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Former professor and associate dean Edmund A. Cykler. Photo credit: UO Special Collections & University Archives (1972)

Gift creates new endowed chair to honor UO music pioneer

By Steve Fyffe

A professor who helped put the University of Oregon on the world’s musical map will have his legacy live on thanks to a former student’s $1 million gift establishing a faculty chair in his name.

The Edmund A. Cykler Chair in Music will receive an additional $1 million in matching funds from the Presidential Fund for Excellence, created last year by UO president Michael Schill with a $50 million gift from an anonymous donor.

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