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The Duck Stops Here: University of Oregon

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Science: No Single Story (Dr M Jackson '11)
Science: No Single Story (Dr M Jackson '11)
While some of us spent the long days of the early pandemic cleaning out the refrigerator or adopting a puppy, others – like Dr. M Jackson – spent it searching for a hidden hoard of pirate gold in Alaska. The adventure, filmed in summer 2020 and chronicled in the hit 2022 Netflix series Pirate Gold of Adak Island, is but one of many far-flung locales that this UO grad has traveled in her exciting career in search of what the earth can reveal. Indeed – as a geographer, glaciologist, National Geographic Explorer, Fulbright Ambassador, TED Fellow, Peace Corps volunteer, and author – Dr. Jackson’s life has mostly been about seeing and doing things differently than many of her peers. Earning her doctorate from the UO in 2017, Dr. Jackson explored how climate change transformed people and glacier communities in Iceland. A staunch advocate of communicating science in ways that resonate outside of the Academy, Dr. Jackson worked for more than a decade in the Artic, chronicling climate change, communities, and glacial systems. Her sustained interrogation of “who gets to practice glacial science” still forms the backbone of her professional practice. Dr. Jackson is interviewed on the podcast by Dr. Hollie Smith, Associate Professor of Science and Environmental Communication and Associate Director for the UO Center for Science Communication Research. As two women who have reflected deeply about “what knowledges” are permitted in the scientific realm and how scientific discoveries are shared with the public, their captivating conversation will naturally connect with scientists and non-scientists alike. Dr. Jackson’s 2015 memoir, While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change, knits together stories of climate change in both family and planet. Her 2019 book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, examines the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and physical geography of Iceland. Her forthcoming (and first) novel, The Ice Sings Back, is set in the Pacific Northwest, where M – in between travels to ice around the world – makes her home with her husband and young son. Read Dr. M Jackson’s newest novel, The Ice Sings Back, available beginning in January 2023 https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-ice-sings-back-m-jackson/18660400 For more information on Dr. M Jackson, visit: https://www.drmjackson.com/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
34:60
December 01, 2022
Let's Talk Supply Chain (John Pooley '82, University of Oregon)
Let's Talk Supply Chain (John Pooley '82, University of Oregon)
Today we are joined by John Pooley, an '82 graduate of the business school. John is a food production industry expert who recently became CEO of Stir Foods, a custom sauce manufacturer based in Orange County, California. As if he didn’t have enough on his dinner plate, John keeps busy through his board memberships in the following companies: Tropicale Foods, American Nuts, McClancy Foods & Flavors, and Stir Foods. He shares insight into how global trends are impacting food prices, what it takes to be a supplier for food giants like Starbucks and McDonald’s, and his first-generation college experience (hint: It involves marrying another Duck!). John Pooley - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pooley-249a805/ Stir Foods - https://www.stirfoods.com/ Tropicale Foods - https://www.tropicalefoods.com/ American Nuts - https://www.americannuts.com/ McClancy Foods & Flavors - http://mcclancy.com/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:52
November 01, 2022
Strategy Meets Creative (Jen Bell '94, University of Oregon)
Strategy Meets Creative (Jen Bell '94, University of Oregon)
Today we are joined by Jen Bell, BA '94 (Journalism/Advertising). Jen is Partner and Strategy Director of Bell+Funk, a marketing and advertising agency in Eugene, Oregon. Jen began her advertising career in San Francisco. With renewed appreciation for the joys and opportunities of small-town life (Jen grew up in rural Oregon), she returned to her home state 15 years ago to build her successful firm and career. A brand and communications strategist, Jen shares insights about how advertising has changed, why she identifies with the Volkswagen brand, what Mad Men gets right, keys to the creative process, and an easy but often overlooked way more Oregonians can support arts/culture. She also offers great advice for new graduates hoping to break into the field. Jen’s being interviewed by Lisa Calevi, Associate Director of Engagement. Jen Bell - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-bell-7318888/  Oregon Cultural Trust - https://culturaltrust.org/  Bell & Funk - https://bellandfunk.com/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:10
September 21, 2022
Google's VP of Global Communication and Public Affairs, Corey duBrowa (University of Oregon)
Google's VP of Global Communication and Public Affairs, Corey duBrowa (University of Oregon)
Corey duBrowa is Google’s Vice President of Global Communication and Public Affairs. He’s here to talk to us about his incredible career path, what it’s like to be a top executive at one of the world’s most innovative and influential companies, and give us a glimpse into his weekly 1:1 meetings with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Corey also talks about why he’s remained deeply involved with UO and what it’s been like to watch his son attend the University of Oregon as well. He’s being interviewed by a fellow School of Journalism and Communications grad, Katie Michael. She’s spent the last 10 years doing communications at T-Mobile and overseeing teams responsible for customer experience and social media care. We’d like to mention that this episode was recorded before UO’s President, Michael Schill, announced that he has accepted a new position as President at Northwestern University in his home town of Chicago. You can read his fond farewell to the UO community here: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/president-schill-bids-uo-community-fond-farewell Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
39:17
August 23, 2022
The Duck Stops Here Presents: Women In Flight
The Duck Stops Here Presents: Women In Flight
