Five students earn Gilman scholarship to study abroad this fall

February 21, 2019

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Five UO students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships to study abroad this fall term.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. 

Saudi alumna’s gift launches new Global Health Program

February 1, 2019

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A significant gift from Aisha Almana, a UO graduate, hospital executive and prominent feminist, will create new international opportunities in education and global health at the University of Oregon.

New export controls resources offer guidance on government regs

January 28, 2019

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UO faculty members who conduct research and other activities across international lines now have a new website to help them follow federal regulations that govern the transfer of items and information.

Study suggests fresh water was key to Easter Island’s monuments

January 16, 2019

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Fresh water was hard to find, but where it emerged on Easter Island in the South Pacific was an important factor for where Polynesians built their monuments, according to new research led by University of Oregon doctoral student Robert DiNapoli.

Alumnus of German Joins UN Restoration Project

January 11, 2019

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In 2017, David Koch was volunteering as an exhibition designer for the United Nations when the organization posted an opening for a museum curator in Ethiopia. Koch had never worked in a museum, held no curatorial degrees, and didn’t live in Ethiopia, but his reaction to the advertisement illustrates his approach to most things in life. He went for it.

UO postdoc solves mystery of isolated Atlantic island birds

November 16, 2018

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A little bird led Swedish-born Martin Stervander to the University of Oregon, but his journey wasn’t a direct flight.

As a doctoral student at Lund University he studied the genetics of a bird species that only lives on Inaccessible Island, a tiny patch of volcano-produced land in the Atlantic Ocean between South America and Africa.

A trip to France helps students learn about art, and others

November 7, 2018

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A summer trip to France gave 20 UO students a chance to learn a little more about art — and a lot more about themselves and others.

It was kind of a mixed-media group: some were art majors but others study business, math or social sciences. Some were current or former student-athletes; others were not. But together they immersed themselves in the challenges of representing place, identity and race through art.

A world of Ducks: Study abroad gives students a global view

October 29, 2018

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Sometimes, the most exciting thing Ducks do here isn’t even done here.

It might be done in Amman or in Barcelona or in Curaçao, or in any one of the 90 countries where the UO offers study abroad programs through the Global Education Oregon office.

Students in Global Health Examine Portland Institution

October 3, 2018

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In the 1800s, it was called Dr. Coe’s Nervous Sanitarium. That’s one of the old names for Morningside Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Portland touched by controversy over 85 years of operation. The hospital was shuttered in the 1960s and its land converted into a shopping mall, thus beginning Morningside’s retreat from the public awareness.

Staff members can apply for study abroad assistant grants

February 15, 2018

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Global Education Oregon is accepting applications from UO staff members, including officers of administration and classified employees, to serve as study abroad program assistants at select locations. Two grants will be awarded in 2019.