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Foreign Minister of Poland visits the UO

July 25, 2016

UO President Michael Schill enjoyed a surprise visit last week from Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Witold Waszczykowski. The brief exchange at Johnson Hall was a detour for the minister before he continued his international tour.

Waszczykowski was in the U.S. for a joint ministers meeting in Washington D.C. and visited Portland to meet with Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.

UO students get a 'very real' lesson in freedom of speech

July 18, 2016

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the Register Guard on July 17, 2016.

The op-ed was written by Will Johnson and Peter Laufer.

 

They entered here, and they took our hard disks,” Javier Matías Borelli said as he showed us the ransacked offices of his newspaper, Tiempo Argentino, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo.

Students dive into global social justice and human rights issues in Rosario, Argentina

July 18, 2016

The month of July has been busy for 22 GEO Study Abroad students in Rosario, Argentina. The program consists of two cohorts, one from the UO School of Journalism and Communications and the other focuses on human rights and social justice issues.

Last week students went to Montevideo, Uruguay to meet with former President José “Pepe” Mujica in the national legislative palace to discuss politics, environmental rights, and social justice issues.

Students dive into global social justice and human rights issues in Rosario, Argentina

July 18, 2016

The month of July has been busy for 22 GEO Study Abroad students in Rosario, Argentina. The program consists of two cohorts, one from the UO School of Journalism and Communications and the other focuses on human rights and social justice issues.

Last week students went to Montevideo, Uruguay to meet with former President José “Pepe” Mujica in the national legislative palace to discuss politics, environmental rights, and social justice issues.

UO students get a 'very real' lesson in freedom of speech

July 18, 2016

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the Register Guard on July 17, 2016.

The op-ed was written by Will Johnson and Peter Laufer.

 

Schill’s first international trip as UO president focuses on Asia

June 29, 2016

With more than 3,250 students from Asia and 22 exchange agreements, it is easy to see the region is essential to the University of Oregon. So it makes perfect sense that Michael Schill’s first international journey as president has taken him on a 10-day barnstorming trip across the region.

UO ratifies 30-year partnership with Senshu University, Japan

June 21, 2016

A University of Oregon delegation travelled to Japan and met with Senshu University counterparts to renew one of the longest-standing exchange agreements in university history.

The UO and Senshu are celebrating 30 years of exchange collaboration. The long-term international collaboration will continue to enhance academic excellence at the UO with the signing of a renewal agreement in April 2016.

Mongolian art historian Jacobson-Tepfer receives Kublai Khan Gold Medal

June 8, 2016

Professor Emerita Esther Jacobson-Tepfer of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture has been awarded the Kublai Khan Gold Medal, the highest honor offered by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and a Presidential Citation in recognition of her work on the preservation of Mongolia's cultural heritage. The awards were presented at the international conference "Rock Art: History, Memory, and Dialogue" on May 30-31 under the auspices of the President of Mongolia and UNESCO.

The medal was presented to her by Dr. Dorj Regdel from the Academy.

Six UO students earn prestigious Fulbright Awards to teach, research abroad

May 18, 2016

Six University of Oregon students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to teach, study, or research abroad in 2016-17. Three students will work as English teaching assistants, while the other three will conduct research in various countries.

“Fulbright recognitions each year are a testament to the quality of our students and the internationalization efforts across our university,” said Dennis Galvan, vice provost for international affairs. “The research and service these students provide around the world further expands our university's global engagement.”

UO signs exchange with university in Vladivostok, Russia

May 18, 2016

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the University of Oregon (UO) have entered into an agreement for the UO’s first international student exchange program in Russia. The program enables students from both universities to study at the other institution and gain credits toward a degree at their home institution.

The agreement was signed by UO’s Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dennis Galvan and Russian counterpart FEFU Vice-President for International Affairs, Vladimir Kurilov.

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