This is a University of Oregon Women In Flight takeover for their Go Do Anything campaign celebrating Title IX’s 50th anniversary. Sports Illustrated voted Jackie Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time. Her lengthy athletic accomplishments are remarkable, but it’s her work in philanthropy, children's education, racial equality, and women’s rights that she’s most proud of today. Jackie is joined by fellow Track & Field star and UO Chief Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Nicole Commissiong, BA ‘97 (History, Magazine), JD ‘01. Their conversation is facilitated by Women In Flight intern Makenzie Fancher, MBA ‘23 (Sports Business). They discuss Jackie’s journey from growing up in Illinois to now having the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation there, the impact that Title IX has had in the world, and what she still has in store building her legacy. To learn more about Women In Flight and the Go Do Anything campaign, visit https://duckathleticfund.net/titleix/. Music credits: “EDM Detection Mode” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3687-edm-detection-mode License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license “Beauty Flow” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flow License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
18:21
August 15, 2022
Everybody Goes to the Hospital (Tiffany Kimmel '09, University of Oregon)
Everybody Goes to the Hospital (Tiffany Kimmel '09, University of Oregon)
Tiffany Kimmel BA ‘09 (Electronic Media Production) took the story of a family trauma and turned it into an award winning stop-motion short film. She grew up in a tight-knit Christian homeschool community in rural Oregon before making her way to the UO. Today, she’s the owner of Nihil Delcarandum, a Los Angeles creative company and has done writing for brands such as Apple, YouTube, and FX.  Tiffany is currently working on several interesting projects. One is an incomplete documentary that explores the battle between religious exemptions and civil liberties in a class-action lawsuit with over 40 plaintiffs against the U.S. Department of Education. Another project is Tiffany’s first self-directed stop-motion short film about her mother’s emergency appendectomy in 1963 at the age of 4, titled Everybody Goes to the Hospital. It is currently debuting at festivals across the world and winning awards. Links: Official website for the short. Note: all upcoming screenings and events will be announced on the website: everybodygoestothehospital.com Tiffany’s website: www.tiffanykimmel.com Instagram: @nihildeclarandum Interview with Tiffany, Paul Southwick, and Evangelical superstar Frank Schaeffer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBhVZTeI2Y&t=1953s Their next event (updated date): Art is Life is Art: Awareness Hurts will be Friday, August 5th, 2022 in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Follow @nihildeclarandum and @bobbakermarionettes on Instagram for more info. McKenzie Stubbert’s upcoming album: https://curiousmusicia.bandcamp.com/album/waiting-room Dance film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdg_LXQ6gLg Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: • "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
39:31
July 18, 2022
Dreamers and DACA at UO (Briselda Molina '11 and professor Lynn Stephen)
Dreamers and DACA at UO (Briselda Molina '11 and professor Lynn Stephen)
Right now, millions of people across the country are currently awaiting The United States Supreme Court decision on the future of DACA. It took a senior year college application for Briselda Molina (BA Journalism ‘11) to learn that she was a Dreamer. Here at the UO, a “Dreamer” refers to Undocumented, DACA-mented, Tuition Equity, and students of mixed status families. Briselda shares how her undocumented status has shaped her life, including how she got to UO, graduated, then went to grad school as a DACA recipient and became a DACA professional. Today she serves as a career and academic advisor at the School of Journalism and Communication. She is joined by Lynn Stephen, Philip H. Knight Chair and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and a member of the UO Dreamers Working Group. She shares her insight on the ways UO is promoting the safety, well-being and success of undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, and how others can help. Would you like to help? Please consider giving to the Opportunity Through Excellence Scholarship, which provides scholarship support for students enrolled at the U of O, with a preference for students who self-identify as “undocumented,” as “Dreamers”, or as students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Students are eligible if they are first-generation college students with financial need, and are ineligible to receive federal financial aid as determined by the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Opportunity Through Excellence Scholarship provides significant awards for selected students—sometimes up to $9,000 a student. We have a growing endowment to support Opportunity through Excellence students, which builds sustainability to our annual fundraising efforts to support the scholarship. Thank you to all of our generous donors! Links Briselda’s website https://briseldam.wixsite.com/my-site How to give to the Opportunity Through Excellence Scholarship https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1540/foundation/2col.aspx?sid=1540&gid=1&pgid=408&bledit=1&dids=525 Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: • "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:27
June 28, 2022
The Run-up to the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 (Jeff Oliver '02, University of Oregon)
The Run-up to the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 (Jeff Oliver '02, University of Oregon)
What's it like to coordinate thousands of journalists at one of the world's largest sporting events? Today's guest, Jeff Oliver BS '02 (public relations, political science) is about to find out! Jeff is the media experience manager for the July 2022 World Athletics Championships Oregon22, a biennial global sporting event bringing together the world’s most elite track and field athletes. This summer’s event, held on the University of Oregon campus, will be the first time the Championships are held in the United States. Over 2,000 athletes from nearly every country in the world will participate and a global viewing audience of one billion people is projected. With decades of experience working with sports journalists, Jeff shares his behind-the-scenes perspective in the run up to the World Athletics Championships, highlights recent changes in the way media cover sport, and offers advice for new graduates hoping to break into the field. Jeff gained early experience with Track & Field at the country’s oldest and most prestigious meet – the NIKE Prefontaine Classic – where he has served as press chief since 2002. He also maintains close ties to his alma mater, collaborating regularly with the UO School of Journalism and Communication Track Bureau, where student journalists cover some of the world’s most prestigious Track & Field competitions at Hayward Field for professional media outlets across the country. Jeff is being interviewed by Lisa Calevi, Associate Director of Engagement at the University of Oregon.  Jeff Oliver - https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliverjeff/ World Athletics Championships Oregon22 - https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-championships/oregon22 SOJC Track Bureau - https://sojctrack.uoregon.edu/
