheons with distinguished guest speakers, go on trips to watch politics in action and participate in hands-on in workshops...

Daphne Gallagher Anthropologist

Story by Abbey McDonald, CHC Communications
In her cozy new office at Chapman Hall, with walls stacked with readings and often littered with artifacts, Dr. Daphne Gallagher welcomes students to chat with her about anything related to classes, travel, archeology, history or life in general. Whether it is a question about ancient burial practices, African Studies or Atlantis, Dr. Gallagher has the expertise to answer it...

Kim Stafford

Story by Isabella Garcia, Clark Honors College
Think of Kim Stafford, Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, as a host. Not to a party or event, but as an ambassador to civic duties.​​​​​​..

Melissa Graboyes in Zanzibar

Story by Isabella Garcia, Clark Honors College, Excerpt by Melissa Graboyes, professor of African & medical history, Clark Honors College
Clark Honors College professor Melissa Graboyes has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her on-going research on malaria elimination attempts in sub-Saharan Africa and on the island of Zanzibar...

Allison Buckmelter and husband Nicholas

Story by Abbey McDonald, CHC Communications
When the most recent call for the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting went out, 6,895 screenplays were submitted. Out of that avalanche of entries, only four screenplays were selected for the fellowship...

Huemul deer

By Adam Spencer
Gilberto Chacano is a talented man with an insurmountable problem: he was born too late. His world is of the vast campos of Chile’s central Patagonia, in one of the least-densely populated of humanity’s frontiers, where he learned to raise sheep and build fences...

Aaron James

By Derek Maiolo
Building a business is no simple feat. Building one of Oregon’s most successful businesses poses an even greater challenge. It requires a highly motivated, intelligent staff who know how to think critically and creatively...