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September 14, 2015

Spring 2015 Commencement

New app_smallerOn June 15, 2015, UO English graduated 164 majors, twenty-three MA candidates, and thirteen PhD candidates. Congratulations, graduates! Professor David Vázquez delivered the commencement address (more…)

Oct 1, 2014Oct 2, 2014

Spring 2014 Commencement

082On June 16, UO English graduated 122 majors, sixteen MA candidates, and twelve PhD candidates. (more…)

Jun 26, 2014Sep 22, 2014

Spring 2014 Festivities

On June 4, UO English celebrated the end of the year, recognizing student and faculty accomplishments at a reception in the Knight Library Browsing Room. The celebration was inaugurated by the UO Poetry Slam Team, which treated the department to a performance by team co-captain, Alex Dang. (more…)

August 27, 2013

UO English listed in top 20 ROI English and Humanities programs by AC Online and (AC Online) and have listed UO English in their top 20 English and Humanities programs in the United States for students’ “return on investment” (ROI). (more…)

August 8, 2013

Alison Lau Stephens Honored with Kimble First Year Teaching Award

Alison Lau Stephens, a graduate student in English, was awarded the Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award sponsored by the Graduate School and the Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP), which recognizes outstanding teaching performances by GTFs in their first year of classroom experience and acknowledges a GTF’s investment in professional development. (more…)

June 14, 2013

Spring 2013 Festivities


On June 5, UO English celebrated the end of the year and recognized student and faculty accomplishments at a reception in the Knight Library Browsing Room.  The Alpha Tau Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, international English honor society, inducted its first members and bestowed their first teaching award.  The Graduate Program honored student achievements.  The Composition Program announced winners of the Outstanding and Excellent Teaching Awards.  We also celebrated faculty promotions, book publications, research awards, and the new department head received a Survival Certificate.  The department had an extraordinarily successful year, and the gaiety at the reception was a testament to our shared purpose and collegiality.  Photos coming soon.

April 12, 2013

Swig Prize Awarded for Winter 2013

English Major, Martin Larson-Xu, was awarded the Swig Essay Prize for the best undergraduate essay submitted to an English class during the winter term. Martin’s winning essay, “Means Something, Language of Flow: Music, Noise, and Conceptual Art in the ‘Sirens’ Episode of Ulysses,”was written for Peul Peppis’s ENG 479: James Joyce course. In 2007, Mary and Steven Swig (BA, 1963) of San Francisco created an endowment to fund the annual prize. The award carries a cash prize of $500.

Congratulations to Martin and the other nominees: Kerani Arpaia, Joseph Bitney, Chad Crabtree, Sarah Murphy, Andrew Naugle, Colleen Nguyen, Dylan Thompson, Robyn Vance, and Joshua Zirl. (more…)

May 29, 2012

Paul Peppis Honored with Major Teaching Award

May 24, 2012, was a special day for the English Department.  University President Robert Berdahl, Provost Lorraine Davis, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Scott Coltrane, and a large group of faculty colleagues, graduate students, and English Department staff descended on PLC 248, where Professor Paul Peppis was in the middle of teaching a class on literary pedagogy.  (more…)