35:36
May 31, 2022
Olympic Gold Medalist, Ashton Eaton (Ashton Eaton '10 and May Wu '15, University of Oregon Alumni) REBROADCAST
Olympic Gold Medalist, Ashton Eaton (Ashton Eaton '10 and May Wu '15, University of Oregon Alumni) REBROADCAST
The Washington post called Ashton Eaton '10 one of the greatest track and field athletes the United States has ever produced. Today he’s here to talk to us about his journey to the Olympics, life after being a professional athlete and what his favorite junk food is now that he’s no longer competing. Ashton is being interviewed by May Wu '15, a Duck with an amazing podcast called TBD (To Be Discussed) on topics we don't discuss but want to. We’ll play an excerpt from her show at the end of today’s episode. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team within University Development.  Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Music credits: "Thinking Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:45
April 20, 2022
RockCorps (Stephen Greene '88)
RockCorps (Stephen Greene '88)
Today we are joined by Stephen Greene CBE, co-founder, and CEO of RockCorps. RockCorps produces concerts, but you can’t buy tickets. Only community volunteers can earn them. RockCorps has worked with over 250 artists to put on concerts for over 180,000 youth volunteers in 10 different countries. Concert headliners have included global superstars such as Rihanna, Maroon 5, and Lady Gaga. Stephen Greene earned a B.S. in Psychology at the UO in 1988. Since then, he has worked on a broad range of youth development and support initiatives around the world in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. In 2011, then – UK prime minister David Cameron presented RockCorps with the Big Society Award. Prime minister Cameron then recruited Stephen Greene to help successfully launch the national citizen service, a government-supported, voluntary, personal, and social development program for 16–17-year-olds in England and Northern Ireland. In 2019, Stephen Greene was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to services for young people. He’s being interviewed by Katie Jo Walter, International Alumni Digital Engagement Manager at the University of Oregon. Links: Video: 2-minute introduction to Rock Corps: https://youtu.be/7y_4XqPvdbE Rock Corps website: https://www.rockcorps.com/ Apprentice Nation website: https://apprenticenation.co.uk/ Article on Eugene's connection with the Grateful Dead: https://www.dailyemerald.com/arts-culture/eugene-celebrates-grateful-dead-s-lasting-local-impact-at-recent-autzen-performance/article_d319bd8a-b7dc-5da7-8f82-2484d0e1d6bc.html Questlove NPR interview on his book, "Music is History": https://www.npr.org/2021/10/12/1045247409/questlove-spins-the-soundtrack-of-his-life-in-music-is-history London Study Abroad Opportunities at the UO: https://geo.uoregon.edu/programs?field_program_status_value=1&combine_1&location%5B0%5D=91&field_program_type_tid%5B0%5D=10 UO's GEO Study Abroad Center in London: http://www.geolondon.org.uk/ Lane County Organizations Supporting Youth: http://www.livehealthylane.org/uploads/6/9/3/5/69353783/organizations_supporting_youth_lane_county.pdf Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: • "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:28
March 18, 2022
Science, Politics and Innovation (Dr Sarah Brady, University of Oregon)
Science, Politics and Innovation (Dr Sarah Brady, University of Oregon)
Today we are joined by Dr. Sarah Brady, PhD ‘13 (Chemistry) who holds the position of Deputy Director at the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). CCST’s core mission is to ensure that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation. She’s being interviewed by SOJC Professor Mark Blaine, MS ‘00 (Literary Nonfiction). Mark’s work focuses on Science Storytelling for both the Center for Science Communication Research, and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the UO. With their combined 35+ years of experience working in the intersection between communication, science, and technology – this is one talk you won’t want to miss. We will hear how Sarah ended up in her role, her relationship with policy makers, and major issues in science and politics that are at the forefront of the news today. California Council on Science and Technology: https://ccst.us/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: • "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
34:11
January 19, 2022
The Science of Wellness (Parneet Pal, University of Oregon)
The Science of Wellness (Parneet Pal, University of Oregon)
Today we’re joined by California-based alumna, Dr. Parneet Pal. Parneet attended medical school in India at the age of 17 and has followed her passion for learning and teaching throughout her time at the University of Oregon and beyond. Parneet is Chief Science Officer of Wisdom Labs, a Bay Area based company focused on lessening stress, burnout, and loneliness in the workplace. She says research shows that compassion actually makes us healthier, and companies do better when their employees are compassionate. Parneet continues to foster interdisciplinary health innovation as a TEDMED Scholar, and she recently lead a workshop at the TEDx Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where she gave a talk about the environment and sustainability. Caitlin Elwood will be conducting today’s interview. She’s the Associate Director of Regional Engagement at the University of Oregon. Their conversation ranges from the science of wellbeing, the necessity of compassion, benefits of a planet-based diet, and much more. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu        About the Podcast: The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at  the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
39:42
December 13, 2021
Former President of Comedy Central on Starting His Own Production Company (Kent Alterman)
Former President of Comedy Central on Starting His Own Production Company (Kent Alterman)
Today’s guest has had a hand in shaping some of the funniest shows on television. Kent Alterman got his start in the world of political comedy working with Michael Moore on a show called TV Nation. He worked his way up to become the President of Comedy Central, and has recently launched a brand new production company called Good Walk Entertainment. He was our featured commencement speaker in 2016, and gave an emotional speech about embracing change and taking risks, which is exactly what he’s doing right now as he embarks on the next phase of his career. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu        About the Podcast: The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at  the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
45:06
November 29, 2021
Ducks Saving Elephants (Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando & Herve Memiaghe, University of Oregon)
Ducks Saving Elephants (Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando & Herve Memiaghe, University of Oregon)
Today we are joined by Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando, who has spent nearly 30 years studying elephant conservation and is a worldwide expert on the topic. He earned both his Master's and PhD degrees at the UO where he was also a postdoctoral researcher. We are also joined by current UO PhD candidate Herve Memiaghe. His dissertation focuses on farming and elephant conservation in Gabon. Katie Jo Walter will be conducting the interviews. She the International Alumni Digital Engagement Manager at the University of Oregon. Today we will talk about how our guests became interested in elephant conservation and what they have learned about both elephants and life while working with the world's largest mammals, the human forces that threaten them, and the governments and organizations that make, implement, and enforce policies affecting them. Detailed Bios: Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando, Chairman and Scientist at Sri Lanka's Centre for Conservation and Research, Research Associate at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and senior member of  the Asian Elephant Specialist Group at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Dr. Fernando has spent nearly 30 years studying elephant conservation and is a worldwide expert on the topic. He earned both his Master's and PhD degrees at the UO and was also a postdoctoral researcher. Following  this, Dr. Fernando spent nearly a decade at Columbia University as a research scientist and adjunct Assistant Professor. In 2004, he returned to Sri Lanka and established the Centre for Conservation and Research, which produces research and advocates for policies to protect the endangered Asian elephant. Mr. Memiaghe has worked on biodiversity surveys in Gabon for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Shell Gabon and the Government of Gabon. He worked with Institute for Research in Tropical Ecology in Gabon prior to joining UO's Landscape Architecture PhD program. His dissertation focuses on farming and elephant conservation in Gabon. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu        About the Podcast: The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at  the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits:  • "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ • "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
28:34
November 23, 2021
Surviving as a Small Business in Downtown Portland (Jordan Carter, University of Oregon)
Surviving as a Small Business in Downtown Portland (Jordan Carter, University of Oregon)
Everybody knows that owning a small business isn’t easy. But try owning a brand new small business in downtown Portland during a pandemic, in the middle of looting and lawlessness, when most other business on the block have shut down for good. Today's guest is Jordan Carter (BS, Business Administration, 2014), one of the co-owners of Produce Portland. It’s a Collective of Portland natives, running a retail hybrid store that sells vintage clothing and local brands, and more. It’s a carefully curated collection and the store itself houses a barber shop and a lounge where people can work and hang out. He’s being interviewed by Ayasha Benninghoven, Associate Director of Development and the University of Oregon. And, full disclosure, she’s a close personal friend of Jordan's. About Produce Portland: - Website: www.produceportland.com - IG: produceportland - Vibe with Produce Saturdays and Sundays all summer long at their annual market! Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu        About the Podcast: The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at  the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
17:06
November 09, 2021
Meet the Pixar Ducks (Greg Snyder and Maura Turner)
Meet the Pixar Ducks (Greg Snyder and Maura Turner)
Today we welcome two alumni who both work at Pixar Animation Studios. Greg Snyder graduated from the Telecommunications program back in 1992, right when the entertainment industry was about to have an animation boom. Today he’s a film editor and has worked on films like Coco, Monsters Inc., and Toy Story 3 and 4 (to name just a few). We will also be talking to Maura Turner, who graduated from the Cinema Studies program in 2014 and is currently a Feature Relations Project Manager at Pixar. Today’s guest host is Professor Michael Aronson from the UO’s Cinema Studies department. They will talk about the world of Pixar, what it’s been like working from home, and the influence the UO has had on their careers. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu   About the Podcast: The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at  the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development.. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
32:28
October 05, 2021
Sri Lanka’s Head of Parliament and Minister of Education, Dinesh Gunawardena
Sri Lanka’s Head of Parliament and Minister of Education, Dinesh Gunawardena
Today on World Teachers’ Day we are joined by Sri Lanka’s Head of Parliament and Minister of Education, Dinesh Gunawardena. The Honorable Minister earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the UO in 1972. We are extremely lucky to have him here to talk to us about his nearly five-decade career in politics and public service and how his time in the U.S. contributed to his journey. Joining in the conversation is Professor Randy Kamphaus, the Dean of the University of Oregon's College of Education. U.S. News and World report ranks UO’s college of Education as 15th in the country, with its special education program ranked at number 3. Today’s conversation will be facilitated by Katie Jo Walter, the International Alumni Digital Engagement Manager at UO. Links: Latest news from Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education: https://moe.gov.lk/category/news/ UO College of Education: https://education.uoregon.edu/ What Buddha Taught Walpola Rahula: https://www.amazon.com/What-Buddha-Taught-Walpola-Rahula-ebook/dp/B003OYIG00 Speech by J.R. Jayewardene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0FTwGA9H0E&t=13s The Friendship Foundation for International Students: https://ffisoregon.org/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu   About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development.. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
45:42
October 05, 2021
Women in Sports (Deborah Larkin - University of Oregon)
Women in Sports (Deborah Larkin - University of Oregon)
Deborah Larkin, former CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation, has dedicated her life to promoting gender equity within sports. As part of her work, she has strongly advocated for Title IX compliance and for the increase of female participation in the Olympic movement. She’s served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and she’s even testified before Congress about gender equity and Title IX issues. She’s being interviewed by Callie Wagner, the Director of Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund. She’s spent many years working to support the Women in Flight Program for female athletes at the University of Oregon. About the Podcast The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team  within University Development.  Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:09
September 29, 2021
Breaking Barriers in Hollywood (Jana Schmieding, University of Oregon)
Breaking Barriers in Hollywood (Jana Schmieding, University of Oregon)
Today’s guest is the Jana Schmieding, the breakout star and a writer on NBC Peacocks’ sitcom, Rutherford Falls. Jana is a member of the Lakota tribe and is a comedian, actress, podcaster, and writer. She graduated from the university with a degree in theatre arts in 2005. In this episode, Jana speaks will fellow alumna Tahira Hayes, BA '05 (journalism), who is the host of the Tall Hungry Girl Talks podcast.  Rutherford Falls centers around two best friends, Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (played by Jana), who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wakeup call. Jana and Tahira discuss the success of the sitcom, and how it is breaking barriers as the first tv show picked up by a major network that was co-created and written by Indigenous people and features Indigenous lead characters. During the interview, Jana also reflects on some of her favorite memories from attending the University of Oregon, her  experience navigating Hollywood as a Native woman, and the importance of  opening doors for women of color in the entertainment industry.  Since the interview taping, Rutherford Falls was renewed for a second season.  Rutherford Falls www.peacocktv.com/stream-tv/rutherford-falls  Woman of Size Podcast www.podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woman-of-size/id1319140670  Tall Hungry Girl Talks Podcast www.tallhungrygirl.com/  Follow Jana on social media Instagram: janaunplgd Twitter: janaunplgd  About the Podcast The  Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team  within University Development. This episode was done in partnership with  the UO Alumni Association (www.uoalumni.com).  Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer.  Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
41:21
September 20, 2021
Good Morning Miss America (Dr. Phyllis Yes, University of Oregon)
Good Morning Miss America (Dr. Phyllis Yes, University of Oregon)
Dr. Phyllis Yes never imagined that there would be a movie based on her life story. She’s a Portland based artist who wrote a play about what it was like caring for her elderly parents from afar, and the uncomfortable family dynamics around end-of-life issues. The play, Good Morning Miss America, resonated with audiences across the country and is about to be made into a movie starring Ed Asner. Dr. Yes is a name that she chose for herself after she earned her PhD in Philosophy in Art Education from UO in 1978. She’s an accomplished visual artist who is best known for her work feminizing masculine objects (links below), and she spent 20 years teaching art at Lewis & Clark, mentoring the next generation of artists. Associate Director of Development at UO, Ayasha Benninghoven, will be conducting the interview. Links: - Good Morning Miss America Fundraising Website: www.sacrednoisesociety.org - Dr. Yes on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Yes About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team with University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Keep in touch! Follow the team https://www.instagram.com/uo_the_duck_stops_here/on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu Music credits: "Dark Fog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:55
August 13, 2021
Athletes to Entrepreneurs - George Wrighster and Blake Stanton (University of Oregon)
Athletes to Entrepreneurs - George Wrighster and Blake Stanton (University of Oregon)
Today’s guests are both former student athletes who went on to make names for themselves as entrepreneurs. George Wrighster ‘02 is a former Oregon tight end who later played in the NFL. If his voice sounds familiar, it’s because he hosts Night Cap on Mad Dog Sports Radio and he’s a co-host on Fox Sports Radio. He’s also the creator and host of a sports podcast called the Unafraid Show. As a professional speaker, so you might not have guessed that as a child he was bullied for being a stutterer. George will be speaking with Blake Stanton ‘14, a former wide receiver for the Ducks who is now co-founder and CEO Quiktract, Inc., a tech company that helps freelancers and underserved populations to be legally protected for the work that they do. He says that the company’s mission was inspired by his experience watching his mother work odd jobs while he was growing up. Links Quicktract Inc https://quiktract.com/ Unafraid Show https://unafraidshow.com/ Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/       "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/      
29:38
July 14, 2021
A Family Secret: Mom & Dad Survived the Holocaust (Rob Aigner, University of Oregon)
A Family Secret: Mom & Dad Survived the Holocaust (Rob Aigner, University of Oregon)
It took a high school history class for Rob Aigner (BS Journalism ’86) to learn an important lesson about his own family—his father had survived World War II’s most notorious concentration camps, and his mother narrowly escaped a Nazi firing squad. Hear how his parents went from never talking about their experiences, to outspoken advocates who helped build a Holocaust memorial and Jewish museum in Portland. Rob also tells us about his career path, from Rolling Stone Magazine to selling some of the world’s most expensive real estate in Beverly Hills. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team at the University of Oregon. We are specifically dedicated to building alumni networks in California. Produced and hosted by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of Regional Engagement in University Development.. Music credits: "Leaving Home" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
24:41
June 28, 2021
Red Carpets, Streaming Wars and Lucky Breaks (Deva Kehoe, SVP at Showtime - University of Oregon)
Red Carpets, Streaming Wars and Lucky Breaks (Deva Kehoe, SVP at Showtime - University of Oregon)
We’ve all watched those Hollywood red carpet awards ceremonies on TV, but today’s guest knows what it’s like behind the scenes. Deva Kehoe ('00, BA, Electronic Media Production) is the Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, Events and Promotions at Showtime, and she’s overseen publicity and events critical to the success of numerous Oscar® winning movies and award-winning shows. She grew up in Eugene then moved to LA and worked her way up from a temp position at the IT desk at Fox Searchlight. Today she’s here to talk to us about how streaming services are changing the industry, what it was like as a woman of color growing up in Eugene, an which celebrity she was the most excited to meet. About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional  Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the  Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to  stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email  at engagement@uoregon.edu Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
30:46
June 04, 2021
Ty Burrell and Jenelle Riley
Ty Burrell and Jenelle Riley
Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor at Variety, will be  giving us a taste of her Emmy-winning interview skills when she joins the podcast to speak with actor and comedian Ty Burrell. Ty is best  known for his role as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family and is currently  playing the role of Jack on the animated sitcom Duncanville, which  returns to Fox for its second season today. About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional  Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the  Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to  stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email  at engagement@uoregon.edu Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:57
May 23, 2021
Life as an Entrepreneurial Coffee Guru (Darren Spicer '08, University of Oregon)
Life as an Entrepreneurial Coffee Guru (Darren Spicer '08, University of Oregon)
Today’s guest, Darren Spicer BS ’08 (Business Administration and Management), is poised to give coffee giants like Starbucks a run for their money. He’s the CEO and Co-Founder of Clutch Coffee Bar – a franchise that started in North Carolina and is rapidly expanding throughout the South. He’s here to talk to us about his journey growing up in Roseburg, studying business and the UO and then pursuing a successful career in medical sales before making a risky pivot into the world of coffee. He’s being interviewed by Caitlin Elwood, Associate Director of Engagement for Northern California. She’s also a UO grad of the class of 2008 (and of course loves coffee!).  Clutch Coffee: https://www.clutchcoffeebar.com/shop  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional  Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the  Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer.  Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to  stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email  at engagement@uoregon.edu  Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:24
May 05, 2021
The Man Behind the Microphone (Mocean Melvin, University of Oregon)
The Man Behind the Microphone (Mocean Melvin, University of Oregon)
Theater studies alum Mocean Melvin reveals the secrets to a successful voice acting career and talks about how technology has transformed the industry. We'll also hear how he took advantage of voice classes at UO, faked his way into an internship, and broke into the Hollywood scene. You might recognize Mocean's voice from the many national commercials, documentaries, and promos for TV and film. And if you're an LA local, you've probably heard him on 97.1 AMP radio.     Keep in touch!  Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.  Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere  Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team with University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Music credits:  "The Bandit" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
29:18
April 25, 2021
Legendary Filmmaker James Ivory
Legendary Filmmaker James Ivory
Today’s guest is the legendary filmmaker, James Ivory. He’s been nominated for four Academy awards, three times for best director, and in 2017 he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for the movie Call Me By Your Name. Ismael Merchant was his partner in filmmaking and in life, and together they founded Merchant Ivory Productions which created 44 films. Merchant Ivory isn’t just the name of their production company, it’s shorthand for an entire genre of film. James Ivory is about to release his memoir, Solid Ivory, on November 2, 2021. He’s being interviewed by Philip Scher, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences at UO. He’s faculty in anthropology and folklore. And, as it turns out, he’s Ivory’s godson.  Preorder Solid Ivory, here: https://www.amazon.com/Solid-Ivory-Memoirs-James/dp/0374601593/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=solid+ivory+james&qid=1613775359&sr=8-1   About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional  Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, the  Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer.  Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to  stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email  at engagement@uoregon.edu   Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:26
April 22, 2021
What Happens to Student Athletes After Graduation?
What Happens to Student Athletes After Graduation?
Today’s guest had a front-row seat to the rise of UO Athletics. He’s dedicated his career to helping former student athletes with the often difficult transition from the playing field to the workforce. During his 18 years working with the Athletics Department, Jeff Eberhart (BA Public Relations ’91) rose up through the ranks to the role of Asst. Dir. of Football Recruiting under Head Coach Mike Bellotti.  Today, he is the Executive Director of Oregon Athlete Foundation and a Career Coach at Athletes to Careers in Los Angeles.  He’s being interviewed by Eric Hjelm, a Program Manager at the UO Alumni Association. He’s a Duck grad of the class of 2011 and a current MBA candidate on his way to becoming a Double Duck.  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the show's host and executive producer. Links: Jeff’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffeberhart/ Athletes to Careers: https://athletestocareers.com/  Keep in touch! Follow the team https://www.instagram.com/uo_the_duck_stops_here/on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  Music credits: "Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:05
April 09, 2021
Action Hero, Activist and Asian Megastar: Daniel Wu (University of Oregon)
Action Hero, Activist and Asian Megastar: Daniel Wu (University of Oregon)
We are joined by Daniel Wu, BArch '97, whose work as an actor, director, and producer spans over 20 years and two continents. With over a quarter of a million Twitter followers and 9 million followers on the Chinese social media app Weibo, Daniel Wu is one of Asia's most recognizable actors. He has acted in over 40 films as well as in the AMC television series, "Into the Badlands". In mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, he has earned film awards for his acting and directing. Daniel currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife Lisa and daughter Raven.  We talk about Daniel Wu's professional and personal journey from Eugene and the United States to Hong Kong and back again. We will discuss film, fun, multiculturalism, and martial arts as well as what Daniel has been doing to stay busy during the pandemic and his recent activism against acts of violence targeting Asian Americans.  We met with Daniel on the occasion of the Chinese New Year in mid-February, when his activism was just getting started. Since then, he has contributed significantly to national conversations, making the hashtag #StopAsianHate among the most searched and used in recent weeks and prompting Google to launch its own campaign to raise awareness and show solidarity with the Asian and Asian American communities. Episode hosts: Katie Jo Walter is International Alumni Digital Engagement Manager at the University of Oregon. Katie Jo works to help our Ducks flock together and remain connected to the UO, no matter where they may be across the globe! Zoe Jiaxuan Wang is a junior at the UO majoring in English literature. She's the Chief editor at UO's Chinese culture magazine Huafeng https://www.huafengmag.com/ About the Podcast:   The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team with University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Links: Daniel's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thatdanielwu/ Daniel Wu on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943079/ Connect with our international Ducks www.uoalumni.com/globalducks Daniel in the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2021/03/03/race-america-rise-anti-asian-violence-with-actor-daniel-dae-kim/ Keep in touch! Follow the team https://www.instagram.com/uo_the_duck_stops_here/on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu Music credits: "Dark Fog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:58
March 19, 2021
The Transformative Power of Running (Sally Bergesen, COE of Oiselle, University of Oregon)
The Transformative Power of Running (Sally Bergesen, COE of Oiselle, University of Oregon)
Sally Bergesen ‘92, set out to build a different kind of company – one that believes in activism and encourages audacity. And that’s exactly what she’s done with Oiselle. She makes premium women's athletic apparel, sponsors pro runners, and cheers on athletes of all paces. Sally believes in the transformative power of running and has a passion for finding ways to make the sport more inclusive and more athlete friendly. She's being interviewed by Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement at UO. About the Podcast:   The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Links: Check out the Oiselle website: https://www.oiselle.com  Get a tour of Hayward Field: https://hayward.uoregon.edu/  Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  Music credits: "Dark Fog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
24:56
March 01, 2021
Dedicated Duck Pays It Forward (RoseMarie Beatty, University of Oregon)
Dedicated Duck Pays It Forward (RoseMarie Beatty, University of Oregon)
RoseMarie Beatty, BA ’92 (public relations), is the lead donor for the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center Scholarship Fund, and her gift will create 16 scholarships ranging from $750 to $5,000. The University of Oregon is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to match RoseMarie’s gift here https://duckfunder.uoregon.edu/project/24548 RoseMarie graduated in ’92 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as the HR Director for Donor Network West, an organ procurement organization where they help families who are on the transplant list. You can read a story about RoseMarie here https://giving.uoregon.edu/RoseMarieBeatty She’s being interviewed by Caitlin Elwood, a proud Duck who works within University Development as the Associate Director of Regional Engagement for the Bay Area. About the Podcast:   The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events. Shoot us an  email at engagement@uoregon.edu  Music credits: "Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12:25
February 19, 2021
The True Meaning Of Activism (Steve Belhumeur and Ayasha Benninghoven, University of Oregon alumni)
The True Meaning Of Activism (Steve Belhumeur and Ayasha Benninghoven, University of Oregon alumni)
Steven E. Belhumeur, BS political science '96, is a longtime labor and political strategist and the Executive Director of a large labor union in Los Angeles. Belhumeur has been working and organizing in labor for over twenty years, including as an Elected Union Officer, Organizer, Business Agent, and as a Delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Before joining EAA, Belhumeur worked as a political strategist for numerous campaigns, including Raise the (minimum) Wage, Reform LA Jails, and the African American Voter Education Registration and Participation Project. He also spent several years in City Hall as an Area Planning Commissioner, District Director, and as the Community Affairs Advocate for the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation. Steve is being interviewed by Ayasha Benninghoven, BA advertising '16, a proud Duck and Associate Director of Development at University of Oregon. Interested in giving to the Black Cultural Center? Check out our giving page: https://giving.uoregon.edu/s/1540/17/interior.aspx?sid=1540&gid=2&pgid=6645&cid=14938&ecid=14938&crid=0&calpgid=4662&calcid=9797  Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay  up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.   Shoot us an email  at engagement@uoregon.edu  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team  with University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Music credits: "Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
17:07
January 28, 2021
All American (Spencer Paysinger '10 and Isaac Walker '00, University of Oregon Alumni)
All American (Spencer Paysinger '10 and Isaac Walker '00, University of Oregon Alumni)
Super Bowl champ, Spencer Paysinger ‘10 has a hit show that’s based on his life story. “All American” held the #1 spot on Netflix earlier this year, beating out every other movie and TV show on the streaming service. It’s been renewed for a third season, which will debut on January 18, 2021, on CW Streaming. Former Oregon Ducks defensive back Isaac Walker ’00 is the guest host for today’s podcast. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  About the Podcast:   The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Music credits: "Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
36:00
January 13, 2021
Potty-Mouth Puppet Show (Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q, University of Oregon)
Potty-Mouth Puppet Show (Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q, University of Oregon)
Jeff Whitty ‘93 won a Tony Award for writing the controversial, hit musical Avenue Q. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which earned him an Academy Award nomination in 2019. Jeff is here to speak with us about his journey from Eugene to Broadway, and from Broadway to Hollywood. He’ll also reveal a few rules of storytelling and give us a glimpse at what he’s working on now. Keep  in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on  the latest podcast and alumni news and events.   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu  About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the  Regional Engagement Team  at the University of Oregon. We are  specifically dedicated to building  alumni networks in California.  The show is hosted by Michelle  Joyce-Fyffe, the Director of  Regional Engagement with University Development. She's also the show's executive producer. Music credits: "Thinking Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
35:07
December 18, 2020
How Reality TV Flipped the Script (Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, University of Oregon)
How Reality TV Flipped the Script (Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, University of Oregon)
There’s a whole generation that doesn’t know a world without “The Bachelor,” according to our guest Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch (BS Journalism ’79). She should know. It’s a world she helped create, as a top development executive at Warner Bros. and Disney. She’s her own boss now, at the Los Angeles-based production company “44 Blue” that she started with her husband. Together, they’ve produced some of reality TV’s longest-running shows and Netflix’s most popular unscripted programming. Keep in touch! Follow the team @uo_the_duck_stops_here on IG to stay up on the latest podcast and alumni news and events.  Leave us a voicemail through Anchor that we can play on the air: https://anchor.fm/theduckstopshere   Shoot us an email at engagement@uoregon.edu About the Podcast: The Duck Stops Here is brought to you by the Regional Engagement Team within University Development. Michelle Joyce-Fyffe, Director of Regional Engagement, is the host and executive producer. Music credits: "Limit 70" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Cmmons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/     "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
31:58
October 28, 2020